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Friday, March 07, 2008

Another Random Friday: a Poll and a Prize Draw

So for some reasons Fridays are not review-friendly. It's all about randomness again, but personally I enjoy a bit of a general, not perfume-related talk once in a while. So how about a short poll?

1. Perfumes you are enjoying the most these days?

2. Read anything good lately?

3. Three favorite songs at the moment?

4. Favorite sandwich/sub/hoagie/panini?

5. Favorite TV show?

6. Last good movie you saw?

1. Lipstick Rose and Le Pot Aux Roses
2. Nope, am in a book rut. Am suffering through Dior's autobiography. It turns out, Dior was a genius couturier but not the most exciting writer
3. Patricia Kaas Il Me Dit Que Je Suis Belle, Anne Lennox Thousand Beautiful Things, S. Pieha and G. Lepps Ona Ne Tvoya
4. "Spicy Italian"
5. The Millionaire Matchmaker. That's right, I watch that.
6. I thought that casting of Kevin Smith as Warlock in Live Free or Die Hard was genius)

And now for the sample prize draw. If you would like to receive several Stephanie de Saint-Aignan samples (Amande Honorable, Berberiades, Berberiades Extreme, Blanc d'Hiver, L'Eau Nirique, Li Altarelli), please say so in your comment. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday.


Blogger bt said...

1. YSL's Jazz Prestige - A lucky find at a wholesaler
2. "Aviation Disasters: The World's Major Civil Airliner Crashes Since 1950" - I tend towards non-fiction. Borrowed it from a library. It was so engaging that I bought my copy off Amazon. But that's me.
3. Annie Lennox's cover of "Waiting In Vain", Kylie Minogue "Wow" & Keane "Crystal Ball"
4. Cold Cut Trio
5. "Whose Line Is It Anyway" Both US & UK series.
6. Juno

9:23 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Amoureuse
2. Just re-read "How to Make An American Quilt" by Whitney Otto.
3. Michael Buble's "Lost" and his cover of "Me and Mrs. Jones". Kelly Sweet's "Raincoat"
4. Meatball marinara
5. None at the moment.
6. "The Illusionist" (on dvd) with Edward Norton & Jessica Biehl.

Please add me to the drawing!Thanks, and have a great weekend.

9:44 PM EST  
Blogger tmp00 said...

1) L'Air de Rien

2) The Diaries of Cecil Beaton

3) B 52s Funplex and Hot Corner, KT Tunstall Suddenly I See

4) Ultimate Grilled Cheese sandwich form Cafe Surfas

5) 30 Rock

6) "There Will Be Blood"

10:03 PM EST  
Blogger elle said...

Randomness is just what I'm in the mood for. :-)
1) Tabac Blond, Acqua di Cuba, MH Vetiver Bourbon, Plus Que Jamais and Montale Red Aoud.
2) Guy Gavriel Kay's The Lions of al-Rassan
3) Have been listening to nothing other than Scandinavian and Brazilian jazz.
4) Not particularly fond of any. Well, maybe a tomato sandwich on one or two days in July.
5) Still love Monk and enjoy Jon Stewart whenever I get a chance to watch (which is, sadly, almost never).
6) Drawing a blank.

10:09 PM EST  
Blogger Unknown said...

1. Infusion d'Iris and Chanel 22
2. The Alanna Quartet by Tamora Pierce (sure it is YA, but a wonderful nightly diversion after studying for my masters).
3. Breathe Me by Sia, Thursday's Child by David Bowie, You Know I'm No Good by Amy Winehouse
4. grilled eggplant, fresh mozzerella, roasted bell peppers, wild greens with a drizzle of balsamic vinagrette.
5. The Soprano's (boyfriend and I beginning with season 1) and Lost.
6. Atonement

10:13 PM EST  
Blogger Unknown said...

Elle, I love Guy Gavriel Kay, the man knows how to epics so beautifully, and well he is one of the few authors that truly does make me sob.

10:14 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.L'A's La Chasse aux Papillons. Even though it's snowed for the last 3 days here in the Colorado Rockies, screw it! I declare it spring! So be it! Okay, okay, so it's really not yet spring, so I can still wear my Rose Muskisimee, right? And all my other dark rose scents? Yeah, they're year round for me.
2.I haven't read anything lately I can't put down...even Chandler's "The Perfect Scent". Interesting, but not fascinating.
3.Carlos Santana & Chad Kroeger's "Into the Night". Chad Kroeger is a recent discovery...I'm late, I know, but thank goodness my two teenage sons keep me up on some of it. Love Chad's "I Wanna be a Rock Star", and almost anything else Nickelback does.
4.French Dip
5.Charley Rose
6."No Country for Old Men" Art Film! Now this movie fascinated me! Had to see it twice to catch all the nuances. Read all the blogs with interpretations about the REAL meaning of the movie. I think it's about Chance...

