It's Tuesday and New Year’s Eve, plus the 7th day of Christmas (swans a swimming) and the 6th day of Kwanzaa. (Plus, quick PSA: the damage poll is coming up on Friday.) What fragrance are you wearing?
I’m wearing Diptyque Tam Dao layered with Diptyque Philosykos.
Reminder: on 1/3, wear a fragrance to match Classic Blue, Pantone's color of the year for 2020. ("A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.")
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2020, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: the Denby Imperial Blue teapot is currently marked down to $77.50 at Denby USA, although it also appears to be out of stock (they do have it in several other colors).
Thanks to a generous NSTer I am purring ? in the New Year in Under My Skin by Bianchi
This both shocked me and wowed me all at the same time
Look out 2020, I am coming in femme fatal ? ?
Love love that attitude!
Dimmi di più!
I am wearing this perfume with a Victor Costa black dress with pearls..
The dress is Vintage like so I think the perfume pairs purrrrrfectly…
It sounds like a wonderful ensemble!
I bet it was a stunning combination.
Go You! You smell fantastic!
Ooh tell us more about your experience with the perfume. I want details!
Hmmm..its hard to explain.
Maybe someone can chime in?
Its like two different scents: the opening and the dry down.
The opening is sharp and peppery with leather. I get cinnamon even though there is not any listed. The dry down, the animalic side lessens, and its smell left on your skin is like salty heated flesh.
On me, it starts off animalic with (human) body odor. At some point (in < 1 hour), it smells like heated skin without the BO. It’s my favorite of the entire discovery set but there is something in the base that is preventing me from a bottle (of any size) purchase. I have the full sample set except for the newest one. I forgot to whom I offered to lend it to but since I did not hear back from that person, I’m happy to send it to you as long as you commit to sending it back to me or to someone else in the U.S. I designate. I hope to be able to have this set be circulated to 3-4 more people. Please email me if interested.
Oh yes, I’d definitely be up for that! I’ll email you tomorrow. I’m so intrigued by this line.
Happy New Year, ltsg! Thanks for your kind words yesterday about my mom. I think women will start to “dress” again in the 20’s, so femme fatale will be great.
I hope you’re right about women dressing again – comfortable and simple clothes are great, but so few people seem to dress for special occasions.
That’s sadly so true. My mom’s generation dressed up daily. I remember her and her sister buying fabric and, in the 80s making those Knot’s Landing type clothes. I am all for comfort, but I go to lots of musical concerts and these days people just go in jeans and T-shirts. And somehow that just seems sad and conformist to me.
Cheers to that!
Lets dress up and smell good in 2020
I’ve been reading a lot lately about Francesca Bianchi. Your reference to femme fatale has definitely put them on my list to try
LOL! Love it!
Love the image!
Happy New Year! ???
Wearing Tauer LADDM for a very short day at work.
Tonigh I will wear Guerlain Encense Mythique D’Orient to welcome the new year and new decade! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, peaceful and fragrant 2020!
A favorite! You’ll smell great!
Thank you. Apsara!
You will smell beautiful all day today! I’m glad you have a short work day. ?
Thank you, Nancyleandros!? One more hour and I am done! ?
A Happy and healthy New Year to you!
Thank you, Lillyjo! The same to you!
You can beat Encens ..so lovely!
A big favorite and always perfect for a special occasion!
Enjoy your short day today! Smelling beautiful all day.
Thank you, ElisaP!
LAdDM is gorgeous! The only things keeping me from a full bottle are the price tag (which, admittedly, isn’t that bad for niche/indie), and the fact that I can’t quite decide between LAdDM and Le Maroc Pour Elle.
LADDM is beautiful, but once I finish my mini I will not replace it. There are other perfumes on my “to buy” list that I would prefer to get before instead.
Gotta have priorities! ?
Happy New Year, pfl67! May 2020 be a better year!
Thank you, Hajusuuri! Happy New Year to you too! Enjoy Mexico City celebrations!
Still early here, but I think I will wear Heeley Eau Sacrée to yoga this morning, then decide later on my NYE scent. Happy 2020!
