SOTD 13 – 19 November 2017





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

SOTD 13 – 19 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 Vetiver EdT
Miller Harris Geranium Bourbon
Perfumerie Generale Praline de Santal
Heeley Esprit du Tigre
Vintage Miss Dior extrait
Comment purposefully on yours or anothers comment & you’ll have a chance, will draw on Sunday.

LAS WEEKS WINNER!! Chocolate Marzipan

Please send me your address to portia _ turbo AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

Go To It Crew.
Portia xxx

118 comments on “SOTD 13 – 19 November 2017

  1. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Vintage Miss Dior parfum and EdT. This shit smells so good.
    Portia xx

  2. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    Over a base of my homemade patchouli body oil La Maroc Pour Elle…I was inspired by you, P , to wear my Tauer samples. For some strange reason my skin reads this as a sweet cozy lavender…reminds me a lot of lavender absolute which is softer and more diffuse than regular lavender.

  3. Gina says:

    Today: Oriza Legrand Royal Oeillet

  4. Anne T says:

    Jo Malone’s Black Vetyver Cafe – I felt the need for coffee with my coffee this morning! Think this is discontinued (certainly here in the UK) so I’m slightly hoarding it.

  5. Jackie b says:

    SOTE is Cologne pour le Soir, soft incensy rosy num num.

  6. JH says:

    Monday: CdG Tar.

  7. Tena says:

    Doused in Tihota for an unexpected ( and undesired) day in the office.

  8. Ceil says:

    Today I chose Guerlain Le plus beau jour de ma vie. I can never remember the name of it and have to look it up when typing it. It is however, very beautiful! Like a beautiful slightly sweet blush wine.

    • Lindaloo says:

      I’d have to look it up too.
      I dont think it holds the title for longest perfume name, but at eight words it’s darn close.

  9. fanny says:

    Laylati by Sospiro, lovely for very cold weather!..

  10. MmkInPA says:

    Alahine! So nice and warm for a cold day.

    • Shiva-woman says:

      Alahine is fantastic! After several decants I went FB on it, and I consider it in my top 10-20. This is a great time of year to bring it out, and it’s both so sexy and elegant, as well as warm. You must be a fragrant cloud today.

  11. SonomaVelvet says:

    After being on my list for a few years I finally indulged in a bottle of Le Labo Lys 41. Whenever I get a new bottle it’s like being in the first stages of love, I just want to wear it a lot, and it’s an effort to stagger wearings because I hate to desensitize my nose to my new love. Today I gave in and am wafting gorgeousness all around me, again 🙂

    • Ingeborg says:

      You smell great! If I had the possibility to travel more abroad, Lys 41 would already have been in my collection.

      • SonomaVelvet says:

        hey Ingeborg… My bottle had to travel internationally to get to me too. Luckily Lucky Scent will ship to Canada. Where are you? Maybe Lucky Scent could ship to you too?

  12. SonomaVelvet says:

    Actually, I think that would be a great name for a perfume…. Again! Again!

    • Lindaloo says:

      That’s a brilliant name. Can you trademark perfume names? Can you get some perfume company to bid for it? Take endless amounts of perfume in trade?

  13. Kate Apted says:

    Bodhi by Teone Reinthal. Gentle, uplifting and bitter-sweet.

  14. ElizabethC says:

    Prowl by Neil Morris. Rich and textured – in the style of Caron Nuit de Noel. Perfect for a chilly rainy day 🙂

  15. Saffyishere says:

    Spring has finally blossomed here in Ballarat!!!!! Yesterday I wore Desao by Jennifer Lopez. For night/ bedtime I sprayed Fancy Nights liberally over myself , and my boudoir

  16. Fazal says:

    Mine is No. 19 edt by Chanel

    • Teone says:

      Fazal I wore some old vintage (yellow) 19 last night and binge-watched 5 episodes of Transparent on Stan. The 2 elements somehow fit together really well. Try it… but also eat a bowl of pistachios and dried cranberries at the same time.

  17. Ingeborg says:

    Slowly getting better from the longest coughing cold in years. Today the Grapefruit-Rhubarb scent from L’occitane just to get me going on a dark morning.

    • hajusuuri says:

      Hope you feel better. There must be a super nasty bug going around! Soneone from NST was remarking over her never ending respiratory ailment.

  18. hajusuuri says:

    SOTD = Guerlain Cuir Beluga

  19. SunnyDay says:

    Currently wearing 4 fragrances, but the standout is PG Coze. I assumed that it was all about coffee, but I’m loving the patchouli.

    • Shiva-woman says:

      I had to look this up because I didn’t know the abbreviation and Luckyscent has it. I’m all about coffee in my ‘fumes (wearing Atelier Cafe Tuberosa this am) and the rest of it, save the hemp sounds divine. I’m off to order a sample. I LOVE patch, and patch +coffee = yum.

