Scent of the day 5/22


Do share your scent of the day if you have a few minutes to kill! And tell me if you'd be interested in doing "coordinated" scent of the day polls — we could all try to wear something from the same brand, or everyone wear something new on the same day, or everyone wear something from the same fragrance family? If there is interest, I was thinking we could do one every Friday.

At the moment, all I'm wearing is a little 10 Corso Como Body Lotion.

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  1. 2rista says:

    I’m wearing Fleur de Liane by L’AP. It’s one of my warm weather staples. Light, pretty and quite long-lasting.

    • 2rista says:

      I love the idea of a coordinated SOTD poll. But my perfume repertoire is quite small so i’d be more of a spectator.

    • Robin says:

      They axed that one too, didn’t they? Hope you were able to stock up.

      • 2rista says:

        Yes to both. I bought a 100ml bottle for 40€ on the Beauté Privé website. It’s not going to last forever, but, though I do enjoy FdL, I’ll be able to live without it.

        • Robin says:

          And maybe it will come back as a limited edition, you never know.

  2. floragal says:

    Always have time to kill when it comes to fragrance!

    Today I’m wearing Ninfeo Mio which I love for the lavender note with citrus and touch of fig. But really its the lavender in this that is gorgeous.

    I love your idea for a coordinated scent of the day poll! I’m still quite new and may not be able to join in, but I can probably learn a ton and always enjoy the community aspect ;)
    Go for it!!

    • Robin says:

      Which reminds me, feels like we’re overdue for a new Annick Goutal?

    • Zazie says:

      I love Ninfeo Mio!
      It’s one of my favorite bed-time scents. To me it is all green-fig-vanilla! Somehow I never noticed the lavander, but it might be the reason I find it so relaxing! Must pay more attention next time!

      • floragal says:

        I’m so glad I wore this today as it makes me happy :)

        And it lasts and lasts on me!

  3. cologneluvr says:

    First, SOTD: BLACKBIRD MOTO OUD Eau de Parfum roll-on; a sheer, tarry, leather…very wearable for warmer weather.

    Second, NOT interested in the “coordinated” SOTD polls; but YES for posting SOTD everyday.

    • Robin says:

      I have not yet tried anything by Blackbird…another to add to the list.

      • cologneluvr says:

        I must admit, DO NOT waste your money on these, even though nice, the silage, projection and longevity are NOT worth the high-asking price; try for a sample or a decant exchange.

        • Robin says:

          Very good to know, thanks so much!

          • cologneluvr says:

            You’re VERY WELCOME!…glad I can help.

  4. thegoddessrena says:

    Coordinated polls seem like too much trouble–my mood may not want something that goes with the poll plus we would have to know in advance to plan ahead.

    SOTD–Tokyomilk Paradiso–sampling it but, while nice, isn’t full bottle worthy

    • Robin says:

      I keep meaning to go try her new line, Library of Flowers. She is prolific! Not so many new TokyoMilk scents lately though.

      • melissa says:

        I tried Linden and Honeycomb in an airport last month and found them mostly dull. The body products could be really lovely, though.

    • Ida says:

      Could you let us know what the Paradiso is like?

      • thegoddessrena says:

        It’s a soft, slightly sweet jasmine with mediocre longetivity–I don’t think it even made it to 6 hours and I have perfume-glue skin

  5. Zazie says:

    A la nuit!
    Great, but it didn’t last more than a few hours – so I’m basically scentless.

    I’d love the coordinated SOTD. And if it doesn’t fit one’s own mood…well, I’m sure the dissenters will be graciously included in the poll – I don’t think the perfume police will be tracking anyone down!
    (they are too busy at the IFRA HQ, choosing which ingredients to ban with!!!)

    • Robin says:

      Only a few hours?? Now I can’t remember but I think it does far better than that on me. We all need some of that Canvas primer stuff Angie reviewed.

      • Zazie says:

        All my SL florals (A la nuit, Tubereuse criminelle, and un lys) do not last more than a couple of hours on me. Indeed, I feel that their basenotes are really faint (except the vanilla in un lys), or so it seems to my nose. I would be so happy to have ALN or TC powered with a dashing “finale”, worthy of their dramatic opening!

