It's Hump Day! What fragrance are you wearing?
No trick today: I'm wearing Cartier Baiser Volé just because I felt like it.
Reminder: 10/21 will be Trick Friday — wear a fragrance that smells entirely different from its name (or feel free to interpret "trick" in some other way). Suggested by Happy888cat.
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: the Cactus de Cartier ring ("18K yellow gold, emeralds, carnelians, set with a brilliant-cut diamond of 0.10 carats") is $72,500. Yep.
I’m wearing Demeter Chrysanthemum.
Oh, how is that one?
It is a spicy floral, and has enough heft for fall. I like it, but it is not something that I pull out as often as some of the other Demeters that I own.
SOTD Iris Poudre.
that was me yesterday
I’m always a little behind. I just wish I had a little “behind”.
This morning’s perfume is vintage Coco EDP, in a dabber bottle. When did Chanel stop doing the EDP’s and EDT’s in a dabber bottle? After my shower, I am going to be wearing Feminite du Bois. I just ordered a decant of the Shishedo version and want to see how it compares to the Serge Lutens version.
I don’t know when everybody stopped making dabber bottles for less-than-extrait, but I *definitely* remember my KL Chloe edt, ca. 1980, being in a dabber bottle.
I remember that the bottles I purchased in the 1970s and 1980s were all splash…it was rare to find an atomizer…in fact I remember going to the local Woolworths to purchase small glass atomizer travel sprays whenever I wanted to convert an EDT splash into a spray…also, much more common back then were colognes and EDTs ….virtually none of EDPs.. and the irony is that those vintage colognes and EDTs packed more punch than todays EDPs!
I love dabber bottles, I find I can control the amount better and love Coco, you smell great
Please report on the difference!
Rochas Alchimie was just what seemed right this morning
You smell great. My sister’s bottle, orphaned during a move, is hanging around my house. I may claim it if she doesn’t want it. ????
Dries van Noten again, hoping it will soon feel like fall. Having a hard time coming up with one for Friday.
You smell great! I see a travel size of Dries in my future????
I hope you see one in my future too
Wow, was I wrong. I thought that ring was a Christmas tree! Oops! Sorry, Cartier!
Still wearing the remnants of last nights perfume, Grand Soir. Moving slowly this am, so not sure what will be the SOTD just yet. I made old school chicken noodle soup yesterday, totally from scratch, and O.M.G.!! Delish! The only thing missing was a nice warm crusty whole wheat roll, which I plan on rectifying today.
HAPPY humpday to all!
Homemade soup is always miles better than canned, right?
It is! I love making big pots of soup, but have never made chicken noodle using an entire chicken. The flavor was deep and sublime ????
I had Monday off and spent the morning making chicken stock. It’s a lot of work but worth the effort. I freeze mine in batches and pull it out on weeknights. It’s so nice to have homage soup and an easy meal to prepare after working all day.
Yes, the taste of doing it old school can’t be compared to anything else. There is something quite restorative about home made soups/broth! I will be freezing as well because I have a huge pot. It’s also T-Rex approved ????
I’ll bet that T-Rex loves all your cooking!
Figured that, but I have to say I loved “homage”
I cheat by putting the stock ingredients in my crockpot on “keep warm” for 24-48 hours. The low temp keeps it from getting the bits of protein floating around that happens when you boil it.
Yum! Being from a chicken-soup eating backround, I can say that nothing compares to homemade.
That sounds incredibly good. I need to do that one if these days. I like to use the small Polish or Hungarian pasta in…the small beads. They are so yummy and chewy. But I admit to not having done homemade stock…
As a lazy person who feeds her family things other than salad only due to loud demands, I have found (no, autocorrect, I don’t mean font) that tossing my store-bought rotisserie chicken/turkey carcasses as well as the unusable celery hearts and carrot ends in the freezer and occasionally hauling them out to make a huge batch of stock to freeze is really not a hardship. When the baggies of bones and veggie rubbish gets to be too much I just dump it all in my biggest stockpot with a couple of onions and bay leaves and ignore it for the afternoon. Straining it is the only tedious bit.
My Use my Italian MILs method which involves simmering whole chickens with carrots and celery. Deboning, straining the stock, etc… It takes several hours but is the best stock that I’ve ever had.
That’s kind of how I did mine. I roasted the whole chicken until partially done, then threw it in a big stock pot with onion, carrots, celery, and seasoning and let it simmer for about an hour and a half. Lifted the chicken out (mostly whole), then peeled the skin off for you know who, took the meat off the bone, which was easy since it was already falling off, tossed out unusables, saved skin and other nonsoup worthy bits for T-Rex, shredded the meat and back into the pot. Then it went in my belly! So good!????
