Hi everyone - have a lovely day!
Portrait of a Lady - Malle.
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 Perfumes
teardrop and ErinK a great night was had. He never fails to cheer me up with the swearing, fashion commentary and usual sweet drunken marriage proposal. ((ErinK)) it is fan-bloody-tastic news, I think more late nights are called for.
((Shades)) I hope you get some much deserved respite soon.
Mocha wow that's some serious flash flooding. Here's hoping car is okay and the other damage is minimal. Congrats on the Iris, I keep forgetting how lovely that one is.
Cuir de Russie parfum and EdT today and Homage Attar tonight. Have a lovely day.
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We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ～Kahlil Gibran
Mocha; that sounds like a hairy night indeed, hope your car is ok & that the floods have receded by now.
Xscent; glad you had a wonderful time! Friends like that are real treasures.
l have a couple of days off, & today l'm testing DelRae's new release, Wit. Very promising so far...
"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.
Hello everyone, Givenchy Organza for me today.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Rive Gauche Homme Intense
Wearing one of Dior's masterpieces... Leather Oud. If the new Cuir Cannage is anything near the quality of Leather Oud I will need to pick up a bottle.
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. Proverbs 27:9 KJV
4160 Tuesdays - What Katie did in Springtime…
thanks to a very kind gift on the to good home thread. Thanks YC.
(It's not in the directory BTW)
Good morning everyone!
I'm inCoty Muguet des Bois today and eagerly awaiting my bed of lilies of the valley opening up. They seem to be running late this year.
Jean Pascal Jean Pascal today
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Hello everyone -
I'm in Serge Lutens Bas de Soie this morning, one of the very least *Serge-like of his offerings, which could explain why I love it so much ...and I really do. ♥
Y'all have a wonderful day!
*kalli, Erin - y'all are not alone. I've never embraced his spicy, syrupy woods, either, or his rich, highly indolic florals. All of my favorite Lutens seem to be quite a departure from that particular aesthetic; I *adore* Bas de Soie, De Profundis, Datura Noir and Iris Silver Mist, so I think there's probably a Serge or two out there for you, too ...if you really feel like you need that badge, hehe.
Thanks for the bon voyage, shades - just a little over a week to go!
And thank you for the musical interlude, cestrum! That's not an easy song - that kid is really good!
Hugs to ((Mocha)) - hoping your week sees a drastic improvement.
Good morning! All that opera yesterday has Schubert's "Der Vollmond Strahlt," which I haven't sung in probably 20 years, running through my head and I will undoubtedly end up singing *something* in the car.
And since my repertoire now includes Balkan singing, and I like fresh air and tend to drive with the windows at least part-way down, the commuters on Rte. 128 won't know what to make of me. It'll be fun.
Sharing the house with Ipp today in Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle's En Passant, from my signed bottle. (I met Monsieur Malle at Barney's in Boston a few years back - he was lovely. And handled my offer to let him use the silver pen to sign one of my pulse points with absolute aplomb.)
En Passant: White lilac and watery ozone notes.
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...
Ararat by Parfumerie Naturelle
Hello all. Terry de Gunzburg Ombre Mercue.
Well, my tennis match last night did not go so well - lost 3 and 1 in dubs, on that rascal slippery clay stuff. I am sore this morning, probably from a few unexpected slides
Also unexpectedly, I am reaching for 10 Corso Como today from a small decant. It just popped into my head, and I'm going with the flow.
Hello everyone! I am joining Xscent today in Cuir de Russie (EDT only, no parfum for me yet!).
Cestrum - thanks for the wonderful music! I love Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik and have done since I was a little girl! (How did you know) That little boy was amazing, simply incredible. By the way, you like Balkan singing? What exactly is that? I live in the Balkans myself, and there are certain types of music I like from here, this being one of my favorites:
It is a gypsy song of the Roma people, covered here by Goran Bregovic, and is thought to be an eerie foretelling of the vicious civil war to come in the nineties. The gypsies sing the following words (in Serbian) and they never fail to send a chill up my spine: There is no more sun, there is no more moon......(as if they knew, somehow, that a darkness would soon fall across the entire Yugoslavia)
I know it sounds a bit depressing, but it is a really riotous affair one the tuba players start in!
