It's another Monday, and it's World Mental Health Day. What fragrance are you wearing?
Staying cheerful here despite inadequate sleep with Lush Furze (from my own Top 10 of Fall 2014 list) and a nice cup of English Breakfast tea.
Reminder: on 10/14, wear one of your Top 10 of Fall fragrances. (And I know I need to update the upcoming Friday projects, I promise I'll get that done this weekend.)
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2016, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: mimosa image via Lush UK.
Leather Oud (Christian Dior).
I had forgotten about this Friday’s theme but put on Sweet Redemption which will easily make it onto my favourite autumn fragrances.
I hope the English Breakfast will do the trick!
I may need an espresso before the day is over, but it’s keeping my eyelids propped for now
Good! I’m sure it’s the Assam in there that does it
One of those days when I’m suspicious of most scents (this almost never happens, but the start of my period can do that to me), so wearing Cristalle.
This is sort of hilarious, and I don’t mean to mock you. I just tend to feel that the end of the world is approaching on those days, but perfumewise I’m fine.
I was kind of hesitating whether to write that or not, but if I cannot say that here, then where? And I’m usually also OK perfume-wise (sometimes it actually helps and comforts), but occasionally I need to be careful.
I remember well that stage of life
My sense of smell would become significantly stronger for a few days and some things would just smell different.
Oh yes, that feeling of impending doom. I don’t miss that.
I know that feeling too well, what with migraines on top of normal hormonal weirdness. Glad you found something you could tolerate. I often give up and go unscented.
Reading the NST comments on a regular basis has made me truly grateful for not suffering from migraines. It must be awful.
I have long said that the only good thing about being the age past menopause is no more periods. Yes, the debilitating migraines are fewer, less intense and can be managed by over-the-counter drugs. I haven’t experienced the lessening of leg hairs but hairs do pop up on my chin regularly, making my tweezers invaluable. White flower fragrances are deadly when I don’t have a migraine, and could easily induce one!
The best things about menopause are: not having to shave your legs as often, fewer migraines and not having to feel like you woke up on the wrong planet a couple of days out of every month.
It’s nice to hear the positives. Not there yet, but not really looking forward to it. It was quite the dramatic horror show for my mother.
Think positive! For me, I hardly noticed it.
If nothing else, I’m really looking forward to the non-shaving part.
That is a great way of putting it. I’ll be curious to find out if my headaches will stay away more often.
I know those suspicion days, although for me it’s more stomach related. I too went through a barely noticeable menopause already and it did indeed knock out almost all migraines. But GERD and overly delicate stomach remain alas. Anyway, the real point – you smell lovely!
Thank you! I must also be grateful for my robust stomach…
I know exactly what you mean.
Depending on my cycle, fragrances sometimes smell odd/off to me certain days. And when I forget where I am at in the cycle, I start to get disconcerted by this and then I check the date and realize what’s going on.
It’s a big like the movie Groundhog Day each month.
*bit like the movie that is…
I’m not as predictable/reliable, but it’s good to know others have similar issues.
I’m in Chergui this chilly morning.
Yum! I will have to pull out its cousin Chene before the week is through.
I love Chene! Might have to go that way today…
We are in peak Chergui season.
Currently in Tom Ford Black Orchid.
I’m wearing Dzongkha for the first time.
Ah, and what do you think?
I think I’m in love.
I received a blind bottle of Dzing! last week, I love it too!
I meant Dzonka, Dzing is next on my list tho!
Do you like it? I have been wondering what that is like.
I think I love it. I think this is one of the few scents that is an all year ’round fragrance, aromatic enough for spring and summer and spicy enough for fall and winter. I will have to wear it several more times to find out if it is as great as I think it is. It is one of my favorite L’Artisan fragrances of those I’ve tried.
Oh goodie! I ordered a sample last week and now I’m even more excited!
Dzongkha is my favorite L’Artisan.
Ah! Fragrance is a very important part of mental health, as far as I’m concerned. (And I say this as someone with non-perfume prescriptions, too!)
After debate drinking games, I can only tolerate the lightest spray of L’Artisan Fleur de Carotte today. Whose idea was it to open the absinthe? Oh yeah, mine.