I know that totally makes better and richer stock but it also takes planning and effort
I should probably mention that I do like to cook but currently have a horribly uncomfortable and unfunctional kitchen to work in, which has made a huge difference in the meals I enjoy preparing.
I’m curious how roasting the chicken changed the flavor? I roast some vegetables, like butternut squash, before making soup with them and it really improves the flavor. Hmmm..I will have to give that a try next time. ????
Yum. Love soup this time of year.
I’ve been making a chicken, broccoli & pasta soup for 3 weeks now and enjoying that for lunch or dinner.
Lovely ring. SOTD is Signature Black Mark (Jack Black).
You can have it. (If you have 72,000-odd dollars)
You smell wonderful, Baiser Volé is lovely. I’m wearing Heure Exquise myself. One of my favourite Goutals and a great favourite in this time of year.
Why thank you! I hope that HE will not be one of the ones getting “pruned”. I wish they would just publish the list now so we could all hoard what we need.
I’m not at all concerned for myself as I have a large bottle and a large back-up bottle. It would be a shame though. It’s such a wonderful and distinctive fragrance.
Finishing the last of Immortelle de Corso…grateful to have had the opportunity to try this one.
That one was lovely, and I’m not even usually an immortelle fan.
I wore my Dame lily of the valley soliflore yesterday…and I always think of you when I wear Dame. It was really lovely, and tempting. Unfortunately Dame doesn’t ship the women’s colognes to NZ so I can’t try the bergamot jasmine one. I find the gardenia soliflore a bit too powerful.
Oh that is one of the few that I have NOT tried! Many have commented that the gardenia is overwhelming (some have compared it to blue cheese!)
Oh but I happen to like it though
have you tried Dark Horse or Black Flower Mexican Vanilla? I am pretty sure that Dame makes those in rollerballs which can be sent overseas…they are lovely, especially in the cooler months!
Wearing another “trick” fragrance sample from Byredo. I sprayed half the sample of Palmera on today and while it was nicely citrusy and refreshing as I sprayed it on, it immediately disappeared.
Palermo* not Palmera
Well, that is a mean trick!
Ha! They showed you.
Palermo lasts for hours on me – primarily as a musky drydown. Maybe you are anosmic to their musk?
Yesterday’s poll reminded me to use my OJ Discovery set. SOTD is Tolu.
I love Tolu. You smell fabulous.
It’s going to be another warm day but I don’t care. I’m wearing Mitsouko anyway.! I have the office to myself and wasn’t about to pass up this opportunity. ????
Isn’t it nice to be able to wear whatever you want? Mitsouko is good company. You smell great!
You smell fantastic! I think Mitsouko works nicely in warm weather.
Another forgotten beauty today, Dune. I really don’t know why I haven’t been wearing this lately, it is exquisite.
It is pretty exquisite, though I prefer it in cooler weather.
Ha, I just compared my SOTD to Dune in my comment below. That is a classic but I must be in particular mood to wear it. And some days, I just feel like watching the ads, the spare ones set on a windy beach.
I love Dune, it really is a mood fragrance to me.
I didn’t manage to comment yesterday but did catch up this morning and all the stuff about long distance relationships was so relevant for me right now. I accepted a job in Chile a couple of weeks ago, which means long distance for at least a year or two! I’m excited about the job, but that part not so much
In the meantime back to perfume (and calculating how many bottles I can bring with me :)). In Bois de Armenie today, yum!
Oh, wow! Congrats on the new job.
Wow, that sounds exciting.
WOW! Chile! Congrats on the new job!
This sounds fantastic (and complicated :), as you say)! Congrats!
Congrats on the job though!
Congratulations. I am sure you will love Chile.
Well done on the Chile job. I have always wanted to go there. Once in a while I see the vapour trail of a big aeroplane flying overhead ( the only big four jet plane to fly over Dunedin, NZ) and I looked it up and it comes from Chile, enroute to Sydney…and I always get a real kick out of seeing it, and knowing that we are the first spot of land the passengers see after travelling all the way across the Pacific . Good luck with the relationship , hope everything works out.
And I am sure that there are many of us wishing to go to NZ! Must be breathtakingly beautiful…and such a lovely and relaxed place to live (or so I imagine !!!)
That reminds me of an exhibition I once saw with artists from Chile, the Easter Islands and NZ focussing on the Pacific. Maybe I’ll get to go to NZ from Chile!
