Happy National Comic Book Day! What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm trying to wake up with Bruno Fazzolari Feu Secret (boy, do I smell good) and a cup of double-strong English Breakfast.
Reminder: on 9/28, wear a fragrance by Byredo, Berdoues or Bruno Fazzolari, if you have one. Partial credit for any other small-ish brand that starts with the letter B.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see 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 Comic Book Tea Mug is £7.99 at Gift Republic.
Eau de Gentiane Blanche. Thunk
You smell great, and congratulations on the THUNK!
Thunk! What is next?
Vetiver Tonka…bear in mind that these are just samples ????
Ohhh, I love that one!
Lovely, will you get a full-bottle? I think I need to ‘thunk’ more often!
I like it a lot…the herbal tomato vineness of it… but longevity is an issue so probably no to a full bottle. The only one I really want is Paprika Brasil but that may change three weeks from now LOL ???? ????
This one sounds interesting!
It is interesting!!!
the rest of my week will be B for Buchanan…as in Jessica September Buchanan because my bottle of Reglisse Noire has arrived!!!!!! She also included a travel spray of Rose Cassis (love it!!! someone on APJ says it smells like Rose Jam which I have never smelled before but this is a gorgeous jammy sweet rose…I will really enjoy it in the spring) and a sample of Orange Blossom Petal (love that too).
Holy cow! I cannot stop sniffing myself..this rose is so succulent and delicious…jammy and sweet….I might just NOT wait until the spring to wear it..I think it will be gorgeous and happy inducing in the dead of winter.
A gorgeous, happy inducing rose is PERFECT for the dead of winter! ????❄
Agree!!! AND the longevity is amazing!!! I can still smell it!!!
Yay!!! Hey, a lot of these scents sound great, but I couldn’t find where to order them by doing a Google search. Would you mind sending me a link or something, either here or via e-mail? You’ve made Reglisse Noire sound really spectacular.
The sample pack is gorgeous.
Morning! This picture is perfect for my SOTD as I am wearing my newly swapped-for Tea for Two!
Also want to tell you all that I tried Tyrannosaurus Rex last night and really liked it. Still trying to figure out the top, but it has a wonderful smoky incense and leather drydown that lasts forever, like what your hair would smell like after a night at a campfire where someone had doused all the logs in Diorling.
Oh DK Men. Love and miss. ????????
Sorry posted in wrong spot. But I ❤️ Tea for Two. ????
Tea for Two is a great fall scent, and swapping is so much fun!
You smell fantastic!. A great fall perfume!
You smell great! Love T42.
I’m wearing Alaïa, from a new decant. I applied it lightly, since yesterday I way over-applied New Musk Man. I don’t know if I like it yet.
Will be harder to overdo Alaia, I think!
I found that Alaia really stood out in hot summer weather. It didn’t have the same sparkle in cooler weather.
I’m in Aimez Moi today. I really like it, but it reminds me of Yvresse. And I love Yvresse, so now I wish I was wearing that.
It’s only my first full wearing of it though so maybe I’ll change my mind.
Aimez Moi is such a beautiful name for such a gorgeous scent! You smell marvelous.
It really is!
I have never tried Yvresse, but I do enjoy wearing Aimez Moi. I should give Yvresse a try.
Yvresse is a top ten for me, so I’m not mad Aimez Moi reminds me of it.
You smell delicious, I adore the pastis like note in Aimez-Moi and have a bottle, I have neglected it a bit.
It really is lovely! I’m glad I got it.
In Carner Barcelona D600. Perfect for the dark, rainy, cool day we have here. Very sleepy today. Not even coffee is working. I guess I need Bear’s triple strength coffee very soon….☕☕☕
This weather is like a left hook to the chin !
Basta !! Weather Mother Nature! ! ???? LOLOLOL ????????????????????✌
And it is just the beginning of the season⛈????????????. It won’t be easy to survive this early… Let’s hope Mother Nature will gift us with better days soon! ????☀️????????????????☕☕☕????