  20. Teone says:

    Vintage Dans la nuit by Worth. Someone urged me to buy this a few years ago – her socialite mother wore it, and it was touted as a great beauty hidden away in the tower of secret (wealthy) women’s business.

    I finally found a full (old) bottle of it lurking on ebay, and discovered today that:- 1. it’s a useful demonstration of how Tonka may be used to try and mask a truly discordant fragrance, and 2. that I really wish I hadn’t bothered.

    Lessons in a blue bottle.

  21. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    Trying something new and different today– Le Jardin Retrouve Citron Boboli

  22. Terri-Anne Duarte says:

    I am currently loving Gucci 2. It’s such a nice scent for summer. It was an accidental discovery when an old boss wanted to buy me some perfume as a thank you and he got the wrong Gucci scent. It was the best mistake made.

  23. Greg says:

    It’s been HOT the last couple of days, so I’ve been reaching for the citrus. Monday was Monsieur Balmain, a lemon bomb exactly as the packaging suggests. Today, one of my favourite citruses, Hermés Eau d’Orange Verte.

  24. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    Today I will be wearing no 19 EDP quote the generous perfumista who gifted me a decant of it “for spine stiffening” strength and liquid courage…it will be a long pain in the arse day at work and will be driving home in the dark after a staff meeting, both of which I hate…well, at least I will be smelling good 🙂

  25. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    Oh and right now I am retesting for the umteenth time Rose Vermeille before I shower and get ready for work…this is an oddball and yet somewhat addictive!

  26. JH says:

    Tuesday with LAP Traversée du Bosphore!

  27. Tena says:

    First snow of the season . Wearing Hiram Green’s Shangri-La to help cushion the blow 🙂

  28. SonomaVelvet says:

    Oh I adore Shangri La. I only have a few very concentrated ml left in my bottle. That poof on the bottle I think makes the perfume evaporate really quickly. Looks like he’s changed the style of bottle so the new ones don’t do that any more.

  29. Shiva-woman says:

    This morning (SOTM) it is Atelier Cafe Tuberosa. Having some coffee with my tea!

  30. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    This morning it is Solstice Scents Sunwarmed Honey. Soft, clean honey with a bit of fruit.

  31. SonomaVelvet says:

    Feeling cozy and undecided today, I have Lush Lust on one hand and Boyfriend on the other.

  32. crikey says:

    Boxeuses today, and Fourreau Noir yesterday (with Sisters of Mercy’s “Devil in a black dress” as the accompanying ear worm.)

  33. Melanie says:

    More Narciso Rodriguez for me today – gone for For Her EDT (black bottle, pink writing)
    this is one of my favourites.

    • Lindaloo says:

      There needs to be a special nasty treatment for the naming and packaging practices of this designer. The first EdT in the black bottle with pink box was very nice, until they came out with the EdP in the pink bottle with black box. From there on it’s been a steady slide down through the Essences and now Narciso. My phone’s autosuggest advised changing Narcisso to narcissistic. Smart phone.
      It must be s nightmare for gift buyers.
      All that said, I do love the original you’re wearing

      • Chocolate Marzipan says:

        all the confusion has really turned me off with regard to this fragrance…I don’t go out of my way to try it….

      • JH says:

        I don’t think I’ll ever be able to tell all these different versions of For Her apart! (Still they can’t beat Miss Dior in this competition of confusion.)

      • Melanie says:

        i’ve purchased quite a few other Narciso’s – the last few in the square bottle are bit disappointing.
        probably my first experience in the difference between EdT and EdP – i just thought the EdP would be stronger/more long lasting – there is a tiny difference between the pink and black bottle – not that i could describe them to you except to say after the pink bottle was empty it was not replaced!

  34. crikey says:

    (and now I shall toast the 61.1% YES with a hefty spritz of Shalimar in your honour!)

  35. Teone says:

    Ysatis de Givenchy.

  36. Kandice says:

    Wearing Chanel Beige today. I have a sample which I will use up, but I don’t see myself buying a FB. It smells like baby oil and hairspray on me though not in an unpleasant way. It’s just not something I’d spend a fortune for.

  37. Lindaloo says:

    Just heard the good news!!! Australia will be joining the civilized world.
    The govt should never have put this to any kind poll or referendum or whatever before having the guts to make gay marriage legal.
    Results from CBC Radio: 61.6% in favour and almost 80% turnout. That’s amazing validation.
    It’s a good day.

  38. Scent of the Day is — marriage equality! Just heard about Australia’s vote. Cheers to all!
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  39. Lindaloo says:

    It’s been a low scent week so far as I’m in meetings in small places with scent averse colleagues and visits with friends with breathing conditions. About the best I could do is showers in Neutragena Rainbath.
    I was planning to slather on some Le Labo Rose 31 lotion tonight, but will switch to Shalimar lotion so I can join crikey in her toast.

