Happy Almost-Friday and National Apricot Day. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm wearing a little dab of Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus. I'm also traveling today...I will be extra-slow to get to the comments or respond to emails.
Reminder: on 1/10, wear a fragrance by Ormonde Jayne, Olivier Durbano, Odin New York or Olfactive Studio, if you have one. Partial credit for any other small-ish brand that starts with the letter O.
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: top image is apricot tart [cropped] by Stacy Spensley at flickr; some rights reserved.
Coffee and Jo Malone Vetiver and Golden Vanilla to head out on commute.
My dried apricots are packed for snack.
Wearing Ormonde Jayne Tolu. Great for a rainy day like today. I am getting a lot of resins and something pleasantly herbal.
Robert Piguet Calypso sprayed lavishly.
Thanks to all your wishes to my sister yesterday. My new twin nieces?♂️ were born today at 3:45am. Babies and mom are fine and healthy. They will be heading home during the weekend. I will go to the hospital tonight after work to meet them for the first time. Yay! So happy! ?
Thank you, Lillyjo! ?
Congrats! Two nieces at once!
Thank you! It is so exciting!
Oh that’s such lovely news! Congratulations.
Thank you! ?
I hope she has all the support she needs to get through the first few months, which I always found the hardest. I didn’t have twins, but mine are 13.5 months apart so I always felt like I did have twins..
I am jealous of the baby head smell…
She will definitely have help from family and a nanny. Not an easy task though, but I hope she is ok and doesn’t feel too overwhelmed sometimes! ?
Thank you Holly!
What a lovely way to start the new year – double 20’s ( as in 2020) and double girls!!
You must mark this event with an appropriate perfume.
Thank you, AngelaB! ?
Thinking about wearing something beautiful and very “soft,” tonight like Chanel 28 La Pausa, EdT. My favorite perfume and I will always associate it with them!
That is lovely.
Complete awesomeness! Congratulations Aunt perfumelover67!
Thank you! So, so happy to be an aunt once again!
Congrats to you and your family! Time to spoil the nieces….???
Thank you, Nancyleandros! They will be very spoiled for sure! ?
Yay! So happy for you and your family ☺️ And you smell great today. I’ve been neglecting my poor Calypso.
Thank you, ElisaP! ?.
I had not worn Calypso in a long time. It is always good to revisit it and still find out that is a favorite!
Congratulations and best wishes to them and to you PL67! So happy for you!
Thank you, Adanst!
Yay for new nieces! How fun!
Looking forward to sharing plenty of fun with them!
Such happy news, yay!!
Such good news, congratulations to the proud aunt.
Thank you, Aurora!
Congratulations! Best wishes to your family
Thank you, Gaynor!
Oh wow! What great fun. Have a wonderful visit…I’m sure there’ll be tears and big smiles all around.
Thanks! It will be very emotional see them for the first time! ?
Nieces are great!!! Enjoy them!!
Thank you! ?
Wonderful news, congratulations!
Congratulations pfl67! Are they your first nieces? Are they identical or fraternal?
Thank you, Hajusuuri! They are my first nieces. I already have a nephew from my other sister. The girls are fraternal twins. I really enjoyed seeing and holding them on my arms for the first time today. ?
Huzzah and Congratulations! ?????
Thank you, Jalapeno!☺
FCUK Friction for Her today. Not nearly as carnal as the name sounds, lots of coconut.
Journey woman, appropriate for apricot day!
You smell delicious.
Oriza L. Legrand Foin Fraichement Coupe for a 2nd interview with the company I had an interview with last week
Good luck! ?
Congrats on getting to the second stage, and good luck today!
I hope it goes well!
Keeping fingers crossed!
Hope that interview went well!
I’m wearing the last of a sample of Falling Into the Sea.
I am in Au Couer du Desert right now. My Chanel order arrived yesterday. Holy crap, all this packaging for such a small order and two samples. It was way more package than needed. The keepsake box was nice but way too big. After my shower, I think I will wear Chanel no 5 today.
Congrats on your new bottle!!!
Did you get some perfume samples?
I got Gabrielle and Paris Rivera samples. If they offered samples of the Les Exculsifs line, I would have taken 2 of those.
Sipping chai this morning
I am still doing my Shalimar week and I think I will thunk it by Saturday.
