Monday, with the added bonus (or not) of snow for some in the US. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm staying warm in good old Etro Shaal Nur.
Reminder: on 1/18, wear a fragrance by Eau d'Italie, Etat Libre d'Orange, Escentric Molecules or Etro, if you have one. Partial credit for any other small-ish brand that starts with the letter E.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2019, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: top image is Snow [cropped] by XoMEoX at flickr; some rights reserved.
Smelling of rice and citrus in Fils de Dieu. I have plenty of E’s for this week, fortunately.
Hi Twin! ?
Don’t we smell wonderful!
Hey, you both smell great!
Thanks, and so do you!
You do, too! I remember liking that one and loving the bottle design.
My fave ELdO ever…..might have to do that one on Friday! You smell soooooo good…..
My favourite is Rien, but I think this is my second favourite. It’s very gorgeous and very wearable.
I may wear it all week! It’s just so EASY! It doesn’t require attention, definition, or observation. It’s as comfortable as an old friend ??
Hi, I’m wearing Serge Lutens Fille en aiguilles today, I feel this is the fragrance for Emma Stone as Abigail in The Favourite.
I meant to have seen that movie by now!
Hi Robin, you have to see it!
Well now you have to assign Anne and Sarah!
Hi Dorsey, yes I will! ?
Thank you for all your kind comments on my musical hobby in lazy weekend poll.
This is going to be mostly an ELDO week for me. Today I am wearing Vrai Blonde. This is a fun scent. While I do not care for the opening, I enjoy it once it settles on my skin.
I love that one, it smells like champagne to me!
I’m wearing Dangerous Complicity. I think I’ll try to wear each of the samples from the ELDO discovery set.
Great idea! They have a few that I’ve tried and liked, just not enough to invest in a FB. You smell great!
I’m not ready to spring for a full bottle, but maybe a 5ml decant or two.
I’ve kind of given up on decants. I have them in a zippered mesh travel case, and I have found I hardly ever open it because my full bottles are so much easier to see and get to. I need to do something about that. ?
I’m in Indochine, in honor of the FB that was somewhere between my office mailroom and my desk as of last Friday. Hoping it will find its way to me today. Woohoo!
And on an unrelated note, someone at work left a sample of ELDO Charogne in the ladies room last week (some of us do that anonymously – it’s fun), so unless I hear from you all that it’s awful (or I hate it), that will be my CP scent on Friday.
It’s not awful, but I found it really challenging and tricky – changing between sharp chemical leather and soft florals. I advise pre-testing it.
And on me it’s a bitter, floral vanilla…
Interesting! Do a lot of leathers go vanilla-y on you?
Thanks Glannys – depending on how sharp the leather note is, it might actually work for me. Will definitely pre-test … near a soap-and-water source.
I am interested in your opinion.
You smell great today in Indochine!
I can’t comment about Charogne but I love that people anonymously leave samples at your workplace.
Maybe try it on paper?
Thanks Petunia! I love finding random samples … and leaving them too. I know who some of my fellow perfume-lovers/leavers are, but not all of them. I’m guessing some of them might be surprising.
Leaving samples in the restroom does sound like fun – I might start doing that!
I wish I would FIND samples in the restroom. Lol.
Mmmm Indochine! You smell like a sexy librarian!
Thanks Sajini! My husband says I look like a sexy librarian, so there’s some symmetry to that.
Love Indochine! You smell outstanding??
Thanks Deva! I wish the FB package would get to my desk – USPS says it was delivered last Friday, and I’m beginning to worry.
You have fun colleagues!
Yes I do! One of the ones who I know is a fellow perfumista-slash-bathroom-Robin-Hood(ette) is one of the most amazingly funny and quick-witted people I’ve ever worked with. And most of the rest are smart, kind and generous people – I feel very lucky to have the coworkers I have. I was not so blessed in prior jobs.
This is lovely to read.
Restroom samples are a great idea! I’ve done that and it’s great fun.
You’re not in Oregon, are you SmokeyToes? Would be hilarious if I found out you work just down the hall.
Good morning everyone!
I’m in the 2007 Missoni and loving it. Indigestable chocolate orange, but for some reason I find it very compelling. I bought a bottle before the Guide was published; now I wish I had more than my single 30ml bottle.
