It's Friday the 13th! (Also, Roald Dahl Day and National Chocolate Day.) Our community project for today: protect yourself from bad juju with a Fierce Force Field Fragrance. Thanks go to chocolatemarzipan 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 am at the beach, and wearing my trusty old Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess body cream as a force field against the arrival of Fall. It is a fierce battle at the moment — the sky is gray, the wind is gusting and the waves are whipping — but I expect that by tomorrow, Bronze Goddess will have won.
Reminder: on 9/20, wear a fragrance by Laboratorio Olfattivo, Lubin, La Via del Profumo, Les Parfums de Rosine or Liquides Imaginaires, if you have one. Partial credit for any other small-ish brand that starts with the letter L.
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 It was like a painting [cropped] by Bahador at flickr; some rights reserved.
Cower puny mortals as I destroy your flimsy, weak attempts to repel me, for I am Yatagan and you shall submit. Mwah-ah-ah-ah-ah!
Nice avatar update to go with the mwahahahah!
oooooh! I have never heard of Yatagan…had to look it up and educate myself! Sounds very nice…..
WHAT? HOW DARE YOU!
Whenever my husband wears this, I say: “You’re in manly Yatagan.”
And so delicious at the same time!
Awesome scary avatar.
Gotta say BobH, you look kinda hot w/that new look!
This made me choke on my cheez-it ?
I am a harmless but incorrigible flirt!
Snort! Well said!
Yet again Yatagan? Bob, I am your father.
And you smell great!
Satori will keep me safe today!
Yes it will
Safe and smelling beautiful!
Mmmm you smell awesome!
Habanita. Fierce, powerful and protective.
I do not want to go into details, but my injury is troubling me again. I felt better last time I wrote about it here, so I hope your good thoughts will help me again.
And I hope this Friday 13th will be a good day for all of you.
Healing vibes to you!
Drat, sorry Glannys! Sending more good wishes.
Oh dear, that must be so frustrating. Sending some healing energy your way.
Sending good thoughts your way Glannys!
Scent twins! And hope you are feeling better soon.
Sorry Glannys. Hope it gets better.
Sending more healing thoughts, Glannys!
Get better soon
Hoping for a force field of wellness and recovery for you Glannys!
Sending positive and healing vibes. You smell beautiful!
I hope our well wishes will help again! Feel better!
Sending healing thoughts! Feel better soon!
Habanita is great! Sending healing vibes!
I also considered Habanita today. Good choice! Sending you super-charged awesome healing juju.
Hope u feel better soon Glannys, sending perfumed good vibes your way.
May the force be with you!
You smell delicious. I’d never have thought to put Habanita in this category. For me it’s right on the edge of cuddlefluff. Either way, yum!
I think it’s a bit like my cat – cuddly but ferocious.
I hope said kitty is sharing that pillow!
We compromised. I use it for working during the day, she sleeps on it at night. Fortunately there are lots of other napping spots she loves, so most of the time I am allowed to use the pillow.
Lots of good thoughts, and Habanita is perfect!
Sending lots of healing wishes your way!
Sending you a fb of good thoughts. You smell amazing.
Adding to the healing vibes and good wishes here to help you feel better soon!
So sorry and I hope it’s only a temporary setback!
Oh that is disappointing. We are all hoping things improve shortly!
Sending health and healing thoughts your way!
More good vibes on the way!
Sending healing thoughts!
Positive vibes and healing thoughts coming on through!
Sending you good thoughts for feeling better!
I don’t know how forceful it is, but I’m wearing Encre Noire from my new fb.
You smell great, that’s for sure.
Congrats on the new bottle. It sure is a good one!
Wearing vetiver was my second choice for today. You smell great!
It’s pretty forceful in my opinion.
That is a wonderful shield!
No protection for me – today is my 16th wedding anniversary, and I will be celebrating with my beloved in another beloved, Vol de Nuit. I’m pretty sure the only reason the amazing wedding venue we found (on relatively short notice) was available because it was the 13th. No superstition here!
Happy anniversary, SheriG! ?
Happy anniversary, and have a great weekend! ?
Happy Anniversary! ?
Happy 16th! That’s awesome! Hope you do something special to celebrate..
Happy anniversary! You smell lovely!
Happy anniversary to u and you’re beloved!
Happy Anniversary to both of you!
Happy Anniversary SheriG, well done!
Happy anniversary. Have a good day with both of your beloved!
