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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Robin, keep partying, we're not done celebrating you yet.
    (((Kalli))) Condolences on the loss of your friend.
    ~ ~ ~ Healing vibes to you, Mocha.
    Zibeline sighting! Woot!
    Mike: Vanille 44 does look relatable now that you've called my attention to it. Your introduction to Jicky story will not soon be forgotten.
    Re: Zombie run. Fun concept. Brilliant use of app. But given my body type, I'm not running. Will stand my ground and fight.

    30 Roses:
    The Creed counter SA said Royal Oud is being discontinued due to some difficulty with the ingredients. At the time I assumed she meant this was due to ingredient restrictions, but in retrospect she may have meant they couldn't get the ingredients they need to make it.
    No! It smells so fine on Mr. Q. He dabs from samples. Can't imagine springing for a whole bottle. Will have to track down a decant or partial bottle. Those Creed batch differences confound me, though.

    RHM:
    My sister will be visiting mid to late April. We definitely want to visit Chicago. Will anyone like to meet us?
    Wanna, wanna, wanna. Let's see how timing works out. Could meet that freakin' great sis of yours.

    Random sample pick: Maria Candida Gentile Gershwin. Very nice fragrance (aromatic, coolish opening moves quickly to elegant incense), but after I applied it, I sensed I'm not especially in the mood for incense. Oh, well, tough titties, eh?
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    And Mike I'm sorry about your cold. It's awful when you can't sleep, because it wrecks you for the rest of the day. Feel better soon.

    Ugh Monday, and back to work and parenting duties. I needed kick-in-the-pants florals, so it was Chanel No. 19 on the exercise bike and now it's Estee Lauder White Linen for the work day.

    I am down to the dregs of my sample of De Profundis, after hitting it hard this weekend. Darn you, Serge Lutens, for your bell jar prices in the U.S.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Hello all! I've missed the weekend goings on so will have to go through and play catch up.

    (((Jon))), joining you and the rest of those darling lemurs!

    Xscent, enjoying the porn.

    Mocha, very gentle hugs to you dear. So sorry you are suffering.

    ErinK, huge congrats, so glad you feel release! And that photo is stunning!

    I'm testing Chanel 31 Rue Cambon thanks to willyb this morning. Well, and reading everything I can lay eyes on about civet and Shocking, which I am currently obsessed with.

    For those following George's story, he's still in recovery mode,daily meds and needing to be coaxed quite a bit to eat the most tempting offerings. However, he is putting on weight. Seems a bit up and down and I do think he'll still be needing some surgery as his pain level seems to be considerable still yet.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL View Post
    Kiliwia, does winter really work that way in Minnesota? Like you know there will be only 4 more weeks of winter weather, because the calendar says so? It is not like that in Florida, sometimes we have no cold days all year, sometimes we have cold until halfway through March...
    Lol, no sometimes we have an occasional snow storm in April and even in May. I was referring to the first day of spring which is March 20th and hopefully it will be milder here by then. This winter has been so brutally cold that I just need something to remind me it's soon over and that spring is not too far away.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Morning everybody. My back aches really badly and my dog has eaten my socks. I will be working and wearing samples today.

    Mike, I have a special night playlist, ambient techno music, very effective makes it very scary to do a zombie run at night. And safer than my heavy metal day-list

    Xscent, you make the most atmospheric photo's! Very evocative.
    And the last photo, is that you home?

    Jon, hilarious lemurs! Hope your Monday went well.

    Evangeline, I love that photo and the Balmain dress!

    ExtremeK, save travels! I loved the shops at the ferry building in SF!

    ErinK, Love the Gibson girl! Enjoy your freedom!

    Quarry! You are scaring me!

    Danieq
    , hope your brother will get better soon.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    ErinK, Congrats!!!! How exciting - freedom from a contract that felt binding!!!
    Now...maybe just a few bottles eh?
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Hypnose Pour Homme by Lancôme

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Champagne de Bois 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, 24 February, 2014.

