Hump Day plus World Digestive Health Day. What fragrance are you wearing?
Me: at the beach, and on day 2 of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess.
Reminder: on 5/31, for World No Tobacco Day, compensate by wearing something smoky (it doesn't have to smell like tobacco in particular).
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 Sand dunes along the shore, Rehoboth Beach, Del. [cropped] by Boston Public Library at flickr; some rights reserved.
Odori Tabacco. What a useful CP – I emptied the third sample in three days.
Still doing smoke and yet another Ménardo gem: Le Labo Patchouli. I might actually like this better than Bvlgari Black.
Tea is DF Earl Grey Vert Primeur, with some added lavender.
Big difference in price though! ?
Yep, very true, but this Labo is imho worth every penny!
Oh, that’s a wonderful scent, you smell fantastic! I think that will be my choice for Friday.
I was very pleasantly surprised when I first tried it, as both Lys and Ylang were ok, but didn’t quite float my boat.
I’m adding to the smoke intensity day by day this week, and having a great time doing though.
that is doing so!
Oh boy, where will you go from here!
Good morning NST
Not exactly good for Digestive Health day but I had two bowls of spaghetti for breakfast
Tutto quel che vedete lo devo agli spaghetti -Sophia Loren
I am in Di Paloma Tuscan Rose cream that a friend bought for me. Here are the notes:
White tea, Mandarin
Tuscan rose, Jasmine, Gardenia
Vetiver, Sandalwood, Vanilla
I decided after a few weeks of this Olay cream I am giving up my department store and will stick with this one until my skin tells me otherwise.
Yum – spaghetti.
Cold spaghetti from the refrigerator I really like also. ?
I’m sorry, but no. Cold spaghetti <>
Cold spaghetti is heaven.
Which Olay cream are you using?
Yay for good bargains (well, in comparison to dept store stuff)!
Oh, and yay for spaghetti!
Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan. Bright and comforting!
I remember a few weeks ago you mentioned you were looking for a scent similar to TF Fluer d Chine. How did it go? Find anything?
I haven’t found anything similar yet. I revisited Lanvin Arpege, which according to some reviews is very similar, but to me is not even close. Fleur de Chine is much more beautiful.
I think I will eventually order a decant.
Glad you are wearing something you can enjoy today!
Nice post scrubber recovery!
Thank you! ?
SotD = Terracotta Le Parfum
Still enjoying Terracotta Wednesdays. Perfume-automation for the win.
I had oatmeal topped with cinnamon, blueberries and almond milk for breakfast. Go digestive health!
Have a happy Wednesday, NSTers. You smell faaaaaaan-tastic
I gotta get some Terracotta. I think I’ll love it based on how I feel about other “summery” scents.
Yummy sounding oatmeal! ? I’m also a big fan of Terracotta.
I’m wearing Juicy Couture, which is kind of the opposite of smoky.
My mom smells amazing in Juicy Couture. But only the original, not Viva la Juicy or the rest. Honestly, whenever she wears it strangers comment on how wonderful she smells. And she does!
I smelled this on someone the other day and I felt very nostalgic. I agree, not very smoky.
Musc Ravageur for another gray day.
Same here. I’m trying to sleep it away.
Still no sun?
We have had the odd few hours here and there, but no sustained sun. It’s rather depressing.
Poême-Lancôme. Will wear this all summer, works well in the heat, long lasting.
Smoky today in Breath of God. Feeling weirdly okay after waking up at 4:15 for a flight… we’ll see how I fare after lunch.
I really like Breath of God. I need to get some!
Ewww. Good luck!
I always feel pretty good in the morning for flights like that, I don’t seem to crash until late afternoon. Hoping you hang in there after lunch!
Hope that your travels went well today!
Prada Infusion de Vetiver.
Went to the first meeting of a newly-formed book club last night. There were just 3 of us and we all hated the book I made next month’s pick – hopefully we’ll like it better!
Discussing a book you hate can be more entertaining than discussing a book you love.
It was entertaining! We almost wished there was someone who liked the book, so we could have a livelier conversation.
Oh won’t you let us know what the universally hated book was?
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk. It won the Man Booker prize! Had lots of great reviews! Maybe we’re just a bunch of contrarians.
OMG I loved that book! I should join your book club!
That sounds super fun!
Ineke Field Notes From Paris today. Yesterday was 5 O’clock au Gingembre.