Please add me also to the drawing.

10:19 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.L'A's La Chasse aux Papillons. Even though it's snowed for the last 3 days here in the Colorado Rockies, screw it! I declare it spring! So be it! Okay, okay, so it's really not yet spring, so I can still wear my Rose Muskisimee, right? And all my other dark rose scents? Yeah, they're year round for me.
2.I haven't read anything lately I can't put down...even Chandler's "The Perfect Scent". Interesting, but not fascinating.
3.Carlos Santana & Chad Kroeger's "Into the Night". Chad Kroeger is a recent discovery...I'm late, I know, but thank goodness my two teenage sons keep me up on some of it. Love Chad's "I Wanna be a Rock Star", and almost anything else Nickelback does.
4.French Dip
5.Charley Rose
6."No Country for Old Men" Art Film! Now this movie fascinated me! Had to see it twice to catch all the nuances. Read all the blogs with interpretations about the REAL meaning of the movie. I think it's about Chance...

Please add me also to the drawing.

10:19 PM EST  
Blogger Erin said...

1. PdN Odalisque, Kenzo Jungle Tigre and Patou Moment Supreme
2. Reading and loving "Independent People" (Halldor Laxness) and "The Death of the Heart" (E. Bowen)
3. Ashamed to admit I like that "Don't Matter" song they're playing (is it Akon?); "Brandy Alexander" (Feist); "Queen Bitch" (David Bowie)
4. Rapini, Bocconcini and Hot Calabrese
5. No cable! Like me some So You Think You Can Dance in the summer.
6. Charlie Wilson's War, just for Phillip Seymour Hoffman

10:28 PM EST  
Blogger Roland Denzel said...

1. Le Labo Labdanum 18 -- Even when I try something new, I have to go back for a day to reset myself.

2. I tried and quit on a few boring books, lately. I just re-read the script to Notting Hill, though. I have high hopes for Middlesex, which is on my nightstand, now.

3. The Ghost of You Lingers -- Spoon, Seems Like Home To Me -- The Two Gallants, Faraway Girl -- The Subdudes

4. Cured pork and pate baguette from Lee's.

5. None

6. Juno

I'd love to be in on the drawing...


10:40 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Serge Lutens Fleurs D'Oranger, Delrae Amoureuse, Serge Lutens A la Nuit
2. Just finished "East of Eden" by Steinbeck. I'm currently on a Steinbeck kick and am reading all of his published works.
3. It's been so long since I listened to any music! How boring huh?!
4. Raw almond butter and jelly on wheat
5. What Not to Wear
6. The Assassination of Jesse James

Thanks for the fun poll!
Please include me in the drawing. :)

10:42 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Guerlain, espcially Vol de Nuit, Parure, and Chamade (sigh!)
2. The Zookeeper's Wife
3. Glenn Gould playing Bach's Goldberg Variations from the Sony Original Jacket Collection - I love Gould's humming along
4. olives and baguettes
5. none
6. can't remember

10:52 PM EST  
Blogger Unknown said...

please include me in the drawing

10:54 PM EST  
Blogger Renee said...

1. Sacrebleu, Chanel No.5
2. Carol O'Connell Judas book I've read in awhile.

3. Jonny Lang Lie To Me, Kenny Wayne Sheprd Live On, Gregg Allman Come and Go Blues.

4. Tomato and mayonnaise sandwich

5. Frasier

6. Gone With The Wind....saw it on TCM the other night and I love this movie!!

Please enter me in the drawing!

11:59 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Les Nez Unicorn Spell or Bois d'Armenie (wildly varying March days!)

2. Siri Hustvedt: What I Loved

3. Buenos Aries Tangos and Italian Madrigals (on one CD called La Chimera)

4. actually, never eat 'em

5. L Word

6. My Architect

and I'd love to be in the draw, thanks.


12:12 AM EST  
Blogger Unknown said...

1. chicago is switching between cold and snowy and windy and rainy at the moment so im still hanging on to my comfort scents- hermes "ambre narguille" & parfumerie generale "musc maori."

