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Monday, March 21, 2016

National Fragrance Day Today

The Fragrance Foundation UK is celebrating National Fragrance Day on March 21st and what better opportunity to share your scented thoughts and choices? Every day is a fragrance day around these pages, but having a semi-official excuse to celebrate makes it more palatable to the rest of the people around one's obsession.

 

Fragrance has the ability to make us feel, to make us really think, to make us believe that we can fine-tune our own personal aura and presentation to the public in a way that no other "product" can.
It's evocative, it's transporting, it is even felt in the dark.

Today I'm wearing Caron's Tabac Blond extrait, a very special perfume for me, as it paved my plunging into a house I had little exposure to in my formative years, Caron being semi-absent from the local market. It more or less consolidated my longing for things unattainable and hard to get but it also made me realize that one likes what they like and that's priceless. 

via Givaudan

In celebration, please share your own scent story in the comments, right below this post. I'd love to read your stories!!

29 comments:

  1. Like the first photo :)
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    Maria V.

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    1. Hope to see you here again!

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  2. Anonymous15:24

    I'm wearing Korres 'Pure Cotton' today. I've spent the last week in a mist of 'Infusion d'Iris' and although they are very similar I like the light zest 'Pure Cotton' brings to the table - bit of a kick to start the week (I suspect it's the ginger root extract listed under Ingredients).

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    1. Could be! They're practically identical. I like the price!

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  3. I needed to feel dressed up today and Paris Alaia gives me that feeling.

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    1. I need, I need to try Alaia! Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. Anonymous02:57

    Happy Fragrance Day! I'm wearing Musc by Arno Sorel - Solinotes. Out of the hundred's of perfumes I have :D I chose this was bc smelling it takes me back to being in beautiful France where I purchased it last year :)

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    1. Musc always has my ears perked up! Thank you!

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  5. Hi Elena, tonight I'm wearing "Barnardo Smoke" which is the perfume I created back in 2013 and the reason I ended up buying Tijon Fragrance Lab with my partner. We couldn't believe that we had actually designed such amazing fragrances. So many people comment on my perfume, I'm finally going to begin offering it to the public very soon! When I do, I'll let you know as I will no doubt want to do some sort of contest giveaway on PerfumeShrine!
    Scentcere Regards,
    Jovan

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    1. Dearest JOvan,

      thanks for the lovely background on the perfume's story! I know you have a very eclectic catalogue and the experience of having one's own blend is surely one of life's most enjoyable luxuries.

      many hugs!

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  6. Wearing YSL Majestic Rose. The most money I have ever spent on a scent! It doesn't really deserve the hefty price tag but...it's big and loud and that's the way I like them!

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    1. Sounds good, even if costly! Enjoy!!

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  7. annemarie11:27

    Oh, everyone is wearing such rare and wonderful things. I'm in a few spritzes of Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights! Lovely cozy oriental, not too sweet. But a masterpiece it ain't.

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    1. Nothing wrong with something humble but nice smelling!

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  8. Γεια σου Έλενα! Σήμερα εκανα κάτι ασυνήθιστο. Δοκιμασα το Sonnet perfume concetre της Avon , που είδα τυχαία στο συρτάρι με τα παλιά αρώματα της μαμάς μου. Συνήθως λυπάμαι να τα φοραω αλλά αφού διάβασα το άρθρο σου χαρηκα που ετσι γιόρτασα και γω τη μέρα!
    Ευχαριστώ για την αγάπη και τις γνώσεις που μας μοιραζεις τόσο όμορφα.
    Ηρακλεια

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    1. Σε ευχαριστώ για το υπέροχο σχόλιό σου!
      Η σκέψη σου για την ημέρα μπορώ να πώ ότι ήταν πολύ έξυπνη και νοσταλγική. :-)
      Καλή απόλαυση στο σάιτ.

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  10. I am wearing Fragrance Du Bois, Oud jaune intense, wrapping me with vibrant ylang ylang, delicious fruits and the sensual wooden notes from pure natural 100% sustainable Oud from the same house. Discover now exclusively in Europe at Jovoy Paris, such a special store! It makes me feel warm and special and loved, I wonder why?

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    1. Thanks for sharing your impression.
      It's wonderful how perfume makes us feel all pampered, more than anything else we put on ourselves, I find. It's its own little magic!

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  11. Jo Malone's sunny Mimosa & Cardamom.

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    1. Sounds absolutely lovely :-)

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  12. I am wearing Juicy Couture: your one friend who NEVER learns! However I promise to keep trying by reading Perfume Shrine!

    Jean xox

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    1. Awww, wear what you like. Life is short and pleasure is free. (or almost free, depending on what one deems pleasurable). ;-)

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  13. Today I am wearing Guerlain's Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal .... its autumn and I do love a chypre and a Guerlain as you know!
    I wear perfume every day ...even when I was in hospital two years ago - its Oxygen to me!!!! LOL

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    1. That's a nice one. A more refined walk into the "clean patchouli and radiant floral notes" begat by Narciso, She Wood, Idylle, etc. And I do know your intense love for perfume; that's why I feel so close to you, darling, we're the same (same sign too).

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  14. I was reminded of #UKNationalFragranceDay by a lovely post by Roja Dove on his FB page about a certain way his mother used to smell. I will go for a similar account. I think most of us think of our Mums as first exposure to perfumery. I recently bought Penhaligon's Lavandula. I thought it a safe bet as Lavander has a very specific smell. As soon as I opened the bottle the smell reminded me of my Mother. That's exactly how she smelled when I was growing up. I remember mother washing clothes and in the last water adding lavender to the wash. She loved it. And in her honour I wore it on UK's National Fragrance Day!

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    1. I believe Roja has been outspoken in his books about maman's L'Aimant, the old formula?
      Nice story, thank you!!

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  15. Todai I am wearing Euphoria by Calvin Klein...it has been cool,windy and it snowed last night.

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    1. Oh my, that cold, huh? It seems like a good fit then. Enjoy!

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