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    Default S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Hi everyone - have a super day!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Hello good-smelling people

    Liberally sprayed in Jicky PdT today! It might be raining here, but I'm dreaming of Provence ...

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    No perfume for me today, as I have got adult Chicken Pox!
    I smell of calamine lotion,
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Oh dear, kewart- that not good

    Hope it clears up soon

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Aww, poor Kewart! Hope that goes away asap!
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by kewart View Post
    No perfume for me today, as I have got adult Chicken Pox!
    I smell of calamine lotion,
    Oh, you poor thing! I also had chickenpox as an adult - no fun at all. Hope you get better soon.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Morning all!

    Kewart how awful, hope it passes quickly! l got chicken pox at the age of thirteen, & l remember the misery all too well.

    Stella Rose Absolute again today.

    Have a great Friday, folks!
    "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. - 28 February, 2014.

    Good morning,

    Etro - Gomma

    for the gym this morning, and now

    Tabac Blond

    vintage L'Extrait.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Feel better soon Kewart.

    Wearing my last drops of vintage Shalimar. Thus ends my bender; it's been an epic run.

    Happy Friday, all.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    ((ErinK)) lending you mine (check your PM!) blue skies whenever you need them. Nice Chanel porn yesterday and post renovation pics might be a way off given I can’t find a plumber for love nor money at the moment.

    Feel better soon kewart!

    Jon I thought it was Marmite you Brits enjoy?


    saminlondon you need to post pics more often, that lavender field is dreamy.

    After all that talk about Aleksandr guess who paid me a surprise visit? I dropped off my bottle of Fleur de Louis to my sister this morning and came home to these (I adore this girl). Now I get the fun of floral bombing her with a bottle or two as a thank you. Let me introduce Aleksandr and Ernesto, two very nice smelling gentlemen I’m acquainting myself with.

    Jon and ExtremeK I can see why you are fans of Aleksandr. The Russian leather accord comes through very clearly after the initial burst of florals and you’re right, it never gets into the skank territory. This one is perfect for someone who likes leather but not a whole biker worth.

    Ernesto is actually a room spray from Cira Trudon and in the name of all things divinely scented it is a magnificent fragrance. In my sister’s words ‘I couldn’t resist, it covers so many of your olfactory vices’. Yes. It. Does. Ernesto is stunning woody chypre and the rich mix of rum, leather and tobacco is perfectly balanced. Hmmm, might this be a means around some pesky IFRA regulations? The bottle and atomiser are beautifully crafted too. I’ve use Cire Trudon for years but Ernesto has slipped under my radar.

    Fragrance notes from Cire Trudon site: top note : rum, grapefruit, bergamot / middle : clove, oak wood, patchouli, labdanum / base : tobacco harmony, moss, leather, amber

    Synched today with Beautiful, a lunchtime spritz compliments of a bottle mum had in her handbag. SotE is Aleksandr (time to form another fragrance sandwich with Jon and ExtremeK?).

    Trilby Lark the sweet tobacco and leather in Ernesto might really work for you if it wasn’t a room spray I would say go sample this one.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Good morning all !. Wishing you a speedy recovery, kewart.


    No options available for any synching today. Never been remotely interested in anything EL has to offer.


    SotD is Lanvin Arpege PH.









    Glad to hear you are enjoying the Aleksandr, Xscent.
    Count me in for later - I'll be the vegemite .
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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. - 28 February, 2014.

    Good morning, everyone -

    I'm actually in sync today, which rarely happens since I play tennis on Fridays, but I'm always delighted to play in Estée Lauder's Aliage ...it may seem very clichéd, but it's *fantastic* on court.

    Y'all have a great day!


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Good morning! Happy Friday, and I hope it is a great one for everyone.
    Kewart, feel better soon, and try not to scratch! You poor thing!
    Tdem, sorry to hear that you are finished with the vintage Shalimar, but it was an epic run, you are correct. You surely enjoyed every bit of it!
    Mrs. E, enjoy your tennis. Your your youthful scent will absolutely allow you to run faster

    No synch for me today, but instead another day in Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman, which I enjoyed the heck out of yesterday.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Good morning!

    Kewart, chicken pox, oh no, I hope you feel better soon!

    Xscent, congrats on the Aleksandr! I brought a sample of it home from Chicago in October, it really is a great leather fragrance!

    In sync this morning with Sensuous Noir.





    Have a great day!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Sam, your pic makes me dream of last summer's trip to Valensole and the Verdon Gorge. Breathtaking! I will never forget the images.
    kewart, I had chicken pox at 30+ and it was the worst thing ever. My scalp and face were totally covered. I looked like a monster and it sure felt like hell. May it be lighter on you!
    Miel de Bois again today. What shall I say? Easily my favorite Lutens now besides Rose de Nuit. I now adore new and original jus, although the differences are not major.
    Happy Friday celebrations all around!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    Ernesto is actually a room spray from Cira Trudon and in the name of all things divinely scented it is a magnificent fragrance. In my sister’s words ‘I couldn’t resist, it covers so many of your olfactory vices’. Yes. It. Does. Ernesto is stunning woody chypre and the rich mix of rum, leather and tobacco is perfectly balanced. Hmmm, might this be a means around some pesky IFRA regulations? The bottle and atomiser are beautifully crafted too. I’ve use Cire Trudon for years but Ernesto has slipped under my radar.
    How funny! I love Ernesto! I have a candle on the go at the moment. If this came as a person-fragrance I'd snap it up immediately.