Recently got a sample of Hiram Green Hyde. Now if ever there was a scent to meet the CP! Though really it makes me think camping BBQ pit more than tobacco. Smoke for sure. Don’t think I can actually bring myself to wear it, though. Too intense. I would have to sample on a “not leaving the house” day.
I like Hyde. It settles down and smolders after a short while
I’ll give it a go—just not on a work day!
Yep, it was too much bbq smoke for me.
I like Field Notes From Paris and should wear it more often.
You smell good!
And then I topped up with Coromandel for the commute home. Ahhh…
Greetings from Vietnam! I am on vacation right now. This country is amazing but its also bloody hot here.
I had a hard time adjusting to these weather conditions, but taking it very easy and drinking 4 liters of water a day seems to work.
I’ll keep this short, its almost bedtime here and I am binge watching Good girls (its not genius but its pretty amusing and just the kind of television my sun fried brain can handle haha)
I hope everyone is doin’ fine, and i bet you all smell marvellous!
Oh, sweet! I hope you have a great time! And I hope you’re enjoying the coffee there ? (see my post for reference…)
Have a great vacation!
What an exciting location. Make the most of it!
Feel free to give a “critique”. I would love to go and would appreviate any tidbits.
Oooh, have a great trip!
Lucky you — eat something fantastic for me!
Habe a great holiday. I love the food..
Have a great trip, I hear Vietnam is wonderful.
It must be wonderful to be able to relax after such a busy time!
That sounds like a fantastic trip!
Wore Sauvage yesterday; nice change-of-pace fragrance from the traditional feminines that I usually wear. Today I am thinking mayyyybe I will go with Salome. Kinda curious, heard it’s a big scent, figured I’ll use up some of my bigger scents while it is still not quite hot out yet.
Salome is gorgeous, but some think is a big stink bomb. ?
Hi all, my SOTD is Lauren cologne by Ralph Lauren. I adore this bitter/green scent.
In honor of digestive health day, I had a green smoothie with yogurt, flax and hemp seeds, kefir, spinach, berries, fiber powder and hemp protein powder, 15 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein.
And of course, Cuban espresso, double shot. WooHoo!
which fiber powder to you use?
I like Metamucil, I get it from Costco.
The protein powder I like is from Trader Joe’s, it is Gluten free and has a high fiber content and tastes reasonably good.
I’ve come to terms that my favorite smoothie would be probably a chocolate-banana-Twinkie smoothie.
Now, that sounds like a smoothie I’d be down for!?
I also had fiber to my smoothie but something I get at the crunchy health food store in my neighborhood.
Yours sounds so healthy. I opted for a lunchtime smoothie in stead of bought lunch. But mine, ?, was peanut butter, banana, vanilla sorbet. I did opt for some extra protein powder. Does that count?
I do love peanut butter and banana. Nice choice!
Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio.
Last night, I was watching Fosse /Verdon. I recorded the last few episodes. I noticed an Annick Goutal bottle on Gwen Verdon’s dressing room table. I started wondering which AG fragrance would fit her. I’m thinking maybe Un Matin d’Orage.
Love Ninfeo Mio.
Ninfeo Mio is a great warm weather scent. Time for me to dig out my little sample.
I went with Omnia today, because I wanted something comforting, easy and beautiful as a counterpoint to the stomach ache I’ve got going on.
Oh, no, I hope your stomach-ache gets better.
You smell so SO good!
I think Omnia will cure you stomach ache STAT
Hope your stomach feels better soon.
SOTD Aroma M Geisha Green. I haven’t worn this in a while, but I find it rather addictive when I do wear it. It’s a fun one.
I’m also totally addicted to this Vietnamese coffee my friend gave me for my bday and went and ordered a bunch of bags. It’s low acid and slightly naturally sweet, but has a lot of body. So delicious!
Vietnamese coffee sounds great.
Oh that coffee sounds great! Do you mind if I ask where you got it or the brand name?
I second the request of wanting to know brand, etc.
From here and this is the one I’ve been drinking. I did order some others to try as well.
Awesome, thank you!
A low acid coffee sounds like a very good thing to me. ☕
It’s low acid but like 40% more caffeine ? Although I didn’t notice a difference in that respect. It definitely lacks bitterness.
SOTD is Diptyque Essences Insensées Rose de Mai. Nice and easy rose soliflore.
