It's Tuesday and Karl Lagerfeld's birthday. (And, the swapmeet is still open for another week!) What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm protecting myself from bad vibes in Aftelier Candide. Tea at the moment is a Colombian Tippy Organic from Upton with a dash of roasted cacao nib.
Reminder: On 9/13, protect yourself from bad (Friday the 13th) juju with a Fierce Force Field Fragrance. Adapted from a suggestion by chocolatemarzipan.
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: Sadly, Donkey Products in Germany no longer makes the Pret-a-Portea tea bag set (which also included Donatella), but they have lots of others in case you'd like Audrey Hepburn, Frida Kahlo, Angela Merkel or Santa floating in your teapot.
Wearing Boucheron Iris de Syracuse! Another iris love! ??
Have you sampled anything else from this line?
I tried Jaipur many years ago. A nice fruity/floral scent heavy on plum and peach notes. I liked it at that time, but I need to try it again. Not sure if it was discontinued or reformulated.
Mmm I love that one!
It is beautiful!
I love it too…and a great price at fragrancenet.
It’s been in my full bottle list for a while. Hopefully, later!
I know it exists but I never got around to actually try it.
You should if you have a chance. It is very pretty with a nice sillage and longevity.
It sounds like you’re on a bit of an iris kick.
It’s true! I have been craving iris the last couple of days. Let’s see what my mood is tomorrow ?
I am drinking some black tea (no name earl grey) and a good book while we are having our bathroom plastered at the moment. While on vacation our upstair neighbor had a leak. Of course we didn’t know that while we were away and came home to a rotting ceiling. This is apartment living folks
I saw one upon a time in hollywood over the weekend. I feel like all the theaters in NYC are closing..we are heading into a new era
SOTD Encan Mythique.
This doesn’t give me a “force field” vibe, but more of a perfume that takes me off someplace other than NYC. So maybe being transported somewhere else can help protect you.
Apartment living, indeed. Sorry about your ceiling!
Someone in my building burned their toast this morning (I could smell it) and set off the smoke detector. Always makes me a little nervous when those things happen…
I would love some non-burned toast right about now.
I am eating some right now, will happily share it with you!
I actually had some this morning too! Would’ve passed you a slice, had I known
You’ll enjoy this little exchange I had last week: My oldest is off at college now, and she called last week to tell me that her ceiling has a water leak from the bathroom above hers. She tells me, “They haven’t told me what hotel or other room they are moving me to while they come fix it.”
HA HA HA HA HA I told her that no one gets moved while they make repairs! You get outta the way while they fix it and keep on living your life! Ah, the life of a newly independent and clueless young woman…..
That’s precious ??
? Thanks for the laugh!
She was packing for the four seasons ?!
Ahem. Other parents would have called the school and DEMANDED that their kid be sent to a hotel at the college’s expense. Yes, this really happens. But thank you for standing up for Team Sane Parents!
So sorry about your roof
lTSG, you smell transported- speaking of which we just saw the same movie and really enjoyed it!! Not what we thought – we, cough cough and in a gr8 way! That was also like being transported! What did you think? It took us a bit to wrap our heads around it but I will see it again when it comes to on demand! There is a PHENOMENAL wiki link on it! I will find it for you.
Do share the link! I am so curious
I enjoyed the movie immensely but my friend did not
For some reason I cannot get my browser to copy this link but if you google the movie title and ‘wiki’ it comes up immediately. There are some very interesting facts and odd coincidences or connections that are discussed. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
I’m in Gucci EDP (2002) because someone mentioned it over the weekend, and it actually does function as something of a beneficent force field (maybe it’s the cumin – LOL).
You smell wonderful! Why do the good ones get discontinued?? (She whined, pouting)
That’s such a great perfume. You smell lovely.
I have never heard of this one, what’s it like?
Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli for what’s shaping up to be a hot day. Today’s tea is iced ginger green.
PS – I still have a few small items available in the swapmeet
Ginger green tea sounds really good.
Grand Neroli is a no-brainer neroli
You smell great!
Today I chose B de Boucheron, which I received from a freebiemeet. This is a really nice transitional scent into fall, although in Texas we are still in summer, both technically and heat-wise.
I am jealous, because we are in deep transition. It is too hot for long pants and air feels too weird and clammy for shorts.
But I cannot remember B Boucheron at all! I know I tried it.
