Hump day and Johnny Appleseed Day and Fitness Day, plus Olivia Newton-John's birthday. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm growing hair, maybe, while getting partial credit in By Kilian Sacred Wood.
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: top image is Sandalwood, 1947 [cropped] by State Library of WA at flickr; some rights reserved.
I participated in the CP early in the morning by wearing Byredo Rose Noir. It’s lovely but fleeting.
Now I am wearing Diptyque Eau Lente. Yum.
I just got a sample of Eau Lente in the swap meet – it is so interesting!
I hope you ejoy your sample. It is a very distinctive and long-lasting fragrance.
I like Eau Lente, it was very enjoyable the whole way through. I may replace my sample with a decant at some point. Buying decants before full bottles really saved my budget last year!
I especially enjoy Eau Lente when the weather is cold. A perfect scent for relaxing under a soft blanket with a warm kitty at your side.
It’s Iris Prima for me today.
Today it’s a Dzongkha day.
That’s a good day!
I have a bottle of Dzongkha, and it really should be perfect for me. Cardamom, incense tea – all notes I love, and want to have surrounding me. Alas, I try and try, and it still won’t work.
Grateful for another day on this Earth, despite Box of Rain being the appropriate soundtrack yet again. ☁☁☔☁☁☁
Doing perfume drag in Fendi L’Acquarossa EDT
Peppery watery peonies-bright citrus-Cedarwood-white musk.
Pleasant, if high-pitched.
Somehow brings to mind someone who wears a bit too much make-up that becomes a disguise instead of an enhancement.
Said the guy with the HUGE BEARD that needs trimming! LOLOLOL ????????????
Box of Rain would make a good perfume name
I watched a couple of interviews of Tom Ford yesterday on youtube – they were suggested by youtube – what a tidy beard he has and what tidy shiny hair he has too.
Yes, I’m sure Mr. Ford would fetish-ize me as a lumbersexual. ????????????????
But it’s cool, I’ve been fetish-ized before. ????????????LOLOLOL ????????????????????????????????
Ha ha! Well, next to Tom Ford we are all lumbersexuals
Almost spit my coffee out with that one! Thx for the laugh.
You sir, have just turned my frown upside down! ????????❤
Too funny, Bear, thanks for the laugh.
Argh! Now you’ve song virused me!
I love beards that are a little longish and unkempt (no food particles though…!) I wish sideburns would make a come back. I love those big ones from the ‘70’s. No matter your scent, pretty sure you’re the best smelling guy around town????????
Thanks Deva ! I promise, no food particles. ????????????????
And happy to generate laughter, and a pleasant earworm!
What do you want me to do ? Do for you……
Interesting article Robin…yes, I could use more hair….when my Samsara comes in I’ll apply to the top of my head, and I’ll report my results
I wish I had remembered to use one of by Byredo samples, but as it is I have a dab of Tommy Girl on my left hand (because I thought it was Bois des Isles – shame on me for not labeling everything!) and a dab of Equistrius on my right hand.
Last night I wore L’ombre dans l’eau to bed, and I was so happy I could smell the blackcurrent, it sounds improbable, but I couldn’t smell it before – last night it was like I had spread jam over my arms. Before, I had only smelled “70’s/80’s accord”, maybe my nose is getting better at recognizing scents? I hope? So I read up on it a little, and I’m excited to see if I can smell the black current in First and Chamade later.
I didn’t know First has black currant! I will join you in sniffing for it.
Ha, do let us know!
Hello Coin-op: Congratulations on detecting blackcurrant for the first time in l’ODl’E. You must smell Hermes Amazone then, preferably vintage.
Oh! Is there something in there people are anosmic to? That would explain why I can’t smell Amazone very much!
Thanks Aurora! You know, I think I do have 1 mL sample of Amazone at home – i’m not sure if it is vintage, but I will add it to the lineup, thank you!
Vintage Amazone is lovely stuff. Do sniff it for the black currant bud, it’s spectacular.
I second this… glorious stuff
SotD = Insolence EdT
Just one spritz under my blouse this morning will waft up my neck all day, smelling of violet bubblegum. I’m teaching pre-K/Kinder music classes this morning, hope the kids like it when they give me their sneaky hugs.
