Happy International Women’s Day! (The 2019 theme: #BalanceforBetter. "The future is exciting. Let's build a gender-balanced world.") Our community project for today: wear a fragrance that honors the holiday in whatever way you like.
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
I'm reasonably gender-balanced, scent-wise at least, in Richard E Grant Jack Piccadilly '69, by perfumer Aliénor Massenet.
Reminder: 3/15 will be Olivier Friday...wear a fragrance by Olivier Cresp or Olivier Gillotin, if you have one. Partial credit for any other Olivier connection you can devise.
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.
I chose No. 5 L’eau, to be connected to all of the women who have worn No. 5 and its flankers. This includes my favorite woman, my mom!
Have a great Friday.
Oh this is sweet! And you smell great!
Good one! You smell perfect!
What a lovely idea! And you smell gorgeous!
Olivia Giacobetti and Dzing!
It just had to be…
Excellent choice, I love Giacobetti’s work and Dzing! is probably one of her best.
It shares my best perfume ever slot with Bvlgari Black.
And so is Giacobetti’s Dzing…
Thought about this too
I thought about this one a lot. I chose Fracas (EDP and extrait) because of the Germaine Cellier connection. Even though what I’m wearing today is different from the fragrance she conceived all those years ago, when she had the courage to create what she wanted, I think it still carries enough of her character to suite today’s theme.
Because I also wanted to honour another bold and brave woman I added some Rubj extrait and voile d’extrait by Vero Kern. The combo works surprisingly well!
Fracas twins! And I added a de Nicolai ?
I’m dying to try those Nicolaïs. Mind you, planning a brief trip in the near future so I can do some local sniffing!
Oh, sweet! I’m guessing you’ll be a fan ?
Well I am surprised those play well together!
I think it’s the orange blossom.
That’s a bold combination of two amazing scents, and two amazing perfumers. Brava!
Wow, two powerhouse scents for you today!
In Aftelier Ancient Resins body oil by Mandy Aftel layered with CdG Jaisalmer by Evelyne Boulanger. An amazing and serene combo.
Elisa P thanks for the Jaisalmer. You know how much I love it!
Have a great Friday everyone!
You’re welcome! Great combo!
Oh, nice mix!
It is fantastic and very relaxing!
I love Jaisalmer!
All the perfumes in CdG Incense series are fantastic. I adore Avignon and love the rest equally.
Oh I bet you smell amazing!
I do! ?
Great combo for the not so great weather that seems to be hanging on.
Indeed! We will have snow flurries tonight and heavy rain tomorrow. I am running out of perfume options for this everlasting winter!
It sure smelled like snow earlier this evening, but I never saw any flakes in my area. Sunday looks like it will be my rainy day. Bleah.
I chose Ormonde Woman, and I smell forest-y gorgeous. Happy Friday, NST!
Yes you do!
Twins! We smell so good!
I just woke up and I can’t decide between Donna Karan Woman
Hit post by mistake. The other fragrance I am considering is Eau de Camille.
I love Eau de Camille. Such a pretty scent!
I vote Eau de Camille!
Sables by Annick Goutal. Perfect in almost every way, especially on this dreary rainy day.
Gaffe a great one, all!
You smell wonderful.
Honoring indie women perfumers with SSS Equestrian. Feel fortunate to have snagged a larger bottle of this as Laurie was clearing her inventory.
You smell great. Hoping she will resume creating perfume some day.
SSS twins! You smell great. I wish I had gotten a bigger bottle of this; she only had travel sprays left by the time she got to me.
Oh you lucky duck! Equestrian is beautiful! I really love many of Laurie’s scents – wonderful indie perfumer for sure!
Or tripletSSS! ?
I’m wearing Donna Karan Gold by Calice Becker, an all-time favorite. Happy Friday
Also, listening to Kate Bush
Nice. What a voice!
I think I’ll listen to Kate Bush this morning. I got in the car just after they played Running Up That Hill. I did get to hear Patti Smith, Sinead O’Connor, and Lauryn Hill on the way to work though!
That’s a great lineup!
I just bought the first set of Kate Bush remasters. Amazing.
You smell gorgeous!
Angelique, by Papillon Artisan Perfumes for this weeks cp.
Lovely but a little bit too quiet.
