Monday rolls around again...what fragrance are you wearing?
I'm lagging this morning. I'm on my third cup of tea and haven't even chosen a fragrance yet. I'm going to pick something from what ya'll are wearing.
Reminder: this Friday, 11/6, will be Enabler Pin Friday: bestow a pin on someone who convinced you that you just had to try (or buy) a fragrance. And of course, wear the fragrance!
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2015, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: the Rörstrand Mon Ami tea cup is $26 at Didriks.
I’m sampling Mojito Chypre which I’m guessing is not something you have around so I won’t be your inspiration today
No, you won’t! But is it good?
So far it is perky strawberry jam on me which I kind of like just because it’s kind of fun and silly
This description makes me want some breakfast!
But does not make me want a mojito…
I’m on my second pot of tea, and wearing Fleur des Comores by MPG. It’s such beautiful weather in the Netherlands that it made me crave a summery scent. FdC is just that.
Jealous of your weather, it’s dreary here.
It’s usually dreary here as well, but not this year. I’m enjoying it while it lasts; it will not be for long.
Was just looking ahead. Maybe the day after Thanksgiving we could have “wear a perfume you’re grateful for” and New Year’s Day is on a Friday so we could do a best of 2015 day
Thanks! Will add to list of ideas
I’ve been craving something sweet so I think I’ll go with Hermes Vetiver Tonka.
Done — now I’m wearing it too.
I’m not going to lie. I was completely expecting that. It’s such a good one.
I’m entirely predictable
I was just about to add to Rena’s theme ideas with ‘how about one we DONT ever see mentioned or suggested’….. lol
I definitely have some obscure samples and such
I am sampling Bois des Isles, I applied my sample liberally (about 1/3 of the sample) and it is lovely but still rather faint. I need to acquire a sample of the extrait, I guess! Our workgroup has had two deaths in the immediate families over the weekend. Very sobering. Gotta be making the best possible use of one’s time at all times….
Odd, I don’t know how this ended up here, instead of on it’s own, but since it is here, is Hermes Vetiver Tonka a safe for work scent?
Yes, absolutely. I wear it with no odd looks.
Yup. Definitely work friendly.
I like thegoddessrena’s theme day suggestions, and in fact am today wearing a perfume I’m extremely grateful for – Caron Tabac Blond.
Worth being thankful for, esp. if you can snag the vintage
I’m wearing Atelier Mistral Patchouli today, and I’m drinking a cup of apple cinnamon tea.
You smell great!
today I’m wearing my favorite: Teo Cabanel Alahine
perfect–will be reaching for that one in the coming months too.
It’s not quite cold enough here for Alahine but I’m sure I’ll be joining you soon. Alahine is So Not Me, but I love it tons. (Guess it’s becoming a Me fragrance, though. After four years of loving it, I really shouldn’t say it isn’t me.)
What about it makes you feel like it “isn’t you”? Just curious.
All that oriental stuff in the base. I really struggle with orientals in general – Alahine works for me because of the beautiful florals, but it is always teetering on the edge of success.
Thanks, mals. As I lean more toward orientals and away from florals, maybe I should give this a try.
we’re scent twins on this one, and it’s so typically not my thing either.
Gorgeous! I love Alahine.
Oh, this is way up there on my “to try” list!
Yes me too am just waiting for it to be cold enough.
I’m at work and on my second cup of chai green tea. Today I’m wearing MFK Amyris (sp.?)
You smell great!
Cuir d’Ange for me today. Just cause I felt like it.
SOTD is Like This. It is a gorgeously sunny day here in Chicago and I wanted something to match it. I think it’s going to get up to 70 either today or tomorrow. Baby Jack and I will be outside as much as possible. I know better than to squander a gift like this.
right there with you—making up for that crummy Halloween day!
I felt so sorry for the kids. We only had three trick-or-treaters!
I’m in the suburbs; it is GLORIOUS outside. I am so excited about the weather! (How often do I get to say that?) Wearing AG L’Ile au Thé from a sample…wanted something sunny to match.
Hi! Waving from the western burbs!
I’m in the ‘burbs too. I just thought “Greetings from sunny Schaumburg” lacked effect.
I need to find my Like This vial… I am hording it, but it’s time for me to test it again. Very interesting and unusual.
