Happy Almost-Friday and happy Hot Cocoa Day! What fragrance are you wearing?
Me: day 4 of Aftelier Candide.
Reminder: on 12/14, wear a fragrance by Dame Perfumery, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, Divine or DS & Durga, if you have one. Partial credit for any other small-ish brand that starts with the letter D.
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 Victrola Hot Chocolate [cropped] by Michael Allen Smith@INeedCoffee at flickr; some rights reserved.
Jungle Elephant…20 sprays
I never smelled this, but from what I know, I’m going to say OMG! Plus you smell fantastic ?
OMG – I can barely handle 5-6 sprays, which is my usual. Usually with Jungle Elephant, I just put two sprays on my arms. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I rarely wear it, but I love it. And a couple of sprays is my max. You smell great!
Holy moly – how did you find enough skin for that many sprays?!?
I have never smelled this one but judging my everyones comments I can probably smell you from here…
Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever done 20 sprays of anything, and I’ve not smelled this one either, but I’ve heard it is a powerhouse!
Had to stop and look up the notes to Jungle Elephant after all the other comments! LOL You must have woke up in a spicy, no nonsense mood!
I can smell you from here, and I think I am on a different coast…….you are a BRAVE one!
I started early morning in Symphonies Passion. But that wore off. So I did 10 sprays of Elephant- chest, both sides of wrist s, crook of elbows and lower abdomen. I could not smell it an hour later so I reapplied. When I got to work I was in tight quarters and my own perfume Grinch was standing behind me and said nothing. Believe me, if I was nuclear she would have gone off on me as she did when I wore The Noire29. I asked my friend if she could smell my perfume and she said barely….so I know it’s not just my nose. And yes folks I love this scent?????
Wow! 1 spray of Jungle L’Elephant is killing one of my coworkers today that is sitting two rows behind me in the training room. I cannot even imagine if you were in that room instead of me! But as long as it does not bother anyone around you, just enjoy it!
You know my skin! Nothing sticks. And the fact of the matter is I usually oil my entire body at night AND after my shower in the morning. I didn’t do that last night or this morning so that might explain the disappearing ?
….and so I blind bought in October.
oh yeah and I forgot Reglisse Noire as well
Two enablers pins for you CM8!
Reglisse!!!! I hope you love it as much as I do!!!
Wowza ! You smell wonderful!
Are your socks wet?
You know me and my scent devouring skin ?
Never mind me, if I tried that all of my rooms would smell for days.
Ok so based on everyone’s reaction here I asked three more Co workers if they could smell me. One literally stuck her nose into my neck and said ” well, now I can!”
Are you kidding’??? Wow I have to find mine and see what I my threshold is.
You are a wild one!
Wow. You smell amazing.
I would be a herd of raging elephants. One spray is all i can take!
Oh I love this, I truly lol-ed at 20 sprays, you go girl! One of the best spicy winter perfumes ever, next time I wear it I’m going to do 20 sprays too, and think very fondly of you, cm8! You’re my perfume heroine ❤️
I am blushing…but honestly it reads as a soft custardy skin scent…. I just asked the cleaner at work if she smells me…No….
I definitely get the custard aspect. Now I really want to wear it tomorrow! Haven’t smelled it since last winter. No need to blush, my skin eats a lot of perfumes too, just not the Elephant
Wow! I once sprayed two sprays on a cotton ball and stuffed it a bureau draw. I could still smell it months later.
Omg! Hahaha your skin is even more scent eating than I could’ve imagined.
?x20!!! (faints) I can only manage 1 or 2 sprays of that one!
Hey hey hey now… wasn’t it just hot chocolate day? ?☕honestly I don’t know the difference, except cocoa just sounds like it’s better, and has whip cream and marshmallows, and a fire place, and Alps…
Bank later with a sotd
Hot cocoa is made with cocoa powder and hot chocolate is made with chocolate. The instant mixes that are sold are nearly all hot cocoa rather than hot chocolate. People do tend to use the terms somewhat interchangeably though.
I did not know that nice piece of trivia, thanks
It is interchangeable in my house despite the fact that we do know the difference. And the picture says “hot chocolate” anyway
Ah! I had no idea there was a difference!