B is lovely in warm weather, a really pretty, perfume-y osmanthus. In cool weather, in my opinion, a big nothing. I sampled it in the summer, and didn’t get a bottle until winter, and thought, why did I want this?
It’s finally cooled off here, although it’s supposed to warm up again by the weekend. I’m thinking of it as another opportunity to wear my hot-weather perfumes I’ve neglected this year.
I am wearing Lancome Miracle and drinking a cup of English breakfast tea.
My second cup was English breakfast with more roasted nibs…
Good morning Y’all….
Sending out good juju vibes in Tous Happy Moments. I have a Scentbird sample of this, and will absolutely buy a FB when I run out. Pineapple, popcorn, and white chocolate totally work here!
I always enjoy reading everyone’s tea choice too! I’m not a morning tea drinker….I’m a morning MOUNTAIN DEW drinker, which is way less classy and healthy…..LOL
Yes but that caffeine and sugar rush is powerful!
You are just a skateboarder at heart… Do the Dew….
That scent sounds interesting. Is it almond that gives the popcorn vibe? Sometimes almond smells like buttered popcorn on me.
Annnnd BOOM! it’s summer again overnight, shaping up to be a hot and humid day. Wearing my beloved Seville l’Aube and drinking rather mediocre coffee from our emergency back up stash – our preferred French Roast requires a trip to Costco (an hour’s drive) and I’m not up for it.
An hour for coffee is 45 minutes too many! Enjoy your last bit of summer.
I was in the mood for musk today so I’m testing Dame New Musk Oil. Capsule review: I don’t like it.
Loved your capsule review. ?
Lol!! You could try layering it with something else, that’s how I wear it.
nice idea! I’ll see what among my Desk Samples would go well with it.
Your review is concise and to the point! (That’s a good thing!)
It didn’t work for me either.
New Musk Man didn’t work for me at all.
Went to a therapy session today and boy, did I not want to get out of bed this morning. I was so comfortable. Picked up more hours for this week and next week so I have spending money for my staycation and the new Tauer might be in the cards for my birthday. I wore Jicky for my appointment and since that has faded, I am in Kyoto since it’s humid and pretty warm out.
Yay for spending money!
Bought some new black teas to try yesterday, and then woke up too late today to actually make any of them before zooming off to work with my hair still wet. Classic!
Never forget perfume though: Lubin Gin Fizz.
I’m wearing Fico d’India from Fumerie’s fall sample pack. I have liked all of them, but I think this one is FB worthy. Apparently fico d’India has nothing to do with fig, it is the prickly pear cactus that is supposed to have healing powers in its juice, so it fits in nicely with the community project.
That sounds interesting!
OJ Frangipani- needed that tart lime kick to get me going this morning.
I am in Cuir de Russie, because I was playing around with some other leathers last night: J.F. Schwarzlose Leder 6 and Molinard Cuir. So glad I broke out the Molinard: it’s just delightful when you realize the cheapish bottle you already own ticks the same box as that expensive niche sample you were contemplating…
I am drinking coffee. I enjoy tea in the evening or afternoon, but morning is all about my coffee!
I need a year’s worth of good vibes perfume LOL ? ?
Thanks to all who sent encouraging words yesterday.
Wearing Blocki This Grand Affair which is so beautiful I see the bad vibes disappearing.
You got enough perfumes to build the strongest fortress of good vibes. If not…let me know! I can send you right away a lifetime supply. ?
LOL ? ?
You know that I already have a boxful for YOU to try in person!!!!
You can keep IT! It sounds like you need it more than me right now!??
Hey, all! Haven’t been around much lately because life sort of blew up in my face again. (This year has kinda sucked.) But forward motion has resumed. SOTD is Lipstick Rose, which I don’t wear often but dearly love.
Hoping what’s left of the year is better for you!
Are you the person with the “horsy” job? I wondered where you were!
I always enjoy your little “horse world” tidbits.
That’s me. Although, not for much longer. They told me at the end of July that the farm was going out of business and I’m being laid off in Dec.
Oh, so sorry NovemberRose!
Ouch. That sucks.
D.S. and Durga Durga – a good vibes tuberrose forcefield – I love this stuff, and was afraid I might have oversprayed this morning, but my office mate has completely different olfactory responses than I do – she says she can barely smell anything.
She does notice when I wear Mitsouko, tho, and always says, “oh, you are wearing the one that smells so good!”