Fueled by my undying love for the original, I went to see the Aladdin remake yesterday, and I am disappointed to report that it is a head to toe affront to decency and taste. Not sure anyone involved has ever actually seen a musical, just read a lot about them on wikipedia. There is a new song that takes place in a fantasy sequence, and the most imaginitive, magical choreo thay could come up with is Jasmine walking 15 feet across the room in the span of 2 minutes. Tragique.
Sorry you had such a bad experience, but I am really enjoying the vehemence of your response!
I have never seen such an expensive movie (budget: $183 MILLION) that looked so cheap. In a way, it was fascinsting!
For the $5 Tuesday special it wasn’t a big loss though.
I wanted to go see that (with the kids), but the kids declined – they heard it was bad. They declined to see the Dumbo remake, too, though – because “it’s too sad”.
Dumbo is sad!?
Good to know. My kids loved the original Jungle Book and Mary Poppins. Hated the remakes. Maybe Hollywood should take note that character and dialogue are more important than special effects.
I liked the Maleficent one, but I’m always biased towards spooky witches and evil queens. That was more of a reimagining than a straight remake, though. Aladdin is bringing in boatloads of money, so they’re not likely to stop the lazy remakes, it looks like.
Wearing Sideris today–a good scent for just about any weather (currently grey, chilly and occasionally drizzling)
Sorry for your weather but you do smell great!
You smell good!
For me today a cheapie but I like! Comptoir Sud’s Vanille Blackberry
I will be in Vanille Banane this week for sure.
In NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil plus several sprays of Eau de Guerlain, courtesy of lovely Laura.
ION–did anyone see the New Yorker column on Ron Winnegrad, the nose behind Love’s Babysoft?
He’s big into ‘scent mapping,’ and includes this enticing tidbit, which I confess I found a little baffling:
“If you smell something woody, the first thing you should ask is ‘Do I see dirt?’ ” he said. If the answer is yes, look around for leather or peanut shells or moldy towels; if it’s no, look for pencil shavings or butter.”
What do you think? More subjectivity, or is there some objective process at play?
Here’s the link: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/06/03/scents-and-sensibility?mbid=social_tablet_e
Huile Prodigieuse has such great scent and so good for the skin.
I do love the scent!
I think Robin put up the link the other day. I was secretly very pleased he mentioned peanut as that is definitely one of the smells I get when I am walking through the bracken and trees up on the hill, discarded roast peanut skins. I felt the thing about perfume and memory was a bit tired, like that has become a bit of a trope . I think scent mapping makes me associate perfume so much more strongly with ‘place’ and being in the present, enjoying the moment. So I personally think perfume does reawaken memories but equally it heightens awareness of the ‘now’.
I missed the posting on NST!
Really? Roasted peanut shells? I’ll have to think about that. Our backyard is a bit of a forest, mostly Oak, plus a Bay and a Redwood, and a few others I don’t know the names of, and lots of moss. It smells heavenly to me out there–and different depending on the season and weather. But do I “see” objects when I smell a scent? Memories and memories of places or experiences, sure–but things? Butter? I am not sure I “see” butter when I smell the scent of butter, but that might be my own shortfall.
I love EdG. You smell great.
Me too! EdG is a very well-balanced cologne–like I’ve had a professional colorist design my rooms, but in a perfume, if that makes any sense.
I was sampling yesterday but couldn’t do a second day without vanilla ? so I am in Delizia di Marshmallow a new one from Kyse today. Sweet floral marshmallow goodness. Will be getting a FB when this is released.
I would worry that a scent with a marshmallow note would make me go on autopilot to the s’mores food truck down the street.
There’s a S’mores food truck down the street from you?? What temptation!!
We moved last month, and we are now in walking distance to approximately two dozen restaurants and a pod of food trucks. We live across the street from a fancy pizza place, and our home smells like pizza every evening. I can’t decide if this new location is amazing or a very bad idea. . .
We live upstairs from an extremely mediocre and overpriced pizza place, but it still makes things smell great much of the time. It’s often inspired us to get pizza from…elsewhere.
Haha. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we have pizza for “birthday dinner” tonight. It’s up to Mr. Spicebomb to decide, but he hardly ever refuses a chance to eat pizza. ?
Ooh, that sounds wonderful!
Good day everyone. I’m in Zoologist Moth, for its smoke-and-honey richness.
Perfect scent. Pairs beautifully with rose gold earrings. Hope the hunt is going well.