I’m wearing Rodin 3 by RODIN Olio Lusso, from a decant received at a recent freebiemeet. Its the first time I’ve tried it. It seems to be a skin scent on me, but it is very pretty.
I had high hopes for Rodin 3 because Bis is one of my top 5 perfume loves. But it didn’t make much of an impression with the couple of dabs I used. Better sprayed, maybe? I’d love to hear more about your impression. It’s one of the specials at Luckyscent right now.
I have all three Rodin Olio Lussos. The original perfume and Bis are all year fragrances to me but the Rodin 3 I have only used in warmer weather. I will have to try it in the cold weather.
I’m so happy to meet another Bis lover. It’s such a special scent. I tried the original, but it wasn’t my cuppa. I’m sure I’ll try it and 3 again. I’ve had so many mehs turn out to be loves.
I am having a hard time smelling it at this point. It either fades fast, or does not work with my skin. I don’t know. When I first put it on it was the geranium note that caught me, it smelled almost citrusy, but with a definite floral undertone. Now it just smells, or rather doesn’t smell like anything at all. I will probably troll through my desk fragrances to find something to apply.
I would love some hot cocoa! Anyone have any favorites? I should make some for the little ones..
I am still sporting the same SOTD as yesterday and watching the snow come down. I am reading Caps for Sale (for the 10th time) to chubby Buddha and drinking apple cinnamon tea.
My kids really like Sillycow Farms Hot Chocolate. They sell it at my Whole Foods.
I remember Caps for Sale! How I miss those days.☺️
Thanks for the recommendation!
That’s the one I like too!
If you want to try instant, Check out Holy Chocolate. Mail order out of California. They make all kinds, from deep and spicy European to very milky Swiss and Belgian. It’s fun to just explore the descriptions.
just looked at the website…wow..lemming!!!!
I loved Caps for Sale, but I think it stressed my boys just a little. On the other hand, they loved Silly Sally Went to Town, which stressed me out!
We found common ground in Robert Munsch’s books, which made all of us laugh.
“walking backwards upside down..”
I have not thought about Caps for Sale since I was about four years old — an awfully long time ago — and yet the mere mention of it immediately brought some of its illustrations to mind. Been a long time since any light was shined into that dark corner of the memory bank. Thanks for the reminder.
The illustrations are really lovely, and one has to love all the caps pilled up high in color order!
I feel the same, SFguy, like how you expressed that.
There’s a company in Little Rock called Loblolly Creamery (loblolly is a variety of pine tree). Theirs is really good and you can make it with hot milk or hot water. They have regular and peppermint flavors, and you can get their homemade marshmallows in vanilla, peppermint or bourbon.
There is an entire generation of children in my schools’ areas that knows The Paper Bag Princess is my favourite book, and I do NOT like Amelia Bedelia (sue me). This year I bought This is a Serious Book; The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Go to Bed; Barnaby Never Forgets; Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes; a Roald Dahl boxed set and Hat Trick for some of my grandchildren.
Good morning Y’all…..
Enjoying the rice powdery goodness of Ego Facto Poopoo Pidoo. One of my favorite notes in perfumery…this is a great one!
A cuppa hot cocoa sounds pretty good about now….the cold rain is due back tonight thru the weekend….
Poopoo Pidoo is lovely. You smell great. I love rice notes, too.
This fragrance name sounds distressingly similar to “pee-no, poo-do” which are the flushing suggestions we Californians receive during times of severe drought.
I must be 12. That made me snicker so much.
LOL….I laughed too!
I’m in ELDO Rien today, and the dust note (which I assume is actually iris) is very prominent so far. In a good way, really – I think it’s the powderiness that iris sometimes has, but less sweet and cosmetic-y. Still trying to decide if I need a FB.
Ok, need to test Rien again!
I Love Rien. You smell great.
I just revisited Rien and like it much more than I did a few years ago.
Maybe I should give it another go too. Last time I tried it was at the launch and it was way too much for me, but it’s possible I and/or the scent have evolved.
I tried it recently at Twisted Lily (wanted to smell Hyde which was too much for me, lol). I also remember it being too much for me. I wondered also if it was reformulated and tamer or my tolerance had changed?
It kind of reminds me of TF Ombre Leather in intensity and smell somewhat or a more intense, darker, richer version of Knize 10.
