Very lazy Friday poll ~ SOTD

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Jessica is off today, so we're doing a very lazy poll: tell us your scent of the day. If you're so inclined, also tell us why you picked it.

We'll be back tomorrow with our usual lazy weekend poll.

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  1. relleric says:

    SOTD: L’Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme EDP

  2. PriscillaE says:

    SOTD is Florabotanica. I blind bought a .5 oz bottle for less than $10.00 on eBay, because it is listed as a green floral, which I love. I got it yesterday, so I thought I would try it. I like it so far, but it isn’t anywhere near as good as the Cristalle edp that I wore yesterday. Thank god for the availablility of cheap miniatures at online discounters and eBay.

  3. lucasai says:

    SotD is Nu_Be [2He] Helium. I just got a sample yesterday so I needed to give it a try.

    I’m off to Warsaw tomorrow morning, I’ll see you all after the weekend.

  4. orl says:

    SOTD: Comme des Garçons 2 Man

    • ringthing says:

      Great perfume! Those early CdGs are the best, especially 2 and 2Man.

  5. TheSnailsPajamas says:

    AC Orange Sanguine. It’s miserably cold over here so I needed a pick-me-up scent (actually lasts several hours on me).

    • AnnieA says:

      Orange Sanguine always cheers me up too. Their colognes do last longer than expected, don’t they?

  6. Dilana says:

    Scent of the Day: Guerlain Coriolan. I haven’t the faintest idea why I picked it.

    • relleric says:

      I almost wore this today instead of the L’Instant Pour Homme EDP, thought it might be a bit much later in the day when I went to workout at the gym…

      • Dilana says:

        I must say I was less fond of this when I sniffed it last a few weeks ago. Perhaps this is a cent perfect for cool weather.

  7. Janice says:

    I’m wearing Aftelier Cuir de Gardinia, which I ordered after reading Angela’s review. I got both the liquid and solid samples—wore the liquid yesterday when it arrived and the solid today, and I think I slightly prefer the solid. It seems both subtler and longer lasting, which seems like a contradiction.

    • nozknoz says:

      Good to know. It sounds like such an interesting perfume. Are you enjoying it?

  8. missionista says:

    SOTD is Diptyque’s Vetyverio. I know it hasn’t gotten a lot of love, but somehow it works well on me and the vetiver really comes through. It lasts for ages also.

    • C.H. says:

      Oh, I will send some love to Vetyverio! I think it’s such a -pretty- vetiver, which is nice to have!

      • nancyg says:

        me too – I love it and wear it at least once a week…

  9. Abyss says:

    SOTD is Ambre Narguilé because I wanted something cosy and it’s been ages since I last wore it.

    • Dixie says:

      Nice choice!

    • Julia says:

      I’m also wearing Ambre Narguile. A cold front blew in down here overnight. The a/c was running when I went to bed, now it’s in the low 40′s.

      • Abyss says:

        Yay, a scent twin! :D

  10. Dixie says:

    Wearing ELDO Sex Pistols. My husband LOVED it the first time I wore it. Today he was like “it’s ok”. Guess I won’t buy a flu bottle of this one!

  11. fleurdelys says:

    Couldn’t manage anything more today than a dusting of vintage Emeraude talc – because I’m lazy!

  12. Satsuma says:

    SOTD is Eau Duelle, Diptyque. Not too sweet with just that hint of smokiness. I’d normally wear my beloved Mitsouko in this weather, but ever since I’m pregnant it feels overpowering *sigh*.

    • ringthing says:

      Hormones really can skew your sense of smell, but it will go back to normal eventually. Eau Duelle is lovely, I slammed through a decant in record time.

    • SuddenlyInexplicably says:

      That happened to me too when I was pregnant. My sense of smell changed, and I couldn’t take perfume or the smell of cooked meat, etc. Until then I was wearing Magie Noire–sort of like Mitsouko. Don’t worry you will get your sense of smell back. For me, I even didn’t want to wear perfume when I had little babies because I wanted to smell their natural smells and I wanted them to smell my natural smells. Best wishes to you!

    • Julia says:

      When I was newly pregnant I took a trip to DC and I could smell the diet coke two rows back.