I got my bottle in June. It is definitely wearing differently in the drier fall weather. I like it better now.
I want to love Like This, but I get no sillage or longevity from dabbing from the sample vial. I guess I should try spraying before giving up on LT completely, though.
Tested it on the weekend for the first time. It’s definitely interesting, but I need to spend more time with it.
Yes, interesting is a good word for it. I appreciate it for being unique, but it doesn’t really suit me. I don’t see myself reaching for it more than a few times each year. (Which is okay. There are plenty of bottles in my collection that fall into that category.)
I’m going old school with Aromatics Elixir today.
you smell stunning!
Saturday I wore Youth-Dew. Talk about stunning. I’m just not sure if it was in a good way, or…not.
You smell like a HELL of a woman. Wow.
I love that rich oakmoss in AE.
I’m sampling Iris Cendre again today and waiting for the appliance guy to determine the fate of Mom’s good old washing machine. It’s about my age, which means it’s well-made and uncomplicated so I hope the distressing noises and smoke just mean a belt has met an untimely end. Of course, we have a house full of guests so I’m expecting the worst.
Anyway, perfume, I smell quite unlike my usual self. I’m not usually an iris fan, but Iris Cendre is different enough from the others I’ve sampled that I really like it. I think it’s the violet (?) that fixes it for me. I like Angelique and the SHL iris, but don’t really wear them. Of course, I love Heure Exquise but see it as a complete fragrance rather than by notes.
Interesting. Iris is not usually my taste, but this one sounds different enough to try.
Have you tried Mon Parfum Chéri? Goutal. Worth the try, at least.
I’m totally going to steal your line and start referring to myself as old enough to be “well-made and uncomplicated.”
I’ll be experimenting by layering Shalimar edt over Kenzo L’elephant. Hopefully it’ll be super cozy!
Yowza! It’ll be super something Im sure! Hope it plays nice for you
Same reaction here…I just gasped. More power to you.
Wow! I’m sure it’s “super” something!
In case you’re curious here is how I applied:
dabbed Elephant on chest, wrists, neck
1 spray Shalimar edt on chest approx. 6 inches away
Shalimar and Elephant are playing well together. I got worried 20 minutes in when Elephant stomped Shalimar out, but Shalimar came back at the 30 minute mark.
4 hours in – safely in the dry down for both, and they are playing very nicely together. I feel like I am registering Elephant a little more, but Shalimar is very apparent. Super spicy and oriental, and just as cozy as I’d hoped.
glad it worked out
Like the play by play.
Was in a geranium mood on this warm but cloudy day. Aesop Geranium body wash then cream, and LUSH Flower’s Barrow.
Yum. I love geranium. I once had a lovely Geranium Cream Soap from Melvita. Unfortunately it was discontinued. Why oh why?
I know right. My friends and I are often comparing ‘noooooooo!! They stopped making my favourite (insert ANYTHING here)’ woes.
I really like Aesop’s body washes, and the Geranium one is a my favorite. You smell like a fresh, green garden!
Wearing Guerlain’s Vetiver–a classic since I was overcome with choice paralysis this morning.
No tea for me yet today. But I had a homemade banana-chocolate-espresso smoothie for breakfast. It was good, but I’m still hungry.
I want your breakfast. Breakfast envy. It’s real.
Oakland, it was really easy. Add to blender 2 overripe bananas, some milk (according to taste), some chocolate syrup (also according to taste.) Blend. Pour into 2 glasses. Add shot of espresso to the adult’s glass. That last step is KEY!
I make these too i use frozen banana, cacao powder, and still add yoghurt like Im making a normal banana smoothie. Awesome breakfast. You have great taste
This is an excellent summer breakfast- I have made similar (but using almond milk, dates and cocoa powder in the stead)
Thank you Missionista! By some miracle we had ripe bananas AND chocolate syrup in the house.
A local shop makes this smoothie too, with the addition of peanut butter and frozen yogurt. Sometimes I sub out coconut milk.
Since I moved offices i haven’t been back in a year. Thank you for inspiration to make the trek!
Ditto on Guerlain Vetiver. We are having a spell of outstanding, lovely, sunny, wonderful unseasonal weather here. I thought vetiver would smell good with the late fall smells. It’s perfect.
