Happy Bastille Day! And yes, I know the French don't say Happy Bastille Day, or anything like it. Which makes it an even better fit for our community project: see if you might possibly have anything French in your collection that you could wear today? Plus extra points for extra-French-ness, or for silly perfume Frenchification.
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
I did not plan well for this project when I was packing for vacation. I am not going to be accruing any extra points, but I am wearing French: Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Nil body lotion.
Reminder: 7/21 is Ernest Hemingway's birthday. Do what you will with the theme, and tell us why you chose your fragrance.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2017, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: top image is Le Genie de la Liberté 01 [background extended] by Gimli_36 at flickr; some rights reserved.
My favorite French perfume house for the past year has been Berdoues. So today I am wearing Scorza di Sicilia, Selvo di Brazil and Somei Yoshino…the originals from the Grand Cru Collection that I still don’t have in full bottles (yet!!!)
Of course! You smell great.
Berdous is on my to try list. I found an upscale pharmacy that carries a line (about 40 minutes drive from where I live), now I have to find an excuse to go perfume sniffing
The bottles are as lovely as the fragrances IMHO
and now that the Berdoues has worn off I am in old school French with Patou’s Chaldee…mmmm….so good!
It wears off that quickly? No wonder you needed three of them together ;-p
I am lucky if i get two hours worth…I use three because I put them on different parts of my body…..
Every time I see Berdoues mentioned, I think of your great perfume experiment of last summer.
Because it’s a mouthful of French: shalimar – parfum initial – l’eau (eau de toilette)
I’ve worn this one a few times this summer- I really like the grapefruit note.
Bastille Day means parties so I am in Fête de Molyneux, a bright joyous sixties floral chypre, heavy on the oakmoss.
I adore chypres, I bet this is gorgeous!
I like Molyneux, and have been curious about Fête. Glad to know that it’s an awesome-sounding mossy chypre!
If you’ve smelled chypres from the sixties through the eighties, Fête isn’t particularly novel or revelatory: the classic citrus-oakmoss-labdanum structure with a flower bed in the middle, no surprises. But it really is perfect, a delight.
Oh, that is SO up my power zone! I am a huge fan of old-school chypres!
Oh, but I bet you smell glorious! That sounds just about perfect!
In Chanel 28 la Pausa EdT. It does not matter how fleeting it is. It is always going to be my favorite from Chanel. I really, really love it. Happy Friday everyone!
I call it a fleeting beauty
Beautiful way to describe it!
28 La Pausa edt is gorgeous, my favorite from Exclusiffs. You smell beautiful and oh so French!
We smell great!
L’Artisan Parfumeur L’Eau de L’Artisan for me today, partly because it sounds incredibly French, but mostly because it’s the only one of my French scents that I can handle in the oppressive humidity and heat we are having.
Happy Friday everyone!
You smell fantastic!
Happy Friday! Yesterday I got my partial e bay bottle of Mito Voile de Extrait (spell check changed “Mito” to “amigo”) and this perfume is my friend! The first spray was similar to vintage Safari, although more intense, and I was sooo excited. Five minutes or so later it moved to something that made me think oh no, then it settled into the most beautiful creamy scent I have ever experienced. Two sprays yesterday around 5pm, and at 8 am today before showering Mito is still present. This is the most amazing perfume I’ve ever smelled. The bottle says “made in France” so half points for French day! NST’s review of Naja, and Deva also with Onda, steered me towards Vero Perfumo, so thank you!! ❤️
What a perfect perfume experience. Enjoy the weekend with your new bottle.
Thank you! ???? I’ve had such a great time trying everything from NSTers and I’m so grateful!
My FB arrived yesterday too. Isn’t it wonderful??
Have you tried Rozy ?? If not, I highly recommend it
That’s great! No I’ve not tried Rozy – next time I get a sample order ready from Luckyscent I’ll add that. Which variation do you recommend?
My personal favourite is the EDP, but I do own all 3.
Oh I will sample all 3 – putting on my list!
I also love Mito and Rozy- Rubj is another favorite from VP.
I’ve only tried Rozy EDP but it’s actually my favorite of the Vero Profumos I’ve sampled. The others I’ve tried are all Voile d’Extraits; of those my favorite is Rubj. I don’t know if the passionfruit makes the other EDPs too similar, but I like the greater projection and the touch of lightness.
Wearing Guerlain Sous le Vent (reissue) today. I could see it being beautiful on someone else but it’s not for me. A good thing considering how hard it is to find.
