SOTD 16-22 October 2017

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Portia

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Hi APJ,

I’d like to try something new here at APJ, I see these SOTD (Scent Of The Day) threads all the time on Facebook and they are really good conversation generators.

SOTD 16-22 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:
Amouage Dia Parfum
DIOR Mitzah
Miller et Barter A Quiet Morning
Neela Vermeire Creations Rahele
Vintage CHANEL No 19 EdC
Comment purposefully on yours or anothers comment & you’ll have a chance, random.org 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

163 thoughts on “SOTD 16-22 October 2017

  1. Tonight my SOTD is Guerlain Champs Elysees. Fruity violets, mimosa and dewy lilac fluffed up with powder. Gorgeous.
    Portia xxx

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  2. Usually I wear something that I think will not offend anyone to work, like Cuir Beluga. This week we are preparing for assessments and the students are all giving me grief…I AM BLOODY WELL WEARING JICKY.
    So there.

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  3. Hi everyone! Today started out a little cooler so I got out a sample of Interlude Woman by Amouage. I didn’t enjoy it the first time I tried it but, on revisiting, I really enjoyed this rich but unchurchy incense. The only problem is that, after 5 hours, I can’t smell it at all! I expected a little more longevity from this house.

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  4. Today I am smelling of sweet tobacco. Profumo di Firenze Odori Tabacco. Long lasting tobacco with some honey playing the supporting role. Moderate sillage and good for work.
    The smell reminds me of my childhood. On my way biking to school I passed by a tabacco factory that smelled very much like this. The other smell of my childhood is the sweet smell of the sugarbeet factories in my home town. Haven come across a sugarbeet perfume yet 🙂

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    • OOOOH, great story Jac, I love when stuff reminds me of my youth. Recently a tomato leaf frag did it, happy memories.
      Good luck finding beetroot, if you do let us know please.
      Portia xxxx

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    • Interesting, what is the smell of a sugar beet factory like?
      I am curious because sometimes when visiting York there was a strong smell of biscuits cooking (digestives) and we always assumed it was the chocolate factory but later I was told it could be sugar beets, it was really distinctive and sort of pleasant but it was so pervasive and persistent it became exhausting after a while in the way gourmand scents can.
      Wearing Sideris today and loving it….

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      • Yes, sugar beet factories definitely smell of biscuits. We have one on the outskirts of town and when the wind blows in this direction it’s very biscuity. But at least it’s not unpleasant!

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      • Yes, sugar beets have a sweet biscuity smell. The timing is also important. Sugarbeet factories typiccalt run from somewhere in august till jan/feb, dependent on the crop. If you would smell it in spring/summer, it is most likely not the sugar mill.

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  5. After some really awful rainy days, October has decided to turn into golden leaves, sunshine and clear blue sky. I am taking the chance and wear some of my summer favourites (probably for the last time this year). Today it is Parfum de Rosine’s Un Zest de Rose.

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  6. I just bought Fancy Nights from Fragrance dot Net. I’ve read about it for years -it’ll be a blind buy cause it was so cheap. Wish me luck!

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  7. Lutens’ Féminité du Bois for me today. It’s pretty straight up slightly-sweetened cedar on me, with little nuance, and almost no variation in its 12 hours or more of life. I don’t often think about it, so don’t often wear it, but I still like it. Though maybe it’s not quite right for a dark and blustery Monday on the edge of Ophelia…

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    • Hey Ceil,
      How gorgeous is Iris Pallid? I have a bottle here that I adore but rarely use because it’s so precious.
      Portia xx

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  8. I’ve just started noting my STODs on Fragrantica since last week. SOTD of today 16 Oct. was Nicolaï’s New York Intense. I love it so much that it’s one of the rare perfumes that I have more than one bottle of.
    SOTN is going to be either Gallivant Tel Aviv or Brooklyn for testing. Haven’t decided yet.

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  9. My SOTD for this brisk Fall Monday is one of my favorites, Juliette Has a Gun Lady Vengeance. Sounds more fierce than I really feel though…gee, I hope no one at Bible Study asks what I’m wearing…

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  10. STOD is Nuit de Noel parfum. I was making some samples for a new friend (I also included samples of Pear and Olive, Zahd, Tubereuse Criminelle, La Myrrhe and Fumerie Turque) and it reminded me of how much I love the sophisticated warmth of this perfume.

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  11. Yesterday was Cologne du 68 by Guerlain. I’m beginning today with a sample of Gold by Amouage. But after my shower, I’ll be applying something else. Not sure what yet.

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  12. SOTNight. Was up late watching The Good Wife. Impossible to press stop. It’s now nearly 5am so I’m spritzing The Different Company Oriental Lounge. Spicy sweet vanilla and woodsiness. Beautiful.