2. "miss garnet's angel" by sally vickers. also just finished ondaatje's new novel "divisaadero," which is fantastic!

3. john legend "p.d.a"
amy winehouse "rehab"
meshell ndegeocello "bitter"

4. avocado & lime & chilli powder- yum!

5. i don't own a tv

6. pele the conqueror with max von sydow

i would love to be in the raffle, thanks so much!

12:35 AM EST  
Blogger i'm me said...

1. Perfume: I'm trying to decide if I'm in love with Jo Malone's "White Jasmine & Mint". I wish it were just a touch mintier. I'm stuck in a rut. I keep smelling things and not loving anything. So please add me to the random drawing :)

2. Book: random writings of Jose Luis Borges.

3. Songs: Autechre "Anvil", Johnny Cash "Oh Bury Me Not", and whatever song comes to mind to belt out in the shower.

4. Favorite sandwich: brie + cucumber or plain prosciutto.

5. TV Show: Futurama.

6. Ran, by Akira Kurosawa. Genius!

2:24 AM EST  
Blogger Elspeth said...

This is the first time I've commented. I figure since it's a survey...

1. Stella by Tocca, Nicolai Fig Tea and L'Eau par Kenzo

2. Anthony Bourdain's The Nasty Bits

3. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You- Ramones, I Know What I Know- Paul Simon, Johanna (the long one) from Sweeney Todd

4. burned grilled cheese with Tillamook aged cheddar, and it has to be with tomato soup, but I love a lot of sandwiches

5. 30 Rock

6. Atonement in the theatre, and Six String Samurai on DVD

and I would like to enter the drawing too.

3:53 AM EST  
Blogger lady jane grey said...

That's fun, let's have a "private Rohrschach" :
1. Here in Vienna we have an early spring here, so with joy I packed out my transparent Jo Malones from their winter seclusion, combining "Blue agave & cacao" with "Nectarine & honey"
2. Lionel Shriwer's "We need to talk about Kevin" - I can't get it off my mind...
3. Hm, no time for songs, probably Cat Power's "The greatest", and just bought the new CD from Marilyn ("Elixir")
4. No sandwich, it's time for detox
5. Nope
6. I'm not there...

Have a lovely weekend & pls put me in the draw !

4:31 AM EST  
Blogger lady jane grey said...

Attention ! the CD ist from Marilyn Mazur (not from Manson)

4:37 AM EST  
Blogger chayaruchama said...

1. MH Geranium Bourbon, Teo Cabanel Alahine, Ava-Luxe Ambra Tibet, Madini Ambargris, Caron Or et Noir extrait.

2. Angela Carter- Burning Your Boats; Gunter Grass- Peeling the Onion; The Complete Illustrated Works of William Blake.

3. Leonard Cohen's "Closing Time", St. Matthew Passion, Tim Hardin, Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, old Toots and the Maytals.

4. Eggplant parm
5. Monty Python reruns, Waking the Dead.
6. In Bruges, There Will Be Blood.

[May I draw, too ? Please ?]

6:42 AM EST  
Blogger Anne said...

1. Neil Morris vaults especially Gotham and Parfum d'Ida but OMG there are so many that are AMAZING!
2. Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth
3. Alison Krauss and Robert Plant: Raising Sand - unlikely duo making incredible music
4. Curried chicken salad with celery, raisins and apples, yum
5. Lost - a family affair, the world must stop when this is on!
6. Juno

Please throw my name into the virtual hat!

6:45 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Coup de Fouet
2. re-reading Excession by Iain M Banks yet again and enjoying it enormously.
3. Tom Waits' Shore Leave and 16 shells form a 30-ought-six from Swordfishtrombones and Toploader's Dancing in the Moonlight.
4. Mountain ham on buttered good white Tuscan-style bread.
5. Kingdom (UK series with the fabulous Stephen Fry) and QI (ditto).
6. The Libertine on dvd - the divine Mr Depp is heartbreaking as the decadent, debauched and devilishly attractive literary genius, the 2nd Earl of Rochester.

Please add me to the draw!

6:53 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Perfumes you are enjoying the most these days?
It is still snow here, so confort scentes for me: Miller Harris' Coeur d'été, Diptyque's Philosykos

2. Read anything good lately?
last issue of Wallpaper

3. Three favorite songs at the moment?
4. Favorite sandwich/sub/hoagie/panini?
try to eat less carbs

5. Favorite TV show?
Norwegean "Ut i vår hage"

6. Last good movie you saw?
Peter Greenaway's Nightwatching

Please add me in the drawing!

