SOTD 12 February – 18 February 2018

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Portia

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Hi APJ,

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

SOTD 12 February – 18 February 2018

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:

  1. Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur EdP
  2. Parfum d’Empire Fougere Bengale
  3. L’Artisan Seville a l’Aube
  4. Lolita Lempicka EdP
  5. Rouge d’Hermès

Comment purposefully on yours or anothers comment & you’ll have a chance, random.org will draw on Sunday.

Last Weeks WINNER: Cassieflower

Send your address to portia_turbo AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

Go To It Crew.
Portia xxx

208 thoughts on “SOTD 12 February – 18 February 2018

  1. Testing Lace Garden (Teo Cabanel)…to my memory this smells EXACTLY like vintage Coty’s Sand and Sables…..an inexpensive drugstore masterpiece…wore it to death in the early 90s….which goes to show that inexpensive beauties can indeed compete with niche and luxury brands 🙂

    Hope everyone has/had a good Monday!

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  2. After heavy snow in the past couple of days there’s finally some sunshine here in Paris! I’m happily wearing Mme de Nicolaï’s Vanille Tonka, which I bought two days ago along with their latest Cap Néroli!

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  3. Oh wow! Me again☺️ I forgot to add DNEM last week but am thrilled to win. Thank you so much, Portia. Exclude me from this week’s draw please. Today’s perfume is TF Jasmine Rouge, a pretty rather than a vampy jasmine.

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  4. Scent of the evening: Bulgari Black. A soft, simple pleasure.

    Had a chance to spritz some Volutes EDP whilst in town at the weekend and still swooning over the memory of that…mmmm.

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  5. Une Amourette – day three of a heatwave here in Qld and it’s already stupid hot and disgustingly humid. This is so lovely and fresh smelling – perfect for this sort of weather.

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  6. Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Cassieflower. You’re the Winner this week.!! I thought of you yesterday when I looked at my Stash bottles..lol.
    Anyway ,yesterday , Monday, I woke and there were still very slight traces left on my hand from Thelma’s Bal A Versailles. Monday Sloth Day had arrived again, so I decided it was also a great day to do some sampling. Four scents were given a workout.
    They were; 31 Rue Cambon by Chanel
    ; Bodhi by Teone Reinthal
    ; L’ether by IUNX
    ; Paloma by Rance
    And the scrubber/s were; The Chanel and Rance scents, the Teone goes onto the “wouldn’t mind” and the L’Ether to the ‘use it up but not bottle worthy list’
    Tuesday has arrived, and it is nearly 9am, so time to get off my big fat cohuna and get ready for the day. The Commonwealth Games Baton is coming through Ballarat today ,so thought I’d take a gander. Have an enjoyable Tuesday ,all.

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  7. Hiram Green Shangri La today from a sample. This just might be my favorite Hiram Green. I had high hopes for Slowdive but my first sampling was straight up honey, not much else. Despite having a generous dose of peach which is sometimes a deal breaker, I really like Shangri La!

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      • Old. An old teasure.. One of my first ‘this is me’ fragrances A gift from my mum. Before that I mostly- umm -shared (😁) hers.

        I love the old one. I got a bunch of them as gifts. I keep meaning to get the new one but…

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        • Oh, how beautiful! No need to try the new one. I’ve kept only empty bottles of Anais Anais (the white and the transparent) from the eighties, but my brain remebers the perfume well enough to dismiss the new version as – wrong. I envy you a little bit. If I knew back then what was going to happen with the reformulations, I’d have kept full bottles instead of empty ones.

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  8. Today I got Clarins Eau Ressourcant gift with some skincare, so splashed it all over myself. Quite nice, a bit herbal but I wanted to butch it up so added L’Erbolario Vetiver de Reunion….so much better!
    Whoda thought?

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  9. Today, just like yesterday, I’m wearing Neela Vermeire’s Trayee from a sample. I just can’t get enough of this sweet spicy incensey beauty. It suits the cold weather perfectly.

