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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    Foustie, Yes, I have been away far too long too. I had something bad to deal with too. I do feel very bad about it because I was to host a blind sniff and I just dropped out, and then I didn't dare to come back, so there you are.... Or here I am...
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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, 13 February, 2014.

    Bright Leaf by Murdock
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    Xscent, well I am positioning myself in a comfy deck chair all ready to sip cocktails, champagne (it's a common drink here today it seems)... almost everything in fact. . I will add to the leisure time summer feeling by applying Tihota from a large decant. Will I be handsome and fragrant enough for you sun deck? ^^

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.



    Gres-Cabochard
    'Hard-headed' in French.
    I'm wearing the vintage parfum.
    This is an ivory-billed woodpecker
    believed extinct until sighted in Florida
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    Good afternoon. Yes! Finally in the Reglisse Noire.

    Kumquat, we have lots of varieties of woodpeckers in Florida - we have more bird species than almost anywhere - but usually we see either the "big" or "little" woodpeckers, as we call them - Pileated and Red-Bellied, respectively. Pileated are big and have a big ol' crest of red on their heads. The Red-Bellied woodpeckers have (round) red heads, not red bellies...So cute, black and white bars all down their backs.

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    I'm all a-wiggle to see you Foustie.

    Hard-headed? I had no idea that was a translation for Cabochard.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    Hi everybody, and a special hi to (((Foustie))). Good to see you! And cello, aren't you smelling divine? That was my SOTD yesterday. You and I are most definitely scent sisters!

    Froufrou, such a pretty picture of your table and new glasses! I know you are so relieved to have them.

    I had a perfume dream last night. I was in a boutique that sold lovely handknit sweaters, totes, tiny knitting kits (they were adorable) etc, and had a little perfume section as well. I must have had Iris Prima (which I have never sniffed) on the brain last night because that is what I requested to try. The SA sprayed it on a little white handkerchief and stuffed it in my face. It smelled lovely but she wouldn't spray it on my skin so I wasn't buying.

    Anyway today I'm sampling current No. 19 edp against vintage No. 19. My impressions: the top notes are where the biggest difference lies. Vintage opens sharp, bitter, mossy, and herbal, whereas the current starts off more ladylike, fresher, and even a bit sweet in comparison as it is missing that chypre sharpness of the vintge. Iris is noticeable right off the bat in the current edp. In first 30 minutes or so they are like identical twin sisters that you can still tell apart mostly by their unique styles: one is pretty and polished, the other is edgier with a sharper tongue. An hour or so in they are nearly idential; the main difference I can detect is current is slightly less mossy and bitter; it's like some of sharp edges of the vintage have been rounded off and polished. I maybe like the vintage slightly more for its edge in the oakmoss department, but all in all and I can't complain at all about this purchase.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by saminlondon View Post
    I'm sampling Nuit de Noël extrait today (a bit late, I know), still trying to find the 'key' to Caron!

    Larimar has hidden the key as he wants all the extrait for himself. He may lend it to you if you bribe him with a bottle of burgundy, but I wouldn't bank on it . He may have even changed the locks by now .


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    I will be generous, Jon, and leave the Noel thing to Sam, although a bottle or two of a nice burgundy would certainly help... *innocent look*
    Forgot to welcome back dear Foustie

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    Oh, big smoochies back to you Larimar, xxxxx, and thank you everyone.

    Oriza L Legrand Chypre Mousse tonight. I would recommend that you get a hold of the sample set if you can guys. It costs buttons.These are very interesting.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    You go, ComDiva! We've gotten heavy snow all day. The three of us all went out to snowblow and shovel to reduce the total we'll have to deal with later. We've removed 6-7 inches already and still it comes....



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    Frou Frou, a lovely scene with cup and pot--beautiful items.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    http://boisdejasmin.com/2005/11/frag...revie_3-3.html

    In this review they also use the terms 'head strong' and 'stubborn' when referring to 'Cabochard'.

    I guess I could have used a picture of a mule or a honey badger.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon all. I had time this morning before an appointment to pop into Neiman Marcus, where a kind and lovely saleslady showed me the Hermes lineup. So I am wearing Kelly Caleche EDT on one arm and Voyage d'Hermes on another. And then, squeezed in on one wrist is a squirt of Nasomotto Narcotic Venus, because I liked the bottle. The Narcotic Venus turns out to be quite nice, but the price is ... not.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    Evening all, & welcome back dear Foustie!

    FrouFrou; lovely pic! Do keep your precious new specs safe from naughty doggies, won't you?

