Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating today!
Whether you’re celebrating or not, feel free to talk about anything you like: what fragrance you’re wearing today, what perfume you're especially thankful for, what you’re going to cook or eat today...whatever you like, so long as it doesn’t conflict with our comment policy.
Note: top image is a bowl of berries: Cranberries before being turned into sauce by liz west at flickr; some rights reserved.
SOTD is Cuir Beluga. Seemed to be a warm, cozy thing to put on. Prepping food and waiting for my in-laws to arrive. Luckily, get on really well with them. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Can’t believe I had the first comment! Are we scent twins, Hajusuuri?
LOL – I ran out of the house today commando (!) but we will be scent twins as soon as I am ready to leave to celebrate Thanksgiving at a family friend’s home.
You smell great, of course! Have a great day with the in-laws.
Happy Thanksgiving, those who participate! And happy Thursday to you who don’t.
I wore Cedre today, since I own s bunch of if. I wanted to wear Muscs Kublai Khan but when I get down to half a bottle of anything I stop wearing it for fear of running out.
I have no idea what I’m wearing tomorrow though….
So, if you stop wearing things when you get down to half a bottle, I hope you realize that the solution is to buy even larger bottles, right?! That way you get, say, 25mL (from a 50mL bottle), or better still, perhaps 37mL (from a 75mL behemoth)! That way you can always be reassured that you have plenty left AND get to enjoy the scent for quite a while!
That’s precicely why I loathe decants. How can I get full enjoyment out of 8ml?
Believe me, if SL made 100ml, I’d have quite a few.
I’m eyeing a 100ml bottle of Dzongkha right now after blowing through 50ml.
Again! My boyfriend blew through those last 15ml without much assistance.
Do tell us about your perfume spraying habit? A perfumista friend typically does 12 sprays per wearing.
I don’t put much on at all. 3-5 at most. Inside of elbows, neck, maybe inside of wrists. My boyfriend teases me sometimes that I love perfume but it’s barely ever strong enough to smell in passing.
LOL! So another way to consider it, is if you bought 30mL normally, you’d be conserving 15mL, which therefore may justify using 60mL of that 75mL bottle! Which nearly doubles your enjoyment of the scent! (Still enabling large purchases!)
You stop wearing entirely?? Or just slow down?
Pretty nearly entirely. I barely ever read my Bring de Reglisse because I only have about 20ml left and it’s harder to justify buying a replacement than it is buying something new. In my messed up head at least. :p
Wow. I think I have the opposite approach…I want to use things up before they go bad. But of course I never finish anything.
And as I’m quite (or sort-of) successful at finishing things, I’m starting to edge towards buying back-up bottles! (Which feels really silly, except that then things become discontinued and I feel semi-justified!)
MR, that you have finished even one bottle counts as successful in my book–I am really starting to despair of ever finishing anything I have, and itching to pair down as a result. Hard to know how tho–several of the things I wear least nevertheless have sentimental value. Hrm.
I’ve never had anything turn yet, but I’m sure that would change my behavior.
You should buy back-up/replacement bottles for those perfumes that you cannot bear the thought of running off – end then indulge into using the remaining portion of the previous bottle!
Happy Turkey Day!!
I love Thanksgiving, although I admit I like it best when I get to host–all that kitchen bustling really suits me.
So, for those anxiously awaiting the birthday report–Mr. Spicebomb bought me a beautiful, 50mL bottle of OJ Ta’if! It is LOVELY of course, and I have been wearing the heck out of it since Sunday night. The new bottles and caps are really wonderful, too, and I’m not usually much inspired by packaging. They have a heft and feeling of *significance* somehow. Really a lovely gift, and I am a lucky girl!
Mom sent me some birthday money, and I was all prepared to bite the bullet and buy that Malle Coffret. . . and it appears I’ve waited too long and missed my chance! *seriously pouty face!!!* I tried Aedes, Barney’s and Malle’s US site–all said “out of stock” or the equivalent. If anyone has any other ideas of sources, I would be grateful!
No SOTMorning, yet. Not quite awake enough to consider it. I kinda wish my gym was open today so I could do a workout before my shower and preparations for the day! That would wake me up nicely.
Hope it is a relaxing and enjoyable day for all!
