Happy Autumnal Equinox! (Plus, happy Hobbit Day.) Our community project for today: wear one of your "top 10 of fall" fragrances (unless it's spring where you are, in which case wear one of your "top 10 of spring" scents).
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.
No gold stars for me today! I am at the beach, and it's going to be 80 here today, plus, I am really not ready for fall. I am testing Jason Wu Eau de Parfum.
Reminder: 9/29 will be Skank Friday! Wear something skanky. If you need help, try here or here. Suggested by Dawn and Ihadanidea.
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.
No glod stars for me either. Ninety and humid here today so I went to a summer favorite: Imaginary Authors The Soft Lawn. Love the occasional whiffs of new tennis balls.
I have a feeling there will be lots of top 10 of summer here today
No 19 Poudre today..sunny..beautiful..we have fall light without the temperatures of autumn
Burned some Nag Champa this morning as my way of embracing & honoring the change of season, embracing darkness and lightness, and letting it flow..
Song for today requested from my retro monkey, is walk like an Egyptian. At 2.5 years old, not sure where this is all coming from…
Well, that earworm has been transmitted very successfully! I may break out into song and dance any minute..!
Love your nag champa ritual! Nice idea.
I am enjoying you monkey’s tune requests. Glad I can pick my own though…that one would stick around too long
Love your little DJ monkey’s choices!
Nice way to celebrate the equinox. It is lovely out today-felt like Fall early this am.
Love Nag Champa AND The Bangles! Sounds like your day is off to a great start!
I am loving this fall light, and the fact that its darker in the morning and everyone (but my better half and the cat) has been sleeping a little longer.
We try to give my little toddler exposure to all types of music, but on the weekend when my husband gives me some alone time I enjoy some Django Reinhardt and some sexy guitar by Ottmar Liebert. Music without words to get the earworms out..
Gosh, I used to love Ottmar Liebert! Totally haven’t heard that name in ages. I saw him at The Beacon in the late 90s!
Wow, I haven’t even thought of him in ages. I still have some of his music on my ipod though.
Glad I’m not the last person on earth with an iPod (I still use it).
iPod fan here as well. I worked way too hard getting that thing set up to get rid of it.
I hope all of our batteries hold out!
Believe it or not, my iPod was stolen last month and I actually replaced it.
I love No 19 Poudre and glad to see that someone else does as well because it doesn’t seem to get the admiration it deserves.
The original 19 is screechy on me, so the Poudre version is my choice too
N. 19 Poudre is lovely…you smell great.
So ready for fall in every way! Robin, I know you are enjoying your 80 degree beach day, but I’m ready for some 65 degree breezy cool weather, sweaters, boots, pumpkin spice everything, and not SWEATING when enjoying a hot cup of coffee!
Sort of participating in community project by chance with SmellBent Chili Vanili courtesy of a care package from the generous LisaD. This would be a great fall scent! If fall ever comes…
You are not alone I’m sure! But I would take year round 80 if I could get it
You could move to Hawaii.
I am with you on that , Robin!!!
I am with you Deva. All I ask is that I not have to use the air conditioner in my car at 7:00 AM when I drive to work. Is that so much?
SOTD is Vetiver Moloko (Ex Nihilo), lovely stuff but doesn’t stay around long
I was very excited about this one. It let me down in terms of longevity as well!!
I’m in Vetiver Tonka and lovin’ it.
Love that one. I am in Different Co. vetiver but wish I was in the one you are wearing
It’s a touch too warm, but I’m wearing PHI Rose de Kandahar anyway, because I love it!
You small delish (and I am drooling)
Whatever happened with the L”Artisan bee bottle?
you smell great!
Happy picture! Not participating in the Friday community project this time. It will be pretty warm today and we might even reach 90 during the weekend. I am enjoying the heat without complaints.
Wearing Houbigant Quelques Fleurs l’Original from the swapmeet (thanks a lot Flopper!). It is beautiful and classy and it makes me smile. Just what I needded for today. Looking forward to the weekend and a trip to beach. Happy Friday everyone!
Great! I’m wearing Chanel No 22 from your swap. It’s glorious. thank you!!
Maybe we should try this project again in October or November! I’m still wearing summer scents, AA Herba Fresca today.
I get nostalgia with that smell, reminds me of watching my Dad shave and he would smell all minty fresh and clean when he was finished. He used the old brush and shaving soap.. Ah..the memories!
Yep, too early for fall scents here. Middle of October would probably do.
COME ON OCTOBER!!!
The Top 10 posts get scheduled way in advance…doesn’t always work out!
So true, some of us might still be getting snow when we do top 10 for spring!
Sadly this is true.
Herba Fresca is nice…I’ve got a mini some place I need to dig out.
Warm and sunny here (25-26 C/about 78 F), so I took a softer, lighter fall option – Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile EDP. It’s an earthy and golden autumn fragrance with a retro feel, but at the same time it’s a soft and elegant floral.
Still a bit warm here in southern France. Was commando until a went to the pharmacy and spritzed the new Roget & Gallet cologne, Tubéreuse Hédonie (signed by Anne Flipo). Sheer, fresh and modern (with the ubiquitous pink pepper!) without feeling cheap, and lasts nicely on skin, for a cologne.
One thing that’s nice about this R&G range, even at its price point, is that they’ve called out the perfumer. Kudos to them for that.
Ooops….Roger & Gallet.
That sounds nice. I like the R&G range.
Tuberose seems to be having a moment here: Twilly, Bloom, Café Tuberose, Tubéreuse Hédonie. Quite a glut all of a sudden!
I love R&G soaps and lotions.
I like that they called out the perfumer as well.
Hope these get to the US.
I remember years ago hitting all the pharmacies in Paris for their almond scent. For some reason I just really fell hard for that one and yet it was tough to find.
I’m not playing either. It’s already 75° and sooooo humid here (and it’s not even 9am yet). I’ve been in Le Parfum de Therese every day since being gifted it a month ago, but I don’t think I can handle it today. I’m going with L’Eau de L’Artisan. I hope it keeps me cool.
Happy Friday everyone!
Yum, that is what I should be wearing.
Ready for some cool weather here in Texas. I’m greeting the season in Absolue pour le Soir. Ironically I’ll probably be wearing it next Friday too. :
I’m wearing one of Erin’s fall picks, Cartier L’Envol. I’m still bowled over that they marketed this to men. To me it smells like a dryer version of Chanel Beige.
