Tuesday, and Martin Luther King's birthday (although Martin Luther King Day is next Monday). If it's winter where you are, there are 64 days left until spring. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm wearing Escentric Molecules Molecule 03. Tea at the moment is a random Ceylon sample from Upton.
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: the two spout "Samourai" Chinese cast iron 1 liter teapot is €135 at Dammann Frères.
Nice pick Robin – I mix my own up!
For me it’s ELdO day 2, Jasmin et Cigarette.
That’s my favorite ELDO! I am going to wear in on Thursday or Friday.
You smell great.
I have a few favourites from them!
I seem to rememeber you enjoying Bendilirous in one of the CPs.
Ha. Me too!
My favorite ELDO as well! Lovely choice.
Hi twin! We smell great!
We really do!
It would make more sense to mix your own than to buy this!
At the moment, I’m sporting the drydown from Neela Vermeire: Mohur Extrait. Its mostly medicinal gentle oud and powder at this point of time.
I’m really liking coffee scents nowadays. I am planning to spritz myself with Areej le Dore’s Oud Luwak in a couple of hours
I like the late drydown! Still smelling good!
I don’t have any perfumes from “E” houses, having rehomed my bottle of Messe de Minuit. I am on Shiseido Zen ( original “black”) today because it smells warm and cozy to me.
Molecule 03 is an excellent vetiver perfume. You smell good, Robin.
SOTD is Etat Libre d’Orange Une Amourette Roland Mouret (sample thunk). I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it smells nice (woods, iris, neroli). On the other hand, I feel like it’s incomplete or an experiment, not a finished work.
I agree about Amourette, it feels somehow incomplete.
I am also in vetiver, wearing Fat Electrician.
ON a spur of the moment decision I bought the new Nicolai Fig and Tea scent. Those smaller 30ml bottles make it seem less extravagant. I like the orange top notes. Have not gotten much of the middle notes yet. Very work acceptable I believe.
I love that one and totally agree that it is a winner for work!
That was my gateway Nicolai – I remember sampling it at a store (ZGO perfumery in SF) and loving it. Got myself a sample but couldn’t handle the calones in it – all aquatic notes make me queasy. Having said that, I feel I need to revisit this one!
I got a bottle of this for Christmas – I used to have it a couple of years back and loved it. and i love 30mls anything these days, I can’t keep up with the price and volume of bigger bottles anyway!
Ugh – 64 days is far too many to go until spring. No points for me, but I smell wonderful in Cuir Ottoman.
You smell great!
I agree that you smell great!
Basically 64 days too many
Hey there—we ran out of commenting space above so I thought I’d tell you about my comfortable, gorgeous shoes here. I got two pairs of the lovely Shape 45 Pointy Sleek pumps from ECCO, the Marlee skimmer flat from Cole Haan, and the Zerogrand Oxford with Stitchlite Wool, which is super duper light.
Thank you, Koyel! I am always on the hunt for comfortable shoes that don’t look like my grandmother would have worn them. I have a pair of ECCO booties and love them, but hadn’t tried any of their other offerings. Good to have a few more suggested options!
You certainly do smell great!
Vintage Bellodgia PdT today, rich and satisfying carnation with a surprising sillage. Bellodgia was my first vintage perfume, found at an estate sale in 2008. I still have that bottle.
Have a great day all!
love estate sales!
Me too. I always look for treasure. Sometimes I find it.
You smell beautiful !!
I’m joining BobH in Jas & Cig. It reminds me (in a good way) of that youthful time when cigarettes seemed cool; I feel like every high school in the 90s had a cool goth girl who smelled like this.
Looking for herbal tea recommendations! A coworker just gave me her electric kettle and I am anticipating a new era of tea drinking, but I can’t really do caffeine. I like floral teas and tangy teas.
I love the Palais des Thés Jardin series. But I don’t know if that is what you are looking for. I also like to mix my own tisane, mostly based on mint, verbena, linden blossom and lavender.
Ooh yes, looks like just the thing! Ha, why do I suddenly feel my perfume no-buy turning into a tea spree…
And pretty soon you may be collecting cats ???
I would have spewed my tea, had I been drinking some! ???
Honestly I would looooove to collect cats! I dream of a houseful, but the one I have would be so unhappy I just can’t do it to her.