    PS My lavender field has disappeared! Too big? Too blue? Who knows.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Sampling Neil Morris Quest this morning
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Oh no, Kewart! I hope the pox passes quickly, and is not too hard on you.

    I do worry about all the kids (including mine) getting vaccinated vs chicken pox, immunity from the shot wears off right as the disease becomes more complicated. Mind you, I got uncomplicated chicken pox when a little kid but then shingles when I was a young adult, not sure that is so much better.

    Jailia today, the happy Friday smell

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    In synch today with Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.





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    Currently wearing: Noir de Noir by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Good morning!

    ((kewart)) BOO on chicken pox. That sounds horrible. Hope they go away soon!

    30 Roses, I was reading your post from last night reminiscing about the college search. So exciting for your daughter, but also exhausting, especially when you do an all day honors college tour not even knowing if she's accepted to it yet! (Surely she will be, based on what you have said of her!)

    Xscent, thank you for the umbrella. I need to print it out and stick it on my wall at work.

    Synching in a couple Lauders: started with Pure White Linen Light Breeze, a scent I wore years ago but not so much anymore. It's bright, crisp and green but a little too acidic-sweet (not sure how to describe what I am trying to get at) for me anymore. I wanted something creamy on top so added a bit of Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia to try to smooth it out a little bit.

    For its accompanying pic I had to get a bit creative. The PWLLB ads are awful (Gwyneth Paltrow laying in a field with an inane quote like "Some days you relive forever" or something like that) and the PCTG ads are boring so here we have super hot former Lauder spokesmodel Liya Kebede posing with Carolyn Murphy's body with PCTG head.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    kewart - sorry to hear that, it must be extremely uncomfortable ((bear hugs))
    tdem1961 - I was wondering how long that parfum was going to last.
    Xscent - my grandmother (Dad's mom) used to get a bottle of Beautiful every year for her anniversary. Just smelling it makes me think of my little wonderful grandma, always with a smile. It smelled fantastic on her. It's one of my favorite Lauders but one I cannot wear on myself because the olfactory memories are just too bittersweet.
    Jon - I'm surprised that you haven't found an Estee Lauder to like. Have you smelled all of them?
    ErinK - that ad made me laugh. LOL


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    Just tiny dabs from my bottle. This stuff is nuclear & it really only feels appropriately unisex if I lightly apply it. Green, green, green. Lasts for ages. It will always be, my favorite Estee Lauder scent. I also love Youth Dew in a hot bath, and on a sunny bright Saturday morning there's nothing quite like the smell of White Linen but PC is just perfect.


    I am driving today (I leave work early) to drive up to Lakeland, Florida and visit an old friend and his husband who moved up there from Fort Lauderdale last year. It's about 3.5 hours away from Miami. It's been a while since I've driven that far by myself in a car but I've stocked up with lots of music on my iPod and I'll probably make some phone calls from the car also to help pass the time. The weather is nice and cool (it was 67 degrees this morning - VERY cool for Miami at this time of year) so it should be a nice, relaxing chill weekend. I'm looking forward to it.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    Trilby Lark the sweet tobacco and leather in Ernesto might really work for you if it wasn’t a room spray I would say go sample this one.
    Looks interesting - tobacco and leather are two of my favorite notes.

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    I am wearing Tom Ford Noir. I am somewhat in sync because Tom Ford is an Estée Lauder owned company. I don't actually own any Estée Lauder fragrance.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by saminlondon View Post
    How funny! I love Ernesto! I have a candle on the go at the moment. If this came as a person-fragrance I'd snap it up immediately.

    PS My lavender field has disappeared! Too big? Too blue? Who knows.

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    Well let me just hop on over to your place! Have you tried the room spray as well? My Cira Trudon standbys were Odalisque and Nazareth but I think Ernesto trumps them both. I agree it would be an astoundingly good personal fragrance. Come to think of it most of the Cira Trudon fragrances would work as a personal fragrances. Btw I can still see your original field of lavender pic!

    Thanks Kiliwia leather paired with violets and fir balsam isn’t a combination I have come across before, but in Aleksandr it works.

    Mike it’s wonderful you have such a lovely scent association with your grandma. My mum’s bottle is from the late 80’s, she would let me have spritz of it when I was young lots of happy memories.

    ErinK you crack me up.

    Trilby Lark try it if you get the chance if nothing else you could scent your bed sheets.

    Off to bed, hope wine o’clock is not too far off for all those at the office counting down the minutes.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    Looks interesting - tobacco and leather are two of my favorite notes.

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    I am wearing Tom Ford Noir. I am somewhat in sync because Tom Ford is an Estée Lauder owned company. I don't actually own any Estée Lauder fragrance.

    Cheers
    Love your creativity. You are definitely in synch in my little corner of the world. Next year we should do a "Big Perfume" Friday. After all there is BigPharma, BigOil, etc, etc. and now there is BigPerfume. Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, LVMH, Proctor and Gamble, Coty, and Elizabeth Arden own so many of the perfume companies now. I think a lot of people would be surprised at how many of their favorites are actually owned by a large corporation.

    Great scent you picked too.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Jon - I'm surprised that you haven't found an Estee Lauder to like. Have you smelled all of them?
    Pretty much, Mike - certainly the vast majority. I had the highest hopes for Youth Dew but it just never clicked. The only one that really stood out was Lauder for Men (vintage) - an pretty impressive powerhouse as I recall. Regrettably, and for no particular reason it never found it's way into my wardrobe. Maybe I need go on another quest ! ....


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