Hump Day and World Mental Health Day. What fragrance are you wearing?
I picked Aedes de Venustas Copal Azur for Nebulas Blue. It's also helping to keep me calm while my computer acts up.
Reminder: on 10/12, wear a fragrance that evokes one of Pantone's colors for Fall 2018.
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 Mayan Riviera Christmas [cropped] by Carolyn Coles at flickr; some rights reserved.
SotD = l’air du desert marocain = Ceylon Yellow
Honestly, laddm smells gorgeous. I put it on my inner elbows so it will waft up all day from under the long sleeve blue and white Breton stripe top I’m wearing with white chinos. Fie! on no white after Labor Day.
It’s the WHO’s World Mental Health Day!
On my healthy body and brain to do list:
????Wear perfume that lifts me up, check!
♥️Tell my kids I love them, no matter what, check!
⏳Spend time with my mom and dad, tell them I love them
????Call my sister, not just text, tell her I love her
????Call a dear friend I have neglected, tell her I’m sorry and that I love her
????Write in my therapy journal, check!
????Finish knitting a hat for my neighbors’ new baby due in a month
:DJump rope with the kids during recess at the elementary school where I teach music classes
????Laugh and sing with my Kindergarten music students
????Walk my lovely neighborhood
????Chat with neighbors who watch out for me
???? Listen to music I love, probably Satie
???? Play the piano for fun, mostly Mozart!
????Eat great chocolate, Lindt dark is on deck
????Yoga in the evening
????Ignore this list as needed!
Have a healthy day, NSTers. You! are! amazing!
THIS. All of it.
whoomp, there it is!
hope you had a great day, SheriG
What a great list
thanks crikey! this list will keep me busy until Saturday.
I will be stealing this list and using it for myself. Thank you for the reminders on how to maintain mental health.
my pleasure, Ede!
Great list, go Tiffanie!
aw, thanks, Jiji! go me, go you!
Nice list (and I like the last point the most, but good luck to you on all the rest! ).
thank you, Undina, every to do list has to have an escape clause
Great list! I’ll borrow a few of these to use for stress therapy! I especially love playing on the playground and yoga.
I love to jump rope with the kids! It makes me happy and the students are tickled too.
I should drag out my nephew’s hoppity-hop, I always had fun bouncing around on that thing!
oh, LOL, my mom just FINALLY tossed the hoppity-hop that was in her garage from my childhood. I loved that thing.
Lovely esp no 1????????????????✌????????❤️
perfume is life!
This post was another ray of sunshine in my day. ????????????
yay! hope your day was sunny all around, Jalapeno!
I saw some actual rays of sun this afternoon, so yes! That did wonders for my disposition.
Just gotta say that you are AMAZING Ms Tiffanie!!
A glorious list!! I would like to do them all too!
I want to come sing with the kindergarten! I love your list.
I’m wearing Sensuous Noir again — deeper than Ultra Violet, really, but definitely purple!
Good call Elisa!
SOTD is L’Ambre des Merveilles. It’s some kind of combination of the olive and Ceylon yellow blocks, with a bit of the russet orange thrown in.
Yep, and you do smell great.
I decided on L’artisan Bucoliques de Provence for Crocus Petal. Black coffee and toast with some cooked down nectarines for breakfast on a nice stormy October day.
Your breakfast sounds delicious! And you smell delicious too of course.
I read “black coffee and toast” as perfume notes at first and was all ready to jot down the name lol
I’m wearing L’Envol for the first time in a while. I keep forgetting how much I really love it. I’m thinking it fits the blue block. Flying into the blue sky.
L’Envol is a good one for fall weather. ????????????
I don’t know if anyone remembers this, but in July I went to a perfume store I hadn’t been to before and saw a perfume that made my heart jump. I couldn’t afford it, though so I didn’t jinx it and didn’t say what it was.
Well yesterday, I went and picked it up: I’m the proud owner of 30ml of the original Champagne, in pure perfume. They probably had had it for 20 years, so I got it for a relative bargain. The presentation box is like nothing I’ve ever seen in person, all gold and red. And oh, it’s heaven! The peach is even more realistic, with a creamier drydown. Needless to say, I’m happy as a clam.
Thanks for reading, and have a great day.
