SOTD 22.10 – 28.10.2018

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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 22.10 – 28.10.2018

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

359 thoughts on “SOTD 22.10 – 28.10.2018

  1. Janibs? What sort of autocorrect is that? Jacobs, of course.
    Monday is going swimmingly so far. Car engine started to go on fire this morning when hubby was heading off on two hour drive for work. Luckily it happened just a mile from home!

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  2. Bandit. One: because it’s Monday and two: because the modern version is just fine and I DO NOT NEED that little bottle of vintage extract that it singing its song to me across the wilds of ebay. Nope. Nope. Argh.

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  3. Today was Mecheri Loukhoum. I needed to feel sweeter than last week when I told my students their jumps looked terrible. Exam on Thursday.
    Loukhoum seemed to work!

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  4. Was testing Lush’s Death and Decay today. I liked it until the dry down.., Too soapy. I might have to decant and spray instead of using the drops.

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  5. Had a marvellous day. Co worker and her hubby came to check out my house. He will begin the job tomorrow ,and hopefully it will be completed by Friday morning. My only worries now are; 1. will I choose the correct colour and 2 what hubby’s reaction will be. I will shower soon ,using my Nantucket Briar shower gel… then I will THUNK the last 2 mls of the mini Miracle bottle.

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    • Get some paint samples and try out on the wall. It’s hard to know what any colour will look like as it depends on the natural light in the room. Good luck with the project. Hubby will have a nice surprise after his holliers.

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  6. Yesterday morning I wore Cathy Carden Space Eau du Soir then Oscar De La Renta Rose at night for bed and The Different Company Oriental Lounge today.

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      • Hi Brigitte
        I’ve just checked on Fragantica
        Top Notes Bergamot. Neroli.Mandarin Orange
        Middle Notes.Orange Blossom.Jasmin. Lily of the valley
        Base Notes. White Woods. White Amber. Musk
        Hope this helps.
        I gave a generous spray at Lunch time. it’s still going strong on my skin now at 22.00.
        It’s not at all heavy. Quite refreshing. I like it.Very reasonable price from UK sellers. I usually have a look on the Allbeauty website. They do good prices.

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          • I bought a big new bottle of orange flower water at the local middle eastern supermarket this weekend… my laundry and bed linen now smells *amazing*.

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          • Crikey that sounds really good…should keep my eye out for something like that. Rosewater is also really good for the same thing.

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  7. Two iris days in a row: yesterday I wore the long-neglected Infusion d’Iris and today Bois d’Iris by the Different Company.

    Brigitte, I wrote something about Safari in the last week’s thread, have a look when you have a moment, please!

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    • Diana- I love galbanum and have used the essential oil in some of my blends five or so years ago. Eden used to sell it but not sure if they still do. REally like Chamade too. I wore Safari (the perfume version) in the mid 90s but never replaced once done. I have seen the EDPs on various online sites discounted. I have never done the ebay route and am a bit apprehensive. As soon as I break my no buy I will consider a bottle. I know it’s gorgeous.

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  8. I thunked the decant I made of eldest Marzipan’s full bottle of Arz el Rab. I went a bit bezerko spraying all day today when I took it to work. this was over a base of patchouli oil /carrier oil blend slathered all over my body. I am going to slather it on tonight too. I find it to be so soothing. Nothing harsh or rough about it. and it has a minty quality to it because I am fairly certain that patchouli is part of the mint family.

    i will have to think about what I am going to wear tomorrow. The weather is getting cold so maybe my decant of Lalique Elegance Animale? It’s a leather which is very very underrepresented in my collection…something fruity/jammy on top…maybe peach?

    Don’t know if anyone won the 1.6 billion..wouldn’t it be lovely if it was me? ha ha !!!

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  9. Eau de IKEA. Spent 5.57 gruelling hours there with both my girls looking at 3,748 items for the youngest’s new apartment. She is currently living with me after an emotionally devastating break-up of a long term relationship. The scummy weasel of a dirt bag she was living with decided after four years he wants an Open Relationship 😖. Her heart was well and good broken. I have been ministering motherly care and comfort for the past five months. I will miss my little girl terribly when she moves out 😭

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  10. I am wearing Dunhill icon. It should impress those who want longlasting neroli. I am puzzled because Icon is kinda linear on me, neroli from beginning to finish and lasted over 12 hours. It has impressive longevity though I suspect sillage is not much but I prefer it that way. I liked it in the beginning but I am not sure the lack of development has impressed me. I was thinking of getting a second bottle but now I am doubleminded.

