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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat
    Quarry, so glad you're grooving on Profumum Neroli! I always think I can hear bees buzzing when I wear it. If you wanted to add some of Mr. Profumo's Hyraceum or even (if you're brave) Civit, this is a dead ringer for vintageCaron- Narcisse Noir!

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    Kumquat, that is so interesting. You don't have a recipe for reproducing Caron's vintage Violette Précieuse, do you?

    I think I'm just ready for spring, and violet (now that I can finally smell it after years of developing the senses to do so) produces that floral re-awakening experience. Thus, today's Bois de Violette. Mike, I have to say that, at least for today, this violet is really working. Maybe it helped to dump a lot on. Only Caron's VP is better than Lutens’ BdV for me. I have to see if I have a sample of Bois et Fruits around. I think I liked that just as much as the BdV. The dry down of Fille en Aiguilles, which I know you like, gives me an impression of Feminite du Bois. FeA’s top notes are busier and spicier though for sure. What with the upcoming Scent Bar visit, I think I'll haul out the 250-sample tray and see if there's something else I might want to buy besides Cadjmere.



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.



    SotD - Wonderwood by Comme des Garçons (from a sample)

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    ErnK, lovely picture again!
    I'm in Amazone Hermès
    mixed with Eau de Cheval

    With my new glasses, my horse, and smelling of Amazone. Perfect.
    And my hands are too high. I was asking him to lift his head, Arabs tend to bend their necks too much and in the wrong place.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Hello everyone -

    I'm back home for a while. I'm not quite ready to talk about all the stuff that's been going on (and I don't want to derail the thread and turn it into a bummer!) but I wanted to check in and see what y'all are up to, as well as thank you for your kind and generous support when I announced our sad news. But in brief, there's still a lot to be done; we're going back to Angers for a few weeks in March and then we'll most likely spend the summer there as well ...silver linings and all that. But life keeps going on and there's stuff that needs doing here, too ...so here I am, getting things done. I've been wearing Aunt Syl's perfumes, many of which are now mine, all week, trying my best to remember her in them. Today it's vintage Diorling, 70s extrait. This sure is some special stuff. ♥





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    Hugs and good wished for you Evangeline.
    I agree, scent is such a large part of memory, when my parents died I wore my mums old jacket because it smelled so much of her.
    There's no stepping on heels?
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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. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeK View Post
    More hugs for danie and George. I'll wave at you ( and maybe Quarry, too) when I land in Phoenix.
    ExtremeK, I've been enjoying your spa anticipation in conjunction with my own vacay anticipation. Ten more days for you, 27 more for me (so says Kindle countdown widget on my home screen).
    Frou Frou, your photo makes me feel happy. Oh, just to see dust kicked up again.
    (((Evangeline))) You are richer in your soul for all the good you are sending out and experience you are taking in during this significant passage. I know that your family, both those on this side of the pearly gates and Aunt Syl on the other side, appreciates what you’re doing.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Evening all,

    ((((((((Evangeline)))))))) it's lovely to see you, you are in my thoughts.

    Erin, thanks for another charming pic. So poignant to think that was taken in Belgium just before the First World War; like a time of innocence before the horror that took place there.

    FrouFrou; love your photo, too.

    Wearing L'Heure Bleue 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. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Robin-in-FL - your story about Alien and your two kids made me giggle. Kids are so funny about fragrances. Nonetheless, I bet you when they grow up, even the one who doesn't like how it smells is going to think about you whenever they smell that scent. I always think about my mom when I smell what she used to wear (she doesn't wear fragrances anymore due to her allergies). And thanks for the lotion recommendation. I wasn't aware they had a fragrance free one.
    jujy54 - hip replacement surgery!? WOW. Sounds like you're mentally prepared for it. ((bear hugs))
    Quarry - yeah, I can see what you mean about the drydown of FeA having a Bois' 'feel' to it. And I too took years to 'get' violet in fragrances. Sometimes I still mis-identify it. That Armani Prive leather scent I just tested a week ago was loaded with violet and it took me reading reviews of the scent before my nose went 'oh THAT'S what that is!'. Cadjmere, huh? I've never smelled that PG. Make sure that Scent Bar has it in the store, before you go - sometimes they don't have everything on the website in the actual store. I emailed them last time I went.
    Evangeline - it's nice to know that you are alright. ((bear hugs))

    More licorice-ness in:

    Hermessnce Brin de Reglisse by Hermes



    At some point, in the near future, I am going to run out of these samples that Larimar graciously gifted me years ago. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this scent. I need to have it in my wardrobe, it's crazy. It has that wonderful caramel-lavender note and that mixed with the licorice is just addictive. It's a very personal scent, one of those scents that I wouldn't mind people knowing me by.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Kumquat, that is so interesting. You don't have a recipe for reproducing Caron's vintage Violette Précieuse, do you?