Wishing you many more years of happiness with your ‘beloveds.’ Happy Anniversary!
16 years is a good something!
Happy Anniversary! And may I say, your perfume is perfect.
Happy 16th Anniversary! ????
16 years! Congrats! Happy Anniversary!
Wishing you a Happy Anniversary!
Lavishly sprayed on Comme des Garcons Avignon. Incense, incense, incense!!! I will reapply heavily during the day to protect myself from and sufocate ALL negative things surrounding me lately. I WILL survive! (unless, I choke myself on such a huge amount of my beloved perfume!? ?)
Happy Friday, everyone!
You smell wonderful!
If you do choke, I hope a cute emt rescues you?
? Oh my! Soaking in it right away !!! ?⚕️? ??
I thought about Incense too as a force field. Good choice
Thank you! I have always seen incense as a positive, protective element. I love it greatly!
Perfect pick!! I adore that one. Enjoy your perfect day.
Thank you! It is my second favorite incense perfume after the sadly discontinued Tom Ford Sahara Noir.
Hey house twin. It seems like we had the similar ideas. You smell wonderful!
Hi twin! You smell much better than me in that beautiful incense cloud!
I’m with you on incense as a positive protective shield.
Incense is always a reassuring smell.
Every one of the CdG Incense series is a good one.
Agree! The whole series is wonderful! Avignon and Kyoto are my favorites!
I’m wrapped in a zen force field, thanks to Tam Dao edt. Madtowngirl inspired me earlier this week.
Happy Friday, all! (or Saturday, depending on when/where you’re reading)
It is indeed a zen force field! Well chosen.
woo hoo! You smell great! I don’t think my 30 ml bottle will last long, I find myself reaching for it often. The more I wear it, the more I like it.
This is the first time I’ve reached for mine, but it feels more like a cool-weather perfume to me. I think it’ll be in heavy rotation, come fall.
It’s a zen force field for me, too!
Adding myself to the club. Tam Dao is necessary.
Heading out to work in a single spritz of Mitsouko EDT, the most ferocious of the line. The honeyed oakmoss can’t conceal the fact that it’s all savage teeth and talons, and I am fearless.
I have always thought Mitsouko to be a little savage. Glad I’m not alone. : )
Savage in the very best way though! Sooooooo good!
Hah. So interesting.
I have the parfum and it is totally talonless to my nose. It evokes images of round, peaceful sculptures for me–like Jean Arp or Constantin Brancusi–for example, see https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/659
I feel very Zen-like when I wear it.
You’re absolutely right: the perfume is soft and rounded and sculptural, and you can hardly imagine my disappointment when I smelled it — I was expecting the ferocity of the EDT but in a more sophisticated setting, and it isn’t that at all. Even the EDP was kind of…blunted? Smudged? I love Mitsouko but only in the EDT, and I guess that’s enough.
In L’Air de Rien today. “Nothing” will protect me. ?
This nothing is a great idea
+1. Very clever.
To paraphrase Edie Brickell, Nothing I love more than nothing!
Well done! ?
Ha, I love it plus you smell amazing.
Coco EDT for a statement scent, I am force to be reckoned with scent , I am not a wallflower scent
Take that Friday the 13th!
Definitely not a wallflower. You smell great!
You smell fabulous while making a statement
Coco is just sooooooo good!
You smell nice! Coco is perfect!
One of my former bosses wore Coco as her signature and she was a lovely but fierce lady. ?
You smell great.
I stood in front of my dresser this morning and had no idea what to wear, so I went with Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt.
It is gorgeous and sunny out this morning which is exactly what my psyche is in need of.
Tomorrow is madtownteen’s golden birthday. 14 presents for her. My older kids were born on the 7th and 10th, so it is ironic that each child has gotten more presents than the last. This afternoon will be wrapping and baking. Banana cake with chocolate frosting is her standard request.
Happy Birthday to Madtownteen! What is golden birthday?
Thanks lillyjo! She is turning 14 on the 14th.
Ih cool! I wish I knew about this when I turned 21 on the 21st!
I have heard that called a “Champagne Birthday” but I didn’t know that back when I turned 18 on the 18th, and it was legal to drink in Ontario at 18 then. Probably a good thing.
Aww, Happy Birthday to her! I love banana +chocolate. The mom of a kid I used to babysit when I was a teen used to leave out a chocolate/banana cake with chocolate chips and chocolate frosting. It was a great incentive to say yes to babysitting ?
Savvy momma! ?
