SOTD 4.11 – 10.11.2019

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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 4.11 – 10.11.2019

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

84 thoughts on “SOTD 4.11 – 10.11.2019

  1. Hey Portia,
    I’m wearing a sample of I Heart YY, the perfume Antonio Gordoni has done for Scent Bar opening a store in New York. It’s a kind of mentholated ylang-ylang.

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  2. Started the day in Nuxe Florale but inspired by Mood Scent question I just ran upstairs and smothered myself in Panache. Vintage and still awesome.

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  3. Good thing I didn’t spritz up a storm today, because for once I am not alone in the office on a Monday. VCA’s fancy perfumes are very nice, if a little low key and possibly overly similar…

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  4. I am back! Did anyone miss me? The new owners were happy with the condition of the house , so settlement occurred. I am permanently in my new ‘space’ . It is far from a home 🏡 yet. I worked over the weekend , as usual. On Saturday I wore Paloma Picasso body lotion and EDP . Another treasure from Portia. I was complimented on it by a patient at 6 then a night shift nurse!!! Winning. On Sunday I cannot remember what I wore ( I really should write them in my diary) Anyway last night I wore Petit et Mamas and Allure to bed . Now it is Tuesday , Melbourne Cup Day . And it is COLD COLD COLD . Feeling elegant in vintage Arpege

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    • Of course we missed you! You’re part of the family. I’m so glad to hear that you’re finally settled. It’s good to have the house sale done with. Time to move forward, and it sounds like you are. And doing it in style with vintage Arpège. Fantastic!

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    • We always miss you Saffy, but know that you’ve got a lot going on just now. Great that things are settled with the house. One more thing done! And you’re gonna make the new place your very own Saffy Gaff before long, count on it. Paloma Picasso was just amazing back in the day. It’s still available but it’s a totally different animal now. Gone from 🦁 to a 🐱 just like a lot of others.

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  5. Yesterday was Le Labo Patchouli 24 – love the smokey, burnt rubber opening. Today is Fort & Manle Amber Absolutely – not as big and in your face as i recalled the last sample. Still super pretty and amberish.

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  6. In order to try and get more exposure to some of the scents in the furthest corners of my drawers, I’ve started a practice of digging into them on a Sunday and pulling out 7 frags for use in the week ahead. making sure not to double up if I can. This should help me get more out of my collection.

    Monday I wore Penhaligon’s Endymion. To me, this is a classic barbershop scent, and the coffee note is a plus. Today. it’s Lalique Pour Homme. Much more grunt than Endymion, the Lalique is reminiscent of those ’80s scents that guys wore to announce their presence from about ten feet away. It’s a big blast where the Endymion is more subtle.

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    • I love that idea Greg! I have quite a large fragrance collection as well with many perfumes I don’t wear often. I will follow suit and do the same as you. Select 7 and wear each one per day.
      Thanks for the great idea!

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  7. I am not wearing anything at the moment but plan to wear Mont Blanc Presence d’un Femme after shower. It was cheap and the online reviews persuaded me as many people said it was released for women but smells quite masculine. Plus the original fragrance ad for the perfume is quite beautiful so I ended up buying it.

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  8. Oh Cassie Flower! I too adore Panache and have my mum’s vintage bottle… Love love, that someone else has a soft spot for it. Today it’s Chanel Allure.

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  9. Regime des Fleurs Chloe Sevigny Little Flower. Phew, long name. The more I try it, the more I like it. I think this one could be terrific in warmer weather.

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  10. Wearing Theorema again. I have had a home office day, trying to understand some parts of the GDPR. But I have been sidetracked by the events in connection with what seems to be in every way a big scandal with Norwegian authorities having mid interpreted parts of the obligations in the EEA agreement for many years. Seems authorities have been denying export of certain cash benefits which could in fact be lawfully exported.

    We have subzero temperatures, luckily no snow yet. It’s time for the warmer scents on a daily basis now.

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  11. Today it is CSP Vanille Cafe, which was a recent blind buy from Beautyhabit. It’s quite woodier, less coffee, and less sweet than I expected, but not terrible.