I have been posting my SotD each day On my Instagram and realized I hadn’t been posting any of my first loves (mostly because I rarely wear them now!) So This week I thought I’d focus on perfumes that mean something to me personally, not just that smell great.
I like your theme this week.
Thank you! It’s kind of weird to think about, especially since I rarely wear them now. I’m glad I still have them in my collection.
What’s your Instagram name? I love following scent of the day posts…
@EauMG does some of my favorite instagram stories. Every day she posts her SOTD along with her lipcolor of the day. It’s giving me so much lip inspiration!
I used to watch her YouTube perfume reviews, but think she must have stopped because she wasn’t showing up in my feed, so I unsubscribed. I didn’t even recognize her when I skipped over to her Instagram just now….
I only post them in the stories, but it’s been fun. I’m sure in August I’ll run out of ideas though.
Following you now…
Followed. I tip my Instagram hat to you because I have no clue how people do the “stories.” ?
I prefer stories because they only last 24 hours. I feel pressure posting sometimes.
I love that you are spending time focusing on your loves!
Thank you! It’s fun getting reacquainted with them.
Your theme for this week sounds like a great way to handle the January blahs!
It’s been a lot of fun.
Etat Libre Charogne today. Will definitely be wearing ELdO all week, there’s so many good ones.
I could do a week of ELdO…
Smelling beautiful in Estee Lauder Beautiful!
Have a warm and happy Monday everyone!
Beautiful! That was my wedding day perfume.☺️
No doubts you smelled terrific that day! ?
Pretty dang cold this morning-27F! Brrr! Up at the crack for dental appointment and it was a bit difficult to get out of my nice warm bed.
SOTD is ELdO File de Dieu because it’s a real mood lifter and I needed it this morning.
Happy Monday to all✌?
Weather twin, we are at 26. Unless you really meant negative 27?!!
Good luck with the dental work. If you’ve already had the root canal done, the crown work should just be noisy and (hopefully) pain free. Been there, done that.
Ah, no. 27F is what I meant. The looming Spector of Dental Work mixed with no coffee equals unreliable temperature posts. Sorry. But 27 is still dang cold!
Hope the dentist isn’t too bad!
It was painful for my wallet, but other than that pain free, thanks!
And you smelled great. Fils de Dieu is such a clever and subtle comfort scent.
I like it more and more each time I wear it. Usually, the opposite happens, so I think I hit the jackpot with this one. I hope the dentist enjoyed it ?
Good to hear that the dentist appointment was not painful for your mouth! Sorry about the wallet, though.
Sampling Mx. from Eris Parfums which is so far a spicy warm animalic
Oh Eris! Good call. I only have one EldO and a few samples that are who knows where. But I do have Mx. and really like it.
Yes! Good choice!!
Hiding in my sample box are four carded ELDO fragrances! I will be mostly wearing one a day this week. Today is Hermann a Mes Cotes. I use the whole sample. I dab some around and then place the rest of the sample in a little spray bottle and use the whole thing up. Thunk! There is an excellent review of this fragrance on this site and I must say this is a beautiful pepper and ambroxan perfume with chewy sillage. I think the chewy is provided by the blackcurrent bud and frankincense that is in there. This is entirely savory, I also smell bay leaves. I do not own a bottle from this house but that could change!
Thank you! And I should not have dumped the whole sample on my person. This fragrance is very persistent. Application with a light hand is definitely recommended.
Fleur de Peau to add some light and beauty to a cloudy day spent at work.
How do you find the longevity to be? I find two sprays lasts me 12+ hours, which is impressive for what is kind of a skin scent.
Same here. One spray and I can still smell it the next day. It’s got that Iris rose musk ménage a trios thing going on but very understated and refined.
Yes, I do one spray on my stomach and one on my wrists and I’m surrounded by a fluffy scent cloud all day long.
Hey Twin! Smellin’ beautiful today.
You smell beautiful Petunia, I tried it this summer.
Did you like it? ?
Very much, it was subtle but persistent and it developed on the skin which kept it interesting
Seems like every winter when it gets cold, I get on a streak when I want the same perfume over and over. It’s not always the same one — sometimes it’s been Safari, sometimes Soivohle Centennial, sometimes a BWF.
