It's Among Friends Friday! Our community project for today: wear a fragrance someone else wore in the scent of the day polls this week. Thanks to Regina for the suggestion!
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
I'm sending thanks to SmokeyToes for wearing Fendi Theorema earlier this week — that's a club I am more than happy to join.
Reminder: on 1/31, celebrate Backward Day by reversing your usual perfume choice or routine in some way.
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 from Fendi's campaign for Spring Summer 2020.
Today I’m in a fragrance I haven’t worn in ages thanks to JadainGA yesterday – Prada’s Infusion d’Iris.
You smell fantastic! One of my favorite perfumes!
You smell wonderful!
Wrapped in a cloud of Guerlain AA Ginger Piccante thanks to some of you here, who wore it this week. Such a no brainer scent! Delicious, comfy, addictive. Love it!
Hi there, house twin! We smell great!
After all the love for GP this week I went out at lunchtime to give it a sniff – and all I can say is there’s going to be a bottle of it in my not too distant future. You people are terrible and wonderful all in one go…
So good you were able to try it and confirm that it is indeed full bottle worthy! ?. We are terrible enablers here, for sure! ?
How does it compare to Ginger Essence by Origins?
I have never tried Ginger Essence. Hope someone can chime in. I would also like to know.
It’s been awhile since I tried it, but I believe Ginger Essence is sweeter than GP, but a fair bit.
Thank you for the info!
I’m thinking of buying a full bottle of this, unsniffed, because of all the love it is getting. So many of the Guerlain AAs get no love. This one must be great if so many of you love it. Besides, I love ginger.
OK, I went ahead and ordered a bottle, unsniffed. First fragrance order for several months.
We are awful enablers! ?. I hope you like it and enjoy it a lot! Please, let us know what you think about it when you get it!
I just wanted to chime in, I don’t have a FB of this one but smelled it at Bloomies and thought it was absolutely FB worthy.
My next Guerlain love will be Shalimar, but if I had a little more pocket change I could see springing for a bottle of this. Enjoy!
I, along with many others, got some from hajusuuri. It’s unique and addictive. I imagine you could offer a split and get many takers.
It is really good! And has a very nice sillage and longevity. It is my second favorite AA after Herba Fresca.
I think I need to get a sniff of this one and fast!
Don’t delay it! ?
What?? *Ears perk* I didn’t know about this one!
There has been lots of talk here about GP this week. Not to enable anything, but you should give it a try if you have the chance! ?
I missed all the talk – thanks! I will definitely give it a try. And Herba Fresca has been on my To Buy list forever. I think that may be my next purchase.
Herba Fresca is also on my top list to buy. I just have few sprays left on my fb and it is a summer staple in my collection.
I probably wear Herba Fresca more than anything else in the summer.
It went straight on my “to try” list also
And great suggestion for a poll, BTW.
Hmm. Sounds like there needs to be a blind buy split, maybe?
Maybe someone might be interested in hosting for the next splitmeet!
I tried it a few months ago, and agree its one of the nicest AAs. I haven’t added it to my buy list, but Ginger Piccante has been in my mind…
The AAs are not breathtaking, but very good no brainer, office friendly scents. GP is one of the best for sure.
If anyone does do a split of GP please reach out, I am interested
Hi there house twin! It’s a shame that the Guerlain selection at Sephora has dwindled to almost nothing now. Phooey.
Hi there Guerlain twin! ? I agree! You barely find a scent from Guerlain at Sephora these days. Such a shame!
I am smelling blissful in Samsara!
I have an “old” bottle of the parfum in that gorgeous looking small red bottle.
IMHO this is my favorite sandalwood
Sipping chai tea..
My last day of vacation today. Planning on going to the Met.
You smell beautiful!
the bottle of this is gorgeous and the smell is beyond..
It is my favorite sandalwood too. You smell very beautiful!
Enjoy the Met! Gorgeous day out and there is nothing like time spent at the Met.
Scent Twins! Joining you and wearing Samsara extrait also. Happy Friyay!
You smell fantastic!
Oh, I was just chiming in with Laura below about how lovely Samsara must be in the extrait concentration! I bet you smell fantastic!
Thanks Oakland F
I got is basically for free on Ebay about 5 years ago.
On new unrelated to perfume I am going to pick up my next Mary Renault book
LTSG, what Mary Ranault book?? Do tell!
