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    Default Re: SOTD November 7, 2013

    Trying out Atkinsons The Nuptial Bouquet, a sample from Barneys during the BN meetup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErinK View Post
    Jon, I don't know much about Keiko Mecheri, either, really, and I have never smelled any others than Iris d'Argent. If you are an iris fan, however, this is a really good one. (I see Robin is also wearing Keiko Mecheri today.) Angela from Now Smell This proposed a Rootiness Scale (which I LOVE) for iris perfumes in her recent review of Atelier Cologne Silver Iris (ie, 9 being Iris Silver Mist and Iris Poudre getting 2.5), and I would give Iris d'Argent a 7 or an 8.

    An iris fan ? It's my absolute favourite accord, as scent sisters Cello and ExtremeK will no doubt confirm . Thanks for the heads up about the Rootiness Scale - found and perused '.


    Robin's SotD is also going on the KM sampling list.



    Ready for some iris of my own now, hence today's SotE.








    Maisonstinky - that is a blast from the past, Terry !.

    Does anyone else remember Vijay / Mr Montale ?
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    An old one today, Paul Sebastian Design smells like honey on my skin.

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    Annick Goutal Des Lys today. Have a great day everyone!

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    Musc Ravageur this evening.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Memoir Woman

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    Today in Cinabre by Maria Candida Gentile.

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    Hey y'all -

    I never thought I'd be saying this, but we're going to see Hugh Laurie at Tipitina's tonight! He's a big fan of blues piano legend Professor Longhair, and he, Laurie, will be performing along with Joe Jackson (!!) and several other local musicians for the fourth annual Fess Fest, a concert benefiting the restoration of Professor Longhair's Katrina-damaged home. Should be pretty interesting! But that's not until later - we have a few cocktails and a bit of dinner to see to before that. And it's a cool night, so I'm wearing Rochas Absolu for the first time this season ...can't complain about any of it.

    Have a wonderful evening!



    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    ...From my one-time wearing, I would not call Iris Prima insipid. Subtle maybe and natural smelling—qualities I prize.
    Again, this is good news! I don't mind subtle at all - it's bland that bothers me, though I suppose one person's subtle could very well be someone else's bland. I was just hoping that it would be romantic or dramatic, rather than delicate or prim, which has been my impression so far. But you two have definitely brought me back around to curious.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Evangeline - a woman (French) that worked here as a Realtor for years, wore AE as her signature scent & it smelled FAN-tastic on her. Really good. I've never smelled the cream (maybe she wore that too?) but I do own a bottle of the Perfumers Reserve and even that I really have to be in the mood for to wear. It's so potent but not quite as abrasive as the regular. Have you ever smelled Aramis 900 which is sort of the 'brother' of AE?
    I have, and I think they're even more similar than brother and sister, they're the same person! AE is simply A900 in drag, and not even full drag ...maybe just pearls and heels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Xscent - do you like Guerlain's Vetiver also? I find it superior, in every way, to Grey Vetiver. I'm talking about vintage Eau de Cologne, NOT current EdT.
    Mike I'm a vetiver girl, love it in all its incarnations from bright and sparkly to the drier, woody Sycamore. TF Grey Vetiver is just a different iteration on the note and one that I'm finding good when I'm not up for an olfactory challenge (like when trying to focus at yoga). I love my Guerlains and I do remember my late father having a bottle of the Vetiver knocking about somewhere, now to find it in my mothers house will be one heck of a challenge. Vintage fragrance in almost every instance I have found to be superior, I have a few and I'm searching out more. I come from a family of perfume hoarders and enablers and grew up smelling many of the vintage Guerlains, Chanels, Carons etc so maybe I'm particularly biased.

    Encre Noire is next on my list of vetivers to try. I did enjoy the Dior Vetiver, a very elegant take on vetiver but Sycamore is still my favourite.

    Quarry I have spent many, many, many hours perusing Houzz. It's a renovators rabbit hole and very addictive.

    shades welcome back and smelling mighty lovely, Bottega is just beautiful, you need to get it out off your wish list and into your wardrobe.