That sandalwood hair thing is fascinating.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday, unless you’re Wednesday Addams, in which case I hope your day is maudlin.
Wednesday: Pass the salt.
Morticia: And what do we say?
Reminds me of Third Rock from the Sun. “This is great dip, Mrs Sumner.” “It’s pat’e.” “Great dip, Pat’e.”
so of course this pops into my head:
“Great pate, mom, but I gotta motor if I wanna be ready for that funeral”
Love Wednesday Addams. And you smell fabulous.
yah, Wednesday Addams is a breath of something, not fresh air, but she’s fun.
Haha! Thanks for the laugh ???? I’m a fan. And one of my favorite lines from the AF movie where Wednesday is at summer camp and they’re practicing lifeguarding at the lake.
Little blond girl: I’ll be the victim!
Wednesday: All your life
exactly! I laughed hard at that too.
Ha! Thanks for the laughs! Hope the kiddos enjoy the Insolence.
you know, they did! I had several kids tell me I smelled like candy.
I’m wearing Miller & Bertaux Shanti Shanti, maybe 1/8th credit since Bertaux starts with B? Roses and patchouli – though less patchouli than I remember. Grateful to my swap partner for this sample, as I had a memory that was perhaps slightly better than the reality, and this one’s pricey and only comes in giant bottles! I still really like it though….
So long as you don’t wear it again when we finally get to “M” week
Nonsense, I will be taking the remaining 7/8 of my points! Also this is the first time I realized you were going alphabetically
I figured it was a way of doing group projects with all the smaller brands that would otherwise never get a chance.
Temps back up today and it’s a bit steamy from the rain, so went with the summery BF Monserrat.
Pretty. And I got all excited Monday evening at the coolness and no humidity. Mother Nature is just messing with us now. It’s mean.
Yeah, unless you’re my husband, who is off today and at the beach! Mother Nature was kind to him today, lol.
Your husband was a lucky duck with the weather for his beach visit! ????????⛱
Its awful outside..the humidity! YUCK
It’s humid, but I actually didn’t find it totally unpleasant out, maybe because of the cloud cover.
Dug around in my samples and found an obscure B scent in Brecourt Farah, a gourmand. I smell very edible.
Your ‘Friday fragrance’ reminder reminded me – I haven’t tried many Byredo scents, but fully intend visiting their new standalone shop in Soho when I’m in London in November!
That store is so huge…his accessories line must be doing well.
Byredo 1996 from a sample. This may just be the first Byredo that is more than a meh or a scrubber on me. I’ll see how it progresses through the day. Fifth time is a charm, I guess.
Last night was open house at the middle school and madtownteen has the same seventh grade home room teacher that my oldest did. He just happens to have been born in 1996, how’s that for some Wednesday irony.????
You smell great!
the teacher was born in 1996? oh my. This is going to be happening more and more isn’t it, ha.
Whoops, I meant my son was born in 1996.
…although, yes, some of those teachers are starting to look very young to me, the older I get.
I hear lots of good things about 1996, so I need to get my hands on a sample one of these days.
It feels like fall outside, cool with sharp sun, and I am wearing Bruno Fazzolari’s Seyrig, a green incense on me. I will have to compare it to Tom Ford’s Vert d’Encens.
I need to try that one again.
Still chugging along in Byredo Gypsy Water. I think I’ll wear this one all week.
Wish I could get a good sniff of you ha!
In Rose Anonyme today, since I had no idea what to expect from the season and the weather.
Does anyone know if it’s possible to unscrew the caps on the Atelier Cologne 7.5mL sprays? I much prefer RA in spray form, and once this spray is done, I have a backup 7.5mL in splash form that I barely use. I’d like to decant it into the spray bottle…I haven’t had much luck trying to unscrew it yet.
Sorry. I have that same travel spray but have no idea if they are “get into-able”.
I’m still working through my Berdoues sampler with Assam of India. This was money very well spent, I’ve been getting a lot of enjoyment out of these samples. They even put the sprays in cute tiny boxes! Nine year old me would have loved this, I used to have a whole collection of boxes that were too small to put anything in
What is it about cute little boxes that makes it so hard to get rid of them?! I was like that too and still am to a certain extent haha.
