Happy Friday! It's also Ernest Hemingway's birthday. Our community project for today: do what you will with the Hemingway theme, and tell us why you chose your fragrance.
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.
Based on the quote I posted yesterday, I went with Tauer Perfumes Lonesome Rider. It seemed a good fit not only some of the particular smells mentioned, but also the general air of nostalgia, and it ties in with Hemingway's image as a rugged, hyper-masculine outdoorsman. Given the weather here, though, I'm wearing about a drop, and I'm staying safely inside with the air conditioning on full blast. I am not a rugged, hyper-masculine outdoorsman.
Reminder: 7/28 will be Nathalie Friday...wear a perfume by Nathalie Lorson or Nathalie Feisthauer, if you have one.
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 shows Hemingway in Cuba, with wine and cat, via the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, found via Hemingway’s Hamburger (if you make one, do please let me know how it turns out) at The Paris Review.
SOTD is Shalimar for Lady Brett Ashley.
I’m pretty sure this is the perfume she would have worn.
madtowngirl- you smell divine
You smell so wonderful..
Oh, yes, yes indeed. Lovely.
thanks to Robin for this quote yesterday which inspired my SOTD-
“He smelled the odor of the pine boughs under him, the piney smell of the crushed needles and the sharper odor of the resinous sap from the cut limbs.”
A few years ago Mr. CM8 and I cut down a white pine tree. I gathered up the resinous sap from the cut limbs into a glass container and made an essential oil blend by combining it with a carrier oil and emerging the container in hot water so that the sticky sap and oil would combine.
From that I made an essential oil perfume for a younger family member looking for a sweet incense perfume (she loves Chinatown)…the pine sap was the star, but I also added frankincense, labdanum, oppoponax, bourbon vanilla, lavender, cedarwood, jasmine, bergamot and a very healthy dose of oakmoss. This is my scent today.
and, a question for Robin-
Have we ever done a community project centered around friendship?
here’s why I ask ( if you can bear with my digressions!) –
I could not think of what to wear next week as I don’t have any perfumes from the perfumers . So thought I might go with something my best friend included in her many perfume gift packages. And then I thought how fun it would be to do a “wear a perfume that reminds you of your friend” or “wear your best friend’s signature scent” or “wear your best friend’s favorite note”.
Then I did some research and discovered that International Friendship Day in 2017 is on August 6 and International Womens Friendship Day in 2017 is on August 21 (although I really would hate to leave out our male perfumistas who I adore equally as our women!)…..
any chance we could do a friendship related community project in the month of August?
“whom I adore”…shame on your grammar, CM8!
Ooh, I love this idea. My bff’s signature scent is Angel and she always smells wonderful. I have never worn it because I think of it as “hers.”
it would give you an excuse to wear it
I know! I’ve been looking for one. I love Angel despite its haters.
Can’t promise we’ll do it that soon, but added to list!
Yay! thanks, Robin! any week that focuses on friendship would be awesome…no matter when
Ooh! Best friend project would be fun and it would also push me well out of my comfort zone. My closest friend is a true patchouli head, and it smells great on her but isn’t really in my wheelhouse.
LOL! Sounds like your friend would be my kind of perfumista! I LOOOOVEEE PATCH! even straight up…undiluted!
Love you patch-heads!
Love this idea!
Happy that Robin said yes
Wow that sounds glorious and impressive! You sound very talented! ????
thanks for the compliment , flopper…anyone can play around with essential oils and I encourage you all to do so! You really can’t mess it up
You are welcome! There was a shop that was a “create your own scent” and they had tons of combinations to make a signature fragrance – I don’t remember the name or if it’s still in business. Someone I knew made the most glorious perfume and I always walked next to her to get a sniff.
Wonder if it was Garden Botanika? I think they were taken over by another company and now only sell online under another name. You can still make a customized fragrance by selecting 6 fragrant notes.
I still say play around on your own
I found it!!!!!
The gal that works in my pharmacy smells so good and I asked her if she wears patchouli oil. She told me “no” that she has this company make her perfume and she chooses only “patchouli” for all six parts of it. I told her it would be much cheaper to just get perfumers alcohol and add your own patchouli oil….her response? “Nah, I am too lazy!”
Oh you’re awesome! Thanks. I would have been thinking of the name all day!????
Sooo inspiring! I’ve just stuck my toe in EOs, but the site you suggested will broaden the experience.
Also love the friend idea.