Good for you, I have not been to yoga in 2 weeks I think….too busy! But will probably be in Theorema tonight.
Eau Sacree is on my radar. You smell wonderful!
Happy new year wishes to this lovely community of NSTers!
A touch of Indochine today after shower. Short work day from home.
Saved The Crown for this weeks watching, savoring each episode.
I have a bit of the Crown left to go too…and watching at least 5 other things too. It was a good year for TV if nothing else!
Happy New Year to All.
SotM is Flowers turn Purple by Floraïku.
Tonight’s scent will be something more comforting than festive, incense most likely. It has been a difficult holiday.
Sorry about your difficult holiday! Mi dispiace
Thank you Ltsg.
Thank you pl67.
Those Floraiku perfumes have great names! Hoping the difficulties pass. Hugs!
Thanks ElisaP- they really do don’t they? I love the artwork & design on the caps too.
Hugs and comforting energy being sent your way.
Thank you Sistine. Loss during the holidays is really heavy.
I hope your difficulties resolve quickly. Hugs to you.
Thank you dear Petunia.
Hugs. I hope that the next holiday will be easier for you.
I really appreciate that Jalapeno.
Happy New Year all!
I’m off to a short day at work, wearing all green to match my semi-vintage Bandit. Might put on a touch of my very vintage parfum if I go out, but at the moment I’m tempted to stay home.
Be safe and enjoy the holiday!
You smell great Coumarin!
Leaving in a little bit for work. Going in a little earlier but still an 8 hour day. I will be spending New Year’s at home and going on Thursday to see the new Star Wars movie. I think that vintage Mitsouko will get me through the day.
You smell divine! Your co-workers are fortunate!
Vintage Mitsouko ought to get you through pretty much anything.
I’m wearing Comme de Garçons Black. Perhaps Avignon for the evening…
I just watched a review for Black. It sounds pretty great.
I think so!?
You smell great and have reminded me that I have a decant of Black somewhere. I really need to organize my perfume cabinet.
I like Black, too!
Happy 2020, everyone! I’m quite pleased to give this year the boot. ? ? ? ??
I’m both drinking and wearing Love Potion tea, from Cultured Cup. I dumped some of it on the front of my robe, and am actually enjoying it very much. Fragrance profile is caramel, dark chocolate, maple, vanilla and cinnamon. If a perfume with these notes existed, I’d buy it! Any suggestions?
I’ll be testing Tabac Tabou after my shower. Only a dab, as it’s legs and abs day at the gym. I’ll be animalic, but guess I’ll fit in with the other animals who show up there on New Year’s Eve. ?
Y’all be safe tonight if you’re on the roads, and have fun, whatever you choose to do!
“I’ll be animalic, but guess I’ll fit in with the other animals who show up there on New Year’s Eve.” For once, I actually fit in that (perfume) category
Have you ever tried LAP Noir Exquise or Bond New Haarlem? They both smell like breakfast spilled in your robe ?
Derp! I have a bottle of Noir Exquise, and you’re right! It has that cereal note, and I love it. Will have to try New Haarlem the next time I get the chance. Thanks! ?
Wearing Amouage Fate in hopes of influencing a great 2020! Happy New Year to all! Stay safe while making merry. I’ll be working, which is fine by me, but they’re expecting downtown here to be crammed with people watching the boot drop!
Wishing you and T-Rex a very Happy New Year. May 2020 bring you lots more wonderful travels and walks.
My town is having its usual mushroom drop…
Hope you have a good shift! Happy New Year to you and T-Rex!
Fate is a beauty! I hope you have an uneventful shift, but that’s a big ask for NYE.
Smelling fabulous, of course! Wishing you and T-Rex a Happy New Year!
Just want to say thank you for posting all your lovely photos on Instagram.
Breath of God, the only thing my bronchitis will tolerate. Gonna be a tame new year’s eve in these parts! Hope you are all feeling well and having more fun.
Bronchitis is awful. I hope it goes away soon!
Hope you recover soon! Many of us sick here lately. Sending healing thoughts!
