Happy Almost-Friday and happy Halloween! What fragrance are you wearing?
I am happily wafting Vetiver Tonka. Hermès says there is dried fruit, so there must be.
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.
Hilde Soliani Bacio, delicious creamy orange today
Anything creamy orange is appealing to me!
Hello! Commando this morning..
I am dressing as Cleopatra today and will have to pick a scent later on to match.
Chai tea with soy milk.
Off to lunch with a girlfriend of mine..so much free time for me when my FIL is here.
Something opulent and over the top methinks
open to suggestions..
I don’t know what you have but I would go for something in the spicy oriental family. I have a DSH perfume based on an pharaonic recipe and it has alot of cinnamon notes with balsams
How about Elizabeth Taylor’s Passion?
Cleopatra used to have the sails of her ship soaked in perfume, so people would smell her coming from miles away!
Think SILLAGE!!!!! LOL
A big sillage perfume I should wear this evening?
I also think of Elizabeth Taylor when I think of Cleopatra, and I know she wore Bal à Versailles. Spray yourself 20 times and wear every piece of jewelry you own! LOL
I don’t have that one that fragrance.
I will probably post a photo, so look out.
I knew someone here besides me would think of La Liz when Cleopatra was mentioned. I have seen most of her (earlier) films except that one, but I’ve heard plenty about the production of. Oh! Smellgood, what about Poison? Sillage and Liz/Cleo all in one shot (spray)?
And don’t forget the heavy eyeliner.
Fille en Aiguilles. The first time I tried this I hated it, but today it is fantastic.
I felt the same. Now, I wish I could find at least a decant.
I luckily got a used bottle with 40ml on the parfumo Souk for a decent price. So glad I splurged on this..
Oh, we are scent twins and smell fantastic
You smell great!
Good morning Y’all….and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
For this holiday of all day treats and chocolate and sugar overdose, I’m wearing Prada Candy. It’s the perfect choice today…..
That IS perfect!
That is perfect, maybe I will wear that tonight.
Happy Halloween! Dressed as the Tin Man for work, in my giant silver disco shirt and silver glitter Converse. I made a silver funnel hat out of wire and ribbon that kind of wrecked my hands but looks great!
Wearing the original CdG x Stephen Jones since it fit my silvery look. Wish I had Tar or Garage for a better fit but I deeply love the one I chose. What would y’all have picked?
You smell fantastic–I love that CdG.
Thanks, me too! I wish they’d relaunch it.
What a great idea! Very tired and can’t think of anything better than Stephen Jones, plus, yum.
You’re in good company. Loooong week.
Eau de Protection, Etat Libre d’Orange.
Ha! I wonder what a witch’s choice of niche scent would be- ?
Another great avatar!!
Has chocolate marzipan 8 been here lately?
Tiger’s Nest, after radiation.
How are you feeling with the treatments? Usually the patients do okay with them. Take a walk outside everyday, it helps with the fatigue.
Radiation is a piece of cake compared to chemo. It is freezing cold and pouring rain here, NOT going to walk anywhere outside. The worst part is having to take an hour or two out of every day to go to the hospital, but it could be WAY worse. Thanks for asking!
Hang in there ScentSpirit
Heal-y vibes to you, SS.
Really glad to hear it, & hope it stays that way!
Glad to hear it’s a drag, but not awful! Hopefully it’ll be behind you before you know it.
You’ve got a great attitude and that makes a big difference! Hang in there and good luck!
Good luck and best wishes! I’ve done radiation but not chemo. Your outlook is so strong. Stay well.
Hope the radiation sessions will pass quickly!
In true perfumista spirit!
Not since early October.
I’m very happy in Amouage Dia and trying out Courrèges en Blanc. The Courrèges is lovely, a really easy to like gourmand iris with some fruit. I think I paid around € 15 for a 50 ml bottle, which seems ridiculous.
Dia is nearly as good as Gold, and the dry down is just as wonderful.
I find that Dia is much easier to wear than Gold. I think that the animalic notes in Gold are just too much.
You know, my nose must be off, or it’s just that my perception of animalic notes is widely different as I don’t get any of those in Gold. Dia is beautiful as well, and the dry down is to die for.
I love Dia but could not handle Gold and found them dissimilar. Funny how we perceive scents so differently!
You are all crazy It’s Gold’s little sister.
Participating in a group costume at work that’s barely a costume. We’re shark week, so I’m wearing a shark fin headband and we’re all wearing grey day of the week shirts with blood dripping.
