SOTD 23-29 October 2017





I see these SOTD (Scent Of The Day) threads all the time on Facebook and they are really good conversation generators.

SOTD 23-29 October 2017

The idea is you’ll chime in through the week with whatever scent you are wearing. You don’t need to be super knowledgable, have high faluting tastes or be a published author to comment. Just tell us what fragrance you’re wearing, smelling, buying etc.

You probably won’t have time to write every scent, every spritz but whenever you feel the mood take you share your current spritz and a few things about it. Maybe you love/loathe it, want it, are excited by the notes/bottle/SA who sold it: WHATEVER! As always here at APJ, taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.

Hopefully you will come back and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them.

Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
This week:
Bal a Versailles parfum
Eau d’Italie Morn to Dusk
Guerlain L’Heure de Nuit
Neela Vermeire Creations Pichola
Vintage DIOR Miss Dior EdC
Comment purposefully on yours or anothers comment & you’ll have a chance, will draw on Sunday.

Last Weeks Winner: FIRST WEEK!

eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with the eMail you’d like me to send your Gift Card to.

Go To It Crew.
Portia xxx

108 comments on “SOTD 23-29 October 2017

  1. SOTD for me is Black Flower Mexican Vanilla,from Dame Perfumery! Jeffrey Dame kindly did a US giveaway for the last two weekends on Facebook, and this was one of the samples I got. Gorgeous!
    Old Herbaceous recently posted…Scent Sample Sunday: Black Flower Mexican VanillaMy Profile

  2. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    Twins today with Old Herbaceous! Her post reminded me how much I love it so I sprayed numerous spritzes (10) from younger CMs full bottle before leaving for work this morning!

  3. Gina says:

    Piguet’s Fracas today.

  4. Neva says:

    Today I’m working in my home office and I’m wearing a sample of Stephane Humbert Lucas – Mortal Skin. It’s an amazing scent due to the prominent ink note. It is sweet, cool, almost metallic because of the blackberry, but this flowery ink note is so extraordinary. It is definitely very daring and worth trying.

  5. Jackie b says:

    Today I wore Trayee, because it is new and I am infatuated!

    • Saffyishere says:

      Neela’s creations are lovely and exotic. Have you tried her full range?

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Excellent choice JackieB,
      Did you know that Christopher Chong from Amouage loves Trayee so much that he wishes it had been a part of his line?
      Portia xx

      • Jackie b says:

        No I did not know that! I have tremendous respect for his vision, if not all the latest fragrances.
        Staffishere… I have Mohur and Ashoka also, and I think Rahele is on my horizon.
        They are such complex perfumes, love them!

  6. MmkInPA says:

    ELdO Like This. Nice fall scent!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Any reminder of Tilda Swinton is a good one MmkinPA
      Portia xx

    • Neva says:

      Like This is very pleasant scent. It has a “skin scent” quality I appreciate in the days when the weather turns colder.
      I went through a sample last year and ever since then I’m considering buying a full bottle.

  7. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    Hilde Soliani “Sweet Home”, cozy sweet hazelnut love!

  8. Mahmoud says:

    Aoud Blue Notes by Mancera nice and fresh 😀

  9. Kate Apted says:

    I went to bed wearing Love by Sophia Vergara. A generic sweet scent, but ok for what it is.

  10. Cassieflower says:

    Estée Lauder Pleasures Intense because it was grey, gloomy and damp this morning and I wanted its summery peony and lily to cheer me up.

  11. Ellen M. says:

    Jo Malone Star Magnolia which is lovely and light.

  12. shiva-Woman says:

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Cologne Pour Le Soir. It’s a little bit on the baby powder side up close, but the wafts further away are a lovely heliotrope ylang to my nose.
    shiva-Woman recently posted…SOTD 23-29 October 2017My Profile

  13. TinaG says:

    Tuesday: wearing Stash by Sarah Jessica Parker. Yes it’s cheap & cheerful, but it’s a solid frag! And did I mention cheap? I got a boxed set of 30mls, a body lotion and a travel oil with its own little case for AUD$30. Sweet.
    xx Tina G

    • Saffyishere says:

      Good morning , Tina…..Stash is a firm fave of mine since its launch. I will be stocking up on it. That gift set sounds marvellous…. I must grab a couple.
      You have inspired me to wear Stash as my SOTD

    • Cassieflower says:

      Wow! Result. That’s an absolute steal. I love Stash. Recently got myself a backup bottle.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Lovely frag Tina,
      So wearable and smells WAY more expensive than it is. SJP is back on her game.
      Portia x

    • Sue Mills says:

      Hi Tina G; I got the same deal at CW last week. Haven’t opened it yet; it’s a blind buy for me.

      • TinaG says:

        Hi everyone! It’s a great frag, and at the current price a fairly safe blind buy too. A 30ml bottle is currently $10 at Chemist Warehouse (Aus). And I like the smaller bottles, so practical.
        Tina G xx

  14. JH says:

    SOTD: Nicolaï Sacrebleu Intense. Finishing my sample of it. I found it too sweet before, but on this cold day it’s so soothing. Need full bottle!
    SOTN: Molinard Rose Émois, for testing.