Happy birthday to her! Great birthday cake idea
Happy Birthday and great cake idea
Happy Birthday to her! ?
Is she getting any perfume as a gift? I have a teen the same age.
Wow, imagine if she was born on the 31st! Happy birthday to your daughter. She’s a lucky girl to have you for her mom!
Happy birthday weekend. Cake sounds yummy! ?
Happy Birthday to madtownteen!
Isn’t every day chocolate day, and shouldn’t it be international? Might treat myself to a Charlie Chaplin* from the local candy kitchen.
Looks like a day of thunderstorms, yay for drought relief and cooler temperatures. Joining Glannys in Habanita.
Oops, I meant to describe a Charlie Chaplin: thick milk chocolate mixed with roasted red peanuts and just a touch of toasted coconut that surrounds a homemade marshmallow center. It’s crispy, melty, sweet and salty. I try to only have a few annually
Sounds delicious! Toasted coconut and marshmallow with MILK chocolate are amazing!
The Charlie Chaplin kinda sounds like a GooGoo cluster, which are made in my hometown of Nashville. Just missing the coconut here….YUMMY!
Ohhhh yes, I’m familiar with Goo Goo Clusters. Yummy. The main difference is that Charlie Chaplin’s don’t have caramel.
Every day is chocolate day in my world! You smell delicious.
Same idea, Robin! I am wearing Terracotta as a force field against the impending fall. It’s definitely here, but it is not within a two-foot radius of me today!
Wind still howling here!! But it is supposed to go up to 79 tomorrow.
National Chocolate Day will be my force field against Friday the 13th and I am wearing Micallef Gaiac which provides me with a force field of comfort against a challenging day at work (and a gray fall-is-coming day weather-wise).
I’ve not smelled that one but I might have to. Sounds gorgeous! Enjoy your chocolate ?
I knew I bought a chocolate chunk cookie for a reason!
I totally went against my original idea for today. I’m wearing Mugler Aura. Oversprayed for extra protection. Right now it’s raining, but Madtowngirl’s sun is heading my way?☉
Aura is a great answer to the project!
I just love the words “chocolate chunk cookie”. Yum!
I love them even more when they include “brown butter” and come from the Whole Foods bakery ???
Agreed! “Brown butter” anything in my book. In fact, I think I just decided on my dinner, pasta with brown butter and Parmesan cheese.
Our local ice cream kitchen made a seasonal chocolate this summer with brown butter-caramelized chocolate. ZOMG it was so good.
Artisanal ice cream is the best!
Love the literal take, haha. House twins, I went with Alien!
I bought of bar of coco love chocolate, they have a love poem inside the candy bar as well. Cheers to chocolate
Chocolove is one of my favorite brands of chocolate bar. I usually have some of it in my stash.
There’s so much I love about fall (just picked up my first bag of Autumn candy corn mix this week) and the change in seasons in general, but I’m with you Robin in trying to hold on to summer for as long as possible. Hope your time on the beach is full of heat and sun and prolongs the memory of summer.
SOTD: Jo Malone Honey & Crocus which is really all almond and could be called a force field of comfort, transient as it is.
Just saw the new Jean-Claude Ellena scent for Malle called Rose & Cuir — cannot wait to try this!
You and Robin need to visit me in Georgia! It’s gonna be HOT here for several more weeks to come. The temp in my car last night when I left for home was 100F!
I actively seek the subway cars that have no AC in the summer time
Okay. I’m just gonna say it. That is weird.
I know. I love the heat!
I actively seek the middle section of the subway cars because I figured out the AC is stronger there.
But I’m fine with over 100 degrees in CA when there’s no humidity. Go figure….
Wow. That’s a hardcore summer lover for sure.
100 is a bit much even for me! My preference, not that I get it very often, is high 80s, no humidity, bit of a breeze. We get that for about 20 minutes every summer, ha…
We are having a ringing-in climate change hot spell as well. Yesterday afternoon turned into a furnace, and today the highs in my neighborhood are in the mid-low 90s–which is really hot for us. No one has air-conditioning, and my usual cool down the house method of opening all the doors and windows stops being effective over 84 degrees. I’m spending the afternoon at Children’s Hospital, which is well air-conditioned, with my son for a three-hour oncology clinic (all routine stuff, he’s still in remission, all is well!!!—except now that I am on this topic, to mention that his neuro-oncologist who has treated him for 10 years and two months, is leaving California and so this will be the last time we see him–a bittersweet milestone that is per my usual totally off-topic!).
