Ack, another Monday. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm starting off the week in Fendi Theorema.
Reminder: 12/22 will be 'Tis The Season Friday...wear the perfect fragrance to celebrate, share joy and look forward to a new year. Suggested by happy888cat.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2017 or Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2018, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: the Fendi Fun Fair Logo Sneakers ("Mixed-media slip-on sneaker with whimsical logo applique") are $850 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Tis’ The Season:
A friend of mine is going to Paris and offered to pick up anything for me, any tea, perfume or skin care you can recommend for me to ask that is not available state side?
The Shalimar tea or seasonal candles available at the Guerlain mothership on the Champs Elysees is rumoured to be fantastic.
If you are feeling flush, there is alway the JAR boutique
Yes, Shalimar tea!
OK! That will go on the list!
I have no suggestions, but what a lovely friend! And you smell gorgeous.
I can’t help with what to ask for but, WOW, what a good friend
Not on your wish list, but maybe some French copper cookware for the kitchen? My perfume wishlist would be too long to list! LOL!
I wish! I think kitchen wear would be too much in her suitcase
She’ll just have to have it on her lap the entire flight….no problem! LOL!!!
Perhaps some interesting French Drugstore brands that are harder to find here?
Thats what I was thinking, I will do some research online unless any of you are familiar
Eau micellaire is as cheap as chips in pharmacies there. There’s Yves Rocher as a standalone if you don’t have access normally.
That is an excellent idea!
You smell gorgeous, scent twin!
Something from Caron
Jams from Laduree
The Shalimar tea is very delicious
How about some Nuxe body oil or the edp? It’s a popular drugstore brand there. (Not sure why I think it’s not available in the U.S.)
Nuxe products used to be available in the US, but not anymore. The body oil is divine.
Shalimar tea sounds fabulous. I know I’d consider the Roger et Gallet carnation scented soap, since I don’t think you can get that here. At least I haven’t found it.
The carnation soap is divine. I got it from a generous NSTer. It’s also one of the soaps that would not die.
I’m wearing Oliver Peoples because it always makes me a jolly happy soul.
It’s just beautiful, isn’t it? I love that scent so much.
I love it too – I think the three of us are the OP cheering section on NST.
I think you’re right. We should get t-shirts.
Memoir Woman, in the interest of finishing the good samples before they evaporate.
Thanks for the reminder of this one. I was thinking it will fit well in the community project theme. Not sure I feel comfortable wearing it to the office, but we’ll see.
I noticed a couple of my samples were lower than I remembered them being this morning. Those are getting pulled out for immediate use.
Wearing Santa Maria Novella’s Acqua di Cuba today.
Biopsy results will be in this afternoon, so I am fortifying myself with anything I da$n well want – coffee and chocolate.
I hope you get good news. My thoughts are with you.
Will be thinking of you. Stay strong.
I am wishing and praying for the best news for you.
Thinking of you today!! Spoil yourself with those treats!
Sending positive thoughts your way, hannahmom!
Sending good and positive thoughts you’re way hannahmom.
one of my favorite quotes from the old DL ““If there is no solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it.”
Thinking of you
What will be will be so enjoy that coffee and chocolate. I’m at work today so I can’t light a candle but I have one lit for you in my heart.
Saying a prayer for you, hannahmom. Stay strong.
Thinking of you, and hope this ends up being one of your best Mondays!
Best wishes for good news.
Hoping for good news.
Best wishes Hannahmom.
May you experience all the support you receive as a protective blanket of love.
I hope the results are good and you can celebrate with more chocolate and coffee.
Best wishes for good news!
Best wishes for good news!
Holding good thoughts for you in my heart.
Channeling good results to you, hannahmom!
Wishing good news for you! Hugs!
I am hoping that you had good news today!
Well, I guess you’ve heard by now. Here’s hoping this was a false alarm.
I will require surgery in Jan, but it was caught before it got to the OMG stage. Overall, the best I could have hoped for.
Thank you all so much for the good thoughts.
Everyday scent for an uneventful day,
L’Artisan – Bucoliques de Provence
You smell great!