I managed to find a perfume that fits Halloween, this week’s CP, AND next week’s CP. It’s Cadavre Exquis the Bruno Fazzolari and Antonio Gardoni collaboration. It’s got dried fruit, chocolate, and curry and other spices to my nose.
Oh, and I’m wearing these earrings. https://www.whileodinsleeps.com/product-page/spo0oo00oky-polly
These are truly adorable!
LOL, that is a hilarious idea for a group costume. I love it.
2nd. Plus, barely a costume is the best kind.
It took a little explaining without the group all together, but it was easy and fun. Some departments went all out – IT was Super Mario Kart and they decorated their large area by building a race track with DIY’d karts that they could wear.
There’s no joy in Mudville today. (Our Astros lost. Great series though!)
I’m wearing Zoologist Camel today for the CP. Wonderful. The cinnamon is standing out most to me right now.
At least we smell great. ?
Poison from 1986, the little Esprit bottle. It’s brown sludge, but it smells exactly how I remember it from the 90’s. I don’t wear it often because I got it to remember someone by. Got crazy and dabbed some on. How is this not still worn widely? It’s fantastic.
Ohh, you smell glorious!
I do! I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t wash my arms and it’s still cogitating in the background.
Love that it is brown sludge and still smells the same!
thirty three year old sludge at that. What a tremendous beast it is.
Yum! You are still smelling glorious! I love me some Poison ?
Have you tried the current formulation? I’m thinking I’d like to try a lighter Poison for every day use. I hear it is more incense than tuberose, but still sheerer.
I will be chained to my desk all day today, but no doubt procrastinating by reading NST, trying to jam through several writing projects before I head to MD on Sunday for work. But, I am celebrating the Day O’ Candy in the vanilla icing confection Acqua E Zucchero by Profum Roma! It was a gift from husband yesterday, along with Nicolai’s Cap Neroli and Dusita’s La Douceur de Siam– all in travel sizes from 8 to 15 mls… perfect! Yesterday was my birthday (so not a daily thing to be scoring perfume gifts .)
She-ra, lean in. I am in your scentzone this AM for sure!
You’re husband is so thoughtful! Enjoy your new scents!:
Happy Birthday! And house twins!
Nice gifts- I’ve smelled 2/3 (PdN and Dusita) and they are both fabulous.
Oops! House twins retracted ?
Happy birthday! Nice gifts. Love Cap Neroli and have a sample of the Dusita and really enjoy it. I think you are due same procrastinating….
Gold star for hubby! Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, and cheers on the Cap Néroli. It is gorgeous!
The Cap Neroli it turns out was a gwp on Luckyscent–15 mls so a generous one. The problem was, my husband lost it. We were at dinner and I was ooohing and aaahing my presents and cards when my husband confessed he had had another gift, but he couldn’t find it. He thought he might have hidden it in one of his drawers but he’d looked and looked to no avail. So when we got home, I snuck away to have a look myself. Yep, tucked between two sets of black socks buried in his sock drawer was a black Nicolai bag
Happy birthday and maybe your hubs could be a squirrel for Halloween :)!
Haha! I love that. I really like squirrels. Many of our neighbors consider them pests, and they do yell at our cats hours on end–but they make me laugh, especially when the babies chase each around and around the tree trunks . . . or our orange tabby tries to catch them in the trees–he runs on top of the branches trying to reach around to the bottom where some clever squirrel is hanging just out of his reach.
Good thing you know your hubby’s habits so well Happy Birthday!
LOL, I love that you are a bit of a snoop. Hey, perfume was involved, how could you not be??
Believe me, nothing would induce me to poke through my husband’s sock drawer other than a search for perfume!
Hey, happy birthday to you! Chain some cake to your desk too to help with your work project. Have a brilliant year ahead
Hey, back atcha! I really enjoyed “Scented”!
Hooray! Happy bday ?
Happy Birthday! Enjoy your wonderful good smellies!
Happy belated, you little Scorpio you!
Adding more birthday wishes, Oakland Fresca! Great gifts.
Happy Birthday – and great presents!
Happy Birthday! I love the sock story..
Happy birthday! And kudos to your hubs for the fragrant gifts!
Happy happy birthday!
Happy Scented Birthday Oakland Fresca! ?
Celebrating Halloween in Sixteen92 Hellebore. “Tuberose absolute, Sambac Jasmine, oakmoss, tobacco, chilled earth, cocao, black musk”.
No costume for me unfortunately, but I’ll be marathoning some horror classics and hoping the neighbor on the other side of our duplex doesn’t scare off all the kids like he did last year.