It’s sunny and warm in Brussels, too, and it’s a bank holiday here. So I’m in a lovely cafe next to Grand Sablon, drinking warm milk with honey, caramel, cinnamon and whipped cream. My guess is it contains about 1000 calories, but it’s delicious.
SOTD is Mimosa & Cardamom, because I bought a bunch of mimosa branches from the market yesterday. It works very well with the weather and my casual mood.
There is a good tea shop on Sablon with an excellent choice of Earl Greys, just saying….
Oh, which one? Too late now (and I’m broke anyway), but I go there often. I absolutely love that church.
Univers du Thé. Best Earl Greys I’ve ever tried, not cheap though. Grand Sablon is a nice part of Brussels.
Mmmm… those 1000 calories sound delicious! Being at a cafe in Brussels doesnt sound so bad either..
It’s a very nice, slightly hipster-ish place, with a good beverage selection. There are much worse places to spend one’s afternoon.
I love warm milk with a shot go spiced rum and drizzled with honey. They serve it at a cafe here in NY.
I must try this. Thank you for the idea!
L’ambre des merveilles for me to day, battling a grotty cold, and this is really comforting, its a perfect rainy grey day scent. Really need a full bottle!
I’m realizing I have no associations of scents with grey or rainy weather (or any weather for that matter). Living in a rainy area now, I will need to consciously construct a list. A necessary survival tactic.
Absolutely! Living in a particularly rainy and gray area myself, having a stock of cozy scents that won’t wilt in the cool and damp is its own sort of backbone stiffening.
Have fun narrowing down your arsenal Siciliana
Hey there scent twin – it’s not actually raining right this instant, but it will, oh how it will.
Wearing one of my fall favorites: Volutes EDP. It’s gorgeous here in Boston today, sunny and warm.
I have the EDT and it is one of my favourites for autumn- how different is the EDP?
Butting in here: big Volutes EdT fan, found the EdP to be more rich in dried fruits than I enjoy. Daim Blonde and Bottega Veneta do not work on me for similar reasons.
My final FB purchase of the year will be the EdT, since I am hearing discontinuation rumors. (EdP remains in production, so I’ve heard).
Anyone heard otherwise?
I tried both and ended up liking the EDT much better as well. I have a FB but hate to think of it being discontinued!
Thanks for the tip. I’ve wanted the edt for awhile. I found it to be an acceptable substitute for the one I really want but can’t afford, Tobacco Vanille.
I like both and have a travel size of the EDT. I just find the EDP warmer and richer (and like the stewed fruit quality!). Just couldn’t justify owning full bottles of both of them. It will be a shame, though, if the EDT is discontinued.
Rainy and cold here today, and I have a ton of farm paperwork stuff to do. BLeargh. In Sweet REdemption (yum, candy AND flowers).
Sweet Redemption is a great scent. So happy. Not sure it can cancel out paperwork pain though, but it can try
Really looking forward to trying that one, it sounds heavenly.
No perfume yet. Headache. Coffee. Mr. Espresso’s Organic Seven Bridges Blend. And the sky is falling. We have real rain. The kind you hear all night tapping on the roof and windows, and rushing down gullies. The kitties have despaired of going outside. Good medicine for us in northern California! When my beloved Maxalt does its magic, I’ll pick a scent to match the rain.
Migraine must be such an awful thing to suffer from. Hope it goes away soon.
It must be really exciting to live in a climate where rain is something that you notice! When I talk to my sister in South Australia, she often reports on rainfall because it’s such a big thing for the land. When she says they had 3 millimetres of rain over a couple of days, I try to enter her happiness, but in truth, if I were at her house, I doubt that I would even register that rain had fallen. Your post has made me think harder about being more present in the everyday, Oakland.
Truthfully, it has just been miserable watching whole communities go without piped in water, and land sinking because the water tables have gone so low… where I live it is still quite verdant–so near the sea. But inland, the state is really suffering. We have nine old growth oak trees on our property, and my heart has been in my mouth about how many more dry years they can survive. For the first time in thousands of years, the massive sequoias in California are dying for lack of water. I was at the treeline over the summer and saw the behemoths that had turned brown and brittle. It was awful. Rain is balm!