Yessss friday….almost weekend!!!
My exact reaction to Friday!
I like all the Papillon fragrances.
But Dryad and Salome are my favourites.
Enjoying everyone’s choices/reasons today. I’m in Olivia Giacobetti’s Iunx No. 8, because a.) she’s a favorite, and b.) her way with this orange blossom scent is just right for me — gives me hope that Spring will actually arrive!
Giacobetti just seems to have the magic touch doesn’t she?
I’m wearing Rozy by Vero Profumo in honor of the late great Vero Kern. I don’t know what’s happening to the perfume line, but I do hope they continue on. It would make me sad to see art like this lost to the fragrance world.
True. We can hope her work will be continued.
Maison Louis Marie No. 04 Bois de Balincourt because I had a craving for sandalwood. This one gets compared to Santal 33 quite a bit, but it reminds me more of Tam Dao. Of course I haven’t smelled the two side by side so if anyone else has, please chime in.
So happy that it is fully light out when I leave for work in the morning now!?
I like Balincourt MORE than Santal 33- more balanced and not as smoky.
You smell lovely!
I couldn’t wear Santal 33, it was just…too much. I only liked it when I could smell the far drydown on my wrists the next morning, lol. I definitely prefer this one too.
Holy cow, if it reminds you of Tam Dao it’s going to have to go on my list of stuff I need to try I love sandalwood so much.
Like Austenfan, I’m wearing a bit of Fracas in the form of a body lotion I made a while back from an evaporating mini of the parfum mixed in to Shikai unscented borage body lotion. Still smells great! Honoring Germaine Cellier who was one of the rare female perfumers in a male-dominated field. Cheers for bravery and serious accomplishments in making some iconic perfumes!
Topped off with a bit of Nicolai’s Neroli Intense. Works well!
I’m sure you smell wonderful!
Thanks! It was good while it lasted- I can’t smell either anymore.
Habanita (EDP) because of its history – the Roaring Twenties and flappers (“who danced, drank, smoked and voted” – Wikipedia).
Dancing, drinking, smoking and voting sounds like a party to me
I’m down with that, sounds like my kind of party!
(eBay) vintage EdT Dioressence. So beautiful. A kind NSTer sent me a decant of Dioressence. I obsessed over this and found a beautiful bottle.
You smell great! I’m jealous of your bottle. I recently used up a sample of Dioressence that was likely the version sometime between 2000-2010. I’m planning on seeking out a vintage bottle or decant at some point.
Glad you got a bottle of something you love.
That perfume did A LOT of traveling!!! Glad to see the decant inspired a full bottle purchase and that you are enjoying it.
What a treasure! Buying from eBay has been hit or miss for me – I imagine buying vintage is even harder – happy you found a hit!
I considered wearing a Giacobetti but I opted for something that declares its gender in the name (and which I am happily wearing nonetheless, because gendering fragrances is stupid): vintage Montana Parfum d’Elle EDT (the one in the bottle that looks like a cell phone from the distant future), a spectacularly voluminous late-eighties floral chypre — sharp fruit on top (I could live without the melon but it fades quickly), thick resinous floral middle, and one of the most beautiful bases that was ever constructed, ambery vanilla and tobacco and lots of oakmoss. They certainly don’t make them like this any more.
Oooh, that does sound scrumptious!
Is the one that became Peau? I ADORE that one.
Olivia Giacobetti – Hiris. I’ve only had horrible days when wearing this, so I pre-empted by having a horrible day and then spraying. I think it worked. My day calmed down and it’s raining now. I’m working the weekend, but my week was so eventful, I am just going to go with the flow. ENJOY your weekend, everybody who is off. And chin up to all the workers.
Glad your day calmed down and the Hiris is working for you.
Love that you turned things around!
Hope that things calm down for you at work over the weekend.
1) Estée Lauder built a huge fragrance and cosmetics company with perseverance, passion, pluck, and family.
2) I can smell it despite ongoing virus symptoms.
3) I will probably refrain from closed public spaces because of all of the above.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Estee Lauder is a grand example of a great business woman who had her pulse on what (American) women wanted. Excellent choice and you smell great!
Youth Dew is a great choice, I need to dig out my bottle.