I was reading up on use of whom/ who when I posted earlier this week. Like everything else in grammar currently, the lines are becoming more blurred on what is acceptable. I prefer the traditional rules, probably because that’s all I can remember .
Keep playing Wendysue…it’s a lot of fun…
Please tell me that I corrected it properly! I go by instincts and not necessarily because I know grammatical rules by heart
This scent sounds amazing!
Wow your blend sounds marvelous and I wish I could smell it!
it is both sweet, piney and incense-y…she loves it.
Hey, you’d be the person to ask this–I have a bunch of herbs (rosemary, thyme, basil, cilantro, and mint), tomato leaves, and roses, and I’d love to be able to capture their scent. Do you have suggestions of how to do this? I loved your idea of the pine sap. I imagine something hardy like rosemary might just be easy to soak in a nice carrier oil, but something like basil might rot? I’ve made infused alcohols for drinking in the past, but if you have insight into how to make scented materials for use in perfume or body oils, I’d love your advice.
Kanuka asked this question a while ago and this was the link i gave her-
also, if you love vanilla and use body oils like crazy and don’t want to spend on Tauer or Aftelier I am going to recommend you infuse cut vanilla beans in a carrier oil and let marinate for at least a month…I have made the most delicious vanilla oil doing this for a fraction of the cost of vanilla e.o which is now completely out of stock at my favorite e.o. online store.
and here you go for basil-
And you do know that olive oil is a great body moisturizer too? I use it when I need to take make up off – especially mascara.
and solid coconut oil is nice too and smells lovely in the summer….you can add citrus oils to that too to make it smell tropical….add some baking soda and you have an instant natural deodorant…
Wow, thanks for this wealth of information!
CM8, was it you who commented about putting anise into coffee? I just ground some seeds into the beans for my afternoon pick me up and it is AMAZING, so delicious it’s blowing my mind!
yes it was me! So glad it worked and glad you thought it was delicious!
Vierges et Toreros. Basically just mentholated tuberose plus leather. Actually not bad but much simpler than you’d think it would be.
I need to try that one again. It did not wow me the first time as much as I thought it would.
Yeah, it doesn’t have that wow factor. I only have some because I bought that coffret of 16 10-mL bottles, the good (Rossy de Palma) and bad (Sécretions Magnifiques) all jumbled together.
I was considering of Rossy de Palma for today because of Spain, and any woman who knew Hemingway probably would have needed an Eau de Protection.
Robin, I was planning to wear Lonesome Rider today as well (Idaho, the general solitary/ independent vibe), but it’s a billion degrees here and I couldn’t bear it. I chose Escentric 2 instead – it vaguely reminds me of gin and tonic, and I’m sure Hemingway drank at least one gin and tonic in his lifetime.
I am sure he drank more than one
I thought about Idaho and finding a perfume that had a “potato” note
read the ODOR PROFILE
Oooh, that’s interesting! Carrots and potatoes sometimes have an earthy slightly metallic smell I love.
He did drink gin and tonic, which he liked to make extra-bitter with a few drops of Angostura, but his favourite drink was a daiquiri, which was pretty far the modern drink — four ounces of white rum, a few ounces of lime juice, a cup or so of grapefruit juice, and a lot of crushed ice. (And he could knock back a half dozen of those in a single bout.) Clearly this was a man who liked booze and bitterness.
It’s funny you say that- my mom and dad made Daiquiris in the same manner. But then again, they are from Central America/Caribbean from a certain time, and bone sugar drinks was not done in their youth.
Great minds think alike, and you took the smarter route!
I woke up this morning planning on wearing CB I Hate Perfume North Atlantic Accord to mirror Old Man and the Sea, but I tested it last night, and it just did not thrill me this AM.
So, I went with Amouage Bracken Woman – I smell of small ferns peeking out of damp woodlands.
I tested Bracken and it was a very green scent. Very nice!
I ordered a decant of Bracken because you have enjoyed it so much. It came last evening and WOW! I LOVE IT! Thanks!
Always happy to enable <3
You smell great. I hope Fragrancenet will have it some day.
I went with the macho idea and am wearing Yatagan. I know assigning gender to perfume is ridiculous and arbitrary, yet somehow this one generally feels too masculine for me – I like it better on my husband.
I’m with you — I try to avoid assigning gender to scents because it’s stupid but some things just smell ineluctably feminine (lily of the valley soliflores) and others masculine (Yatagan for sure).
