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    Default S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    I'm starting to like this early start to the thread for a USA fragrance nerd I get to beat everyone here!

    Today is a busy one. Hair appt., early cookout and then a Heart concert. We will see if the old girls still have it! A favorite of mine growing up, and a classic rock band with a twist. I think Chanel Coromandel should see me through the afternoon and night.

    A little pre concert warmup is called for I think. Enjoy your day everyone!!!!

    Then:


    And now, doing a little Led Zep: Enjoy!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Hello all, have an excellent weekend! Good job, cello!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    (Hello cello, I know what you are doing -- trying to make me post more? Music -- all my favorites, there was something in the water back then, no?)

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014


    Un Jardin Aprs la Mousson by Herms

    Have a great weekend everyone!


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

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    Cello - Thank you for the music!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Hi everyone - have a great day!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Morning everyone! What a great sync that was yesterday - I learned so much! I am in Jicky PDT for the gym this morning, and I am going to be taking a leaf out of dear Mike's book for the afternoon in Montecristo - can't wait to see if it's as skanky as I've read.

    Oh and Xscent, great minds think alike - just yesterday morning, I ordered a 2ml sample of Bal a Versailles. Based on all the colorful reviews, it should be right down my alley You guys know me so well....Oh and yes to the Guerlain porn, please. I am even more of a Guerlain girl than a Chanel one, if truth be known. So get uploading all those wonderful Guerlain pics ASAP, girl!

    Cello and ExtremeK and Mike - thanks so much for weighing in on the 31 Rue Cambon. I am relieved to report that my concerns over longevity were unfounded. Like you mentioned, the middle does get quiet, and that hesperidic beginning does last well into the heart, so I was despairing of ever getting to that ambery, patch-y dry down that everyone talks about. But I did get there! I could smell it on my wrists right up until my evening shower! My God, Chanel has done it again for me. It is simply stunning. I think I have found my summer chypre.

    By the way, now I am positively salivating to get my hands on my decant of No. 18! What wonderful descriptions you all gave of it! I did order it almost purely based on its reputation for being odd, I must say. Am very curious as to what ambrette seed actually smells like in a composition.

    By the way, on the subject of Jicky PDT - this is just another term for the EDP, correct? I find it wonderful. It has almost exactly the same opening as Shalimar - like Mike explained to me, Guerlain uses a very stinky grade of bergamot which has an infamous baby vomit note. Now that I'm used to it in the current Shalimar EDP, it doesn't bother me at all. I like it, even. I wonder do some people mistake the stinky bergamot opening for civet? So far, I don't see too much convergence from Shalimar. I only smell a tiny hint of lavender and even then I'm not sure that's not simply the power of suggestion, having read the notes in advance.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    The Senior Dance Company at the Institute for Dance that I am Board President, is having their end of the school year performance this evening. I'm really looking forward to it and will be wearing

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Hello all. PG Cuir d'Iris.
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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. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Hello everyone. Another Chanel wearer here, No. 22 for me.
    "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. - Saturday April 26, 2014

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Good morning everyone I have the weekend off, so really slept in. Later me and my siblings will make some pizza Sotd is L'heure bleue. Have a great day all
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    ^^^ There's Terry wearing No. 22. I think it's better suited to you than I. Each time I try No. 22, I get a better understanding of it. I noticed yesterday that I liked the edt better than the extrait. Sometimes I think I don't have the actual flower-smelling experience to relate to some of the floral interpretations of some perfumes. My family's humble life style didn't bring a lot of the foods, mixed drinks, flowers and other experiences you folks rave about.

    Today I'm excited to move rocks. Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”

    Heck, just give me a good pair of gloves and plenty of time, and I can move the world, too. And I'll do it drenched in Mr. Lutens’ Bois de Violette.

    CN: “Chic sheik!” Cheesy good.

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    I hope everybody can enjoy today as much I I expect to.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Hi all, & thanks cello for a fabulous start to the thread! l am a huge fan of Heart, & that is one of their very best tracks, IMO.
    What's that you say, a white flower synch next week? That one has my name written all over it.

    Q; loving your posts, as always. l'm pretty certain no one can shift rocks with as much panache as you.

    l'm wearing Sikkim Girls again today, to go skank up the supermarket.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    White florals? HOORAY!!!! [Joins teardrop in BWF happy dance.] I'll have to start thinking about that. It needs to be big and bombastic, to usher in the BWF season.

    I have no idea what I'll end up wearing today, but the family is celebrating spring with a spree of bike-buying. The 12 y/o picked up a new Trek mountain bike that will last him through his growth spurts (he's grown nearly 3" this school year), the 7 y/o got his 20" 1-speed last year, and David and I are looking at awesome retro Electra bikes.

    For that, either Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine or Byredo Pulp is sounding perfect.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Good morning, everyone!

    Wow cello, what a way to start the thread - that Stairway cover is great! Thanks, and enjoy the show!

