What's your scent of the day?
I'm wearing Molinard Tendre Friandise. I have a very old decant, and it's aged beautifully; it's much deeper and smokier than it was when I first got it.
Chocolate bar of the day (yes, I've already started on the chocolate) is Dagoba Lemon Ginger, tea (my fourth cup so far) is Peet's Yin Hao Jasmine.
Note: image is lazyboy (cropped) by jasonsager at flickr; some rights reserved.
The new B by Boucheron
I have a high power meeting today and I need to smell “executive worthy”
Today I'm wearing Prada Amber pour homme. At first, it didn't impressed me, but i like it more and more everytime I use it. It's a quiet sofisticated scent, very elegant, staying close to the skin and sommetimes revealing a little trail, just to make the others wonder what fragrance that you're wearing.
I chose Marc Jacobs Blush today. Someone over at PoL was asking about the Intense version, which in turn, inspired me to wear Blush today. It's perfect for this hot (90+), dry day here in So. Calif. Where's Fall??? We just got back from Quebec and Vermont and it was Fall there! Both places are so beautiful.
You smell good ! Is that perfume still sold?
And, it's never too early for chocolate!
Have a nice day.
After our discussion of the Parfum d'Empire scents yesterday, I decided to wear Aziyade. It's smelling wonderful!
I haven't started in on the chocolate yet, but I have a chocolate covered s'more waiting in my purse, and I had Assam tea for breakfast.
Yes, am feeling lazy and trying to rest as am working a 12-hour night. So for today, am trying 2 new samples: DSQUARED She Wood, which is nice but nothing great..smells like some hand lotion. Other wrist, JPG's recently NST reviewed, MaDame. It's not what I expected; it's doing a baby oil thing on me…what note is that??
Am on my second cup of tea, but each cup is around 500 mls, Bewley's Gold Clipper. No chocolate though. There's an excellent chocolaterie in Montreal called Suite 88. They make a gorgeous chili pepper hot chocolate that can be served in dark, milk or intense chocolate versions.
Have never smelled this before (!) but sounds interesting. Are you familiar with Zagorsk from CdG? Your description reminds me of this
I looooove Onyx. Haven't reached for it in a while. Thanks for reminding me.
I'm wearing Sanctuary Chocolate Orchid Body Butter by Avon and homemade chocolate body oil.
I got a bottle only recently so it's a new one for me. I really like it although the gorgeous rose doesn't last very long on me and gets overpowered by jasmine and ylang ylang pretty quickly. Still nice.
Well blow me – NST has a SOTD poll on a day I have been so run ragged I am not wearing any. Indeed I am still unwashed in my pjamas at 6pm, but I have been ringing French politicians all day long. Happily, videophone technology is still in its infancy.
SOTE may well be my new FB purchase of PG Brulure de Rose, with a squirt of Jasmin Noir for good measure on some other discrete body part.
Hope it works!
I really like that Prada — wish I had a bottle.
We've got plenty of fall here on the east coast, sorry you don't! I'll trade you gladly.
It's still sold, but not in the US so far as I know. Molinard does ship.
I need to crack open my DSquared She Wood. I wasn't too inspired by it on paper in the store though. Baby oil — often heliotrope, I guess? Maybe someone else will have a better idea.
I am wearing Wood Coffee by Comme des Garcons and it's perfect for today. It's raining here in Florida, it's been raining for the last three days actually. This scent is so sensual and comforts me very much.
I'm wearing, primarily Chanel Chance…that's been getting worn a lot lately- I like it in the cold weather, on fabric. Surprisingly spicy on me…But tonight, after I finish lounging around I'll probably put on a bit of my Luctor et Emergo sample, or maybe Passage D'Enfer. I can't explain it, as it wasn't a conscious decision at all, but I love wearing the Chanel on my clothes, just barely spicy/warm drydown, and one of those two on my neck/wrists. Couldn't say why…I should try to layer them deliberately and see what happens.
I'm also thinking about busting out some perfume oil I got at a craft meet thing. I have Egyptian musk- which is actually very floral, fresh cut grass that smells pretty accurate if you happen to have a lot of hyacinths (maybe hyacinth?) around, and straight up Amber which just turned into this god-awful powdery mess on my skin. Does amber normal smell powdery? I've never really consciously sniffed amber before and I have no way of knowing whether the oil I bought it actually amber-esque. However, if it's not, I'm not terribly heartbroken. I got those three for twelve dollars.
