It's Tuesday, Drink Wine Day and Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Birthdays today: John Travolta, Yoko Ono, Paco Rabanne, Toni Morrison, Louis Comfort Tiffany. What fragrance are you wearing?
Because of Madtowngirl & Tiffanie, I'm in Hermès Eau Claire des Merveilles layered with Eau des Merveilles. Tea at the moment is an organic Colombian Tippy Black, brewed with nutmeg, cardamom and a pinch of roasted cacao nibs.
Reminder: on 2/21, wear a fragrance by Parfum d'Empire, Parfums DelRae, Penhaligon's, Pacifica or Parfumerie Generale, if you have one. (Yes, we already did a community project for Parfums de Nicolaï). Partial credit for any other small-ish brand that starts with the letter P.
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 Tiffany Weave teapot ("Inspired by elements of ancient Celtic design, this exclusive basket-weave pattern is rich in detail and includes a twisted rope motif.") is $195.
PG Jangala is my scent of the day
Another I have never tried!
I think I’m winning as I feel a lot better than yesterday. In celebration of this happy event I’m wearing Début. It is seriously gorgeous.
I’ve finished two teapots of Jardin des Songes by Palais des Thés.
I’m feeling pretty much okay too, just a little bit of sore throat still, crossing fingers and knocking on wood. Glad to hear you are better too!
Glad to hear you are doing better as well!
Yay for both of you!
Glad to hear that you are feeling better today.
Good morning from soggy Atlantis! (I mean, Atlanta!)
Wearing a new sample that is now a new favorite that will soon be a new full bottle the next time I order online….Guerlain Eau de Cashmere. WOW!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this light cozy fluffy warm scent! I think it was originally marketed as a scent to spray on your clothes and/or layer with other things, but it’s gorgeous on its own. Another winner from Guerlain!
I thought it was a room/pillow spray, but who cares? Enjoy!
I loved that one too!
Its gorgeous right?
I tried in a while back and was really smitten.
Did you here Guerlain came out with a new blanche scent? Or maybe a new bottle..anyways I saw it on social media but here is the link https://www.guerlain.com/int/en-int/exceptional-creations/lheure-blanche-claudine-drai
I may have to buy a bottle TODAY! LOL It’s rare these days for a scent to really wow me on the very 1st wear, but I really love this one….
You can always do a split.
I am interested
I would be interested too! This sounds nice
So now you have to get a bottle!
It’s so similar to Prada Infusion d’Iris (on my skin anyway) that I’m not sure I need it….but then again, NEED is never the right word in these situations!
Then it always means it’s meant to be.
I just want to say thank you for the link to the films with Chunk the Groundhog. I know this sounds quite disturbing but I just love watching him eat apples with such abandon.
Isn’t he the cutest?? YES, I love how the apple or tomato juice gets all over him, but he’s too happy and hungry to care! And that loud smacking and chewing is awesome!
That would be a really fun ringtone.
I found it hilarious too! Thank you!
I’ve always liked EdC!
Wearing Penhaligon’s Iris Prima. Always lovely.
I may celebrate Drink Wine Day tonight when I get home. I feel I need to! ??
You smell great!
Personally I think every day should be Drink Wine Day (my stomach profoundly disagrees with me unfortunately), so cheers to you!
Thank you, Adanst! I wish I could drink wine every day, but like you my stomach would scream loudly! ?
Hope you can open a good bottle
Let’s see which one I choose!
Hope that you enjoyed your wine tonight!
No wine. I got home from work so late that I immediately collapsed in bed. ?
Penhaligon’s Malabah and Paul Emilien Pure Addiction. I figured that since they are both herbal and spicy they should layer well, and they do. However, Pure Addiction turned out to be a much stronger scent and completely dominated Malabah.
I was almost Malabah twins with you today but will wear it another day this week. I don’t know your other SOTD, but I’m betting you smell great.
S + M’s Seven White Flowers. I found this perfumer while I was out traveling in California. I bought a bottle of her perfume (a different one – Ghost-Amnesia) and was really excited about it. Then a really horrible thing happened – I left the bag by accident on the hotel counter and when I went back to retrieve it, it was GONE.