I am been lurking on evil bay for (pre-owned) bottle, and I prefer an older one and not the current version of the EdP, does anyone know what style bottle or box I should look for?
I finished the book Silk that Kanuka recommended to me, if you see this, Grazie mille. Now I want to see the movie….
Oh, I love the Shalimar Parfum de Toilette, I finished my bottle and am missing it dearly. I’ve linked a blog post about dating Shalimar perfume bottles from Kafkaesque Blog.
Robin, it hope doing this is OK. Please remove if not.
That is actually really helpful. Thank you smokeyt
Happy to enable, I mean… help!!
I would have (and wanted to) recommend the blog Monsieur Guerlain, who is an authority of all things Guerlain but LVMH shut his blog and FB page down a couple of years ago. His blog was an amazing resource and one I used often.
I think I found a few on the evil bay that I am considering
It’s my favorite too. Hope you can replace it soon.
I am wearing vintage Shalimar EdT right now
hey twin, we smell good…
Its a very grey, dark and rainy day. Its 4 PM and its already getting darker outside.
I am so looking forward to spring/summer!!!
Had that one in my hand yesterday- it made it to my purse but not to my neck. You smell fabulous.
I also had a sample of Tiare ready, but Ormonde Woman won.
I may wear Tiare tomorrow.
I might pull out my OJ elixir samples later, but I’ve been resistant since I never fully explored the original discovery set I own due to the predominant Iso E Super that bugged me.
Maybe the elixir samples won’t bother you?
Hi all, SOTD is Laura Mercier’s Minuit Enchanté, layered over Tauer’s Amber Flush body oil. Very comforting rainy-day scent combo.
Oh, that sounds like a wonderful combo.
I forgot to mention, I love apricots! I make an almond GF torte with a layer of apricot cream in the middle.
Sounds delicious! ?
You smell wonderful!
Good morning Y’all…..
Wearing Hermes L’Ambre des Merveilles and in absolute HEAVEN. Just one spray too, but it’s soft and cozy and wafting around my personal bubble….mmmmmmm
That is the only flanker I like..
yummmmmm, you smell wonderful!
Vetiver ExtraOrdinaire, for a somewhat warmish and humid day. I’m grateful for humid days in winter….they give my dry skin a bit of a break.
my skin has been so dry too, which doesn’t help with perfume staying on.
Hubby is in the CP with Apricot jam & toast for breakfast. I am commando but feel Equistris calling to me.
I have been in a real perfume slump lately.
Angela, this year I will attempt to read my first book in Italian. I just got in the mail this morning. I read it in English and my tutor will help me (or encourage me) to get through it. If it takes a year, I am ok with that.
I am committed to Shalimar this week so I don’t have to think about it, hope you slump ends quickly!
Avanti LTsg! I can’t wait to hear more. Quale libro? This is a great idea. It will really benefit you in many ways beyond language comprehension. It’s exponential. Ben fatto.
I’ve been a bit of a slump, too. Nothing really jumps out for me lately.
Sounds like maybe it’s time for a no-brainer perfume? Or it is more like “no perfume”?
Needed something easy and cheerful today so I’m in Chanel Paris-Riviera and thunked my 5ml decant (thanks hajusuuri!). I have a 10ml decant waiting in the wings.
I hope it helps ElisaP. I bet you smell divine. I have a Nordie’s counter sample of Deauville somewhere around here that I’m hoping to find.
Thanks AngelaB! I liked Deauville, too, when I tried it. Reminded me of Cristalle a little.
Why thank you. I sprayed it myself… !
I have been spraying this in my bedroom, it smells so good!
Fancy room spray! Though a single squirt will really permeate. My husband would kill me if I did that, lol!
I think this a beautiful perfume but with nuclear levels of half life. I’ve been wearing it for 8 hours and it is still going strong. AWC–apply with caution, or maybe the acronym should be AB as in Achtung Baby
This is why I’ve been spraying it in the air instead of on my skin – it’s so potent.
Esprit d’Oscar gets spritzed on my curtains from time to time for the same reason.
All Bonds are very potent!
I am wearing a few dabs of Wild Jasmine solid perfume I bought from Basin a few months ago and drinking a cup of black tea.
Wearing 31 Rue Cambon today, just because I have been neglecting it and I shouldn’t have ?