Songes. I love it!
Thinking about eating a square of Chuao Spicy Maya. Love that, too.
The new version of Chanel 5, from a sample, not remember the complete.
I'd love to wear Calandre, but seems to have disapeared from the perfume shops
Well, I started with a spritz of Jardin Sur Le Nil when I showered this am & then headed off to the gym an hour later.
Post second shower, I'm trying a sample spray decant of Rose Leger, Its cold & gray today & it seemed like it might be something to bring back a little summer. Pleasant, but a bit too “pink” for me though.
Hey, Robin! Yesterday I've been wearing Nomad Tea and I am not sure if You ever got a chance to try this one. I like all frags from Sweet Series, but this one stands out from the rest. I know You like Herba Fresca (and so do I) so I thought You'd really like Nomad Tea as well. Think Herba Fresca with it's green tea, mint and herbs, but a bit darker, smokier, with a “real”, stronger tea accord that lasts longer. This is my another HG allert big time, it's like Herba Fresca is perfect for the summer, and Nomad Tea is just great for fall.
It's actually hot and sunny in SF today. I'm wearing Anthousa Fig and Vetiver Eau de Parfum.
Great idea, R!!! The lazier you are, the funnier it gets.
I woke up to a spritz of Guerlain AA Figue-Iris as I usually do — it never seems to interfere with whatever I decide to wear as my “real” scent of the work day — and now have Ava Luxe Vamp on my right hand and Montale Aoud Damascus on my left. It is an overcast, cool, damp day here in Vancouver and these scents are just so cozy and warm. interesting and comforting at the same time.
I'm always interested in what other NST folks wear, I'd be happy to have this as a semi-regular poll, along with the Monday Help this Person Choose a Fragrance feature. Thanks, R!
I'm enjoying the same scent, but then, I'm a sucker for violet. I actually mixed it with Prada's Infusion d'Iris – I like the powdery nature of the combo.
I don't do tea. Coffee, with half and half.
C B I Hate Perfume Revelation. It was cool and rainy this morning and its supposed to evolve into a warmer but still cool (for New Orleans) sunny day. I'm planning on being outside a lot today as well b/c I'm going to a music festival. I thought that Revelation would suit the weather and work well outdoors.
Today I am wearing Jean Paul Gaultier , I have not worn it is at least 3 years and smelled it on someone yesterday and WOW how nice…. already got compliments… I also love Flowerbomb yummy! anyway no choc yet …..
Tom Ford Black Orchid. Something dark and dressy for going out tonight. It seems like I hardly ever wear this — it's an event-driven fume for me.
I find true amber very powdery. But again maybe that's just me (and you). I wear lots of amber for that very reason becuse I love it. I don't have straight aamber oil, but I do wear this solid amber butter that is Indian. hard resin like thing in a carved wood case. It's very dry and supposidly pure amber. Smells powdery and deep. My husband loves it!
I love Tom Ford.It is a sexy scent and a great cool weather one at that…
Chanel no 22 (vintage decant) in dry, warm Northern California.
Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline, which is very, very nice and might be FBW (there are too many incense scents that I love!) I am drinking Harney & Sons “Golden Luo”, which is dark, malty with a hint of cocoa in the finish. I will have to see later if there is any chocolate in my future–maybe a flour-less chocolate chip walnut cookie from the French bakery down the street if I am good boy and work-out when I get home, though I should save my pennies for that septet of Mark Buxtons.
I love it too. It gets very earthy and dark on me. It's just funny that I don't reach for it more often.
Chanel Allure edp and parfum…love it!, but then their are few Chanels that I don't love so far.
Reminds me that I need to find DH's bottle of Tumulte to wear in the near future. It's definitely cedar weather!
Timbuktu: Just last night received my new 100ml bottle to replace the nearly-empty one I'd been worrying over, so I felt like celebrating. We've been having an unusual heatwave, but it kind of works in heat as well as cold — and it's been chilly in the morning's anyway. It's been going from about 50 in the morning to 85 or more in the afternoon here.
Tea of the morning (as almost always): Lipton Green Label Darjeeling (pkgd for foreign market).
Have a great weekend.