Congrats on your score! Champagne is lovely, it must be extra lovely in extrait.
It is, and different enough that it was worth discovering.
Yay, there’s something special about a true love you have to save up for.
Exactly! I keep sniffing the stopper in awe.
Congratulations -delayed gratification can be so sweet. And so good smelling!
Ha, I’m not a very patient person, but I had to be! I now smell like the fruit of my labor.
You are a lucky perfumed duck! Congratulations!
Isn’t it wonderful when something is truly worth the wait? Congratulations on your great find, and your patient saving.
Absolutely! And my tendency is to hoard perfume, so I gave myself a big ole application to help combat it.
Congrats! I have a gift set with a teeny tiny 1/8th ounce extrait, 50ml EDP and a gold lotion. All very fantabulous !
I bet your gift set is divine! I only have had Yvresse so far, but I have 2x 125ml bottles of the EdT. It’s currently one of my top ten!
Enjoy your awesome score! I have the vintage EDP. It was an Ebay acquisition so no box. The parfum must be beautiful.
The presentation box is something else. None of my parfums have a similar one. It’s very sumptuous.
It really is a lovely masterpiece! I’m feeling very blissful in my Champagne bath.
Congrats on the new addition! I bet it’s just lovely✌????
It really is!
Fantastic! I have a couple of the little 4ml bottles of Champagne parfum, it is indeed heavenly. Enjoy!
I love the little minis! I don’t need one obviously but I sure wouldn’t mind since they’re so cute!
I have a spray mini that I bought and have kept (it’s not one I wear) because it’s so adorable. I’d love to see pics of your new acquisition
Absolutely! I owe you a long-overdue email.
Congratulations on being patient, so glad you got the perfume you love.
Sweet! I’m so glad it’s yours. Enjoy wearing it!
I’m glad it’s mine too. I drove it straight home.
Oh my goodness! Congrats on your find!!!
Thank you! I felt the same way!
Egads! What a find! Donatella should be asking you where all the good stuff is…
If she pays I’ll drive!!
You have your hearts desire, and there’s nothing like THAT feeling!
Mental health day – oh lordy, my mental health is on the ropes. I’ve been frantically packing and cleaning to make our annual move south, which was supposed to be today, but after packing the car and cleaning the fridge, husband announces he can’t find his passport. @#& »$+#???? Then while we were stewing about that, I get an email from United they are expecting a storm in Chicago today and I need to rebook my flight. One hour on hold with United (because the online booking system was giving me fits) and I am rebooked for tomorrow. Husband is out getting passport photos and heading to the consulate to try to get a temporary passport today. So, I took advantage of the delay to clean some more, as it is 13C and raining, no day to go outside and enjoy Montreal fall foliage.
Wearing Le Labo Rose 31 and trying to be zen about it all. Please send positive thoughts!
Wow, sounds like a big cluster whoops. I hope everything clears up. You smell lovely!
Argh thats stressful. Sending positive thoughts!
Super positive thoughts headed your way! Plus crossed fingers it all gets worked out for an easier day tomorrow.
At the very least, you SMELL calm.
Yikes, so disconcerting the juggle last minute changes. Hope everything goes smoothly from here on out✈️
Hope tomorrow is a better day!
Hope for a positive outcome, well done for the impromptu cleaning.
Ugh how dreadful. Sending good vibes your way.
Oh geez. Hope everything comes together. FWIW, I recently needed to renew my passport on the spot and was able to do it.
Thank you for all the positive thoughts, I will report back Friday on the aftermath!
More positive thoughts heading your way! And good weather to boot!
What a tale! Best of luck, you deserve a real reward for your stamina.
Wearing Slinky Carnation and will be meeting up with ElisaP at Perfumarie tonight. If anyone in NY wants to join us we’ll be there starting at around 4:30. If anyone is in NY and wants to sniff Slinky Carnation but can’t join us tonight, I have no plans yet for tomorrow, so drop me a note. My screen name is my yahoo address
Hoping to make it. Gotta sniff that carnation… ????
I’m wearing Carnation from CdG Series Red. Not in NY unfortunately but I bet it’s gorgeous.
Jealous of you NYCers. Have you considered taking Slinky Carnation on tour?