    I think I'm just ready for spring, and violet (now that I can finally smell it after years of developing the senses to do so) produces that floral re- experience. Thus, today's Bois de Violette.
    I hadn't thought about it. I'll bet you could do something with a shot of oak moss in something wonderfully violet-centric. I'll give it some thought!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon all. I just learned yesterday afternoon that I have somehow come down with shingles. So today I'm adjusting to the medicine and not feeling like my usual self. But I am using perfume samples as a form of aroma therapy, which is fun. Lemons into lemonade. So it was The Different Company's Sel de Vetiver to get me going as I rode my bike this morning. Then it has been Comme des Garcons 3 for the rest of the day, because I do love any chypre floral.

    jujy54, your preparations for hip surgery sound perfect. My mother has gone through the surgery, and it was hard but doable. Best of luck.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    ((ExtremeK)) the spa is a great step in the "here's what really matters to me" front. As for living with intention, practice becomes habit.

    Oh FrouFrou what a wonderful picture! I can smell the dust and horsiness from here.

    ((Jujy)) it's great you are being so positive and proactive about the surgery.

    Quarry that sample tray is inspired.

    Mocha get well soon and perfume is a great distraction.

    ((Danie and George)) hoping all goes well.

    Glad to hear you doing okay Evangeline, take care and I'm sure no one would mind you derailing the thread.

    Bel Respiro for the morning yoga and run. Catching up with my gorgeous sister for lunch and perfume shopping which is always fun and dangerous on the wallet (we are a family of enablers).
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Kumquat, that is so interesting. You don't have a recipe for reproducing Caron's vintage Violette Précieuse, do you?

    I think I'm just ready for spring, and violet (now that I can finally smell it after years of developing the senses to do so) produces that floral re-awakening experience. Thus, today's Bois de Violette. Mike, I have to say that, at least for today, this violet is really working. Maybe it helped to dump a lot on. Only Caron's VP is better than Lutens’ BdV for me. I have to see if I have a sample of Bois et Fruits around. I think I liked that just as much as the BdV. The dry down of Fille en Aiguilles, which I know you like, gives me an impression of Feminite du Bois. FeA’s top notes are busier and spicier though for sure. What with the upcoming Scent Bar visit, I think I'll haul out the 250-sample tray and see if there's something else I might want to buy besides Cadjmere.



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    Quarry, is this your personal sample holder tray? It is perfect. The red ribbon looks like the type that can be curled with the blades of scissors.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    I am wearing vintage Tabu parfum today.

    Robin and Mike, thanks for the explanation about the hot weather impediment. Summers in KS are usually ghastly because of the humidity and I have some fragrances that are cloying, almost smothering, in the heat so I know what you mean.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Mike, glad you are feeling more like yourself today!

    Quarry-- No doubt your snowbanks would win any competition! I don't think I could live in your part of the country--I'd want to hibernate until spring.

    After many months of pain in my left foot from plantar fasciitis that would not quit, I am beginning to get some relief!
    Monday afternoon while at the mall with my daughter, I tried on, then bought these Dansko XP clogs:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/dansko-p...esults-_-1_6_C

    I'd tried Dansko clogs on before but never found any that felt right. The XP line of clogs is different from the traditional clog they sell-- it has memory foam in the footbed. I can hardly believe how much better I feel already and hope it keeps improving.



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.



    Chanel- No.19,
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

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    Good afternoon all. I just learned yesterday afternoon that I have somehow come down with shingles. So today I'm adjusting to the medicine and not feeling like my usual self. But I am using perfume samples as a form of aroma therapy, which is fun. Lemons into lemonade. So it was The Different Company's Sel de Vetiver to get me going as I rode my bike this morning. Then it has been Comme des Garcons 3 for the rest of the day, because I do love any chypre floral.

    jujy54, your preparations for hip surgery sound perfect. My mother has gone through the surgery, and it was hard but doable. Best of luck.
    I am sorry about the shingles. They can be rough, and the antiviral medicine is also kind of rough at first, but eventually you should get used to it. The medicine helps tremendously.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    (((Mocha))) Oh dear, that cannot be pleasant. Hoping your medicine gets you back to good in no time. Good for you for not letting it slow you down too much with the biking and good smells.

    Frou, your hair. To die for.

    Xscent, let us know what treats you come home with! How lucky your sister is to have a sister like you.

    (((jujy))) Your attitude is inspiring, and yes, you CAN do it!

    30Roses, congrats on the new shoes! I hope they will be just what your feet needed and I am sure they are thanking you for it!

    I am sampling tonight, By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad. Hilarious choice as I sit here in dog hair-covered yoga pants and an old t-shirt watching TLC. Bad to the bone. I had forgotten what this smelled like. If I liked fruity florals I would probably love this. Unfortunately, as I do not love fruity florals, I feel like I am wearing strawberry/peach/whatever Glade air freshener (it is that strong). I rarely take showers at night but I don't think I will want to go to bed in this.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Sampling Diptyque Opôné tonight
    "Are you a god?"
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    "Are you a man?"
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    "Then what are you?"
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    SOTE was Balahé by Leaonard. Tuberose/cumin/leather. Got a compliment in ceramics class of all things.


    Thanks for all the kind words of support.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    I wore Volutes again today so as to be inoffensive during business meetings.

    Quarry and danieq: Arizona is one of the most scenic states in the the Union, especially Grand Canyon. The word Awesome truly applies.

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