It's Monday and World Habitat Day. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm happily in Parfums de Nicolaï Kiss Me Tender.
Reminder: on 10/11, celebrate National Apple Month by wearing a perfume with an apple note.
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 Apples [cropped] by Jeff Kubina at flickr; some rights reserved.
It’s another gorgeous fall day here and I’m in Chanel 19 EDP.
You smell fantastic! Jealous of your fall weather which we had on Saturday and a bit on Sunday. Today is warm and humid. I really want to kick summer to the curb ?
You smell perfect.
Wow. You. Smell. Gorgeous!
In 4711 Lavender &Thyme, thanks to Pixel. Calming and comforting. Exactly what I need today.
Keep calm and carry on, right pl67? Hope you have a good week!?
Thank you! Always hoping for the best.
Calming vibes to you ?
Thank you, Lillyjo!
Keep calm and waft on!
Woke up to just 1°C today. Perfume had to be warm and comforting. Silver Iris by Atelier Cologne does the trick.
You smell wonderful.
I have no perfumes with apple notes (that I’m aware of) but I’ve already eaten 5 apples today, so I think I’m doing my fair bit for the CP.
Perfume today is Vie de Château.
Smelling great today
Thanks, it’s a gorgeous fragrance.
Wow, 5 is a lot! I eat an apple every morning with breakfast. Honey crisp are my favorite and this is the time of year when they are the best.
I started eating whole apples at a little under one year old with only 4 or 5 teeth. It took me ages but I did manage to eat all of it. It’s a habit that has remained with me
I eat way too many, but it’s better than eating biscuits I suppose.
Wow, 5 apples? I would be folded in four with stomach cramps.
And I haven’t finished
Me, too. And especially in the morning, ugh.
Doesn’t PdN Weekend… have an apple note? I’m imagining that one is in your collection of PdNs…
I really can’t think of any apples in any of my Nicolaïs. And yes I own Weekend à Deauville. Tend to wear it in summer and spring though.
I saw that Promesse de l’aube has been made into a movie with Charlotte Gainsbourg and wondered if you have seen it?
I haven’t, so thank you for the link. Charlotte Gainsbourg is a good actress, but the review is less than enthusiastic about the film.
Wow! I should send you the excess from our fruit share, we are falling way behind this year.
We do eat an awful lot of apples, though, and I will give a shout out to our local(ish) orchard, North Star, for so many fantastic varieties. I had a fantastic Esopus Spitzenburg (supposedly one of Thomas Jefferson’s favorite varieties) for lunch today.
A picture was taken on my first birthday where I’m eating an apple. Picture a very chubby baby with a very large and completely bald head holding a very large apple in two chubby hands with two eyes very much focused on the serious task of eating this fruit. It always makes me laugh whenever I see it, as it is a reminder that some habits never die.
It’s great that you can eat so many different varieties, I’m not familiar with Esopus Spitzenburg (great name!) but I will look it up later.
Oh how cute!
5 apples in one day? Wow! How big are they?
Couldn’t find my decant of Kilian Apple Brandy but am still on theme with Orlov Cross of Asia
Aha, I forgot all about Apple Brandy! Now we’ll have to see if I can find mine.
Samsara extract de perfume
This past Friday I went to see Antigone. I just wanted to share that it was the most awe-inspiring piece I theatre that I can remember. And I mean awe in the absolute proper sense. The Greek tragedy was told through a mix of Japanese Noh theater, Indonesian shadow play and Buddhist philosophy. The whole show was staged in a river of flowing water. From start to finish, conception to execution, it was breath-taking. The shadows were another level of drama and commentary.
What amazes me that Sophocles tale, which is 2500 years old, is still relevant to todays world. And I mean that as a backhanded compliment.
Oh, wow, I would LOVE to see that!
The show is finished, but here is a photo of the event on the website so you can see what I mean
This. Sounds. Amazing. I got to experience Japanese Noh theatre once, about twenty years ago? Some of the scenes still haven’t left me. Thank you for sharing your experience! It reminds me to keep my eyes open for productions I could attend!
Sounds beautiful! Lucky you were able to get tickets for such a short run of a performance!