Oh, that is a long time with the same doctor, I am sorry!
Oooh! I’m with you on Rose & Cuir.
Maybe someone will do a split on this one for the upcoming splitmeet!
I went to the FM store in Madison the other day to see if they had a tester in yet. They didn’t have one out bit the SA was wearing it on her wrist and let me sniff it- it reminded me of Hermes Galop. She actually thought the same thing.
Interesting. I was wondering about that but, his notes sound like it would be different.
Abarneys did not have it yet earlier this week.
I think I’ll go with Breath of God. That should be some sort of fierce force field fragrance. lol
I think that suits Robin’s choice of picture as well…
Yes, it does. I got a “doorstop”-sized tester bottle of 4711 Mandarine & Cardamom cologne from a package that arrived from FragranceNet this morning. I sprayed some of that on my arms, and apparently it had a fierce force field effect on Mom. I couldn’t really smell the body spray, but the cologne is considerably stronger. I thought it was a nice citrus and spicy fragrance.
I still like the Breath of God idea, though. Sometime today when I’m not in the same house as Mom, I’ll try that.
Yes it does!
Love that one, so weird and wonderful!
Nice to hear that Breath of God works on you.
It really sort of ended up wearing me, so I washed it off after a couple of hours. But it was interesting to try.
I celebrated National Chocolate Day, though. Chocolate protein drink (mostly tasted like whey), a chocolate pudding cup, and a bar of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate.
I put on a new-to-me scent at bedtime — Guerlain’s Cologne Imperiale. Nancyleandros had sent me a bunch of samples to try. Like Jicky, the cologne also struck me as having an old-fashioned aspect, but not unpleasantly so. I’ll have to try it again when I’m more awake.
Wonder of wonders, not only did I remember what day it was when I got up this morning, but I also remembered the community project theme.
Wearing a cloud of Eau de Protection, Rossy de Palma.
It’s the first thing I thought of, and I almost wore it, but decided I needed something with knives in it (Rossy de Palma is dark but not really vicious) so I wore Mitsouko. Great choice, though.
I almost went with EdP. Great choice!
Of course! What a great pick.
Hello scent twin! You smell(ed) wonderful today
Good morning and Happy FriYAY! Friday the 13th and a full moon? Bring it on!
In a force field of sweet coziness today. I woke up and could still smell my BBW Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte body lotion (makes me smell like a Nilla wafer), so I added some Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit to the mix. I smell like a warm cozy cookie….Take that juju!
I *just* added some Ginger Biscuit to the Vanille Insensee of the morning, to join you in the “force field of sweet coziness”. Later this morning I will have my very first pumpkin spice latte, to have a virtual coffee break with a friend on the other side of the continent…
We smell like a cozy blanket and a hug, methinks! I haven’t had a pumpkin treat yet, but I did make up a big batch of orange spice tea mix last night. My daughter and I sip on it all winter and love it!
Now I want ginger cookies…
I will take you and a coffee to dunk you in
Good enough to eat!
Ah, and it’s the harvest moon! Nice.
I am protected by a force field of two sprays of Salome, one of my fiercest scents. Someday I will buy a bottle of this…
My boss gave me a free afternoon, so I am sitting in the sun, knitting a cardigan for fall.
How wonderful! Enjoy your freedom!:
Sounds like a great afternoon!
Oh that paints a pleasant picture enjoy your afternoon!
You smell great!
Chanel No 19 edt: it’s my coat of armor. I’m surprised no one else is wearing it (so far), but there have been many perfect selections!
Scent twins! You are not alone!
Chanel 19 is always perfect, such a confident perfume. You smell great.
Triplet here. It’s spring where I live and I always reach for No 19 in spring.
I have an Alien force field. May it protect me from all things worldly and knowable, and let only the Halloween vibes pass.
Oh, that’s perfect!!!!
I almost wore Alien today! One of my favorite jasmine perfumes.
Hi house twin!
Pew pew pew pew to all the bad vibes!
Happy Friday everyone! My SOTD and Fierce Force Field Fragrance is Bandit by Piguet, it’s leather and galbanum are perfect for today’s theme.
Have a lovely day all!
Can’t go wrong with Bandit!
This gave me a flash of the (possibly apocryphal) story about the launch of Bandit. Reportedly it was at a runway show and the models threw bottles of Bandit on the stage so that they broke and released the fragrance over the crowd. Force field indeed!