I thought about Youth Dew too, because the perfumer was a woman…back when the noses didn’t get any fame or recognition of their own. They were behind the scenes creating the magic! Maybe I’ll wear that one tonight!
I adore Youth Dew, I wear the bath oil as a perfume, it’s more user-friendly and less of a sillage-monster.
I do the same thing
Youth Dew was a potential pick for me today. I have to be in the right frame of mind to be able to wear it, though, or it will wear me.
Wearing 4160’s Who Knew? for an extra-grey day.
Ooh I liked that one. Have never quite got round to purchasing it though… You smell great anyway.
Grey and COLD here. Done, ready for the next weather pattern!
It started snowing at 4:00 p.m. I know it’s not officially spring quite yet, but I’d like if it were more springlike than the winter weather we’re having.
7 Virtues’ Noble Rose of Afghanistan from the splitmeet showed up yesterday, just in time to align with the CP, as a female-owned company with female perfumers. The mission statement on their website is all about empowerment, so I’m happy to finally try them out.
It’s a sweet summery pink kind of rose, the Mr likes it and says it reminds him of the lychee jelly snacks he ate as a kid in the Phillipines. Lychee isn’t listed in the notes but I do get the resemblance, though it’s more rosewatery than fruity. Then once it dries a bit, some clove peeks out, which is lovely. I’ve never said no to a pretty rose, so I do like it quite a bit, but I think I’ll get more use out of it when it gets warmer.
Perfect pick, and fun that it reminds your husband of a childhood snack…now I want to try lychee jelly snacks!
They’re like little jelly cups with a bit of fruit in the middle. They sell them by the bucket at our Asian market.
I’ve found them at Gong’s Market in Frazer (shopping center at the intersection of Routes 30 and 401) and at the Asian Market in the Marchwood Shopping Center north of Exton on Route 100. (Not sure if that’s Uwchlan, or Lionville…) Also I think they have them at the Himalayan Indian Grocery, also in Marchwood. Let me know if my mentions of those roads makes any sense to you, Robin. neyronrose at gmail dot com
Yes, thank you very much!
Oh, the cross street for the Marchwood shopping center is Ship Road. (I tend to go north and east in the county more often than I go south and west.)
Consider me an enabler for anyone looking for lychee-flavored food and drinks. lol The mango jellies are very good, too, if you like mango. If you head up that way on a day that it’s not snowing, perhaps we could meet up at the Sephora in Exton.
Anyway, have a good weekend!
Wearing Bat-Sheva from Judith Muller which was one of the first Sophia Grojsman compositions. So a perfume named after a woman, from a woman’s company and with a woman as the nose. Think I nailed this project.
You nailed it!
How is the scent?
Well, considering that I have a bunch of samples that I got off ebay and considering that the perfume was created before I was born, it smells pretty good. The top is a little sharp but the rest is this thick honeyed floral purring base. Probably with some real animalics.
Yes you did!
I’ve only smelled DSH Perfumes’ duplication of Bat-Sheba (this was maybe ten years ago, so don’t go looking for it there now ), but it was faaaaab. I love Sophia’s stuff.
1) Friday reports and must redo an ASSESSMENT on GDRP, plus make sure all of my data for my projects meet this requirement, as I may have connections with EU based companies. (plus I work for a company with branches in the EU)
2) SOTD: Dovana (Sylvanie Delacourt) layered over Carol’s Daughter’s Buttercreme (Lisa Price)body butter, and I smell pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Carol’s Daughter was founded 20 odd years in Brooklyn in Lisa Price’s kitchen and was really part of using beautiful plant based ingredients for skin and hair that feel luxurious and perform well. SD was at Guerlain for an equally long time and start her own house. I thought both would be appropriate today.
I just bought some CD almond soap and enjoying it. Got a bit of spiciness to the almond.
That is my sister’s favorite- it’s really good!
SOTD is Eau de Camille by Annick Goutal, love the ivy and honeysuckle in this! Happy Friday!
You smell lovely.
Ivy and honeysuckle sound like they would be really pretty together.
Jalapeno – ivy/honeysuckle are one of my favorite combinations. This is such a beauty, it’s fleeting though, I get about five/six hours from it.
Sag Harbor by Bond No 9 has a very similar vibe to Camille.
I’ll keep an eye out for that Bond No. 9 for a sniff, then!