7:04 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Angelique Encens. Oh MY.
2. Andre Aciman, Call Me By Your Name. This came out in 2007 and I've bought eight copies so far -- I keep giving them away!
3. Saturday Looks Good To Me, "When the Party's Over"; M.I.A., "Paper Planes"; Aretha Franklin, "A Change is Gonna Come"
4. Tomato, Mozzerella, & Basil -- LOTS of basil!
5. 30Rock
6. The Lives of Others -- how did I *just* see this?!

And, of course, I'd love to be entered into the drawing. Thanks!

8:10 AM EST  
Blogger lilybp said...

In a general rut, but

1. Montale Red Vetyver, Tabac Blond, PG Cuir d'Iris, Chergui
2. The Uncommon Reader (Alan Bennett), very charming--but I'm in dire need of a really great book.
3. Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen), You look like Rain or You speaka my language (Morphine), Forever Young (Dylan)
4. Not really a sandwich girl
5. The Wire, Project Runway (wah!). Is MM really entertaining? I've been afraid to watch it!
6 Eastern Promises (on DVD); No Country for Old Men (theater).
Would like to be in the drawing for everything but Berberiades (reg), which I have.

8:15 AM EST  
Blogger Nancy said...

1. Sonoma Scent Studio Encens Tranquille was a revelation. Neil Morris' Gotham is brilliant.

2. "The Discovery of France" by Graham Robb. I don't ordinarily read non-fiction, but this book is wonderful. "The Gathering" by Anne Enright was quite good, but rather disturbing.

3. I don't have three favorite songs. How about three favorite playlists: Radiohead, Arcade Fire, and Aphex Twin.

4. Grilled swiss cheese & tomato.

5. The Wire ::whimper::

6. In Bruges

8:36 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, please enter me in the drawing!
1. Sables, Musc Maori, Liu
2. I have been rereading "Leaves of Grass."
3. Listening lately to the great "Astral Weeks," Van Morrison, and Amy Winehouse, "Back to Black."
4. Turkey, arugula, olives
5. The Daily Show
6. U2 3D (a secret indulgence)

8:58 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 Vetiver Tonka
2 I'm reading lots of gardening books - it's my standard spring thing. I've always got slightly muddy hands this time of year.
3 Sufjan Stevens 'Chicago', Nick Drake 'Five Leaves Left', Vaughan Williams 'Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis'
4 can I have cheese on toast instead?
5 Ashes to Ashes / The Wire
6 No Country for Old Men

9:15 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I bet my husband would enjoy that book. I'd read it and then never fly again :-)

9:19 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Funny you mentioned meetball marinara, as only yesterday I was re-watchign that Friends episode where Joey is obsessed with that sandwich, and that's exactly what made me think of asking this question today :-)

9:21 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

We were going to get into 30 Rock but somehow it never happened. :-(

9:21 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Ooh, so what's Red Aoud like?!

9:22 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I want your sandwich!
You are in the draw.

9:22 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Nothing is fascinating for me anymore either. I don't know what that it.
You are in the draw.

9:23 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

You mentioning Moment Supreme reminds me how much I want to wear Adieu Sagesse...and always forget.
I love the photon on your avatar. Is it your little one? :-)

9:24 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I am going to check out all the songs you named.
You are in the draw.

9:25 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

the US verison of WNtoW? I like it more than the UK one, strangely.
You are in the draw.

9:26 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Olives and baguettes. Yep. That's all one needs to be perfectly happy :-)

9:27 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I will google Judas Child, thank you.
You are in the draw.

9:27 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

You CD goes straight to my wishlist.
You are in the draw.

9:28 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

oh, I miss Chicago :-)
You are in the draw.

9:28 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I can eat brie just like that. Just chomping on a piece :-)
You are in the draw.

9:29 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I adore Bourdain :-)
You are in the draw.

9:30 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I kind of can't imagine you listening to Manson anyway. Although... :-)
You are in the draw.

9:31 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Cohen is God. :-)
You are in the draw.

9:32 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Well, that's it. Tonight I am ckarick open my sample of Gotham.
You are in the draw.

9:32 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Your sandwich sounds so, so good! :-)
You are in the draw.

9:33 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Coeur d'Ete is so lovely.
You are in the draw.

9:33 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Basil is what MAKES that sandwich, right?
You are in the draw.