Oh, congrats on your Ta’if, what a great present! What a shame the coffret is sold out.
Out of Stock is my least favorite phrase! Happy birthday, regardless.
I have the feeling that when its my generation’s turn to host, it’ll be at my house more often than not. I love the planning and prep work.
How about calling the NYC Malle store directly?
Also, regarding your OJ Ta’if present, Mr. Spicebomb would have had to plan quite a ways ahead, wouldn’t he? That is extra special!
Yes, maybe a phone call is in order. I did send an email Tuesday to Malle customer service, but haven’t heard back, yet.
And yes–he’s a very considerate fella! Last year’s purchase was PHI, which had to be direct-ordered from Europe last year. Honestly, I think it pushes his natural gift-procrastination-tendancies, all these international orders! I guarantee he won’t be Christmas shopping for his family until the weekend before!
Ta’if is a great perfume to get for a gift. Oh, and there are now two Malle stores in NY if you are planning on calling directly
Good to know. Do you suggest I try them both, or are they pretty connect with each other?
If you do hear back about the Malle coffret, please update! I also saw that it was out of order online…and while I was slightly relieved that I didn’t have a tough and pricey decision to make, I was also disappointed.
I will let you know if I find any for sale (after I reserve one for myself, of course! )
They have it in the online store at mecca.com.au but there is probably a cheaper way to get hold of it in the US.
How motivated are you feeling about the coffret? At one point I had seen it on a French department store’s website (although now I can’t remember which.) Shipping might be a doozy but I suppose it’s just a matter of what it’s worth to you!
Oh geez. I dunno. I think I’d have to see what it would cost and go from there! The cost was definitely part of what held me back for so long.
Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day and the lovely new perfume!
Happy Birthday! Love Ta’if! It’s one of my most favorite perfumes.
As to Malle’s coffret, I’m not sure it’s coming back into stock. I don’t know for a fact but SA at Barney’s gave me an impression that those were some type of the limited/anniversary editions and once gone will be gone. I hope he was mistaken.
I’m very happily wearing Serge Lutens Une Voix Noire today… I fell in love with a decant I received a month or so ago and had to get a full bottle immediately. Absolutely intoxicating – I can’t get enough! Happy Thanksgiving!
Ooooh, a bell jar, nice! And happy Thanksgiving to you.
Happy Thanksgiving Robin & everyone at NST! You guys are great!
I have some neighbors that are arguing kind of loud, Happy Holidays, lol. That’s too bad.
I am trying a salted caramel peanut pumpkin pie, not sure how it will turn out but melted caramel on pumpkin pie is good, I know that! But found some salted caramel peanuts and thought I’d give it a try.
A perfume I am greatful for? I would say I am grateful for some samples I ordered recently..I ended up liking or loving most of them!
Majorie, yay on the OJ, bummer about the Malle!
I did pumpkin spice ice cream this year, and not sure how it will turn out either!
Pumpkin spice ice cream sounds yummy!
It’s churning now; I’ll let you know
That does sound much better than my pie! lol. I love pumpkin ice cream. I just crumbled the salted peanuts on top of the melted caramel, I should test it..nobody will know…it I cover it up? haha
The ice cream tastes like pumpkin pie, basically. With bits of crystallized ginger & a touch of bourbon. Recipe from Serious Eats.
I don’t see how you can serve a pie you didn’t taste, LOL…
Oh yes, tasting is an obligation to good service!
Wow, that ice cream sounds amazing! I need to try that.
OMG, salted caramel peanut pumpkin pie sounds WONDERFUL! Maybe I’ll be inspired to make that next year.
Why wait ’til next year? Some of us would willingly to do a taste test
I’m all pie-d out tonight. I could consider making one in December though…
First big snowstorm of the season and the power went out for an hour or so. Hooray. I was thinking of wearing Eau Sauvage to spite the weather but instead I’m wearing Lush Vanillary, which has a bit of coconut in it, I think, and is warm and delicious and perfect for a nasty snowy day.
Oh dear. But so glad it was only an hour!
Your tale reminded me of a long ago Thanksgiving. When I was a kid,my family moved upstate. A few months later,there was a monster storm of several feet of snow.