I went with Jolie Madame again, for being both by a woman and having a woman in the name. Since I enjoyed my accidentally-generous application earlier this week, I went for it again today… and THEN lost control of the splash bottle, resulting in a double overdose. I love it even more. Maybe I have been too timid all along.
You smell fabulous. (And you’ve reignited this burning lemming. I spy a vintage hunt ahead…)
It was one of the first vintages I spent Real Money on and I don’t regret it!
This is such a great ending to what could’ve been a terrible story Someone once sent me a sample of vintage Jolie Madame and I LOVED it. I bet you smell fabulous from a block away. I can almost smell you from here.
I finally found my bottle of Parfums de Nicolai New York and I’m wearing it today. It’s delicious.
You smell great, New York is a stunner.
Happy FriYAY Y’all!
(Small International Women’s Day VENT before I can move on…LOL) I think I was probably born in the wrong decade. While I’m proud to be a modern professional working woman, I definitely also feel some (justified) guilt for being away from home so many hours a week. Looking back over the last 18 years, I think my “balance” on a personal level would have been better served if I’d found a way to work part time at my career, with many more hours at home. At this point, it is what it is…I needed to work, and somehow I’m gettin’ it done. (Career that is…not necessarily the laundry on time!) If I’m being completely honest, I’m most happy and myself when I’m being a mom and wife; if that’s old-fashioned, then I’m that too! LOL! Vent over….
I’m back in Prada Infusion d’Iris today….I’ve really been craving this one lately. Kudos to Daniela Andrier for creating several perfumes that I really love! (Wonder if she struggles with the work/life balance? LOL)
I just did some writing about this very thing yesterday. It bothers me that my son often gets the dregs of my energy, while my students get much more. I haven’t found the solution yet, but I’m on the lookout for it!
It’s not old-fashioned to know what makes you happiest. It’s old-fashioned to have others decide that for you ? You do you!!
Jada, I honestly don’t know how you do it. I work full time and am so disorganized it’s not even funny. Constantly juggling everything is exhausting, and I always forget something. I think you’ve set a great example for your kids. Enjoy the day!?
If only home making / care giving were valued, paid work so instead of a life of compromise there could be one of independent, personal options. Have a happy day and enjoy your weekend!
Amen to that. I just want to work, I don’t know, 30-35 hours a week, and I’d be happy to have that kind of contract – but it just raises eyebrows.
I’ve thought about this a lot. I don’t even have kids, but I have a lot of (musical/literary) projects that I’d love to spend more time on. Almost makes you want to move to Scandinavia, where such things are not frowned upon.
Here is the irony of it all: got called in to my boss’s office this afternoon. Emergency situation where they need someone to take over a class for the rest of the semester. I felt I had to say yes….so much for work life balance!
Oh no, bummer I hope you’ll at least be appropriately compensated for it!!
I had a hard time working full time — that was some years ago — but I get bored with myself if I’m not working. I worked as a home health aide much of last year, and really liked my clients, but got very burned out by not having days off, even though I wasn’t working eight hours a day. If there had been another home health aide who would reliably have been there a couple of days a week for those first few months, it would have been a lot better for me. When there finally was another home health aide (new agency), she ended up calling out a lot after about three weeks of working her scheduled days, and I was expected to come in. Apparently staffing issues are pretty common in the health care field.
A Bachelor’s degree in history didn’t actually qualify me for anything. I should have gone straight on to get a Master’s degree in Library Science. I still think working forty hours a week would have been a challenge in some aspects, but less so than having a certain amount of knowledge and certain abilities, but not having professional qualifications.
I learned to value myself as a person despite not working outside the home for a while, and without defining myself by a job. (Especially since the people I tried to explain it to either didn’t understand “copy editor” or didn’t understand “e-books.”)
I took pride in my work and cared even doing what some people would consider a “menial” job like the home health aide work. My clients appreciated that I cared about doing a good job, though.
But the work/life balance is tough for a lot of women, and working part time or taking time off can stall out a professional career, from what I understand. If one can afford to take the time off, that is. I respect those folks who work and raise children. I never could have done that! Any more critique, and I’ll get too political, but finding a good balance is definitely a challenge.