I would send you some ????, but I’m all out. I have extra diet coke though ????
Pass that diet coke, please! ????????
Nice scent pick. You smell great! I hope the coffee helps.
Thank you! Coffee is helping! ????
A gorgeous cuddle fluff scent. You smell beautiful
I love D600. You smell lovely.
Fingers crossed that we both get a break in the weather soon! ????
Let’s hope! ????
Tuscan Leather Tom Ford
The suede note is reminiscent of DKMen (mid ’90s).
????????????(Can I experience this someday soon? !?!)✌
Oh DK Men. Love and miss. ????????
You can come sit next to me Bear
You can sit between me and Lovestosmellgood.
I guess I will call the lap???? you smell perfect ????.
TF Tuscan Leather is gorgeous! That suede note is supremely elegant. purrrrr. It’s SmokeyToes approved. =^.^=
You smell divine!
Every time I see ☕️ emoji I remember your triple strength coffee
Such a good choice of scent for a chilly morning.
Oooohh you smell like my fiance- GOOD! I love Tuscan Leather!
So Tuscan Leather is a little sweet, then?
Not really, Jalapeno. The raspberry is tart and smells authentic, not with added sugar nor Froot Loop-y.
Just Raspberry and Suede, linear, but to paraphrase TF “pretty f—ing fantastic” !!!! LOLOLOL ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????✌???????? (No raspberry emoji on phone or laptop!)
Your description makes me think of Daim Blond substituting raspberry for apricot?
Yes, but despite the name TL smells like suede on my skin. Daim Blond is buttery leather. Both great wearin’ !!! ????????????????????????
Thanks for the TL TF ????????????, Everyone !! ????????????✌????????????
Good Morning….when I saw the tea mug I thought you had a bunch of “tea” to spill. I think I’ve been watching too much You Tube.
I see Bruno Fazzolari is getting his new scent ready. Can’t wait. If you order from his site, you get a nice sample of the upcoming release. It seems BF is also rebranding. I DM’d him on Insta and he is super nice and super helpful. I have a perfume crush.
And I have not been watching enough, or I’m too tired — I don’t get it!
Tea spilling is telling everyone’s truth. Or drama. ????. I have a minor addiction to it.
Thank you, I did not know!
I didn’t know what tea spilling was either. Thanks!
I’m wearing Byredo Gypsy Water hair mist. I like Gypsy Water, but I think I like the idea of this fragrance more than the actual fragrance. Happy to wear it, though.
It is one of the coolest names in fragrance, isn’t it? I gather the juice doesn’t live up to its name?
I think that word is considered by many Romani people to be a slur, so maybe not as cool as it sounds. :/
Not that I’m surprised that in our time of over-sensitivity and getting offended by virtually anything something might be considered a slur, but I’m curious why? What part of this name is offensive? I tried googling and can’t find anything that would explain it to me.
For example http://gypsyappropriations.blogspot.com/2010/07/truth-about-gypsy-life.html?m=1
A friend of mine worked for a genocide prevention org and spent time in Eastern Europe in dialogue with currently oppressed people, so I’ve heard a good deal from him about the Romani people. The term “gypsy” was given to them by others who erroneously thought they originated in Egypt, and when a name is given to a people by others who consider them outsiders or undesirables, it becomes a term of offense, along with the negative stereotypes attached to it. There’s nothing inherent in the word itself that is offensive, it’s how it became applied that is problematic (rooted in xenophobia).
Wasn’t aware of that. Every time I hear the word, I think of Gypsies, tramps and thieves, by Cher. So, really, its just Cher that’s cool. Wish she would try her hand at perfume again.
It’s a sensitive issue, indeed. Byredo’s website says the scent is ‘a glamorisation of the Romani lifestyle’ and ‘fascinated by the myth’. The idea is obviously to convey a romantic, carefree life in the outdoors, rather than offend anyone (‘Romani Water’ doesn’t quite have the same associations), but I’m not convinced Romani people find it amusing. I’m pretty sure Byredo would not pick the same name in 2018, now that the awareness is spreading.