You smell wonderful! One of my favorites Chanel!
my favorite Chanel also!
I went with Cuir Ottoman today from a decant. Each time I wear this, I wonder why I don’t own it?
Maybe you should! nudge nudge
I’m torn between Cuir and Le Cri from this house. My indecision causes me to do nothing. ?
Ok I have a good one for ya Petunia, I couldn’t decide between Le Cri & Ambre Russe so I bought Equistris instead?. Go figure.
I do love it and it’s the large size.
I don’t have le Cri, but do have the other 3 – all wonderful scents, you can’t go wrong!
Ha! LOL! I own Equistrius so I think you made the right decision!
I have a bottle of Shalimar EDP in the bat-wing bottle. It’s a few years old but it’s def. not vintage. I do like it but my husband does not.
You smell great, and I’ve had the same thought, but my 10ml decant is about 2/3 full and going on 2 years, I think. So I guess that answers that question, lol.
? I think my decant is about the same. I do love it though.
A leather scent sounds like a great addition to any fragrance collection! ?
Celebrating Friday here with Ormond Jayne Ormand Woman. I’ve survived the first week back after the holidays, next week will be getting back to normal. It’s been quiet at work with half the organisation still away.
I’m wearing Neroli a la Cardamome du Guatemala, from Chopard. It’s pretty gorgeous. I have a sample, though, and I’m thinking I’d be better able to judge this via spray application. It’s one of those long manufacturer’s samples, and I have a hard time getting a good amount of perfume on my wrist without simultaneously dumping too much juice out. What a problem, ey? Let’s hope that’s the pinnacle of my hurdles for the day.
Ooh! – first I’ve heard of this one and it sounds like something I’d like!
Today I’m smelling great in Olfactive Studio Chambre Noire, and yesterday I was smelling great in OJ Orris Noir. Just realized I wore “noir” scents two days in a row.
Kind of a tough time right now with a lot of stress at work and also at my boyfriend’s job. He has to let someone go today, and it’s been weighing on him heavily all week. I’m glad that it will be done today. In my world, I’m working on a really time consuming project and found out yesterday that my coworker and I might be moved to a newly created department and that would mean my current dept would be broken up and essentially no longer exist. My position isn’t in jeopardy at all, and I am still processing the possible change. There’s just a lot to take in right now, and I’m pretty mentally and emotionally exhausted.
The good news is this week both my boyfriend and I received pay increases! Also, my wonderful manager who soon may no longer be my manager asked me to put together a list of what aspects of my job are my favorite so she can make sure I still get to do what I love even if I’m reporting to someone else.
Congrats on the pay increases! Changes are never easy to take, but I am sure you will adapt quickly and do great on your new department!
Sounds really tough all around. I’d hate to have to do the work of letting someone go.
Sounds like the change is hard, but hoping the raise and your awesomely helpful boss (in what universe is that existing?!) are taking some of the sting out.
I hope the stress eases off for you soon. Meanwhile, congrats on those pay raises!
Chiming in late to say I have been your scent twin today in Chambre Noire. Very pleasant. Sorry things have been rough there.
I’m wearing Guerlain Idylle EDP which I rarely wear but actually like quite a bit, it’s not a wow perfume, rather a slow burner but really pretty and it suits the mild and sunny day.
I like Idylle but never wanted a full bottle..you smell wonderful
Thank you house twin. I think a decant would have been enough as I forget to wear it.
Hope you can get an vintage version of Shalimar soon.
I just bought the tiny 30ml EDP for my young daughter but always find myself having a little spray. It is such a pretty scent and a great option for times you don’t fancy a big power fragrance.
What a lovely gift for your daughter. Yes, it’s quiet but lasts a good long time on my skin.
Enjoy that mild and sunny weather while it lasts! ?
Thank you Jalapeno, yes, it can’t last for long in January,
JM’s Nutmeg and Ginger from the ‘spice rack’ section of my collection! Too bad this one was discontinued
Small spritzes of OJ Ta’if today. I am a lush rose.
Dealing with rashy skin near my eye. This happened to me last time I got a bad cold. Irritating.
“I am a lush rose.” How wonderful.
I get that too. Annoying! Sending you a speedy recovery and healing thoughts
Good to know someone else gets colds traveling to their eye…
You smell marvelous.