Comme des Garcons' Ouarzazate. Smoke, pepper, incense, stone. Something about it really appeals to me this week in Houston where my garden is lush & green–but the weather is starting to cool down a little… &, Oh please won't someone tell me how to pronounce the name (wahr-zah-zah-tay? wahr-zah-zate?)
Oh and had a couple Cadbury Roses…nummy caramel chocolates. :~)
Thanks for the suggestion but I thought heliotrope was sweet? Maybe my nose can't tell the difference. Regardless, MaDame is doing something very unpleasant to my wrist now. Am not sure how to get rid of it as lemon doesn't work and neither does kitchen soap. I even tried peroxide. What's the antidote for foul-smelling perfumes?
I am doing layering today.
Kiehl's musk on the base of my neck (two light sprays)
And Adidas Dynamic Pulse behind my ears, inside of elbows and wrists.
It is a sunny and hot spring day here in Buenos Aires, and I have a commitment for later on the afternoon. I didn´t want to overwhelm at the office with just-kiehls… so I layered with the adidas. Received many compliments
Probably will reapply one spray of Kiehls.
I'm testing Carnal Flower today…am intrigued so far!
I love the Allure edp , I always forget about it!
This post is about perfume and tea and chocolate and coffee! Perfect for my mood and what I'm wearing: Kelly Caleche, which I like but when I wear it I feel like it's missing something…found that something this morning when I took a big sip of my mug of strong Peet's coffee (with milk and sugar), then sniffed my wrist. Perfect! Now I'll have to hunt down that Dagoba lemon ginger thing….
Yummy. I really need to buy some of that this fall/winter. And I'm pretty sure the pronun would be “wahr-zah-zaht”.
I was wearing M by Mariah Carey during the day but since my bath an hour ago I've put on Believe…hmm bit of an Elizabeth Arden theme.
I've been thinking that i only regularly wear about 6 of my perfumes…they're not all my absolute favourites either, but they must be the most wearable or at least my current taste. would be interesting to hear people's 'top five of the moment' one day.
I LOVE No. 19 & Givenchy III – I think they are like slightly estranged sisters. I didn't like No. 19 until I fell hard for AG Heure Exquise….all that galbanum, iris….and then suddenly No 19 made all kinds of sense to me. I think GIII smells like spring, and No 19 smells like the end of summer/early fall…of course you need a FB!
This morning (early) I started off with Lancome La Collection “Magie” around my neck….By lunch, I was dousing myself in AG Heure Exquise which is so heavenly & divine I just feel all swoony. Now I am wandering about my job on this Friday afternoon in a cloud of dizzy mysore sandalwood!
Unscented deodorant and/or liquid Tide!
You're enjoying which one — Ma Dame?
Thelma — see, if I was wearing all that I wouldn't need to be eating chocolate !
Sorry! Nice to have a nose break, though, isn't it?
And SO agree on video. I love working at home in my slippers.
Hey, congrats to you, what fun!
Ugh on the 3 days of rain, & hope it isn't cold too. Glad you found the right comfort scent!
There is no one thing called amber — it's an accord of different notes, so can have different finishes (powdery, non-powdery, etc)
Hey, I have a bar of that waiting in my choco-basket
I went to Sephora today and spritzed myself under with Chanel nr.5 Eau Premiere, and I so do NOT like this perfume
i'm testing Armani Code Pour Femme today. One of the office gals bought some and decided it's too strong for her and asked me ir I'd like it. The opening IS strong — very ginger plus bug spray plus something that smells of plastic. I can see why she didn't venture further with it. But if you give it 10 minutes or so, the plastic/bug spray dissipates. The ginger sticks around, though, and combines with the florals and wood to make a nice little play group.
It isn't revolutionary, but it's so much nicer than the bulk of what's out there in the department stores that I may give this orphan a home. The bottle is downright pretty, too, although the cap is chintzy and doesn't fit right.
Today's scent is Byredo Rose Noir, which I've been reaching for more & more lately.And I'm munching on a Fiber One Chewy Bar, which doesn't sound nearly as delicious as that Dagoba bar, but I was thrilled to find it in my desk drawer among the old, hard gum & stray push pins.
Interesting…well, my roomate said it smelled like awful baby powder and made me scrub it off right away. I was in utter agreement. I do love how it looks though, a little glass bottle with just a white label and this fantastic-looking dark well, amber, looking liquid in it. I guess for four bucks, it's enough to really like the bottle…and to have had the experiene.
