Almost-Friday at last, and happy National Religious Freedom Day, or, if you prefer, National Nothing Day. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm copying Glannys (yesterday) in Serge Lutens Chêne.
Reminder: on 1/17, wear a fragrance with immortelle, if you have one. Suggested by Hamamelis.
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 Autumnal [cropped] by Liam Moloney at flickr; some rights reserved.
I think something has happened to my nose…
I tried a few different scents this morning and I had to scrub them all off. This is why I shouldn’t wear one perfume for longer than a week (looking at you, my empty bottle of Shalimar)
I am just going to stick with the body powder for now, and take two Advil for my perfume induced headache.
SipOTD is Chai tea, with an extra punch of ginger…
Its a beautiful, gorgeous day here today..feeling blessed!
Oh, LTSG, sorry about the headache! I hope you feel better soon!
Enjoying body powder is still like a scent of the day, the Shalimar one is a little long lasting.
I added some of your book recommendations from yesterday to my library queue.
If I come across more recs, I’ll let you know! I’m joining you in headache-land. This morning’s commute was awful – I just had to drive the hubby to work, the roads are terrible, driving rain (which I’m accustomed to, having lived in FL), flooding, and one fatality. It was a white-knuckle experience but I decided to drive slowly and safely and ignore the crazies.
I hope you are where you need to be safe and sound.
I am almost 100 pages finished with my Renault book, I could be done by now but since my in laws are here I took a field trip to the Met to look at something beautiful.
Hope your headache subsides soon, Shalimar body powder is gorgeous.
Yes, it is gorgeous! No perfume needed !
Sorry about the headache, but you still smell good in that powder. On some days, I too feel I need a break from perfumes.
A break is good now and then, today my nose and my head are making that decision for me..
Oh no! Hope it resolves soon
This seems to happen to me when my horm9nes are out of whack. Hope the headache calms soon and you are comforted by the gentle waft of Shalimar powder.
Totally get that. I am completely unable to appreciate my jasmine heavier scents these days. A year or so ago, I could not get enough of jasmine. Now, it bugs me and sometimes give me a headache. I will wait out this nose phase!
I am right there with you. I put on a BWF this morning and thought I might faint.
Was a nice day for a minute there. Now it’s pretty ugly put, and windy!
I’ve had days where nothing works for me, too. Even my usual loves. Hope you’re recovered!
Ok, hopefully this will pass
SOTD is vintage L’ Artisan’s Vanille, with a spritz of L’ Artisan’s Patchouli Patch layered over Mandy’s Ancient Resins body oil….
Warm and cozy for today’s blustery weather.
Just based on names alone this sounds like a great cocktail of scents
Thanks! This is L’Artisan’s original vanilla release. Notes of sandalwood, vanilla, and ylang ylang. I like to give it depth with the Patch or a spray of musk (AG’s Musc Nomade is a fave).
Playing along (and scent twins with Robin) in Chene. It is nice, actually, although Mr. G’s assessment was “not my favorite”. I will thunk the sample later today (there’s only one spritz left in it) and don’t think I’ll need more, but you never know! Tomorrow will be Kyoto, which (allegedly) has an immortelle note (for others here who might be immortelle-challenged, as I am).
I wore Kyoto earlier this week, I was very surprised to see it on the Fragrantica list of immortelle perfumes as it’s a challenging note for me too.
Huh, I have Kyoto – might give it a go again and see what I pick up
SOTD is Dior Feve Delicieuse. Sample thunk! So delicious! I have received several compliments at work today already. I will really miss it.
Not to enable anything but Feve Delicieuse is available at the subscription site JaidanGA just mentioned
Oh, thanks! I am in trouble now! ?. I will check later tonight!
Thank you! ?
I’m still having trouble getting the caps off my Rogue discovery set samples. So, I’ve put Rogue away, and today I’m wearing Putain des Palaces.
They really are tight… I usually get it on my hands when I open them.
Ugh, I have that same problem. It makes my hand hurt to open them, so I’m less inclined to wear them.
