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    Default SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Sampling for the first time ever vintage Givenchy Gentlemen
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Do any of these daylilies under discussion have a scent?

    Thanks to the SOTD thread, I've just realized that all my life I've been confusing daylilies with alstroemeria.


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    Good morning everyone and thanks for yesterday's advice regarding my itchy skin Last night I went on and off sleep all night due to the itching. I really hopes it gets better soon Sotd for a grey day is L'ombre dans l'eau.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by ineespenes View Post
    Good morning everyone and thanks for yesterday's advice regarding my itchy skin Last night I went on and off sleep all night due to the itching. I really hopes it gets better soon Sotd for a grey day is L'ombre dans l'eau.
    Is there a topical cream that you could use to subside the itching? Did your doctor rule out ringworm? How about eczema?
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    Morning all!

    We've had lots of rain overnight, & it remains warm & muggy.

    l'm sampling Jungle Jezebel by Sarah Baker Perfumes, which isn't in the Directory yet. This is a weird one for sure, pairing bubblegum with civet. HoP, did you try this one? l'd be interested in your thoughts.
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    JUngle Jezebel does indeed sound a weird one, Teardrop!

    I am wearing the more mainstream Terre de Lumiere, which is a soft,
    people-pleaser scent and slightly reminiscent of YSL Cinema;
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Do any of these daylilies under discussion have a scent?

    Thanks to the SOTD thread, I've just realized that all my life I've been confusing daylilies with alstroemeria.

    No, not really. I've read some that claim to be scented, but I've got about 200 and never noticed any scent on any of mine. My parents had a daylily farm with several hundred more varieties--none scented to speak of. The appeal is that they are easy to grow, few pests, nearly impossible to kill, and every morning the garden is different. It's a good excuse to walk my yard with a cup of coffee in the morning--to see what's blooming. It's easy to make your own crosses and fun to do seedlings and see what they look like.
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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: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Hello and best to all. Acqua di Giò for me.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Eau de Guerlain today
    One if by land...two if by sea...three if by air....
    8÷2(2X2) = 1, but then 8÷2(2X2) = 16...??

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    Hello all.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    inees... I hope the itchiness clears up soon!

    Trilby... Bowmakers, is a must try. How's the new car performing?


    teardrop... Jungle J is one I've not tried. It sounds weird, even for me.


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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Backing up my gardening pals, daylilies are not the same plant as florist lilies. Daylilies are scientifically called Hemerocallis and the lilies that grow from bulbs (commonly used in bouquets) are Lilium. There are in fact a family of florist type lily bulbs that are easy care, the Asiatics. But back to daylilies, I have diploid, triploid, tetraploid and good ol' orange "ditch lilies" (in my area the veteran gardeners call them "homestead lilies"). All are SO easy to grow! And such a range of color to choose from. I used a bunch of colors in my front garden to make a daylily rainbow. The deadheading that was mentioned is a quick, easy and pleasant job.

    Nope, no scent to speak of among my daylilies, other than one rather plain yellow one with a very, very faint hint of a narcissus-like fragrance. Nowhere near as satisfying as actual narcissus. And I love alstromeria as well! Don't grow them but paired them with little irises (still never sure about the plural of iris?) in my bridal bouquet.

    TL; DR- I LOVE daylilies! Highly recommend!

    I'm so sorry to read about your itchy night, ine! Fingers crossed that you'll be able to rest tonight.

    Chant d'Aromes for me this morning.

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    Back from vacation, have the "proof of vacation tan" from some beach days.

    I got the massive bag of samples from Etat Libre d'Orange, and am today in Dangerous Complicity, picked at random, it's unremarkable but quite wearable.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Now I really want to fill in the remaining open spots in my garden with daylilies and iris galore! But it's long past planting time here. It's starting to get hot, which puts too much stress on new plantings. I'll have to wait for autumn. Foxbins, you'll want to water some at the beginning while they get established, but after the first season or so, you should be good to go with just occasional waterings, depending on the species you choose. I'll think some more on other options

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    I'm jealous Robin...so much rain here and not a lot of sun on days off.