Hey, the unscented deodorant worked! Must be the baking soda??
Thanks for the perfect advice. Can now try on more of my new samples without making myself nauseous.
Since I am not working it took me a while to clean up today but I decided to bite the bullet and use up my Apres l'Ondee sample. I love that it smells so much like paste at first and then becomes so ethereally wonderful. It is one of the few perfumes that really becomes one with my skin until it seems like this is just how I should naturally smell, even though it is a little weird.
Tea is Tension Tamer mixed with a Vanilla Rooiboos.
I will probably finish my Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate with Mint, or have a small morsel of Alter Eco's Dark Chocolate Velvet (the best ever).
Hasn't it been great? The beach was fab this morning – nice cool breeze coming off the ocean, hot just a block inland.
My old favorite, Crabtree & Evelyn's Wisteria.
I've recently drained my large sample of Baghari…only one thing to do now! I'm working on my FB and can't wait. Baghari is just so lovely!
Pretty…I have an old bottle of Savannah Gardens that I only wear in the spring. Too bad it's been disc'd.
Ginger & chocolate is so yummy! I'm wearing Gap Smooth Sandalwood. Was feeling headachy this morning and didn't want to make it worse with anything more complicated.
Hey, same here — jinx! Actually I started off the day with Bandit; my 3-year-old son insists on choosing a perfume sample for me to try every morning, and he's a big Bandit fan. So that's what I wore on my chilly morning run (yes, I know, Bandit and jogging is a definite oxymoron), then after I showered I switched to the marvelous BT, which is definitely FBW for me.
Now I'm dying to know which something!
Tumulte Pour Homme might be the only decent thing I've found at TJ Maxx in the last 2 years.
My husband is addicted to Dove chocolates. You can't believe how fast he can go through a bag.
This Lemon Ginger is not my favorite Dagoba. Might prefer the Dove!
Interesting to read the comments range from day to evening scents! I wore Omnia to work, and after I showered after work I put on PdE Ambre Russe. It's cold and rainy here and it smells wonderful. No tea for me but a cup of hot chocolate spiked w/peppermint schnapps sounds good later on.
Chanel Bois des Iles here – warm woody goodness!
I'm glad you approve of my sloth, and encourage it in the future, LOL…but it is fun to hear what everyone's wearing.
Licia, perfect pick for a gym scent! I could use a little summer myself, and here it's only October.
Kenzo Jungle Elephant. I sampled this one morning a few weeks ago, and within an hour I was on the internet buying a full bottle. Right now I'm sitting here in a big ole' cloud of spicy jungle goodness. I've heard it described as “weird and wonderful” and Luca Turin calls it “fun” and it's both. Distinctive and strong (without being overpowering).
Top note : Mandarin, Cardamom, Cumin, Clove
Middle note : Ylang-Ylang, Licorice, Mango, Heliotrope
Base note : Patchouli, Vanilla, Amber, Cashmeran
Sahlep by Ayala Moriel. It's siren call was too great! It smells even better than I imagined. It's hard to stomach the LE status, so this is first day I've worn it (not counting sampling).
Chocolate of the day: I made sachertorte last night. No tea, though. It's not chilly enough for me to pull out my winter clothes, let alone hot drinks! Lucky Northerners. Dx
Forgot to mention why I dislike like Chanel nr.5 Eau Premiere so much.
Eau Premiere lacks all the edginess and courage of the original Nr. 5, it is just a dull product like a perfume that a woman has been wearing for over 40 years day, day out… it is a”worn out” fragrance.
Love this SOTD Poll Robin!!
I am wearing Chanel no. 19 today also… and since you brought up the seventies… have you tried Votre by Charles Jourdan? This is one of my all time favorites. It is hard to get but can be done. Do you have any other green chyre suggestions?
Lakshmi by ajne at night. it was habinata all day.
AG heure exquise was her personal favorite fragrance…it is one of mine as well.
One of the fist indie brands I bought, when it was so indie!!!
Wore it in the 80s when everyone wore samsara and poison. wore it in the 90s when everyone wore issey miyake and te vert bvlgari.
wore it in the oughts when everyone is wearing whatever sounds very htf and , or comes in in bell jars.