Robin, I don’t know Candide but it must be wonderful if you’re wearing it so many days back to back. I love knowing which scents perfumistas go back to for days in a row.
Today I’m in my second day of Amouage Epic Woman and really feeling myself. I even did a few spins in the kitchen just so I could get a whiff of my own silage. ?
How are you finding Epic? It’s ? beautiful
I love it so much. It’s on my FB wishlist. I love everything about it. Except maybe the longevity, but most things don’t last on me anyway.
Speaking of longevity, has anyone tried the fragrance primer at Luckyscent? If so, does it work?
You smell great!
It’s surprising for me that it isn’t lasting on your skin: I get at least 10 hours (more if I put it on the back of my neck, and it transfers to my hair).
Thank you! I may have to double up on the amount I use. I have perfume disappearing skin.
Well I am also out of town, and left quickly and now staying longer than I expected. I did not bring much with me and I don’t feel like wearing the other one I brought.
But also not in the least tired of Candide yet! It is like Theorema: it is full of many things I love, and it’s cheerful, and I could probably wear it all winter.
Mmmm, hot cocoa…
SOTD: The Body Shop Shea, both EDT and body butter.
Oooh, I bet you smell great!
Oooo, I was eyeballing that one a while ago because I am obsessed with the smell of Nubian Heritage Raw Shea Butter with frankincense and myrrh. I have already thunked one pot of it and have two more in the wings. I am going to have to sniff this one to see if they are similar next time I’m near a Body Shop.
I just discovered Nubian Heritage and their black soap does such great things for my face. Haven’t tried their shea butter collection yet.
Are there still Body Shop stores in your area? All the TBS stores that were in my region have closed in recent years. I found one at an airport last year and it was like Christmas morning! lol
The closest one is at a mall in another state and I haven’t been there since last summer. Wondering if it’s still there now. The other option for me would be my next trip to the city but now I am wondering if they closed all the NYC stores too. If you ever try the raw Shea Butter let me know how it compares to your EDT. I will also recommend the goat’s milk and chai and lavender and wildflower and mango..heck, I could probably just recommend the whole line ?
Oh and from time to time Vitacost puts the Nubian Heritage on sale so keep your eyes open!
Thanks for the tip!
Ohhh that sounds delicious!
It is and it’s cheap as chips if you get it on sale plus it works great on my super dry skin….(Smokey Toes, I hope I am the one who is supposed to be responding to your comment! But if not I will tell you that the Body Shop’s Shea EDT is also cheap as chips because it goes on sale from time to time )
Thanks! I need to investigate the next time I’m at the Body Shop!
One spray only today of SHL Rose de Petra underneath my red sweater. Our holiday party is at Noon and I don’t want to hear any complaints about my perfume.
You smell beautiful!
Hope the party was fun!
Donna Karan Black Cashmere from a very generous NSTer. I can see why this one gets a lot of love. Wonder why it was discontinued?
Today I need to finish my photo calendars for the grandparents. It’s my mom’s favorite present every year. I’ve been doing them for almost twenty years. Since the days of Kinkos, when I would take real actual photos (!) and have them made into a calendar. Now Shutterfly makes it so easy and it’s fun to spend the better part of the day pouring over all the pictures we’ve taken throughout the year and revisit all the milestones that have happened. It’s a visual reminder that life is pretty good.
If you do Coke Rewards, you can get a FREE 8X11 Shutterfly calendar….I need to sit down this weekend and create one! That’s a really nice gift….
Oh, that is a great deal! (I quit drinking soda two years ago though☹️).
I think I have as much fun watching them open it and page through all the months as they do receiving it. So it’s a win-win gift.?
What are Coke rewards? I should probably know about this.
Coke Rewards is where you enter the codes off your caps or cartons, and earn rewards or enter sweepstakes. Just this week, I entered codes for Dunkin’ Donuts, CVS $2 giftcard, a free magazine, and the calendar….
My FIL and parents collect their caps for me, so I usually have quite a few!
Kinkos! Yes! I wish I was organized like you. I have old picture’s everywhere. I finally had started taking pictures on my phone and somehow lost them all. I think that’s a great gift for your mom.
That’s a wonderful gift idea. Thanks for the suggestion!
You smell wonderful. Donna Karan re-issued Black Cashmere for a brief time but it wasn’t nearly as good as the original.
