SOTD 25.11 – 1.12.2019

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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 25.11 – 1.12.2019

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

273 thoughts on “SOTD 25.11 – 1.12.2019

  1. Kathleen and I were recently discussing how different we are with our fragrance collection in that she hardly thinks whereas I am constantly thunking. She asked if we ever did a Saturday question on this subject. Have we, Portia? I said NO but I could be wrong. If we do in the future it was her brilliant idea 😂. I for one am curious as to everyone else’s answer. I for one have thunked maybe close to 400 bottles. My parents even more!!!

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  2. Close to 3 30 AM and I am wide awake! There is a dog barking very loudly and I am feeling lonely. On a happier note , I am thrilled with my new hair colour I have given myself a spritz of Cabochard in hopes it will help me get some more sleep!

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  3. Testing Amyris on one hand, Valentino Donna on the other and wearing Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia on my wrist from a generous APJer. I am really loving the Gardenia and might just wear it all week.

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  4. I am going to bed in a cloud of Theorema. Having so much trouble sleeping these days, and it did not become better after receiving news that my application for further intensive physical rehabilitation has been turned down. This leaves me with only the twice weekly sessions with my physiotherapist and I’ll be pretty much isolated at home during winter, I just don’t have the strength yet to handle the icy pavements in a safe way. Haven’t even walked 5000 steps each day, which does seem like a fair goal given my current limitations.

    I did take advantage of the special offer from StC on Friday, so finally getting a decant of Equistrius (and a couple of other things), so looking forward to getting the small decant, have already had and thunked several samples. And now I really don’t have to take a second look at all the Black Week/Black Friday offers!

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  5. Nothing yesterday. I was up to my elbows mucking out an old fish tank and setting it up for re-purposing. Lots of vinegar, bleach, dirty water, scrubbing and so on, so I didn’t think it fair to ask a fragrance to compete with all that.

    Today I applied some of my Floid Vigoroso After Shave This is an under-rated gem; soft, woody, spicy and powdery, and costs bugger-all.

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      • It’s a stone-cold classic of the genre Brigitte. It’s a Spanish product and has been around since 1932. I first came across it on the Badger and Blade site, where it was the favourite of all the serious shaving nerds, so I thought it had to be worth a try, especially when I found out how cheap it is.

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        • It sounds fantastic and something I would not be afraid to wear myself. I don’t shy away from masculine fragrances. Sometimes those old recipes from old houses that are tried and true really are amazing. We are often lured by the new and shiny that we forget old classics.

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  6. Snow day and office closed! Over a foot of snow and still falling. I’m still in my robe drinking pumpkin coffee. This will be a good perfume sampling day for me. Starting with Chopard Casmir, beautiful fruity vanilla on a cold morning.

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  7. Guerlain AA Mandarine Basilic today. Managed to get out of the door earlier than usual, so my cleaning lady could do her job. I left her a few Y. Rocher products and a scented hand cream from L’Occitane for her upcoming birthday and it seems she was happy with that scented surprise, so that’s nice.

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  8. I had an awful day yesterday ( Tuesday) . Agoraphobia crept up on me . I tried to leave the house about 10 times but each time I began to panic and cry. I haven’t experienced this for quite a few years so it really shocked me. No perfume yesterday. This morning ( Wednesday) I am feeling less overwhelmed Wearing Loccitaine Cherry Blossom

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  9. Areej de Dore Plumeria de Orris this morning. Thought I’d love it, but I don’t and it lasts and lasts and lasts. Finally, this evening I covered the remnants with Rogue Perfumery Chypre-Siam. I think he used the name Rogue because he ignores IFRA restrictions. Chypre-Siam has a ton of oakmoss in it. It’s very very good. From what I can gather, he uses his favorite vintage perfumes as inspiration for his creations.

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    • I sampled all of the Rogue Perfumery fragrances and they were all very well done. I especially enjoyed the tuberose in Flos Mortis and Champs Lunaires, and I’m usually not a big tuberose fan. Yes, he ignores IFRA restrictions and uses vintages as inspiration. Very impressive perfumer in my mind.

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  10. Yesterday after Casmir, I wore Roja Dove Enslaved while out snowshoeing. What else to do on a snow day!? Then I wore Chanel Gardenia for happy hour with friends. Guerlain Vol de Nuit EDT to bed. Such a fabulous day!
    This morning,
    Vintage Santa Maria Novella Melograno, how I love this! Beautiful vintage style powdery soapy floral. I am seriously considering a FB of the current formulation hoping it will be similar.

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      • I am considering a blind buy of the current Melograno for my self-purchased Christmas gift from husband! I can’t imagine it will be beautiful as well. Perhaps not as beautiful as the vintage but if it resembles it I will be thrilled. The price of the current bottles are quite reasonable, looks like there is a shop in NYC from the website so no EU purchase needed.

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  11. Patchouli oil straight up…. for yoga class tonight.

    I also added some extra patchouli oil to my Mistral Patchouli because for me it wasn’t enough 😳😳

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  12. More tank mucking around on Wednesday including, sadly, a dead cardinalfish. It’s hard to replicate ocean conditions in the home, especially when you are throwing medications into the mix, so you do lose some along the way, but it’s never nice when it happens. Still, I have my tanks where I want them now, they look 100% better and I can now streamline my maintenance process to make it a lot easier.

    To get back on topic, I wore Jour d’Hermès. This is supposed to be a feminine scent but, in the hot weather, I think the grapefruit and white florals is very easy to wear, and entirely unisex.