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  12. Hi to you all. Wednesday morning and I am wearing Aromatics Elixir body lotion . I seem to have thunked my small bottle . Greg I like your idea of choosing 7 bottles to use . I have found that space is very limited so I am going to box up my collection again until January. I will select just 10 bottles to use over the next 6 weeks. I need the 2 tables for my Christmas decorating. I will let you know the lucky 10 later tonight.

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      • Well folks , here in Ballarat Winter is digging in! As I sit in bed writing this post , I am in flannel sheets and flannel pjs! In NOVEMBER . And I have the heating on! Usually at this time of year I am complaining of the heat Work begins at 2.30 today instead of 4 as a new roster struct begins. I will wear vintage Crabtree / Evelyn Gardenia to elicit some sunshine . I will let you know my Special Ten tonight

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  13. Yesterday /i had on one of my favourite vetivers: MP&G Racine. I like the bitterness of the grapefruit opening in this, it’s quietly bracing. Today is Eau Sauvage Parfum, the only scent I’ve ever had a woman I didn’t know compliment me on. Sadly, it didn’t work today.

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  14. The first cold of the season is coming on, which is just charming when your job requires you to sing. I’m wearing Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita! today. That blast of pink pepper at the start helped clear the sinuses, at least momentarily. This is one of my no-brainer perfumes, I can wear it year round and compared to the original LL, it’s not really sweet so I find it quite versatile. (Plus I just love anything spicy.) In case the day gets away from me, tomorrow I plan on trying the new Arielle Shoshana Sunday, I received my Kickstarter travel spray yesterday.

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  15. It started snowing last night. And, it is still snowing now 😒. This is disgusting and far too early. Apparently we will have wind chills as well. -13C. Seriously? This is early November 🥶
    Wearing PG Indochine to conjure up some warm, sweet spiciness. It’s delectable.

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  16. SOTD Chanel Gardenia. Sadly my sister won’t have the chance to go to London this month, so no chance of getting hold of a Tauer perfume without all the extra taxes and fees when ordering from Germany. So far I’m holding back. Also, my uncle’s American relatives seem to have changed their minds and maybe won’t come before next year, so no perfume mules for now.. Still craving something new, so will have to go to one of the local niche shops again.

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  17. Today I’m wearing Les Nez Turtle Vetiver Front. I honestly think that this is possibly the most stupid name of any fragrance, up there with the worst that Smell Bent can dream up. It’s lucky that I like this one, because I jerked applying the splash bottle and ended up applying about ten times what I intended.

    Tonight we are going to see John Butler at the local Blues and Roots Festival, so I’ll be wearing blue jeans and putting on something with a hefty root-y smell: Dior Homme Intense.

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  18. Tried the Arielle Shoshana Sunday today. It’s inspired by matcha horchata and I totally get that. Something in the far dry down was a little off for me, will need to try again. Switched to SJP Stash for the evening, heading out to a very cold high school football playoff game. If they win tonight they go to the championship. Don’t tell my son but I’m secretly hoping for a loss…

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    • I received my travel spray of AS Sunday this week, and I’m still trying to decide how much I like it. Something in the top isn’t my favorite, but then I get whiffs during the drydown that I quite enjoy. Perhaps it will be an acquired taste. Her Saturday was too fruity for me initially and now I enjoy it. I have to give Arielle Shoshana credit, Sunday is very unique, there is nothing quite like it.

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  19. The warm weather is back and I’m spending the day veging out at cafes and pubs listening to blues music. Got Chanel Pour Monsieur on, but will probably spray something else for tonight’s jam session.

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  20. I am wearing SL Five o’clock au Gingembre again. It has been snowing lightly, but nothing like in Tromsø and surrounding areas.Yesterday’s SOTE was Ambre des Merveilles, such an easy scent to wear. Light enough for the office, too.

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      • I have received 4 , yes FOUR comments regarding my choice of perfume today. Must be a record. All were positive. 3 women and a bloke. The man was in my favourite lunch spot and 3 women in different shops. By the way one of the shopskeepers gave me some devastating news! Crabtree/ Evelyn has gone under!!!! I usually buy my NOEL candies from her. Fortunately she has some left over from last year in the dodgy ‘Retro’ packaging

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