I so would love a bottle of Bucoliques; you smell utterly wonderful!
it is a very good everyday, not too overblown scent. I do not think people will jump up andiron and love it but it has a longterm sort of appeal
SOTD: Reminiscence’s Dragée
I am looking at this big, golden panettone on the table. Is it too early to indulge..? But it’s bread…right?
Not too early at all! It’s Christmas SEASON, after all! LOL
I would never stop anyone from eating bread. Enjoy!
f not now, when? Why wait?
Definitely go for it!
Better eat it before it goes stale!
I have a problem that only perfumistas would understand – I’m visiting my parents for two weeks, and I didn’t make perfect perfume selections for my trip. I’m just not feeling Like This, Mimosa and Cardamom and Dries van Noten. I guess I’ll have to stop in Sephora for a sample or two.
I’m exceptionally grateful that this is the biggest problem I have today!!!
I’m watching snowflakes fall past a streetlight, drinking a cup of coffee and surrounded by family. This is a really lovely way to spend a Monday morning.
Have a wonderful day. Be peaceful and beautifully scented.
That’s a good problem to have, and we all understand completely.
I do know that feeling! Your Sephora idea is a great one, and as a bonus the scents you pick up may always remind you of this trip. I still think of Euphoria as my Christmas perfume for a not identical but similar reason.
I understand..thank goodness for Sephora
I don’t know how you feel about blending, but you could layer the Jo Malone and Like This. Might work out. ????
I’m not familiar with the DvN, so no suggestions there…
I sympathize a lot (I’ve been in that situation myself once) but I have to say that the selection in a couple of Sephora stores around me wouldn’t have helped me (unless it was summer and for whatever strange reason I hadn’t brought my own Atelier Cologne perfumes). But I hope you’ll find something.
A trip to the mall to score some samples sounds like a great idea. I nearly went over the edge the last time I visited my parents with nothing but 10mls of BV The Knot. I never want to smell it again.
Try MMM By the Fireplace if Sephora has it. I recently got to try it and really like it. And it’s perfect for this time of year!
Monday indeed! I’m feeling it big time….Did a lot of deep cleaning for upcoming company, and wrapped a heckava lot of gifts. Tired today, but feeling accomplished!
Wearing Demeter Gingerbread and loving it! Will mostly stay in Christmassy gourmands until further notice….
Deep cleaning starts here today! Really!! Can’t believe how behind I am this year.
There is sooooooo much more cleaning to do before next week! I am going to attack one room everyday until they come….
I did my deep clean last weekend. I think that I am a pretty clean person until I do a deep clean, and then i am all “Where does all this DUST come from???”
I try. I really do. But with 5 of us who aren’t exactly neatniks, a 100 pound Labrador shedding machine, and 2 kitty shedding machines, it can go downhill pretty fast! LOL!
We are ripping out ALL carpet in our house when our tax refund comes in the Spring, and putting in hardwood/laminate. That should REALLY keep down the dust and dirt, and speed up weekly cleaning too!
Oh, no judgements! I am just amazing that you clean and clean, then wwhen you do a deep clean it’s like “Wut…!”
I both carpet and textured lino on the ground floor. The lino is so easy to clean- just swipe through with a mop and go!
I didn’t take it as judgment, believe me! LOL! It’s just a fact of life with kids and furry babies, that’s for sure!
Still, I am excited because I am looking forward to (fingers crossed) being done with my most recent work project this week, then enjoying the long Christmas weekend
SOTD Le Labo Aldehyde 44 from a sample vial which provenance I am unsure about – my best guess is that a kind NSTer included it in a swap. It is beautiful.
That’s a pretty one.
Fendi Theorema Uomo for Monday. My go to comfort scent and who doesn’t need that on a gray Monday.
Scott, is this the original? You smelll wonderful! That is super sexy stuff.
It is the original!! Always makes me happy and ready to conquer the world. Or my little part of it. Have a great week.
The original does have a rather empowering effect, doesn’t it?
I purchased a vintage bottle for my hubby for Christmas. If he doesn’t care for it, I am happy to ‘borrow’ *cough cough* it!