And it was the last bottle in the shop!
Luckily the perfumer was able to ship me another bottle. Seven White Flowers came as a sample and I’m in love with it too. It is a perfect balance among jasmine, tiare, honeysuckle, rose, ylang ylang and orange blossom and it smells so beautiful.
Oh, dear! Glad you were able to get a replacement, though. Never heard of the brand, but looked ot up on the Tigerlily website. Beautiful aesthetic and they all sound pretty good to me.
I was really upset as it was not an impulse purchase. I took a small sample with me and traveled around CA for a week before returning to SF and bought it from Tigerlily. I guess I just never thought that someone would not turn it in to the front desk.
I mean – what kind of person picks up a bag with a bottle of perfume and a bottle of kombucha in it, and thought to him/herself “that sounds like a party, I should keep it”?
There are many dishonest people. I once left an umbrella at a bank teller desk (remember those?). I went back a few minutes later – gone – and I one saw nothin’…
Ack! That’s awful. What’s wrong with ppl
I’m wearing Incense Rose today.
You smell fabulous.
No Eau de Merveilles, but a very different kind of ambergris for me: Sex and the Sea. I see a lot of disgusted reviews, but I really like it!
This is was my favorite review line for your SOTD:
“After all, Aphrodite was born of the sea foam: follow the milky skin of thighs and you’ll find a bit of the sea there too… This may actually be the world’s stealthiest erotic scent: Jean-Claude Ellena’s intensely civilised stylisation of the yin to Sécrétions Magnifiques’ yang. But then again, my mind may just be playing tricks on me because I’m in a… playful mood. Go figure.”
That’s nice!! Thank you for posting this! Much much nicer than people mentioning urine… ?
I woke up later than I wanted to since I didn’t sleep well and ran out without perfume. So I’m wearing whatever was in my bag which is some L’Occitane orange blossom shea balm layered with some Compagnie de Provence grapefruit hand cream which smells so good to me. Wish the scent hung around!
Nice save from a scentless day! You smell great!
Thanks! Yeah, good to have a stash of smelly somethin’! And citrus always makes me happy ? I actually have a couple perfume samples in my bag but wasn’t in the mood for any of them.
Though its too crisp for a day like today so I think I may switch to Shalimar later on.
Tea this morning in my own homemade chai..Mr L is still not feeling well, so I made this for him. My 3rd child..
I just finished my Italian lesson this morning and I am wearing a Brunello Cucinelli sweater tunic I picked up on the cheap from a second hand store.
I love Cristalle, but you’re right it’s better with a bit of humidity & warmth. Sorry Mr L is under the weather!
Yes I switched to Shalimar, but to my surprise they smell good layered . who knew
Oh weird, I would have thought the Shalimar would pretty effectively cover the Cristalle altogether.
Bruno Cucinelli knits/sweaters are so comfi! My husband has a Cucinelli cardigan, its ultra soft. And of course he also bought it on the cheap. The original prices are outrageous. ?
This is the one I own
Oh wow, that is a very pretty tunic! I love the colour as well. ??
Me too, I think I bought it for 80.00, and I am sure it was never worn..
Another overcast morning, wearing the cozy Fève Délicieuse. So far my sore throat and sniffles is staying mild, knock on wood it disappears completely asap.
Handing you a cup of virtual chai with extra ginger and extra love..speedy recovery
Thank you, best wishes to Mr. L as well!
Sending “Get Well Soon” vibes your way!
Chanel No 5 EDP
You smell elegant
I don’t know how it has taken me until P to realize I can use the alphabet CPs as a prompt to finally wearing untested samples, but there you have it. I’m testing Profumum Olibanum. I like it.
That’s a great idea!
I should do that too!
Sitting in my car for a few more minutes while the layer of ice dethaws and having a very sleepy Tuesday-Monday. I woke up right in the middle of a stressful dream where my car was lost, stolen, or towed and it was taking way too much effort to get some help with it. Glad to walk outside and see my car where it belongs albeit covered in ice. I’m wearing PdE Cuir Ottoman and loving it.