Partial credit for wearing By Kilian’s Beyond Love. Good many B’s though.
I remember reading the first BK review on NST ages ago and thinking I would never buy any of their fragrances, but lo and behold, all those years later I’ve got 4 refill bottles. And Beyond Love is a seriously gorgeous tuberose.
Tea is MF Montagne de Jade.
Lovely combination of tea and perfume today
Ha, never say never!
SOTD BF Ummagumma. Love this stuff! Total mood lifter, soother, and all around good feelz kinda of smellz ????
Busy day of getting electrical system in the van all hooked up and ready to roll, plus some last minute trims pieces placed, and then pretty much done except for the bed. Waiting for mattress delivery, etc.
Happy Humpday to all
You smell delicious!
You’re wearing what I wish I’d chosen today. You smell great!
I am wearing Hermes 24 Faubourg and drinking a cup of Shalimar tea.
Now I am lemming to make some Shalimar Tea, it would be perfect with this cake I am eating..
I hope you had chance to have a cup
Testing another TDC scent, Une Nuit Magnetique. Nice, but as per usual with this brand, almost no sillage. It’s warm and rainy here today.
Downright stuffy / muggy here today…that “fall feeling” only lasted a day or two.
I just sampled UNM and thought the same. It wasn’t fb worthy or even decant worth IMO. To each his own, I guess.
Stuffy and humid here today too. Weird weather.
In Byredo Bal d’Afrique again. I seem determined to use up this sample asap. I wonder if I’ll crave it as much as I suspect I will once I’ve emptied it (likely tomorrow).
It is just such a cozy, comforting vetiver. Who knew vetiver could be so soft and lush?
Ha, see my post below about my falling out with BdA. If you run out and want more before the next swap meet, just reach out to me. ????
I have reached out! It is funny that your post was right next to mine
Happy to report no fire truck was blocking me in this morning. Wearing Bal d’Afrique but wishing I was in Ummagumma. I seem to not enjoy BdA anymore, and I also think it smells almost identical to Atelier Vetiver Fatal. I think I’ll set both of those decants aside for the next swap meet. Funny though that I wasn’t sure Ummagumma was subtle enough for work, but I feel like BdA is shouting its presence. Live and learn…
I used to love BdA but then I discovered Vetiver Tonka which to me smells like a better version of it – less synthetic somehow
Sadly, I’ve fallen out of love with Vetiver Tonka too. Seems I am picky about how vetiver is used. I do love Encre Noire and Fat Electrician and others that I can’t think of right now. I’m also excited for Bruno Fazzolari’s new vetiver perfume.
Have you tried Greylocke? That’s my favorite vetiver at the moment… it’s paired with an apple note and perfect for autumn
I have not tried it, but it sounds really fun.
I agree, prefer Vetiver Tonka.
I’m wearing MJ Decadence today.
Love it, you smell great lillyjo! ????????
Found my tester bottle (just the bottom green glass) when cleaning and looking for TL. I will wear it in the coming weeks. ????????????
Thanks Bear! When you do wear it, I hope you describe it a little, because I couldn’t figure out what to say except I seem to get a lot of woodiness. I like it alot in cool weather.
I’m wearing Bottega Veneta today. This is a fragrance I really need to wear more often. It’s perfect.
I’ve been tempted to wear it every day, but that would be heresy! You smell fab ????
BV is the perfume that sent me down the rabbit hole. Not sure why I don’t have a bottle or at least a decant now…it’s beautiful and you smell great!
Smelling wonderful in BV!
It really is perfect. I haven’t tried the velours, but I can’t see how it could be improved.
Vangelis and Virgile today from the Sylvaine Delacourte line.
I have really enjoyed all the vanillas in the sample set…onward VQ ‘18!
I know some just found it meh, but I really enjoy the vanilla sample set too! I’ve had a lot more success with it than I did with the musks.
Ditto…the vanillas are stronger than the musks imho especially with multiple wearings. For the musks, Florentina and Lilylang were my favorites.
I love Lilylang and bought two of the travel sprays.
