SOTD 16.10.2020

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 16.10.2020

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

  • Cassieflower says:

    Today I’m in a dupe of something that’s supposed to be No. 5, but is much more aligned to L’Aimant. It is totally fabulous, and longevity is superb. I had a sniff of it a couple of weeks back from the tester but we had sprayed so many that I didn’t know which one it was, so yesterday we were back out sniffing. Was astounded to be buying the No.5 dupe – I really do not like that at all, but as I said, this could be an excellent copy of L’Aimant. And for the peasantly price of €9.99.

  • NancyC says:

    Lilylang from Delacourte today. It’s a serviceable light floral and the tuberose is there, but not stomping on me.

  • Portia says:

    Paco by Paco Rabanne. Seems Puig has brought it back, so glad. Similar to but airier and a little sweeter than the vintages I’ve smelled.

  • Brigitte says:

    Coramandel extrait

  • Cassieflower says:

    It’s an Anubis kinda day.

  • Cassieflower says:

    Angel Muse, nutty, just like the interior of my head?

  • Portia says:

    Woo Hoo!
    When you feel like smelling sublime… Vintage Opium Secret de Parfum. I smell so good.
    Portia xx

  • Portia says:

    For cleaning day I started out in The Beat Man by Burberry. Now it’s Habit Rouge by Guerlain.
    House is done, laundry washed and hung.
    Time to start writing TRIVIA Q&A!
    Portia xx

  • SpringPansy says:

    Today, I’m wearing Kyoto (and also some of my latest DSH sample: Sweet Pine Tar). They go well together. Yesterday, I wore Boyfriend Dry Oil – a great Saturday fragrance, smooth, warm, a little vanilla. Friday was all about Chergui.

    Hey – I tried to post on Friday (I think? or Sat) and kept getting the message that my post was spam!?

    • Portia says:

      Heya SpringPansy,
      Sometimes WordPress glitches. It even happens to us writers here. BLOODY ANNOYING, we get it. Sorry.
      You’ve been wearing the good stuff though.
      Are you in on DSH’s seasonal pack? Dawn sends a bunch of new stuff and some forgotten beauties each season, so cool. Very affordable too.
      Portia xx

    • Maya says:

      Hi SpringPansey. I finally solved my problem with this by deleting all Perfume Posse cookies when it happens, then it’s OK again for a while. It might work for you too.

  • Cassieflower says:

    VC & A First Intense. The notes per Fragrantica don’t list aldehydes but I can smell aldehydes, therefore I would call it an aldehydic floral, not unlike FM Superstitious.

  • Portia says:

    Vintage Le 3e Homme by Caron.
    The fragrance is terrific in old and new. Lavender and clove together are so interesting, especially with alll that fluffy, furry moss as a base.
    On my way out to take my BFFs Dad shopping at the hardware and chemist. We are going to have SAUSAGE SIZZLE!
    Portia xx

  • Maya says:

    Aroma M Botan oil. Lovely and lasts all day. On me it is mostly vanilla so if I want to wear something else later it usually works out very well.

  • NancyC says:

    Wearing Montale Chocolate Greedy today which is appropriate. I just finished nibbling the last bit of the chocolate chip skillet cookie I made a couple of days ago. I gave almost half of it to the neighbors though, so there’s that!

  • Carolyn says:

    Wearing another favorite indie today…Nui Cobalt Designs…with another great name for a perfume. Murder of Crows which has nag champa, smoldering myrrh, and tobacco sparked with clove bud, violet, fir needle, star anise, and currant. A murder of crows and an unkindness of ravens…one might think people have something against groups of these awesome birds. I am fortunate to live in a place where they are everywhere and have learned to distinguish their “calls.”

    • Portia says:

      WOW Carolyn,
      We have a few crows in the area but the Australian Magpie is our crow of choice. They are VERY territorial and will dive bomb unsuspecting walkers and bikers.
      Interestingly, if one Magpie in the area knows and trusts you then they all do. Even with the dogs which all the other birds dive and at make noise towards the Magpies are all so chill. We can walk within a meter of them without ruffling a feather,
      Portia xx

    • Cassieflower says:

      Fantastic perfume name. It sounds delish. The crows gather on the telephone wire behind my house, they have serious parties sometimes.