Breath of God for a respiratory ailment is highly appropriate. I hope you feel better soon!
Get well soon! You smell great.
Ugh, bronchitis is horrible. Healing thoughts sent your way!
It’s hard to be sick over the holidays! I hope you feel better soon.
I was so touched by all the posts of support yesterday when I mentioned that my poor cat had to be put down. I answered each I think but in case I forgot someone I want to express all my thanks here. Words and hugs really helped, NST is such a caring community.
I am wearing Anais-Anais today, which I wore when I was 16 and am about to start on the cooking with a glass of mulled wine by my side.
Happy, healthy New Year to everybody, so glad 2019 is almost over.
I missed your post about your cat! That is so difficult. We were faced with that same decision over the summer so I can relate to your pain and your loss. Hugs! (Anais Anais, perfect!)
Thank you so much Ltsg, so sorry you had to go through it too this year. All the best for you and your family in 2020.
I didn’t see that yesterday, but totally understand. We had the same decision to make last summer with our beloved elderly dog who had stopped eating. It was a sad time. Hugs!
Thank you Springpansy and I’m so sorry you went through it so recently.
Hi Aurora, I read the rest of yesterday’s posts only this morning. So sorry about your kitty – 15 years is a long animal friendship. Thinking of you.
Thank you Amyitis, so kind of you, she was the most special cat to me.
Biggest hugs to you. Losing a beloved pet is so hard.
Thank you sistine, so grateful for the hugs.
Losing a pet is so awful.
Anaïs Anaïs is an early favourite of mine. It was the first real perfume I bought with my own money. I must have been around 16, 17 as well.
Best wishes for 2020!
Thank you austenfan, it’s those early days, later we will remember only the good times.
Glad we share a similar experience with Anais-Anais.
I’m so sorry to read about your cat, it’s a hard decision to make.
Thank you Gaynor, yes, having to make the decision is hell.
So sorry about your cat. I hope you will find comfort. Best wishes!
Thank you so much Hilde, she was a perfect pet.
I remember loving Anais-Anais many years ago as a tween.
Glad you remember it, it is so distinctive, and vintage is plentyful on eBay, and the modern l’Original is very similar, yes I think it was a popular choice for teenagers and young women back in the early 80’s.
Happy New Year’s Eve. I’m sending you best wishes from the Baltic seaside.
Scent for tonight will be Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense.
The Baltic seaside! That sounds so very exotic to someone from the other side of the world. Have a great New Year.
Stay warm tonight!
Hermes Poivre Samarcande. Happy New Year’s Eve!
And to you springpansy!
Happy NYE NST! Wishing everyone a better 2020!
I’m wearing AdP Acqua Nobile Iris today for some pretty.
My plans will be mellow tonight- I’ll be attending a Buddhist meditation and intention-setting ceremony. I’ve been going to this for a few years now and it’s a nice way to ring in the new year.
I love your Buddhist new year!
I love that whole philosophy. For my holiday gift I received 365 days of meditation book, where you read a passage once a day starting on Jan 1
That’s a lovely gift! And a nice way to start each day. I’m not a Buddhist, but also appreciate many of its teachings and meditation has been really helpful for me.
Best of all, this event is in walking distance, so I get to go out, but avoid the unruly crowds ?
Wow, that is what I should be doing. I am going to investigate for next year.
I’m sure there’s something somewhere!
That intention-setting ceremony sounds really cool.
It’s nice- they give everyone a thread “bracelet” to wear to remind you of your intentions throughout the year. I usually cut mine off at some point. I hate the feeling of that wet string on my arm after I shower, lol.
That sounds like the perfect way to ring in the new year! Enjoy.
Happy NYE, NST! Thank you to all who commented on elderly parents yesterday and Congratulations to Sebastian and his wife on their new baby girl. May she be a blessing to you. We’ll be staying in tonight. My favourite way to see in the new year. Wearing Theo Fennell Scent – a new love.
You smell wonderful! That’s a swoony perfume.
Have a lovely evening in Amyitis!
Wearing Givenchy Organza.