Vangelis? Huh. Now I have Chariots of Fire running thru my head (not a bad thing).
I wish the names didn’t all start with V – I have trouble remembering which is which
I’m rocking some Byredo Oud Immortel today. Not fb worthy for me, but it’s great on a cold morning like we had today! So happy for cozy, fall scents!
Looking forward to lunch with a girlfriend today. I usually bring my lunch from home, so it will be nice to actually get out of the office for a bit today.
Happy hump day, good smelling friends!
Same for me, lunch with a girlfriend and very much looking forward to getting out of the office! Enjoy!
Belated congratulations on your fiance getting a new job so quickly! That is wonderful news.
Limited access to internet today. I lost my cell phone last night on my way home. I will get a replacement between today and tomorrow. I try not to use the internet at work for personal issues, so I will read all comments tonight when I get home.
In Byredo Pulp for a warm, humid and sunny day which I am enjoying a lot, before we get back again to rain and lower temps later tonight.
Happy hump day everyone!
Ugh. Sorry! It’s been a few years since I’ve last lost my cell and I still know that awful feeling. Love your dedication to NST!
Yikes!! Glad you are able to get it replaced quickly!!
Sorry you lost your phone, not a major event but very annoying all the same. You smell fruity good
So sorry about your phone! Such a pain, but they are pretty quick with replacements. I “lost” mine a while back and the replacement came the next day! I then found my lost phone sticking out from under the couch :/
That sucks! Glad you get a replacement quickly!
Oh no! That has got to be a horrible feeling, realizing that your phone is gone. I hope that your replacement phone arrives super fast.
I’m sorry about your phone.
Haven’t been able to motivate myself to get in the shower yet and in the dry down of Epic and will continue on with it today. My mother has drained two decants of Amouage Honour and now wants a full bottle for Christmas. Since Fragrancenet has a good deal on the body butter, I will get the body butter when I get paid tomorrow and get the soap a little later on. Out of all the things she has tried, she asks for the expensive stuff.
You’re a good daughter Dawn and I meant to say thank you for the description of vintage Diorling you did for me.
Keep forgetting the B’s, although I did wear Ummagumma the other night. It’s so cozy.
Today is warm again where I am, so back in 19-69 Capri. This is a new line, I think, that has gotten little coverage, but I love a couple of them. Sort of hippy chic, but in what I think is a non-annoying way.
Non annoying sounds good!
Luxuriating in a sample of Hermès de Merveilles. I have no doubt I will one day own a small bottle.
Happy bday to Olivia Newton-John. Her show in Las Vegas in the late 70’s was my first concert ever and I’ve loved her ever since. It was certainly helpful that her hits, Grease, Xanadu, Let’s get physical, played perfectly to my teen-aged self!
You smell great Nightingale!
It is hard to believe she is 70.
No B’s for me today. Currently sampling SP Parfums Lemon & Orange Sorbet, which is pretty nice but very low projection. Poor SP really got savaged in the new Guide. I’ll agree that a bunch of his scents are pretty odd, but I do like Sunmilkflowers quite a bit.
Finally got a decent night’s sleep! Which correlates strongly with broken-elbow-husband getting a decent night’s sleep. Hoping this continues. Amazing how much better the world looks when you’ve had some decent zzzzzz’s.
Keep calm and waft on, NST!
I liked Sunmilkflowers too. Did you try Powder & Dust? So curious about it…..
…and that’s the end of my lovely Lampblack sample. Damn.
With none to re-apply after going swimming, I’ve gone incensey with some Heeley Cardinal. That’s another FB I wouldn’t kick outside if it magically appeared in my life. Though for some reason it’s awfully quiet on me today.
Eeek about the Lampblack.
You may have mentioned it but I don’t recall — have you found the magic potion to ward off rosacea after swimming?
oh, thanks for asking! Not magically warding it off, but definitely controlling it and soothing it–a Darphin Intral cream that I’m using straight after swimming that seems to relieve the immediate heat and redness, and a Rodial Dragon’s Blood moisturiser that seems to generally improve things. Both were ferociously expensive (and I am giving the Rodial a lot of side eye for its “anti-aging” nonsense) but they feel like they were worth it: my face isn’t one big nasty patch of blisters.