9:34 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I am sorry to hear you too are in a general rut :-(
MM is enterntaining in the tackiest way imaginable. Although not as tacky as say Pussycat Dolls Present Girlicious or Flava Flave...Don't ask me how I know. :-D

9:35 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Why are you whimpering about The Wire. Is it that scary or are the actors that hot? :-) Or both?

9:36 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

This is a 2nd mention of Musc Maori today. Now I am craving it.

9:37 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1- Prada Cuir Ambre, Lostmarch Lann-Ael, Menardo Bois d Armenie, Bruno Acampora Musk Oil.

2. Happy for no Reason -Marci Shimoff

3. Tango Music - La Cumparsita, El Chocho

4. BLT

5. Torchwood, Battlestar Gallactica,Dancing with the stars, Make me a supermodel.

6. Into The Wild (can't stop thinking about it)!

Would love to be in the drawing, thank you!!

9:37 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Gardening, toast. You are so British :-)

9:38 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I love Prada Cuir Ambre, Lostmarch Lann-Ael and tango.
You are in the draw.

9:39 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such fun!
1 Attrape Coeur
2 rereading the Forsyte Saga which I love but recently finished a book on the Rivonia Trial (when Nelson Mandela and others were convicted of all sorts and sentenced to life. It made me cry.)
3 anything by Roxy Music or Bryan Ferry or the Pigeon Detectives or soundtrack to Guys and Dolls
4 haven't eaten a sarnie in a while but would love a smoked salmon, cream cheese and rocket on dark rye
5 Ashes to Ashes. I'm in lust with Gene Hunt. so wonderfully un-pc
6 No Country for Old Men. I'm in lust with Javier Bardem (is there a pattern emerging?)although not as a mentalist assasin. Amazing film. Totally worth its Oscars.

10:01 AM EST  
Blogger parisa said...

1. Montale White Aoud
2. Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moavani
3. Potumayo World Playground (I have two small boys ;)
4. Brie and avocado panini
5. no time for TV...busy reading blogs!
6. waiting to see Juno

10:11 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! :) I like these Friday things...
1. I have been enjoying Un Jardin Sur Le Nil and Eau d'Orange Vert, as well as Bulgari Aqua. These three are a sign of the newly hot sunny cheerful weather I'm experiencing.
2. the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon (yes the title is in lower case on the book). It's GREAT... look it up... and a great, not too long book to teak a breather from boring fashion designers ;)
3. this is too difficult...
4. I like a veggie panini they sell near where I live with sprouts, tomato, avocado, lettuce, mayo, and italianish dressing.
5. House, no doubt no doubt no doubt... second, Sex and the City
6. Last REALLY good movie I saw? Two... Chocolat, which I just saw a couple months ago... and hold onto your hat... the Disney Cartoon movie Brother Bear. Talk about cleansing the soul and giving you some good old fashioned happy tears. Yeah! Very good one!

10:20 AM EST  
Blogger IrisLA said...

1. Acca Kappa Calycanthus. Recently discovered this beautiful floral, and I was very fortunate to be gifted with a bottle.

2. "Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster." The most interesting chapter was on the fragrance industry.

3. "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson. "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones. "500 Miles" by the Proclaimers.

4. love tuna melt

5. "Lost" It keeps you guessing!

6. "3:10 to Yuma" I'm a sucker for Westerns.

Please enter me in the drawing.

11:24 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whee, I'm home & there's a poll. Neato :)
1. Ambre Fetiche, Dzing!, Tam Dao
2. Reading Lovely Bones
3. Impossible question but feeling in the mood for Suzanne Vega, Thievery Corp & Moby today
4. Salami & brie with black olive paste & balsamic jelly & some greens on sea salt ciabatta.
5. We're gleefully rewatching Firefly. Does that count?
6. Not a movie but: PBS miniseries of Elizabeth I w Helen Mirren. Haven't seen pt 2 yet but pt 1 was killer.

Yes ... put me in the draw, please. :)

11:34 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, love-

lets see...

1. Creed Ambre Cannelle, Chanel Bois des Iles, Hors la Monde Shiloh, Cuir Ottoman
2. Im re-reading Tennessee Williams entire works for the umpteenth time. Orpheus Descending - my favorite play. I'm a big fan of Williams.
3. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of my Head. (would you believe - I just can't get it out of my head?) Je Crois Encore Entendre - from Bizet's Pearl Fishers. And lots of Sondheim musicals (saw Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway 2 weeks ago and my Sondheim obsession came flooding back)
4. Im not a sandwich person but I do enjoy a roast turkey and swiss panini with carmelized onions and cranberries.
5. The Tudors - obsessed. And Ab Fab, of course...
6. There Will Be Blood in the theatres and The Shawshank Redemption on DVD (I had never seen the latter, can you believe it?)