I’m a little bit worried about how it’s doing with men! Oh well, all us women are buying it, so hopefully it does well and encourages Cartier to release a few more thoughtful pillar scents on either side of the aisle.
One hopes!! Don’t get my wrong I would love to smell this on a man and I hope some of them are wearing it…
you smell lovely.
Oh man, I just looked up L’Envol and it sounds really good. I found it pretty cheap on Amazon, and I’m very tempted.
lol. I just wrote in a response to Erin’s post that L’Envol is massive and heavy on me (and on my husband.) I didn’t add it in that comment, but will now – it’s also wayyy masculine to my nose.
Now I’m starting to wonder if I got the wrong perfume in my decant… Maybe I can find some in a store to try out.
I get lots of violet and iris and honey, very soft and floral. Go figure!!
Agreed, it is quite feminine.
Since favorite fall fragrances get all the spotlight today, I am wearing Atelier Cologne Silver Iris for that extra sparkle.
I actually like this one more in The autumn than in spring.
You smell wonderful, love Silver Iris.
I agree with Silver Iris being rather autumnal than spring perfume.
Wearing the delightful Iris Ganache as an all-season favourite.
Someone, please convince me I do not need to indulge in the Diptyque city exclusive candle availability ? I want them all…
“paying tribute to the Land of the Rising Sun, deliciously perfumed osmanthus flowers complemented with notes of green tea and maté to reveal the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of tea. The candle’s design is an ode to the beauty of Huxinting, Shanghai’s oldest tea house. The vessel’s deep red shade, blue porcelain and gold are an ancient symbol of good luck.”
You are not helping…..
You don’t need a the candle.
Step away from the edge <3
I want to try Baies and John Galliano too
DON’T GET IT!!!!!!
There, did that help?
Candles should be part of every emergency kit according to our civil defence guidelines. How else will you be able to read the labels on your perfume bottles during a power cut?
Ha! I like your logic.
Nu-uh ! No no to the candles! The perfumista(o)s power out light to read labels by has got to be from the kitschy bottle of J Lo Glowing of course .????
If you love one of the scents (not from reading the description but from actually smelling them), you can probably buy it. But keep in mind that you will be paying more than $1 per an hour of its burning. For the price of one candle you can buy a decant (and for the price of 2 to 4 of them – a full bottle) of perfume that will bring you joy for much longer than 60 hours per candle that you’d be getting.
You are a GOOD buzz kill, Undina !!!
Ha, I saw that this morning and marked for the daily lemming
We are also experiencing hot weather, but at least it isn’t supposed to rain. We have had rain every day since Monday, which isn’t helping the clients waiting in line for help from FEMA, etc. However, today it is supposed to be dry, but in the 90s. So, while it isn’t very autumn-like today, I am in one of my favorite fall scents, although I love it in every season – Dzongkha.
Dzongkha is one of my all-time favourites! You smell great.
Sort of participating since this seems like it could be worn in any season really, though I think it smells better in the heat. SOTD Papillon Tobacco Rose-just had a rose hankering today.
How is the Tobacco in this one?
I don’t really smell much, tbh. Mostly it’s a slightly jammy rose plus some slightly bitter oakmoss or patchouli. I like it but don’t need more than I have.
Not much tobacco. I remember reading somewhere that Liz said ‘tobacco’ in the name is the idea of tobacco, not the actual note. I do not get any tobacco at all
Huh. I don’t think I read her interpretation of it. Makes sense…
you smell wonderful!
Love TR. The tobacco in the name refers to the texture, not the smell, according to the perfumer. There is no tobacco note. But it is a great scent, it was a toss-up between TR and PHI for me this morning.
Yeah, I can see that. Sort of a pale, mellow blend if I compare it to pipe tobacco.
Yum! One of the select few rose scents that I really love. You smell fabulous.
I would love to do this again in a month when the temps aren’t in the 80s. I’m in SSS Equestrian, which is on the border of too much for today’s heat and humidity but I couldn’t resist.
I love Equestrian for fall!
I need to try this one. I think it’s the only one that I haven’t tried from SSS.
Definitely try it! It went on my wishlist immediately after trying my sample.
I didn’t like it initially but I’ve come around to it and will be wearing it when it gets cooler.
Wearing Chergui, which is primarily a fall scent for me, but which also blossoms beautifully in the heat we are currently having.
You smell wonderful.
So close to being scent twins! I nearly wore that today. You smell wonderful.
Triplets.. this is a new love for me. Day off today so I mixed a few drops in some moisturizer after my shower and then topped up with a few sprays. It wasn’t too overpowering so I then sprayed a bit on my shirt. When I was outside checking out the garden I caught a whiff of something good in the breeze. It was the Chergui.
This new bottle doesn’t seem as strong as the sample I have. May have to try them side by side later on.
I considered Chergui but then went with Tea for Two. But I will be wearing it soon.
You smell great!
SotD = Masque Romanza
Woke up thinking of this fragrance, but is it right for fall? On this cool morning the resins and woods are front and center, the flowers sing in the background.
Happy Friday, everyone!
Wonder where I put my sample of Romanza… I liked it, didn’t love it, should probably test it again.
I love my Le Temps d’une Fete — another narcissus-with-woods scent — all the time, but I think I might love it best in fall. The basenotes seem to come to the fore.
I hope you will test it again. The woods-resins base is great. Narcissus and hyacinth notes rarely smell like flowers to me. I get the ghost of a floral note leaning into the greenish fug of a flower shop, which I enjoy. I find Romanza compelling and thoughtful. As it becomes more familiar, I find myself liking it more.
I almost grabbed Romanza this morning
I think it is great in fall.
So glad I am not alone in thinking that Romanza works in fall. It’s a special scent.
Noir de Noir for me today. I love it on cool mornings, but then when it heats up a bit during the day I think it’s even better! Always one of my favorites…
You smell wonderful!
One of my favourites too – it’s had a lot of wear in the evenings over the cooler months.
You smell great!
Happy Friday and happy fall! I’m wearing Bottega Veneta, which has been a fall favorite for years, and happens to work quite well even when it’s in the 80s.
Great scent, I love BV! You smell fabulous.
