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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    P1040101.jpgStarted the day in vintage Arpège, then this arrived, so it's my SOTA as I settle in for a nap.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
    Currently wearing: Odalisque by Nicolaï

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    Hi, everyone!

    Mike, go get 'em (sensibly) on the juice fast... My ability to focus goes straight to hell when I fast for more than 24 hours, so I am very impressed.

    Today I'm enjoying the sunshine and mid-40s (Fahrenheit) weather before the snow returns tomorrow in Neil Morris Fragrances Ayour. One of my favorite fragrances from one of my favorite perfumers.

    Ayour notes: Aldehydes, pomegranate, black fig, Virginia cedar, elemi, incense and agarwood (oud).
    It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson

    My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 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. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I said yesterday I'd post a picture of the juices I'm taking so here they are. Juice porn, eh? ((giggle))


    Mike, I like the packaging too and I must say these look quite delicious, though I suspect I would be still be supplementing on the quiet

    I have plenty of will-power, but the wont-power usually manages to override it especially with the mention of coffee, macarons and blue cheese (Xscent / Erin )


    SotE - Body Kouros.






    Erin, I was instantly smitten by Prelude to Love and purchased it immediately. Very underrated, IMHO.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    LOL at "won't power", Jon!
    "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. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.


    SotE - Scent Intense by Costume National (from a sample)


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.



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    Feel better soon, ((innees))!

    Ah, Xscent, you can't save your quiet and relaxation time all for Bali, lovely though it is. Be good to yourself, sweetie And thanks for that lovely BdI + cashmere porn yesterday

    Mike, color me impressed -- from your willpower, to those bottles, to the yummy-looking juice inside them! Juice porn, indeed! I maybe, just maybe, could join up with Erin in trying it if all I have to do is grab a bottle from the refrigerator! Of course, then I'd miss my morning coffee in bed with David, which is one of my favorite things....

    Mocha, is everything OK with your mom? I hope you didn't need too stiff an upper lip today. Hugs!

    ErinK, you're killing it with those photos! So interesting to see Hemingway at that age, in full-on smile -- and to know the demons he struggled with later and the amazing prose borne of those struggles. That's a special one.

    It's wintry-mixing here again, but it's supposed to be back to 40s and sunny tomorrow. We'll see....

    I think cello and Jon's comments about this got me intrigued. I sampled M. Micallef Guiac today and I *really* like it!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    I'm wearing What We Do In Paris Is Secret today. It's my second time wearing it and I think I might be in love ...

    Mike, like Erin, my eyes were drawn to the cashew, vanilla, cinnamon, agave one ... I thought that you might really like that one because of the cinnamon.

    Also Erin, I really like Prelude To Love too! It is such a happy, sparkle-y scent. Everyone smells SO good today!

    as always, hugs to all ...
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    Wore Cinema EDP to work and Ava-Luxe Milk to Heavenly Hounds class

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    Good evening!

    You guys are killing me today. So many SOTDs today are on my to try list... HdP 1889, What We Do In Paris is Secret, Vega, Apres L'Ondee, just to name a few. (And Evangeline, your Senso sounds absolutely *fabulous* too.) I think it might be time for me to put in a sample order.

    Jon, your little smiley attacking that bunny and then that smug chocolate grin on his face cracked me *up*!!! I don't know where you find these little guys but they kill me every time. And Jon and Shades, I'm glad to know I'm in good company in Prelude to Love. I've said it before but it's one of the happiest scents I own, and it sounds super cliche but there really is something innocent about it. Somehow (and I think this is why I love it so much) it manages to be energizing and calming at the same time.

    ExtremeK, good for you for keeping up your mindfulness techniques at home! It is so easy to fall back into same old patterns: the challenge is making good habits. Are you having to get up much earlier than you used to for your quiet time, and if so, have you found that a challenge? And glad you liked this photo; I have always been fascinated with Hem and especially his relationship with Agnes.

    For the past 15 minutes I have been sitting very still holding my wrist over my nose inhaling very deliberately -- yep, you guessed it, I'm in Iris Prima again. This is one that to fully enjoy needs to be given undivided attention. Basically, you need to be sitting on your couch and if your TV is on it should be something mindless, as in, DVR of "The Bachelor" finale when you never watched a single episode of the season (really, this guy is AWFUL - THE WORST). After 15 minutes or so can you remove wrist from nose to turn off the Bachelor because the best part of the perfume has vanished into thin air. (But I'm going to watch maybe just a *little bit more* - it's such a trainwreck and I can't avert my eyes *just yet*. Don't judge.)