Then I’m glad for you and for the earth. I hate to see suffering, even of trees.
oh, that breaks my heart to think those trees have stood the test of time for so long and now may not make it. Wishing the entire western area a warm, slow and stready, but not overwhelming rain! Sometimes I feel such incredible despair over the state of world. Now, I must go sniff Box of Eels to cheer ans soothe myself!
I am so happy The Return of The Rain has hit Northern California. I hope the mountains get it’s fair share.
Here in Beaverton Oregon the creeks started to swell for the first in 2 years AND we had some high water issues in Portland proper!
Yes! My husband was exclaiming yesterday about photos of people CANOEING down streets on Portland’s east side. Apparently the sewer system got backed up and one of the local creeks overflowed its banks.
Yup, since there’s a river down the middle of Portland there are some people who just canoe to work normally as well. You should check out the flooding of the Portland MAX (light rail trains)! Lots of downtown flooded.
The rough with the good. Well, we need it
Many years ago, I had a comic that I tacked onto my mirror. It was of two people stuck on a roof of a house in flood. Passing by was a man in a tub, wearing sunglasses and enjoying his ride. One on the roof says to the other, “Some people have all the luck!”
Thrilled to hear about your rain! Isn’t that a beautiful sound–the first fall rain? Hope you feel better soon.
Yes. It is beautiful, for about 1000 reasons!
A warm fall day (mid-80s), but I am feeling wistful. I am wearing Apres l”Ondee which is the most wistful of fragrances. I know it won’t last long, so I packed a travel spray of CB:IHP Wild Pansy.
This late warm weather is making me crave my summer florals too. Apres l’Ondee is very beautiful.
Very good morning to all. It’s not even five o’clock here, but I’m so awake that I thought I’d start my day, so here I am at the computer, writing feedback on a student’s thesis and trying not to be cross about the over-complicated sentences and convoluted thinking. Am largely failing at not being cross, but good tea and a judicious spray of Coromandel are doing what they can to calm my befrazzlement. How I love this perfume, easily my absolute favourite of all the Exclusifs, except for my other five absolute favourites! Coromandel is complicated, like a maze, and when I finally reach the heart, in the far dry-down, after twists and turns and seemingly unpromising dead-ends, I feel rewarded both by and for the journey.
Now if only you could say the same about the thesis huh?
I like Coromandel too. I believe there’s still room in my fb collection for that and Cuir de Russie. I wish I had willing mules like you do Waterdragon!
I know! I’m so lucky with obliging colleagues! No new perfumes yet awhile though, till I recover a little from the cost of the eye ops last week. $10,000–eye watering in every sense!
Lovely description. It took me a few tries to get along with Coromandel, but now it’s a favorite.
I now have a mental image of one of your students sniffing a returned paper and wondering where the delicious fragrance came from.
That reminds me of a Micro paper I got back from a professor, but nothing so pleasant as perfume. He brought all the marked term papers to class in a plastic grocery, proceeded to pass them back to us, and when I got mine I was overwhelmed with the stench of stale cigarette smoke! And I grew up with smokers! Never have I smelled such a horrendous old ashtray smell- ugh!
Oh, how I wish I could enchant the student population with my perfumes, but alas! I mostly mark on line now. The perfumes are for me alone these days.
I once got a paper back with random red marks that the prof had obligingly circled and noted “wine.” You had to feel sorry for the poor guy with all those freshman lit papers to grade!
Hah! Do you think it was a cry for help (with either the grading or the drinking)?
That is so poignant.
Hmm. One more form of academic honesty!
Wine! So much classier than a dirty ashtray
Another person choosing mimosa for today’s scent (Diptique Essences Insensees Mimosa). It’s unseasonably warm here today, but cloudy at the moment. The mimosa just smells so good. I know this is a light perfume, but it lasts quite well on me.
I will probably wear my EI Mimosa tomorrow for a very very long day that is supposed to be warm. It will make me feel lovely and chilled out at the same time.
I must try this – I really enjoy the new jasmine one, so curious about the mimosa.
No scent yet. The day is grey and drizzly, I am very groggy (at 11:15!) and I’m sitting here as if waiting for the gong to indicate that the day has officially started. Maybe I missed it.
I’ve decided to dub this “circadian limbo”.
Oh that is perfect. C. L. !
