SOTD 23.7 – 29.7.2018

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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. and how it makes you feel and/or anything else about it that tickles your fancy.

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 23.7 – 29.7.2018

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

207 thoughts on “SOTD 23.7 – 29.7.2018

  1. On a base of homemade woody pudding body oil slathered all over a spritz of Pacifica Mexican Cocoa (why did they d/c this one? it’s so delicious!) and four sprays of Greylocke on my shirt to tackle a rainy Monday.

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  2. Today I chose Lutens/Sheldrake’s scintillating La Myrrhe. I got it in a swap and, while I was initially taken aback by the sweetness, it has gone from being a like to being a very strong love.

    It opens with lotus, mandarin, and a positively shimmering blast of aldehydes. Honey and almond lend a cherry-like sweetness that stops just shy of overwhelming. Centering all this is an exquisite myrrhe. Soapy in the best kind of way, this one makes me feel clean and radiant on this muggy summer day

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  3. So Monday was Narciso Rodriguez For Him. This must be one of the best-value fragrances around. How many times do you find a Francis Kurkdjian creation for under $50?

    Today is Andy Tauer’s Lonestar Memories. I suspect that I’m the only person in the world that prefers this to LdDM.

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  4. I enjoyed yesterday’s concoction so I am wearing it again- homemade woody pudding body oil, Mexican Cocoa on wrists and Greylocke on shirt. yesterday the Greylocke wafted up to my nose all day long. Greylocke reminds me of something I wore in my distant past which I really loved but I am not quite sure (maybe Cristalle? But the vintage before it was reformulated and changed).

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    • Just wanted to say thank you for recommending Leverage…I remember having started the series but then getting distracted by something else…I know I really liked it so I will get back to it as I believe there are several seasons (maybe 5?)

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      • Well I just checked and it looks like Netflix removed it 😦 I don’t know why they do that! I also think that depending on what country you live in both Netflix and Hulu have different offerings.

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      • Dammit, Netflix!. I really hope you’ll find Leverage somewhere, it’s worth the effort.
        OK, maybe check these out: GLOW, Mozart in the Jungle, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (it’s crazy and adorable), Silicon Valley and, perhaps, the Brink. Let me know if you like stuff about musicals & theatre, I’ve got a couple suggestions ;)) You might think that I watch too many series but they’re my English textbooks

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        • Dirk Gently was on my radar!!! I will add it to my list. Yes, I am open to any suggestions 😸. And your English is outstanding if it’s a second language for you so I guess it’s working !

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          • Thank you, Brigitte! To be precise, English is not even a second language for me since I don’t use it in my everyday life (singing along doesn’t count).

            So, the series: Slings and Arrows is a dark comedy drama (it’s not new so maybe you’ve seen it already). It’s about a Shakespeare theatre in Canada, and each season focuses on a production of a different major Shakespeare play. This show is smart, witty, has a brilliant cast and a truly awesome (in the original sense of the word) script. There’s a scene where the character gives an analysis of Ophelia’s mental state after the death of her father, it’s breathtaking.

            NBC’s Smash is more of a guilty pleasure to me: it’s about the Broadway theatre. The characters don’t really have much development, it feels a bit “soapy” but there are a few spectacular musical numbers and Leslie Odom Jr. in a supporting role!
            That’s it for now: I don’t want to bore you 🙂

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          • I have added two more to my list and crossing my fingers that Netflix or Hulu carry both in the States. Diana, you write extraordinarily well.

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  5. Yet another day of Hawaiian Tropic. I 😍 it. Home tomorrow night to rain. Ah well, could be worse. I have used up two of my decants. The heat sure burns off scent.

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  6. I am not inventive in the heat. Today was another day with Dior Escale à Pondichery. 5 generous sprays, so I think that bottle will be finished before I manage to finish L’ Occitane Rhubarb and Grapefruit ( that one got a wear yesterday, and alll I can say is that it seems to fade away in the bottle).

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  7. Digging around at the back of the cupboard finds Gucci, by Gucci for me. Bottle nearly empty – best spray some more then and make room for something new!

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  8. I decided to start downsizing and organizing my stash this morning, so I grabbed a box of samples to sniff through while having my morning coffee. The scent that made an impression was Diptyque Vetyverio. It’s not as crisp or sharp as some vetivers, so it struck me that it’s a tad sweet, a tad spicy with the underlying vetiver in it. It’s been consistently 30C since the start of summer and I keep hoping for a cooler day here or there. It doesn’t seem to get as cool at night as it used to, so I’m looking for cooling, crisp scents to help me through. I really am an autumn/winter type of person.

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  9. I searched in one of my samples boxes…and found a very very old 5ml bottle of Primitif ,by Max Factor. I only have about 1 ml of the scent left. A sweet floral with woody undertones. I think I will need to wear something else later tonight.

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  10. On the upside: I smelled good, in a pretty spectacular vintage cuir de russie extrait. But otherwise my birthday was horrid: migraine put me to bed all day and wasted my day off and then I had a horrible fight with my husband for most of the evening. Damn it.

    Bleh. I think I will have to pick a random day to have a do over.

    But there was ice cream. That’s something.