Sounds effin’ fabulous! I know exactly what you mean about the astounding fact that a play written thousands of years ago still resonates. That’s why I love Shakespeare (not as ancient of course!)–I am always struck that the very same lines I am hearing have been spoken millions of times since they were first penned, and that all the audiences going back to Elizabethan England heard those words in just the very same order, which have evoked the same responses of wonder, fear, anger, love and humor, and will do so for hundreds of years into the future for new audiences.
I was lucky to experience it!
Lucky you, having the Samsara extrait!
It is beautiful. Sometimes you can find on the evil bay
Finally cooler temps here. ?
Wearing Dior Joy, just a light mist before step class. I found a Jovoy Amber sample I’m going to spritz when I get home to celebrate Autumn.
Enjoy your step class
Thank you! It was nice. Samsara is my sister’s signature. I’ve found vintage (1990s) bottles for her. It’s such a beautiful perfume.
SotD is White Cube.
I am off work today and happy to have the extra day off after a busy weekend. Lots of driving and motel sleeping. It was worth it though, we managed to pull off my dad’s birthday party and he was genuinely surprised and touched- to the point he got a little teary. Yesterday we celebrated my son’s birthday early because his actual birthday is today. I’m all birthdayed out now til next month when it is my hubbys.
Birthday wishes all around to your family
I’m glad the surprise birthday went well. Did you end up going with the Wine club subscription as a gift?
Well, sort of….I looked at a lot of them online and finally decided on one but during the checkout a $40 delivery fee got added, so I scratched that idea and made him my own pkg of a wine club.?
I guess I was naive to think that wine would be delivered for free, but I’ve gotten so used to free and fast shipping from primazon (as we call it) and Zappos, that when a hefty shipping fee gets added to something I usually back out.
Glad it went well. Happy Birthday to your son! You smell great ?
Thanks lillyjo! He was born on a Monday, so today really is his birth day.?
Happy to hear that the surprise party went well! But a $40 shipping fee??? That sounds rather steep to me.
Fils de Dieu for adulting today.
Good! I hope your weather gets a little drier!
Oh yeah, Sunnis our and it’s beautiful. Too bad I’m stuck indoors…?
Sun is out*
Good to hear! Is work ok?
Wearing Yesterday Haze and wondering why I don’t wear it more often. A perfect autumn day here ??
Ah, I should wear that this week too.
On a whim and apropos of nothing I’m wearing a hefty splash of nineties-era Cabochard, which may have devolved from its glory days in the late fifties but remains thrillingly bitter and astringent.
Hmmm, I’ll need to dig around to see if I have any apple notes in my samples. Pretty sure i don’t have bottles with apple notes.
Wearing a sample of Parle Moi de Parfum Guimauve de Noel, a gorgeous orange blossom.
It’s totally a Monday so far. Nowhere to go but up!
I applaud your optimism.
Tabac Blond. I have been thinking lately about why I continue to seek new scents when I have so many lovely ones already (you know that feeling?), and realized that I really am okay with my hunger for novelty. I am letting go of self-criticism for not just being happy with what I have, because it is actually great to be exposed to new things and continue to learn and expand. Trying a new scent is like hearing a new song or opening a new book – sure you’ve read lots of books before, but that doesn’t mean your heart won’t be touched or your mind stirred in a different way by the next one.
Great thinking there, I’m with you and appreciate your reasoning this out!
Oh Regina, I know I know! You are preaching to the choir on this blog
I like the thinking, too. But the difficult part is, do I buy ANY bottles then? I much prefer bottles to decants, but the budget doesn’t really stretch to a whole library of bottles…and even samples can add up if they need to be ordered.
Yeah, that is the tough part for sure. These days I rarely buy more than 10 ml of anything, but there are some things that become exceptions because they don’t come smaller and I can’t stand the thought of never smelling them again!
…and that’s where my constant griping about the lack of small bottles comes in. The biggest bottle I ever really want is 30 ml but that’s too much most of the time.
Of course, that makes splitting a great option… that can turn any bottle into just 30 or 20 ml
And splitting definitely helps. But sometimes I seem to be interested in fragrances that no one else is. Agree on the preference for small bottles!
I love your comment.