How nice that you remembered! I went to the Galleria today and did find a pair of rose gold earrings just like what I wanted. They are small dangles in a kind of tear-drop shape with an even smaller shape inside made of diamonds. All very small and lightweight now, and they didn’t break the bank. So, have you tried Moth—any of their other scents yet too?
I have some samples coming but have tried, and liked ,civet. Nightingale not so much. The earrings sound good, a nice design.
Ironically, all I got was mothballs from Moth.
I went with Tiger’s Nest today. It’s more incense than smoke.
Scent twins – I am enjoying this more and more each time I wear it. I foresee a FB in my future, once my travel spray is used up, which may happen quickly considering how often I reach for this recently.
Tiger’s Nest reminds me very, very much of Etro’s Messe di Minuit. Have either of you tried that one, and noticed a similarity?
Ah, which is the scent that Deva calls Eau de Crypt? I’ve tried that one. I’m drawing a blank on the name. I don’t think it was MdM?
Chypre Mousse by Oriza L.Legrand
Yes! Thank you Austenfan!!
So, I haven’t tested Messe di Minuit. ?
It’s pretty nice. I have two travel sprays. I bought one and swapped for the second.
Tiger’s Nest is getting a lot of lover here at NST! ?
Another tobacco win from the sample stash – Tobacco d’autore by Farmacia SS. Annunziata (I had to look up the full name after deciphering the sample, which was a freebie that I probably would have barely given another sniff had it not been for tobacco week!).
I like it! I didn’t realize Tobacco is often paired with ambery notes. Like!
That house makes my favorite vanilla! Tobacco and Amber are a nice pairing, no? You smell on point! ??
Today is Mr. Spicebomb’s birthday, so I will be baking him a cake. I’ve decided to go with chocolate cake with cream cheese filling and mocha frosting. Or maybe mocha filling with cream cheese frosting. One of those.
I sampled two Blackbird scents yesterday–Anemone and Broken Glass. I’m giving Broken Glass a second, solo wearing today to give it a proper test. I like how it opens up; we’ll see how I feel about it in a little while!
Goodness, either cake combo sounds divine! I wish we were neighbors?
And happy birthday to mr spicebomb!?
You would be welcome to share with us! An entire cake for two people seems a bit excessive. ?
Robin, you’re welcome, too! The more the merrier! Of course, our beaches tend to be a bit nippy, even this time of year.
Enjoy the baking and your husband’s birthday: I’m sure it will be delicious with such a description.
Thanks! Baking is one physical activity I can do without overexerting myself right now. It’s a shame I can’t eat cake every day without regretting it long term. It feels good to feel busy!
Yuuummmmm that cake is something I need in my life haha.
Well then come on over and share with us! ?
Yum! Happy birthday to Mr. Spicebomb!
Glad you’re feeling well enough for baking.
Thanks, Petunia! I’m even finding cleaning up entertaining. I need more hobbies.
The cake sounds delicious, happy birthday to hubby!
Happy Birthday to Mr. Spicebomb! Lucky him, getting a homemade cake! ?
Wishing Mr. Spicebomb a happy birthday! And that cake, yum!
Your posts today are making me hungry! Sounds delicious.
Sampling Lys 41. Lovely!
Yes it is!
Love that one! Smells like summer every time. ☀️☀️☀️
Enjoy the beach, Robin, you smell eminently suitable.
In the Cotswold Perfumery English Rose for a cloudy day: a classic, lovely rose, and very British.
It is crazy hot here today, but the weather should be great the rest of the time I’m here, plus, TONS of dolphins offshore this morning which made me very happy. You don’t see them here as much as you used to. GO DOLPHINS, and don’t eat the plastic bags!
Enjoy your vacation!
Good to hear about the dolphin sighting(s)! ???
Yes to dolphins and good weather. Dolphins are the most beguiling inhabitants of the sea imo.
So yesterday, I witnessed first hand crazy road rage, which consisted of two men, a truck, a car, and a tire iron used inappropriately. In a park. Filled with kids, dogs, joggers, and other people trying to have a nice quiet day. I ended up stuck there because the police blocked the only road out for a while, but they got there super quick. The perp thankfully just gave up and got down on the ground as soon as the police arrived. Sheesh! Craziness abounds!
I’m in Chinchilla from my (new!) cute little bottle from DSH. I’m hoping it will restore my equilibrium. ?
Goodness. I hope there weren’t any serious injuries.