Anyway, back to the scent: it’s perfectly nice, but I want it to be more intense. After all this talk of campfires and fresh soil, I think it’s rather tame.
Byredo has been known to change perfume names (for example, Fantastic Man became Sunday Cologne) but perhaps, this is selling quite well that to change the name may impact sales.
I agree, Annicky – I had high hopes for it, but on me it’s “sexy creamsicle.”
Actually “Wanderwater” would be kind of a wonderful name
SotD1 = Tam Dao dabbed on wrists
SotD2 = Eau des Merveilles sprayed inner elbows
SotD3 = Cologne du 68 all over
LOVE THAT MUG!
Sprayed Cd68 at 3 am when I couldn’t sleep, absent-mindedly grabbed EdM as I dressed this morning, then saw my sample of Tam Dao and thought why not?
So I’m inadvertently reeking havoc this morning, pulled a Holly I guess, and it really works. I smell like an expensive furniture store with lots of polished wood where someone has been eating oranges and madeleines.
Maybe my scent cloud will make someone happy at work today. Better living through profligate perfuming!
Oh my goodness..that is a lot of havoc !
yah, sitting in my car on the way to school, I smelled things up pretty good.
But none of them are heavy — I bet you smell great Tiffanie!
you’re right, Robin, the three scents have transparency, so they work well together.
1/3 of house twin!
You smell good.
hi, 1/3 house twin!
we do smell nice today
Oh I bet you smell wonderful!!
oh, thank you, KellyC. It has been a wonderfully fragrant day.
Go you for reeking havoc a la Holly! I wonder how she is doing?
Yay for reeking havoc, and I do hope Holly is lurking about.
JM Wood Sage & Sea Salt. I will dig out my “B’s” for the rest of the week, promise. Meeting some friends for lunch today and this seemed like a good choice.
The software at work went through a major update over the weekend, so yesterday felt a bit harried. I’m off now til Friday, hopefully all the kinks will be worked out by then.????????
It is a lovely choice when you want to smell good, but also casual and considerate.
Wood sage & Sea Salt is my fav JM.
Work software…UGH. I have some choice words for our software engineers. I am writing this while waiting for files to transfer. The %#$:@/ transfer speed doesn’t feel like I’m in 2018. These servers were written by @-$:&#% monkeys.
Your perfume is one of my favorites. You smell nice!
I hope by Friday nobody even remembers there was an upgrade
I had scent craving for this one the other day. Still need to dig it out and wear it as it’s perfect for this time of year. You smell great!
YUCK on the software updates… they never seem to work right the first time.
I’ll second that. I can’t count the OT that I’ve been forced to work due to software updates. Wish they’d leave it the “bleep” alone! I hate being at the mercy of these companies. The SEs should be forced to work with their own software before shoving the changes down their client’s throats. They NEVER test the changes thoroughly. So sick of it, especially since most of what I do is time sensitive and deadlines.
I was feeling under the weather last night and went to bed at 8:30pm. Woke up this morning and made a strong cup of Chai tea with huge amount of fresh ginger and I am feeling right again.
SOTD is Moulin Rouge by Histoires de Parfums and listening to the Gipsy Kings. I smell like Tangerine, Absinthe, & Iris
The Best Lentil Salad turned out great yesterday, I added feta cheese, olives, cucumbers, arugula and tomatoes to the lentils. The dressing is amazing. Thanks again to whomever posted the recipe. When I have coconut milk I will make the other dish that was mentioned.
Glad you are feeling better! I’m feeling a tickle in the back of my throat, I had better get some ginger…
And you smell great! I might sniff that after work
Yes, but when you spray it the opening is not that great, just give it a minute to settle. My favorite part is about 20 minutes after I spray it. Its a close to skin scent
You smell lovely! Oh, thanks for that reminder. Ginger tea stat!