My dad went to pick up an old friend at the train station (somehow the train got through feet of snow. How my dad got through to the station, I’ll never know. I had trouble trudging around the block)
While he was on the road, my mother sent me trudge though the snow (well above my boots) to let the still the as yet unmet neighbors know they could come to our house if they could not get to their families. My mom began to prepare to serve the entire block by roasting something in every oven, and setting a pot on every stove. Suddenly the
Neighbors began to arrive and the lights,oven and stove went out at the same time. The kitchen appliances but not the wiring had not bee updated since the thirties. Fortunately one of the neighbors helped us figure out the unmarked fuse box and soon a feast was again underway
Great Thanksgiving story, thanks!
Happy Thanksgiving all!
Still haven’t decided what to wear today. Maybe I’ll wear Epic b/c I’m feeling something spicy.
I’m making corn casserole to take over to my fiance’s parent’s house.
That sounds good…what’s in corn casserole?
Corn pudding is good too, mmmm.
It’s the easiest casserole ever to make.
Box of Jiffy cornbread mix
1 can of whole kernel corn, drained
1 can of creamed corn
1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons)
1 8 oz container of sour cream
Melt the butter, throw everything together in a large casserole dish and mix together so there are no lumps from the cornbread mix. Bake uncovered in the oven at 350F for 45minutes to an hour. Knife should come out clean in the center.
Everyone I’ve ever fed this to LOVES IT.
Oh yep! That’s pretty much exactly the recipe for my corn pudding..well, not my recipe, someone from the south gave it to us. Minus the salt.
Does it need a water bath to keep it moist?
I’ve never done a water bath for it, but if you’re concerned, then keep some of the liquid from the can of whole kernel corn and put that in it.
Wearing Kalimantan today since wearing it yesterday reminded me how perfect it is. I still have a couple of samples left but I really should get a bottle.
I love their travel sprays…
Didn’t see it on Barney’s website but I’ll check in person once I get back from Thanksgiving. I fly out late tonight and get to my parents in FL after midnight. This is my actually scheduled flight. Good thing I wasn’t trying to fly out yesterday since it would have gotten cancelled
Have a great trip!
Happy Thanksgiving and / or Thursday to all! I love Thanksgiving because it is “officially” okay for me to start playing my Christmas music (which honestly I have been doing ever since Halloween!) and to start my shopping! Haven’t picked a SOTD yet.
I am thankful for ALL fragrances! I say all because it allows me to experiment and express my different moods. Variety truly is the spice of life!
On good years, I have my Xmas shopping done by today! But this is not a good year.
It is not a good year for me either. I have about half of my shopping done. This time last year, I had everything bought and wrapped by Thanksgiving.
I have been playing Christmas music since October as well. One month is not long enough to listen to it.
Agreed! My family and friends think I am nuts! But, I don’t care because “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” – In my singing voice.
Finally showered and decided my SOTD is English Pear and Freesia.
What?! You guys are blowing my mind. I was feeling so pleased with myself that I actually ordered one gift last night–way ahead of schedule for me!! (…yes it’s a perfume gift! I will convert them all, or die trying! )
Usually done!?!? Wow, that’s impressive. I guess I wait to try to take advantage of the sales. Normally I take advantage of the Black Friday sales, but won’t be braving the crowds this year. Cyber Monday is starting to look mighty attractive this year!
I have a similar rule about XMas music but my starts tomorrow
Happy Thanksgiving Americans! I’ll be looking forward to hearing about any black Friday fragrant finds. I’ve already ordered a bottle of CDG Avignon at twenty percent off. I can’t wait.
Oh, nice find.
Yes, I hope people do share any of their findings. Would love to take advantage of some “scent sales”.
Well if you’re interested, I ordered from havenshop.ca. They have a few other Comme des Garcons scents available too. If your in the US, I’m not sure if it would be worth it with the shipping though. Then again, the exchange rate should work in you favor.
Nice! I hear that Ormonde Jayne is going to do 30% off and free shipping worldwide tomorrow. And for Carven fans, that’s going to be on Hautelook shortly!
And l’Artisan on Monday!
Oh holy moly! Thank you for pointing that out!
It’s actually going to be on Sunday at 8 am pacific time.
Ooh, noted, thank you!
Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating!
My SOTD is Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes, which is so wonderful in spite of the rather silly name. Grey and rainy here today so it’s nice to wear something uplifting.
I kind of love that name, even if it’s silly.
Have a great day!
It’s not their worst name that’s for sure. I hope your recovery will continue so you can enjoy a great Thanksgiving!
Happy US Thanksgiving !
SOTD is A*Men Pure Wood. The more I wear it the better it is, it seems.
I tok a quick sniff of Pure Wood and thought it wasn’t different enough from the two I own (Malt and Coffee) to be worth serious consideration, but all the A*Men flankers are terrific.
Pure Wood is fantastic! All oak and cypress on my skin, a hint of patchouli and vanilla eight hours on. YMMV
Today I’m wearing Montale Boise Vanille, geranium and cedar, no vanilla in sight (it wasn’t a blind buy so I knew the vanilla is absent or abscent, on my skin).
Smells great !!! GO Eagles !!!!!!
K, I sampled a smidge of the pie..zomygosh..that’s good!
Happy Thanksgiving and/or Happy Thursday to all!
Marjorie Rose, congrats on the Ta’if and Happy Belated Birthday!
SOTD is Karl Lagerfeld KL edt, a blind buy/cheap thrill purchased years ago, the penultimate orange/spice powerhouse 80’s scent! (But I’m aghast at the prices on eBay; it just goes to show you, buy it while you can!) One tiny spritz works for me; I only wear it on Thanksgiving; it smells like everything I’ve been cooking/baking the past few days.
Turkey is cooking in the Weber grill; stuffing and pecan pie will arrive with the guests; everything else (except gravy and brussel sprouts) is ready, just waiting to be warmed. Pumpkin pie cake also for dessert (like an upside down cake; pumpkin filling on bottom; pecans/crust on top for those of us who don’t do pie well) and turkey cupcakes waiting to be decorated when the little ones arrive.
I am grateful for life itself – and for all creatures great and small – human and otherwise – who make that life worth living.
Thank you, Laila! It was a good birthday.
Grilled turkey sounds yummy! I’ve never lived in a climate where that would be a reasonable choice–I would be either grilling in the rain here in Oregon (we can have some STORMS this time of year!) or in the frigid temps of Minnesota! Sounds like you have everything under control and are good at delegating some of the cooking tasks out! Nicely done.
Pumpkin pie cake sounds interesting! I love almost all pumpkin baked goods
Me too except for the overly-sweet ones.
I want some of that cake!
I’m also grateful for “All Creatures Great and Small,” too. Great books!
Sitting in Oakland airport… Flight delayed. Worrying about the inlaws…. Youngest son with a bloody nose…. Do I sound pathetic?
At least I smell great… L’Heure Bleue extrait…
Happy holidays NST!
Awww, hope you have a great holiday. You smell great!
You got the worst part of the day over with first and you smell great! Happy turkey day!
I hope things work out! And you smell amazing
Criminy. Hope it all works out before Thanksgiving is over.
Aww, I hope the day improves for you! You do smell fabulous, however.
Hope it gets better for you!
I hope you’re flying already (or, even better, have arrived to your destination).
SOTD: Burberry Brit Rhythm Burberry for men
I wonder if they will do a masculine counterpart to the last one they released…
I am bringing an acorn squash side dish to friends house today. It will either be roasted squash or a sweet squash casserole, haven’t decided yet. Am leaning toward the roasted squash with butter and sugar option, sounds more simple to prepare. Fool-proof, perhaps.
Wearing CK Reveal. Totally salted caramel musk on me. Love it. Found my 15ml from eBay for about $16 including shipping.
Much to be thankful for, including this awesome, perpetually lovely community. Thank you NST and NSTers!!
I love acorn squash. My family doesn’t like squash in general so it’s rare I get any.
Happy Thanksgiving/Happy Thursday to everyone! I am thankful for many things, but most especially for having the kindest, most wonderful husband in the world (IMHO). I honestly can’t imagine my life without him. I am also thankful that we are going to be celebrating the day by ourselves, just the two of us, in peace and quiet. My in-laws now too far away to consider visiting them for the weekend. My mother has given up on trying to prepare large meals, so we get to have the day to ourselves.