It is so easy to criticize ourselves for…just about anything.
Thank you for a fresh view on my never-ending accumulations of samples!
I totally agree with you! No need to beat ourselves up for seeking novelty, it is the spice of life!
Beautifully stated. I can relate to this.
I also enjoy newness and novelty. My husband and I joke about it since we’re very different in that regard. He likes sameness- same dish soap, shampoo, menu items at a restaurant, etc. That would drive me nuts, lol!
And good you’ve found acceptance and hopefully dropped the guilt around it.
I’m like your husband in all things except beauty products and perfume.
Yup, I was going through my closet today and thinking, “I’m a gal who needs options!” And proceeded to change up my outfit 2 or 3 times, and wear 3 perfumes through the course of the morning and afternoon.
We’re modern ladies
What a clear and compassionate way of explaining what I sometimes call “the scented crazies”.
So much has happened this past week: my daughter got engaged !! Also, my husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. We also had company come in from out of town. I haven’t been on here that much — mostly just to write what my scent of the day is.
Today I am wearing Czech & Speake Dark Rose.
Congratulations and Congratulations!
What an exciting week – congratulations!!
What wonderful events- congratulations!
Congratulations on the engagement and anniversary!
Congratulations all around!
Thank you all so much !!
Congratulations on everything!
Congratulations-squared! What a wonderful weekend
Congratulations on these two wonderful events.
Wow! Lovely! Continued joy to you and your family.
Happy happy days! Lovely news all around.
How lovely!!! And you smell great, btw.
Congratulations to your daughter and to you and your husband! You’ll be even busier now with wedding planning!
Excellent news! Congratulations on both happy events!
Congratulations to you and your family!
Thanks again everyone !!
Perlagonium – I visited Fumerie in Portland, and as always, got distracted from my original sampling plan and ended up buying a sample of this (along with Cierge de Lune, Jovoy Amber and another Jovoy – gardez moi?). My original plan was to purchase samples of Corisca Furiosa and L’air des alpes suisses….this always happens to me! Anyway, Perlagonium smells to me exactly like Jardin sur le Nil. I’ll do a side by side comparison later tonight since my first impressions are often off.
I also tried Trayee (couldn’t get a sample since she only had one bottle left for sale and not much left in the tester) and that was sooo good!
Trayee is stunning. I still think it’s the most distinctive of the line. Such a shapeshifter of a perfume.
But the price…ouch!
I was so lucky to be able to get my bottle at a 50% discount. You might consider getting the small travel bottles.
I have a full bottle of Pelargonium, it’s a stunning Autumn fragrance.
I do too and agree.
I’m wearing another Alkemia perfume oil. This on is called Love is Nearer Death. Full of tuberose, which I don’t like in this concentration.
I don’t know if there is a “too much tuberose” for me, but Love is Nearer Death might not get me to pull out my wallet
I’m wearing McQueen Celtic Rose, which is very simple, just rose and black pepper. It conveys a nice depth. I got this and a lot of other goodies when I splurged at Saks last week on my sniffing expedition with nancyleandros. My splurge will have to be confessed to Donatella next time, but at least on the last survey I had not purchased any FB’s. I bought the special McQueen Parfum, a white floral that was an instant love when I tried it on skin. It’s jasmine, tuberose, and ylang ylang, plus has a bit of spice to it that makes it just so enchanting, when I smell it I just want to bite my hand!
McQueen Parfum is very nice! Bottle is pretty too.
The bottle is divine!
I haven’t tried Celtic Rose, but I have tried tried McQueen Parfum, and it is very lovely
Rose and black pepper sound like a great combination.
Solstice Scents Chiffon. Notes are…Vanilla, White Musk, White Amber & Lemon Myrtle EO.
I have tried a number of samples from Solstice Scents over the past few weeks and really enjoyed them and become quite the fan girl. They will do a fall release of seasonal fragrances in mid October and I will be all over it.
anytime I spritz something with vanilla I think of you
After a pretty successful month of emptying decants, I am now going to work on emptying a bottle: namely SL Bas de Soie. It’s more of a psring scent, but it works as an office scent pretty well.
