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

    Xscent, I have Bottega Veneta, lol, I guess I should resniff it, I don't remember getting too much leather from it. Haven't tried the others.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Alright, I'm fresh and settled on PHI: Une Rose de Kandehar for today.

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

    Mmmm, lemon curd

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

    Thanks everyone for the cute comments on my 'date'. We spoke a whole bunch yesterday (via text messages) and I will most likely see him again this weekend. I'm still getting to know him, which I look forward to doing. In the meantime, it's nice to get the attention. Oh, and one of his favorite scents is The Dreamer by Gianni Versace.


    FrouFrou - LOVE the glasses. I have always wanted to own Prada frames. Glad to hear they will be ready quicker than you'd expected.
    Larimar - is vintage MdM a bit different than the 'new' juice I own? What kind of bottle did it come in?
    jujy54 - listen to your brother. Self care is the best antidote to family drama. ((bear hugs))
    I have always wanted to taste lemon curd, and now I think I will buy some next time I see it. I am a sucker for tart/sweet tastes. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

    I applied a little too much of my sample of:

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    This morning, at the copier, one of my co-workers (a recent transplant from Paris, France) asked me 'what is that smell!?'. It was me. I wasn't sure if he liked the smell or not, but (like many Slumberhouse scents) it's impossible NOT to smell it.
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    Twolf, wishing you well!

    Xscent, Very clever of you to dress versatile, and I hop you will have a great evening! I love opera.

    Mike, Thank you! They happened to be the nicest frames, I think they will be comfortable as well. They also had a very cool Bulgari frame. It does sound as if I am going after ''brands'' but I'm not, I just want a cool frame, and with my coca-bottle lenses there's no use in trying to be subtle about the glasses, they will be noticed.

    It suddenly got cold here in Dallas and it's snowing!
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    Erin, I am sorry, I bake pretty much like I cook, kamikaze style without a recipe...Basically any vanilla cake recipe, if you substitute buttermilk for the milk, will come out more tender and tasty; the problem I've run into is that they are often too delicate to live, can't be stacked up to make a birthday sort of cake, even if not splitting them. This one, I put an extra egg white or 2 (since the yolks went into the curd) and this stiffened it a wee bit.

    I'm a proponent of buttermilk in all sorts of baked goods, LOL, not sure why it works like that but it is magical. And it's self-perpetuating, the culture in storebought buttermilk is sturdy enough that when it gets low, you can just fill the bottle with regular lowfat or skim milk and leave it out overnight, in the morning it will be all buttermilk.

    Sorry so off topic! Lemon curd smells amazing

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    Too womanly for me but it is relaxing.

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    Oh, a 'what's that smell?' comment huh? That could be good or bad, depending on how it was said. Did you mention it was your perfume, Mike?

    Robin, thanks for the buttermilk tip. I only tried to bake a cake from total scratch once, lol, there was a reason it was only once, LOL.
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    ​Mazzolari-
    Fleurs D'Oranger
    ​Jasmine, Orange Blossom, White Musk
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    I like lemoncurd too. I will try the buttermilk-in-baked-goods! I can't abide the taste of it to drink, but I will definitely try it. I make almost all my food from scratch.
    I don't think that talking about food is that very far off topic; food and scent are related.
    I discovered these great sherbets, made by somebody local and sold at the Central Market, all from natural flavors, and they are amazing! I keep thinking ''this is something to give to basenoters'', lavender sherbet, Chamomile, lemon verbena, ginger and lime! Like eating frozen perfume almost.
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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. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Well, it seems there are building-wide heating issues of the type that spring up when it gets near or below freezing in the south, so all ballet classes have been cancelled for the day. I went for a long run instead, and am now luxuriating in rich, velvety roses, thanks to your tip, ExtremeK, about Laurie's reworked Vintage Rose ...which I can't ever remember the name of so I'm babbling and procrasti ...Rose Volupté, that's it! I'm in Sonoma Scent Studio's opulent Rose Volupté for the afternoon.




    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    I discovered these great sherbets, made by somebody local and sold at the Central Market, all from natural flavors, and they are amazing! I keep thinking ''this is something to give to basenoters'', lavender sherbet, Chamomile, lemon verbena, ginger and lime! Like eating frozen perfume almost.
    These sherbets sound incredible, FrouFrou. I make French macarons with flower and herbal essences, and I even modeled one after Guerlain Insolence, with violet and raspberry - sooo tasty, and perfumey! You're right - it's like eating beautiful, delicious perfume. I also love flavoring cocktails with flowers; rose, lavender and orange blossoms are some of my favorites ...and it's hard to beat lemonade infused with French lavender in the summer!

    eta - lemon curd is also a very classic macaron filling, and it's *especially* good with a delicate rose-flavored shell.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Joining the lemon curd loveathon - toast it is for me too, teardrop. The best way


    FrouFrou, the new glasses suit you perfectly and I imagine many women would give their right arm for such a stunning head of hair.