We don’t really have fall here; we have “northern summer and southern summer” as saying goes. But I’m wearing one tiny spritz of SSS Champagne De Bois, and remembering the beautiful autumns of the PNW.
Sultan Pasha attar. …..Thebes 2. It’s stunning. Great for this misty autumn day.
You smell enchanting! Did you get the sample set?
You smell great. Both Thebes are amazing
94 here today! But I still know it’s fall. I’m wearing Angel Muse. If they made this in a body cream I would eat it with a spoon!
Lol. You smell wonderful!
I love Angel Muse! You smell great!
You can always use some nonscented lotion and spray the perfume into the lotion. I think over at the BdJ blog she has talked about that in the past..
…Hands Lillyjo a spoon…
I really should try doing that.
A little update, a coworker walked by and said what is that smell!? And not in a good way. I said it’s me and i smell delicious! Lol
Ha! Good for you!
You smell terrific with or without a spoon. I do need to pick up a bottle before the dreaded reformulation.
If it felt the least bit fall-like I think I’d have opted for Ambre Sultan (having just acquired a lifetime’s supply — due to all the changes chez SL — I’d better consider it a favorite), but since it doesn’t I went with the somewhat more all-rounder Guerlain Vetiver.
I am in a less refined Guerlain Vetiver….Phlur Greylocke.
How do you compare them?
I love this guy and he does a great job comparing the two-
He also brought to my attention that Phlur works with a company that takes discarded pine tree stumps and extracts the essential oils which goes into Greylocke.
Honestly, Greylocke is the only vetiver centric fragrance that I have ever taken a real liking to.
Thank you CM8. Sometimes, I have a hard time with vetiver and I am still looking for a centric vetiver perfume that I can easily wear. Love the idea of Phlur working with natural ingredients.
I totally forgot the theme for today (how could I??) and did not spray my favorite fall perfume, which would probably be Shalimar EdP. But I did spray on Penhaligon’s Elixir, which is also an excellent fall perfume, so I am content.
Elixir is great, it makes me think of incense mixed with cinnamon red hots.
Hmmm. I’m getting some Elixir in a swap- don’t recall if I’ve smelled it but it sounds good. The first 15 min of Jaisalmer smells like that description to me.
It’s going to be a bright sunny day here in the desert – no surprise there – and I am practicing gratitude by being thankful that the high will be an entirely habitable 75 degrees F, rather than summer’s usual 112. The workers with a backhoe outside my window, digging up the street, are kind of harshing my gratitude vibe, though, since they woke me up to let me know I’d be out of water for a while. Perhaps I should focus on: 1) having running water in my life; 2) having the water main break on the city’s side (rather than mine); and the great big grin on the worker’s face as I squinted up at him though a mass of slept-on hair when I answered the door.
I’m going to wear Poet’s Jasmine today – my crazy blind buy from the Haute Look sale arrived yesterday! Reminds me a little of a Hermessence – high notes, lots of citrus, kind of wispy – but it’s got some intrigue in there, in the middle. The packaging is awfully pretty.
Ineke’s packaging is one of the best! I bought several of her perfumes (15 ml bottles) for the packaging
Fall fragrances are some of my favorites. I love me a good amber or vanilla, but we are supposed to hit 90 here today- I’m not complaining (I don’t think, lol)- so I just couldn’t do it.
Instead I’m going with this summer’s love: LeLabo Bergamote 22. One of the longest lasting citruses I’ve tried. I got a compliment recently at the end of my 12 hour shift- now that’s good staying power!
TGIF and hooray for 3 day weekends!
That does have crazy good longevity. You smell great! Enjoy your long weekend.
It’s not really very fall-ish here, but I’m wearing Chergui today anyway. And I got me a salted caramel mocha at Starbucks this morning. I’m ready for fall whether the weather likes it or not.
You smell great in Chergui!
The salted caramel mocha is out already? I associate that drink with Christmas. (?) It’s yummy – like Chergui – but I take mine with 1/4 of the syrups. Chergui I take straight-up.
Yay for Chergui and yay for a salted caramel mocha which I don’t believe I’ve had and should rectify.
Triple strength coffee.
Santalum Profumum Roma.
Balsamic, green sandalwood.
Will be in the 90° range for the E A G L E S home opener Sunday.
Fall in Philadelphia, Hall & Oates.
Google it, I still can’t figure out how to paste it, on my phone.
If I was younger my phone would be saying, Ouch.
But I’m older and wiser…..
Hah, now I have an unfortunate mental image of you in that pink bikini.
Oh, I’m MUCH too busty for a bikini.
I need a one piece!
Thanks for the set up, SheriG !
Hey, my pleasure.
YOu are seeing the EAgles AND Hall and oats????? I am jealous
In the ’70s when I still had only a mustache, I woman at a bar INSISTED a was an incognito John Oates !
Wouldn’t take no for an answer.
Cheers CM8! ????????????????????????????????????????????
You all are cracking me up! Lol
Lulz. I’ve never smelled Santalum Profumum Roma but it sounds delicious. ????????????????????????
Sounds like your weekend is going to be a busy one!
I’m wearing the Queen of all things autumn: Mitsouko. Today is another wonderful day of crisp and sunny weather.
Enjoy your weather and I am sure Mitsouko is blooming nicely in that crisp air
Mojave Ghost. Not very fall-like, but nice on a gross hot September day. The week has been full of unsettling events and I really need to re-balance this weekend. Yoga or a walk in the woods? Maybe both?
Wishing peace and light (and elevenses) to everyone. Happy hobbit day!
I hope you find your balance.
I say both.
Yoga in the woods?
How about a walk in the woods and elevenses?
I forgot about wearing one of my top ten autumn fragrances today. I am wearing CdG’s Black Pepper, which to me is an all-seasons kind of scent.
No 19 EDP today. It is one of my top 10 fragrances, independent of a season
I wore this yesterday – you smell wonderful.
Started off in autumn favourite Cuir d’Ange; now wearing Dior Dior (found 10 ml on ebay). Have a developing cold though and now can’t smell anything! The less charming side of autumn.
Feel better soon!
I always seem to get sick in October, and it lasts for weeks and weeks. Fingers crossed I can avoid it this year. Hope your cold turns around for you!
Hope you are feeling better soon!
Happy autumn! ????
