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    Default S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Good morning!



    My S.O.T.D.: Guerlain Shalimar.

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    Morning all!

    First attempt of sotd - F.Malle En passant - fresh and breezy, nice prominent lilac, very natural smelling, the scent has kind of an aquatic vibe but I don't smell any typical synthetic aquatic notes, guess the combo of accords creates such feeling.
    Onto the *fun* fact about it - obviously something in it irritated me, I sneezed like a hundred times in a row...never happened to me with any other scent before...had to wash it of, unfortunately, because I liked it..

    Gotta find something else for sotd now.

    Have a great day everyone!
    Mi sagli smo glave, u strahu da biće još gore...i biće, jer sagli smo glave...a ljubav živi...
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Hi everyone - and huge congrats to Wolfie

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Morning everyone! How funny, it looks like Japan (Katsumi) gets up before everyone, and then the Balkans (Vernona and me), and then....the rest of the world? It's nice to be the early risers. But I kind of feel like the first one out on the dance floor, you know?

    I'm wearing Chypre Mousse from a sample today. Twolf, congratulations on that huuuuuge milestone, you must be feeling GREAT!!! As well you should - impressive achievement.

    God, it is so wonderful to be back in our friendly little community over here on the female fragrance discussion board. I missed you all.

    Mike darling - have a great trip, and we will miss you. In case you are checking in on us, The only perfume I bought in France was Safran Troublant. I was nowhere near Paris, unfortunately. But I was in the land of the fairytale castles, the Loire Valley.....twas gorgeous.

    By the way, Sandalwood freaks amongst us (Mike and Rynegne) please weigh in - I bought a little vial of vintage Body Shop Woody Sandalwood oil recently, having read a recommendation for it on that epic BN sandalwood thread, and is it normal to find it.....rather fecal in tone??? It's kind of dark and gloomy smelling, although beautifully creamy too. But it does have that fecal note, and I find it quite offputting. Remind me, does real sandalwood smell like that or is my vial off?

    Rynegne - You are welcome in Montenegro anytime! Mind you, if you ever come to Europe, Montenegro should be the last place on your itinerary By the way, bloody STC does not deliver to Montenegro so I am going to have to figure out some way to get your perfumes shipped to me - I will ask my boss, who is in DC. She hates perfume, so she will probably agree to do it only if I pay for HazMat gloves, heh heh.

    About Montecristo, Rynegne......well, hmmm. I've tested it, along with Tango, and personally my preferences run to Tango by a long mile. Tango is rich and sexy, Montecristo is, well.....has your girlfriend smelled it yet? I don't know. It doesn't read as dirty or animalic to me so much as it reads burned wenge wood, sulphur, and claustrophobic leather. It smells very similar to Hard Leather Extract by Laurent Mazzone. Have you tried that? Read Kafkaeqsque's views on both - her view is that Montecristo is similar to Hard Leather, but that Hard Leather is better quality. I dislike them both intensely, so I can't say one is better than the other (degrees of badness abound) but I do agree with her that they are on a similar track. But do try Tango if you can! It's really, really SEXY.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Good morning everyone! It's very early...I just woke up and thought I'd pop in before going back to bed.

    Congratulations to Twolf on reaching 10K posts!

    Daughter had a good time at orientation and is looking forward to starting college.

    My neck is a lot less stiff, nearly normal since the accident. I stopped in at the auto body repair shop to empty the trunk and sign papers, and the damaged body panels had already been partially removed to determine the extent of the anticipated repairs. So far the insurance company has approved about $10.5K of work to be done. The adjuster said that if repairs exceed about $13.5 they will consider the car a total loss. I really hope that won't be the case, but we'll see.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Morning all, & big congrats to Twolf on your amazing milestone!

    Mike; have a great trip, & if you're reading this, take a look at last weekend's SOTD threads to find out what happened to Mr teardrop.

    We're off to the hospital shortly for his appointment. l'm wearing Aloha Tiare again, layered over Korres' Coconut body lotion, recommended to me by the lovely Vernona in a recent thread. To me it smells more of almonds than coconut, but as is usual for Korres, it's a gorgeously rich & high quality product. Thanks for the rec, Vernona! l also have a bottle of Mountain Ocean Coconut Skin Trip on it's way to me, as l managed to find a UK seller on Amazon. Can't wait to try that one!
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    Teardrop, goodluck at the hospital, everything will be just fine, don't worry!