Wearing my new sample of Zoologist Bee and it immediately shot to the top of my want list. After I sprayed it my husband came in from the other room and said “what is that gorgeous smell? That’s a good one!”
Thanks to all for the kind words about my mother the other day. She’s in an isolation room at the rehab center until Monday; my poor visiting sister is in the hospital now with the same virus and I don’t dare go see her because the virus can re-infect my mom. It’s a bit like living in a movie, wasn’t there one called Contagion?
Oh my word – that sounds scary. Wishing all a speedy recovery
Contagion is a scary, good one. Oh my! Hoping for speedy and full recovery for everyone.
Wow! Hope everyone is better soon.
I meant to ask if your sister was still visiting yesterday. I’m so sorry to hear she is so sick. I really wish the best of health to your family.
Sending healing vibes to your family.
Adding my wishes for a speedy recovery for your family.
Catch-22! Hope everyone gets better fast.
How unlucky about your mother and sister. Hope their health will improve soon and that you don’t catch the virus.
Sending positive thoughts to u and ur family, hope everyone is better soon.
I hope everyone recovers soon! I’m pretty sure it’s very rare to catch the same virus you already have since you make antibodies. She may have a different virus, though.
Wow, that is so scary. Sending your whole family best wishes.
Oh no! Wishing you and your family all the best.
Missed all this but really hope both your sister and mom recover quickly! My FIL was in hospital once and the whole hospital closed down to visitors due to a bug.
Hoping everyone gets better soon! And Bee is winner for sure!
Sorry to hear about your sister and mom, I hope they both recovery fast!
And hey, good to hear the hubby likes Zoologist Bee. That’s good news!
Off project today because I feel like I’m coming down with something so I’m in Oat & Cornflower as it is the mildest thing I could think of
I have been having good luck zapping colds before they take off with Umcka and Zicam
And I use Barlean’s olive leaf. As I always tell my husband, the most important thing is that you believe.
elderberry syrup! If nothing else, it’s got a lovely taste!
It works for my whole family! Also some tea with curcuma, honey, lemon, ginger…
Zinc works wonders for me. Get a good dose in early on!
You smell good, Robin.
I am in another painless scent for immortelle haters – Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours. I am not getting any immortelle from it at all.
Immortelle is a popular bit-part player!
Zoologist Bee sounds wonderful. Is it similar to Bee´s Bliss? I cherish my sample of that one.
That was for Ringthing! Hope your family recovers soon!
It was so grey and cold this morning – I hate you Midwest winter! – I decided to wear something I keep for warmer weather: Jazmin Sarai’s How You Love. A very wearable jasmin – bright and with lots of cardamom. I got me some jasmin sambac while in Egypt and it has ignited alot of love for this flower, which I never really cared for in perfume despite being named after it
I hope your perfume makes the weather bearable
Bigarade Concentree today. So refreshing! I never sleep well on Wednesday night, and true to form I’m ready for my coffee.
Hope you all have a great day.
You smell fab!
Good morning Y’all,
Wearing my December pick from Royalty Scents (a new subscription service that I’m test driving to see if I like)…..Chanel Paris-Rivera. Definitely a freshie petigrain orange blossom scent; I like it but don’t love it. That’s the beauty of samples though! I will enjoy this from time to time and move on to the next new thing to try…..
That one gets a lot of love, but money saved I’d say
I just Googled this subscription service- they have Gucci Memoire which is tempting especially as the regular mini is a roller ball which I hate.
I literally JUST signed up for this service and Gucci Memoire is my first order. We are on a roll today!
This is too funny
Picked up some cheap Angel Muse yesterday. It may still be too sweet for me to wear often, but its cozy, comfort is hitting the spot today.
No immortelle in my collection!
I really like Angel Muse but it can be a bit sweet. Much better than it has to be though.
I like Angel Muse on winter scarves so the coziness wraps me like a cloud on cold days.
Oooh, and I wore a scarf today! Something to look forward to.
