SOTD 26 March – 1 April 2018

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Portia

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Hi APJ,

A SOTD (Scent Of The Day) thread is a really good conversation generator. 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 can also comment on everyone else choices too. It’s great to tell someone how much you love their choice, ask for more info about it, the house or perfumer. There’s someone here from around the world 24/7 and perfume people love to chat.

SOTD 26 March – 1 April 2018

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.

 

Go To It Crew.
Portia xxx

80 thoughts on “SOTD 26 March – 1 April 2018

      • I’ve never tried the EdT because I fell down the rabbit-hole after they’d been discontinued – or at least by the time I got around to trying the Les Exclusifs. The parfum IS gorgeous though. I’m just trying it now thanks to ‘accidentally’ walking past the Chanel counter on my way to french class…

        Seemed like a good opportunity to test it next to the drydown of the EdP…or just a good eccuse to test it LOL

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  1. YES, we’re back on air 🙂
    It’s sunnier here but still colder. I’m wearing a sample of Delina by Parfums de Marly. The rhubarb/lychee note is strong and very pleasant, mixed with a rose and musk in the drydown.

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  2. I am doing my happy dance now because APJ is back!!!!!!!!!!!

    yesterday I wore L’Eau de Kasaneka with a shout out thank you to Tara because I love this one…my skin amps up the ambrette seed and it is a musk that lasts all day long on my scent eating skin.

    today I may go with either Ginger Musk or Soleil de Capri…two Montales I have never worn.

    So so happy everything is back on track on APJ 🙂

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    • OOO and I forgot to say I also tested Stash for the first time…my wonky nose initially smelled pickles but the drydown which is still on my bathrobe is sweet incense…I think this would make a great cold weather scent.

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      • Many of the MOntales I have sampled have been powerhouses. But Ginger Musk is very light and I can barely smell it on myself…it’s on my neck right now. Maybe I need to go a bit more heavy handed with this one. On my wrist is the Soleil de Capri which is full on citrus and I am loving it. Now that I am in work I also applied a tiny bit of Sublime to the top of my hand to test it out.

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  3. So happy to see you back! What a a palaver this must have been for you.

    A little dab of Dryad, bit mostly I am enjoying the wafts of what I am sure is Lyric from an elegant chap a little further along this train carriage as we speed through France.

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    • very excited to hear what you will be sampling and purchasing in paris!!!! I discovered and fell in love with Annick Goutal when I visited paris 24 years ago. I am sure now the perfume offerings have increase massively!

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      • You would not *believe* how many perfumeries we walked past this evening without planning (not even in that “whoops, we are outside this amazing place I didn’t actually look up and coincidentally steer us to, honest” way.) Nicolai, malle, diptyque, Guerlain, ELDO just for starters. Saving them for a solo jaunt.

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      • Oh my lord, crikey!!! How did you stop yourself from entering each and every shop?

        I hope the Annick Goutal does not disappoint! If I am not mistaken it has been bought out by a large corporation and there has been discontinuations and reformulations as well. I remember some of those old loves of mine- Folavril, eau de Camille and Eau de Ciel (which was the first bottle I bought from the boutique in Paris during my first trip).

        Do let me know what you try even if nothing moves you.

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  4. I couldn’t get into the site to comment yesterday but I wore Van Gogh Starry Night in the morning and Giftique Starry Night in the eve. Today, I am wearing Kim Kardashian Gold. I have been all over the place with my fragrances lately. However the mood strikes!

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  5. Now on the tops of my hands I am sporting vintage Sublime EDP….lordy, this is delicious….I feel so glamorous and can’t stop sniffing my hands….

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  6. I’m sitting at a desk in a former art studio in Paris, writing some up some PhD notes and keep being distracted by the amazing combined scents of the hyacinths we bought, a bowl of clementines, and the mug of fresh coffee I just made…

    (I try to make my study at home smell good when I work, but this is something else.)

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    • Lilliebet, sorry i did not reply to your lovely offer from a few weeks ago on the SOTD thread – i’ve been unwell with awful cold. i would love to is the answer. let’s chat some smelanie at outlook dot com and thanks to Diana, Cassieflower & Jysotsna for the rose suggestions – there on the ever growing sample wish list xo

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  7. Testing some more samples from Parfums de Marly. Today it’s Safanad, a creamy floral bouquet starting off with orange blossom. Vanilla makes it too sweet for my taste.