I have generated a list of best ever scents, and this one is on it. It makes me happy every time I wear it – it’s like, “I am surrounded by beauty, there are no problems that can take that away…”
Beauty is indeed the best force field.
Back on the chain gang in BoE.
Sorry Deva… at least you were able to turn the day into a cool song?
I knew you’d pick up on that! ?✌?
You can slot in right behind me. I kept your spot.
Thanks! I think. ?
Gotta be rough after so much time. I hope it’s a pleasant enough assignment!
I really like the area. Haven’t seen any questionable people hopped up on meth or crack. Public restrooms, river park, and public areas are immaculate with a noticeable absence of vomit, feces, and needles/syringes. Very clean, well kept town. ?? The hospital is quite nice, clean, and well stocked with personnel and equipment. They are currently building a much larger, state of the art facility right next door. ??
And I love the voice of Chrisie Hynes ( sp?)
Seeing public places that are nice and clean is encouraging. And working in a setting where there is a good amount of staff and equipment is a good feeling. Thumbs up.
I hope that this assignment is a good one and you smell lovely!
Me too! I have a good feeling about it. And thank you! ?
Your location sounds promising. I hope it turns out well for you.
I’m in another evaporating decant, though luckily this one isn’t evaporating at a completely alarming rate like some others. Today it’s Mona di Orio Violette Fumée, which is perfect for this cooler grey drizzly day. I’m afraid I oversprayed a little though because I forgot how strong this is. I think it’s a really wonderful perfume – lavender and earthy violets with powdery, slightly smoky suede. Check out Angela’s great review from 2013.
Can we also take a moment to lament the lack of a good editor on emails sent from some brands these days. I got an email from Diptyque yesterday that made this error: “THE CITY CANDLE’S ARE EN ROUTE!” There’s also a clothing brand that regularly has grammatical errors in their emails. They’re nowhere near as big as Diptyque, but I still think surely someone on their staff should be catching those errors.
Don’t get me started. I could rant forever about the lack of editorial scrutiny and the simply horrific grammar by so-called professionals.
You know you care about this too much when you see a sign at Whole Foods that says “10 items or fewer” and it makes you smile that it’s not “10 items or less.”
My high school English teacher was a very strict grammarian and drilled into us that “due to” should only follow a being verb. So starting a sentence with “due to” instead of “because of” would get you red marks. I think I now avoid using that phrase altogether, lol!
Ooh I never learned that one in school!
Oooh! A new rule I didn’t know. Never heard that.
“Which” versus “that” is a good one too.
One of my husband’s pet peeves is the use of “any number of”… He claims it’s grammatically incorrect unless you are implying infinity, and should be either “a number of” or “any OF a number of”. ? It makes sense to me but no one follows that rule and it’s a pretty accepted phrase.
It’s like “anywayS”. Language is always changing….
(Come to think of it, I think I’ve only used your husband’s phrase example when I’m thinking of an infinite number….)
My pet peeve: using “begs the question “ for “raises the question.”
I automatically think, “You need a comma before and after that dependent clause” when I see certain uses of “which” or “who.”
Wegmans has it right ?
Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. You’re welcome.
Ha this looks fun. Thanks!
I see there is now a children’s book. I’m talking about the adult one. Her “Talk to the Hand” on general rudeness is also hilarious.
That was good. I’ve also read several of John Baugh’s linguistics books. If I am remembering right, in one he said it wasn’t tragic that many people were saying “literally” when they meant something metaphorically. It was a linguistic shift. I give that linguistic shift the side-eye. He also said that young executives were using phrasing like, “What’s the ask?” and “What’s the solve?” I shuddered. But his books are very informative.
I am tired of nouns being used as if they were verbs. ? I saw an ad the other day for school supplies and the headline was:
STUDENT LIKE A PRO!
I want to throw up everytime I hear the word adulting.
“Literally” when not meant literally is one of my biggest annoyances these days mainly because it’s overused.
So terribly overused, yes. I have standing orders from the owner of a little e-publishing company to delete every use of the word “literally” from the e-book novellas I line edit.
What’s the solve?!
My head hurts even more now.
Some of this stuff sounds like the really bad video game translations that came out in the 80’s and 90’s. The most notorious is “All Your Base Are Belong To Us”.
Corporate culture seems to encourage workers to change nouns into verbs when there are perfectly good phrases that have the meaning they want and are much better grammatically.