P. Generale Iris Taizo. Gosh, I forgot how lovely this is.
Ever have an accident turn into a good thing? Dropped a peppermint hard candy into my coffee LOL
Oh, Iris Taizo is/was wonderful! I was just thinking about it last night, along with some other gorgeous PGs…
Your coffee makes me think of the old Reese’s commercials: “YOU got peanut butter on my chocolate!…” Serendipity.
Ha! I’ve had coffee while sucking on a cough drop. It’s not half bad ?
I discovered by browsing around note descriptions on the web yesterday that Guérlain Le Parfum du 68 has immortelle in it, so I’m wearing that today.
AHA, thank you. I will see if it is in the cologne as well.
I was perusing Frag and I believe it’s in several of the Le Parfum 68 versions.
I need to check my bottle to see which version I have.
I have that as a sample! I might be able to play.
I’m off-project today with Floris No. 89 Eau de Toilette, which was one of a handful of nice samples I received earlier this week while visiting a British specialty shop with nancyleandros. This one is supposedly masculine but I find it perfectly unisex: citrus plus a nice array of woods and some spice (nutmeg). It says it includes oakmoss too but if so, it’s pretty subtle. The woods are very nicely blended and mixed; often I’m wary of cedar, but neither that nor lavender is too dominant here Overall very pleasant! Have a good day everyone. I’m running errands and visiting a friend in the hospital hoping to pick up his spirits a bit. It’s in an area where I like to go to antique stores so I’ll fit that in as well, just for fun.
Your perfume sounds really nice. I have a few Floris but not that one. How nice of you to visit your friend and I hope you will discover some antique treasures.
Wearing Zino (Davidoff) from a 0.1 oz mini. So cute. Perfumeshrine gives this as Coromandel’s twin peak, and Coromandel has thus far been the only Chanel that I like – but not at Chanel prices.
So far so good with the Zino, there are definitely patchouly, tobacco and benzoin notes, so similar to Coromandel thus far.
To Robin: I laughed at your Marie Kondo kitchens being the worst. I absolutely agree.
For people into inspirational podcasts, the podcast lady’s name is Gretchen Rubin (I got it wrong yesterday). Not my cup of tea, personally, but a good friend is a fan. Happy Friday Eve!
The Chanel prices have been pretty ridiculous in the past few years. I remember when the Les Exclusifs line was actually pretty reasonably priced bit not anymore. I am not exactly happy with the Les Exclusifs switching to an edp version. They claim that customers were wanting it but I think that it’s either new restrictions or it was cheaper to make.
I really like the Gretchen Rubin podcasts because her premise seems to be “fix it if it is keeping you from being happy, but if it is just the comments from other people that bug you, then here is how you might want to deal with them…”
?? Everything’s coming up roses…??. I combined Ta’if body lotion with another, lighter rose lotion and then sprayed Ta’if generously. Making me happy.
And I finished a hat last night that turned out really well. Such an easy pattern too. I may make a scarf and give it away or I may keep it because it goes pretty well with a wool chunky scarf I made a few weeks ago… decisions decisions….
Wow! That’s such a beautiful hat!
Thanks! It’s actually the yarn itself that is such pretty colors. I added the scarf I made to Instagram because I realized they do go well together… the scarf is a chunky wool that is a beautiful, deep yarn.
I have another skein of the hat yarn, so I’ll make another to give away.
The colors of the scarf and hat are luscious! One could *almost* resign oneself to Winter if given the opportunity to wear such items.
You smell lovely and love the hat! So cute and colorful!
Wow! Love the colors!
what a great hat! I love your cats also, what a nice insta feed
So beautiful! I wish I knew how to knit.
If I can knit…anyone can knit….
Have you seen my 2 left hands ?
That is a fun hat! Great colors!
How beautiful; good job!
AG Nuit Etoilee
Hey twins !!
Nuit Etoilee is one of my favorites of all time !
EDT or EDP?
I love both versions. I am wearing EDT version today.
I am ready to kick someone. I am tired of making phone calls and having to wait a half an hour or more to talk to anyone to answer my questions. I want to finish this thing and then relax. The sleeves of my nightgown have the remnants of Jubilation 25 but I feel anything but joyous. I think that I will be wearing Chanel no 5 whenever I can get off the phone and into the shower. “Important caller” my foot, if I were that important, somebody one the phone would be talking to me right now.