(hopefully I’m remembering this story correctly. I have no idea where I read it – possibly in Barbara Hermann’s book?)
I forgot that it was Bandit, I remember hearing that story about a perfume launch as well. It fits the image of Bandit I suppose–today such a funny, old-fashioned word.
Wow!! That must have been awesome to experience.
Definitely a badass scent!
I was wishing I had some Bandit for the CP this morning but I thunked my decant years ago (and it wore me rather than the other way around.) Great choice!
Bandit is one of the BIG leather perfumes!
I found the tiny sample of Bucoliques de Provence I thought I had lost, so I now have to come up with a force field interpretation for this very friendly lavender – if you’re a Lord of the Rings person, this could be the scent of Tom Bombadil. Or something like that. Seriously though: If someone wants to swap or sell their bottle of Bucolique, let me know! I might have to host a split otherwise.
Fragrancenet has it for a decent price…
SSS Equestrian for another waterlogged day. ?☔️?
Stay dry Deva!
I will definitely start using Equestrian soon as it gets more fall-like here. Sorry it’s been so continuously wet there. We’ve had a couple thunderstorms in Seattle recently, which doesn’t happen often.
Love is the most powerful energy there is, so I’m wearing my beloved Iris Ganache which is also what I was wearing the first time my husband told me he loved me
Cheers to Love
What a lovely memory! I don’t know if I could remember what I was wearing when Kevin said he loved me….
So sweet ?
How lovely ?
What a lovely connection.
That’s a beautiful perfume connection.
That’s a lovely memory!?
Very sweet and fitting plus you smell very good.
I now have access to all of my perfumes and I am so happy for that. I am wearing Mitsouko EDP because it will be a long and hard day at work today and this week is just kicking my butt but have tomorrow and Sunday off to recover.
Stay strong! Glad you get a proper weekend off.
Yay for being able to get to all of your perfumes now!
Am in amazing Prim Botanicals body oil and Aromatics. I am leaving a trail of rosy, earthy chypre goodness where ever I go- on the bus, in the office, in the restroom. I just had a co worker say that she knew that I was in the breakroom because she could smell the scent!
There’s a woman at one of my facilities who wears AE and I kind find her by the scent trail!
I am clearing negative energy with Ancient Resins oil and added a spritz of Ouarzazate and Calling All Angels for added insurance.
I am eating dessert first to honor chocolate day with a few squares of Chuao organic dark honeycomb chocolate before dutifully eating my salad for lunch.
Robin, I hope Bronze Goddess prevails over the weather.
Ancient Resins +Ouarzazate + Calling all Angels – you smell fantastic.
? I agree!
My thoughts exactly.
It’s pretty awesome!
That combo sounds amazing! I am sure you smell terrific!
Aww, thanks scent house twin!
Honeycomb chocolate? Tell me more…
Found it in my local market and gave it a try. It’s better than the usual market brands. Dark chocolate and chips of honey comb. It’s not overly sweet and has a different texture due to the honey comb. It’s very good.
You smell fab!
Thanks dear! I have you to thank for the layering combo.
Aha, I have layered the first two but was missing the 3rd ingredient for the added insurance. BUT, no lie, I bought that bar yesterday after not having seen it in the store for awhile. Thank you for the permission to eat it before lunch
Hapoy to help! They’re really good. I bought a few of the Chuao chocolate bars when they marked them down but they don’t seem to be bringing them back at the my local market. I may have to resort to finding them online.
I used to see them at CVS but I will admit it’s been a while since I’ve been on a Chuao kick.
I do big orders directly from Chuao every winter when they do a mark down on bars plus free shipping.
Garfield the cat says, Life is uncertain, eat dessert first. :-). I totally agree!
That’s right! Knew I’d heard it somewhere.
I like that Chuao bar too. I wish my grocery store had in stock more often. I also like their s’mores bar and the pretzel toffee one.
I’m wearing Gucci Memoire d’un odeur. I like it but can barely smell it.
I had that issue as well.
Before I left the store where I sprayed it on it felt strange that I could hardly smell it so before I left I gave myself an extra 2 sprays. Not that that helped much! It’s completely gone by now.
Dear Robin I sure hope that your weather improves!
That is a great shot – it reminds me to remember those poor souls in the Bahamas.
There is a lot of activity now being mustered to help from those close by in Florida, and it is a very complicated situation, unbeknownst to me.