My perfume no-buys always morph into excessive purchases in other realms. A few months ago, it was shoes (four pairs of gorgeous but comfortable shoes). Before that, it was body products (oils and soaps and such). I am on a permanent tea moratorium, because of some tea-buying sprees before I started having a real income (tea is usually much cheaper than perfume). Anyway, I hope you enjoy your tea spree
To heck with tea — I want to know where you found gorgeous but comfortable shoes!
In high school, I was that girl in my head. But in reality, I was probably just a skinny girl wearing black clothes and Ruby Woo lipstick and smoking too many Du Mauriers.
I think you may be overestimating what it took to be That Girl. I’m SURE high school me would have been awed by you.
LOL I love this.
Du Mauriers! Wow, haven’t heard of those in YEARS. My good high-school friend smoked Du Maurier Special Mild 100’s in the silver and burgundy package.
I bet you rocked that look!
Anyone who wears, or wore, Ruby Woo will always be the Cool Girl to me. That’s such a great color, but I cannot pull it off! ?
if you like tangy, try tazo passion tea!
I think that David’s Tea has a pretty good selection of herbal teas on their website. And since it is January, they might have a sale.
I am wearing Hermes Eau de Neroli Dore today, and drinking a cup of Darjeeling tea. I am on my second cup.
Which Darjeeling are you drinking?
Enigma Leaf Assam from a company named Tea2you. My daughter brought this back as a souvenir when she studied in London. She is so sweet, she brought me this tea and a small Paddington Bear
I love Paddington Bear, have you read the stories? How sweet of your daughter to bring you such lovely gifts.
We really didn’t read the stories. Both of my kids were into Corduroy bear books. Great memories of Corduroy
How can it be Darjeeling and Assam at the same time? Those are two different places.
Not sure. There’s two labels on the bag:
A small one on the top that says “Enigman Leaf Assam”
A larger one on the bottom of bag that says “Darjeeling tea”
What does the tea look like? Darjeelings are not as dark brown, in fact good quality first flushes are more dark green than anything else.
The leaves are very dark green.
My SOTD is Etro’s Palais Jamais. Some wood, tea and vetiver. It smells comforting and green. Tea was Assam Halmari and will be a Chinese red.
I love Palais Jamais, it’s so unique.
It is unique, I can’t quite make it out, but I enjoy it every once in a while. My favourite Etro is Anice.
Thunking my decant of vintage Zen today. My daughter is wearing it too. She had an awful morning. Due to ice Her school bus got stuck on a hill while taking her to school. They didn’t notify me for 2 hours to come get her! She was so happy to be home. I have the day off, so I think we will spend the day lazing around.
Two hours?? Glad you are both safe at home now.
Wow — two hours ! Enjoy your day together
Glad you both are having a relaxing day!
There’s always a silver lining but hello bus company, this is incompetence. 2 hours!
Two hours? OUch. I’m glad you’re home, hopefully with hot chocolate.
And vintage Zen is spectacular!
Wow, that’s ridiculous. I’m glad she’s safe and warm now!
Glad that the ordeal ended in a good relaxing day at least!
Oh my goodness, poor girl. So glad you were able to go get her.
Thanks everyone! We are enjoying our lazytime?
It’s frighteningly easy to get stuck in the ice and then take two (or more!) hours thinking it should be fairly easy to get unstuck, trying several things, getting stuck even worse but thinking that it Can’t Be This Difficult … happened to me a few winters ago. Thank heaven a lovely, kind soul who had grown up in Canada just happened to see me, stuck in ice on a side street, after dark, with very poor street lighting, and knew just exactly what to do to get me unstuck and on my way.
Oh, I know. I’m totally helpless if I get stuck. Thank goodness for strangers. Apparently, the bus was waiting for another bus to come pick up the kids. I just think someone should have let the parents know sooner, that our children were not at school, when we thought they were.
I’m happy to hear you were rescued by a friendly Canadian.
Oh geez! Your poor daughter! I’m happy to hear that it all has ended well, though.
2 hours is ridiculous. Glad she’s home and warm/cozy now.
SotD = Eau de Guerlain
Eau starts with E, right? lol
It’s rainy again today, woo-hoo, fill those reservoirs, mother nature.
I’m on a cologne kick, I do this every winter. Victoria’s ode to mandarin in cold weather (over at Bois de Jasmin) makes me feel like I can wear my citruses with pride.
Assam of India is on deck for later today.
