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    Default Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    Good morning everyone Funny start of the day Got up as usual, took my usual walk to work... Only to find out I had the lateshift today So now I'm up unusually early for me. Feeling wide awake, so not sure what to do with the extra hours. Concidering walking downtown, bringing my book and have some ( more) coffee Sotd is Chergui. Have a great day all!

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    Sounds like a good plan inneespenes enjoy!

    Another fly by hello and goodbye. Running in heels and blowing air kisses to all. Cuir de Russie modern EdT and parfum today and vintage extrait tonight. Managed a business breakfast, lunch and dinner today and will need to go for an almighty run to work off the calories consumed.

    Congrats on 11K JR! Time for another celebratory bottle of something for drinking or spritzing or both.
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    Hello all. Caron Nocturnes.
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    Hi everyone - have a great day!

    Ex Idolo - Thirty Three.

    p.s. Jon - could you recommend any good opticians please?

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    Default Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    Ipp, congrats on the posts!

    Joy Edp, which I am liking more than before.
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    Thanks, kalli!

    Good news re.the Joy - I spilled some recently whist decanting a sample for someone & had quite a while to appreciate it

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    Default Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    Bonjour Mesdames,
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    Hi Everyone! In Carner Barcelona's Rima XI today, from a sample. By the way, does anyone know how long reviews are stuck in the admin queue before they are approved to be posted?

    inneespenes - That is the best free time EVER, when you turn up to work and find out you're not needed. Like discovering a $100 note on the sidewalk - free money! Free time! Coffee and a book is what I'd do too, if I had the opportunity. Plus a little daydream too.

    Kiliwia - I ordered some little samples from other places before paying for the MDCI set, so I had tested Un Coeur en Mai, Chypre Palatin, La Belle Helene, and Peche Cardinal. I couldn't find a sample of Enlevement au Serail (because it has been discontinued) and Essenza Nobile was clear out of the Promesse a l'Aube. Out of the samples I tested, Chypre Palatin was the only one that blew me away, so I ordered three mini bottles of that, plus one each of Promesse and Enlevement, since those were the ones I was most interested in anyway (Claude from MDCI reserved one of the last sample bottles of Enlevement for me, that guy is just amazing and friendly and all things to women :-). Yeah, I wasn't too impressed with La Belle Helene either - it was nice, but nothing too extraordinary, and for those prices you expect extraordinary. I like Un Coeur but I find it rather similar in tone and feel to two other scents I own, Balmain Ivoire and Le Temps d'Une Fete (by Patricia de Nicolai too), so I decided to take a pass. Thanks for giving me your impressions!

    ExtremeK - I have the PERFECT tart rhubarb scent for you - Aedes de Venustas EDP! Oh my God, it is so mouth-puckeringly tart and smells exactly like biting into a raw rhubarb stalk. When we were kids, we used to eat rhubarb raw from the garden, sprinkled with sugar. This reminds me of that taste/sensation minus the sugar.

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    Default Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    Hi Claire - reviews should take about a week, although that's affected by holidays & other issues that admin has to deal with so it can be longer sometimes.
    Hope you don't have to wait too long

    (see
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    Default Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Thanks, kalli!

    Good news re.the Joy - I spilled some recently whist decanting a sample for someone & had quite a while to appreciate it
    A happy accident, I suppose. Sometimes, spilling some can make me dislike a scent I really liked before, it all depends.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Hi Claire - reviews should take about a week, although that's affected by holidays & other issues that admin has to deal with so it can be longer sometimes.
    Hope you don't have to wait too long

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    Thanks, Ipp!!! I guess I should have searched for the answer before asking here, sorry!

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    Good morning everyone! So happy that it's more and more light outside on the way to work. Today I'm wearing Neroli Portofino for a 16-hour (7A-11P) shift.

    ClaireV the rhubarb scent sounds lovely, I will have to add that to my list.

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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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    vintage

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    Default Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    Hello and best to everyone. Gucci Envy for me today.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: SummerbyKenzo by Kenzo

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    Default Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    I have a 7AM meeting today - ugh. VC&A Bois d'Iris will accompany me through it.
    Currently wearing: L by Lolita Lempicka

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    Good morning! Cool and rainy again today.

    Wearing Jo Malone Sakura Cherry Blossom this morning for a very busy day.





    Have a great day!

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    Default Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    Good morning, everyone -

    I'm in lots of sparkling vintage Valentino, yet another glorious, hyacinth-loaded floral with other notes of citrus, peach, plum, basil, jasmine, l.o.v., rose, carnation, cyclamen, amber, and musk on a green and mossy base. I went through two bottles of this in the '80s, and this is from the third and last one I bought ca. '89. I don't know what the current stuff is like or if it's even still around anymore, and I don't wear it very often, either, but I'm so glad this bottle is more full than not, and holding up very, very well.

    Y'all have a great day!