  13. ringthing says:

    Sotd is Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax. I dug out my decant of this yesterday and it smelled so good I put it on again today. Les Nereides has changed the name of this one to just Opoponax; anyone know if the formula has been changed, too? I’m seriously considering a full bottle. Thanks in advance :)

    • Laurels says:

      Oh, I like that one too. From what I’ve read, they only changed the name, but I’ve only tried it under the new name, so can’t compare.

  14. AnnieA says:

    Wearing Cuir de Lancome now. Tried out Ysatis earlier this morning, a punch-in-the-nose floral. Ow.

    • HemlockSillage says:

      Cuir de Lancôme is a perfect fall choice. Floral leather at its very best. Every time I wear it, I wonder why I don’t reach for it more often! It deserves more skin time :D

  15. egabbert says:

    It’s cold and snowy in Colorado so I’m breaking out the big amber guns. Wore Alahine yesterday and dabbed on a little Ambre Russe this a.m.

    • nozknoz says:

      Yes, it’s time!

  16. solanace says:

    Nez à Nez Marron Chic, because it’s rainy, and this one never fails to warm me up. I just love the iris-cocoa combo. And it lasts forever, which makes it perfect on a work day.

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Iris Poudre, because it’s practically my signature scent now.

  18. libberation says:

    Agent Provocateur with YSL Parisienne layered over to lighten it up a little. Just craving roses to counter out the bleak November day we are having here.

    • Dilana says:

      That sounds seriously flirty.

      • libberation says:

        It can be pretty heady stuff! I work today so I’ve just got one spray each on. Strangely enough AP is a comfort scent for me despite its racy rep. My mother had a sachet that smelled just like it that she kept in her dresser when I was a child :)

  19. sweetgrass says:

    My SOTD is L’Artisan Voleur de Roses. Didn’t have a really great reason for picking it today, the decant was just sitting on the shelf and I hadn’t used it in a while.

    • morgana says:

      I wore Voleur de Roses for the last two days, and it worked so well with the rainy weather.

  20. raluca says:

    I had two decants with me, Hilde Soliani Fragola Salaata for beating the low sky and fog and CB I Hate perfume In the summer kitchen for the melancholy (it smells quite similar to Winter 1979). I reapply them alternatively…

  21. nozknoz says:

    Nothing yet today. Yesterday it was BK Musk Oud, because I had just received the sample. I was surprised to find it was basically a rose oud. It smells good; however, I already own BK Rose Oud (an ebay find of a discounted bottle without the box). I put that on later for comparison. I prefer Rose Oud for Calice Becker’s airy, balanced approach to the rose oud theme. Musk Oud (Alberto Morillas) is warmer and spicier, so it will suit other tastes. Yes, very expensive, but I was hoping to really love it and have an excuse to acquire the gold travel atomizer.

    • nozknoz says:

      Oh, in general how I pick my SOTD is: new samples, enticing reviews or interesting reader comments, whatever catches my eye, or feeling like I need a certain kind of perfume to match the weather or my mood. It is also conditioned by whether or not I’ll be around other people. Sometimes I decide to explore perfumes by a particular nose or brand, or particular notes or themes.

  22. ladymurasaki says:

    SOTD was Roja Dove Gardenia. SOTE is vintage Shiseido Feminite du Bois.

    • nozknoz says:

      I wore vintage FdB recently and was struck by how deeply unusual it is (or was at the time), and how similar it is to Bois de Violette. Of course, I’d read that it was the basis for many subsequent SLs, but it’s amazing to experience it after trying all the others first.

      How do you like it compared with other SLs?

      • ladymurasaki says:

        I love them both, nozknoz, but I do think the Shiseido version is more refined and richer.

  23. Omega says:

    Hypnotic Poison Elixir. Haven’t worn it in a while and I am thinking to swap or sell what’s left of my 30 ml bottle…so thought I’d get in a couple sprays.

  24. hajusuuri says:

    SOTD = Dior Mitzah plus Le Labo Vanille 44. I love to layer and Vanille 44 is just so cozy and goes well with a many of my fall /winter fragrances!