No boozy notes for you for a while, then. And nothing with a LOUD spray action… ;^D
If ever a political debate called for a decent swig of absinthe, that was it.
One of the best things about working abroad is I get maybe 10 minutes a week on the US elections. I leave it to your imagination what a country that prides itself on rigorous intellectual debate makes of that. Even better, there nothing at all on the horror show that is post-Brexit UK politics. There is loads of coverage on the various candidates for next year’s French presidential elections, but happily my French isn’t good enough to spot the shysters shystering and get annoyed by it.
If I limited myself to even 10 minutes a day, I’d be a much happier person.
This world wide bigotry rise is making me literally sick. Yuck. Thank god we have perfume!
My default channel is still CNN, but I keep it muted and only listen when I recognize a known, intelligent face. (The opposite of my usual viewing habit.)
Sadly, in Canada the US election coverage can overwhelm the news. Last night’s one hour national news show spent over half its time on the debate. At least the aftermath of Matthew in Haiti made it onto the
In France you may want to check out Frauke Petty and her party — along the line of Marine LePen.
Ooops, that would be Germany.
So, we can discuss some things — how unpleasant the debate was — but nothing partisan or particular. We all need to remember that not everyone here is on the same side, politically.
Sorry Robin. Didn’t mean to be careless. I appreciate the reminder.
No worries at all, we just need to be careful — we have 30 days to go!
Sigh. I sure picked the wrong year to be taking a medication for which alcohol is contraindicated.
It’s a hard year to quit sniffing glue, too.
Yay for Airplane!
Not to get into political territory here, but I watched it stone-cold sober and feel hungover today anyway.
Yes me too! And more than a little dirty. ????
Haha! Yes, violated came to mind.
J.Crew/Arquiste No.57 which is definitely one of my top fall scents
SOTD: L’occitane’s Neroli Orchidee.
I have yet to see the Rose&Violet scent from their Grass collection. It’s one of the few from the line that actually had my interest.
I haven’t seen it either. Was hoping it would get a matching hand cream.
Yes! That would be very nice indeed.
I have the Neroli Orchidee shower gel. It’s really nice! Haven’t seen the Rose Violet either. I hope they carry that and their reissues of older fragrances in stores. I only ever see their core collection these days.
Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay. I think I could do all week on top 10 Fall fragrances.
Me too. Blackberry & Bay is so nice, I was thinking I might need a small decant of it.
You smell good and autumn-y.
I wanted something pretty-pretty this morning since I have yucky work to finish outside. We are cleaning and repainting the metal balcony railings and the outside staircase and I need to finish pruning the enormous banksiae rose which is eating the front fence. Decided on Zoologist Hummingbird since I will be watching the “crunchy-buzzys” fly around the yard and keeping an eye out for feline ornithological enthusiasts.
I had plenty of furry helpers yesterday. They loved that I was on the twelve foot ladder and kept climbing the dead tree that supports the rose and attacking me from above
You are really taking on some intense projects! At least you have your furry support team.
I am in awe of all that you manage to do! Really and truly.
Wearing Knize Ten, but smelling mostly Dior Homme after a disastrous sampling during lunch break
Oh I hate the sample that won’t quite go away!
Still catching whiffs of last night’s Dzing! and thinking I could probably come up with a top ten fall list that is all leather.
That’s a list I’d read!
Oh please do. I have been craving leather lately.
3-day week for me – I get the flu jab on Thursday and have cleared that day and Friday in case of a reaction. If no reaction, I have all my company’s year end paperwork to amuse me.
So, what better opportunity will I have to try the Veni, Vidi, Vici trio from Histoire des Parfums? SOTD is HdP “Veni”, with notes of cardamom and cinnamon that I find warming and pleasant.
Top: cardamom, cinnamon, galbanum and lavender.
Mid: tagette, saffron and guaiac wood.
Base: patchouli, vanilla, caramel, musk, amber, benzoin and oakmoss.
Warning note – a lot of Fragrantica reviewers find the Iso-E Super is strong with this one.
I got a sample in the freebie meet and I quite like it. It’s fairly simple to me, but I find it very pleasant. I don’t get the strong Iso-E people talk about.