    Cello now craving Cuir de Lancome, the floral leather combo is so nice.

    Have wonderful evening everyone, it's Friday morning here. I can smell the weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Is it really, Kiliwia? That's good news! It's pretty silly, but I've been hopeful about it for obvious reasons, though I've read a lot of comments that mention "boring" and "generic" and even "pale" and "insipid", so I hadn't planned to go out of my way to sniff it. But it's nice, huh? Do you imagine delicate tutus and satiny toe shoes when you sniff it? Or is it relying too heavily on the sweat, liniment and cigarettes accord to make its point?
    Evangeline, to me it's a beautiful iris. From the minute I put it on in Chicago it's been on my mind, probably because iris fragrances are my No. 1 favorite and I couldn't believe how pure an iris scent it was. I have read a couple less than glowing reviews, but I usually don't listen to what they say, I'm the only person who can tell what is right for me. Does it remind me of ballet shoes, no, thankfully it doesn't. Here's one review that seemed to say it best. It's from olfactoriastravels.com:

    Head: Bergamot, Green Amber, Pink Pepper
    Heart: Iris Absolute, Jasmine Sambac, Hedione, Paradisone
    Base: Leather, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Benzoin


    Penhaligon’s most recent release was inspired by the English Royal Ballet and what better perfume material to represent this rarefied world than iris? The opening of Iris Prima is a pleasant coupling of raspy iris and happy-go-lucky bergamot, followed by a dusting of powder and clean jasmine.
    While iris tends to come across as rather cold and aloof, the other heart notes combine to give it brightness and sparkle. The iris is cheered up by a big bouquet of flowers in full bloom. Longevity is reasonable on me, eventually drying down to a base of very soft vanilla suede.
    Iris Prima might be worth checking out if you are still looking for a pretty, easy to wear iris for your collection.
    The key words in the post are brightness, sparkle, pretty and easy to wear, to me it is definitely all 4. There are a lot of great iris fragrances, the one Erin K. mentioned, Iris d'Argent and the one Jon is wearing Bois d'Iris and I liked Silver Iris, too. To me, I like this one better. The longevity is also pretty good, I could smell it when I went to bed that night, a good 7 hours later. I also ordered a sample of Xerjoff Irisss, I'm really hoping I don't like that one, it's a little over my price limit. $725.00 a bottle is just plain nuts, lol.

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    I really liked Irisss, but yeah, no. I can't pay that much for a FB. And decants are very $pendy too ...
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    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme this evening. Wear your new leather jacket, work your way into the woods and just ...walk.
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    Default Re: SOTD November 7, 2013

    Finally came from 16 hours of work. Wore Jaques Fath Ellipse.

    Kiliwia, I am so with you about wearing what we like. Besides, let me metion just a few fragrances that got a tepid reception from the critics and we collectively adore here: Chanel 1932, Chanel Gardenia (yes, it is jasmine that we adore), Chanel Beige (I can't thank Mrs.E enough for igniting the new interest to it, I have already went through the bottle of my own back in 2010 and 2011). Will be looking forward to trying Iris Prima, although none of Penhaligon's scents works for me, I do not think so: like wearing someone else's clothing no matter how well made and high quality of fabric. .

    E., agree with you too about the same personality of AE and A900 (here, please, read Joan Harris Gentlemen and Players, if you have not done so yet). .

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    Default Re: SOTD November 7, 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Kiliwia, I am so with you about wearing what we like. Besides, let me metion just a few fragrances that got a tepid reception from the critics and we collectively adore here: Chanel 1932, Chanel Gardenia (yes, it is jasmine that we adore), Chanel Beige (I can't thank Mrs.E enough for igniting the new interest to it, I have already went through the bottle of my own back in 2010 and 2011). Will be looking forward to trying Iris Prima, although none of Penhaligon's scents works for me, I do not think so: like wearing someone else's clothing no matter how well made and high quality of fabric. . .
    I know what you mean T, Penhaligon's have never worked for me either. Peoneve was close, I liked it but it just wasn't for me. Iris Prima is one I'd like to own, but I can't justify buying any more perfumes right now, maybe for Christmas.

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