Love that double spouted teapot!
Happy Tuesday, NSTers!
Eau definitely starts with E plus G is quite close to E in the alphabet and Eau de Guerlain is stunning!
I’m with you on citrus…also flowers. Eau de Guerlain is wonderful.
Mmm. You smell great.
I’ll have to start trying some colognes in cold weather and see how they do! You smell so good! I love EdG.
In Eldo Divin’Enfant (another sample thunk). Nice orange blossom, marshmallow, leather scent for a sunny but unpleasant cold day. 64 days for Spring doesn’t sound bad. The count down continues and in a positive attitude spring is around the corner.
Pretty soon, sandals and shorts will be in the stores ?
Is work getting any friendlier?
Sooner than later, please! ???♀️?♀️????
Work is not getting friendlier, unfortunately it is getting worse, but I am getting used to it, I guess. At least things are moving a little faster, which I can say is a plus. Also in the count down to be back to my permanent place in spring time.
Oh gosh, can’t wait until you can go back to your permanent work home.
Thank you Koyel! Hopefully time will fly!
Sorry to hear that work is unpleasant!
At least you have Spring to look fwd to!
I will survive my friend! Looking forward to warmer temperatures and better times! ?❤?
That’s the goodsmelling spirit!??❤️❤️
Hurray for another sample THUNK! At least you can get more of those done without any issues.
Trying my best to finish the huge pile of samples. I hope to see a reduction some day!
We will keep thunking away! Spring is coming.
SOTD is Atelier Figuier Ardent. I don’t know why I’m feeling fig so much in these colder temperatures instead of the more obvious cozy scents, but it’s working for me. Layering wih the lotion at my work desk (described as fig/allspice/nutmeg) is really nice.
I have never liked fig notes although i love eating figs
Felanilla today. I haven’t worn it since last week and missed it.
Although I am not a fan of winter, I miss longer days and sunlight even more.
Smelling fabulous! ??
Smelling perfect, Petunia ?
ElizabethW Té today. It has lemon, which is nice on a cloudy day. I sometimes crave a black tea fragrance, but perhaps some smells are simply best as they occur naturally…
I really don’t think there is a single tea fragrance that smells as good as a really excellent tea.
Hi everyone! I’ve been lurking around for a while but decided today to be brave and come out of the woodwork. Scent of the day is Ellis Brooklyn Sci-Fi from a sample, so partial credit. Tea is Elmwood Inn Cherry Rose Green.
Welcome NovemberRose, glad to have you, and nice to start right off with partial credit
Hello there NovemberRose! ?
Hello and welcome!
Hi NovemberRose! Nice nickname. Now all you need is a beautiful avatar (well, you do not have to, of course, but it would be a shame not to exploit such a good nickname ).
Welcome to NST!
Thunked a sample of Kilian Sacred Wood this morning before breakfast. It smells pretty good.
I was doing some serious thinking about my collection last night after going through my sample stash over the weekend. For many months I’ve been continually searching for the next great thing, but I can get that newness kick from just wearing all the untried samples I have, and not continually buying new bottles. Thank you to Chocolatemarzipan for opening my eyes to the joy of thunking samples! It will make my no-buy year so much easier, and hopefully change my habits permanently.
Keep it up! That’s a great strategy!
I will try not to enable. I need to get going with organizing my samples and decants, too. I’m probably skipping Sniffapalooza this year (at least the Spring version).
CM8 has been of great help for me too. I am using and thunking samples almost ever day and I am finding things that satisfy me greatly. I am taking notes of what samples I enjoyed more and once I finished all of them I will have a clear idea of what should join my collection. All this no-buy period is making me save money not only for future full bottle purchases that I know I am going to love and enjoy, but for other expenses that are priority righ now. There have not been stunning new releases lately and untried samples might hold great surprises!
Totally!She was the inspiration for me starting my own “Just thunk it” project last year!Still going strong!????
Keep going! We still have lots of purging in our collections. I hope some day I can only have a minimum amount of perfumes that I can adore and enjoy. Now, it just looks ridiculous.
That is my hope for my no-buy period as well – I hope I will emerge with everything extraneous and impulsive having melted away, and just a few essential FBs shining clearly in my mind.
We can do it! We are stronger that those crazy impulses!
Excellent! Let’s keep supporting each other on the 2019 Year of NO BUY!!!