I am wearing Frances Denney Interlude, something from the seventies and eighties. I am not even sure what all of the notes are, but on me, it smells wonderful and lasts a long time. It’s kind of spicy and perhaps has sandalwood. Have to be careful not to overapply, though.
Reglisse Noire!!!!! B for Buchanan the perfumer’s last name.
The Rose Cassis Paradise that I tested last night was still on me this morning. It’s gorgeous. Another perfumista said that it is what she was hoping Rose Jam would be. Definitely full bottle worthy but for now my travel spray will suffice.
And I got three compliments this morning on the Reglisse
Yay! Perfume compliments are like unicorns. Hope today was a better day!
it was , thank you Petunia!
and I hope your sinus infection is subsiding as well!!!!
It is, Thanks!
Day off so I’m wallowing around in DSH Slinky Carnation edp. Gods, I love this stuff! (as I should, since it’s custom made with my favorite notes)
P.S. I’ll be in NY on Wed 10/10, sniffing with Hajusuuri if anyone else is around and wants to sniff Slinky Carnation
Yes! We haven’t picked a venue yet but I am looking forward to it!
I’m sure you smell fabulous! Wish I was closer to NY, so I could sniff in person. For the past couple of years, the beginning of fall has had me craving carnation.
I’m glad for this CP. it’s making me go through the Grands Cru sample set from Berdoues I got close to a year ago. Today is Vanira Moorea. I’m shoving my wrist into my nose and still not getting much. I’ll keep spraying. Hoping it becomes more vanilla…I think it is.
Two $5 movies yesterday… Searching and Operation Finale. Searching is every parent’s nightmare.
We got some food at a local coffee shop in between. As my husband was paying, a cop was getting something. So husband asked if cops generally like having UN in town or hate it. (I thought they might like the overtime…). He basically said they all hate it. Made me chuckle. Main benefit to us is that our bus skips two stops (when it’s not diverted) so getting home is a tad faster.
I am not a fan when the UN is in session…
And how did you get this 5 buck movie?
AMC has a Stubs program. You can join for free and get $5 Tuesdays. I upgraded to the $15 annual so I can buy online tickets with no service fee. It’ll paid for itself since I generally am getting two tickets. And I get points. (A couple of weeks ago I got a free large soda for some reason…) Our favorite theaters are the Kips Bay ones, so it made sense to do it. As we left last night, there were quite a few people showing up…so Tuesdays have become quite popular. Much more popular now that MoviePass has had issues…. We only go if we are interested in something.
Kips Bay has great seats!
Spent the morning at the Armenia! exhibit at the Met and had a fabulous tour by the curator. A must see, but a audio tour or one of the free tours at the Met is advised for this particular exhibit to fully to appreciate it. It was crowded but worth it.
SOTD Peonia Nobile by Acqua di Parma
Oh! Will check that out.
No credit for today, in vintage Vol de Nuit.
No credit maybe, but you smell so good!!
Thank you Kelly, so do you in Byredo.
Tom Ford Noir de Noir. Will love a FB of this one.
Oh I do love Noir de Noir! Do you have a decant? Email me if you’d like one!
You’re too kind!! I have a sample will probably swing for a FB. What do you like the best about NdN?
I’m a sucker for a dark rose but none I have tried compare to NdN for me. I love the bits of saffron and vanilla. You can pick out other notes, but the rose is still the star. My uncle grew roses when i was growing up- he had a huge garden of hybrid teas and there was one- Mr. Lincoln- that was a deep red and so fragrant. Every time I wear NdN I think of Mr. Lincoln and my uncle’s roses for some reason!
Also I think it’s so sexy, it’s one of my go-to date night perfumes. My fiance always compliments me when I wear it and believe me, compliments from him are sparse when it comes to fragrance, as I’m always trying something new. But we both love this one.
Sorry for the novel ha!
That’s so awesome you think about your uncle and his roses!! I love Lyric, but I think NdN has that something extra. Thanks for your feedback!!????
Having a scent that takes you back in time is really cool. Enjoy your rose-scented flashback! ????
If you enjoy dark roses, have you tried Gucci No. 3, L’ Arte di Gucci or Voleur de Roses?