Jujy - what a creepy but hilarious video of that girl! She quite frightened me!
Lately Balahé is my "goes everywhere with everything" fragrance, and so it is today. Floral, leather, and just a little cumin or coriander to add a little sweat.
What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
House of Matriarch SexMagic (such a goofy name)...Anywho...It's been a super busy week and incredibly busy month for me. At my desk job, MadHat (which is awesome and exciting!), moving out by the end of the month and I've have a ton of B-Day celebrations and other events to attend what seems to be every few days. Thankfully, I'll be heading out to San Francisco at the end of next week. It'll be my first time in California and I'm really looking forward to getting out of Chicago for a few days. It should be a much needed hit of the "reset button" for me!
Good morning, good smelling people.
Today is my 3rd daughter's 10th birthday. I am in the Maison de Vanille Vanille Sauvage de Madagascar which she generously shared with me, from the sampler box I got for her as a present this one: http://boutique-maison-de-la-vanille...-du-monde.html
First, a big hug to (((Mocha))) I hope you have some good news about the car - how awful. It sounds like you were really lucky your basement wasn't flooded. We had flash flooding here 2 weeks ago, which is the reason I currently have no AC in my house - the water apparently flooded the duct work in my crawlspace. I really don't understand how the water could get in but couldn't drain out...but whatever. I'm hoping I get it fixed today - this no AC business is for the birds.
Evangeline, oh yeah, I seem to have forgotten that Iris Silver Mist is a Serge Lutens, HA! It is so different than the other SL I have tried (as in obviously beautiful, not challenging for me, etc) that I just forget it's his.
Robin, hoping your daugher has a delightful 10th birthday!
I'm in Hiris today.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Ombre Indigo by Olfactive Studio (Giving it a full day's wear)
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I'm wearing Bond High Line today. I'm off today and taking hubby to have his left wrist carpal tunnel surgery this morning. (He had his right done in March.) The last one went very well, and I'm sure this one will too. His pre-op instructions said: NO perfume ... but I'm not the patient, so I'm not following instructions!
hednic, I can't wait to get my decant of Ombre Indigo and give it a test! It should be here any day now ...
mocha, I hope your car is ok! Glad you are safe and your basement is dry!
Happy birthday to Robin's daughter
hugs to all ...
I've trademarked the color bleu
Woke up with a head cold (or sinus infection - can't tell) so I can't smell and I feel blah
Something jolting was needed so I used the very last drops of my bottle of:
Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia by Guerlain
I've thoroughly enjoyed this since I've owned it. I think my next 'mint' bottle will be the Herba Fresca. Or maybe more Selection Verte.
"All problems are illusions of the mind."
-- Eckhart Tolle
SOTD: L'Eau Froide from Serge Lutens. I was thinking that I wanted an incense perfume that wouldn't be too heavy for warm weather, and I remembered I had this sample.
I'm excited about Ombre Indigo as well; can't wait to get my decant.
Good afternoon all !.
Robin, wishing your daughter a very happy birthday.
Cestrum, thank you for the Mozart yesterday . My favourite composer and (IMO) the greatest of all time. A genius.
Mocha, those flash floods sounded pretty hair-raising. Hope everything works out OK with your car. (Being stuck at cello for two hours sounds great to me - but only if it's at wine o'clock in New Mexico )
Canali Black Diamond.
Reserving my seat for the evening between Erin and ComDiva, nose tingling in anticipation.
Best wishes to Mr Shades
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I am wearing Olene today - by accident! It was in the L'Ombre dans L'Eau box by mistake. What a shock when I sprayed it on. Oh well, Olene smells good too.
Haven't tried Bas de Soie or Datura Noir but the other two I didn't care for. I have only kinda liked two from that line so far.