Warning noted- I think I have a sample rattling about somewhere!
I’m reading that last sentence in a Star Wars voice: “The Iso E Super is strong in this one.”
Good plan. I got the flu shot recently. I did feel tired and achy for a day or two. I don’t usually feel any effect, either.
Good flu shot plan. I did much the same; jabbed on Friday, low key weekend. Although re: your note above, I am in the US and wish I didn’t understand English that well.
SOTD FM Iris Poudre. My husband commented recently that I haven’t worn anything in a while that gives him a headache. IP gives him a headache, but he left for work at 6:30am so I’m safe ????
You smell lovely!
Thank you! I haven’t worn it in a looong time, or any of my FMs, for that matter. I was smitten early on by FM when I discovered niche and now they’re in the sorely neglected back corner of my drawer. I do really like this one, though.
That’s interesting about the FM, which may also be true for me. I wear Une Rose pretty regularly once the weather cools down, but PoaL, which I love, and IP don’t get worn nearly as often as other things. True for some 10ml travel sprays also.
I think they’re a bit too polished and aloof or cool for my liking. Even IP, which does have some warmth in the drydown. I also find the ones I have to be pretty linear. I’d say the exceptions for me are Une Rose and Dans Tes Bras, although I own neither of those, so go figure.
Yes it is definitely the high polish. I always take Une Rose to conferences, when I want to seem like a true adult. They are even more grown up than Chanels, if that is possible!
Must Try Harder. >:^)
Haha! It didn’t occur to me that he was disappointed. He can be a bit masochistic????
1) A great thing for mental health is the outdoors. Good long walks, (along with community support +medication,) does so much to help the burden of mental illness.
2) SOTD: Sycamore (thanks Hajursuuri!) – which was perfect for a misty, chilly early morning.
3) OOTD: Lace peplum blouse, jeans, black leather sneaker boots and leather jacket.
This fall + winter I am gonna try a more boho chic look than in previous years, which was higher end and more structured. All I really have to do is mix and match honestly- we shall see.
You look confident and adorable, and you smell wonderful!
You’re outfit sounds really nice!
Since you are always commenting on your outfits and mentioned what your goal is for this fall/winter (boho chic) I will comment on what my goal is….thanks to the influence of a good friend I am going minimalist ….I have returned all hand-me-downs by default to family members as well as placed unwanted clothes to be given away/donated in the basement and am sticking to a wardrobe of 35-40 items for each season….I love the way my sparse closet looks neat and organized and I am having a much easier time dressing myself in the morning because there is a lot less to choose from….clearing the clutter is really helping me to clear the clutter in my mind…..and saving me money as I do not want to nor will I buy anything new unless something gets torn or stained.
This sounds lovely. I did a big closet purge this summer and have for about a year gone with a much simpler and smaller range of clothes for everyday wear. I *do* have a lot of scarves, which I feel can change an outfit so it isn’t too samey. But the perfume . . .
Yes to scarves!
Yes I plan on incorporating both my silk scarves and my own hand knitted scarves into my wardrobe…right now I only have eight winter sweaters so the variety of scarves will help to change it up a bit…..
How do you feel about your closet purge and having less? I find that being more minimalistic is quite liberating….and takes away that weighed down feeling….
I am also working on downsizing my perfume collection by returning things I “inherited” from family members and NOT buying anything new (including samples) for a very long time….
I really like having the pared down wardrobe, but I fear it is because it 1) gives me more dollars for my perfume fund and 2) gives me more time to think about what perfume to wear in the morning! Although to be honest, after 18 months of expanding from a tiny bit of perfume to a wardrobe, I can feel that slowing down too.
Late to this.
This is wonderful. A simplified closet of things that you know will fit you, flatter you and protect you is very key.
I did a similar purge earlier this year, and while still not minimalist by any means, I find that I do love what I have, and I do tend to gravitate towards certain types of things to wear, which is helpful in determining what I choose to buy- OR don’t.
I am trying a dabber sample of Nishane Spice Bazaar, but I think I may have to put on a bit more. I’m getting a bit of pepper and maybe cumin, but not much of anything.