I am comparing Coromandel EDT and EDP today…my first time trying the EDP.
To my not-so-trained nose they are quite similar so far. The EDT is a bit more jarring with the patchouli and the EDP is slightly smoother.
Autumn?! Where are you? I’m going to head that way just to catch a cool breeze…
Hope autumn finds you soon!
I need to try the EDP, then. I liked the edt but it gave me a headache-something was too high-pitched for me.
With subsequent sniffing ????, the EDP is sweeter and more feminine and rounded.
The EDT is drier and more masculine and bit dirtier.
Well, sweeter is maybe a detractor for me. I like the dryness of the original-I’m pretty sure it’s the good dose of Chanel aldehydes combined with the other notes that feels like I’ve been caught in a dust storm. Same issue with BdI.
To my nose, they pulled wayyy back on the patchouli in the EDP, so it’s missing that chocolate-y ganja richness. That’s what I love about the EDT thus the EDP is a no-go.
Agreed. I think the EDP is sweeter w/ more vanilla and is ultimately mainstream. That being said, I would happily wear as Robin is wont to say if some fell into my lap.
Earlier in the week when it was rainy and chilly I planned to wear Tea for Two today. But today will turn out to be the nicest day of the week – sunny and a bit warmer. I was running late this morning and being indecisive, but I landed on Serge Lutens Douce Amere. It seems to have been the right choice because I can’t stop sniffing myself.
I’m wearing it for both of us! (and I was also running late this morning and didn’t have too long to decide)
For the first time in a longgg time it was nice and cool when I got up at 5:15 to head off to Mysore. Musc Ravageur for the project. I went full out–shower cream, body butter and oil, perfume. This might be a top 10 anytime for me, I love it so much.
Mysore! Wow, have a wonderful time!
Enjoy Mysore! You smell great.
I like your layering approach. I already told you, you are getting a couple of enabler pins there
Oh, wow! I thought that was the name of a yoga studio you go to, lol. Just realizing it’s an actual trip to a different continent! Enjoy and report back!
TO CLARIFY: I AM NOT OFF TO MYSORE, INDIA THE PHYSICAL LOCATION. (one day I will definitely go, however.)
I was off to Mysore practice. Off to my yoga shala.
“The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the southern Indian city of Mysore. There are some differences in this method from the usual modern way in which yoga is taught. The class is not “led” as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting. Students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace. The teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments & verbal instruction.”
Ha! My first instinct was close. Well, much admiration for getting up that early to NOT go to the airport (about the only thing that will get me up that early).
yes! you nailed it! yeah, I wasn’t naturally a morning person either, but you get used to it. it’s just forcing yourself to get up the first couple times, then it gets easier. like anything, with practice, it gets easier!
ME TOO, ElisaP. It made me think, “that’s the difference between people who work out and me. I’d NEVER get up at that hour to go to the gym.” I’d never get up that early by choice, period! Only to catch a flight
I, for one, thought you meant yoga but did spend some time googling the beauty of Mysore.
You smell(ed) great!
I can’t even begin to imagine how delicious you smell!
Yes! What kpaint said!
I’m wearing one of my favorite fall vanillas, Vanille 44. Dry and woody.
Excited to wear skank all next week. I certainly have enough!
you smell fantastic! oooo thanks for the heads-up on the skank. I’m excited now too!
You smell wonderful! Can’t wait to see your skank pics.
“Skank pics” sounds like a totally different kind of community project
Dzing! is in my top 10 of all time, so it’s basically in my top 10 for fall, right? Anyway, it’s what I’m wearing today.
I have a few pieces from that Jason Wu collection still! I gave away some of them (the shorts never fit me properly, and my sister liked the cat shirt so much I gave it to her), but the ones I kept are still great.
yay for Dzing! I shall wear it this evening for a fun night out.
I admire Jason Wu. His clothing is beautiful, refined, and looks remarkably comfortable.
I sniffed the Jason Wu fragrance recently and couldn’t decide what to think. Perhaps my nose was overwhelmed by other scents I had tried at the perfume counter that day. I’m glad Robin’s testing it, maybe a review (here or elsewhere) will help me parse through it.
No SOTD yet, but thinking of going with Azemour les Oranges. It’s a gorgeous golden morning here, high supposed to be 62F today. Mr. G and I are working through some sore leg muscles from yesterday’s hike (which, due to SOMEONE’S misreading of the trail map, turned out to be rather longer and steeper than expected), so we’re taking things easy and planning on taking kpaint’s advice and trying Oystercatcher for dinner this evening (we were much too sweaty and exhausted for it yesterday). Oh, and I retried FM L’Eau d’Hiver yesterday and fell completely in love with it. Uh oh.
L’Eau d’Hiver was an early purchase of mine that I swapped away and concerned that if I smell it today I’ll like you fall in love with it. My tastes have changed multiple times, it’s always a risk…
Hope you have a fantastic meal! Gorgeous day, enjoy!
BTW, have you ever been to the Port Townsend farmers market? If you’re into farmers markets, it’s amazing and worth the trip over tomorrow. It’s gorgeous and people make all kinds of incredible food. One year someone was making huge pans of paella on open flames; another year a woman was making 3 different kinds of drinking chocolate in copper pots – delicious with a fresh croissant from the bakery next door.
Phlur Greylocke…and I am shamelessly taking double points as I think this is great for both fall and spring.
Next week’s CP will be tricky as I only have one which qualifies as “skank”…APLS…although with the weather we are having it will register as honeyed resinous amber on my skin (it only gets skanky in cooler weather)….I will probably start wearing it tomorrow and then all week long.
The following week I may skip the CP all together as I have zero scents with lily…at least when I looked on fragrantica…all those listed are either drained or I never owned to begin with.
I looked up Greylocke last night. I like the notes in it. I may order a sample when I get back in town.
Phlur Greylocke sounds better and better with each next day your wearing it
I’ll definitely skip the next week’s CP… Not only I do not like/wear anything from that category, because it’ll be hot, I won’t be able to wear even what somebody else considered to fit that category when we had a weekend poll (Amouage Gold).
