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

    Hi everyone - have a lovely day!

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

    Synching in Tabu. When I was young, my cousin wore it and I thought, what a sweaty stinky mess! Which of course is what I now love about it!

    Similarly, I should give Aromatics Elixir a sniff. It was my mom's fragrance, loved it on her, smelt like Black Flag on me. I wonder if I will have a similar conversion...


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    Hello,

    Paco Rabanne - Calandre for me today,

    Bandit in the evening
    Currently wearing: Eau Fraîche by Caron

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    ExtremeK how are your screen banners looking? Make sure you take a screen shot and post if it gets really interesting. Here's more fragrance porn for you from my collection.

    Trilby Lark I would be interested in your take on Fate. I also wonder if Cuir Mauresque might be of interest, it’s a very cosy leather the dry down is delicious.

    Dominique Ropion has hijacked my nose with Une Fleur de Cassie lately so I’m wresting it back with Cuir Mauresque tonight while I start demolition work on my kitchen. ErinK dog hair covered yoga pants would be fancy next to the ripped paint splattered jeans and old business shirt I have on.There's a chopstick twisted in my hair holding up at the moment for goodness sake. I must look a complete nutter. Blasting Wagner (Die Walküre) loud enough for saminlondon and Trilby Lark to hear.

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

    Good morning all !. Mike, glad to hear the worst is over for you. Looking forward with positivity and optimism for a true gent who deserves only the best.


    SotD is Grossmith Golden Chypre. One of the brightest and most uplifting aromas ever to be bestowed upon the fragrant masses - everyone should try it.









    Hope to be properly back in the loop for a wine synch as our home PC is due to be returned later. All those awaiting replies to PMs - I'll be on it, ASAP.
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    Hello all. SL Daim Blond
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Good morning, everyone! It's cold and stormy again here. Can't really complain though, I talked to my daughter and they've gotten 10 inches of snow in Duluth with near blizzard conditions. Friday is normally a day off for her, but there were so many nurses calling in that they wouldn't be able to make it in that she has to do a double today.

    In sync with Estee Lauder Knowing this morning. I still can't believe I hated this one when I bought it in the 80's and gave it away, I love it now!





    Have a great day!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Good morning, everyone -

    I know it's not what most of the country is getting, and I don't take it for granted either (I've lived in Boston and Milwaukee, so I really do get it!) but it's going to be in the high 50s and sunny here in N'awlins today, so of course I'll be hitting the court this morning in one of my newest "not quite but almost magnolia" magnolia fragrances, Magnolia Grandiflora Sandrine ...the *tennis* "not quite but almost magnolia" magnolia.

    Y'all have a wonderful day!





    jujy, you really have to give Aromatics Elixir another try - I think you'll absolutely adore it. But when you do, if given a choice, I'd urge you to go for either the Perfumer's Reserve in that beautiful sculpted brown bottle, or the body cream, which is *absolutely* perfumed enough to count as perfume and it's smoothing to boot. Both of these express everything great about AR sans the sharp blackflaggy patchouli blast present in the perfume spray. But you really just can't go wrong with it no matter what you choose - I think it's a masterpiece.

    teardrop and shades - thank you for your comments about Sylvie's perfumes, which really are such a remarkable treasure. But as tempting as it is, I'm not necessarily going to keep them all just to have them; it's been so wonderful to wear them for a while and conjure memories, but they're really not all my style, so I've set some aside for other family members and friends, and Mom, of course. I think she wants to avoid all those bottled memories right now so she gave me first dibs, but some of these should clearly be hers ...she might want that Tabac Blond, actually. The Diorling, however, is one I'll definitely be keeping ...Aunt Syl and I had lots in common, including a shared passion for vintage Dior.

    Well, hooray for a change of heart and nose, Kiliwia - you smell drop dead gorgeous!
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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. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    ^^ Such a beautiful voice, Roberto - obrigado!
    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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    Roberto - Thank you for this beautiful fado! And the picture of my SOTE!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

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

    Synching with Chanel Coco today.




    Roberto, thank you for that beautiful video.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Hello all you lovely fragrant people! I have missed you all so much! I am buried in work, but actually have a breather because our power is down at our server location and we sent all the staff home. Oh my gosh, it's like the eye of the hurricane here! It's been overwhelming, and when I get overwhelmed, I pull back from pretty much everything to survive. However, I'm going to take today as a blessing to shovel out my office, go through the stacks of paperwork scattered everywhere, and more importantly say hello to you all.

    In the midst of all of this I haven't been wearing too much perfume. It's begun to slow a bit in the last week, and only since that have I really even spritzed anything. I ordered some decants tho, so that's exciting. I broke it off with bachelor #2 who became so needy and clingy, and I couldn't handle that in amidst the work storm. I think I'm through the worst of it, and I'm leaving on vacation next week Thursday for a week+ at my parents in Destin. I'm worn to the bone and need the time so badly.

    Ok, I feel guilty even taking 5 minutes here, so I guess I REALLY need a vacation. I mean, I can't work on the system and I still feel guilty for posting when I could be sorting paperwork, filing, organizing, etc. Love to you all! I hope to catch up on what's going on in your lives by sorting through past SOTD while on vacation. Have a great weekend everyone!!

