SOTD 30 October – 5 November 2017





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

SOTD 30 October – 5 November 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:
Guerlain Mitsouko EdT
Pharrell Williams Girl
The Different Company Oriental Lounge
Vintage Fendi original
Vintage YSL Opium EdT
Comment purposefully on yours or anothers comment & you’ll have a chance, will draw on Sunday.


Go To It Crew.
Portia xxx

91 comments on “SOTD 30 October – 5 November 2017

  1. MmkInPA says:

    My SOTD is Cuir de Lancôme. Leather is a note that I like but don’t crave, so I only have samples of leather- forward scents.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there MmkInPA
      I liked CdL very much but always found myself reaching for other leathers so I moved them along to homes where they are dearly loved.
      Portia xx

  2. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Vintage CHANEL No 19 parfum.
    Perfect crisp fragrance for medium Adelaide evening temps.
    Portia x

  3. fanny says:

    My SOTD is George by Jardins d’Ecrivains. I have three samples and may purchase a bottle in the future. (I’m on a no-buy at the moment… *sigh*)

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Fanny,
      Aren’t No-Buys torment? It is exciting though when we finally unleash though. How long is your No-Buy lasting?
      Portia xx

      • fanny says:

        Er… Not long it seems, when a good deal comes along. I have just this minute been offered a full second hand bottle of Jubilation woman for a third of the price. I’m afraid I cannot let it pass.

        *blush* 😀

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        HA! HA! HA!

  4. cassieflower says:

    Happy Monday folks. My SOTD is Narciso Poudree. Very warm and snuggly. I’d love to try that Cuir de Lancome but it’s very hard to find at a reasonable price, so I won’t buy unsniffed. I’d really like to try some leather frags, the only one I’ve tried is Daim Blonde and it’s a bit too fleeting for me.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Have a go at Bottega Venetta or Cuir d’Ange for supple leathers. Very wearable and gorgeous.
      Portia xx

    • Gina says:

      Cuir de Lancome is the best leather IMO. But, I also love MPG Cuir Fetiche. I am a leather lover but do not like Botegga.

  5. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    finished a full bottle woo hoo! Eau de Campagne this morning…now side by side testing vintage Prescriptives Calyx and current Clinique Calyx.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey CM,
      Congratulations! Emptying a decant or bottle is amazing.
      How are the side by side going?
      Portia xx

  6. Gina says:

    I set my alarm for an hour later. No idea why. So, I was in such a panic to get out the door and managed only to be 30 minutes late. I didn’t get to put on any fragrance. 🙁 boo hiss

  7. JH says:

    SOTD: Amouage Gold Man.

  8. AnnieA says:

    Chanel Beige. It sure is not a beige scent. Wonder what the least apt perfume name is out ther.

  9. Jackie b says:

    Today I discovered a teensy drop of Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum in my sample box. I loved it more than I remember from previous wearings. Was it my mood, the weather?
    Anyway, it was lovely!

  10. crikey says:

    Fracas on my skin, Bandit on my scarf.
    I’m liking this combination. It’s making my Monday a lot less Mondayish

  11. Alen says:

    My scent of the day is costume national 21. It’s working great for this autumn days with a little bit of rains and cold temperatures.

  12. shiva-Woman says:

    Solstice Scents Conjure is my SOTD. A little woods, smoke, and Vanilla.
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  13. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    Today I am wearing my one and only ‘celebrity’ fragrance, which is Katy Perry “Killer Queen”. I rescued a rollerball out of a bargain bin at Kohls for $5 last year and paid for it with one of their $5 freebie coupons. Quite a coup as it is surprisingly good, I think. A little louder than my usual taste, but still perfect for a cold day in a fuzzy purple sweater!

  14. Saffyishere says:

    Monday I was in Sensuous Noir by Estee Lauder, for although the calendar says it’s nearly Summer, Winter is still hanging around!!!
    Sitting at my computer at 7am on Tuesday morning, it seems I’m in for another cold day so I’ll be snuggling up in Theorema.

  15. australianperfumejunkies says:

    This morning it’s Nina Ricci Fleur de Fluers vintage parfum. Another long lost beauty.
    Portia xx

  16. Marina says:

    Happy Halloween all
    Today I’m wearing Dior Eau Sauvage edp from a decant sent by a generous friend.
    I usually favour much sweeter scents but I’m really feeling this one !
    A few of the guys at work have complimented me on it too, not realizing it was a fragrance marketed towards men.

  17. SunnyDay says:

    To work I wore Rose Nacre du Dessert, and boy was it a long day. Happy to be home now and spritzed Bijou Romantique. Some say BR is like Shalimar, which I don’t really get.

  18. Sue Mills says:

    First time wearing Stash today, and while I’m no expert, I can see where the love for this comes from.
    I think I will really love this in winter; I’m thinking whiskey, woollens and burning wood.
    So sorry I missed you last night, Portia xx.

