It's Friday, but it won't last. Our community project for today is Gone In Sixty Seconds...wear the shortest-lived fragrance you own. Bonus points for reapplying all day long. Thanks to pyramus for the suggestion!
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 in good old Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert. It is probably not the absolute shortest lived fragrance I own (somewhere I even have a bottle of Florida Water) but it's fleeting enough for our purposes. When it fades, I plan to liven it up, briefly, with some Providence Perfume Co Lemon Liada.
Reminder: on 8/2 we're doing edition 3 of the Guessing Game...describe your perfume to us, OR, give your perfume the name it ought to have had, and we'll see if we can guess what it is. Suggested by Glannys.
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 mao feng [cropped] by Markus Kniebes at flickr; public domain.
TGIF! It’s wet and thundery in my neck of the wood.
I started my day with 28 La Pausa, which was all gone by the time I had to leave the house. Keeping on the Chanel theme, I switched to Bois des Iles on the way out. No bonus points for me
I think this is the shortest lasting thing I can remember. It was gone by the time it hit my wrist, and frustratingly smelled great for the second I could smell it!
I don’t think you’ll be the only one in that today!
By the time I wrote this post it’s gone
Whoa, Omnia lasts and lasts for me, though I get anosmic to some of the musks at the drydown.
You smell great for a few minutes!
It lasts and lasts a long time for me, too. But then I never wear it in the summer, it’s an early fall scent for me. Perhaps that’s what makes the difference?
Maybe, I will try it then
I still love it, no matter what
Excellent choice – I can smell it for all of 3 minutes……
How interesting that this one is so different for different people! It lasts a long time on me too.
It’s very light and fleeting on me too. I’m actually relieved that the I’m not the only one who has this experience! But it is lovely while it lasts.
Les Liquides Imaginaires Dom Rosa, reapplied.
If +1 means extra points, thanks.
I have an appointment early this morning so I will probably be safe in something citrussy. Either Love’s Fresh Lemon or YR My Green Summer. Any trace should be gone by the time I leave the house.
Its going to he a scorcher here today; stay cool everyone, and Happy Friday!
I don’t think My Green Summer ever launched in Canada, at least not in the stores, at least not in our local one. It sounds nice, especially the shower gel.
I got mine online. Sadly, there are no YR stores near me as I’m out west. I think they had the shower gel and fragrance at the time.
I tried it last month at one of their Toronto shops… a very light citrus. Not strong enough for me so I passed!
Loves Fresh Lemon!!! It’s still around? I wore that in 1970!!! I had the entire Love collection at the time, Lemon, Baby Soft, Rain and Wind. Gosh , those are blasts from the past!
Yup! I had a couple bottles of LFL waaay back when. My current bottle is from Walmart. When I saw it, I just had to get it!
I am going to look for it next time I am in Walmart.
Love’s Fresh Lemon is definitely a blast from the past. There were so many lemon scented things in the 70s, Lemon Up shampoo was a favorite because the cap was a plastic lemon Thanks for the memories today Gail!
Lemon Up shampoo, seriously a great product! My sister and I went through many bottles.
Did you ever have Gee My Hair Smells Terrific shampoo?
I remember Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific but I don’t remember what it smelled like. A quick Google search just found it at the Vermont Country Store, the description says that it no longer has the original musks so I guess we’ll never know what the scent was? Maybe someone else knows.
I remember it was pretty potent, quite unique though. If I ever smell that scent again, I will know it; I really liked it back then!
Lemon Up, Herbal Essence and Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific were all favorites of mine too.
I really really liked the original smell of that Herbal Essence shampoo. Very disappointed with all the ones that are currently out there.
I’m wearing Chant d’Aromes… or I was… wasn’t I? The Aromes are singing very very quietly now. I did bring my tiny decant for extra credit! The top notes are too pretty for this world.
Love that one!!! will wear it next week when I start my Guerlain week.
CdA isn’t very long-lasting for a Guerlain, but for me it’s about average for a contemporary perfume. Après le Ondée, on the other hand….
4711, of course. Gone so quickly, but so brilliant and refreshing while it lasts. I’ve just applied it for the fourth time today: even here at work it could not possibly offend anyone, and it’s perfect for this muggy day.
I put some of that in my bath tub last night for my much deserved evening soak. It is a wonderful scent.