Now playing: all the Thin Man movies in order. How did Nick and Nora get so much sleuthing accomplished from the bottom of a martini glass? Quite the glamorous pair! I could see Nora Charles wearing something from Caron, En Avion? Just by reading the description.
one day I will smell Organza and find those movies
Oh what fun! Seriously, Nora would just wear whatever perfume was hanging around on the dresser, wherever she was. She is having too much fun to care.
Nappy NYE, everyone! I’ll be staying home this evening and binge-watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I’m always about 18 months behind the latest trend…
I am wearing D600 and it is perfect for this overcast but not too cold day. I have to see the acupuncturist this morning (it’s not his New Year) so I thought it wouldn’t offend. It’s my first appt and I am hoping it will help with reflux issues.
Blue for Friday may be Hiris because of the bottle. I don’t really have anything that smells like that color blue.
I haven’t watched that one either but have heard amazing things about it
It is a really fun show, with some great characters, and fantastic wardrobe. Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson is just marvelous.
Nappy? Happy, I mean!
Let me know if that helps for reflux. I might try it if it does!
I like Mrs. Maisel, the first season especially, which I binged in a few days. I’m not as engaged beyond that season, but it’s still fun.
We are watching that too!
How did your acupuncturist appointment go?
The great thing about being behind is that you can binge. I usually do that too.
Just shoveled the driveway, only about 3″, thank goodness.
Wearing Rogue’s Champs Lunaires in an effort to feel tropical.
Today’s NYE poem is chock full of new vocabulary words, check it out~
Thanks for tHe link to the poem. I was at the beach yesterday, watching swimmers cooling off in the sea…I shoukd try and find a summer NY poem for you.
Lovely poem. Thanks for the link!
I’m wearing Wood Sage and Sea Salt today because it’s my favorite perfume from the 2010s. Tonight I plan to wear Remarkable People for its champagne note and in celebration of the remarkable people I’ve been lucky enough to know. Tomorrow I’ll crack open a brand-new bottle for a brand new decade. (Donatella knows how many I have to choose from – gulp!)
Have a safe and happy new year. May 2020 smell fabulous, and may your cares be light.
She knows but she does not tell
Happy New Year Sistine!
Looking forward to hearing about your new bottle opening!
Happy New Year sistine! Good to see you!?
Wearing Songe d’un Bois d’Eté by Guerlain. One of the more austere Guerlains, but none the less beautiful for that.
I wish all the Nesters a wonderful 2020! May we all smell wonderful and spread the fragrant love.
You smell fabulous! All the best to you in 2020
Happy New Year to you!
Somehow, “austere” and “Guerlain” don’t quite connect in my mind. All of the ones I have smelled have an opulence to them.
Same here, for the classics, anyway. I actually find Songe to fit in the opulent category.
It’s still quite opulent but to my mind not as much so as some other Guerlains. I wouldn’t call it austere next to a Chanel
Love Songe, it’s a compliment-getter. Happy new year!
Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2020 is a stunner.
It is morning here and the garden and sky is almost yellow, as if viewed through yellow-tinted ski goggles . I believe it’s from the Australian bushfires, the smoke has blown across the Tasman. The strangest light and the day is not getting any brighter.
It’s my son’s birthday but he is away at the beach …with no phone reception …but we will see him sometime. His last birthday at home as he moves out soon for university.
Wearing Copper and transfixed by the colour outide. So sad for the Australians caught up in the fires in Gippsland.
Even though the fires are 2000km away, and across the sea, we can smell the smoke and it is so gloomy we have got our lights on in the house. The birds are much quieter than usual.
I heard about the fires on our national radio today. Not the first time they were mentioned but they described people taking refuge on the beach. It made it the awful horror of these fires very real.
The prettiest sunsets in SoCal were always when the pollution was the worst, or when the wildfires were taking another portion of the state’s forests.
Happy birthday to Junior Kanuka, and happy New Year to you…
That yellow sky sounds so creepy and eerie. I remember living in parts of the US that very much had a fire season, and the smell of that kind of smoke.