Are you not feeling well?
Just my usual sinus infection.
That salad sounds seriously amazing.
Here is the recipe just in case you didn’t see it on the lazy weekend poll
You’re salad sounds delicious !
Have you tried the Navage Nasal Care? On the box, it says its a “saline nasal irrigation”. My husband bought one about a month ago, and it really does help with sinuses/allergies. I am not affiliated with this company, just a friendly recommendation
I haven’t! Thanks for the recommendation
I got the Berdoues sampler! I’ve been doing brown bag lunches for a few weeks so I told myself I earned it.
Last night I did a tiny spray of Selva do Brazil, which was charming. Today I took Koyel’s suggestion for Russkaya Kozha. I don’t usually think of leather perfumes but this one is soft and cozy.
What distinguishes a Russian leather as opposed to a regular old leather?
Russian leather usually means leather tanned using birch tar.
There are no rules! !!
It’s Thunderdome, I tellya ! ????
????. So funny! Thanks for the smile.
That’s interesting and good to know. I’m always wanting to try those Memo leathers- Italian Leather, Russian Leather, Irish Leather, etc. but haven’t gotten around to it.
Must be very naughty leather to need to be tanned with birch tar. It hardly sounds work-appropriate.
Yes — Russians used birch to tan / waterproof the leather, so most perfumes advertising Russian leather will make the scent a little smokier / earthier. But Bear is right, there are no rules!
Yay!! Isn’t it wonderful? I love it. Maybe I’ll wear that one later in the week–hesitating because we have a heat wave coming.
The Berdoes sampler is one of the best that I have tried. My favorite was Vanira Moorea.
No Bruno Fazzolari scents in my wardrobe. I have one Berdoues (you can probably guess which) and two Byredo perfumes.
But since Robin accepts BOIS 1920, I am wearing another scent of this house, Vento nel Vento. It’s a pleasant oriental.
May I ask which Bois 1920 you prefer? There is a shop here that sells them at quite good prices, but they don’t have testers and I try not to buy unsniffed. However, it seems most people say that the line has well made fragrances from good quality ingredients. I don’t like vanilla or heavy ambers. Is there one you can recommend?
I am afraid I am far from being an expert on this house. I have only tried three of their scents.
Oltremare is definitely my favorite, because for me it is an aquatic that does not smell cheap. It is a nice blend of water and vegetal notes which reminds me a little of watermelon rind. Not sure it’s a safe blind buy though. You have to like juicy watey notes to appreciate it, because it’s all about them.
Vento nel Vento is okay, but eventually I’d say it’s not for me. It’s not a heavy scent, but I think it has amber-vanilla you dislike in the dry-down. I actually like vanilla, but this one reminds me of a cookie dough (plus pepper). I like the top notes – soft resins – but I cannot help thinking they are not very memorable or original.
The third one I tried is Sutra Ylang. It was several years ago, so I do not remember it very well, but I definitely did not like it and was really disappointed by it.
I’ve just remembered that I tried Sandalo e The too. It was a tiny one-use sample. A lovely fresh woody scent (tea was definitely noticeable), nice to wear on a rainy summer day. My only problem with it was that maybe it had too much caraway. But it was one rather short test.
Frankly, if I were you, I would try to get samples from another source instead of buying these scents unsniffed.
Thank you so much for your answer. I’ll sit on my hands when temptation strikes!
The weather is rainy and cool where I am, so I put on Arquiste Nanban to spice things up.
You smell stunning.
Gray and rainy here. Last night walking home from a class was the first time in a very long time that I felt slightly chilly. (Not counting that one day/evening in San Francisco in August). It felt like Fall!! Woo hoo!
I guess I’m in the neighborhood of the CP by wearing Boyfriend. Did a blind buy of the travel rollerball at the most recent launch. Kind of a waste, since it’s so close to Angel Muse. Seems to dry down a bit lighter.
