Another Monday rolls around...what fragrance are you wearing today?
I'm commando at the moment, but my sweater still smells like last night's Atelier Cologne Mistral Patchouli. Meanwhile, my internet connection has been up and down all morning. If I disappear, you'll know why.
Reminder: this Friday, 12/19, is De-stress Friday...as we approach the holidays, wear something that keeps you tranquil and relaxed.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2014, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
SOTD is 24 Faubourg, which was a blind buy, based on all of the positive comments from NST commenters. I bought a mini of the edp. This is my second Hermes mini bought because of comments on NST, and I love both. Next I think I’m going to try an mini of one of the Jardin scents.
I vote Sur Le Nil!
Do they make minis? How adorable! I second Robin- Sur le Nil is the best! (then, imo, la mousson, med, sur le toit..)
I know I’ve seen travel sizes, maybe not quite minis – right now they have a few different sets with travel sizes. I also found Kelly Caleche and sur le Nil on ebay.
^I did too – KC edp and sur le Nil, cute little 15ml bottles. Think I paid $28 for the KC, can’t remember about the Nil.
If you check the Fragrancenet website they have minis of many of the Hermes scents.
Scent twins! I’m wearing this too.
I’ve never tried Faubourg. I’ll have to sample it next time I go shopping.
Sur le Nil is very beautiful!
Just to weigh in, Med’s my favorite, but Nil is a close second!
Oh but actually, have you seen this set yet, mentioned in a few of the gift posts? http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/hermes-miniatures-set/3931111?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=hermes_miniatures_set:1027142&cm_pla=women:fragrance:perfume&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads_pla_multichannel_online&mr:referralID=2ded58dd-847f-11e4-ac6c-001b2166c2c0
It has Nil, Voyage, Jour Absolu and Eau des Merveilles, which is almost can’t-miss across the board. Actually, I think Hermes is wonderful that way–it’s become my go-to rec for friends who want something nice but don’t want to spend more than one outing picking it out. Pretty hard to go wrong at the Hermes counter!
This miniatures set was a present to myself and it is the cutest thing. I though I didn’t really like Jardin Sur Le Nil, but it’s pretty nice dabbed.
this is a very classy scent!
I went with Mechant Loup today. It’s really growing on me.
And a headsup for those who missed it last time, L’Artisan will be on Hautelook again today. Penhaligon’s on Wednesday.
Hey, Kate Walsh Boyfriend is there today too.
Cool. I know the original has a bit of a following here.
Update: They’ve got Seville à L’Aube, Al Oudh, Jour de Fète, Caligna, Nuit De Tubereuse, La Chasse aux Papillons, travel spray sets, and a bunch of candles.
You are truly my #1 enabler. Come to me, travel set! It really is a crazy deal–basically the same price for 4 x 7.5ml as a single 8ml decant of Nuit de Tubereuse, just to pick an example.
Haha. I promise I don’t work for Hautelook. I just patrol the site looking for the next Diptyque sale. And that travel set was already a good deal at regular price so why not.
There have been Diptyque sales on Hautelook?!?!?! WAAAAAAAAH. I’m so glad I’m getting the emails now. Also, my bottle of Seville came today (from the last Hautelook sale). So excited!
Yes. They seem to have at least two Diptyque sales each year. In August I got a 100 ml bottle of L’Eau Trois at sixty percent off. Their best sale was two years back when I guess they were clearing out the old square bottles. They basically had the entire line of edts in both sizes at half price.
Wow – those are great deals! I’ll definitely keep an eye out – for whatever reason the Diptyques seem to suit me quite well. Thanks for the heads up Jonas!
SOTD is Prada Infusion d’Iris absolue. I’ve been wearing it all fall. When Robin listed this perfume on the gift list post last week I had to laugh –already gifted myself with it! Robin, go ahead and buy it before they run out of the smaller bottles!
I already own it! And paid full price.
Today’s scent is SSS Tabac Aurea with a little leftover Eau des Missions on my scarf. I’ve been going through my SSS samples the past few days and have been really impressed. I’m especially enamored with the hint of cherry I’m picking up in this one.
SSS has lots of fans here
Chanel No.5 Eau Première, as I couldn’t figure out what I wanted. It’s been a good choice, as it is lovely.
That’s been my go-to scent for years! It’s lovely and never disappoints.
I’ve been thinking I need to get a FB of this. It is really lovely.
