Hi everyone - have a super day!
Ayoon Al Maha - Amouage.
Good morning all - enjoy your Sundays!
Fleurs de Rocaille
Good morning and to everyone celebrating ....
Blessed with fine weather for our expedition, taking our parents for lunch at a carvery with a well-stocked wine cellar out in rural Hertfordshire.
Much of yesterday was spent around Henley-on-Thames, now mercifully free from flood water. Mild conditions ensured the first al-fresco dining of 2014 .....
SotD is ELDO Tom of Finland (new bottle, cello )
Sending condolences to kumquat and shades.
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Hello all. Miller Harris Terre d'Iris.
Good morning everyone sotd is Dzing!
Kumquat I'm so sorry for your loss. Xxoo
Happy Mothering Sunday to everyone celebrating. Jon your mother should be doing extra celebrating - look at the fine son she raised.
SOTD is Guerlain Sous le Vent. Best to all.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Magnetic Scent Untitled #1 today a stunningly beautiful jasmine solifore, all you lovers of jasmine this is one to sample before IFRA makes it a thing of the past.
Jasmine love continues with Nuda tonight another indolic jasmine which suits me just fine, I’m not one for scrubbed clean florals.
Kiliwia I really enjoyed La Tulipe when I sampled the Byredo line last week. Is it just me or does Sunday Cologne smell a lot like Terre d’Hermes? Some tulips do have a scent they are rare though.
ErinK enjoy spending time with your folks, lucky them getting yummy homemade baked treats. I’ve just downed a cronut which, for the uninitiated, is a cross between a croissant and donut stuffed with crème patisserie.
((Kumquat)) and ((shades)).
Mocha for the cold I’m loving every second of it.
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We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ～Kahlil Gibran
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..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Well, I just had a donut..now I feel like I missed out, lol. I wanna try a cronut! Never heard of that.
Tried Pleasures Flower, don't like it.
Kumquat, I choose to believe we should find our pet friends on the other side, too. Later, Cosmo.
Shades, a hug and best wishes for putting your loss in perspective. You're so wise, I trust you already have.
Time to run out the rollerball of L'Occitane Pivoine Flora I picked up in a flash while strolling around Victoria Gardens with cousin a week ago. I rarely buy on impulse, but this fresh cutie was a no-brainer. It reminds me of a portion of Guerlain's With Love (minus the amber drydown). It is all about the peony, with just a wink of rose, and a sturdy stem of green.
Xscent, I think I would like to try that jasmine. I would put it on my test list but it's not in the directory.
http://www.magnetic-scent.com/product/samples/), I'm not sure of the shipping to the US though, if it's an issue let me know.
and here's a pic of the cronut I sent to my sister. I was being a wee bit evil in my taunting tonight.
We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ～Kahlil Gibran
Oh shooot, that looks yummy..maybe with some powdered sugar spinkled on there too. That's right, I think I remember them having a sampler program, may have to ck it out sometime.
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Going to Sunday mass wearing
21 by Costume National (from a sample)
VIntage Diorella. I'm zooming thru a mini, may have to scout ebay again. . .
What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
Good morning all! We're having a beautiful day so far, warm and sunny. Tonight around midnight it's suppose to start snowing and last until Tuesday morning, sure hope it misses us.
Xscent, I don't know if I've tried Sunday Cologne, I might have in Chicago last fall. It does have geranium, vetiver and patchouli in common with Terre d'Hermes, maybe that's why they seem similar. Btw your picture of cronuts is making me hungry, they look so good!! Also, isn't Nasomatto Nuda discontinued, I thought I read that it was?
Wearing Hilde Soliani Il Tuo Tulipano this morning, there is no tulip note in this one, but on Luckyscent it says it was inspired by a walk through a field of red and yellow tulips. The notes listed are bergamot, blackberry, lime, peach, kiwi, passion fruit, freesia, lily of the valley, jasmine, vetiver, sandalwood, oak moss and white musk. This one is a little more fruity than Byredo La Tulipe, but it is really nice.
Have a great Sunday!!!
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Oh wow, l want a cronut right now!
Having a disgustingly lazy day today, l only got dressed about an hour ago. Something to do with the clocks going forward last night, at least that's my excuse. l'm now giving a second wearing to my sample of vintage White Shoulders cologne by Evyan.
A happy Mothering Sunday to all those celebrating.
"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.
Thank you to everyone for the hugs and support ... it really means a lot.
I'm in a cloud of Dior Addict today. I may or may not have over-sprayed a wee bit. I admit to nothing.
Enjoy your day everyone, and as always, hugs to all ...
I've trademarked the color bleu
SotE - Roja Dove Scandal PH (sample).
Nice fougere made with top quality ingredients but not worth anything like £225 - pass.
BTW, hope y'all realise that the best licorice actually comes from Yorkshire
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme today
we have seen the enemy...and he is us.-Pogo
Mrs Q!!!!!!!! Jon has proof (via picture) that you were arrested while in New Mexico!!!!! You should have called and I would have bailed you out. I guess the scent party train got a little out of hand, eh?!!
Jon, enjoy your Tom of Finland. You beat me to it. That stuff is good!
I broke my bottle ban last night by pulling out Mauboussin, so might as well call my sample only month done, even though a day or two early. Today I went for Chanel Coromandel! I've missed my bottles!!!
J and C, you have the power to upturn a grin from quite a distance.
We've bellies full of carrots, potatoes, chicken, and a bit of chocolate to meld with a shiraz our daughter dropped off for us. For a kid who doesn't drink wine, she sure knows how to pick out bottles to please her mum and dad.
The lifespan of L'Occitane Pivoine Flora could be measured in seconds. Time for some Marni.
I just discovered some O de Lancôme in my Goodwill give away box. I sprayed some on to give it one last chance to not make me gag. If it misbehaves I will cover it up with a blast of Sous le Vent. I used to wear O de Lancôme all the time back in the 80s. Either it has changed or I have... I repurchased it last year for sentimental reasons.
(((Kumquat))) and (((Shades)))
Mike, that tea looks good! I hope you like it! : ) If you have a health food store that sells bulk herbs, you might be able to find the root or powdered root there too. Chinese markets also usually have it in the dried herb section. I’ve never had any ill effects from the occasional cup of licorice tea, (or an occasional gorging on the candy, though that is mostly flavored with anise…) and quite often I blend the licorice with other herbs, such as peppermint, chamomile, lemongrass, etc. so it is further diluted, but still yummy. Actually, it might be easier to find it in blends—Yogi Tea makes Egyptian Licorice and Licorice Mint, Stash has a Licorice Spice blend, and I have seen it listed in the ingredients for several others, more as an accent I suppose. I *love* a middle eastern brand called Ramzy though; it’s just strong licorice tea!
Trilby, I have O de Lancome and I think it probably smells better on my BF, lol! Although I appreciate it most in really humid, hot places, like Hawaii or Puerto Vallarta.
Anyway… SOTD is Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere!
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
~ Henri Matisse
My condolences to Kumquat and Shades.
Thank you all for those sandalwood suggestions. I am going to sample them all. Also Tom of Finland.
It's a beautiful day here, finally: 50 degrees and sunny. Nevertheless, I could not resist wearing Portrait of a Lady again, instead of something actually springy. I think that means I'm a goner.