If you can do it, I can do it! We can get through this no-buy together
Keep going!!!! You can do it
That was for you, cazaubon
Thank you! I thunked a second sample today, SL L’Innommable. Woot!
One of the many great things about NST. There is so much support and inspiration. Along with the encourgement of wearing what you love. Good luck to you in this endeavor. .. and everything else?
Best of luck in shopping your sample stash, cazaubon! I am trying to do the same right now… it’s been a while since I’ve had a “Give” pile of samples ready to go to a new home.
I have no scents that fit the CP – my SOTD is Nombre Noir by Shiseido, perfect gothic-themed perfume for a rainy day.
To match, I’m wearing Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in #102, deep plum wine.
I bought a deep plum matte lip gloss yesterday and love it.
I loved Revlon’s Raisin Rage for cheap thrills, I think it’s now discontinued but I managed to find a tube at my local CVS…
Ta’if today…I’m on a rose kick and want to thunk a decant.
Stopped at Perfumarie yesterday…not to sniff (although I did a little…) but to buy more onion jam and try some tomato jam. We tried the onion on a pork tenderloin and I decided a “BUJ” (back up jar) made sense…
That sounds delicious!
Have you tried the onion jam with orange juice, a smidge of cinnamon, chopped apples and dried cherries (or apricots) with a pork roast in the crock pot?
It’s perfect for a winter dinner.
You two are making me hungry!!
Oh my goodness that sounds good.
Wow. No. I’m not sure we still have our crock pot… but that sounds great.
Never tried onion jam or tomato jam. What are they like? Are they actually sweet?
Haven’t tried the tomato jam yet. We will see. The onion is sweet has a sweetness because it seems to be carmelized in balsamic vinegar. If you google it, you can find the recipe – it’s by Beekman 1802.
Oh, yum! I forgot about their food products.
Love Ta’if. You smell great.
Scent twins today, we do smell rather lovely don’t we?!
Day 2 of compulsory sick leave as to NOT spread it around to patients or colleagues(also the last,back tomorrow and looking forward to it!!)
Tried to cheer myself up with the wonderful Bulgari Aslemah.It worked somewhat.Plus my neighbor-despite all her own dramas-stopped by to bring me peanut butter M&M’s.Which I LOVE of course,and they are superhard to find over here.It’s the little things that count the most.
You all smell fabulous!
64 days to FALL here down south makes me NOT so happy.Lol.
Happy Week everyone!
Feel better, johanob. I also think that peanut butter N&Ms are the best kind of M&Ms!
Thank you H!
They really, really are. I know it for a fact because I used to work in a lab with a dispenser where someone had mixed plain, peanut and peanut butter M&Ms. You know how sometimes you can flip a coin to make a decision, and you know what you really wanted based on whether you’re disappointed at the result? That is how this machine taught me that my heart belongs to peanut butter M&Ms.
I hope you feel 100% better soon! Your neighbor is super sweet, but I suspect she’s being so nice to you because you are a sweetheart to her.
We’ve only known each other for about 18 months,but I have a friend in her for life!And we’ve seen each other go through some really hectic stuff.I adore her so much!
Feel better soon Johanob! Sending healing vibes and hugs! ❤?
Thank you dear M!
Sweet neighbor and hope you feel better pronto! Glad they have mandatory sick leave!
Feel better soon! I’m sorry you will be getting fall in 64 days!
Sorry to hear that you are home sick, johanob! Your neighbor is a total gem.
So sweet of your neighbor. Hope you’re feeling better soon!
Ooh, love PB M&Ms! Hope you feel lots better
Had a craving for neroli this AM and grabbed my decant of Hanbury. Funnily enough, the MCG site mentions no neroli in the notes, but close cousins–Sicilian Lime, Brazilian Bitter Orange, and Sicilian Sweet Orange.
Heading to the doctor this afternoon, so I should probably lay off the perfume, but golly Handbury is an antidote to the this gray rainy day.
You smell lovely!
Hope your doctor’s appointment goes fine! You smell great!
Yes, Hanbury is one of those ‘sunshine in the bottle’ scents.
Hope that the doctor appointment was an easy one!
I always forget about my doctor’s appointments until I get a random calendar notification so I usually am wearing scent. :/
I hope you’re feeling even better today. Good luck at the doctor’s!