I’m wearing this today also. It’s my choice when I need something pretty and sparkling. I really love it.
I’m wearing Dahab from MiN, a super smoky, spicy oud with a Band-Aid angle like peaty scotch.
Never heard of it but that sounds delicious!!
That sounds lovely and now I want a sniff!
I’ve been working my way through the MiN Scent Stories line — this one and Barrel are my favorites so far. But at least half of them are interesting.
How funny! I’m also wearing Mistral Patchouli. It’s a lovely scent with an earthy dryness that reminds me a lot of Timbuktu, and a citrusy flourish.
Trying out a Xerjoff Bouquet Ideale sample I got recently. It’s a nice vanilla and so far just reminds me of D&G The One.
SOTD is Esprit d’Oscar, one of my favorite office scents. It seems to be mixing well with the trace of Daim Blond left on my wool sweater from last week.
I wear Esprit d’Oscar in Spring and Summer often layered witha coconut and jasmine lotion. I had not considered this fragrance for cooler months. I usually wear Fracas in the Winter if I am craving a white floral. Thank you for the inspiration and you smell fabulous!
Great choice! Whenever I wear Esprit d’Oscar I get lots of compliments
Esprit d’Oscar is so nice!
Cuir Ottoman! Wore it to bed last night as it’s very chilly down here and I was determined to avoid turning the heat on, so it was just Cuir Ottoman, the electric blanket, and the dog to keep me warm last night.
Refreshed my perfume this morning and I am predicting a fabulous day today- sunny blue skies and a cool breeze make for a heavenly holiday time day.
Happy Monday to all
I was thinking of wearing that today, but it wasnt cool enough so Wazamba won- but you smell great!
That’s so beautiful. I intend to buy a full bottle before the year is out..
Mmmmm. Love that scent. Cuir Ottoman–leather, iris and jasmine. Have not made FB purchase, because all the PdEs are now those 100mL giants, but I have burned through nearly 2 full decants of this and several samples. I need to wear this, soonest Be well.
I’m wearing the original Nu, by YSL. It’s so lovely, but I have only a little left – not really sure how much, as the hockey-puck bottle is opaque
How terrible to run out of that fantastic stuff. Discontinuing it was absolute heresy! I chanced upon a random back-up just sitting there in a specialist perfume shop and didnt even hesitate at the $150 price tag. Had. To. Have.
Scent twin! Some days I just need that thick, orchidaceous darkness and this is one of those days (although I actually wear its close relative Tom Ford Black Orchid more often because I love that vanilla base).
Oh, is Black Orchid similar to Nu??? Could it be a substitute?
To my nose they’re quite similar: there are differences but they’re unquestionably siblings. Nu is more floral and has more incense: Black Orchid is darker (with an earthy black-truffle note) and has a ravishing vanilla base, second only to Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille in beauty. Otherwise, I think if you like one, you’ll like the other. Sample first!
I love Nu in its hockey puck bottle, got it for a steal at TJ Maxx when it was being d/c. One of my greatest fragrance regrets is passing up the Nu body creme that was available there at the same time, I’ll bet it was delish!
So envious! And no TJ Maxx in Spain.
I really enjoy this but of course with so much competion doesnt get worn much. But it solved the mystery for me today of ‘what IS it that Tom Ford Sahara Noir reminds me of?!’
Working through my Soivohle samples with Nightjar today. It is light, airy and pretty. Loved Carpathian Oud Cologne but that one got sold out before I could get a full size bottle. Currently studying for my comps this afternoon but my brain is turning to mush. Can’t wait until the semester is done in a few days
Good luck with comps!
Indeed – good luck dear!
Good luck and bash on!
Good luck – you’re almost there! My husband is a grad student and has finals tomorrow and Friday. Both of us will be very happy this weekend!!!
A spritz of Tam Dao for a day of studying (followed by reading Wolf Hall which I finally started last night and loving already).
I found Wolf Hall challenging but well worth the effort. The sequel has been sitting by my bedside table (in a rather large stack of books) for a while now, I hope to get to it soon.
I was lucky enough to find copies of both in the charity book ‘shop’ (inverted commas because all books are free) where I volunteer. Anyway, the BBC are making a TV adaptation which is what pushed me to finally start reading them.
Scent twins – I love Tam Dao. I’m preparing a presentation for work, and this seems helpful. Hope it helps with studying!
