SOTD 10.7.2020

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 SOTD 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 Posse people love to chat. We like to keep it fragrant but there’s always room for life events and adventures too. This is our place to share how we smell, live, love, eat, work, raise kids and pets and get on with the business of living.

Perfume Posse SOTD

SOTD 10.7.2020

You probably won’t have time to write every scent, every spritz. 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 Perfume Posse, 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 SOTD comment. Then you can reply to them, and so on.

Go To It Crew.
Portia xxx

  • Melanie says:

    Serge Lutens Bois Vanille for me, until my little parcel of samples from LKNU arrive. Looking most forward to sniffing Libertines’ Gilded and Bogue MEM

  • Joanna Dye says:

    A couple weeks ago, I took advantage of STC’s sale and picked up a few frags by Keiko Mecheri. Some time ago I tried several and struggled with them, (To the point that I forgot about a fb of Cuir Cordoba I was gifted and sat in a closet for years. Worry not, it’s well loved now.)
    I’m smitten with Peau de Pêche and can’t stop spritzing. It’s been my SOTD every day this week.

  • Melanie says:

    Loving my Memo Paris Irish Leather – so good.

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    I seem to be on a PdN roll this week. Last year I bought a large bottle of Cap Neroli, which I had tested, and a small one of Neroli Intense, which I hadn’t tested. I should know better, but I had read about it and it sounded like they with both amazing but different. Now I love cap neroli and love wearing it, and I really like the intense also but they really aren’t that much different. the cap neroli is just a little greener and brighter. The Intense is very similar, I think I’d have to have one on each side an A/B them to be able to know the difference. So I kind of bought 2 bottles of the same thing. Oops. Wearing Intense today.

  • Portia says:

    It was our 2nd wedding anniversary (of our registry wedding, not the EVENT!) the day before yesterday and we both forgot. HA! Jin came home after work, told me to get dressed up and took us out for Peking Duck. We almost had the restaurant to ourselves.
    He’s a good egg, obviously we are not perfect but it’s so much easy fun to spend this part of our lives together.
    Wore Eau Duelle by Diptyque and loved its cool and calm elegance.

    • SonomaVelvet says:

      Ah, congratulations Portia and Jin. Peking Duck sounds like a lovely way to celebrate.
      Portia, I read an amazing post from you over on another site about Opium. I did reply to it but find my replies often just don’t show up on that site for some reason. That doesn’t matter but I wanted you to know that I thought it was a beautiful post and I was moved reading it.

      • Portia says:

        Hey thanks SV, on both counts.
        Peking Duck is one of my favourites. Jin has also come to love it.
        So happy you love the Opium post. WordPress can be very glitchy for me too. There are a few blogs that my comments just disappear for also. It’s a bummer. It’s really thoughtful of you to come over and say it here.
        Hugs,
        Portia xx

    • Brigitte says:

      Congrats!!!!!!!

  • Brigitte says:

    Day 2 of Wrappings Body Lotion

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    PdN’s Rose Pivoine, which seems bright and cheerful in the beginning, radiant and sweet and it seems like its going to be like that for a long time but there is something warm in there, it’s still a fresh rose but something more, slightly earthy and warm somehow that just is so lovely. I just wish it was a leetle bit stronger ya know?

  • Melanie says:

    Balmain Ambre Gris for me today. Yes, the one with the disco ball for a lid 🙂

  • Maya says:

    Last night I tried the new Masque Milano Petra and HG Vivacious. Petra is waaay too unpleasantly sweet and lasts forever. Don’t like it at all. Drawing on bottle is creepy – eyes are empty. I was also disappointed in Vivacious. It’s OK but nothing special on me. So today I went with a sweet fragrance I love. I’m very happily rockin’ VM Hedonist.

    • SonomaVelvet says:

      I’m sorry you didn’t care for Vivacious Maya, it’s one that intrigues me and I’d love to try it. What was it like for you? Heavy? too sweet? boring?

      • Maya says:

        That’s a hard one to answer. It starts out with a nice violet and a spicy note (the carnation?). Both violet and carnation are there together until the violet gets stronger but the “spicy” never leaves. The violet eventually gets a candied aspect. I don’t get much orris or amber or anything else. I should love it, but I don’t…not too sweet, not too heavy, not quite boring. Maybe it becomes just too much in general? I washed it off after about an hour or so. YMMV.

  • Brigitte says:

    Wrappings Body Lotion!!! I am green!!!