Not unless you count the truck.
That sounds insane!!!
It was! As soon as I realized it wasn’t some type of medical event, I hightailed it to my van, locked my doors, and prayed no one was going to start shooting. ?
Oh my. So glad there was a quick official response.
Me too! The guy with the tire iron did not stop, even when park personnel arrived. Thankfully the police were 30 seconds behind and then he just threw down the tire iron and spread eagles on the ground. I think realizing he might get shot took the wind out of his sails.
Ugh. I’m so sorry that you had to witness that BS.
Thanks, me too! I couldn’t sleep for anything last night, so consequently slept late this morning. Just now realizing I was more unnerved by the whole thing than I thought.
I’m Day 10 of a 12 consecutive days working stint. The older I get, the more this gets to me. BUT, bought some salmon steaks and (although I usually don’t believe in gilding the lily), if you mix ground cumin, small pinch smoked paprika, some chilli flakes, lime juice, capers and preserved lemon with olive oil and either marinate for an hour, or -if you’re like me and never have time for that- mix together and put fish skin side up in the marinade, before putting it in the oven, this really takes salmon to the nxt level. Having a nice glass of Chardonnay with it. No SOTD.
Oof, that work schedule is brutal! But you’re close to being done… The salmon sounds divine. And just dab a little Chard behind your ears, you’ll be perfect.
Delicious! Can I come eat with you?!
Haha! Sounds like a good meal you’re lining up for yourself–Salmon with Amyitis followed by cake with me and Mr. Spicebomb!
Ha!!! Right?! Can you tell I’m a fan of delicious food?
That salmon sounds amazing! I haven’t seen lemon preserved in olive oil, though. Is that a specialty item?
I’ve seen lemon preserved in different ways. I believe one way of preserving it was with salt? Maybe another way was with syrup, in a jar? I’m sure those of you who cook will correct me.
Oh, I just happen to have bought some fresh salmon this afternoon! I’m going to I try this, at least, as much as I can. Mmmm
Another way to season salmon! Excellent!
Today I am wearing Regime des Fleurs Willows. It has some interesting notes (white pepper, wheat and carrot seeds) along with violet and iris plus a few other things I can’t think of right now. It has kind of a soft powdery presence at first, Then the flowers appear later. At least, that is what is does on me.
That sounds lovely to me.
I agree with Kanuka; it sounds wonderful!
Yay for hump day! I’m wearing VC&A Rose Rouge today. I liked it more when it was more wintery. Now that it’s almost summer it feels a bit too sweet.
I used to enjoy sweeter scents, but the longer I get into perfume the less I enjoy sweet.
It’s funny how our tastes change.
Yep… mine have kept evolving. But I still like some of my old favorites too, which is a very good thing!
Ormonde Jayne Ambre Royale ( from Gaynor’s rather good sample stash) .this scent reminds me of how my grandmother smelt, so it must stir up something from the sixties/ seventies. Another ‘like’ from me but not competition for Enchanted Forest, Civet and Hyde. Looks like it will be another beautiful golden day…I can only see a star filled sky at the moment. Our olearia hedge is in flower , it smells a little like vanilla and honey with a touch of laurel. Nice work nature!
Lovely to hear the samples have found a good home. Hyde was too much for me! I like smoky scents, but Hyde is a bit too powerful.
I feel like you have given me access to a box seat at a perfume concert when all I’ve known is the stalls
I’m in vintage Shalimar parfum de toilette. It’s soooo good. I have a splash mini (thanks to a NSTer) that I’ve almost finished and then will be hunting for more. I can’t stop sniffing myself though!
Older formulation Shalimar really is in a league all it’s own! I found an old splash fan bottle at a really good estate sale years ago, and I hoard it more than I should. It is transcendent (although a bit overwhelming, sometimes)!
You smell amazing!
I still have that bottle and totally forgot!!! You can still have it!
You are smelling fantastic!
Wearing a smidge of Anima Dulcis layered over a bit of Parfums Retro (Jeffrey Dame) Grand Cuir.
How is the Grand Cuir? Is it very masculine?
Sorry, lilyjo; I didn’t see this last night. It’s funny about the Grand Cuir: when Jeffrey sent the sample several years ago, I thought the perfume was way too smoky-strong and mannish (long-lasting, too) for me to wear, and I set it aside. I hunted it up again for this cp, but when I wore it yesterday, it was all wimpy, hardly smoky, and disappeared pretty quickly. Maybe this just doesn’t age well.