I was fascinated to read that Iris Apfel began wearing her husband’s Yatagan when her signature Mitsouko stopped smelling like Mitsouko.
Interesting. I adore Mitsouko and don’t smell much similarity to Yatagan.
Agree, it’s curious. I’m trying to remember the interview. I don’t think she said she thought they smelled the same. She may just like the strong character of Yatagan. Also, Mitsouko smelled different when she began wearing it decades ago.
Triple strength coffee.
3 1/2 day weekend starting yesterday afternoon.
Roasting by the pool.
Reading A Farewell to Arms.
How will Catherine and Tenente live?
Will finish this afternoon.
Mr. Hemingway seemed to have large testicles.
So I thought, if a scent used large talking testicles as their spokesmen, what would it be?
Now there’s some good smellin’ balls! !
Carpe Diem. Peace.
Bear, I just wanted to say thank you for making me laugh every morning.
So say we all! Thanks, Bear!
I loved A Farewell to Arms, but good grief it’s depressing!
It ended exactly like I feared it would.
I never thought I would read a comment about “large talking testicles” in a perfume blog. You rock, Bear!
*laughs and laughs* *boss pokes in, reads, and walks off laughing*
This is brilliant and you smell brilliant!
I am so very thankful that I did NOT have a large mouthful of iced tea when I read your comment, Bear. It would have been a truly epic spit-take all over my computer monitor and keyboard.
I just read your comment after a rough day at work. Gosh! I woke up and recovered my energy right away! I don’t even need any triple strenghth coffee! Bear, you made my day! I cannot stop laughing! FANTASTIC! Thank you!
Thanks for the compliments, Everyone!
I’ll probably wear a salt note perfume. Cannot decide. My library card is up for renewal so I’ll check out a Hemingway to read on the coast this weekend!
Wood Sage and Sea Salt? that one wears nice in the summer.
Aww I don’t have that one. I’ll look it up and can order a decant. Thanks!
Eau des Merveilles?
Yes! I have that one thanks to the lovely Deva!
Oh goodness, let me send you a few mls of the Wood Sage from my bottle. ????
I may have a greenie for you as well.
Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card
I’m looking forward to going! When I was growing up I used to read Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie and would almost read a book a day.
I discovered Agatha Christie when I was 12 and a mystery fanatic was born
and I still love the genre for both reading and viewing on TV.
Was that from Between the Lions? the youngsters in my house used to love that show! Now they roll their eyes whenever I sing songs from their old favorite kid shows (especially the Wiggles!!!) Payback for all the times I had to listen to/watch the CDs and DVDs of those shows-LOL!
No I think it was Arthur!!!!! right???
Right, it was Arthur!! Arthur was on TV while I was in elementary school, and Between the Lions debuted when I was 9 or 10, and already a voracious reader. I have fond memories of both, along with Bill Nye the Science Guy, The Magic School Bus, and Kratts’ Creatures. I was basically raised by PBS
Those are/were great shows!
The Hermessence Epice Marine is just gorgeous! And I hear good things about Heeley Sel Marin, though I have yet to try it.
I went with the obvious – HdP 1899 Hemingway.
I was wondering if that one would show up today!
This will be my post-yoga scent! Thanks for the reminder, this one is in my HdP discovery set!
A few years ago I visited the Hemingway house in Key West. Now I can’t help but associate him with the smell of the ocean. So, SOTD is The Different Company Sel de Vetiver. It’s been awhile: this smells wonderful!
Gorgeous! I had Sel de Vetiver as one of my choices for today, but I just needed something very simple and super easy to wear. You smell fab!
Like Robin, it is way too hot here for my choice, Profumum Fumidus, so I am inside under the AC with just one spritz. Also added a spritz of Bottega on the other arm – smelling like leather and peaty scotch.
Yum – lean in a bit so I can smell you better
Happy birthday Hemingway, and happy 221st birthday to my adoptive city, Cleveland, OH! (okay, technically Cle[a]veland was founded on July 22, but I’m celebrating today)
In honor of both birthdays, I’m wearing several generous splashes of 4711, which was likely created around the same time as Cleveland’s founding and was still on the market for the entirety of Hemingway’s lifespan.
Nice to 4711! I know I have said it a million times but that is my childhood in a bottle
SOTD is ELdO Fils de Dieu, because the limes in it remind me of Key West, I guess…? A very C-plus entry for sure, but I honestly haven’t read much Hemingway and my inventory is not terribly expansive.