I have not, SmokeyToes, but they are definitely on the list to try now!
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?
Why? I circumvented the CP by looking at my diptyque Volutes EDT bottle in the mirror. See, this is when a d is really a b. Hair-credit at least? Extra credit for creativity?
Commuting Woe No. 455 (?):
As chaotic as my commutes tend to be, I balance it by using them as my mental quiet time. I try not to engage in any conversation with anyone with the exception of my sister if I happen to see her or a co-worker if we walked to the train station together and we already have a conversation going. Anyway, quite a while back, this one woman decided she wanted to befriend me (feeling not mutual) and try to get information from me. I always answered her vaguely because certain things are none of her business. For example: “That’s a nice piece of fancy jewelry, and wow, your earrings match so they must be from the same set. Where did you buy them and how much did you pay?” Hmmm, really. I just waved my hand and said “The mall, but I don’t remember what they cost.” For several months, she sought me out until finally, I started taking a different train due to a new work location. I would occasionally see her at the train station but would deliberately walk around her. Fast forward to today, she and a friend of hers went through several cars and saw 2 empty seats beside me, I didn’t even look up and was a little surprised to hear a “Hi, I haven’t seen you in a long time! How have you been?” I bet Deva could hear my groan clear across the country! I just said busy..nothing new and pointedly tapped my phone. I hope she got the message because she turned to her friend and started talking to her. I swear she better not be looking for me next time because it won’t take much for me to tell her to go away!
Yess, points for creativity ????
Thank you. All of a sudden, more perfumes qualify.
Thanks. And I don’t know where “hair-credut” came from … you knew I meant half-credit!
I was going to say that a hair credit is exactly what you have coming
Hahahahaha awww she just wants to be your friend! All jokes aside, I can’t stand when people ask you how much you pay for things, etc. It’s soooo nosy.
And so tacky. My hackles rose when she touched the pendant. Was she expecting ice cold blue like my heart?
Oh totally agree. Completely tacky! First of all, stay out of my private space, second of all, it’s weird you’re touching my jewelry!
Wow, how nosy and obnoxious! I would have given her a bad look and told her they were a gift.
I’ll remember that the next time someone is tacky enough to ask!
It sounds like this person you are trying to avoid is either obsequious, or ingratiating.
In say both.
SotD was Iris Nazarena
Perfect for this sunny and warm autumn day!
Jealous, it was yuck here!
I’m a bit lacking in perfume houses starting with B, but looked at my list and realised that Chinatown by Bond No9 sort of fits the bill, it’s certainly not a small outfit. I give myself completely unrelated points for a pink bottle when I’m planning to wear a pink jacket
I still haven’t tried Chinatown but it sounds so amazing. And I love the bottle. I’m sure you smell fabulous!
Oh, they have lots of scents but they’re small enough for credit
SOTD is a touch of Roger & Gallet’s Bouquet Imperiale. I wanted something fresh and a touch spicy, this is perfect for today’s warmer weather.
Is the Bouquet Imperiale a carnation scent?
Hello Jalapeno, nope. I can’t detect carnation on my skin. I detect geranium, lavender, cedar and tonka. The hubby doesn’t care for lavender so I save that one for ‘spray at work’ only.
Have you tried this one?
No, I haven’t. But my mind jumped to carnations when I read “fresh and a touch spicy”. That’s exactly how I remember carnations smelling like when I was little. Funny what kind of associations we can have with certain things, isn’t it?
It’s the Extra Vieille that has the carnation note that’s prominent.
When I re-spritzed this afternoon, I really smelled the cedar note.
Email me at ldetrich at yahoo dot com if you want some.
I must add, it has surprising staying power for a cologne concentration. I was lucky to purchase a few of the soaps from Andre at Jacquelline Perfumery (in SF) before he closed shop.
Since we’re back to warmer temps and high humidity today, I broke out my new decant of Satori with much appreciation to ElisaP! Love, Love, Love it! Satori really shines in humid weather.
Yep, I’m back in the soup as well! ???????? The forecast for tomorrow is a bit of a jolt, though. ????
Yay for tomorrow.