I had four or five in rotation that I was hell bent on finishing. Did manage to close out two–but I am giving up on the others. I missed wearing my other perfumes. So I will just have to hold on to the bottles with the few mls at the bottom…
No use making it a joyless chore! Last time I did a bottle-finishing marathon, also due to the fact that I still had a backup bottle, I couldn’t touch the new bottle for months.
Post shower, I’m not sure what to wear. Offhand, I can’t think of anything I have with an apple note – wait, maybe Lann-Ael? Yes! Looked up the notes, and there is indeed apple in there somewhere. I might save that for Friday, though. Not sure if it will do me for today. I think I need something with a bit more fortitude to get me through my Monday.
I went with Cire Trudon Bruma – it was the first spray vial I saw that emitted “fortitude” vibes.
Let’s get through this day, people, smelling good all the while.
You smell great Lisa D, and keep that back straight and chin up!
You smelled great today- and hope it helped!
I’m wearing Mitsouko today, for my kids Harvest Festival, and making apple sauce- I’m on theme unwittingly with the apples!, (delicious local ones from the orchard down the road) while listening to Radio 4’s dramatisation of the Pillow Book, a mystery by Robert Forrest based on Sei Shonigans writing, we find out what happens to her after she leaves the palace, it’s very atmospheric and exciting!
Mitsouko is a perfect scent for fall. Which concentration do you have?
Taking Bertie Wooster to the vet for his annual checkup. I’m wearing Kyoto. I’m pretty sure I have nothing with an apple note for Friday, unless it’s in one of my fruit basket perfumes like Pulp or Badgeley Mischka. I have to do some research!
Hope Bertie Wooster will pass his checkup with flying color.
I love your pup’s name
Good luck to Bertie Wooster! Love his name!
When I typed ‘apple’ into the luckyscent search bar, Pulp did come up. Good luck at the vet!
Best of luck with the vet appointment!
I have two great candidates for Friday: Gallagher Rose All Dae and Hermes Ambre Narguile. Today however I went with Guerlain Encens Mythique, for the arduous task of packing up for the move to San Diego next week. We are minimizing the Montreal condo so there is a big load of stuff going back to the house in San Diego, not to mention I already brought 8 bags of stuff to a charity shop. Ouf.
Ooh, I forgot about all the apple pie notes in the Nazgûl – good choice.
Good job you! I took a break from the downsizing and will restart soon.
Are you leaving Canada?
I love EM!
The temperatures here are cool enough to break out my EM
We spend the winters in San Diego. I will return to Montreal in April.
Wishing you a safe journey!
Starting the day with Tom Ford Vert de Fleur, from Pixel, on one arm (thanks, pixel!), and Vert Boheme on the other arm.
I smell sublime!!
Ooooh you smell wonderful. I really like Vert de Fleur.
Narciso EDP, for the first frosty-windshield day of the year. It seems in my two week vacation, I missed fall entirely.
Hi twin! We smell great!
I was indecisive this morning because of the fickle weather. I finally landed on:
SOTD = Le Labo Iris 39
Speaking of Le Labo, has anyone tried the Hong Kong scent? I was at Saks last Friday and the City Exclusives were not there!
In other news, I have decided to wait until my house gets to 64 degrees (or maybe even 62) before turning on the heat. I brought up one more blanket which should keep me comfortably toasty. While I’m awake, I usually move around quite a bit or can wear another layer. Showers are usually hot so no issues there. Let’s see how long I can tolerate it. When do you turn on the heat?
I turned mine on the other day when it got to 66, and the over night temp was going to be 48. I have it set on 64 for now.
I have a town house so the central air does a pretty good job of keeping the house at an ideal temps. The downstairs tend to be cooler than upstairs and I have 2 throws / blankies to snuggle under.
I have an old drafty home. It’s not to bad in the fall, but the wind during the winter makes it pretty cold inside. I try to keep the temp set to 68 degrees, unless it gets down in the teens.
I turned on the furnace the other week because we had overnight lows of 39F, plus hailstorms, and the house cooled down radically. Because of issues with sciatica, sudden damp chills truly does hurt. But I only need to have it on for a few hours- the house will stay at 68f if it is heated for about 3 or so hours.