Although the passionfruit note runs like a thread through all the EDPs, it doesn’t make them similar. It adds to the pleasure of Onda and Mito, but cannot redeem Rubj from its orange-flower awfulness, or Kiki from its lavender lethargy. Rozy was just okay. (OBVIOUSLY if you love orange flower or lavender or rose, your response will be different to mine!)
Congrats on you purchase! I only tried edp version, loved it, but never ordered a decant.
Thank you! Plyushka, if you’re in US I can send you a decant if you’d like to try the VDE. My email is Beas dot Beverly att geee mail dottt comm
Sent you an e-mail
I’m wearing Magie Noire Parfum by Lancome it’s perfect for our SF fog.
Oh! that’s perfect whatever the occasion, weather, etc., etc.,
Frah-cah Robert Piguet, continuing my tuberose/hot, humid weather connection.
I prefer my 3 Stooges taught pronunciation Fray-kiss.
Extra long workout.
The sleepover was earlier this week, and rocked !
No electronic devices, save for 15 minutes before French Toast/Bacon breakfast we prepared together.
Acrylic Painting Art Class, 7 rounds of Dance Contest ( I won 3!), Pizza and Ice Cream Sundaes dinner ( spinach salad with Gorgonzola dressing for Uncle Bear) , and Perfume-opoly.
20 years ago their Mother and Aunts customized Monopoly as a Christmas present for me.
Boardwalk and Park Place are Shalimar and Samsara, etc.
Cards modified “You drop your most expensive bottle, go back 20 spaces.”
Good times and circle of life.
Carpe Diem. Peace.
Triple strength coffee.
I need more! !!
And you seem to enjoy life in full. That is a delight!
Bear, I would LOVE to hang out with you So much fun!!!! and so much food-LOL!!!
and you smell great!
I second that!- what fun we’d have!
Your Monopoly/Perfume-opoly game is so cool! What a thoughtful modification! And you smell amazing in Fracas! Yum for French toast and bacon!!!
Perfumopoly! Love it!
What FUN! I love the game; what a great gift to get!!
You are the uber-uncle/sleepover king!!
Scent twins! I was planning to wear Joy today but Fracas was calling my name.
I imagine you saying Fray-kiss like Curly:)
I would love to play Perfumeoploy! “It’s you birthday. All other players give you a bottle of perfume.” Or “You go to jail for extreme overspraying.”
Wow. Great fun. What a fabulous Monopoly game.
Perfume-opoly! Parker Brothers needs to make that happen for the rest of us.
And I’m not at all surprised that you won three rounds of Dance Contest – your joie de vivre is infectious!
You did not invite me to your party and I am hurt!
And Fracas is just glorious, no? Wonderful!
Bear you smell faaaaahbulous!!!
I need more info about your monoply game!!Please share??Hehe!
You modify with the houses you enjoy.
Mine has Cacharel, Chanel, Boucheron, Guerlain, JPG, Dior, Mugler, etc.
Railroads become stores.
Card spaces are mini and factice.
They printed and glued photos of perfume bottles on the spaces.
You do the banking, try to obtain monopolies, and build hotels to bankrupt your competitors the same.
Quite clever, and one of the most thoughtful and valuable gifts I’ve received.
Thanks for asking johanob!
And to Everyone, thanks for the Love!
Karma sees all!
And they’ve all gone perfume shopping with me, cards are customized to situations that we’ve experienced together.
Great S.A.s, no samples available, empty testers, etc.
This might just be the most amazing gift I’ve ever heard of! I’d love to see pics
I love Fracas, believe it or not wore it frequently in middle school.
But boy did I over apply, had no idea at the tender age of 11 that I was choking out my family and school mates! I appreciate it on others but I think I over did it a bit…
Wow that’s amazing! I bet you were most sophisticated-smelling middle schooler ever! Did any of your teachers ask what perfume you were wearing?
Yep, I sure did get comments and questions for sure! My mother was ‘not’ pleased (it was her bottle)!
I’ve recently pondered the pronunciation of Fracas. I’ve always said “FRAH-cuss,” but have heard Americans say “FRACK-ass.” Is this a regionalism, or is someone in the wrong?
more like FRA CAH
But note, you’re saying that way because you’re saying it in French. If you’re saying it “American”, it’s really closer to your first, like FRAY CUSS. I don’t think FRACK-ass is correct in any language, but I could be wrong.
HA, and answering comments backwards so now I realize Bear already made that clear. NEVER MIND.