Jealous of both of you!
I'm wearing a Molinard too — Habanita. It's one of my go-to comfort scents.
And eating and drinking, too! Your chocolate habit is endearing, R., and keeps us feeling a little less guilty about our own small indulgences — not to mention the larger kind (she confesses, dangerously lemming that Japon Noir)!
And isn't it neat, vis-a-vis tea and chocolate, that so many of us love those? They often seem to get swapped as little extras when we swap-happy types are doing our thing. This morning, for instance, I enjoyed a gorgeous, brisk cup of Assam blend from the Canadian Maritimes sent to me by a lovely American swapper, and a couple of nights ago I was nibbling on some amazing dark chocolate sent by a woman in Dublin. What a happy, generous little world of sensory experiences we fragrance lovers share!!!
Your “lazy” polls always bring us closer together, R. Thanks again.
Bulgari Black and Dagoba Xocolatl
It's always nice to revisit something you haven't worn in ages…we're doing the same thing today.
Lucky you — a music festival in NO sounds perfect. And you smell great!
I had a similar reaction… like No 5 in the late stages of the drydown with none of the spectacular iconic opening. I guess that makes it much more wearable for some.
Bath and Body Works Wild Honeysuckle EDT. I'm feeling lazy.
It was rainy and chilly here in Michigan today so I went for the yummy Play-Doh-ness of Hypnotic Poison.
I like the Bandit…but may like your chocolate & tea better!
Hope it's a great evening — you've pulled out the big guns
Monkeytoe, I'd like to have a bottle of BT myself. Don't think I will unless it goes on sale (HA, not likely). Now I want one of those cookies…
Oh, haven't tried those! I do like the toffee almonds but try not to let myself buy them since they're so sweet. Will have to try the sea salt ones.
EL Sensuous. It's rainy and cool here, too. I'm finding it's a lovely scent for fall days like this!
Well, I'm trying an interesting one on this warm Northern CA day. Pulled out my sample of Dorissima GOLDMUND. Didn't much like the aldehydes at the beginning. They are pretty subtle in this fragrance, but I'm just not into that perfumey glimmery thing. However once it settled down, I liked it a lot! Classy and feminine, I think, with a real potential for versatility.
Just-home-from-work treat: This morning's leftover coffee poured over ice, and a couple of those Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolate thingies.
Good poll! It was cool, sunny, mid-70's and beautiful in Dallas today. I wore Cabaret with a touch of Silver Factory (a woody/cedary/incensy/rosy affair). Drank PG Tips decaf (pregnant again, yeah!) with organic whole milk, Brit-style. No choco — I'm a licorice fiend! Haribo licorice whips, to be precise.
testing l'air de rien,which was sent to me by the perfume fairy…it's really going through a lot of moods, from flat out gorgeous to withdrawn and forlorn……..very mysterious, as many have said.
the tea and chocolate are as banal as can be, though – plain lipton's and a king size hershey bar (not even with almonds, sheesh!)
This morning I drank DD Latte Light and wore Eau d'Italie Sienne l'Hiver
Congrats on your new bottle! and now you make me feel guilty — I'll never drain my little 15 ml travel bottle. I'll have to wear some to bed.
Mirandajane, I love that one too! I think I looked up how to pronounce it once, but have already forgotten so we'll have to rely on Joe.
Nice — surprised at how few layers we have reported today!
That's a great scent.
It isn't my favorite Dagoba — unless you like your chocolate mostly chocolate w/ very light flavors.
Still think Dirty English is a great name. Not hearing about that one so much anymore though!
I had to go to court. I mixed Micheal Kors with Demeter's Incense and Cinnamon Toast. I was aiming for really spicy white flower( I was mad). I forgot I had on Sage's Amethyst oil from the night before. I think I probably smelled like angry lilacs-very oxymoronic. I won my court case though!
Cool post Robin. What a great idea. It's interesting to see what we are really wearing day to day and why. I vote you should have this post more often.