Happy birthday to your son and happy new year to you! How do you like Copper?
We’ve had that same eery amber sky during the regular fires in California. Such a terrible situation in Australia.
Happy Birthday to your son! I just heard about the fires today, because I try to avoid the news. Keeping all affected in my thoughts.
Wow! 2020 – it sounds like it should be some time in the distant future, but we’re here already. Happy New Year to everyone
We welcomed in the New Year very quietly last night. We had dinner with friends, there were just a few people, we were home by 11pm. We stayed up till midnight, and realised there were fireworks in the harbour, so we went up to the roof for a glimpse – just a glimpse, there is a very annoying hotel building that is perfectly placed to block fireworks displays. I wore Trayee for the evening and felt very luxurious.
This will be a very lazy day, scented so far with a dab of Au Coeur de Désert. It’s rather nice, but there is something is the base of nearly all of Andy Tauer’s perfumes that I don’t quite like.
Happy New Year Gaynor!
Sounds like it was a lovely evening. Happy 2020!
Happy New Year Gaynor!
I’m ringing in the new year with Ineke’s Poet’s Jasmine. It’s a bit like an Hermessence – airy, some floral, some citrus, some tea and light woods.
I wish every one of you here a year filled with marvelous scents.
It is like the jasmine Hermessence that never was! (I don’t count Monsieur Li since really it had other intentions.)
Happy New Year Lisa D!
Right back at you, Robin – here’s to another year of all of us enjoying each other’s fragrant company.
You have definitely contributed to the wonderful smells, Lisa D.
Happy New Year, Jalapeno!
You too! ?
I’m in Tauerville When We Cuddle. Happy New Year Everyone!
And to you LunaGrrrl!
Just a quick spritz of Baiser de Russie as I ran out the door for the first showing of A Hidden Life, the latest by Terence Malick. My husband had to bail because he remembered he had lunch plans (I love being able to get refunds on tickets up to show time.).
I called him as I was walking out of the theater… When he asked how it was, I literally started crying and couldn’t speak. Right there in the theater lobby… So many competing emotions flooded up, I was overwhelmed.
All my best wishes to everyone for for a Happy New Year and a blessed 2020.
Happy New Year! As someone who cries at school ukele concerts I can sympathise
I can see doing that…
Hands you a fancy hanky for those sweet tears..
I cry when I read all the time
Oh, wow. I’ll put that one on the list, then.
I cry at the drop of a hat – I can’t keep tears in.
I know that feeling. Putting this one on the list, it must be good.
Happy new year everybody! I’m ending 2019 in Memo Paris Italian Leather which I can hardly smell because of my cold…. next year (hopefully in two weeks) a full bottle will arrive
Happy New Year Hilde, and hope you recover before that bottle arrives!
Blessed New Year to all. Feeling festive in Baccarat Rouge 540.
And a festive New Year to you sugarvenom!
Happy New Year!
May 2020 bring joy, peace and good health to all of you and your families!
Like many of you I will stay in this evening. I am planing on taking a Bizzare Brandy scented bath and getting started on The Dutch House (the latest Ann Patchett novel). There may be some champagne on the menu for later, or, if I fall asleep too soon, for tomorrow. Cheers to you all!
That would be “planning”, of course ?
That sounds like a genuinely lovely evening!
Thank you LisaD. A Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year wishes to you, adanst!
Decided the last day of December and the year called for a thunk, so I lavishly sprayed and finished my Insolence decant. I already know what I’ll be wearing tomorrow… could be another thunk (or not because the high concentration means I don’t need many sprays).
Out with the old, good for you therabbitsflower.
Yay for a THUNK in grand style!
You are smelling great, Insolence is so fun! I have both the edt and edp.
Happy New Year!
The decant I had wasn’t marked either way, so I’m not sure if it was EDT or EDP. Can you remind me of the differences between them?
Happy New Year to you too!
For me, the edt has more of the hairspray aspect. I get alot of berries and violet. The edp is more berry but less of the violet.
Thanks! I think the EDT is what I just used, so I will plan to buy a small bottle of the same.
