Happy International Museum Day! What fragrance are you wearing? (And if you like, tell us the last museum you visited, or the museum you wish you could visit today.)
I'm in Narciso white cube, and I'm pretty sure the last museum I visited was the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC. Right now I would love to be in the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, at the Sackler (adjacent to the Freer, right across the Enid A. Haupt Garden).
Reminder: 5/22 will be World Goth Day — get your goth on! (Need help? Here's the wikipedia page on Goth subculture.)
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 Studies of Flowers, 1848, by Jacques-Laurent Agasse via the Yale Center for British Art; public domain.
1000 Flowers Ode for Him
Lillyjo thought you might recall Victoria’s Secret Victoria 1989, Can you think off the top of your head of something similar? It’s a question from the post ‘Recommend Me a Perfume’ at BdJ. Many thanks in advance.
Oh my gosh!!! Yes, Victoria!! I thunked ooodles of bottles of that one. I remember it as a rich floral amber. Can’t quite think of anything similar to it. I will check on fragrantica and report back.
Rose, raspberry and woody Amber drydown. One person says it smells like Body by Burberry. I remember it was sweet but it had heft. There was oakmoss in it too.
I only smelled Body once, and couldn’t put my finger on what it reminded me of. It smelled very 90’s to me though, so it might be close.
Thank you very much! You are a real encyclopedia! It sounds really good!
Done, I mentioned your screen name in my post as It’s all thanks to you. And as the person had mentioned all she tried being too strong I mentioned Lanvin perfumes, loved in Japan for light fruity florals.
Today I’m wearing Milly-la-Forêt. I thought that I had grabbed La Colle Noire, but no. Still, I like both fragrances.
Encre Noire, which I saw in lists of gothic perfumes. It is not very gothic in my opinion, but I can see why people see it as one – dark vetiver. Anyway, I smell great.
Yes you do! Not sure I think of it as gothic either.
Agreed – I find it very bright.
Museums! Will never forget the behind the scenes tour at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in DC. All those little treasures tucked away in drawers and cabinets! ?
Wearing just a bit of Egyptian Musk body oil post shower. Looking forward to a “socially distanced” meet up with an old friend today.
How cool! I grew up in that museum, so to speak, and never had a behind the scenes tour.
It was unofficial. A friend (an American Studies professor) had a friend (archeology professor) who worked there and he kindly showed us some old bones, birds, bats, and insects. Just sliding some of those drawers open- wowza!
Oh, that sounds marvelous. Many many moons ago, a friend and I were on a trip to Rome, and we got to see the necropolis underneath the Vatican, which was definitely my most favorite “behind – or under – the scenes” museum tour ever.
oh, oh, oh! That sounds so amazing!! But also creepy. But really AMAZING!
Deva, a colleague just sent me a link to this article, which I thought you would appreciate for its humor and truth (equal parts funny and depressing):
Omg! Yes! Exactly! Laughing and crying at the same time…
I’m having this fantasy of putting a cowboy hat on he who shall not be named, saddling him up a velociraptor, opening the chute, and singing “Ride, cowboy, ride!” ?
How genuinely satisfying would that be, you Clever Girl? ULTRA.
That was “scary true”. ?
Should have been under Lisa D’s link.
I am going to share that link with so many people. Thanks!
Live not far from Chicago’s Art Institute, so that would be my usual answer. But the last museum I visited was the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. It’s unusual because they offer bins of printed info on the artworks, instead of having descriptions adjacent to the pieces. Apparently it was a condition set up by the donee.
Because someone mentioned it recently, sporting Une Fleur de Cassie, a juxtaposition to my yoga attire.
We had about 4″ of rain yesterday–probably headed your way, eastern state dwellers.
It’s here! (In Western NC)
I’m in day 2 of a 3 day rain event here in Michigan.
Sigh, it sounds gloomy and on the other hand we could use some here.
Gack! I hope your roof situation is still holding up. ?