Can’t focus today so I haven’t got dressed or put on perfume. My daughter had her ultrasound yesterday to learn the sex of the baby. It’s a boy. However, they also learned that there is a significant deformity in the right foot, but they don’t know how he will be affected by this in terms of his mobility, and if it is an indication of further congenital abnormalities. There will be of course further testing, but for the most part they won’t know everything until the baby is born (scheduled to be in February.) my heart is aching for the stress this not-knowing puts on my daughter and her husband, and their 2-year-old daughter as well. SOTD will probably be something incense-y, to put a smell to my prayers.
Will be thinking of you, and them.
Oh no. I’m so so sorry. Hoping for the best.
So sorry – sending lots of good wishes your way.
That is tough news. Sending you and your family positive calming thoughts.
Hope it all works out…sending peace, love and light during this tough time.
Sending warm thoughts and wishing the best.
I hope the excitement and joy of having a new grandson in your life helps you through a worrying time
Thinking of you and your family
Praying for the best.
Hoping for the best for them-it does sound stressful not to be able to know anything for sure.
Hoping that you and your family find peace as you work thru the emotions of worry and stress….Your new grandson will certainly bring joy in February when he arrives! Will be thinking of you!
Prayers for your little grandson, and your family.
Prayers for you and your family.
That’s worrying, hoping for the best for you and your family.
Difficult wait indeed.
Do hope the little guy has less an issue with his foot than originally thought. Grandma’s love will certainly help.
Oh no! Adding my best wishes to everyone else’s.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Oh dear, how stressful. Wishing you both peace and strength.
Thinking of you and your family and definitely sending good wishes your way.
And a very happy fall equinox to you all today! I too have failed and am wearing Tarocco, which is a gorgeous spicy orange on me that fails to mask the stench of chlorine that seems to have seeped into my pores. Yuck.
That picture is gorgeous, Robin. Can you really get that dress at Target? I imagine it wouldn’t look quite as magnificent on me as it does on the model.
sure looks that way…
OOps…just realized that article is from 2012! LOL! However, one of the dresses looks identical to the one above!
Aww, too bad. Still adorable!
I don’t swim in pools unless there’s also a sauna there. It’s the only way to get the chlorine out of your skin. I also slather conditioner on my hair to deep condition while I’m sweating. There was a community pool up the street from our old apartment that didn’t have a sauna so I never went, but I did consider trying to turn my bathroom into a steam room to do a post-pool sweat-off.
My H used to spray himself down with powdered vitamin C (from Trader Joes) dissolved in water post-swim and that helps a bit.
Wow, thanks for the tips!! Ok, looks like I’ll be setting aside a bit of sauna time after each swim. So, when does the conditioner come in? Do you do: pool, rinse, conditioner, sauna, shower?
I think I mentioned earlier that our complex pool is a saltwater pool, and you said you greatly preferred those. Now that I’m swimming in a chlorinated pool again, I miss that saltwater pool. After just two days of chlorine, I’m starting to wonder how anyone swims sustainably.
I’ve never swum in a saltwater pool, but I’ve always fantasized about it! I think I may have said that I need my own saltwater pool in my own yard, which hasn’t happened yet (including not having my own yard.)
I do: pool, wash & condition hair, sauna, shower and rinse hair. It’s a long process but worth it, and especially in deep winter it’s something I look forward to. It seems to also keep the chlorine-induced all-over dryness down.
So sorry, I should have given the year! But in my experience, you can never get anything good from these designer Target collections anyway unless you’re incredibly determined — they sell out really quickly, with the best items usually gone the first day.
It is definitely not autumnal here, at 82F. Bleah. But I am wearing a tiny, tiny dab of vintage Arpege extrait. The woods in this (sandalwood, probably real, and vetiver) are just spectacular.
vintage Arpege…sublime…..you are smelling spectacular :)….and yes, real sandalwood.
SotD is Dryad
Perfect for this sunny autumn day!
I had such a frustrating week at work
But when it comes to fragrance all is swell
I decided to offer two bottles in last weeks swapmeet and they both found a new home!
I made one of the swaps (my first one on NST, also my first swap ever haha) this week and I am very happy with it.
A very very generous NST’er ‘curated! a beautiful collection of samples for me.
And today my husband surprised me with a bottle of Vetiver Extraordinaire.
I am so spoiled.
And yay for weekend!
Huzzah! And happy TGIF!
You smell lovely, enjoy your new goodies!
I can relate about frustrating week at work. For me it has been more like frustrating quarter at work (employee issues).
Enjoy your fumes!
Swapping is the best and your husband is a charm! Enjoy the treats ????
Not a bad way to help out a frustrating work week.
Enjoy your new FB!
I’ve got a sample of Dryad and I’m still exploring it, I think it’s heading to the FB list. You’re clearly enjoying it.
This month I started keeping track of what i wear everyday and every night (i keep a list).
And Dryad will be no1 for september for sure.
It is a beautiful scent, sooo easy to wear and suitable for office imo.
Fantastic way to end the week!
What an excellent present
1) Very cool in the mornings this week- yesterday morning, my heat pump kicked into reverse and started to WARM the house when the temps hit 48F outside. Reminder: Just a week or so ago Portland was under a blanket of 90F heat and smoke from forest fires. Now it is cool and for the past few days, VERY rainy.
2) I had a MRI scan yesterday! I was most impressed with the machine and the resulting images (although being in the machine is very confining and the noise is eerie and loud). Long story short: I have ridiculous fibroids that have been acting like vampires, squeezing out other organs, including my bladder and kidneys, enlarging my poor confused uterus, and making my thyroid work overtime. The issues of fatigue and lack of energy can be traced back to these ungrateful growths. Treatment plan is embolization of the blood supply leading to the fibroids, with recovery of about a week and ful recovery in 6 months. I am so excited!
3) Am in wonderful Cuir Russie by Chanel. Perfect, perfect, perfect for fall, and if it was more widely available and teensy less expensive I would call this a super classy no brainer.
I wish you Peace and improved Health, Ede.
Oh, you big silly bear! Thank you! *hugs back*
You smell great.
And I’m so glad to hear that you will be feeling better! Best of luck with the process.
Thank you! I am very grateful for the technology and the very kind medical providers who have been with me during these past 2 years.
Wishing you a speedy and full recovery!
