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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Good morning, blue skies and fluffy white clouds here after a rainy gray morning...

    My thoughts are with Jujy, hoping she does fine in surgery.

    Jailia today. Liquid sunshine. Would that I was sitting by a pool with a fancy drink but alas it is month-end-close so work work work. Mind you, having been out of work recently enough to remember it, too much work is most assuredly preferable to no paid employment.

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    Recovering Catholics have the best stories. Claire, you're funny.

    Good news/bad news: My appetite is back.

    On any given day, I have the appetite of a Nordic lumberjack. A maternal family trait. I recently heard a recording of an uncle who recounted serving in the Pacific during WWII. Suffering seasickness, he was told to keep eating and drinking through the nausea to ward off becoming weak. He excelled at it. My takeaway from this story was "we Duffeks can eat even lousy food anytime, anywhere, under even imminent-death conditions."

    With that in mind, I feel sorry for Jujy having to skip eating, as you do, before surgery. Hope her surgeon had a good breakfast though.

    Well, I can't talk about smells, since they are all intangibles to me. I opened a new package of coffee this a.m. and could detect absolutely nothing. This is the longest I've gone without wearing perfumes since I started on Basenotes.

    In answer to your thoughtful queries, my friends, I can cheerfully report that my lungs are making less of a one-man-band sound at the end of each exhalation and more of a kitten-down-a-well "mew, mew, mew" descending echo.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Diptique Tam Dao Eau de Parfum - First time with this...wow. Creamy coconut accentuating the milky facets of sandalwood...with a spritz of lime on top. I'm in heaven...not sure if I can find a sandalwood fragrance in current production that tops this

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    West Side by Bond No.9

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    Kumquat, that bouquet you posted makes me drool. Such gorgeous textures and colors makes me wish I could be a wee bug in the middle of it all!

    Jujy, prayers are with you today.

    All this tossing about of Sandalwood is making me realize that I am going to need to test Sandalwoods in earnest before too long. I'm slightly envious of all Mike's varying options.

    I'm wearing Slumberhouse Baque today. Very goody to my nose, pretty sure I taste good wearing this one.

    The desert is warming up now, high expected to be 92. I'm mourning the loss of a most amiable winter! But, it great weather for car washing so I plan to get out and give Scarlett a good once over. Spring cleaning is my next order of business. Yay! Hmmmmm, maybe I could get my husband to promise me a cleaning maid??? And some Arpege? I suppose that ad is a particular kind of commentary on the times in which it was presented. Glad to know we don't see that sort anymore, though I'm not entirely certain that the 'sex for sale' mood of current advertising is actually any better for woman.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Good afternoon all. Crazy busy today so I'll just say that I'm wearing Tam Dao EDP again. I'm pretty sure this is the sandalwood for me. At least the linear sandalwood for me. Best to all!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    My SoTD, which accompanied yet another day of sitting on my arse and waiting for my knee to heal (not showing any signs of doing so, and we're a whole month in now) has been Dior Escale a Pondichery, trying to be cheerful and spring like.

    I can't wait for my scan results and getting to know whether the surgeons can do anything or whether I'm in for the long haul of just waiting a whole load more. Unfortunately I don't get the results of the scan and the orthopod's opinion until the 19th May, which is time for my backside to get even wider while I sit around on it.

    Crossed fingers that it all went swimmingly for jujy Hope you're back to your inimitable self soon.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Joining the sandalwood posse this evening - Ava Luxe No 23.






    Happy Birthday arwen_elf
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Xscent - the Byredo sounds very 'safe' which I have found many of his scents....I still have not found one that I love (and I really wanted to love Fantastic Man Cologne [it's named after one of my favorite magazines]). I have never heard of L'Origan until you posted it. That juice looks wicked good. I can almost see the nitro-musks and other banned aromachemicals oozing in the bottle. So it smells like LHB you say? Interesting ((stroking chin))
    Jon - it's so strange that you're having issues with BN...I have not had any issues with the interface for quite some time. So weird. I've never smelled No. 23 - what's it like?
    cello - Van Cleef & Arpels at the tire store - you're such a DIVA! Luv it. lol
    ClaireV - the pine notes tend to be more pronounced on my skin, however many people who sample Granville say the pine is very light on them, so please try it. It's definitely not as pronounced as say...Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's...which many people (including me) compare to the Dior.
    kumquat - that Infini photo is just beautiful...is that your actual bottle?
    ErinK - to me No. 19 has always smelled a bit like nail varnish...I love that part of it.
    Momma Quarry - a Nordic Lumberjack never looked as stylish or smelled so good! ((gentle hugs - so I don't send you into a coughing fit))
    rynegne - isn't Tam Dao EdP pretty wonderful? I'll repeat myself: Best Diptyque in a LONG TIME!
    sfmedusa - nice to hear from you with an update on your leg - keep your chin up as best you can ((bear hugs))