The time change thing has got me all out of synch; mealtimes are at odds with my stomach cues and darkness at 5 pm just feels wrong. I’m soldiering on in a cloud of Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood edt, one of my favorites. Sometimes I layer it with Box of Eels parfum.
Snap! I do the same thing sometimes, and you’ve reminded me that I haven’t done it for a while. Maybe tomorrow!
Do you know if Crabtree is still selling their sandalwood frag? I have BDI extrait, which I love, but unless I really put on alot, it fades pretty fast on me. I was thinking of buying the BDI Les Exclusifs to layer them both for increased longevity. I was also wondering if Champagne de Bois would work?
They sell something called “Indian Sandalwood” in a red box now. It comes in a cologne concentration instead of an edt. I haven’t smelled it, mine is the box with the green trees and the elephant on it.
I have layered BdI parfum and BdI edt and I can’t say that the addition of the edt does much for the parfum longevity. I think Champagne de Bois would be a great experiment, I might try that soon since I have both.
It seems they’ve added other scents to the sandalwood and are passing it off as better, in some way, than the original. For me, it cannot be an improvement but a loss, and I feel sad.
Thank you both. I smelled C& E sandalwood body lotion recently. I remember thinking that it didn’t smell anything like the sandalwood scent that I remembered. I was wondering if that was because it was lotion but I guess not. I remember back in the day that they had the most gorgeous sandalwood scent but I was young and inexperienced. Also, it was marketed to men so I figured it would be too masculine.
Oooh, that sounds like an interesting combo! Sandalwoody goodness. I’m also curious if the C&E is still for sale.
Me three – I don’t recall ever seeing it in my local C&E store, and would definitely like to check it out.
Time change has messed with me too! At 7pm last night I was in bed and ready to snooz! I did enjoy that extra hour of sleep yesterday morning though…
Wearing Parfum de Therese today. Starting to think I can justify a FB. Though I did pull the trigger on a discounted FB of Chergui over the weekend. $65USD – feeling a bit proud of myself.
Thats a great bargain, i’d feel proud too! I tried Parfum de Therese for first time a couple of weekends a go at Liberty’s, and absolutely love it, u smell gorgeous!
I’m testing a sample of TF Sahara Noir today courtesy of the wonderful Mary from the recent swap. It opens with a bit a cumin or something like cumin which is not great on my skin. After the opening it faded to a beautiful insence. Very pretty but I’ll stick with LdDM.
Thanks for the comments on Sahara Noir – I was so interested in testing this for so long (and now it’s gone), but I don’t generally care for cumin so I’ll let it go. I like LAdDM a lot and have some already so I’ll just be happy with that.
My skin really amps cumin notes and I don’t put on perfume so I can smell like BO. Although it did soften as the day went on, it was always present. At least for me. It was really nice other than that.
My nose susses out the cumin so I don’t even attempt to wear something that I know will bother me.
Oops. I meant incense…
I’m wearing Beyond Paradise…this bottle sits at the very centre of my ‘arranged by colour’ perfume collection. I’m still in bed listening to the birds outside …the wake up of grey warblers and a shining cuckoo….and drinking coffee that is so good it’s Beyond Coffee. In fact I’m planning to have a Beyond Good Day ….because it’s Tuesday and a typical work day.
Hey, guess what? We have tui in the very centre of the city! They’re madly ornithoptering around in the shrubs in our little park, making loud comments to one another about how the nectar was much better when they were fledglings. Yesterday I stopped to listen to them and a kid who was walking along texting (I suppose he was texting) knocked into me so hard I fell down the hill. Bother! But still — tui! Totally worth a tumble!
Tui? Are they birds?
Yes, biggish birds, nectar eaters (drinkers?). They have voices that sound as though they smoke 3 packets of high tar cigarettes a day then gargle with neat Scotch, but yet they are still musical, and their little outfits are the last word in restrained elegance. They wear deep black-blue satin, with just a touch of dark, dark iridescent green, and the severity is relieved by a little snarl of white at the throat. Just too lovely! I was accustomed to them in I lived up home, but it’s very special to find them in the city.
Afterthought: your typical work day and work pace sound fairly close to heaven.
Often feels like Beyond Hell to me but I’m training myself to think positively! I have to mark a thesis at the end of the week so am taking note of your perfume choices! The southerly has just hit so expecting a cold wet day ahead. Go well.