4711 is the scent of my childhood. We had several huge bottles in the house and my mom carried a travel size in her purse to use as hand sanitizer.
And god how i love it on a hot day!
Oh yes, the queen of short lasting colognes.
Wearing Divine Bergamote because it was mentioned this week. It lasts well enough on me, but it by no means a powerhouse.
Love your choice for today Robin, one of my absolute favourite Elléna creations.
I went through a vat of that one! I miss it.
(The DB I mean)
I’ve still got a vat. I got estagnons of DB and BdI when they were under a € 100,-. That seems ages ago
I adore this one, it’s so simple but everything about it is just right.
It was a toss-up between Cristalle and Mediterraneo for me. Neither is actually gone in 60 seconds – I usually get maybe 60 minutes out of them – but since I can respritz Cristalle, that’s my CP pick. (I CAN respritz Mediterraneo, but if I don’t wait long enough to do it I get lemon Jolly Rancher from it – ick.) Anyway, have a lovely Friday everyone!
You smell great SheriG!
I’m not really participating in the project. I was running late for physical therapy today, and just grabbed Nicolai Rose Pivoine from my decant box.
We are note twins today.
Demeter Honeysuckle which gives around two or three minutes of honeysuckle and fades to a vegetal musk for its final twelve minutes.
But it’s great while it lasts! One of the best honeysuckle scents out there.
Oh, anything Demeter! Great choice.
Oh my goodness, Robin, you smell gorgeous! I may have mentioned here before that when The Vert was launched, not especially widely advertised, & only available in Bulgari stores, I popped into (I say popped, you had to be buzzed in by a rather large security chap!) the Sloane Street shop to try it, was seated, given a glass of fizz, & presented with a small paper & cardboard booklet, bound with ribbon, explaining all about the fragrance, its ingredients etc & when you’d leafed through the pages, at the back was a cut-out section with a miniature bottle inside – I was absolutely delighted! The staff, in such a luxurious shop in such an upmarket street, obviously overlooked my jeans, sneakers &, back then, no doubt denim jacket in favour of my pre-existing knowledge of & enthusiasm for their new product. I still have the booklet & bottle, & went on to buy more than a couple of the full size bottles – for me the original & still my favourite, although I have tried others in the range. I didn’t find it lasted a short time on me at all, though! Had to comment as you brought back a very fond memory – thank you for that.
All salespeople would be wise to not judge a book by its cover.
Absolutely. And that goes for all of us.
Tell that to the Le Labo SAs in Manhattan Saks Fifth Avenue.
Nice memory. One also has to be buzzed in to the Store in NY. I normally would not have gone in were it not for one of the SOTD photos featuring snake jewelry. IIRC, the NY store did not carry perfumes.
That’s a great story, love it.
What a great story!
Your story is great on this cool grey day with work yawning ahead of me. We’re the booklet and bottle scented?
The booklet wasn’t scented, but when I finished the contents of the bottle (which was a mini replica of the full size bottle as opposed to just a sample phial) & put it back into the cut-out space, the whole thing did smell lovely!
I remember when The Vert was introduced around my area. I stopped into a fancy Department store looking for a “signature scent” for myself. (This was back when the idea was to find one true fragrance love for life). Nothing seemed right until I wondered over to the Men;s counter. (This was before the idea of unisex scent or gender crossing was widely discussed). The Vert was there,and it was perfect.
Several years later, I looked for a body product and The Vert had been moved over to the Lady’s side. Years later I had used up my bottle, and brought a replacement. Unfortunately it must have been reformulated it and I barely touch it.
I love that story.
Your story reminds me of when my husband and I went engagement ring shopping in Chicago. I didn’t want a diamond ring, and we found 2 alternatives that I liked online. At Tiffany they were super rude and dismissive to our grad student selves. At Cartier they were super welcoming and gracious. Guess where we bought the ring?
Happens far too often, even these days, when retail is supposed to be struggling. You’d think companies would have learned how to treat everyone as a potential customer!
Wow, we had the same experience in NY decades ago! Tiffany staff were awful and totally ignored us in favor of trying to talk a Japanese tourist into buying a ring that wasn’t the right size for his wife. We’ll resize it in a day, they said to him. He said, I’m on a flight home in two hours, I want something I can take now. He left, and so did we. Crossed 5th Avenue to Harry Winston just for fun. They were lovely, and they found the stone of my dreams that I described to the salesman. Guess where my lovely ring was bought?