At the risk of sounding like a crank, I never really enjoyed family Thanksgiving dinners, whether it was with my family or his. It always seemed to be a lot of hassle and stress, and somebody would have a meltdown. My mother would insist on doing everything herself, then complain that nobody was helping her. Yet if you tried to do anything, such as starting to set out some of the food, or make the gravy or carve the turkey, she would yell that it wasn’t time yet, or that you were doing it wrong. T-Day dinners at my in-laws’ weren’t much better. My MIL really can’t cook. One year she started to freak out because it was time to make the gravy and she had *never* made gravy before and had no idea what to do. Another year she ran out of almost everything before we got to their house. We ended up eating about four slices of pie each just trying to fill up because that was practically all that was left. We excused ourselves as early as we politely could that evening and left to find a restaurant to finally get some dinner.
Never apologize for finding holidays hard! I think it is for many of us!
Thanksgiving and Christmas might be literally the only times I see my entire immediate family–Mom, her boyfriend, Dad and brother. It is *always* awkward, but I have decided it is important to do as long as everyone involved is willing. It seems especially important with the loss of my younger brother a few winters ago and my parents getting on in years. That said, I see these events as a limited edition, and I will be happy to have plenty of excuses to do my own thing as the years go on!
Limited edition – great way to frame it. I like to look for the funny stories. I can do holidays with the in-laws okay so long as i pack my sense of humor.
And i totally realize that can be easier said than done!
I have had my share of those sort of Thanksgivings! Enjoy your day of peace.
Haven’t we all? Lol.
I really hear you. We only celebrate with one side of the family now, and while I’m sad for the circumstances that led to that…holidays are much, much more pleasant now that we no longer try to force it. Glad you are also getting to celebrate the holiday in a fashion you actually enjoy!
A wonderful husband (or partner) is truly something to be grateful for! Holidays are stressful for most families IRL, if not for the ones constantly portrayed in the media. I’m just having dinner out with my DH, too, and even if it isn’t my first choice, it’s a darn sight better than many alternatives that I can think of.
I’ve come to think of this time of year as “The Endurance Trifecta,” what with all the hoopla of T-Day, Christmas and New Years. My gratitude really floods in on January 2nd, when I realize I’ve survived it yet again.
Having the right person to share something – even a misery of an extended family celebrations – it a lot to be thankful for.
Happy quiet Thanksgiving to both of you!
Sounds like my Christmases before we finally wrestled my mother to the ground and decanted the whole thing to my sister’s house. Before then my mother would demand our help from dawn, insist on not one dish changing over four decades, aim for Michelin standards in a 1960 kitchen, sit worrying and apologising throughout lunch and finally pass out at 3pm for 24 hours. I’d be sneaking vodka shots just to survive til then.
I appreciate your honesty and I am glad that you will have a low-stress day with a good friend
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
We don’t celebrate it here, but I’m cooking a nice dinner anyway, because I believe in incorporating other culture’s holiday meals in my syncretic calendar.
I’m thankful for my Anais Anais in a special metallic bottle that a sweet, dear friend gifted me in Paris, some twenty years ago. I love it.
You made me smile, Anaïs Anaïs was my first serious perfume and I still love it.
Mine too! I even had an earlier bottle, a gift from my mom when I was like sixteen. Funny thing is, I didn’t perceive Anais Anais as green at all before I smelled (current) Vent Vert, a few months ago. What an epiphany!
I bought Anais Anais in a metal bottle for my grandmother over 20 years ago in Paris.
You just put a smile on a lot of our faces with fond memories of this fragrance. Anais Anais was one of my favorites I wore as a teen. I remember how beautiful I thought that bottle was. I miss that fabulous scent.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and Happy Almost Weekend to everyone else.
I have been in a baking frenzy since last night and now am completely done- everything is organized and packaged and ready to be distributed to friends.
No scent yet as I am waiting to change into clean non-flour smeared clothes, but I will be wearing the very last bit of Zelda from a sample for a get together with old friends. We are eating out so I am anticipating a bit of a wait but it will be nice to leave the cleanup to someone else!
I have decided to spring for a full bottle of Zelda as a holiday gift for myself and am hoping against hope En Voyage has a Black Friday discount of some sort! Fingers crossed!
