Hi, today I chose Mad et Len Black Afghan
Thread: SOTD Wednesday 20th August 2014
L'lnstant de Guerlain today.
"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.
Hi, today I chose Mad et Len Black Afghan
“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
Azzaro Club Men by Azzaro
Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.
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
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Viktor & Rolf Antidote today
"Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be"--Anonymous
SSS To Dream for me today. This is a lot more rose than I'd usually wear, it smells very fresh and awake to me so the name is kind of funny. Very pretty though, and very strong.
Good morning, everyone.
Montale, Oriental Flowers
"He who has ventured through the darkest of places, carries forward the brightest of lights." -unknown
Anat Fritz Tzora ... moving spots in the office today :-/ Hope everyone has a great day.
Good morning everyone and thank you so much for yesterday's get well wishes Today I have the day off ( thankfully ! ) I still have an aching back, but I feel better than yesterday Today I was in the mood for something animalic, so my sotd is Dzing! Have a great day all
*dora*, your staycation sounds absolutely lovely! Of course, you live in spot high on my "dying to visit" list so I would probably want to stay right there too.
cello, hope we get a concert report!
ineespenes, glad you are feeling better today. I had a dream about Dzing! last week - I have never smelled it but apparently my subconscious is trying to give me a little nudge to get to it!
I'm joining Roberto in Givenchy; vintage L'Interdit EDP & EDT for me today.
Quarry, the rainbow names are for you. If I can't add photos anymore, at least I can add some color, eh?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
So glad you are recovering, Ineespenes. Back-ache is so debilitating
as I know only too well.I usually tack strong painkillers and try to keep moving.
If I rest in bed too long I usually just seize up!
I am covered in a right old assortment of samples today, having just been round our
local M and S. I smell of Lyn Harris Le Sauvage and her Rose one also, plus the Roma I applied first thing
followed by Pacifica Mediterranean Fig.
A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
A timely reminder that I need to order a back-up while it's still readily available.
I'm afraid it would have been a nightmare for me I realised pretty quickly that smelling like the inside of an elephant house wasn't my thing. Hopefully it will wear more favourably on your skin wlEmoticon-fingerscrossed.png
Coincidentally, I did actually go with L'Artisan today - Passage D'Enfer.
How were ZZ Top, cello ?.
Lovely post yesterday, Dora. Don't know how ouzo tastes, but I got a sense of everything you were enjoying.
Erink, nice rainbow.
Summer’s making an encore performance. Burst of grapefruit followed by a neroli drydown: Nicolai’s Cologne Sologne.
In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
L'Artisan Parfumeur Traversée du Bosphore
Rose de Taif by Perris Monte Carlo
Have a great day to all!
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Last edited by easyfish; 20th August 2014 at 04:32 PM.
Nice selections today, everyone. For me it's the very last of my bottle of:
Mysore Sandalwood by Profumo.it
I don't mind using this all up, I have a new bottle of Chillum (which has a healthy dose of real Mysore in it) on it's way to me very soon.
Hello and best to everyone. Diptyque Eau Duelle for me today.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
SotE - Costume National Scent Intense.
Good afternoon and best to all. It's very hot today but we have a one-day respite from the rain, so I could finally rollerblade with my friend this morning. She's trying to get me to spin when winter comes. I love bicycling, but I am not eager to spin: I just don't think I have the wardrobe for it. Also, the classes here are very early in the morning.
For the afternoon I am wearing the gorgeous Azurée, which I swear would be a Basenotes favorite if it cost five times as much and came from a niche house. It's so swinging 60s yet so deliciously modern at the same time.
Erin and Quarry, great idea. Can I join you?
Jon, I'm with you in not loving most animalic scents. Admittedly Dzing comes closest for me, because once I get past the circus tent I smell a bit of Bulgari Black wafting over the straw, and I like that part very much. Although not for me, I do love that someone makes this scent and that many people buy it.
Mike, congratulations seem in order. Finishing a full bottle is an accomplishment for me.
Ann Gerard ~ Perle de Mousse. Lovely, lovely stuff.
Feel better, ((inees)). Ice packs sometimes reduce pain more than heat; experiment a bit.
I'm wearing Pacifica Nerola Orange Blossom layered with Provence Santé Bergamot.
Daughter wants to go jeans shopping during tax free week, and we're packing her stuff to take to college Sunday. After all this time planning, we are a bit boggled that it's about to happen-- our baby bird is fledging.
Mauboussin Histoire d'Eau
Luxury sandalwood Cologne by Taylor of Old Bond Street
I still struggle with this one. I want to like it, but it wears a bit too thin and synthetic for my tastes. I tried splashing it on today, instead of spraying, and it's a bit more tolerable but nothing like I imagined it would be. Which is fine because I paid so little for the bottle when I bought it.