I’ll be in Austin, TX Oct28-30 if you feel like meeting me there and Fort Myers, FL Nov 19-22
Aww, wish I could. I hope you both have fun!
Enjoy your evening with Elisa, I’m sure you smell wonderful.
I’m in Theorema Esprit d’Ete which I would put in the Russet Orange category – only probably slightly paler. Gotta hustle to work!
Original Theorema is a pretty good russet orange match too!
Agree. I plan to wear it either tomorrow or on Friday matching it with Russet Orange.
Yes, that’s why Esprit d’Ete is a paler version! ????
Wear Cuir Ottoman on a cool, grey day.
This is my 2nd decant – I may eventually need a FB.
Pantone describes Martini Olive as smooth, sophisticated and urbane, so is this scent.
You smell fab. Definitely FBW.
Smelling pleasantly Lushy in Imogen Rose, and trying to stay awake
Today I am wearing Estee Lauder Private Collection. I think it would be a good match for Quetzal Green.
PC is so classy.
I am wearing Sarrasins.
Lots of it. And its gorgeous.
The colour of this juice is close to pantone’s ultra violet.
You smell fabulous!
I love Sarrasins but don’t wear it enough. You smell fab.
Thanks, yeah I should wear it more often as well.
But somehow I dont feel comfortable wearing it to work though. I feel its perhaps a bit too funky for an office environment, but also, this fragrance feels too beautiful for work (this sounds a bit weird, i know, but i guess it distracts too much haha).
Thinking that a perfume is too beautiful for work makes perfect sense to me. Some scents just aren’t a good fit for that kind of environment.
I am loving your inktober drawings!
I’m wearing Woman in Gold this morning. It smells blue to me, like a summer sky.
I really like that one! I was more into Gold Knight at first, but then hajusuuri posted about how much she liked Woman in Gold, so I went back to my sample, and developed a deeper appreciation for it. You smell wonderful.
Back in T-Rex–twice in one week for the same scent is almost unheard of for me–but there’s a lot to pay attention to in this one, and it’s a fun wear.
Also, it’s a truly lovely warm day and I claimed the time to run an errand in town and walk back in the sunshine rather than taking the bus. This just-warm-enough dry weather won’t last, so, playing hooky to enjoy it seemed right.
P.s. Robin you smell great. I love Copal Azur.
A very belated thank you!
I’m so looking forward to sniffing T-Rex later!
Would love to know what you make of it when you do try it!
Will certainly report back!
You smell awesome. Yes there is a lot going on. Luckily the sample will probably last longer than usual because i need only two small sprays to get good projection and longevity. But I think this one is going on my fb-wishlist when the sample is gone.
He’s really very good at making complex scents make sense, isn’t he?
Yeah, he is. I am a big fan of Gardoni’s MAAI. And MEM is great as well. There was one Bogue/Gardoni frag that did not work very well for me…but I forgot the name…
I am such a Gardoni fangirl these days. MEM, MAAI, Aeon…
I didn’t take hajusuuri up on her swapmeet offers of decants of T-Rex because Zoologist has almost never worked for me, and has sometimes dramatically not worked on me. But now I’m feeling a little regretful….
It is still very much a Zoologist scent–did you see Claire V’s review on Take One Thing Off? So far, I think they are always worth a sniff, even if some of them are very much hard passes for me. (I bought a bottle of Civet, though)
Civet is the only Zoologist I would consider getting a travel spray of! I think it’s an excellent layering perfume, actually, to make other scents more interesting
We still have a split-meet coming up! Just sayin’…
Lucky you, getting a nice warm and sunny day! ????☀
Comparing Mon Exclusif and L’Instant Magic today.
Two good ones. What’s your conclusion?
Mon Exclusif wins!
Let me know when you’re back in SD and we can meet up maybe in Nov maybe? More vanillas to share….!
Would you know how l’instant Magic compares to l’instant? Are they related at all
Today’s SOTD is Niki de st Phalle extrait. Happy Hump day!
It’s grey out, but warm again, so went with Satori since wearing it under long sleeves will just bury this lovely. Martini Olive looks close…
And I picked up a Sephora sample of Dior Homme edt recently, since when I originally sampled it, I mistakenly got the Eau version which I didn’t love. Anyway, this sample leaked about 1/2 in my bag, so I’m getting delicious cozy wafts periodically. Reminds me of a more masculine version of Prada Id’I Absolue.