I loved this comment. I always like reading about how geography feels to other people. My picture of the world was formed when we were still living in the Soviet Union and although I knew the map of the world very well (my father drilled me when I was little), it was still a curiously closed and euro/Soviet-centric view of the world. And I guess it’s natural to a certain extent that you conceptualise the world with yourself in the middle and then there are things to the West of you and to the East of you, things that are “above” and “below”. I always need to focus to realise that the two sides of the Pacific are actually connected But it happens closer to home, too – I hadn’t realised, until I read a book about Celts, that the coastal areas of Portugal, Spain, France and Britain for their own very logical ecosystem. But we always tend to think (at least when thinking about history) of the Mediterranean being in the middle and everything radiating from there.
Thanks everybody! That means a lot!
Congrats on the job! It sounds like an exciting move.
Congratulations! And good luck on the move!
Best wishes with all of it – moving, working, growing, and loving! I think it will be an amazing experience for you.
I’m wearing my first swap goody which arrived yesterday (thanks perfumelover67!). Yves Rocher Rose Oud which I’d never tried before. Thankfully, no oud was harmed in the making of this perfume. Nonetheless, it’s a lovely dark, slightly jammy and spiced rose. A win for me!
Tee hee! IF you are a Doctor Who fan, this makes your post doubly funny!
I never watched it so the reference is lost on me.
HaHa. the word oud makes me think of Dr Who also.
Ok. Now I need to watch it.
How ood. I have the same reaction.
Bwah ha ha. I get what you did there!
Bwah hah hah from me too!
Wearing newly released Limestone by Thorn + Bloom. Fascinating, if fleeting, scent, like an all natural mash-up of Eau de Givenchy and Dune, without being sweet. I only got a sample, but I think I may need a full bottle. After Bird of Paradise and Orange Blossom, this company continues to impress me with their – relatively few, for now – offerings.
Oh nice. I look forward to trying this one. The full bottles are also beautiful, although I don’t own one yet.
That ring looks like a bad crafts project.
The weather here is sorta fall-like, for the moment; SOTD is La Via del Profumo Tabac, which I like because it’s tobacco and NOT sweet. I haven’t yet swapped my summer and winter scents, or for that matter my summer and winter clothes, so every morning is an interesting scrounge to find something appropriate to wear.
Haha – so true about the ring!
Speaking of clothes, I’m finally working on developing a work “uniform” to try to make my morning life simpler. I wonder if anyone here does this?
Not a work uniform, per se, but I have embraced minimalism thanks to the influence of a fabulous friend and have massively downsized my wardrobe which makes getting dressed in the morning a thousand times easier….as well as my closet being incredibly appealing in its neatness…initially I put the “unwanted” stuff downstairs for a while in case I changed my mind but then recently I donated it to a co-worker for her daughter to wear so it went to a good place….I highly recommend this process….very liberating, freeing and clearing the clutter on many levels that go beyond the physical…..
Yes, the work “uniform” would essentially just be a minimalist approach plus ongoing choices that fit my style and the work wardrobe. It will definitely be simple.
Clearing clutter always helps free the mind, doesn’t it? In fact, I have a good friend who has taught writing for many years. She thinks that in life as in writing, organization and getting rid of excess and clutter actually frees one to be more creative! I love that.
absolutely!!!! clearing clutter clears you on an emotional and mental level as well.
and I am going to offer my support if you decide to go the route of downsizing your wardrobe….I am also downsizing my perfumes (no buy rule and draining many of my samples/decants) and will eventually downsize my book collection by donating to my local library…..
I have sort of an unofficial uniform. Three or four outfits on which I can play variations with different colors, scarves, jewelry etc.
Yes, that’s what I mean. We don’t wear actual uniforms here. I have the added challenge of needing to look professional while also sometimes needing to clean out a dusty closet or find someone in our very dusty manufacturing area.
I don’t have a work “uniform” at all, but I do (usually) spend a minute the night before looking at my diary for the next day, and then I work out what I want or need to wear. I often then hang the shirt with the jacket and find the right scarf –scarves can be particularly elusive in my house; I think Dakkie borrows them to make huts with or something– so getting ready in the morning is easy. A day like yesterday is unusual-I didn’t have a clue what to wear and I felt a bit “off” all day because I felt scrambled together. I’ve read about minimalist wardrobes, and I applaud the raw concept, but the practice would be beyond me to encompass! I get fond of my clothes and I keep them. Even though I don’t wear an item for a while, I can always see how I might and could, so I just move things to the far end and “shop” at the relevant end for a bit. Eventually everything is useful again and gets moved back up to the busy end, like my practice with lesser-loved perfumes.
I had a sort of uniform – dress pants with a short-sleeved knit top and a long-sleeved cardigan. This worked best because it was usually warm outside and freezing in the office. I jazzed it up with accessories and lots of interesting shoes.
As for minimalism, it just doesn’t suit my personality. I need lots of choices. However I despise clutter, so anything that doesn’t fit neatly into the closet/dresser goes out.