No, more didn’t help. I’m showering it off and going to put on some Galop.
Another day with Lieu des Reves…this one is becoming such a comfort scent to me…the violets and the reminder of the good friend who gifted it to me :)…..
Scents that are tied to love are always comforting.
I’ve never tried LdR but I quite like To Dream which I think is similar. It reminds me of a sun drenched old attic in an old home. Something very peaceful about it.
To Dream , I believe, is actually an offshoot of Lieu des Reves…I think Laurie added a bit of cocoa and got heavier on the basenotes if I am not mistaken…such a pity that they are now both gone…..
I spent the weekend either 1) wrapped in a cocoon of Nanban or 2) testing and falling did Kiste and Norne. I have to stop with the samples! Today Anubis. I am definitely going for fall even though the weather isn’t quite there.
Do you find Nanban and Anubis similar? I did, but have forgotten to try them side-by-side.
I do and at first thought that meant I didn’t need them both. But Nanban is spicier and, to use an odd word, grainier. I also get a lot of dark tea from it. Anubis is smoother and a little sweet-funky. I actually took a shower and put on Masque Milano’s Romanza instead of Anubis and they have a point of similarity too, although Romanza is nothing at all like Nanban. Must investigate.
I should try Romanza, too – I really like their Russian Tea. And yes, Anubis is somewhat funky on me as well.
Russian Tea is very nice.
So maybe the immortal in Anubis reminds me of the narcissus in Romanza? And they both involve jasmine and myrrh . . . They are very different, but also some similarities that take them away from Nanban territory.
I’d chosen the perfume before I read this week’s project, but I serendipitously landed on it anyway. Wearing Apres L’Ondee, extrait version. This is definitely one of my go-to perfumes for autumn. Although the real reason I chose it is that I had a hell of a bad week (work cancelled weekend) and needed some calm and comfort. few things comfort me quite as much and Apres l’Ondee. I’ll miss it when it’s gone (but I have a big bottle, so i won’t happen soon).
I adore Apres L’Ondee – never smelled the extrait, but I imagine it’s breathtaking.
I’m in Carner Barcelona Rima XI today. I feel crunchy
Hey Lucasai, I’m in Wroclaw next weekend – any good Polish niche brands to look out for? Or other non-Western that is any good? Thanks. :^)
Well, there aren’t really any niche brands of Polish origins unfortunately.
You can check perfume shop named Quality, it’s in the old town area. They carry many brands but nothing you couldn’t find anywhere else.
Crunchy! Say more. I really like CB and have a spray sample of Rima I need to pull out and check again. I liked it, but not as much as some of their others — D600, Tardes, Cuir . . .
To me this perfume smells of roasted nuts and some spices, that’s why I say it’s crunchy to me.
Oh, D600 is my favorite from the brand.
It’s a great one! Have you tried Nettuno, by the way? Another offbeat iris and I know you love iris.
Nettuno somehow didn’t work for me. I learned not all irises make me swoon (looking at you, you nasty Iris Silver Mist)
Nettuno does actually remind me of ISM, although one thing about the former is that on me it gets better and better over time. At first it’s a little too astringent, then it softens a bit but is still that cold iris of ISM, and then two three four hours latter something delicious is wafting around and I realize it is me. So a keeper for me, but I can see not wanting to wait around if you dislike the cold iris opening.
Hermessence Poive Samarcande. Just one spray on each arm, because I’ve been battling sinus issues since Friday evening. The doctor put me on antibiotics and decongestants. I hope they knock out whatever is going on.
I meant to type “Poivre Samarcande”.
Ugh, sinus trouble. Hope you feel better.
Hope it gets knocked out soon! I still have a lingering cold. Neti potting has been helping me with the sinus stuff.
I hope you feel better soon, Elisa P.
Sinus troubles have been bad this year for me.
How do you like it? So far my only Hermessence tried is Vetiver Tonka (unless the two new ones count…Neroli Dore and Rhubarb Ecarlat….not sure if they fall into the Hermessence category???)