Have you read it?
Enjoy your chai and you last day of vacation! ?
Fraternal scent twin!
I’m celebrating Backward Day a week early by wearing a scent that nobody but me ever mentions (here, or basically anywhere) – Nanadebary Bronze.
Hey, I have a bottle of that one but rarely wear it because I forget about it. You’re right that it really doesn’t ever get mentioned these days. I remember when the Nanadebary perfumes were all the rage at MakeUp Alley.
Same here — they were basically cult favorites.
Well, now you have a twin! I went ahead and made it my SOTD.
Hey twin! We smell delicious.
Yay for Nanadebary – I love those fragrances.
Bronze is my favorite, but I like “Classic Pink” as well. Had a hard time choosing only one.
I checked out the Nanadebary fragrances out on fragrantica, and oh look, a lemming. ?
All three sound great!
They really are nice – different, yet very wear-able. The “Green” isn’t my favorite, but I recommend trying all three since individuals’ skin makes such a difference in how a scent works (or doesn’t).
In Coromandel which got some love this week
You smell sooo good! When I put my jacket on this morning, the wrists still smelled like Coromandel from yesterday, it made me want to wear it again.
I do smell good indeed!
I love Coromandel – if I still had any left, I would have joined you. You smell great.
Thank you thank you
A great choice
An excellent winter warmer of a perfume.
I am wearing one of my favorites today thanks to Tannina. Felanilla is so good.
I didn’t think that I was a fan of Alien but I smelled it on a coworker this morning and it was so pretty. I smelled it several year ago at a store and remember getting grape soda? So weird…
I totally agree, I always smell grape when I smell Alien! Glad I’m not alone!
I don’t think I can wear it but I’d happily sit next to someone wearing it. That is, if it smelled like it did on my colleague. It was just a pretty floral on her, not a grape in sight.
I sometimes get grape soda with tuberose. Most notably with Dior’s Poison, back when it first came out.
Yes, it is!
I thought of wearing Felanilla today, but chose another vanilla in stead. You are smelling wonderful!
You made a great choice!
I’m wearing Theorema, which I chose because at least two different people were wearing it on Wednesday.
You smell wonderful! Such a beautiful scent.
Thanks to everyone who wore No. 22 this week for making my decision easy!
Great idea for a poll, Regina!
Someone wore CSP Amour de Cacao on Monday and I thought, well, AdC is never the wrong answer, so I’m wearing a pretty good-sized cloud of it today. I usually wear about one spritz too many and nobody has ever complained. It’s just spectacularly good.
That somebody be Deva ?
Fragrance-free today after our couple of days in Glasgow. Didn’t buy anything, but Eight & Bob’s ‘Provence’ & Atkinson’s ‘Californian Poppy’ were both gorgeous (love the story behind the Atkinson’s one, & of course the whole premise of the Eight & Bob brand is the stuff of legend) & although samples were not on offer in this particular department store, I hope to acquire a sample of each during a London visit later this year, as I would definitely like to try before I buy.
Good for you for waiting for samples! Hope it was a fun trip.
Not much choice regarding waiting, Robin, unless I have a visit to a major city with a decent department store before the London trip in November, but thank you, yes, we had a lovely time – although the exhibition my husband had been so keen to see took him about half an hour to get round as opposed to the anticipated couple of hours! We ate very well, however, as Glasgow has a plethora of independent cafes & restaurants, & eating out is probably up there with fragrance obsession as one of my favourite hobbies!
Ah, well sorry if the exhibit was not as enthralling as he’d hoped, but yes, eating well is very important!
I’m cozy in BFMV today, and AnnieA wore this gem on Tuesday!
Happy Friday, everybody! Just scanned the comments and you folks are smelling fab. ?
Is this a double Among Friends?? N, I read your comment and then put on Black Flower Mexican Vanilla again today! I must confess that the first few minutes are spend with my wondering whether I really like vanilla scents, but then the rest of Tuesday was spent saying to myself, “What’s that lovely smell? Why, it’s me!”
Hey twin! Isn’t it fun to realize YOU are the wonderfully scented thing in the room? ?. BFMV has that spicy and slightly citrus action in the open that I just love.
I haven’t been around all week but I checked out yesterday’s post and chose Organza Indecence. Have a great weekend, everyone!