No 2 is good news, right? I mean at least now you have both a reason and a solution? Hope it all goes well
The technology is impressive- we can now see what precisely what is wrong with you (physically). Along with the blood work and such, there is a care plan. I just an email from one of the providers that I should work only part time after the procedure until the end of the year, or at the very least work from home. Apparently she is ready to re-diagnose with fatigue if I do not slow down!
That is good news they have a treatment ready for your health issue. I hope for a speedy recovery.
And you smell awesome!
Thank you! Today, I feel very optimistic and I feel awesome!
Good luck with the treatment. I’m sure those fibroids will think twice before messing with you and it won’t be long before you chase them off.
Thank you! And you are right – they will be chased off soon enough!
Happy there’s an explanation to your symptoms and potential relief! Best of luck with the procedure.
Thank you- you are so very kind and sweet!
My good friend had that procedure done. She was so relieved. Best of luck!
Oh lovely! I have even more hope now. Thank you!
MRIs really are impressive, and I’m glad you now have a treatment plan and future recovery ready.
I was seriously amazed! Seeing my poor interior in such a disarray made me realize- ‘why yes, I have been feeling in a disarray, and now no wonder!’
oooh, i’ll wear Cuir de Russie tommorow! It’s my n1 autumn fragrance! Love it!
Oh absolutely! It’s so elegant and easy and perfect to wear.
May those 6 month fly by and the 7th bring you full recovery.
Yes! Thank you!
It will be a relief to know what has been wrong, and that it’s fixable. Best wishes with the treatment.
It really is. I feel a very real sense of optimism. Thank you!
Hope your treatment is successful. Sounds like you’ve really been suffering. But you smell divine!
Good luck with your treatment. You smell divine today!
Best of luck w/ your fibroids! I showed them who is boss w/ the help of a little friend call DaVinci a few years ago and never looked back.
I am unaffiliated with the DaVinci robot.
Congratulations on getting a diagnosis! And best of luck with your treatment. You smell lovely, too. I am also part of the fall=leather contingent.
Hello NST friends! I haven’t had a chance to post in a while. Glad to be able to today. My SOTD is Black Orchid by Tom Ford. I guess it could be considered a fall fragrance – it is quite bold and a little goes a long way. This was given to me a while back from a generous NST friend. I wasn’t aware of the theme today, but some how it fits it quite nicely. Have a great weekend everyone!
You smell great!
Yum. You smell yum.
Good to see you.
You smell nice. Black Orchid for me is on a cooler spectrum of weather, so it can definitely be considered a fall fragrance.
My kid’s preschool is closed today for teacher training AND we’re trapped at home due to the ongoing construction at our house, so it’s pretty much a perfect storm of whining right now. Haven’t got a shower yet but I did spray on a bunch of 4711, which is a year-round favorite. Will probably wear some Dzing later. Happy Friday!
Oh, a case of the whinies… hang in there, mama!
Days like this make me truly marvel at people who have more than one!
Penhaligon’s Ostara. It is very warm here today, 88 degrees. Not ready for Autumn fragrances just yet.
My husband and I, along with another couple are taking a trip to Providence & Newport, RI and Nantucket. We are leaving tomorrow. I know a lot of you have mentioned Providence Perfume , and we will visit there. I am not sure of any other perfume “must-see or do’s” while we’re there.
Also, we picked a bad time to go. We’ve been watching the weather very closely.
Nice! Enjoy your friends and perfume excursion.
Hope the weather turns out great !
I thought, “Oh, Ostara might be perfect for fall,” before I read your second sentence. I think I’ll try it when the weather really cools off here.
Good luck on your trip. I would think there would be at least one perfume boutique in those environs.
Happy FriYAY, and 1st day of fall!
Well, it’s gonna be 86 degrees here, so I can’t pull off a fall scent just yet. I have a few in mind that I’m looking forward to wearing soon….
But for today, Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere has already nearly faded away since I applied 6 hours ago…..
You smelled great! I love Eau Premiere.
In general, in September it is too earlier for where I live to contemplate Fall perfumes. But today weather cooperated a little with our community project (it is 18C/64F – and it’ll be back to 31C/87F next week), so I’m wearing Tea for Two. Sweet and smoky – just what I wanted to celebrate the official start of Fall.
Smelling perfectly Fall!
TfT on me is dry, unsweet, and lacking oomph in cool weather, but perfect (spicy, a little smoky, just the right amount of sweet) on a hot day. I wonder if it’s body chemistry, or skin temperature, or just nasal receptors that make the difference?
I would think that body heat/skin temperature plays the biggest role in this difference of perception.
The weather here has been very autumn like recently. Lots of mist and drizzle, no sun but with lots of spring new growth. The perfume I have worn often is Bapteme du Feu. I just find it very appealing . A bit sharp to start but then mellow, a bit dusty and sweet…it seems somehow transitional, if that makes sense. The other perfume I have been wearing is Smell Bent jasmine tobacco. I don’t like heavy jasmine scents ( they make me gag a bit) but I like how the tobacco impacts on the jasmine , it seems to bring out a vanilla note? I ended up wearing JM mimosa and cardamon yesterday and that was nice for spring. Alex was in surgery for seven hours yesterday and will be setting off airport security metal detectors ( 9 pins and what looks like a length of bike chain ) but it’s looking okay. A lot can happen in a week. I think a trip to my off site perfume storage is called for. Happy weekend!
Speedy recovery to your husband, Kanuka!
Wear some Hypnotic Poison and Kouros for me!
What? Bad connection. Can’t hear you…Did you say wear DIor J’Adore in Joy and Poison Girl for you???? And what’s that? 15 sprays each??? Oh, triple strength J’Adore Joy. Sorry, not today. Seriously though…I’ve been wearing turquoise eyeliner which might get the bear paws up. As for kouros. He’s in a ward with three other bedridden men ( know what I mean?) No extra funk required.
Oh, I ???????????? prickly friends! !
Turquoise always gets ????????????!
Wear what pleases you! !
Dior j’adore in bore zzzzzzzzz
As they said in the Bionic Man : “we can rebuild him”. Sorry he and you have to go through this ordeal, but amazing what they can do these days (kind of blows my mind, actually). Hoping for a smooth recovery for him!
The pictures are incredible. Just fascinating
Best wishes for a swift and complete recovery!
Seven hours! He must be exhausted. You too. Take care of yourself as well as him, Kanuka.