I doubt DK can find department stores willing to give shelf space to Black Cashmere — it is a great scent that is never going to sell like gangbusters despite its devoted following. If it was a niche scent with alternate distribution, it would probably be considered a success.
Vintage Shalimar extrait on our first day of snow on Stoclholm.
Not much, but the white on the trees was beautiful this morning.
You smell great !
You smell wonderful!
Today I am wearing Nicolai Cap Neroli and drinking a delicious cup of English breakfast tea.
You smell fab.
VCA Bois Doré on a cool clear morning here in San Diego.
That sounds like a beautiful day. Enjoy the sunshine!
I’m off today, and want to get over to visit my niece and new baby. They are home from the hospital now, but not sure if she’s up for company yet. Sotd is Black Opium, just on my legs, so I don’t stink up the baby.?
Have fun visiting with the new baby!
I love new baby head smell
You smell great! Enjoy the baby time!
Awww, new baby!
Aww. Have fun holding the baby.
Enjoy your time off and the new addition to your family!
How fun, I was practicing my latte art this morning!
Vintage Poison EdT. I never put a lot on but I love it art every stage.
One of these days, I’ll need to practice my latte art – for today, however, I decided straight up triple shot Cuban Espresso! Vroom Vroom!
I’m certainly not competitive level, but I get better every day. If you ever stop by Houston, I’ll give you some pointers.?
I always love seeing the designs our baristas create when I order – lord knows it’s a good thing I don’t work at a Peet’s or Starbucks!
I’m certainly not competitive level, but I get better every day. If you ever stop by Houston, I’ll give you some pointers.?
My SOTD is Dryad by Papillon Artisan Perfumes. Good lord this is one beautiful green chypre.
If Chanel No. 19 and Aromatics Elixir were to have a love child, this is the result. I am glad I only did two sprays though!
I have never smelled that one but I love the other 2 you mentioned.
It’s really enjoyable – I just checked at LuckyScent, and it’s $160. Not sure if I want to drop that kind of cash. Funny how moving re prioritized my spending habits!
Lovestosmellgood, let me know if you want some, I’m happy to share.
Ha! Good description. I also think it has a bit of animalic funk. But I agree, it’s beautiful and you smell fab!
In the bargain basement beauty, Stash.
You smell good! I just added a couple of drops of the Stash oil to my bathtub while taking a shower – it was extremely enjoyable.
Scent Twins – sort of – I’ve been using the body lotion for this past week but don’t dare layer the perfume on top – kids will complain that I shtonk up the car.
You smell great!
Wearing Divine L’etre Aime Femme today. It smells so good! A little bit is all that’s needed. as it lasts a long time and does project, but if I put too much on, that all right, too.
We are house twins. Your SOTD was my first Divine purchase.
I’m sampling Erotica vdp from DSH today. It’s a dark leather close up and a bit more floral from a distance. I kind of like it.
Commando right now, but will choose something to put me into a stupor later.
I had DMV overnight my tags to another post office yesterday. FedEx tried to deliver them this morning but the post office was not open yet for the day, and now I have no idea where my tags are.
I stopped at a rare grassy place to let T-Rex potty this morning and as I was headed back to the van some lowlife walked up to me and started trash talking to me, and holy cow! I think I scared him to death, because I let loose a whole lot of pent up anger and some wicked language, and he just about ran away from me!
I felt better after that! ?
Oh good grief. Even Fed Ex are being stupid. I’m sure they will try again.
They did try! At 9030am. And the post office refused delivery. ?
Glad you are feeling better!
Thank Yoy LTSG! This has been a very strange experience. Looking forward to “normal” as soon as possible.
I followed CM8 today and went with Kenzo Jungle l’Elephant. I limited my number of sprays to one, so I’m not quite up to her level yet…
Thank you KellyC! It’s a lovely fragrance, but I’m absolutely sure I will never attain CM8’s level of application! ?
I don’t think I know enough bad words to express the time you’ve been having lately.
I loved your instagram pictures today. So beautiful!
Sistine, I’ve used up all the bad words known to mankind, multiple times over!
Thank you for the Instagram compliment! I always try to put photos that are in some small way uplifting. That’s the exact reason I didn’t post pictures of my ransacked van. It seems to me the bad guys would be winning twice if I gave them even a single moment of attention on social media.