        • Robin says:

          I wonder if you are anosmic to something (probably a musk) in the basenotes?

        • Merlin says:

          I get amazing longevity from TC, but had difficulties with A la Nuit. I Kept trying to put more on in the hopes of getting it to last longer. The result was an anathema to jasmine which I am still getting over. What happened was that for the first hour (or half an hour) it would suffocate me – and then it would disappear completely. I think I am anosmic to certain musks but given that none of the people I asked could smell it either – and that I have heard the complaint on line – I would say that it must be a musk in question that many people are anosmic to…

    • jaqsyd says:

      I’m wearing a la nuit today also. HOWEVER, I put it on at 9 am this morning and I’m still catching a breeze of it at 5:15.

  6. Cockatoo says:

    In transit at Doha airport. Amouage Opus IV on one wrist and Epic on the other. They didn’t have a tester of the one I really wanted to try, Opus III.

  7. lucasai says:

    I’m in new Olfactive Studio Ombre Indigo. I can tell this will be my favourite perfume from this brand.

    Coordinated sotd sounds fun but instead of opting for the same brand, same olfactive family or so I would opt for themes such as “perfume for sighseeing”, “perfume for a cruise” and so on…

    • happy888cat says:

      I like the idea of themes too! I am kind of excited about this already :P

    • songeuse says:

      I wouldn’t mind trying that one, I’ve liked what I’ve sampled from Olfactive Studio so far. Is the juice actually that blue color?

    • flannery says:

      Oh yea, glad you like this one, I have a decant of it coming and hope I find it as good as you do.

      Today’s SOTD for me is one of my top 3 scents, Mona di Orio’s gorgeous Tubereuse, sigh, it smells sooooo beautiful and just walking in the door dh stops and says ‘it’s your Tubereuse isn’t it? Give me a hit of it.’ So sillage is perfect and it lasts all day for me.

      • lucasai says:

        Hope you like it, I will be reviewing it a the beginning of June

      • Jonette says:

        Since I’ve fallen so hard for Carnal Flower, I want to sample some other tuberoses. This one is on my list, along with Fracas.

      • kindcrow says:

        Hee, hee. I like what your husband says :-)

  8. happy888cat says:

    Today I am sampling Nuxe’s Prodigieux Le Parfum. I am still contemplating if I should invest in a full bottle or if I should grab another back-up bottle of Terracotta Le Parfum (it is a LE after all right?).
    Has anyone tried Caudalie’s Parfum Divin?

    • Robin says:

      I have not yet tried any of the 3…had a very quick sniff of the TlP from the bottle, but they had no tester and would not even let me spray a blotter. Boo. Is it great?

      • happy888cat says:

        Thats mean! They honestly need to be more generous with fragrances.
        My Guerlain counter here is a bit funny too. Apparently they do not stock the TlP but has a tester bottle tucked away in a drawer. I didn’t see it till I asked about the fragrance. I ended up asking my friend in France to grab me a bottle.

        In terms of smell, well, I would say it’s actually quite different to Bronze Goddess despite the common notes. BG is much more creamy, coconuty and “glamorous”, whereas TlP is lighter, more floral and “poised”.

        Prodigieux Le Parfum so far, 3 hours in, has pretty much gone. The oil lasts longer ( I suppose it’s due to the property of oils). It smells very similar to the oil but the citrus becomes more obvious in time and is also sweeter.

        • Robin says:

          Many thanks for the description!

          All of my local Guerlain counters are weird. The makeup & skincare is well represented / stocked, the perfumes are like an afterthought, even the big seller La Petite Robe Noire.

      • Dilana says:

        What is TLP?

        • Robin says:

          Sorry, Terracotta Le Parfum.

        • nebbe says:

          I think it is Terracotta le Parfum.

          • nebbe says:

            Jinx ;)

      • AnnieA says:

        Have been pretty lucky with the Guerlain boutiques in both Toronto and Montreal. Was able to spritz away to my heart’s content and also had samples made up. Have bought at both places, the former being a phone order a couple of months later after I’d finished the sample.