-oops you caught me, I'm pigging out on these high priced bite size completely covered in chocolate french cream puffs. I gonna start my diet tomorrow. They should outlaw some desserts : D
I love this perfume too and apparently, it is pronounced, where's it at!
speaking of bug spray, I just got a bottle of Tova in the frosted bottle and this reminds me strongly of Aeroguard spray! This may sound like a bad thing to some, but is very evoccative to me of hot summer nights. It is still Spring here but already getting really warm. Serves me right for living in a semi desert climate!
mmmmmm, love the smell of wisteria! I have the room spray but at the moment, I don't need it as I have a huge spray of wisteria in a lovely crystal vase in my kitchen. It smells great but makes a huge mess on the counter.
Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet — apparently it's a limited edition only available in Asia. I love wearing light floral scents in the fall. I try to imagine it's spring….Silly, I know…
Today in Edinburgh it is wild, wet, windy and autumnal. I have gone with dark amber and ginger lily as a warming potion
parfum d'empirie, cuir ottoman
needed to feel classy and strong
Today was it was Chamade by Guerlain, but later I will go to sauna with some pine oil scent so that's going to be my evening scent: pine oil
I'd take a semi desert climate!
No, I'll stick with my Dagoba!
…want to be in a good-mood and fresh, so Chasse aux Papillons Eau Extreme. I have some green tea with jasmine from Kusmi, which smells exactly like Diptiques Oléne, which I want to wear tomorow with my tea.
Interesting on the “paste”, I've never thought of it that way but can see the comparison.
Will have to go google Alter Eco, don't know that brand.
Never smelled it, but add me to the “love wisteria” list!
“Classy and strong” is a great description of Cuir Ottoman! I'm finding it so perfect for this October weather, so I've got it in heavy rotation at the moment. And I thought I didn't like leather…
Thanks. Full disclosure: no22 vintage parfum decant, backed up by no22 bath powder and body lotion (found on *bay).
Yes. I do like the original one, but there's a big no-no for me since it's my MIL signature scent ;-).. I think they've made a good job “mellowing” Chanel 5. Still, I don't think I'd spend 92 euro in a 75 ml bottle (price in Barcelona).
Going back to Calandre ¿do you know if they have discontinued this scent?. They did that with Metal a few years back, so I don't know if the same has happen to this.
Thanks. Full disclosure: no22 vintage parfum decant, backed up by no22 bath powder and body lotion (found on *bay).
(Sorry, I keep putting this reply in the wrong place).
Always glad to hear a vote for Omnia, it doesn't get enough love. Come to think about it, I haven't worn it in a long while — will have to do that.
It's an interesting scent, would agree with “weird & wonderful” although I don't wear it.
Hey, congrats! That's now a very rare perfume.
Please send slice of sachertorte
How is Lakshmi? I still haven't tried the Ajne line.
Ooooh, is caramac a brand name? I'll have to look for those.
That's 2 calls for Habanita! Nice weather for it too.
Great mix, and that's a really wonderful chocolate bar. I like the Green & Black version too, but can't think now of what it's called.
I am not really sure of the brand- they are these beautiful red pods- under the red layer is a layer of chocolate and then a dried bing cherry- delicious!- they are in the bulk candy section of our snootiest grocery market…
Patou Joy. I needed the quiet optimism of it.
Today I'm wearing Homme Joop! I love this fragrance so much. I can't get enough of the sweet/oriental scent
I was listening to my Deva Primal chanting CD on my way home from walking, so in the spirit of meditation I layered some AG Encens Flamboyant with some Passage D'Enfer. OM…
Haunani, I liked both of the Dorissima scents. Didn't love them, but liked them, and was surprised she never did any more of them.
I agree — that price is steep. I've been wondering if it will eventually show up at discount stores in the US. Haven't seen it yet.
On Calandre, I really don't know. It is easy enough to find at discount online stores in the US, but that doesn't mean much. You can't easily find Paco Rabanne here otherwise…most department stores don't carry the line.
I never did make up my mind about Rien. I think it's still in my purgatory basket.
Hershey's! It ain't what it used to be, but sometimes it still hits the spot.
Sienne l'Hiver is another I need to try again.
I do that in February!
Mitsouko. I'm so predictable, at least to me. I knew it was going to be a rough day so I chose one of my armaments. Mitsy is usually my go-to scent for when I want comfort and weaponry.
today was a bit easier, so I wore Diorling.
Chocolate(s) of the Day: Fran's Salted Caramels and Mallomars. Both worth their weight in platinum.
Aha — pretty sure I've had those too, they used to sell them at a gourmet market near me. Very addictive. Trader Joes makes something like, but not nearly as good.