I have a definite lack of interesting shoes. But lots of gorgeous scarves. We’ll see how my project of creating a “uniform” or more minimal work wardrobe turns out. Maybe I’ll find that minimalism doesn’t suit me either! I’m open to possibilities!
Do report back how it goes, I’m always interested in this sort of thing! Not all approaches work for everyone (obviously), but I think a minimalist phase is always useful, because it makes you realise what you miss – or don’t. I cannot do minimalism, like Waterdragon, I need options. But I’m a pretty ruthless editor, every time the season changes I go over my closet and a) give things away, b) store the ones I might need later (if I don’t miss them, I’ll give these away too) and c) organise the things I think I still want to wear. So my cupboard is actually less full than many people think, because the turnover is fast.
I avoided wearing black for a long time but once I started wearing it again, I’ve come to appreciate how it lends itself to a uniform. Mine is a black turtleneck, black pants or jeans, and black boots. Add to that whichever cardigan/vest/jacket/scarf suits the day. Done and done. Takes very little thought but always looks put together.
I agree about the ring. It may be expensive and full of pretty jewels, but it just looks gaudy.
That first sentence made me snort with laughter in the most unladylike fashion! ????
A bad crafts project in a very well appointed workshop. Yes.
A sunny but blustery day… decided to wear Kerbside Violet and compare it to Sous le Toit de Paris. The Kerbside Violet seems expensive per ml for a body shop product.
This makes me want to try Sous le Toit de Paris . . .
Do it do it
I think none of them is super cheap in terms of $/ml, but if one is not going to use up 100 ml or even 50 ml anyway, the small TBS bottles are still a very reasonable choice.
I’m wearing a quick spray of Chanel Sycomore today. I find it simple and quietly elegant. The trick being that it doesn’t smell like sycamore at all.
It smells like the most elegant vetiver ever.
It smells like a bonfire on me. Looking forward to trying the edp to see if it’s better.
SOTD is Parfumerie Generale Aomassai. I know I sniffed this from the bottle once, but I never would have tried this on skin if I hadn’t gotten a sample with a purchase. I’m glad I tried it, though!
Aomassai is such an interesting fragrance. I remember when I first started sampling PG and found them so eye-opening. I don’t need a bottle of Aomassai, but I loved sampling it.
SOTD inspired by my daughter, who felt I should smell like pumpkin today. Wearing ELDO Like This.
You smell wonderful!
Love that your daughter got to guide your perfume choice! I keep a bottle of Demeter Pumpkin Pie on hand for those need-to-smell-like-pumpkin days
It’s even better when you layer it with Philosphy Fresh Cream.
I’ve been using the Fresh Cream shower gel lately, and tried to get my husband to try it after a particularly trying day, but he gave it a sniff and said, “How can a person feel clean when they’re washing with cake frosting?”
You smell like an elegant pumpkin
Today is hajusuuri day!
I’ve got Cuir Beluga on one side of my body and Bvlgari Black on the other side – ha! Thank you to Laura for providing me with samples of each in addition to the split item.
What to say? I’m definitely wafting some major vanilla but there’s the rubber smell (so odd!) from BB, and CB I’m not sure what to make of. I think the heliotrope gives it an interesting vibe but on first wearing I’m feeling meh. A little more leather would be more my thing.
I do see their appeal, however, and yet I’m glad I have no meetings set up today and can stay tucked away in my own space.
Oh I am celebrating that same holiday in my perfume choice and I have her to thank for it as well
At Central Park in Bergamont 22
HUMPDAY! We made it!
1) SOTD: a melange – Jo Malone Dark Amber + Lily over Stash elixir. VERY lovely and chill. Perfect for fall. I am considering getting the body oil for DA+L.
2) Portland Oregon peeps- Andy Tauer will be in town at Fumerie!
I have a travel spray of Dark Amber…will wear it as soon as the weather cools down a bit…..nice to see another Jo Malone fan after yesterdays poll…..
I really like Jo Malone. It’s pricey for what it is BUT the variety and layering ability is wonderful.
then again there are many other brands that are also pricey ( or even pricier!) for what they are, right? I agree with you on the layering aspect as well….I also layer the JM fragrances with each other…
I agree it isn’t any worse than other things out there and there are several I really enjoy.
Love Dark Amber & Ginger Lily! Now I want to try blending it with Stash, if only I had a stash of it. ????
I had the body oil spray in another scent and went through it lickitysplit. I’m not a huge fan of JM, but I do LOVE me some body oil sprays, and the one I had (Rose?oud?) was lovely.