You too, and of course you smell great!
Niki de Saint Phalle, which doesn’t fit the CP at all.
On an unrelated note, I’ve decided that orange blossom is the most perfect scent for all body products for me. I would be a happy girl if my showers smelled of OB from beginning to end. My toiletry cabinet should start reflecting this revelation!…but it’ll take me a couple years to work through all the products I’ve already bought.
I took a bath in NdSP bath oil this week, I didn’t mention it but there you go! Also, my very favorite hand soap in the world is an orange blossom one that I sometimes find at Marshalls, from a company that seems to be called Olive Grove – pick it up if you ever see it! It’s a mix of orange blossom and orange.
Oh perfect! Following the CP secretly.
Nice, that sounds great! Would you mind sending me a pic of the packaging? I just did a quick Google search, and there are a lot of different related hits.
I purchased a slice of Italian grain cake this week and they must have used orange blossom in the recipe which is just a lovely addition. My husband said I have orange blossom breath, which he quite enjoys
Oh yum, OB breath seems like the best breath scent
In France, we used to have a cake every January (for Epiphany, I think? it’s the Fête des Rois) called a Couronne des Rois that was a splendid orange blossom-scented brioche-y fruit cake. Incredibly tasty. It’s less popular than the almond-y Galette des Rois, but I sometimes (very secretly) wondered if I didn’t prefer the couronne. And the galette is quite easy to make, so we make it every year in the US (we used to buy it in France, of course), but the couronne is much more involved, so now I miss it more.
My favorite breakfastery has started serving an orange blossom latte. I rarely drink coffee but I may need to make an exception…
Ohhh, I adore Niki de st Phalle!
Following Lucasai’s example in Winter Palace! Lovely. I’ll be sad when my little vials of this (I think both from the swap meet?) will be finished. This would also be great “works everywhere for all occasions” scent for me. Or a “pretty beyond belief” scent if that should ever be a CP! Happy Friday. I better get cracking with work!
Hope your work is long since done Eschmeling! (I am very late today.)
Ha! Thanks and no, not done quite yet. But that’s ok, since I’m on the West Coast.
Even with Monday off this week has felt like 2 weeks in one! So ready for the weekend and not to focus on work.
I’m in day 3 of Philosykos, it’s just working for me this week. The right mix of sweet fig and green – cheerful scent!
Enjoying peppermint tea at the moment and looking forward to connecting later with an old colleague from my past job.
Hear, hear! It’s been a crazy busy week, and I am looking forward to catching my breath this weekend. Enjoy your tea, and your upcoming reunion.
We are tea twins
After so many people mentioned Bois de Paradis in recent days I decided this shall be my Sotd. It’s a shame the brand is closing and that such a nice fragrance will be gone.
I hope your mother’s surgery goes well today!
Thanks, the surgery is already over ?
Don’t you just love it? Some people complain it’s too “jammy” but I just think it’s rich!
It’s a pretty scent and I don’t recall anything similar to it.
It’s a really rich, beautiful scent, and I agree – it’s sad that it is now out of production.
Joining LtSG and others from this week in Samsara. I had to dig around in the various small bottle and samples I have tucked into containers with absolutely no real organization. But I just knew I had a decant from a freebie or swap,
I really do need to pull a bunch out and offer up as freebie. That’ll be a goal for this quarter. That and actually try more of my samples! I have some good ones I’ve never tried.
Joining hajusuuri in telling woes of dealing with the selfishness of people… My local Whole Folds has four lines. One is express. We are told for the other three to go to the shortest line. Which always confuses people. I moved up to go into a line that looked short to discover someone’s basket and scooter blocking the line. Obviously, they had forgotten something and had run back to get it. I looked at a guy working there, who refused to touch someone’s stuff. So, I did. I moved the basket aside and the scooter. I was careful to not let the scooter fall. Then I let a woman (who’d been in front of me in line) with a lot of stuff go ahead of me. According to her, someone behind us was mad at us. Not sure if they thought we jumped ahead or if they didn’t like me moving the items. I really didn’t care. If I went ahead inappropriately, then tell me directly…I’ll step aside to let you go ahead. But don’t try to tell me that moving a basket and scooter blocking a line is wrong. The employee should have done it. Wimp.
The employee should have told the customer that he could run and grab another item but if someone else comes up, he would have to take them. Or he should have temporarily closed his lane until the guy came back. And appologized for the wait.