    I'm in gorgeous and vivacious vintage Diorissimo, 70s edt, for the second day of Jazz Fest, which I intend to enjoy from the new Brazilian Pavilion, as Tony calls it ...it's actually called the Cultural Exchange Pavilion, but this year it's featuring hundreds of Brazilian musicians, cooks, artists and dancers for the entire run of the festival, so it's all about Brazil, and wherever there's forr and bossa nova is where I want to be.

    Y'all have a fantastic day!



    Hi there, scooptn - best of luck to your company, and enjoy!

    cestrum - just to let you know, I haven't forgotten about your hyacinths. I've been compiling a mental list and should have a pretty comprehensive one for you in the next few days.

    teardrop - you smell *amazing* ...I bet you turn a few heads in the produce section.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Cello enjoy your evening, your fragrance nerdiness is just charming.

    Rynegne sound like a great weekend you have planned, enjoy! And I hope you did decide to go out Friday night to make up for my evening of ironing.

    Mike I will report back when it gets here, vintage florals are a gamble. Glad you are enjoying the vintage Bd (how could you not? It’s marvellous).

    shades CdR and No.5! Scrubs never smelt so sexy.


    ExtremeK retro bikes?! Do it! Would it surprise you I have a Pashley Sovereign Princess in British racing green? Leather handles, wicker basket the works.

    ClaireV Bal a Varsaille should be experienced in vintage form, it’s fifthly. After that varnish note clears the whole thing settles into sweet, leather raunch. To my nose Cuir Maurseque has a similar leather note. I’ll get to Guerlain porn soon, I’ve posted the Montre EdC porn, I’ll haul the rest of them from the cellar soon.

    sfmedusa how are you? Any more news?

    Great news, my files are back! Thank you for all the limb crossing I’m sure that is what saved the day.

    A rainy and gloomy day in my world today which make me want leather, oh who I am I kidding? I love leather in any weather. Cuir Mauresque today and continuing the leather love and twins with scooptn (welcome!) with M tonight (ClaireV another one for you to sample).

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    cello, enjoy! btw, I love their cover of Stairway, as clearly did the Zeps.
    TWolf, good to see you on the boards. I had just been thinking about you. Likewise, cestrum nocturnum.


    Hip continues to mend. Yesterday's rain was not great for me, pain wise. Up after a good night's sleep and planning to take a walk on this sunny 50-ish day. Overall, I seem to be alternating relatively active days with relatively restful ones.

    scooptn, are those high school seniors or "senior" seniors? Either way, I'm sure it will be lovely, because dance is life at its best.

    SOTD is Caron infini.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    No scent yet today. I'm waiting for my vintage Shalimar extrait to arrive today :-). Went for a run this morning before storms come through and then later tonight Chili Cookoff at church.
    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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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Xscent; that's great news, l'm so relieved for you!

    Evangeline; thanks!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Quarry, when I first got N 22 extrait, my first Chanel besides a mini of N 5 EdP, I could barely smell it at all! It took repeated wearings, and days in a row to pick up on its secrets. N 22 strikes me as delicate yet pointed—or, pointed yet delicate, like a single harp string plucked above a lush orchestral chord. It stays close to the skin on me. I find it perfect in springtime. fwiw, I can't really suss out notes on this one, I just love its overall effect.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014


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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Best to all.

    I am wearing Le Labo Ylang 49.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Just a prim and proper hello today… no frenzied fits of jibber jabber!)
    Very happy about the good news re. found data, rock music and rock moving, and also precious wolf sightings!

    SOTD is Ce Soir ou Jamais. I always thought of this fragrance as a boozy, sweet rose that has a sort of dense quality while still remaining fairly bright and spring-like. Yesterday, after again reading the Bois de Jasmin review of No. 18 by Victoria, (which I am sure I have read many times before,) I realized that ambrette is probably one of those notes that I enjoy but had never known about, or consciously sensed! http://boisdejasmin.com/2007/04/chan...me-review.html
    At this reading, I have acquired some of the perfumes mentioned as rose and ambrette pairings, and they are some of my favorites. (Ce Soir ou Jamias, Lipstick Rose, and Rose d’Ete). I hope to explore these with some attempt to understand amberette. (Which is also a very cute plant, btw, and is going to make it into my garden this year...)

    Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday April 26, 2014

    Hey everyone!

    It makes me happy to see all the fun stuff going on in your necks of the world. I am doing absolutely nothing today - well, other than laying out in the backyard trying to get some sun! I've had a bit of lunch (with celery + PB - something I take for granted as normal but is very weird when you stop and think about it - who would've ever thought that would be a good combination?) and am working on For Whom The Bell Tolls and a fresh vodka tonic - I guess life could be worse.

    Quarry, I hear ya - there are some serious connoisseurs in our midst! I am more Kentucky bumpkin myself (albeit a good smelling bumpkin, if you please). I can't even say that I have "champagne tastes on a beer budget," since I'm so lowbrow I don't even like champagne.

    ExtremeK, bike shopping sounds like fun! Let us know if you end up coming home with anything for yourself!

    jujy, glad to hear your hip is mending. I hope the walk does you some good.

    ineespenes, sounds like a very nice day. I made pizza last night - how I love homemade pizza!

    Now back to the sun - in 28 La Pausa.




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