    I had to go home for lunch - so I got to respritz another discontinued sandalwood favorite:

    Sandalwood by Floris



    This one is so light, the remnants of the Crabtree & Evelyn on my shirt are sort of taking over the Floris smell - still I get whiffs and tiny bursts of sandalwood from this one. It's like a sheer bubble of sandalwood. One of the most polite (yet realistic) sandalwoods I own. I have to douse myself with it, to detect it - and I only have about 1/2 a bottle...and I probably won't be able to replace it when it's gone. I definitely prefer the C&E more - but this one can be the right choice when I'm in a more subdued and introspective mood.

    I am tired and I need to meet up with a friend after work. Ugh...wish me energy!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Hi, Mike. Yes, that's my bottle on my kitchen counter. And those are my bubble orbs from TJMaxx. I use them to barricade my vases of flowers so the cat can't knock them over.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Hey again, y'all -

    I'm in Sylvie's incredible vintage-60s Tabac Blond extrait for the evening ...I keep forgetting that I decided to give this one to Mom.


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    I just read this whole daggone thread today for the second time - you guys have been SO funny today (Looking at you, Mike, Quarry, and ClaireV)!!!

    (((sfmedusa))) I can't believe you won't get your results for over a month!! That must be SO frustrating and maddening. I mean can't someone just LOOK AT IT AND FIGURE IT OUT for cryin' out loud?? Big, big hugs to you.

    (((Quarry))) Hoping your sniffer gets better soon. It is no fun not to be able to smell but at least you are enjoying food again. Your post today absolutely cracked me up, as in 99th percentile of hilarious posts I've ever read on BN.


    I particularly needed to re-read y'alls hilarious comments for something cheer-inducing because I'm absolutely past the point of LIVID right now...and this is not intended as a thread hi-jacking but I could use a bit of rage-validation here, because
    MR. GYM-PHONE-NUMBER-ASKER-GUY IS MARRIED.

    So here's how it went down: he texts me, wants to get dinner, break the ice and get to know each other, so after work I make sure makeup/perfume are refreshed and go to meet him. We order drinks, chat for 15 minutes or so - this is going so great! - then he mentions "wife" [Screeeeeech! ] and jabbers on about whatever he was talking about. I was all like, "Excuse me, can we go back just a minute - did I hear you tell me you are MARRIED!?!?!!??" He was like, "Yeah? Is that a problem for you?" I wanted to stand up, tell him exactly what to do with himself, and hightail it out of there as fast as my legs could carry me...but I realized that although he deserved to be treated like the ginormous wanker he is, I would not allow him to make me feel awkward about going to the gym - where we see each other every day in class - so I would calmly and with as much dignity as I could muster tell him that IN THE PLANET I LIVE ON, THIS WHOLE SITUATION IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. I told him he had humiliated me as I had never been humiliated and that I would never have given him my number if I'd known he was married. He tried to give me some BS about how he lived in Europe for 20 years (military deployments) and how in Europe, men and women regularly hang out as friends and "things normal to him aren't normal to a lot of other people." Well guess what YOU EFFING PSYCHO this is not Europe, I was not born YESTERDAY, and anyone who TALKS TO ANYONE knows that in polite society a married man asking a single woman for her phone number - and then going out for dinner with her - IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

    My face is still hot. He tried to explain to me that I was attractive and shouldn't feel badly about myself and I had to explain, no, dumbass, I don't give two poops if you want to go out with me: my humiliation is due to the fact that my moral code does not allow me to go to dinner with a married man. DUH. The fact that he thought I would be stupid enough to BE OK WITH THIS is what's so humiliating. I must come across as an EPIC floozy.