I visited the Barnes when it was in his house and was tricky to get out to. Very restrictive will which they fought for years before being able to move it to downtown Philadelphia where it would be more accessible. I’ve also had the privilege of giving a lecture there (she says modestly).
I would like to see the Barnes collection sometime. And it must have been quite an experience giving a lecture there. For some of us, travel in the suburbs is much easier than travel in a city, but I’ve heard that there was a big push to break the specifications in the will so it would be easier for more people to see the collection. There was an interesting program about that on WHYY, the Philadelphia PBS. The neighbors certainly objected to random people trying to park in the neighborhood to see the art collection. If I remember right, there were claims that Lincoln University wouldn’t be able to manage the collection properly. The controversy had some ugly aspects, but it seems to be settled now, and the artwork is settled in Philadelphia now.
Feeling blue still today:( Even after tater tots lol. Sigh.:(
The last museum I visited was the Nevada Museum of Fine Art in Reno, NV. My favorite photographer is Ansel Adams and was able to see some of his prints. And a favorite work of his, Moonrise. I was in awe. Nothing like a print from film, digital is great but a film print, greater. He was a master of black and white.
Since I am blue, may as well go for gothic scent wise while using up a favorite sample of mine, Black Vines. This is my most wanted perfume in quite some time.
Update, Nevermind on Black Vines..did a full wearing and it burns quite badly! Never had that happen before. Off to scrub:( boo.
That’s sounds pretty bad. I hope your day improves!
Oh no, tater-tot-proof blues, that’s serious. I would think it calls for chocolate?
I second this ????
I do believe you are right:).
I just saw ppl sitting inside the Dennys..must be starting to open up around here, yay
And now, chocolate ?
Ansel Adams. In my very poor twenties I bought three cheap New Mexico prints of his and it travelled from one rented furnished apartment to another with me. When I got married, it still had a place in our dining room. I like Cartier Bresson too (totally different style) and my husband likes Helmut Newton, whom I really dislike!
Yes, Newton gets a ho-hum from me as well. Bresson’s use of lines can be quite striking:)
Might be worth something!
Sorry to hear that you are still down today.
Last museum I visited was the MFA in Boston, the day before they closed down. Can’t wait to visit in person and renew my membership.
Sample of the day is Mimosa et Santal from Liz Zorn which is very nice
Wearing remnants of Paris-Riviera, so goth ? I think Eau de Protection would make a nice goth look scent. Last museum I visited was SFMoMA, visited regularly but can’t at the moment ‘coz of COVID. Would love to visit Guggenheim and d’Orsay again.
Ah, EdP would work.
The Met Museum, my favorite <3
Mine too !!
Last museum…Winterthur, or before then, the Delaware Museum of Art. We haven’t been to museums in Philadelphia, New York or Washington, D.C. in some time. I was hoping to get to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens this spring, but that didn’t happen. Maybe next year. I was also hoping to visit Swarthmore while the peonies were blooming, but I thought that if the college was closed, the arboretum wouldn’t be open to the public either. I’d try to get to the Rose Garden in Old City, Philadelphia, but unless Dad drives, that would involve public transportation…I’ll figure something out.
Perfume: I may still smell like Tokyo Spring Blossom from yesterday. My room definitely still does.
And I possibly have not been to the Delaware Museum of Art since my son was small! I do like to go the the Philly museum on free days.
And love the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, but haven’t been there in a few years.
The Delaware Natural History Museum is cool, too, and easy to get to. I found that one to be a manageable size to see everything. Also they were selling amber jewelry designed by the “Amber Lady” sometime in the 1990s…She made lovely earrings, but unfortunately I developed a nickel allergy somewhere along the line, and can’t wear the earrings for long.
You ladies have to come to my side of the Delaware and go to Grounds for Sculpture….an amazing space, especially this time of year.
We don’t visit New Jersey as often as we did when we had more relatives living there, but there are a number of museums there that I’d like to see. Dad’s probably been to a lot of the ones that have been around for many years.