These aren’t even lanes connected to an individual checkout. There are 20 checkout stations with four lanes feeding (ropes between the lanes) – there’s an electronic board telling your lane which checkout to go to when it’s your turn. One of the four lanes was blocked. All the person had to do was move their cart and scooter to the side, but I guess they thought they were entitled to keep others from using that feeder line.
Don’t even get me started on people who are almost done being rung up and then run back to the store to find that item they forgot. Here in NYC, there’s always someone waiting behind them…
Oh gotcha, I had a different scenario in my head.
I’ve seen this happen at my Whole Foods where a husband and wife were already checking out, and the wife was chatting with the person behind me, then one of them said, we forgot dessert ?. The wife went to the baked goods section, came back a good 2 minutes later and asked her husband if he wanted one flavor versus another and then went back to get the choice. Meanwhile, the bunch of us waiting were FUMING. The cashier asked for payment but the guy kept stalling until the wife came back. WTF!
SOTD is Samsara extrait – I’m in love with the sandalwood in this, so creamy and velvety. Happy Friyay!
I bet the extrait is divine!?
I was just thinking the same thing.
I wish it was easier to sample sniff extraits in the shops. I’d love to get a whiff of that one. I’ve toyed with buying Coco in the extrait concentration–but I would love to smell it first.
OF – I have Coco in extrait, it’s glorious stuff. Chanel does make oriental scents beautifully. Have you visited the SF Chanel boutique, I wonder if they have the extrait?
I have visited the shop. I find it a little intimidating.–but noticed that the clerk’s French pronunciation was as bad as mine. She was actually perfectly polite, just not interested in helping me sample sniff perfumes. They did not have any extraits I could sniff–only to buy, sealed.
Oakland Fresca, have you tried Coco soap? It’s so nice. The entire apartment smells good when I use it.
Oooh, no. Oh no. OH NO!
Fraternal twins! I’m in EdP
Ohhhh, YUM! I love the EDP, it’s more Ylang Ylang/greens on my skin.
I love the way it smells the next day, my pillows (and cat) smell pretty good!
Hiya LizzieB! We are definitely scent twins!
At this point, I think I am a Samsara quintuplet…
SOTD is Jour d’Hermes Absolu since TealinTheGarden (I think) mentioned it this week. And it’s a beautiful sunny day and JdH matches perfectly.
Life is getting back to normal- I sent my little colony cat off yesterday ?Spent some good quality time pampering him the night before. I’ll miss that little guy, but relieved I don’t have to worry about him anymore.
It must be bittersweet but you can only do your best. I hope you have time to relax and recover.
Thanks Petunia, and yes, I will definitely have a low-key weekend.
You did the right thing, ElisaP. He is free from suffering now. Sending hugs!
Thank you pl67!
Hugs for you Elisa P. Thank you for your creature caring!
Hugs back ?
Oh man have you racked up good cat karma. You did a really kind thing for that kitty–taking him in and keeping him warm and fed when he was ill.
Thanks OF, though I am always amazed at some of the work some of the other local groups do. It’s constant. This one guy really wore me out- I frankly don’t have the stamina to this over and over like some people do.
Somehow I knew that would be your scent today…maybe you mentioned it earlier.
So sorry about the little guy. But also very thankful you spared him suffering and gave him a sense of love and comfort. It’s so important and matters so much.
JdH is just such an easy perfume for me.
And thanks! Did you ever see the doc called Feral Love? I really liked it. I think it only ran at IFC for a short time.
You’ve certainly had your share of sick kitties to care for.
Thank you for caring for him. I’m sad for his little gray friend.
I was preemptively sad for her, too, but I’ve seen her since, and she’s exactly the same as she always is. There’s a 3rd cat (who I thought would be the 1st to go). I think they were temperamentally more similar (just leave me alone, please!). The grey one is like the annoying little sister, lol.
Also sending hugs.
Sending hugs, tea, and tissues…
Thank you! Much needed.
Hugs and comfort your way.
Thanks Lisa D!
Hugs for you, and a sweet farewell for kitty.
Thank you, and glad it wasn’t some undesirable different scenario.
Condolences on the kitty and, once again, thank you so much for taking care of these oft-neglected innocent creatures. Hugs to you for all you did for him.
