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    Default S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon

    SotD is Etro Gomma.

    Take care all of you under every kind of weather!
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    Currently wearing: Coromandel by Chanel

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    Oh!!!!! If I "go advanced" I can post!!!! The box is not greyed out!!!! Oh, how I have missed you guys!

    ErinK, loved your fragrance from the other day (Iris Poudre) and you smelled great. That one has fallen off of my SOTD choice for far too long, cause I love it. I think I ODd on it and had to take a break.
    Hurray, you're back! So glad you figured out a way to foil that blasted gray box - you have been missed! I was so happy when I finally figured out a way around it. And you know I thought of you with the Iris Poudre, I know you love it.

    Quarry, amen, sister, on your response to Xscent's thoughtful post. You said that so beautifully I nearly teared up. And I couldn't agree with you more.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Today, I am scent twins with "del" in Coromandel by Chanel.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Wearing Ted Lapidus Silk Way.
    Currently wearing: Farnesiana by Caron

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    JonROdgers - I haven't smelled that Creed yet either. I keep hearing references to Samsara and Poison also. Interesting, how 'huge white florals' are still being released. Question: is the drydown ambergris prominent, like most Creeds?
    Xscent - La Myrrhe and cherries - the combination makes my mouth water
    Larimar - I actually prefer the 'comfier' Poivre, the CdF was a bit too Caron-y to me. You know I'm a Guerlainophile.
    30 Roses - please stay warm & I hope your power stays on. It's humid & hot here, wish I could send some of it to you, in the mail.
    gandhajala - wow you're surrounded by strikes! At least you have a good attitude about it & you're smelling good as always
    Quarry - Amen!


    To all who asked, the 'hot date' last night was indeed...hot. (wink, wink). And get this, he loves fragrances too, we spoke about them at length many times throughout the night. A fun time was had by all. I got home around midnight. And that's all the details I'm spilling. lol

    One of the threads on the mens discussion board we were discussing Dries Van Noten and it's un-sandalwood character. So this morning Iayered it:

    Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle + Mysore Sandalwood oil by DSH



    This combo is fantastic. I only sprayed a tiny bit of the Malle on, so that plasticky note isn't so prominent. And the creamy sandalwood note is peeking out from underneath the cookie dough woodiness. Lovely!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Hi, everyone!

    Mike, I hope your date went wonderfully, but as XScent pointed out, we all know he's the lucky one for getting to see and be seen with you!

    Snow day here (waving to Tdem and 30 roses):


    Back deck snow.JPG


    Hmmmm... Sounds like I need to re-visit Coup de Fouet, since I fell firmly into the Poivre camp when I compared them some years back. No apologies for loving Poivre, however. Cinnamon, carnation and pepper heaven, IMO. (oooo, looks like Mike and I remain scent siblings in this preference.

    Since I'm home and can 'play' a bit with my scents, I'm doing a compare and contrast between Roja Dove Fetish and Roja Dove Fetish Pour Homme. What I've found so far is that I prefer the feminine Fetish opening, but as the scents develop, I'm leaning distinctly toward the Pour Homme. Wishing heartily that one or the other jumped out at me as a clear preference, because I can't afford to (start saving to) buy both. Next experiment is to layer them, which will probably send me straight to olfactory heaven and the poor house simultaneously. Argh!

    Fetish notes: Bergamot, Jasmine, Rose, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Castoreum, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Galbanum, Musk, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Vetiver.

    Fetish Pour Homme notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, Fig, Jasmine, Neroli, Violet, Ambergris, Benzoin, Cardamom, Castoreum, Cinnamon, Elemi, Labdanum, Leather, Musk, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Pepper, Pink Pepper, Vanilla, Vetiver.
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    My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
    Currently wearing: Infusion d'Iris by Prada

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Out of the shower and into Mitsouko edp 2009 edition.

    Glad Cello has fought her way back. Wondering when we'll hear from Elizrj, too. Where's Twolf these days? Did I miss news about her being away?

    Following through on Frou Frou' s advice--will reengineer bras today to receive replacement underwires. At this age, lift is more important than ever.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    "reengineer bras" made me giggle
    "Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have."

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    I thought I'd forgotten to put anything on, then I caught a whiff of last night's Bandit lingering on the back of my hand, still going strong.

    There's still that mystery note that reminds me of a box of Cheez-its, but I'm starting to come to terms with it

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    JonROdgers - I haven't smelled that Creed yet either. I keep hearing references to Samsara and Poison also. Interesting, how 'huge white florals' are still being released. Question: is the drydown ambergris prominent, like most Creeds?
    Mike, it is a very atypical Creed, with little or no trace of the famous (infamous ?) ambergris. The opening is dominated by a heady ylang-ylang with a soft, non-medicinal oud. The transition into the jasmine / patchouli heart is seamless. The ensuing drydown is less floral and less sandalwood dominant than Samsara (though both are present) with vanilla, musk, and the oud that gently makes it's presence felt throughout. It does tread a fine line between the sexes but still remains perfectly wearable by either, IMHO.

    Glad to have you back on a regular basis, cello


    (((jujy)))



    House twin with Larimar Bacall this evening - L'Instant.


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Histoires de Parfums Tuebereuse Animale today. I decided to play it safe and stay home after the foot of snow we got yesterday.
    Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. Proverbs 27:9 KJV

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.





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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Evening all,

    Q, thanks for a wonderful post.

    Cello; welcome back!

    Mike; glad your date was such a success!

    After more spring cleaning today, l'm wearing Tabac Aurea.

    Hugs & thoughts to all those under the weather, emotionally or otherwise.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Larimar Bacall is in Vega tonight as it befits a femme fatale au film noir!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Snow finally stopped at 9 inches ... I'm wearing the warm, spicy goodness that is Cinnabar today.

    hugs to all (but an extra one for jujy!) ...
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    ((Becky)), I hope you're feeling better soon! That bug of yours doesn't seem to want to let go of you.