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    • I am really sorry the mugraine hit on what was supposed to be a day of celebration. As a fellow sufferer I ca relate to the disappointment. I hope you made peace with your husband, he must know that when you are in pain it is easy to get a bit on edge and get either angry or start weeping.

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      • thanks. I’m sorry you know what they are like too. And aye, things are always much more raw when a brain is migraine-scrambled. We’re working on the peace part…it’ll be fine.

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    • Aww I’m sorry you had a sh1te day. But hopefully by the weekend you’ll have gotten over your migraine and fight hangover. Getting on in years is a stressful business🙄. I know these things things, you see.

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  11. Vanilla bean, patchouli and rose essential oil slathered all over is my scent of the day (with 2 spritzes of Greylocke).

    Portia, your wedding is this Sunday???? All the best!!!! Enjoy the beautiful moment 🙂

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    • Wow, rose EO and vetiver alone could make a great combo, with vanilla and patchouli you’ve definitely created something delightful!

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      • LOL! I am actually NOT overspraying the Greylocke so I don’t think the 50 ml bottle is empty (it’s opaque so hard to see how much juice is in there). While my favorite e.o.s come from Eden Botanicals my budget no longer allows it so I have been buying NOW brands for most of my e.o.s. This rose is a dilute in a carrier oil but it makes experiencing it affordable and possible.

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        • Was going to wear Theorema to work, however when I went to my perfume drawers, something else caught my eye. A dark green squat bottle. Jessica Simpson’s Fancy Nights. 2 unsolicited comments from my work colleagues. I’ve just arrived home, and whilst I’m unwinding with a glass of red, hubby is cooking us a lasagne. SOTN is Amouage Opus X

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  12. Today it is Outremer “Tropique”. Not digging this one as much as I used to. Although it is pretty, I keep shifting away from florals. Going to set it aside for a traveling box.

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  13. Today I’m wearing….Eisenberg So French
    I hope you both a fabulous wedding on Sunday. I’m sure you will both smell fabulous as well.
    XXXXX

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  14. thought about a nice, light office friendly scent…and promptly dismissed the idea. Jubilation 25 is better for my soul. (And more effective at blocking out the Stinky Guy on the bus, too. Bonus!)

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  15. Shalimar Parfum Initial in copious amounts to kick my ass through the day that was busy with chores. Holidays are all behind me and normal life resumes.

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  16. Good Morning /Arvo all. Friday morning here. I can still smell the Opus X I applied last night, so it’s been rocking on my skin for 12 hours. I’m glad it only a sample, because I feel a bit overwhelmed by it. I’m off to work again this afternoon, and I’m going to do another ‘back of the drawer/s lucky dip’

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  17. COUNTDOWN PORTIA!!! Wishing you all the best this Sunday…remember it’s your (and Jin’s) day so enjoy yourselves!!! Looking forward to lots of pictures on APJ!

    Wearing a homemade scent which I think would be wedding appropriate- Combo of Jasmine absolute and neroli essential oil (later I will give myself one spray of Greylocke on the shirt)

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  18. Vintage Miss Dior today. EDT from one of the cutest little minis…oh, and a dab or two of the parfum as well. Why not?

    Order just placed for my official birthday present to myself: a bottle of MEM. I’m down to the last drops of a 10ml decant and hate the idea of not getting to wear it again. Also: good timing. Bloom has 15% off for the next few days. Yay!

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    • I love the Toccas! The bottles are gorgeous! hefty glass and ornate. My favorite of the bunch is the discontinued Brigitte NOT necessarily because of the name but because of the notes (panetone accord!)..it is all about the sweet spices.

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      • The bottles certainly are beautiful. very classy.
        I think my friend has Brigitte,I’ll ask her when I next see her. I can request a spray !!!

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  19. I’m wearing the gorgeous Youth Dew Amber Nude. Despite the rising temperature (I think it was well over 35C) I went to see the new Mission Impossible film in the afternoon. I live in a relatively small town which means that I’m often completely alone in the cinema, – it’s a bliss for an introvert.

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  20. Today is Hiram Green Shangri La, yesterday was Ormonde Jayne Frangpiani. Both from new travel sprays, now I’m really on a no-buy as the vacation purchases took my way over my yearly budget. PORTIA – enjoy every minute of your wedding!!!

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  21. A dab of Winter Woods …in honor of Laurie’s announcement that there “might” be a buyer/perfumer to take over Sonoma Scent Studio 🙂

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  22. It’s Saturday evening in Australia, so Portia, if you’re reading this: I hope you and Jin will have a truly wonderful wedding day. Here’s to love and equal marriage rights, and lots of love to you both!

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  23. Love Potion No. 9 for me today. I like it a lot but I probably won’t be buying a full bottle anytime soon : it smells so close to Dior’s Dune which I already own and love.

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  24. I was just about melting yesterday, we had beteeen 34C and 35C, so nearly beat the heat record from year 1901.

    Haven’t worn scent today, but plan to use the last few drops of Amouage Ciel and later something citrusy.

    Wish I had something with a tropic feel minus coconut, perhaps a purchase for next year?

