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    Default S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Hi everyone - have a super day!

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    ClaireV I didn’t know you were in the Balkans, I remember holidaying in Dubrovnik a few years back and falling in love with the white marble streets. I wished I could have stayed longer but Capri was calling and who am I to refuse? Btw Cuir de Russie parfum modern incarnate is a must for sampling, more animalic than the EdT. If you like horsey (Frou? Where are you?) then have a sniff of L’Heure Fougueuse. I get a bit of warm animal but the combination of smoke tea, florals and sweet hay is just beautiful. La Treizieme Heure is like wearing L’Heure Fougueuse around a campfire. I’m just gently shoving you down this rabbit hole . Jon and Mike are fans of some of this line too so the company is top notch.

    Cello noooooo! Not the Dior Homme!

    Mike lots of fluids and rest. You poor thing dodgy aircon and now sick.

    ((Jujy)) I hope the Vega helped.

    Coup de Fouet today, got through the eye watering opening which says a lot about the magic of the dry down on my skin. I NEED to make some time to watch the music clips from the past couple of days but for now I’m blowing you all kisses and racing off to ballet class.

    Guerlinade tonight, the spicy lilac is just sublime. Enjoy your day.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Hi everyone! It is unseasonably cold here in Montenegro - usually it would be around 22-24 degrees Celcius by now, but the temperatures are at around 14 degrees...brrr! I am wrapped up warm and huddled down in Coromandel, which is delicious.

    (((Jujy))) I hope your son gets the help he needs, and that the Vega gave you some comfort. My heart goes out to you.

    Twolf and Cestrum -- so thrilled you liked the Goran Bregovic vid and music. Cestrum, I loved the dancing in the video you posted - very exotic! I wish I could dance. But even my three year old son tells me to stop when I attempt it.

    Cello - oh please satisfy my curiosity and post the list of your top twenty five! Since we seem to be scent soul twins on the matter of Bois des Iles and Bois d'Iris, I am dying to find out what else you have on that list of yours.

    On the subject of top twenty-five lists, I have been working towards building a collection of my own top twenty five full bottles. Now, I have more than that at the moment, but most of them are crappy designer stuff I picked up before I started this hobby in earnest. I am still in my sampling phase and expect to be there until the end of the year, but then to really start building my collection of HG full bottles in 2015. However, I am on a very limited schedule, because my contract is up at the end of August and it is likely that I will have to be a stay at home mom with no income coming in, so no dosh to spend on this hobby. So I have got to figure out what I really like by the end of this year from my current samples, then start investing very, very slowly, one bottle at a time, next year, spending no more than 150 euros every three months. In a way, I am looking forward to being forced to cut right back, because it will force me to be more selective and therefore value what I have more deeply. But the transition will hurt! Ack....

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    Hugs Jujy. You are the saint of patience and love.

    Thanks you Ipp, I'm sharing today with Eva Kant for fun.
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    Good morning everyone It was haaard getting up this morning. I literally had to roll myself out of the bed and onto the floor At least I have time off until tuesday after this shift. Sotd is No 5 parfum. I felt I deserved to wear it today Enjoy your day all
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    Hello all, Diptyque Eau de Lavande.
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    Lalique pour Homme Equus today
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    Couldn't resist the Jicky today. Six dips of the extrait layered with 4 sprays of the eau de parfum should do the trick. My bottle of vintage Jicky extrait should be here Saturday .
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    Hello everyone. Givenchy Amarige for me. I know its haters are legion but it's lovely lightly applied. I have a soft spot for it because I wore it exclusively when my teenager was an infant. Smelling it again is like a trip back to 1997. By Dominique Ropion.

    Notes include mandarin, neroli, violet leaves, rosewood, gardenia, red fruit, ylang-ylang, acacia farnesiana, mimosa, musk, vanilla, tonka bean, woods, ambergris

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Hi all,

    l too will have to go back & watch the music videos later.

    Mike; for my impressions of Wit, see the Sample of the Day thread. For me it's a like, but not quite a love, yet.

    After a lazy start to the day, l'm off outside to tend my garden, wearing Child perfume oil; a tiny decant from a special basenoter a while back.
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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. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Good morning, everyone -

    I'm in Repetto, and playing the piano for my tiny ballerinas for the last time today ...well, for several months at least, but probably forever ...and that sounds a lot sadder than I wanted it to, lol. It'd be nice if they have a place for me when I return in the fall, but I can't hang my hopes on it. I'm not thinking about that too much right now, though; I'll cross that bridge when I get to it, of course, and I know whatever happens will be for a good reason, but I sure will miss those darling little tots!