Oh, your scent sounds great fun.
What on earth did he do to scare off the kids???
I am hoping we get a good turnout despite the weather, because otherwise I will be eating all the Peanut Chews.
It is! Enjoying my sample.
Less scared them off in a fun Halloween way and more just being a crusty old fart telling them to shoo.
Aw! That’s a shame.
We don’t get that many kids any more even though more kids live in the neighborhood. I think more people are doing trunk or treat events.
The scent sounds great!
Dusita Fleur de Lalita- just needed a dose of pretty today. I’m really looking forward to the end of this rainy spell.
I hear you. This is one of my least favorite weather patterns. Warm rain. It’s just a blend of sweat and rain…hard to dress right.
Yeah, that’s true, though I really dislike cold rain just as much. I just hate feeling soggy all day- doesn’t help that I don’t have an office.
That’s a good one
I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I do.
You smell amazing!
This is one is on my wish list….
Thank you! It’s definitely worthy of making “the list”.
You smell beautiful.
It is a must try.
1) Dressed as Elizabeth Holmes with a bad blonde wig and ‘Scam Artist’ sash. I have a cold, so my voice is deep enough already! A co worker is dressed as Adam Nuemman with a sash that says “Kombucha on tap”
2) Am in Petals fragrance from Beautypie; wanted a skin scent that would not further aggravate my cold.
3) Am drinking a hot chai made with soymilk. Perfect.
Elizabeth Holmes….haha I love your choice. Scary indeed….
Muhaha- I vant to TAKE your blood draw! Muhahaha!
Feel better soon!
SotD is Œillet Bengale!
I was lucky enough to get in on a split of OB. Can’t wait to try it!
I hope you will like it Petunia! The order is on it’s way from Aedes
Let us know what you think!
I love it, especially in autumn and winter (see my reply below to Austenfan)
Petunia, I did not realize you joined in unsniffed!
If you hate it, would think you could get rid of it in the next swapmeet.
I think that I will like it since it was compared to YSL Opium Fleur de Shanghai on Fragrantica which I really like a lot.
Its perfect for these cold autumn days…when you wait for the train or bus while the sun sets, and you dive nose deep into your scarf or coat to keep warm and then you smell all the spicy/balsamic goodness….. ?
I agree. It’s a great scent in colder weather.
If you ever have the opportunity to try Le Galion Ame Perdue, do try it. Though different in theme (AP is a fruity chypre) they share a similar warmth. They are both by Rodrigo Flores-Roux.
Ah thanks, sounds good! Do you know a store in The Netherlands where you can try/buy them?
According to this link Parfumaria ought to have it, but it’s not listed on Parfumaria’s website. I tried it once while in Paris at Jovoy. I almost bought it.
Thank you! I did some searching as well and it seems Celeste carries the line but l’âme perdu is not listed.
Maybe Ill have a better chance in France (i hope to visit again soon…maybe just maybe in december).
You smell so lovely!
No costume for me today, nor anything with dried fruits, but I felt the need for Mitsouko. It’s not dried, but it is peach….
My husband gave me this bottle years ago, and I wore it to work. I got a couple of compliments, which made me decide it was too big for work. So, I haven’t worn it near as much as it deserves. Gonna rectify that.
Were they backhanded compliments, or you just felt conspicuously fragranced??
To steal Oakland’s line, it’s raining violets. I’m celebrating the rain we’re having today with Violette Sacree. I wish that I had some Violette pastille candy for Halloween.
Rain here too, and wind, and no violets
SL Arabie–dates, figs, and spices, oh my.
Yep. Arabie probably always wins this cp.
Wearing the smallest squirt of Au Coeur du Desert on my belly today. It’s gray and wet in my neck of the woods and it fits the bill today. I am still debating on if I should double my dogs’ Barkbox since the past couple months they gotten one.
I would have never sought to spritz my belly. I usually do wrists and sides of my neck
I usually do too but my place of work had a fit about it, complaining about transfer and one co worker says it makes her eyes water. After 11 years, people are now complaining. So this is my work around.
I think you need a sample of Secretions Magnifique for work.
That would be funny.
Fille en Aiguilles, which reminds me a lot of the green spruce bubble bath liquids, when I was a kid…
I remember going to a small pharmacy in Oberstdorf in the Allgau where they made kiefer soap and the smell was a beautiful combination of fresh green spruce and pine forests. It was one of the most incredible smells I can remember. The soap was a beautiful shade of deep green
That sounds wonderful! I was in Oberstdorf 26 years ago. No real memories of the place, but I had a feast of Bavarian food I will never forget ?
