Happy International Artist's Day! Our community project for today: match a fragrance with an artist or work of art, and tell us about it!
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 went with Pablo Picasso since it's also his birthday today. My very clunky perfume match for Boy with Pipe: Diptyque Volutes. I'm still out of town so of course I haven't got it with me, but after an afternoon on the road, I should have it on by dinner time.
Reminder: on 11/1, wear a fragrance with dried fruits, if you have one.
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 detail from Garçon à la Pipe by Pablo Picasso, 1905, via Wikipedia, public domain.
My perfume is L’Ambre des Merveilles, this is a perfect match for the exquisite autumnal painting by Maurice Dennis, a contemporary of Pierre Bonnard, ‘The Muses,’ (1893) this perfume is cosy, intimate and inviting , just like this painting – I feel elegant ,
relaxed and happy when I wear it.
Ooh I’m the first today!
You smell lovely, such a pretty amber.
I love the entire series, you smell marvelous!
Hi all, my SOTD is Niki de st Phalle extrait. I love the artist’ works, they are so quirky and colorful! I find her perfume so comforting, one of my favorite ‘green monster scents’.
Happy Friday everyone!
Whoa! What a great pick all around!
Oh, i thought about wearing Niki. You smell faboulous. Have you seenchere Giardino di Tarocchi in Italy?
Oooh, I had a bottle of this in the 80s and lived it. Miss that big green monsta!
And it really does come with its own artwork!
what a lovely painting and perfume match!
I need to seek this one out and have a sniff! It’s sounds gorgeous….
I love this one. It’s like a relaxed elegance. I’m thinking about offering to split a bottle at our Splitmeet tomorrow – I’ll see if anyone is interested.
You smell just wonderful today!
I’m in OJ Woman and pairing it with a song of the same name.
Musicians are artists, so then songs must be works of art, right?
I love Cat Power. That voice. Seeing her live is on my bucket list. She’s in Boulder tonight and I’d be there in a heartbeat if it wasn’t a thousand miles away.?
Madtownteen has school off, so looking forward to spending it with her.
Thanks madtowngirl, u smell pretty amazing too!
I saw Cat Power, at a festival Nick Cave organised in the UK a few years ago, she was pretty awesome!
I bet she was amazing!
I am listening…love her voice!
I love her voice so much.
I love deep raspy singing voices, I love Melissa Etheridge for this reason.
Its also nice to hear someone actually sing, since everything is so computerized these days..
Nice song pick!
Rock on mtg???
No art tie-in for me today (unless I argue that my perfume is art and the artist is Daniela Andrier) – my hand went straight to the little bottle of Gucci EDP, and, well … the hand wants what the hand wants. No regrets at all – my senses of taste (we got our espresso machine back yesterday!) and smell (orange blossom and cumin!) seem heightened this morning. Will be interesting to go outside and smell the fall leaves.
She is a perfume artist for sure.
Yum, what a wonderful combination!, Love orange blossom and cumin, this one sounds so good!
It’s d/c’d of course, but you can find it easily enough on eBay. There are two perfumes called “Gucci Eau de Parfum” – this one is the dark brown juice in the clear-glass bottle. It really is lovely.
Thanks SheriG, I will have a look.
Not really a response to your selection, but yesterday at my local nice grocery store, they were giving out various cheese samples, and I tried an aged gouda with cumin. It was surprisingly good and interesting; somehow the cumin gave it a sort of sweet taste. Very different.
I love Gouda in any way, shape or form!
Me too, Deva. There are no bad goudas in this world. ?
I love cheese with cumin. It’s a classic combination in the Netherlands and it’s called komijnekaas.
Oh, that’s interesting to know! Is it a holiday cheese or just everyday?
everyday. I guess it’s a tradition in my country to mix cheese with herbs and spices but the one with just cumin is the most common. Another older one is a cheese with cumin and cloves.
I almost wore Diptyque Volutes, too, Robin! But I opted for MFK Absolue pour le Soir at the last minute. As for artwork, I don’t know what to pair it with, although visually I keep associating the scent with cotton balls, big puffy fluff.
Well I am still not home, so I am still commando anyway! I am sure you can think of a matching artwork before I get home…
I am drinking Chai Tea…shocking I know..
