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    Default S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Hi everyone - have a lovely day!

    L'Eau d'Hiver - Malle.

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    Happy Monday!

    Late afternoon post from me as I’ve decided to take a ten minute coffee break before many more hours at the office, it's going to be a verrryyy long day.

    ((ExtremeK)) thanks sweetie I had your voice in my head chanting ‘breathe’ and ‘treat yourself’ when I downed a dozen oysters and glass of champagne before the ballet. How’d I do? .

    Cello perfectly okay to ponder a while but I’m going to give you a gentle enabling push to acquire and enjoy.

    ((ErinK)) the right job will come along.

    Just dawned on me I have less than a month before I’m off on holiday and I’ve only organised half of my accommodation. I’ll be homeless on the streets of Paris at this rate.

    Was in Attimo this morning (not sure why) but after a quick sampling session at Mecca I’m now in Sa Majeste La Rose. I was completely unaware this one existed. I’m not usually a fan of a huge rose note (except for Rose 31) but this one drew me in. I'm going to join Cello and ponder this one. Have a lovely day everyone.
    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Hello everyone! Was up all night with my seven-month old daughter, Mila, who decided that she wanted to play, poke mam in the eye, practice her snorting noises, etc. rather than going to sleep like, you know, normal people. I am soothing frazzled nerves with dabs of Vol de Nuit extrait and several heavy sprays of the EDT to give it "body". I went online in the middle of the night to buy a 93ml refill of the EDT for 75 euros, just because I felt like I deserved to have new perfume just for being awake, which goes to show how far my sickness has developed....
    Currently wearing: Etra by Etro

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    ClaireV - hold on in there! It will get better and
    you are right to wear perfume "because you're worth it!"

    Its wet,wet,wet here this morning and after three nights of
    broken/little sleep I am also treating myself to a spritz of Lolita
    Lempicka Morsure d'Amour. No sleepless children, just grown-up sons
    still living at home, who aren't on the same circadian rhythms as me!!
    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, 12 May, 2014.

    Hello everyone. Serge Lutens Datura Noir for me.

    A good night's rest to the sleep-deprived! Wish you all a good start to the week.
    "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. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Hello all,

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Good morning, all!

    ClaireV, I feel for you, during the first eight months my first daughter never let me sleep,
    after that I was able to sleep 4 hours without interval and even that was such a relief!

    I am in

    Jovoy Gardez - Moi

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Good morning everyone I have a smooth start of the week and the day off Will continue with my daily walk routine ( a very new routine, though ) today. It's raining so not sure how long it will be Today I'm joining Xscent in a rosey scent. I'm in Aromatics elexir. I totally agree that Sa majeste la rose is a gem Have a great day all
    Currently wearing: Dune by Christian Dior

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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..."
    Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth
    Currently wearing: Allure Homme by Chanel

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Good morning everyone! You are all smelling wonderful this morning!!

    Dora, I love Gardez Moi, it's such a beautiful gardenia!

    Welcome, Papaya!!

    I felt like lilac today and since ours aren't blooming yet, I decided to wear them instead. So I'm in American Beauty Beloved Purple Blossom this morning.

    Have a great day!
    Last edited by Kiliwia; 12th May 2014 at 01:16 PM.
    Currently wearing: Santal Blush by Tom Ford

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    Halston Man Amber

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    In addictive Profumum Roma Fiore d'Ambra, drizzly gloomy and dark here. I will take it any day as compared to tornadoes to the south of us and a foot of snow to the west or 87F on the East Coast.

    Have a great week!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Hello all. Parfums d'Orsay Arome 3
    Currently wearing: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Good morning, everyone!

    Well, this is our last full week at home for the rest of the summer ...last week of ballet, last week of wee ballerinas, last week to be with family and friends. We leave for Paris on the 22nd, which still sounds rather distant but is really just a week from Thursday, and as excited as we are about it, that suddenly seems *way* too soon ...eek! There's actually not much left to do besides last minute packing, but I know this week is going to fly by ...and then the dozens of incredibly important things that still need doing will occur to me, hehe. But this really is no time to coast - my ballet troupe has another takeaway show (aka ballet flash mob in the park) this weekend, and this one will be ever-so-slightly more publicized, so we'll really have to be on our toes (hehe - pun totally intended.) We've got a lot of work to do starting this morning, and I'm in plenty of vintage Miss Dior for it, 60s parfum and edt. Yeah, I think this'll do nicely.

    Y'all have a great day!

    Hi there, Wolfie - I suppose y'all are gearing up for your departure, too. How *exciting* - you're going to have the time of your lives!

    Editing to add some hugs and encouragement for ((Erin)) regarding the job situation. You're casting your net pretty wide and giving yourself lots of options, which is *awesome* - go for it! It might take a little longer than you expect, but just be patient - I have absolutely no doubt you'll find exactly the right fit in the right place, and the wait will have been well worth it. And in the meantime, you have a nice new boy to play with - that's exciting, too! Enjoy this time - it's sort of fun, not knowing everything that's going to happen.
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    Science is not only compatible with spirituality, it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. ..Carl Sagan

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Good morning, good smelling people.

    Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia today, roll-on borrowed from the kids' perfume box, over coconut body butter. Nice and summery.

    ETA: shadesofbleu, yes we went both nights and did catch all of the Hold Steady set. They sounded great, the band is amazing. The singer dances like an excited 5 year old... I like them a whole lot better after seeing them live - in records I just tune into the lyrics, I think, but in performance could hear the music much more.

    Hayes Carll was good, too, my mom loved his show. He did not bring a band, only a dobro player, though he had said he'd bring a 3-piece band, so something had happened to keep the drummer away; then at the end his guitar mike failed, so he just literally stomped and hollered his way through "Stomp and Holler".
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Mancera Kumkat Wood - with some of the sandalwood from MadHat Limed still holding on from last night.

    MadHat Scents

    Sandiver - (Vetiver, Sandalwood, Apple & Berries, Spice, Tonka) / Røyk (Incense, Woods, Amber) / Fur - ON SALE THRU 12/1! - (Vintage Musks, Woods, Smokey Leather) / Skiff - (Ambergris, Tropical Fruit, Pacific Red Cedar, Floral Mukhallat) / Oudhy - (Dark Rose, Dried Woods, Oud, Musk)

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Good morning!

    Well, speaking of rose, and Rose 31, that happens to be what I chose this morning. Great minds think alike.

    Evangeline, thank you for the hugs and encouragement. I woke up feeling good about things today. You're right - I'll find something, and in the meantime it's almost summer and I have a cute boy to hang out with and things could be way, way worse. And I can't believe you only have a week to go! Time has really flown by. You must be so excited! Hell, I'm excited, and I'm not the one going to spend summer in Paris. You know I love living vicariously through you.
    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Good afternoon all !.

    Mrs E, did you see the final yesterday ?. Rafa's powers of recovery are legendary but I still can't help feeling the result would have been different but for his opponent's injury. Nishikori had him outplayed and frustrated until fate intervened.

    Wolfie, how long is it until you leave for Japan ?. I'll miss you this much (and more).

    MFK Absolue Pour Le Matin.

    Cello, stop pondering, start spending
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    Lorenzo Villoresi - Teint de Neige

    Incredible powdery, soft, gentle fragrance. It's like floating on a cloud!
    Currently wearing: Gucci pour Homme by Gucci

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    I am wearing White Patchouli and Champaca Absolute - my favorite Tom Ford layering combination. Have a good day!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Wearing Chloe Narcisse - blast from the past.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Coup De Grace by Herve Gambs

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    You guys are enablers!!! Maybe I will get two decants
    Roberto Cavalli Oro today for me.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Hello to all, and I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

    It is hot and muggy here today, so I went with a few blasts of fresh and cool Guerlain Vetiver.
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    SotE - L'Occitane L'Occitan.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Pi by Givenchy

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Evening all, loving all the rose & gardenia scents in here today!

    Evangeline; summer in Paris, how wonderful! Hope you'll be able to check in with regular reports.

    (((Erin))) hang in there.

    l wore Narcisse Noir, modern EDT for a long shift today, now in Jasmin Noir for the evening.
    "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.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Hi, folks -

    ClaireV while I agree heartily with Kewart that you're worth every dollar you spent and then some, I *also* agree with you that you deserved your splurge just by dint of being awake. Any excuse in a storm, I say...

    And you will sleep again, I promise. Of course, shortly after you manage to get a decent night's sleep because the kiddo isn't up at all hours, you get to lose sleep because the kiddo isn't home at all hours. But you've got plenty of time between now and then - Seriously, I hope you can enjoy every minute, even the exhausting ones.

    Evangeline: Paris!!! Flash mob prior to departure! I am jealous! (okay, I just want to tag along, but you get the idea). Have a FANTASTIC time at all of your "to do"s.

    I am part of Twolf's "87 degree F East coast" misery today, although the glorious sunshine makes it worth it anyway. I am ignoring the weather and smell rich and decadent in Memoire Liquide Encens Liquide.

    Encens Liquide notes: Soft amber resin, white musk, black tea, and Hinoki Incense.
    It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson

    My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    Welcome to papaya!

    Today I am wearing Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse #2 from a random decant grab - I haven't worn this one in a while and forgot how much I liked it.

    Over the weekend I discovered Figue Fruitée by Au Pays de la Fleur d'Oranger from a recent Olfactif sampler - I thought I would not like it because I'm not a big fan of fig perfumes, nor fruity perfumes, but it actually has a nice woody undertone and, especially with the beautiful warm weather, it quite hit the spot. Also over the weekend I wore Comme des Garçons Daphne.

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