Do you like the Kusmi green teas? I haven't tried any of them yet.
Zara — hope it worked!
Hey, pine oil actually sounds lovely at the moment. And of course, Chamade is always lovely
Emporio Armani Classic.
Perfect for a night out:) Really complements my golden-brown accesoires.
cafe noir….interestingly, it lingers like a guardian angel after a hard days work….at the machine shop no less…seriously…peace.
That's the second vote for Joy, I think!
Sounds lovely; I haven't tried it.
I liked the combo, Robin. The EF brought out more incense in the PdE. I reapplied and usually I move onto another fragrance. I was in the mood for some incense. In fact I am wearing it again this morning. So on me it works. '~)
Last night I felt very experimetnal and added a bit of Montale's Oud Queen Roses…OMG! Heaven!
Interesting…I went to our local toy store with my daughter and received many double looks from some of the other patrons. We have a high population of East Indians here and I think I reminded them of home. My rose/sandalwood oil gets a similar response.
Or “Did it work?” mean did it help you reach spiritual enlightenment? Not yet, but it is fun trying. :~)
I think KUSMI is pretty good, though it is for me usually important to have organic quality. The only green tea from KUSMI I have tried now is Jasmin and it is a beautifull blend for a perfumista, the cup is light and yellow and scent is natural and strong and very elegant. KUSMI is just pretty expensive and I was not sure it is worth it, that's why it is new in my tea collection. Fits perfect with Oléne, smells pretty similar to me!
LOL — either question is good. I'll have to try the combo. Didn't love the AG on its own.
Thanks! They have a green one w/ buffalo grass (I think?) that I've been wanting to try.
Nothing wrong w/ being predictable — in fact, it's my specialty
Jealous of your caramels. Can't remember the last time I had a Mallomar, but might need to do that too!
rub your wrist against the side of a stainless steel sink. They sell those stainless steel soap shape things to remove garlic and fish odors from hands, but the sink is cheaper and already available!
I've just had a “wrist-off” between Eau Premier and regular edt….the edt actually won. If we go way back to the NST review about the Eau Premier and I wasn't sure about buying a bottle, well, I am absolutely sure now that it just doesn't cut it. EP opens so lovely…but then after about 1.5 hours, it gets so meh. The regular No 5 edt way out performs in the long dry down. It manages to keep a nice sophisticated presence. I'm not sure if I'll ever be a No 5 convert (I like Baghari better), but now I can put my Eau Premier ideas to rest.
I don't know how I missed HE all these years, but I found it this year almost by accident. Once I fell, I fell hard. It skyrocketed to a shared spot for my number 1 frag. It is my HG along with Nahema. You must have excellent taste if it's been one of your favorites all these years. I was recently very happy to find the dry body oil and scooped up a bunch. After all these years I am nervous HE might be discontinued just after I've found it!
Is that the Ava Luxe? Sounds wonderful.
What an interesting idea. Will definitely try that. Wonder what the chemistry is behind this?
I prefer EF layered it with something else. And I like it that way so much it was FB worthy to me. It also blends beautifully with the AG Myrrhe Ardente and/or the AG Ambre Fetiche. I added some rose oil to the EF and PdE today…oh yeah, rose/incense loveliness!
i have on Bandit–yum.
and i was so lazy that i didn't even get around to posting it until today………..
It's rather alcohol-y at first but it wears off fairly quick. It's nice and inoffensive for class.
I've been wearing Aromatics Elixir oil and my Ayalitta pendant.
precisely….the jewel of the exotica
OMG! i didn't even know anyone else wore aromatics elixir!!! i wore it almost all the time for 20 years!!! love it!! got constant compliments on it!!! have just in the past year started exploring other options, but i will always love aromatics!
chocolate of the day: Dolphin's pink pepper chocolate. out of this world. (belgian choc.)
coffee: thanksgiving coffee company: Campesino Estate Reserve: Maracaturra
I think it's the power of positive thinking. I've never had stainless steel work for me in removing smells. Stainless steel sinks or that bar thing doesn't take off fish or a scrubber perfume.
I coat the offending area in Chapstick (that brand seems to work best, but others will do), wait a few minutes, wash it off with Tide or Dawn, then put on a hand cream and massage it in. Smell is gone and you are ready for more.