I have been to the Hemingway House in Key West though, and highly recommend a visit, especially if you are a cat lover!
Key West and those cats make up one of my favorite holiday memories.
I love the cats at Hemingway House! They’re definitely worth a visit.
I’m wearing Love in White because CM8 suggested it and so I don’t have to think. My new refrigerator is being delivered this morning so I will impress the delivery men.
You are smelling good!!!! I reapplied that one the other night with a heavier hand (actually I dumped the remainder of my sample vial on my wrist!) and I could FINALLY smell the rice note everyone else was talking about!
I wanted to wear a gin scent but couldn’t locate any of my samples, so Hermes Eau Claire des Merveilles it is.
Eau Claire des Merveilles is so pretty. I wish I would have bought a bottle before it was discontinued.
I’m not participating today, wearing a vintage cotton muslin Cacherel dress, with a Liberty strawberry print on it, and wanted to match my perfume to the fun and fruity dress. I only have one perfume with red berries, Quel Amour!, so went with that. Coffee & homemade carrot cake at beautiful country garden centre with friends this morning, to celebrate last day of term!
No more jumping out of bed and rushed mornings for seven weeks, yippee!
You smell great, and that dress sounds beautiful! I love Liberty prints so much.
Thank u, it’s very summery and cheerful!
Plain and simple for the Old man and the Sea: Demeter Salt Air. It could not be better for an almost full day of site visits in super high temperatures. Drinking plenty of water and trying to survive! Happy Friday everyone!
I love that idea, great choice for today.
I also chose a sea scent. Wearing M. Micallef Black Sea. It must meld well with my body chemistry. People often lean in, smell me and then pronounce “You smell great!” Usually, by that time, I can’t even smell it on me or quickly remember what I sprayed that morning. It’s an odd, lingering fragrance. Wonder why I don’t reach for it more often.
I also went with the obvious 1899 Hemingway. I was wondering if anyone was planning on wearing Imaginary Authors Bull’s Blood. I would have if I’d had some.
Same here, although it would not work in the heat any better than what I’m wearing!
I’m wearing Chanel No. 19 today, to honor Hemingway’s time in Paris. I know the time frame doesn’t fit (No. 19 was launched in 1970), but it fit the weather today (extremely hot) and the theme.
I love today’s picture featuring his cat.
My husband and I visited Hemingway House in Key West a few years ago. Descendants of Hemingway’s pet cats continue to live on the premises
It’s great, right? They have all of this antique furniture roped off so no one sits on it, and during the tour, I was about to ask the guide how they manage to keep 50+ cats off of it, when one particularly fluffy little lady scampered in the room and answered it for me: they don’t. XD
A fair number of the cats on the premises have extra toes, offspring of a multi-toed cat given to Hemingway, and these polydactyl cats are found in port cities all along the east coast of North America and the UK, because they were considered extra good luck on ships. They’re sometimes called Hemingway cats: there are quite a few of them in Halifax, where I used to live.
I was born and grew up in Halifax – just read an article on CBC.ca about the “Feuding feral cats of the HMC Dockyard and the ex-sailor who feeds them”. There are some great photos of the cats! Sigh… now I’m homesick!
I’ve been there as well and it really is lovely. And I love the cats!
Key West sounds fascinating.
Would love to visit the house, if not just for the cats. The one in a the photo looks like it may be a Maine Coon, which commonly have extra digits…. we briefly had one, but he preferred a home as solo cat. Too big a personality to make room for siblings….gorgeous animal.
Yes! The cat in the picture looks exactly like my dearly departed cat who I was certain was at least part Maine Coon … except that my poor baby never looked that arrogantly confident in his life. He liked me and pretty much nobody else on earth, and was petrified of anyone he didn’t know well. No extra digits, but big, room-filling personality. I miss him terribly.
You smell fantastic! No 19, always a great choice.
Key West sounds like a must-do our next pilgramage to Florida! I love cats. They seem to ground you and those around you; my hubby never had pets as a child, but he understands now!
I know Hemingway was a huge drinker. That means Frapin 1697.
HA! Scent cousins. I went with Frapin Speakeasy, because booze. And also because my late cat loved the smell of it (she was a “Hemingway” cat).
I’ve gone Full Macho in the glorious barnyard of Minotaure. Applied lightly for work but I shall amp it up to true hair-on-your-chest levels when I get home tonight.