As various folks have mentioned, I’d like to get to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’ve been to the Cloisters once, and still remember the unicorn tapestries and other works of art there. I’ve been to the Museum of Natural History, too.
And going south from where we live, there are a number of the Smithsonian Museums I’d like to see again, and some I’d like to see for the first time.
I know I went to the Brandywine River Museum for their 2019 Brandywine Conservancy plant sale. I’m not sure if I went to Winterthur before or after that…
I love the Rose Garden in Old City! My DH and I went there often when we were first dating.
Sounds like it brings back good memories. Years ago when Dad and I went there for a little while, the Old Garden Roses were blooming, and of course I was fascinated.
Love those museums, especially since Delaware as the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of London.
Yes, I really like the Pre-Raphaelite art collection there. I’ve gotten greeting cards with reproductions of the paintings on the front, and even a book about the paintings.
I haven’t made it to any of those places in DE. But Winterthur has been one my “wishlist” for quite a while.
When things get closer to normal in the tri-state area and Winterthur opens up again, definitely go. I’ll bet their azaleas were spectacular. They’ve got such interesting pieces of landscaping, like the quarry garden and the flowers that bloom in the woodland areas. And the museum section is very interesting, too. Apparently it’s a particularly special experience for those with interest in antique home furnishings and antique silver and dishes.
I associate goths with the smell of incense and clove cigarettes. I’ve heard that clove cigarettes are very bad for the lungs. I don’t smoke, but I like that clove scent. My brother J. had friends who were into that subculture in the mid-1990s or so — the second wave of it, I think? J. didn’t take it very seriously. I remember a goth friend of his from his first year of college visiting us one spring and being appalled when I said that the names of the daffodils by the mailbox were ‘Cheerfulness’ and ‘Yellow Cheerfulness.’ Apparently ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ is the antithesis of goth attitude. LOL
I was interested in the aesthetic, but I didn’t really fit into the subculture. I didn’t have much of a fashion sense, I wasn’t cool, and I was fat and wore glasses. Liking ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ was the last straw in the mind of my brother’s friend, apparently. That was a deep deviation from the proper attitude in her book. lol
I think the last museum I visited was the McCord here in Montréal. That Tibetan buddhist shrine room looks pretty cool though!
Feeling headachey so I’m going for something easygoing, California Reverie.
I just found this 360 interactive view of the room, and if you turn on the sound you can even hear the chanting they have playing there all day.
I hope the headache went away!
No, it’s still going – it’s been 3 days now. Maybe tomorrow!
Fingers crossed for you!
SOTD is Ylang Ylang Nosy be. Love it! Samples of osmanthus scents and more Ylang Ylang scents are on their way.
For osmanthus, Ormonde Jayne and the new one from Atelier Cologne!
Thank you! OJ is on its way, I heard some bad stuff about the Atelier Cologne. But you like it?
I love that perfume too! I might get it out now and wear it tomorrow!
Forgive me, Donatella for I have sinned. I ordered Les Annees 25 BIS today. Woke up in Kyoto today and was debating on either Avignon or Les Annees but had to go the Tauer route. Wearing the current version of the original Miss Dior. The last museum I went to was the Cleveland Art museum before everything was shut down.
Good for you on the Tauer:) Now repent! LOL
I think that Andy Tauer needs my business more than CdG does. Can’t wait for the bottle to arrive.
Congratulations! I have and love it.
Good morning Y’all!
The last museum (I think?) visited was the small one at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park…..I LOVE museums and can’t wait to get traveling again ASAP!
Wearing Kenzo Flower in the Air, at least I was…..I applied it at 8am and now at almost 11am it’s bout near gone. Pretty while it lasts!
I love museums too…in another life I would work in a library or museum or archives or something.
Back to work after a lovely weekend with my grandma at the seaside.
SotD is Atelier des Ors Choeur des Anges. Today orange blossom and honey dominate on my skin.