With institutions, you can see that their spiffy new concept may be the same thing they did five or ten or twenty years ago, but with all-new buzzwords. Although I remember “new math,” but don’t know what “Singapore math” is.
I learned “All Your Base Are Belong To Us” when I discovered TV Tropes and then got lost in it for four or five days. I know there are certain translations that have worked their way into gamer culture, and even into Millennial vocabulary. English is a difficult language to learn if you don’t grow up with it, people tell me. Apparently the Romance languages make much more sense grammatically.
I see so many stray apostrophes and quote marks floating around where they shouldn’t be. A store doesn’t need to have quote marks around the name of a product. They just need to have the name of the product. But you know that.
Knowledge of the difference between plural and possessive has been lost by a big swathe of the population, apparently. My brother and sister-in-law put a brass plaque on their front door reading “Lastname’s.” I was horrified that my brother didn’t know the difference. He’s lucky that none of his tattoos are misspelled. About a year later, I told my brother, “It should be ‘Lastnames.’ It’s a plural, not a singular possessive. Sorry. Today I didn’t have the restraint it took not to tell you that.”
I know! Last week I met a friend for brunch, and the menu featured “omelette’s”!
I kind of expect it on menus. Sometimes I’ll see stray apostrophes on a billboard, and I’ll think, “Didn’t anyone notice that?” But you know what I’m talking about.
1) Spent weekend in Seattle- and boy oh boy did our rain return! In Seattle, there over 1200 lightening strikes, plenty of thunder and of course, rain!
2) While at Essenza, I tried a lovely old fashioned perfume called Yours Truly by Maria Lux. It’s all white florals with aldehydes, so very simple, but it’s incredibly pretty!
2) Am in Prim Botanicals Body Oil and Dove Rose deodorant- I did my Pilates this morning, so only time to shower and go! But the Botanicals Oil is a subtly spicy scent on it’s own and Dove Rose deo is actually powdery and lovey!
I heard about those storms, that’s amazing.
I saw the news footage on those storms. That was an incredible lightshow.
SOTD = Papillon Bengale Rouge
Yes❣️ I got my partial bottle last night.
In response to yesterday’s comments…I’ve done a red package week, not just red bottle. ..could be a good project (red bottles only). And as for the conference rooms, I will put in a request but will not push hard; ultimately, the people barging in are so oblivious an a sign will not stop them.
And ho ho ho in September for me as I was baaaad at Bergdorfs. I also ended up buying three jars of a discontinued La Mer cream (Perfecting Treatment) which IMHO is the single best primer for me. I mix it with SPF 50 sunscreen and that combination works very well under light foundation.
Yay you! That ring holder is super cute.
It is! I just need to figure out the best way to take a picture of it with it standing up.
Sometimes putting a sign right on the door handle will give people pause. Sometimes.
Sometimes is right. I don’t think it will make a difference with these people.
Yay for new bottle!
I love bottles!
Enjoy all your goodies! How the heck did you get ahold of a partial bottle so quickly? ??
Basenotes splitter. Generally, you have to buy at least 50% of the volume but sometimes. you can get lucky when more than half had already been split and the splitter is willing to part with the bottle. With this one, I jumped on it right at the beginning when it was still on pre-order.
Santa gets shopping tips from you, doesn’t he? ?
Jumping for joy for you!,
It is SO fantastic!
Memoir Woman from a sample. First i did not like it, now i am contemplating a decant…
Hermes Agar Ebene for me today. Comforting scent of subtle woods.
Not a single perfume called my name this morning. I ended up choosing Coco Noir. The temperature is supposed to get to 84 today ?
We’re supposed to get that weather tomorrow!
They say above average temps here, for the rest of the month.
I’m sure you are happy about that but I am ready for fall.
That’s too darn hot for fall!
I’m actually going to agree. I ended up with a splitting heat headache. Although, it’s probably due more to the humidity.
Weather twins with you today! It was in the low 80’s for me.
I hope that your headache is gone soon. ?
Sampling DSH Butterfly Nectar which is a pretty scent
Do tell us more!
Pretty floral, slightly honeyed, slightly animalic, cheerful and light
Wow does that sound pretty.
Wore my very skanky Rose Poivree today, after a couple of people mentioned the old formulation over the weekend. Tomorrow I’ll wear Ortigia Fico d’India for the same reason. Hope you all have a good week.