Hope he gets better soon! My husband remains disappointed that his hardware from his cycling accident doesn’t set off the airport metal detectors.
What about fridge magnets? It sounds like he came quite a cropper, too.
Wow, that’s quite something.
Wishing him (and you!) a very speedy recovery.
Seven hours is a long time but, as Elisa said, it’s amazing what medical science can fix. Wishing him and you all the best.
Wow, 7 hours. Astounding, and I hope he mends up well. You seem to be back to your usual self with some of the weight lifted. Happy spring!
I wish him a speedy recovery. I hope that you have some time to rest.
7 hours?!? Yikes. I hope for both your sakes that those sorts of things are done and over with now, and that healing will be quick and uncomplicated.
It’s an absolutely gorgeous beach day! Good for you, Robin.
I hate to see summer go too, but fall has it’s unique beauty and joys.
I’m wearing for the 3rd time this week Safran Troublant and each time I’ve increased the number of sprays which has really helped in having it stay around longer. This is such a cuddly scent to me. I’m pretty sure I’ll be buying a FB in the coming weeks. Lord knows I’ll be flying through decants if I don’t.
I love it too. You smrll great!
I think I tried Safran Troublant at some point… I need to re-test it again: it keeps getting a lot of love.
It is gorgeous, but I get maybe three hours, tops. How many sprays are you up to, and his long do you get? I found that more sprays really brought out the rose, but I still couldn’t get to four hours. Maybe I didn’t go far enough.
I did 6! It lasts with 6, but I’ll definitely need a FB.
To me it’s creamy vanilla, spice with a touch of rose.
The calendar says Friday but the universe sent me a Monday instead.
5:10am : Cat barfs on my pillow. Eject cat and pillow.
5:25am : Smoke detector starts ‘low battery’ beeping. Get ladder, eject smoke detector.
6:10am : OCD cat decides that dirty pillow Must Be Buried. Scrape scrape scrape on carpet.
7:15am : Power goes out.
Maaaaaaaaaaaan this is not fair, universe!
(oh my bottle of Bruno Fazzolari Unsettled did arrive yesterday.)
Oh, no! I’m sorry, I’m laughing right now, but I do hope your day gets better. At least it really is Friday!
Unsettled! Careful what you wish for!
LOL! I am sorry for such a bad beginning of your day. The best part is that is FRIDAY!!!!!
OMG! I am so sorry that you had a second Monday in your week! At least your wayward perfume bottle arrived, though.
Well… If tomorrow you get Saturday, then it’s still OK
Great post. Hope you find your Friday post haste!!!
Morning, NST. Looks like a bright shiny day for the election, not that I’ve been out into it yet. My day: Saturday housework, helped by three kittens in investigative mode; a trip,out west to the breeders house: they sell the same cats’ meat as the supermarket at just under half the supermarket price; a pedicure; just another day, then. I’m wearing a perfume that is an oddity in my collection, or perhaps not so much an oddity as an orphan, or even not so much an orphan as just a quiet being who gets overlooked. Hmmmph, how I do go on sometimes….the perfume is Chypre d’Orient by Molinard. I bought it at Molinard when I was there, carted it home –it’s a biiiiiig bottle; they didn’t do travel sizes– I put it on the shelf in my loosely alphabetical-by-house organisation, I see it every day, and I hardly ever choose it. When I do, I love it heaps. It’s warm, interesting, and moderately sophisticated, so why do I not wear it more? Dunno. I suppose others capture my daily imagination more, yet I might like them less. I think my perfume behaviour could easily be classified as peculiar.
Be well, all.
Oh, and I meant to say that the photograph in the header today really appeals to me. A cat on a table and a falling vase of flowers (just checking to see that gravity still works) is all too familiar to me, and I love all those cool blues in the dress. I hope the perfume is cool and blue as well.
What’s cat’s meet? Do you feed your cats raw?
I’ve been to a Molinard’s boutique once before but that was in France. Never heard of them ever since. They do seem to be a house with no ambition to become an international giant. You cannot not respect that =)
The Molinard sounds good. Did you manage to find a perfume cabinet/display case? My collection looks like it has been arranged by your kittens
Chanel 28 La pausa, or do they call it just La Pausa now? I’ve been in live with Cuir de Russie and 31 Rue Cambon for so long that I couldn’t properly test 28 La Pausa for a long time. But now it’s time has come. I’m so captivated and amazed by this scent that I’m actually considering buying a full bottle out of my iMac savings :)))))) Even my husband liked it… So there are now excuses not to buy.
Ohhh…hate that I can’t edit. So sorry for my grammar mistakes.
Me too! I’m in the La Pausa fan club with you. I tried it, loved it, was given a sample, travelled in it and loved it more, bought the bottle, and the love grows with every wear.
They do seem to have dropped the ’28’.
Thank you, waterdragon! I also feel that my love grows with every wear! That’s a clear sign:)
I would buy it too. Love it.
No gold star for me either, unless folks consider Iris Nazarena a fall fragrance.
And hey, maybe I do . . . iris, roots and incense, courtesy of TriesToBeClassy and the swapmeet. Quite lovely!
Of course, it’s a fall perfume!
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Awww, thanks, Undina!
Spring here, and it actually seems like it today!
It’s our election day, so we’ll be heading out to vote as soon as the polling booths open. My beloved and I are both election junkies, so will be avidly watching coverage tonight. I haven’t contemplated the most suitable perfume for an election before, I’m thinking Chamade is suitably focused
Exciting day ahead. My mother (84) is a Green/Labour voter and every election day she arranges for the National party people to drive up to her house and ferry her to the polling booth to vote…wastes about an hour of their time. If only they knew.
Hope your night of election coverage ends well. I’m a politics junkie and love watching elections returns from the beginning until the bitter end. I made celebratory election night nachos (made the same in 2008) in anticipation of a big win last election night… but I won’t be eating nachos again anytime soon.
Hobbit Day!? I shoulda known that. Well, a very happy birthday to Bilbo and Frodo, then!
My Top-10 of Fall scent for today: LAP Dzing!
It’s only Fall-like here in that the daytime highs have dropped to the 90s from the 100s (though they’re bound to climb back up again). Eh, no matter since Dzing! cooperates in pretty much any weather.
Have a fantastic Friday, NSTers!
Swaps are beginning to trickle in and I’m already overwhelmed! So many lovelies to test and revisit.