Best of luck with your presentation! I enjoy my study days, they always make for a nice change of pace from work.
I loved both of her Cromwell books! Looking forward to A Place of Greater Safety. . . once I finish the pile on my shelf… I don’t read fiction very often, but Mantel is so much fun. Am taking a break from some heavy Middle East history with Andy Weir’s The Martian… light and irreverent, if you enjoy scifi.
I am afraid Kevin will catch me saying so (he loved it!) but I could not get as wrapped up in Place of Greater Safety as I was in the Cromwell books. This is a fun read if you missed it:
Wow. Her narrator’s voice is so similar to her real voice. Interesting!
SOTD is Lauder Private Collection Amber Ylang Ylang. I got a part time job at our small
local Lauder counter and today is my first day. Thought I should wear one of their scents lol.
Yum, I should really revisit that one–hope you’re the one I get to chat with at the EL counter! Congrats on the new job.
So sweet of you thankyou. It is a pretty scent I should wear it more. They are really pushing the Modern Muse. First thing I did was sell a large Knowing to a man for his wife. Nice to know someone still likes the old powerhouses!
SOTD is FM Iris Poudre. I have a doctor appointment and a lot of meetings, and this seems pretty universally appealing. I was still generous with the application though
Wearing versace eros from a tester today.
Sensuous. I really, really like wearing it. Like a soft pair of socks.
Wearing Serge Lutens Gris Clair for the calming effect that lavender does seem to have. Putting my baby girl(23 years old)on the plane tomorrow for 21 days in France. I did not saddle her with a huge perfume list because it is her journey not mine! I did ask that she look for a big bar of grapefruit soap and lavender candy.
Aw, that makes me so happy. I lived in France my first year out of college and the memories are really special to me. Hope she brings home some great ones too!
Lavender candy – yum! Sounds lovely.
SL Iris Silver Mist. It was a random dig out the sample box. I do love it so much. And it seems to last longer now than I remember. Last time I wore it in August and i nthe heat I felt like re-applying every couple of hours.
VC&A Lys Carmin today. I am finding that the VC&A scents are all pretty and well done, but longevity seems to be about 4-5 hours on me and I’d really like them to last longer for the price.
I wear Mistral Patchouli in the summer–I should give it a try in colder weather.
SOTD is Santa Maria Novella Marescialla. Whever I wear this, I’m reminded of our trip to Italy last summer. I tried it in Rome the last day we were there. The next stop was Assissi, where I could still smell it on me. Finally when we got to Venice, we found a Santa Maria Novella shop, and bought it as my souvenir. It really smells like something of another time. So nice!
My SOTD for Keep-it-Simple Monday is L’Occitane Miel & Citron. The citrus and patchouli at opposite ends keep the fragrance from being too sweet and a kiss of cinnamon complements it nicely.
My Keep-it-Simple Monday scent is EL Jasmine White Moss. Maybe I should keep a couple of bottles in the hallway next to my keys for running out the door scenarios.
Oh, I like this one, too. I wear it in the spring when the weather is still coolish. You smell good!
That is a nice one. I always forget that it is more wintry than summery. Time to wear it soon!
Freshly showered, and thinking about wearing Soivohle’s Harbinger. I don’t get all of the dirty, cuminy notes that some people talk about – I hope I’m not inadvertently wafting “skanky” in my wake. The first time I sprayed this one on, I immediately thought of being in a museum, standing in front of a beautiful painting. Have no idea why, but I liked both the scent and the image, so I’m going with it.
I am wearing a forgotten beauty today. I Profumi di Firenze muschio e ambra extrait, and it is gorgeous. I bought this during a trip to Firenze and I forgot about it. I find it very comforting and close to the skin scent, absolutely beautiful.
Happy Monday Everyone! My SOTD is my signature fragrance, Nectarine Blossom and Honey by JM. Anytime I’m not feeling my best, I put this on. There’s something about it that cheers me up. People always tell me that this scent matches my personality. Hopefully, that’s a compliment! Have a great day everyone!
I am starting de-stress day early with some Neonatura Cocoon which is very cuddly.
I’m wearing Le Labo Vanille 44, which might just be my scent on Friday too.
Thoroughly enjoying my SOTD: Cuir de Lancome
I sprayed some on the back of my neck and now I can’t stop smelling my hair. I find this time of year the best for a rich leather floral such as this.