What a great story! Hard to imagine such a production now for a simple tea fragrance — but only because this one has been so widely copied.
Always loved reading about JCE haunting tea shops and smelling the fresh tea leaves
That’s so classy
Loved your story today, Carolyn! ❣❣❣
Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat
Even when “shampooed” into my 1″-2″ hair and 3″-4″ beard, poof‼
I’ll bet your bathroom smells great though.
*nuzzles next to beard*
Great choice ?
SOTM* = Guerlain Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat
I bet I will have many twins today!
1 minute per spritz, I kid you not. If I have to reapply every time it vanishes, I would be doing it all day long and thunk the bottle in no time. Maybe this is the first perfume I should change to a splash bottle ?.
Since I’m also going for Chanel week, I decided to wear 28 La Pausa EDT and woo hoo, the leather came out due to the lemon in EdFdC! And this just gave me an idea that I could try layering with Profumum Roma Acqua Viva!
Oooo that could be a nice combo – the Profumum Acqua Viva has that lovely cedary (cypress?) basenote, too.
Will try this tomorrow!
So how long did the 28 La Pausa last for you today?
~ 5 hours with 4 spritzes so 1 hour longer than usual. I then topped up with E&J Bourbon (3 spritzes from an self-decanted from a rollerball atomizer and it lasted 2 hours tops)
Guerlain Imperiale Eau de Cologne, which is so nice, but so short lived on my skin.
Yep, that one is the fancy version of Jean Nate splash.
I’m going for Carthusia Mediterraneo for my SOTD AND the CP.
But maybe there’s an additional category? I know most of us have a fragrance that is gone in 60 seconds that we wouldn’t want to buy again. What about fragrance that is gone in sixty seconds that you love and would rebuy? Mediterraneo for the win there, too!
A lovely choice.
Absolutely. On my third bottle, I think.
And in general, I do not think of “short lived” as a bad thing. I like my fragrance to be gone in 2-3 hours. Boring after 15 minutes, that is NOT so good.
Ha – yes!
Rounding out my rose week with Rose Prana (so good) and testing Burlesque for the first time (yowza! smells very shalimaresque to me…and it has rose in it too!)
Yesterday evening I tested Flux de Fleur…even on my scent devouring skin I could still smell it this …this is some seriously gorgeous stuff….I am told by my dear friend who sent me a decant that it’s GONE. I will relish my decant and try it again in the fall and winter because I did NOT get any animalics whatsoever. On my skin it reads as a sweet leather, which segues into a creamy, milky, suede with tropical florals (tiara???). This morning it smelled like coconut.
smell it this morning….
Good for you for not hoarding that lovely but dc’ed perfume decant!
Apres L’Ondee EdT, 90’s vintage. So pretty for 30 seconds. Then the reality hits in. I only got to try the parfum once but I find the EdT wears like parfum.
Twins (for a minute, anyways)
I find Apres L’Ondee stays, at least close to the skin through out a day. Particularly on rainy days, a whiff will rise up to my nose surprising me.
That is a beauty. I want to smell like you.
No original thoughts here; I checked the comments and then applied the Bulgari Tea Vert and some Guerlain Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat over some sweet almond oil.
Once in a while, I stop wearing perfume regularly, and that’s been the case lately. There’s seldom a specific reason for it, although the high heat of summer may be a factor. At any rate, short-lived perfumes are a good fit for me right now.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
And with the heat come the bugs…I’ve worn less perfume this summer than usual too.
Peau de Peche. Should be called Peau de Poof.
Imaginary Authors St Julep, from a sample, it barely lasts ten seconds which is sad because it smells really good for that ten seconds. I was surprised because the other IA scents I’ve tried last for ages on my skin. Allure edt is my actual sotd.
I wore Allure to bed last night! It’s perfect because I don’t enjoy the drydown nearly as much as the top and heart.
Toss up this AM between En Passant and Bal d’Afrique hair perfume. I think I’ll go with En Passant, and keep it near me for reapplication ( that is in my home office, not lugging it around in a purse or briefcase sort of thing!).