When I was in New Orleans in January, just before COVID hit with a vengeance, adorable hubby and I spent a day in the WW2 museum – it is well done, and fascinating with lots of old planes and some great videos. I have an uncle who did 52 bombing missions over Germany, and lived to be a ripe old age and talk about it, s it was fun to see the planes. He flew them all…
We also did a couple plantation tours, one of the usual “Look at all the pretty stuff the owners had ” tours, and also a tour of the Whitney Plantation, where the focus in on the experiences of the slaves. This was very powerful, and I recommend it to everyone. You get tickets ahead of time, catch a bus from the French Quarter, and ride about 45 minutes north of NOLA. They had a monument that listed the name of every slave that worked on the plantation, and the documentation was excellent. They have contacted many descendants of the original 100 or so slaves, and had historical records of all sorts, restored slave quarters to look through, etc.
Huh, the good old days, bus rides with strangers, hanging out for long periods of time with groups of people looking at interesting things…wonder if we will ever have that back?
SOTD – Mon Precieux Nectar. The beginning is glorious and it drifts away to a friendly vanilla which doesn’t quite keep up with the beginning, but is a sweet vanilla unadulterated by tobacco or burnt sugar, which seems to linger for a long time, so I am very happy with this.
That is fascinating to hear about. Thank you.
I found out about it just browsing the web for “things to do in NOLA.” It is extremely well done and worth taking a trip to see. Thinking about what those people went through, I really have no problems, you know?
You smell wonderful. I long for the good old days of hanging out with lots of strangers too.
I second the recommendation to visit the Whitney Plantation. I found it very moving.
I’m in Eau Premiere and enjoying an unexpected day off!? It rained alllll day yesterday. The kind of day where a person goes from their pajamas into sweatpants and then back into pajamas. Perfect weather for paper writing though. My class is officially done! Seriously considering booking myself a massage for this Wednesday….
That you live in a place that allows massage at this point sounds like a dream!
I know! It’s considered an essential healthcare service!
Congrats on finishing your class!
Is your state open now?
Well….that’s a mixed answer. The governor’s safer at home order until May 26 was overturned last week so the rest of the state is open. My county is still closed til the 26th.
Crazy times Mtg, crazy times!
My Governor just decided to open up the Upper Peninsula and Traverse city area on Friday, but not the rest of the state. I do not envy up north this coming weekend.
Oooh — go for the massage and enjoy it for all of us who can’t go!
I think I will!?
Congrats on finishing your class!!
Huzzah for finishing your class AND getting a massage! ?
Congratulations, well done!
Good morning. Today I am wearing Prada Infusion de Rose and drinking a cup of Himalayan Green tea.
Happy International Museum Day ! The last museum I visited was New Orleans Museum of Art, a few months ago.
I am ashamed to say I have been to NO twice, and I am pretty sure I did not enter a museum on either trip. Have to go back!
Wearing a smaple of DSH Highlands. Starts very green but about 3 minutes later a lovely, little odd floral.
That sounds so nice!
The last museum I’ve been to is The Children’s Museum here in town.
Sotd is Chanel Allure. It’s always better than I remember it to be.
So here’s something- a childhood friend got ahold of my brother through fb, and asked how she could get ahold of me, since I am not on social media except for NST. She gave him her phone number for me to call. Why? I do not want to call. For what? To rehash the last forty years of my life where we didn’t know each other? As nostalgic as I am, it really doesn’t make sense to me.
I’m with you, lillyjo. It’s actually one main reason I left FB. I was on when it first launched, and it was a great way to stay in touch with grad school friends when we left school. Then everyone from my high school joined and wanted to connect, and, well, I had the same feeling you have. It’d been 20 years and I’d already kept in touch with the people I wanted to be in touch with. I’ve been off FB for a few years now, and haven’t missed it much, except for keeping in touch with the few grad school friends still there.
I’m glad I’m not alone in this feeling.
I totally get that! I got a text from a “friend” not too long ago. We hadn’t kept in touch, and I have no desire to rekindle this friendship as I found we had completely different definitions of what a friend is. It left me feeling sad, because I don’t think she was contacting me out of any type kindness. ?