Sorry! Hope your day improves soon!
I hate those endless hold times. I need to call my phone/cable company but have been avoiding it for months. I hate their phone menu system. It puts me in a bad mood without fail.
I did the best I could with what I had to go on and I will let the chips fall where they may.
Hope No 5 brings you some comfort
The root canal treatment was smooth. Of course I was kinda anxious, but the worst part was the discomfort (lying with your mouth open for 45 minutes)
I wore jardin après la mousson, not too heavy but very comforting
I watched australian open during the root canal
Those Poor guys and girls…top sport under those circumstances….?
Glad the root canal wasn’t too bad; yay for it being over and done with! Poor Australia… sad.
Wish my dentist provided entertainment during office visits.
They have a television on the ceiling for years now.
My dentist gave me the remote saying “you can choose yourself…..say yes to the dress, men restoring old cars whatever” ? (she is a funny and kind lady)….
Yes daytime television is horrible here (and in most countries I guess),
so live top sport was the best option ?
The bill was scary of course, but not as scary as I expected….255 euro.
Wish the dental school I went to had that. My root canal took the student 2 hours to do.
2 hours… ? Oh my.
Ive been told that the duration also depends on how many canals there are 1,2,3 or 4 and how complicated they are…
I guess I was lucky.
Glad it went well!
Glad it’s over and went well!?
Glad it went well. Hope they gave you one of those things that keeps the mouth open without tiring the jaw…
Phew, glad it went smoothly!
SOTD = Chanel No.19
First wearing this year not counting vacation wear. As is fitting, kitteh Billy Bob posed nicely with my bottle … no cattitude whatsoever!
In other news, now that I have my morning Starbucks identified (they know me by name, how I want my coffee and how I want my egg bites packaged), I’ve set my sights on expanding my lunch options. I am experimenting with a Chinese food place so that I will eventually know the sure thing to order going forward. Although I am generally adventurous, lunch to me during a workday should be good, doesn’t necessarily have to be cheap, but should be somewhat predictable as I don’t want to think too hard about what to have for lunch!
EDP, but y’all already know that ?
Jaunty, that Billy Bob!
I should pose him with his knit cap but I love his ears.
BB has great taste!
He does! And he’s not going to be monogamous for long.
Cute kitty! You smell fab!
Lol’d at “no cattitude” ?
He’s pretty well behaved. No chance of escape but why would he? ?
hajusuuri, I won something on Perfume Posse the other day, as you did, but I don’t know how to email Portia to collect my prize. Could you give me the proper email?
Happy to help, ScentSpirit. Please email me – just click on my username to get my contact info!
Wow kitteh BB is big!
Guerlain Angelique Noire. Love this twist on vanilla, although I find it more verte than noire.
That’s a good one
ah, I have some of that!
I will do that for the next weeks CP!
It’s one of my favorites and I usually don’t go for vanilla fragrances! Totally agree on the vert front.
In an attempt to find my Sables sample, I ended up spraying everything but the kitchen sink. I must have put Sables In a safe spot at some point, lol. Washed everything off, and am now wearing SL Cedre. Love at first sniff for me. I picked up my antibiotics so hopefully will be feeling better by tomorrow.
Hope the drugs kick in quick!
Me too! Thanks!
Hang in there! You’re wearing one of the few Serge scents that I haven’t tried.
I get no ceder, just a rich tuberose. It’s dark though, no coconut or menthol. So far it’s the only SL I’ve fallen for.
My bestie went through a bottle and loved it. I could never smell it on her which is weird because perfume usually wafts off her beautifully.
Get better soon with the antibiotics, don’t forget to eat yogurt.
I did forget! Thanks for the reminder!
Feeling better just in time for the storm ???
I know, and back to work! Ugh..
I hope you feel better tomorrow and hope that your are getting the same wonderful sun that I am today!??
Nope, no sun for me, apparently the lake is to blame.
I’m in Civet this AM.
Last night I wore Maurice Roucel’s Nez experiment Hongkong Oolong to bed. I look forward to trying that one out in warmer weather.