You smell nice Robin! If Hajisuuri’s split goes through that would be my choice. And Mryhhe Eglantine too although they are not offering the 15 ml bottles online anymore. Why?!
I went with Ambre Merveille. The last time I tried it was in summer and I got much cat pee. A wise NSTer suggested trying again in cooler weather and I am glad I did because now I am getting salted caramel goodness. That’s good cuz I have a full 100 ml bottle.
They might just be out of them. Hermes always takes stuff off the site when it is out of stock.
And of course you smell fantastic too!
I hope so!
I was on hold with Hermes for over 5 minutes so I will try again tomorrow!
Ugh! That’s long!
Rabbit rabbit rabbit – a cold start to November so am in Fille de Berlin. Yesterday was also cold and as I walked up the hill, across a paddock in the early morning I noticed four rabbits,each sitting in a small pool of sunshine away from the bushes, warming themselves after a night of rain showers. Boring work project today that I have put off starting every day this week but first a wander through the pine forest.
Seeing rabbits out and about is surely more important than boring work project!
I’m in Vent Vert, which is the witchiest perfume I own.
Ah, we need a “witchiest” project!
Ooh, good call! That sounds like fun!
You could do it for 30Apr/01May 2020 (Walpurgisnacht) ??♂️
Which I had to google!
On topic, finally, with Kenzo Jungle Elephant. I think I might as well blow out the Otherland candle I’m burning while pretending to work from home…all I can smell is the elephant!
Which Otherland candle, and is it good? (Even if it can’t compete with Elephant)
Canopy (I keep wanting to call it “fern”). It has a fig note. It’s quite nice, but not autumnal. But I can’t really justify breaking into the new one(s) sitting in my closet…
Happily (hopefully) not scaring anybody in Houbigant’s Le Parfum Ideal, courtesy of a lovely NSTer.
I thought I had a lot of choice in regards to dried fruit, but not as much as I thought. I’ve got Fille en Aiguilles, I wasn’t in the mood for that, but as I think about it, I’ve decided that’s what I’ll wear.
I had an email from World saying they are having a 30% off sale this weekend, including fragrance. Could be better than shopping for a new car
Happy Halloween everyone (in the U.S.)! My plan for later tonite was to take a walk down our town’s historic houses street where almost all the residents have their properties done up in awesome and OTT Halloween scenes – some of them are really newspaper-worthy – but it has been raining ALL WEEK. Including today. So. I still may take a gander, wearing my cat ears, of course. Afterwards I may or may not watch The Shining that I have been saving on my DVR for just such an occasion.
It was drenched here too. I hope you had a good time
I find The Shining so scary! Maybe my memory has exaggerated it.
SOTD is vintage Opium extrait.
Oh wow! That must be so good!
Thanks Gail, it’s super thick and oily in texture and a deep orange/amber color.
Oh my god. I can’t even imagine. I wore Opium EDT when I was 17. The extrait must be dizzying.
My new (21-something) employee liked it. She said she’s never smelled anything like it, meant in a good day, I hope…
Happy Halloween. Wearing Ormonde Woman. It’s pouring rain and windy here, several area communities postponed trick or treat until tomorrow or Saturday, but my town is forging ahead. For the first time, I have to leave a bowl on my porch because I’m serving dinner to the football team; I’m wondering how that will go. (Full size Skittles and Starburst – will they last past the first group of kids who ventures up my steps?)
We left the bowl out one year; I think it lasted for 1 trick-or-treater.
Happy Halloween, everyone! I’m in Mad et Len Petits Papiers on my left arm and Krigler Topaze Imperial 213 (the last of my sample) on my right arm.
I can’t stop spraying the Mad et Len. I’ve been wearing it since I received it from a wonderfully generous NSTer this week. It is like wearing the fragrant equivalent of a soft, warm and fuzzy blanket. Mmmmmm, so wonderful.
I am jealous, I want that one!
I’d be glad to send you a decant of the MeL! Pretty sure you know my email. ?
Thank you so much but trying to keep decants to a minimum…I have too many, and too many are spoiled. I will just dream!
I am in Frapin 1270 today. Lots of dried fruit in that one (and some booze, too)!
Yay dried fruit! Double yay for booze!! ☺️
Happy Halloween everyone! Smelling of anise-y sweet grass in CdG + Monocle Yoyogi.
Sounds fantastic! and that name is amazing. ?
SotD = Theorema
I love the artwork up top today. ♥️ So adorable. Remember when Halloween was more cute than scary? I do. ☺️
Theorema smells like candy to me!?