So today my ‘FFF of the SOTD for week’s CP’. (feel like this could be a rap ?) is Ormonde Elixir from a small sample dabber. So far it resembles OJWoman more so than OJMan, and I do detect the new Oud but feel like the hemlock and floral notes are still forward enough to make it just a more powerful version of Woman (some of the reviews I read couldn’t pinpoint which of the 2 fragrances it favored). We’ll see.
Now for some dark chocolate!!!
Happy weekend all.
It should be a decent week for weather, thank you, and yes, boy, the Bahamas — I can’t complain, right?
Thank you to everyone who sent good wishes before my visit to the surgeon. Your positive vibes worked, and he says I do not have to undergo more surgery, and with the continuation of one of the drugs for a complete year as well as a course of radiation, I will have an excellent chance of recovery with no recurrences. I feel a lot lighter, believe me. I’m wearing Stash body oil on a cold and rainy day and baking a celebration cake.
Wonderful news! So happy for you!
OMG That’s fabulous news!! I hope you have some chocolate in the celebration cake too.
Good for you! Enjoy your cake!
Congratulations on your good health reports. And you smell great
That’s wonderful news, ScentSpirit! Celebrations all around! ?
Missed your earlier post but very glad you are doing fine.
Great news! And continued good wishes for recovery and wellness.
Great news! Time to enjoy that cake!
Congrats! I can’t think of a better way to spend a cold rainy day
So happy for you! Cake is an excellent idea!
YAY, that’s just fantastic.
That is such lovely news! A cake day indeed. And you smell heavenly.
Yay!! Enjoy your celebration cake.
Oh, that’s great news!
Great news, ScentSpirit! Enjoy that cake. ??
Most excellent news ScentSpirit! Enjoy the celebration cake! ??
YAY! So happy for you!!!
That’s such great news! Enjoy your cake!!
I’m so glad you got such good news!
What a relief. So happy for you and wishing you a complete and swift recovery.
My bid for protection against the end of summer is DSH’s “lighter” carnation, Fleuriste. Lovely flowery carnation which smells stronger on my arm now than it did at 6:00 am when I first applied it, although i don’t believe it has much sillage. Very nice. I got a coffret of Carnation scents from DSH, and this one is my favorite after a group testing, but I will wear each of them by themselves at least one day to make sure.
I went through a travel size of Flueriste last summer. Lovely stuff. You smell great in peppery carnation and meadow florals.
I really like that one, glad to hear it’s better than the ones I didn’t try
Still looking for “Best Carnation ever” perfume. Nothing I sniff matches what I have in my head…
I really like Fleuriste too, so I think you smell really good. I think I got decent longevity but it wears close to the skin.
Friday the 13th juju arrived with severe middle-of-the-night thunderstorms that kept me awake worrying about possible basement flooding (which, fortunately, did not occur) and left me unsettled and tired this morning.
Consequently, not liking the word ‘fierce,’ I’ve opted instead for the peace and calm strength of ginger, patchouli, and soft incense in the guise of Pacifica Tibetan Mountain Temple Incense to shield me today. Layered over ‘comfort’ and ‘energy’ body lotions and a spritz of patchouli essential oil mist – and fortified with my personal mantra – I doubt that any further bad juju can penetrate my zen!
Hoping that a music-filled weekend will end what has been a disappointing staycation on a more satisfying note. Guitar fest at our local community college brings in guitar professionals from around the country for 2 days of workshops for Mr. Laila and 2 nights of concerts for both of us. Then on Sunday I’m really looking forward to seeing my favorite cellist and Beethoven in concert!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend filled with only good juju!
You smell great! Tibetan Mountain is one of my favorites Pacifica scents. Enjoy your weekend!
High winds woke me up last night too Laila! Tibetan Mountain Temple sounds like the perfect thing.
Tibetan Mountain Temple smells like the best gingerbread ever on me.
I o.d.ed with lavender today in AA Lavande Velours (wish I’d gotten this when it was still around and cheap) and a misting of ELDO Antiheros, all over some lavender lotion. One can never have enough calm! Glad it’s Friday.
Nice! I just got a partial bottle of Antihéros gifted to me by a friend.
Nice! Do you like it?
I do, it’s an easy wear. And I’m having a lavender moment lately.
Same and same. I just got it in early August and it’s about 1/3 gone already! Lavish spraying. Enjoy the gift ?
Antiheros is so good! Don’t see it mentioned often. Your lavender combo sounds great.
Thank you! I think it’s great, too, though it’s so simple and straightforward that I can see why it might not appeal.