Heh, I bet that you’ve made up a few new bad words recently.
I wholly support your volcanic eruption/self defense technique ?
Ha, pretty sure he saw imminent death in my eyes! ?
No pity for that fool!
Oh, and I think you may have requested this earlier in the week:
Omgosh! Thank you so much for that! I love him because not only is he a hunkahunka burning love, but such a down to earth guy who’s totally in love with his family. He outclasses Hugh Grant by MILES! ?
That Aftelier must be something!
Wearing the extrait de parfum of L’âme sœur by Divine. It’s lovely, and I’m enjoying it a lot.
It suits my purposes at the moment!
Testing out Les Annees 25 by Andy Tauer. So far, I am loving it.
I think it’s late enough in the year that I can safely say Les Annees 25 was my favorite new perfume of 2018.
Participating in DS & Durga Lady Greystock. Iris and ambergris, + perfectly done! They really need to bring this one back (and keep the anthropology prices)!!
Dang, that sounds good.
DSH Jitterbug today. I love the vintage vibe of this one. I am going out of town for a few days and packed DSH December, Lumiere, and Kohl Gris as well as Aftelier Alchemy and And the World is Yours.
Enjoy your time away!
Thank you all for you good wishes yesterday. I am feeling better today. My dog Yei is still recovering and blood tests showed a slight improvement. There is hope.
I am wearing Kenzo Jungle L’Elephant. I forgot this morning when I sprayed on it that I had a whole day training at work . Mistake! A got a compliment from the person sitting two rows behind me, but she said that even though it smells amazing is too overwhelming and it is bothering her. I hope nobody else feels uncomfortable about it. I hate when that happens!
OMG!! You need MY skin today LOL ?? ?
You smell great scent twin!!!
No doubts we smell great!
I’m glad you’re feeling better. Sending healthy vibes to Yei.
Thank you Sistine!
I think you smell great, come sit close to me!
Thank yo KellyC!
I’m waiting for colder weather to show up before I spray my bottle of Jungle L’Elephant again. It was a little too warm for it/me the last time I did.
First really cold day, I’m not looking forward to real winter weather although I live in a temperate climate. PC Amber Ylang Ylang which I haven’t worn since last winter, I have to be careful as it can stain clothes.
Love AYY. Yours must have darkened over time like mine. Luckily, it still smells good.
Me too Sapphire, I was surprised at how darker it’s become. But as you say the scent is unchanged, and for being soft spoken the lasting power is very good, I can still smell it on my wrist this morning (amber and vanilla at this stage).
Dame Narcissus Perfume Oil today
It’s a bright warm sunny day here today and it fits perfectly.
I am listening to Prince as I clean the house for your family Xmas party.
Hubby doing outside work (windows HIGH ones) since the wether is accommodating.
That is a true narcissus….I wore that once in a meeting and someone said “why am I smelling jonquils in here?” as she looked around for a vase of flowers-LOL! Also, it’s a powerhouse!!! of that one I can only do one or two sprays!
It lasted into the next morning!!
I love a strong floral and I forgot how beautiful it is!
The dry down (eventually) is so quiet!
Wearing Diptyque Kimonanthe from my desk samples for D week. It’s awfully good.
You smell amazing!
I’m in Serge Lutens Chergui today. Anxiously awaiting many perfume goodies on their way to me. Most excited for my late 70’s vintage YSL opium. I’ve been in the mood for dark opulent orientals this winter.
SOTD = Do Malone Myrrh & Tonka
I love this stuff! 7 sprays.
I got a nice compliment today, not on my perfume, but on my partnership with another group on a deceptively complex transaction but is really simple when you know the rules. There were several transactions in the past 2 years and each had its own showstopper nuances but we got through them. Yay!
My boss is on vacation starting tomorrow and our time away will overlap by a week. I’m looking forward to making a dent in my backlog!
Congrats on a much deserved compliment!
That’s a good one..the youngest marzipan likes it..it is unisex ,right? Well, I told him it was-LOL!
I think it is perfectly unisex!
Agree with both CM8 and hajusuuri on Myrrh & Tonka being unisex.
So happy you received a sincere compliment today, no matter what it was regarding! Sometimes, small things like that helps right a crooked world✌?
It does and is very encouraging.
You smell great, and high five on the appreciation of your work!
