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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Good afternoon to all!

    This has been such a demanding couple of weeks, such a roller-coaster, that I have hardly been wearing scent, to avoid negative associations forming.

    Good and bad things--

    Good (great, in fact!) in that my daughter is starting to receive her college acceptance letters -- 2 colleges have accepted her, each with an offer of a $19,000 merit scholarship (additional need-based aid to be determined later.) It will still be a while before her top choice colleges reply, however, and she is on tenterhooks! She is still hoping for a full tuition scholarship to one of them. Her grades and scores are high, so we shall see!

    Also good is the fact that my cat is recovering nicely. Still not 100% healed where the skin cancer was removed-- a few stitches have not yet been reabsorbed, so I'm not letting him go oudoors yet. He seems resigned to be inside and no longer pesters to go out. The weather hasn't been good anyway, so its no great loss. This will be one overjoyed cat when spring comes!

    It's also been bad in that Mom has again taken a nosedive, physically and mentally. I've had to spend massive amounts of time dealing with it. We have been asked to replace her caregiver (who has been excellent, but Mom now resists her every direction, having taken a dislike to her as well as to being told what to do.) The new lady starts Monday, and I have to wonder how long this will last until Mom also resists/rages at her. I've had to talk Mom down from her agitation and tantrums so many times I've lost track. I didn't get to bed until 3 last night due to multiple trips to the apartment. Mom is also now starting treatment for a UTI (which contributed to this, of course, but there's also just a general decline in her dementia.) I think the handwriting is on the wall; her days in her apartment are drawing to an end sometime in the next few months in all likelihood. Next will be transfer to the SNF, but she really, really doesn't want to go (and who can blame her?) So we're just trying to stretch it out as long as we can.

    Have a great rest of the day, everyone!



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Evangeline, I hope you find many wonderful things to do in Oz despite the heat - I know you will! Do be careful, though. Even though I know you love tennis, it would be a pity to pass out mid-court (not to mention it would wreak havoc on the tennis whites!).

    And XScent!!!! Wow, what a gorgeousness! The bed on the beach and the pool don't look to bad either.

    I still haven't been able to lay my hands on my Fille en Aiguilles d*cant, and am getting worried that it's been well and truly misplaced! And I'm usually so good about keeping track of my (admittedly massive) wardrobe... Sigh.

    Anyhow, still smelling rather swank, if I do say so myself, in Montale Red Aoud. Given the notes, I'd think it would smell much more 'foodie' than it does... I find it mostly sweet-woody with dry spices, with a hint of floral in there just to keep it truly interesting. Very lovely.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    ((((Roses))))
    "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. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    iodine: I was just reading about Etro Sandalo last night, extensively. I was considering a bottle of it but I've never sampled it. I'm scared of buying it blind. I'm such a sandalwood fan but there are many sandalwood scents I do not like. As this hobby grows more and more I have become less fond of buying scents unsniffed. Considering I already own so many scents I love.
    Grrrrr.... I have some Etro Sandalo samples, and lots of other Etro samples which I would love to send to you. A curse on this damnable postal system, which means that I can't.

    So, anyway, let me compose myself. OK. Hello everyone. Xscent, budge over a bit on that day bed! It looks fantastic.

    Stay well everyone.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Spritzed Aqua Allegoria Pampelune
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    One more test today with Weil Antilope. I find myself entranced in the softness.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    And hugs to Twolf and Mr. T! The flu is truly misery.

    When all other foods fail, we find cream of wheat (farina) is usually tolerated.



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    Hello from Bali, hope all of you feeling poorly get better soon. Sending you a bit of sunshine and heat from the tropics but not the intense Aussie summer kind which is brutal.

    I must be only female to have avoided errant underwire issues, knock on wood. You gals are hilarious.

    A pic for my fragrant drinking buddies Mojito, the gorgeous hotel and daybed on the oceans edge where I'm spending much of my days.

    In a combination of Une Fleur de Cassie, jasmine massage oil and a plume of frangipani (tucked into my messy beach hair).







    Just wow, what a lovely place to relax! Enjoy it for all of us!