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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Mocha, how great is insurance, eh? What a relief.
    (((Shades))) and (((Shades))) for things present and past.
    (((Jujy))) You're right, it's very good news that your son is seeking help.
    (((Mike))) Wishing you all forms of comfort.
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    I'm excited about the latest email from Lucky Scent announcing that Nana de Bary has, after several years, released four new fragrances. Her Nanadebary Green is a huge favorite, and the descriptions from the four new ones sound very, very good.

    Right now I'm smelling my hands, having turned Yves Rocher Purple Lilac shower gel into my powder room’s hand wash. Most pleasant.

    It's raining here again and chilly. Cool enough that Bois des Iles should feel comfy for a trip to the dental hygienist and grocery store.

    Tomorrow I'm getting 15 tons of gravel dumped in the driveway, and I need to cart it to all the niches where it belongs before June 16 when a group of women is coming to tour the old school. Some of them will need access to the no-steps entrance around back, so the driveway has to be cleared of all 15 tons. I just need the weather to accommodate and clients to stay throttled down for the next few weeks. I know I've been talking about stone, gravel, riprap, pavers,mulch, utility poles, and RR ties for years now, but 2014 should be the last hurrah for the big-and-heavies. Next year I hope to be doing “pinky out” gardening, as we refer to it around here — oh, except for the giant bird effigy mound my shovel and I are going to build.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Hello. Today I am wearing TF Champaca Absolute. Bracing for another 100+ degree day. Yuck!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste

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    Morning all! I'm going to wear Dior Homme today just so Xscent does not disown me Don't worry Xscent, this one stays solid as an all time favorite, it is just that I am not sure I can honestly say top 5 anymore. VC&A Bois d'Iris has tugged at me all winter, and I think has worked it's way above the Dior.

    ClaireV, that sounds like a great plan, and trust me, it is better to sample and be sure rather than rush into a bunch of bottles. I may list a few favs, but the reality is that I have actually sampled some fragrances over the last year that I loved much more than many of the bottles in my wardrobe. So I am thinking of a reorganization to help me figure out what I really love to wear, and there may be a few purchases along the way. My wardrobe needs to go on a diet Even some Chanels are looking a little unloved at the moment (28 La Pausa).

    Here are 5 that I adore, in no particular order:
    PG Cuir Ottoman
    Arquiste Anima Dulcis
    SL Douce Amere
    Mauboussin by Mauboussin
    Ava Luxe No. 23
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

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    I'm wearing House of Matriarch Blackbird today....so gross out this week here in Chicago...Hope everyone is doing well.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Good morning and thank you, thank you, for all the kind wishes. Going with energizing Acaciosa extrait this morning. About to call the hospital social worker, my son's case manager, and the lawyer re: guardianship. I will especially want to hear from the SW and the CM, as the big decision to make is what living situation would be best for him. He ought to be able to live where he has grown up, where he has friends and family. That waiting list is long. Weigh/measure/think, and try not to cry.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Sorry to hear all that, jujy54 - hang in there.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Quarry - 'pinkie out gardening' made me giggle - and I also thought of you when I saw that email from Luckyscent about Nana's new scents.
    ClaireV - I didn't know you were in Montenegro, for some reason I thought you lived in the US
    jujy54 - HUGS for you & your son


    No A/C issues last night (Hallelujah!) and my fever broke last night so I slept really well and woke up feeling much better. Not 100% - but an improvement. I think I'm going to get a massage tonight - I need it.


    Busy day at the office, Velvet Underground & Nico playing in the background, I felt like wearing something naughty and a bit skunky so it was:

    Oud Luban by Aftelier Perfumes



    Sort of a risk, wearing oud in summer to the office. But I was like 'F*ck it!' Plus this wears very close to the skin. If someone leans in close to me today, they're gonna get a whiff of animal butt. They'll just have to deal with it.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Morning all! Continuing to welcome our summery weather with Bel Respiro. Tonight the Mr and I are going to a small food & cooking bookstore to see a reading by Ruth Reichl.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    [QUOTE=Xscent;3150100]ClaireV I didn’t know you were in the Balkans, I remember holidaying in Dubrovnik a few years back and falling in love with the white marble streets. I wished I could have stayed longer but Capri was calling and who am I to refuse? Btw Cuir de Russie parfum modern incarnate is a must for sampling, more animalic than the EdT. If you like horsey (Frou? Where are you?) then have a sniff of L’Heure Fougueuse. I get a bit of warm animal but the combination of smoke tea, florals and sweet hay is just beautiful. La Treizieme Heure is like wearing L’Heure Fougueuse around a campfire. I’m just gently shoving you down this rabbit hole . Jon and Mike are fans of some of this line too so the company is top notch.