I’m happy for you getting a compliment at work. !??
Thank you, lillyjo!
Congrats on the work compliment! And while the boss is away, the employees will get work done. It’s funny how often that seems to happen.
Trudat with being able to get more than when the boss is not around!
SOTD is Jo Malone Honey and Crocus on one hand (almond play-doh) and MFK Grand Soir on the other. Last night, I wore some Blocki Perfumes This Grand Affair and actually got a compliment from the husband. Will have to get some or swap for some. Now I am wanting hot cocoa myself. Might have to open the peppermint cocoa I have from a company in Little Rock called Loblolly Creamery (loblolly is a variety of pine tree). Theirs is really good and you can make it with hot milk or hot water. They have regular and peppermint flavors, and you can get their homemade marshmallows in vanilla, peppermint or bourbon.
That cocoa sounds amazing!
In Stash body lotion but about to top up with something else – not sure what yet, as I have a couple of close contact meetings (my office is small) in an hour. Planning to doing some damage on Fragrancenet in a bit – I asked here a week or so ago re. perfume suggestions for my 11 year old dd, and after much research (it relaxes me to look up perfumes and notes when work is really stressful) I am almost ready to order – too bad I have to round out the order to get to free shipping !
Do tell what you’ve decided for your DD! And you smell great, I love Stash.
Ooh, perhaps add a mini Prada Infusion de Vetiver.
love the suggestion! I might add a regular Encre Noire…
I’m wearing Vetiver Tonka today. I was so excited – one of my students was wearing L’Eau no 5 today! She is one excellent-smelling freshman.
Sorry I didn’t get a chance to answer puppy questions yesterday – I was playing with the puppy. Her name is Isa (short for Isadora), she’s 5.5 months old, and she is fabulous. She does love to bark and we’re having some trouble peeing outside, but that’s part of the process.
But any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
No suggestions but congratulations on your new puppy!
That’s awesome your student has such good taste! Congrats on the puppy!!!
Oh, puppies! Love them, but there’s a lot to be said for mature dogs that already know the rules.
As far as housebreaking, your two best friends are crate training and scheduled feed times. If you can regulate the “in,” it’s much easier to regulate the “out.” ?
I have a 5.5 month old puppy too, and she also loves to bark! I’m hoping she grows out of that phase.
Isadora is a beautiful name!
Meharées today, then topped with Bulgari Black, as it started to wear off. Smelling like a Cinnamon cookie with car tyres.
Boyfriend got bad news from his health checkup and has to see a specialist… Hope it will turn out okay, but its not very likely. As i am a radiooncologist i know better ???
I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the news turns out OK. You and your boyfriend are in my thoughts.
Is it odd that I read “Cinnamon cookie and car tires” and thought “Ooh, that sounds great!”?
Agree with all you said.
Thank you. Now have to make appointments for further diagnoses.. We’ll see
So sorry to read this news tannina. Thinking of you both and hoping for the best possible outcome for your boyfriend.
Thank you petunia, we will Hope for the best
Oh, dear, tannina. So sorry to hear, and I’m sure knowing what you know makes it all the more difficult. But, I’m hoping for the best for him.
Oh no, I’m so sorry. I hope he gets the best possible news! ????
So sorry to hear about the bad news, hoping it doesn’t turn out as bad as you fear.
Sending good vibes your way!
Drat! That’s rough tannina. Positive thoughts headed your way and your boyfriend’s way.
Oh no. Best wishes to you adnd your boyfriend.
Hope it turns out better than you’re expecting, tannina!
Thank,you all for your Kind wishes. We will see what comes up and cope with it.
Thanks for the well wishes on Tuesday about my medical procedure yesterday. This blog is full of the nicest people
Wearing vintage Dune today, just love this one, the base has something similar to a note in vintage Obsession that I only smell in those two perfumes. Probably something no longer available.
You smell great.
Dune is so unique. You smell great.
I love Dune!
Spending the day in Shalimar PdT and looooving it.
Love your new avatar.
Thanks to everyone who commented yessterday about my FILs passing. I really appreciate the support.
I went with Mirabella today by DSH. It’s a cumin free dupe of Rochas Femme.
I read that as “dope” instead of “dupe.” ?
But I will say, you’re smelling DOPE in the best possible way?