A while ago I passed along to my husband a decant of FM’s Promise, which was just a little too much oudiness for me (although there is no oud listed in the notes, it has that vibe). He sniffs it every once and a while. But since he works in a scentfree office in a hospital, and because he just never got into wearing perfume or cologne, I am not sure how often he actually applies it or any of “his” (like what I did there?) perfumes. Anyway, I caught him huffing his wrist last night! And then he proceeded to wax rhapsodic about Promise. I told him, “what you are feeling and thinking right this moment, is what every perfumista feels!” Ding ding ding!
Nez experiment you say? I just ordered two issues of 2019 yesterday but didn’t notice any perfume on their site
Hmmmm…. I ordered the Addiction issue (marijuana leaf on the cover) combo with the perfume from Nez, but I believe both can still be ordered from LuckyScent. Here’s a vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIa54Q86rpc
Yes I ordered this issue too! Drats I didn’t know I could bundle it with a perfume!
Uh, oh! Double trouble! I’m kind of glad my hubs doesn’t care about scent. We’d be broke, lol.
No SOTD yet. I’m recovering from the trauma induced last night when I spilled a sample of Fleur Narcotique all over my hands. It persisted through multiple washings and a long hot shower. It’s BIG.
Ooph! I hope it subsides soon!
Yeah, that stuff is deceptive. It seems light/sheer but it gave me a whopping headache.
My SOTD is Benjoin Boheme. I’ve been hankering to test this one for a while. I like it a lot but it does remind me of other scents that I already own. Not sure if I need it but I do want it… Doesn’t mean I’ll buy it though.
Oh yay! Glad you got to test it.
What does it remind you of? It’s been on my sniff list forever
It reminds me of Indochine but softer and a little sweeter but only in a generic/ similar genre way. It has less projection and It is a little less masculine to me. Much softer and a tiny bit sweeter. It changes to a skin scent very quickly on me but I don’t know how it works for others.
I’m wearing Anatole Lebreton Bois Lumiere and can definitely smell the immortelle. I think this may be my favorite perfume where I can actually pick up on the immortelle note. It is present but well-balanced to my nose. I find it to be kind of a cross between Chypre Rogue and Chypre Mousse. I’m very glad to have found an inexpensive travel spray on eBay right after I sampled this.
Emeraude Agar from Atelier Cologne today.
Friday here, and it’s a holiday on Monday – yay for a long weekend. Like a few others here, I’m not hugely keen on immortelle, it’s called the curry plant for good reason. I like curry to eat, not to wear
However, I don’t get that from Amouage’s Beloved, which I love, so that’s my scent for today.
Ah, I should dig up my sample of Beloved.
In Nuit Etoilee EDP with the slight sweetness of the immortelle underlying the pine. Trying to decide if I like it better than Guerlain Winter Delice.
I didn’t know it had immortelle. You smell wonderful!
Thank you Laura, yes the immortelle is really detectable mid and drydown, it’s the sweetness you get then.
Trapped my colony cat this morning after a few logistic obstacles, and she’s very unhappily recovering in our building’s storage room. Vet appt tomorrow. She looks beat up ?
I’m pooped and only wearing whatever remnants of A la Nuit I have on from last night.
That’s good news. I hope the treatment works and she recovers soon. You did a great job ElisaP. Hope you can get some rest now.
Thanks pl67! Ugh, it was traumatic, lol. And exhausting. I really don’t like trapping cats. I hope it’s something easily treatable. I know she has some very bad dental issues, but could be other things on top of that, but we’ll see tomorrow. She’s an old lady for an outdoor cat, 8 or 9, I think.
I have seen most of the feral cats dissapeared in my block. Just 2 left and they look kind of sick now. It looks like the woman who used to feed them it is not doing it anymore. I go late at night and leave several cans of wet food on the sidewalk. I have seen one of them eating and no food left next day. I am sure that as soon as the house owner where I leave that food finds out he is going to stop it. The temperature is dropping badly tonight. I am really mortified. Hope they survive.