The scent makes me want to eat chocolate ? and those chewy sugar-coated orange slices ? and drink some sweet and spicy tea. ☕ Or maybe something stronger, lol. ? It’s been a strange and wild day so far. ?
Have a safe and happy Halloween, friends! ?
I’ve always been curious about Theorema!
Theorema is a good one! I was curious too because it gets a lot of love around here. So when a tiny splash mini was available online somewhere I bought it quick as a wink. FBs are a rarity and priced very high. If you ever get a chance to buy a sample or mini for a reasonable price, do it!
And that is Hermes art work!
Yes to Hermes! I love their commercial art. The website is just lovely to look at. But not buy, haha! Sigh.
Robin, you smell wonderful!
I’m wearing Oud Royal by Armani.
Why thank you! And I am sure you do too, although that is one of many in that series that I have never smelled.
I was in love when I have first smelled Oud Royal, back in 2015. I have a bottle since 2016 and was crazy after it and I still like it, but not as head over heals anymore. Smells very well put together and easy to wear for a perfume with Oud in its name. And it’s not a rose/oud.
Good to know, thanks Sebastian!
PSA from Luckyscent that Le Cri de La Lumiere is in stock now.
The good thing about the year-long wait is that I think I may have moved on, lol. My decant will likely suffice.
I saw it too. The bottle in in my cart but I haven’t followed through.
Same here! ?
SOTD = Diptyque Volutes EDT
I accidentally wore this instead of L’Eau Trois and as it turns out, it has dried fruits as a note! Since I don’t want to think too hard for tomorrow’s perfume, I will just wear the EDP which has a more prominent dried fruit note than the EDT.
On the Splitmeet front, I had been too busy to email people back but will do so tomorrow. Also, I called Hermes today and the boutique seemed too busy with in-store customers so I will call back again tomorrow regarding the availability of 4 travel spray sets vs. an 8 travel spray set with no multiples of the same perfume.
This being Halloween, I posted A picture I took 5 years ago in New Orleans:
I also posted my Solstice Scents Creamy Whipped Soap and samples haul:
Now off to peruse the comments!
Oh and PSA – Sephora Rouge 20% off starts tomorrow!
Posting very late tonight! The trick-or-treaters started showing up during my regular commenting time, so I’ve been delayed. ?
Song(s) of the day: “Every Day is Halloween” by Ministry, and “This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman.
SOTD = Niki de Saint Phalle, from the sample stash and a fantastic NSTer. This is easily one of my Top 3 Halloween fragrances. It’s perfect for today!
We just played a bunch of Halloween-y songs and Ministry was 1st up (of course)! Didn’t do Nightmare Danny Elfman but watched the video for Dead Man’s Party which is kind of 80s cheesy hilarious meets Nightmare Before Christmas (and there was some Rocky Horror, The Damned, Werewolves of London…). Nice to see you back ?
Thanks Elisa P! It’s good to be back.
Wearing Ta’If from my sample stash tonight. It’s nice but I don’t need a bottle.
Tomorrow I am having my flex day off, and NOT running into the office. My co-worker friend and I are going shopping and then for lunch, I can’t wait!
Hope tomorrow is fun!
Driving around commando today, but my scent of the evening is Nicolai Fig Tea. *Very* nice.
I couldn’t find Parafilm in local craft stores, so I got some from Amazon. I also got some 10 ml plastic spray bottles and a few 30 ml ones. The 30 ml ones look like the ones Pixel used when she sent out many informal splits of those 4711 Acqua Colonia fragrances (lol), except they have different-colored tops. I figure a number of you would have seen those.
It turns out that it’s not particularly that I need to replace bottles that hold large samples or small decants. It’s mostly that I had small StC decant bottles that needed some Parafilm to hopefully slow evaporation.
My folks stayed home from choir practice (darn it!), so I don’t think I can practice decanting from larger bottles to smaller ones tonight. Dad’s sneezing anyway, but with the rain, I really can’t open my window. Another time…
Welp, was going to go with Camel, but it’s Halloween and I’ve been home all day (this no one easily offended) so I’m it Bat instead! Maybe 1/4 credit because there are fruits?!
I am up horribly early so tacking an 01 Nov post onto a 31 Oct thread. SOTM is Maria Candida Gentile “Exultat”, for All Saints/ Allerheiligen/ Todos Santos. Every darn airline has dropped evening flights between Málaga and Düsseldorf for the Winter season, so I’m on the 06:30 going home for a long weekend. ?