When we first moved to the US, right after 9/11, I had a tougher time than I thought I would have finding a job, and it was really hard to come to grips with that. Then the job I got was only ok and I was overqualified – I hated it when people asked me what I was doing for work back then. Now I like my job, but I get paid peanuts. So there’s always a trade-off, I guess, and I admire anyone who carves their own way no matter what it looks like.
Naja by Vero Kern
Wearing Vero Kern too, Rubj Viole d’Extrait.
So nearly chose Naja! It makes me happy to see so many of us wearing Vero’s scents today.
I was thinking of wearing Theorema but went with En Passant since I haven’t worn it in ages.
You smell great Dawn!
In Histoires de Parfums Rosam today, which is like a huge bouquet of opulent roses.
Happy International Women’s Day! I smell enthusiastically feminine in SSS Velvet Rose. Unlike many other SSS fragrances, it’s not head-turningly unusual or surprising or any of the other unique things about SSS, but it is really beautiful, and I’m glad to have snagged a travel spray before SSS ended.
Fridays are really long, hard days for me at work nowadays, but I am armed with coffee bean-covered chocolate (much better than the inverse), so I’m ready for it.
Is that a bar, and which one?
I bet you can get it in bar form, but I got it in a little bag with three generous squares in it. It’s by Joe Chocolates, which seems to be a little Seattle company, and the product is called Holy Cacao, or maybe Coffee+Chocolate? My boyfriend brought it back for me from Seattle!
Ah, here it is! https://joechocolates.com/shop/holy-cacao
Many thanks Koyel!
Endangered Species also has a chocolate bar with coffee beans. I have not personally tried it yet, but did give one as part of a Christmas package to someone in 2018. Sounds like you already have a favorite for that flavor!
Oh yum!!! Thanks for the link. You give excellent Christmas presents :-p
I try to. ???
I’ve been thinking of wearing Prada Infusion d’Iris Absolue for a couple weeks, so that’s what I chose for today. I think it’s my favorite of the IdIs. Back when I first had swapped for a bottle of IdI EDT on MakeupAlley, it didn’t feel like me. I invited one of my best friends to come over to sniff since she decided she needed a new signature scent. She fell for IdI and took my bottle home with her. It was her scent for years, and I loved smelling it on her. We live far from each other now and I don’t think she has been wearing perfume since she had her first child a few years ago, but I still think of her when I wear any of the IdIs. Daniela Andrier has really composed some amazing perfumes.
It is the standout perfume in Prada-land.
I love the Absolue version. It’s so good. I like it better than IdI as well.
Is the Absolue still being made? I never seem to see it.
I think it was discontinued. I don’t even see it at discounters anymore.
The sun is out yay! Today I’m wearing and matching Eau de Protection to match the great Stevie Nicks. Thanks to the lovely Laura for helping me to finally try this beautiful perfume!
Completely unrelated to anything.. my hair turned out pretty dang good today! ????
Envious of your hair! Happy day!
It’s so rare, I just had to share it?
“Pale shadow of a dragon, Dust woman…” (I freakin’ love that song!)
Perfect choice ?❤
And happy good hair day!
Always helps when the hair is good. I sat down at my desk for a Zoom meeting the other day, and only then noticed (on video) that my hair was going off in all sorts of directions… a little Orphan-Annie-meets-Pippie-Longstocking kinda morning.
Lol! That’s quite a description! That’s why I’m usually in a ponytail.
Haven’t sniffed that one but I love Stevie Nicks and love good hair days, so yay!
Except for YSL Paris, I haven’t been to interested in rose centered perfume, but this is really nice.
I find that good hair days are really had to come by…, js. ?
I figure 2 a year, at best?
I definitely got spices when I tried Eau de Protection. And I had to smile about your “Good Hair Day” comment. It reminded me of your “Dilbert” comment earlier this week.
Ha! You’re right! It will probably be back in the ponytail tomorrow.
A very good pairing and congratulations on your hair.
I decided on Ellie Nuit by Ellie D today. I’ve liked this one for quite some time.
Oh, that’s a nice one.
Lolita Lempicka for the CP. Annick Menardo for Lolita Lempicka, whose name was inspired by painter Tamara de Lempicka. And Lolita. That’s a lot of woman for one perfume.
Yes it is! And it lives up to its name. You smell wonderful!
Parfum Satori by Satori Osawa.