Velvet Rose and Oud…one of the few synthetic ouds I can actually wear…(the other being Berdoues Cologne Grand Cru Oud al Sahraa which smells divine…very soft and billowy)
Now that I think about it, it may have been the bergamot and oud. I’m old. Can’t remember except I really enjoyedit, butI when I went to repurchase, the price had gone up by 10-15 bucks. No thanks.
Oh yes! I had a travel spray of Bergamot & Oud…I must have liked it for I drained it lickety split!
OH, I do love scented oils! I think that it’s nice to have a veil of scent all over, especially when you step out the bath or shower. I am also seriously considering Velvet Rose + Oud body oil next month to go with Lubin’s Black Jade or Lush’s Rose Jam.
I like body oil sprays, too. I have a couple – one of which is Boyfriend Dry Oil. I just read on Fragrantica that Chanel No. 5 is coming out in that format very soon.
This is a very interesting combo. Dark Amber and lily is by far the JM fav.
I smell gorgeous, if I do say so myself! One of the reasons why I do like Jo Malone is ability to layer!
New samples arrived yesterday (iris lovers, run-don’t-walk to the nearest place you can try L’Attesa!), so today I’m taking Orchid Soleil for a test drive. Sort of all wrong for a cool autumn morning where socks and sweaters are in effect, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to give this one a thumbs-up. A really lovely swirl of tuberose/gardenia/plumeria with a lot of sunny-day warmth to it — I’m going to have to try it alongside Bronze Goddess and Terracotta for comparison, as it’s very much in the same vein.
I just ordered a sample of L’Attesa and can’t wait to try it.
I love love love it.
Oh. If you love it, I need to try it.
I love L’Attesa! I just can’t explain why but I don’t like their new bottle design. Plus those prices could’ve been a bit more friendly
I really enjoyed your review on Rahele. I’m excited to try it as well. Just waiting for STC to offer it.
Aww, that’s so sweet of you. You might need to wait for a while as Rahele will be available in a few months, don’t know exactly when. But it will be worth the wait
Funny I love the new bottles, although I would always love for things to be less expensive. ????
I wasn’t a fan of older bottles as well. Go figure.
Can I just get some mls of it in my own spray bottle? ;-P
Yes, I was put off by the price too.
Mohur today for a very long day at work. Also a little bit of Trayee on one hand to compare.
You smell wonderful!
You smell beautiful. And I think Mohur, Trayee and Bombay Bling all have similarities in the base.
Right? I think Trayee is more incense forward. Is that how you read it. This is a line where I really like the bass so it works, but I wonder if I need all three!
I feel royal in Rosam from Histoires de Parfums.
It’s such a fine rose perfume for autumn and winter
Following Robin’s lead again today. I’m beginning to think of Robin as my perfume spirit leader. (Yes to Hermes! Yay for Eau des Merveilles! Gooooooo Team!)
So my SotD is a teensy-bit of Baise Vole. I should say Baiser Volé, it must have the accent lest I begin to think of small furry mammals rather than an uber-lily.
I wear BV in miniscule doses. A small spritz makes me hold my wrist up to my nose almost constantly so that I can really sniff sniff sniff. And there is something in BV that hangs around in my head for several long days making it hard to smell anything else. An uber-musk perhaps? Wearing BV takes real perfume commitment.
Oh! And a shout out to all the fabulous swappers and sharers here at NST. Baiser Volé was the first bottle I received though an NST swapmeet. Thanks, NST!
Hey twin! And my BV was also the result of an NST swap.
Yay for twins! BV is so nice, and the bottle is something special.
It’s fabulous, and a bit funny, to think that it has been swapped (at least twice) here on NST.
Chanel No. 5 L’eau, very easy to spray and wear
waving to you, twin
JML Mimosa & Cardamom. Love this, even more if that sexy sweaty phase lasted longer.
It’s not sexy on me at all, but I love it nevertheless.
That cumin-y cardamom at the top makes it sexy for all of thirty seconds. After that it’s pretty, pretty, pretty. A fresh faced, attainable, down to earth pretty, which makes it sexy.
Oh, I really like that one- a light sexy fragrance for winter, IMO.
Not sexy on me either, but a favorite nevertheless.
Angel Muse today.
Just got a sample of this and can’t wait to break it out.
I sniffed it on a magazine strip and wanted more…
Dabbed. My sample of this will last a long time, it’s so strong. I feel that if I sprayed it I might be killed
I have a small decant and I also dab it. Potent but beautifully!
My SOTD is Parfum Generale Le Musc e La Peu.
I am so behind on PG. Is it lovely?
It is really a lovely musk and I sprayed very lightly at 8:00 this morning and I can still smell it at almost 5:00. (I left out the “a” in “Peau” on my post.)
Thanks! Will have to try it.