I began the day in Dior Midnight Poison, thanks to a generous NSTer who was kind enough to share hers with me. It is patchouli/fruitchouli heaven. Ahhhh. It’s since been drowned out by spritzes and sprays and paper tests of newly arrived perfumes. I was a little gassed out for a while, lol, but there are many gorgeous smells going on here.
I’ve had 3 major projects going on this week that I’m getting wrapped up: Swaps, swapping out my summer closet to my winter one (an even bigger task than usual since my off-season clothes are stored off-site AND because I’m now sharing a closet with my H that’s smaller than the ones we previously had to ourselves,) and laundering and cleaning up a bunch of stuff to take to consignment. The house has looked like a war zone all week but ought to be back to normal by the end of the weekend.
Happy Friday, all!
SOTD is Chergui. One of my many fall favorites. Now to ser if I have any twins today.
It looks like Chergui is one of the most popular perfumes today: including you, 5 people wore it.
I saw that. I posted my cooment first and then read the comments because I was so late tonight. I usually don’t bother with BUBs but I may make an exception for Chergui.
No gold stars for me either… it’s too warm for fall scents today, but at least it’s not stinking hot. That’s supposed to come this weekend.
SOTD = one tiny spritz of Tauer’s L’eau before it goes off to a new home. I finally worked up the courage to try it on my skin, and we just do not get along. I suspected that would be the case when I first got the sample.
At least you gave it a shot.
Perfumistas seem to be ready to give anything a “courtesy sniff”, right?
Oh, and Robin, lucky you being at the beach today! I’m envious.
I am lucky, I know! Weather is perfect *and* it’s not crowded at all.
SOTD = Prada Infusion d’Iris Absolue
This is a favorite practically all year except for hot humid days. I enjoy its earthy irisy goodness. I like its office friendliness even though it has heft.
This is it – the Countdoen to the Ugliest Jeans. The No. 1 dubious honor goes to: (words fail me so you have to look for yourself)
I believe the Saks beauty event is still going on. I got mine and was pleasantly surprised at the wide sekection of samples. It included a sampke of the JM English Oak and Red Currant. Now all I need is to snag a sampke of the hazelnut so I can layer as Jessica suggested!
Words fail me.
I got my Barney’s order earlier this week… sans Beauty Bag. When I called to complain, they said they’d run out (with an audible shrug). So I’ve just returned most of my order. I wish they’d had ‘for spite’ as one of the return codes. (cue Jerry Seinfeld)
Ha! I would have done what you did!
I actually did it at least once but with Saks.
They do NOT really expect me to go with “while supplies last”? If you can count other products when selling online, you can count GWP as well! Especially, when they’re having those big events.
For spite indeed…running out of the GWP is unacceptable.
You could always write it on the return slip.
Yep, those jeans are uggleeee.
Wow! You can’t unsee those now!
Yesterday, my brain hurt; today, my eyes hurt!
Lol! Definitely the winner, and loser!
Exactly correct as my good friend says!
Sorry hajusuuri, but I’m gonna have to one-up you!
Was listening to ‘sports talk’ radio earlier this week and the hosts were raving over this woman.
I win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wellllllllll….I saw many such jeans with bigger strips of fabric missing from the knees section, so much so I wanted to ask who took a bite out of the pants. The best one was a leopard skin patterned denim, with more shreds and cutouts than fabric left over
Nah… These are nothing in comparison to those that hajusuuri linked to
I know that I am getting old but is really the current example of fashion?
My first reaction to those jeans was to unleash a string of words that might violate the comment policy here on NST. So I will say that those jeans are cussing ugly. Wow.
They are UGLY.
I was looking at my Infusion d’Iris Absolue decant today but decided to leave the last drops to wear when it gets a little colder – and then decide what to do about it
I wonder how you managed to find those jeans… Were you searching for “ugly jeans”?
I happened to be perusing the Sahalie catalogue and saw a bunch of patchwork / embroidered jeans. Not that I was looking to purchase a pair but I wanted to see what’s out there as I have a soft spot for retro look embroidered jeans. I started with “patchwork jeans” and it snowballed. After being flabbergasted by the selection at shein.com, I ended up searching for “extreme tattered jeans” and the rest was history.
I have teo retro look jeans – the one below and the boot cut with dark and light pink daisies on the front pockets:
Lovely embroidered jeans!
:::::: whispers, buy a FB,
(whispers back) Most likely, I will…
I though the jeans you posted yesterday were awful.
I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, happy to see jeans with a high waist and wide hips. On the other hand, they are truly hideous.
OMG those jeans!!!! Cannot be unseen. but yes they deserve the no1 spot. Haha.
Today I saw a woman walking by wearing jeans, a bomber jacket, and underneath that jacket…….only a pink bra-like top.
It looked like a sports bra. She was not even athletic or fit, no she was quite chubby.
Cannot be unseen.
Geez, I’ve been so busy this week that I haven’t had any chance to post though the challenge this week is my favourite! In HG Shangri La tonight and looking forward to reading everyone else’s comments in the morning! I love this perfume btw
You smelled wonderful today!
How did your first week go!
Great! I think I’ll be very happy here. Whew!
Shangri La is beautiful! It was the first chypre I really understood.
Perfect for fall, too.
Fall always makes me think Leather, for some reason. I’m wearing L’Artisan Traversée du Bosphore, cotton candy and leather to me, although I can smell a little apple if I look for it. Not entirely out of summer yet, here, though–it was just a hair too hot and humid, and the sweetness annoyed me. (Maybe just not feeling very sweet myself.) I should have gone with Mauboussin Histoire d’Eau, or maybe even my last little bit of Amouage Fate Woman.
Tomorrow, for a non-profit board meeting, I think I’ll go with Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee. It was going to be Gianfranco Ferre Ferre, as chilly an Iris as I can tolerate, as I and the majority of the Board were planning to vote out our increasingly intolerable president. However, for what I think may have been the first time in her life, she seemed to sense it was time to leave the stage, and quietly died last week, saving us the trouble.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone.
Ha! For me Traversée du Bosphore is a hot weather perfume, I took my decant to Hawaii a couple of times and loved it there but in cooler weather this leather is a little annoying on my skin.
Interesting! We like the same perfumes, but in opposite seasons.