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    Default S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Hi everyone - have a great day!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Morning everyone! Sorry I missed checking in at the weekend, we had a wonderful but hectic family weekend! Tested a few new samples out at the weekend (Palais Jamais, Roma Imperiale, Acqua Viva, and Eau Lente - I was only impressed with Palais Jamais - what can I say, I'm a girl who likes her greens!)

    This morning, I am in Cuir de Russie EDT - and wowee! It brings me back to my teenage years when I rose out for a local horse racing stables every morning at six am. We would each load up two or three horses into a massive horse trailer, drive down to the beach (the same beach where they filmed the Normandy beach landings scene in Saving Private Ryan) and race them up and down the beach. Later, when I would load the horses back up into the trailer, I would breathe in their sweaty, steamy aura, and joined by the aroma of the leather from their bridles, this was the scent of my youth. Ah....and one spritz of Cuir de Russie more than two decades later and I am back there with those noble, shivering beasts in the warm confines of the horse trailer.

    ExtremeK - thanks so much for the rundown of the PG fragrances you have tried and loved! I like the sound of Cuir d'Iris, as I am a fan of the leather florals and not so much the beefy leathers a la Cuir Ottoman (which I found to be unpleasantly beefy albeit hyper realisticly leather, although I know I am in the minority here on BN in not being a huge fan). Thus far, out of all the PGs I have tried, L'Ombre Fauve is by far my favorite, followed by Coze in distant second.

    BTW, ExtremeK - I saw you had Mito as your SOTD yesterday - could you compare it to other green fragrances like No. 19, Cristalle, Chamade, etc? It's just that I am considering a blind purchase of a decant and want to know whether it is a justifiable purchase when I already have the aforementioned (plus Le Temps d'Une Fete)? The decant would cost 29 euros for 10mls.

    Mike - Shalimar is exactly the right thing to wear to the parade! I hope you had boatloads of fun yesterday - do let us know how much mischief you got up to :-)

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    jujy, I am so happy to hear that everything went well with your surgery! I wish you a speedy recovery!

    ClaireV, I really enjoyed your description of the horse race on the beach!
    I love horses, but, living in the city, I almost never had the chance to ride one.

    I am in Almond Coconut - Laura Mercier again,
    layered with Dolce & Gabbana pour femme (new)






    Today I found this petition about the E.C. regulations about perfume and I post it here for those who would like to sign.

    http://www.parfumo.net/petition/index.html

    http://www.parfumo.net/petition/peti...1f515748f13c70

    Have a lovely day!
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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. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Hello everyone, Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge for me today.

    Wish you all a great start to your week.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Bonjour Mesdames!
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    Hello all. Jaipur Homme. I owned Palais Jamais and swapped it away long ago.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Hi all,

    *dora*, l've tried several times to sign that petition, & it won't work for me. ls anyone else having the same trouble?

    Claire; l love your story about the horses, too.

    Erin; waiting with bated breath for updates on your new friend!

    l think l did something to my lower back yesterday; lying on my back was agony overnight, l'm walking very stiffly, & even sitting down is pretty painful, too. l'm trying to keep moving though, & hoping a few doses of ibuprofen will help.

    Wearing Tubereuse 3 L'Animale by HdP, from my sample.

    Have a good week, everyone!
    "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. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Aoud Heritage by Montale

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    teardrop, I also had to try three times before it finally worked. It kept saying I had written the Captcha code wrong.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Woods of Windsor for Gentleman this morning
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
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    Lostmarc'h - Iroaz

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    The 30mph winds yesterday afternoon blew in some chilly air, so I will warm up in Chanel Bois des Iles for my first day back at work since Tue last week. Have a great day all!!!