I am pretty behind on PG myself. I own one other but they have quite a large line and I haven’t sampled very many.
I’m in Tom Ford Fleur de Chine, because I just wanted to smell good.
And you do!
Yes, I think we can say “mission completed”.
Yummy.I always wonder what your Outfit of the Day is,also!Lol!(My yellow collection is growing,by the way!haha!x)
Hah! I actually wore one of my favourite work outfits today: I have a very light grey, almost white leather (faux) pencil skirt that hits some way below the knee – an elegant lenght, I think. I wear it with a very simple, very light cool beige cashmere sweater and my nude Louboutin Pigalles. So the silhouette is very clean and the palette is neutral, but the tonal and textural differences make it non-boring.
I bet this was more detail than you bargined for????
Hahaha!Slightly,but thanks!And your outfit sounds really elegant!
Thanks! One of my favourites.
Pretty yet not boring! Fleur de Chine works all year too, anytime I want pretty
Yes, it works for almost any time, any place.
Which is the best reason to wear perfume!
It’s definitely up there????
SOTD is the always-perfect 31 Rue Cambon.
you smell wonderful.
You know what I think of this ????
Haha! Indeed I do!
Twins! You smell gorgeous.
No. 5 L’Eau today…
I am enjoying it and it is quite a bit different than Premiere.
Did you buy a FB of this one? It is really nice. I will probably get a bottle now less they mess it up when they alter it in a future reformulation.
It is a bit like the pre-crime division in Minority Report…actively anticipating future perfume reformulations and heading them off at the pass…
Yes, I did! I just think it’s so delightful.
yes–we’re the fragrance pre-cogs…we know what’s coming, and we know it’s never an improvement. Buy now or rue your restraint in the future!
Waring Natori today, the 2009 one. Found a steal of a price on the 50ml EdP: only $9.99! Thinking about getting another, to be honest. My receipt showed tart I saved $70.01, which is good in my book.
I love Natori, and it is so cheap. I bought a small bottle I’m still working on and then a big backup that’s still in wrapping.
I’m tempted with buying a bigger one but it is verrrry quiet in the drydown. Maybe with two bottles I could refresh on the hour.
I bought 3 bottles, it is so cheap and so good!
You know wearing it today convinced me not to pull the trigger just yet. It wears VERY solftly on me.
Chanel No 22 for the 3rd day in a row. I went from having never smelled this to madly in love in a heartbeat.
Oh,the things that happen to us!Lol!Is it edt or edp?
EDT – I bought a bottle before they flipped
22 is beautiful.
Rose and damp earth today – Voleur de Roses, L’Artisan Parfumeur. I love a good rose…
Ah, I should pull out my FM Une Rose this week. Same idea, different execution.
I love Voleur de Roses, you smell great!
You smell great.
Atelier des Ors Rose Omiyyada layered over Tauer’s rose oil. Getting everyone ready in the morning took 10x, so tired already
Tuberuse 40 because it’s one of the samples you can reach for when not quite awake, but wanting to seem so at a 9 am meeting, AND fits the theme as it’s not tuberusic at all, but a nice dry orange blossom, If it were even moderately priced, I would probably own it…
As would I! You smell great.
why, thank you
PT this morning, so I spritzed in a small amount of Eau Sauvage. Trying to convince my husband to try this himself.
I think that would be a nice choice for a PT session. …I realized late last night that I forgot to comment on your post so: Happy Anniversary!
Sweaty from the garden is my scent of the day. Summer has returned to South Eastern Virginia…..
Winter is back in the Southern hemisphere,so basically all my plants are confused.
After reading yesterday’s review I pulled out Francis Kurkdjian’s Dior eau Noire. Licorice and coffee with a sweet roasted note.
I am drinking a mug of Autumn Flush Darjeeling, which has a much rounder, fruity tea than First Flushes.
That ring would stay intact on my finger for about five minutes, it sits up so high. Obviously aimed at someone who does nothing with their hands, ever.
I wanted another incense today so I am wearing La Liturgie des Heures. It doesn’t beat me over the head like Avignon and yet has more presence than Cardinal. It’s my favorite church-y incense.
I am not a tea drinker at all and have a rather juvenile streak of humor in me. Everytime someone mentions a tea flush I snicker inwardly. Please forgive me.
Lol!I was thinking the same about the ring.It looks like a good self-defence weapon though.
Or self harming – I’d probably gouge my face with it!
Ha, same here! When I got engaged I told my husband-to-be that I didn’t want an engagement ring because I’ve broken every sticky-outy ring I’ve ever owned. He got me diamond earrings instead
That’s why I asked for a channel-set eternity band.
My wedding ring is an eternity band. You didn’t think I was passing on the diamond ring entirely, did you?