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  10. Today I wore Desert Rosewood. Cos slightly cooler weather is good for this one. I doused myself liberally – not that it needs it.

    When I got home I sprayed on my winnings, Orion Nebula. So interesting.

    At Chemist Warehouse I had put on some random $4 “Intense Musk” cheapie sitting at the bottom of the shelf of frags that are so cheap they’re not even locked away. Proper 70s dirty animalic musk.

    And then cos I was watching Peps video on Pacific Rock Moss I put a bit of my sample on and now I want a full bottle of that too. What a day!

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  11. Smelling like a cararmelized banana in the best possible way …..testing Hermessence Vaniila Gallante…pretty sure this one is discontinued.

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  12. More Shangri La. Such a surprising love for me… I think I have finally learned to love chypres. And then – horrors – I dropped the open sample vial. So I now have a lovely scented hankie. I think it’s a sign that I need to buy a travel size!

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  13. Tuesday wearing: ELdO Rien Intense Incense, a stark contrast with yesterday’s subtle and soft Vanille Tonka. I’ve been wanting a bottle of Rien Intense and the Paris store finally restocked after two months.

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  14. Ripped into my Luckyscent sample order received today and it is Byredo Velvet Haze on one arm and Pilar and Lucy To twirl all girly on the other. Not sure either is fb worthy to me, but still enjoying the temporary scent cloud.

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  15. Started out with Jasmine White Moss, but then picked up an order in the P.O. and of course could not wait to try. So now from my right wrist I’m wafting YSL Champagne. Oh this is just gorgeous. I won’t go mad with it though, as I only got a decant so I’ll enjoy it in moderation while I can.

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  16. And now I wear hot coffee with my parfum de maroc. I just barked out a mouthful of my drink when I read Katie Couric’s comments on the Dutch skaters. Actually it was the clever twitter responses that got me.

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  17. Am wearing vicco tumeric cream. Heavy sandalwood.

    A question for my fellow-Aussie APJers- could you share some of your favourite places to buy perfume, please- online, fb groups and real? Sample, decants, discounted but good stuff.
    I know CW and priceline. Luckyscent. What else should be on my one-click buy list 😄
    (Portia- I hope it’s okay to ask this here)
    Thanks xx

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    • Sweet Fern, Ballarat, Lore, Brunswick Street
      Peony , Hawthorn East A new Byredo store… think in Coburg, but I’m not certain.
      Mecca and Sephora, Myer and David Jones and finally, Men’s Biz…..all STORES Fragrancenet, FragranceX, Feeling sexy{yes stupid name } Surrender to Chance, The Perfumed Court all are ONLINE.
      A wonderful site to buy minis is the MiniturePerfumeShoppe, based in Houston, Texas.

      Hope this helps.

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      • YES! First time wearing it…not sure what to make of it…will definitely give it another whirl sometime down the road. I believe that the different formulations smell slightly different if I am not mistaken.

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  18. Wearing Gabrielle from Chanel. Spritzed myself in a parfumery on my way to a coffee break. It reminds me of all the Chanel Chances a lot, maybe a bit more mature.

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  19. On a Hiram Green kick – sampling Moon Bloom. It’s a lovely tuberose but I’m just not sure I need tuberose, compared to the Shangri La. I wonder how long I’ll be able to hold out before buying that one….

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  20. I can feel the ‘change’ of Seasons.. it is ‘crisp’ this morning, and still, yet glorious bright sunshine.
    I’m going to drain my decant of Penhaligon’s The Coveted Countess Rose. I love it , and it is FB worthy. However the price is prohibitive.

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  21. Balmains Ambre Gris today for me – love it!!
    Heading back home tonight for two sleeps after one lot of housesitting and then starting another week away – have some Evocative Perfume (Mark Evans) samples waiting for me – hurry up home time!