Aye, muy muy macho!
I’m in CdG Kyoto today which probably has nothing to do with this community project.
But if I had a chance I’d wear HdP 1899 today, which is dedicated to Hemingway.
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” -Ernest Hemingway
Doing the Hemingway thing….Layering 4160 Tuesday’s The Dark Heart of Old Havana, with Demeter Paperback. Smells like Ernest’s Cuban home, mixed with paper and ink….NOT BAD!!!!
Can’t wait to see what everyone else is doing today….Have a great weekend!!!
That’s a great quote, Jada!
That’s an excellent mix of scents, you smell great!
Scent twins! Just wearing The Dark Heart of Old Havana. It’s sweet coffee tobacco vanilla . It would be interesting to layer over Bear’s Kouros.
Oh, excellent combo, Jada!
The only scent I could come up with for today’s theme is Habanita for the tobacco note. Just one light spritz on my wrist because it’s freakin hot today.
Perfect! And whew. Trying to decide if it is worth going outside at all.
This may have been noted earlier in the week, but apparently Hemingway wore Krigler America One, a black pepper blend.
I’ve been curious about the Kriglers but skeptical that the current versions bear much resemblance to the originals. Has anyone tried them?
What I’m actually wearing is Hermes Un Jardin apres la Mousson. I read somewhere that JCE considers it his most underrated fragrance. I like the delicacy. It has an attract/repel effect similar to fresh coriander. With other fragrances, such as Etro Palais Jamais, that has sometimes, ultimately, evolved into love. Also, although I wouldn’t have thought of it, the combination of notes creates a cantaloupe effect, as Robin noted in her review (but without using any of those melonic aroma chemicals, I think). Cantaloupe itself has an attract/repel character for me.
Has anyone tried the Kriglers, or had this experience of attract/repel sometimes evolving into perfume love?
Hi house twin, you smell great in your JCE creation. His Hardin scents are beautiful.
34 Blvd St Germain has an attract/repel aspect for me. It has a richness and “funk” that makes me turn away and then come right back for another sniff.
I’ll have to try that one! ????
With the emphasis on the “apparently”. Wonder if Krigler’s historical records are similar to those of Creed and Eight & Bob.
Do they claim to have been worn by famous people who say otherwise? Or do they make claims that are utterly unsubstantiated?
Right, they don’t cite any basis for that claim, and one sees inconsistent information on different sites. Of course, I suppose that’s to be expected since people would likely have worn more than one fragrance over time.
I have not looked into it personally. People who have looked into it have found no trace of Creed’s existence before 1975 except as a tailor. I am told nobody has ever seen anything, in letters, biographies, etc, that any of the famous people Creed says wore their perfumes ever mentioned them…that is, Creed is the sole source of the information. Nobody has ever found an old bottle at auction. Etc etc.
I understand Eight & Bob is doing the same.
But I have not, in fact, attempted to do any research on the matter. I just take all these brand claims about deceased people who wore their perfumes with a HUGE grain of salt.
The Jackie Kennedy connection to Krigler, for instance (see below), does not appear in the press until 2016, then it is suddenly widely reported. I would guess the source of that information is Krigler.
Although I would add that Eight & Bob includes this on their website:
“The story of Eight & Bob is based on a family story transmitted verbally over time. For its final narration fictionalized facts and characters were introduced.”
I have a FB of Krigler Lovely Patchouli 55, and a sample of the Emeraude 77, and another sample I don’t recall. The Patchouli Jacqueline Onassis wore. http://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/beauty-products/news/g3279/jackie-kennedy-beauty-tips/
I have liked everything I’ve sampled from Krigler.
is Krigler the company that makes the lavender fragrance that Undina raves about? Or am I getting confused?
I just looked it up and answered my own question- Lieber Gustav 14 by Krigler is supposed to be an amazing lavender. Never tried it myself. I am now intrigued by this line. I think it can be bought in a high end hotel in NYC…the Crown Plaza? Someone correct me if I am wrong…
Yes you are correct. According to their website, from which I ordered my samples/bottle, they are located at the Plaza and in Beverly Hills California at The Four Seasons.
Good to know, flopper!
SotM = Jour d’Hermes, then SotD = Eau des Merveilles
Jd’H has an uplifting radiance that reminds me the world requires both darkness and light. Isn’t it pretty to think so?