    I feel so tricked.

    Sprayed some vintage L'Interdit and am on the first glass of what may well be a gallon of wine tonight.

    Last edited by ErinK; 9th April 2014 at 11:43 PM.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Yikes! How dreadful, Dear! Consider yourself well out of it. Some sons of bitches don't have a clue.
    I like your photo! At least it didn't go any farther without your knowing about this.

    Thanks to Jon for his sweet post.
    Last edited by kumquat; 9th April 2014 at 11:58 PM.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Oh Erin, I'm so sorry that happened to you. You have nothing to feel bad about, this guy is a jerk and I think you did a great job telling him what's what. So glad you found out about it now.

    Congratulations Shades and Kumquat on your posting milestones!!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    I'm wearing Le Baiser du Dragon today ... who couldn't use a few dragon kisses?

    Thank you for noticing my extra star ... it doesn't make my posts look larger, does it???

    Erin, oh no! what a jackhole! At least he mentioned his poor wife sooner rather than later.

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    Erin, WHAT a sleezeball! What a load of passive aggressive crap!

    I'm proud of you getting the heck out of there.

    More wine & perfume!

    Think I'll join you; wine & Santalum, edp by Profumum (the dark as tar juice of "old")
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Thank you for the validation, kumquat, shades, kiliwia, RHM. I really am trying not to blame myself here, but it's hard, because how can you not know something like that? I knew guys like this were out there, but...you don't expect the sweet soft-spoken guy you see at the gym every day and sit next to in spin class to be one of them.

    More perfume (several more spritzes of L'Interdit, which I just plain love), more wine -- I'm with you, RHM. Also, as much as I love the Grouch, I'm glad your red hots are back...but like Matildaben said, I'm looking forward to the cat smelling like Chamade again.

    Speaking of signatures, Evangeline, I love your new one, too.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
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    Sending happy birthday wishes to arwen_elf
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    @ErinK-I mostly lurk here, but in this case feel so much for you I had to post. I once had a dream where I knocked off the head of a man who did me wrong with a shot from a cannon. It was a most satisfying feeling in the dream. Sending you virtual cannonballs this evening...and profound sympathy that your evening did not go as planned.

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    Erin, that just stinks! Not cool. May I say I really like how passionate you are about morals?. But ya, agreeing that it was good you heard about wife fairly soon.

    Sniffed a couple scents, didn't like. De Profundis, musky, fruity..not for me. Bois du Portugal..another Creed I can't seem to have any love for. Watery lemon, light woods..did I mention light and watery? Oh well.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    ErinK - ((bear hugs)) There is NOTHING for you to feel bad about...you didn't do anything wrong. I have little patience for indirect, passive aggressive personalities like that - seems like you are the same. Aint nobody got time for that!!!


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    Oh, goodness. ErinK, you poor thing, this is ABSOLUTELY not your fault, despite his attempted gaslighting. What a putz. No way are you an epic floozy, my dear, although you and Quarry both had me in stitches tonight (your writing, not your situation). "Ginormous wanker" indeed. You are wonderful. Him, not so much. Keep true to yourself and stuff will work itself out. Love the expression in that photo.

    (((Dora and Dora's daughter)))

    Glad you're feeling better, Mike and RHM -- keep mending, Quarry. We know you don't *smell* like a Nordic lumberjack, which is probably a good thing. What will you reach for when the nasal passages are finally clear? Some Bond ILNY for Mothers? Cadjmere? Bois de Violette? Or will you be giving the two-finger salute to the bronchitis and dousing yourself in Tuscan Leather? Hmmmm. Can't wait to find out!

    Hi, Xscent! I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday -- and I know you looked amazing in that tux!

    It reached 85F here today. So after 2 more days of iris (I missed posting on Monday [Infusion d'Iris EDP and Tuesday Impossible Iris), I reached for a purple flower of a different sort: En Passant. Truly springtime in a bottle for me.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    Belated birthday greetings to arwen-elf!

    ((((((Erin))))) it's not you, it's him. And he's totally lying about this sort of thing being "acceptable" in Europe, implying that all of us over here have such loose morals. lt's not. What an asshole. At least you found out sooner rather than later. You know you deserve better, & you *will* find it.
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