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      • Brigitte, I hope it works same for you if you like neroli because my experience might be unique. Others do report evolution but to me it smelled same even after 12 hours.

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        • The price is so heavily discounted online it would not matter. Whether it changed or remained the same..it got good reviews too. I am adding it to my mental list 🙂

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  11. So Operation Hallway’ has begun…..Whooooo Hooooooooooooooooo. So exciting. The painter arrived,, on time ,and we looked at a few colour charts. Scent -wise yesterday I received a little package of goodies. Included are samples of Mississippi Medicine and Burning Barbershop. Both are fabulous…and going on my ever expanding ‘I want to try more’ list.

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  12. I am in Aesop’s Hwyl today. I quite like it today. Never did the first time. Lots of fab incense and something green? I did quiten down quickly which surprised me!

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      • Hey Mel- I didn’t like it in the first time but yesterday I spritzed it well and really enjoyed wearing it! Don’t think I’ll like it in the heat. Maybe a goid autmn scent.
        Hope you’re fully recovered.

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  13. Monday I wore vintage Rochas Moustache EDT Concentree. This was created by Edmond Roudnitska and his wife Therese. The latter was the inspiration for Roudnitska’s Le Parfum de Therese for Malle.

    Today was Nasomatto Silver Musk. It’s a nice, simple elegant fragrance. No frills, you get what’s on the label.

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  14. Le Labo Iris 39 today. I put some on before drying my hair, so had to reapply! Fun fact: Last week at work a young co-worker came into my office, sniffed , and asked if I had been shopping at Lush! So she perceived the drydown of the Le Labo iris as something from Lush. It was a comment with good intentions, so I didn’t exactly go into detail about my scent, just told her it was an iris.

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  15. Cassie Flower? As my fellow Narciso friend has you sniffed NR Rouge? I saw an ad yesterday and thought of you. It seems to take awhile for NR to get to oz so it’s probably be available for ages to you. Should I try it?

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    • Haha, of course I’ve got it. Do have a sniff and see what you think. I don’t find it remarkably different from Narciso in white cube. It has a touch of rose and iris but is heavy on the musc foundation. But is that bottle spectacular or what? 😍

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  16. Chanel No. 19 for some fancy footwork today. Holding out an olive branch to the painters I canned last week. I’ve ‘heard’ that he wants back in my good books. I’ll suggest that he paint my daughter’s new apartment right quick, in his usual Cistine Chapel quality at an eye-wateringly low price. If he agrees, his status will be returned as go-to painter for all my renos 😼Finished preliminary sketches for another potential project and meeting with the client today.

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  17. Theorema this evenin, a bottle won over at BdJ in a MSF fundraiser.

    Trying to figure out if the quote I’ve received is okay, planning to change windows in the kitchen and bedroom. It’s a reputable firm, but the costs are not much divided up into different posts, that irks me! However, bathroom reno some 5 years ago did teach everyone in this listed building that cost is not all that matters.

    Saffy, good luck with the hallway project, reliable skilled worker are gold. It will take some of the stress out of the project.

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  18. Heading to bed to do some knitting (I need to make 17 hats before middle one comes home for Thanksgiving)….I am utterly exhausted…will slather myself in patchouli and relax…night, folks!!!

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  19. Well hello all. Operation Hallway is going remarkably well. Yesterday the walls were washed, dried , scraped and patched up where required and left to dry. This morning, Wednesday, the ceiling has been completed. Wow….it looks marvellous..so happy. Gary ,the man of the hour is having a break ,at the mo and will begin painting the walls in Vanilla Cream.
    Scent -wise I’m wearing a combo of 3 different scents; sample of Slumberhouse Sedane…too too syrupy ,and clings like a vice to my skin. I’ve applied Laguna to refresh me. And under my nose I’ve placed a drop of SDV. Whilst the painting is being done I’m listening to Leonard Cohen, ‘playing on my computer ,and creating ‘masterpieces’ ie Christmas cards.

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  20. Terralba by Masque. Another gift from Portia- thank you 😘 Green (not grass), fresh, citrusy, gorgeous.
    More applications! One interview on Friday!