This week it’s Amouage Memoir Woman. Sorrynotsorry.
Mals! Happy belated, birthday twin!!?
Happy belated to YOU, birthday twin!!
That’s a big perfume. You smell amazing.
Yeah, it’s definitely there. I love it, though.
I totally get this. For me, it is Papillon Anubis.
Sometimes I just really want to get into a rut of delight.
I love Anubis!!! On the fb list!
I have been the same way..I have been rotating between my Bermuda frangipani scent and songes. I just want white florals.
Seems like I often get a craving for BWFs in January.
Good to see you, and I quite sure you smell amazing!
Hey Mals, Nice to read your comment. Happy belated birthday! Enjoy your rut. I’ve been cycling a few scents this season as well. Can’t seem to help myself…
Nice to see you! And happy belated bday! I’ve also been cycling through a narrow range this winter. Makes life a little easier in the morning.
Happy Belated Birthday mals! BTW, Centennial is back on Soivohle’s website under “Signature Classics”. I think of you when I see it mentioned.
Good morning Y’all! Happy to report NO SNOW here! Brrrrrrrr
Sampling a GORGEOUS gourmand…..Jovoy Remember Me. It’s a beautiful chai scent, with a scalded spicy milk note that is just perfect. A bit of leather keeps it from getting too sweet. GOOD STUFF…on the perpetual wishlist!
WE got snow. Actually, we got worse than snow: two inches of snow topped with two inches of sleet. It is naaaaasty outside. Glad you aren’t frozen solid.
Sleet is bad news! Stay warm and cozy inside if you can!
Ooh that sounds good. Beautiful bottle too.
Did someone say chai?
I thought of you when I first sniffed this one! This is a sure bet for you, I’m guessing!
Oooh that sounds good!
That does sound pretty tempting! Glad you missed out on the snow??
TGIM after a busy work weekend. Sorry everyone who is back to work today.
SotD is Chergui. (LOL autocorrect wanted it to be Chergorgeous because I’ve typed that so many times). I smell pretty good for a day of sweatpants, laundry and lounging.
You smell awesome! That one of my favorites and it goes great with sweatpants, laundry, and lounging?
I love to smell fancy when I’m wearing yoga pants and sweatshirts haha
Me too and I frequently do! You smell divine!
Betcha people would have known what you meant by “Chergorgeous”!
I wore Chergui one day last week and kept wondering who smelled so good! Me me and me!
Chergorgeous! You can’t argue with that autocorrect logic.?
And you are smelling so fantastic!
It warmed up a bit (which, for here, means in the 20s), so I can justify continuing to play with the Hermes Jardins. Today is Jardin Sur Le Nil. It’s another win, though I kind of wish I had more of that weird vegetal top note, by the time I got to work it that aspect of it had faded on me.
Anyone watch the True Detective premiere last night? Better than season 2 already imo, and if they bother to develop the female lead as it looks like they’re going to, should even have a leg up on season 1. But I’m a big fan of Mahershala Ali, I’ll watch that man in anything. So maybe my bias is showing, lol
I will have to check it out. I loved the first season, was “meh” about the second. I’m glad to hear your thoughts on the third! And I too love Mahershala Ali!
Loved season one, liked season two, but missed the first episode of season 3 last night. MM in season one is my alter ego, I swear! It scared me how much I identified with that character. ?
HBO was kind enough to give us TWO episodes
Haha, my bf has watched season one in its entirety at least 3 times. He also identifies heavily with MM’s character.
You smell so good, I actually like the incensey drydown on my skin.
When I posted this, we hadn’t gotten there yet…but now I can agree!
Haven’t watched the first two episodes yet, but they’re on my DVR. Haven’t decided yet whether we’ll watch week to week or let the episodes build up and then binge. Most shows we seem to like more when we watch all episodes at once. An exception to that is probably Legion because the episodes are so out there and a lot to take in individually.
Binging is usually how we watch things as a streaming-only household, but I finally sprung for HBO NOW because I wanted to see Big Little Lies so we watch those on the weekly. I’m impatient ?
We had ‘Scheduling. Issues’ so watching tomorrow instead. Glad to hear your opinion.