One time, on a day that turned out to be warmer than expected, I wore the hair perfume and Azemour les Orangers. A woman at the supermarket involuntarily exclaimed, “Wow, you smell good!” And then she seemed embarrassed and surprised. And then said, “You do, smell, really great.” Tempted as I was to say, “yah, I get that a lot” ?, I thanked her and explained that the heat was amping up my perfume more than I had anticipated. We were getting supplies for a long hike—I had probably overdone it for a hike in the heat, but only my husband and the Seagulls had to deal with it at least.???
What a nice compliment!
California Reverie for a very early work meeting. I used to find it fleeting, but now I find it does stick around, just very softly. It’s perfect for the weather today.
I find that CR easily lasts about 4-5 hours, but as you said it is very soft:)
I went with 4711 White Peach & Coriander body spray from a recent swap with neyronrose. While I can still smell faint peach sweetness on my arm, there’s absolutely no sillage and I have to get my nose really into my arm to smell it. I can’t respray since I’m at work, so I’ll just have a very lightly scented day.
I thought I would share my good news from yesterday with you all. Since my boss left the company 3 weeks ago, my department has moved under the HR manager. She was promoted to a VP soon after my boss left. Anyway, I had a follow up meeting with her about something I’m working on. At the end of the meeting she brought up my job description because we’re working on revising it. This led to her telling me that she and another person in HR have been doing compensation review. They compared to other salaries in our industry and outside of the industry for those in positions not exclusive to our industry (my position). Anyway, the point is they decided they want to be more competitive for employees where my position falls, and they think I’m unpaid. So I got a really large raise! I started crying lol. It is really nice to be at a company that is doing the right thing for employees.
Wow – great news! And maybe more perfume ; )
Haha, probably more savings, but I will be better able to afford my habit.
That’s absolutely wonderful. What a treat to read! Congratulations!
Thank you! It was so unexpected!
Wonderful news, I’m sure you deserve it.
Oh, wow! Congrats and yes, that does seem like a rarity. Well deserved!
Thanks, Elisa! It makes me feel like they really want to keep me here for a long while. ?
Oops that was supposed to say underpaid, not unpaid. I certainly haven’t been working for no pay!
I was about to make the same comment ?. Congratulations!
I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!
That’s amazing! I’m so glad they recognized your contributions and worth.
Congratulations! How refreshing to hear that a company recognizes and values it’s hard working employees. Well done!
That is really good news. Pleased for you
That’s so wonderful! Congratulations!
Fabulous news! Congratulations!
That is so awesome, congrats!
Congrats on the raise! That’s some good news. Yes, the 4711 body sprays fade really fast. I’ve definitely mentioned that here.
I’ve been commando these past few days aside from lemon or lavender hand lotions. I may put on one of the other 4711 body sprays at bedtime. My folks noticed the Lemon & Ginger cologne *way* more than they noticed the body spray. I don’t get much scent from the Mandarine & Cardamom body spray, but I may get the cologne sometime and try that.
Have a good weekend, folks!
Wow, that is fantastic news and so rare! Congratulations!
“So rare” is exactly what I was going to say! Makes it all the better news.
I will say that the job market in Seattle is booming. There’s a really low unemployment rate. So I’m sure they want to have an edge to be able to retain employees longer. Makes sense to me, and I’m happy to benefit from it!
That’s fantastic, congratulations! My husband’s company does this, and he has been able to give great raises to a couple of deserving colleagues. Sadly, my own employer is more of the school of “let’s see how little we can pay dedicated employees, and we don’t really care if we lose them.” So dumb. But very liberating when I realize I’ll be eligible for retirement with benefits in the next couple of years. I will sail out that door with no regrets. I should say, the benefits are great for families with kids to educate (free tuition), and I feel much of what I do is important, which is why I’ve stayed.
E & J Nirvana Bourbon for the SOTD.I love it but it doesn’t last on my skin past a minute.
I had a roller ball of this one and I emptied it into an atomizer. I’ll have to see how long this lasts on me. I recall getting decent longevity but that could have been for something else.
Going into work much later than usual today but I am not complaining as it allowed me to get a couple things done so I don’t have them hanging over my head when I go on vacation. I hope today will go a little easier than yesterday. It amazes me on how people think that I can fit the equivalent of War and Peace on a cake. Most people want a simple happy birthday or a good luck but if you want lots of writing on a cake, order the cake, cake decorators can fit a lot of writing on a cake, I don’t have the finesse to do that. Wearing a decant of Cristalle Eau Verte. I have already applied it twice since 11am today.
