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    Default S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Hi all - have a great day!

    Zeta by Tauer, from a sample.

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    Havana (Gentleman's Collection).

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    Good morning!

    vintage Halston Z-14

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    Good morning all

    1932 for the day.



    Wielding a sledgehammer and knocking down some walls (actual walls not metaphorical) this evening, I find it a effective form of therapy. Again, in some very glam construction gear. Wonder if Chanel would ever make safety goggles?

    Have a great day everyone.
    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Morning all!

    Xscent, may l join you in bashing down those walls? l could do with something to smash up after the week l've had. Still, at last, one more working day before the weekend, TGIF!!!!!!

    Wearing Ghost today, to try & keep calm.
    "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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    Teardrop need all the help I can get, also have a bottle of red open for mandatory rest breaks. Here you go!



    Evangeline had a sniff of AE and A900 today side by side and I'm never going to be able to look at that bottle with a straight face again.
    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    Teardrop need all the help I can get, also have a bottle of red open for mandatory rest breaks. Here you go!

    That's perfect, thanks Xscent!
    "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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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Good morning all,

    yesterday "I went to town" and threw out many samples. Not really thrown them out, but I put them in a nice drawstring cosmetic bag and donated them to a shelf in the drugstore around the corner for a shopper to find. I just had to get rid of superfluous stuff, I could not take it any more. To many scents, so little time ... or is this how the saying goes? (Too many women ... too little time - a man said that.)

    Well, the subconscious reason is that my family is awaiting a baby. I will be a first-time grandmother soon. But the due date came and went on Tuesday. Now the young couple and everybody else is on pins and needles.

    Let this ramble turn into something perfume-related. I am waiting for two packages in the mail: low end "Realm" and high end "MDCI Paris samples". Then my brain will issue something more perfume related when those bottles will be evaluated ... sniffed.

    Thanks for listening. Have a wonderful day.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Ursula how exciting for your family, but yes, the waiting is nerve-wracking. I was a week early both times and it still felt like forever, esp. toward the end, so I can just imagine. Fingers crossed that the little one shows up soon in a safe, healthy delivery.

    SOTD is the fun and cheerful Givenchy Hot Couture. Happy Friday all.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Italian Leather by Memo Parfums
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    Hello all. Rochas Femme pdt vintage from the early 1980s.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Good afternoon all !. In synch with ADP Colonia, a fragrance indelibly linked with Bellagio, Italy. The first time we visited Lake Como it seemed as though everyone was wearing it, and I eventually purchased a bottle in a traditional old pharmacy in the historic town centre. Always evocative, and a reminder that we are overdue a return visit.












    Ursula, thank you for sharing such uplifting news. Keeping fingers crossed - health and happiness to the new arrival.

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    Good morning everyone!

    Seems like my tennis has been rained out a lot lately, but not today! It's beautiful out, a bit chilly but clear and dry, perfect for tennis, and for Quartz.

    Y'all have a great day!



    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    Evangeline had a sniff of AE and A900 today side by side and I'm never going to be able to look at that bottle with a straight face again.
    Hehe ...picturing the cute little pearls and heels, were you?

    Ursula - that is exciting! Best wishes to the mommy-to-be, but early congratulations are definitely in order for grandma - cheers!

    Kiliwia, Twolf - yes of course, we all wear what we like regardless of ho-hum reviews, I was just hoping for something really different when I first heard about Iris Prima ...another beautiful, well-done iris and jasmine sounds very nice indeed and I'm curious about Penhaligon's version of it, but now it's sounding a lot like '32, and I already have several "perfect for ballet" perfumes, lol. But as always, the jury's out till I smell it myself, so thanks for your review, K - I'm looking forward to giving it a whirl!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Bentley for Men Intense

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Sympathizing with Ursula on the pins & needles waiting for babies... Like Tdem, both of my first two were "early" (as were both my brother and I), so I figured that was just the way pregnancies went in my family. Then my third child showed up at the very tail end of her actual due date. I was thrilled at the healthy kid, and annoyed at having missed the additional tax deduction for the year by less than two weeks. U, as my husband frequently reminded me then, it's helpful to remember that "due dates" are just estimates!

    In synch with the ever-lovely Caron Poivre, which was the one fragrance I put in a travel atomizer for a once-in-a-lifetime family trip to Israel eight years ago. My mother-in-law had sat everyone down a year earlier and informed us that she and my father-in-law had been setting aside a little money every month since the day they got married, in order to take the entire family - whatever that looked like at that point in time - to Israel on their 50th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately my father-in-law had died two years earlier. But my mother-in-law said "This year would've been our 50th. Find dates that work for everyone and I'll book the tickets." There were 14 of us ranging in age from 7 to 74, and we spent an unbelievable two weeks. Almost as amazing was the fact that we all got along for the *entire* trip!

    Poivre notes: Pepper, clove, geranium rose base, jasmine, tuberose, carnation bouquet.
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    Have all a lovely weekend
    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..."
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    Layering The Body Shop Gingerbread body lotion with a
    smidgen of Cinnabar and Youth Dew Amber Nude.
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Wall down. Watching yet more fireworks from bed, listening to Pilgrims' Chours by Wagner and synching in with Cuir de Russie vintage extrait for bed. A holy grail of fragrances one of my most treasured and imbued with memories of all my favourite things.