Err, yes. I saw the forecast and thought of you. It made stop me complaining about the 20 our temp achieved yesterday. It was modest, but better than your current weather. Be safe.
SOTD =’Le Labo Iris 39
Just felt like it as it is supposed to get warmish again – WAAHHHHH I want it to be Fall with crisp cool weather! I was going to do a full week of enabled perfumes but I ended up with one that I discovered on my own during my first scouting trip to Barneys.
I spritzed Kenzo Jungle Elephant this morning. That may have been a bit of a mistake since our weather has gone back to “summer hell.” Near 90 today.
I love the Elephant, but not with 90 degree temps! Kudos to you!
The rain has returned to Portland Metro! Halloween Day it simply POURED water from the skies. There was high water all over!
Today it’s rainy- with some clearing- and it’s perfect to wear Chanel Eau Premiere. Since it’s Monday, makeup and ‘done’ hair.
I don’t know if you follow Lisa Eldridge, but I’ve been meaning to tell you since your Halloween post that she recently did a Marie Antoinette make-up tutorial. And just before that, one on make-up trends through the ages, where she herself is made up as MA (aming many other looks). I found both enjoyable, especially the latter, and think I might in fact buy her make-up history book that she’s promoting.
Love Lisa Eldridge!
I’m wearing Malibu Lemon Blossom today. I’m not usually much of a citrus person, but for some reason this one has really been hitting the spot when I’m feeling under the weather. Thing is, it’s really mostly the top notes that I like, so when it gets to the drydown I reapply a bit.
Sounds like a cheerful scent!
Today I am in Burberry Brit Gold, the cosiest of my large selection of cozy perfumes.
This is the same bottle I’ve had since the launch in 2005 (I forgot about it for years). I recently learned that it has developed quite a cult following, with bottles selling for upwards of $150 online. but I would never sell!
That was a really nice one — surprised they did not decide to make it part of the permanent collection.
Same for Brit Red. It was my favorite Christmas time perfume, but my bottle is long gone.
Ooh…I really like Burberry. They regularly produce likeable mainstream fragrances that are consistent with their brand, and occasionally surprise you. Everything they offer is office-friendly, which I also appreciate (despite being able to wear Alien to the office ).
I’ll put this on my list to hopefully try one day!
The Curse of Monday continues in my household. Started with a dentist visit (which was honestly a walk in the park this time) and then, after having to continuously call HR about my finger printing issues last week, found out that that I would have to submit them for a THIRD time since someone transposed my SS#…..ARGH!
I can tell you that I really enjoyed my spritz of BFMV this morning and I continue to take slow deep breaths and try not to think about the fact that I have no income and worse, no health insurance until this gets resolved. I need patience and Good Luck for this week.
Wishing you LOTS of good luck.
Ohhhhh. So sorry for everything that is conspiring against you. Keep spritzing and hanging out with your perfumista pals.
Good luck with your week – sounds awful. Thank goodness we have a public health system.
I tried the perfume sweat test this morning…Beyond Paradise and Byredo Oliver Peoples. The test went a bit pear shaped as I was in heavy mist and rain with two dogs that got fixated on digging out a rabbit hole…so…Oliver Peoples is the better vs. sweat. Wondering what Bronze Goddess would be like?
BUT I need a perfume that works to cancel out the fug of two wet dogs…I’m thinking that Shalimar/Elephant combo with a massive burst of Samsara and Fracas and a scented candle
If you’re going to go with Fracas you might as well add Alien into the mix as well. ;D I’d second the Shalimar/Elephant combo. Good luck!
Wow! Just…wow! Hey, do it in the spirit of scientific enquiry, Kanuka! And please do report your findings!
“Wet dog” is a tough scent to put in its place. It tends not to mind its own business and get up in everyone’s grill. I don’t mind it myself but the l’Elephant combo would probably put the dog smell in a polite and well behaved sit-stay position.
Sorry to hear about your troubles! Sounds like you might need a second hit of BFMV, a LARGE glass of wine, and a good book/movie. Best wishes.
Extra Large Wine Please!
Done. We take care of our own.
Musc Ravageur today. Have been waiting for the weather to cool off in SF to start wearing it.
