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    Default S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Hi everyone - have a super day!

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    Opera this evening (Otello) and I just knew today of all days my meetings would run over. Thank goodness I had the presence of mind this morning grab a few essentials and wear a LBD that goes from office to opera with a quick change of heels, dab of perfume and swipe of red lipstick.

    Really looking forward tonights production which features the Cape Town Chorus. The beauty of their collective voices is like a punch to the heart. In loads of Cuir de Russie vintage extrait. Take care everyone experiencing inclement weather, hoping Twolf is okay. Must dash, I’ll catch up with you all later.

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    Vintage Mouchoir de Monsieur for today!
    Keep warm!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Otello! Love it, played it. The bass section brings the bad news in Act IV—I have to love that!

    Had a good conversation last night w/my bro, who reminded me to hang cool, do what I love, and stay out of the drama. My son is staying with my daughter, who, urged on by my feckless ex no doubt, is isolating my son from me. My antidote to all this was to pick up new sheet music just arrived from Amazon and work on a Piazzolla tango. Take that!

    Up early, still in SOTN L'Heure Bleue, which by the way, is not a bad tango scent. Not wanting to waste Caron Acaciosa on middle-schoolers, SOTD will be loud and proud Amarige.
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    Oscar by Oscar de la Renta.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Good morning all !. Enjoy your evening Xscent - I guarantee you will be the finest smelling person there


    SotD is Bottega Veneta EDP.








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    Hello all. Lolita Lempicka original edp.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Hello everyone. Shalimar is working its magic on this very cold but thankfully dry morning.

    Wish you all a very good day.
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    Hello all,
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    Sampling Parfumerie Generale L'Eau Rare Matale 06 today
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    Hi all,

    FrouFrou; your new frames look super-stylish, & you have beautiful hair!

    Erin; glad to hear you had an enjoyable night out!

    (((jujy)))

    Yes, where *is* Wolfie, & Elizrj?

    l'm experimenting today with layering Mona di Orio's Cuir with Memoirs of a Trespasser by lmaginary Authors. lt's quite successful, actually; the meaty smokiness of the former is tempered nicely by the boozy, woody vanilla of the latter, & gives it added depth. Nice!
    "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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    Good afternoon everybody.

    Milano Caffé in a sunny day, for a change.

    ((Jujy)) and eveyone in need
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    For those of you in the U.K., what is this lemon curd stuff I have just discovered? It is so yummy. Someone in the store was going on and on about how good it is, so, I got some. Imported from England. Seriously good stuff.

    I am wondering about those two as well teardrop, as well as PerfumedLady and Whitefluffy.

    I need to test more leather perfumes, hard to find one to really like so far. Cuir de Russie was close but ya, too much leather lol.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Good morning, everyone -

    I'm off to see the wee ballerinas in Dior Addict ...a bit of a rich and decadent treat for so early in the day, but I couldn't resist. I might have gotten a bit overzealous with the spraying, though - Tony just said he could smell me comin' and goin'.

    Y'all have a wonderful day!



    kalli - lemon curd isn't just a UK thing. It's basically what goes into a lemon meringue pie. You can find a million recipes on the internet, but it's made with fresh lemon zest and juice, butter, eggs, and milk or cream - really simple and delicious. My mom and I recently made a *ton* of it with my dad's bumper crop of Meyer lemons ...some "seriously good stuff", you're right about that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post

    If I were to be stuck on the London Eye, I could think of worse persons to be with than Mme. Cotillard
    Aanyway, revisiting a sample of Cartier's L'Heure Mystérieuse today.
    Enjoy Verdi, Xscent.
    Best to all.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Oh, I have never seen it for sale here before but I was thinking it tasted like pie filling. Dior Addict, heard it's being discontinued? I think there was a thread on the male threads.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    If I were to be stuck on the London Eye, I could think of worse persons to be with than Mme. Cotillard
    Oh, so could I, g! I have *such* a crush on her.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Oh, I have never seen it for sale here before but I was thinking it tasted like pie filling. Dior Addict, heard it's being discontinued? I think there was a thread on the male threads.
    You can find it for sale in many specialty/gourmet stores, but it's really best to make it yourself, and it's quite easy, too.

    I don't know anything about Addict being discontinued, though I'm not too worried about it - I'm quite sure I have enough!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Lightning post (with hugs to Jujy and anyone else who could use one!), and back to work in Les Nereides Oriental Lumpur. Fortunately the curry note is supporting rather than front and center, so I don't smell like take-out.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Kalli, have you tried Cuir Ottoman? lt's leather with a cuddly, sweet & powdery aspect. MdO's Cuir is way too much meaty leather for me on its own; no sweetness whatsoever.

    As for lemon curd; it's delish on toast, but *never* try to make a lemon meringue pie with store-bought curd. l tried it once when l was very young, & the curd just melted & leaked out everywhere!
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    Teardrop, thank ou!