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    Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. Proverbs 27:9 KJV

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    Hello everyone -

    Well, I believe I decided back in January that Iris Prima would be better for tennis, but I decided to give it another try for ballet this morning, although I'm already reminded why I came to that decision - it's just so very light and casual and extremely short-lived. Nice, but imo not really beautiful or even very pretty, and I still just don't get the ballet connection *at all* (though I did get a good chuckle from several reviews elsewhere waxing all rhapsodic and romantic about satin and tutus and leather ballet shoes ...that's some powerful marketing at work, lol.) The iris itself is lovely, but it's the most fleeting I've ever come across, and what's left is a slightly leathery and otherwise unremarkable skin-scent ...quel dommage. Oh well, I've got a bottle of it so I may as well apply with abandon - that should do the trick.

    Y'all have a great day!



    ExtremeK - that alleged magnolia note in Mito did indeed have me intrigued, but I wasn't able to detect it ...have you? I have a sample so I'm happy to give it another try as my first impression was mostly favorable, regardless of the phantom magnolia ...as I recall it reminded me of original vintage Private Collection, and that certainly deserves further exploration.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    Hello all. Jaipur Homme. I owned Palais Jamais and swapped it away long ago.
    Hi Donna - may I ask why you swapped Palais Jamais away? The reason I ask is, I don't want to invest and then find out that it gets tiresome/boring/objectionable with more wear...so please do tell! (By the way, I see you are from N. Ireland and I am originally from Rep. of Ireland myself!)

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    Good morning all!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Good morning!

    ClaireV, I also loved your story of riding the horses on the beach and the smell of them in the trailer; you have a way with words! As far as Mito goes: I have never smelled it, but after sniffing Vero Perfumo's Onda I would be afraid to blind buy any of Vero's creations - even a decant (which is expensive in itself, this is some serious niche business). If it was me, I'd get a sample first.

    (((teardrop))),Sorry your back is hurting! I hope it works itself out. About the guy: I woke up pretty excited about him, myself! He told me he'd looked me up on facebook, and sent me his own FB link, but I couldn't bring myself to look at it. I want to hold on to the fantasy he looks like (hmm, which current celebrity crush can I go with...let's go with Inside Llewyn Davis's) Oscar Isaac (megaswoon) just a wee bit longer.

    In Hiris. I couldn't make my mind up this morning and I knew I'd at least be iris twins with someone. Glad to see it's Evangeline. Iris Prima turned out to be a comfort scent to me, E. After the lovely opening it just gets all warm and velvety - I find it beautiful in a very understated, uncomplicated way. I see a full bottle in my future.




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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Hello everyone! It's turned cold again here, tonight it's suppose to get down to around 11F, it sure doesn't feel like spring anymore.

    Teardrop, I hope your back straightens out soon. It's hard when it ruins your sleep because you can't get comfortable.

    Wearing Elie Saab Le Parfum today, with notes of orange blossom, jasmine, patchouli, rose and cedarwood.





    Have a great day! xoxo
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    (I'm breezing through the thread too quickly these days! I would have completely missed giving teardrop a hug if not for all you other considerate folks.)

    So sorry your back's outta whack, ((teardrop)) - sending comforting hugs and virtual massage therapy your way ...although I'm really hoping the ibuprofen helps, too.

    Erin - I can see "warm and velvety" as well as "understated" and "uncomplicated" but I haven't gotten to "beautiful" quite yet. Though I think part of my problem is that I already have a few other fragrances that do what I thought this one would do, and imo they do it better ...though given time I'm sure I'll see the distinctions, and Iris Prima will probably grow on me ...which is very frequently the case, which is why I *rarely* ever get rid of anything.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    By Kilian Imperial Tea from a sample this morning.

    Have a good start of the week, everyone!

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    Teardrop!! So sorry to hear you are in pain.
    I get a slipped disc now and then and know how
    debilitating back backs can be. Ibuprofen and a cold pack
    would be my suggestion and rest until it becomes a little
    easier to move.

    Claire, I too grew up around horses and consequently adore
    the smell of leather.