SOTD is TF Violet Blonde, after spending the weekend putting up Christmas decorations. We don’t do trees, so I have to be creative with ornaments – some are hanging from ribbons, some are gathered in bowls (by color this year), and some are hanging from a large art hanging that is meant to evoke samurai swords in jute sheaths. And I have a stained-glass Santa that hangs by a ribbon – he’s very jolly. Cannot seem to remember what my Scent of Decorating was, but I know I had one. Hmm.
Your decorations sound really pretty cool and fun!
Two questions: why don’t you do trees and what colors did you do in those bowls? (Just curious)
Hi Undina! We don’t do indoor Christmas trees because we love trees and hate to kill them, and we also hate the “side effects” of indoor fir trees (remembering to water, water damage on the carpet, dead needles when we forget to water, the hordes of spiders that seem to come from everywhere …) Plus we live in the Pacific Northwest and are surrounded by living pines and firs all the time. I do like to have a wreath in the house for the scent though. Colors – I put silver and blue balls in a blue ceramic bowl, satin-gold balls on a deep terracotta platter, and shiny gold balls in a copper and teal shallow bowl.
Thank you for the answer.
First I gave up on cut trees because of everything you’ve mentioned (other than having trees outside). Then I gave up on potted trees since they do not smell anyway, and we ran out of space to plant them after the celebration. Now I have a perfect life-like artificial tree and a natural air freshener that smells of needles and wood I will probably use your decoration idea this year.
Wearing Incense Flash for a drizzly, gray Monday.
You smell great. I am feeling incensey today too.
Wearing Rochas Alchimie, because I wanted something warm and fuzzy. The partial bottle was a gift from an NSTer, and I’m nearly done. One of my perfume goals for 2018 is to finish the bottle. I like it but probably do not need to repurchase.
I have not set any perfume goals for 2018! I probably have a few bottles I should try to finish before they spoil.
A day off today, after a crazy retail weekend. Today is Keith Richards Birthday. My all time favorite musician. I’m wearing a layering combo of Alien Liquor and Cuir Impertinent. A little booze, a little tobacco, a little leather. It’s only Rock n Roll but I like it!????????????????????????✌????☺
Never kept a dollar past sunset
Always burned a hole in my pants ????????????????????????
I knew I could count on you! Rock on, Bear!????????
The story of my life!
Today’s SOTD is Pierre Balmain’s Ambre Gris. It is all about the myrrh, benzoin and ambergris for me.
That sounds like a great combination. I am sure you smell wonderful! Added to my try list
It’s a holiday favorite, I think it opens beautifully in crisp cool weather!
Wearing Caron Nuit de Noel. It was a big favorite for me for the holidays years ago. I still have a small decant and I usually have one spray during this season. I appreciate its beauty, but it is not for me anymore. However, it is a good one to celebrate, cheer and look forward to a new year!
Thank you for all your vetiver perfume recommendations. I ended up buying Tom Ford Vetiver, which was easier and faster for me to grab at Sephora. I first looked online for Comme de Garcons Vettiveru which is one that I really like, but I could not find it anywhere. Still, any order placed online at this time was not guarantee to arrive on time for Christmas.
In addition I will make large samples from my bottles of Fat Electrician, Guerlain Vetiver and Demeter Vetiver. I hope my friend likes all them.
Busy weekend and busy week in front of me at work. Tired and drinking lots of coffee.
Have a happy Monday everyone!
You smell great perfumelover67! ????????????????????
NdN, your perfume taste has changed, or bad memory association?
No answer required if too personal.
Wonky cellphone battery today.
SERENITY NOW! !!! ????????????????????
Thank you, Bear!
My taste has changed for sure and I have had a hard time handling oakmoss in the past couple of years. Certain notes are difficult for me to wear like TUBEROSE and sandalwood. Many perfumes that I would love to keep wearing have been either ignored or sent to another home where they can be more appreciated.
Thank you, perfumelover67.
House cousins! You smell lovely
Thank you! You also smell great in Parfum Sacre!
Hang in there! Does your work give an extended holiday break to look forward to, or are you right back at it the day after Christmas?
We never have an extended holiday break. I will be working just in the morning this coming Friday and back to work the 26th. Looking forward to Friday to arrive!