    Balmain de Balmain extrait for me today.

    Yes, I believe Dior Addict is discontinued. As is Balmain de Balmain. There is a sticky on the general forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    For those of you in the U.K., what is this lemon curd stuff I have just discovered? It is so yummy. Someone in the store was going on and on about how good it is, so, I got some. Imported from England. Seriously good stuff.

    I am wondering about those two as well teardrop, as well as PerfumedLady and Whitefluffy.

    I need to test more leather perfumes, hard to find one to really like so far. Cuir de Russie was close but ya, too much leather lol.
    Kalli, Lemon Curd is easy to make, you don't need to import it from England... I have a funny story about that, actually. Had a party for youngest daughter's birthday last year, and made a remarkably successful homemade cake (from ingredients!) buttermilk vanilla cake with whipped cream and lemon curd filling and buttercream frosting. A dad at the party was appreciating the cake and asked what was the filling, I said "whipped cream and lemon curd" and he gave me a very penetrating stare and said "You made that lemon curd?" very sternly. I said "yes" and he said "Good." like I'd passed some kind of test. It cracked me up, but I think he was bothered by the spectre of a homemade cake being ruined somehow by storebought lemon curd.

    Anyway, it's easy to make. Lime curd is great too.

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    Reglisse Noire for today

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    I did buy here, the way it sounded, it was like I made a purchase directly from the U.K. lol

    Teardrop, nope never tried that one.

    Robin, lol! Looks like you passed the test.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Kalli, try A Fleur de Peche by KM. Very nice, soft floral leather. Definitely softer the CdR.

    lemon curd = delish!

    Off to shower so no scent yet.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Good morning!

    Robin
    , that is hilarious!! And that cake sounds absolutely phenomenal. Can you share the source of the recipe? I have never made lemon curd before but it sounds like something I'd like to try. And I love baking, so this cake sounds like something I must try!

    (((jujy))) Good for you for doing your best to keep your spirits up.

    Seriously, Xscent, could you be any more glam? LBD, red lipstick, heels, and naughty Chanel...rawr! It's so much fun living vicariously through you.

    I just got back from a doctor's appointment. I was sitting in the waiting room and this obnoxious man was hassling the receptionist about them not taking American Express and being a general pain in the you-know-where, and this very dissheveled, sweet looking man with a freezer size ziploc bag full of pills (who had had to small talk with the jerk before he was called to the receptionist) made eye contact with me and I rolled my eyes and gave him a conspiratorial grin; he just shook his head and said, "It takes all kinds to make the world go round," and then gave me a knowing grin and eye roll. There's just something about sharing little moments like that with strangers that is so delightful.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Home, kicked off the heels and happy to be catching up with you fragrant bunch

    ((Jujy)) play on and let the Beast be your therapy. The Act III finale was something to behold, the effect of multiple vocals parts over full chorus over active orchestra was electric.

    Jon smelling mighty fine yourself, I must remember to wear Bottega Veneta more often.

    The darling ((ErinK)) your sweet words following Quarry’s sweet post had me a little teary. Glad you enjoyed your night out, now do it more often please. Also saw your post on wedding day scent thread, whoever wins your heart will have found one of the best. People come and go and then there will be the one you simply can’t let go.

    Thanks G this Verdi is definitely more Wagneresque than Rig, Trav and Trov.

    Saminlondon I couldn’t imagine anyone not being nice to you. Glad to hear it’s a rare occurrence and that you have it sussed.

    Frou Frou oh la la! LOVE the glasses and the fiery locks (I have tortoiseshell too!). You could rock any scent with those on, very well chosen and thank you for the kind words yesterday (hugs).

    Kalli lemon curd + vanilla ice-cream = yumminess and +1 on lime curd too. Have you tried the more ‘polite’ leathers? Some that come to mind are Kelly Calèche (citrusy/ suede leather), Cuir Lancōme (Floral/soft leather), Bottega Veneta (patch/soft suede) or Daim Blond (fruity/spicy/smooth suede).

    ((ExtremeK)) hoping a week of restful sleep will come eventually. Bois des Îles works terrifically as a sheet scent, I would be getting no sleep if it was M . As for Paris I’ll be that annoying voice that harps on at you until you book your ticket.

    Quarry LOL reengineer bras. Oh the humanity! The things we have to go through to support our ‘girls’.

    Mike Ding, Ding, Ding! Sounds like you found a winner. Did the date end midnight the next day perhaps? Bravo for getting back out there, my heart is doing a happy dance for you.

    One day I’m going to be able to sit through an opera without tears. Verdi’s score and Boito’s libretto weaves powerful magic. More vintage Cuir de Russie for bed tonight, even if sleep eludes me my nose will be in a state of unconscious bliss.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Hello-

    It's going to be a Dior Addict day!

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