Bear, I like hearing Curly’s pronunciation of “FRAY-kiss”, too. It comes close to how my dad used to say it, although he was never talking about perfume.
For Bastille Day I chose Iris by Le Galion. Because can there be a better way to celebrate it than by wearing a scent from a historical French brand?
I nearly went with that one – you smell beautiful!
Aw, thank you!
Today I am wearing Volnay Brume d’Hiver purchased at Jovoy in Paris the very first time I went to the store. The owner brought us coffee and it was just the most wonderful experience.
Robin, Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is great in any shape.
Serge Lutens day. I chose Un Lys – a beautiful lily soliflore – because of fleur-de-lis symbol. Only now I realized that because of its obvious ties with monarchy maybe it is not a good choice for Bastille Day. Oops. But it’s French! And it’s lovely.
No matter the symbolism, you smell great!
It does smell great, and so do you — and hey, you could argue that the whole idea of wearing fragrance has obvious ties with monarchy, so whatever!
We always celebrated Bastille Day because it is my dad’s birthday. He would have been 94. He was a very happy and kind person with an amazing quiet wit.
I’m wearing Lolita Lempicka Elle L’aime. The bottle itself is fun and the fragrance seriously playful.
You smell fantastic, and that’s a lovely remembrance of your dad.
Ah, a Happy-Birthday-In-Memoriam to him! You smell great and I bet you will maintain your cool in the heat today!
Thank you Robin and FM
Peace to you, Wendysue.
Remember all the good times.
My Dad would have been 100 !! on the 29th.
Time really flies.
Your dad sounds like a wonderful person! Thank you for sharing his memory , and have a day full of happy memories!
Happy bastille day birthday to your dad, may his memory be a blessing.
I hope today’s memories of your dad are more sweet than bitter.
I’ve been experimenting with an ELDO exploration set, and so far the only one that isn’t dreadfully sweet on my skin is Jasmine et Cigarette. Wore that at bedtime last night, but TODAY am in Malle’s Eau de Magnolia – hat tip to lovely Laura who introduced me to it. Vive la France!
Wearing Prada Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger today.
I know the house it Italian, but the name is quite french.
Happy Friday !!
SOTD is Serge Lutens “Vitriol d’Oeillet”, in a nod to the niche French perfumes I’ve been enjoying since joining NST.
Notes: nutmeg, clove, pink pepper, black pepper, paprika, carnation, wallflower, lily and ylang-ylang.
Well, I plan my week to try new samples Mon-Fri and to build up to the best at the end. Of course, as they’re all new to me, it doesn’t always work out that way. Today is one of those days. I could barely smell this one, and it didn’t survive a 35-minute stroll into work. The only vitriol is mine, reserved for this incompetent perfume. :^D
Back home and keeping with the French theme in Parfumerie Generale “Querelle”.
Top: citrus, black cumin and cinnamon;
Mid: myrrh, cinnamon and incense;
Base: vetiver, oak moss and ambergris.
This is a properly-executed bitter (but not green) perfume. What I wanted Caron Anarchiste to be, or what Romeo Gigli “For Man” should have been. Sadly, it doesn’t last very well (a common problem with Parfumerie Generale stuff in my experience).
In keeping with today’s Daily Lemming above (although not intentionally), I am wearing JHAG Miss Charming. I am most certainly not the target market at close to 60 (! How did that happen?!), but I enjoy its simple appeal. Happy Friday, all!
Don’t you know that 60 is the new 30? wear what you like and like what you wear
Oh, I do!
ha! and I just snuck a peak at your gravitar and you don’t look anywhere near 60! so hats off to you! and keep wearing Miss Charming
“Middle aged” is always 15 years older than you are, of course. So why not Miss Charming for you
That’s been my philosophy since I was about 12! Oh how foolish I was, thinking people in their 20s were old.
Went to the dentist wearing Andy Tauer’s Au Coeur de Desert and was a hair’s breath away from a root canal. The best thing is that the dentist said I smelled good and my mother said that it suited me. Got up this morning and paid some bills wearing the extreme dry down of it. Now I am about to take a shower, put on vintage Bal a Versailles. I haven’t figured out the concentration yet, though.
Yay for smelling great and avoiding a root canal!
But the cavity still cost me $100 though. Maybe we should do a skank Friday, if we haven’t done that one or maybe something with Andy Tauer’s work.
Skank Friday! That has a ring to it. I like it.
Either your dentist is a real bargain, or your insurance beats the pants off mine. I can’t even get a cleaning for that price – and that’s after insurance.