    • kindcrow says:

      After reading numerous reviews, I blind-bought (yeah, bad idea) Nuxe’s Prodigieux Le Parfum … and WTF? Where are the rose, vanilla, and coconut milk? All of its positive notes are overwhelmed by something that is VERY “perfumey” and I am quite disappointed. I can tell that I am not a true perfumista and that there is something wrong with my nose. Most perfumes, regardless of their era, disappoint me because they have this overpowering generic scent. Perhaps it is some aspect of white flowers? Oh, well …

  9. egabbert says:

    My SOTM is biehl parfumkunstwerke gs03, from a sample — soapy orange blossom cologne. Nice, but not amazing.

    So far, you’ve been posting these early enough that I don’t necessarily have my SOTD picked out yet. So I could easily participate in a coordinated poll every now and again, might help me choose!

    • Robin says:

      Yes…would second nice but not amazing.

    • 2rista says:

      I had a sample too, but didn’t enjoy it. On me it was a kind of chemical orange blossom.

  10. Ida says:

    Gucci Rush (the red box). It was an attempt to lift my mood after only 2 1/2 hours sleep last night, but it wasn’t the right fit for the day. I need to be in a super optimistic mood – and not tired – to be able to carry it off. I would find “coordinated” scent polls fun! And as Zazie has said, if it doesn’t fit one’s mood OR if one doesn’t own something relevant, one can just sit it out.

    • Robin says:

      Ack, hope you will get a good nap later!

    • mayk says:

      RUSH just puts me in a good mood no matter what. A failsafe.

      • Ida says:

        It didn’t work this time, but usually does the same for me .

      • Lucy says:

        It always makes me feel like going to a club. I haven’t been to one in years, but to feel like I want to go is a good thing.

  11. The Bark says:

    I am wearing some Green Irish Tweed on a 70’s, overcast kind of day. The bottle just beckoned “come hither and stop ignoring me!” this morning.

    • Robin says:

      You know it’s bad when the bottles start talking back ;-)

  12. melissa says:

    Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude, chosen in anticipation of a hot bike ride into work. Coordinated SOTDs sound like a fun experiment to me. Then… we try to take over the world!

    • nebbe says:

      Haha! Now I have the “Pinky & the Brain” theme song in my head! Go Anamaniacs!
      (Definitely dating myself here. ..)

      • melissa says:

        Darling that’s not a dated reference, it’s a classic.

        • kindcrow says:

          Hear, hear! :-)

        • nebbe says:

          Ha! Wonderful! Now I know I am among friends :D

    • melissa says:

      And: topping off with Garnier Fructis Miracle Dry Oil at lunch, which is not very grown-up but is perfect for taking an imaginary beach break and giving my skin some love in an over-air-conditioned office.

      • kindcrow says:

        I’ve got some of the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil. It’s nice after a shower sometimes.

    • scentfromabove says:

      Love Sensuous Nude. It’s a great spring / summer fragrance.

  13. chandler_b says:

    My SOTD of is good old Eau Sauvage. Anyone ever layered it with anything? I think something neroli or orange with go good but I’m not sure.

    • AnnieA says:

      Maybe Orange Sanguine? Cheerful and uncomplicated.

      • chandler_b says:

        I totally forgot about that one! Now it’s on my list of potential scents to buy next time I get back up to Atlanta.

  14. sharviss says:

    SOTD is En Passant. I got very little sleep last night and am feeling (and looking) a bit haggard. I thought smelling pretty might be a good antidote!

  15. Janice says:

    SOTD is Equistrius… another iris.

    I love the idea of a coordinated poll.

  16. scentfromabove says:

    Robin, I love the idea! It’s like a “fragrance flash mob”! LOL!
    SOTD- Atlier Orange Sanguine. I just received a sample of it yesterday and it was my first time smelling it. Because I am a citrus lover, I knew this fragrance wouldn’t disappoint. And, it didn’t. As soon as I am up and about again, I will be on my way to purchase a FB.