Back in town after two weeks in gorgeous Barcelona (with a side trip to Girona, for a stupendous lunch at El Celler de Can Roca).
While it does feel good to be sleeping in my own bed, and cozying about with Otto Mi Gato, I am slightly wistful this morning, thinking about the luxury of NOT WORKING. We should all have more of this option in our lives.
Starting my work day with vintage Etro Messe de Minuit, appropriate for the greyness of the weather, layered with Maria Candida Gentile Rrose Selavy. It is an inspired combination – today it strikes me as smelling much better than either alone.
I bet Barcelona was AMAZING.
Oh, indeed it was. I highly recommend a visit. It is a beautiful city, with so much to see and do…and eat.
I shouldn’t say I’m jealous as I was just in Barcelona a little over a year ago but because I was there I KNOW you had a fabulous time!
Hello, friends, accidentally defied the CP by wearing the gorgeous Trayee. I could have done with a few more hours of sleep, AND I forgot to bring my lunch, so…the week is off to a great start. Hopefully things will only get better from here on out!
I wore that yesterday, it’s a beauty isn’t it?
It sure is! I just wish it had better lasting power. It’s on hour six now and is mostly faded.
I wore Mohur extrait yesterday and was so happy. You smell amazing.
Thank you! You smelled wonderful yesterday! (I haven’t tried your SOTD, but I expect you smell great today, too.)
I hate it when I forget to bring my lunch. It totally throws me off. Hang in there!
Ugh, I know, right? Thanks, KellyC!
Good Morning NST
I have been busy these days and on and off sick.
Enjoying a cup of vanilla tea and reading the New Yorker..
Vanilla tea sounds lovely, my chocolate tea just showed up, will give that a try later. Hope you are feeling better today!
I was just wondering where you were! I hope you feel better soon!
Get better! Betcha you are farther along in the NYer than I am…I would be embarrassed to tell you what month I’m on.
Very cold here, in the single digits F here overnight.
Feeling much better, put on Fleur de Peau and can smell it! I think this one is a keeper.
Yes to Fleur de Peau.
And double yes to your feeling better.
You smell lovely today twin!
Glad to hear that you are feeling better and can enjoy your perfume!
Cool and dark here, rain should start soon. I’m in a furry animalic vanilla, Atélier des Ors Lune Féline.
You smell lovely!
Animalic vanilla sound great.
LL Patchouli 24. Loving it. Gonna make this a better week!
High on my wish list, you smell wonderful!
Love your positive attitude! Hope it’s a better week for you.
That’s such an incredible scent. I love it. If you like that, then I also recommend you try T-Rex.
Wearing You or Someone Like You.
Love the name, and love the minty wonderfulness!
It’s a very happy scent.
A rare, dreary NM Monday calls for No. 19 (edt).
My little Nacho puppy is home alone for the first time today. He’s been going to work with his daddy but he was finally getting too rambunctious and wanted to run down the halls. He has a puppy playpen though, with his favorite blanket, crate (he loves to go to sleep in his crate), all his toys, water, etc. We also ordered him this little patch of grass in a box to potty on (we take him outside to the grass to go). Hopefully he won’t be too sad! I played with him hard before I left and it definitely looked like he was ready for a nap when I was leaving.
You smell cool and elegant. I am pretty certain that with all these thoughtful additions puppy will be fine.
Sounds like little Nacho will be well equipped to face his day! ?
How did he do?
He did so great! Happy to see us but seemed no worse for the wear! J went and checked on him at lunch and said he was just playing with his toys. And this evening when I got home he was napping in his crate.
I guess you can have a nannycam on him! Glad today went well!
Got a case of dragging butt after having yesterday off. About to go to work wearing vintage no 19 del to get me through.
I’m in No. 19, though not vintage. Bet you smell great!
Eau des Merveilles. I may be super cranky but at least I smell fabulous.
One of my favs. You smell wonderful.
Yes, you do!
Your crankiness will be overlooked because you smell so fabulous!?
We had 2 snowstorms during my 8 hours at work today! The weather was crazy and now my head gives me a bit of a headache.
I am wearing Suede Galore from Cloon Keen Atelier.
2 snowstorms!!!! Stay warm and safe!
I hope that your snowstorm headache goes away quickly.
Ha! After you said your area has not had snow!