I watch Food Network a lot and I saw how you can actually use edible ink in a printer but I suppose you din’t Have the equipment to do that. How about writing with a food safe pen on edible paper?
We don’t have a whole lot of that fancy equipment and I don’t know why we don’t have a lot of that stuff to make things easier and not to mention quicker.
Not my most fleeting but I didn’t want to search around too much, Henri Bendel Pink Grapefruit And Vetiver again. It really is as its name says….
I tried the new Pacifica Beach Lavender and Lemon. For the first 30 minutes it was, on me, lemon candy. Kind of icky sweet. I sniffed again later and it had mellowed so was nicer. But pretty faint.
thanks for that mini review. I was curious as to what Pacifica has been up to lately given that they have d/c some really amazing fragrances.
I am (or should I say was?) in the shorted lived fragrance I own or sampled so far: Annick Goutal mandragore edt. I have about half left of a 0.7 ml sample vial. It’s all gone within 5 min. While it lasted it’s refreshing and fabulous for a hot and sticky summer day.
Anyone own the edp and how the longevity?
My candidate would be Dusita’s Douceur de Siam, but actually wore Iris Poudre which wasn’t too bad.
I am visiting relatives in England and have finally been reunited with the generous samples and decants from Scotland, Germany and Slovenia!
AK: Cuir d’Ange, LAP Mimosa Pour Moi; K/C: Civet and KH:House of Matriarch samples. You have been lovely and wanted to mention this in our terrific perfume community.
I forgot about Mimosa pour Moi. It is indeed very fleeting, and I could have thunked my decant. I’d have lost my bonus points for reapplying, though.
As a seasonal fragrance wearer, most of my summer scents are light and vanish quickly in the heat and humidity, so it was difficult for me to choose just one. Instead, I decided to reverse today’s CP and wear my longest-lasting summer scent and that would be EL Sensuous Nude edp. Layered over BBW’s Sea Island Cotton, it lasts all day and is suitable for all occasions, both indoors and outside. I also have the Sensuous Nude edt, which is a little lighter and I might wear it on a really hot day. The Sensuous line works really well for me and is probably the only one that I have all the flankers, one for every season, plus the extrait when more depth is needed.
My heart goes out to all those in Europe suffering from the current heat wave. Ours ended last Sunday and we’ve had the best week of weather this summer – sunshine, temps in the 80’s, and low humidity. The cats are thrilled their screened porch is open once again for serious bird-watching. They were getting tired of the indoor lap-sitting, book-reading in the A/C – so was I!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend ahead!
Good choice! Sensuous is another favorite. And among the current rotation. I’m curious about the flanker, now.
I thought of Mediterraneo which is already represented I find and finally went for Yardley Jade, a Cristalle EDT dupe which last a couple of hours because it was easily reachable. It was really popular here in the UK a couple of years ago but I no longer see it on the shelves, I hope it hasn’t been discontinued, it’s a lovely scent but Cristalle lasts longer.
Love Cristalle EdT so will try the Jade if I see it!
Sorry for getting back to you so late Robin, I made a little inquest and sad to report Jade (2015) is no more. Yardley reformulated and added the word Flora so it is now Flora Jade and completely different. The original Jade has now become a mini cult fragrance as it was indeed so reminiscent of Cristalle with a personality of its own. If there weren’t those silly regulations here in the UK, I would send you some.
Aha, figures! But I was probably never going to run into it, and hardly worth sending over the pond either way
Thanks for checking though!
1) It is clear and hot, but not the absolute bonkers heat of Europe. Y’all- a/c is RARE and many of those ancient buildings were built to RETAIN heat. Euro friends, stay hydrated please.
2) Am in 4711- I have it in a spray bottle and apply right after a quick morning wash- get dressed and spray again!
The heat in Europe looks awful. We had fewer problems here than I expected but it looks worse there…
Gwen Stefani’s G of the Sea. I love it but it’s gone in seconds. My Holy Grail is a marine scent that comes in perfume concentration. Bulgari Aqua is very good for lasting and fits the bill…for now!