Looking forward to sniffing later with fellow NSTers.
Enjoy your evening, Elisa.
Thank you, Aurora!
Dior Homme is so good. I own the parfum version, at the moment, I learned on Bois de Jasmin that it one of the ‘lui pour elle’ scents.
It’s a slightly feminine masculine and vice versa, which I guess makes it unisex, lol. How does the parfum compare to the EDT if you’ve tried both?
Dior Homme parfum is a leather take on DH, it reminds me very much of the great Midnight in Paris. Le parfum is also less floral than DH EDT. I acquired the parfum because it was such a great deal and I wear it with pleasure but my absolute favorite is DH intense.
Mister crikey has been wearing the Dior Homme edt frequently since I gave him a bottle. I am not complaining about this. But it’s very tempting to steal it.
Ah, yes I can see it would be very tempting, meanwhile you have a great smelling husband.
Have fun sniffing! I’d love to hear a recap of what happened.
1) Yikes, the storm surge potential for Michael is freaking out my weather nerd people on Twitter.
2) Am in Prada Oeillet, which is a lovely carnation scent but might JUST rep Crocus Petal.
Love the Prada Oeillet! I only have a teeny tiny sample and I’ve been unable to find it to buy more. Discontinued?
I have the mini of the Oeillet which came in a very charming best of Prada Infusion gift set.I am less than 1/3 through it.
I do think it is discontinued or it is a seasonal production sort of thing.
Here is what I found at FragranceNet:
Thank you so much! You are incredibly kind. Now I’ll have to sleep on whether to stick to “no more for the year” or cave for something nice and hard to find…
I’m in Chergui because I can! Again, don’t find a match in the Pantone colors. Oh well, I never was the cool kid in the block.
We’re off for the obligatory coffee and breakfast bagel on a chilly morning. T-Rex is all dressed up in her orange fleece again. Orange is her best color ????
Yum, you smell great. Also, did you notice that Crikey’s SOTD is named after your girl? ????????
Thank you, and yes! I did notice that. I’m struggling to resist the Zoologist sample pack. I haven’t tried anything from this line yet, and I’m dying to. T-Rex sounds like a very unusual and interesting perfume.
You probably should. Off hand I’d bet you’d like Civet and T-Rex for sure.
I agree with Petunia: if you do choose to indulge in some samples, I think you’d like Civet and T-Rex. (p.s. I do enjoy seeing your ridiculously cute t-rex on your instagram)
I was on their website not too long ago dithering back and forth. Civet and T-Rex were in my imaginary cart! ????
And T-Rex thanks you! She thinks she’s the shi*!
Today I layered 31 Rue Cambon and Heure Eqxuise trying to create a match for Quetzal Green. I love this color but I do not have a scent that fits. I do not think the resulting scent combination is a good fit either, but at least I smell good.
31 Rue Cambon is my favourite of the Chanel Exclusifs sniffed. I’m just not enough of a Chanel girl to buy it, no matter how lovely!
I am not really a Chanel girl either, and it took me some time to appreciate Chanel perfumes. 31 Rue Cambon is a beauty, but my favorite Exclusifs are Coromandel and Cuir de Russie.
I have actually not smelled Coromandel or Cuir de Russie on skin. Will try them when I can. I think my problem is that, although I like the ironic, tongue -in-cheek name “Old Money”, Chanel perfumes kind of smell like “Old Money” to me :). And I’m a Che Guevara T-shirt kinda girl.
Half-twin! I’m wearing HE.
Hi half-twin. We smell gorgeous.
Finally a decent weather day. I’m celebrating with Iris 39. This one is growing on me. I think I need some more after my sample is done.
You smell lovely!
Oh, and my SOTD is Aqua Amara. Swam 1.5 kms this morning (not a regular occurrence) and this went really well with the faint whiff of chlorine left on my skin. Smelling pleasantly boggy. Maybe Queztal Green and Martini Olive mixed?
Ran out of my regular body wash and forgot to get some last night. I am awash with Memoir today. I am just hoping that my dogs’ horrible gas passes soon, it smells so bad and I think they are eating stink bugs.
Oh no. This made me giggle.