Terre d’Hermes again and matching with this beauty
Of note, I cheated a bit since V over at BdJ used this one in her review.
Tonight, I am gong to the Italian Institute to hear a talk based on a book (that I have not read) Dianne Hales “La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World”. I hope its in English, since my Italian is not that good..
my outfit also matched my SOTD (its that art too)
Brown leather skirt and a romantic dusty rose sweater with balloon sleeves. Very earthy colors..
Lovely earthy combination all around.
At the risk of sounding uncultured, I think that would make a great area rug. I could see a whole mid century modern theme going on…
I just bought some new rugs and in my perusal, I found quite a few Klee-esque rugs. This one would make a cool rug!
Good morning and Happy FriYAY!!!!
Decided to go with my 1st idea (because I’m not very creative with art related themes) and go with Poopoo Pidoo. I’m matching that up with Andy Warhol’s Marilyn paintings. I smell pretty good this morning! LOL
Ooh, that’s a great pairing! We have a Warhol Marilyn screen print in our Chazen museum.
I hope your parent teacher meeting went well. I think boys are lazier and definitely more laid back. I wish mine were just a tad more competitive!
MMM’s Untitled which I’d pair with some green and leafy painting by Henri Rousseau.
In other news I was walking by a hair salon on the way to work and they had the best Halloween window display. A skinny little skeleton hanging in the window to which they had added a straight long blonde hair piece. I asked the guy out front if it was Gwyneth Paltrow and he said no it’s supposed to be Donatella! So funny!
LOL. Well, you could appreciate the joke, and we can. Thanks for sharing the amusement.
Ha! That’s hilarious.
It’s funny you mentioned Henri Rousseau. Yesterday when I was wearing Calamus, I thought it would be a good match with a green and leafy Rousseau!
I had not heard of that scent so I looked it up. Sounds fantastic! I love everything green! Will keep an eye out for it.
SOTD is Hendley Amora which I paired with this since it’s bright, cheerful, colorful, and a wee bit trippy:
I love Yayoi Kusama!
I’m not familiar with the perfume but love the artwork, you described it perfectly!
Kusama is so great! Thanks for sharing that sculpture.
That reminds me that I’ve got to get tickets for the Kusama exhibit that’s running in Boston
My older Monkey refers to herself as Yayoi Kusama some days. We have her children book, from here to infinity, and she adores it. She tells me sometimes that she is from Japan..so funny for an almost 5 year old.
I ended up buying the IT cosmetics CC cream. I will see how my skin likes it and some days I want a more full coverage look.
Oh I Love that image!! You must smell amazing!
I’m wearing Interlude Woman which seems too literal for my painting choice – Nancy and the Rubber Plant by Alice Neel – but I get a “perfume inside another perfume” feeling from the Amouage that complements the dissonance in Nancy’s expression in the painting. Happy Friday at last, everyone.
Love this and your interpretation of the scent/art. There’s a Dorian Gray thing happening with that painting behind the plant, lol.
I love Alice Neel’s portraits. Nice choice and an interesting comment on the Interlude.
Sycomore edt for me today!
Sorry not participating in the cp, i had such a busy week with the new job. So many new impressions, names and stuff. No room anymore in my head for other stuff haha
Extra happy its weekend!!!!!
You smell wonderful
Do not waste brain space on the cp! Hope the weekend is peaceful.
Wearing Safran Troublant today.
Also if you didn’t know already, Atelier Cologne have relaunched Mistral Patchouli as Patchouli Riviera:
I have a sample of Mistral Patchouli….that’s a great scent.
Need to seek out Safran Troublant and sniff that one someday….
You smelled gorgeous, for a little while, anyway.
Perhaps too on the nose, but I’m feeling it. Flos Mortis by Rogue Perfumery, and this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/La_Jeune_Fille_et_la_Mort-Marianne_Stokes-IMG_8224.JPG
In other news, I am now the proud owner of an old rectangular bottle of La Haie Fleurie! Never thought I’d get to smell this, so it is a very exciting purchase for me. I smell a lovely jasmine and also some root beer??? Also it’s created a thousand new lemmings for unobtainable things, because it contained a thin paper insert listing all its L’Artisan contemporaries. Now I’ll never rest until I smell their celery EdT! If anyone wants to read it, I put a photo on my instagram (@reginamint). But beware, or you too may be seized with unquenchable lemmings…
Wow! That bottle looks like an MPG. All very drool worthy.