Jealous that you have that mermaid bottle! Good call.
Gone in 60 seconds for me is Cristalle!
I Love it then it leaves me. Idlywild is the same way. I am trying my perfume extender spray to see if it makes a difference.
I could add others but it’s more my skin type than anything else.
Happy weekend all.
Same here, I wear Cristalle in the winter and on my sweaters and scarves
The vintage version which I wore in the late 1970s had AMAZING longevity.
And coming from you and your scent-eating skin, it must be perfume glue!
Must have been all those IFRA restricted ingredients ?
I used to have a similar experience with Cristalle (EDT) – gone in 20-30 minutes. But then my nose ‘reset’ or something, so now I normally get 2-3 hours from it. But I admit that I spray it very liberally.
Back in Aqua Vitae today. I think it’s the shortest lasting thing I own. I brought a travel spray with me and have reapplied twice since being at work lol. After respraying so many times it seems to be lasting on my shirt, but you still can barely smell it on my skin.
We are taking the airstream to Ojo Caliente this weekend. It’s mineral hot springs up in the mountains in northern NM. They also have a pool and spas etc. It’s very zen. They have suites and a lodge and such but also have RV camping so we will take the trailer up. I’m hoping to soak and relax all weekend after what’s been a somewhat stressful weekend.
Sounds so lovely. I hope to get back to NM one day – it’s such a beautiful state.
Sounds great! Enjoy your weekend!
Sounds like a great weekend of glamping!
I do not know that one!
Ambre Precieux (sp) – definitely long lasting. I have Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia and sadly that is gone pretty quickly from my skin. TGIF
Ambre Precieux is wonderful!
It is-just amazing! Have you tried Ambre Mythique? It’s a blind buy for me-would love to know what you think of the scent if you have smelled it ?
I have not smelled Mythique! If you like perfumes in the Chanel No.19 family, we can swap 3mL from the same house – I have Iris Bleu Gris in the red bottle; this is more masculine. And you just never what else we can swap!
You are kind to offer. I do love No 19. My decantability is hit-and-miss. I’ve shipped many a leaky decant despite my best efforts.
I think sometimes it’s the bottles. I had a period early on of leaky decants, but (knock wood) it hasn’t recurred. I still tend to use a lot of tape and ziploc bags.
I put on some Cabotine Gold, which is kind of short lived, but actually will probably last for a big part of the day. I don’t usually have a problem with scents lasting, even the very light ones. Not complaining about that!
Good for you that scents last for you!
It’s good to hear that someone else doesn’t have any issues with perfume sticking around. I was getting lonely. ?
I’m not following a theme but if I did it would be Chanel 28 La Pausa, don’t know any other perfume that’s so fleeting on me.
SotD is Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus Elixir.
We’re somewhat twins: you thought it, I wore it. Actually, it performs better when it’s hot out. The leather came out with 4 spritzes…and I’m thinking too that the lemon pop of Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat provided a contrast.
Mandarine Basilic here, with peppermint oil in my hair (had a scalp massage). I have to shower before going out, the two clash a bit.
Mandarine Basilic is very refreshing!
Eau de Merveilles Bleue again. Poor longevity, but the small bottle is nearly finished. I will not replace it.
More is more with this! I love it!
I think that’s your perfume philosophy as a whole haha!
LOL. I think I show restraint…sometimes ?
I didn’t care for that one, so of course it lasted three times as long as the original EdM on me.
Not with the CP… but I am completing my own Personal Project: ending Beach Week in EL Bronze Goddess, what else? I am neither bronze nor a goddess but at least I smell like one.
The weekend is almost here! Gonna be a hot one here. Perfect for hanging out indoors in the A/C and watching the Tour de France and Formula 1. I can watch other people exercise for hours… lol
I think I’ll do a week of beach/tropics next week, you’ve inspired me! So do tell, what are your favorite beach scents!? And for what it’s worth, I can also watch other people exercise for hours haha.
This week I went with all sunscreen-type scents… SJP Stash Unspoken; Smell Bent St Tropez Dispenser, Bad Guy, and St Tropez Gold; and EL Bronze Goddess.
Other favorite tropicals are Olfactive Studio Still Life In Rio; Kilian Moonlight In Heaven; Vilhelm Mango Skin; DSH Fleurs du Soleil; … coconut fruity sums it up I guess
Lili Bermuda Sunkiss. Perfect summer bliss for all of three minutes.
