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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Hi everyone.

    Jon, I'm a chypre hound, and I don't know if its your glowing endorsement, or that gorgeous photo, but I'll be adding a sample of Golden Chypre to my next Luckyscent order.

    I am sort of synching. I don't usually grow to love a fragrance I hated at first. But I'll go with a house. Serge Lutens was a house I didn't like for a long time. I found the fragrances, even the highly touted ones, off-putting: too abstract, too woody, too dramatic, too much. However, I changed from dislike to humble admiration as I learned more about his inspirations and his vision. I now respect him hugely as an artist -- an artist who sometimes works in perfume. And today, I am wearing and loving De Profundis.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Not syncing with Flora Nymphea, which got a compliment from hubs and the father-in-law, not bad.

    Good to see ya, elizrj!

    (((Evangeline)))

    Hope George gets passed this predicament asap!

    Love you, Mike A prayer or two went up for you, , xoxo

    I need to try De Profundis already, sheesh!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Jon, Thanks for the happy dance. That was fun.
    Danieq, good vibes for George!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Hello everyone. Flying by. I look forward to reading your posts later.

    I have been privileged today to wear VC&A First, Extrait, for the synch, thanks to the generosity of a Basnotes friend.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    It's FRIDAY!!! And I am not in synch. I'm wearing Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, which I liked just fine right from the start.
    Going to see the women's university tennis team this evening, then out for late wine o'clock afterwards with tennis friends so I don't know what I am wearing this evening.
    I hope you have a great weekend!!!
    ((off to read reviews on Golden Chypre...))
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Cello, smelling good there!

    Jon, that Golden Chypre has heliotrope, how big is that note in there? I really don't like that note, bummer.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Sampling Creed Oriental Santal today
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Thanks everyone ((hugs))

    Went to the gym for lunch, and I'm glad I did I feel a little better. This cold just lingers, I feel sort of blah physically and emotionally. I'm taking it easy.

    Continuing in Synch with:

    Jicky (Parfum de Toilette) by Guerlain



    HATED this when I first smelled it. Now it's love, love love.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    ((Mike)) Sometimes we just need a cry. It helps. I had some tears last night myself-- my daughter's delightful sense of humor is so like that of my late brother, and last night it just triggered some sadness that he died before she was born, so she never met him. Ah, well.

    Today I'm in Vetiver Tonka. It's a drizzly day, but tomorrow should be warmer and sunny. We'll take advantage of the weather to visit another one of the colleges my daughter applied to.



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Greetings to everyone, especially to elizrj!! . And Mike, my dear scent brother and friend, here's a little something that had your name all over it when it showed up in my Inbox yesterday. I definitely think it had my name on it, too, depending on the day:


    Many hugs.

    I completely forgot to sync today, just wanted to smell delicious. So I'm wafting around in Idole de Lubin.

    Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Jon, that Golden Chypre has heliotrope, how big is that note in there? I really don't like that note, bummer.

    It is present in the heart but never becomes too prominent. Geranium is the most noticeable floral note, IMO.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Sampling vintage Vent Vert, courtesy of a basenotes member.
    Very very nice.
    Seems quite green......
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    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Thanks Jon, I am not too familiar with geranium, except that it's green.

    (((30R)))
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Hey again, y'all -

    Taking a break from the memories, I'm in Parure for the remains of the day, 70s parfum. And as frequently happens on Friday afternoons, I'm waiting on Tony to officially begin Happy Hour with my own pre-Happy Hour bourbon-o'clock. Goin' for dinner and jazz (actually, jazz bassist James Singleton at Chickie Wah Wah - are you familiar with him jujy?) a bit later, as also frequently happens ...'cuz there's nothing wrong with a bit of routine as long as it satisfies the soul.

    Y'all have a good one - cheers!




    Thanks kalli - I'll take all the hugs I can get.

    And thank you too Jon, you know what for, and it *really* helped. xo

    Oh, how wonderful you smell, FrouFrou - Vent Vert is *my* favorite Balmain ...yes, it is quite green!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Went to work in SL Douce Amere.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    George wanted me to thank all of you for your kind thoughts and prayers. He is home for now and feeling soooo much better than he was. He just wants to sit with mommy now and purr.

    george.jpg

    His mommy is doused in My Sin, which is covering leftover Shalimar.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Aww, George, too cute!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Danie George is adorable, glad to hear he's doing well and you m'dear are smelling mighty fine.

    Trilby Lark will do, fragrance wise it looks like we cross over a bit in our tastes.

    ((30 Roses))

    Opening my new bottle of So Nude for ballet this morning. Realised this another one by Dominique Ropion, he's certainly making my nose happy lately.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    (((mike))) so glad your spirits are a bit better today. By all means, though, a good cry will do wonders for you. Glad to see you taking good care of yourself.

    danieq, George is SO handsome!! So happy to hear he is home and purring. Give him a scratch for me.

    I am doing my own happy dance: My vintage No. 19 EDT arrived tonight and it is GORGEOUS. I don't think the bottle had ever been opened - it had its little paper insert folded all perfect on top just like nobody had ever opened it. Based on the raiders of the lost scent batch code dating clues, it is from March 1986. And, icing on the cake: the seller included what I believe is a vintage carded sample of L'Interdit - how did she know I have been dying to try vintage L'Interdit?

    Count me in for some Golden Chypre lemming too. Thanks Jon.

    OK, the second funniest thing that happened today: I recently ordered myself a bottle of En Passant on ebay, not realizing that from my previous ebay order, my mom's address defaulted to the shipping address (I had sent her a discontinued Benefit lipstick she loves, and forgot to change back the default shipping address). So today she receives a package in the mail, opens it, and sends me a text about how good the perfume smells. I was like, "What?? It was supposed to be lipstick!" so then I realized I had accidentally sent my mom my En Passant. And she loves it. She was excited that she ID'ed it as lilac and on facetime she kept sniffing her wrist and saying, "I can see how someone could get hooked on this one." I know what she might get for mother's day this year.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Ah, George is cute! So glad he's home and feeling better.



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    TGIF! I'm wearing Bond Coney Island today. Another busy day with several errands to run after work which made me very late getting home. I'm just happy it's the weekend ... I'm taking hubby out of town tomorrow for a birthday getaway!

    hugs to all ...
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    mike, i also wanted to ask you, since I have yet to try Jicky myself: what did you hate about it when you first tried it? I have a feeling I may have a similar reaction the first time I try it and I would like to brace myself for what to expect. And, of course, how did you eventually come to love it?

    Could not resist showing y'all this picture. Gives new meaning to the term "scent hound."


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    ErinK, congratulations!

    I am a chypre fiend too, so now I will have to look at (sniff at) ''Golden Chypre''now!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Hey, George! Looking good. Smelling good,too.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Finishing the day sampling the Different Company Osmanthus
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    It's FRIDAY!!! And I am not in synch. I'm wearing Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, which I liked just fine right from the start. ((off to read reviews on Golden Chypre...))
    This was my pick to wear to work today too.

    Showing some of my photos & other pieces at a multi-generational art show where i work.
    I've got one of my mother's pastels, a collage of mine (and macro shots of iris & orchids) and two character sketches my daughter did.

    Then I'm meeting with our security company.
    Whooo hooooo!

    Have a good night tonight.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    SOtN is vintage Fabergé Aphrodisia ; it's citrus/floral/ moss/musk progression is a perfect bedtime story.
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    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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