Same here, i managed to get my sleeves caught everywhere never mind a ring! La Litugrie sounds lovely!
Perfumers Workshop Tea Rose.Celebrating the sale of my house with a simple scent,good memories and a s#%^*tload of packing to do before December.Happy Hump Day!Lol!
Thank you!Excited to move!
I think you may have sold me on the Artists Studio perfume. It sounds so intriguing and they do international shipping…so the handbrake is off.
Yay!Enabler Pin for me!!If you like Iris and “something different”,you will enjoy it as well.Let me know!
I know who to blame if I don’t like it. There may be a run on it given your endorsement!
Haha!I’ll be surprised if you DON’T like it!
Thank you!Kinda stressful!
Congrats and good luck on the move!
Many thanks,THE MOVE is keeping me up at night!!
Congratulations! Are you moving far from where you are?
Thank you!I’m currently living outside the city,the move will bring me back to the city and much closer to work,so that in itself is a positive.
Oh that’s good I hate driving (especially in the winter) so I live close to work.
Congrats on the house! I hope your new place is dreamy.
Thanks!I hope so as well!The search is on for a new place now.
Many thanks!I need minions to help me pack though.
That beautiful ring would drive me crazy…..I’d have it off in 5 minutes or less. I don’t even wear my wedding ring!
SOTD: Alahine!! Received my Luckyscent samples yesterday, and this one is as beautiful as I hoped it would be! Long lasting too! Applied at 8am, and it’s still projecting quite nicely at 1pm….
Welcome to the Alahine fan club
SOTD is Annick Goutal “Ambre Fetiche”, which has been a delicious companion on a mildly tedious day. One for the shortlist I think!
Is it a rich, deep amber?
Yes, but with tobacco and incense as well.
Rich, sweet (I wouldn’t want it any sweeter) and a fair old dose of vanilla. Good lasting power even on my skin.
I love Ambre Fétiche. It has a great tobacco/incense/amber thing going on.
Today I’m going to go in to work, but for all purposes but my own. I want to be invisible. Mind you, I would achieve invisibility much more easily if I had not locked my keys in my office yesterday evening. Damn! My stealth SOTD is Baiser Vole EdT: it’s a lively, companionable little pretty. I love it for casual wear.
Hard to be discreet when you have to fetch security to let you in.
Robin, what a gorgeous Cartier ring….. just dreaming…..
SOTD Annick Goutal Vetiver (1985 version). Very earthy, green, harsh, strong. I got this bottle from a friend who did not like and passed it to me since I like salty, green, marine notes. Unfortunately, I am not enjoying it. I find it to be too overwhelming. Sillage and longevity are enormous and no way to scrub it off. I will give it a try again another day, but for now I don’t see myself wearing it too often.
It is definitely a love it or hate it ring. I like it as an image but would hate it as a ring.
Goutal’s original Vetiver is quite a bold and strong fragrance. I happen to love it, but I can see that it wouldn’t suit everyone’s tastes. They reissued a cologne version of it a couple of years ago, which is not as fierce and very good.
I’m risking some Sultan Pasha’s Pure Incense today. With my allergies behaving the way they have been I’ve had to be content to live vicariously through the NST community lately and I just couldn’t stand being unscented today.
An unexpected side effect of my inability to smell properly is that I have organized my cosmetics and decided that I really need to have more colorful fingernails this fall. I’m old enough not to care if painted nails are in style (seriously, are they? I honestly can’t tell this year) and I couldn’t resist some of the ILNP fall colors. I blew some of my perfume budget to make my nails look like beetle wings
ILNP has some gorgeous colors! I’ve been drooling over their duochrome stuff lately, but haven’t bought any. Beetle wing nails sound both pretty and stylish.
I know I should be enjoying the unexpected 80 degree weather this week, but it’s kind of annoying me. I want sweaters and cozy and don’t want to go outside. Anyway, I am wearing Encre Noire. Gotta love a moody vetiver.
As I would like my white shorts and flip-flops right about now,instead stuck in sweaters and long pants.No no no.Lol.
Day off from work; wearing SL Cedre which is blooming like mad in the muggy warmth of the day. Really, October?
Seriously! I worked up a sweat walking back to Penn Station and then the train had air conditioning at arctic levels.
My grandmother had a green rubber swim cap that looked quite a bit like that ring. Goes without saying that I love it but shouldn’t it be even bigger? It would never pass the hands in pocket test…you know, you reach into your jeans’ pocket and the ring snags and all but decapitates your finger. Anyway…I’m off on an adventure, travelling to Nelson at the top of the South Island. A road trip…farmland, plains, mountain passes, beech forests, black water rivers, and the sea. Taking a sample of Amouage Journey…to me, this is more beeswax than dripping, golden honey. It’s the only Amouage I have tried…tested it a few months ago in Auckland and it didn’t rock my world but then it niggled at me so I got a sample. I would like it to be stronger on the notes that aren’t beeswax…to bring the spice forward a bit. Confused as to what I think.