    • Robin says:

      Hope you are better soon!

      • scentfromabove says:

        Awww, thanks. I have had a few minor setbacks, but I am on the road to recovery. I thank NST for helping me keep my mind sane and well informed on the wonderful world of fragrance. Reading the articles and the posts are truly the highlight of my day.

    • Jonette says:

      I truly love Orange Sanguine, but it disappears so fast from my skin! I have several samples and use them when I want to wear it, but I’m lucky if I get 15 minutes before it’s gone.

  17. Dilana says:

    Not into coordination. Although I know we are a group of people who know their own minds and are unafraid of this unusual interest, “coordinating” would be a little too much like conforming.

    Was awakened by thunder and lightening this morning and the atmosphere of day seemed to need a strong response so I am wearing Knize 10. Am hoping for summer to come in soon and make this the last day I can wear this full bodied scent.

  18. yukiej says:

    How is the 10 Corso Como body lotion? It sounds awfully tempting, and I do like the edp very much.

    L’Air du Desert Marocain, which I’ve worn at least half the days in the last couple weeks. Hoping for some rain to clear up the humidity around here!

    • Robin says:

      I loved it when I bought it, but this is an old bottle, I admit that it doesn’t smell as nice as it used to. Meantime, they’ve reformulated the perfume so can only assume the lotion is different too…won’t buy it again til I get a recent sample of the perfume. (Plus, it was a splurge to begin with…it’s awfully expensive for a lotion. Not sure I’ll ever replace it in any case)

      • yukiej says:

        I didn’t realize until today’s post that 10CC had been reformulated! I think there is a decent chance the only version I have tried is post-reformulation (I think I first tried it from a carded sample 2 or 3 years ago, tops!). I guess perhaps this is a good thing? :( At least I don’t know what I am missing out on.

        • Robin says:

          Seriously, nearly everything as old as 10CC has been reformulated.

  19. nebbe says:

    I spritzed on some of my Chanel Beige decant this morning. Participating in a presentation later this evening and wanted something ladylike and fresh.

    I like the coordinated idea, especially if the themes are open ended as lucasai’s suggestion above. And of course participation is optional :)

  20. foxbins says:

    MDCI Promesse de l”Aube today. Sweet peach, citrus, jasmine, vanilla and wood. I like it but it lasts about an hour on me and costs too much to justify a bottle.

    I don’t know about coordinated days–I tend to wear what moves me on a particular morning and might opt not to coordinate more often than not.

    • Jonette says:

      This is one I’ve been hoping to sample someday. I’ve been on a peach kick. But considering the price and the awareness of my perfume-eating skin, your experience is discouraging.

  21. songeuse says:

    Wearing L’Air du Temps EDP (same as yesterday)… somehow it seems to fit with the gorgeous weather we’ve been having here this week.

    Coordinated days once in a while could be fun!

  22. AnnieA says:

    Wearing BP’s PC01. Willing to give a spin to an “everyone in Chanel” day or the like.

  23. mayk says:

    LesNez Manoumalia. It’s humid as hell and storming here in NYC so some lush (and rotting) tropical blossoms seemed perfect…

    • perthgirl says:

      Sounds like my ideal Manoumalia weather too! :)

  24. Ida says:

    Coordination could just be an optional occasional fun thing. But as I live in East Africa, 8 hours ahead of EST, I’d miss out anyway, I guess. It’s late afternoon here by the time US folks get ready for work.

    • perthgirl says:

      *waving across big water from west australia* :-)
      same here. It’d have to be announced the day before to work well with so many timezones.
      I do like the idea, and maybe it could be a house, theme or something else so those with smaller collections could join in.

  25. Ericgmd says:

    This is true serendipity. Last night I was craving an oud scent and as it usually happens, most of them (M7, Le Labo Oud etc.) end up overwhelming me when I only need a “touch of oud”. So I remembered your review of 10 Corso Como which is not really an Oud scent but contains it in enough quantity. Since I’ve never smelled it, I went on their website and looked at the price. It seemed appropriate. However so comments about the reformulation of the original worried me. So my fingers took me to ebay where some sellers have 10 Corso Como for twice its price.
    Is there any truth to buying an older bottle? Is it worth pursuing the original pre-reformulation or is the current scent acceptable?
    It’s funny that all the effort I put into a not so much talked about scent last night coincided with you choosing to wear it today!