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  8. Testing an unknown fragrance this morning… Laura Tonatto’s Fior d’Arancio….gorgeous orange blossom…this is spring in a bottle to me…and it’s potent, which is a good thing as I overslept and could not take a shower 🙂

    I love the experience of having these unknown discoveries!

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    • and I could not wait until tomorrow to test two SM Novellas I had never heard of…Melograno on right hand (mmmm…so good…someone compared it to Emeraude…yes I can see that) and on the left hand Aqua di Colonia G. Ugo Stefani (also…mmm..so good, in a different way..don’t know much about the notes but I a smelling citrus and spices) …I love being able to test out unknown and less talked about fragrances..sometimes the thrill is in wearing scents that are less ubiquitous and the current talk of the fragrant community 🙂

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      • Yowza!!! NU is gorgeous!!!! It’s the EDT which I believe is slightly different from the EDP with the addition of notes of neroli and iris….wonder why they discontinued it?

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        • Isn’t it amazing. Must wear it again soon. There’s a recent re-issue which is still around and it pretty true to the original I think. (That’s what I have.) And the original still pops up semi-regularly on Ebay.

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      • Nu was one of my favourites back then. I now have a small bottle of it from ebay and a newer one in a different packaging which is meh. Maybe it is okay but I expected it to be similar to the original. It is a completely different scent. Which one do you have?

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        • The original EDT….the one that comes in the blue small circular bottle…not the EDP which came in that metallic hockey puck…I think it might have been brought back with a whole slew of other YSL in 2014 and they are all in the same bottles…that is the newer one you have , I assume?

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          • I only knew the metallic hockey puck bottle back then. I assumed the blue round bottle was kind of a remake and it came out much later. Which is wrong, I know. I don’t know how old mine is because I bought a used bottle on ebay out of curiosity and was very disapointed. It has a barcode on, so it’s probably newer than yours.
            Do you know the old EDP version? Could you compare it to the EDT?

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  9. Today I brought out one that I haven’t worn in years, Versace Versense. Two quick sprays are enough, I have a sillage cloud accompanying me everywhere.

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    • Somewhere I lost track of all the Versace perfumes that used to pop up (think of all the Bright Crystal flankers and all the names starting with VER…) but I think Versense was the one that stood out. It had a sophisticated feel, at least to me. I should try it out once again.

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  10. I wore two scents I still haven’t really made friends with: Fancy Nights and Calligraphy Rose. We’re getting closer, though, especially with the Aramis.

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    • Were they both blind buys for you? I almost blind bought Calligraphy Rose but then stopped myself. Fancy Nights gets a lot of love and I am certain it is relatively inexpensive.

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  11. L’Artisan’s Passage d’Enfer’s calming incense for what is likely to be a pretty challenging day at work. But the Long-Weekend starts tomorrow so just need to ride it out for the next 8 hours or so…

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  12. Tuesday and Wednesday I wore Grapefruit-Rhubarb from L’ Occitane. It is nice, but no longer a true love. So unless I mange to finish the bottle, this one may end up as a room spray come August.

    Finally some clear and sunnny weather, and temperatures on the right side of zero so that we can see the snow melting. No sign of crocus (croci??), but some snowdrops are in bloom at least.

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    • OMG, still having snow around?
      I don’t know the L’Occitane scent but I like the idea of using it as a room spray. I usually take them to my car and use them as car scents 😉

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    • No don’t room spray it!!! LOL! That is one of my favorite from L’Occitane and i am fairly certain it has been discontinued. Maybe try it in hot weather?

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  13. For work I was in Baccarat Rouge 540, and it was lovely! Ten hours later it was still going strong. Something about it reminds me of Cuir Beluga? Tonight, I’m sampling Hendley Mown and Amora, and I like them both but I need more time to get to know them.

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    • I will be curious to hear what more you have to say about the Hendley’s when you try them again. I ‘ve been on the site and the fragrances sound interesting. There is a vanilla one that caught my eye if I am not mistaken.

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  14. Today I’m testing Athalia from Parfums de Marly. It’s a very pretty perfume – a creamy orange, soft and powdery with musk and a bit of incense. This is the best of the ones I’ve tried so far. It fits every occasion.

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  15. More sampling today!! Prada Tendre and Philosophy’s Falling in Love…I have some potential meetings at work and I don’t want to gas anyone out!

    and tomorrow starts a four day weekend! Woo hoo!

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