And love the artwork you chose.
Congratulations on your purchase, my favorite jasmine
I knew it. I bought my La Haie in 2011, at Celeste in Den Haag. It was their very last bottle. It is a lovely jasmine with jonquille notes.
Congratulations! I have La Haie too, but in the newer style bottle. I have never seen the rectangular bottles.
Congratulations on your find! 8-10 years ago I won a Jean LaPorte L’Artisan sample set with 5 or 6 samples left in it. Celeri might have been one of the samples in that set that wasn’t included. I’m going to dig that set out this weekend and report back!
Honoring Sol DeWitt and conceptual art by being deliberately commando since I’m headed down to NY for Sniffapalooza. The concept I’m working with is that multiple scents, but not less than 4,will be applied over the course of the weekend
Fun weekend straight ahead!
Have fun at sniffapalooza!
Forgot what the project was today and didn’t have time to check, but I chose Santal 33. If anyone has a suggestion for a match, my ears are open!
A poster of the NYC skyline!
I had a serious plan to be some kind of artist when I grew up. Sadly, I had no talent to back up those daydreams…
But today, I smelling all kinds of artsy and dreamy in Salome. The opening is extra skanky this morning, not sure why. It’s quite cold here now, so I wonder if that brings those notes out more forcefully? Usually I just get a light “lived in” feeling.
Happy Friday fragrant friends! ✌?
Happy Friday Deva! I got your blue skies today?, which means lillyjo should get them tomorrow.
I’m expecting them!
I will try and send them your way!?
Yay for blue skies! ?
You smell fabulous! I think we have a lot of tastes in common.
Oh, good to know I have a scent twin! My tastes are so erratic and eclectic, I thought I was circling the periphery of perfumista land all alone…?♀️
Salome is a really great scent, someday i will buy a bottle..
Yes, you will! It’s scrumptious and sumptuous. I’m hoping you’re able to bag a bottle soon??
Hi, we could be distant cousins. I’m wearing Theo Fennell Scent and it gets mentioned with Salome in some reviews.
I haven’t smelled that one but the name does ring a bell. The thing about Salomé, at least on me, is that the ride is different almost every time I wear it.
There are tons of paintings to pair with it in a straight literal sense, but my favorite is the one linked below. It just cracks me up to no end! Not sure about the artist, but I’m thinking it’s a man. ??
Oh, dear. The Salome in that painting has *quite* an expression on her face. The peacock-feather skirt and necklace over half her chest is some outfit, too. Wow.
Skanky twins today in Salome!
Wearing Rose Oud by Kilian.
Today is an important day for me:
1) Two weeks of staying in bed, hopefully only two to go.
2) My new bed arrived, and I am back in my own room.
3) I finally got a wired internet connection (high speed, unlimited traffic).
You’re halfway there! Congratulations. What have you found to be the best way to pass the time?
Thank you, Regina.
Well, I work a little, but as for leisure:
1) Finished all Josephine Tey mysteries (thank you for recommending, Robin) and read Midnight in Chernobyl.
2) Playing Gems of War on my phone (match 3/RPG game)
3) Started crocheting (are there any crocheters on NST?)
4) An interesting app for music training – Perfect Ear – Music Theory, Ear & Rhythm Training
5) My cat, of course (she is currently chasing her tail on the floor near me).
I’m one, Glannys, good luck with the rest of the time in bed.
High five, Aurora!
I am a knitter, no crochet for me. But crochet is better suited for staying in bed.
Yes, I knitted a little a long time ago, and I think you are right. You should still be able to knit in bed, but crocheting is easier when lying down.
Our local library has a weekly crochet and knitting group. I was there this week and it was lovely and peaceful, a circle of women chatting and working on community blankets.
I hope the next two weeks go swiftly
It’s really a relaxing activity, almost hypnotic. Well, maybe not when you drop a stich. :mrgree: But as my mum pointed out, it’s more frustrating when you drop a stitch knitting.
