Hello all. Miller Harris Terre d'Iris
Hi everyone - have a great day!
Ancient Resins - Aftelier.
Hello all. Miller Harris Terre d'Iris
Lolita Lempicka edt - can't say this is very strong on me.
Maybe my sense of smell is declining! Nice, but faintly so, and
not as much aniseed as I was expecting. I recently purchased
a bottle on e-bay.
A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
Good morning all !. Blue skies and a light breeze - hallelujah . Hope all the UK contingent are making the most of this rare event - I doubt whether it will last.
SotD is Amber Oud by Kilian.
A delightful and carefully chosen Valentine's Day gift (she knows my nose ). Light, non-medicinal oud, an amber that doesn't smell like last night's vindaloo (are your ears burning Ambre Sultan ?) and a beautiful, non-cloying vanilla. It's almost drinkable.
Managed to get into the capital yesterday and came away with one purchase (certain to be today's SotE). Finally got around to trying the infamous Xerjoff Zafar in Fortnums, coming away open mouthed and contemplating - why ??. Horse manure - literally. I wondered whether I should buy a bottle to spray on my rhubarb.
Off with the binoculars to see the numerous wildfowl that have decided to visit the lake in our local park (which is considerably larger than normal !), then across to our neighbours who are doing one of their excellent cheese and wine bashes. Is there a better combination than a rich red with a pungent blue cheese ?.
G - plenty of Red Kites soaring here today, directly over the house too.
Erin, sending my very best wishes to your mother following her surgery.
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Caron - Fleurs de Rocaille
Jon a rich red and a ripe blue is only bested by more red and riper blue (yum!!!). Congrats on the Valentines gift, its beautiful.
ExtremeK I’m bereft of opera dates half the time but I dress up and go anyway. Once the curtains go up I’m oblivious to my surrounds, it’s just me and the performance. That’s my favourite cashmere wrap (aka blankie) in the Bois des Îles pic. I have a cashmere obsession that’s boardering on unhealthy. My ‘happy place’ being cocooned in cashmere and BdI. Btw wet cashmere and Mitsouko smells like barnyard full of over ripe peaches and dry hay, don’t ask me how I know this.
Trilby Lark Avigon is an inspired choice for Tosca. I was front row and could smell the incense holders wafting the most lovely trail of frankincense which when mixed with my CdR had my nose enraptured. Were you referencing the most recent Sherlock with the entirely delectable Mr Cumberbatch?
((ErinK and mum)) glad you are getting to spend time together.
((Jujy)) a belated one for Valetines. I’m glad the blues passed quickly, sounds like you had a awesome few days of music though.
Danie I love a good vintage hunt, good luck on the CdR it’s definitely worth hunting for. It would be one of my big five in a fragrance safari. Which reminds me anyone seen Kiliwia of late?
ComDiva love that you called your cat Fahner, was there a Fasolt as well?
It’s been one of rare entirely relaxing Sundays. Sublime vintage EdP today, such a gorgeous spicy floral with just a whiff of civet, sunshine in a bottle. Chanel No.5 vintage parfum and EdC tonight.
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We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ～Kahlil Gibran
Good morning. Shalimar for me. Mike - to answer your question, this is vintage extrait. I lucked into an ounce, sealed, on fleabay and it is perfect. Smooth, rich and deep.
Take care, everyone.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Hello everyone. Jon that is a really lovely post today.
Oriza L Legrand Jardins D'Armide today, from a large sample.
C'est Magique by Kesling
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Jon, Amber Oud is a great scent, I have a wee sample of it, it's definitely fb worthy, enjoy!
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Going to church wearing
Wonderwood by Comme des Garçons as my SotD (from a sample)
I caught up with a pair of red kites the week before last as I was driving to Cambs - there's a hillside pass where one's virtually guaranteed a sighting. Trouble is, there's nowhere to pull over and admire them...
I turned on the radio last night and quite by chance happened upon a programme with J.-C. Ellena (it was the Carnet d'Or programme on France Culture and is presumably available as a podcast, but it's in French). Just ordered a copy of his new book, too (la note verte). Honestly, I was less than taken with his last, but I'm keeping an open mind.
Ungaro II was my SotD.
Now, beer time.
Best to all.
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I'm having a lazy Sunday morning, so much so that I have decided to just ignore my tennis today and chill. But chores await, so at some point I will have to get motivated.
XScent, that BdI/cashmere combo is about as good as it gets! I agree!!!
I'm in Slumberhouse Jeke today, not a love but it is interesting and since I'm chilling I can pay some attention to it.
SotE is Tiziana Terenzi White Fire.
Elegantly packaged white floral, staggeringly well-priced for an extrait. It would be foolhardy attempting to upstage the magnificent Darvant (check out his stunning review in the directory) but I can heartily recommend to those appreciative of beautifully crafted perfume (that would be everyone, right ?).
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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Eau de toilette concentrée
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
((Xscent)) reciprocal hug. I'm in the midst of family turmoil. My son now lives with his siter, just a mile away, and regrettable words have been exchanged. I've had a good cry, taken a deep breath, and asked myself, "what is most important to me?" True to form, I would rather avoid conflict that be right about something. I have misgivings about being shut out of care decisions re: my son, but the greater damage is to fight over this. He's still seeing the professionals, so he is getting good enough care. I want to say to my daughter, "let's share meals and be kind to one another, and leave off what we disagree about." I'm not sure she's ready to hear that. I am sad that I don't hear from my son, but I am hopeful that time will even things out.
SOTD, today and for the next three, is aldehydic, cumin-laced clean and dirty vintage Caron Infini extrait. I'm finding I like living with a scent for a period of days. Sometimes I switch in the evening, but one scent will prevail over those days. My appreciation deepens, and I think I will end up culling my collection to the three-day-worthy. Infini mos' def is one.
What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
Good afternoon, everyone.
I sampled Magnolia Grandiflora Sandrine while exercising this morning. For my tastes, it's a nice summer or exercising scent: peppy and light. On me it travels from grapefruit and pepper to lots of lemon and hints of rose and green. I actually got very little magnolia, but it was still incredibly pleasant. And now I'm wearing Frederic Malle's Lys Mediterranee, which is exactly the kind of luscious floral I was craving.
I'm sampling Miller Harris Geranium Bourbon today and finding it a lot more subtle than I was expecting (and after a day of Arabian Oud Woody yesterday I think this is good- my olfactory system needs a day of lovely gentle drifts of scent).
'I suggest we learn to love ourselves before it's made illegal.'
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Ô, Eau Fraîche, vintage
Hugs to everyone.
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(((jujy))), time can be a great healer - here's hoping the communication breakdown will resolve itself in due course. It is reassuring to hear that he is still in good hands.
Oh good grief. Just as I said I was not loving Slumberhouse Jeke, today I am loving it. I'm a sucker for a good benzoin note, and the drydown of this one is making me smile. It's been a while since a fragrance has made me smile. Feels good.
((jujy)) I'm sure that's very hard right now. Keep the lines of communication open; he will come back to you in time.
I'm wearing Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare-- one of many rose perfumes that are bound to be destroyed if the EU bans eugenol. Maybe my username will become Zero Roses?
Good afternoon, all. Yesterday and today Black Orchid.
Took the kids to the state fair yesterday. We kept mainly to the ag tents, and saw all the show animals, narrowly missed seeing a calf born, there was a demonstration of spinning angora into yarn and lots and lots of fancy chickens and other fowl. Also we saw "paso fino" competition at the horse side of the fair.
One of the cutest moments, though, was seeing this baby goat sleeping on the back of a mama sheep.
Robin, that is adorable! A very accepting sheep, that one.