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

    Good morning, good smelling people.

    I am in Mure et Musc Extreme layered over DSH Special Formula X, which always, always makes me think of the Powerpuff Girls.

    So this is Mure et Mure et Musc et Musc.

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

    ((Elizrj)) so good to hear from you, you were missed. Sorry to hear about the break up. Take care of yourself, the work will be there tomorrow (trust me). I probably should take my own advice given my track record with work hours.
    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. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    ...SotD is Grossmith Golden Chypre. One of the brightest and most uplifting aromas ever to be bestowed upon the fragrant masses - everyone should try it.


    Jon, I just scrolled through the thread again and was simply compelled to log back in so I could say, "Sold!" You really have me swooning between your glowing review and this glorious, *radiant* vision of vivacious greens and golds....oh, just look at it! I actually tried Golden Chypre last year, probably based on something you said here, but I was distracted by too many other perfumes at the time and never gave it the attention it surely deserves, but I'll definitely be trying it again.

    And how very fortuitous! I'm glad I did log back in so I could say hi to elizrj - hi there, lady! You've been sorely missed around here, so thanks for stopping by for a little visit, but you really *mustn't* stay away so long next time! You seem to have a good excuse though - you have been very busy, as usual. It's good to see you, but if you don't pop back in before you go, have a wonderful, relaxing and recuperative time at the beach. (Destin's known as the "Cajun Riviera" in these parts, lol. Look out for Tulane's Spring Breakers!)
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Elizrj!!! We have missed you so much! So glad you have popped in to update us on things. You poor thing - sounds like you have been crazy stressed out lately - I can totally understand your pulling away when getting overwhelmed. I do the same thing. How lovely to have a beach vacation in Destin with your parents. Nothing like some good R&R at the beach to rejuvenate your spirits.

    Speaking of the beach, today I'm in my quintessential beach scent: the discontinued Gap Close. Yesterday's Bronze Goddess is plenty beachy, sure, but this one really hits the mark when it comes to salty, sun-soaked skin. Although there's a bit of citrus, it isn't in the least fruity. FrouFrou, I know so many perfumes are too sweet for you (as they are for me). I wonder if you might even like this one even though it's nothing like what you usually prefer. Close notes: sparkling water accord, almond blossom, salty citrus accord, freesia, jasmine, daphne, stephanotis, sandalwood, skin musk, vanilla, and amber.



    Evangeline, thanks for your sweet comments yesterday: coming from you, being told one smells great is a real compliment!
    And Kiliwia, you DO smell great! And sheesh, Liz Hurley, lordy mama that's a beautiful woman.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Hello All,

    No business meetings today so I'll wear jeans to work and douse myself in Back to Black.

    Xscent: Thanks for your many fragrance suggestions. Keep 'em coming!

    Have a nice day!
    Currently wearing: Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

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    SotD - Black Aoud by Montale (from a sample)


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

    Hi all,

    Elizrj; it's wonderful to see you, you have been missed! l did wonder what had happened with your batchelor. May your much-deserved vacation come swiftly & last long.

    TGIF, it's been a long week, & after a tiring day l'm looking forward to wine o'clock. l wore Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle today.
    "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. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Morning all, trying Floris Soulle Ambar today....again. I love this stuff!

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

    elizrj - welcome back. Breathe. One thing at a time darling.

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    I absolutely HATED this when I first smelled it @ Sephora years ago. Now I am on my third bottle of this. I love this stuff. I probably wear it at least once a week. I own the Body Scrub also. I showered with it this morning also. It's hard to describe but it smells like: dirt, whisky, wood and rubber.


    Thank you for all for the hugs & comforting words. I really appreciate it. I had a good cry last night, on the couch, when I got home. I guess I needed that. It feels much better today.

    I took some NyQuil last night since this cold wasn't allowing me to sleep well & so this morning I'm a bit dopey. I need more coffee. I need to take it easy this weekend. No partying.
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    This was not love at first sniff.
    But after additional tries, I came
    to love the dusty, foggy gloom.
    Currently wearing: French Cancan by Caron

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    lncense Pure 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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    The Scent Of Peace For Him by Bond No.9

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

    I'm wearing clouds of Shalimar this morning, current lotion, Vintage EdC, a dab of vintage parfum and finally, a spritz of current EdT.

    A great big, giant hug and hello to Elizrj! How wonderful to see you, even if only briefly. Here's wishing you success in getting through the hardest part with work and seeing some ease in the not too distant future.

    Mike, glad you have let out some of the emotion, hoping for healing for you.

    My George had to stay another night in hospital as he's still not fit for the procedures he'll be needing. I'm actually anticipating his coming home today for a few days to recover from strength before going back in next week for dental xrays and the whatever surgery is necessary. So, still in a bit of a holding pattern. But I know he's in good hands with the vet.

    I'm mourning the loss of a mailed vintage! Shocking de Shiaparelli was on its way to me, but the USPS seems to have misplaced it. I'm still hoping, but its been two weeks and no movement on the tracking.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 February, 2014.

    Danieq, that is a real bummer - I do hope it can be sorted. Maybe if we all do a synchronized crossing of fingers something will materialise soon .

    Nice to have you back, Elizrj


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    Altogether now, glasses at the ready ....





    Enjoy your weekend
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