I’m really sorry, Elisa P. Fwiw, I think you did the right thing too. You’re a really good person.
Hugs back, Holly!
I adore JdHermes. The lotion is also pretty fabulous.
I love it too. I think it’s the only Hermes I have!
Hugs Elisa P. And Kleenex. ??
Big hugs to you, Elisa P. It’s never easy to make that decision. I’m glad you have the weekend to reflect and regroup!
It was hard, thinking there was a maybe. The support of the more experienced rescue folks who also care for much larger colonies, was really helpful in reassuring me that this was the best decision for him.
I am sending my condolences to you along with a big hug ♥️. You are an angel for taking care of that fur baby and making a hard but humane decision.
So sorry about the cat but you did the right thing.
Sending hugs, Elisa, it’s always such a tough decision (I had to take it for my adored cat a month ago), think of all the good years he had thanks to your care to the colony.
So sorry, Elisa, but you did the right thing. Sending you a hug.
Would have been Organza Indecence if I had any, but instead is Chanel Bois des Iles because someone mentioned it at some point. Deva? Maybe others?
Another beautiful sandalwood scent. You smell lovely!
I was planning to participate in the cp
but i was in a hurry and i ended up grabbing my Jubilation XXV sample from our messy living room table ? I really like it and its very wearable, but I think 25 is more interesting.
And last evening I put on Fate Woman and this morning I could still smell it haha. Gosh…that drydown is fantastic.. ?
(Btw i wanted to wear Bengale Rouge for the CP (i still have a spray left in my sample)
because half of NST wore it in 2019 and also in 2020 ? ?
Both great scents. When my morning crankiness wears off I will wear some Bengale Rouge.
I think Koenigsberg wore this recently so you are on theme!
Having issues with Amazon today. I had ordered my Tazo chai concentrate on Wednesday from Prime Pantry and it was supposed to arrive today but they said that the package was damaged and being sent back to the warehouse and I would be refunded. It seems like the Prime Pantry had the best deal I have seen for a while. When I talked to Amazon, they didn’t want to do anything for me. I have been a customer since 2002 and ordered tons of stuff through them. I am wearing LADDM today.
I went through this period, over a year ago now, that whenever I wanted to return something (not big ticket items–a book, a clock, etc.) Amazon just credited me and said not to bother sending it back. I figured it was because I was spending so much money on the site. Not anymore. I ordered a bunch of solar porch lights recently, and one of them arrived broken. Amazon had me return it to get a refund. So I sent them back the broken light (actually, I dropped it off at one of their return sites that packaged and sent it back for me)… but it all seemed like a lot of time and effort for something that arrived broken.
Sharing (virtually) my cup of chai with you
? Thank you!
You smell fantastic!
I may switch to that this evening.
Feeling tired and contrary, so I’m wearing Guerlain Lui.
I hope both your day and mood improves. At least you smell nice. Lui is a soothing scent so a perfect choice!
I just went to a vigorous yoga class, which helped. Thanks!
You smell so fabulous! Hope you are able to get some rest today.
I’m definitely planning on a puppy nap this afternoon.
Rx: Hot shower; sweet, milky drink; funny old movie.
Your prescription sounds right on. Just got home from yoga, headed for the shower and a hot chocolate. Need to take DH to his follow-up appt with cataract surgery doctor, then a nap & a movie!
It doesn’t cure every downer day, but it helps a lot !
Passing you some virtual mini marshmallows for your hot chocolate.
That one is at the top of my wish list!
Geisha Boton, inspired by someone who wore Geisha Rouge. Love the miss that keeps this from feeling too purely vanilla. I get no peony at all.
Another line I am way behind on, but I am sure you smell great!
This one grew on me! Thought it was just another vanilla scent at first, but it’s more fun that that.
I’m in Guerlain Nahéma, inspired by PriscillaE, who was inspired by BobH! It feels somewhat dramatic for the office, but as a fellow fraghead reminded me, hey, it’s Friday.
It’s amazing stuff. And dramatic for the office is good. I’m often described as dramatic in the office. Oh, hang on, that might be ”melodramatic”…
Absolutely nothing wrong with dramatic for the office! If I didn’t wear Nahema to work, it wouldn’t get many outings
It’s Friday and you smell glorious! ?