I haven’t even looked that one up but I am loving the name!
No perfume today – I’m traveling with someone who has a fragrance allergy. I’m looking forward to spritzing with abandon when I get home tonight!
I’m often super thankful my man doesn’t have a fragrance allergy! I’d hate to have to break up with him (ha, jk jk)…
The shortest lived perfume I would like to wear today would be Chanel Eau de Cologne from les Exclusives. One inhale and it’s gone ?
You smell great while it lasts! Chanel Eau de Cologne is gorgeous( the best lemon along with Acqua Viva), but only lasts about an hour on me. If Chanel decides to improve a formula and make it last at least 3 hours I’ll buy the biggest bottle, but for now, money is saved!
CPSOTD is Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte. Talk about ‘gone in 60 seconds’: the orange bit disappears on me in under a minute—that is, if I can even smell it in the first place (which I often can’t). Then it’s just very faint oakmoss for a while before fading away entirely. I’ve been reapplying, so bonus points. My small sample/decant is going to be empty after the next round or two. Can I get double-bonus points for thunking???
Happy Weekend to all you lovely, fragrant peeps!
I’d say that you get double bonus points for the thunk. ?
That one should only be sold in vats…I do love the smell though!
I don’t really keep fleeters around. Fastest fleeter ever was Angeliques Sous Le Pluie, Malle.
Wearin Lancome L’ Orangerie
Costume Nationale 21. Not fleeting at all and perfect for a chilly Saturday. Like chai latte without the sweetness.
That sounds yummy and perfect.
Love that one! Still hope to come across a cheap bottle some day.
Almost perfect summer weather in my part of the world. Blue skies, white puffy clouds, and low humidity. The only fly in the ointment, so to speak, is that an Air Quality Alert has been issued by the State of NJ. Probably for ozone. ??
SOTD = Vivienne Westwood Libertine EdT, from the sample stash. Not compliant with this week’s CP. I have scent glue skin, so for me, even notoriously short lived perfumes like 28 La Pausa last for around 4 hours on me. Heavy hitters can last 24 hours or more.
Sometimes scent-glue skin is a curse. Scrubbers last even longer!!
House twins with many, but I’m in Samsara again, this time from my very own bottle which arrived today. This one lasts a good long time, though. I’m a toasted sandalwood dream right now. Smelling more of the vanilla this time, too.
Beautiful! Enjoy your new bottle.
Samsara is wonderful stuff! Is your bottle current or a vintage one?
Eau de Bug Spray and the stink from my Thermocell right now. As soon as it cools off a bit I will shower and then apply Corsica Furiosa for tonight.
They’re having a free lecture here tonight by a Native American from the Nez Perce tribe, so I’d like to attend and not stink up the gathering!
We’re here today. Don’t let anyone tell you Idaho is just about potatoes! It’s beautiful! https://www.instagram.com/p/B0ZNLHQhtYw/?igshid=n022gq0jwa1n
I love this! T-Rex is loving large! I met a newfie today that weighs 175 lbs. It looked like a cross between a walking shag rug and a shetland pony. Beautiful dog.
Newfies are a LOT of dog, for sure! Can you imagine the cost of feeding a dog that large?! Yowza!
I got a good laugh from that description of a Newfie. Mr. Jalapeno’s family had one when he was a kid. I’ve seen the photos… it looked like a draft animal!
California Riverie for me today, somewhat complying with CP- it lasts about 2-3 hours on skin.
Getting ready to place an order @luckyscent. I will be buying a travel spray of Profumum Roma Acqua Viva (enabler pin goes to hajusuuri, who sent me a gigantic sample :). I have finally found a great lemon scent that I love through all of the stages of development. YEY!!!
I only need to figure out which samples to get. If anyone has any suggestions I’ll be happy to read them.
I am currently looking for a green floral scent with piercing galbanum note, oakmoss and hyacinth. Iris and white flowers ok.
No tabacco, lavender, honey and patchouly.
For references I love Vero Profumo Mito, Jacomo Silences, Chanel 19,28 La Pausa, Cristalle, SL Bas de Soie.
Darn it! Acqua Viva is sold out!!! Nooo!