I crocheted an afghan years ago after I quit smoking, but then I got a puppy and was sufficiently distracted. Thank you for recommending the music app—I really only ever understood music theory on paper, where it’s really just math, and it would be nice if I could make a little progress on that front.
Enjoyed those Tey novels you recommended. Well, the first two were a bit weak (early efforts, I guess), and the last one had a very slow first half but an excellent second one. Her other works were excellent, in my opinion.
You have a great attitude, Glannys, happy halfway mark ?
Congratulations in getting halfway there! The new things sound good especially the kitty. I really love Rose Oud a lot, it’s a beautiful version of that combination.
Thank you. The kitty is not new, but watching her or snuggling with her never gets old. She spends a lot of time with me.
I hope the next two weeks will pass fast!
I will need to check out that music app – my ability to sight sing or recognize intervals (we got graded for that in high school) is terrible and I would really like to improve.
You smell great, and yay for all the other good news!!
You got this Glannys!!
Scent of the morning: Profumum Roma Olibanum. I looked up “church in Rome” on Wikimedia commons, and this photograph was one of the first to come up: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Santa_Maria_dell%27Orto_(Rome)_-_Interior.jpg
I’m going to imagine that churchgoers used frankincense in that church.
So there it is. I tried.
Happy Friday, folks!
That’s one I hope to get some more use out of this winter
What a gorgeous church!
My thoughts exactly!
And that photographer took a great picture. I’ll have to see if he’s posted other pictures on Wikimedia commons. But I also thought that was a beautiful church interior.
you get points!
Thanks! Have a good weekend!
Enjoying a rare Friday off that I didn’t ask for. Haven’t taken a shower yet and sitting in Chanel no 5. After my shower, I will wear Coco Mademoiselle to help with my decision.
Ooh happy Friday off!
I do not see perfume as tangible art. My SOTD is HdP 1876 Mata Hari. This is the best that I can do although it feels too literal. Not sure if this link will work.
It is a lovely dusky rose. I found it hard to think of an art association. Perfumes usually reflects my mood, or a mood. You smell gorgeous at any rate.
That’s really beautiful.
Yes I agree with L2SG. Another excellent pairing!
Broke out my back-up bottle of Douceur de Siam, Dusita boxes are very artistic and have lines from the founder’s father poems.
Nice. I think her father paased away not too long ago.
I chose Providence Perfume Company Tabac Citron as my SOTD and am pairing it with Dali’s The Ghost of Vermeer of Delft Which Can Be Used as a Table (best painting title ever? quite possibly).
The perfume is bright citrus with earthy and creamy blonde tobacco and sandalwood, so I wanted art wirh yellow and brown.
I am overjoyed that it’s Friday. I have so many plans this weekend, which is rare for me. I’m going to the movies every day of the weekend! Tonight it’s Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite and dinner. We’re considering either an Eastern Eurpoean and Jewish cuisine diner or a Korean restaurant, both new to us. Maybe we’ll theme the night since the movie is Korean.
Tomorrow we’re venturing to explore a neighborhood we’ve only driven through before. We’ll eat at a Hawaiaan restaurant and go watch the insane movie The Boxer’s Omen. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3-ClyEJFm4/?igshid=735bz86rm2zj
Finally on Sunday we’re taking a friend to watch the original A Nightmare on Elm Street at a big, fancy movie theatre. She likes horror movies but is easily scared so we’re hoping this is a good way to have her watch this horror classic.
Parasite was my favorite of Fantastic Fest and so far, the whole year overall. I hope you like it!
(and don’t miss The Lighthouse which is out now too!)
I couldn’t believe when I saw The Lighthouse and Parasite are released the same weekend. The Saturday and Sunday movies we’re going to are both one-time showings, so we’re planning on seeing The Lighthouse next weekend.
Do let us know how you like Parasite. My husband is going to see it and give me his thoughts on if I’ll like it. He’d see it again if I wanted him to.
I will report back tomorrow.
Your perfume and art pairing is perfect! There’s a dichotomy in Tabac Citron, and the painting has that as well.
I chose Acqua di Parma Profumo for the Mona Lisa. This contemporary but really timeless chypre would suit her, I think.