I enjoy wearing this scent. When my husband and I were on vacation in Bordeaux, we went to the Hermes boutique there, and I fell in love with Rose Ikebana. I picked out two bottles of RI and told my husband to pick out two bottles for himself to make up the Hermessence boxed gift set of four .05 bottles. He picked out Poivre Samarcande and Paprika Brasil for him. When we got home, I liked the way Poivre Samarcande smelled, so I put it with my bottles. Its mine now, lol. He can use it whenever he wants
They are part of the Les Colognes collection.
Absolue Pour Le Soir today…
I wore Ginestet is Botrytis all weekend compliments of the lovely Kpaint from the Splitmeet…a delicious honey oriental. My 3 year old is into Winnie the Pooh right now and he would love this scent.
Another sample I returned to this weekend . . . it seems impossible to find now though, although I do know FK says he will not discontinue it. Europe only maybe>
Anyway, you smell great!
WOW. You smell terrific!
Today is Winnie-the-Pooh’s birthday! (Actually, the anniversary of its publication.) You just celebrated early.
Ironically it’s world homelessness day as well, many of whom suffer from mental illness. Much more to be done to help those in great need in our cities.
SOTD for me: Roses et Reines Intense by L’Occitane, and a gift from my scent-sensitive husband. He likes, I don’t. But, I like him so I’m wearing it on our day off together
You’re too kind. And he is so sweet. And he sure picks the girlie scents! Enjoy your day off together.
You have a wonderful partnership.
And you are so right: it only takes a few steps in our Modern Western world to become homeless. No one deserves that.
Did you wear his gift of Jessica McClintock on your anniversary?
I did! I actually enjoyed wearing it not only because he was happy but because it is a cheerful scent.
Good memory you have!
So true and so sad — the link between mental health and homelessness.
I’m giving Lilac Love a try, form a Luckyscent sample. So far, it’s a powdery cream – the hazards of dabbing, maybe? Lilacs tend to remind me of pears and I’m not getting anything especially floral from this. But I also didn’t get anything notably floral from the sample of Tuberose Flash I tried on Saturday, so maybe my nose isn’t doing its job (or maybe it’s the dabbing).
What’s the Tuberose Flash like?
I’d like to know as well.
I’ve not tried any of the others but tuberose I’d be interested in doing so.
I am going to try it a few more times, but on Saturday it was not especially tuberose-y. Often dabbers and rollerballs only give me the base notes, and that may be what happened here. It was a nice spicy-fruity start and then a resinous dry down. Nice, but puzzling! May have been the weather, my sinuses, etc etc.
Huh. Thanks-if your nose is correct, I might like it! I like tuberose for a second, and then it’s usually too much for me. I’ll have to check it out.
I’m probably going to return to it tomorrow. If I do, I’ll make a note to mention my thoughts on the SOTD post.
Sounds like SL Cèdre.
Today I’m wearing Kerosene Wood Haven to see if it goes in my top 10 fall fragrances. I do like it, but the competition is tough!
The very name sounds wonderful and evocative!
Today I’m wearing Dior Dune, one if my favorites for fall.
I’m not sure if I have a top 10 for fall, might be able to do top 50 : )
I love my fall stuff too.
I’m wearing EL Sensuous Noir and drinking Scottish breakfast tea. I made a visit to Neiman Marcus over the weekend hoping to try Byredo Unnamed, but they don’t have it yet. The lady said they’re going to get it but couldn’t tell me when. I did sample Black Saffron, though, and I liked it quite a bit. And the Memo line was on the next counter over, so I got to sniff some of those while I was there too. But I don’t remember now which ones I sniffed aside from African Leather, which I liked.
The Memo line launched at Bergdorfs I think 1.5 to 2 years ago. The sheer size of the collection overwhemed me that despite having sniffed the collection 3x over, I have zero impression of any.
I love EL’ s Sensuous Noir. One of my faves for the cold weather! Great choice. I wish I still had my bottle.????
Happy Monday Everyone! I had a rough weekend. My new boyfriend has had some unfortunate events occurring these last couple of weeks. This past weekend, his townhouse burned down to the ground because of a neighbors faulty air conditioner. He lost everything. He lives in New Orleans and was also a victim of Hurricane Katrina some ten years ago. He lost everything during that time as well. I will be heading down there this weekend to give him a hand and bring things that he needs. I guess what doesn’t kill us will only make us stronger. Hopefully, this upcoming week will be better as we begin to try and put the pieces back together again.
