Hi everyone - have a great day!
Sova - Slumberhouse.
Thread: SOTD November 7, 2013
Trying out Mona's Vanille. I mostly get vanilla & vetiver. Dry, branchy, a bit smoky...powdery. Like Sycomore got mashed up with SDV. Something like that..with some bitterness added. Too dry and bitter for my tastes.
Tried Violette Fumee as well, which I liked more....but it doesn't last long on my skin.
Hi everyone - have a great day!
Sova - Slumberhouse.
Good morning everyone
TF Grey Vetiver for this mornings run, really enjoying this take on vetiver. No dolphins just a bevy of black swans in the river today.
Lazy day at home, napping and snacking and listening to the last few CD's of Wagner. Have a date with a pretty impressive cheese platter, late harvest cabernet, Ingrid and Humphrey.
Quarry you need to send your daughter to my neck of the woods, this city is lousy with single men in their 30's and 40's who have come for the resource boom.
ErinK thumper just perfect. LOL
Evangeline I'm jealous, I can only do tiny spritzes of AE doubling down with the body cream is just beyond me. It's true AE picks you, on the right person it is stunning, lucky you!
Oh, in lots of Chanel no.5 EdP tonight.
Last edited by Xscent; 7th November 2013 at 08:43 AM. Reason: Just because :)
Also trying Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route du Mexique...I think??? Maybe the person I got it from labelled it wrong cause all I get is lime. That's it. This has to be wrong? No caramel, no chocolate..just lime. Perhaps this is Eau De Shalimar. Which ever it is, I just don't get this one. Lime and big florals are all I get. And got some icky green floral that doesn't seem to mesh there for a bit. I guess iris but it doesn't smell good to my nose in this. Lime and florals..all I get. Sharp...very citrusy..pretty floral. Did I mention sharp?? Sorry but this didn't work for me.
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Etro Heliotrope for me today.
Have a nice day
"Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen
Good morning all !. SotD is Creed SMW.
ErinK, I really like the sound of your Iris d'Argent. I can't help noticing that Keiko Mecheri has had a real surge in popularity here recently and with it has come the realization that I know absolutely nothing about the house. Apparently Liberty are now stocking the range in London so I am open to any recommendations. Anything goes provided it isn't overtly animalic or skanky - over to you, folks ....
Hello everyone, SOTD is Pink Sugar. I've had this bottle since 2005 (bought, incidentally, from gentleman Maisonstinky). I finally emptied it this morning. LOL, it only took me 8 years to do it.
Have a lovely day, all.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
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Ungaro III this morning
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Hello all. L'Artisan Drole de Rose
Hi, everyone! Giving a proper full wearing to Byredo Black Saffron courtesy of the marvelous Furriner at our Chicago meet-up. Liking it quite a bit so far...
Black Saffron notes: Pomelo, Kashmiri saffron, juniper berries; violet, leather, rose; woods, raspberry, vetiver.
It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
Hello everyone -
I'm in vintage Miss Dior this morning, 70s edt. ♥ I chose this for me this morning, rather than my little dancers ...not so sure what they'll think about it, but they're generally not very shy about letting me know, lol! Some of them could learn a thing or two from Thumper.
Y'all have a great day!
Science is not only compatible with spirituality, it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. ..Carl Sagan
Good morning, dearest(s)!
Wearing Neil Morris' bespoke fragrance RHM
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Notes: all basenotes
ComDiva, our mention of Neil in Chicago got me missing the big guy.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville
Good morning, good smelling people. I am in Keiko Meicheri Datura Blanche. In its cold weather variation, it is sparkling green floral, sharp smelling, over a sugared vanilla. Crystalline. Lovely, and still wierd, but not the heavy narcotic sort of vibe it gets in the heat. More like frozen green flowers.
Good morning, everyone! Running behind today so I'll have to make just a quick post.
Wearing Penhaligon's Iris Prima this morning! Quarry it's as good as I remembered.
Have a great day!
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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.
Evangeline, lovin' the Miss Dior ad! SO CUTE!
Today I'm in Ineke After My Own Heart. I love the lilac opening but after an hour or so I am now in the laundry phase and this is not quite so charming.
Habdan by Parfums de Marly
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Home with a cold—and a freshly tuned Steinway, so things could be worse!
Miss Balmain today as it's the only fragrance I have that can rise above VapoRub.
Pleasant day to all.
What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
Xscent, may have to expand my range of son-in-law shopping.
Melodious healing vibes for you, Jujy.
Good to hear, Kiliwia. From my one-time wearing, I would not call Iris Prima insipid. Subtle maybe and natural smelling—qualities I prize.