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  22. Mito VdP today, but it’s being shy. I think this must just be the cold weather, and my cold skin, and I’m hoping it will unravel and come out to play a little more.

    Yesterday: SL Fourreau Noir, for easy, non-distraction. I love the balance of this on me, with the harder edges and the pillowy depths of the tonka.
    Tuesday: In the evening, Le Mat, the Mendittorosa/Talisman’s warm and spicy immortelle-rose-patchouli-nutmeggy goodness, just what I needed after a brutal migraine.
    Monday: Bapteme du Feu. Orange peel and gunpowder and cloves (and, unusually for me, I got a good slice of ginger in the first hour.) This scent horrifies one of my colleagues, who can’t understand why I’d want to wear anything that wasn’t “fresh” or flowery.

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  23. Back to iris, Atelier Iris Rebelle. Snagged a travel spray at Sephora. Not totally in love but I do like woody iris, can wear it to work. Will do some sampling later today because this will definitely be gone in a few hours.

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  24. Last night I sprayed myself with Diorissimo edt prior to bed. Now at 9amish, I still smell traces of it. I’m not working until 4pm today, so thinking I can sample something this morning, have a shower ,then apply something from my full bottles.
    so the sample/s today are;
    left wrist. Evelyn’s Rose and right wrist.. Imogen. Both are by Evocative Perfumes/ Will get back to you later today to inform of my ‘going to work’ scent.

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  25. Last night I tried some more Fleur Narcotique. Was so soft and lovely this morning.
    I’m a bit grumpy here so not sure what to try today.
    Hope everyone else is having a great day. xx

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  26. Just finished organizing my collection and starting to list for sale some that I’ve fallen out of love with, life is too short to wear only stuff that’s just ok. I decided to give Lavanila Coconut one final wear before letting it go.

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  27. It is 4AM… I’ve been awake since 2. 30 AM….Insomnia brought on by a ‘bad dream’ as well as back pain. Whilst trying to calm myself I’m playing on my computer. Have sprayed some Jessica Simpson Fancy.

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  28. Left the house wearing CdG Kyoto but couldn’t resist a solid spritz of Tonka Imperiale as I passed the Guerlain counter in Myer this morning. They go surprisingly well together although the Guerlain definitely has the edge sillage-wise.

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      • I have a bottle of this. It’s one of Paul Schütze’s first three perfumes that were released in 2016. It really works for me, and I find it interesting as well as lovely. But I know that a lot of people have very mixed feelings about it.

        (I have the 7.5ml tester box bottles of his other two–the damp resiny vetiver of Behind the Rain which still keeps making me consider a bottle, but then changing my mind, and Cirebon which is the orangest orange of any juicy orange I’ve got, but is more of a smell than a perfume.)

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  29. Givenchy Very Irresistible for men. Damn, I wish I didn’t like it as much as I do! A friend sent me a decant, and I hoped that it would be different from how I’ve remembered it. It’s not: this hot mess of mint, chocolate and something fresh drives me mad!

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  30. Switched to a little No.19 to help me be a focused grown up, sitting down at my desk and churning through some more research data. When I’d rather be mucking about.

    I also ate my greens.

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  31. Another night with little sleep.. Hubby and I were both restless and having bad dreams. I’m a grumpy Saffy this morning, but I have to snap out of it because I have to work this arvo… Used Green Tea shower gel, unfragranced sorbolene cream as a base for copious squirts of Shalimar.

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  32. I wore BV Knot on Friday and found it lasted a short time only in the cold. So followed up with that light Voile d’ambre from Y. Rocher. It has been my EBP in the office for a while. Saturday was actually more or less scentless, while today I’m in Seville à l’aube. It is relaxing and stands up to the cold weather, so I am really fragrant.

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  33. Yesterday we went to a wedding. I was a waft of beguiling fleurs d’oranger on a perfect Canberra day.
    Then later in the evening, slipped into comfy jammies and lavendar oil.

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