????????????! I’m sorry, I do understand how nasty pet farts can be, but the “eating stink bugs” part of your comment made me lose it.
SOTD is Rouge Bunny Rouge Lilt, which has a wonderful peach opening. Today I’m getting a lot of fig, too. Mmmm. But no Pantone match.
I drove into work (1 hour commute) to meet with my boss, and now he’s decided he’s not coming into the office today. Grumble grumble.
How annoying and inconsiderate of him.
Wow, how inconsiderate! I’d be more than grumbling, I’m afraid. ????
Stephen Jones of course. (She drops the mic!)
Boom shaka laka!
Go Robin! My most worn scent!!!!
I went with Kenzo Elephant today and it is met 1st wear. It gets so much love here I just HAD to give it a go. And it is humming along just perfectly. A happy scent for Mental Health Day ….works for me.
Stay in your happy place today everybody!
Isn’t it wonderful?? I am contemplating a FB purchase, which is awkward, as I’d like to be on a no-buy.
Hi Koyel It IS. But it isn’t real expensive especially if you catch a holiday pre sale event????????????????….just satin’.
I was planning to wear another perfume but then saw Annick Goutal Heure Eqxuise mentioned on one of the blogs I read and decided to wear it paring with Ultra Violet color.
Thinking of people in Florida awaiting storm Michael.
In Eau Premiere which in my mind matches limelight for the initial blast of lemon sorbet, I’m sure it is very good for my mental health.
And by the way, I dedicate today’s Inktober sketch to this great community/to you guys! ????
Its not the most gorgeous drawing ever, but I am in a hurry. This inktober challenge is not easy, but its fun to do!
Lovely! Can we make it a guessing game? Merveilles, Opium… Bandit?
And possibly Chanel…
That was a tough one, those slightly rounded edges….
Without giving them all away immediately, id say most of them make an appearance here on NST on a very regular basis.
(Yes I wear them of course, but so do others).
But Id be surprised if someone recognises even the brands. Some bottles are quite generic.
(And sorry, bandit is not among these….though i would not mind if I could try/own a vintage version one day)
Hmmm… A Serge, or even two?
Yup, two! ????
Littlest on the left? I’m guessing Miss Dior parfum.
I like that guess, Crikey! What about Narcisco Something for the square one?
Oops, just saw that the answer’s below
This is so awesome!
Thank you! ????
Do I see Opium, as well as the others mentioned? I think your artwork of the day is fabulous and I’m an Instagram fan of yours! ????
Yikes, opium was already mentioned! I’m going out on a limb to say the square bottle to the left is a Bruno Fazzolari scent. I could be wrong, but I could be right…
The square-ish bottle on the left is Bogue. But it looks like a lot of other niche bottles.
I wish I had a Bruno F, i also wish he made his stuff more easily available on this side of te pond…. I think his fragrances are right up my alley. I love Au dela narcisse, Monserrat was very nice, and the others sound great too…
Bogue! I sampled MAAI and loved it! Another perfume line I would love to explore more….sorry to hear BF isn’t available out your way. The current mailing restriction situation is so hard on us perfumistas ????
Thank you! Love your pics as well, and T-Rex is a supermodel. ????
That’s pretty darn cool! I’m impressed with how clean your lines are on this sketch. I also had fun trying to figure out which bottles you had included in it. ????
Before I forget… I loved that little fox you drew! So cute!!! ????
World Mental Health Day, eh? The world should’ve thought of that BEFORE today started.
One of my favorite coworkers has decided to leave my company I’m pretty bummed about it; it hit me harder than I might’ve guessed. I’ve ranted a fair bit about my workplace in the past few months, but perhaps the biggest reason I haven’t really made any moves to leave is that I really like my team, and what’s the probability that my next team would be full of people this smart, motivated, and helpful? Low, honestly. I’m feeling pretty resentful of this coworker who’s leaving, which is not how I’d like to spend my last few weeks with him.
Wearing Cuir Cannage, which frankly is even more agitating. I don’t dislike it, but I’m also not sure I like it all that much, and more importantly, it’s distracting.
And lord knows what my experiments are doing. The network seems more stable since I escalated the situation to our director, but now my work is confusing, as if a week’s peace is simply out of the question.