If you ordered TF Grey Vetiver, you are gonna like it. At one point my godsons, their dad and some of our church friends, male and female and I would wear Grey Vetiver. It is so easy and fresh to wear year round, but I love it in in spring and summer!
I tried it at Sephora before I purchased it and I like it a lot. Crossing my fingers my friend also likes it. If not she can always return it or exchange it for something else.
Oh, I hope so as well. It’s a lovely gift.
Hey, perfumelover, I can send you some Vettiveru, if you’d like. It’s great stuff! Send me an email if you’re interested.
Thank you Koyel, but it is ok for now. I will be meeting my friend on Friday for christmas dinner, so it would not arrive on time. Thanks a lot anyway. I agree with you that Vettiveru is a great perfume. I hope she can find it later on.
Sigh, you’ve reminded me that I ordered a mini of Theorema on the cheap from Azerbaijan and am beginning to lose hope it will ever turn up… I suppose that’s what I get for a price that seemed too good to be true!
I am wearing Andy Warhol Silver Factory today. I have a couple old samples that I always forget I own, but I LOVE it – I think it’s my platonic ideal of what an incense perfume should be.
I’ve been updating my profile (ReginaMint) on Fragrantica and finding it’s great for reminding me what I have – so much easier to see things on a screen than when digging through the closet!
Late reply, sorry, but hope it will show up!
I wore Serge Lutens Rose de nuit this weekend at a Christmas party. It was terrific. I only have a small decant I got at Barneys. I think it’s changed compared to what I remembered from years ago, it’s smoother, more feminine and glorious, still very musky but without the heavy beeswax note which seems toned down a bit. I think a full bottle is going to be on my Christmas wishlist
Lutens La fille de Berlin today
You smell lovely! LFdB is so nice.
I’m wearing a week of Smell Bent winter/holiday scents. First up is a new one, Glamour Yeti. Notes as listed on Smell Bent website: “golden ginger, natural ambergris, orange ylang and russian leather dusted with cinnamon.” Just now my newest employee had a coughing fit and explained that she was allergic to perfume. This could be an issue, since we are a very small, rural library with myself and four other employees. We try to accommodate each other’s quirks.
Oh no! Is it legal to screen potential employees by allergy?
Too bad about your new employee, but I’m dying to hear about Glamour Yeti! How is it?
it’s very in the style of Smell Bent, a little quirky, but still quite good. It has a lot of warm spices, but I didn’t really get any leather.
Scent twins with Robin today!
Boo, back from vacation, but at least it’s the last week before the holidays. Fingers crossed that work will be light this week.
I stayed at a Fairmont hotel while in Hawaii, so everyone there smelled like Le Labo Rose 31 (the chain’s brand for soap / shampoo / etc). Ha
Put up the Xmas tree yesterday, with cat assistance. What’s in that box? and what’s in that box? And that box??? Tried to sing along with Handel’s Messiah but Cole the cat came over to give me a verry worried stare. Yeah ok cat, so my singing voice used to be better. YOU try those high notes. Finally collapsed on the couch after hours of up and down the ladder (tall tree!); got a lapful of Kooky the cat, discovered that both he and I had tree sap in our hair; DH and I had to do some cat wrestling to pin him down and cut out a chunk of fur. Ho ho ho. I do enjoy the tree but wish it would put itself up. If only I could train the cats to carry ornaments up the tree and hang them just so….
Hotels should mention whether their toiletries are from Le Labo…
Some do! It’s now a part of the PR for the hotels:
The only Fairmont that does not use Le Labo Rose 31 is The Plaza Fairmont NYC due to the On site Elemis Spa with its own treatment line.
I’ve also read an article on the brands stocked in First/Business Class Dopp kits (as if one would choose a different airline because of it).
Yes, I often wish my dog could help out just a bit more than all the supervising she does.
Came out this morning to find a red ball ornament laying on the floor across the room from the tree. And, a strand of lights that had dropped to the floor. Never had a problem before…but it seems we have a misbehaving cat in the house….
Busy yesterday, so a very belated “hey twin” to you! And sorry your vacation had to end.
Amouage Epic woman – love the spices.