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    • Some unsolicited advice. Don’t buy essential oils from a perfume company. Unless you have money to burn. The prices are massively marked up. The fruit blends are 20 dollars for 1/4 of an ounce on the Providence website but sell for 30 dollars for one ounce at White Lotus. I made the mistake years ago of buying oils from Mandy Aftel (spent hundreds of dollars in one order and she did not so much as send me a free sample or write a personal note in the book that I also bought in that order and one of the samples I bought arrived empty because it spilled into the box…I was really annoyed) only to find out from another perfumer that Mandy’s source was White Lotus who was selling those exact same oils for one fourth to one fifth the price she was charging. I kid you not. The perfumer who told me was kind enough to direct me to both White Lotus and Eden where she got all of her oils from as well.

      Take out the middle man. You can get an enjoyable patchouli from White Lotus, Eden Botanicals, Aura Cacia, Now Essentials and even Vitacost. I have used and enjoyed them all. Age the patchouli yourself if you need for it to be aged (right now I have a big bottle sitting in my basement aging). Also, Eden has a patchouli sampler pack for eight dollars for four full vials.

      OK that’s all I have to say 🙂

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  21. Warning – long post alert 🤪
    I’m hitting up my NR scents these next few days – after finding out there is a new one, Rouge, I thought it best to revisit the ones I already have! Yesterday was the little black cube, today the white one. Tomorrow For Her, in the black bottle, pink writing which I think is this best. Thinking of ya Cassieflower 🤩
    Then I remembered few other things .. Saffyishere, for your aches and pains at the end of your busy day have you tried Karmarub? It’s an Aussie liquid magnesium you apply to yourself. Should be able to find in chemists and good for headaches 😘
    And Brigitte, me too a knitter – super easy knitting pattern if you want to look up is Jo Sharp, it’s a moss stitch beanie. Looks like it’s called Large Beanie. I’ve made quite a few. Do you know/knit with Madelinetosh yarn? 😍
    And that’s it!!

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    • Love a long post!
      I am a newbie knitter…took me years to learn how to even manage rudimentary knitting thanks to a very kind librarian who ran a knitting club that I used to attend at the library while the kids did their volunteer work. Unfortunately she left and my skills never quite took off. Don’t know how to read a pattern and just do basic stitching for basic hats and scarves. Can’t even tell you what I do-LOL! Knit..knit and pearl??? don’t know. What I do know is that my recipients are happy with something that is homemade and free 🙂

      One day I will explore and learn how to really knit following a pattern and also various types of stitches. However, I will say that what I do knitting wise is incredibly relaxing and meditative so it’s worth its weight in gold or the cost of a skein (that’s what a ball of yarn is referred to as, right?). I buy my yarn for very inexpensive at Walmart. I get Lion’s Brand Hometown America because it’s thicker and easier to knit.

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    • I’ll keep a window open for “sniff sniff, what’s that smell? Why, it’s Melanie in the Musc”🐽 I think normal service has resumed.

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  22. I did NOT win the 1.6 billion dollar MegaMillion jackpot 😦 😦 😦

    SOTD was Elegance Animale and SOTE is Amber Incense….

    tonight I will watch TV and knit to relax…I have been up since 1am thanks to Mr. Marzipan’s allergies/stuffed up nose snoring…..

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    • Oh no, 1 am 😱. That’s rough. Perhaps you could persuade him that he might be more comfortable in one of the mini Marzipan’s bedrooms? Or, if it were me….strongly suggest using this face 👹 or this ☠️ or even this 🤖.

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      • Unfortunately he has back issues so he has the bed “rigged” on his side so that he can sleep properly. Next time I shall do as cassie says and take myself to another bed.

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    • Waah😭 I feel for you. When Thomas the tank engine starts up here I sometimes just take myself off to another bed. Luckily for me he’s a bit deaf so doesn’t hear my snoring as often as I hear his.

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  23. Crikey have you brought yourself that vintage Bandit yet? I don’t feel like challenging myself with samples today. I want to wear something which is easy ,floral uplifting and familiar, so I’ve chosen Crabtree/ Evelyn Iris. Operation Hallway is continuing….the painting will be finished today. Keeping this secret is hard….I’ve come close to blurting a few times!!

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  24. Wednesday was coolish and I spent nearly all of it in the car, so I thought I might as well wear Bentley for Men. The warm weather is back today, so I am wearing Les Nez Turtle Vetiver Front. I think that is one of the stupidest fragrance names going, but it does smell very good.