Thank you all for the good wishes for my interview yesterday. Now, wait for an offer while I am interviewing for others.
99 days to safari, 3 pounds down. ITS A JOURNEY…..
Good news, the amount of tax refund I am getting was exactly the same price as the treadmill I bought had assembled and shipped and it arrives today!!
I travel so much for work I cannot always get to my gym and it seemed like a good tradeoff.
You smell so darned good! Missed your interview news, but best wishes with that and all your other endeavors!
3 is a great start, good for you!
You smell fantastic!
Hurray for the treadmill! And getting it assembled is even better.
SOTD = Diana Vreeland Daringly Different
Powdery Woudy Rosey Iris with Tonka beans. I smell violets but it’s not listed as a note and I don’t smell leather even though it’s listed in the notes.
I don’t need to explain the woman connection, do I? ???
Friday Follies: 4 out of 5 tales of inter-species friendship. The last tale is … well…you just need to see for yourself
That made me smile!
Ha! I was going to post one where a pug pawed a cat then scooted backwards to get its buttuckus on the poor cat’s face!
That’s so great! Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome. It was a fun one!
Adorable! In return, I’ll share this one that I randomly stumbled across recently:
Such cute fluffies and fuzzies in those videos! ??
Rozy Voile this evening, because Vero, because it’s fiercely beautiful, and because it never, ever bores me.
Sounds like a winner to me. Scents that never bore would be an interesting CP…I expect a lot of classics would come out but I wonder which contemporary scents would make it.
Ormonde Jayne Woman for obvious reasons. Good grief I love this one. Super happy I got a travel spray in the splitmeet!
Happy Friday, friends!
You smell absolutely gorgeous.
Isn’t it great
You smell fabulous!
I will spray on Cuir de Lancome as I’m heading out grocery shopping so will need some strength for that.
Happy Friday everyone!
Gorgeous—waft my way, please!
Grocery shopping on a Friday afternoon definitely requires strength!
Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien EdP.
This is from a Luckyscent sample, and I really like it. My folks and I were running around today trying to get things done before it started snowing, but I wanted to quickly post what fragrance I was wearing for the day.
I mentioned late yesterday that I’d tried 7 Virtues Middle East Peace in the evening, also a citrus scent, and liked that one quite a lot as well.
Neither of those have seemed to make Dad cough and wheeze so far — *fingers crossed* — so I may have hit on winners that way, as well.
And so maybe light citrus is the key?
Ann Gerard Cuir de Nacre- because the sun is out FINALLY!!! and because it wears so well in spring.
Happy International Womens Day to those who celebrate!
Jealous of your sun!
BPAL Nasty Woman. ✊?
Have yourselves a fantastic Friday, you awesome sisters and fragrant friends!!?
High fiving you back. Most excellent choice for CP!
I googled BPAL’s Nasty Woman immediately – sounds delicious. And for a good cause!
Yep, it was a no-brainer of a purchase as far as I was concerned. Plus, it’s lasting me forever: over two years later, I’ve barely made a dent in it!
Great choice! When I read today’s theme it was the first fragrance I thought of but I wore it earlier in the week and chose a different scent for today.
Are you ready for baseball? I know you’re as big a fan of the game as I am. One of these days I’ll get down to Arizona for spring training.
Yes, I’m sooo ready!! I’ve been watching the spring training games and counting the days. Hey, that’s OK, I’m only 100mi away and haven’t ever made it.? Good luck to your White Sox!
Sarah Horowitz Parfums’ Brigitte. This custom blend is a creamy soft lilac with supporting notes of grapefruit, violet, musk, vanilla and sandalwood with a formula that dates back to 1998 when Sarah’s company was called Creative Scentualizations.
AND I thunked a full bottle of Jessica September Buchanan’s Reglisse Noire this morning. No worries…Mr. Marzipan has a new one waiting in the wings for my birthday next month Plus I got a mini vintage from Portia of Australian Perfume Junkies with a third left and am also getting another mini vintage from a kind APJer. I happily take any and all Reglisse Noire that is being neglected at someone else’s house
and tonight will be St Clair Scents Casablanca..this is the most perfect lush orange blossom….it sings on my skin…every single time I wear it I get a minimum of at least two compliments Diane St Clair is a master!