However, I wish I had a radiator system rather than a forced air system- I think it is a better way to heat a house.
Otherwise, down comforters are on the bed as well!
Yikes about your sciatica!
I’ll have to experiment with a heating schedule that keeps the hows warming for when I get home without the heater going in overdrive for a short period to get it to the right temp.
I live in an old building with steam radiators and no adjustable thermostat, so it’s the property management company – not me – who decides when to turn on the boiler for the year. I think they normally wait til it drops below 50 degrees. They came on for the first time this season on Saturday, so now it feels like the official start of fall.
Do you end up using your own heat source if the landlord is stingy with the heat?
Oh just stop it, y’all, with your stories of heat, furnaces, sweaters, and down comforters! I’m still not in my own house because of the still-unfixed air conditioners and it’s still hot and humid here. Ugh! Jealous! Now they promise the repairman will come tomorrow. Yeah, just in time for our cool front to arrive here, and for me to depart on Wednesday for a conference in Phoenix! Well, at least the heat there is a dry heat.
I’ve never been to Phoenix and would love to visit someday. Boo hiss on how long it’s taking to get your A/C fixed!
I turn on the heat when it drops down to the high 30’s at night and daytime highs are in the 50’s. The heat has been on here for a week.
I wish it was cold enough to turn in the heat here!
I keep the temp inside around 75, but mostly for my Sphynx cat who can’t tolerate much below that (and refuses to wear seeaters!). Though we must retain heat heat pretty well in our place because even when it was in the 40s the other night, it was still in the 70s inside with having to put the heat on.
Ah, the things we do for cats! Hopefully it’s not rifling in the summer!
I had the central heat set to come on when indoor temps drop below 70. It came on a couple of times last week. I bought some oil-filled radiators to heat our apartment this winter. It’s nowhere near cold yet so hard to say how it will work. But thus far running 2 of them keeps the temp at 75. If all 3 can maintain that temp over the winter I’ll be thrilled.
Wow, 75 indoors would be too warm for me! Do your extra heaters use oil canisters or do you have to fill them up like a gas tank?
They have closed systems.
Due to multiple medical & other issues, I experience the world about 10 degrees colder than others and lack the ability to warm myself once cold sets in. And cold makes my medical issues worse. So I’m quite uncomfortable in myriad ways if my house is any cooler than 75. Having radiant heat (rather than forced air) also makes a big difference.
When we got home Sunday afternoon the house was at 58 and I immediately turned the heat on. Yeah, between 62 and 64 is usually when I turn it on too.
Oh good…let’s see how I do. My mom used to adjust the temp several times a day.
I turned on the heat either Friday or Saturday morning when the temp got down to 65 degrees. It was chilly for everyone! Didn’t need the heat later on in the weekend, though.
Twins with you on the LL Iris 39. It’s really good tonight! I have a drop of oil on one wrist and a couple sprays on the other wrist to compare.
We have baseboard heat in our townhouse, so it’s easy to just warm up the rooms we use the most. Plus there’s lots of cozy blankets around to stay extra warm.
Different Company Bois d’Iris (the bottle was already out for the freebiemeet) with one spritz of L’air du desert marocain on top.
Freebiemeet pals, your packages are on their way.
Mmm TDC Bois d’Iris sounds like a lovely idea. I’ll have to pull my bottle out.
4160 Tuesdays Eau My Soul. The rain finally slowed and it’s cooler today so time to pull out ambery things.
It’s a nice one!
We have had so much rain these past few weeks that the reservoirs must be nicely replenished. Looking forward to some drier weather in the next coming days.
In oldish if not quite vintage Miss Dior, I have a real vintage waiting as I am finishing the oldish 50ml bottle very soon, I have just discovered.
So no more drought worries?
That’s right, it always feels wrong when drought warning is on in the UK, the country of rain. We had quite a lot of rain in August and now for the past two weeks.
Trying Bruno Acampora Musc Perfume Oil from a free Luckyscent sample. It’s like Kiehl’s Musk, but exponentially better- but alas also exponentially more expensive
Drinking a tumblerful of Mariage Freres Wedding Imperial tea. It is so good on a chilly fall day.