My SOTD is Dark Amber & Ginger Lily by Jo Malone. May repeat this on Friday since it is a fall fragrance and a favorite of mine. Hope everyone has a great week!
HOLY CRAP. HOLY CRAP. HOLY CRAP.
I am so, sorry for your boyfriend! At the very least, he is alive, thank the Lord.
And that fragrance is a deeply wonderful scent for fall- or anytime really, but perfect for fall.
I’m really sorry to hear about you’re boyfriends house fire, and losing everything for the second time, really awful..
He is very lucky to have u to comfort him tho, and u smell lovely!
How horrible! It’s difficult to take one such devastating blow, but to have it happen again. I am so sorry and wish him and you all the very best.
So sorry to hear that. I had many friends and family that were Katrina victims. The people of that area are so resilient, but it’s still such a hard thing to go through, and now twice! Sending prayers…
Oh my goodness! How terrible for him! He’s fortunate to have you to help. Sending good thoughts to both of you.
OMG! Sending you both strength to face another tragedy!
How dreadful, I am so sorry to read that.
Well, that is horrible news. However, I am sure once you get there it will help him deal with all of this a bit better. Take care of yourself and each other.
I’m so sorry! I’m glad he was not hurt.
Best of luck and great strength to both of you.
Oh my! How tragic! At least he’s alive and has you for support.
Thanks to everyone for the kind words. I have told him about this wonderful, scented community and will let him know all the kind things you all have said. I hope to be strong for him and help in any way I can.
Late to this thread, but adding my sympathies, that’s just awful.
Good God! Life is just so unfair to some people. Hmph. Good luck and all the best to you both as you work on sorting out the situation.
My SOTD is Neela Vermiere’s Pichola. A nice calming scent today after watching the debate last night…which I posted more than enough about on Facebook. I need a time out!
Well, the good news is that you smell fantastic!
You smell wonderful!
Wearing Rumba, whicj is just my kind of JCE perfume, lol, and definitely a heck of a fall frag.
I love that “hot dust” thing Rumba does as it’s turning toward the drydown. Very cozy.
Hot dust is an intetesting way to put it. I agree it’s cozy.
I’m still dreaming of Rome, after fabulous short break with my husband. We visited a lovely perfume boutique, campomarzio 70, and I bought some ‘Autumn’ incense in Santa Maria Novella, I’m really tempted to get the room spray as well, such an evocative scent, ‘Christmas’ was really gorgeous too.
Wearing Epic today, one of my Autumn top ten scents, narrowing it down to 10 is hard!
Oh and meant to add, that my favourite of the Italian perfumes I sampled was ‘Sandalo Nobile’ by Nobile 1942, it’s slightly reminiscent of Philosykos, but marries the milky fig with a gorgeous milky sandlewood, it’s quite powdery, which I like, really, really nice, wasn’t able to try it on my skin tho, must procure a sample!
I do love the city of Rome and hope to go back soon.
Glad it was such a memorable break for you both.
So envious of your trip! And your descriptions of the perfumes are enticing. Lucky you!
Wearing Iris Absolue because I noticed my vat of it when looking for a decant, and though I’ve had it the better part of a year, I’ve barely made a dent in it. (*we* should probably hesitate on 100ml bottles, yes?) It’s a golden fall day as I wait for a late grant-writing client, so it was an excellent choice. And happy thanksgiving, fellow Canadians?
It is pleasantly removed from most colonial overtones here, and is mostly about relaxing, eating and having a long weekend, except if you’re working like me. :-p
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. Just took the pumpkin pie out and put the turkey in. Going to settle down with my knitting now. Galop isn’t doing it either, what should I try next?
Hm…when I tried Galop it was pretty fruity, maybe amp the leather over it? My sample of reve en cuir is delightful and strong!
I love leather, so I will give it a shot.
I’m wearing Black Cashmere and red fleece this morning.