It’s a dental school, that’s why it’s cheaper. You pay up front with everything then submit a claim to your insurance company.
Pretty sure we have done both, but I’ll check!
Hurray for not needing a root canal!
I was thinking of wearing Coromandel but changed my mind at the last moment. The gorgeous Cuir d’Ange by Hermes called my name. What could be more french than the smell of an Hermes leather bag, right?:)
This is only vaguely related but it cracked me up this morning:
3000 for that? Uhh…
Black card and Rolls key, that sounds about right!
Mmmm. Love Cuir d’Ange.
In L’ether de Iunx today from a sample. TBH, all my daily scents this week have come from the handful of samples I have stashed in a drawer at work. It’s just been one of those weeks… At least today I’m in a French scent.
Happy Friday and weekend to all!
Hi FearsMice, I’d love to hear your thoughts about L’ether!
I wore it a few weeks ago, it’s a lovely soft incense.
Hi there, Springpansy! Sorry to be late with a reply. Cazaubon is right on the money, of course; it is soft, incensey and rosey. STC says the notes are myrhh, dried roses, and soft woods. Easy to wear, and very pretty. If you’d like to try it, I’ll send you the sample. To email me, just use my screen name at the geeee mayle.
Ah ha! Guilty pleasures at work. I bet you are very efficient with the focus provided by your samples !
You are my benefactress! I’ve had a great time sampling; thank you so much!
Bal a Versailles for me as well today, eau de toilette. Tiny, tiny spritz + 95F degree heat = beautiful bloom of earth, skin, and deep florals. Love it.
Y’all are making me want to try this more and more!
I highly recommend trying it at least once. Such a sensual scent
You really should try this. Go to Surrender to Chance to try a small decant. Never, ever test the current version, it doesn’t smell like the vintage stuff or good. E-bay still has the vintage stuff for reasonable prices. The new stuff comes in a shiny gold box.
I am enjoying a quiet morning with a cup of coffee in my hand- 2 of my girls woke up and are playing nicely, the rest of the bunch is sleeping.
SOTD- lovely Chanel 19 edt- my most worn scent period.
I finished Shoyeido Incense sampler and have a clear winner-Moss Garden, followed by Kyoto Autumn Leaves and Eternal Treasure.
Have a great weekend to ALL !
MMM, that incense sampler sounds right up my alley. Did you buy it online or somewhere in RL?
Hi ScentSpirit! I bought it in my local Fresh Thyme grosery store (similar to Whole Foods) for whopping $3.49 plus tax. The sampler is also sold at Shoyeido web site and Amazon.
Thanks, plyushka! Alas the shipping charge to Canada is $37 US.!
Free shipping at amazon.ca
Wearing ELO’s big bellybutton. This outfit has a fair amount of silliness in its dna, but fortunately the perfumes themselves are pretty good, and reasonably priced still.
I’m a fan of silliness????
Bonjour! I am wearing Miller & Bertaux’s A quite morning, my favorite from their line. Quel bonheur!
An old bottle of Habit Rouge ????
A new bottle of Habit Rouge (“as French as croissants” as Guerlain himself supposedly said)
You smell fabulous!
You smell great!
Vintage Cabochard for me today.
Un French today in Amber Flush Body Oil.
But they speak French in parts of Switzerland
I am wearing Mitsouko. The more I wear it the more I love it. I find that it is great even in 90+ degree Texas heat. So far, Guerlain is one of my favorite perfume houses. I have decants of Jicky and Chamade, both of which I love and plan to buy full bottles. Bearing in mind that I don’t like prominent vanilla notes (couldn’t deal with the Shalimar edt that I bought and gave it away), are there any recommendations for my next decant purchase in a Guerlain fragrance?
Have you tried a I pray laundry – French for after the rain – OK I’m going to stop using voice activation
Totally cracked me up!
Bwahahaha! Right up there with Box of Eels.
Samsara or Nahema would be fun to try!
Second this, and then I’m stumped. For Guerlain without vanilla, I think you’d have to get out of the classical range and try their newer collections. Non?
You smell wonderful!
Sarakay Lootens hombre Sultan – just a dab from a tester – but later I plan to go to Alta and doused myself in Schalamar to see if I like it any better then on previous attempts
Voice activation errors – hope you understand this
LOVE this….as good as “Box of Eels”
Agreed – Coin-op gets to make up all of the “stand-in” names for French perfumes from now on.
I’m honored, I have a job here, yay I can’t take credit though it is the genius of the iphone
Box of Eels! A niche house should come out with that
“Hombre”…that cracked me up!