EdM is my companion this week as I walk the quiet beach each morning and evening. We are on holiday by the sea, and every day I wake so early. Is it to have one longer day?
Hemingway’s writing is for me perplexing and memorable, perhaps the same way he was in life.”I drink to make other people memorable.” It seems like something he might have said, but I like to think underneath the rough exterior he was kinder than that.
Yes to Hermes!
Hemingway was brilliant, but probably not “kind”. I think many prominent geniuses probably have difficulty detaching their focus from their passions to exhibit empathy.
In honor of Papa’s time in Paris and also his adventures in Africa, I am in Bal D’Afrique.
It is described as “inspired by Paris in the late 20’s and its infatuation with African culture, art, music and dance. A mix of the Parisian avant-gardism and African culture shaped a unique and vibrant expression. The intense life, the excess and euphoria is illustrated by Bal D’Afrique’s neroli, African marigold and Moroccan cedarwood.”
Great choice !
My scent today is based on a memory, inspired by my husband’s love of Hemingway’s writing (we visited his memorial in Sun Valley). Years ago, we arrived in Paris after a long flight delay en route from San Francisco. I was exhausted but got a second wind after a late dinner. So, we took a long walk to visit La Closerie des Lilas, where we sat at the beautiful bar and saw mementos of the various writers, including Hemingway, who frequented the place. I remember having a bourbon sour that was not just delicious but gorgeous. A perfect first night in Paris.
Therefore, Lilac is the scent of the day via a shower using Blanc Lilas soap followed by Desarmant. (And tonight I will order a whiskey sour at dinner….)
Desarmant is gorgeous…..and I love a good whisky sour
Wearing Seville a l’aube today – I think it suits both the theme and my date night at a tapas restaurant.
Like your pick! Smelling good.
Wearing By Killian Single Malt today after a cursory Google to make sure Papa drank scotch whiskey (he did). This is my first time trying it, and I really like it!
Carnal Flower not for Hemingway, but as a nod to my favourite American author Capote. It’s nice and warm today in the Netherlands and I love CF in summer.
I had nothing obviously related to today’s theme, so I went with a generous spray of L de Lubin, a sample of which just came in with my latest perfume order. Whoa. Mistake.
After a couple of minutes, I find myself thinking I might just very well fit in with the Hemingway era with this one – it seems like a perfume from a time long past.
Memo African Leather for the Africa, big game hunter association with Hemingway. I like his writing style very much. Spare and direct resonates with me.
Great idea! You smell great, too.
I’m going with Cuir Cuba Intense, for the Cuba years. I have the impression that Hemingway was pretty intense, too.
To be vulgar, that is a scent made for ********! So don’t be surprised if you get a few inquiring looks your way!
(that was my experience!)
Too rushed today to formulate a very coherent post; just want to say that I’m enjoying all of these impressive interpretations of this week’s theme!!
Prince Vladimir tea and Perris Monte Carlo Absolue D’Osmanthe before yoga. After yoga it’ll be another story.
Your class will center on your scent & aura and goodness that will make the yoga session interesting!
A lot of yoga centers discourage fragrance, but I agree with Ede97005 that when well considered, they can enhance the practice.
You smell great!
I like to put a few drops of something on the back of my hands before yoga.
What do you wear?
I usually put something very light on top of my feet which I can smell in forward bend…lots of times it is an essential oil…and if the class isn’t too crowded our yoga teacher applies an essential oil blend (usually one I have gifted her) to our third eye when we are in shavasanna.
Agreed with this. Like using jasmine absolute or sandalwood at the base of the spine, top of the neck and topside of hands. Only a tiny drop!
Yeah, I spray it on several hours before I go to class and just one spritz. No one can smell it in the class. My studio doesn’t have a policy because we’ve never had an issue. People are courteous. Most of the time I don’t wear a perfume because I use Aveda blue oil/active oil on my neck and shoulders before class, or sombra gel. All of those are wintergreen and/or peppermint. My studio sometimes diffuses essential oils in the waiting area so I’m not worried about anyone being bothered by my muscle soothing oils.
Am I really the only one in Histoires de Parfums 1899 Hemingway? I couldn’t come up with any grand ideas so went totally literal in my pick. Notes include juniper, orange blossom, iris, vetiver.
Check the comments above – there are three of us!
this is what happens when I don’t have time to read the comments before posting
1) SOTD: In honor of Hemingway, a splash of Florida Water upon getting up this morning followed by Grove New York, a cologne that evokes Bay Rum. This is very much the scent of most Caribbean/ Central American men on their day off, along with their fine shirts and straw hats. This would be the overall aura of Cuba and Florida when Hemingway was there so long ago.