Happy New Year’s Eve (or New Year, depending on your location) NST! It’s going to be a quiet one for us. I am looking forward to a less crazy 2020, but… we shall see what happens. January’s calendar is already filling up with appointments and “To Do” reminders. ?
Wishing for everyone to have health, happiness, prosperity, and good things headed their way.
SOTD = back in Soivohle Purple Love Smoke. A scent with “Love” in the name sounds like a good thing to carry forward into 2020. ????
I will vote for a less crazy 2020! Enjoy your quiet NY Eve.
Thank you Robin! ?
Happy New Year Jalapeño, it will be a quiet one for us too.
Good wishes right back atcha!?
Happy New Year to you too, Jalapeno! It’s a quiet one for us as well.
Enjoy the evening.
Thank you adanst!
Happy New Year Jalapeno; your fragrance sounds great!
Super quiet here for us too! It’s my idea of a perfect night.
Thanks Gail! Some of my neighbors have started celebrating early with a few fireworks. So it’s a little noisier now… ??
Happy New Year!
SOTD is Datura Noir. I may switch it up later on.
Now to read comments.
Are you doing anything special tonight, Petunia?
Just relaxing and watching a movie with the hubs this evening, like many here. I think I am tired this year but we usually get take out and stay in. ?
Happy and healthy new year to you and yours Jalapeno!
Thanks Petunia! I hope that you have a healthy and happy 2020, too.
Great choice for tonight with Datura Noir! I have to put my bottle on the dresser.
Happy New Year! Enjoy your quiet night in.
Happy New Year’s Eve!??
Had my interview today and I think it went well. Although I interviewed for a similar position both last year and the year before and felt they went well but never got an offer, so who knows? Maybe third times a charm. I wore my fan favorite Vanille Insensee. I’m just about to put lasagna in the oven and we’re trying to decide what movie to watch as a family tonight. Yep, we’re pretty exciting, lol.
I think your family traditions are wonderful! I hope the third time is the charm! Wishing you the best of luck!
Eating out on NYE is very overrated, IMO. You have the better idea. ?✨ I’m glad to hear that your interview went well.
Fingers crossed for you! ???? Sounds like a lovely, cozy night with your favorite people!
That sounds like a wonderful New Year’s Eve to me. Enjoy your family, your dinner and I hope you get the job!
Happy New Year and enjoy your evening; it sounds great to me!
Hope you get the job! Vanilla Insensee is great.
Mmm, lasagna and Vanille Insensée, both great smells. Good luck for the job!
Wishing you luck and a Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all! 2020 will be an interesting year for me; I’ll be on a no-buy all year so my current collection will get a workout. Tonight I’m wearing Olympic Orchids Amber-Labdanum oil topped with DSH Dark Moon. Amber-labdanum-red wine-chocolate. Yummy.
I hope you don’t mind me wishing you good luck with your no-buy. It’s tough.
I’m lounging around the house in Lonestar Memories, which is presenting a weirdly mentholated note that I don’t remember from previous wearings? I might also just be over my birch tar and burning rubber phase entirely for the moment.
I’ve started taking notes on what my partner likes and it is a mystery to me at this point, I think there must be something very specific that they’re reacting. It hadn’t previously been an issue but now that we’re living together I’d really like to figure it out! It’s such a weird pattern, though: Smolderose is out, La Fille de Berlin is in; Bat is out but DSH Chinchilla and SP’s Civette are fine; Hedonist Rose Absolute I had to scrub off immediately but they liked Fort & Manle’s Meraki…
Further datapoints required, I suppose!
I think scent preference is a really hard thing to pin down, no? I don’t know that I can fully explain why I love certain perfumes and others get on my nerves- even ones with similar note profiles.