Deva… LOL. Thanks for the laugh!?
I was planning to wear Mitsouko today because my husband commented that I dint wear it often enough.
But…I see Hot Cocoa day, so I pulled out my little bottle of Mandorlo Cioccolato by Kyse Perfumes. Haven’t worn this in a long time. I get more orange and chocolate than almond. Reminds me of the orange dark chocolate mocha I had recently.
Now I get the almond. Need to keep spraying this.
Am drinking hot cocoa now. I dug through the cabinets and found some instant Swiss cocoa from a company I mentioned earlier. It’s very rich and creamy. Not dark.
Tom Ford Bois Vert. We don’t have a real tree so I’m doing my best to smell like a pine forest.
Great idea ScentSpirit, hope it is working!
Diptyque Do Son today, as I ditch work in favor of the beginning of VACATION—a cruise to Mexico! This is probably my favorite tuberose scent; I should’ve worn it during BWF week.
Speaking of Diptyque, you may recall that last week, I mentioned that the boyfriend gave me a beautiful small Diptyque Christmas special edition candle (Amande Exquise). Yesterday, we exchanged presents—more Diptyque candles! A small Sapin de Lumière (another Christmas special), and a large Feu de Bois. Even sealed, they smell spectacular. I can’t wait to get back and burn them. I’m swimming in ridiculously priced candles.
Well, I’ll be off the grid for the next nine days. Have a wonderful winter, friends! I wish you low stress!
Enjoy the cruise and the gifts!
Have a wonderful time!!
Wow that’s so cool!! Enjoy your cruise!! Safe travels!! ?
Have a happy and safe vacation!
I love those candles, lucky you! Have a great trip.
You smell great!
What a lovely gift that your BF gave you! Have fun and enjoy your cruise!
Bon voyage Koyel!
Had to wait until now to apply perfume since yesterday’s sotd persisted despite my attempts to scrub it off this morning. I’m now in DS & Durga’s Foxglove. I don’t know why I bought this sample – musta read something somewhere? Regardless, pass!
Happy to see you wearing perfume again even if you stumble upon a dud
Yesterday’s SOTD was a beast on you! Wow! I’m happy to hear that you are fishing on The Sample Sea again. ????????
SOTD was Papillon Anubis. Whoever mentioned that Luckyscent samples don’t evaporate was right! Last time I wore this I was outside watching the Pope’s motorcade come down 34th st in Manhattan, so at least 3+ years ago? I remember thinking the incense was a good match for the occasion. I only recently found it in a little bag in a bigger bag ? Love it, though!
By the way, I may have missed it, but how was The Favourite?
Oh, forgot already, lol! I didn’t post about it. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the many positive reviews did. And my husband really didn’t like it. I thought the acting was great as were the cinemetography and costumes etc. But I didn’t find the story all that compelling or funny (it’s billed as a dark comedy) and the director has an obsession with sadism and torture. Have you seen The Lobster? Same director. I thought that was more interesting and compelling (albeit very disturbing and hard to watch at some points) than this film. The most sympathetic character to me was Rachel Weisz- I really felt nothing for everyone else. YMMV of course. I may be the odd man out…
If you’ve seen any of these: it’s a cross between The Phantom Thread, Dangerous Liasons, and The Lobster.
Is this a sufficient description, lol?
Sounds like this will mot be my cup of tea. Bummer because I usually like movies with Emma Stone. Thanks for mini revuew. Guess I’ll wait for Red Box.
Didn’t see The Lobster. Saw the other two, which gives me a sense of what you mean. I think I’ll pass. My husband really dislikes Dangerous Liaisons.
Papillon is another house I would like to dive deeper into. I love my bottle of Salomé and it last days!
I think you would really dig Anubis and Dryad.
I love Anubis, you smell great.
Thanks! It is a good one.
Uh oh. I don’t want any more encouragement to poke around Lucky Scent’s website!! I need to be good!
Yeah, I should be staying away from there, too! I need to really put more effort and focus into binge-watching. Not as dangerous, lol.
Oh gosh you guys, work has been really busy and constant the last couple days. Yesterday morning I took over working on a project for my co-worker that had a milestone to be delivered yesterday, so I worked quickly to deliver and did. Phew. I was smelling absolutely amazing in DSH Lush Honey essence oil. It’s not listed on her site anymore, which is crazy because of how many perfumes *are* on her site. Another of my favorites of hers is no longer available, and I am probably going to wear that one tomorrow.