    I'm so glad you liked Korres coconut, and you're right, it does smell more of almonds but it's nice!
    Maybe, I should've mentioned before so you don't go through too much trouble finding the Mountain Ocean lotion, but there are 2 US based online shops, that carry different "healthy" and natural brands - iHerb and Vitacost. They stock this lotion at a very affordable price and they offer worldwide shipping at around 4$ per order. The service is great and fast an I order from them a lot!

    And another suggestion, in case you want a crazy amount of body lotions (like me) - Roger&Gallet Bois d'Orange Or sublime body cream, smells great, slightly citrusy but creamy all around, wonderfully softened by coconut and vanilla. It's got some shimmer in it tough but if that's not an issue (it's a plus if you ask me ) then you must test it. I think you should find it easily!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Good morning everyone Today I leave for The Karlsřyfestival and will be gone until sunday or monday. Feeling a littlebit nervous since I know my ex will be there. ( last year ended in drama, fighting and tears :/ ) Well, feeling a bit more confident this year. Sotd is Feminite du bois. For the festival I brought a small bottle of Infusion d'iris and decants of Cuir de russie and Musc koublai khan. It's camping in tents after all, so decided some skank is in order Congratulations to Twolf and have a great day all
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    House of Matriarch Blackbird today
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Aramis this morning
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    ​DelRae- Wit
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Congrats, Wolfie!

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    hello all,
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Hello all. Sexy Angelic by Honoré de Prés
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    JOY pure parfum

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    I'm smelling fabulous in vintage Sagamore today

    Hope everybody is having a good day and that your husband's appointment goes well teardrop.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Good morning! Congratulations on Ten Thousands of Posts, Twolf! That is a lot of communicating.

    30R, that sounds like it sucks either way - our car got smooshed once and looked bad but the frame was not bent and they put it back together good as new, I hope that this is true for yours too.

    Today is my Friday, the office is closed tomorrow for 4th of July Independence Day holiday.

    Mure Et Musc Extreme over Alba Botanica dry oil tropical sunscreen, not for the sunscreen (I don't trust the chemical ones) but because it feels good and smells good, a sweet mango scent.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by 勝美! View Post
    Good morning!



    My S.O.T.D.: Guerlain Shalimar.
    YES!!! CONGRATULATIONS TWOLF!!!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Thank you bunches. That picture of a lemming makes me grin from one ear to another, and on a loving advice from JR, I am giving in to a little beast: Chanel Bwah dez Eel in extrait form (yes, a LE for Oriental Markets during Ramadan! *LOL*) will be all used up today and ordered again.

    My friend cacio has reached 9,000 posts, it is an impressive achievement.


    Have a nice day, all! We also have a birthday to celebrate, right? Happy Birthday to Furriner, a Chicago hero from the recent meetup.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    You're too, too fab, Katsumi!

    Kewart, would that you were our Convertible Waving Lady. I've shaken my first at that broad Atlantic Ocean many a time now for coming between me and my BN neighbors.

    Betsy, your story about Vol de Nuit reads like wishful fiction. We're all so tickled by it. Interesting that you and Twolf (10,000 posts! Whoo-hoo!) both catch Shalimar and Mitsouko in VdN.

    Wolfie, I feel the same way about the bennies of BN: “You ALL inspire me to be a better person than my usual cranky and skeptical self …”

    Good catch on the birthday notice, too. Yes, best wishes to Furriner always.

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    It's nice to be the early risers. But I kind of feel like the first one out on the dance floor, you know?
    I love the way you express your funny thoughts.

    Claire, you’re astute to assign CW Lady a Tom Ford frag. I think Chanel Exclusivs sort of connotes the price range I imagine she can afford.

    I believe your theory, Mocha, about happy convertible people. I've seen our CWL drive by on a Saturday morning (we're near the interstate onramp for Milwaukee), so I picture her as having worked long hours to buy this thrill-ride car. I like that she doesn't mind the wind in her hair. But convertible travel must blast off any perfume, so I wonder about how one must always have decants in the purse.

    Dear Mr. Teardrop, you have a lot of well-wishers continuing to be concerned about you all the way over here on the other side of that obstructionist pond.

    30Roses, I admire your focusing on the “this too shall pass” philosophy. I try to do that with only spotty success.
    Heck of a description for that Montecristo, rynegne.
    Cestrum, do follow through on that gladiator skirt for your BF (with photos to come).

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

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    I have a great picture of my bottles being filled at Caron in Paris. It's on my e-mail. Does anyone know how I can post it?
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Hi Teardrop. I hope that it's all good news at the Hospital today.