    Freshly laundered clothing vibes are really strong with this one...seems quite similar to the Eau de Toilette from what I remember. Smells good but unremarkable.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Officially wearing SL Rahat Loukhoum (sprayed on chest) but also testing 4160 Tuesdays Centrepiece on my arms. It smells like spice, honey and candle wax.

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    I'm giving Dasein Winter a good go this morning. My initial impression has been confirmed: it retreats too quickly. Initially, it bursts forth with a sweetish pine scent. Perhaps the least offensive fragrance I've ever tried. If those top notes stayed through heart-note time, I'd consider a bottle of this. Maybe liberal spraying would accomplish more than wrist dabbing? If I can get some at a discount, I just might. Seems like this would be a good scent to wear to stay focused and clear-headed. Truly a pleasant fragrance, but it lacks a "hook." It needs one thing more to help make it more interesting. I give it credit for filling a unique category amongst my reference samples.

    Okay, some rip rap pix. Here are two of the areas that are completed.

    BEFORE: wild grape vines scrambled over other invasives toward the end of our schoolyard's chainlink fence, which was lobbed off when the road was widened long ago. (You see that continuous brown "hedge" across the street in the background? That's one of the most invasive shrubs in the U.S., Japanese Knotweed. It's one single colony. This stuff is known to actually break up roadways.)

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    BELOW: I straightened up the end of the fence, added a section for address numbers, graded, covered with 10'x20' rubber roofing, and topped with rip rap. Split-rail cedar fence corners support nearly invisible wire fencing to keep dog safely in the yard.
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    BELOW: Need to fill in exposed soil with "plant dam" daylilies to impede invasive plants that will always lie just to the north.
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    One of my heroes, Lorrie Otto, insisted we should be responsible for the water that falls on our land.
    BELOW: In this area, I dug a 4'-deep retention swale (aka, "rain garden") which receives all the rainwater that falls on more than half of our house, as well as condensation discharge from the a/c. The orange line indicates where I buried the draining pipe under the driveway.
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    BELOW: The bronze and green tones of Sweet Joe Pye Weed, a native wetland plant, will look nice as they fill in against the swale's stone back wall.
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    BELOW: I've been wanting to hide that white propane tank for years. Finally, it's dithered into the landscape thanks to a lattice wrap. Again, there is rubber roofing below the stonework, except for a slit where I transplanted native spiderwort. I cut off a third of the plant to ease its establishment, but the photo at the bottom shows its grasslike leaves and blue flowers.
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    I'll also point out that the large-leaved plant in the background is the native Prairie Dock. Its roots may grow as deep as 15', if I remember correctly. Because the transpiration of moisture through its leaves comes from so deep underground, its leaves are cooler than most, and it's said the native Americans used the leaves to cool themselves.
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    Great choice!
    Thanks. Happy to have this one in my collection.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Dang Quarry, you've been a busy one!

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    Trilby... Bowmakers, is a must try. How's the new car performing?
    Have you ever read though the posts on the Conehead Group? It discusses many fragrances along the lines of Bowmakers. I love the pine/resin genre. Regarding the Nissan 370Z, I’m enjoying the feeling of really driving again. I can feel the road and hear the engine and it’s quite exhilarating. I found out that 90% of Z owners are male so that’s interesting. Tonight, I’m taking it up Highway 101 to the Central Coast, where I’ll be spending a few days.

    I’m wearing Mugler Cuir Impertinent today. There’s nothing better that a good Mugler scent. The house has a unique sensibility that suits me to a T.

    Quarry, you’re my heroine! I appreciate the joys of physical labor and you really take it to a higher level. Bravo!

    Have a good day.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Dior Dune PH

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Quarry, I am so exhausted on your behalf. You deserve unlimited ice cream for supper tonight. And I learned that the weedy blue flowers on the side of my house are spiderwort!

    That is some impressive work. I have just one question: If there are sheets of rubber roofing under the rip rap, won't the rocks be vulnerable to being dislodged in very heavy rainstorms? Without soil underneath them, it seems like they could travel under the force of water.




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