    • Neva says:

      Sacrebleu smells to me in the drydown like white chocolate. I wonder if you have a similar impression…

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Nicolai makes good scents. I really like her work JH,
      Portia xx

    • JH says:

      Rose Émois smells very nice. Rose, almond and a back-seated oud note, reminds me of Neela’s Mohur though. Mohur seems to be somewhat greener.

      SOTD: vintage Givenchy III.
      SOTN: Guerlain Eau de Cashmere.

      • JH says:

        SOTD: Guerlain Derby
        SOTN: Knize Ten
        SOTD: Nicolaï New York Intense
        SOTN: LAP Bucoliques de Provence
        Tomorrow: going to the doctor’s, so I’m not wearing anything. Maybe I’ll carry a Guerlain Vetiver travel spray with me.

      • JH says:

        SOTD: Guerlain Vetiver
        SOTN: LAP Dzongkha
        SOTD: vintage Opium
        SOTN: Neela Mohur

      • JH says:

        Last day report! Sunday:
        SOTD: LAP 32 Venenum
        SOTN: Habit Rouge.

  15. Saffyishere says:

    During the past week I have travelled the entire spectrum of soft powdery fumes to in your face fumes
    I’ve worn , Equinox Bloom, Tabu, Yardley’s Lavender, Hearth, Rochas Absolu, and on Saturday, ONE SPRAY of Zelda…three shoers later it has finally gone away….Zelda is a beastly big hitter, but gorgeous.

  16. Saffyishere says:

    oops… three *showers lol

  17. Fazal says:

    Mine is Aventus for Her

  18. Kandice says:

    Wearing Carnal Flower today. Have been wearing a lot of gourmands lately and was just in the mood for something bright and floral.

  19. Ingeborg says:

    Was wearing one of my current EBPs since I totally forgot about scent this morning. So I wore dabs of Y. Richer Voile d’ Ambre at the office, from a tiny bottle. Nice enough, but I won’t be buying a full bottle.

  20. Lillibet says:

    No 19. EdT this morning. Needed a no brainer scent for a potentially trying day. No. 19 it is.

  21. Lindaloo says:

    Yves St Lauren Nu edt. The blue bottle which many lovers of the original Edp find a horrible version. On me the camphor aspect of the cardamom is very prominent — almost moth balls at first. Sweeter on clothes. I find it interesting all the way through and keep smelling my wrists all day.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thank goodness we all have different taste Lindaloo,
      One of my BFFs Alice wears this beautifully too. I bet you smell lovely.
      Portia xx

    • Neva says:

      I recently bought almmost a FB of the Nu version you mention Lindaloo. I was so disappointed…the scent itself is okay but I expected something, at least, similar to the original Nu. It’s a completely different scent.
      I will be testing it on various occasions during this winter and maybe it’ll grow on me.

  22. Tiffanie says:

    La Chasse aux Papillons is my favorite light as a cologne floral. Wearing it today makes the hot weather feel less oppressive. Have a great week, APJ.

  23. Anna Maria says:

    Hugo Boss Woman and Florabotanica together….yes

  24. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Anna Sui: Live Your Dreams
    Bright, light, uplifting lily.
    It’s the name that’s so special today. I really feel I am.
    Portia xx

  25. Sue Mills says:

    Calvin Klein’s Beauty today. I wanted something pleasant, comfortable and unchallenging (is that a word?) while taking my parents grocery shopping.

  26. Kerri says:

    Finishing my bottle (not sorry) of Roaring Radcliff. It reminds me vaguely of TF Tobacco Vanille but not nearly as rich and full bodied.

  27. Amy says:

    Wore Bombay Bling today because I love it! Now it makes me think of Jin. Delish. Tonight test driving some Jovou samples I just received. Wondering if anyone has favorites from the line.

  28. crikey says:

    I may have had a little accident in the new Dior boutique in Glasgow… you know, those terrible accidents where money falls out of your bank account? And today I may be flouncing about these damp grey streets in a tasty cloud of Fève Délicieuse…

    (Also: the 40ml bottles are so pleasingly dinky compared to the monster flasks.)

    • cassieflower says:

      Crikey, this seems to happen to me regularly too. What to do about it, I wonder? You’re just walking about minding your own business when something jumps into your bag, and your money jumps out.
      SOTD – Shalimar Souffle, nice, easy to wear, but doesn’t light a fire under me.

      • crikey says:

        It’s a dangerous, dangerous world, cassieflower.

        (I’ve never smelled the Souffle version… actually, I don’t think I’ve tried any of the many Shalimar flankers. I kind of shy away from them. Have I missed anything special?

    • Cassieflower says:

      Answering out of sync but there wasn’t a reply link under your question. The Shalimar Soufflé is ‘nice’ but my flanker of choice is Shalimar Parfum Initial edp. Bright bergamot opener followed by some jasmine, rose and a good dollop of iris. The dry down is recognisably Shalimar. I notice some decants on eBay. Just sayin’ . . .😉

      • crikey says:

        …goes to have a look. Of course. And I feel remarkably restrained just, you know, watching a couple of them to see what happens. Ahem.