I love your tea! It’s one of my favourites in autumn and winter.
That’s a great musc. I can smell it for about 5 minutes and then not at all.
Oh, and since I didn’t post over the weekend, I want to add that I recommend George Lefebvre French Revolution which I am reading. It seems to me the definitive book on this period. I would pair it with Patou Ma Liberte which was released in 1989 for the bicentenary.
1) Am in Boucheron, which is always perfect for a sunny fall day.
2) It was a beautiful sunny weekend- I got stuff done, but I mostly rode my bike in the sunshine- while we still have it!
Ah, Monday. I was indecisive this morning so went with the always perfect Bottega Veneta.
I had a nice weekend- drumming on Saturday followed by Mexican food with the crew. I wore Ambre Sultan.
Yesterday I participated in a ritual which was a reinterpretation of a Jewish religious ritual that happens between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. The ritual is a symbolic tossing of bread crumbs (sins/iniquities) into a body of water.
This interpretation was a “letting go” ritual by creating impermanent earth mandalas using foraged pieces from nature in a park by a lake. The themes were connection to earth and setting intentions to let go of what doesn’t serve anymore. The artist that led it does really beautiful work!
He says he practices asking plants for permission to clip from them as a reminder that we aren’t separate from nature, and to check our sense of entitlement. I thought that was a really beautiful practice.
I chose Satori to wear to that.
Mine was not quite as eye-catching, lol.
I have seen Buddhist monks make sand mandalas here in NYC and then when they “destroy ” it you can take a bit of the sand home with you, the rest goes into the Hudson River…
I love watching that, too. There’s some sort of spiritual commune in my neighborhood that occasionally brings in Tibetan monks to make sand mandalas on the sidewalk. It’s funny to watch since some of the monks had cigarettes dangling from their mouths ?
Beautiful mandala and a much more interesting way of doing tashlich.
I thought so, too. Everything this particular community does is non-traditional and more universally spiritual than religious.
This guy does really impressive work. I’m also impressed that he puts in hours and hours on something that’s going to get blown or washed away. I guess the photos of his work are the permanent part.
Didn’t get the chance to comment over the weekend, but did skim the comments for reading suggestions. I am still laughing about the exercise bike, Penhaligon’s!
Anyhoo–am in Bvlgari’s Amarena this AM–feeling very pretty in it.
Also wanted to share that my husband and I went to a Van Morrison concert on Friday night. I have heard such terrible things about his concerts that I had really lowered my expectations (Morrison playing with his back to the audience, short set, wandering off stage, etc.). It turned out to be a tight set, but a generous offering of old and new, and he faced the audience. Not any chatter, but it is his music we came for, so… Consequently, however, I have stuck in my head… “Have I told you lately that I love you . … ” over and over and over again!
As for books–probably in reaction to my Nixon overdose, I seem to be on a feminist role in books. Read some fun “historic fiction” mysteries by Sharan Newman–from her Catherine LeVendeur series that take place in 12th Century England. The best of the three that I read was Strong As Death, which has the characters traveling on a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago. Really enjoyed the Gentleman Jack book which was written as a companion to the HBO series, and includes loads of excerpts from Anne Lister’s diaries. Also recently finished She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey–which in addition to being about the sex crime of the century is also a really good book about journalism itself, and the challenges in investigative journalism. And am still reading A Woman of No Importance, about the American woman, Virginia Hall, who became a spy in the British SOE, and helped spur the French Resistance. Totally worth reading if you like spy history or WWII history.
I dig Van Morrison! My parents had his greatest hits album on heavy rotation when I was a kid. Glad the concert was good!
So, we–in our early/mid 50s–were on the younger end of the crowd. (Although there was a cute couple sitting next to us that couldn’t have been over 25–the young man’s parents had been superfans of VM). When the lights flashed out across the audience, it was a sea of grey and white hair!
Haha, sounds about like I’d expect! I’m in my late 20s and I often end up in situations where I’m one of the youngest ones in the crowd. I wonder at what point I’ll look around and realize that has stopped happening….
Yes, the exercise bike comment rather stopped me in my tracks too. It took me a beat to understand what she was referring to and I wanted to crack up so badly.
