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    Default S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Hi everyone - have a great day!

    Testing Lautunno by O'Driu today.

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    Hello everybody,

    Today it's cooled down to a mere 9° C. Our meteorologists have officially declared the end of this season's winter. Here in the Frankfurt area, we haven't had a single snow day. It's been the most pleasant winter in Germany I have lived to see so far!

    HANAE MORI - EAU FRAICHE

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    Good morning all !. Mocha, shingles can be such a debilitating condition - wishing you a double quick recovery. At least your nose is still in perfect working order. Every cloud ......


    SotD is CDG Avignon.










    Kumquat, loved the Ring-Necked Parakeet yesterday


    (((Evangeline))).

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Hi everyone,

    ErinK you are sweetheart but I’m the lucky one, she is gorgeous inside and out (I still dread having photos taken with her though).

    Caught up with my sister for lunch and perfume shopping which rolled on to dinner as is the way with us.

    My haul was Arquiste Fleur de Louis, L’Artisan Skin on Skin, Costume National So Nude and Penhaligon’s Sartorial.



    My sister haul Lubin Nuit de Longchamps, Agonist Onyx Pearl and Creed Himalaya.



    The Onyx Pearl smelt amazing on her (oriental flowers, arabian oud, white leather, heliotrope, indian amber, patchouli, Australian sandalwood, virginia cedar wood and white musk) and the Skin on Skin worked really well on me (saffron, whisky, iris, lavender, rose, suede, leather, musk).

    Une Fleur de Cassie again for most of today switching to Skin on Skin this evening. The title being quite apt a description of this fragrance, the saffron/whiskey/leather combo is quite a sexy one.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Sampling Gorilla Perfumes Orange Blossom today
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha

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    Hello all,
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,La Nuit De L´Homme, Parfum

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Ambre 114
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Volutes again today - Day Three. I put Volutes aside for a while and now I cannot get enough of it. I love it when that happens!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Mornin!

    Xscent looks like you made a nice haul! I can only imagine you and your sister had a ball sniffing.

    Trilby Lark, I don't blame you, Volutes is terrific.

    Jon, I would love to sniff that on you; Avignon is one I cannot personally wear (I appreciate it but ach, can't do it) but I would like to smell it on someone who can pull it off.

    I woke up dying for summer and the beach. In Bronze Goddess.



    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Hello all. Yohji 2013 version
    DONNA

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    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..."
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Good morning, everyone -

    I'm getting ready to go play for the wee ballerinas in Aunt Sylvie's Dior New Look 1947. I expected this to be bolder, a touch leathery or something, but it's actually a lot like Chanel 1932 but sweeter ...the lovechild of '32 and Miss Dior Chérie. And another one it brings to mind is Patou's Sublime - that's gotta be the luscious ylang talking. This is *very* nice, definitely well-made, but it's a rather straightforward and conventional blend of iris, ylang, rose, vanilla and jasmine ...ultra-ladylike, elegant and proper and pretty ...no sharp edges at all, though it does have a bit of vavavoom, too. This is all satin and lace, powder and lipstick, flowers and bonbons. The girlies will love it.

    Y'all have a great day!



    Erin, I've been meaning to tell you how much I've been enjoying your charming and tender autochromes, and you've done such a marvelous job of matching them to your perfume! I especially love the one in 1924 France when you were wearing Hiris. I also noticed you gettin' into your mother's Coco again ...I believe it's about time you had your own bottle, young lady.

    Thanks again to everyone offering their generous support, hugs (especially the bear hugs!) and good wishes, for me and for my mother and family - you have my deepest appreciation. xo

    And let me add my own hugs and support to everyone facing obstacles or sorrow, and my congratulations to all celebrating joyous events. I realize I've missed a lot due to my own stuff, and I'm catching up, so please forgive this sincere though blankety sentiment until I do.
    Science is not only compatible with spirituality, it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. ..Carl Sagan

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    I'm heading to the attorney's office for (hopefully) the very last time, with my ex-husband. The mortgage on the house we own will be resolved. Needed something for comfort:

    Shalimar (vintage Parfum) by Guerlain



    Tdem1961 - here's looking at you kid!