Starting the week in Fils de Dieu paired with a fun red shirt, dark wine red lips and brassy gold earrings. I got a decent night’s sleep last night and had a good weekend, so I’m feeling pretty good today.
Fils de Dieu is definitely popular tday! You all make me want it.
Wine-colored lipstick is my favorite. You look fab, I’m sure!
Wearing Bruma today for no real reason other than that I love it.
You smell lovely! Saving the remainder of coffret spray for Spring.
L’Artisan Oeillet Sauvage is my SOTD, and I am drinking a second cup of Pomegranate Oolong tea.
Your choice of scent is lovely.
Oh, that tea sounds marvelous!
SOTD = Chanel No. 19 EDP
Eeeeek! Monday. (partial credit for the eeeeeky scream?)
I heard a commotion in the other track facing where I was standing but I couldn’t see anything because the train was packed and the windows were blocked. It sounded like there were 3 women trying to one-up each other by speaking over each other. The doors finally closed and left the station. The commotion was actually by one person drugged out of her mind. If there was a violation for noise pollution, she should have gotten 3 tickets. Le sigh…
Our local news this morning showed a clip of The No Pants Subway Ride. Talk about commuting woes!?
Portland’s No Pants ride was yesterday, too. It was about 45F and those folks looked cold.
Montreal has on3 of those too, can’t remember when it is, but it’s -17 there today, I would not even consider it.
That is AMAZING! How entertaining! ?
This sounds really horrifying!
Was your train at all delayed by the commotion? Ugh.
No. I didn’t mention that we ended in the same car and she kept up the high volume talking, singing and just general noise for the entire 15 minutes I was inside. I suppose I could have moved…
Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black.
Woke up feeling grumpy this morning, but copious amounts of caffeine plus a morning training session with some of my lovely colleagues has cured me of that. First week of the new semester, here I come!
Caffeine is the cure all for many, many things.
Go get ’em!
I try to do fun little things to avoid it but I had some Monday blues today. In the gourmandy fig that is Orla Kiely, this brand has 2 other fragrances, a geranium and I don’t remember what, I never tried them and now will probably never will.
I hope that it gets better!
I believe I have the geranium hand soap. I think I got it for the leaf shingle pattern as yes, I also tend to get large “samples” of soap.
Soap is never too large imo
House twins with Robin in Etro Ambra. Deliciously vanilla-y.
Very cold this morning so I’m keeping warm in many layers, and the perfume I can still smell under many layers: Geisha Noire -Such a cozy sweater scent!
It’s definitely time to break out the “winter warmer” perfumes!
Sleepy as usual; I just am not made for a 9 to 5. I’m wearing DSH Habibi.
Ha! Me neither. I’m more of a 2-3 kinda person ?
Lol. Occasionally I will work a 4-hour shift which is commonly referred to as “the princess shift” on my unit.
Ha! Right? When I worked 12s, I felt like I was just getting started at the 4 hour mark!
the princess shift? is there a tiara?
sign me up, please.
I’m glad I did not read this while drinking any beverage!
I have a definite lack of “E”s in my collection! Instead, I’ll go with colour, I’m wearing a light orange dress and I’ll accompany it with the Alien Eau Luminescente in the orange bottle, which has a mandarin note.
If thought that as well but I have way more!
SOTD: Reve d’Ossian by Oriza Legrand.
This is a spicy frankincense winter cosy perfume. Just the ticket….??
That’s the only Oriza scent I’ve liked so far. Really nice incense, and yes, cozy is the word for it!
Felanilla today as i forgot the CP.
But yesterday i remembered to spray some Dzing! before heading to a Varieté show with dinner. This was a belated Christmas party for work, but even better, as everyone was not stressed about getting presents and all.
Great show with various circus artists, a human beatbox, a nice band and a very fine four course dinner.
You smell great! Fun party!
You’re so right with parties in January being less stressful, including being able to get one’s choice of a venue much easier than having to compete for it!
It’s not that cold where I am for January, but definitely gray outdoors – gray sky and almost no snow right now, so the ground has a kind of gray look, too. I am in PdN Cap Neroli to brighten up my mood.