  19. Undina says:

    On Monday I wore Tom Ford Arabian Wood. I can’t understand how I manage to pick those of TF’s perfumes that get discounted: is my taste that weird?
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  20. fanny says:

    Love by Kilian

  21. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    Today it is “When We Cuddle”, my only Tauer.

  22. maggiecat says:

    What else would I be wearing on this Halloween (aka the 500th Anniver5sary of the Reformation) Day but Ormonde Jayne Woman?

  23. Maya says:

    Vintage Caron Montaigne. Happy,sunshine perfume.

  24. Kerri says:

    JPG Scandal

  25. Portia says:

    Tabac Rouge by Phaedon
    So warm and comfortable
    Portia xx
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  26. Lindaloo says:

    Wearing my Halloween scent — the original Must de Cartier.
    I see it as a “witchy” scent.
    Sprays on an orange colour (literally)! Lots of galbanum, leather and civet with some sweetness, like a little bit of Halloween candy. Turin describes it as stale Russian chocolate and gives it one star. Boo! In both senses.

  27. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Hermès Monsieur Li for a refreshing burst of oily glam. It fits well with our cloudy but warm day here in Sydney.
    Portia xx

  28. Greg says:

    In honour of the Saturday question, I wore Guerlain on Monday: L’Heure Bleue. Yesterday I wore YSL Jazz; still trying to empty that bottle. Today it was HdP’s 1725.

  29. fanny says:

    Shanghai Lily by Tom Ford.

  30. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    Today I am on a virtual candy high with Choco Musk by Al Rehab

  31. Anne T says:

    From left field – SOTD is a sample of 4160 Tuesdays’ Rhubarb and Custard. I like it a lot and the dog is following me around obviously thinking I smell like pudding. Vanilla-ry and then the rhubarb note which is long-lasting, giving it a kick, just like real rhubarb and custard.

  32. SunnyDay says:

    Rose Omeyyade. I only wear this when I wear red or burgundy clothes. Not a rule, but it has become an odd habit.

  33. MmkInPA says:

    Started off in Chergui. Later on went with SJP Stash from a gift set I found at Marshall’s in the men’s shelves – super cheap! (Includes the Elixir!)

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      That sounds like a perfectly reasonable frag trajectory to me MmkinPA, AND a bargain to boot!
      Portia xx

  34. Amy says:

    I am having one of those weeks in which I have to sniff myself hard to remember what I am wearing. Today was “sniff sniff” Dear Polly by Vilhelm Parfums. It’s like a peppery smokey tea, a little oddballish but fun.

    Now I am going to take a shower and spray myself wildly with something rich and sleep inducing. What shall it be?

  35. Greg says:

    Today I went for MP&G’s Centaure. Another winner from this house.

  36. crikey says:

    L’Heure Bleue today, for a little grownup pizazz to deal with my first PhD supervision meeting in a year (and a full day of day-job work too). I love my supervisors, but, it’s a little scary going back to the “and when can you get a draft chapter to us?” questions. LHB did the job. It’s always been one of those scents that makes me sit up straighter and talk more clearly, even though it’s incredible *comfortable*.

    Yesterday was Cuir de Russie–though I didn’t wear enough–and Tuesday was CDG2 Man.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      L’Heure Bleue is fabulous. You smelled great.
      Good luck with the continuing excitement of PhD-hood Crikey
      Portia xx

      • crikey says:

        thank you, Portia!
        It’s part time, so still working full time at the same time! (all those “times” and never enough time. ha! )
        I’m pretty excited to be re-starting, though. Let’s hope I can sustain that for the next 2 and a half years…

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        Well, it’s on busy day at a time. We are behind you all the way.
        Portia xx

  37. fanny says:

    Comme des Garçons 2

  38. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    Today I am wearing Sunkiss, it is such a dreamy, joyful fragrance. Puts a smile on my face even though I can look out the window and see miserable cold and snowing outside.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Now that is a scent worth bottling, anything that can lift you from the grim is a keeper Verbenaluvvr,
      Portia xx

  39. Greg says:

    Silver Mountain Water today. David Bowie’s signature scent, apparently. Not mine; it doesn’t get many outings, but it seemed right for today.

  40. fanny says:

    Arpège by Lanvin, vintage. Love it and had not worn it for years.

  41. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    Hilde Soliani “Orgasmo” today!

  42. Greg says:

    Was travelling on the weekend, and packed a little box of Tom Ford samples. I ended up wearing Costa Azzurra on Saturday and Italian Cypress on Sunday.

  43. fanny says:

    Yesterday it was Jubilation woman, today I’m wearing Tubereuse Criminelle. I had forgotten how wonderful this Lutens is…!

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