I don’t know either of your scents but I am sure you smell aromatic and lovely.
Thank you! Lavande Velours is so nice- it’s equal parts lavender and violets with some iris. Very purple ?
Wow, sounds lovely!
I am wearing Sarrasins
Glorious, as usual!
You smell great!
Sarrasins would be a great scent for autumn.
My Ebay coupon didn’t work..I will blame Friday the 13th..for having to pay full price..rrrrrr. I shall celebrate National Chocolate Day…isn’t that everyday? Lol.
Grrr! Evil bay!
At least you smell good
I’m in force field MKK. If you like this blend of musk and spice, it’s quite cuddly, but it can strongly repel, too. It will calm down beautifully by this evening, when I’ll be seeing Mark Knopfler in concert. Looking forward to it, and trying a new restaurant for dinner.
I just found my sample of MKK while putting swaps together. Best musk ever. And Mark Knopfler is a big favorite in my house, I’ll bet he’s great live. Have fun!
Holy Toledo Bat Man, 10:30 AM here on the Pacific side of things, and already over 200 comments! Looking forward to reading about everyone’s fierce force field.
Last night I went a little kitten in the catnip with my newly arrived decants and samples, and went to bed saturated in neroli, amber, and incense that you could probably smell across the street. So post shower this morning I opted for the palate cleansing Rahele–a complicated but discreet rose and citrus sweetened tea on me (there is no tea in the notes–but whatevah!).
yes! Friday CP attracted lots of comments.
I am 2 chapters away from finishing Renaults book, The last of the wine. I am enjoying the history aspect of the book, however the relationship between Alexias and Lysis is very frustrating to me. I wonder what Renault is trying to convey to the reader in regards to this hot and cold. Whereas I expected Lysis to be more mature he acts in a way that is very nonchalant towards poor young Alexias. In my mind I broke up with Lysis in almost every chapter! HA!
Enjoy your weekend!
I am will start The King must Die this weekend
Am reading the companion book to the TV series Gentleman Jack, which goes into more depth about real-life 19th century feminist lesbian Anne Lister’s writings in her diary. She too is a flawed heroine, and I keep wishing she’d take the high road in all things, as she does so wonderfully on some things… flawed characters. Hurrumph!
Renault does a fantastic job with these male characters..
Starting the king mush die..we shall see!
The King mush die… Sounds like Sean Connery! Heehee!
Rahele is one of my favs. You smell wonderful and enjoy your new scented goodies!
Prada Infusion d’Iris, all week long.
I wore it on Tuesday and Wednesday. So good!
My Fierce Force Shield Fragrance for last several years has been L’Heure Fougueuse IV by Cartier. I really don’t know how that happened, since I usually wear all natural perfumes and tend to spray in La Via del Profumo Holy Water when I need some support, but somehow I reached for L’H IV on one testy occasion and now it’s THE shielding charm, and it has never failed to protect me against evil forces and all kinds of bad juju.
Wearing the potent and delicious Or du Sérail today. It hasn’t worked to ward off bad juju though, my puppy girl got stung by a wasp on our walk this morning. She is resting now, poor baby. But she’s a tough cookie, she’ll be okay.
Oh, no! Poor little pup. We have dozens of bees out back, of many varieties: honey, bumble, and then what the hubs calls “a@#holes with wings”, lol (wasps included). My cat loooves to go after them if I’m not watching-amazed he hasn’t been stung yet.
Yikes. Poor pooch. I hope she feels better soon!
You smell mahhhhvelous!
Ouch, poor puppy! Wasps are evil bleepity-bleeps!
Aww, poor baby. I hope she better tomorrow.
Ouch, the poor thing ?
Oh no! Poor baby! Hope she’s ok.
She’s feeling better now, thank you.
SOTD = Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin
If ad visuals alone can be Fierce Force Field, Santal Carmin certainly qualifies with the red boxing gloves. To double up, I invited a Pokémon friend to the party:
National Chocolate Day? Sign me up! I already had dark chocolate covered almond butter and yogurt with chocolate chips. When I get home, I will have a taste of the Aftelier collaboration with Arete Fine Chocolate Rose & Ginger Chocolate!