Yeah, if someone stopped feeding they may have moved on. Or they went to find some warmer place to hang out in.
So kind of you to feed them! I hope the homeowner doesn’t get mad. I’m always careful to clean up after myself so not to draw attention. Leaving food on a small piece of paper near the curb is a good trick or dry food right on the ground. Could be raccoons coming to eat, too; we have a bunch in our neighborhood.
It’s amazing how these cats survive living outdoors! I’ve know some of the same ferals out here for years!
Hope it all turns out well for the kitty. I really admire you’re dedication to them. It’s something special.
Aww, thanks lj ? My friend told me once you name them, it’s hard to walk away. Very true.
You’re a kind soul, hope the vet appointment will go well. My cat recently died so I welcome news of the other cats in the world.
Thank you Aurora, I hope it’ll be good news.
Wow! That is a lot, for you and the cat!
I’m glad you were able to trap your cat. I bet it was traumatic and exhausting, for both of you! Best of luck tomorrow! At least being in your buildings storage room should be a reprieve from the cold for her. You have a big heart.☺️
Thanks mtg! *I* would think she’d be relieved to be inside, but they have a pretty good shelter set-up and I think they really like their outdoor life- it’s all they know, anyway. I don’t even like camping, lol.
Great news on the trapping. Hope the vet appointment goes well and whatever is going on is treatable.
Getting her in the trap was easy- she just in and started eating. Once I triggered it to drop, she looked around for minute and went back to eating. Though a healthier cat would’ve jumped around.
Is that the cat from the picture you shared on Insta? now that is a cat who has seen things…. I love her.
So glad she is in safe hands now.
It is! I know, she actually has kinda of a mean expression on a good day. I love that you love her ❤
I meant to say ‘i love her expression’ haha, but I also love her..yeah I love most cats (and dogs) i guess ?
Hahaha! Me too.
I meant to say ‘i love her expression’ haha
So glad that the kitty capture went well! I think it’s the old girl’s lucky day. You have the heart of a lioness. I hope her vet visit goes better than you expect. Did you trap other kitties as well?
Thank you! As do you ? No, just this one. The others are ok ??
Great news! Now who pays? Vet care is expensive if dental work is done. Is there a rescue group helping? I hope she’ll be ok.
I pay, but I’m using another TNR group’s discount. And then beg for donations, like all the rescuers, lol.
But I’m SNAP testing first, cuz if the cat is FeLV positive, I may think about other options ?
I’m really hoping for the best; thank you for caring so much!!!
I’m wearing Stash today before this afternoon’s endoscopy and Bravo test. Tomorrow I’ll probably wear Kyoto, I (thankfully) can’t smell any immortelle in it.
Best wishes on your test this afternoon. Hopefully it will be quick.
Good luck with the hospital procedures. I bet you smell great (I’ve never tried Stash).
Hope all goes well!
I’m wearing HdP 1740 so I’m doing two CP’s at once. This one has plenty of immortelle and I’m copying Calypso who wore this yesterday. I haven’t tried all of the HdP’s, but out of the old ones this is by far my most favourite HdP. That rich and decadent dry down is to die for.
Spent the afternoon in Amsterdam to visit a Rembrandt exhibit in the Rijksmuseum. It was too crowded to fully enjoy it, but boy, what a painter.
Tea is Jardin des Songes, to soothe my aching brow!
Is this the Sade one? I liked that one, too. HdP has many scents I want to try. Plus, they have small sizes!
Yep, it is Marquis de Sade. I like Histoires de Parfums a lot. They have a great amber, a nice spicy rose, and plenty of other pretties. I wasn’t very smitten with their tuberose trio, but I hardly ever like all the fragrances from one line.
I like the tuberose virginale quite a lot, and Abrarem, and 1873 Colette.
Was it the Rembrandt-Velazquez exhibition? I totally forgot about that one…
Rijksmuseum is so crowded nowadays. It seems busier than 20 years ago, or is it just me? Of course its good they have lots of visitors of course, but sometimes you want to enjoy a work of art in a quiet ambience ?
Oh i said of course twice in one sentence. Gosh i am tired… ?