Van Morrison isn’t exactly charismatic, but man that guy can sing even now.
Hey, meant to say congratulations for finishing your chemo. It can be so tough. I hope you have some wonderful plans to celebrate!!!!!
I saw the authors of “SheSaid” I an interview, bought the book the next day, and finished it the next. It reads like a political thriller – I could nyt put it down. And it made me feel optimistic and proud.
And that is pretty much what happened to me. I was in the middle of two other books, but stop reading both to race through ‘She Said’!
Tam Dao EDT.
I made an apple pie on Saturday with apples picked from a local orchard. I LOVE the smell of fresh apples IRL (really, it’s one of my all-time favorite smells), but I don’t much like apple notes in perfumery.
You smell great! I am so glad I got that little bottle because I see they are all sold out now!
Ooooooooh, fresh apple pie! Yum! ??
I tried Dylan Blue ( femme) yesterday as it has notes of apple and clover and Oakland Fresca had mentioned it. I didn’t really get much apple but it was a nice distraction to the day. Finished reading Patti Smith’s Year of the Monkey which I didn’t enjoy as much as her previous memoirs as it was too dream-like in parts for me. Today I am off on a small town adventure, to Alexandra, where all the fruit Orchards will be in full spring blossom, so it should be wonderful. Wearing Chloe Nomade, 20ml parfum bottle which has more oompf than the edt.
Well, now I am less enamored of Blue. Had a week of tangled up in Blue, and then the passion lifted. What can I say, I’ve lost that lovin’ feeling. . . après la guerre!
(I’m on a cliche roll!)
And I’m loving it???
My cliches or Blue? (If Blue, do you have an fb?)
The mucic cliches. It always makes me happy to see song names in a non song related sentence. I don’t have blue, only smelled it once when it came out. I really like the men’s version, I bought it as a gift for someone last Christmas.
Memoire d un Odeur for a grey day of sightseeing
First we drove to Alesia, the battleground, where Cesar won the battle with Vercingetorix. Beautiful museum, and a gallo-roman excavation nearby.
On the way back we visited the Abby of Fontenay. A 11th century abby with many buildings, a beautiful roman church in a small valley.
Sadly the weather is cold and grey, but you can relax everywhere, when you have a nice holiday home…
Just googled your Abbey–sigh. Enjoy (but maybe with a hot tea or cocoa)!
Fontenay is such a beautiful place, glad to hear that you are enjoying yourself in spite of colder temperatures.
SOTD is Guerlain’s vintage Samsara EDP – finishing up the last drops of my bottle.
It’s kind of nice wearing the same scent for several days in a row, gives one a chance to sit with it and see how it develops day-to-day.
SmokeyToes, we are twins
Are you going to re-purchase?
I forget about Samsara, its bottle that is hidden in the back. I always enjoy it when I think of wearing it. I feel wrapped in sandalwood bliss
I have a backup of the vintage extrait. Can’t wait to crack that baby open!
I agree, wearing Samsara is like wearing an elegant silk velvet shawl that’s been stored in sandalwood-scented wrapping tissue.
Scent triplets! ? We smell great today!
This sounds like DKNY Be Delicious could OWN this week, that is, if anyone owns any of the line. (It was not for me, I must say.)
Same here – but I say you get points for for making apple pie. Not that I am a judge or anything.
SotD is Vitrum by Sammarco
Brrr, its getting colder every day here,
I wore a cashmere sweater and a leather jacket, but it was still chilly…
Update from Sonoma Scent Studio:
Great news! (drum roll please………………..)
Our perfumery and website will be re-opening in the next few days and I will send out another post when that happens. At that time, I will be taking pre-orders, which will ship out by early to mid-November. I expect to be fully operational by mid-November.
I *so* appreciate your patience and look forward to getting to know you.
Have a fabulous Monday!
Super! Thanks for the update!
As a non-Facebooker, I appreciate your updates! I think when she reopens it might be like when hot concert tickets go on sale and sell out in seconds, lol.
Thank you for the update! I wonder if the SSS site will be able to handle all the perfumista traffic that will show up on that first day?
Wearing Lost Cherry because I thought it was going to be a lot colder than it is out there.