Maybe I’ll leave my desk and go meditate in sunshine for a few minutes.
That sounds like a good plan. Meditation/breathing breaks are usually helpful to me.
If you have any “medicinal” chocolate around, you might want to tuck into some of it.
Hahaha I ran out of medicinal chocolate at work ages ago. I should replenish my stock….
Green and Yellow in my mind.
Be well friends!✌????❤️????
Sotd is L’attesa. We have a cold front with lots of rain. This is fitting the weather nicely. This week I’m working Monday thru Friday, it feels weird. I am so used to having a day off during the week.
I need more L’Attesa in my life!
It is really lovely. I even received a compliment from a coworker today.
You smell beautiful.
Does this mean you will be getting both weekend days off? If so, enjoy! My area is supposed to get your wet cold front tomorrow. And maybe some other weather stuff as well… forecast keeps evolving. ☔????????
Yep, I get a full proper weekend off! I saw they had snow in Minnesota, that’s whom to blame ???? will be 41 by noon here tomorrow.
Awesome! Enjoy your weekend, if not the weather. ????
Does Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom go well with that Limelight color?
Work is getting tough, so I’m wearing Amouage Lyric: it’s comfort scent to me, but also polished enough for the office, so I don’t just smell like a pastry. And the bottle is pretty much the colour of Red Pear!
Hello, fragrant friends! I didn’t make time to post yesterday, but I wore Jo Loves Green Orange and Coriander, which I think matches Russet Orange. Today I’m in Profumum Acqua di Sale matched with Nebulas Blue. It’s a mentholated, salty seaweed/calone scent. It’s good to have a decant of it, even if I probably won’t wear it very often.
That’s a wonderful Jo Loves! Really bright and fresh.
Wearing Goutal’s Gardénia Passion, which I can’t seem to match to any of the colours. I love it anyway.
A little late today. I was stuck listening to the “dulcet” sounds of wood chippers for a large chunk of the afternoon. (Sorry about the unintended pun there.)
SOTD = Oriza L. Legrand Relique d’Amour EdP from the sample stash. I have been happily sniffing myself all day! Wow! This is a beautiful incense scent. Worth trying! No color association at all for this lovely.
It’s so fun when just sniffing yourself can make the day more enjoyable. I love it when that happens ????
Yep! I’ve been thinking “Dang! I smell great!” for most of the day now.
Late to post as well. It’s been a busy week with Hurricane Michael and prepping for an interactive presentation in 2 weeks and trying to complete things due at month end. I even had to forego the NYC meetup today.
SOTD = Chanel No. 19 EDP
It is perfect. None of the Fall Pantone colors match it.
Commuting Woes No. 602:
Woman standing behind me whose every upper body tic I can see from her reflection on the train window – alternating nostril touching and biting the fingernail of the same finger. Then every fifth time or so, she would hold on to a train pole for a few seconds before repeating the same nose touching biting fingernail pattern. Mental health day indeed!
Wow, commuting woes indeed but at least you smell great. Wish you could go tonight. It stinks to miss out on fun for work.
What a bummer that you had to bail out on the meetup. ????????
What a hectic month for you!
I’m in ormond Jayne ta’if for red pear.. it’s perfect for a blustery fall evening. It’s alternating between rain and snow and I don’t think the mercury has even hit 40 degrees here. Going to California next week for one last shot of warm before we hit winter here in Jackson Hole. We might hop on a plane to Tokyo for a few days before we come back (I work for an airline) I was reading about all the dirt cheap vintage extraits floating around in Japanese flea markets on the Black Narcissus blog… and I’m dying to get my greedy little hands on some of those goodies!
Hope you find something great!
It’s been a hectic couple of days. Puppygirl had surgery yesterday to remove a growth on her lip, but came through everything okay. She’s much better today, eyes are bright again. ????
I was in a tiny bit of Kyoto and some Ouarzazate yesterday, which helped. Today I’m all perky in Frapin L’Humaniste, and we are now sliding into the weekend!
Glad the surgery went well for your Puppygirl!
Awww poor girl <3 glad it went well!
Good to hear that the surgery went well for Puppygirl! ????????
SOTD: Santa Maria Novella Calicantus. Worked well for the funky weather we had today, which started out cloudy but luckily became clear and sunny by mid-afternoon.