And Schalamar. Shalimar bought in Germany.
Please continue using voice activation foe reefer.
Hahhaha those voice activation errors are the best
Guerlain’s Too Much Champs-Elysees EdT–perfect for our very humid Mid-South July, and a pleasant reminder of a too-brief Paris vacation.
Hey, there Sharon C.!
I’m wearing Shalimar EDT today. I wanted to finish off French week with Guerlain ????.
Fraternal twins! I am in the edp.
Hey Twin!! We smell great
me too! I’m still not feeling it, I don’t even smell vanilla, at first it smells like car oil – I have changed my mind about other scents so I will keep trying.
For the theme I am wearing Guerlain Nahema pure parfum. I chose this for the theme because it is both the fanciest and the Frenchiest perfume I own. It’s so lovely, but I wear it so rarely because it just seems beyond the vast majority of daily occasions.
Joyeux 14 juillet!
I just got a bitlet of this for the first time and holy moly.
I love Guerlain in general but have not tried Nahema yet. Must remedy that!
Have not tried Nahema in parfum yet, but I have tried the EdP, it is gorgeous!!
This one was hard because there were too many options. Most of my collection is French. I loved the idea proposed by someone at the beginning of this week to choose a fragrance from a French perfume house that you have the most bottles of. So I chose Parfums de Nicolaï. I think I have full bottles of most of her fragrances, at least the older versions of things. I’m obviously very partial to her creations and finally chose New York as my SOTD. Luca wrote an exquisite and heartwarming review of it in The Guide: “….New York’s exquisite balance between resinous orange, powdery vanilla and salubrious woods shimmers from moment to moment, always comfortable but never slack, always present but never loud. It is one of the greatest masculines ever, and probably the one I would save if the house burned down…….”.
Oh, that’s a good one! You smell great.
Wearing a French perfume that sure sounds like it’s not French: The Different Company’s South Bay. Like its Devo cap.
Bastille Day is the same day as a (long long long ago) boyfriend’s birthday, which I always mentally referred to as Bast****’s Day and thus is indelibly etched on my brain. The things we remember.
That made me seriously LOL at my desk.
Ha!! That is funny
You know, I first met my French ex-husband on Bast**** Day, so appropriate now that I think of it. (evil grin).
I see pictures of those and always think of Devo!
I didn’t know the different company was French, interesting!
Last year, I discovered TDC for the first time in a perfumerie in Toulouse, France. “Where are they from?” I asked the SA. “France, of course,” she explained with a grin, “as the name suggests.” Soon afterwards, she showed me the ELdOs and pulled out Putain des Palaces, giggling with the other SAs to watch me do a double-take at the inappropriate name.
So that’s why I know that they are French
My hand hovered over the Chanel No. 19 Poudré, but it’s so hot and humid today I went with Roses de Chloe instead. It’s become my go-to this summer.
Joyeux Quatorze Juillet to those who celebrate. I’m wearing my first niche and long time favorite, Nicolai’s Le Temps d’une Fete. There was a time when I owned a number of PdN scents, but they’ve dwindled. Someday I hope to go back to one of her boutiques.
We are house twins and you smell wonderful!
As do you!
Shalimar edp for me today. Probably one spray too many for the office, but oh well!
I’m 99.8% sure a move across country to New Mexico will be taking place next month. My guy and the HR people from the company have reached a verbal agreement, all that is left is for them to send the formal offer and him to sign etc. Continued positive vibes appreciated!
Congratulations to your guy, and to you, too, if that’s what you want!!
Thank you, it is what I want, I’m just nervous and overwhelmed thinking of all we will have to do (sell the house here etc)!
New Mexico is so beautiful, sending positive vibes your way!
Congrats!! New adventures are right around the corner????
Yay! Crossing fingers for final signoff.
Good luck with the impending changes! New Mexico is quite beautiful, a much drier climate, and the people are very friendly there.
How exciting! I have not been to NM but it’s supposed to be so beautiful.
Sounds like the beginning of an exciting new chapter. Good luck!
Positive vibes are headed your way!
I went all out with a substantial spritz from my dwindling decant of Gobin-Daude Seve Exquise. So, so gorgeous.
Joyeux 14 juillet ! Je suis pas mal française aujourd’hui dans mon YSL Parisienne. Je n’ai jamais senti une Parisienne qui sent des mûres, mais je l’ai choisi pour le nom
Hey,you won something earlier this week here on NST,belated CONGRATS!!!x
Cousins! I am wearing YSL Paris, the first in a long line.