I’m participating in the CP wearing Like This. It’s one of those “why don’t I wear this more often?” scents. Loving my scent bubble today.
Love Like This in Winter,which is really strange as I do not eat pumpkin at all.You smell lovely!
I’ve got that one on deck for this week as well. You smell gooood.
Wearing Etro Shaal Nur and trying really hard to stay positive at work today amid challenging situations. At least I smell really good!
Good luck with work!
Be strong! You can do it!
Chin up & good luck, therabbitsflower!
Good luck with your challenging situations!
Hope the Shaal Nur helps! I always found it calming.
It’s been a really nice companion today!
You smell Great!
Hugs and positive thoughts!
SOTD = SSS Pacific Forest
…because 50_Roses mentioned Winter Woods yesterday and I am still in awe of what she’s accomplished with weeding her perfume collection!
I don’t lack for Es and will participate on Friday unless something else grabs my attention.
Unless something else grabs my attention.. lol..
We just never know, do we??
Edition de Frederic Malle? Pushing it but close enough? I’m wearing Une Rose, which I used to wear a lot, and remembering why. Love it.
Sure you get credit! Also because it’s beautiful ?
No snow today but the rain… there’s slushie everywhere.
Wearing Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve sort of mixed with Amouage Opus XI for the review I’m writing.
SOTD is the candle burning next to me for now – Napa Leather by La Bougie (Irish candle company). I’m no candle expert at all (I own 3), but I love this one. I think I have no E’s to participate with, although I should, seeing that it’s my favorite letter of the alphabet!
Hey friends, in the gorgeous Jour d’Hermes extrait de parfum, which is gorgeous and green mango floral and terribly comforting, which I need right now. After further tests, it has been confirmed that my father has neuroendocrine cancer, and he will be starting chemo soon.
I’m having a hard time working right now, and spent most of yesterday working from home (and not well). Same so far today; I don’t really want to see or talk to people unless I absolutely have to. And besides, the cats are helping calm me down.
Anyway, my mind has been buzzing a lot lately, and it’s been a while since my mind felt clear and untroubled.
I am really sorry to hear about your father. I hope chemo helps. And I you feel better soon.
Thank you, Glannys. My (still remarkably chill about all this) father says this type of cancer responds very well to chemo, so…fingers crossed.
I am so sorry for your news! I hope you don’t have to worry too much about work, I’m sure people will understand what you’re going through. In the meantime, please take care of yourself, so you can take care of your father. I know how hard it can be to be someone’s caregiver. For me, it helps to do as much research as possible, but I know that’s not for everyone.
Thank you, jirish. Actually, I am not his caregiver at all, at least not yet. One of the things contributing to my stress is the fact that I’m on the other side of the country from him. My mother will be his primary care for now. I started researching it over the past week and got way too stressed out, but I think I’ll read a bit more about it soon.
When my dad had cancer I was away at college, and it’s awful knowing it’s going on and not being able to do anything. Don’t feel guilty about living your life; I bet he wants you to.
Wow, I didn’t know that, Regina. Thanks for saying this. I hope your dad got through it well? It’s very hard to feel ok with having a normal life right now.
He’s been cancer-free for 20 years now. I am given to understand that we were lucky, but it does happen and I will hope the same for you!!
I’m very happy to read that, Regina <3 Thanks, I hope so too.
That may be even harder – being away from him now. So sorry.
Yeah, I’m trying to figure out when I should plan another visit home. Probably soon after treatment starts, maybe.
Oh Koyel, I am so sorry.
Thank you, Robin.
Very sorry about your father’s illness. Glad to hear your kitties are comforting you.
Thank you, Sajini, Yes, they are doing their fuzzy best <3
I’m so sorry to hear about your father, Koyel.
Thinking of you, Koyel, and your family.
Thank you for your kind thoughts, flopper.
I’m so sorry Koyel.
Thank you, Amy.
Oh, no! I’m so sorry to hear that. Sending love.
Thanks, Regina <3
That’s tough, Koyel. I hope the chemo will help him. Hard to focus when things like that happen.
Thanks, austenfan. Apparently this type of cancer responds well to chemo, so I have high hopes.
I’m very sorry, Koyel. Wishing for the best for your dad and you.
Thank you, lillyjo.
Oh, so sorry Koyel! It sounds very stressful, especially being far away. Hoping for the best outcome for him. Do try and take care of yourself as best you can, though. Sounds like you did what you needed to do the past few days.