Warm and muggy here today. So much so, that I had to turn the A/C back on. And yet, I had the heat on late last week. Crazy weather yoyo-ing all over the place.
SOTD = Samsara EdT. I decided to give my other bottle some love.
Thank you! I’m so happy I got my bottles when I did.
Weather twins. I am enjoying it!
Looks like this is the “going up” part of this week’s weather roller coaster.
It must be difficult to know what to wear. But real fall is around the corner (sigh). You smell plush and cosy of course.
You smell great today Robin!
Early this morning I began the day testing Creed Aventus For Her. It turned into a scrubber pretty quickly. To get it off, I had to wash my wrist 3Xs and use an alcohol wipe and it still lingered. Blech! After that trauma, I went with La Myrrhe.. So lovely.
Apologies to anyone out there who likes AFH…
So far all Creed scents I have tried have been scrubbers on me. Not luck with the line.
This was my first Creed scent. I haven’t tried any others. I’m not sure if I will bother now.
And the prices are ridiculous.
I haven’t had any luck with the few Creeds I’ve tried. Some started out promising but devolved into generic meh, or scrubbers. I do remember liking Fleurs de Bulgarie (I think it was that one) which was an old-fashioned, dark, powdery rose IIRC.
I would probably like FdB then. ?
Oh gosh…..so so sorry ?
The men’s Aventus is so popular, but I don’t like it either.
Oh gosh, you never know if what doesn’t work for you will be loved by someone else. I pass along samples that don’t work for me either. Even though I didn’t like it, I was happy to have the opportunity to try it! ?
I’ve never smelled any creeds. The YouTube fragrance community is crazy about them though, it’s so insane the hype they get. The only one that looks a teeny tiny bit interesting to me is Spice and Wood. If I’m honest, it’s because the bottle is nice.
I’ve never smelled any creeds. The YouTube fragrance community is crazy about them though, it’s so insane the hype they get. The only one that looks a teeny tiny bit interesting to me is Spice and Wood. If I’m honest, it’s because the bottle is nice.
Oh no on your super scrubber! I’ve been there and feel your scented pain.
Started the morning in sprays of JM Mimosa & Cardamom. Took afternoon spritzes of SL Datura Noir (which my phone wants to call Fatties Blowout. heh) care of a generous NSTer. It’s so pretty and perfect for this time of year. It doesn’t last long on me, though, like a lot of SL.
Sitting outside and thought I was getting wafts of something lovely from my coat. Turns out it’s Mimosa & Cardamom back for a 2nd showing.
Fatties Blowout probably wouldn’t sell but it makes me laugh! ?
Hey, I tried your trick of putting something in my ebay cart and got an email today that the price had been reduced. Got a vintage bottle of Dune for $15! Curious to see if it’s legit at that price, but at least I’m not out a lot of money if it’s not.
Get the heck outa here! I can’t imagine faking vintage Dune would be lucrative. Report back on it. Fingers crossed ?
I know! It was too good of a deal to pass up. It’s just a 30 ml bottle, but that’s the size I wanted, because: too much perfume. The seller has 100% positive feedback, so here’s hoping.?It should be here Thursday so I’ll report back!
Less is more with vintage Dune, thirty ml is perfect!
That’s happened to me a few times now! I didn’t even do it intentionally- I just habitually put stuff in carts everywhere and then forget about them, lol.
Great deal on the Dune!
It seems to be a new MO for ebay sellers. I approve
Hello everyone! Busy errand day for me. I finally got my flu shot. I also got a first frost alert on my phone, yuk!
I have 2 Demeter roll on perfume oils to give away. One in Snow, the other one is Salt Air. I’m offering them both to one regular Nster with a U.S address. I’m using Hajusuuri’s definition of regular.
Bleah on the frost alert! I heard that temps where my brother lives are plummeting down by Friday to a super chilly 11 degrees F. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! ❄
Ugh.. He’s in the Rockies, or around there?
Around there, yeah. He’s in Colorado. I’d say that the mountains are about an hour or two away from his house.
Forgot my sotd! Still running errands, anyway it’s Gucci by Gucci, square brown bottle. Guava, no apple.