  40. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    Dame Earth Mother is my SOTD on this Hump day ….Friday is almost here 🙂

  41. JH says:

    Wednesday with Santal Royal!

  42. crikey says:

    Dryad. I might be able to squeak one last (slightly stingy) wear out of my sample after this.
    I’m smitten.

  43. Tena says:

    Wearing Mohur EDP on my left side and the Extrait on my right. I was hoping to do a side by side comparison, but my head cold has blossomed to the point that this is impossible. Oh well, I still smell wonderful, even if I cannot tell

  44. Kandice says:

    Wearing Elizabeth and James Nirvana today. Only have a rollerball of this. Am hoping Santa brings a FB spray for Christmas 🙂

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Kandice,
      The Elizabeth and James Nirvana EdP is excellent. Like the oil but with wider throw.
      Portia x

      • Kandice says:

        I love the Nirvana Bourbon. The vanilla Bourbon smells so good without making it a gourmand per se. Glad to know the difference between the two! Thanks!

  45. SonomaVelvet says:

    Black Flower Mexican Vanilla!!!!!! It just arrived today, and it’s soooo good!!!!

  46. Melanie says:

    Roberto Cavalli Oro today – forgot i had this little treasure – sooo good.

  47. Jackie b says:

    Today is Kismet by Lubin. I wish I had a bottle of this, preferably the one in the elephant bottle!

  48. Greg says:

    As the heat continued yesterday I broke out Malle’s Bigarade Concentree. Another good citrus, this time with some nice green notes.

    The weather broke today and we are back to rain and a bit cooler. I wore Histoires de Parfum’s Veni today. While my reaction did not quite measure up to its name, I do like it.

  49. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    Keeping it simple with an oil perfume I made myself with upwards of 31 essential oils 🙂

    tomorrow is Friday!!!

  50. shiva-Woman says:

    I’m more of a Serge Lutens and Guerlain person, but I have a beautiful vintage Chanel no. 5, and I just sprung for the newer Premier version. Got it yesterday, sprayed lavishly today. I know this is sacrilege, but….I quite enjoy this and find it more lovely than the original (especially layered with c no. 5 body oil). They’re both quite good, and vintage is better than modern iterations of the same, but this flanker is outstanding! Chanel Eau Premiere SOTD. Highly recommend.
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey shiva-woman,
      Finding the No 5 that suits you can be half the fun. Glad you’re finding one you love.
      Portia xx

  51. SonomaVelvet says:

    ugh… ever been to a banquet and tried too much heavy food because it was there and ended up feeling like you’ve just had too much and then had some fruit on top of it or a lighter desert because you thought it might refresh you from that heavy feeling and then realized that was a mistake too? I just did that with perfume. I was in the Perfume dept and wildly trying out things on top of perfume I was already wearing, Samsara here, a little 24 Fauberg there, oh just a little spritz of Annick Goutal’s vanilla on that corner of my arm. Anyway, I started realizing I had WAY overdone it and thought that maybe a bit of Twilly, light and inoffensive would be a good idea, just to cut through the heavy haze a bit. NOT!!!! Thank goodness a bath can reset a person for the day.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      HA HA HA HA HA HA!!
      We have ALL been there. Lucky you weren’t in a Montale shop. the bath may not even have helped.
      Portia xx

  52. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Phaedon Tabac Rouge. How do I not have a bottle of this. Getting towards the end of my 10ml decant, maybe next year I’ll treat myself.
    Portia x

  53. JH says:

    Thursday is Neela’s Mohur. So gorgeous.

  54. Melanie says:

    Happy Friday lovely people!
    SOTD is Molinard Ambre orientaux – I’ve been waiting all week to wear this one. No work today, flying interstate to catch up with some dear friends. Packed Incense Ouarzazate, my last bit of L’Art vanille, & some Montale black oud. Hoping to try some Tom Ford tobacco vanilla at the airport.
    Now if I can just fit everything into my bag!,

    PS did you see the name of the new Tom Ford scent? Crazy!

    • Lindaloo says:

      Sometimes I get tired of Ford focussing on sex/shock. I’m thinking about some earlier ads.

      I read it’s a limited edition. Not sure it will be carried anywhere other than his boutique. Can’t imagine most retailers jumping to take the risk.

      • Chocolate Marzipan says:

        I think the retailers do carry it (Neiman Marcus does) but they need to keep it hidden behind a counter because of the name…so if you want it you have to ask for it.

      • Chocolate Marzipan says:

        OOO and I forgot to say that it was supposed to be a limited edition but now the rumors are floating around that it will be in the regular line up. I think the information of “limited edition” is sometimes intentional to make all of us folks rush to buy it, for “fear of missing out”.