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    Thanks everyone for the supportive and funny comments. It's actually much easier than last time I did it. Yes, I get cravings but it's easy to resist my "wont-power". One thing that happens when I fast (maybe this happens to you) but you suddenly realize how much TIME you spend planning meals, buying food, preparing it, choosing what you want to eat, worrying if you're eating too un-healthy, sitting in line, sitting in restaurants, cleaning the dishes, cleaning the kitchen, etc. When you juice cleanse, you don't have to do any of that. It's like a little 'vacation' not just for your digestive system but it also gives me a bit of a break on something in my life that's so time consuming.

    Today at a lunch sales meeting, the condo conversion project we visited had the most delicious spread of food that they'd catered for everyone. It took willpower to walk away from the food and not keep staring at it. But I was fine after a few minutes.

    My favorite juice is, like shadesofbleu and ErinK mentioned, the Cashew one. It's like 'dessert' since I get to have it last at the end of the day. It's not very thick, so it's more like a cashew milk consistency, but it doesn't really taste as 'raw' as the juices do. Actually my very favorite is the PAM (pineapple, apple & mint). The combo is delicious & very fragrant too. I wish there was a scent that smelled like that.

    And yes, it would be MUCH more of a hassle if I'd had to make my juices. I'm lazy. I just bought them. They're exactly what I needed (organic, cold pressed, raw, variety of flavors). They are a bit pricey, but I only do this twice a year, so I splurge on myself. The brand is Blueprint.

    I did go to the gym tonight, I did a very light workout, and now I'm sitting here after a hot shower in a cloud of:

    Mysore Sandalwood by Profumo.it




    Xscent - I feel like I'm mediating children sometimes too. Realtors, who I work with, can be very childlike. Who needs kids? Just try to manage a bunch of realtors.
    ErinK - I love that new Slumberhouse bottle too. I don't own it, I'm sampling this from a sample. But supposedly they're changing all of the scents to new bottles soon. Oh and I've never smelled Prelude to Love but I went on a date a couple months ago with this guy and fragrances came up in the conversation and he said that PTL was his favorite scent. I was like, wow!
    Trilby Lark - Yes, hopefully your 'second day at school' went well & you had fun in the playground with all of the other kids.
    cello - I am really warming to Dries Van Noten also. BN member mr. reasonable wrote a wonderful mini review of it on the Shalimar thread in the mens forum, it really hit the nail on the head on how he experiences the scent. If you can't find it, let me know, I'll see if I can find it and copy it.
    Evangeline - so glad the concert & the whole night was wonderful. You're right to be surprised, there's absolutely no reason why I should not have explored St. Vincent by now. Just like fragrances - there is just TOO MUCH MUSIC out there in the world. Thanks for your intro to her.
    teardrop - it took me years to 'get' L'Eau d'Hiver. All I smelled was baby lotion, like you, when I first sampled it. Much later on, after falling in love with Apres l'Ondee and other heliotrope scents I sort of saw how unique and interesting it was.
    kumquat - I always love the photos you choose for your SOTD posts. I look forward to seeing them every day

    Hoping sfmedusa, RHM, Ineespenes, danieq and Mocha's mom are feeling better
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    Thanks, Mike! I'm so glad you noticed.
    Good luck with your get-fit program. I admire your fortitude.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    Sampling Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men tonight
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    Gatsby is spending his first night at home. He's secluded but is so sweet & mellow, we're considering introducing him to his fellow house cat sooner rather than later.

    Xscent, my husband is still set on naming the new lad "Chomsky" but we'll sway him to our way of thinking. The kitty cat has sparkly aqua eyes & is a large silver classic tabby. Definitely a "Gatsby"! I'm glad he's here but sad I still am sick with bronchitis & whatever else has now taken up residence in my sinus.

    We had the kitty all set up in my master bedroom suite, there's 4 rooms all together & I thought it would give him the perfect transitional area. Problem, my already irritated breathing passages just weren't coping with a stressed (& therefore shedding) cat in close quarters. To my daughters' delight, Gatsby has been relocated to her study.

    I vacuumed & am breathing a bit better. Weird, because I am not allergic to cats. Just having difficulty breathing lately.

    As far as fragrance went, I wore Guerlain AA Mandarine Bassilic but couldn't smell it. Think I should just hold off until this passes. The sooner the better. I want to hang out with my new adoptee.

    Love you all!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    RHM, Gatsby sounds like the perfect name for a cat (cat = "gatto" in Italian).

    A little break from fragrance is probably a good idea while your respiratory system heals.



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