    • C.H. says:

      Oh, smart–I am completely in love with Vanille 44, but it disappears heartbreakingly fast from my skin. Do you find that layering gives it more longevity (in addition of course to the added depth/dimension)?

      • hajusuuri says:

        Hi C.H.

        Vanille 44 actually stays all day on me when I wear it alone (4 sprays = ~ 10-12 hours). Try spraying over your head so it covers more surface . When I layer, I use 2 sprays and it absolutely adds depth and dimension as you described!

        • C.H. says:

          Oh, thank you for the suggestion! Yes surface area, plus somehow my hair seems to hold scent longer than my skin (maybe a matter of less body heat?)–I’ll def have to try that with Vanille 44.

  25. Squirrely says:

    Hiris. Work clothes today were an attempt at French chic, and what better than this subtle, deceptively simply creation?

    • C.H. says:

      Ooh love this all around–it’s like the perfect answer to a Monday Mail query :)

  26. HemlockSillage says:

    SOTD is Prada Candy L’Eau. I wanted cosy benzoin, but soft because I was seeing a friend who is seven months pregnant. I didn’t want to burn her nostrils with something huge. It is powdery and pretty. I tend to under apply anyway.

    I really blew my choice Tuesday, though. I rebelled and wore MdO’s Oud to the office. A single spray, but it was huge, and got many comments. Mostly positive, but in a world where fragrance is frowned upon it was not my best choice. Eeek!

    • perthgirl says:

      Yay for fragrance rebellion! :-) I can (and do) wear whatever I want to work, so I feel rather sad for all of you who work in a perfume-free zone. Not only did you rebel, but you did it in style ;-)

  27. bastet says:

    SOTD is Chanel Egoiste. I bought it for my husband but love it so much myself that I’ll probably use it up before he gets around to trying it (he really isn’t interested in fragrance but will sometimes put some on if I remind him). This is the modern version, just purchased last month, but IMHO it still smells fabulous and lasts for hours too. Great for cloudy fall weather!

    • Marjorie Rose says:

      Love Egoiste. Fine on a fella, but it makes me very happy to wear it myself!

  28. chandler_b says:

    Its still 70 degrees in Georgia right now so I’m unfortunately still stuck wearing light summery scents 6 days from Thanksgiving :(
    SOTD is Terre D’Hermes.

  29. nancyg says:

    SOtD Aromatics Elixir – because I always wear it on Fridays.

    • HemlockSillage says:

      You smell fabulous! I noticed a wonderfully balsamic, woodsy yet clean scent on a client yesterday, and asked what she was wearing. It was Aromatics Elixir :D

  30. D.D. Jackson says:

    SOtD: Givenchy Organza Indecence, ’cause that’s the way we roll sometimes lol.

    How do I selectit? My GSD, Zena, is my “nose” — that’s ‘German Shepherd Dog’, not ‘Guerlain Spiritueuse Double (Vanille)’. If her ears perk up, she wags her tail and takes a moment to closely sniff my wrist, I have a winner; if she can’t be bother to react, it’s a loser.

    She is indifferent to Allure Homme and Boucheron Pour Homme, confused by Kouros but *loves* Organza Indecence.

    I either wear it layered with a masculine juice to mute it a little for dancing or by itself at home when I want the house to smell as it would with a woman at home.

    Cheers to all from a rainy New Orleans

    • poodle says:

      I think it’s fabulous that Zena helps you pick perfumes.

      • D.D. Jackson says:

        That seems quite natural…

    • kindcrow says:

      Oh, what a nice way to choose your fragrance!

    • nozknoz says:

      Delightful, D. D.!

  31. scentfromabove says:

    Today I am wearing Jo Malone “Blackberry and Bay”. I chose that one because it is Friday, which is casual day at my school (I am a school counselor). So, it is a clean, yet laid-back fragrance. My other fragrances may be too sophisticated for jeans.

    • Dilana says:

      Somewhere, there is a country song in your choices.
      “Her jeans were from Paris Texas but her perfume was from Paris, France. My poor heart didn’t stand a chance.”

      I don’t put truffles on my burgers, or perfume myself to be too fancy for my jeans. I’m just a country gal who says what I mean and I got a fancy for you.”