Saturday here and I am going nautical in Sel Marine to match this image of the replica of the Endeavour tall ship and the waka ( canoe) that might have brought the first Maori navigators and explorers to this country, from across the Pacific …to mark Tuia 250… The 250 anniversary of the first encounter between Europeans ( Captain Cook on the ship Endeavour, in 1769) and Maori in Aotearoa/NZ. Tuia means to bind, or weave which reflects the idea of an encounter. Tuia is not a ‘celebration’ here but more of an acknowledgement . Cook went on to Australia in 1770. Eventually the Endeavour was scuttled off Rhode Island during the War of Independence, after being used as a prison ship, and then as part of a blockade to Newport.
That forest poll was so great…i have ordered a FB blind buy of Chypre Mousse ( the most mentioned) and lots of samples. Exciting.
A bit more for history buffs….Robin!
Oh cool! I am a day late but off to read now.
So, today I’m trying two of the sandalwood samples that were included in my recent purchase of a bottle of Santal Noble (MPG) from Luckyscent. On my left wrist is Goldfield & Banks White Sandalwood. It is sweet, warm, and lovely, with a gorgeous red rose note and some saffron. Sandalwood is present but not in the foreground. On my right wrist is Nobile 1942’s Sandalo Nobile. It’s also very nice, a tad less sweet, with a strong fig note but also something quite buttery about it, perhaps due to the benzoin it has. Its notes include iris but I’m not picking up on that. I think of the two, I’d go with the White Sandalwood if purchasing another bottle, which is not in the immediate future anyway. My samples also included two I’ve tried before, Escentric Molecule 01, too piercing and sharp for my nose, and Tom Ford Santal Blush. I actually own a bottle of this but have moved it to the back of my perfume cabinet because I began to dislike something about it. I think it just had too much spice in it for my taste. Sandalwood is really an intriguing perfume note that goes in so many different directions, from the dry and meditative to the more rich and warm. I’m going to pair my roses-noted version in White Sandalwood with a beautiful portrait by Eakins of a lovely meditative woman with a pink blouse, Maud Cook. (I want to be her!) View it here: https://mydailyartdisplay.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/portrait-of-maud-cook-by-thomas-eakins.jpg
On second thought, could the buttery note I’m picking up in the Sandalo Nobile be iris? Is iris buttery?
Yes, iris could be buttery!
That is a beautiful portrait. Have you tried Abel Red Santal. I liked it a lot but it might have too much spice for you. The Goldfield and Banks sounds nice
White Sandalwood sounds beautiful. So many new brands, and new things to sample!
Eau Duelle today. Love this on cool days. It’s vtg Addict’s younger sister. ?
Oh, I guess it is!
vintage Opium EdT. I associate it with Jerry Hall and Roxy Music. Brian Ferry is still a great artist and is still a cool guy.
Now testing a vintage Gucci No3, still intact and bought for 15€ on evilbay. What a great deal! Enjoy your weekend, you all!
We saw Brian Ferry live earlier this year and he’s still got it! He is a class act and uses lots of live musicians: violins, saxophones, cellos. We were impressed. My husband has been a long time fan. BTW I took your advice on the Theo Fennell Scent!
I am wearing L’Artisan Vanilia today, an old favourite of mine.
I need lots of comfort today , a long and exciting day ahead !!
Love Vanilia, it is so delightfully trashy!
I am reveling in the fabulous Salome, thanks to the generous kpaint! It’s cold and blustery out today, so this is just perfect.
I’m wearing Parfum Quartana Hemlock today. I’m sure someone way more knowledgeable about art could come up with a painting to match. I just reorganized my closet a few days ago and found this sample (obtained a year ago) at the back. I am feeling qutie overwhelmed by the size of my collection at the moment so despite really enjoying this, I’m not going to buy…. need to stop buying for a while and just start using!
I hear you on the overwhelming part!
I’m wearing one of my favourite roses Une Rose Nacrée du Désert, all muted tones and lovely wistfulness. Its mood reminded me of this delightful animation by Michael Dudok de Wit.
Love that film!
A little melancholy but so enjoyable to watch! Beautifully done!
Grumpy cat, which I have no link to, is Straight to Heaven.