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  25. Uh oh. Some more Le Labo samples arrived today. Tonka 25 left hand, Neroli 36 right hand, Labdanum 18 right wrist. Tonka is a winner, Neroli is lovely, soapy but not really me and Labdanum is delicious 😋 I’ll need to look up the notes to do a better description…

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  26. Came home to a very swanky parcel last night, because it seems that Mister Charming Dior SA has put me on a VIP marketing list. Fancy handmade box–all matte white and a satisfying magnetic clunk on the flap–with two deluxe samples of Rose Kabuki and Sakura! Nice. (Nope, I’ve not tried them yet. Was utterly knackered after a day trip down to Manchester to see Captain Coach.)

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  27. Wore Un jardin sur le Nil in the afternoon. I love the green mango note. I have to say it seems different dabbed than sprayed, but the miniature bottle set is dab/splash and I cannot be bothered to transfer the juice.

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  28. I had a bad dream early this morning, So at 4AM , I grabbed the first bottle of scent I saw and hit the squeezer… Far Away Paradise. then I went back to sleep until 6AM…I woke bolt upright ‘ready’ to start my day!!! My scent is buzzing along quite nicely. However when I ready myself for work I’m going to wear Ostara.

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    • Ostara is lovely. I wish I had bought a bottle. Has it been discontinued. Boo to the stress dreams. Hope you get a chance to chill. Faraway paradise is supposed to be quite cheerful.

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  29. Up again at 1am this time due to a very bad sore throat. Not surprised because strep throat is running rampant at work. Might just be commando today 😦

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  30. Today I raided my antiques display and put on some Christy’s Eau de Cologne. Christy’s was an Australian firm, and this fragrance was being produce before the second world war and into the late ’40s, as far as I can work out. The packaging on mine suggests pre-war certainly, and maybe pre-Art Deco too. It comes in a hefty splash bottle with a glass stopper, inside a marbled brown cardbaord box.

    The juice has held up surprisingly well. It’s got some lemon and lavender in it, and I think maybe some herbs; I’d guess it is just a typical EdC, nothing remarkable other than its age and that it is Australian. Like most vintage fragrances it’s lost some of its kick, it’s close to the skin and the top notes are ephemeral indeed. It is still quite a nice one to wear occasionally, for old times’ sake.

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  31. SOTE was L’Air du Temps for my son’s award ceremony. He won a state science award. Then we stopped at the food court for noodles and I bought some tea for my spring tea party tomorrow. Acceptances jumped from 18 to 27 today! ACK! Luckily it’s a very laid back affair.

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  32. Arpege EdP. Wearing a vintage really highlights the enormous change in trend of modern perfumery. Going shopping fora new stove tomorrow for my daughter’s apartment. No idea which brands to consider. It’s been ages since I bought one.

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  33. Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin.
    All the roses and a bunch of other stuff.
    We had 10 for dinner tonight for our friends engagement and Jin outdid himself on delicious food. It was lovely eating, chatting, getting to know a couple of new-to-us people. The old friends were fun too.
    I’m ready for bed. BUSHED.
    Portia xx

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    • What s nice and lively dinner that must have been! I have an almost full bottle of La Fille de Berlin hanging around. It just doesn’t work on me anymore. However, the Tiger’s Nest, which I just received from you, that is the bomb. LOVE IT!! And thank you so very much!

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      • 😮 FdBerlin does not work anymore! ACK-that is sad! I love it.
        Tiger’s Nest sounds amazing from what you say. So glad you love it – yay!!

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  34. I have been wearing MFK Amyris Femme today. Did some house chores while waiting for a new coffee table and a barstool to be delivered. Then was told at 3 PM that delivery was not possible this afternoon. The shop promised to deliver at noon tomorrow and help assemble the table for free, so I’m trying not to be annoyed. I always struggle with such things,so usually have to pay extra to have furniture assembled.

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    • Ingeborg, I feel your pain on furniture assembly. My youngest daughter is expecting delivery of FOUR pieces of furniture next week to her new apartment. They all need assembling. My husband is miserable at this task. REFUSES to read the directions, actually throws them out. The first thing he does!!! Then he screws it up, swears at the irritation of it all and walks away in disgust. Like it’s the furniture’s fault 🤨. So, my eldest daughter and I will have a workshop and patiently teach the youngest daughter how to do it. At least that’s the plan. I may also be walking away in disgust. Anyhow, since when was furniture that must be assembled a thing? How freaking annoying is that? 😡

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      • 😂😂😂 sometimes it goes like a breeze and sometimes it ends up in a shouting match. Next time, tell hubby he just has to RTFI, and no more arguments. I get great satisfaction from assembling something by myself. As long as nobody has stolen one of my tools😡

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  35. heading to bed to knit hat number 11 (six more to go) …had tea with lemon and honey….put on some patchouli body oil all over and I smell divine…..I plan on sleeping through the night (hopefully) as sleep is the best remedy for illness in my opinion.