On vacation until 2018 – big sigh of relief, as this was an arduous year. In Douceur de Siam, and waiting to let in new cleaners to give a holiday scrub to the place. Am forced to go out for the morning and possibly drink coffee in a leisurely way.
I get off on THURSDAY. Man, this year though.
You smell soooo fabulous!
I’m in Civet this morning, applied after an 8am PT session. Best not to gas out your physical therapist.
Those are cute sneakers, but I’d much rather blow $850 on scooping up bottles of Theorema on eBay! ❤️????❤️
How’s the PT going?
Pretty good! I go twice weekly, and exercise at home twice a day. It definitely keeps me busy. He keeps adding things for me to do, but it’s really helping. Baby steps!
Decided to do a random selection from the entire spreadsheet which turned up a sample of Pure Poison. Sadly, I have a nasty cold (preschool germs!) and I can’t smell it at all! May have to take a day off, or stick with nuclear scents since I’ll be home for a few days anyway.
You smell lovely, sorry you can’t smell it. Hope you feel better soon.
I hope you feel better soon, so you can enjoy the holidays. I agree — you smell lovely.
Yikes on the exposure to preschool germs! I hope you can shake that off in short order.
1) In Coromandel! Perfect for a Monday.
2) Milder weather for the next couple of days, so time for soft, slinky silk blouses and slacks these next couple of days. My skin is also appreciative of having milder and damp temps (it has been acting up due to the cold, dry weather!)
3) Homemade chai with homemade almond milk. I am back to making my own stuff again and am so happy to do so. My energy levels are also back to near normal, and I even did a full barre class this weekend. I did not do it well, but i did it!
4) Bonus: Got my medical bill. YOWZERS! Welcome to being an ADULT!
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas!
Your perfume and tea match each other perfectly.
Thanks! They are in synergy with each other.
You smell absolutely gorgeous. I have a recipe for homemade chai that I think I will try out soon.
I get the garam masala and mix that in with black tea. It’s really nice to do your own mix!
You make your own almond milk?!! Dang gurl????
I treated myself to a Vitamix a few years ago so it is easy peasy. Honestly, it’s asy using any high power blender and there these blenders out here now that are as powerful as a Vitamix.
1) Soak 1 cup unroasted ‘raw’ almonds in water for about an hour to overnight. rain off water. Th soaking makes the almonds soft.
2) Place almonds in blender with about 4-5 cups water, 2 dates and a pinch of salt. Let it go on high fo about 2 minutes, until pale white and frothy.
3) Line a bowl with cheesecloth. Now pour the almond milk into th bowl and allow it to drain. Form a bag with the cheesecloth and start to knead gently to drain all the almond milk.
4) Store in jars. Now, what to do with almond grounds? That is almond meal that you pay through h nose for. Store in the freezer in little bags or containers. You can make gluten free waffles with this, or cakes or bread.
I’m wearing my sample of LL Santal 33 because I read yet another article about its cult status this morning. I don’t get it. I like it as a home fragrance, but don’t love it. And it’s just not that fascinating to me as a perfume. Pleasant, but very linear.
Curious what others here think?
Agree! I tried it a couple of times and never loved it. After my sample was finished I completely forgot about it.
I feel about the same…it’s nice, but not FB worthy. I’m a much bigger fan of Rose 31 and the Vetiver. I was somewhat surprised, cuz I really like sandalwood. I’d wear it if a bottle dropped out of the sky into my lap, but otherwise, it’s a no from me. ????
I’ve never smelled it myself. Generally speaking though, I think people like to jump on bandwagons. It just seems different because it’s niche instead of designer.
I like a lot, but it is very similiar to a LOT of things out there, some of which are more affordable:
1) Coromandel by Chanel
2) Santalum: http://www.fielefragrances.com/shop/g3y7780kfs8bzxbgyvze7ccjco0kb7
3 Commodity Book
4) Clean Sel Santal
5) Maison Louis Marie N. 04 Bois de Balincourt
So yeah- lovely and bougie and if you wanna be part of the bougie crowd then Santal 33 is a worthy thing to have. But as for me, certain things made themselves very clear and I am not so into the bougie wannabe lifestyle anymore.