Today I went with D.S. & Durga Freetrapper, which is mostly cedar incense with some smokiness. I really like it.
Employers seem to overload their most capable workers. Not much of a reward for a job well done. ?
Exactly! The better you are, the more they expect from you. I’ve learned to play dumb ?
My other theory (based on experience) is they ask the “yes” people because they don’t feel like dealing with the people who are stubborn and inflexible. I had a prior supervisor tell me this when loading more on my caseload and I asked her to ask the other per diem to take the cases.
I am planning to wear Freetrapper tomorrow. Nice choice!
I am not sure I dig the name but Freetrapper smells good!
Today I am finishing tuberose and gardenia project with La Chasse aux Papillons. This is a great light tuberose for summer. We had tons of snow today (everything outside is covered with a thick layer of it), but it actually made me enjoy this scent even more – it’s like having my own summer day inside.
Since it is Dame week I just found this information in case anyone is interested-
don’t know if they are any good but the full bottles are incredibly inexpensive!
These look awesome, are these brand new? I am on the email list and didn’t get anything about them. Did you?
No I didn’t. But yes they are new.
Late again today, but things were calm enough today that I didn’t need an incense perfume to keep an even keel.
Elisa P and haujusuuri, you were right. Yesterday’s issue with my mom was “Making a mountain out of a molehill.” I got a text late last night from my brother explaining things. He managed to call her while going to work last night.
Pixel kitty continues to make excellent progress. The other two cats are being buttheads, and hissing at her when she gets too close to them. I didn’t think that Eau de Vet was that long lasting!
SOTD = Ungaro Diva, from the decant stash. I wanted roses today, and this grand rose chypre worked like a charm! ?
Glad that things have hopefully calmed down! I was just thinking that your mom is going through so many changes in such a short period of time, that frustration and even anger sounds totally normal.
Glad you can be less worried today ?
And my cat does that, too! I didn’t know that was a “thing” as my last 2 cats didn’t react that way to each other after vet visits. And only 1 of my current 2 does that- whether she goes to the vet, he goes, or both go. He’s totally chill after, though.
I’ve had the hissing thing happen with every cat that I’ve had with Mr. Jalapeno. And one of the other cats has been uncharacteristically skittish today, too.
I wonder if her pee and skin/glands smell different from the anesthesia drugs they injected? Maybe that’s what’s making her strange smelling for longer? Anyway, I’m sure/hoping it will come to an end soon enough.
Glad it was just a temporary thing with your mom. It’s good that she has people who care for her and can either be there in person or long distance who can encourage her.
As to the hoist cats, just ask them if they wish to have dental surgery to get extra attention!
Usually with a vet visit, the hissing is only the day of the visit and is over by the next day. I don’t know what is going thru those little furry minds of theirs! ??
Oh, I don’t know where “hoist” came from – I meant hissy! I hope the hissy fits stop soon.
Glad that things with your mom are more in perspective and that Pixel is holding her own.
Thanks, Petunia! Pixel kitty hasn’t even needed the pain meds that the vet prescribed for her.
Rose’ All Dae’, Gallagher. Super plummy opening, very boozy. I think it’s Along the same theme as Kiste, but not peach. Love, can spray all day.
I took my mother, brother, and sister-in-law to the Galleria today, mainly to gape at the decorations and store windows. We definitely enjoyed the puppies and kittens in the SPCA windows at Neiman-Marcus. As we walked through the perfume section, Mom’s eye was caught by all the colorful crystal toppers on the Roja Dove display. Their SA was very kind and sprayed us samples of the ones we asked about. Mom liked Danger. I still really love Enslaved. There are really a lot of them and in different sizes, etc. Kind of interesting. In the end all I bought was some good comfortable shoes (Ecco) at another store, but we all had fun looking. Enslaved has one note that just makes me salivate, and right now I’m wondering if it might be the peach?
“Mom liked Danger”. This made me smile ? Sounds like the opening line of a novel. Sounds like a nice day, though!
Ha ha! It’s actually quite untrue except for that scent. We did have a nice day, though I’m afraid we wore her out there.
And here we are, if you’d like to see us!