    Everyone have a wonderful day, especially you Mocha, shingles...how yuck! ((bear hugs))
    "All problems are illusions of the mind."

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    Puma, how funny, my friends in the Netherlands have been complaining about how boring the winter was without snow and ice and all the fun!

    Xscent! Shopping with a capital C!

    ErinK. love the photo and you smell lovely

    Evangeline, great iconic photo. This outfit is on my list! I tried a Gucci yesterday, everything seems too sweet to me. Why?
    Another \o/ for today.

    Mike, wishing strength today, Your perfume is at least superb.

    I am going off to the art district, galleries and stuff. Which is work for me, not fun. A bit of fun of course. Am in full dress as artist, and topping it off with Knowing, Estee Lauder.

    Enjoy musing on this, the apartment of an Edwardian French Actress and courtisane, dues were paid but it was left locked up, untouched since world war II, and it seems nothing much happened there for years before, it is a time capsule.

    She had been the mistress of Giovanni Boldoni, a painter I like very much, and he painted her portrait.

    Beautiful vanity, imagine the perfumes.. Mitsouko, definitely, and Chypre de Coty...
    Which perfumes would she have had?
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Echoing the beautiful Evangeline and gorgeous Mike's (((bear hugs))) for one and all, with a very gentle set for Mocha. I managed not to come down with chicken pox until age 27... And was out of work for a month. Since shingles results from the same virus, I think maybe I can relate... Recommend baking soda baths if your skin is in agony.

    Today I am smelling most fine in Sonoma Scent Studio Velvet Rose layered with fellow SSS Incense Pure. Elegant and just a bit wicked.

    Velvet Rose notes: Rose, bergamot, violet leaf, carnation, musk, patchouli.

    Incense Pure notes: Sandalwood, cedar, frankincense, myrrh, labdanum, orris, moss, patchouli, elemi, vanilla.
    It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson

    My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    FrouFrou, I remember reading that story it was amazing. Everything so perfectly preserved. My sister is my biggest enabler, love her to bits.

    ((Mike)) have my fingers crossed for you and will dab on some vintage Shalimar extrait in support.

    ErinK unscented skin was prime real estate, even elbows got a spritz . Goodness knows what we ended up smelling like.

    Finally done with work for the today and all before midnight, I guess its better than after midnight.

    Skin on Skin for bed with a dab of Shalimar vintage extrait.
    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. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Oh wow, Frou, look how preposterously sumptuous it all is!! You're right, I can almost smell it ...I can almost smell *her*! Gorgeous.

    You smell sublime, ComDiva ...at least I can attest to the rosy part of it, but I can only imagine Laurie's incense would be an extremely nice compliment to it. I really love Velvet Rose, and I've already made up my mind that once I'm out of Une Rose, Velvet Rose will be replacing it.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    FrouFrou - We have plenty of sunshine here, its like spring or like a Mediterranean winter and never boring ...
    Ice and snow in the city sucks.

    BTW, very lovely pictures! How about FRACAS for the lady?
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    1 Million Pour Homme by Paco Rabanne

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Frou, that is beyond evocative. I had not heard this story before; thank you for sharing! I love this kind of thing. And I can only imagine you yourself look utterly enchanting in artist garb.

    Evangeline
    , I am glad you have enjoyed the autochromes. I love historic photos, and I love the photo you posted today; she is so chic and stylish in that outfit, but what makes the photo is her expression with those arched eyebrows, that stance! And the way you described your impressions of New Look 1947 was so lovely; I can't wait to try it some day. As for vintage Dior, I have a vintage Diorissimo on its way and I can't wait to try it!

    Earlier, I meant to comment on my SOTE from last night: By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad. When I posted my initial reaction on yesterday's thread I was in the throes of the top notes which almost made my eyes water with their juicy sweetness. I nearly scrubbed. However, this scent is a real shape shifter. An hour in it was still sweet, but much drier, and by the time I went to bed, the dry down was absolutely lovely and strangely smelled a lot like Iris Poudre. Go figure.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Yucky, slushy stuff is falling from the sky. There’s concern for flooding if the snow/rain runs off at a time when the ground is thoroughly frozen. We're high and dry and tucked inside. Yesterday Mr. Q had to cut a dead, standing tree to compensate for our diminished woodpile. A winter to remember.