I sent an email to Cosmetic Manager Laura at the Chicago Saks asking whether, if I ordered that illusive souvenir bottle of Bond/Mothers from her, would she include a sample of Iris Prima? That's Plan D of the Bond/Mothers acquisition quest. I’ve already unsuccessfully executed Plan C, which was suggesting to someone at MakeUpAlley that I’d buy her bottle if she wanted to discuss it over here at Basenotes (since MUA does not permit discussing money). She had never heard of Basenotes and made me feel suspect for approaching her.
Today I looked at all my bottles and gave each a loving gaze. It’s satisfying to appreciate each for different reasons. In the end, I applied Comme des Garcons Incense Jaisalmer, remembering the day I bought it in Portland with Matildaben and Warum at my side. Quiet, comforting, natural, cedary, slightly sweet—a little more eye-opening than Bois des Iles, but cozy like that.
There’s a site I like called Houzz. They just published a restoration project whose results closely resemble my fantasy of heaven (if the lawn were replaced with prairie). Wanna see? http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/19479149
In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
Feel better jujy! I was home on Tue with a cold too, and am better now, but still a little stuffy.
Wearing Cuir de Lancome this sunny but chilly day.
I'm wearing Bottega Veneta today. This is still very high up on the wish list, although since I bought a bottle for a co-worker I would buy another one for myself.
Quarry, I loved the restoration of the spring house. It brings back memories of my late Grandma's spring house in Missouri, which wasn't as cool looking as the one in the article but a magical place all the same. It's sort of amazing how well the spring house worked to keep stuff cool and preserved ...
Still on vacation, but I don't have a working car yet and now the furnace is not working. Repairman on his way this afternoon. Guess it's a good thing I didn't make a lot of plans for this week.
hugs to all and get well wishes for those under the weather ...
I've trademarked the color bleu
shadesofbleu - welcome home sweetie. Car troubles? Oh dear, car troubles always get me really stressed out. ((bear hugs)). I'm sure you and your husband smell like a class act in your matching Chanels.
Quarry - I'm so glad that you're enjoying the Shalimar Body Cream I sent you. No, your experience is like mine, it's not your skin - the cream doesn't really smell like the scent until it's had time to warm up on body skin. When I first bought it, it surprised me alright. But once you wear it several times in a row, your nose finally gets this sort of remixed-Shalimar accord. It's definitely not as animalic as the vintage cream (which I also own) but it's also less powdery which is what I like. It also smells FANTASTIC layered with Habit Rouge.
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.
tdem1961 - everytime I smell a young girl who's wearing Pink Sugar, I like it. Its a fun scent.
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?
A friend of mine, from DC, is trying to buy his partner a vintage bottle of Equipage (as a surprise Xmas gift) so I spent last night with him on eBay reviewing what inventory is out there. I think he found one, that looks just like my bottle below (these are splash bottles which Hermes hasn't made for decades). So, this morning, I reached for my own bottle & doused myself with it. I love this stuff. Turin uses the word 'single-malt whiskey' in his review & I can totally see what he means.
Equipage (vintage) by Hermes
"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance."
-- Eckhart Tolle
Hi all, hugs & healing vibes to all who need them.
Wore Gorilla Perfumes' Ginger for another very busy & stressful day at work on this grey, dismal day. l need another holiday.
l still don't know what the thumper rule is?
"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.
Quarry, that looks like a really interesting website. I am looking forward to exploring it more and seeing some of their other featured projects! I briefly worked in historic preservation after college; I love this stuff!!
Teardrop, I am interested in the Gorilla Ginger - did I hear someone say it was discontinued, or am I thinking of something else?
And oh yeah, teardrop, this is for you:
Now I am officially wishing I wore something else today. After My Own Heart is just too sweet for me.Out of the several lil decants and samples in my purse, I'm thinking a few spritzes of No. 19 might layer OK over After My Own Heart to put a damper on the sweetness.
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Erin, thank you! That's something my late mum used to say, so your clip brought a tear & a smile.
l just checked, & Ginger is still available online on the UK Gorilla Perfumes site, under "B sides & rarities". Don't know about the US, though?
Jour de Fête for a drizzly, cold day.
Join us in discussing Penhaligon's newest feminine, Ostara, a daffodil soliflore by Bertrand Duchafour
We also still have room in our Penhaligon's Trade Routes Sample Pass--sign up now!
Trying out Atkinsons The Nuptial Bouquet, a sample from Barneys during the BN meetup!
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.
Annick Goutal Des Lys today. Have a great day everyone!
Musc Ravageur this evening.
Today in Cinabre by Maria Candida Gentile.
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!
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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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.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.
I really liked Irisss, but yeah, no. I can't pay that much for a FB. And decants are very $pendy too ...
I've trademarked the color bleu
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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These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
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). .