I had to look up bougie to see what it meant. Which tells you exactly how hip I am.
Me too and LL Santal 33 doesn’t ring my bell either.
This made me lol!????????
I also prefer it as a home scent so I have the candle version which has lasted me 2.5 years so far. I don’t like it as a personal scent for me, though for anyone that does, JHAG Sunnyside Up is a near dupe and a little softer, and cheaper.
Makes perfect sense you feel the way you do. It was initially only meant as a candle. It was the Santal 26 candle, and then so many people liked it as the home fragrance and begged for a perfume version, so they decided to make it.
Oh wow! Thank you for telling us! I can see it starting life as a home scent.
Hello, all. Woke late this morning, having slept all night, which is wonderful. I feel great, which is wonderfuller. Eric has killed a snake , one of laces from the dear man’s tramping boots. It’s taken him MONTHS to get it out of the boot and I don’t have the heart to take it away from him. He’s warbling a Siamese victory song over it, and defending his prey against The Stripies. To fit in with all this activity, I’m wearing the energising and elegant Cristalle. I won’t say any more, because I’ve waffled on about it so often in the past. Only (just gotta say this one thing) oh heavens, it’s a wonderful perfume.
Hey, yesterday I spent a happy hour playing at the perfume counter of World, a local fashion boutique. I decided to concentrate on Agonist, and found them all really well done. The one I loved was Isis, which was rich and deep and quite interesting. It’s a maybe. I spent a small amount of time with the Cire Trudon, too. I think Bruma appealed the most. It’s a possibly-perhaps-maybe. I was firmly corrected by the charming young person serving me about how to pronounce Amouage Bracken. In my plain, down-to-earth way, I called it bracken, like the springy, wiry plant. She said “brah-shoon”. Hmmmm. In all my long days speaking English, i’ve never yet come across a “-ck” pronounced as “-sh”. Actually, i’ve Never heard “-en” pronounced “-oo”, either. Another moment to richly enjoy, I think.
I wasn’t buying, because we pick up our new car tomorrow, and although we’ve planned for this, the full payment feels really rather eye-watering. However, if I can avoid being hit in the ear by Brahshoon, I might go back next month for Isis. Donatella doesn’t have to know…be well, all.
Our run of fabulous weather has finally broken, it’s pleasant now in the morning, but with a cold southerly forecast for this evening. I have an urge for Mary Greenwell’ Plum this morning, which should be suitable for all weather conditions.
And that was supposed to be a standalone comment!
I had planned to then comment on the interesting pronunciation of Brahshoon.
Hey, there, you there. Nice to see you, so to speak. Please direct some southerly our way: the weather here is so perfect that I found myself myself saying yesterday, “Another beautiful day, dammit!” I’d like some variation on blue skies and heat.
Yeah, “Brah-shoon”, very posh indeed. Quite put me in my place????…
Twins! (In Cristalle too today.)
Brashoon! I had a nice walk through the brashoon this morning, also the broohmmm, and the grarse, and the mahnoookah.
You should correct her on to say Whirled.
Good luck with the car. I have to say that having a newish reliable car is fantastic for long journeys.
I snorted coffee out of my nose at “Brahshoon.” In what language is she attempting to speak? Martian? ‘Cause it ain’t English, for sure.
Fumerie carries the Agonist line if you can wait until next summer to get it…
I also like many from the Agonist line and have four or five fb’s. My favorite and most-worn too is Isis. However, I also very much like Nordic Noir (It’s hard to say if I truly like it, since I have a deep love of the Nordic noir literary genre, so was bound to buy it in any case). Also own Liquid Crystal and The Infidels and something else that’s very green, I forget which. I find them all intriguingly complex and distinct from other scents, none too sweet at all, many featuring unusual notes such as the caraway in Nordic Noir.
Sisley Eau de 2 and I am drinking a cup of Earl Grey tea.
Damn, but you smell AWESOME!
I’m back from the weekend at my grandma’s place. We returned home (with grandma) safe and sound. For me it’s only 2 more days at work before I go on my long Christmas break I so deserve (I do, right?)