  • Portia says:

    Had a Youth Dew bubble bath and then wore the fragrance. YUMMO!
    It’s late now and I’ve loaded SOIVOHLE Rosa sour Reuse over the top. WOWSAS!
    Portia xx

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    One of the ‘limey?’ ‘with lime?’ perfumes I have is a lovely mix of white flowers with quite pronounced lime, Ormonde Jayne’s Frangipani. I’m wearing it today and loving it. It’s beautiful but weird. I love white flowers and the citrus lifts the white flowers and makes them bright and cheerful but it is a LOT of lime. Just as I lean into the smell and enjoy the creamy lushness of the frangipani I get a snootful of sharp limeyness that almost, almost is off-putting, and yet in I go for another hit. I’ll do this all day, enjoying it with almost an edge of not really and that will be enough for me for another few months likely.

    • Portia says:

      I love this post SV.
      Do you like magnolia perfumes? I often find them VERY citrus heavy too.
      Portia xx

      • SonomaVelvet says:

        I’ve only smelled a couple of Magnolias Portia. I adore FM’s eau de Magnolia but that citrus is way way way less than OJ’s Frangipani. I love Magnolia Nobile too, whose citrus is very elegantly muted, such a womanly scent. The only other one I’ve come across is d’italie’s Magnolia which I can’t remember how it smelled but remember I didn’t care for it. I have never smelled a real Magnolia either haha

  • Melanie says:

    Atlas by Laboratory Perfumes. Vanilla, hay and woody notes. Opening has a sweetness to it that is delightful. Have another decant on its way via their discovery set to help decide if one would require a bottle full.

  • Portia says:

    Amor Amor by Cacharel.
    All the sweet fruity things go fizz.
    Portia xx

  • Brigitte says:

    Yesterday thunked Grand Soir this morning thunked JPG Classic…both large 4 ml samples.

  • Melanie says:

    Midnight Fleur, by Nest for me today. A fresh, yet musky, vanilla, pineapple and coconut number. Stunning bottle. This one’s for you Brigitte – and you are never boring xx

    • Portia says:

      i LOVE the Nest bottles, they’re so gorgeous. When I see them it makes me think of signature scent people and how just one bottle could be the flamboyant solo fragrant adventure on a bureau or dressing table. A Nest bottle would be exactly enough to fill the space and add the right amount of beauty.
      Portia xx

    • Cassieflower says:

      That sounds like all kinds of fabulous. And what a darling bottle.

    • Brigitte says:

      Thank you my friend:)
      And you smell AMAZING!!!!!!!

  • Portia says:

    Honey Oud by Floris
    The opening hour is fabulously feral but by the three hour mark has calmed to a softly honeyed wood scent, cozy.
    Portia xx

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    Oh Mimosa. I don’t think I even know what mimosa looks like, except for the kind you drink. I’ve never seen it in real life let alone smelled it. I’ve never seen osmanthus either and that’s probably why I get them mixed up in my mind. Anyway, Love Mimosa smells so so lovely. I just can’t say if it smells like Mimosa but it sure smells bright and happy. So, swooning in it today and just ordered a larger decant so I can swoon some more later too.

    • Portia says:

      YAY SV,
      Love Mimosa is amazing. One day when you come to Australia make sure you come at this time of year and we’ll do a bushwalking and you can smell the wattle in real life.
      Osmanthius is different, and way more pungent. I only smelled it once in our Chinese Gardens in Sydney. It was about this time of year too.
      Portia xx

      • SonomaVelvet says:

        My dear Portia, that would be my dearest wish to come to Australia and hang out with you someday! Bushwalking and smelling amazing things, and maybe a good meal too? Let’s hope the world settles down and we all come out of these crazy times healthy and with the ability to afford to go a few places.

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    FM’s gorgeous Eau de Magnolia. I got my first bottle of this in Berlin and blasted through it not just enjoying the scent but along with it the memories of my trip. An online purchase just isn’t nearly as romantic but the smell is still heaven. Maybe the secret is to attach the memory to the smell and not the bottle haha

  • Maya says:

    Ostara again. It is one of the few perfumes that last amazingly well and smell wonderful in this awful hot and humid weather. I was neglecting this beauty for a while.

    • Portia says:

      Hey Maya,
      Ostara is such a weird fish. When I wear it I love it so much but I rarely reach for it. Somehow my idea of it and the actual joy I get wearing it are not linked.
      Portia xx

  • Brigitte says:

    Used my Vitabath original scent green gelee soap…..so stinkin’ good!!!!

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    I wore Annick Goutal’s Le Chevrefuielle today. I usually find it too sweet like drinking sweetened grape juice but today it just seemed charming.