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  36. Well I’ve had a ‘shiteful’ night. Barely any sleep. I’m certain my blood pressure is through the roof due to RAGE. Yesterday ,on arrival to work I was pretty much ‘ambushed’ by the boss for ‘something ‘not completed LAST SATURDAY He waits until Friday to have a go!!! Sadly it isn’t 1877 ,so I can’t say ‘here’s 20 cents ,call someone who cares’ like I wanted to, so just have to ‘cop it’. Anyway for those in Australia ,on GEM this arvo is the fast 5 netball, so I’ll put it on a couple of TVs at work. Since Operation Hallway is complete…the painting at least, I now have decided that the items which adorned the walls and tables ect need to be redone Do any of you have indoor plants and are able to keep them alive? I can smell the remnants of yesterday’s Soul, but will be digging out something ‘lighter’ for this arvo.

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    • Saffy, whatever they pay you probably isn’t half enough for what you do. Pleeeze, take a breath, admire your nice new paintwork and inwardly, or outwardly shout “f!ck you” it’s a great pressure release valve. And then go about your day.

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        • You’ll probably be shouting it when you sleep as well. Frankly, I’m really effing angry at your boss as well. I have a pretty good idea of what your line of work entails, and, truthfully, your boss should be worshipping the ground you float on.
          Try a semi-succulent like a Jade plant. Not my favorite but they are virtually indestructible.

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          • My neighbour loves Jade- auspicious and all that.
            I should take notes here. I am able to kill artificial plants but my husband is not bad at handling them.
            Any other recommendations, Marcella? Thanks!

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    • Saffy, I second Marcella’s advice to useJade plants. They manage to survive infrequent watering and little light. With enough water they also survive scorching sun in summer.

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  37. Today we have a party on so I’m wearing one of my go-to fragrances for a special occasion: James Heeley’s Cuir Plein Fleur. I’m always grateful to our mutual friend Alice for putting me onto this one, and to Heeley generally. My wife is also a Heeley fan, with Ophelia being one of her favourites. Why do companies always discontinue scents once we decide we like them?

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  38. My Smally is gone off spinning around in the car with Grandad and she’s rocking NR Rouge. She loves it and asked everyone to sniff her because “I smell gorgeous “ and she’s right😍

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      • Yep on all those guesses. She’s my small hurricane granddaughter who blew into town yesterday for the weekend. She loves a good root around in my perfume. And make up, and the fridge, and the cupboards. And anywhere that isn’t locked, basically. Loves the spice and baking ingredients especially. Last night’s bedtime story was a cookbook for kids, hilarious to hear her repeating vanilla extract as vanilla exstrap. She’s a hoot.

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  39. Thank you all for the great advice…it’s raining today so I will indeed be staying indoors with lots of knitting and hot tea (sadly there is no alcohol in the house so I can’t do hot whiskey). I am going to gargle with warm salt water in a bit. Mr. Marzipan says I was snoring last night so I am sure that is contributing to my sore throat. Something is brewing in my ears as well.

    Hopefully tomorrow I will feel better as the mower awaits.

    I think I will go with St Clair Scents First Cut today…this is in my top five at the moment..gorgeous stuff…just wish it wasn’t so bloody expensive and it came in a 100 ml bottle because I would love to spray it with reckless abandonment as I usually do.

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  40. Le Labo 39 today. My little 15 ml bottle won’t last me more than a year, and now i’m curious about the Tonka one! Not really a brand I waant to fall in love with, all that hype with them filling the bottle especially for you plus the price tag kind of puts me off.

    My Andersen furniture coffee table is in the process of being assembled by a young chap from a local design store. Rather a lot of work it looks like, so I’m counting myself lucky I didn’t have to do it myself. The barstool for the kitchen is also a nice step up from the IKEA one which have served me for 9 years. A good day even if it is SNOWING outside. It was not forcasted, so theree’s bound to be some chaos.