One of the many things I am thankful for are blogs like this! I have learned so much about the perfume world and met some lovely people while participating in some swaps. Thanks to everyone who comments as well, because I just love the stories, ideas, and information that can be obtained in comment sections.
Have a wonderful day
Indigo Perfumery is carrying the line too, so check them for a Black Friday sale just in case!
Ohhh! Thanks for the heads up. I will check it out tout suite!
Help! Held hostage by vegan daughters! Please send real turkey ASAP! All kidding aside, I am grateful to be with my immediate fam today and for this wonderful blog and all my sisters and brothers in scent! Wearing Rochas Femme today, perfect for a intimate dinner at home.
Ha ha! Good luck with your vegan meal and enjoy your family
Look at it this way: you’ll eat less
Have you ever seen the episode of “Everyone Loves Raymond” when Marie decides to cook a healthy Thanksgiving meal? Not sure if it was vegan, but I think the turkey was tofu instead of meat. LOL! It was hilarious! Your comment just made me think of that episode. Regardless of what you eat, you are spending time with family. That’s what it is all about! Enjoy your day.
We’re vegetarians, and obe year in the late 90s, a bunch of our friends from AmeriCorps (over half us us were/ are vegetarians) got together for Thanksgiving. We did the Tofurkey thing, primarily because the name is so silly. The Tofurkey was tolerable and the seitan cutlets that came in the box with the Tofurkey were vile. We were all in a silly mood, and could not stop saying “Tofurkey” and giggling.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy pre-Friday to everyone! I am happily snowed but not blizzarded in…happy because the snow only got bad after I picked up my boyfriend from the airport. Now we can enjoy our small, cozy Thanksgiving day. Wearing my current cozy and comfy favorite perfume as well, Sous le Toit de Paris. Thanks everyone, for making perfume so fun!
Sounds perfect, and you smell wonderful!
Happy thanksgiving, Americans Here in Canada my SOTD is J’Adore. It is my second oldest bottle at just under three years, and there’s less than an inch gone from the 100ml bottle because I was sooo precious about not wanting to use it up. Hilarious! The drooling love has faded but I still really love it – maybe just because I did save it for special things so wearing it feels like something good might happen
Sprayed it because last night I sampled my *oldest* bottles – Tresor from 2007. It has turned – lots of time in steamy bathrooms, exposed to full sun, etc etc. Not just that the top notes are gone, but all brightness and life has been thoroughly destroyed. RIP. I actually bought this one accidentally – I had no idea about flankers at the time, remembered I’d like Tresor from a magazine insert, then was totally bewildered by my duty free shop purchase. I suspect by year of release I was trying to buy Tresor Sparkling but I guess now I will never know
Will you throw out the bottle in the trash or keep it for sentimental (or hee scentimental) reasons?
hehe. I was pondering that and will probably keep one (it was a boxed set of 2 30ml bottles), at least for now. At least it will clear out some space on my perfume tray to put it away somewhere…hmmmm
I think the Canadian Thanksgiving is a much more sensible date than the one here in the US.
I can’t say I envy you all having everything crunched together like that!
It’s kind of bizarre that we now have Black Friday in Canada in recent years, considering there is nothing happening the day before and it’s just a regular work day. I won’t complain about having sales to do xmas shopping because it’s easy to avoid all together or to stick with online shopping, but it does make everything seem more…frantic.
Loved the original J’Adore and Tresor. Both such pretty fragrances. Both have changed over the years as well.
I haven’t sniffed anything current but now I want to sniff Tresor for a reminder. Sadly, now that it’s destroyed I think I’m more in a place where I’d appreciate it better – I always felt it was kind of loud and now that I’m actually into perfumes my favourites are EVEN LOUDER
Hi perfume friends!
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it (and happy Thursday for us who don’t)!
I’d like to know your ideas about what perfume would layer well with Prada Infusion d’iris body lotion. I like the idea of layering, but I always chicken out!
Fun to experiment and wish I had some of the lotion! I think it would be pretty with rose or orange blossom, or something green, or you could do a light incense?
The lotion is great! Every time I wear it, I’m amazed by the lasting power of the scent on my skin… And my fiancé loves it, which never hurts!