2) Iced coffee and gluten free donut FOR THE WIN, Y’all. Treats taste incredible when they are EXACTLY that.
3) SO much STUFF happening this weekend! Beaverton Night Market! Picnics in Rose City Park! Sunday Parkways! Night swimming at Wilson Pool!
Sorry Papa Hemingway, I’m going all out girlie Marilyn Monroe today with two huge blasts of Anne Pliska. I smell like a tight fitting pink cashmere sweater looks. ✌????
I love Anne Pliska, despite the fact that if I wear more than about twice a year it goes all Play-doh on me. I also love pink cashmere, so I can’t help but admire your willingness to go so far off-topic.
If I was more dedicated to Hemingway/the Friday poll I’d wear something grapefruity to represent a Hemingway daiquiri (delish drink, btw) but I’ve been overdosing on grapefruit lately. Instead I’m trying Il Marinaio da Capri (The Sailor from Capri), a sample included in my recent DSH order, which was full of stuff I’m loving.
I really like that one. I got the body lotion too.
Juniper Sling for Hemingway’s love of booze & those roaring 20s.
PS. Wonderful quote yesterday. Reread it again this morn.
Continuing with my I-don’t-like-Hemingway-as-a-personality-or-an-author-so-why-bother theme, today I smelled of fried rice in the morning. Now, 5 h later, I smell of spice cookies. Which is to say, today I am wearing the marvelous SL Arabie! Thanks to those who participated in my split and thus permitted me to have 15 ml of this wonderful stuff.
Hey, does anyone else keep getting mistaken for a spammer on NST?
I love your theme
I like your theme, too.
I haven’t really read a lot of Hemingway, so I’m kind of going the booze route with Frapin Speakeasy.
State of Emergency in Dunedin today due to heavy rain…it’s bucketing down. I live on a hill so don’t have flooding problems except the laundry fills with water. Yesterday when I walked the dogs I lost them in the mist and it was very spooky. So, looking for a cosy comfort scent and will dip into Waterdragon’s sample gift and go with Jubiliation 25 . When it rains like this the sparrows I feed move into the dog kennel to keep dry. I was just thinking that I love perfume. Going to play perfume shops with my samples today and finish a short story ( from the comfort of my bed).
It sounds like you are doing a great job of staying safe and dry! Hope your weather clears up soon.
I had a few choices for today, but went with HdP’s 1899 Hemingway, from the sample stash. I’m thinking that one of Hajusuuri’s favorites, Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant, would have been more compatible with the super-muggy weather. Or maybe AG Nuit Etoilee, based on the conversations I had with Chocolatemarzipan8 earlier this week.
Robin, has there been a “perfume for the occasion” Friday project? What I was thinking of was the strangest occasion people have had where an event and a perfume matched perfectly. Mine was wearing SL Sarrasins while touring the Battleship New Jersey on a cool and windy April day.
Will add to list! That might be more of a weekend poll, though, since on Friday morning not everyone will be off to anyplace other than work
I got back last night from a trip to northern Italy. I spent part of my time in a town where Hemingway lived while working as an ambulance driver during WWI. Anyway, I had tried to read A Farewell to Arms in preparation for my trip, but I’ve never liked Hemingway — I was unable to finish it, again.
I’m wearing Acqua di Colonia, and wishing I was still on vacation!
One of my favorites. You smell wonderful.
I’m late to the party, but boy am I reeking havoc today.
For Hemingway Friday I chose Maison Martin Margiela Replica Jazz Club (courtesy of a Sephora tester), for the rum and tobacco notes evocative of Cuba. But I couldn’t just leave the house commando in the morning, so I spritzed some Bvlgari Black down my shirt…and later I spritzed some Shalimar (from a tester) on top of that–you know, for science. So I am one boozy, tobacco-y, leathery chica right now! Apropos, no?
Have a fantastic weekend, NST!
Here was my thought process: Hemingway spent time in the Paris salon of Gertrude Stein. Paris, a rose is a rose is a rose… Diptyque L’Ombre dans L’Eau edt. The fact that I’ve been wearing it roughly every other day since I got it for my birthday, and that the guy I’ve been seeing always tells me I smell really good when I wear it, is immaterial. I am participating fully!