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  41. Change of plans inspired by Portia’s Saturday question…Bottega Veneta is what I went with this morning although I am sure it smells much better on Jin…I like it…and I don’t usually gravitate towards leathers.

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      • Tiger’s Nest is mostly a warm amber on me. I don’t find it animalic personally. It has an odd note hovering in the background and I can’t figure out if it’s the aldehyde or lemon. In any event, it is easy to wear, has decent sillage and good longevity. Also received Eleventh Hour, Patchouli-Oud (Affinessence), and Caron Pour Un Homme which is a big like. A old school vibe lavender/vanilla. The patchouli reminds me of what the cool kids wore in high school while I was wafting Shalimar. Eleventh Hour was not my bag, but then I have a really bad relationship with practically all Byredos.

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        • OOOO Caron Pour Homme has been on my radar for a while now because I like the notes and a HUGE bottle can be bought online for a song. I will be curious as to what you have to say when you give it a proper wear. Portia refers to it as lavender lollies.

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  42. Stove shopping was a godawful nightmare. The appliances they make are so revoltingly cheaply made these days. Getting something of good quality requires paying through the nose. I’m thoroughly disgusted 😠. Having a cup of tea and heavily scented with Sedona Sweet Grass, the ultimate calming and restorative fragrance to me.

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    • Marcella- true. I need to get a new stove plus oven. Looking at miele. But —gah- the quality! I’ve replaced more appliances than my mother ever had to. 😕

      Hmm, I think I need to sample Sweet Grass.

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      • Oh. And Sedona Sweet Grass. I’m loving it more every time I wear it. I ordered the perfume oil roller ball, not my preferred vehicle for fragrance, but not yet ready to part with over two hundred dollars for the full bottle.

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  43. Sunday morning! Yesterday’s SOTD for my party was Aftelier Parfum de Maroc layered with Aesop Marrakesh intense. The tea party was glorious. I had a constantly boiling pot of masal chai. Last guests left around 10pm.

    Lazy day today. In Chergui. I have time to read throgh everyones posts and catch up on New Sniffs and The Saturday Question. Just like my parents used to read the Sunday papers, only better.

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  44. Wearing HdP 1725 today. I don’t know about this one. As soon as I sprayed it I got a big vanilla hit, which wasn’t really what I was looking for on a sunny day like today; I was hoping for more of the citruses. I think it might be time to move this one on.

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  45. A gloriously sunshiney Spring day. Sadly I have to go to the Hellhole. Hubby is leaving Sydney today. He took lots of fab pics of the famous Bondi beach. When I chatted to him this morning he said he planned on ‘heading north’ Will get a text message tonight from him. Jyotsna that tea party you held sounds like a great time was had. I’ve made 55 Christmas cards…5 more tonight ,then I can pack away my ‘factory’ for another year!!!
    I’m going to wear something soft, dreamy and with a touch of romance to celebrate Spring. Bluebell

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  46. Very fragrant tonight in Bond No 9 New York Oud. I smell delicious! This was part a a huge, delightful box of treats from Mel. I am giddy seeing all the samples. Thank you😘

    PS. Hubby was a bit alarmed- “tell me you’re not going to try all of those at once”. He’s probably reminded of when I get art supplies then I simply must swatch & mix them all.

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  47. Bottega Venetta …again…might just be thunking this sample because I am loving it so I many wear it for the next few days. Sadly, even discounted the bottle is well over 100 USD. So no full bottle in my near future. Will keep it on my mental list and hope eventually the price will go down. The first true leather I have actually fallen for (unless one counts Ineke’s Evening Edged in Gold which I think has suede in the base)

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  48. I’m warming up my day in Seville a L’aube as it’s very cold here, but sun is out so I can cope fine with that. Smally is in Fleur D’osmanthus.

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  49. Catching up on inking for Inktober this morning. Nest Indigo sounded just right. Just dabbed some on.

    This is One of my New Treasures. Very different from what I expected (inky or rainy accords) I’m getting some lovely wood from my left wrist but alchol+floral (can’t make out yet) on my right wrist. Much softer than my normal frags. I think it has some nice complexity. Let’s see what emerges in an hour or so.

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  50. I wore Tauer URC during all of Sunday. I love it! Then used hours on the net looking for perfume bargains, no real luck. It is quite depressing to see how few interesting, used bottles are put up for sale and at prices near eighty percent of recommended retail price for the most part. Did see a few sellers offeering decants, so will make a note to follow them.

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