Angelique Noire today. Following lovestosmellgood from earlier this week. This has been a really fun CP! Thanks Regina and Robin!
You smell gorgeous!
I love the opening on that one. Cheers!
Love it, you smell fabulous!
Inspired by Lovestosmellgood, I am in Shalimar– but the edp. This one sort of wears me (unlike Jicky, which shares some of the facets), but today that is totally fine. Some days I want a perfume that feels like it belongs to someone else. Today I am editing someone else’s writing; stands to reason I should wear someone else’s perfume.
Well that was too fast in hitting the post button… Not twins. I’m in Samsara. So house twins….
There is a lot of Samsara love out there today!
A while back Sylvaine Delacourte was interviewed and when the reporter asked her about Shalimar she gave the right response:
“Shalimar is an icon, it is an audacity, it was really a trendsetter. It has all the qualities, a beautiful smile, beautiful curves, it has a fabulous bottom note. It leaves a trace in the memory. It is the sexiest perfume on the planet.”
It is a pretty sexy perfume! I am quite pleased with myself now, wearing an audacity :-).
I’m in Kenzo Jungle l’Elephant today and enjoying it immensely!
Showers here are 2.50 for five minutes. No thanks, I guess I’ll just have to do the airplane bath routine. Forgive me Father, it’s been two days since my last shower. ??
I’m not sure how I managed to hike down into this gaping maw five years ago. Just walking along the rim trail makes me want to heave. And of course, T-Rex is on a very short leash since she likes to jump up on “things” to get a better view.
I think I need a BUB is l’Elephant. Happy Friday to all!
As close as she’s going to get! https://www.instagram.com/p/B7rN1jpBaOw/?igshid=7usl76ygvyw7
Sunset last night: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7tfDG4hu3x/?igshid=vnuezcoi07h0
Beautiful! Dog and view.
Gorgeous! Of course you need a BUB of L’Elephant!
I was feeling concerned about T.Rex on those edges!
I’m amazed at how well the color of T-Rex’s coat blends in with the rocks out there.
2.50 for five minutes, in January?!?
So many great perfumes from which to choose this week! So why am I not participating? Because the nose wants what it wants, and today it wanted Black March.
Ah, worth it.
I’m doing the project Pyramus suggested on Tuesday: trying Santal Majuscule on my left wrist and a combination of Santal Blanc and Jeu de Peaux in my right. Hmmm. She may have a point, though I want to give this more time.
Thats a lot of testing!
Out of sync with the CP, but I had a sample of Dusita’s Oudh Infini and wanted to try it. Maybe I should have read some reviews before dabbing it on this morning — I did get a whiff of barnyard! — but no one at work has seemed perturbed, and anyway the whole thing has now faded to a whisper…
Have a great Friday, all you good-smelling peeps!
Happy Friday FearsMice!
Dawn did Deneuve which reminded me that I have a mini of it so that’s my SOTD
You smell great! It’s such wonderful perfume! Too bad it’s discontinued.
Going to wear some Bengale Rouge today for a shopping trip to Costco and Walmart. Earlier today, I washed the shelves from inside the fridge. How do they get so dirty?
Was hoping my Chanel lipstick was being delivered today but looks like it won’t be until Monday. It’s supposed to be a dupe for Lisa Eldridge Fawn shade (which i missed out on).
SOTD = Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar
I love this one so much but hardly ever wear it – first world problems. I am continuing Indie Week and also participating in a variant of the CP. This week there were several threads where Tauer was mentioned so here I am! It’s a dusty spicy patchouli tobacco rose with vanilla. Oh my!
Now back to work …
And Happy Lunar New Year to all!
Same here – big love that I rarely wear. It’s almost too special. Happy new year!
I third this. I only have a sample, and while it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever smelled, it often feels like too much.
No hoarding! Thanks for the greeting!
Same here. I barely wear it. It feels to special for regular use.
Happy Lunar New Year! ?
See above – no hoarding ?
Happy Lunar New Year hajusuuri! ???
And right back at you!
I have one of the small travel atomizers Andy used to sell, and I treasure it. You smell great, and happy Lunar New Year! ?
Thanks! My 15 mL got thunked in no time, back when we did not use thunk ?
In sync with the CP I’m wearing the gorgeous Shalimar, extrait de parfum which has kept me going during a long and tiring day.
Sharing in the audacity!!!