Like Madtowngirl, I went with music as art, and like Jada, I went with Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol photographed the cover for this iconic album
I am wearing and matching it with Musc Ravageur. I’m pretty sure I smell like seventies Mick Jagger!
Nice!? I love Musc Ravageur, I have a serious lemming for the body oil.
I’ve had a hectic week, and not kept up with NST at all – I have lots of weekend reading to look forward to.
Last weekend I went shopping for a new sewing machine, very successfully, now I need to hope that I can have similar success with a car. My car is a 1992 Mazda MX6, I’ve had it for 18 years and loved it, but it’s reached the point where it’s silly to pay yet more to keep it on the road. Some would say that point passed 10 years ago
Best I don’t spend too much on perfume for the next few months, and look at what I already have that might fit a new category of “best perfumes for car shopping”. For today’s first investigations, I’m thinking of 24 Faubourg.
You have a ‘92 MX6!? Get out!! I had a ‘91 in college. Got it my senior year, it was my very first brand new car. Does yours have the seatbelts that are attached to the door?
Seatbelts attached to the door! No, that sounds a bit disturbing
I know what you’re talking about re: seatbelt attached to the door!
Two of my favorites to pair… Le Temps d’une Fête and Manet’s Le Dejeuner sur L’Herbe. I still remember coming around a corner in the Musée d’Orsay and being confronted by this painting. And then behind me the stunning Olympia. So thrilled.
Proud of myself for finally getting my fuzzy butt down to Social Security to get a replacement card. It wasn’t that bad. Half hour wait. Nice guy with a sense of humor,
Finishing my Julie Andrews marathon tomorrow with Mary Poppins. Dame Andrews won’t be there, but it should be fun.
I still need to replace my SS card too. I wonder if it can be done online? The SS office in St. Petersburg has lines out the door all the time. DREADING it!
I envy your trip to the Musée d’Orsay! The day we went it was closed?? There’s a LOT going on in that painting…
You can try logging into your account on The SS website.
And see if you can do it online. It didn’t allow me to, but it says elsewhere that it can be done. I needed it to get an enhanced ID.
Musee d’Orsay is my favorite museum in Paris. I have been to Paris 3x and I made it a point to visit it each time!
Dear NST I’ve missed you! Sorry to have neglected to take part in discussions for the past several months. I’m still over here sniffing away!
SOTD is Gucci Memoire d’Une Odeur, which I am super into these days.
Just saw there is a parfum version of Coromandel out… has anyone tried it?? Might it appear in the splitmeet?
Good to see you! You smell great!
O boy. This split meet is going to be fantastic! I have to read up on the rules. ?
I have it. It’s fabulous. Richer than the edp. I keep my Parfum bottle in the refrigerator.
I have it but it is still shrinkwrapped. I didn’t think of it as a potential splitmeet item but I may just do that!
Aiyieee! If you split the parfum, I am so in! Will be watching for your Sunday post.
I literally could not smell the Gucci. Glad someone is enjoying it. I really like the bottle.
I’m wearing Portrait of a Lady by Malle. It goes well with the theme because if you search for images of “Portrait of a Lady” there are a few paintings with this name!
Ha! Good thinking!
Bulgari eau The Noir, which probably doesn’t really pair with this, but I get an email everytime this painter puts a new painting up for sale, and I find her stuff intriguing. We actually bought a very small painting of her years ago as a group gift for somebody.
Interesting paintings, I don’t think that’s a bad match at all!
I’m with Madtowngirl, music is art, and this morning’s earworm is “Tied to the Whipping Post.” I’m wearing Cuir de Russie parfum.
Wearing Carnal Flower in 80 degree weather. An invisible but absolutely noticeable tuberose shield!
Nice! I just bought a limited edition bottle of this today!
Ooh is it the beautiful synesthesia bottle??
It is! I forgot about these bottles and they were on display at the boutique. Although I liked the colors of the Iris Poudre the most, I cannot justifying more since I already have 150mLs in my collection.
SOTD = St. Clair Scents Pandora
I did not have a specific painting in mind but really any painting where the focal point is a box or a jar or where there’s a woman looking unfocused into the distance would fit.