Doing very light smoke with Le Labo Vanille 44. I’m feeling remarkably good and not my usual zombie like state after going to a concert last night. It was the British punk band Idles I posted about last week. It was amazingly fun. They seem like really lovely guys. They played joyfully and energetically, got sentimental about all the love they experienced in the US. Last night was the last show of their US tour. It’s put me in a good state of mind today. Hopefully the good mood continues as I’m heading into work for a half day.
You smell great!
Glad that you enjoyed your concert and didn’t have the usual
post-fun “hangover”. ??
I’m having a very lazy day off. Sotd is The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose. I’ve seen reviews of this smelling rosy and smoky. To me it’s more Sprees candy. It’s my I don’t feel like wearing perfume but want to wear perfume anyway, perfume ?
Sometimes a lazy day is exactly what a person needs!
That’s the truth! Really though, this lack of sun just puts me in hibernation mode.
That sounds like a fun fragrance! I will have to check it out.
Glad you had a lazy day off; the best kind?
It does smell pretty good, and is inexpensive!
A nasty wet and windy day here, after some glorious autumn weather. It’s time to break out Chambre Noir, a perennial winter favourite.
Late again….been earning my pay today for sure!
Back in Yves Rocher My Green Summer. I LOVE this stuff! This is one of only a few that I can over spray, yet still be polite and under the radar at work, because it’s just an easy scent to like….
Well, so much for observing digestive health. I didn’t do a smoothie, which I’ve started doing again. But I suppose I could mix in some of the strawberry rhubarb shrub I bought into some seltzer water. Or some of the switchel. Or take a shot of the sauerkraut juice that’s in the fridge….
In Sensuous Nude today. No real reaction, since I seem to be fighting off allergies.
Tuesday discount movie was Booksmart. Many aspects were the typical teen comedy….having one’s assumptions about other kids upended. Likeable characters. But I think I’m just too old for today’s comedy. It was very difficult to get past the unrelenting crudity. The constant F bombs and the graphic sexual language. Is that high school today?
I second this. I’m not a prude by any means, and have been know to drop an F-Bomb occasionally. But, my GAWD! It’s just (over) used everywhere, all the time, and no one cares if there’s young kids around. Also, not a fan of all these young people going just about naked everywhere. I just don’t get it…? I guess that makes me an official Old Fart.
I’m also not a prude, and I’m sick of the cursing and the dumbing down of language. I also can’t stand pajamas being worn out in public. (Well, unless it’s 6 am, and your putting your daughter on the bus?)
Seattle Seahawks pajamas are the in thing here. I’ve never seen so many people in pajamas at 3 in the afternoon in my life.
Do you see the slippers too? I do. It’s very hard to take someone seriously when they are wearing fuzzy slippers.
Haven’t seen the movie, but I know that teenaged boys can be crude. I started watching “Glee” in the second season, because I’d heard about all the diversity of representation that wasn’t seen on TV often.
I was rather shocked when I caught up on the first season via DVD. That season aired at 9:00 p.m. Many of the straight teenagers talked very bluntly about sex, and there was a notable amount of creepiness around sexual topics among the adult characters, also. And I was surprised by a good deal of the dialogue that made it onto a network show through its run. Not the F-word, of course, but some very suggestive wording got in there.
I got over my shock about some of the language, and valued the representation of people of color, disabled people, and LGBT people.
In general, though, for shows or movies, I prefer clever dialogue to crudity. I don’t watch my language as carefully now as I did in my teens and twenties, but I haven’t forgotten my training about not talking about “inappropriate” subjects when there are small children or elders around. People here are generally not noted for open-mindedness, so it’s best to avoid giving offense when it’s preventable.
I can’t imagine going out in nightclothes in public. I dress pretty casually, so I’ll often be found in a T-shirt and shorts in the summer. But not a nightgown or pajamas. How odd.
Times have certainly changed.
Jacomo Art Co!lection no9, Smelling like Mango und other fruit. No too bad, but would not buy this.
Visited some Villages at the alsace wine route today, from Husseren to Rouffach, which was a nice tour.
That sounds great. I remember a lovely walk through vineyards near Niedermorschwihr, up in the hills. Everything must look green in spring.