You smell amazing! I almost wore that today myself. So smooth.
I originally read “cat” which worked for lost, stolen (kinda sorta) and J was going to go past “towed” and decided nah, you can’t really tow a cat, can you? At least not in this world! ???
You smell great!
I hate stressful dreams. Especially if you wake up questioning the world/yourself because something aweful happened.
Definitely smelling lovely
Jasmins Marzipane for an early morning breakfast with some women. Just a touch. But…one woman was struggling with what she called competing fragrances. So, will remember to not spritz next time.
Big excitement for my morning was a friend in FL texting me an article saying a Trader Joe’s is planning to move into the longtime-empty space just up the street from us. Would be fabulous.
What other fragrance was worn by someone else?
No idea. I didn’t notice anything personally. She wasn’t next to me. So, it might not have been my scent at all. And could have been hand lotion for all I know. But, I’m happy to respect a sensitivity. First time she’s commented.
Of course, as I dig deeper, I see TJ still needs full Community Board approval and then go before Landmarks Commission. It’s NYC…nothing moves fast…
Where??? That’s good news indeed! Smelling pretty & sweet
Under the 59th St Bridge. There’s still a lot of approvals needed….so may happen in my lifetime…
Robin, that teapot is perfect. White, so it goes with anything, yet refined and classic and a little fancy. ❤️
I’m in the last drops of PG Indochine from a sample vial. So lovely!
I would worry about it getting stained. Tea stains things so badly. Said as a non-tea-drinker. Do you put yours in the dishwasher?
I clean my teapots daily with hot water, then once every couple weeks, fill with hot water, put in two Efferdent tablets, let it sit overnight. That clears out the stains.
Interesting, I just use a bit of bleach and water.
That is probably more economical. I just hate the smell of bleach and hate getting it on my skin.
Yep, tea stains, especially my teeth! I actually am down to one teapot right now. I usually just brew in an oversized mug with an infuser basket, since I have to restrict my caffeine intake. If I had a pot full of tea, I would drink it all. ?
I also like it a lot. I have a white tea pot, actually 2 white tea pots both the tops broke so I use one for flowers and the other I put a lid that doesn’t fit perfectly on top when I brew tea..
Well, that’s using what you have!
Perfect except for the price!
Agreed, and thanks for the teapot cleaning tip! I would never thought of using Efferdent. ?
That is a good idea! My Mum used to soak her white lab coats overnight in Cascade Dishwasher powdered detergent and hot water!
Interesting, would not have thought of that!
Hello Twin! You smell lovely!
I got a perfume compliment yesterday, so I pressed repeat today. SSS Equestrian ?
I’m so glad Sonoma Scent Studio is back, but am so bummed they still don’t ship to Canada.
Me too. I bought a few decants and a 30ml of Jour d’ Ensoleillè. I had to sample Winter Woods based on all love here and the Wood Violet really sounds unusual and pretty.
If you need a mule, let me know, I’m flying back the 5th of April.
Thank you so much! I’m always so blown away by how generous and helpful everyone is in the fragrance community. But I have an American friend I’m going to enlist to do some mild smuggling for me I think.
Hurray for perfume compliments!
You obviously have good taste!
I must need more coffee, I read the intro above as “Drink wine and eat ice cream for breakfast” Day, and imagined something like an affogato, but with wine. Hmmm…
Paco Rabanne’s birthday means I must douse myself in La Nuit. Lovely!
Or, have a wine flavored ice cream for breakfast? The possibilities are endless
And *BANG* its Tuesday. Where the heck did that weekend go……?
Lovely tea, Robin. Yum!
SOTD: nada; I couldn’t get it together this morn having added exercise and walking a friend’s dog I’m watching, and the sample I thought I had in my bag is really in my coat. I always miss not having fragrance on but I will survive!
It is delicious!
Indeed you will survive, and when you get home and put something on it will be even nicer.
SOTD = Puredistance White
And a product recommendation (not sponsored!)