It was -3 C here this AM, so fall is most certainly arrived here
Wearing Eiderantler from the wonderful and talented people at January Scent Project. Green, musky oakmoss blend which smells amazing
That sounds good, and I like the name!
Vanille 44 ftw in the rain!
You smell great missionista.
Whoopee – slept for 9 1/2 hours last night! Goodness, that makes such a lot of difference in my day.
Good for you! Totally jealous of that restorative sleep you had. ????
Third that… I got about four…I need ????’s ☕☕☕
I need to try feu secret!
In Bvlgari Omnia today. It was downright brisk this morning when I steppers outside!! So excited for fall!! Whee!
Feeling like the walking dead over here and hoping hot tea and cracked wheat sour dough toasted with blueberry jam will revive me. Can’t wait to get back on day shift!!
oooh, Omnia! So seasonally appropriate. Would you say its dry?
And yes, fall is awesome.
Butting in to say that for me, yes, Omnia is a dry scent. No sweetness at all to my nose. YMMV, of course.
Chanel No. 5 L’Eau
You smell lovely.
You smell lovely.
Banana Republic Oud Mosaic. Partial “B” credit?????
I saw that @ Ross ($19.99), but passed because I have enuff oudhs, really. LOL ????
I do like the note.
Mini review, please.
It’s nice for the price! A perfectly serviceable rose/oud, not-too-jammy, toasty, a bit quiet after an hour. Nothing new, but pretty well done, imo.
Thanks! You smell good! Sometimes ephemeral is precisely right! ????????????????????
I really enjoy many of the Banana Republic scents.
The only small perfume house beginning with B in my collection is By Kilian.
So Water Calligraphy it is. I’ve grown to really love this, easy to wear and yet interesting.
And a funny aside on how things beginning with B can actually begin with T
Today’s SOTD is vintage Coriandre from Jean Couturier with a touch of Patchouli from Santa Maria Novella.
Wow… excellent combo… come closer so I can sniff it ????
L’Heure Bleue, which I only ever want to wear on rainy days.
It’s a perfect scent for rainy day weather. ☔️
L’Heure Bleue is lovely. Unfortunately, I can only tolerate it dabbed on me since it is so overwhelming sprayed. You smell fabulous.
I understand. I only want the older Guerlains when the temps drop.
I’m in Byredo Bal d’Afrique today from a sample sent with the latest swapmeet I smell lovely and I will be sad when my sample is empty. It is certainly decant-/travel spray-worthy, but I doubt it’s FBW. Hmm.
I’m sleepy! Today is one of those mornings when I had a really hard time getting out of my bed. We also got pretty, crisp new sheets, which makes getting up harder, too.
I love new sheets so much. It does make it hard to get up! You smell great.
Oh, new sheets that are freshly laundered are absolutely wonderful! ????
You smell great Robin! I will wear that one before the week is out. Tosay’s Misia because I felt the need for some fortification. Also in a violet mood and this is a good chaser to yesterday’s I Miss Violet, which is still on my sweater.
Oh, I bet that is a good combo.
Home today wearing a few spritzes of Shalimar. I’ve been craving it lately. The weather is rainy and cold today so Shalimar feels cozy. It seems like we went from air conditioning to cranking the heat without transition. Fall, where are you?
You smell wonderful in Shalimar. It is so cozy.
Thought of you as I sprayed it on KellyC. ????
Are you feeling a bit better today? I hope so! Having the day off is good..giving your body a chance to rest. I am heading to bed in a bit because I need catch up sleep-LOL!
Hey CM8! I’m pretty sure I have a sinus infection and all the symptoms that accompany it. I get them regularly this time of year. I felt pretty awful on Sunday and Monday but today is a little better but I did take the day to rest. Will see how I feel in the AM. Are you under the weather also?
No just massively sleep deprived
Gotta go with those perfume cravings!
Rainy day, wearing a sample of TDC Santo Incienso.
Rainy day here, too. How does Santo Incienso compare with your favorite incense perfumes?