I’m wearing Hermes Pamplemousse Rose this morning, from one of their tiny 2ml atomizers. By the end of the day I expect it will be gone, because it does not last at all. I am not really surprised, being both Hermes and a citrus. In Chicago I sniffed an incredible number of new-to-me fragrances and found two new ones I adore in the men’s section. Amouage Reflection Man is so good! I hated Reflection Woman with my whole heart, but Man is really good. I’ll be buying some. Hermes Bel Ami is another that won me over. Someone here wears it but I don’t remember who. Perfectly unisex, as is Reflection Man. I’ll be sampling more men’s fragrances in the future for sure.
You smell great today! I hope it lasted longer than expected.
Time for me to resniff Pamplemousse Rose. I think the last time I did, I had a half dozen other perfumes already on skin at the time. Poor perfume was probably overwhelmed.
Very brief experiment with whether incense perfume smelled suitably smoky, with Profumum Roma Olibanum. I remembered trying it shortly after the swapmeet and enjoying it. Today I was congested, but Mom could certainly smell it and refused to get into the same car with me until I washed it off.
We went to an orchard that has all sorts of fruit as various kinds are in season and got a box of strawberries. That part of the trip wasn’t spectacular. Our stop at a grocery store on the way home was more productive. *shrugs*
I just figured it would be good for me to get out of the house between rainstorms. We had a heck of a storm last night. If irisjasmine was home then, she could tell you. Probably Robin got at least some of that storm, too. We’re supposed to get more rain tonight. Mom and I were glad to get home before it started.
Do y’all ever have days when you feel completely unambitious? That was me today. Allergies cleared up somewhat with the allergy medicine, but I blame the humidity for contributing to pain in my joints. I forced myself to get moving and try to get some things done today, and I did get things done. I was thinking, though, “Let’s start this day over without sciatica and arthritis and various other aches and pains.” Oh, well. That’s what Advil is for.
Have a good evening!
You smell great, I love Olibanum. And I feel unambitious nearly every day.
Correction — I think it was the splitmeet. I was glad to get that perfume. And previous to that, I’d gotten a sample of “Passage d’Enfer” from a freebiemeet, and liked that very much, too. (Thanks, folks!)
So I discovered I like incense perfumes. Also I got frankincense and myrrh essential oils to experiment with sometime when I’m not going to be in the same car with Mom. lol
I’m sure I’ll feel more ambitious by the weekend.
I think that sitting in the sun gazing out of the window is a good goal to have most days. Joint pain is terrible. Fiele make a nice myrrh perfume and a good frankincense, called Boswellia. They are simple and a little bit amber
That does sound like a good goal.
Good to know about the Fiele perfumes. I borrowed the idea of someone above and applied a bit of Breath of God.
Yes, I can get unambitious looking at huge piles of laundry that refuse to do themselves. ? Allergies acting up are the pits… sorry to hear that you are dealing with that.
I’m used to the allergies and I have my various over-the-counter remedies for them. That’s not that big a deal to me. But thank you for your sympathy.
Oddly enough, when I’m mentally in a “bleh” sort of mood, laundry is one of the things that is easier for me to manage than a number of other tasks. Maybe it’s that there are no heavy decisions involved. lol Go figure.
Another day, another tornado watch. This sucks. ?
SOTD = YSL Belle d’Opium. This is supposed to have a tobacco note in it, but today, on me, thankfully it does not. Today it behaved like a very well done, summer weight fruitchouli. I enjoyed it quite a bit. And the bottle is gorgeous.
2 days in a row of tornado watches is just unacceptable!
Agree with you on that gorgeous bottle! We never got that flanker here, that I can recall.
I thought that I heard earlier today that this nasty, unsettled weather could continue thru Friday. I hope that’s not correct.
And I do have that bottle! I found it at an outlet mall here in NJ. Belle d’Opium did not last long at all on the market.
Ugh, be safe!
So far, so good! No hail or downed trees. And the line of storms that set off all kinds of alerts has just passed on through.
I’m in Dame Leather Man layered under AG Rose Splendide. Successful layering experiment, and I’ve thunked both decants now. Yay! ?
Double yay, for a successful experiment and the THUNKS!
Double THUNK! Excellent!
Wearing 2 sprays of Naomi Goodsir Iris Cendre tonight, courtesy of a lovely NST’er.
We are back to summer temperatures today. Hoping it holds for the weekend as the last 2 were crazy cold and rainy. Tomorrow is my Friday!
Enjoy your long weekend. Hope it’s great weather for you?