After a run-off-my-feet type morning I finally got back to my desk and realized I get to put perfume on! What a treat. I went with Cedre Sambac from the desk sample stash.
Unum 1144 – yummy incense!
I think you are the first person to ever mention that Unum that I know of. What’s it like?
Last night/this morning scent: OJ Tolu. I like it well enough.
I get the distinct feeling that you have tried other things you prefer to this one lately.
LOL. I didn’t sound super-enthusiastic, huh? I looked it up in the Perfume Guide A-Z, and looked up the other Ormonde Jayne fragrances I’d been trying. I’ve been getting a distinct and lasting Play-Doh note from several of them. I think that’s how I perceive Iso E Super.
With the Tolu, I like the balsam and amber notes that Tania Sanchez describes, but I’d rather have other notes be more traditional in style than going to a “modern woody-herbal” (paraphrasing). Especially since I think “woody” in this case means Iso E Super. The Play-Doh note has interfered with my appreciation of other notes in some of the various Ormonde Jayne fragrances I’ve tried this past week.
I’m gosh, post workout I put on My OJ Osmanthus Elixir sample and wow is this nice! Really nice, I am unfamiliar with this note in perfumery and boy it is so crisp & clean citrus and a lightly starched peach that’s really beautiful.
I see the attraction. I feel
Yikes autocorrect-> that should be OHmyGosh
Was in a hurry to race out the door this morning to get my husband to the hospital for his cataract surgery, so I grabbed the first decant I could find, Byredo 1996. All went well and we are home resting now.
Congratulations. I know it is a straightforward & simple surgery but I think I’d have a problem with something coming directly at my eye. It’s admirable if you ask me.
Having been through a traumatic eye surgery myself, I was feeling triggered just sitting in the waiting room with him!
Good news about your husband’s surgery! ?
Glad it’s over and hope he heals well!
Glad that it went well!
Glad it went well. Outpatient! When my grandfather had his surgery, he had to recover in the hospital for a few days!
It was downright COLD here this morning! Not much of a warm up during the day, either. At least the wind is gone, and the weekend forecast is looking positively spring like. ???
But I am NOT fooled! I know you are lurking out there, Old Man Winter! ⛄ My cold weather perfumes are staying put, thank you very much.
SOTD = Oriza L. Legrand Reve d’Ossian EdP, from the sample stash. A hat tip to Lovestosmellgood, who wore this earlier in the week. It’s perfect weather for it right now.
I’m sure I’ll see plenty of tank tops and bare legs out and about this weekend ?
And there will probably be T-shirts a plenty here!
SOTD = Solstice Scents Estate Vetiver
I am doing Indie Week all week this week and I am only wearing scents I love.
Solstice Scents is based in Florida. Our very own She-Ra is a fan of this house, for sure as it relates to the samples, possibly more. Estate Vetiver is primarily a patchouli perfume, with a side helping of vetiver. I love it.
I was distracted yesterday by the gold miner and totally forgot to mention that the woman sitting next to me wore Angel, not so much to coat my tongue but enough to make me concerned about the aroma molecules sticking to my coat. If it did, the cold sent it hiding.
I’ll probably wear an OJ tomorrow but I don’t really consider it indie; however, I do have an alternative and will need to decide ASAP so I can take a pic tonight!
I love Solstice Vetiver and want to try the vanilla too.
I haven’t tried this line but the bottle looks cool.
Patchouli with a side of vetiver sounds good to me!
Wearing OJ Ambre Royale tonight from my sample. It’s quite nice, not as amber-y as I thought it would be. Can’t put my finger on it, but it’s reminding me of something else I’ve worn before.
I can wear the rest to bed tonight; if anything remains tomorrow it will be my sotd into my scent-free office.
Not sure I should mention this, since I recall you are on a No Buy, but I have my eye on a couple more of those Soivohle perfume oils: the Iris Underground and the Ginger Piquant. So far, I’ve held out against the urge to buy.
Oh feel free to mention! My no buy rules are a bit loose ?. Have you tried these ones before?
Since I have to go into work tomorrow for mandatory overtime (to help another department, not even my own work!), I may have to reward myself somehow.
Nope. They would be total blind buys. At $20 US, though, it wouldn’t be that expensive a hit if I didn’t like them.