Nothing yet, because I’m meeting the other Vancouverites here (and a special guest!) and am toting a crazy amount of bottles to work, as I will be leaving straight from there.
Have fun with hajusuuri and happy sniffing!
Waving at you guys from Kelowna, enjoy your sniffing adventures.
Hey, there’s someone in Kelowna! Ping us if you’re ever in town, but also I will be heading out to the interior in the fall…
I will for sure! Thank you.
JJ, were you looking for a sample of Perles de Lalique awhile back? If so, I can send you some.. Let me know.
Oh thanks for the offer, but I think I found (and have since misplaced) a sample–must test it!
I went with Black Jade by Lubin not so much for it’s name but more for the backstory about Marie Antionette attached to it. Not to mention the altercation between a perfume reviewer and Lubin around the debut of Black Jade where everything was blown out of proportion.
Happy Friday All!
That situation bothered me so, so much. I don’t know if I will ever smell a Lublin the same way.
Choices, choices! Hermes, Chanel, L’artisan, Parfumerie Generale, PdN, Uncle Serge? What to choose, what to choose? I landed on a nearly 20 year old bottle of Diorella, absolutely perfect for summer.
You smell fab!
One of my all-time faves. You smell wonderful!
Wow! Love those older bottles of the classics.
Clinique Aromatics Black Cherry.
Cannot get enough of this beauty!!
Plus my favorite perfumery-barista sprayed me lavishly with Liquides Imaginaires Bloody Wood and Peau de Bète!!
I smell truly French!
Vive le Parfum!!!!
P.S,The Guerlain counter in SA got Muguet 2017!!!!I sprayed with abandon from their tester!!NOT Diorissimo,but good stuff!
I imagine you smell great! I love AE and I love black cherry flavor, this will go on my list.
You smell great…I bought a bottle of that blind around the holidays last year. I think it’s hard to come by now…may have been a limited run.
Good to see you, Johanob! How’s the perfume room coming along?
SOTD: Jour de Fête!
Happy little fragrance and based on the cute pastel dragées. Guess my mood today is French tea party
Jean Patou Vacances vintage eau de toilette Ma Collection
1) Was ill the past few days-and stayed home in my cool house. Horrid menstrual related migraines. My house cleaners are made with vinegar, citrus essential oils, borax and lavender, so the with the fresh air from the mountains and black out curtains I was to take in very healing aromatherapy.
2) Am in a combo today: Terre d’Hermes applied after shower and then spritzes of Molinard Jasmin. This is a perfect and light combo for summer for men and women!
3) At the end of the day I am gonna share some Champagne and cookies. I think of the great Napoleon, the doomed ancien regime, the hardship, pain and endurance of the French people and the beauty and ugliness of French culture, so admired in the Western world- and the world in general.
Sounds like a wonderful combination!- both those are on my FB list! Does the molinard last long?
Sorry, late to this. The Molinard seemed o last on me through a day at the office for 6+ hours. There is a white musk componnt that makes it both light and long lasting. Combined with the Terre d’Hermes this made a very nice citrussy/jasmine/rosey combo.
Have you ever considered the nexplanon? I’ve been on depo for about 4 yrs now and only recently learned about it, but it sounds like a good idea. I’m all about having periods at all, and I do well with progestin (but not estrogen.) And not to be overdramatic, but depo has allowed me to have a normal life.
Hi there- last to this. The issue unfortunately are fibroids that have grown like tree warts outside my uterus, causing all sorts of internal havoc.
Papillon Dryad today for me. Don’t think this qualifies as French…
I just tried this on skin today and it is a FB candidate!
Since yesterday’s thread had me fired up about No. 5 L’Eau, it’s my choice for today. Is it FB worthy? Maayyybeee…
You smell super good.
No. 5 L’Eau is a great choice!
You shoukd check out Sephora for smaller sizes!
Today I’m wearing Hermes Eau de Merveilles Elixer over Hermes Rhubarb Cologne.
Vintage Miss Dior parfum. The real Miss Dior I mean, not the impostor.
You smell amazing! Love this one..
I almost wore this today.
I’m wearing the most French perfume I own, L’Heure Bleue. In hot or cold weather, dressed up or dressed down, it always works. It’s probably my favorite perfume of all time, and certainly the one I’ve worn the longest–about forty years.
You smell so wonderful…
I love L’Heure Bleue as well. It is a melancholy but beautiful fragrance.
SotM = Jardins de Bagatelle edp
I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s choices. Hope someone wears Dans Tes Bras today. Love that name.