I like it, unfortunately like all the other TDC scents I’ve tried with the exception of Jasmin de Nuit, longevity and projection are nil. Still searching for the ultimate palo santo incense perfume. Carner Barcelona is pretty close though I wish it had more intense palo scento wood note.
You may need yesterday’s Daily Lemming:
Yes! Looks wonderful.
Just a dab of Diptyque Volutes (not to disturb fellow passengers) – a shared air travel perfume for my vSO and me. Let the vacation commence!
Safe travels! ✈
Safe travels and have fun!!!
Have a safe and fun trip!
both of you are smelling great, too.
1) In Philosykos- perfect for a warmish day and an afternoon of picking figs and plums after work!
2) Am impressed with Ms. Hajusuuri’s DC trip- packed a lot in a short get away! I think people do forget how much art and history can be found RIGHT in DC.
An afternoon of picking figs and plums sounds like heaven right now!
Well, we have the Newark Museum to thank for that as all the hard work was done by the Travel Director.
Keep waiting for a moment to enjoy getting caught up on NST, and it just isn’t happening! But wanted to pop in to brag that I have my first full bottle empty in goodness knows how long— Chanel No 19 Poudre. The last dregs are scenting my office . . . I will not be replacing this one. Since my perfume peregrination began I have slowly fallen out of love with my greener frags . . . not something I expected, but individuals change over time and relationships evolve, and well, sometimes people fall out of love . . . guess you could say we’ve taken separate paths, me and green.
How’s that for thunk?!
????Oh, working “peregrination” into a real life conversation!
The vocab nerd in me approves! ????????
And I am an ardent alliterative language lover!
I was surprised with how my likes and dislikes changed over the years as well – I used to love white musks but now I’m into orientals
Orientals! I’ve always loved them, but others I’ve flipped on.
That’s no ordinary thunk, that’s a THUNK!!! With extra exclamation marks no less.
Totally agree on perfume tastes evolving. I like some notes now that were “NO thanks” when I first started seriously sniffing.
Why thank you! I too feel it was no ordinary thunk. Powder was a big no no when I first started. But now I love it, No. 19 Poudre notwithstanding!
Peregrination! I will use it sometime this week in the office to make people think I absorbed some culture in DC.
And woohoo for THUNK of a FB with no back-up…this is the highest in the hierarchy of THUNKS!
I know. Serious done baby done!
Full points in Byredo M/Mink. When I first sprayed it I thought, “oh my gosh, what have I done?!” but now I like it haha.
I love M/M Ink but it is an odd one for sure.
Hey KellyC, congrats on fiance landing a job so quickly!
I’m twins with Robin today in Feu Secret. I thunked my sample and will move on to using my decant.
It’s already been an eventful morning. While I was getting ready for work, I heard sirens but didn’t look outside. So when I walked out my apartment building’s front door to go to work, I saw a fire truck parked on our hill towards the bottom with the hose extended through a bike and pedestrian trail that starts right there. And of course my car was parked in one of three spots next to where the trail begins and was blocked in by the fire truck, hose, and an ambulance. No one was to be found, so I went back up to my apartment to wait. About 40 min later I was able to leave after talking with a couple firemen. They moved the ambulance and ended up unplugging the hose from the fire truck and moving it from behind my car, so I could get out. Some really nice guys! The fire was in a vacant house that is off the trail. Some homeless people were living there and that’s how it caught on fire. From what I gathered there were no injuries.
Well double yay, because I almost never see it mentioned!
Glad nobody was injured, gosh, and glad you eventually got your car out.
Glad you’re OK. That would have been enough for me to text my manager to say I am working from home.
Grabbed my current standby in my rush to get ready this morning. Keeping it clean in Infusion D’Iris Absolu.
I love that one. You smell wonderful.
Le Beau Male.
No energy after today.
I am Groot.
I hope you get enough rest! ????
I hope that you can get some rest ASAP… sounds like you’ve been super busy!
Yay to thunk
Boo to being tired…
rest up my Thunk KIng!!!