Still recovering from head cold, not ready for perfumes but enjoyed my handmade oakmoss soap and some rose jam shower gel (which is almost too much for my sensitized head, sadly). I miss my
Raining cats and dogs, and of course I didn’t wear raincoat. Bah!
Handmade oakmoss soap sounds wonderful! A few years ago I was making my own soap with EOs from a goat milk base and really enjoyed it. I’ll have to do it again. I’d love some vetiver soap too.
I still haven’t figured out vetiver, of I like it or not. Took me a bit to get oakmoss, and now I love it.
Found the soap at a flea market in St. Augustine, FL. The woman who makes the soaps has an etsy shop, I’ll have to dig through my papers and find her business card and post the link!
Please do. I would love to try oakmoss soap.
I’m pretty swamped at work right now and could not sleep last night, brain feverishly reviewing all the work I need to do. Fell asleep at 6am, of course, and woke up miserable one hour later to a grim, grey morning. Sprayed on considerable amounts of Tea for Two, even though I am usually a moderate spritzer on work days, because I genuinely needed its wholesome smokey tea-and-stewed fruits embrace. Whenever I caught a whiff of it as I blearily trudged through my day it soothed and comforted me. Magic!
I missed Halloween friday due to work, even though I had especially prepared for it, so I’ll just tell you now! We don’t celebrate halloween here, but as a kid I was very into dressing up, so any old excuse was good enough. My favourite costume was “hippie”, consisting of my mother’s genuine, fairly outrageous 70s togs, a headband, no shoes, and lots of flowers. In the spirit of this outfit I wore Etro Patchouly, which seems surprisingly wan and short-lived these days. Boo! Should’ve gone Profvmvm, or Reminiscense.
I so sympathise with the work situation, I hope it gets better soon and that Tea for Two is helping you to survive the day.
Thank you! I wonder what people who don’t use perfume do on difficult days. Power dress, perhaps?
Yes. At least I do it, in addition to perfume. And pay attention to my skincare and make-up, I have some big guns I bring out when needed.
Same here – very swamped at work. Still meaning to try Tea for Two, hopefully I’ll be able to fit it in soon.
Another good hippy perfume is Lush Karma.
I’ve only tried the karma soap and its got a powerful fragrance, enough to scent the whole flat, even when still wrapped. Is the perfume similarly atomic? I’m always hunting for hippie perfumes, they’re cozy!
TFT is delicious!! A lot of people seem to get tons of smoke from it but to me it’s just a whiff in the top notes, just enough to bring to mind lapsang souchong. Yum. Good luck with work!
SOTD is a tiny little dab of SL La Fille de Berlin at the base of my throat and then copious sprays of Guerlain Vetiver on my wrists. I am inspired because of our lovely warm weather. Nothing smells better than roses and vetiver. I wish I could take the whole week off and do yard work around my house. I’ll take the good weather when I get it!
You are fit for a perfect day!
Before my day turned against me, I sprayed myself lavishly with Remembrance’s Patchouli perfume and felt ready for anything. But first my new cleaning lady failed to show up or even call and then my doctor’s office didn’t phone in the order for my blood work and then my poor son texted me from urgent care with a kidney stone. And it’s a perfect fall day (weatherwise). I’m going for more patchouli.
I meant Reminiscense.
I admire your fortitude. I’d be going for a drink if I were you
Reminiscence Patchouli is very nice. I have a large sample of it and I’ve often thought it merits a full bottle.
I hope your day gets better!!!
So sorry you are my bad luck twin today! Hope things improve dramatically and your son’s kidney stone passes without a problem or significant pain. Ouchie!
Hope the Patchouli is making you feel a bit less beleaguered!
oh no! I hope your day gets better. At least you smell good!! I feel that everything improves with a little patchouli… Or you know, a lot.
Thanks for your good wishes. I’ve been working on staying positive (but not obnoxiously so). ????
Hi Karen, hope things are improving!
LOVE that teacup!
SOTD is Cedre (Serge Lutens). Late application today…
It is my favorite cup, not least because it holds 17 oz of tea
SOTD is Olfactive Studios Flash back. The rhubarb throws me for a loop; it’s so gorgeous but I can’t wrap my brain around that smell being rhubarb!
Cool and overcast here in Montreal, wearing Amouage Memoir.