Hey there! Great to hear from you! How have things been?
Hi Jalapeno! All is good but work is crazy! Not much time to comment except at 4 or 5am which is my only “me” time.
Yikes, what a schedule! Glad to hear that there is “you” time in it, though. People have to be able to decompress.
It sounds really pretty, and congratulations on another thunk (the best kind when you know you have another bottle coming).
Thanks, Aurora I don’t think I would have thunked it if I knew there would not be any more in my collection.
Sotd is AG Nuit Ètoilèe edp by Isabelle Doyen. The longevity is fantastic. For some reason, I always think of this as a winter scent but don’t seem to wear it much in the winter. Don’t know why… ?
Nuit Etoilee EdP smells like Thanksgiving and Christmas to me. It goes really well with holiday dinners, IMO.
Yes exactly! It reminds me of Christmas. Candy canes (mint) and balsam for trees on a cold snowy day. ?❄️
Like a walk in a deep forest, you smell awsome.
Thank you!! That is an excellent description!
A last minute switch for the CP. Bird of Paradise by Avon. It was one of my mom’s favorites when she was an Avon Lady for a time back in my middle school years. (My scent was Somewhere). Some years before my Mom passed away, I found a bottle on eBay that I gave her in her birthday. She literally teared up, she was so happy.
Since it doesn’t last, I’ll be spritzing throughout the day.
What a wonderful tribute to your Mom.
I think it as my Mom’s Avon purchases when I was a kid is what got me hooked on perfumes so early. I had ‘Somewhere’ powder in a green shaker tin. It may have even been my first purchase that I was allowed to make (of course it was an add-on to my Mom’s order). I loved that the Avon ladies came to the house!
I have Somewhere powder in a round plastic tin. I brought it home with me after mom passed away. There’s still a scent to it. That thing has to be over 40 years old…
Gail, me too with the getting hooked! And my makeup skills started with those awesome tiny lipstick samples!!
Weren’t those the best? I remember stealing the little lipsticks from my Mom’s dresser.
Sweet story ❤️
What a great idea, LizzieB!
I’m fairly sure I’ve smelled Bird of Paradise because my mom had several Avon perfumes when I was a kid, and the name rings a bell. I really enjoyed playing with them, and now that I think about it, I imagine that was partly due to the fact that the bottles were small. …So thanks for reminding me of that fond memory!
Yes, that is a sweet story. My mother worked as an Avon lady when she was in her late teens and early twenties, if I am remembering right. When I got curious about makeup as a teen, she had all the little lipsticks I could try.
Last year, when I had a discussion with her about trying different perfumes, she gave me a bottle of Cotillion and a bottle of Persian Woods, both of which she had had in her dresser for quite some time. She was sorry a few hours later when the sprayer on the Persian Woods bottle got stuck in the spray position for two or three minutes. Those bottles are probably from the 1960s or 1970s.
Correction: That should be “Persian Wood.”
How wonderful that you can remember your mother this way.
I have just finished reading a wonderful new book about the way needlework and textiles have been used by women throughout history as a means of rendering ourselves visible, and forging personal and politicsl identity . The book is written by a Scottish author who has worked making banners and the style of writing crosses social and personal history in the way The Hare with the Amber Eyes did. I have been reading up on textiles recently and this is my favourite book. I had my novel accepted this week which is a weight off my mind and i am wearing Lupin and Patouchli ( a reward buy) and need to stop blind buying scents . Lupin has such a wonderful dense pollen/clover sweetness with a hint of clove and mint in the wild and this perfume is a insipid patouchli with maybe a very pale mimosa. Happy womens day to you and happy mow the lwans day to me.
Congrats on the novel!
Thanks. I often think of you and wonder how you are getting on with your book. It’s hard work that’s for sure .
Congrats on the novel! What kind of novel is it?
I decided to do a series of five novels, each one based on one of the five senses. This one is based on scent ( and began life as essays on scent mapping my neighbourhood but then had a story line and characters added). The one I am about to begin is based on touch, and fabric conservation hence the research into needlework etc. The sound one will centre on bird calls….don’t know the rest yet. The scent one will come out in October.
That sounds cool – and ambitious! I’m slogging through manuscript number 2 and it’s hard going (I also haven’t done much in months). Do let us know once it’s out in the fall.