I am happy to oblige! My YSL Paris has burned off, will wear DTB as my scent of the evening.
Oh, thank you! You’re wafting beautifully today in Paris and DTB.
Since a lot of my collection is French, I decided to make it special by wearing one that I don’t very often. I decided to go with a few dabs of vintage Shalimar.
So very French in Shalimar.
I may reach for Shalimar EdC later today. Our municipal band’s outdoor concert is this evening. I can spray with abandon no matter what scent I wear to the park.
Deneuve for me today.
What a beautiful perfume! Too bad it is discontinued.
Popping back in for a quick PSA, Zulily has some pretty good deals right now on the varied Shalimars and L’heure bleue. No affiliation.
Started the day in Chanel No. 19 EDT, which lasted about 30 minutes. Moving on to Guerlain Angelique Noir from a sample gifted by the generous hajusuuri. Thanks again!
Really? Wow. 19 is nuclear on me. It literally lasts days on a tshirt.
Same here. But my bottle is at least 5 years old – maybe the current one is less tenacious?
Wearing Jolie Madame today. My hubby is caddying for his brother in a golf tournament today so I had to wait until they left so I could blast myself with about 6 sprays.
That one sounds just gorgeous- do u like the current one, or is vintage the only way to go?
When I checked the batch code, it tells me my bottle is from 2001. It smells pretty fantastic but I’m sure vintage is even more amazing.
You smell lovely!
SOTD is my latest purchase Hermes Eau de Merveilles EDT.
Yay for Eau des Merveilles! You smell wonderful.
I was wearing Azemour les oranges, one of my Favourites today, but now it has gone and, after much deliberation I plumped for Jubilation 25, obviously not technically French, but very much in the classic French style;
” .. Jubilation is Diorella revised by Jaques Guerlain, with more amber and woods than I thought could fit in there, and none of the spring in Paris freshness of the original. The result is luxurious and likeable from the start, and it is only later that one realises that Catherine Deneuve is speaking fluent Arabic”
I really like this review in The Guide, plus the perfume practically makes me swoon with pleasure!
You are thisclose to dropping a lemming on my doorstep…
Hee hee- give it a try!- I loved it for 18 months before I got a full bottle (last Christmas), it was so very worth the weight!
I’m in vintage No.5 parfum from our very generous flopper! I now know what everyone is talking about when they compare the vintage 5’s with what is now available to us in the stores. They are almost nothing alike! I’m happy and kind of sad about it at the same time.
I was never a big fan of 5, but I certainly am now. <3
The upside, though, is that vintage No 5 is practically free.
Now that I did not know. I guess I need to skip on over to eBay and explore…
That’s awesome! Even the vintage ETD is great! I think the current edt is pretty similar to vintage edt. Sparkly aldehydes.
Exploring the different versions, I realize why it is so popular. There’s really something for everyone!
I have a hair appointment this morning, and have decided that Jean Patou’s 1000 will be suitable for both the appointment and the theme. I’ll use the time to catchup on my NST reading, I’ve not had much time over breakfast of late and I’m feeling very out of touch.
A little bit of sunshine is peaking through this morning after days of stormy weather, which is very cheering.
I have spent all morning cleaning the fairly filthy upstairs. What I hate about cleaning isn’t the manual, hard work or time, it is knowing it will all be dirty again in short order.
The entropy of the universe is constantly increasing. I took AP Chemistry back in the day. ????????????
No matter how clean I get it or how meticulous I get (I’m a pretty good cleaner…I could go professional someday ) it will all revert back to chaos. But one can’t live in filth and chaos overlong without repercussions and so I clean.
I just received a couple of the TF Vert samples in the mail and shall be trying those out this afternoon…as I attack the disorder downstairs.
I am also contemplating making a completely non-necessary Nordstrom order to take advantage of the sale and reward myself for persevering in such an unstable, disordered universe. ????
Ruefully smiling at your entropy comment. I know that feeling all too well.
The struggle is real. My family thinks I’m silly because when we get ready to go on a trip I like to clean and tidy the house top to bottom. They say don’t bother, nobody will be here to see the mess. But when we return home it feels as if the house elves were working overtime. I get an extra week or so of feeling like I’m on holiday (from cleaning at least).
I refer to myself as the anti-entropy force in this house. For sure that doesn’t apply to DH…
Are you a fan of Ab Fab? At times I can hear Eddie shouting “Surfaces! Surfaces!” when the junk starts to pile up…
Ah, see I hate cleaning because of the manual labor and time but do it only for the (brief) payoff. And even then, I don’t do it very often. But I’m with tiffanie re: cleaning before vacation. Nothing’s worse than coming home to a dirty house after time away.