    • Robin says:

      I smelled a “new sample” a few years back, and thought it was ok but less sandalwoody and lighter on the oud. Would not be at all surprised if it’s been reformulated again since then…I will not be much help; if I was going to buy it now I’d get another new sample first to see what it’s like these days.

      And, always hard to tell with “vintage” — first of all, hard to know exactly which formulation you’re getting, & hard to know what its shelf life was. Might be great, but it’s a crapshoot.

      • perthgirl says:

        Ericgmd, for what it’s worth, I’d been wondering the same thing and looking at reviews and comments out there, seems the reformulation took a pretty hard hit due to the sandalwood/ifra etc. But I guess taking a gamble of buying a vintage on ebay would be the same as any other vintage frag- it’s all hit or miss. Just depends on how much $ one is willing to lose if it isn’t what you hoped. Good luck :)

        • Ericgmd says:

          Thank you so much for your reply. I am not brave enough nor do I have the means to risk $200 on a bottle that just claims pre-reformulation but no other info to make it more appealing thatn what the actual brand is currently selling!
          I guess this middle aged man will leave earth one day (hopefully not too soon) without experiencing a fragrance name 10 Corso Como. And I’m perfectly fine with that!
          Ebay “vultures” have a good life!

          • perthgirl says:

            I hear you- I decided the same thing. Just pretending it doesn’t exist :-)

      • Ericgmd says:

        Good advice.
        Thank you Robin.

  26. perthgirl says:

    Woke this morning to cool autumn day with pending rain and many chores and errands. Had wave of inspiration to dab on Bond no9 Broadway Nite to perk me up and it worked a treat. Tonight is cooler and wetter and have moved on to Chinatown. Rare for me to be on a Bond kick but it’s been perfect. (I also read that Chinatown and Dzing! layer well so I might try that later..)

    • egabbert says:

      Those are the two best Bonds.

      • perthgirl says:

        It’s been a BIIIG perfume day :)
        Good to hear that! :-) There are many I haven’t tried as I have no access and samples are pricey, but I do wonder if there are other gems in the range I may be missing- I’ve smelt a few very average ones too…

      • C.H. says:

        Oh, useful to hear you think so. I’ve only tried to smell a few, basically at random, and didn’t have great luck. I’ll have to go try those in particular. Thanks!

  27. hajusuuri says:

    SOTD = Aftelier Cuir de Gardenia

    This is a perfume oil first and foremost so my normal method of application (spray and walk into the mist) doesn’t work. What I did instead was apply to hair and I smell terrific!

    I like the idea of coordinated theme, olfactive family or even brands. I almost always pre-plan my SOTD the day before so this is right up my m.o.

  28. Squirrely says:

    SOTD is Crabtree & Evelyn’s Wisteria, but it’s 1:30 here and it’s almost of my skin entirely. Oh well, it’s one of those cheap thrill bottles from TJ Maxx that always makes me smile.

    I’m enjoying these like “check in” polls – they’re like open threads. I like the coordinated poll idea as well.

  29. Abyss says:

    I’m in full exam mode right now (3 down, 4 to go!) so perfume choices have been mostly lightly-applied subtle things that are unlikely to bother others. I sprayed some Sycomore this morning and then AG Duel as I was passing the counter this afternoon. Duel seems like a great tea scent, I’m surprised I haven’t tried it before.

    • perthgirl says:

      Good luck with your exams Abyss!

      • Robin says:

        Adding more good luck wishes!

      • Abyss says:

        Thank you both, I genuinely appreciate that!

  30. C.H. says:

    Love the idea of coordinated SOTD. Like bookclub. I think I’d actually be way more motivated to share mine if it came in a broader schema of thinking about/discussing perfume (sometimes I feel odd mentioning mine just to mention it!) Plus there are plenty of days when I’d be glad for some focus in selecting something to wear!

