Uncle Serge's Sa Majesté la Rose.
Wishing everyone a good start to the working week.
Hi everyone - have a great day!
Mazzolari - Patchouly.
Uncle Serge's Sa Majesté la Rose.
Wishing everyone a good start to the working week.
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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
Good morning perfumistas!
Another day in Alien for me.
A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
Belated Happy Anniversary to Quarry and her Mr Q. How wonderful to have found such a lasting love. Cheers to many more happy years together.
As a fellow fan of M and shameless enabler I hope you do sniff the Puredistance line. I’ve tried Antonia and own Opardu. Both stunning florals, neither are sillage monsters but they do last. Antonia starts off sparkling and green and dries down to something cosy and comforting. It opens with a lush greenness, progresses to a soft floral heart (jasmine, ylang, rose and iris) laced with vetiver and galbanum then dries down to cosy mossy vanilla, amber and ylang affair. Compared to Opardu, Antonia feels 'younger' but is still elegant and classic. Opardu has the plushest floral openings I have come across, it really feels opulent. It opens with beautifully rendered lilac, gardenia, jasmine, tuberose and rose and then progresses to this romantic and sexy milky/powdery/woody dry down. I find it a very seductive fragrance and vey nostalgic feeling like stepping back to the time of the Great Gatsby.
Jon it sounds like maybe a side trip to Bali is in order next time you are in the southern hemisphere. There is a wonderful bird sanctuary in the mountains that’s dedicated to preserving the diversity of bird life in the area.
Teardrop dedicated my favourite flavour to you (salted caramel ) and... I scoffed the lot. Zumba is an amazing patisserie and his macarons are awesome.
ExtremeK I haven’t tried bison, I've been told it's similar to beef but leaner? Sounds a perfect substitute for making Beef Wellingtons. I bet it would pair beautifully with truffle laced duxelle and a rich red wine jus.
Sampling Malle's French Lover this evening. That doesn’t sound quite right or at least something I should be admitting to.
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We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ～Kahlil Gibran
Good morning all !. Wolfie, I had a feeling you would correctly identify yesterday's pic. 10/10 .
Millesime Imperial - no finer way to start a new week .
Belated anniversary greetings to Mr and Mrs Quarry and many happy returns of the day.
Roberto, you smell gorgeous today as always. xxoo
SOTD is Badgley Mischka.
Wish you all a smooth start to your week.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Noir Gabardine by LM Parfums
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Sampling Hermès Hermèssence Vanille Galante today
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
Vintage Cabochard parfum for me today
Hello all. 31 Rue Cambon.
Puma - vintage Cabochard - Hmmmm...that stuff is gorgeous. Enjoy!
I will echo what has already been said about M - I loved the sample I got and I could easily own a bottle of it. I am not a big fan of leather scent, but this one is easy to love.
I was going to wear one of my new decants I just got in last week, but I really need to whittle away at my sample pile, so it was a blind grab and up came:
Vanille Cuir by M. Micaleff
Nice. I love vanilla/leather combos, they always make me think of Habit Rouge and of course Shalimar. The sharp leather in this is actually quite pleasing paired with the sweet vanilla.
I have another meeting today with my ex and the attorney. Wish me luck. I need it.
"When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"
-- Eckhart Tolle
Yeah, a bit of Bohemian life in yesterday's posts: SaNielsen writes about Jaromir Jagr on another thread, JR posts a picture of Karluv Most (Charles' Stone Bridge) and the whole flood of memories for me. Seriously, please come and visit Zlata Praha, get lost in its old streets, see the famous clock, experience the 13-17th centuries architecture (a day of a train trip to little surrounding towns is the answer!), see the Toy Museum, glassworks, and drink beer! 5 days should do it for most of us -- all under $3,000 for the two of you including the airfare, hotel stays, food and souveniers. Seattle or Miami will cost more! And English is very popular, you will not feel totally abandoned with nobody around to help you.
Anyway. I am in Balmain de Balmain. I even dare say it is replacing the irreplaceable Coriandre in my rotation, after so many years. Heresy, I know.
EDIT: Apparently, I was away too long. They have niche: http://en.ingredients-store.cz/brands/
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Echoing lpp's patchouli aura with Bornéo 1834.
Have a nice day, all of you.
Good luck, mike!
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"Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen
Good morning, everyone! Well our blizzard is finally over, thankfully, but it's still really cold, -43F windchills at the moment. They were saying on the news this morning that it's been the coldest January this century.
Xscent and Extreme K, Puredistance M was a hit with me too. I also liked Antonia when I tried it, now I need to try the rest of their line.
Wearing Nahema this morning, with notes including aldehydes, bergamot, green notes, peach, rose, Bulgarian rose, lilac, hyacinth, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, passion fruit, Peru balsam, sandalwood, vanilla and vetiver.
Have a great day!
"I love that a scent can make memories come alive."
There are so many beautiful places to see -- and Twolf, you're a wonderful ambassador! Prague was on my travel list already, but it's vaulted way up near the top
tdem, you smell lovely today!
It's bitterly cold again today, so I'm snuggling up -- and I'm house-twinned with IPP -- in Mazzolari Lei.
Serge Lutens Chergui for me...I am understanding all the hype on this one!
Good morning and happy anniversary weekend to mme and mr Quarry!
Neil Morris City Rain today.
Today I am wearing my newest acquisition, Marni. Scary - I can't get enough of it. I got the large bottle so I can spray with abandon!
Chanel Cuir de Russie today! Thanks to Xscent, I am slowly falling in love.
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I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
My Sales Thread - A Collection Purge
Wearing Yves Rocher Rose Absolue
Note-twinned with Mike today: having spent the afternoon in Habit Rouge, I've now graduated to Shalimar extrait. This one doesn't get much of any outing, but by god it's amazing stuff! That smoky creamy citric combo is just intoxicating.
SotE - Creed Original Santal.
Wolfie, fancy a beer and a dance around Wenceslas Square ?.
ls it Roberto's birthday? lf so, l hope it's fragrant & fabulous!
Xscent; glad you enjoyed those yummy macarons! l tried buffalo meat once, from a farm in the south west of England. The meat was indeed very lean, & delicious, l highly recommend it!
l wore Encens Flamboyant for a long day at work today, now recovering in Stoned.
Edit; l now see l misread tdem's post; oops!
"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.
Mid-terms; daughter has very short days all week.
I'm wearing Gal Trébol and looking forward to Spring.
Xscent, bison is indeed more lean than beef, and while I wouldn't characterize it as "gamey" in the way I would venison or rabbit, it definitely has some basenotes, if you will , that beef lacks. And if you can get bison in a coarse grind, it's fantastic. The meatloaf was served with a rich, demi glace sort of gravy. It was a decadent combination!