Every week when I clean my bathroom, I am amazed–and annoyed–by how dusty it is. (It’s like all the dust in the house collects there instead of going anywhere else. Why, Universe, why? The filter in the AC is fine, so what’s the deal?) But, as you said, it’s just going to revert to that state again, so I generally refuse to clean it more often. Really, there’s only so much cleaning one can do before turning into Monica Geller. ????
RE bathrooms and a Question for the Universe: Why is it that hairspray can do absolutely nothing for my hair, yet permanently adhere stuff like dust, baby powder, etc. to bathroom tile? Why?
SOTD = Chanel No. 5 L’Eau
Eating lunch at Jules, a french restaurant in Gastown, and facing the bar where the George Hamilton tanned owner is perched on a stool wearing…blue button-down shirt, tomato rwd skinny pants, burgundy leather shoes with no socks. I think I need combat pay for being subjected to this!
So guys wearing red pants are a thing now? Glad I have not seen it yet!
It’s an annoying “thing” and tgankfully, not very comnon.
Oh noooo. I saw you comment on yesterday’s thread…so this was the crime scene?!!!!
Yup, today…everything was fine except for the owner’s sartorial sense or lack thereof.
You smell fabulous!
Your description of the owner sounds absolutely intriguing to me–I’d trade seats with you if I were there. ????
No perky glutes though so you may have swconfmd thoughts. The guy even had the widow’s peak slicked back hair look. Oh shudder…
Between samples, decants, and bottles, I had an embarrassment of riches to choose from, so I went with what suited my mood and today’s weather. SOTD = Cuir de Lancome, from the sample stash. It’s an amazing chameleon on me, varying with weather and application. Never been quite the same scent each time I have tried it.
Oh, hey – I did read your update on your week without internet but late in the day so didn’t comment But I’m left wondering about all the shizz that went down
Still waiting on the doo-doo to hit the fan. I am hearing onimous rumblings, though. I have a feeling that this is gonna take months to shake out. Bleah.
You smell wonderful!
I have been wearing vintage Dioressence. It smells like the definition of what I once would have thought of as “French Perfume”.
For me, that’s Chanel No 19. But I’ve never smelled Dioressence, vintage or otherwise.
When I woke this morning and briefly pondered today’s theme, YSL Paris seemed the obvious choice. One of my favorites, but one I wear seldom, so the impetus is appreciated.
Have shifted within the city to YSL Rive Gauche, a beauty that took me some time to appreciate.
Happy Friday, all!
There’s a restaurant near me in CA called Left Bank that I consistently accidentally refer to as Rive Gauche. By now, my non-French-speaking boyfriend knows what restaurant I’m talking about when I say that
Oops i am late.
My scent of Le Quatorze juillet was
Fou d’Absinthe, Olivia Giacobetti for L’artisan Parfumeur.
Perfume name + association (absinthe and creative Paris in the 19th century), nose and house are all pretty French.
I wanted to wear French Lover, Pierre Bourdon for Frederic Malle. Also very French. But it was cold and rainy today here in the lowlands and I craved something warmer.
So late to the party today…
I didn’t want to risk the ire of Madame Defarge, so I passed on all my Chanel and Guerlain options and chose Cabochard for today’s project. I think it’s a bit more up her alley. Or allée. ????
Have a yourselves a wonderful weekend, NSTers!
Wonderful week off — a staycation to be exact! Helped with VBS in the mornings.. 300+ kiddies. I was with the 4 years olds and enjoyed every minute. Well, maybe not the mini meltdowns. In the afternoons I did some city exploring, finally sent to Aedes new store which was very nice and ate out a lot.
Have mainly worn Fève Délicieuse this week as it’s an easy, don’t-have- to-think-much kind of scent.
Yea for VBS! What a great age group you had☺️ Love FD too!
They’re so dear. Had one set of identical twins that completely won my heart.
Hooray for VBS! Our theme was Arctic Express. The set looked fabulous when I saw it last Sunday.
Mahora today! Such a unique and lovely bottle. ????
Last to the party! Just a dab of Chanel No 5 parfum today for work and Chopard Casmir tonight for bedtime. Good night!
Chanel Cristalle! I still think of Chanel as the ultimate in French fragrance, in my heart. And as we know, “le coeur a ses raisons que le raison ne connait point!”