SotD is Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve, whenever I wear it in winter it makes me think of a star shaped Christmas tree ornament covered in golden glitter. I used it a year ago on one of my Instagram photos together with this very perfume & now I realize how well it goes together.
Had an early morning dept breakfast and am sad I forgot to wear my ugly Christmas sweater in my rush this am. I wore the office-safe Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia. I wonder what perfume is the equivalent of ugly Christmas sweater?
I’ve been spritzing Zum Mist Frankincense and Myrrh around the house. It’s got a Christmas-y feeling and can be found at Target, a great place to find an ugly holiday sweater.
Every Christmas sweater should be sprayed with Glade Christmas Tree Moments
I’m in yummy Cuir de Lancome today and looking forward to vacation. I always take the week between Christmas and New Year off.
And it’s almost here!
I am still testing my Ineke sample set and today’s scent is Chemical Bonding. Yes, it is. Chemical, check, bonding, if they say so. It’s a citrus/tea scent. Berdoues Assam of India is better, cheaper, and comes in a cuter bottle. So far I am sadly disappointed in Ineke.
The line mostly doesn’t work for me either, but I do enjoy Field Notes from Paris and Idyllwild.
SOTD is Dior Dune. Decided to amp up the sandalwood by spraying on some Zum Mist Sandalwood-Citrus spray. They’re playing very nicely together.
Hope you’ve had a happy Monday, all!
Smelling great in Dune! Weird, but I think of it as a summer scent.
I meant that it’s weird I so strongly associate Dune with summer, not weird that you are wearing it now.
I think I’ll be twins with sweetgrass in CdL this evening. We are meeting friends for dinner at La Bonne Soupe then heading to Carnegie Hall for The Messiah. Annual tradition that I look forward to so very much. CdL shouldn’t be a concern to those around I would hope.
My sniffer is broken anyway. I finally realized this isn’t allergies to Christmas tree, nor is it a cold. It’s an actual sinus infection. After a week of self treatment, I finally went to urgent care today so am starting antibiotics. I was managing it…but not actually curing it. So, I threw in the towel. At least it got me to do a deep clean of our humidifier and get that running again.
So, tonight I’ll keep up the decongestant and Advil to carry me through…. and I’ll smell good doing it! ????????
That sounds lovely, enjoy your night and hope the meds keep you comfortable!
Started off early for yoga in DSH Play the Shaman, have now switched to Mad et Len Petits Papiers, a benzoin papier d’arménie scent.
I was curious about the Mad et Len. A must have for a benzoin lover?
It is a beautiful scent, however longevity was not great on me. But I have very dry skin so YMMV. It is very true to the benzoin in the papiers d’Arménie.
Late today! I think it might be an oakmoss week for me. I tried a sample of vintage Givenchy III over the weekend, and it smelled so good that I wanted to wear it again today.
SotD =Theorema, with thanks to Robin for the inspired choice.
It was the perfect scent on this cold and sunny day.
Hope everyone had a fragrant and productive Monday.
A belated hey twin!
Late today but I’m wearing Feu Secret. It wears very close to the skin on me. I like it a lot, but I think I need more sprays of this one than I usually allow myself.
No time to comment today. It was another pressure cooker day at work. SOTD was Lyric Woman which always brings me joy.
Ugh! I hope that you are going to get a break from that soon.
Lots of changes in a relatively short period of time. Just tired of working 10 hour days without breaks. Especially this time of year. Thank you for your concern. You’re very sweet.
SOTD = Chanel No. 19 EDP
I will finish my bottle this year.
Had a 3 hour meeting with lunch halfway in between. Thank God I was able to get my lunch before the meeting and ate it after my primary speaking part was over. At 5PM today, I got a call re: urgent project and I should think about how to make it easier for senior management to complete their part of the work. I may be in No.19 all week.
Oh oh oh, I am almost positive I smelled POAL in the wild! Yes, very unexpected and I am convinced that it was POAL that I smelled because it smelled like the storage cabinet underneath my bathroom sink where I kept my POAL shower cream!
I would love to smell PoaL in the wild. Bon courage for your project! That bottle of No. 19 will be finished in no time.
Your job sounds very challenging. I don’t know how you do it.
You gotta love those urgent projects that show up right before holidays….