    I am wearing Idylle edt and trying to catch the odd ray of sunshine.
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
    Currently wearing: Cristobal by Balenciaga

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Good morning. Barest touch of Narcotic Venus. Gentle, floral, fresh, beautiful. The migraine returned this morning, in force like nothing i have felt in years, got it tentatively semi-controlled with imitrex, I was worried because it felt like the 4 day ones of my 30s but it seems to have ebbed and I will trust this, though not eating anything just yet.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Good afternoon all !. Claire, really enjoyed your reminiscences and was immediately put in mind of something familiar. A floral non-beefy leather with equestrian leanings ? - you just described Royal Delight by Creed perfectly. If you haven't already tried it I can't help thinking it would be right up your alley.


    Mrs E, I find the magnolia in Mito largely undetectable too - galbanum seems the most dominant accord to my nose.



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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Continuing to heal in SL Sarrasins. It has a slightly medicinal quality that is just right. Applied over the remains of last night's Fabergé Aphrodisia EDC, a penetrating chypre—nevermind the EDC appellation or its drugstore designation—that ought to be legendary.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Hugs to Teardrop, jujy and Robin, and best to everyone.

    It's cold here again, which has me in Chanel Coromandel.
    Currently wearing: Ylang 49 by Le Labo

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    rynegene - that sandalwood scent sounds good - it sounds like you've been inspired lately by the note. Me too. It's always a smell that grounds me and makes me feel just right.
    ExtremeK & danieq - well I am not supposed to get as much sun as I do (my doctor tells me this when he sees me) but I really do enjoy it and my oily skin reacts well to sun (it dries it out a bit) and I also need to keep my Vitamin D levels up, per my doctor's suggestion. Plus, for vanity reasons, I just look 'healthier' with a tan. ExtremeK - I love Mito. Did you hear that she made a new formulation of that one also?
    teardrop - Oh I really want to smell that ELDO, I love the smell of Thai food
    Rev320 - yes Jicky has a way of getting under your skin, no? I was decanting some this morning for a BN buddy and I got some all over my fingers and I wanted to wear it so bad as my SOTD. It tugs on the heartstrings.
    Robin-in-Fl - wow your 9 year old is fast! Good for her.
    RHM - ((squishy kissy kitten hugs))
    Mocha - what do you think about the TF Santal Blush? I liked it when I first sniffed it but it sort of wore on me, it's so...strong. I think I would like it as a Body Lotion.
    ErinK - it's most likely that your body temperature (because of the weather & your tanned skin) is higher - and because of this your fragrance is heating up and burning off quicker. This same exact thing happens to me in Summer. The trick - splash on some witch hazel based toner (something with some glycerin in it, for a light emollient/moisturizing effect), and apply lightly and often. Rather instead of 3-4 sprays maybe 1-2 but spaced out an hour or so apart. I find this usually is my summer time application method - especially when I'm tanned.
    ClaireV - the Parade was fun. It was super hot (and it rained for a few minutes, a few times so it was also really humid). The crowd was very inebriated. Which of course made it even more fun and a bit dicey (I don't drink). Nonetheless I ran into a ton of people, many of whom I haven't seen since I am single now and everyone had nice things to say. There was a float from Chipotle, the restaurant. It was hilarious - they had a riding bronco on the float. But instead of it being a mock-bull, it was a burrito. It made everyone LOL when they saw it. So funny!
    teardrop - ibuprofen, heat-then-cold-then-heat-then-cold and getting off your feet is what you need.
    cello - I was on the phone with a woman today, from the north US (she called me to do an employment verification for one of my employees) and she said they expect snow tomorrow. Crazy!


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    Fleur de Liane by L'Artisan Parfumeur



    Gosh, this stuff is incredible. I love it. I always forget how wonderful it is. It, like Goutal's Un Matin d'Orage, captures that wonderful feeling of wet flowers...having just been rained on. Sexy as hell. One of Duchaufour's best IMO.
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