I’m sitting quietly with cats on my lap and drinking wine. In the late afternoon I attended a festive gathering at Mom’s place with champagne, decorations, a pianist/singer, cake, and party hats with noisemakers. It makes sense to party in the afternoon like that. Now I’m thinking of making cabbage rolls or Polish golubki in honor of a close friend who died of cancer at this time of year a few years ago. She often made them for the New Year and I have a yearning for them. I have the ingredients but haven’t made them before and it looks a bit daunting. It’s my plan for tomorrow to tackle that big ol’ cabbage. Wearing Tiger’s Nest today, which suits our chilly weather. I still have my Christmas tree up and it’s cozy inside.
Good luck making those cabbage rolls! They sound delicious.
That sounds like a lovely, peaceful evening. Happy New Year, Calypso. ?
Happy New Year! Good luck with the stuffed cabbage. That’s a nice tribute to your friend. I’ve tried making it a few times, with mixed success. The cabbage is best when it’s overcooked, IMO. My bad tries were when the cabbage leaves were too thick and a little tough.
Also, your mother is such an elegant-looking woman! I’m always struck by that when I see your IG posts of her.
I love cabbage rolls; what a lovely tribute to your friend!
My m-i-l makes the ones with regular cabbage and hamburger. She would steam the leaves first to soften before making them.
Happy New Year everyone! May 2020 bring you and your family peace, joy, good health, success and smelling super fabulous!
I am so ready to kick 2019 to the curb. If you have an IG account, do take a look at my Stories (at least the one with the ?).
I’ve also posted some pics from Mexico City and Teotihuacan. It’s a fun trip and I will relay more at some point later (probably upon my return home) because I now have to get ready for the big event! SOTE will be Chanel No.19 EDP!
Wishing you a wonderful New Year! ?
Glad you’re having a fun trip.
How’s the weather treating you? Probably a LOT nicer than it is here… Enjoy your New Year’s celebrations!
Happy New Year! Enjoy your evening festivities!
Happy new year!!
Wishing you a wonderful New Year! ?
SotD = 34 boulevard Saint Germain
Smells like something old and wonderful, a place where time has given way to happiness.
Safe and happy new year’s wishes to all!
Smelling wonderful is a great way to welcome a new year!
Happy New Years Eve everyone! I’m wearing about 6 sprays of Iris Silver Mist tonight to celebrate. Kicking 2019 to the curb!
Like many others we are staying in. We had about 6 inches of snow overnight and this morning so I’m ecstatic to stay home.
I’ve had a few very cold New Year’s Eves in the past. I’m rather pleased that is not the case this year. ? Good call!
Snow in Montréal too. But not in San Diego. :-). We walked to the lookout point and watched the last sunset over the Pacific of 2019, it was beautiful.
That sounds absolutely lovely! Happy New Year to you.
Happy New Year, folks. I started the day trying a sample of Comme des Garcons Bleu Encens, thanks to a generous NST person. I thought it was quite nice.
Happy New Year neyronrose! ??? Have you tried a lot from CdG?
I realized when I looked it up that that should have been Blue Encens. The person who sent it to me had labeled it right. I remembered it wrong.
One way or another I’ve acquired a fair amount of CdG samples and a couple of small decants. There are a few I think are very pretty, and a couple I thought were quite fitting for a “weird” or “oddball” category, but that was the company’s intent.
A little after 10:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) time, I dabbed from a sample of Serge Lutens Rahät Loukoum. I think it’s pretty. It’s settled down to a cherry-almond. I read the review, and I can see why it references Turkish Delight. I tried the rose-flavored sort a year or two ago. I’d been curious about Turkish Delight for many, many years, after reading the Narnia series as a tween or young teen.
One way or another, I’ve acquired a number of Serge Lutens samples, also. There are a few I like quite a lot, but I haven’t been able to try very many of the samples yet.
So late! I just got home from work. We got about 5 inches of snow overnight, so all is well with winter.
My sotd was Mirror des Joyaux. I like this more every time I wear it. I’m contemplating getting Mirror des Majesties. Happy New Year to each of you here, and to my friends out there that may be lurking, I hope you are well. ????????
Happy New Year lillyjo! Glad you made it home safely. Sadly, we are snow twins today.❄☃
Happy new year!
Last night I went with Back to Black by Kilian and today, first day of the new decade, wearing Grey Vetiver by TF.