In other news, not sure if I shared that I am appealing the denial of insurance for my mom’s stay at sub-acute rehab beyond the first three weeks? 2 levels of appeal were denied way prior to mom’s passing. This 3rd appeal is now at the federal level and I have a court date (October 9) and I will be participating via phone. Not much time to prepare but I am intimately familiar with the facts and need to review the entire case file and I just KNOW that I will find documents that were withheld from me and this is what I will emphasize – failure to follow procedure and a violation of my mom’s right to information that I hope will cause the ruling to be in our favor. Wish me luck!
Super extra good luck in your fight!
You smell fabulous and that picture cracked me up!
Thank you, lillyjo. That figurine kept falling off and just when I was about to give up, it stayed upright. ?
Those Pokemon can be ornery at times!
Go get ’em and best of luck on the 9th! ??
Thank you, jalapeño! I debated about simply working from home and just blocking off the time and I said “self, you still have vacation days, take the day off!” And so I am taking a vacation day!
If anyone can do this, you can!
Thank you, Petunia!
You got this, hajusuuri!
Thank you, ScentSpirit! You are an inspiration!
They have no idea who they are dealing with. Go get ‘em!
I will try…it’s the least I could do to right a wrong and even if it turns out differently, I still tried!
How brave of you to pursue this, wishing you strength for October 9th.
Thank you, Aurora!
Best Of Luck. When you fight the good fight you should ALWAYS win.
I scored a brand new Chanel scarf for $2 at a consignment sale. Navy blue with butterflies it’s so pretty..?
Wearing peau de peche
That is an incredibly good deal!
It’s pretty awesome I also got a Coach bag for $30 and it looks unused. It’s authentic because I used to have this bag several yrs ago but I had to sell it.. so reunited we are. Lol
Aww… that makes me so happy for you ?
Oh wow, congrats!
Earworm in my head. Reunited and it feels so good by Peaches and Herb. Congrats on getting great deals!
Oh oh, now it will keep looping inside my head ?
Wow, lucky find!
I’m being somewhat literal minded today, but I have also very much enjoyed all the little whiffs of perfume that I have been getting. So it was a good pick! Maybe I have a scent twin?
SOTD = ELdO Rossy de Palma Eau de Protection, from the sample stash. ?
Almost went with that today. You smell lovely.
Thanks lillyjo! It was a nice contrast with the cool and cloudy weather I had today. It’s a one day blip, though. Warmer weather is headed back tomorrow.
Posting to let Robin know that my shampoo rant of yesterday was about Bumble & Bumble’s new formula of “Thickening Volume Shampoo”. There is a fresh note that isn’t present in the old version. Fresh notes are my Kryptonite. Other people might find it a pleasant scent.
Thank you so much Jalapeno! I hate being burned that way when I buy a new bottle of something.
Heh, I don’t even recall what this smells like!
Today it is smelling like a well composed dark rose with patchouli and hints of dark chocolate.
I almost went with Rossy as well!
Great minds! ??
Vintage no 19 Extrait
Did it work?
Yeah, curious perfumistas want to know!
? Do tell!
Put on lots of Chanel Paris-Riveria tonight. It’s been a long week working 5 days in a row!
Thankfully we just booked our Florida condo for a month starting in November; count-down is ON!
Oh good! Are you the one who got a bottle of 28 Las Pausa EDP?if yes, do you want to swap for an equal amount of the EDT?
Just sent you an email..
Thanks! Will reply back. I remember the address being so long I had to abbreviate a bunch of words ?
We are getting ready to fly south for the winter too, October 15th. Yay!
Holiday twins! I will have to break it to my boss, but I haven’t had vacation for about a year?
A year! The guy who sits next to me had to be forced to take time off (he has 5 weeks like me). It’s kind of sad that he was not kidding when he said he spends most of his time off staring at the walls in his apartment that needs some renovation.
Woo hoo! Can’t wait for you to be back!
Oh yay! Glad you will be getting a vacation.
Thank you! So beyond ready!
Anticipation is half of fun. The time will be here before you know it.
Oh thank you, I am so ready! Crazy year of nutso work!
Didn’t really do the CP today but maybe I should have because my morning at work was stressful and the whole day was quite busy. I decided to wear another evaporating decant, Papillon Angelique. I don’t like it nearly as much as most of the others in the line, but I will probably still use it up. Tonight I switched to Tonka Imperiale. I’ve been choosing this one a lot when I don’t have anything else in mind or when I need something easy and comforting. It’s really helping at the end of a long week.
Also, I can’t believe how many posts there were today! It was fun to catch up on reading them tonight.
Oh that’s too bad about Angelique! I hope this weekend makes the stress evaporate!