    Oh, those limestone structures Jon finds photos of. Quarry porn. Then there’s Frou Frou’s French-style interior photo. Wham! Wow!

    Mike ~ Good tip about making sure The Scent Bar has Cadjmere in stock. It's the souvenir that counts. Last trip to the lawyers.

    Mocha ~ I hope that medication reduces the impact of your shingles. My dearest girlfriend recently suffered a case of shingles for the first time, and it was quiet devastating as it occurred across her face and scalp. She tells me that once you've been without incident for at least 12 months, then you can get the vaccine. I also learned that a person can catch chickenpox from a person experiencing a shingles outbreak. Nothing to take lightly. Best wishes.

    30Roses ~ Good luck with those cute new clogs. My shoe choices have made all the difference in never having plantar fasciitis again.

    Yes, Curly11, that's just plain old packaging ribbon. Here's the story about how it was made. Thanks, Xscent, I love my little obsessively/compulsively organized tray.

    Having gone through all my samples yesterday, there isn't anything else I pre-plan buying at TSB except Cadjmere. I still lament the discontinuation of sweet-leather VIP Room, which is my SoTD. TSB still carries the scent in candle form, but I don't think that's going to grab me. TF Tuscan Leather has stepped in to fill the vacuum left by VIP Room for me. Trilby Lark, VIP Room might have been a goodie for you, too. Sorry to tantalize you over a discontinued.

    It's likely that, upon my return from vacay, I'll order decants of Bel Respiro and Bois de Violette and/or vintage Violette Precieuse, along with anything else I meet at TSB that's not FBW, and Royal Oud for Mr. Q.

    VIP Room: tiare flower, bergamot, tangerine, pineapple, sandalwood, vetiver, birch, iris root, leather, styrax, amber, vanilla, musk
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Hi all,

    Mocha; l know that shingles can make you feel rotten. l do hope you can get plenty of rest & allow your body to recover quickly.

    Jon; l've actually been to the Palais du Papes in Avignon; a long time ago. l remember using a student card to get in for free! That was on my very first trip abroad. Thanks for the memories...

    Evangeline; nice to hear you are enjoying your dear auntie's perfumes. What a wonderful way to keep her memory alive.

    (((mike))) you smell fabulous.

    FrouFrou; those pictures speak a thousand words. One can almost feel the lady's personality from seeing all her books, papers & vanity items still sitting there untouched. Does anyone have a link to this story? l'd love to read about it.

    Today went from grey skies & rain to glorious sunshine & mild temps in just a few hours. l wore Cinema for work.
    "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. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    It's a sunny day here in Connecticut -- mood-lifting after the chilly rain all day yesterday. A good day to run out and get groceries for Mom and her caregiver.

    I'll be doing it wearing C&E Lily of the Valley (version from the 1990s).



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Azzaro Azzura for me today.
    Currently wearing: Naturelle by Yves Rocher

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    Teardrop, the story is written up at a lot of different places, but very little is known. there are four more photos and that's it. The painting has been sold (the highest price ever for a Boldini) but the apartment remains as it is. I would love to read some of those books!
    Random link, they all say the same thing anyway:
    http://themetapicture.com/abandoned-...ent-from-1942/
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    Thank you all for the good wishes. The shingles has felt rotten, but I am relieved that when I finally went to the doctor, he instantly figured out what it was. And I am taking things easy now, as much as possible. Friends and family have been so lovely that I don't think I'd need to cook for weeks if I wanted that. I feel like I've turned the corner, and the sun is out.

    I tried the Magnolia Grandiflora - Michel last night, and found it a divine white flower fragrance. Today, like Xscent, I'm in Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie, which is wonderfully complex and quieter on me. Flowers feel comforting and uplifting right now, and I'm loving that.

    FrouFrou, those photos are fantastic; it's an entree into a vanished world.
    Currently wearing: Bulgari Black by Bulgari

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    Mocha I hope you will get over it son. How horrible! nothing is worse than itching!

    I always thought that if you had had chicken pox you wouldn't get shingles?
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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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    About the apartment, I want that green table and the mirror with electric lights, and the dressing table, and the vanity stuff, and....
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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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    Hanae Mori for me, wanted to feel girly.

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