    I'm still just catching up! Well done Erink. There must be no other feeling like it. Enjoy having options. It's a good position to be in. George is such a handsome boy. I hope that is better soon.

    Best to everyone else. x

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Thank you for all of the safe travels wishes. Other than having to rise at the inhuman (and inhumane) hour of 2:45am, it was an uneventful flight. SF is gorgeous today! Temperate, bright blue, sunny skies, and no fishy smells from the wharf. Just fantastic, bohemian, lively SF. Evangeline, I've left my heart here a time or two also

    A quick but BIG congrats to Erink -- well done, sister! Do give yourself at least a small reward; even honey and butter Yorkshire pudding would be awesome.

    I'm getting ready to head into 5 hours of afternoon meetings, so a double tall vanilla latte was in order (always, with the vanilla -- yes, Xscent, perhaps I should try Eva Kant), along with a refresh of Daim Blond. But I wanted to post this, tucked away on mission Street -- it made me think of you, Jujy!

    My feet hurt, dammit! And more kisses and gentle hugs for Mocha and George.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    I took a fantastic DVD out of Redbox to watch with Mom and her caregiver-- we all loved it! Remember Terry Fator, the ventriloquist who won America's Got Talent? The DVD is called Terry Fator: Live in Concert.

    Hugs to George the cat (with a sympathetic meow from my own cat, George)!

    ExtremeK, my feet also sympathize. The clogs that are helping my left heel are hurting my right instep.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    Jon, hilarious lemurs! Hope your Monday went well.
    Considerably better than expected, thanks .


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    Congratulations Erin


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    I like Gershwin too, Q.
    Hugs to George and everyone else!
    Hi Gary, good to see ya posting!
    Erin, congratulations for sure!
    Jon, those lemurs are so darned cute!
    Mike, vintage Brut with more radiance? That's got my interest.

    Well, I sampled Shalimar recently and liked it this time, it was whatever modern one they had at the store. I have sniffed it before at the store but the citrus was harsh, overpowering, loud and was just a funky fume. I think it was in a different bottle though, perhaps the ribbed one, I have no idea. This time, the citrus was lighter, not as harsh and it had a pretty good, powdery, leather dry down. Now, I am interested in trying some more Shalimar concentrations, don't know where to start really but I would like to sample some.

    Sotd, Armani Mania, was a fave, now it is just a like..it's plastic-y musky in kind of not a good way.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Hey y'all -

    I'm still in Balenciaga for the afternoon but I'm now in Sylvie's luscious Cristobal. I'm not exactly sure why, but I'm liking this a *lot* more than I used to ...I think it somehow became more lovely simply by being hers. ♥



    Thanks, Frou! I'm so glad you like it, but that's Dovima in Balenciaga, same as my perfume ...naturally. This is another gorgeous shot from that same Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Richard Avedon in 1950.


    Quote Originally Posted by ErinK View Post
    Today's a big day for me: I have been in a 5.5 year contract with my job and today my contract is officially up and I am a FREE AGENT! I also have some stocks fully vested today (my treat for sticking it out) so I will be curbing the impulse to buy every fragrance I have ever wanted to smell. I'm so excited that I can go where I want to go, do what I want to do now, without this job binding me anymore.
    Wowee Erin, congratulations, indeed - how very liberating! So, where *are* you going to go, and what *are* you going to do?
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Oh well, what's in a B... I have seen this dress (with Dovima in it) in color too, I should have it somewhere...
    I am in several layers of perfume as I have been filling sample vials to send around and I'm not sure now which is which and I can
    t really smell anything anymore......
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    Got it!
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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, 24 February, 2014.

    Yep, that's the one!
    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. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    I will be awearing something vintage tomorrow, just so I can post a Dovima picture myself!!!!
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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, 24 February, 2014.

    Well, there certainly is no shortage of them ...you can even find her in Balmain!
    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. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Went to work in Michael Storer's Winter Star, always a popular choice with my colleagues.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Good evening!