Thanks, Elisa P. My work-from-home-all-day idea was foiled by a malfunctioning laptop cable but could be worse.
Sorry to hear about your father’s cancer – hard news to hear. I’m glad that he is taking it in stride so far, though – hopefully this means he can take the treatment in stride as well.
Thanks, Eschmeling. I hope so too!
So very sorry to hear about your father’s diagnosis, Koyel! That’s definitely a body blow. And not being right there makes things even more unsettling. On the plus side, it sounds like your dad is starting treatment ASAP. Take care of yourself. I’m hoping for the best! Hugs.
Yep, he is. And it sounds like the worst of it will be in the next three months. That’s good–it should only get better from there.
Thanks, KellyC <3
I am really sorry Koyel
Thank you, yasmina.
So sorry to read your dad’s diagnosis Koyel. Sending hugs and comfort.
Thanks, Petunia <4
What? <3 of course. Fat fingers.
I’m so sorry about the bad news, I will be praying for him to have a complete recovery.
Thank you, cazaubon, I hope so too.
I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad, Koyel. Sending you hugs.
And glad your fur-babies are able to help you relax a bit.
Thanks, Gail. Me too
Wearing red plaid pants, a red shirt, and my favorite red lipstick, so I was inspired to put on by Killian’s Rose Oud. Awfully glam for just a day relaxing and cleaning at home, but I believe I’ve earned it after working 25 hours over the past two days.
That sounds a lot like my day yesterday. You have earned it!
Mmmm, Rose Oud is delish!
I’m playing along two days in a row, which is unheard of! Today, I’m in the dark and beguiling beauty of En Voyage Zelda. One of my top 10, but rarely worn perfumes because it’s one of those needy scents. You know the kind- arresting, outstandingly gorgeous, plump, juicy, symmetrical, aloofly flirtatious, and requiring your laser beam focused attention. Subtlety shape shifting, you must zoom in with your third eye so as to not miss a single nuance. She’s a demanding dame…
And sometimes I’m just too old and tired to do her justice. But today, we’re good! ?
Last night, in my blacked out home-on-wheels, while urban stealth camping (not successfully since I have woken three times in the past 2 weeks to find the ??♂️??♀️ parked behind me ?. This camper top is a dead give away?), beneath my twinkle lights, with T-Rex already snoring under the covers, I once again went through my smelly stash. Nope, not my dirty laundry! No, no, no! I dumped ALL my decants and samples and went through every single one in an effort to continue to pare down to necessities. As a result of that, I found out this:
Sample BF Unsettled. (Fruity?!) No thanks
Small decant HG Sangri La. Gorgeous!
Small decant DSH Chinchilla. Yes, please!
And a whole bunch of others, languishing without love…A few I am keeping, but most are going. Some are dabbers, some sprayers, some from fellow NSTers, some from manufacturers, others from luckyscent, some full, some almost empty, some niche, some cheap thrills, all labeled except one mystery scent from Nordstrom ( I think it’s a diptyque) , and a couple with hand written illegible labels. They need a home.
I’m willing to ship CONUS. I would prefer to send to a single fairly regular commenter, and preferably to someone who may not have access to samples for whatever reason, doesn’t already have a largish collection, is busy adulting by working and raising kids and putting their needs/wants before his/her own, like parents do every single day. But, you don’t HAVE to be a parent. You know what I’m saying. There’s everything from smell bent, to by killian, to Hermès, to Tauer, to penhaligons, to Naomi goodsir (sp?), to Hiram green, ad infinitum. I have a bulging freezer bag full for whoever calls dibs first.
T-Rex and I are headed back into the woods today. You can email me at taiga101 in the land of yahooligans. I’ll have a connection while in the woods and will check email regularly. As soon as the smelly bundle is claimed, I’ll post here to let folks know. Then, I’ll swaddle the baby nicely and drop her in a mailbox by the end of the week. I’m hoping she doesn’t arrive with a wet diaper, but I cannot tape/secure all the samples. I WILL make sure it’s in a larger sealed bag.
Oh, and Happy Tuesday aka Monday’s Ugly Little Sister ?
Chinchilla is amazing; I’m totally in love.
I don’t know how I missed sniffing this! I’m pretty sure a lemming has been born. Ironic that this happened as I’m trying desperately to downsize…*sigh*
How generous of you! I love reading about all those freebies people have been sharing recently with others on this board.