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    • Salt water fish tanks and fish are gorgeous! We had one many years ago, and I understand the amount of work involved with maintenance and taking care of all the fish and critters. We enjoyed it a lot, it was just difficult finding someone to take care of it when we traveled.

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      • Good morning all . Yesterday was a good day! Some of my divorce money is in my bank. Now I need to find a good place to invest it. I did take out a couple bucks to do some retail therapy. I bought myself 2 30 ml bottle bottles of Lou Lou for $30 each so Winter sorted for a few more years. I also grabbed a bottle of the latest EA Green Tea range named Pomegranate!!! Sadly there was only one bottle available but if I see anymore I will purchase . It is my long shift today so I am going to wear CN Soul

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  13. R&R today with some visitors and a party tonight. I’ve got Otto Kern Cycle on. I really like this. It smells sort of old-fashioned, but is a very good green scent with a mint note that sticks around, for a change. Cute bottle design, with a gear shifter include in the cap. Yet another discontinued gem, and very hard to find these days.

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  14. This entire thread has me thinking about starting Xmas baking. I hope I have time this year 😬. I think I’ll make the marzipan this weekend. Maybe the dough for Linzer cookies. Yikes, it’s almost December 😳

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  15. Not Thanksgiving but we had a party last night, a combination of birthday and a moving house. I did a roast with a twist: roasted sausages over root vegetables. Potato, carrot, parsnip, beetroot, sweet potato and beetroot. As they roast, the cooking juices from the snags drizzle over them. Easy and yum.

    Today I’ve got Polo on, the green bottle one. This is a pretty heavy, piney scent, probably a bit of an acquired taste.

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    • Greg, have you ever smelled or worn any of the Polo’s in the black bottle? I think there are three of them. I was at the gym a while ago and one of the members smelled fantastic. I asked him what he was wearing and he said Polo, in the black bottle. I can’t figure out which one it was. I’d love to get some for myself. It was a warm, spicy, a tiny bit sweet and slightly powdery. The note I could smell the most was cinnamon, and I adore cinnamon in a winter type fragrance.
      Any ideas?

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      • Hi Marcella. I have Polo Double Black, which would definitely be a cool weather fragrance for me. I don’t think that’s the one you’re thinking of though. PDB smells predominantly of coffee to me, and a very nice coffee at that.

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    • Your roast sounds wonderful Greg, I need to try that recipe.
      And you are smelling wonderful in your Polo in the green bottle. I have a friend that has been wearing that as his signature scent since the 80s. He always smells fantastic!

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  16. Wearing Mandarin Basilic again, the weather is dreary and I feel out of sorts, but happy to have scored Christmas napkins at a reduced price and found some nice Christmas cards too. Now, if only I can get the cards out in time for Christmas this year, that usually does not happen with more than half of them.

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  17. Enjoying my Zoologist samples today – Panda and Beaver are highlights, Civet is definitely interesting but Hyrax I’m not so sure about this one.

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    • Aaannddd that possibility is still open as one of them stole some sprays of it this morning. If it’s liked it will be ” borrowed”. That’s how we roll Chez Marzipan.

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  18. Palate cleanse in Green Tea. I have been up since 3am. Our fur baby fell asleep on top of Mr Marzipan’s head and literally pushed him off his pillow. When he started to snore she ran out of the room and began meowing at youngest’s bedroom door. I got up to hush her and keep her company.
    I went food shopping, gased up two cars, went to two banks, the post office and the pharmacy. Now I am in bed LOL 😂

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    • Whirling Dervish today. That’s the way to do it, crazy burst of activity followed by some serious lying down to get over the shock. I’m still out doing stuff and waiting for hubby to be dropped off after his day at college. Almost like being back at Mammy’s Taxi Service again😃

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  19. I just realized I’ve been forgetting to post my fragrances. Too busy chatting about Xmas baking. Oops. So, for those of you busting to know (and I’m sure there are legions of you 🙄) it’s been a Pierre Guillaume week! Felanilla, l’Ombre Fauve, Coze, Indochine and Aomassai.
    I think next week I might stick with Malle. Less thinking and deciding to do!

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  20. Got the rare Bally Masculin on today. This is principally a lavender scent with a hint of vetiver; I don’t get much of the anise that’s supposed to be there, just a very smooth and civilised scent.

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  21. Tonka Imperiale from the PPP! Love it to death. I had the chance to try this a couple of weeks ago when I was at the Guerlain counter replacing my bottle of Cuir Beluga. I deliberately avoided it, suspecting that I would love it and then be faced with the decision of buying two Guerlain bottles. That would have been a stomach churning amount of cash to lay out. Good thing I left it alone. It would have jumped right into my shopping bag. On to the Xmas list it goes!

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  22. Wearing a mix of various essential oils blends as I packages them up for Christmas for my yoga teacher of 11 years. She uses them at the end of each class.

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  23. Wearing Brigitte’s Orris- Benzoin essential oil to run errands. This is fabulous! I have been wearing it a lot lately. Not sure yet what I will wear after it fades. I might put my hands on some samples that I want to thunk.

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  24. Another discontinued scent from my mini collection today: Brooksfield Men. This is a pretty good all-rounder: bit of bergamot, bit of lavender, bit of sweetness, bit of wood. One that you could wear all year round, but you’d nearly always reach for something more memorable.

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  25. Yesterday I had an iris day. Orris Noir for starters and then for going out last night I prettied it up with Iris Poudre. Today was Lys Mediteranee. This is lovely lily but doesn’t have great longevity on me, unusually for Malle. It’s only after 6.30 here but have just jumped into my cosy bed. Worn out with relatives😂

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