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    Default Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    Halston Catalyst for Men this morning
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    Ambre Tigre by Givenchy

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    Rhubarb, huh? I've got two perfumes that feature it, but they're both sorta sweetie-pie fruity florals ...but I like 'em! One is Mauboussin Pour Elle in the beautiful, heavy, asymmetrical bottles ...the bottle leaks, though. I should have expected it - funky bottles always seem to leak. But it was a souvenir, and the fragrance is a very pretty and well-done slightly gourmand fruity floral, with beautiful notes of gardenia, orange blossom, jasmine, rose, caramel and sandalwood. I really do like it, but it's probably not one I'd ever really recommend to anyone else unless they were specifically seeking a rhubarb note.

    Same goes with Nina Ricci's Ricci Ricci, which is a fruitchouli with lots of rhubarb in a buttery pastry crust. Tart, sweet, delicious and rich, it smells a lot like Mauboussin Pour Elle to me, but it's definitely more of a gourmand (although it doesn't list any edible notes, but don't believe it - this is rhubarb pie!) and because of that I think it's better suited for cool weather. It's got tuberose, patchouli, rose, datura (interesting!) and sandalwood. I've only worn it a few times, but it's another one I do like and would probably wear more frequently if I didn't have a hundred other perfumes to think about come fall.

    I'll second ClaireV's Aedes de Venustas recommendation - that's a really great one! The strong vetiver note put me off, initially, but I think I could get used to it in this case. There's also a nice tomato leaf note in there that adds to the tart, green vegetal quality ...I think I might need to revisit this one myself.
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    Good morning all! Hope everyone has a wonderful day. I didn't get much sleep so I'll be struggling at work today...but on the bright side, the weather is supposed to be beautiful!

    I couldn't decide what to wear this morning, so I reached for Dior Homme Sport (2008 w/ Ginger.)

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    Kiliwia, vous ętes la Princesse de Pastels. The colors in that photo are soooo attractive.
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    “Blustery and mostly cloudy” calls for a fragrance to stand up to the elements: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather = bicycle tires, sweet raspberries, and jasmine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiliwia View Post
    Mike, did you get any mint in the Diabolo or just rose? I like the touch of mint...
    Hey Kiliwia, mike - I was wondering the same thing; I love that fresh, minty note (and I'm so thankful it doesn't smell like rosy toothpaste, lol!) This is one of only three perfumes I have on my wishlist. I haven't updated it in a while since I'm not really actively seeking anything new, but I'm leaving that one on until I get it - I still crave this charming, minty rose.
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    Hi, everyone! Quarry I'm so glad you're enjoying Tuscan Leather... I love many from TF, but I think you're right that Tuscan Leather needs a certain kind of day and mindset. (Japon Noir, on the other hand, I think I could wear every few days, regardless of weather/where my mind is. It's just... comfy. Go figure.)

    All of the wonderful gardening stories and plant/flower/tree pictures here are making me wistful. My yard/garden spaces are VERY shady, I don't like hostas all that much, and astilbe is pretty but also doesn't quite do it for me... Plus there's the fact that I garden by benign neglect. My S.O.P. (Standard Operating Procedure, no relation to JFP) is planting random bulbs and perennials and promptly forgetting about them, syncopated with bouts of weeding that on one occasion several years ago resulted in my pulling up some flowers two seasons in a row - Took my being out of town for the crucial several weeks to come home to some lovely little flowers I couldn't even identify - looked like a combination of glory of the snow and peacock orchids. Since then, the only things I'm willing to weed are maple tree seedlings and dandelions. :embarrassed:

    This year I did manage to get a few toad lilies and begonias in; in fact, I planted a "raspberry mousse" toad lily tuber this morning before leaving for work. Here's hoping the neighborhood wild bunnies don't like it.

    Right, SOTD - Today I am the epitome of spring/summer (for me) in Parfum d'Empire Osmanthus Interdite. Light, luscious, and mood-lifting.

    Osmanthus Interdite notes: Chinese tea, osmanthus, rose, jasmine, musk.
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    Kiliwia, nice cherry blossoms there!
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Good morning, all! Today in Luce by Meo Fusciuni.

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    Good morning, good smelling ones.

    Mure et Musc Extreme today, still the most acceptable and seasonless of my wardrobe.

    The definitive compliment on this scent was:

    "You always smell so good..."
    "That's my perfume, it's the mure et musc."
    "No, I don't think so...You just smell good, maybe it's your body wash or shampoo or something, or just your smell, it's not perfume..."

    So. US$160/year (as yes, I have been running through one big bottle a year, it's gentle and I do apply generously) for the good smell not identifiable as perfume. Which always kind of pisses me off, but it smells So Good, I haven't really found anything affordable that comes close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Hi everyone - have a great day!

    Ex Idolo - Thirty Three.

    p.s. Jon - could you recommend any good opticians please?








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