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Good afternoon all !. Mrs E, sorry your entertainment has been temporarily curtailed in Melbourne but I really think it was the humane thing to do. I can't imagine even breathing in 40 degree heat, never mind playing tennis.

    Glad you are feeling better iodine, hoping Wolfie and Mr T are showing similar improvement.



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    Yes, I'll take one of those along with a shot of Bali on the side!

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Good afternoon to all!

    This has been such a demanding couple of weeks, such a roller-coaster, that I have hardly been wearing scent, to avoid negative associations forming.

    Good and bad things--

    Good (great, in fact!) in that my daughter is starting to receive her college acceptance letters -- 2 colleges have accepted her, each with an offer of a $19,000 merit scholarship (additional need-based aid to be determined later.) It will still be a while before her top choice colleges reply, however, and she is on tenterhooks! She is still hoping for a full tuition scholarship to one of them. Her grades and scores are high, so we shall see!

    Also good is the fact that my cat is recovering nicely. Still not 100% healed where the skin cancer was removed-- a few stitches have not yet been reabsorbed, so I'm not letting him go oudoors yet. He seems resigned to be inside and no longer pesters to go out. The weather hasn't been good anyway, so its no great loss. This will be one overjoyed cat when spring comes!

    It's also been bad in that Mom has again taken a nosedive, physically and mentally. I've had to spend massive amounts of time dealing with it. We have been asked to replace her caregiver (who has been excellent, but Mom now resists her every direction, having taken a dislike to her as well as to being told what to do.) The new lady starts Monday, and I have to wonder how long this will last until Mom also resists/rages at her. I've had to talk Mom down from her agitation and tantrums so many times I've lost track. I didn't get to bed until 3 last night due to multiple trips to the apartment. Mom is also now starting treatment for a UTI (which contributed to this, of course, but there's also just a general decline in her dementia.) I think the handwriting is on the wall; her days in her apartment are drawing to an end sometime in the next few months in all likelihood. Next will be transfer to the SNF, but she really, really doesn't want to go (and who can blame her?) So we're just trying to stretch it out as long as we can.

    Have a great rest of the day, everyone!
    So sorry to hear about your mama's troubles. Such a tough time of life and so difficult at times to know just how to respond. Prayers for wisdom as you carry on loving your mama so well.

    Tribly, here in Arizona, a day in the 80's is heaven. How funny the differences eh.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Roberto, love that picture of NYC. Thank you.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Quarry, love the Muppets and loved that YouTube clip. Made me laugh so hard and cheered me up on this really freezing cold day in Philadelphia.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Thanks, Quarry! That was fun!

    Roses, I'm sorry for your troubles. You have to wonder what becomes of those of us who have no family to fuss over them. It must be a whole different ball game.

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    I thought this was rose , incense and white musk. It turns out it is rose, jasmine, freesia and woods and cistus.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    My SotD today has been Parfums de Nicolai Patchouli Intense, which is just heavenly. I'm feeling very indulgent as a result and I'm trying not to pay attention to all of the things that I haven't been able to do because my pain is bad today.

    On a plus note, I don't have any underwire problems either. There has to be a positive side to wearing compression garments full time and therefore not having to buy bras

    Sorry to hear about your mum not doing so well Roses. It's heartbreaking to see loved ones lose faculties in the knowledge that they will never get them back and it never gets any easier. We were very lucky with one of my grandmothers that she got to live in her own home right up until her last week, because it would have broken her heart to have to move into sheltered accommodation or a nursing home. My other grandmother spent years gradually forgetting who we were, and I wouldn't wish that on any family, so you have my sympathies.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    I'm overindulging in Vintage Shalimar EdC in celebration of winning some Vintage Vol de Nuit!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Winning a bid, danieq?
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Sampling Les Parfums Historiques George Sand tonight
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Winning a bid, danieq?

    Yes ma'am, I wouldn't be surprised if I was bidding against another BNer though, which I felt kinda bad about.

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    Lol, I am sure it happens fairly often, who knows, enjoy your juice!
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