  29. SunnyDay says:

    No 5 Eau Première. Keeping it respectable. For today, at least.

  30. maggiecat says:

    (I won last week so don’t enter me!) I love these SOTD posts! After some effort, I obtained a sample of Jason Wu’s new perfume. I was all excited since it had jasmine in it. It’s nice enough, really, and I’m enjoying wearing it today, but it wasn’t the love-at-first-sniff I had hoped for. However, no one in my office suite has sneezed. There’s that. (Not everyone shares my love of all things jasmine)

  31. Lillibet says:

    Tom Ford’s Cafe Rose. I bought a mini ftom ebay and it is such a deliciously different take on a dark rose it is rapidly becoming an obsession for me.

  32. Greg says:

    A bit slow off the mark this week. On Monday, I wore Helmut Lang EDP. I find this to be a vanilla and musk bomb. probably a bit too much for me. Yesterday was vintage Maxim’s Pour Homme, another full-on fragrance, but I like this one a lot more. Today is Floris No. 89, for some good old barbershop tradition.

  33. Rebecca H. says:

    Still broiling in SoCal. For several days, the only fragrance I could tolerate was Shiseido Spirit of Zen, obscure and discontinued. It’s a mossy tuberose-orange blossom. I was gifted a sample with another purchase, but I like it enough to stock up.

  34. Neva says:

    Today it’s warmer again. Back to Antonia’s Flowers Tiempe Passate. I love how creamy and soft it feels.

  35. Lindaloo says:

    Out and about yesterday around possibly scent-senstive people. Apparently almost everyone in Vancouver– all the yoga pants wearing, perfume is cancer-causing righteous.
    So a spritz of Bottega Veneta.

    • crikey says:

      Same scent for me for Wednesday (and a little too lightly spritzed for my own taste, too.)

      And a good dollop of Rentless for pottering about this evening, and for bed. (It’s one of the newer Gorilla perfumes.)

  36. Kandice says:

    Now that the temps are finally cooler here, I have been wearing more of my vanilla scents. The last two days have I have spent in Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille, one of my all-time favorite vanilla’s. I also love Lush’s Vanillary and am looking forward to being able to wear them both again. I can’t wait for Fall to finally stick around for awhile.

  37. crikey says:

    Damn it. I was wafting around happily, feeling all comfortable, when my beloved announced that Rentless was “a bit toooooo patchouli”. Though insisted “no, it’s fine”.

    It’s very rare for him to dislike a scent I enjoy wearing. So, clearly he hates it. Oops.

  38. Lillibet says:

    Cool and damp this morning and it’s been another stressful week at work so I’m heading off wrapped in a calming cloud of Bogue MEM’s aromatic layers of lavender and spices.

  39. Portia says:

    Hey all
    Today in the centre of Australia, Alice Springs,a at 40c temps I wore CHANEL No 19 parfum. It was the perfect foil to the dry heat
    Portia x
    Portia recently posted…Aria in F# Parfum by Christi Meshell for House of Matriarch 2017My Profile

  40. Greg says:

    Frapin’s L’Humaniste today. Citrus, pepper and gin. I wonder if I can buy this as a cocktail somewhere.

  41. Lindaloo says:

    Very late night. Very, very early morning, long day ahead.
    Jo Malone Grapefruit to get me started.

  42. crikey says:

    Paul Schütze’s Behind the Rain today. Just lovely.

  43. Lindaloo says:

    Thursday it was time for something beautiful – – Tauer ‘s Miriam fron his Tableau des Parfum line. It’s a gentler Chanel No. 5
    Have to change it up today. 13º here in Vancouver but the sun was unbelievably warming as it shone through the living room window. Maybe some L’Occitane Green Tea to keep the light as the clouds come in.

  44. Kate Apted says:

    A totally crazy week at work. Over time every night. Anyway, it means I have just been spraying any ole thing I can reach for. What I remember:
    * Beauty – Calvin Klein
    * Wan Chai – Teone Reinthal
    * Herba Fresca – Guerlain
    * Addict edp – Dior
    * Mon Paris edp – YSL
    * Wonderstruck – Taylor Swift
    * Various – Britney Spears

    Some of these are for research purposes and a future blog post. Bahahahahahaha!

    Looking forward to trying JPG’s Ma Dame edp tomorrow.

  45. crikey says:

    Yesterday was all sorts; I was working at home and dabbling about with different scents when taking breaks. (Mostly working through different chypres)

    Today, forreau noir. On a long train journey. Frantically typing away rewriting a talk I’m giving tomorrow.

  46. Greg says:

    Really nice weather lately, so I am getting back into summer scents. Friday I wore Cologne du 68. Saturday we went to a country pub for n old-fashioned birthday lunch, so I wore the old-fashioned vintage Ricci Club. Today is Malles’ Cologne Indelibile.

  47. MmkInPA says:

    On my second day of sampling PdN Sacrebleu Intense. And then I spilled half of my sample, so my closet smells great!!

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