    Of course, I can also imagine some days I might just not be in the mood, but I assume there’ll be no public flogging for those who choose not to participate, or who dare to wear some thing “off topic” :) For that matter, it’d be just as interesting to me to hear from people about why they didn’t feel like wearing a particular note or fragrance family or house or whatever.

    • Robin says:

      Public floggings around here are pretty rare. And nobody, including me, stays on topic.

  31. Waldina80 says:

    Eek! I don’t know what to wear today! Perhaps will continue sotw with Noa Cacharel. Very comforting to me, and motherly. Probably not suited to me at all, but I do love it.
    Hope it relaxes me thru my final evening shift of the week….

  32. Mary Carol says:

    It’s a little bit cool where I am today, and I just felt like putting on some Les Nereides Opoponax, so I did that.

    A coordinated scent poll on Friday would be fun. People could join in if they are able, or if they chose not to, there would be other days to share their SOTD.

  33. rose pepper says:

    I like the idea of a coordinates or theme day. I am interested to see what other people choose for a particular theme (mood, event, etc.).

    Today I’m wearing Tocca Violette – it is easy to wear, springlike, and pretty. Any perfume with rose, violet, and bergamont is a winner for me!

  34. Jonette says:

    SOTD was Carnal Flower. I started with my still-not-used up little sample, then later on, I sprayed from the big bottle my friend dropped off. My birthday is tomorrow and this was the present from my cats. My dog is still debating what to get me, but it will be fragrance. I had a bad fall the other day, so I’m in a world of pain and am hoping the perfume cloud will comfort me somewhat.

    I freaked out a little when I read on the box that CF contains Salicylates (sp)! I just posted the other day about my sensitivities, but I’ve been wearing CF on and off for a week now and haven’t had any problems. (Big sigh of relief!)

    I like the idea of a coordinated day, and suggest a variation for sometimes: advance notice of a designated fragrance or brand. Those who don’t own it would have time to try to get a (free) sample or be spritzed in a shop that day and those who participated could all share their experience with the scent. But I’m pretty much up for anything suggested!

    • Merlin says:

      Oh no, sorry about the fall! Hope you are feeling a lot better by tomorrow – and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I’m in awe of your canny cats;)

    • hajusuuri says:

      Happy Birthday, Jonette. I hope the pain goes away quickly!

    • MikasMinion says:

      Happy birthday. My cats always buy me gifts too but they are usually late as they tend to pick up the slack after my husband has done his thing. “Wow, Dad got Mom wheel spacers and a new skid plate…get out the credit card and call Luckyscent.” Hope you feel better soon and the dog gets you something great!

    • kindcrow says:

      I hope that you feel better soon. Happy birthday tomorrow!!

    • perthgirl says:

      Happy Birthday Jonette! Your cats have fabulous taste! :) Hope you’re feeling better soon too.

    • scentfromabove says:

      Happy Birthday Jonette! Isn’t fragrance the best gift in the world to receive? Especially when you luck out and get the one you really want. I know exactly how you feel with your pain. Maybe your new fragrance will help ease some of it away. Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery. :)

    • Holly says:

      Happy Birthday, Jonette! I always look forward to and enjoy reading your comments here. I hope the pain from your fall is diminishing and that your day will be filled with love and pleasure. xo

      • Jonette says:

        A belated thank you to all of you for your lovely wishes!

  35. CM says:

    SOTD Baiser Vole EDT – It must be getting warmer because I’m gravitating toward florals. I love the EDT version of this one.

    As for coordinated SOTD…as fun as it sounds, I tend to check blogs later in the day or evening, long after my SOTD has been selected.

    I’d suggested a theme (announced the evening before) with the poll the next day to post your selection. Friday Scent Topics perhaps?

  36. sweetgrass says:

    My SOTD is Reem Acra.

    Last night I decided to try a sample I’d had for a little while, Olympic Orchids Osafume. It starts out ok but goes real weird real quick. After the first minute or so I felt like I smelled like vanilla-scented latex. You know that smell that balloons have? Yeah, basically that.