    Xscent, I do not think your shoving me down the rabbit hole could ever be called gentle, my dear! I am now dying to try L'Heure Fougueuse, and I have been trying my best to ignore that entire line of exclusives because of the price, thank you very much! But aaah....those notes do sound right up my alley...

    I love Dubrovnik too - Montenegro is just right next door. If you watch Game of Thrones, most of the scenes from King's Landing are filmed in and around Dubrovnik!

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Quarry - 'pinkie out gardening' made me giggle - and I also thought of you when I saw that email from Luckyscent about Nana's new scents.
    ClaireV - I didn't know you were in Montenegro, for some reason I thought you lived in the US
    jujy54 - HUGS for you & your son


    No A/C issues last night (Hallelujah!) and my fever broke last night so I slept really well and woke up feeling much better. Not 100% - but an improvement. I think I'm going to get a massage tonight - I need it.


    Busy day at the office, Velvet Underground & Nico playing in the background, I felt like wearing something naughty and a bit skunky so it was:

    Oud Luban by Aftelier Perfumes



    Sort of a risk, wearing oud in summer to the office. But I was like 'F*ck it!' Plus this wears very close to the skin. If someone leans in close to me today, they're gonna get a whiff of animal butt. They'll just have to deal with it.
    Mike, I had no idea you were ill, you poor thing - I don't know how I missed that in the SOTD yesterday. Anyway, so glad you are feeling better! And there ain't nothing wrong with some animal butt odors radiating out of the pores of a fine young thing such as yourself (or at least I assume that you are a fine thing, Mike, but we have yet to see those shirtless photos that you dangled so temptingly in front of us last week, hint hint...)

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    ClaireV, thanks so much for sharing the Goran Bregovic song! Wonderful stuff. I tend to sing more stuff on the Bulgarian/Macedonian side of things: http://www.forsyths.addr.com/zdravets/late_harvest.html

    And Cestrum you're very sweet to compliment my voice unheard, but trust me, I only *wish* I could sound like Ileana Cotrubas... Also, I think the true opera aficionados here will back me up on the fact that Schubert lieder, while lovely, are considered kinda light-weights compared to, well, "real" opera. I still love 'em, though.

    And thank you also for sharing the Latcho Drom video. I've had it downloaded on my iTunes account for years - While it's definitely an acquired taste, I think it's awesome nonetheless. Thanks so much for sharing it around and reminding me of all the great singing/dancing on it.


    Continued hugs to jujy and anyone else in need, and a special pinky-out toast to Quarry just 'cause.


    SOTD: I woke up thinking about yesterday's discussion of the Lutens line in general (scent-obsessed much?). I happen to be a fan of many of his fragrances, both what I think of as the "classic" warm fragrances (Chergui, Cedre, Ambre Sultan) and some of the "cold" ones, too (Encens et Lavande, Bas de Soie),I *almost* channeled Evangeline this morning and reached for SL Bas de Soie , but then decided I was in the mood for leather. And for leather with class, I think it's pretty darn hard to beat Daim Blond.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Good morning everyone, you all smell so lovely. Meanwhile I'm sitting here in Bath & Body Works Love, Love, Love which I begrudgingly sprayed on myself trying to find a replacement for my teenage daughter's favorite scent. It smells like fruity wine but it has way too much sweet vanilla in it. If anyone can help, I'm sure it's you ladies and gentlemen, I started a thread about it and I'm hoping to get some suggestions as these kind of scents are way outside of my area of familiarity. I can't wait to shower and put on something earthy and dirty.

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    Q; what on earth is a "giant bird effigy mound"?!? l love to read your big-and-heavy gardening stories, your strength & stamina is mightily impressive!

    l stuck to "pinky out" gardening on this warm spring day, now l'm freshly showered & wearing Une Fleur de Cassie.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Good afternoon all !. Jujy, wishing your son all the very best in his recuperation - good on him for taking the initiative.


    Cestrum, you really have my sympathy. Your weather sounds unbearably extreme and I hope you get some respite ASAP. Feeling somewhat guilty now as temperatures are only around 70 degrees here today and I'm complaining already . OK .

    Xscent, isn't Dubrovnik a delight ?. We had some family holidays in the area and it was always an architectural highlight, brimming with history and culture.

    Claire, please come and join Xscent, Mike, and myself down the Les Heures rabbit hole - it smells wonderful down here



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    After showering and scrubbing a nondescript white flower and musk remains. I didn't want to use anything I'm still testing so I put on some Ego Facto Jamais le Dimanche. It smells like salt, sea lettuce, and cannabis with a whiff of fresh fish carcass and incense. It's not a favorite but it's a definite cover-all for sweetness.


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    I'm intrigued also by the giant bird effigy mound, sounds like a lot of work but I want one!!!

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