Sign me up and do have a fabulous weekend, alright?


11:53 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't hide it!

12:17 PM EST  
Blogger Unknown said...

1. I'd like to be enjoying Cartier Declaration Essence since we just received it fr ebay and I already know I love it, but I'm under the weather and the most frustrating thing is that I can't stomach smelling much of anything.

2. I'm loving Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

3. I can't keep Dusty Springfield out of my head: Breakfast in Bed, What Do You Do When Love Dies, etc.

4. Medium Mozz(arella) from Sarcone's Hoagies in South Philly!

5. the BBC version of Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares

6. Henry Fool

Please add me to the random drawing -- Thank you!

12:34 PM EST  
Blogger Nancy said...

M, I'm whimpering because Sunday is the last (the last!) episode of the Wire. Sob. I must go and console myself with a sandwich.

12:59 PM EST  
Blogger Claudia said...

1. MAC Air of Style
2. Mental Floss Magazine
3. Can't seem to narrow it down!
4. Am currently on a low-carb/lowfat/high-protien diet-from-hell, so no sandwiches for me! :-(
5. The Office
6. There Will Be Blood

Thanks so much for the drawing!

1:05 PM EST  
Blogger Unknown said...

1. Musc Ravageur and EL AS Eau Fraiche
2. Agatha Christie--Appointment with Death
3. hmm...can I do artists? Feist, Death Cab, Tori Amos.
4. Philly cheese steak with sweet peppers
5. Project Runway, America's Next Top Model, Dirt
6.Riding Alone for a Thousand Miles

Please enter me in the drawing!

1:12 PM EST  
Blogger NowSmellThis said...

It ate my first comment. Drat. Too lazy to type it again.

1:34 PM EST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

1. My two favorite Guerlains: Apres L'Ondee and L'Heure Bleue!

2. "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. It was a big bestseller three years ago, but I've just gotten around to it now. It's about Dracula - the *real* Dracula, who was a Romanian prince in the 15th century - and some modern-day historians who race around Europe trying to uncover his secrets.

3. Schubert's entire "Winterreise." I can't pick just three from it!

4. An Italian hero with prosciutto, salami, marinated red peppers, and provolone cheese.

5. The Office

6. Gone Baby Gone

Please enter me in the drawing. :)

1:35 PM EST  
Blogger Vireo Perfumes said...

1. fantasizing about "Canal Flower"

2. Just read "The Knock Out Artist" while on a mini tour. It reminded me of Mickey Spillane mixed with Selby's "Last Exit To Brooklyn"
At home I am reading the newest translation of "War and Peace"

3. Ink Spots- "It's the Talk of the Town"

4. Buffalo mozzarella, basil and fresh tomato
I am ready for summer!

5. Just finished "Project Runway" It had to do.

6. "Metropolis" (1927) restored version AMAZING!

Please add me in the drawing.

2:22 PM EST  
Blogger Sylvia said...

1. Acqua di parma blu mediterreano arancia de capri and penhaligon's quercus are very charming at this time of year for me. i've also fallen in love with infusion d'iris
2. i am currently reading "east of eden" by john steinbeck, but one of my favorite books of all time is "the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay" by michael chabon
3. modest mouse "bankrupt on selling" , gotan project "epoca", tom waits "kommeniezuspadt"
4. cheddar and jack on a hard sourdough roll w/ mustard, mayo lettuce and pickles (this is my actual order at my favorite deli) then i usually stick some good potato chips in for some extra crunch (im like a little kid)
5. arrested development
6. "juno" was great. i also just rented "pan's labyrinth" a few weeks ago and it was remarkable

i'd love to be entered in the drawing.

2:29 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. L'Air du Desert Marocain, Bois d'Armenie, Bois des Iles/parfum

2. Having a terrible time finishing books lately, even though I like the 3 I've got going now: History of Love, Secret of Scent and Atonement

3. Lots of silly 70s songs

4. Not much of a sandwich person, but love Philly Cheesesteaks

5. Newly obsessed with The Wire(via netflix)

6. Several recent ones I've liked alot have been mentioned so I'll say "Once" which is currently available on Comcast/On Demand.