I’ve only just read that bit about Sylvaine Delacourte’s comment on Shalimar and I have to agree with every word she says. It’s an almost sinful perfume. I adore it and it did help me get through a loooong and rather dreary day, that fortunately ended well.
You smell beautiful austenfan!
Not with the CP, AFAIK: SOTD is Rouge Bunny Rouge Embers, sweet smoke. I’m finally* back home, back to my perfumes, and I’ve been wanting smoky scents all week, so Embers it is.
* Yeah I was only gone 4 days but it felt like an eternity. And it really feels like today OUGHT to be the weekend, already; 4 days on a business trip sure feels like it should count as a full work week.
You smell great, and you deserve Friday off.
Thanks to KellyC, I’m wearing Geisha Noire.
I had every intention to wear Seville a l’Aube but when I got to the perfume cupboard, my hand went to Umma Gumma.
Can’t argue with the hand!
Impossible to say “no” to Ummagumma!
Inspired by the discussion of Ginger Piccante, I’m wearing the one AA I have – Figue-Iris. Time passes faster than I like to think about, I bought this way back in 2008
I never heard of Figue-Iris. I guess it was discontinued, like many of the good AAs. It sounds good!
I’m in Chergui today! I saw a handful of folks mention in this week and I remembered that I had one of those mini splash bottles of it around here… somewhere
I swear I JUST organized my samples and minis like three weeks ago, how is it this hard to find anything again?
You smell wonderful!
You smell great!
Following BobH with Bulgari Black today. Still can smell it on my Clothes in the evening. I am dogsitting this evening and the little fluffy white dog is sleeping near my feet. She is really sweet.
Awww, snuggly puppies are the best. you smell great.
I was surprised -and delighted – at how many scents I was able to choose from to play today. But since we’re having a bizarre three-peat of winter weekend weather yet again, the same rain/wintry mix/snow, I chose the one that mirrors the day and am twins with cm8 (today and earlier this week) in SSS Winter Woods. The little card that accompanies it says: “Warm up with this cozy blend of ambered woods and touch of woodsmoke, perfect for fall and winter.” I’m getting quite a bit of woodsmoke in this today and am enjoying it very much.
I was sorely tempted to wear Organza Indecence today as it’s my favorite winter scent but I wear it quite frequently in the winter and decided to opt for one I’ve been neglecting. Might still opt for a spritz of OI later, though, I never tire of it.
Wishing everyone a great weekend ahead!
Following the Bengal Rouge crew today. I really like it, it’s very sultry imo. Today is my monday, but it’s also the first day I’ve felt back to normal since getting my antibiotics for my sinus infection, so I will take it!
That’s awesome news you are feeling back to normal!
You smell fab!
Yay, glad you are feeling better! I am joining you in Bengale Roige tonight.
Lillyjo, were you still looking for a sample of L’Artisan Nuit de Tubereuse?
Glad you’re back to normal!
That was one long lasting infection, so glad you are finally feeling 100%. It will make wearing perfume that much more enjoyable.
You all smell lovely.
What a crazy time to be alive!
So much has happened in my life these past couple of months!Perfume was on the backburner for a good while,but I am slowly returning to normal operations…Haha!
I missed you guys,but did lurk a bit at least.
Happy Weekend!!I’ll be back soon again.
Johanob? Is that really you? We missed you so much!!!!!
It’s meeeee!!!Thanks for the warm welcome back Oakland Fresca,I might just cry now!!
Love you guys,but you know…Life.
I missed you immensely
Not sure if you got my email a while back?
If you sent it to an icloud addy,I would not have received it.
Hope you are well?
Yes! That’s the only email address I have ???
Johanob!!!!!! I had been thinking about you a lot lately, I even thought about shooting you an email. Every time I see my decant of POAL you come to my mind right away. So happy to see you here again! Hope everything is fine with you! ❤??
Hey! Welcome back!
Thank you!You all are gonna get tired of me from now on!Haha!!XO
POAL…My favorite ever!I shall wear it today,just because of you!
I hope you are well!We need to catchup soon via email,I read that your life has also been eventful my friend.At least we usually smell lovely!Haha!
Well howdy stranger! Nice to hear from you.
Hey there Jalapeno!Nice to see you around still too!?
Good to hear from you!
Thanks!Hope to be way more active here again!?
Hi honey! Good to hear from you!