Time to lose that phone number and a kiss for your brother, who didn’t willynilly give out your number.
Yes, very grateful my brother respected my privacy.
He’s all about fb, though. Always connecting! Lol
Some reality show person basically said if I haven’t heard from you in years, why should I start talking to you now. A couple people I knew in high school tried to contact me through Facebook but I said I wasn’t interested. After nearly 20 years of not seeing or talking, why bother now. Most haven’t changed, they were the same jerks as they were in high school. But if you don’t want to talk to them or rekindle anything, don’t.
I’m with you on that people don’t change, Dawn. And if they do, it takes a heck of alot.
I’m interested in this conversation. I hated high school and didn’t stay in touch with most people. But over the years some have gradually gotten back in touch through FB and I have found it interesting. From the popular girls, one is very ill with MS, one is an amazing birdwatcher, and one a beautiful gardener. A guy who was a wrestler and class clown is now disabled and very liberal or radical with a lesbian daughter who’s married with kids. I feel that though yes, those kids back then didn’t know me, perhaps Inalso didn’t know them. Mind you, this is after 50+ years.
My brother has had similar reconnecting experiences. It’s just not for me.
I can see your point. People sometimes become so drastically changed by life- physically, intellectually, and emotionally, that they no longer resemble the memory we have of them. All depends on how open you are to getting reacquainted, I guess.
Aww, I miss children’s museums, we have a great one here too.
And I totally hear you on the Facebook thing. It’s one of the main reasons I’m not on it either. I already stay in touch with the handful of people I really consider “friends.” I find it odd when people reach out like that. I can remember getting a request from a neighbor to join her on LinkedIn (not on that either) and my first thought was, “were not even friends! You’re a complete snot to me, why would I want to join you on social media?!”?
I’m with Deva, throw the number away and don’t think twice about it!
The part about your neighbor made me laugh ?
Was she planning on being virtually nice?! Lol
? on the “total snot” comment! Those folks have a lotta nerve, don’t they?
Not on FB either I think for the same reasons as you. My small bottle of Allure was in front of me this morning, you smell pretty. I went with Mitsouko and regretted.
Thanks! I always love Allure when I wear it. I think the bottle design helps it to get lost among the fancier bottles.
FB always sounded too much like junior high to me, and I was so happy to get outta there that I never looked back! So I never joined FB as a result.
FB is mostly a big waste of time, I stay on it because my doggie friends keep in contact there, but otherwise I’d drop it with no regrets.
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I have a case of ennui that seems to be never ending.
Last museum was the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on the way home from Tanzania. And of course it is very close Chanel, where I purchased 31 Rue Cambon.
Today maybe some Chanel Deauville post shower.
Oooh, Rijksmuseum! And 31 rue Cambon! Both fantastic. And I’d love to go to Tanzania…someday. I was supposed to be in Africa this summer, but that’s off.
I am so sorry your journey was cancelled, ockeghem.
I was supposed to be in Scotland this summer, so you have my deepest empathy.
I so want to visit Amsterdam…..and 31 Rue Cambon!
Once I get around to getting ready (it’s a holiday! One that was much needed), I will be in Bogue Mem. I got it from my spouse for my birthday yesterday, maybe because my kid declared she liked it a lot when I tried my sample. (This is unusual.) And also because it was on my list…
The last museum I was in was the Vancouver Art Gallery, which sounds like a no-brainer since it’s the closest art museum to home, but I hadn’t been for probably fifteen years. They brought in a very good Cindy Sherman retrospective from the National Portrait Gallery, so we went just before it was due to close, which was also just before everything closed.
The museum I’d like to be in is the Glyptothek in Munich. Or the Lenbachhaus. Or the Museum Brandhorst. Really, just to be museum-going in Munich would be so lovely right now. But the Glyptothek is always where I went to chill out. Oh well, not happening until next year at least.
Happy Birthday, one day late! ?
Happy Belated Birthday! ?
Happy birthday ?????
