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    Default SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Hello Basenotes fam,

    I am swamped with work, and while I have been logging my SOTDs, I haven't had much time to actually post. Tonight I had a few moments to come up for air, and I wanted to post about something exciting I found. Agent Provocateur Blue Silk is great! It's also priced as reasonably as all their other scents have historically been. I just wrote a review about it, because the notes are not exactly what the perfume actually is, to my nose. The tree says

    Top Notes
    Lemon, Mandarin, Juniper, Pink pepper
    Heart Notes
    Rose, Jasmine, Nectarine, Cinnamon
    Base notes
    Musk, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Tonka bean

    But to my nose, it is a dry spicy, meditative incense concoction, that reminds me of a unisex Dolce Vita, a spicier Bois de Turquie, and seems to click with some of the house's other scents, especially the super-flamboyant dry spicy incense of L'Agent. Blue Silk is much more complex and understated, and I'm really enjoying it.

    It also comes in really beautiful packaging. Did I mention it costs just a little over 20 dollars for a big bottle? Very nice blind buy.


    I also got Elizabeth and James French Grey (neroli/lavender, just gorgeous), Dali Laguna (Mark Buxton!), Byredo Bal d'Afrique oil perfume, a replacement bottle of Rose Flash, and lots of samples. It was a good value haul, and I feel set for the next couple months. I hope everyone's spring is going well, and i hope I'm able to post a little more often, and have time to catch up on several weeks's worth of posts.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Morning all!

    Welcome back, khanada!

    l'm not feeling inspired by today's synch, so l'm wearing Narcisse Noir (modern EDT) again for my long shift today, as l enjoyed it so much yesterday.
    "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.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Good morning all !. Happy Birthday Ryan

    Off to the barbers for the first time in ages this morning. I haven't really enjoyed the DIY approach and it will be nice to get it done properly at last.

    Couldn't really come up with any ideas for today's synch so will be sitting this one out.


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    Welcome back, khanada

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Welcome back khanada!
    Happy Birthday Ryan!

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    Hello all

    Donna Karan Signature by Donna Karan The famous Klingon Phaser bottle.
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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: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Happy Birthday, Ryan!

    Quarry, great to hear the good news, dear Wonder Woman! Keep going strong!

    Khanada, so cool that you enjoyed Blue Silk! I personally loved the notes and expected to like it, but hated the actual scent. (I also couldn't wear and had to scrub Laguna as it made me nauseous each time I wore it, but I like other Salvador Dali scents.) I bought a mini set with original Agent Provocateur, Lace Noir and Blue Silk last year as I was really curious to try them, and original was my favourite and Blue Silk was just super cloying on my skin, I couldn't warm up to it. I let both flankers go to a better home eventually and only kept the original. I enjoyed Lace Noir though, it's spicy, peppery and coconuty oriental, to my nose it was related to Opium a bit, but in Agent Provocateur kind of way. I am really interested to smell L'Agent, Miss AP and Maitresse, but I'm afraid to blind buy after I really disliked Blue Silk. L'Agent is discontinued and Miss AP bottle is identical just with a different name, so I'm not sure if they're basically the same scent or not. L'Agent/Miss AP is supposed to be incensy/smoky and I think I'd like it, but I'm not sure I want to blind buy it.

    Oh, and I totally hear you on being so busy you just update your SOTD and that's it. I had weeks like that this year, too. Hugs and keep going!


    This morning I'm synching with Rihanna Reb'l Fleur Love Always, and since it's not a long lasting scent, in the afternoon I'll change into John Galliano. Gaudy bottles galore!

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    Hello everyone Happt birthday Ryan and welcome back to Khanada For the synch I decided on Lolitaland. I find the bottle really childish, but I do enjoy wearing the scent when I'm in the mood for it. Have a great day everyone

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Hello and best to everyone. Welcome back, Khanada and enjoy your new haul!
    ((((Quarry))))! Xxoo

    In synch with Lolita Lempicka L’Eau en Blanc. Love the scent, lovely packaging, but that apple-stem sprayer is awkward and downright uncomfortable to handle.

    Wish you all a good day and weekend to come.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Jacques Bogart Force Majeure today
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    Good afternoon.


    I am loving the ad hoc greenhouse, Quarry, and am so pleased
    your results came back ok.

    Sorry to hear Mike suffered the unpleasant side effects from the Covid jab but
    at least you have some protection against the real thing now.

    I am in synch with Loulou by Cacharel. Love the scent but that bottle
    is so gaudy!loulou.jpg
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Good morning! Congrats Quarry, that's wonderful news!! I'm getting my 2nd covid vaccine today. Wearing En Passant.

    Have a good day!
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    Very happy with your news, Quarry!

    Not in synch,

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    Jailia - Profumi di Pantelleria

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Thanks for the birthday wishes! Hold strong Q!

    I'm in Dior Sauvage Parfum today. Have a great weekend all!!!

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    Happy Birthday, Ryan!


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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Quarry... good news!
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    TGIF, Happy birthday, dear Ryan and welcome back/congrats on your purchases, khanada! Also: wonderful, fabulous news, Ms. Q.! Here's to more of all of the above!

    For today's sync, I'm in Nina Ricci Farouche. While I was looking at my own 7 ml version (something about the screechy red and fake-ly bright "gold" accents on the box and the bottle), I'm not even a fan of the original bottle. Sorry Marc Lalique.




    I also find it interesting that this was really the only packaging in my collection (though I'm sure I could find more if I *really* looked) where I actually own a bottle of something I don't like the 'look' of. Huh.

    Fabulous Friday to all...

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkAlice View Post
    This morning I'm synching with Rihanna Reb'l Fleur Love Always, and since it's not a long lasting scent, in the afternoon I'll change into John Galliano. Gaudy bottles galore!
    Definitely agree on John Galliano. Absolutely hideous


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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    I'm wearing YSL Libre Intense for the 4th time this week. I'm a fan! I don't see anyone on BN wearing it, probably because it's a mass market designer!

    It's nice to see you, Khanada!

    Happy birthday, Ryan!
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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    I'm wearing YSL Libre Intense for the 4th time this week. I'm a fan! I don't see anyone on BN wearing it, probably because it's a mass market designer!
    I do not own neither Libre nor Libre Intense, but I do like them, too! They're both very nice and elegant and still have character. Actually, I'm not surprised you like Libre Intense - you love Mon Guerlain, and Libre Intense is also a lavender and vanilla based scent, just done in a different way!

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th April, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkAlice View Post
    I do not own neither Libre nor Libre Intense, but I do like them, too! They're both very nice and elegant and still have character. Actually, I'm not surprised you like Libre Intense - you love Mon Guerlain, and Libre Intense is also a lavender and vanilla based scent, just done in a different way!
    You nailed it, ClockworkAlice! I am most definately on a lavender kick. Currently, I also have Jicky and Jersey on my dresser top and Mon Guerlain is not far away. I've been thinking about acquiring a lavender candle as well.
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