Need to clear some space in my little dwelling. I may or may not be thinking about a full bottle purchase, and every square inch counts…?
I thought that the BF Unsettled would smell perfect on the Las Vegas strip. Someday I hope to test that theory. ?
I was a bit shocked. Don’t know what I was expecting, but fruity was not it. Then I looked at the notes: pineapple! ?
Update: Sampler Stash spoken for!
Have a day off today. Wearing Amouage Epic body butter layered with the Epic perfume.
wearing Strange Invisible Perfumes Black Rosette today.
I have a little freebie cosmetic package to offer–best suited for someone with a medium/olive to darker skin tone. Sample of Natasha Denona Transformatte Foundation in a few shades along with a full size (brand new, unopened, unused) Alima Bronzer in Mauna Loa. I will throw in some Diptyque skincare and perfume samples too and maybe a few other little goodies. Email me at madtolive88510 at gee male if you’re interested and I’ll send it along.
Sorry, I should have clarified I can send the package to Continental U.S.
I feel I’m too fair for your offer, but wanted to say it’s so sweet of you!
Good to see you back, Elizabeth!
Vanille Insensee for a day of sitting in meetings.
We finished watching the last episode of Downton Abbey last night. I’m so sad it’s over but it was a good last episode. Happy endings for everyone. I can’t wait for the movie now!
Wait! There’s a movie now? What story(ies) does the movie focus on?
It’s supposed to be released in September of this year, though I haven’t heard what story it’s focusing on. There’s a teaser trailer (link below).
Total teaser! Oh, boy! I grew up watching Upstairs, Downstairs and used to laugh at my mother for her infatuation with that series. Once DA came out, I was laughing at myself because it was addicting. My mother would have loved it. Thanks for posting the link. ??
Wee little bit of information here but not much:
Thanks! I may actually go see this because Violet! ?
Gosh I loved Downton so much. I am so excited for the movie.
Wearing one of my favorites–Indigo Vanille from En Voyage
Hello all! I”m happy to be back in the classroom for the first time in nine months but sad that this is to be my last semester EVER. I have such mixed feelings about it all. My SOTD is ELDO Fils de Dieu. Now, back to work for my afternoon class!
Hope it’s a great first day back!
Oh, big changes! You smell wonderful!
Good luck for your last semester! I hope it goes well for you.
Aww, hope it’s a great day and semester!
Oh wow – thats huge! I hope you have a great semester.
You saved the best ’til last!
Savour this last one!
Exciting! I hope it will be a great one
happy birthday dr. king, and to me too and also to pitbull!
stinking up the place in chanel 22!
Happy Birthday! You smell Amazing ???
Happy Birthday! Nice celebratory perfume pick!
Happy Scented Birthday! ????
Smelling AMAZING on your birthday! Hope it’s a great day!
Happy birthday you fantastic smelling person!
You smell gorgeous. In my mind, whenever I see your name my brain makes it chichibrooklyn but it’s chibibrooklyn.
Happy birthday! Hope this week is off to a better start than last week.
Hope it was a great day!!
Wearing some Cuir de Lancome for a two-meeting day – busy, if not the record…
You smell fab!
Last week I had a day with seven hours of meetings. I was griping about it to my manager and a coworker as we settled in for meeting #5 of the day, and my coworker said, “You know that’s like every day for [our manager], right?” Which just reminded me that I don’t want to be a manager.
SOTD is Oud Privee from Enrico Gi, a small Italian perfumer… Smells like wood and caramel, so really nice in the cold.
Now testing Memoir Woman and watching a dystopic Sci-Fi
mmmm wood and caramel sounds nice!
I keep trying to post, and keep getting interrupted. Grrr. ELDO Yes I do. Dumb name, but I like it, though my little decant will suffice. LOTV on a marshmallow cloud.
It’s funny how names I once would have thought as cool, are now dumb.
Same with song titles. Must mean I’m getting I am getting smarter ?
Ha! Or just older, like me. Yeah, that name deserves a Beavis and Butthead grunt/snicker ?
Huh huh huh… you said butt??
He he he he he! Fire! Fire! ?
Ahahaha!! Perfect ??
Fleur de Peau again today. I love that stuff!
You smell beautiful!
