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    Default S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Hi everyone - have a lovely day!

    Trying Pleasant Promenade by Poncet.

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    Good morning!
    Wearing Sycomore from a sample.
    "Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Good morning all !. Erin, you want a rooty, carroty iris that lasts ?. Serge is calling Iris Silver Mist never gets too pretty and remains the benchmark as far as this nose is concerned.


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    Such invigorating juice - always reminds me of a gin and tonic
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Hello folks

    I'm in Shalimar edc today - from a newly acquired watch bottle. Extrait is lovely, of course, but there's something very liberating about splashing yourself with something that smells this good.

    All best for the day.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying your Thursday.

    In the voluptuous beauty of vintage Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum EdP tonight. This is a stunning chypre ticks all the boxes for me (castoreum, civet, oak moss). The bergamot, florals are big and the animalic effect of castoreum and civet are noticeable straight off the bat. It then develops into a seductive amber mossy concoction with a rich honeyed sweetness mingling with woods and leather. Devastatingly good and in my experience better dabbed as spraying as it can be a sillage monster.

    The fragrance notes reads like it includes everything but the kitchen sink:

    Bergamot, hyacinth, ylang-ylang, clove, angelica root, iris, jasmine, lily of the valley, mimosa, coriander, rose, cedar wood, patchouli, sandalwood, castoreum, vetiver, oakmoss, civet, musk and tobacco.

    These are items currently occupying a corner of my bed, I’m still deciding what to wear for dinner. It appears rather dark but I can assure you I haven’t evoked a Goth scenario nor am I about to jump on a Harley.


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by saminlondon View Post
    Hello folks

    I'm in Shalimar edc today - there's something very liberating about splashing yourself
    Right so, Sam! Splish-splash here, too with Miel de Bois, but much more moderate. Otherwise I would reek as far as France or even Australia.
    Have a good day all!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Xscent, you take those pics with an Iphone or? You take some good ones I do like some elements of PP too, I do need try out vintage juice though.

    Sampling one from Mike . Je Reveins. I like some things about it, like the jasmine but I find it rather soapy and light. I think it's a newer formulation? Perhaps I would prefer vintage. Thanks for the sniff though, Mike!
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Xscent, you take those pics with an Iphone or? You take some good ones I do like some elements of PP too, I do need try out vintage juice though.

    Sampling one from Mike . Je Reveins. I like some things about it, like the jasmine but I find it rather soapy and light. I think it's a newer formulation? Perhaps I would prefer vintage. Thanks for the sniff though, Mike!
    Thanks kalli. I use a DSLR and iPhone depends on what's handy. I studied art and dabbled in photography but it all fell by the wayside a few years ago...long story. The vintage is more animalic than the current version. The white glass is the parfum and the one I have in the black glass is EdP.

    Larimar feel free to reek as much as you like, would love the smell some MdB all the way here.

    saminlondon +1 for splashing.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Hello!

    I am in

    Chanel No5 - Eau Premiere
    this morning.



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Hello all. L'Artisan Dzongkha.
    DONNA

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Hello all,

    PENHALIGON'S QUERCUS

    from a sample, this morning for the gym.

    Fleurissimo now.
    Currently wearing: Mitsouko by Guerlain

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Sampling O Boticário Quasar Fire today
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    MAZZOLARI LUI
    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, 27 February, 2014.

    Enjoy your dinner XScent! Your accessories look ravishing.
    I am in PdEmpire's Cuir Ottoman today from a sample. Love this leather and iris combo.
    Currently wearing: 28 La Pausa by Chanel

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Full Incense by Montale

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Good morning, everyone -

    I'm in Dior's New Look 1947 again, and predictably, I *love* it after just one full wearing ...that's Dior for ya.

    Y'all have a wonderful day!


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Kabul Aoud by Montale

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    A little birdie sent me a sample of:

    Zahd by Slumberhouse



    Wow. Cranberry, chocolate, sandalwood. Simultaneously fruity, gourmand, tart, creamy. Like one of those artisinal desserts you have at a fancy restaurant that takes your breath away. I'll be wearing it again this evening so I can give myself a full day to wrap my head around it.


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    kalli - glad you're enjoying the sample. I got that sample from BN member Lilybelle, who I miss dearly.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Hello-

    Heavy rain inspires me to wear Creed Original Santal.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Currently wearing: Oyédo by Diptyque

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Good morning!

    Jon, ya see, the thing with Iris Silver Mist is...I am sort of saving it. I know it's the benchmark, and so I sort of want to try everything *else* first. I can't wait to try it - it's like how "anticipation is the greater part of pleasure," like getting bummed out when you finish a great novel. I'm afraid I will feel like what else is there? once I have tried it so I am just enjoying the anticipation for now.

    Today is a No.19 day, modern EDP with vintage EDT splashed on top.



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Shiseido Zen Original

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Good morning! It's -17F right now, so another cold day. I think I need a vacation, somewhere warm, just like Jon's pic above. What I wouldn't give to be sunning in one of those chairs by the pool.

    Evangeline, I loved New Look 1947 the first time I wore it too, it's beautiful and you smell wonderful!

    Wearing Lalique Perles de Lalique, with notes of Bulgarian rose, bergamot, iris, black pepper, oakmoss, orris root, patchouli, cashmere wood and vetiver.





    Have a great day everyone!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by ErinK View Post
    Jon, ya see, the thing with Iris Silver Mist is...I am sort of saving it. I know it's the benchmark, and so I sort of want to try everything *else* first. I can't wait to try it - it's like how "anticipation is the greater part of pleasure," like getting bummed out when you finish a great novel. I'm afraid I will feel like what else is there? once I have tried it so I am just enjoying the anticipation for now.
    Fully understand - the best things in life are worth the wait .


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Mike, glad you are getting to try Zahd! I've been sort of following all the Zahd hype on the general fragrance board and know you weren't privy to the IPO (or, *Only* PO, I should say) of Zahd, so it was wonderful of that birdie to send you a bit. I still haven't tried anything by Slumberhouse. One of these days I may jump on the bandwagon - from what I've read the line deserves the hype.

    Yes, Jon, I expect ISM to be the pièce de résistance of irises, I really can't wait to try it. Someone has an ISM bell jar on ebay and while I would never buy a bell jar on ebay, that hasn't stopped me from drooling over it for a few days now.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Guerlain Mahora again today.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Good morning, good smelling ones.

    I am in Fracas (parfum), nice floral.

    Mike, I didn't like any of the slumberhouse smells I tried but that Zahd sounds good. I do think of them as producing "quality" scents AFA being rich, thick, interesting and lasting smells, but I tried Ore, Jeke and something else and they were all unpleasant to my nose. May have to go back and look at their website!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Hi all,

    Nice boots, Xscent!

    l picked out Un Matin d'Orage for work this morning, & very suitably, the afternoon brought heavy rain & thunder! lt's brightened up again now though, & l'm in Gardenia Petale for the evening. lt must be spring; l'm craving florals again.
    "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, 27 February, 2014.

    Day three in Balahé, this time layered with Fracas. By itself, I find the Fracas to be nearly soliflore and linear; adding Balahé to Fracas makes for a more complex tuberose experience, as the tuberose in Balahé is sweatier, more rubbery, and dirtied up with cumin and/or coriander.

    A pleasant day to all.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Wearing Adrienne Vittadini.
    Currently wearing: Farnesiana by Caron

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