  • Brigitte says:

    1957

  • Ariel says:

    I’m double-dosing today: SOIVOHLE’s Woodfire and Rain absolute oil under Oriza Legrand’s Muguet Fleuri. Sweet and dry, without a trace of smoke. The contrast makes the white flowers sing 🙂

    Thanks to Portia for telling me about SOIVOHLE.

    • Ariel says:

      It’s so good that I’ll probably wearing this combo all week. Sigh. Happy sniffing after a couple of weeks of fighting with samples 🙂

    • Portia says:

      Hey Ariel,
      Liz Zorn makes some seriously beautiful perfumes. A little weird but all wearable art.

      What a combo! Sounds scrumptious.
      Portia xx

  • Dina C. says:

    Wearing a comforting favorite on a damp, chilly day: Mademoiselle Guerlain. Have a great weekend posse peeps. Hope I see some of you Sunday evening on zoom. Love, Dina

    • Dina C. says:

      Oops, just saw that Sunday’s Zoom is cancelled. Rats! Well, I’ll just look forward to the next one. Love all the great vintage scents everyone is wearing today!

    • Portia says:

      Sorry DinaC.
      It’s a ZOOM POSSE bummer.

      Mademoiselle Guerlain! So lovely.
      Portia xx

  • Alison says:

    Just got a vintage bottle of my all time favorite Chanel No. 22 in the mail this week and have spritzed with abandon. I intend to stockpile as long as I can find vintage! The current version smells similar for about 30 seconds, then it’s . . . . just . . . . gone.

  • Mak1203 says:

    So I went back into my archived bottles not sure what I’d find for the first cool day (75 deg :-)) and there was P&L EFOTS so I spritzed it for the first time in probably 10 years. I think this or Miller Harris Coeur d’ Ete were my first bottles. Still smells like an Italian Cream Cake. Was considering RL Safari parfum but wasn’t up for a challenge. I’m working from today. PSA 😉

    • Portia says:

      I have forgotten what P&L EFOTS stands for Mak1203. Was it a super huge hype train at the time? I have memories but vague.
      Portia xx

  • Maya says:

    FM Musc Ravageur. This is like the opposite of Dans Tes Bras and both are by Maurice Roucel. He has created some great perfumes, including my much loved SL Iris Silver Mist.

  • Carolyn says:

    I’m wearing a perfume from one of my fave indie brands, Death and Floral. I love the names of their perfume oils as well. This one is Mountain Cats Will Come to Drag Away Your Bones and the fragrance notes are: Pepper, Laurel Leaf, Wood, Musk, Tobacco, Amber, fresh mountain air.

  • March says:

    Just scanned the comments — seems like this is a VERY VINTAGE day for many of us!

  • March says:

    After several warm-ish days it’s cool and rainy today and I’m wearing vintage YSL Paris, just cuz I can!

  • Musette says:

    I’m in Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste, which was the first of the Prive line to cross my path – and it’s still my favorite. Perfect for this freeze-into-warmth time of year. That touch of violet seems perfect right now, even though violets are long gone. xoxoxo

  • Kathleen says:

    Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose. I am re-visiting a sample from when I was exploring “makeup” scents and I believe this is the best version. Very well-blended gorgeous perfume and it feels like me.

  • MMKinPA says:

    The NST community project today is to revisit something you tried early in your perfumista journey. My choice is Goutal Vanille Exquise. I spent my first months exploring perfumes with vanilla notes and this was the first bottle that I ordered online after trying a sample pack. I loved that it wasn’t foody, still do. It’s more prim and proper than most of the perfumes I choose these days but I won’t ever swap it away.

  • Portia says:

    I’ve super spritzed 24 Faubourg by Hermès and now am sitting in a cloud of white flowers with all the trimmings. So thick and rich, a reminder of when perfume was more everything than it is today.
    Portia xx

  • KimB says:

    Malle’s Dans tes Bras. Never used to like it. Now I love it – a lovely lightly earthy violet with a touch of incense and musk as it dries down. No heliotrope at all, thank goodness.