I’m with hajusuuri! ????
I have no regrets with this purchase and glad you helped out ???? Huh, I should’ve taken advantage of the weather and sleevelessness to wear it today! I’ll put some on tonight…
I’m glad that it is good for you too! ????
“shines in humid weater”
Yess, it does!
And you smell awesome, of course. ,????
As do you today Jiji! Iris Nazarena is so pretty. I have contemplated purchasing the travel size of several times.
I’m back home in hot humid Houston and wearing Ormond Jayne Orris Noir today, just because it’s what I pulled out of my sample drawer. It’s serving me quite well thank you. Trying to get some medical appointments arranged for myself as well as doing more things for my mom via long distance. It was exhausting trying to help her accommodate to the new senior living apartment. One morning I discovered she had put away a big package of peanut butter cups into the top rack of the dishwasher. Worrisome; perhaps she mistook it for the fridge. At least so far she’s doing well taking care of the gentle cat I took up there to live with her and he’s in heaven being the king of the realm there.
I hope that it all works out to your mother’s advantage. Such a worry.
Hopefully there is a senior resource center for you to contact, should you need help in arranging things for your mother, Calypso!
I rather like the image of the day, Robin! I’m also liking the fact that our daystar graced me with its presence today, or at least part of it. Need more sunshine, please! ????????????
SOTD = Byredo Flowerhead, from the sample stash and a generous NSTer. Humid warm days call for florals like this one. ????????????????????????????????
U want the humid warm days to just go away. I hope Flowerhead smells better on you than how I smelled it on my skin!
On me it’s a beachy floral with a little hint of camphor, which I rather like. However, for me the grande dame of this kind of scent is Guerlain Terracotta. It has a little more depth and complexity than Flowerhead does, IMO.
Flowerhead didn’t work for me either. IIRC, the floral is lovely but the incense note was too much for me. It’s like some squished two incompatible scents together. Gave me a head cake. ????????
Hmmmmmmm, no incense for me at all with Flowerhead. It sounds like this one is very dependent on skin chemistry.
Sun was good, and massive thunder later did not take out our electricity, even better.
This just in — Commuting Woe No. 456:
The guy sitting next to me has BAD BREATH!
Sorry, I used to get stuck with my-perspiration-smells-like-curry guy every day on the 6:20pm because there was always an empty seat next to him, and I was tired. This was before the advent of cell phones, which I think are MORE irritating. ????????????????????????✌????????
Ewww! I’m not sure which would bother me more.
True. I pretty much refuse to sit next to a person with B.O.
I hope that your “commuting buddy” isn’t breathing on you directly, Hajusuuri!
Nope he was on his cell phone and thank goodness the other person was chattier.
I suggest turning your head away and breathing through your mouth. ????
I had to cover my nose several times and then I finally hauled out my mini bottle of White Flower oil – immediate relief. I think I need to find a necklace with a porous stone that I can soak with the oil before leaving home / work.
Hajusuuri, if you’re still here: know you use some La Mer items, and in Nordstrom new beauty arrivals, there’s a limited-ed lip & cheek glow stick. Not sure if you use lip color–like the color myself, but am put off by the description that it “imparts a cooling sensation on the lips.” Not a fan of tingly lips!
Have you tried their regular lip balm?
Ha! Thanks for the heads up! I am not a fan of tingly lips or cheeks. That said, if I get a mini sample, I will try it on the cheeks. I’ve used their regular lip balm in the past but had a reaction to it…although I may have unfairly blamed it as I had visited a farmers’ market the day before. I am allergic to the sap on mango skins which is very similar to poison ivy.
For lips in general, I typically use drug store lip balms, Vaseline or The Body Shop ones…also, anything organic that looks interesting from Whole Foods. My only issue with the organic lip balms is the lack of SPF or organic ones with SPF are usually coconut flavored and I don’t like to taste coconut all day every day.
As to cheeks, I like to use Benefit Posie Tint (a dot on each cheek and on the nose) and High Beam Liquid Highlighter (slightly larger dots than the Posie Tint). I swirl the Posie Tint first before layering on the High Beam. And do note that I only do this while on vacation…most times I just wear foundation and then I’m out the door!