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    Evangeline that bottle was positively mincing around in all its finery.

    Ursula a big congratulations, hope you are welcoming a new bundle of joy soon.

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    Congratulations, Ursula, on the grandbaby. That is exciting. It's funny that you are cleaning out, like a mama. Like ComDiva, I had two babies come early-ish (two and three weeks, respectively) then the third one week late, which felt like 3 weeks late. At least. The fourth and final on her due date, though.

    Neil Morris City Rain today.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    JON, great scent memory/association, great pics. I've been to Garda but not Como. It's on the list.......

    Synching too, in Etro Patchouli, an homage to the days of straight patchouli oil, afghan coats, friends, and growing up. ( I could also have worn MKK which I smelled yesterday and I couldn't believe how much it remended me of said afghan coats!). The Etro Patchouli is beautiful, a camphoraceous patchouli certainly but with a lovely aromatic geranium note which works so well.

    Peace.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    I smell like I just parachuted …

    … into an orange grove.

    Traveling down Memory Lane to two weeks ago and thinking of
    RHM and the PdN surprise she had for me. I’m wearing the holy-moly neroli Cologne Sologne to bolster my resolve to vacuum and dust. A dear old friend is visiting Milwaukee for Trainfest and will be dropping by this afternoon. Among railfans, our friend Mike Schafer is considered a god. But, then again, a lot of them picture the whole world as they’ve represented it with model trains in their basements.

    Xscent, I’ll help! I’ll help! And I'll bring my own sledge. Love that uber-cool photo.

    Ursula, I cannot imagine anything more exciting and out of control than awaiting a grandchild. I'm thrilled for you.

    Now,
    Jon, I don't have time to get suckered into your mesmerizing photos. Shame on you … again.

    Wow,
    ComDiva, a stunning story representing the best that can be about family and tradition.

    Our daughter came exactly on her due date. Further evidence that I tend to be precise if not over-exacting. I’ve got to learn to loosen up.
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    Today it's Jovoy Paris - La Liturgie des Heures {again}

    Cypress, incense, olibanum, cistus, myrrh, musk.

    Now, onto the treadmill and weights workout. But I'll surely smell wonderful while doing that!

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    Vintage Narcisse Noir - just for myself while hanging around the house today. Smells great - though I've never smelled the newer version. Enjoy the weekend!
    "Perfume and incense make the heart glad..."

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    House twin with Foustie- on Etro Gomma. Patchouly is on top of my wishlist, after almost one year of exercises on patchouli, the Etro is the one that best approximates my idea of a perfect patchouli.

    Have a nice day and weekend
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Wonderful news Ursula! I hope your soon-to-arrive grandbaby lives near enough for you to visit often?

    SotD not chosen as my daughter wants to hit the mall later.



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    Wonderful stories and pics here today, folks. I'm in a bit of a rut, so don't have much to add. But I sure enjoy hearing yours!!!!

    SL Un Bois Vanille today, from a small decant. I've enjoyed this one of late.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Quick stop today, I hope all are well this lovely Friday. I'm in KM Genie de Bois .

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Ursula View Post
    Good morning all,

    yesterday "I went to town" and threw out many samples. Not really thrown them out, but I put them in a nice drawstring cosmetic bag and donated them to a shelf in the drugstore around the corner for a shopper to find. I just had to get rid of superfluous stuff, I could not take it any more. To many scents, so little time ... or is this how the saying goes? (Too many women ... too little time - a man said that.)

    Well, the subconscious reason is that my family is awaiting a baby. I will be a first-time grandmother soon. But the due date came and went on Tuesday. Now the young couple and everybody else is on pins and needles.

    Let this ramble turn into something perfume-related. I am waiting for two packages in the mail: low end "Realm" and high end "MDCI Paris samples". Then my brain will issue something more perfume related when those bottles will be evaluated ... sniffed.

    Thanks for listening. Have a wonderful day.
    Ok, I was soooo confused, wondering how everyone suddenly knew that my name is actually Ursula and that I am awaiting my first grandbaby. (Pretty sure I announced that same thing yesterday also!) This is getting to be like the twilight zone with all these Ursula's everywhere.)

    Congrats Ursula! My grandson in due in December, so very close to, but not as close as yours. May yours be super healthy and bring all manner of joy to you and your family.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Staying in synch with another scent / place memory this evening - Kenzo Power Cologne. First purchased as a birthday gift in Queenstown, NZ and a wardrobe fixture since. Unlike Bellagio, Queenstown is actually on the horizon ! - we depart for New Zealand in mid December and will be experiencing it again during our visit.
















    Enjoy your weekend !

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    I'm wearing Cuir Amethyste today. No special reason, but it called to me stronger than anything else in the perfume cabinet ... I'm excited because Jayhawk basketball starts tonight!

    Congratulations to both Grandma Ursulas! Here's to happy, healthy babies

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