    Erin, echoing Xscent's sentiments - you'll be a special catch when Mr Right arrives. Remember, the best things in life are worth waiting for.



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    Pleased to hear things went well, Mike. Keep us posted !.

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    Mike, this is my vintage bottle - a huge 200 ml splash. Yes, it's a bit different, but not much. Judging the topnotes is tricky with a vintage, but the older has a more manly vibe initially (I can't name the note, but it's in Heritage, too). Both are very quiet, the older more longlived, but both need a generous application.

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    Greetings on what has apparently become Lemon Curd Thursday.
    L'Heure Bleue under my red plaid, flannel shirt today.
    Hardly recognized you in the Prada specs and red locks, Frou. Always stylish whatever you wear.
    Hugs to all.
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    Evening All,

    I played around with costus and castoreum earlier and now I smell quite filthy.
    Larimar - you smell incredible today (as every day). I really ought to wear MdM more often.

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

    Joined the estimable Larimar in Mouchoir de Monsieur today. Golly, the new stuff is filthy. Love it!

    Xscent - I'm pleased to hear that Otello hit the spot. I much prefer late Verdi to all the middling rum-ti-tum stuff (Falstaff is my favourite). The more Wagnerian, the better, as far as I'm concerned

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

    FrouFrou, yes on the glasses. The frames compliment your hair and complexion.

    Robin-inFL, I seldom use recipes myself. I love improvising.
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    double post - this can be deleted...
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    g, I have never read the novel, but don't even get me started on the movie. I had a first date, years ago, who took me to Blockbuster and invited me to pick out the movie rental. He had never seen Perfume and so that's what we rented based on my gushing recommendation. Unfortunately, I think he may have been a wee little bit disturbed by the movie and he never called me again, hehe. I guess, Robin, Perfume is my test. If you don't call me ever again after we watch it on a date, you fail.

    (((Jon))) and (((Xscent))) for your sweet little compliments. Thank you for the encouragement and Xscent I should say the same thing right back at you, to the 100th power!

    Mike, I literally laughed out loud at your story of your coworker's question about the smell and it being you. So funny!
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    Mike, you should ahve said ''Merveilleux n'est pas?''

    Evangeline, I drip some rose water over them lavender sherbet: merveilleuse!

    I thought ''Perfume'' (the movie) was very sad. Yeah great that he could make that magic perfume, but those poor girls.. They had a life, and hopes and a future, and he destroyed them. And whoever made the movie didn't care about them. (typical for movies) But nothing is worth those deaths.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    kalli, ErinK and Frou Frou - No, I did not say anything to him. These French, they're not sensitive about their comments about things they do not like. If I'd told him it was me he might've insulted me. I just walked away (probably trailing the scent LOL). On another note, one of my co-worker buddies walked into my office & immediately said 'it smells like maple syrup here!'. I said 'it's me'. He made a silly face. So I said 'F*ck you'. And then he shut up.
    Larimar - thanks. Yes, I'm familiar with that bottle, I have seen them use it for Habit Rouge and Imperiale also. How lovely. That 'note' that you smell also in Heritage, I wonder if it's sandalwood?

    I personally loved the novel (and movie) 'Perfume', especially the score and cinematography in the film, which was quite well done. Remember, on BN, when that movie came out and some perfumers made a box-set where they re-created the scents from the movie. For like a crazy amount of $. I think one of the perfumers was Christophe Laudmiel.

    Went home for lunch, came back to the office doused in:

    Splash Forte by IUNX



    My decant is almost gone. Ack!!! I can't afford more of this. LOL
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    I was the recipient of a (somewhat rare) scent compliment from my husband today while wearing Mazzolari-Fleurs D'Oranger. He asked about it twice! Really digging it.
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    Congratulations! My husband is very stingy with compliments about my perfumes..
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    I'm wearing Gucci Eau de Parfum (the brown juice) today .... mmmmm secksay!

    Note to self: check out lemon curd! Sounds yummy.

    FrouFrou, LOVE the new glasses! I need new ones and can't decide what I want.

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    Sampling YSL L'Homme tonight
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Fancy that, I am sampling MdM this evening as well. It's very interesting indeed!

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    Shades of bleu, the hubby made photo's of me wearing different frames and I had my friends vote, majority vote, including the hubby were for the Prada!

    My SotE ''Knowing'' Estee Lauder. New purchase from Ebay!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    So after reading this thread, I went and looked up the movie, 'Perfume'. I watched it. I am now, officially creeped out. I should have known better! Not my kind of movie. The concept would have been cool sans all the murdering.

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

    To bed once again in L'Heure Bleue EdP.
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