Trick perfume: Blackbird.
Have a great trip to Nelson. Love your image of your grandmother’s swim cap, so unfortunately appropriate:)
I’m still on the fence about Journey, I need to try it again. A while back, I watched a walk-through of a computer game called Journey, stunning to look at, and I wanted Journey to somehow smell lkke that.
Yes, try it again and let me know what you think. Maybe it’s a journey in a ( beeswax polished ) wood panelled train carriage …which is rather nice.
Have a great trip to Nelson, such a lovel place!
I think I know the type of swim cap you mean. Yes, that ring would decapitate my finger, but I want it anyway. ???? Have a good road trip!
Wearing Ivoire, the excellent office scent.
In other news, a friend in Montreal stopped by an Yves Rocher store to sniff the 2016 Noel , Pear & Cocoa. It seemed to have a top note of “stomach acid”. How avant garde! The Noel scents can be so hit-or-miss, and this one does sound like a miss…
So avant it’s apres?
The ring looks like Marge Simpson’s hair colored for Christmas or a cheap ring made of glass beads. Oh wait, it’s. Cartier ring, hence the 6 digit price tag!
SOTD = Prada Olfactories Purple Rain
This is not purple nor does it smell like rain; therefore, it’s a trick perfume. It fits in between Prada Infusion d’Iris Absolue and Prada Infusion d’Iris EDP, with a much higher price tag (well, you do get a nice Prada pouch) and minimalistic ingredients, according to Fragrantica: iris, neroli and vetiver. Could I have spent the money elsewhere? Sure. I do like its simple yet elegant structure and it has a place in my collection.
Yay, Prada! That bag is very pretty. I kept going back to the Purple Rain sample. The more I sniffed the more it grew on me. Purple Rain is kind of a genius name.
So far I’ve liked or loved each of the handful of Prada scents I’ve tried (I can think of seven), except for a scent-patch of La Femme and L’Homme I sniffed from a magazine yesterday. Those didn’t do much for me, but they might smell very different from a bottle.
And I would like to try on the rainbow scallop sweater from Prada menswear fall/winter 2016, please and thank you.
I liked L’Homme much better than La Femme but it’s still not FBW.
I know I mostly want to try it because of the name, but I also do like absolue… I wonder if it’s anywhere in Vancouver? I have never dared stepped foot in the Prada boutique.
Is there a Saks equivalent in Vancouver? Also, don’t let any of the boutiques intimidate you. I once walked into the Hermes boutique in Boston all sweaty from a 5 mile walk in the middle of summer and still managed to snag a sample
Hey, don’t dis my ring! ????
Spring isn’t particularly in evidence here today, so trying to wish it into existence with Chamade.
Oh, i love Chamade.
I need a perfume that wishes the approaching winter away.
You smell lovely!
I need that ring! It’s perfect: it’s a cactus and made with my birthstone. If only I had a spare $73K…
SOTD is 31 Rue Cambon–a great way to get through a Hump Day.
Smelling beautiful, obvs.
Well, obvs.! ???? It smells so warm to me–I always picture the color of afternoon sunshine–it always makes me happy.
Ah, and to each his own with the ring :-). I think it’s pretty tacky.
31RC – yay!
Aw, it looks like a barrel cactus! I guess I’m just so used to seeing seeing similar cacti that it’s immediately recognizable, and therefore appealing, to me. What a fun cocktail ring it would be!
ALERT *** ALERT *** ALERT
Wish this had come in earlier, but I just got an e-mail indicating that the discount site HauteLook has selected Kiehl’s and Diptyque items on sale.
Thanks for the PSA…
SOTD–an ancient jasmine solofleur from Occitaine.
Too warm out there today, and my hairdresser was wearing copious amounts of La Vie est Belle–pas belle as far as I am concerned!
Posting late today. I’ve been wearing JHaG MMMM….. Some people have said this smells like Hypnotic Poison. I say only if you think really hard about it. It is sweet, and has a pillowy feel, but it also has that metallic smell, that I think most of this line has. I really like it, however, it doesn’t last long on me.
On the wishlist it goes…Metallic rose?Sold.
Yay! Don’t tell anyone, but I already bought the travel spray.
SOTD: Alahiiiiiiiiiiine!!!! Wow! I love it, now I ‘get’ the fan club!!!
And the bottle, so loveeeeeely
as I swoon