I renewed my VAG membership about 10 days before the lockdown and am completely choked. They keep sending cheery emails, and e-vites to e-events, but I just feel like asking for my money back.
On a less snitty subject, I really enjoyed the Chester Beatty last summer in Dublin. I had a sense that my travel partner’s wish to go there so badly was due to their excellent restaurant, but a lovely outing.
Try a season of opera tickets. Not sure how they can make that work, unless we magically get a vaccine before fall. Three summer operas cancelled. I donated my ticket fees rather than asking for refund. We’ll see what happens with the 2020-21 season… not sure I could donate that, not sure I’d be comfortable going even if they did carry on…
Many happy returns.
Happy Birthday for yesterday!
Happy belated birthday!
happy birthday! I hope it was a lovely day. And congratulations on your new bottle of MEM. I adore that scent, the lavender is heavenly.
Happy belated birthday! I remember very much enjoying all the museums in Munich, but it’s been 20 years so I don’t specifically remember which ones I went to.
Last museum I visited was MoMA.
Wearing a tiny spray of Avignon for comfort.
Thanks a lot for all your well wishes to my doggy during the weekend. He came out of the hospital last night and is still in bad shape. He is under treatment now and I hope he eventually recovers. Big thanks to AnniePerfumes, who has been in touch with me sharing her experience with her doggy and giving me plenty of advice about diet and everything related to pancreatitis. I deeply appreciate it. You guys are great!
Happy and healthy Monday, everyone!
Glad your pup is home and on the road to recovery. ?
Best wishes to you and your puppy, PL67.
You smell lovely today ?
Oh, still holding my thumbs for your puppy! And you do smell great today.
I’m glad he is back home with you now!?
Happy to hear that Yei is home. Wishing a speedy recovery.??
It must be such a relief that he’s home.
Sending healthy recovery vibes to your pup.
I hope your dog will make a full and swift recovery!
Glad your four legged child is home….all good wishes for a swift recovery.
Very glad to hear that your dog is well enough to come home! Continued well wishes for you both.
Healing prayers for your beloved doggie, may he have a complete recovery.
I’m glad puppyboy is home with you and feeling better! ?
happy birthday! I hope it was a lovely day. And congratulations on your new bottle of MEM. I adore that scent, the lavender is heavenly.
oh, so sorry! the birthday wishes should have gone to the post above!
good wishes to you and your family and pup. It’s always hard when a family member is not feeling well. I hope things smooth out a bit very quickly.
Good Monday (if there is such a thing) to you all!
I’m wearing Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil.
The last museum I visited was the Louvre, last winter. It never gets old and even though I have my perennial favorites, I always try to cover some new ground. I completely missed the da Vinci exhibit though, due to poor planning.
Your salutation made me think, “Weird, adanst must be confused. Wait – it’s not Monday, is it? Lemme check the calendar…..OMG, it is totally Monday! How can I not know what day it is?”
You smell green and airy and lovely!
Thank you LisaD!
Shalimar Parfum for this Monday. It’s providing some soothing atmosphere!
Last museum was probably the Brandywine River Museum at Christmas. My son was obsessed with pressing buttons at the annual train display, while I sneaked off to revisit all the Wyeths. A museum excursion (or really, any excursion at all) would be nice right about now.
The Xmas trains there were my son’s absolute favorite, we would go on weekdays and spend hours.
I’m feeling sad, reading all these mentions of wonderful museums! The last museum I attended as a visitor was probably the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan. And I was at work in the Brooklyn Museum when we closed on the evening March 12.
Cheering myself up with a little Gallivant Brooklyn as a reminder that someday I’ll get back out to that borough!
Jessica, I’m in the same boat you are. I work at MCNY, and we closed to the public on March 13. This thread is so depressing.
Oh, apologies to both of you! I’m sorry if it made you feel bad.
Bless all the arts workers…our sector will be among last to open up again. So crazy.
The Brooklyn Museum was the last museum I visited that is not in DC. I saw the fantastic Pierre Cardin exhibit and the color blue exhibit, which I also enjoyed very much. In the past, I’ve spent days at the Met, but from now on I’ll also make time for the Brooklyn Museum.