It’s been a rather Monday-ish Tuesday for me. I woke up with an achy back this morning. And everything has felt off kilter even though my back decided to behave itself hours ago. Phooey.
SOTD = JHAG Mad Madame, from the sample stash, plus Korres Jasmine body butter. I figured I’d try one of lillyjo’s combinations today. The Korres is a cool to cold weather staple for me.
Sorry about that everything’s-gone-awry feeling… Hope that it rights itself soon. I don’t know that Korres, but I bet the combo is a winner.
“Tomorrow is another day!” And boy, am I happy that is the truth! Maybe tonight I’ll have some hot cocoa with marshmallows and a shot of rum… that should help!
Sorry about your back. Hope tommorow feels like a average Wednesday. I think you smell awesome!
Thanks for the perfume compliment! ?
I’m glad your back is feeling better. Hope tomorrow is more “normal” for you.
Thanks KellyC! “Normal” is sounding pretty good right now!
As a chronic back problem person i feel your pain
I feel for you… my dad had back issues. I remember that he always seemed to have a bottle of pills specifically for his back.
Ouch! Sorry about your back! But glad it decided to behave in the end! ??
Yeah, I was very happy that gentle stretching did the trick, and that I didn’t need the Advil today.
So glad your back pain subsided! Take care!
Thanks Petunia! Sometimes a sore back is a side effect of having kitty cats share the bed. It’s amazing how much space they want to take up.
Ouch! Glad your back righted itself!
Ouch for sure! Time to find some more stretches so I limber up a bit more.
Wearing Herve Domar’s Emeraude again today. It’s my favorite — well, my only — real coffee scent, and I’ll be sad when my dwindling decant is gone.
No “E” for me today. Byredo Black Saffron just because I love it.
What does this smell like?
It smells like Tom Ford Tuscan Leather – raspberry leather.
Yes. It reminds me of when I do one spray of Noir de Noir and one of Tuscan Leather.
Still gloomy in NM, or did you folks see the sun today? ?
Saw a little sunshine! It was very welcome!
Today was pretty intense – taught a brand new intense course (why did i assign so much reading??) and raced home to a very sick baby who needs two forms of antibiotic. Once baby in bed i will have to catch up on more work.
Woe is me but at least i smell calm in mohur extrait thanks to nice nster
I don’t miss the sick baby days. It’s so hard when they can’t tell you what is going on. Plus work! Hope tommorow is healthier and calmer.
I know, right? Inability to communicate with words is half of the problem
Poor little baby, and poor you! I hope that tomorrow is a much better day for the both of you.
I hope so too – your hot chocolate and rum idea is sounding pretty good right now
I hope your little one recovers quickly. You smell beautiful today!
Ha! It looks like you had to walk the talk with the reading! I hope baby feels better really soon and of course, you smell absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you, Amy.
Well, that’s not where this was supposed to go. (Obviously.)
I see what you did there ?
I’m continuing to catalog my collection and cull those things I definitely can live without. I am down to smallish stuff now for freebies, ranging from 4 ml to 15 ml, so I am grouping them in 2s and 3s. Even so, I have so far another six items for the Freebiemeet, and that’s not counting the sample vials (there are about 40 of them) that I have set aside to give away. haven’t decided yet what to do about them–offer them as one lot, or divide them up?
Re: your sample vials. If they have several items in easy to assign groups such as leather, gourmand, green floral, etc, then offer them as sets. If there isn’t any rhyme or reason to them, offer them all as one lot. My $0.02 worth. ?
I was planning to divide them in to sets, butI have packed and shipped so many perfume packages these past few weeks that it is tempting to offer everything as one huge lot and be done with it. I’ll have to see how I feel on the 26th. I’ll probably divide them up into about 4 groups, on whatever basis makes sense to me.
If you do decide it would be easier for you to mail them as a single package, I’m sure someone looking to start their sniffing journey would be happy to get such a mixed bag. Don’t make things extra hard for yourself!
Wearing Clinique Wrappings tonight after a crazy, challenging day.
I was awake at 2am this morning and didn’t get back to sleep so I’ll probably crash and burn soon. Is there a full moon? Lots of weird things went on today.
The full moon is on the 21st, or late evening of the 20th in North and South America. There is also going to be a total lunar eclipse that evening.
Thank you! Maybe all this pre-lunar activity now is working up towards next week? Hoping for a normal day tomorrow.