I think it might layer with anything light, except maybe citrus. I might do a violet or sandalwood. Happy experimenting!
Maybe Chanel Bois des Iles would be nice, for sandalwood?
I’ll keep you guys updated with the results of my experiments!
Laila is the fragranced lotion and perfume layering expert!
Hopefully she’ll add her tips then!
I layer my Id’I EDP with Chanel No. 19; it would probably work really well with the lotion as well.
I was thinking that Chanel would probably be my safest bet, although I don’t think I have a sample of no 19. But maybe 1932 would do?
Well, it’s not Prada, but i’ve found that Crabtree and Evelyn’s Iris body lotion layers really nicely with Chanel’s Eau de Cologne – could try that.
Seems like Chanel get the votes!
I put on some Antica Farmacista Vaniglia, Bourbon and Mandarino because it has gourmand notes, but is not something that is overpowering. Happy Thanksgiving and happy Thursday to everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving to all in the U.S., and happy almost-Friday to everyone! I’ve pulled out an old favorite today – Houbigant Aperçu. It doesn’t get much press, but I love its old-fashioned chypre vibe.
I’m not cooking for T-Day today, but I might tomorrow when everyone is out shopping: but not at the grocery store, lol!
Happy Thanksgiving, celebrants! I’m at the MIL’s place with various of my partner’s family. We’ve been cooking up a storm, and now finally I get a rest.
SOTD is EOV perfume oil. I was wearing it because it is so herbal, and I thought it would work nicely with the cooking scents. Not bad, but it wore off quickly. It was also a practice run for cheap thrills, since it’s available online for about $15.
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!
I’m cooking now, so I’m still scentless. We’re going to our friends’ house for the dinner and I plan to wear Amouage Ubar – unless I change my mind in the last moment.
I’m extremely grateful for the technology that allows us to find new perfume loves from everywhere in the World and share our passion with other enthusiasts everywhere in the World.
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it! For the first time in many years I am celebrating Thanksgiving by myself and it is so relaxing. I ate the first course of my dinner for breakfast and I don’t like turkey very much so I’m having steak…at whatever time I feel like eating. I have a crackling fire, a good book, and a big furry dog so life is good. Might break out some wine in a little bit.
SOTD is De Profundis because I hadn’t worn it in a while and missed it.
You smell great!
Enjoy your solo Thanksgiving!
That sounds lovely I wouldn’t call it solo, though-you have a large fluffy dog!
That’s exactly how I read your description. Enjoy, it sounds really nice!
Sounds like a great day! Enjoy!
I’m envious! The very first Thanksgiving I spent solo was years ago, just after finishing college, and I celebrated by sipping Wild Turkey bourbon in a nice, long, hot bubble bath. Heaven!
Thankful to Robin and those who write and comment on NST — such a happy space!
Wearing Rodin Olio Lusso, and recognizing that I enjoy this one only because I trained my nose by participating in this community.
Wearing Theorema today.
I’m thankful for so many things; starting with the stuff we take for granted: clean & safe water piped right to my house, fresh air, the amusing antics of the neighborhood squirrels, gorgeous sunsets, good books, all 5 senses, the technology that allows me to communicate with people (perfumistas, especially!) all over the world. Really, the list goes on and on.
I am so very grateful for indoor plumbing.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I’m not a big fan of turkey, so I fixed dolsot bibimbap (sizzling hot bowl of rice with smorgasbord of veg and meat on top) instead, for the boyfriend and one of my friends who was unwilling (as was I) to drive 8 hours to visit family for a day of stress, guilt and overindulgence. And then drive back.
I’m thankful for just about every damn thing I can think of, today. I’m healthy, have friends, have family (8 hours away, that is), a great job, 3 super cool cats, shelter, food, transportation, and a cabinet stocked to overflowing with perfume.
On the subject of cats, for those of you out there who love them, please do google and watch “Sad Cat Diary,” which sent me into giggle fits yesterday.
I’m grateful for the very existence of perfume – that there are still artisans who love fragrance enough to make it their life’s work. And I’m thankful to have the freedom to try as many of them as I can (and do!). I wore BV Eau Legere to my brother and sister-in-law’s house for T-Day – my own fragrant little bubble.