You too Amyitis!
We’ve progressed from the high 90-degree days to the low 90-degree days here in Houston and believe me I can tell and appreciate the difference. Storms are not forecast for this afternoon but it’s starting to look ominous. I’m in the candy-sweet but still enticing Isvarya. Bought Mom a cake for her birthday tomorrow. Last night Chinatown was on some cable channel and I felt so drawn in and compelled to watch it. I can’t believe it is now 45 years old! I saw it when it first came out. Yes I’m even older than it…. It is every bit as brilliant as ever, a perfect film imho. The music is still haunting me.
Happy birthday to your mom
Happy Birthday to your mom! No tres leches for her though, right, or she’ll have to do that face plant thing ?
Adding Happy Birthday Wishes for your Mom! ??
Happy Birthday to your mom! I hope it’s a great day!
Happy Birthday wishes for your mom, Calypso! ?
Continuing the month of decants with SL Chergui. This really resembles Bulgari Black on me, although no one else has noticed the similarity.
Just aid goodbye to the decant of vintage Cristalle. It was not going to be forever, but still sad to see it go.
Hey AnnieA, how are they similar? The nose wants to know because I have back ups of back ups of Bvlgari Black and no backups of pre recent reformulation of Chergui except for what’s left of my bottle (I’m afraid to look ?)
I haven’t properly caught up with things at work after the week away, and now I’m going to be acting for my manager while she’s away – the person who was supposed to act is now off sick! The theme of force field perfumes couldn’t be more appropriate
I’ve decided on Tobacco Vanille – it’s lovely and powerful enough to face any challenges.
Great choice! More power to you!
Wow, where is everyone?
This is for Oakland…Dotting my “Is” and crossing my “Ts” in Fleur de Peau. ?
Although it isn’t offering much in the way of protection.
It’s been an hellish day at work which included a loud argument which took place while I was in the trying to handle a business related question from an employee who had stopped in. I was so embarrassed that I escorted her from the room to finish our conversation in the hallway. I hate this type of drama! I guess my expectations are too high for a perfume named skin flower. Like a lot of things, it sounds much prettier in French.
Well worn! (I am in the Scorpios-do-not-fear-to-tread scent Aromatics Elixir.)
So sorry about the drama! It makes the interruptions I had yesterday seem like nothing.
I thought of you while it was happening. I know that you’ve run into this type of behavior in the past. Maybe not so much at work but in other places.
Hope it’s a little quieter for you tomorrow.
Thanks. It should be. The person who causes these issues should not be in.
Sorry to hear that you had to put up with that kind of crap at work Petunia.
They hired a parttime retired person because my office is so overwhelmed. She’s extremely smart and handles a big workload.
She acts like a boss but she isn’t and is rude and disrespectful to others.
Kiss Me Intense because I can smell it, and it’s kind of comforting. I believe my husband has “gifted” me his cold. Thanks, dear. However, thankfully, it won’t be a “man cold” so far less debilitating on me.
You smell lovely!
Feel better ?
Boo hiss on the early cold! Yuck.
So sorry, but you do smell great!
I’m in Amouge today, to compensate for a less formal work outfit.
I just read (via Huff post Link) a hilarious article about Rhianna’s friends supposedly raving about her “magical smell” and what perfume could possibly be that good.
Silly me, I thought Rhianna would crow about her own fragrance in response, but, according to the article, it is actually By Killian Love, Don’t Be Shy. (
The article’s author tried the scent, thought it was too sweet and was told by a friend that she smelled like she face planted into a massive pez dispenser.
I hope By KIllian is paying Rhianna a fortune for the plug.
Thanks for the laugh!
And did your company just switch to business casual, casual or ? Where I am right now, we can wear jeans everyday but I usually mix it up and wear slacks or hiking pants that don’t look too much like hiking pants (got to put them to good use because I probably won’t be going on many hikes) and then jeans on Fridays. I am going back to New York so I’ll have to see how things are since I am co-locating with another group.
I stared at the tea accessory(?) pictured above for a while, and decided that it was something that I didn’t know enough about to appreciate. My morning drink was completely normal, lychee juice without any floating dolls(?) with sunglasses in it.
Around here we’re officially in the season of pumpkin-spice-flavored everything. I rather like pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin pudding as our local grocery store makes it. I’m not so much a fan of tea with that kind of flavoring, and I’ve tried a few sorts. With the weather getting cooler, I do appreciate a warm drink more, so it becomes my season for drinking chai.
