SOTD: Tuesday, 31st August, 2021

hednic

Well-known member
Oct 25, 2007
Mafiosi by Eternal Gentleman




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kewart

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Jan 9, 2006
Good morning!
Our Basenotes robot has excellent choice today.

How are you finding the Pacifica scents, Teardrop?
My favourite of the line is the Mediterranean Fig.

Sending hugs to Quarry. I have had one of those tubes up the
derriere and can totally sympathise. Rest up and feel better soon.

I am wearing Hypnotic Poison today.
 

teardrop

Well-known member
Sep 1, 2010
kewart, so far l'm finding them pleasant, uncomplicated scents that are probably good ones to wear when you want something un-challenging, & just want to smell nice. That sounds like damning with faint praise, doesn't it? But l do like these kinds of beachy, summery fragrances, & l enjoyed Mediterranean Fig when l tried it the other day.
 

tdem1961

I smell something…
Basenotes Plus
Jun 19, 2005
Hello and best to everyone. Gentle hugs to our Quarry and whoever else could use them.
Teardrop, have a great day off! I’ve enjoyed a couple of Pacifica scents - Tahitian Gardenia is lovely.

Chanel No 19 Poudré today.
 

JON RODGERS

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Dec 5, 2007
Good afternoon all !. More positive vibes heading in Mrs Q's direction. Here's to a better day all round :smiley:


L'Artisan Parfumeur - Traversee Du Bosphore.


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Robin-in-FL

Well-known member
Jan 18, 2011
Samsara for today. Back to working from home. Still over a thousand people in my county hospitalized with COVID (out of 1.5 million so not as crazy as it sounds but bad) and they have not reported death count since beginning of June. So the office shut down again.
 

Cook.bot

Common Lackey
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
So jealous of all of you experiencing the turning of the seasons.

My New Orleans friends who stayed in place during the hurricane are now going to have to evacuate anyway, since the power grid for the entire city was destroyed and they'll be without electricity (and safe water in some places) for a month or even more. Life in that climate is just not feasible in those circumstances. When I lived there, I often thought with amazement about the people who settled that inhospitable place in the 18th and 19th centuries and how they managed to endure -- in floor-length petticoats, no less.

Still trudging through the heat here, and yearning to wear proper perfumes. Iskander by Parfum d'Empire kind of straddles the line, being a cologne style in EDP clothing. Enough pith & peel to keep it out of candy jar territory, enough chypre base to give it some heft. I'm going to need a backup of this by next summer.


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Cook.bot

Common Lackey
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
Going with a new arrival for this evening. Rogue Perfumery - Vetifleur
Completely blown away by this. I could never do it justice so ...
1. Read an expert opinion.
https://www.basenotes.net/ID26163750.html
2. Buy a bottle !. You won't be disappointed :thumbsup:


Ooo, I can't wait to try that. My favorite Rogue was the discontinued vetiver Le Canotier, so I'm really hoping that Vetifleur carries some its DNA.
 

Quarry

Doing the BN salute
Basenotes Plus
Aug 9, 2005
:kiss: teardrop, kewart, CwA, tdem, Jon, foxbins. Credit card never materialized. Can I blame it on the propofol? Ordered a new one with a bright yellow pattern so I can find it anywhere.

Yes, yes on the Vetifleur!

My New Orleans friends who stayed in place during the hurricane are now going to have to evacuate anyway, since the power grid for the entire city was destroyed and they'll be without electricity (and safe water in some places) for a month or even more. Life in that climate is just not feasible in those circumstances. When I lived there, I often thought with amazement about the people who settled that inhospitable place in the 18th and 19th centuries and how they managed to endure -- in floor-length petticoats, no less.
So well said. Have heard that our friends are okay and bugged out to stay in Mississippi.

Revisiting Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver from a sample. The first/last time I wore this was two years ago on a car ride back from Chicago with Spirit Rose. We had hit all the boutiques, Prada, Lalique, Hermes, Chanel. Since then I've been meaning to compare BAV with the semi-vintage Bel Ami I've bought since. Love 'em both, but original is best for me. Funny how they're entirely masculine and fit me so comfortably, yet I've worn feminine and unisex frags that were too manly for me.
 

ExtremeK

Some of my paths in life are dirt
Basenotes Plus
Jul 5, 2010
I’m really interested in Vetifleur, too. I’m taking Friday off, so, with the Monday Labor Day holiday, I’ll have a 4-day weekend during which I can order some samples.

I started the day in Tauer Les Années 25 BIS and am now wearing Narciso EDP (white cube) for a dinner out with a good friend.
 

Quarry

Doing the BN salute
Basenotes Plus
Aug 9, 2005
ExtremeK, I'm sure you're looking forward to that 4-day break and online shopping. I know, I know ... wish we could group up, shop and swap in person, rather than rely on online sampling. Matildaben is champing at the bit to get together, too.
I owe you a :kiss: for yesterday's post.

ETA
I found my charge card in my eyeglasses case on my desk! How the card slid in there will forever be a mystery.
 

jujy54

queen of the universe
Basenotes Plus
Jun 8, 2008
I can't believe tomorrow is September. Summer went by so fast! Miz Q, hope you've recovered from yesterday. It's sunny but cool here, and I'm wearing Bitter Peach.

As it happens, my favorite thing about the month of August is local peaches. Ohio Redhavens are the only peach I eat, and only in season. I'm a slicer rather than a biter, tho this evening I bit right into that fuzzy skin, standing over the sink, and letting the juice dribble down my chin. Aha! I thought, and donned peachy Mollie Parnis for my SOTN.

I've been subbing a HS ceramics class since last week. The teacher knows me and knows I know pottery, so rather than leave a plan, he let me loose on his classes. It is rewarding. . . and exhausting. I have about 100 students all told. We make pots, but I also assign writing and drawing prompts. After all, if each student made a bowl a day, poor M.B. would return to about 500 pots to load into a kiln. As it is,each student is making two pots; 200 pots is less daunting. It is a very interesting thing to teach something I know, r thought I knew. I never broke down the techniques and values of a pinch pot. I also never realized that describing how to make one can sound an awful lot like directing a porno movie. What can I say? "Touch the rim gently, then compress it." "You'll have to wait until it gets harder." "Some use a finger to get started, I prefer the thumb." All innocent, until some kid starts to laugh. . .
 

knit at nite

Well-known member
Sep 5, 2009
For this, the last day of August, I wore Mauboussin's gentle treasure Histoire D'eau.

Hope everyone stays safe in these hard times.
I await a future day when we can have a meet-up again, too. Was just thinking on this recently- 10 years since our BN New Orleans meetup on 11/11/11. wow.
 

Quarry

Doing the BN salute
Basenotes Plus
Aug 9, 2005
For this, the last day of August, I wore Mauboussin's gentle treasure Histoire D'eau.

Hope everyone stays safe in these hard times.
I await a future day when we can have a meet-up again, too. Was just thinking on this recently- 10 years since our BN New Orleans meetup on 11/11/11. wow.
Ten years. Color me wistful.
 

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