That sounds wonderful
October, that is fast! Do tell us the title when you can.
Big congrats on your novel!
Congratulations! That sounds so fascinating. Please let us know when its available.
Such good news on the acceptance. Congratulations.
I look forward to reading that (and the next four).
(and thank you for sharing that link. _Threads of Life_ sounds like a terrific read.)
Congratulations on the novel!
Congratulations and I love the concept! Sorry about your sorry blind buy, though.
Congratulations on the novel! I’m always interested in the impact of the industrial revolution on women’s work. I think much of what was traditionally produced by women changed as it was moved away from households and into “industry.”
Congratulations Kanuka! That is great news.
Just added the article to my reading list…
Congratulations on the novel!! I’ll be keeping an eye out for it.
Congrats, wonderful news! I’ll also be watching for it.
Congratulations on the novel!
Wonderful about your novel. I always enjoy your nature walks posts, you’re a great writer.
Congratulations about your novel, sounds fascinating!
I wore fragrances by female perfumers all week, but today I wore Parfums DelRae Bois de Paradis. Michel Roudnitska was the perfumer, but DelRae Roth collaborated and owns the company, so I’m claiming partial credit. Either way it’s a gorgeous fragrance.
It was super easy to participate in this CP (most of the week) as it turns out that I have many favorites by female perfumers–I just happened to forget this morning. Have a great FriYAY, all!
Hey, there were no rules so you can have all the credit you want!
SOTD is Ormonde Woman in honor of Women’s Day!
I’m wearing Niki de Saint Phalle to the opening reception of a “Nasty Women” art exhibit this evening.
You smell wonderful! That art exhibit sounds like fun, hope you have a grand time
Thank you so much!
SOTD is Kiss Me Tender by Nicolai Parfumeur. Happy weekend all!
Such a lovely scent, I wore it only the other day.
Ormonde Jayne Woman for me, another big meeting this afternoon will make me smell good and polished and subtle.
Our university is on spring break next week, and I really want to get all my work stuff done today – but I find my motivation is lacking big time!
Enjoy your Spring Break! ???
thanks! I just lost it, having to take on some extra work and having to prep all week for that
I will reward myself with some fragrance purchase, for sure.
Three sprays of Papillon Salome, which was amping up the animalics to the max. But nobody complained….
Dinner with wine and some netflix. we watched” isnt it romantic”, which was really funny. Can recommend it
I have a few house twins today for International Women’s Day.
SOTD = SSS Winter Woods, from the sample stash. This is one of those perfumes that smells better from a distance than up close on me. I figure it’s personal chemistry.
Winter Woods on my skin is not at all about woods or winter…I wear it in the summer because the ambery aspect of it smells like the best possible vanilla on my skin. Laurie and I have had conversations about how this plays out in unusual ways on my skin
Maybe I should retry Winter Woods in hot weather, then.
Like many of you, I chose a female perfumer for today’s cp, but I wanted her to be one known internationally and I wanted my fragrance choice to have some relevance to that theme as well.
Sophia Grosjman was born in Belarus but moved to the US in 1965 and has been with International Flavors and Fragrances since 1966, receiving numerous prestigious awards for her lifetime dedication to creating beautiful fragrances. Two of hers are my very favorites, and I am lucky to still have some, vintage White Linen and vintage Trésor.
But I chose neither of them today, instead opting for Lagerfeld Sun Moon Stars. My hope is they shine brightly tonight on all women across the globe bringing a sense of peace and hope no matter how troubled the world. And the sweet and powdery composition, with its mélange of wonderful florals, reminds me that spring is definitely on the way!
What a wonderful sentiment, Laila! And you smell great! I still have a mini SMS bottle ‘round here that I should give some love to…
Lucky you to have some vintage Tresor!
So well expressed, Laila.
SotD = Infusion d’Iris edt
Daniela Andrier, I think she did this one ?
People are people
All are beautiful
Our differences can unite us
Dashing in a little late- wearing Norma Kamali Incense. Go big or go home
Yep, you are smelling big!
It’s the end of the day and I’m enjoying a little Frost from the hands of Diane St. Clair.
I wore Atelier des Ors Nuda Veritas, by Marie Salamagne.
She is such a good nose, I bet you smell great.