Went with Profumum Roma Olibanum to drive away evil spirits. Sometime I must try SL La Myrrhe.
La Myrrhe is beautiful.
Good to know. Thanks. I have a sample. I just need to have the right time to try it.
It’s a cooler weather scent for me but ymmv.
What did you think of it? I am saving my decant for the fall.
I like pumpkin spice and I am looking to see if I can get my hands around pumpkin spice SPAM. That said, I have not had a hankering for Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. I think it is now way past its prime.
I’ve heard that SPAM is really popular in Hawaii. That may be a place that that combination exists. Purely speculation. Then again, it may exist down South.
SPAM is very much loved in Hawaii. They even make sushi from it. I had a friend from there in college, and I learned a few oddball facts about her home state. ??
I heard that spam sushi (it’s cooked) is a favourite snack of Hawaii-born Barack Obama.
I used Google, and found out that the picture above is a tea bag with a caricature of Karl Lagerfeld. I’m sure I lose points on some scale for failing to recognize Karl Lagerfeld on sight. I was like, “Baron Samedi? But the ghede are associated with rum…” Sometimes my frame of reference is very, very different.
Then again, I’m currently wearing a T-shirt that reads “Cthulhu for president. Why choose the lesser evil?” Cthulhu is wearing a Nixon-like blue suit, and his little gray fingers are pointing in “V-for-victory” signs.
Anyway, the Donatella tea bag was cute. And now I can appreciate Robin’s cleverness in putting together the themes of the designer and tea.
Not pumpkin flavored, but I saw maple flavored Oreos recently. Wasn’t at all tempted. Nope, nope, nope.
lol. Well, I was much more happy than horrified to learn that such a thing as fried Twinkies exists. More on the subject, I was delighted to learn that in Canada you can get many, many food products flavored with maple syrup.
I was too cheap to buy pumpkin spice Oreos. If they coming sale, I will buy one (so still too cheap to buy it at full price ?).
Gotta have priorities.
For me, vetiver scents are calming and soothing. That’s got to keep some of the bad vibes away!
SOTD = Timbuktu again. Smells so good right now!
I’ve never sniffed Timbuktu but enjoy your new bottle!
The main notes I get from it are: incense, loads of vetiver, and a bit of green mango. And in that order. I’d say that Timbuktu is a similar “weight” perfume to Fat Electrician.
Interesting, I would have said Timbuktu was at least 1-2 steps heavier! So now I need to do a wrist test.
Ormonde Jayne Woman today. This is addicting.
I had the opportunity to meet her @ Arielle’s event this past Sunday, and she is lovely beyond words! What a treat!!
Oh, very nice! Glad you got that opportunity, and could really appreciate it.
Oh do tell more!
Did you get a new bottle at the OJ event?
Well, I just couldn’t resist the more potent version of Woman in the Elixir line, but have promised to save it for my birthday. So many beautiful scents were there….
My apologies for an incomplete posting – my daughter interrupted me with an emergency and I diverted my focus to her. I meant to add:
We met Linda Pilkington and she is charming, funny, warm and as irresistibly likable as she is a superstar perfumer!
She brought most of her line to the event, including the new Elixir products for us to sample.
The bottles are beautiful in person, I really wanted to hold them as well as own a few of them. She had multiple sizes and the larger bottle of Woman (even the color of that liquid is pretty) was truly tempting. She spoke to the group and signed purchased fragrances, I think that we will see an article appear on this very soon by one of our favorite bloggers.
I way-oversprayed Paris-Venise tonight as my bottle arrived yesterday. It’s kind of a force-field around me right now.
I don’t think it’s a force field as it is doesn’t have any lasting power on me but I’m in a sample of elixir de Marseilles today.
I also wore a sample of twilly yesterday and had the same problem.
Does anyone else find hermes scents lovely but they just vanish on skin?
Jour, 24, Faubourg, Ambre Narguile, and Vetiver Tonka (very generously applied) stick around for a good six hours, but pretty much every other Hermes I’ve tried is gone in no time. That iris perfume oil Hermessence is one of the most gorgeous things I’ve ever smelled, but at that price I’m not going to reapply it every hour.
Wearing Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs, as a sudden cool spell for some reason made me want to smell like late spring.