    I think a coordinated poll would be fun if it were announced the day before. I usually come here in the afternoon, so if it were posted the day of, I wouldn’t see it in time.

    • sweetgrass says:

      It also occurred to me that it was also like I had handled a vanilla-scented condom, so I guess if ELDO had done it, it could be Secretions Magnifiques: Safe Sex Edition. :P

      • hajusuuri says:

        Get your mind off the gutter LOL. I was about to comment that it could be Bvlgari Black amped up with vanilla which would be a gorgeous combo. oh yes, I have layered Bvlgari Black wifh Vanille 44. I think I’ll do this tomorrow!

      • kindcrow says:


      • perthgirl says:

        I’ve seen bacon scented condoms. Be thankful it’s vanilla ;-)

    • MikasMinion says:

      Thank goodness I haven’t gotten latex from Osafume. Condom smell makes me gag and Osafume is FBW for me (but it is weird). Now I am going to have to go double check. Guess we know what my SOTE will be (I was going to test African Orchid again).

      • MikasMinion says:

        Ok, no condom but I will give you very faint Band-Aids or maaaaybe balloons. Mostly Mexican Mint Marigold with weird vanilla though for me ;)

  37. thegoddessrena says:

    Scents 2and 3 today are Byredo Palermo and Olfactive Studio Still Life (one on each hand). I like Still Life but Palermo, while well done, is mostly tomato leaf on me and that’s not one of my favorite notes. Finished my count and, by knocking off 3 scents today, I am down to a mere 277 untested samples!

    • sunnlitt says:

      I AM impressed!!

    • perthgirl says:

      Is that all?! ;-o
      So with so many do you write notes to remember? I used to but got lazy, now they’ve gotten out of hand :-/

      • thegoddessrena says:

        Kind of have to write notes since I test so many in a year (my sniffing accelerated once I moved to NJ since there’s so much available in NY). I am not so obsessive that I do spreadsheets though

  38. teri says:

    I’m in! I remember another blogger used to do this a few years back and I always enjoyed it.

    It’s throwback Thursday here and I’m wearing Faberge’s Flambeau.

    • nozknoz says:

      Did you wear Flambeau back in the day, or is this a new experience? I was around then, but I can’t remember trying it. How do you like it?

  39. CompassRose says:

    I’m wearing Slumberhouse Mare, which is a difficult one; it doesn’t smell right in cold weather, but if it gets hot and humid there’s some kind of wood note that starts smelling like warm applejuice (at least on me). So it’s got a narrow springtime temperature range of about 18C to about 25C.

  40. kindcrow says:

    I would love to read coordinated SOTD polls. I don’t know how much I could participate, because I haven’t tried most of the classics.

    My SOTD is Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar.

  41. nozknoz says:

    I love these polls and ideas, but I’m back at work for the next month or so and won’t be able to participate as I’d like. Wish we’d had this earlier – guessing the May sunlight is energizing everyone, now, though.

    I’m testing a mini of Cacharel Eden. I used to think it smelled synthetic. Now it smells surprisingly natural compared with more recent perfumes. That’s the sad toll that IFRA has taken.

  42. missionista says:

    SOTD was Annick Goutal’s Eau d’Hadrien.

    I love the idea of doing a coordinated or themed SOTD.

  43. Laurels says:

    SOTE: Vanille Absolument, which I just got in a swap. (Just a couple of sprays, because I haven’t gotten confirmation that my half of the swap arrived yet, but I couldn’t resist.)

    I like the idea of a themed fragrance day. I’d announce it well in advance, maybe even a week, for those of us who don’t always get to our favorite blogs every day. (I’ve stopped checking in Bloglovin’ to see how many unread posts have piled up.) It’d be a bit like a randomizer, but more community-oriented. Fun!

  44. Parley says:

    SOTD is Ninfeo Mio. It’s hot and humid out and I think it ended up a lot more coconutty than it did in the winter when I bought it.

    I think the themed fragrance day is a really fun idea, but since my selection of perfumes is limited I’m probably gonna end up not able to participate.

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