Wear a few delicate dabs of Mitsouko extrait and keeping my fingers crossed that it will last through the day. I have only a tiny decant and I hope to make it last.
SOTD = Guerlain Cuir Beluga
If I can only pick one perfume from a house, Cuir Beluga would be my pick for Guerlain. Despite ot not being an all-weather scent, I don’t ever want to be without it. Speaking of which, I may have to get a back-up now since the new bottles only come with an attached puff atomizer. I don’t do puffs!
Even though I have never smelled it I ALWAYS associated Cuir Beluga with you (even MORE so than no 19 believe it or not !!)
I hope it wasn’t because of the auto-correct that turned turned Cuir into a dirty word
So glad I bought my BUB before they changed the atomizer! I hate bulb sprayers.
I saw over at M Guerlain that Guerlain put out a video to explain how to use the new bulbs.
Me, I don’t do zombies. But that’s not exactly fragrance-related…
Wearing my first dress of spring today, after winter clothes consisting of jackets, skirts and boots. Admittedly, it’s quite a warm dress, I’m months away from light, floaty numbers. It’s a pale pink, so calls for something light, I’ll be wafting Figue Iris, the first Guerlain I bought
Testing Tauerville Vanilla Flash today and enjoying it so far.
Highs of 90°+ all week? ‘Ah, Fall’ in the desert.
Egads! But you do smell wonderful!
Why, thank you! I had some sunscreen on under it, so I’m looking forward to a ‘pristine’ sniffing experience next time.
Like many posting today, I had a rather unpleasant weekend, politics-wise (there’s no escape in my household). As a result, I needed a special fragrance treat to soothe myself today. SOTD is Hermes 24, Faubourg. It might not actually solve all the world’s problems, but it sure helps!
Inspired by your comment, I also went with 24 Faubourg. This is so gorgeous but maybe too much for summer. A great fall scent.
It is sometimes a little too much in hot weather – is it still summer where you are?
Someone brought in shortbread cookies with a comic-likeness of the presidential candidates printed on edible paper stuck on top of a layer of royal icing (I may be wrong about the name but what I know about baking terms all came from Food Network…I am referring to the white substance that makes baked stuff stick together and hardens into a coat of edible sugar). Anyway, a co-worker handed me two plastic knives so I can do the honors of breaking up the cookies. I had a moment of dilemma akn to deciding on the best method to devour a chocolate bunny — bite off the ears first or just smash it into pieces? I decided to pound both at the same time. DT cracked on first blow while HRC stayed intact until my 8th try..
Ha! Let’s hope real life doesn’t result in blows btw the candidates…..????????
That last sentence. ????
Oh, I wish I’d been there to see that!
My sotd was Alien fragrance of leather. A gorgeous version of Alien. When I came home, I got into my sample of Cuir Impertinent. This is so so lovely.
Eau de 1000 today. It’s finally cool enough for me to plant my herb garden – even a presidential election can’t ruin MY mood. Dug out the crab grass yesterday, acquired all the plants I want (except tarragon) today, and will do the planting tomorrow. Nirvana.
Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends, and glad to hear Aparatchick and monkeytoes are ok. As for World Mental Health Day, if this election doesn’t spur us to action, I doubt anything will.
Can’t wear scent tomorrow — 2 doctor appts, short meeting and lunch, then a long meeting at close quarters. So…..
I’m taking full advantage of today doused in Shalimar: shower gel (as today I don’t mind smelling “dirtier” on getting out than when I went in); body lotion; and EDP with an extra dab of the lotion on my neck that lasts forever.
Shalimar definitely makes it into my fall list, but then I find it wonderful all yearlong’
You smelled fantastic today!
Spending the day in Cinema, which I am really falling for, and is a great Autumn scent (but might work year-round.)
I had a laid back Thanksgiving dinner hosted by someone else, complete with good friends and a small wiggly puppy. Now, I am home, with the multitude of things that need to be done completed. Enjoying my pups and a large adult beverage after a hot bath. Soon I will slide between the sheets of a freshly made bed, smelling of Miller Harris L’Air de Rien.
Life is good.
Sounds like a great thanksgiving! We spent ours at home with the pups too.
Dinners hosted by someone else are the best. ????