For the last few weeks, something has happened to my body chemistry. I suddenly can't stand perfumes that I have worn happily for a while. Jardin Apres Le Mousson, which was never melon=y on me, is suddenly a heap of rotting melon. Jardin Sur Le Nil is sharp and unappealing underripe fruit. Last summer it was my heaven.
My most recent purchase, Jo Malone's Sweet Lime and Cedar, which I swear, had not one scintilla of cedar on me for the first four spritzes, is now a cedar forest and is giving me a sap attack.
Suddenly, florals are OK on me. I feel like my body chemistry has been stolen by aliens. But wait, you asked us to describe what we are wearing. Jo Malone's Orange Blossom over the body lotion of Verbena de Provence. It's all I can stand.
I think the Myrrhe is the only one I feel like I'd really like to own. Not likely I'm going to own it though.
Wonder why there aren't more rose + incense scents.
AnnS, “sophisticated” is the word.. Eau Premiere is not as sophisticated as the original Chanel nr.5!
I can only wear Aromtics Elixir in the Velvet Sheer formulation, as I find the EDP (or is it pure parfum?) spray way too overpowering. Hard to believe I will say this about a Chypre, but it does get too strong for me to wear (though I love smelling it on others!). The Velvet Sheer is softer and wears closer to the skin and is very true to the original in my opinion. A pure Chypre bliss and perfect for this time of yea…
hey quinncreative, you are not the only one! same with me! I had Angel Innocent, Coco, rather heavy scents, had to swap them. Now I turn to white florals and melon stuff – the opposite things. Mousson would have been a no go for me, now I just cannot wait to grab it, or Jasmin scents I used to ignore or even hate. My chemistry turned different after my 30th birthday, same time with a distressing breakup.
I turn to things I used to wear before my last relation-ship – it is WEIRD but it seems like I am turning to my previous me.
So I wear rose and melon and narcisse and jasmin.
I guess it is more then chemistry, at least for me;-)
It is so interesting how hormones have an effect on what we like, dislike, smell, and taste, not to mention our moods. They affect our skin, its moisture, our circulation as well, which might explain why scents we love might turn on us.
Mybeautyblog, what are your go-to scents at the moment?
Today I love scents for men like Lalique Encre Noir, unisex scents like the monsun garden, CREED Love in White (so girly, I am ashamed to admit), Oléne by Diptyque, Vicolo Fiori by ETRO, I say FLORALS!
…and Serge Lutens A la Nuit (Jasmin, I used to hate most of the SL), and also male Serge Lutens like Serge or Ambre Sultan and Arabie.
I used to have TF Black Orchid before, Coco, Malabah, Angel Innocent, rather heavy orientals. I still love my Chasse aux Papillons (white floral) and I will stick to Nahéma, which is the kind of dirrty quirky rose that is not too girly nor too heavy.
The funny thing is, my present partner has a much clearer opinion on scents for me than the former one, e.g. Chanel No.5 EP is something for me in thirty years… he also adviced me to buy Nahéma. He likes best when I do not wear any perfume though.
The understanding for another person with its character and likes and dislikes can be validated by the simple choice of a scent for this person. It is interesting how different the choice of different friends, partners or other related people can be.
(One of my girfriends brought me several times Vicolo Fiori, totally convinced it is my scent – she might be right).
QC, do you think it could be the weather too, and not just body chemistry?
What an interesting collection/selection. Particularly curious that your friend was convinced before you were. We do influence eachother or marketing wouldn't work..I don't know Vicolo Fiori. Must check it out. But, love your Nahema.
I agree with you, that weather changes, particularly drastic swings, could affect us as well. But wouldn't that be mood-dependent as well? For example, when it's dark and gloomy for days on end (like in long Canadian winters), depression rates increase i.e. seasonal depression or “cabin fever”. It's all related, isn't it?
The weather, hormones, the shorter days of sunlight. . .pretty soon, my mood will be beyond salvation by the cozy, fireside scents of fall. Once the heavy rains set in and it gets dark by 3:30 in the afternoon here i Vancouver, the Big Guns are in order: the sunshine-y blast of a good, crisp, exciting, get-your-circulation-going Citrus with Benefits. Mmmmm, Eau de Merveilles!
DOH! She Wood. Thought I replied to the right comment.