I am heading to bed soon also.
SOTD: Seville a l’Aube
Got up at 6 am, went back to bed at 8 am, got up again at 11 am and now working. Yesterday I had a one day trip to Atlanta that completely knocked me out. I don’t know how people do daily flights to cities as part of their job… between waiting on lines, the stress of taking off and landing, cabs, and bad food options, not an easy job.
Now for more coffee!
You smell great – I think that kind of travel takes it’s toll either on the front end or on the backend – I know I find it exhausting too – Welcome home
Oy! I’m glad my work does not require me to have to travel by plane to/from on the same day. Back when I had to do that, I was much much much younger but it still bit me in the behind the next day. The worst was doing four of these within 6 weeks, not including two overnight trips – that was CRAZY. Of course the worst was when the delay took longer than the actual flight.
Stopped at Space NK before going home: tried Fleur de Peau for the second time: I like it, only I find a little bit unsubtantial for this time of year, it smelled more appropriate in the summer heat when it could bloom.
Just about anything would clobber Fleur de Peau…despite that, I enjoy it and it makes a good layerer.
I have been hankering after bottles of both Au Dela Narcisse and Lampblack since I got my paws on samples. I’m almost afraid to try them again in case I accidentally (ahem) wave my bank card in the wrong/right direction…
So I wore some vintage Miss Dior parfum and EDT today, instead and smelled pretty great. But I also thought about those two Bruno Fazzolari scents some more. Damn it.
Uh oh, Jonesing for a perfume like that can be dangerous to the wallet! ????
No kidding. I am not sure whether to be frustrated or relieved that the ADN is currently out of stock in the UK…
I haven’t tried Lampblack yet but Au Dela Narcisse really stood out for me too as a special beauty.
A thunk for Tempo today. This is one I like as it wafts around me, better than when I huff my wrists.
Hiya scent twin! Not THUNK twins, though. You are much better at it than I am.
Well, this is about my fifth use from my sample, so it took a while. It doesn’t last very long on me, so I went with extra sprays today.
Ha! we are all on a thunk roll today!!!!
My thunking though will be temporarily suspended as I will be enjoying my new bottle of Reglisse Noire come tomorrow….
I had a crap day and it was such a surprise to come home to it.
Sorry you had a bad day CM8. I hope your new bottle is some compensation and lifts your spirits.
Hope you have a good night and a better tomorrow.
Hopefully RN is lifting your spirits!
It will as I plan on wearing it today
Quickly checking in. Last night I made the Curried Lentil, Tomato, Coconut soup recipe that someone posted here on the weekend, and it was delicious! Thank you for sharing that.
SOTD is Mancera Roses & Chocolate. I smell yummy ???? if I do say so myself.
That’s sounds yummy
Starting to make chicken noodle soup from scratch since it’s cool, gray and slightly rainy today. Wearing Amouage Epic today.
Mmm… chicken soup and Epic!
I can make place for you and your soup at my table..
Patches of snow on the hill tops this morning. In the last few days the wild violets have started flowering up on the hill, clinging to the banks either side of the tracks. Back in the 50s a hermit named Ben Rudd took up residence in a shack on the hills and planted rhododendrons which are now flowering and looking beautiful. Off to the graveyard for my walk as it is more sheltered in this wind. The founder of our botanic gardens is buried there and ( although it is crazy behaviour) I give him daily updates on the trees and flowers ( the cemetry borders the gardens)…today it will be Tarata ( lemonwood): the gum used by Maori for perfume…in full flower now. Wearing Fiele Viola.
Thank you for inviting us along with you on your walk, I love these reports.
In other news, Hogarth has won multiple gold medal awards for some of their latest chocolate bar creations, notably a salted one (yum). If you ever want to trade chocolate for perfume I’m game.
Zoologist Civet today from random sample cup pick- THUNK- I had 3mls and I really love this still a year later- Cleaning drapes but feeling chic!
Hurray for your THUNK!