That’s it…back to work with another meeting in 5 minutes!
You can also buy those soap things in animal shapes! They are very cute.
I saw that. I vote for an owl next!
An’ A’ grade on both accounts.
I’ve seen those soap lifts at Whole Foods I think… Very smart design and the colours are interesting.
I got mine at Whole Foods.
Wearing Amouage Dia body stuff today. I noticed that I was using quite a bit of the Lyric, Epic, and Memoir body stuff but rarely Dia.
In Wrappings which is very piney today, there is a stage where it smells quite close to Winter Delice. I took a stroll near the lake this afternoon as I had the day off, the water birds seem to really enjoy the seeded bread I brought. They were three wild geese, very tame.
Wrappings is great any time of the year, IMO.
I can imagine its being wonderfully cooling in summer. I’m yet to wear it then.
PdE Tabac Tabou. This is among my most worn winter perfumes. Sigh, it smells so good.
It’s a candidate for Friday!
Partial credit in Puredistance Black. Good stuff. Really not feeling this Tuesday, ugh.
me too me too
The clouds and over cast-It gives me a headache! I want the sun
No P today, but I just craved Aromatics Elixir today. Got off work earlier today, so I had time to go to the big Asian supermarket and now I am eating some seeweed chips.
you smell great!
I personally can’t wear that one but enjoy it on other people
Crikey, it’s both Drink Wine Day and Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day? When is Eat Your Vegetables Day? We desperately need that in the US anyway.
Rhinoceros by Zoologist is my scent today. The more I wear this the more complicated and multifaceted I find it. I was only hoping it would help me charge through today with some gusto.
Dune was yesterday’s scent but I didn’t get a chance to either read or post.
Eat your vegetables, folks! Then reward yourself with some wine and ice cream, if you so desire! Even for breakfast, if it’s not too late! I’m also feeling quite silly today I guess.
Haha, I will obey you by making some lovely roasted Brussels sprouts for my dinner tonight!
Aren’t roasted brussel sprouts great? They have become popular in our vegetable rotation!
Yes, I can even enjoy them for dessert!
I eat my vegetables! I had roasted beets & roasted asparagus with dinner.
I’m in Hermes Le Jardin de Monsieur Li today.
Crisp, green, a bit fruity and watery. Just great.
You smell wonderful!
No CP points for me today
SotD was Ormonde Woman
SotE is MAAI
I have no CP points this week either…
I’m wearing Zelda by EnVoyage today, as it was a cold morning and I needed something with some punch. I also tried Tom Ford Rose Prick over the weekend and I have to say I’m much less impressed than I thought I’d be. It goes on promising — a green and indeed thorny rose, but the drydown is bath soap. Anything with a name that provocative deserves more boldness.
In more positive fragrance news, I’ve been rediscovering some neglected perfume oils (Alkemia primarily) that are just fab, and inexpensive too. I’m also intrigued by new brand Anonim, especially “Black Ambergris” of the following description:
“Sumptuously rich and intoxicating notes of dark chocolate, balsamic resins, and smoothly smoky incense give a feeling of enveloping serenity, while the elegance of black ambergris, chosen for its almost gourmand-adjacent sweetness, evokes the mouthwatering, deeply warming sensations of a perfectly crafted bespoke cocktail”
May have to order a sample of this!
Sounds par for the course with Tom Ford!
And that does sound delicious.
Crazy week at work so I’m going to be superquiet around here until the weekend!
SOTD CdG 88…8….Lol
Nice tea fragrance,loving the drydown.
Hope everyone is having a goodsmelling week!
Hang in there, J! You will survive! ?. See you during the weekend then! Xoxo! ?❤
are you feeling better after the weekend?
Thinking of you!
I had to look that one up! I’m on a CdG kick right now. Might need to try this.
Do! I own a FB of 888 and it’s wonderful!
Puredistance Antonia, and I claim a full credit: it’s a small brand, and it starts with “P.”
Wonderful sunny and warm day to wear Antonia (yeah, I know, I’m bragging, but we pay for this weather through our real estate prices, so I feel justified ).
