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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    I've been MIA a few days ... work has been really really busy. I get home too late and too tired to walk down to the computer. I'm off today and tomorrow though, so catching up on some much-needed rest! I'm wearing Todd Oldham today, not taking the easy way out in fragrance. This is loud and boozy; too much for work, but nice to wear at home.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon everyone. We're having another big snowfall today, but since it's President's Day it's easy to stay inside and enjoy the snow-globe effect.

    Xscent, I had planned to wear Une Fleur de Cassie, as well, but my Enlevement au Serail arrived and I had to wear that instead. It makes me feel content.

    I am new, obviously, but I am struck by the warm atmosphere here, as so many of you remark. Thank you to everyone for making this new member feel welcome. Especially Mike, who is so very kind. Mike, I do have a sample of Grandiflora Magnolia Michel which on first sniff seems more floral than the lovely citrus Sandrine. I will report back.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    It's a beautiful, sunny, 63F in my neck of the woods and I'm wearing Coeur de Vetiver Sacre by L'Artisan.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    Evening all,

    Kiliwia; lovely to see you, & l hope your year is getting better.

    Jon; you mentioned quite a few people that l miss, too. l do hope they are all ok.

    Back to grey skies & rain here today & a manic Monday for me too. l wore Seville a l'Aube to try & keep the sunshine from yesterday in my nose & heart, but it was tough going. Snuggling up in vintage Samsara EDT this evening.
    "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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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    Oh Kumquat, I adore the artwork you've shared. I have a thing for botanical artwork. So quaint and precise and the color is always gorgeous. And you smell fantastic to boot!

    Mocha, you are so right, this place couldn't be any friendlier, and Mike certainly is a sweet spirit! So glad you are feeling like a part of the group so quickly, that is always a good sign!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    Erink - you're welcome. I say, try it if it's easy to get a sample. Mind you, I am sampling the Water Perfume, not the Oil. But if I were you I'd try the Le Labo first. It was love at first sniff.
    Kiliwia - welcome back!!!
    danieq - yeah I guess Norell was pretty popular when it came out, for my mom to own a bottle. I remember being a little boy and watching her put on her makeup, to get dressed, and she would ask me to pick her fragrance for her, from her nightstand. And I always picked Norell. I remember that clearly. I always loved the way it smelled on her. I wore it Saturday night, but I have to say, it didn't smell exactly the same to me. I wasn't sure if this was because I was smelling a re-formulated version, or if my nose has evolved. Also, I had just come from the gym, and so my body temperature was very hot. I might have burnt-through the scent too quickly. I have to sample it again. Floral chypres are not really my thing (I prefer the fruity or leather ones) but this scent is just chock-full of memories for me.
    shadesofbleu - ((bear hugs)) for you, just because
    Mocha - you're very welcome. I am happy to welcome you, as many that were here before me welcomed me when I was a new person on BN. Stick around, you'll learn a lot, smell fantastic and then you can welcome new people also. That's how it works here.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Worrying about Twolf. Wondering about Kiliwia. Kiliwia might be subject to the I-went-to-a-BN-meet-up-and-will-now-fade-from-view experience.
    Lol, no that definitely isn't what happened, I just got a little overwhelmed with too many things to do. I share your concern about Twolf, I haven't heard from her for some time, think I'll write to her. Also, Elizrj, I have her address too. I did pm her but didn't get a response. Thank you Xscent, Danieq, ErinK, Frou Frou, Jon, Extreme K, teardrop and Mike for the sweet comments. My brother is doing better than he was last week, so things are looking up.

    Welcome to the Scent ot the Day group, Mocha! So glad to have you join us!!

    Wearing the always interesting Dune this evening. With notes including aldehydes, bergamot, Brazilian rosewood, peony, jasmine, lily, rose, treacle-mustard, ylang ylang, ambergris, benzoin, oakmoss, musk, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla.



    Have a great evening, everyone! xoxo
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    ((((kiliwia)))! Smelling good there!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    Xscent, you will be en pointe? Where? Occasion? Merde!
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    I quite enjoy getting saddle sore myself with Royal Delight - the problem with Zafar definitely lies further back and a little lower down .
    James Bond or James Herriott ?. I'll wear the tuxedo, drive the Aston Martin and leave the wellies and Land Rover for someone else. Any takers ?.
    Jon being a city girl get I ride very rarely and even then it's at a meandering pace. I do love Astons, my neighbour drives a Vantage (I’m still waiting delivery on my ‘fun’ car it's not an Aston though). I must see if the inside of the glove box smells like M and I'll take the rover and wellies in case you get bogged and need rescuing.

    Mocha I have been craving Une Fleur de Cassie recently so I’m sure I will be in your very good company soon.

    FrouFrou thank you! I love this fragrance it has the most gorgeous spicy lilac accord, not what you expect from Guerlain but it's utterly enchanting.

    Tuesday morning for me, the delightful Bel Respiro for this morning run, now off to the office.
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    Xscent, you make me very intrigued, I always sort of passed Guerlinade by thinking sort of ''basic Guerlain'', but now I think I will need to have a closer sniff at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    Xscent, you will be en pointe? Where? Occasion? Merde!
    Jujy I've been doing pre pointe work for a year and last night I (barely and briefly) danced en point in ballet class. I haven't donned point shoes almost two decades! Madness but fun.
    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    I went to ballet classes as a young girl....
    I'm not joining in, I have this image in my mind....

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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.”
    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    Xscent, you make me very intrigued, I always sort of passed Guerlinade by thinking sort of ''basic Guerlain'', but now I think I will need to have a closer sniff at it.
    Please do! It hasn't got that expected Guerlain complexity but it's worthwhile seeking out if you like lilac. I received my bottle for Christmas (limited edition from 1998). Kumquat recently acquired a bottle as well. I think you can still find them occasionally. If you have trouble locating some let me know.

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    I will check it out. A good lilac is very rare.
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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. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    Yes, there is Geurlinade on EBay and probably other places, it's just expensive as all get out. :-/

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    FrouFrou another good one is Puredistance Opardu, I'm almost through my vial and will be upgrading to 60mls. It's divine.
    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    Kumquat I was a bit heartbroken when I realised backups of this beauty would be highly unlikely.
    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    It's pretty sad what you have to pay for some good stuff. This was $400 50ml.

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    Yikes! Then again I suspect it was not cheap when released either.
    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 17 February, 2014.

    Sampling Bond No. 9 New Haarlem tonight
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