Another wet and gloomy day here. However, I am happy that I was able to run errands both today and yesterday while there were breaks in the weather. Just heard a rather impressive rumble of thunder outside…⚡☔????
SOTD = back in Diptyque Tempo, from the sample/decant stash. It smells great in humid weather, too!
Yeah I pretty much see Tempo as a year round scent. But I am one of those folks who likes patchouli and will wear the e.o. straight up without apologies.
It will be interesting to see if Tempo can stand up to winter weather. That’s when I bring out the monsters in my collection.
BTW, sorry to hear that your day at work was crap.
Tempo will experience its first winter this winter!
SOTD = Bruno Fazzolari Fontevraud
I at first thought that I was sniffing the “potpourri run amok” smell of the Uber I took yesterday (I swear the driver must have SOAKED the seat right before he picked me up because the pants I wore REEKED of the hot mess but no more since I did laundry today), but no, it was a combination of Smarties with rose & patchouli that I smelled and as time went on, the oppoponax came out smelling like iris.
Smelled in the wild while I was in DC: Chanel No. 5, Box of Eels and Angel (lots of it to leave a taste in my mouth).
Can yellow cabs be any color than yellow? Yes – in DC, they are pink and white…I suppose, to mimic the colors of cherry blossoms.
Usually, by the time I come back from vacation, I already have the next trip booked. I have found that the most efficient thing to do is to replenish the toiletries / make-up (and their back-ups for the carry-on) I will be using during the next trip so that the packing for the next trip would be much easier without running around at the last minute. This also allows me to rotate out items I can finish off quickly while at home and to freshen the toiletries (as they do have a shelf life). I’m on the lookout for a new lighter weight 24″ (for the 3-4 day trips) as the one I have is heavy even when empty and the wheels aren’t swiveling smoothly anymore.
It’s back to work for me tomorrow and I am looking forward to it (no, I am not crazy, just someone who generally enjoys her work and most of her co-workers…something has to make up for the Commuting Woes).
I don’t often use public transportation but last the time I took a cab, it smelled like a gym bag that was filled with week-old unwashed socks. I had to breathe through my mouth during the ride. ????
Glad you had a nice trip and are happy to return to work.
You win..I’ll take the potpourri over week-old unwashed socks…eeek!
I hope you’re feeling better after your rest today (I hope you rested).
Oh, that was was a long time ago. Your anecdote just reminded me of it. I bet the smell was strong if it rubbed off on your clothes!
ZOMG Yikes on the stinky stinky cab! ???? Stories like that make me thankful that when I am going to the airport, I use a shuttle service.
It was so awful that it stuck in my mind.????
Good luck on your search for a new carry on! ???? It seemed to take me forever to find something I liked the last time I went shopping for luggage.
The size I was going for would not qualify for a carry on. Come to think of it, I can’t remember the last time I used a wheelie carry-on and it could be because it is old enough to have the non-swiveling wheels. In any case, I may be better off buying a full set of luggage. I know I want the hard-sided without the built-in TSA lock and not black.
welcome back to work life!
I lol’d at tasting Angel, I’ve had that happen when someone wears a lot of Poison too. I don’t mind though, more perfume is better.
Yes! More perfume IS better!
Hah! More is more except when it’s too much!
So, where do you think your next trip will take you?
Would it be overly indulgent to say I already booked the next 3? Since it’s late perhaps only a few people will see this. Late December / early January – Lisbon, March – Tampa / St. Pete / Sarasota, May – Italy (Amalfi to Sorrento). The May trip is a walking tour and will be very active as we’re basically walking anywhere from 5-8 miles everyday over all sorts of terrain; I figured preparing for this will probably cause me to lose 10-15 pounds which is a nice bonus.
I want to travel while I still can. I’ve heard too many people say they will travel once they retire, but, sadly for some, they end up not being able to for various reasons.
Your scheduled trips are so exciting. I adored Lisbon when I visited and good luck with the walking trip training.