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    • Hey VerbenaLuvvr,
      Tory Burch bottles are so beautiful, I want one just for that but even the scents are extremely wearable.
      Portia x

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  13. As our beautiful sunny, crisp September has made its usual turn to grey, gloomy, decidedly chilly and often raining October, I realize that I don’t have any orientals to keep me warm. (Besides the always worn Shalimar 😊)
    The best I can do today is a shower in Neutrogena Rainbath and after my specialist appointment some Karl Lagerfeld Floriental from his Kapsule collection. Nothing special but soft herbal green and then powdery violet and warmth, suitable for today.
    Clearly it’s time to take a wander through my samples.

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      • Indeed it is. I have to admit that I bought a half-used one purely for the bottle. Was pleased to find I liked it. Interestingly the three Kapsules could be layered. Hard to think of Karl in the Jo Malone field, but whatever works, and in great bottles. The pale blue one is called Light and is reviewed as citrus and nutmeg, the dark blue is Woody with mostly plum and cedar. They were sold as unisex. Can’t quite imagine the violet of Floriental on a man. No man to try it on at the moment, but I’ll keep looking.🙂

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  14. Yesterday I went with Les Nez Turtle Vetiver Front. That’s one of my favourites for Spring. Today I’m trying out Acqua di Parma Profumo. My goodness, this is strong stuff!

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    • Fatal,
      You know the ridiculous Panty Dropper thing? I remember when the Aventus for Her came out and a few wags were wondering if mens jocks drop. So, did they?
      Portia xx

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      • hahhahahah, no. The panty dropper thing is weird. In fact, this is how I sometimes tell whether someone loves perfume for the sake of perfume or to impress others. If you want a perfume that impresses the most number of people, I am skeptical you actually love perfume. If you love a perfume but it also garners compliments, then that is a bonus.

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  15. Super lavish bubble bath in La Chasse aux Papillons L`Artisan Parfumeur. Madonna Truth or Dare lotion and haven’t decided on a scent yet……..

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  16. I am going to sign a new work contract today and thought that I can just as well celebrate this in a waft of AG Songes. Contrary to the rest of the perfume world, I actually prefer the EdT over the EdP as it is softer and more floral, less vanillic. Yum.

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  17. Filthy wet and windy here, the dogs were blinking and squinting against the onslaught in the park! My defence was Trayee by Neela Vermeire.
    It’s still cool enough for luxurious baths…anyone have any suggestions??

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    • Hey JackieB,
      Trayee can put the world at peace anytime. Good choice.
      YEAH, grab some Rodox Bath Salts and add about a teaspoon of your fave Shower Gel. Throw them in the bath. YAY! Bubble bath.
      Portia xx

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  18. Today I am wearing Sadanne by Slumberhouse. The weather is finally cooling a little, so it’s the perfect time for this. I find this fragrance way too sweet for warm weather, but it’s perfect for fall and winter days.

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    • Hey Kandice,
      Glad to read you’re getting some of your cooler stuff out to wear.
      Enjoy this yummy mid season weather.
      Portia x

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  19. Unexpected burst of sunshine today, so it was the so cheap it feels as if they paid me — Avon Green Tea and Verbena shower gel, followed by a splash of L’Occitane Green Tea. Washed it off later (my skin holds base notes forever) so I could use my current favourite cologne — Dior Escale a Portofino. Citrus and almond blossom. It too came from a trio. Haven’t smelled the others. I think they’re duty free only.

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    • YAY! Hermes garden Series is always a winner in the warmth Lillibet,
      I’m currently booking a short January holiday to Adelaide. We should grab a coffee if we can.
      Portia xx

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    • Lucky you Lilibet! I wish we had spring here but we have to get prepared for winter 😦 I love Sur le Nil and now that you’ve mentioned it, I’ll wear it at least at home today.

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      • It is lovely Neva. Sur le Nil wasn’t my first perfume by a long shot but it was definitely the one that the fragrance that triggered my full scale plunge down the perfumista rabbithole. While trying to find out more about it I stumbled over perfume blogs and there’s no going back now LOL!

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  20. A day of long journeys, with delayed and cancelled trains (thanks, Ophelia!) and some hard thinking and tough decisions. Boxeuses was the right choice: resilience and reassurance, rather than a full-on “shield maiden in battle charge mode” type of strength-scent. Home, and super-tired, and it’s still trailing about me. And it’s still rather lovely, even this late in the evening.

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  21. Today was the first really cool day in our fall and so I pulled a sweater out of a moth-protection bin and it smelled deliciously of Portrait of a Lady. So I sprayed myself a bit too. Tonight someone pulled me aside to ask what I was wearing and voila! I had a bit of a travel spray in my bag and gave it to her on the spot. Spread the joy!

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  22. Today I traveled all day in a car with a male coworker, and wore Lavanila Vanilla Coconut. By the end of the ride, he told me he was stopping off at Sephora to pick this one up for his new wife as he found it irrestible (!)

