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    Default S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Hi everyone - have a super day!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Good morning all !. Awoke with an urgent need for an old school powerhouse to blow away the horror of yesterday's evening sample.


    Venturing out into the morning mist with Balenciaga PH (light application essential, IMO).


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    I stayed up the night enjoying a house to myself, not even minding the wind rattling the windows. Newly empty-nested, as my son, home after 8 days in hospital will be staying down the street with my daughter and her husband for the foreseeable future. The change of scenery will be good for all of us. His big sister has always been a girl with a plan, and they have always been close. Myself, I took a bath in the last drops of my vintage Weil Secret de Venus bath oil, followed by another spicy comfort scent, Tabu parfum.

    I'm about to start a thread: Today I Finished, to celebrate exuberant consumption, getting to that last drop, not holding back.

    Pleasant day to all.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Onwards & upwards - looking forward to the new thread, jujy54!

    Sorry to hear about the sample Jon - what a good job that it wan't a full bottle!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Thanks to my dear Roberto for the beautiful flowers in yesterday's SOTD thread. xxoo

    I'm in Diorissimo.

    Wish you all a lovely day.
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    Thumbs up Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.


    Have all a very happy 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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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Hello all. Miller Harris Terre d'Iris.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Good afternoon.

    This morning I sprayed Tabac by AbdesSalaam Attar; then I took advantage of some shopping in a department store to spray on some Guerlain: Jicky, Mitsuko and Habit Rouge. How I love the latter! I've been browsing here a bit about the current version- I guess I'm not equipped yet to delve into vintage searches!- it isn't judged bad, it seems...
    I know we have true experts here, I'd love to hear their precious words...
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    It would be nice to know how the experts rate Habit Rouge, iodine - the one that I always remember was in a dark red, opaque bottle - occasionally available on Ebay, but beyond my means!
    If the newest stands up 'though...

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Good morning! We're expecting more snow, wind and cold today and possibly blizzard conditions tomorrow.

    To combat the cold I'm trying a sample of Puredistance M this morning. I'm really liking it so far. The notes are bergamot, lemon, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, patchouli, moss, cistus, vetiver, vanilla, leather and musk.





    Have a great day!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Kiliwia you smell marvellous and you have no idea how happy you have made ExtremeK and I.

    iodine love Habit Rouge. I'm no expert but I have the modern and find the citrus/vanilla/leather combo with some powder and incense is wonderful. From what I can remember of the vintage the modern version to me smells more edited, less dense.

    Jon please put on an extra spritz? I need to smell something non aquatic all the way over here in Oz.

    Missing home, Rose 31 today and I need my fragrance equivalent of a cuddle so it’s Bois des Îles this evening, extrait and lots of EdT.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    It's very cold, off to the horse, wearing the warm, spicy and comfortable Tabu. Which will be layered with eau de Cheval.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    We've just had an enormous thunder storm here, complete with hail and rain that stopped me from being able to see down the road properly, and I'm still clearing up after our central heating disaster from Thursday so I'm rejoicing in a lovely spritz of Aqaba to keep me warm.

    Thursday morning, lying asleep in bed, the world suddenly got very hot, wet and noisy. The central heating radiator had sprung a leak and powered very well by the pump on the boiler, we suddenly had a very hot fountain in our bedroom. Thankfully we had work done on our central heating recently so the water in the system was relatively clean and while everything was rather wet, it wasn't stained with rust or black sludge and I know where we keep the adjustable spanner so after a quick dash to turn off the heating and find buckets and towels, the valves were shut and the fountain stopped quite quickly.

    That just left me with a nice bill to have the radiator replaced and the mother of all cleaning up, drying off and laundry jobs to get it all straight again. I'll just about be straight by the time the new radiator is up and working tomorrow I think

    Glad to hear that your son is out of hospital jujy
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.