    Thank you all for all of the congrats. It does feel great not to be bound by the contract anymore, but as for what I'll do next, I have no idea. I was supposed to have it figured out by now, darn it!

    Xscent, thank you especially for that cake - it was absolutely delicious and you really, really *shouldn't have.*

    Froufrou, better your socks, than your glasses. He and Rocky sound like they'd be two peas in a pod.

    I am testing Timbuktu tonight, my second wearing of it. Upon application I grimaced and thought, "Erin, you knew better than to think you'd like anything incensey and vetivery, why are you doing this to yourself?" but lo and behold, I am starting to enjoy it. It strikes me as a scent Katharine Clifton might have worn in The English Patient. Especially in the campfire scene, telling the story about Candaules and Gyges, I can imagine she must have smelled just like this. Smoke, dirt, incense, myrrh, cardamom.


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    I'm wearing Un Bois Vanille today. Feels like I've missed SO much around here, and I've only been gone a few days. Cant' go back and read the last few days because I've got a basketball game to watch! go Jayhawks!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Anyone hear from Twolf yet at all?
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.



    SotE - Frapin 1270 by Frapin (from a sample)


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Anyone hear from Twolf yet at all?
    I have been thinking about her. Also thinking about and missing lovely Sea Roses.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Hey, hey , hey….lots going on here, I see.

    Mama Q, oh YES!!! Sofie's prom is April 26th, so Cindy & I will be in Chicago the 19th & 20th. I hope….hope….hope we can get some of my good basenote friends to meet my fragrance soul "sister", sister!

    My SOTD was TM's Alien Liqueur. I'm on a jasmine "kick" of late, so I'm exploring more & more jasmine scents. I especially LOVE grandifloral jasmine. Since jasmine is on the IFRA chopping block, or so I've read, I want to really explore the note.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    Hey, hey , hey….lots going on here, I see.

    Mama Q, oh YES!!! Sofie's prom is April 26th, so Cindy & I will be in Chicago the 19th & 20th. I hope….hope….hope we can get some of my good basenote friends to meet my fragrance soul "sister", sister!

    My SOTD was TM's Alien Liqueur. I'm on a jasmine "kick" of late, so I'm exploring more & more jasmine scents. I especially LOVE grandifloral jasmine. Since jasmine is on the IFRA chopping block, or so I've read, I want to really explore the note.




    RHM jasmine is one of my favourite notes. ScentFan did a huge jasmine sniff-fest a little while, I think one of the great finds was Demeter Jasmine. My favourites that get a lot of play are Nuda by Nasomatto, Intelligent Nutrients Jasmine Absolute and Magnetic Scent Untitled #1 (freakin' gorgeous). Montale Jasmine Full was also a big hit. I could go on but it's so well covered in the thread my comments would be a bit redundant.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Thanks….I'll check it out, Xscent. I admit I am very, very picky about my jasmine.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    FrouFrou - your 'dog ate my socks' posted made me giggle. Not at the fact that...well...he ate your socks, but it just sounded so 'Dr. Suess'.
    Foustie - I've never smelled Armani for Women. What's it like?
    ExtremeK - I hope to spend more time in San Fran myself. It's such a 'romantic' city, in my opinion. Plus there's loads of cute guys I know who live there
    kalli - just dive into the Shalimar pool. All of the versions are just so different. Please try the flankers too. Especially the 'Ode de la Vanilles', they're very well done
    ErinK - it took my several years to like Timbuktu (and it's sister fragrance Dzonghka). Once it 'clicked' though I really enjoy it. It's not a typical incense scent, which is refreshing to me


    Staying with the oud theme from this morning, I retried my sample of:

    Oud 27 by Le Labo



    I found this sort of gag-worthy when I first tested it, when it was released. Talking about Jicky and 'sh*t', that's exactly how this one smells when you first spray it on. Wasn't it BN member Indie_guy who called this 'wood butthole' or something like that. But today, I applied lightly, and I'm enjoying this now. Weird how that happens, eh?
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Sampling L'Artisan Parfumeur Passage d'Enfer tonight
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