    Adding my voice to the well deserved choir of congratulations for Wolfie....

    and am pleased to have the opportuntiy to wish out good friend Furriner a very happy birthday while I am here.

    Nobile 1942 samples today.

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Congratulations on 10,000 posts, Twolf!

    Love the smiley driving past in my car, Quarry!

    We adore convertibles and hired a Ford Mustang 2010
    to drive up from Los Angeles to San Francisco a few
    years back.

    I am wafting a trail of Donna Karan Gold today.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Oh I'm so sorry 30 Roses. I have just had some time to browse and to catch up and I see that you had an accident. That must have been an awful shock. I'm glad that you are all OK.

    Still trying the Nobile 1942 samples.......

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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Thanks Q. I posted a lengthier description on the men's thread. Wearing Montecristo again today while waiting to get my emissions test. Naturally, there is a huge line after seeing there was no wait online. It's been that kind of week for me...oh well. At least I'm offwork until Monday. I may go fishing today as I just printed my license. I haven't gone in some time, I miss it.

    About 5 years ago in college an ex and I were Romans for Halloween...me being a gladiator and here being a princess. Unfortunately I have no pictures remaining to share.

    Hope everyone has a great day. It looks beautiful outside here in the Midwest!
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Hi, folks!

    Happy Birthday, Furriner!

    And congrats, dear Wolfie, on 10,000 posts! Keep 'em coming, my friend.

    Mike wishing you a fantastic trip with many wonderful and affirming tales to tell when you return - Hope you have some great sniffing and score a fragrance deal or two while you're at it.

    Continued wishes for good news from Teardrop and 30 Roses, and Vernona, have you considered the possibility you might be slightly allergic to lilac? I have several friends who are, much to their disappointment, as it's a fantastic scent, in my opinion. Hope that's not what caused your sneezing!

    ineespenes, good luck at the festival. Deep breathing and positive self-talk may be on the agenda, but you're fabulous, and deserve to have a wonderful time!

    For me today: Still beastly hot and humid here, so I broke out my green and glossy Marc Jacobs Ivy Splash. I find it dark and cool despite many notes I consider to be warming - I expect it's the mint in the "candy cane accord" (who knew?). In any event, it's hitting the spot today.

    They're holding Boston's Fourth of July (US Independence Day) celebrations *today* - a day early -- due to the approach of Hurricane Arthur. I'm used to rain delays but moving a big scheduled event *up*? Not so much. Still, it'll be great to have the music and fireworks at all, rather than risk a complete rain out.

    Marc Jacobs Ivy Splash notes: Nutmeg, mandarin, cardamom , candy cane accord, orris, suede, tonka, vetiver, sandalwood.
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    Default Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by ComDiva View Post
    Hi, folks!

    Happy Birthday, Furriner!

    And congrats, dear Wolfie, on 10,000 posts! Keep 'em coming, my friend.

    Mike wishing you a fantastic trip with many wonderful and affirming tales to tell when you return - Hope you have some great sniffing and score a fragrance deal or two while you're at it.

    Continued wishes for good news from Teardrop and 30 Roses, and Vernona, have you considered the possibility you might be slightly allergic to lilac? I have several friends who are, much to their disappointment, as it's a fantastic scent, in my opinion. Hope that's not what caused your sneezing!

    ineespenes, good luck at the festival. Deep breathing and positive self-talk may be on the agenda, but you're fabulous, and deserve to have a wonderful time!

    For me today: Still beastly hot and humid here, so I broke out my green and glossy Marc Jacobs Ivy Splash. I find it dark and cool despite many notes I consider to be warming - I expect it's the mint in the "candy cane accord" (who knew?). In any event, it's hitting the spot today.

    They're holding Boston's Fourth of July (US Independence Day) celebrations *today* - a day early -- due to the approach of Hurricane Arthur. I'm used to rain delays but moving a big scheduled event *up*? Not so much. Still, it'll be great to have the music and fireworks at all, rather than risk a complete rain out.

    Marc Jacobs Ivy Splash notes: Nutmeg, mandarin, cardamom , candy cane accord, orris, suede, tonka, vetiver, sandalwood.
    Hi dear, don't know whether I'm allergic or not, anything's possible I guess, I just never ever had an allergic reaction to anything before...I'm gonna try it tomorrow again to see if it happens again..Hope not cos I like the smell of lilac!
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