Hiiiii Holly!!Thanks so much,hope you have been well?
I was just thinking about you! Glad to see you ?
Well hello Nurse Elisa!Hows life my friend?Yes,glad to be back to somewhat normal operations myself!?
Hi johanob, great to hear from you! ?
Nancy!!Missed you!!Hope you are doing well my friend,I am so behind on news from you guys!
Welcome back! I have also been thinking about you!
Hiii Gail!Nice to see you here!Its strange to be missed by so many guys and girls,but thank you!I’ll be around more often,promise!??
Welcome back! I hope you are having a decent summer ?
Lillyjo!How have you been my darling?How is work??Shoot me an email asap!
Summer has been weird!I did not spent even one day in 2019 next to the pool,time/weather…
We’ve had like non-stop rain since November,the total opposite of Australia(so sad!!),not complaining but really missing the sun!It’s almost Monsoon-like this Summer!
Hope winter is not too brutal over there!
Johanob!! Yay!!! So glad to see you back. I thought of you this week especially, my husband just had cataract surgery. All went well.
Hi T!So glad to hear his surgery went well!
I replied on your test email as well!
Happy weekend my friend!
Good to see you back!!! ?
Thanks Jiji,your profile pic always makes me smile!
A warm welcome back.
Thanks Aurora!Good to be here!
Also in Ginger Piccante, also from a sample from hajusuuri, who spread the love widely on this one. Thank you!
Is this AA “parental unit safe”?
Guys and girls who had my email,or anyone wanting to correspond via email can reach me at my NST username at vodamail dot co dot za,or via Insta at botha underscore 1976.
Glad to be able to still enjoy perfumes and get back into something I love SO MUCH.
Thank for the info! Updating it right away!
Yay!Looking forward to a decent catchup asap!
I will email you tomorrow ?
So good to see you!
Sending warm hugs!!???
Adding my hello!
Thanks babe!Hallo!!!Happy Weekend!?
Woo hoo! Glad you’re back!
Well Hello there!!
Thank you H,good to be active again.Hope you are well?
Missed your commuting woes!!Hahaha!
Travelling abroad this year?
? Songs of the day:
The first song has been an earworm since early Thursday morning. ???
SOTD = Samsara EdP. I see that I am an identical twin to at least one NSTer today, and fraternal twins with about 4 or 5 other folks. It’s also a rather nice perfume to wear as a birthday scent. No big celebration. I’m hoping for a nice grilled steak and a pint of beer. We shall see!
Happy Birthday, Jalapeno! Enjoy the day! ?????
Thank you! I’ve excused myself from laundry duty for the day. ?
Happy Birthday, and of course you can’t do laundry on your birthday!
Thanks Scent Spirit!
Happy Birthday buddy! Hope you enjoy your celebration whatever it may be!
Thank you Holly!
a good pint and a nice steak sounds great! I wish you some sunshine to go along with that!
I did get some sunshine today, so thanks for sending it! ?
Happy birthday! Enjoy your stead and pint!
I meant steak
I will, even though they have been delayed a bit!
Thank you Gaynor!
Happy birthday ????
Happy Birthday ? And cake, I hope!
TBH, I hadn’t thought about cake. Maybe I’ll raid my chocolate stash instead?
Happy Birthday, Jalapeno! Hope you are having a fantastic day.
Enjoy your steak and beer! Cheers!?
Steak & beer has been moved to tomorrow. The household grill-meister, Mr. Jalapeno, got home late.
Super Happy Birthday Jalapeno!???
Thank you lillyjo!
Best wishes for a weekend of celebration and a wonderful year ahead. Happy birthday!
Thank you Laila! Tomorrow is a vet appt for one of the cats, so she won’t be very happy. Nothing serious, just her annual exam.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUGS JALAPENO! I hope you get the steak and beer you’ve been craving! ????
You smell fab. on your birthday!!
Thank you Perunia! Birthday hugs are some of the best!
Happy Birthday, Jalapeño!
Thanks hajusuuri! I am always absurdly pleased when someone gets the tilde in my screen name.
Many happy returns, Jalapeno.
Thank you Aurora!
Hope it was a good day!????
Many thanks johanob!
Happy belated birthday, Jalapeno!
Thanks therabbitsflower! I had my birthday steak & beer earlier tonight. It was a good thing.