We are twins today. Which means I’m also participating in the CP.
Who knew? ? We smell so good!
I get full points then too!
You get double points: for your wearing that brand and for giving me the idea
That means I have more options with some samples then. Thanks!
More options is good!
I went with Rose Flash. I do smell
Good if I say so myself
Seconding Suzy Q!
Mmm as much as I love and eat ice cream, I don’t think I could ever have it for breakfast. Wearing Tanagra from Maison Violet, a lovely cool woody floral skin scent.
When I was still making home made ice cream, I did in fact eat it for breakfast a few times. That is one of the reasons I stopped making ice cream!
In a spritz of Penhaligon’s Violetta, cause I’m in the mood for spring.
Ooh, I love Violetta. Wish I had a bottle!
Commando for part of the day due to a mammogram appointment. No perfume and no caffeine until 1pm kinda stunk! At least I didn’t get rained on walking there.
SOTD = back in Noir de Noir and having some Blackberry Green Tea from the Republic of Tea this afternoon.
? and you finally got fragranced!
Yep! I felt weird not putting on perfume before getting dressed this morning.
I started out the day in Eau d’Hadrien then switched to Indochine for the afternoon & evening. That would be double points if PdN was allowed.
And thanks to P- etunia for the sample – I am a triple threat.
Jumping in a little late:
Parfums Delrae Panache today. Yay for the P category!
SotD Jorum Studios Phloem is helping me fight the inertia of the epic snowstorm that came on today like a champion.
“Epic snowstorm” is a phrase I live in dread of…I’m sorry!
I’m wearing Parfums Delrae Wit. I only have a sample. When it came out, I tried it and didn’t like it. Now I’m wishing I had bought some, because of my recent enthusiasm for mimosa. Today I am being lazy after walking too much yesterday, which has made my hip ache. Next month will be a year after my surgery and I wonder if I’ll ever get back to “normal.”
Ouch. Hopefully you have yourself the whole day to rest. You may have seen on IG that LuckyScent now carries Jorum Studio?!?
What?? Scurrying over to check right now.
Good price point too! I paid the same amount in £. I’ll be ordering Nectary as that’s the one I’m missing.
So you own them all except Nectary? The bottle price is okay but $8 per sample is pretty steep.
Correction, I don’t have Arborist and have all the others. So, if you order Trimerous (which I think you like), you can get 3 free samples ( I always specify which ones I want). I can also send you samples except one of my bottles is missing in action — it happens (Nectary).
I emailed them about their extortionate sample prices (they have other $95/30ml bottles whose samples are only $5).
So do you like all of them – or all of them except Arborist?
I hope it will continue to heal and improve!
No points for me tonight as I sprayed on a teeny amount of Knowing. Wow, this is powerful!
All the ELs should be dab, IMHO!
I’m in Atelier Cologne Love Osmanthus – which is cheery, bright, happy-go-lucky but mostly citrus on me, with just a hint of flowers… Fig Tea remains unmatched in my affections for osmanthus fragrance.
The teapot is beautiful – why are all the teapots so expensive though?
I do show cheaper teapots sometimes, but you’re right that I’m usually looking for a good (or apt, like today, since it is Tiffany’s birthday) image more than a cheap teapot.
These are my teapots, both reasonably priced:
Ah those are pretty too!
Sorry I meant it more as a general remark, not complaining about the lovely teaware you have here…
I have a friend who is a massive tea lover and I gifted her a quite exorbitantly priced bone china one once. It’s just.. I’d like to be able to gift her more of the teapots that I see here but dang, pretty teaware is crazy expensive everywhere…
Yeah, I get it! I would never buy 95% of the teapots I post.
SotD = Eau des Merveilles!
Wearing it again because yesterday I thought I should give EdM some more love.
Dear Robin, so glad you enjoyed EdM today, too. The way it layers beautifully is another one of the reasons I love it. It somehow holds a light up to other fragrances. Sometimes I get a fantastic “day after” echo of a perfume when I wear EdM the next day.
Super late but so glad to be here.