  • Portia Turbo says:

    Last night I wore Kiehl’s Original Musk to bed. It’s so freaking gorgeous in the cold.
    This morning I’m layering Miller et Bertaux Santal++++ over it. MMMMMMMM
    Portia xx

    • SonomaVelvet says:

      You know Portia, there are a few perfumes that made me run screaming from the room looking for hot water and soap and a big loofah. Kiehl’s Original Musk is one of them. The thing is some of the ones that I had that initial reaction to I ended up falling in love with and are now some of my favs. Epic Woman, OJ’s Tolu, and even Shalimar. Makes me think I should give Kiehl’s another try someday, I mean if you love it…

      • Portia Turbo says:

        WOW SV! That is so interesting. I never hit a musk phase till quite late in the game. Must Ravageur had always been something I liked and wore but suddenly I was trying ALL the musks. Kiehl’s wears so comfortably for me, with none of the rank animal of many others. It’s cozy and floral musk with a crunchy toffee centre.
        Maybe wait for slightly cooler weather, it tends to get quite large in the warmth.
        You’re right. I REALLY love it.
        Portia xx

  • March says:

    I’m test driving some of my sample pack from Olfactory, have been since Monday.

  • Cassieflower says:

    Teint de Neige. All fumed up with nowhere in particular to go.

  • Brigitte says:

    Singularity
    Thunk

    • March says:

      Tell me more!

      • Brigitte says:

        It’s one of Jeffrey Dame’s newest in his JD Collection. It’s clean but also powdery and sparkly. My nose hones in on the lily of the valley note. My dear friend who sent me the decant says it smells like Dial in the best possible way. I have to agree. And it’s $38USD for 50ml!!! That’s practically free!!

  • Musette says:

    After 2+ weeks of above 90F temps we had a nice storm roll through last night, bringing 70F!!! Squee! Wearing Victoria’s Secret ‘Love’ which is a charming scent – but on the wrong day there’s a note that can bring up your lunch. Luckily these cooler temps tamp that note WAY down – and if/by the time the temps ramp up, it’ll have worn off – and I can wear Tribute Attar, which eats hot weather like a shark!

    Happy Friday, all! xoxoxo

  • Cinnamon says:

    Sun is coming and going. We’re promised warmer weather next week. Philosykos for that beach vibe.

    • Portia Turbo says:

      Hey Cinnamon,
      LOVE a bit of fig in my fragrance. Do you have any others?
      portia xx

      • Cinnamon says:

        Interesting question. No, no other figs. I’ve tried loads over the years and found I liked none of them as much as Philosykos. In fact, I don’t recall any of them ‘feeling’ figgy or summery. Any suggestions?

      • March says:

        I like the L’Artisan one but it’s a really different vibe…. I think I did TWO entire posts on fig scents awhile ago if you search for Figmania

        • Cinnamon says:

          Ah, will do that. The l’Artisan isn’t much of a much on me. I also recall trying Miller Harris Fig Amere, which also wasn’t terribly exciting. Maybe I’m just grumpy.

          • Portia Turbo says:

            Neela Vermeire’s Ashoka is a creamy fig that ends up woody, very interesting lifespan. The original Bulgari Men In Black has a beautiful fig note to me though it’s not noted. I also love the crazy salt water and fig of Womanity.
            Portia xx

  • Dina C. says:

    Wearing Pacifica French Lilac today, a cheap and cheerful scent. Have a good weekend posse peeps!

  • Carolyn says:

    The heatwave continues in Eastern Canada so my pick is Atelier Cologne’s Pacific Lime – from the fridge.

  • matty1649 says:

    L’Artisan Timbuktu today.

  • Portia Turbo says:

    LE LION de CHANEL.
    Growl!
    Portia xx

  • Troy says:

    Hello, Perfume Posse! I’m wearing vintage Chanel no 22 today. It makes me feel like 1989 and smelling on a friend for the first time. The past week I’ve been sampling some Jeffrey Dame Perfumery fragrances. Santal Superbe, Musc, Juste Filthy, and Grand Cuir. The standouts are Musc and Grand Cuir but tgey are all worth the $38 price tag for a 1.7oz. Grand Cuir starts out herbal soapy and morphs into new leather then worn leather into soft suede. It’s beautiful!

    • Portia Turbo says:

      Hey troy,
      CHANEL No 22 in vintage is amazing. Which do you have? EdC, EdT or parfum?
      I remember being at Jeffery’s launch for Grand Cuir back in 2013 at LuckyScent on the perfume Posse ScentSation Bus Tour. I didn’t know it was still in the line up. YUM!
      Portia xx

    • Brigitte says:

      Hi Troy! I am wearing Dame Singularity today 🙂
      I really like the fact that he makes beautiful perfumes at an affordable price.

      And I wore 22 EDT in the late 70s all the way into the late 90s until it became an exclusive. It’s a beautiful scent.

      • Troy says:

        Hi Brigitte. I love that about his line too. Quality stuff at a great price. Curious to try some more…
        Yes it is beautiful!