    • Chocolate Marzipan says:

      Ha ha, yes, and from what I have read/ seen on youtube it isn’t so f***cking fabulous after all 🙂

      How do you like the Black Oud? the only montale I have sampled is Intense Cafe.

      • Melanie says:

        I love the black oud. Other peeps think it smells like roses but I don’t get that, I do wear it with my vanilla and that works well.
        I ordered couple other montales so will see how they go!

      • Chocolate Marzipan says:

        Do report back when you test out the Montales you ordered.

  55. Lindaloo says:

    After a week of scent politeness I I am home today and can splash out. Chilly and so I am pretending I’m in the tropics. Yves Rocher Pur Desire de Gardenia starting with the bath gel. Happy.

  56. SunnyDay says:

    Spritzed Cuir de Russie EDP around 6:00 AM and 10 hours later it was still going strong. This evening I’m testing Nicolaï Rose Oud.

  57. Greg says:

    Vintage Rochas Moustache today. A Movember tribute?

  58. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    Happy Friday!!! I am in my SSS Lieu de Reves (discontinued, brought back, then discontinued again!)

    Has anyone gotten their noses on Laurie’s new release, Bee’s Bliss?

    • Chocolate Marzipan says:

      and I will also add that last night I wore a hefty amount of Berdoues Vanira Moorea…lordie, I had forgotten how great that stuff is! And the price of those Berdoues are unbelievably cheap for a niche….I think I paid $55 with discounts online for 100ml. Berdoues Grand Cru is a collection that I highly recommend so if you see it in the wild, do give it a try 🙂

    • SonomaVelvet says:

      No I haven’t but I sure would like to. It’s so hard getting anything from SSS to me, I have to wait for a perfume mule to go to the states and bring them back for me. I have a friend going soon but he’s only taking carry on luggage with him drat. No hauling back big bottles of perfume for me alas.

      • SonomaVelvet says:

        er, and I’ve never heard of Berdoues. mmmmm google here I come 🙂

      • Chocolate Marzipan says:

        Ah that is too bad….Laurie makes some amazing perfumes!!!! She and Jeffrey Dame are my all time favorite indie perfumers.

      • Chocolate Marzipan says:

        OH and SonomaVelvet- If you are in Europe I bet you could get your hands on some Berdoues Grand Cru colognes as they are a French company, I believe. If you try them, please report back, even if you hate them 🙂

  59. crikey says:

    Fathom V today, which is a little more bracing than yesterday’s Coromandel.

    (Also, the Beaufort boxes? Look gorgeous, feel lovely, are a pain in the arse to open if you keep your perfumes stored in their boxed state…remind me to buy a new travelo or three?)

  60. Greg says:

    Another hot day, another cool cologne. Acqua di Biella No. 1. It must be about a year since I broke out this one, but it is a very under-rated fragrance, too often passed over for the likes of AdP.

  61. Kandice says:

    Wore Ormonde Jayne’s Frangipani today. Find it has much better staying power than some other floral beach scents I’ve tried. Still not sure if I like it enough for a FB tho.

  62. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    SATURDAY!!!!! (although I don’t know why I am so excited as the day will entail nothing but chores (food shopping, house cleaning and mulching/mowing an acre of lawn 🙁 !) but I will be smelling good in Vanira Moorea today.

  63. JH says:

    Friday is Nicolaï Patchouli Intense.
    Saturday is Guerlain Derby.

  64. Kandice says:

    Wearing Arielle Shoshana EDP-wonderful!

  65. SonomaVelvet says:

    I have a bit of Jo Malone’s Vintage Gardenia on one arm, beside a bit of Tom Ford’s Shanghai Lily and Jeffery Dame’s Narcissus on the other. There’s a note in each of them, I think it’s the same that just rings my bell. I wish I could figure out what it is, it just hits a total cravelicious spot for me

  66. Greg says:

    Today I broke out the Van Cleef and Arpels Concentrated Cologne. This is a rare flanker of Pour Homme, and very much an ’80s style woody, soapy monster. Might be a bit OTT for a hot summer day, but I’m enjoying it.

  67. SonomaVelvet says:

    Sunday in Bel Respiro. I love that one so much. I’m afraid to use what’s left in my bottle because I’ve heard they changed it quite a bit when they went to EDP, so every time I use what’s left of my EDT I feel like it’s a special occasion. Ah well, when it’s gone, it’s gone. At least I still have an almost full bottle of SL’s bas de soie, which is almost a doppelgänger for Bel Respiro, not quite but amazing in it’s own self.
    I read your Scent Diary Portia and enjoyed it so much as always. I think this has been my scent diary for last week

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