Is Acqua Viva gone for good then at Luckyscent?
No, I just called and they said that it would be back in stock in 3-4 weeks. Can’t wait that long…
Fumerie Perfumerie in Oregonhas it in stock!
Thank you Cazaubon for your reply. These guys charge for shipping, and giving already high price tag of travel spray, I don’t think it’s worth it. I may call them tomorrow or get a fix over at Evilbay.
I went with Satori. I can really only smell it on rainy humid days but I love it anyway. It poofs pretty quickly.
I’m not doing the CP today. Last week in cleaning out perfume boxes drawers cabinets etc., I discovered some samples I didn’t remember at all, and tried them. Parfums de Marly Safanad really just sent me into ecstasy and I wore it again today because I needed a distraction from tooth removal pain (I tried eating toast this morning and it was a mistake). This is SUCH a gorgeous perfume, and I’m feeling the need to buy it soon. Maybe just a small decant. Anyway, this one DOES last. It was the first thing that rose to my consciousness this morning as I was emerging from the depths of sleep.
On a far less sublime note, I was cornered by a man at my mother’s assisted living center as I meant to be leaving this afternoon who insisted on confiding to me that although he is 94 and “no use” any more, when he was 64, he wanted and was able to have sex “six times a night.” I said to him “That’s too much” and surprised him, and made my escape!
Yay for finding a gorgeous perfume sample, but “Oh ICK!” on the TMI conversation at your mom’s assisted living center.
Ick on the dirty old man encounter! But glad you found a perfume love.
I wore Atelier Cologne Clementine California, which is long gone.
Orange Sanguine lasts about ten minutes on me.
OT but I want to thank Robin for helping me register here at NST late last Sunday evening. Thanks, Robin!
I’ve been a long-time lurker here but too intimidated to join in the comments.
Anyway, thanks Robin and hello NST peeps!
Hope you will join in again now that you’ve finally come out of hiding
Thanks! Will do.
Love your name! I read that book as a teenager and found it very grim, read it again in my thirties and thought it was hilarious.
Thanks! I’ve always liked her because she’s such a smart survivor. Even though the novel intends her as a scandalous “adventuress,” it’s clear that Thackeray found her much more interesting than his novel’s sappy heroine. And I imagine she must have worn a very good scent.
Hello! I felt much the same way – lurked for a couple of years before tiptoeing into the comments. I am in awe of many of the posters’ knowledge but sometimes feel like a Basic B with my collection of often derided scents.
And thanks to you, too! I tried to post to Lillyjo an explanation of my lurker reasons but my internet connection went poof. So I’ll try again.
I’m a neophyte at perfumes. All I know is that I’m a vetiver lover, even a vetiver junky. Any scent that claims to be vetiver based immediately grabs my attention, which means I’ve made many bad spontaneous purchases. Luckily I’ve found a few keepers, but I really need to be schooled in the science of perfume–which is why I came here!
I feel the same about neroli and orange blossom scents – absolutely made about them!
Chanel’s Les Eaux de Chanel Paris – Biarritz. Absolute heaven for two solid minutes and then POOF!
Scent for a few minutes: Reapplication of 4711 Lime & Nutmeg body spray. Fleeting, but delicious-smelling while it lasts. I’m still able to smell the nutmeg part up close now with the generous reapplication I did. lol
This was a clever idea for a project and something I found easy to participate in. It looks like many others were able to participate, too.
Yves Rocher Orange Blossom, Lavender, and Petitgrain. Lovely and refreshing and calming, but even using the “spray yourself wet” method, or the “use your perfume as a base for your perfume” technique (TM Portia), it’s barely detectable after an hour, and only lasts about twice as long sprayed on clothes or sheets. YR edts are usually quite pleasant, but they do not stick around. I think I’ve worn it about five times, and gone through 10 mls. Have reapplied, and will spray some on my sheets when I go to bed. Happy weekend, and stay cool, everyone.
No community project here, but SOTD on Friday was Tommy Girl in the daytime followed by Santal Massoia in the evening. It has been hot, hot, hot where I am! Tommy Girl is great for hot weather. Santal Massoia is really nice on warm summer evenings.
Hi, OH. I emailed you a couple of times about the last Freebiemeet at the address on your blog, but haven’t heard back. I called dibs on one of your items.