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  23. For most of the day at work, I was in the cuddlefluff, Cuir Béluga. For evening, I spritzed Oriental Lounge to go with a nice helping of lasagna and red wine.

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  24. Healey Cuir Pleine Fleur. Supple leaher, dusty roads and some flowers. Very calm and perfect for the evening with Jin. We are going for Vietnamese I think. MMMMM
    Portia xx

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    • Oh, that’s a lovely one Portia, especially in autumn weather. It has good sillage, but some Heeley perfumes I can hardly smell after half an hour. I think this is the case with his citrus based scents.

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    • OOoooh, nice! I keep having a sniff of that when I take a dangerous short cut home through Harvey Nichols. I love it, but, like Neva, I get almost no time from it. Their Chypre 21, on the other hand, is an all-day pleasure.

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  25. Bought pumpkin spice body butter at Trader Joe’s yesterday and felt like SL’s Gingembre would be the perfect accompaniment. I’m also covering both ends of the spectrum-cheap and expensive. Seems almost sacrilidge to combine the two, but it makes me happy 🙂 And only APJ will know!

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  26. Very, very fatigued today and have a board meeting this evening. So something gentle, yet reviving — Diptyque Eau de Lavande. Taking nice deep breaths of it now. Think I’ll use some Shalimar lotion tonight to soothe me to sleep.

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  27. Monday was Papillon’s Dryad, green and wears very close to the skin, not much left after a few hours, but lovely while it lasts. Yesterday was Miller Harris Vetyver Insolent, lives up to its name. Today, Gabrielle, light and airy.

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  28. So today was Floid Vigoroso after shave. Sometimes I just feel like a really old-fashioned splash on the face instead of spritzing niche fragrances all around the place. This is the real deal, a bracing traditional 30s-style after shave with some menthol bite. It smells of spice and oranges, and is as cheap as chips. What more could you ask for?

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  29. It’s gone cool again here today so I’m taking advantage of it to wear Hermes Galop to carry me through Friday in a blissful cloud of rose saffron leather goodness.

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  30. Mitzah today, which felt good on a rainy day. Had the rare delight of seeing my niece this evening who, on hugging me, declared that I smelled even better than I looked, and I looked *fabulous*. There are reasons I love this niece to bits.

    Shameless flatterer that she is, she has astonishing taste in perfume. (A few years ago I sent her a big box of samples and testers as a cheer-up and distraction present in a bad time. Her favourites, at the tender age of nineteen, out of all the cheerful mainstreams, fruity girly-whirly delights, and odd ball indies I’d rounded up? L’heure bleue, Bois des iles, and Yohji Homme. I am a proud, proud aunt.)

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      • She’s a whole damn jewelcase, that one.

        I am incredibly lucky: I have four amazing niblings, all of whom have grown up to be rather remarkable people.

        (and the mitzah is divine. And I get to use it more lavishly now I know from previous conversations here that it is not actually gone for ever…)

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  31. Home all day revising contracts. Nobody to offend, so I’m wearing Treazon by Ayala Moriel. A massive tuberose with extraordinary lasting power. Surprisingly so, given that it’s all natural and I’m wearing only a couple of dabs from a large sample.

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  32. Today was a bit cooler in Melbourne and I wore the Parfumerie D’Empire Ambre Russe I picked up at the sniffy meet last weekend. Maaaaan it’s so good! Rich and warm and it lasts forever! A solid 12 hours later and it’s still going strong. It really is perfect and set my mood for Friday so well!

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    • Hi there Esz,
      Oh yeah, Parfum D’Empire Ambre Russe is KILLER! I love it too. Excellent frag, you smell fabulous.
      Portia xx

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  33. Today’s SOTD was a small sample of Library of Flowers’ Root. A wonderful, green, slightly aquatic, woody scent. I don’t get the earthy bit, but I like it probably because of the moss, one of my favourite ingredients. It reminds me of Eau d’Issey. I had some pre-winter things to do in my Mum’s garden and the scent felt just right. Longevity is very good.
    In the evening I’ll go to a big birthday party and I think I’ll wear one of my vintages: Giorgio Armani or Jil Sander III…don’t know yet…

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    • I can imagine you pottering around the garden wafting great gouts of glorious scent. The flowers must have given up in despair Neva.
      Have a fun party.
      Portia xx

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    • Ahhhhh, I think I had a decant of this. it’s really good isn’t it? Now I’ll have to go searching Mariann,
      Thanks for the reminder.
      Portia xx

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  34. Where did all the nice weather go? Right when the Spring racing gets serious, we go back to winter. I cheered myself up with some squirts of Chanel No 19 EdT, and then went op shopping.

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    • I loved Racine while I had it but after a while I didn’t pick it up anymore. No reason except I have TOO MUCH perfume.
      Very nice choice today Greg.
      Portia xx

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