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  25. PdN Fig-Tea today for warm and humid. My personal project for the rest of the summer is to spray more lavishly in the interest of using it up. Keeping notes on which perfumes I can continue to spray as such once school starts, if I don’t step it up I will never finish a bottle!

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  26. It’s probably breakfast time for you now in Oz… happiest of days to you and Jin! I hope you are surrounded by love and laughter and friendship, today and always.

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  27. Where did the week go? I’ve been remiss.

    To get myself up to date, I have been wearing:

    Tom Ford London
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Prada Amber Pour Homme
    HdP 1740
    Mona di Orio Violette Fume.

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  28. Tempo….I was going to retest it in the Fall and cooler weather but the juice in the decant has turned a bright green so I emptied it today…I will be smelling mighty good in yoga class 🙂

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  29. It’s still July 29th here, so here’s my SOTD: Dia by Amouage. A generous seller had sent me a few samples including two Amouage ones: Dia and JJubilation .First I tried Dia and I’m sad to say that all that floral beauty disappeared within minutes: aldehydic perfumes don’t always get along with me, I tend to burn them out. Good thing I didn’t blind-buy it.

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  30. Monday 30th and have started the day in Tauer Noontide Petals. Will change it up later for a friend’s 70th birthday dinner way down the south in Cobh, Cork.

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  31. Tresor today and all week long. I have a neglected travel spray gifted to me by an extraordinarily generous APJer that needs to get some serious skin time.🌼🌸💮🏵️

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  32. Rouge Malachite, an impossible tuberose: I thought I hated the note per se, and most often I do (hey, Mahora!) but this one smells like a must-have.

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  33. Evening all. Today was my cheapest thrill, Eternity Moment, sprayed lavishly this morning and still going strong. Powdery peony with fruit mixed in. This is one that my daughter loves on me, it must suit this old broad😉

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  34. I wore one of Bertrand Duchaufour’s creations for a Russian niche brand named Cosmogony, – Moonlight. It’s a floral woody musk scent with a hint of sea water. My favourite thing about it is the iris in its heart but I gotta admit, sometimes the wooden musk basenotes become way too loud on me. Not today!

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      • It’s quite lovely, Saffy. I only got a sample but the bottle is so-o-o beautiful!
        Currently I live in a small town in the north of Krasnodar region (well, relatively small, the population of my hometown is about 18 000 people, but there isn’t much to do here in terms of entertainment). I’ve been to Moscow a few times but even though it’s a dream destination for a lot of Russians I find it really depressing because of its climate and too many people. Besides, I like a place where you can walk from point A to point B 🙂

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  35. Is it just me, or are the days/ weeks/ months flying by? It seems like only yesterday we were wishing Portia and Jin a great wedding day….but is actually 6 days lol
    Anyway, Friday arvo here, temp is 10C but due to VERY STRONG winds and rain ,it is only 4.8C…miserable. The kind of day I’d rather stay home drinking red wine sitting by my fireplace. Instead, I’m off to work. So what scent does one wear? Carnal Flower.

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          • I first read it as “brand”. Anyway, I agree with you on most of their scents being a bit simple, however, I loved Magnetism’s sparkling raspberries. I could use some of it now.

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        • The original Escada was gorgeous…a smooth vanilla with coconut and ylang ylang…very sexy. The original summer limited editions were amazing…they were sweet but had interesting notes especially in the base (we are talking real oakmoss!). Un Ete En Provence was one of the bottles I brought back from my first visit to Paris so the scent is special to me. Then, I started really liking those bottles so I just kept buying one every year 😉 As the years when on the bottle design changed and the juice did indeed get more fruity and geared towards a younger crowd (although Cherries in the Air was a good recent one that I enjoyed). I have every single bottle since 1994 in regular size and a mini of the very first bottle from 1993 (Chiffon Sorbet). The eldest picked up the torch about three years ago and started buying the bottles and wearing the fragrances every spring. She is the one who has asked to inherit my bottle collection. Also, Escada Signature (I think that is what it was called) was a sweet tobacco and heavy gorgeous scent that came in very ornate bottles that were supposed to mimic the haute couture dresses sold by Escada. If you google escada bottles you will see some of them. They are gorgeous….I have two.

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          • Now I see that I don’t really know Escada well enough. What a lovely tradition you and your daughter have, Brigitte!

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  36. Gosh, what a long thread now. I’ve loved reading all your perfumes.
    Today I’m wearing a perfume oil… a dupe of Insolence. It’s very well done.

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  37. Saturday morning… the wind has settled down ,thankfully. However the rain has really ‘settled in’ for a few days.
    I’m going to my Food is Free org again this morning…I hope the lady to runs it cranks up the heating in the hall!!! Anyway I’m going to wear a soft powdery close to the skin scent this morning… Desnuda. I shall report back later with my work scent later on.

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  38. Think I am going to give my decant of Mojave Ghost some skin time this week….a generous gift from a generous APJer …it is fleeting which means I will apply liberally and through out the day 🙂

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  39. A spot of Damn Rebel Witches this morning. Now, post gym and post shower and settling down to some research all wrapped up in a lovely cloud of Bois des Iles.

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