    • C.H. says:

      Me too! Realized recently that I’d barely made a dent in the body wash and cream I received as Christmas present last year, and maybe it was time to stop hoarding! Am enjoying using it more freely :)

  32. PekeFan says:

    My SOTD is Chanel 22. I flew to Chicago today to attend a conference and brought a decant with me. It is one of the few non-eau de cologne fragrances I have been able to wear for the past few months. Everything seems to give me a headache or make me nauseous.

  33. Lise says:

    I am wearing Le Parfum de Therese today. Bright and uplifting on a dark november day. Have a nice weekend you good smelling people!

    • nozknoz says:

      LPdT is a great idea!

  34. KateReed says:

    SOTD is J’Adore…mainly because I have a sample. I don’t like it. There’s nothing wrong with it, it does smell good…I just don’t like it. Yesterday was a sample of Tom Ford’s Black Orchid though, and it was really nice. I’m considering getting some. I’m out of nearly everything, I have like…a few drops of Pacifica’s Persian Rose and a teeny bit of two different Smell Bent Frankensmellies. Stupid money problems! But nearly Christmas bonus and then tax (hopefully) refund time, so I guess I might have perfume money again one day soon.

    Speaking of, anyone know where I can get a (small) bottle of Cartier De Lune for a halfway decent price? It’s disappeared from the US Cartier website and isn’t at Sephora or Ulta anymore, but isn’t at Strawberrynet yet (and I have no idea what my Fragrantica password is.)

    • galbanumgal says:

      Pretty sure I’ve seen that one at Beauty Encounter.

  35. perthgirl says:

    SOTD Ferre, as I was comparing it to Iris Poudre. They are rather similar, and I think I may be tried for treason for this, but I think I prefer Ferre! :-/ (and it’s about a sixth of the price…)

  36. kindcrow says:

    SOTD is Vaniglia del Madagascar by i Profumi di Firenze. I chose it because, well, it’s the only thing that has interested me each morning for a while.

    I just ordered the Rose Jam perfume!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • sweetgrass says:

      I’m glad you mentioned that. I had almost forgotten! I just got mine too, along with a bottle of Sikkim Girls (finally!)

    • hajusuuri says:

      So did I…Rose Jam Perfume, Snowcake (I keep thinking SnowCap) Perfume and a tiny bottle of Sun.

    • HemlockSillage says:


      Thank you for mentioning Rose Jam perfume. I love the bubbleroon and body wash, and had wished for a perfume of the scent. I will either hunt it down at my local shop today, or order it. Yea!!! Snoopy happy dance!! :D

  37. bowbat says:

    SOTD is Botrytis, as it’s been every day since I bought it. Possible signature scent, but it either doesn’t last long on me or I stop being able to smell it. I do love it, though.

    House SOTD are the three scents in the new Diptyque Holiday Coffret – Pomander is going in my kitchen, Opopanax in my entryway, and Feu de Bois here in the family room. My house smells gloriously like the holiday season, even though it’s a balmy 84 in my part of Florida today.

  38. Merlin says:

    I didn’t wear perfume as I took a trip out to try some Montale perfumes. Unfortunately they didn’t have testers of Black oud, White Oud or Crystal Flowers:( I did however try Greedy Chocolate which I’m not sure I prefer to Amour de Cacoa; perhaps it’s a little richer, which actually would make me prefer the A de C. Also I tried Oud Queen Rose, Deep Rose and Oud Amber Rose. The middle one is pretty but the last somehow too opulent. I also tried a touch of Red Oud on my finger and my nose has been returning to that one all day!

    • Laurels says:

      Merlin, were you the one asking a couple of weeks ago about treatments for weak nails? (I am way behind on reading perfume blogs.) If so, have you tried a biotin supplement? I take one 1000 mcg tablet daily, and it seems to do the trick. It’s a B vitamin, recommended by my mother’s doctor.

      • Merlin says:

        Hi Laurel, yes it was me. I do have B supplements but never knew they were good for nails too. Now I’ll be more motivated to take them:)

  39. peacecat30 says:

    Today I wore L de Lolita Lempika for it’s creamy cinnamon coziness. Perfect for a dreary Friday, like being wrapped in a snuggly blanket.