    We had a little respite here from the nasty weather today, but it's due back again tomorrow. Xscent, l'll take some of that warm & sultry weather whenever you like!

    l wore Sheer Obsession for work today, Vanillary this evening. On my return home this evening, Mr teardrop presented me with a beautiful Valentine card & a dozen yellow roses. He wanted me to have them tonight as l'll be off early to work in the morning. So lovely to have flowers in the colour of spring, l'll take that over red any day.
    "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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    Congrats on the fbs, Mike and Xscent.

    Where is twolf?

    Flora Nymphea Guerlain.

    Edit, that was nice of Mr. Teardrop,.
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    Hednic, what a gorgeous bottle!

    Mocha, time well used! I still haven't gone to the Neiman Marcus (around the corner)
    What I did do just now is pick up my Balmain de Balmain extrait from Germany at the post office, so
    SotA (Scent of the afternoon) is:
    Balmain de Balmain extrait.

    ErinK, Quarry, teardrop, the table is pure coincidence, I had just made tea, got a phone call, rushed over to get my glasses, got home, unpacked, made a photo. And the glasses will be kept in the box in a drawer at night!

    Now I really need to get back to work!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    Foustie - welcome back ((bear hugs)) - I've never even heard of that line of fragrances
    Xscent - your neighbor gave you a bottle of ALO? Wow! I love chinotto's there's a Thierry Mugler scent with that note in it also. Sort of like Campari
    Frou Frou - luv the new frames & good luck with the bottle with the broken atomizer
    Quarry - I never liked Vol de Nuit Evasion either & I tried it several times. Totally bores me.
    Erink - thanks for the No. 19 comparisons. I was just discussing that scent last night with a guy who does makeup for Chanel, I told him I wore No. 19 and he said he'd never smelled it, so I sprayed some on him & he liked it (vintage EdC). He really liked the Antaeus also.


    I went home for work, I had to let the exterminator in, so I had a leisurely lunch and sprayed on (from my samples gifted to me when I bought my BOTTLE OF SOVA!!!):

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Foustie - welcome back ((bear hugs)) - I've never even heard of that line of fragrances
    Xscent - your neighbor gave you a bottle of ALO? Wow! I love chinotto's there's a Thierry Mugler scent with that note in it also. Sort of like Campari
    Mike my neighbour collected the ALO and holding it for me. I didn't want the package sitting in the courtyard while I was at work. The Italian side of the family drink chinotto and Campari like it's going of fashion (as do I, love the stuff).

    Hi Foustie!!! Welcome back.

    Frou Frou I would believe it! Along with Dior and Balmain they defined postwar glamour, the haute couture of that period is just divine. Love the glasses and the tea cup.

    kalli

    Mocha the heady tuberose and jasmine in Narcotic Venus is really lovely. It's a shame Nasomatto disco'd Nuda that was my favourite jasmine. I price is a bit scary but given it's an extrait in concentration it's on par with others (in case you needed some enabling ).
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    Late posting today; in fact, I'm posting this from my yoga studio. Practice starts in 10 minutes

    I gave Bois d'Iris another go today -- it's really lovely but still very fleeting on me. I refreshed (liberally) 3 times today, but it's still nearly gone. Xscent, this might actually be a good spa fragrance, it's so light on me. L'Eau d'Hiver is wonderful but a little sweeter than I want for the spa Only 16 days left! Woo hoo!

    I'm so glad you're loving the new specs, Frou Frou! They're fabulous!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Current cute constructions:
    Jujy: “Skanky wood nymph,” said about Feminite du Bois.

    I'll take a serving of champagne, but upgrade my Mounds Bar to an Almond Joy ;-).
    Thanks, Q! Re: upgrade: butbutbutbut...Almond Joy is milk chocolate, how is that anything but a lateral move, unless there is a dark choclate AJ, in which I say, "about time!"


    SOTN is still Mayotte, which is reminding me a bit of Diorella tonight. Both are big, fruity, and florat, but tonight I noticed the allure of garbage in Mayotte. Probably because I slathered it on. Newly empty-nested, I'm smellin' up my joint (;
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    Sampling Comme des Garçons Monocle Scent One: Hinoki tonight
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    Very late posting today. Wore Carthusia perfumo Via Camerelle; The freshness of lemon and bitter orange combined with notes of musk and cedar wood create a fragrance that celebrates the sea & flowers.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    Watching Season 6 of Mad Men, it's getting cold here tonight (supposed to get in the 40's!). Before bed, I'll put on some:

    Kus Kus by Bourbon French Perfumes

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    This scent always makes me think of my BN gals (Quarry, rtamar41 & Lilybelle). NoLa in a bottle.
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    MikePerez, I brought a bottle as well in Nola, I took it with me on a trip to san Fransisco, as it is one of my comfort scents, and works in hot and cold weather, but the cushion thingy inside the top was damaged, and it leaked a quarter of the juice inside my bag on the flight.
    My bag still smells lovely though

    Enjoying the Santana before going to bed...
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    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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