Happy Monday all!
Really can’t go wrong with Cuir de Lancôme.
I’ve got Anima Dulcis on today because I’m trying to figure this scent out.
…still working on it.
Today I am comparing 2 “Absolu” vanillas. On the left, we have La Maison Vanille Absolu de Vanille. And on the right, we have Montale Vanille Absolu. So far, the Montale is much sweeter and the Maison is a bit boozier. Neither sems like something I need to have.
Cartier’s L’Heure II, Convoitee–TheGoddessRena made me do it! It is strawberries and carnations, iris and so pretty. I think I will wear it this weekend to a party with a vintage red dress and stilettos
“TheGoddessRena made me do it!”
I did? Sweet little me?
You inspired me. That’s one of the things I like about these posts. I read about what people are wearing, and it makes me paw through my samples to wear things that have languished, unloved, and give them SKIN TIME!!!
Deva has me wanting to find Cuir Ottoman for tomorrow. Small problem–anti perfume office Abe that beauty is a sillage monster on me. Mebbe this weekend. Or tonight
Best wishes on your comps! Hang in there….
“and” not Abe. Poor Abe’s name was taken in vain by autocorrect.
You ladies are hilarious
Today I’m trying Olympic Orchids – Perfume. It’s really interesting! I would love a candle that smells like this – it is perfect for the holidays. I’m not sure what the official notes are, but to me it smells like herbs, pine, orange peel, spices and some aquatic note. Warm and effervescent at the same time. Cheers!
Big soft warm sweater and Bottega Veneta…. making me very cozy.
a pair made in heaven I have both the eau legere and the regular version and love them both – eau legere for spring/summer and the EDP for the rest of the year.
I was really hankering to try the body oil and finally was able to check it over the weekend at a local Nordies.
I have a mini of EDP but find it a little big on the sillage and thought the oil would be a great alternative but I was really disappointed. Could hardly smell the fragrance at all but could smell the carrier oil immensely!
Very strange so I guess I’llI’ll stick with my mini and dab it rather than spritz.
Oh, I would like a body oil… too bad it doesn’t live up to its promise!
That is interesting that you find the sillage a bit much. I find myself reapplying! But, after testing Knot a few times, I ultimately gave it the thumbs down… and I found its sillage quite powerful…
I’m wearing a de-stress perfume early and going with JS Fancy. I’ve been going, going, going ever since older dd’s performance in The Nutcracker yesterday trying to finish shopping, order surprise dance items for her as gifts and get the house ready for guests staying until after New Year’s Day. I’m so tired…
SOTD is Burberry Brit Red. We’re back to the colder weather here after being spoiled by a few 60 degree days, and the weather + the season are making me crave it even more than I normally do (it’s a Top 10 for me). I will never understand why Burberry DC’d this one. Not only is it so vastly superior to any of their recent releases, but there’s never been another scent that resembles it, to my nose. Here’s hoping my hoarded bottles never go off :-/
I am wearing SL Five O’Clock Au Gingembre. It is not cold here today, but is foggy and rainy and a very gray day, so I thought I’d spice things up a bit for myself.
I’m wearing Aftelier Tango today, from a sample. I’m really enjoying it. I didn’t like it the first time I tried it, a couple of years ago. What a difference a little time can make.
Did I ever not keep it simple today. Early this morning I put on Jungle l’elephant and enjoyed until shower time. Then I spritzed liberally with Jacomo 8. Then I saw the sample of Montale Black Oud sitting on the table that a fellow nst-er just sent – she had labeled it with DANGER Black Oud! And little drawings of skulls and crossbones which made me laugh my AO. So I had to put some on my wrist and ended up quite liking it. As I was dashing out the door, I almost tripped over the box from Luckyscent that was mailed out sometime during the Pleistocene era and FINALLY got here with my PHI in it. I’m grateful to have a bottle after the PHi frenzy a month ago. Tonight I’m wearing PHI and it smells identical to my sample from last year’s batch.
I meant to say PHI pheeding phrenzy
Bois de Violette for me today – got a compliment from my boss and my husband. Switching to Byzance for bed.
VC&A Bois d’Iris Monday.
DSH Scent of Hope Tuesday…
Iris in its many forms is my go out into the world.
At home, more about vanilla and musk and sandlewood and spices.
Scent. Both the last two sentences should end in scent.
Distracted and confused…lol!