    Creed- Jardin D'Amalfi

    Top- Petitgrain, tangerine, mandarine, pink pepper berries, lemon, bergamot, neroli

    Heart- Virginia cedar, apple, Bulgarian rose

    Base- Vetiver, white musk, cinnamon

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    OMG SFMedusa - what a nightmare scenario!
    Hope all is back to normal soon.

    We just had that thunder/hailstorm too about an hour ago.

    I am chilling in Donna Karan Wenge and listening to an amazing track
    by Bruce Springsteen, that seems to have been below my radar all these
    years (New York Serenade.) It is just sublime! So glad I found it eventually.
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Hi all,

    We had the storm here too sfmedusa; l just made it home from grocery shopping before getting a soaking. Glad your heating disaster didn't do too much damage!

    Twinned with Xscent in Bois des lsles today. Having decanted my sample into a spray vial, l'm getting a little more throw this time.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by sfmedusa View Post
    We've just had an enormous thunder storm here
    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    We had the storm here too sfmedusa; l just made it home from grocery shopping before getting a soaking.

    Ditto here - arrived back from a pub lunch just as the wind whipped up and the heavens opened. Within an hour all was tranquil again.




    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Creed- Jardin D'Amalfi

    Top- Petitgrain, tangerine, mandarine, pink pepper berries, lemon, bergamot, neroli

    Heart- Virginia cedar, apple, Bulgarian rose

    Base- Vetiver, white musk, cinnamon


    Wonderful, kumquat . Creed UK are stocking the 30ml travel size on their website and this could well be my next purchase.



    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    Jon please put on an extra spritz? I need to smell something non aquatic all the way over here in Oz.

    Fancy a sledgehammer scent ?. 3 sprays this evening ....





    Don't just settle for a fragrant cuddle when a real one awaits too ? - breathe in and come to moi
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Yikes, sfmedusa! I hope your home and pocketbook recover!

    Finally got a chance to put on the Black Orchid that I'd been wanting to smell all week but forgetting to wear.

    ETA, thank you for the wishings of wellness, yes the drugs worked and migraine went away. They aren't as bad as they used to be, were never frequent (though very very intense in my 30s - childbirth does not compare, pain-wise, to a bad migraine) and sumatriptan injection has worked as rescue medicine at least 95% of the time for about 15 years now. The medicine is outrageously expensive, but it does work.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Oh dear, sfmedusa, glad you got it under control-- what a mess!

    It's still very cold and windy here. I'm in a cozy scent, Camile edp by Camille Beckman. For years I wore the "glycerine hand therapy"
    cream in this scent and when I saw the edp, I snagged it.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Hello all! This morning, I'm wearing a sample of Frederic Malle Iris Poudre. So far, this is a no for me, just not my style at all. It is a pleasant, uninteresting scent to my nose.

    sfmedusa, what a nightmare that sounds like. I guess I'm glad that no water is involved in the heating of my home after hearing your story!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Hello all,

    I am blissfully content in a haze of Marni this fine Saturday morning. I pulled the trigger on it yesterday on a whim influenced by dear Quarry. I originally purchased Coco Mademoiselle and during lunch had second thoughts so exchanged it for Marni. I thought a more popular mainstream scent would add variety to my wardrobe but in my heart I am more drawn to the oddities.

    Regarding extreme weather, California is entering a severe drought condition. I don't mean to be insensitive about blizzards and all, but I am sick of 80 degree weather and sunshine day after day. I want fog and rain!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Trilby, I hear you! Yesterday there was a young girl interviewed on the news who couldn't understand why the schools remained open. She thought it was dangerously cold. She wasn't wearing a hat or scarf or gloves or even a coat. Only a hooded sweatshirt. :-(. I mean come on, make an effort! It's January! They have to send notes home to parents to remind them to dress the children in sweaters and long pants so they can try to save in heating costs in schools. It's ridiculous!

    PS, Jon, Ruh Roh, 30ml? I might have made big mistake! I could have saved big money, maybe. Darn it. Oh well. I'm now the proud owner of a "hand blown " bottle. (Big deal.)
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post


    Fancy a sledgehammer scent ?. 3 sprays this evening ....