Rembrandt Velazquez it was. It was doable but not as enjoyable as it might have been.
I had hoped to see Hendrickje Stoffels taking a bath there (the painting of course) because it was absent in London but it wasn’t here either.
I love some of the Spanish paintings but my favourite for portraits is Rembrandt. Those paintings look back at you in a totally human way.
I’m tired too and need to get to bed. I tend to completely forget words in my sentences when I’m exhausted ?
Very envious! I love his self-portraits.
Me too, I love how he present himself and the other people he paints as real people, with all their flaws.
He must have been a great observer of human behaviour.
Everything feels like it’s getting more crowded And I’m glad that more people have the disposable income to travel and to see these world wonders, but it would be nice if I could enjoy things more peacefully.
True, fortunately the rest of the museum was not so crowded so I could enjoy everything else at my own pace.
Btw you made me look for my 1740 sample…its been ages since I tried it but its gorgeous (last year was the year I started to get more into leather notes…so this all makes sense haha)
The only other HdP I tried was 1725, but the lavender-vanilla-almond combo is NOT for me (and probably never will be)
That goes to show how different we all are: it’s one of my favourite pairings. Admittedly the 1725 one is very, very sweet, but then it also has anise.
Have you tried 1876? It’s a nice, gentle spicy rose.
L de LL today. It has immortelle! Who knew?♀️
Ah, not me!
Today the sun is out and the skies are blue, but we are only at 12 degrees. It’s the kind of day that called for something cozy like Casmir.
I’m currently waiting for a sample pack from luckyscent to arrive. My resolution last year was to stop paying for samples, and I was pretty good. Just one order in June. This year I didn’t make any resolutions.? Ever on the hunt for the perfect musk/skin scent.
You might like Kitten from Catbird, which I just got for my niece. I had the solid which they don’t make anymore. The was as hard as a taper candle. The edt formulary is much better. It’s kind of a milky musk with a hint of lipstick.
Chanel 5 Eau Premiere – no brainer for me, met a student today and now I might have my very own assistant!
Congrats, and you smell great!
That one gets a lot of rotation from me as well. It just feels perfect for any occasion.
Noir de noir by TF today. We went to a photo session with our 2.5 weeks baby girl and 3 years old boy. It was exhausting ?
Sweet ? But I can imagine, especially with a 3 yr old. Glad to hear your new little one is doing well!
Yes, she is lovely!
2.5 weeks! So tiny!
Yes, she was born on the last hour of 30th of December. The newborn photos are best to be done in ~2 weeks time.
Controlled chaos here today. We had the HVAC system replaced. A bunch of guys showed up at 8am and worked their butts off until 4-ish in the afternoon. No lunch break. The cats were well and truly freaked out while all this was happening. ??
SOTD = back in Relique d’Amour today. I didn’t have time to think about perfume this morning and was happy to grab the sample. Might be time to think about a decant of this one…
How’s your friend?
Thanks for asking. She came thru the amputation surgery well. She is back in a regular hospital room, and her fever is going down. However, she has another surgery scheduled for Saturday to “clean things out”.
I’m so sorry she’s going through that! I’m glad the surgery went well. Hopefully the antibiotics and the care in the hospital will allow her to rehab and recover without delay.
A spritz of Ozkan from Sylvaine Delacourte’s orange blossom line. Mildly leathery is a good descriptor, and the immortelle is present but not driving the bus like it is in Helicriss from her vanilla collection.
I have been wondering about her new collection. I might order a sample set. I have gone through several travel sprays of Virgile
Virgile was def my fav from the vanilla line. How about I save at least 1/2 of each sample for you and then we swap (if you have something you want to swap)?
This evening: trying Chergui. Although reviews say that it has a strong tobacco note, apparently it’s not the sort of tobacco note that bothers me. Perhaps that’s because the fragrance smells fairly sweet to me, too. I rather like it.
Yay for Chergui!
I lightly applied Rihanna Rogue early this morning and it’s still going strong. I wish some other fragrances had this tenacity! Prada infusion de Iris…I’m talking to you!