I might need a good summer scent tomorrow too…
I am testing St Clair Scents First Cut and Gardener’s Glove today. I really liked the opening of First Cut but on me it progressed rapidly out of that phase, almost skipped over any middle transition and landed in the base notes. So for the majority of the time I’ve been wearing it, I’ve been getting predominantly tobacco leaf and immortelle. I was expecting something much brighter, more golden summer with flashes of green, but this is quite brown and autumnal on me.
I find Gardener’s Glove more interesting, but I didn’t like the opening and middle which were too barber shop for me and at one point I got a hit of wintergreen rubbing alcohol. Or Ben-Gay? Six hours in I started to get some leather. I think if I sprayed more, I might get more out of it. Whether or not I would ever take the time to do so is questionable. I used to maintain a “try again” sample pile, but at least for now I no longer want to do that. Thank u, next!
I got an atomizer sample set and so far have only tried Casablanca (w00t!). I am looking forward to First Cut for sure – maybe it has similarities to PdE Tabac Tabou based on your description?
Regarding First Cut, I think that my expectations got in the way of my experience. I wouldn’t say that it’s similar to Tabac Tabou, but maybe a tad if you layered that with Blanche Immortelle? I find it altogether reminiscent of many natural/mixed media perfumes from SSS, Aftelier and Hiram Green. My skin always amps up the base notes and I tend to really love the brighter top notes and the middle floral transitions that can be obliterated by anything heavier. I can’t wait to hear your impressions!
I love your forensic reviews Holly. It’s so nice to read them again. ?
Oh my, thank you so much, Petunia!
It was a cold but sunny Monday here! I heard 24 degrees F mentioned on the radio this morning. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
SOTD = Tam Dao EdT, from the sample stash. Because Monday.
“Tam Dao because Monday”
I would print that on a t-shirt and wear it!
If you do, post a picture of it! ??
heehee, I am very tempted ?
It’s cold here too. We’re expecting gray skies this week. Stay warm.
Temps are expected to be a little better for the rest of this week, but snow has been rumored for the weekend again. Winter socks are de rigueur! ?
I hope the forecast of snow does not pan out but we’ve skirted a good number of storms that our turn is coming ?
Yeah, I think that our luck will run out sooner or later.
SotD = EdM !!!
Popping in late to say EdM, my bff-4-evah, and I had a lovely day together. It’s been too long.
Reminder to self: sometimes the perfume in the sprayer gets stale, waste a few spritzes before applying to skin if a bottle has been neglected for a time.
It’s raining buckets here, I hope those of us getting snow are snuggly and warm and safe.
That photo up top is super! Love the geometry.
You’re smellin’ mighty fine, tiffanie!
oh thank you indeed, hajusuuri!
That’s high praise coming from an uber-perfumista like you! ?
Late to the party today. SOTD was SSS Winter Woods, just because I love it, and it is winter, and I can’t really get away with this one in warm weather. I don’t have anything really for the CP this week. I do have some samples of the Eris perfumes somewhere, but I have not even tested them yet, and I don’t like to wear or test an unknown sample on a workday. It’s too hard to get rid of it if it turns out to be a scrubber.
All 11 freebies I listed the other day have now been claimed. I sent off the first batch of eight packages yesterday, and I will get the other three sent off in the next few days. Between last month’s freebies and this month’s, I have now re-homed 19 bottles and nearly 800 mL of perfume.
Wow! That’s rather impressive for your perfume rehoming project.
I really had too many bottles that I never wore at all. Mostly they just didn’t work for me, or were always overshadowed by other things that I love more.
You smell wonderful and I am IMPRESSED with your re-homing project! I am with you as well re: not wearing a never tried perfume on a workday!
I still have some more things to offer up in the Freebiemeet on the 26th, believe it or not. I also have a couple of things that I plan to save for the next Swapmeet, and one bottle I may sell on eBay.
+1 for the fun freebies!
Perfume people are amazing,
and you’re one of the best ?
Wearing Jasmin et cigarette tonight. Its my only ELDO since I passed on a sample of Putain des Palaces to a co-worker; it went way too sweet on me – money saved. Glad for the sample though as the notes sounded like it should have worked.
However, I’m eyeing up a bottle of Fils de Deux as it sounds fantastic and its a reasonable price. Thanks to all those who created a lemming..?