    Don't just settle for a fragrant cuddle when a real one awaits too ? - breathe in and come to moi
    Jon Giorgio is a very fine sledgehammer, it should take care of that sickly aquatic haze from this morning. You're a good soul, I'll take that hug and give you another right back. Forgot to mention I saw a Bali Starling while on holidays, apparently it was a rare treat as they are endangered.

    teardrop happy to have twin!! Especially one smelling all cosy and gorgeous.

    sfmedusa goodness that's some clean up job, glad you're alright.

    Robin good migraine medication is worth it's weight in gold. Hope you are feeling better today.

    Danieq have you tried Carnal Flower, Portrait of a Lady or Une Fleur de Cassie? I find these more interesting compositions and might be more to your liking.

    Must control my impulse to draw a giant smiley face in red lipstick all over the beige hotel walls. Best be off to bed.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Wearing Weil de Weil Parfum de Toilette again today. This is my first blind buy that works for me but it doesn't seem to last too long on me. Must go in search of a reasonably priced bottle of extrait.
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    sfMedusa, sorry to hear such disasters happening to you

    I don;t get it either, either you dress according to the weather, or stop whining.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Everyone sounds like that was a pretty nasty storm.
    jujy54 - I'm sure that you & your son, even though he doesn't live at your place any more, will continue to stay connected and close. I'm sure he knows he has an awesome mom.
    iodine - Habit Rouge, eh? I love that scent, own vintage EdC, vintage EdT, EdP, L'Extrait, a decant of the discontinued Dry and vintage Deodorant. Plus Shower Gel. If you like the modern EdT then you owe it to yourself to sample the vintage EdC or EdT. But be careful: HR does not always age well and I've bought a few bottles that were a bit off...so buy with caution. The EdP is a bit more woody and oud-y, with a decidedly 'brown' element. The Extrait is deliciously rich and close-to-the-skin, not really citric at all. There's also many flankers (Light, Sport, L'Eau), but I never liked any of them. BN member rubegon is a HR purist, you might want to look for some of his comments on threads about the scent.
    sfmedusa - OMG I would have freaked out. Sounds like you handled it efficiently and calmly as possible.
    Quarry - like a few others, I was prompted to buy some Marni samples off of eBay last week. I smelled it once, at Neimans, but I was already overloaded with other samples on my arm at the time. I want to give this a full wearing. Something about the rose and cinnamon speaks to me. Plus I love that perfumer, she's from Prada, right? Andrier?
    Xscent - that post about wanting to draw a smiley face in lipstick made me giggle out loud. Do it!!!!



    I went to bed super late, so now I'm all whacked-out...and totally behind in my chores/errands. (sigh) Feel like sampling something from my ever-growing pile of samples...

    ((reaching into bag without looking)) I happened upon...

    Quercus by Penhaligon's



    Wearing it now, it smells...aquatic. Oh lord. Wish me luck [Edit: I just read the reviews - that's it! It smells like CK One, which I used to wear when I was in my teens. Memory-flashback!]
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    (((sfmedusa))) -- good grief! I'm glad you were able to handle it with such aplomb, but you could do with a bit less home-related excitement, I think

    Kiliwia, hooray! M makes me dizzy with enjoyment. It's a flashback powerhouse that just oozes skanky, opulent leather. LOVE!

    I'm dying for a good blizzard. Like 18-24" worth. We so need moisture.

    It's a chilly, sunny day, really quite lovely. I'm thinking about spring and landscaping and wearing Sonoma Scent Studio Voile de Violette -- one of my all-time favorite violets. Tonight I'm going out with some girlfriends and, thanks to Xscent's power of suggestion, I'll be dousing myself in Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie. Awesome floral skank.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Thanks Xscent and Mike- I was waiting for you! - for your thoughts on HR! I'll let you know, for now I'll just keep smelling greedily my left wrist!
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