No need to be in draw - thanks!

- Carol

3:00 PM EST  
Blogger Ducks said...

1. Lalique Encre Noir. Its deep dark rooty vetiver is yummy, calm, cool, and collected on me. And of course Possets' Gingerbread Whorehouse (yes, it's real, and it's pure buttery spicy fabulousness-- I only wish it wasn't an oil, because I would love to spray with abandon.)

2. I just finished "You Suck" by Christopher Moore. I didn't love it, but it was fun and frothy. I am also wallowing through "What to Expect When You're Expecting." (I'm not, but here's hoping that soon I will be.)

3. Well... right now I am mad for Rock Band, so I have to give Rock Band songs. I love singing Sprode by Freezepop, Reptilia by the Strokes, and... yes, I really do love singing the theme song, "Highway Star." I'm the only person I know to consistently score in the high 90s singing it too, so there.

4. Fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and ripe tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil. Yum.

5. I re-watch things. M*A*S*H. Scrubs. I think my very favorite show will always be Metalocalypse -- oh, or Home Movies. I love Brendan Small and think he is a genius.

6. Wow, I can't remember. I've seen a string of bad ones. I think the last good movie I RE-watched was V for Vendetta (which I know has its flaws but is both fun and thoughtful, and very restrained with the music.)

I would love to be added to the drawing!

3:12 PM EST  
Blogger Hollyb said...

1. Monyette, Parfumerie General Musc Maori, I'm wishing for spring!
2. Eleanor Roosevelt's autobiography
3. The White Stripe's "Effect and Cause"
4. Turkey and Cranberry
5. American Idol, I can't help it I love Simon
6. No Country for Old Men

Please add me to the drawing!

3:32 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Amouage Jubilation 25 - my decant's running out! Need a FB...or, considering the price, probably just a bigger decant.
2. Just re-read Emma by Jane Austen.
3. Hmmm...haven't been listening to music much lately, just my SmartFrench CDs and news radio.
4. The Margherita sandwich at La Baguette, just like Jenavira's sandwich except it doesn't have eggplant- wish it did!
5. The Daily Show, the Colbert Report, and working my way through the X-Files Ultimate Collection I got for Christmas (yep, plenty of free time these days :p)
6. Juno

Please enter me in the draw!

3:55 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Myhrre Ardente
2. Mix of Norah Jones
3. No Country for Old Men
4. Cheese and tomato sandwich
5. The Sopranos
6. The Bucket List
Please add me also to the drawing.



4:27 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time responding for me too- although I've been reading for over a year
1. Chergui, PG Cadjmere, and Ambre Russe - as Kalina said, it is cold here in Chicago
2. The Unicorn Hunt by Dorothy Dunnett - book five of The House of Niccolo series. I've promised myself that I won't pick up anything else until I finish the series - great story and great writing but requires major focus!
3. Elyza Gilkinson "Paradise Hotel", Jonathan Rundman "Smart Girls", Prince's cover of "A Case of You"
4. Vietnamese style meatball sub with daikon, cilantro and jalapenos on a baguette
5. My husband is king of our Tivo so right now we're watching a lot of Doctor Who and Torchwood.
6. The Marx Bros. A Night at the Opera - on the big screen at the Music Box theatre.


5:17 PM EST  
Blogger Scott said...

1. Fumerie Turque layered with Dunhill Pursuit. I really love Dunhill's creamy sandalwood with the honey/tobacco of Fumerie. I can't believe no-one has reviewed Pursuit!
2. 33 1/3 The Kinks-Village Green Preservation Society.
3. PressRedButton-She's about to cross my mind, The Jam-Start!, The Byrds-I See You
4. Brie, horseradish, mayo and cress on handsliced, freshly baked bread.
5. The Prisoner.
6. Darjeeling Limited.

6:04 PM EST  
Blogger Shi said...

1.Diors' Christ-1947, Serge Luten A la Nuit
2. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan- best non-fiction book that I've read in a long while
3. "La Boheme" by Charles Aznavour, "Buena" by Morphine
4. Prosciutto, mozzarella, and pesto
5. Project Runway (Top chef is starting again in 4 days!!) and Millionaire Matchmaker (columbina, i understand! it's so entertaining!)
6. Bamboozled directed by Spike Lee

Please add me to the drawing!

6:39 PM EST  
Blogger Anne said...

You will love Gotham. Has the same gauzy type feel as L'air de Rien. Doesn't smell the same but has a place and time feeling to it. Does that make sense? Also, I adore how his scents transition. Genius!