    • Laurels says:

      Me too! Money’s a bit tight, so I think it’ll be my Christmas present. That bottle is delightful, and looks like it has my monogram.

  40. Calypso says:

    SOTD for me was Ormonde Jayne Woman. We had a 30 degree temperature drop over the last few days and it was rainy and dreary and I picked this because it seemed to suit the weather and be rather cozy.

    I did get a carded sample recently of Amouage Fate and have been wearing it almost non-stop since I got it. It’s very individual and striking but I’ve about decided it’s just too sweet overall. Too bad.

    • Marjorie Rose says:

      Tried Fate yesterday and liked it fine, but it settled into a basic incense after a couple nice hours on me. I wish I got more of the powder folks talk about!

  41. dominika says:

    SOTD: Avon Far Away… a nice little powdery number :)

  42. Nightingale says:

    SOTD: Cartier Basier Vole. I have a sample of the EdP. I had never tried a lily scent…kind of strong at first but mellowed. I liked how it turned powdery as the day went on.

  43. mough says:

    SOTD: I found a bottle of my mom’s Bellodgia. It smelled so rich and warm on her, decades ago, but this seemed thin and a little artificial. It’s the bubbly glass bottle. I think this was given to her in the 90s but I suspect it’s a reformulation. It was a disappointment. Maybe I should try looking for some vintage. Easy to find?

    SOTE: After five straight days of dealing with two lawyers who hate one another, and a syndicate of 5 doctors who want to buy my ranch (for a song) I inherited but can’t afford, I think we have a deal. But painful! Pages and pages of contracts and disclosures. My lawyer barks and has a hairy nose. I have a headache and so will take a bath and put on something outrageously expensive to celebrate tomorrow morning’s initial/final paperwork: Diagilev! Or Beloved. God help me.

    • nozknoz says:

      Bellodgia must have been the most popular Caron at one time. There is a lot of it on ebay, including the rectangular Baccarat bottles in the thick white boxes. The older stuff really is great!

      So sorry about the lawyers, doctors and selling the ranch. This definitely merits Diaghilev or Beloved!

    • L says:

      “My lawyer barks and has a hairy nose.”

      Oh! You made me laugh with that one! I hope you’ll feel at peace when it’s all over.

      • Merlin says:

        Yes, I love that description; it seems to say it all!

  44. Meg says:

    SOTD is Dzing! because it’s so gosh darn awesome, even if I don’t know when I put it on whether it will be a “spiced fig and woods” day or “manure, leather, and caramel” one.

    • nozknoz says:

      I seem to forget about it for months, and then am amazed all over again by how good it is when I do wear it. Nearly every day is potentially a Dzing! day!

      • Meg says:

        I agree! I’m just a bit obsessed lately. :)

  45. Subhuman says:

    SotD is Serge’s Borneo 1834. It’s my first Serge (!), and it’s divine. I love a smooth, peppery patchouli, and I adore dark chocolate, and I really didn’t think Borneo would live up to to my expectations…but it did, and then some. Fascinating, addictive scent. I need a bottle in my life. (Damn Paris exlusives!)

  46. kate says:

    Today I’m wearing Lush “Dirty” – its so lovely – very long lasting on me and so clean and fresh smelling – love it!!

    • Merlin says:

      My brother is going to London next month and I’m going to try have this one sent to his hotel. Or is there a branch there that stocks the exclusives? I have Dirty in soap form and it is my favourite of all their soaps! Does the perfume smell exactly like the soap? I am really excited about this one:)

      • kate says:

        Hi Merliln – the “perfume” smells BETTER than the soap!! It is truly lovely – If your brother is in central London they have a large store on 123 Kings Road – London – which is the Fulham part of London. They would have a good selection of LUSH there. I believe that their exclusive range of fragrance is mostly online – but if I were in London (I live about 200 miles away in the depths of the Welsh countryside) I would def go and check it out. There’s also another branch at 115, Buckingham Palace Rd – really central. Hope he enjoys the trip!!

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