It’s Sniffapalooza weekend and I’m on my way to the Madison Avenue Kilian boutique to met up primarily with Daisy (coolcookstyle) and any other Sniffapalooza attendees who happen to be there. Tomorrow is. Full day of Sniffapalooza. Now that I am more well versed in IG, I may just post picture bites of the event ?.
Besides Memo Paris, I may also split Mugler Les Exceptions Hot Cologne and will also take interest in Hermessence and the other Hermes travel spray sets. I will post on Sunday!
looking forward to pictures! This sounds like a fun event, but I get overwhelmed in one perfume boutique…enjoy!!
It is a fun event! I am just in my way home from the Madison Avenue trek and dinner!
You can build up a tolerance over time. I still regret not going to the Sniffa-type thing organized by the Perfume Posse in LA, was it five years ago? Anyway, have a wonderful weekend, Hajusuuri, and all you other Sniffas!
True about building up tolerance ?. It seems that the LA and maybe the Chicago tours were about that long ago!
Ooh, did you smell Rolling in Love and Woman in Gold? I’m curious about those two. Have a great time!
I didn’t care much for Rolling in Love when I first tried it so will need to revisit. Woman in Gold is terrific and I have the travel spray set of it!
I hope you don’t mind, but I have sampled Pandora and think that a pre-Raphaelite version would be perfect! This is by DG Rossetti: https://www.oceansbridge.com/shop/artists/r/roh-ros/rossetti-dante-gabriel/pandora-1879
I don’t mind at all and was hoping someone would chime in with what they think would fit so thank you!
Hope your Sniffa was fabulous! ??
It was and I stimulated the economy already. Let’s see what tomorrow brings!
Sniffa sounds like such a great time! I’m a bit envious. ?
What Memo are you splitting? And did you ever get the Mugler amber?
Oy! Winter Palace!
I got the sample of the amber and it was not anything special.
Checking in late, busy day. I’m wearing Amouage Epic. A lot of really great paintings could be called epic, but this is mine for today:
Victory leading the people by Eugène Delacroix
That’s definitely a great example of an epic woman!
For some reason it makes me think of Kara Walker’s current installation at the Tate Modern. Anti-epic, and ant-colonial, to the max. Amazing looking work.
Le Mat from my new decant. Enjoying it, took some time though. It’s dusky rose on my sweater. On skin, the syrupy immortle note is appearing. Will think about a bottle, but not sure from where? I found the brand website, looking for stockists. TGIF
Twisted Lily has it, sorry can’t remember who else!
Well, late today and couldn’t get my picture to load.
SoTD: Cuir Pleine Fleur by Heeley.
I think this is very nice- thank you TL for my sample! The violet is really green leaves. It does have some of the Chergui resemblance as it wears. It is a proper perfume, different from the other leathers, it is quite noticeable light way sometimes more suede,but I do get a bit of the saddle leather/ barn effect and It is crisp. For me it is very different than anything I have, and the bottle is beautiful. I would like to wear it again.
My picture was a cool African violet in a glass vase with a white
and bright tones of gray in the background. Perfectly poised and pressed.
Cuir Pleine Fleur is lovely. Great pairing!
I’m in the sadly discontinued Mauboussin Histoire d’Eau, and looking at their website, they seem to have discontinued the wonderful Mauboussin Mauboussin as well, and replaced their interesting feminines with scents that all feature a praline note. Sigh.
Anyway, I paired Hd’E with The Traveler, by Russian Cubo-Futurist Liubov Popova, link here: https://www.nortonsimon.org/art/detail/M.1967.11.P The distinct, rather than well-blended, notes of mandarin orange, myrtle, and leather seem to fit with Cubo-Futurism, and the myrtle reminded me of the green of the umbrella, although on my tablet at least, the online version seems to have a more muted green than my print.
After a summer spent dealing with a weirdly prolonged recovery from minor (and successful) surgery, followed by an exhausting case of midlife mono, I am finally feeling like myself. Tomorrow my gentleman friend and I are eating tapas and seeing a Belgian vocal group perform works by various Bachs, which I have been looking forward to for weeks. Sunday is a free concert by the Hollywood Piano Trio, in a lovely Unitarian church atop a canyon with a view of the ocean. Happy classical music season to those who celebrate it, and happy weekend, everyone!
Laurels, glad you are well after so much bother! Your weekend plans sound perfect.