    ((jujy)) That simple but frank acknowledgement of sadness got *me* all choked up. Sometimes even acknowledging it's there is tough, so it seems to me you're already winning a battle. Sending as much strength and comfort as you need/want your way.

    ErinK, it's so wonderful having you back. Between you and me getting consistently all teary-eyed and choked up, we're going to flood the place You are going to LOVE L'Eau d'Hiver. I'm getting another decant myself today as I drained my first one with rather unseemly speed. Jon, as usual, your photographic accompaniment to yesterday's LdH was stunning!

    ((Cello)), so wonderful to see you back, too. And I hope you kick your adversity to the curb as soon as you can. I've sent good thoughts east, now I'll just do a half-twist and send them west to you.

    I'm so glad you had fun, Mike. You deserve it.

    Speaking of deserving things, I think Xscent deserves at least a week of restful sleep in her own comfy bed, preferably with sheets gently scented with Bois des Iles. And I'm all for you making Paris an annual pilgrimage, my dear. Since my own Paris trip has been moved back another year. Sigh. But I'll get there, dangit. And I will make it a priority.

    Count me among those who look forward to the "Quarry flourish." You have a gift, sister!

    It's still crazy busy at work, but I'm staying home today due to the snow and sort of half-assing the work from home thing. After my 14-hour day yesterday, I'm taking it easy today.

    Yesterday I tested Tam Dao EDP, but I'll need to try it side-by-side with EDT. My sense is that the sandalwood (or cedar wood, depending on whether you're a Tam Dao fan ) in the EDP is deeper. It doesn't feel that much creamier, though. It's like if you applied an HDR filter to the EDT.

    Today I'm REALLY enjoying -- again -- Comme des Garcons Zagorsk. I suspect I already know what I'm taking to the spa with me.

    Happy hump day, everyone. xxxooo
    Last edited by ExtremeK; 5th February 2014 at 08:03 PM.
    Currently wearing: Tam Dao by Diptyque

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    I have never experienced this before with French SAs or any SAs come to think of it. I'm bewildered you have been on the receiving end of such service (or lack of). Thanks for the heads up.
    OK, maybe I was exaggerating .. slightly Most SAs are charming, but occasionally you think, Aha! That wouldn't happen anywhere else.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by ErinK View Post
    Evangeline, why, don't you smell lovely! Good luck in your classes today - I am sure you will do just fine!
    Thanks, Erin - they weren't too bad, but I'm sure I'll be a bit sore tomorrow. The dance world has a way of making you pay for three weeks of slacking off.

    I'm in the dreamy, creamy, honey-drenched magnolias of L'Instant de Guerlain edp this afternoon ...y'all have a good one!


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeK View Post
    I'm so glad you had fun, Mike. You deserve it.



    Yesterday I tested Tam Dao EDP, but I'll need to try it side-by-side with EDT. My sense is that the sandalwood (or cedar wood, depending on whether you're a Tam Dao fan ) in the EDP is deeper. It doesn't feel that much creamier, though. It's like if you applied an HDR filter to the EDT.
    Thanks!

    Yep, Tam Dao EdP is very much richer and I get that subtle whiff of coconut in it also which keeps it very 'tropical' feeling for me. I will be finishing my mini atomizer soon. I am such a sandalwood nut.
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    I completely forgot to post my scent of today! It's Balmain de Balmain extrait for me!
    I had an exciting day, I made the final choice for my new frame, the lenses have been ordered and the guy told me he would have them ready end of next week! Amazing!!!! My lenses are a challenge and it usually takes three weeks, I am excited!
    Dark tortoise shell, Prada. Should I wear a Prada fragrance with these?
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    Quarry and Xscent, you both write beautifully.
    Good luck with the bra's Quarry!\

    Jujy, hope you perk up soon.
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    Mike, glad your date went well. Your date was a lucky guy!
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    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Froufrou, I love the look in the new glasses! You look tres chic! (you French speakers, did I get that right? I know I missed an accent in there somewhere but I'm in a laptop, can't be bothered coming up with accented e's...) Great choice, I love tortoise shell frames. (That's what mine are, too.) Also, your hair is to die for! What great news that you will be getting them sooner than you expected!

    (((ExtremeK))) good to see you too, sister!! I can't wait to finally sniff L'eau d'Hiver: it's been on my radar so long now. I think I still owe you a bit of some iris something or other, I know I dropped off planet earth for a bit but I haven't forgotten you.

    Evangeline: ouch, three weeks off from barre, I bet your calves will have something to say about that tomorrow! But I'm sure your body will get right back into the habit in no time and pick up right where it left off.

    Mike, can't believe you're holding out on us like this, but I'm so glad you had a good (read: hot) time! Did y'all make plans to see each other again?

    I had a nice girls night out: Mexican food, complete with a margarita and a half - oh, how I've blown my diet today. Back on the horse tomorrow.

    SOTE is No. 5 edt, of unknown vintage. Ebay purchase, not sure how to date it, but guessing it's 90s. Doesn't really matter, though, it's heaven in a black plastic bottle.
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    Many thanks, Xscent! Must look up that poem. You're all smelling beautiful today. As for me, I've sprayed on several in testing mode. Going to wash them all off and retire in ... in ... my sample of FM's Portrait of a Lady. Nite all.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    I'm glad you had a fun date, Mike!

    It took the 3 of us several hours to clear the ice-covered snow, even with the snowblower. And more is expected Sunday into Monday, and again possibly next Thursday. Schools are racking up a lot of snow days to be made up in June. But that's Connecticut for you!



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