6:50 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always into samples, enter me please.
1. Iris Poudre, Iris Poudre, Iris Poudre--where have you been all my life?
2. Omnivore's Dilemma-fascinating
3. Need to listen to some music!
4. Turkey w/ Pepperoncinis
5. LOST, Pwoject Wunway
6. That Edith Piaf movie, was that actress wonderful or what? And quite charming at the oscars, too.

8:59 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Annie and 2scents,
Speaking of "Omnivore's Dilemna", Have you read any of Michael Pollan's other books? If not, definitely do so--they are wonderful. Especially "The Botany of Desire." "Second Nature" and "A Place of My Own" are also really good. I think he has a new one out too...
PS: I agree about Marion Cotillard--the Edith Piaf actress. She is gorgeous and so classy. I can't wait to see the movie--my hubby and I have tried renting it but every time we check, all copies are rented out (we have checked 3 times this week alone!).
Molly :)

10:57 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Columbina,
Yes, the U.S. version of What Not to Wear. I've never seen the UK version.
Clinton and Stacey are very entertaining!

10:59 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever I answer will change tomorrow, or in an hour . . .
1) Tabac Blond, Dzing, Carnal Flower
2) Measuring America, by Andro Linklater
3) Anything by Leonard Cohen. Right now, I'm playing Hound Dog by Big Mama Thornton
4) Left-over chicken with tomatoes.
5) Dead Like Me
6) My Architect - thanks, I'd forgotten about it. I'll put it on tonight. Familiar faces from times gone by.

Yes, I'd love to be in the drawing.


11:08 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. L'Eau de Jatamansi by L'Artisan Parfumeur. I find it really intriguing.

2. Working on "Perfect Scent" - about halfway done, and like it a lot. Last one I really loved was "The Poincare Conjecture - In Search of the Shape of the Universe" by Donal O'Shea. Math, history, and beauty for non-math-heads. Extremely cool.

3. Barlow Girl I Need You to Love Me, Nichole Nordeman Brave, and Taylor Swift Teardrops on my Guitar.

4. Turkey & Feta Panini at the local coffee shop / jazz bar.

5. American Idol or Mythbusters. Mb is like Nova for delinquents. And Futurama does rock, I agree!

6. Last "interesting" movie was Cloverfield. Last good one was probably 300. I haven't seen any of this year's Oscar crop yet, but they all look great - especially NCFOM and Juno. Can't wait to see them.

Drawing, please! I'm an old dog cologniac, but a scentosphere newbie, and I need samples desperately.

12:08 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Dzing, L de Lolita, Scent CN

2. Turin's Yhe Secret of Scent, finally.

3. Nothing in particular, I listen to the radio lately and almost everything goes...

4. Pawełek :)

5. Don't have TV, deliberately :)

6. "Beowulf 3D". That is how the future of the cinema looks like.

I'd love to be in the drwaing.

6:28 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, dear Marisha!
1. Diorissimo
2. LJ Marta Ketro
3. Bogushevskaya, Drupi, I love you, baby!
4. Classic italian Quiznos
5. Project runway and CNN "circus" - primary election
6. Depuis qu'Otar est parti...(by Julie Bertucelli)France/ Belgium

Please add me to the drawing!Thanks, and have a great weekend.
With love,

6:57 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. TDC's Rose Poivrée
2. Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
3. 2 Mozart pieces: Ein musikalischer Spass, K.522 and Die Zauberflöte, Act 1; Miles Davis' Pharaoh's Dance
4. Bánh mì
5. Charlie Rose
6. La Vie en Rose

Please enter me into the drawing as well.

7:43 PM EST  
Blogger Simple Pleasures said...

1. the warm wet spring in Washington DC has drawn me to Iris Nobile by Aqua di Parma, which is for me a warm damp fragrance perfect for this weather.
2. I'm half way thru Eleanor vs. Ike by Robin Gerber and really enjoying it.
3. "These are the days" by Jamie Cullum, "Under the weather" bby KT Tunstall, "coming home" by kdlang
4. jambon beurre from the Marvelous Market - good ham, butter and cornichons on a baguette
5. Jamie at Home on the Food Network
6. The Apartment - great performace by Shirley McClain and Jack Lemmon plus the best performance by Fred MacMurray - on of Billy Wilder's best

10:28 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything by Orwell, gyros, and No Country For Old Men. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks

3:34 AM EDT  

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