Sheets of rain outside. It is a refreshing change at least, and we really need the water. I enjoyed watching our two cats sliding across the deck as they tried to sprint through the torrents to reach the back door. Now soggy and irritable, they are licking themselves dry and looking for a good place to nap.
In copious amounts of Le Cri, and blasting a space heater near my desk chair.
Could be a lot worse!
I find that rainstorms make me feel better about being stuck in the house!
I got a good laugh at the mental picture of your cats running pell-mell, trying to get out of the rain.
“Pell-mell”! That made me smile. Fun to see an old vocabulary friend you had forgotten!
Definitely pell-mell! Well said!!!!
The extremely un-goth Dior-Dior is my reward for going to the supermarket this morning! Hopefully stocked for a month now. And I smell heavenly.
The last museum I went to was the Tar Pits in LA. I have a friend who works there and she gave us a wonderful tour of the grounds and exhibit. I would highly recommend it once it opens again!
We all need a reward for braving the grocery store! I’m making a note of the Tar Pits for the next time I’m in LA. Thanks! ?
Gosh, it’s sadly been a while since I’ve been to a museum. I think the last time I went it was to the YSL exhibit at Seattle Art Museum. Such a cool experience to see those clothes and jewelry even if the exhibit was packed full of people.
Today, like other recent Mondays, I couldn’t figure out my perfume mod. I’m having some sinus inflammation today so had to take that into consideration. I started looking at decants sitting in a certain spot and went for Coqui Coqui Rosas Frescas, even though I’m not a big rose fan. Maybe I was influenced by the daily lemming pick. Rosas Frescas is a pretty simple lemon rose with a little chalky-ness to my nose. It seems to not be irritating my sinuses further so that’s a plus.
Sorry about the sinuses! Is it pollen?
Probably somewhat due to pollen and seasonal allergies, but I also have chronic sinus pain and inflammation. I used to get a lot of sinus infections. I also used to use a neti pot often but found it would sometimes leave me more clogged. Now a saline spray seems to help the most.
My husband has that problem — he goes through lots of saline spray!
Hope you’re better today.
Trying to remember the last museum I went to… it must have been while traveling since, of course, one never goes to the museums near home..! Probably the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, the branch out by Dulles. When I was a kid, my mom dragged me & little brother to the Smithsonian on *every* day off of school while our friends were out playing. I appreciate it more now than I did then, I think, lol.
I have been trying hard to stick with my spring scents theme (ended last week with AG Le Chevrefeuille and L’Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons). It seems a bit odd to have Goth Day in the spring, doesn’t it? But the weather here is chilly and rainy, so it’s cooperating with the theme. I couldn’t stick to spring either, so SOTD is SHL O Hira. The bottle is kinda Goth with the snakeskin pattern on the cap, no? Well, Rich Kid Goth anyway
It is weird — Goth Day should be in October or November.
It was the National Portrait Gallery. In Mitsouko which didn’t suit at all today, too grand and too much.
Maybe you can try something else for a bedtime scent.
Thank you Lillyjo. You’re right I will apply something easy going after my bath, maybe just 4711 or Yardley lavender.
Mitsouko is temperamental on me, too.
I think it’s the least easy to wear of all the Guerlains classics.
I went to the British Museum and the Tate when I was in London two summers ago, and I really want to go to the Smithsonian to see their new T. Rex and to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg when I can travel again. I’m sampling Heeley Chypre 21 this morning, and there’s no oakmoss I can smell, but it’s really, really nice. It might be my second “green” perfume purchase. Green notes and I don’t generally get along.
Robin prompted me to wear Narciso white cube also. I am a gardenia fan..I think one is either a fan or very much not.
Not sure on museums. We go to The Met fairly often. Was at MoMA, but only to see movies, which are included in membership. Went to a wedding outside Philly last August so visited the main art museum. I was intrigued (and a bit horrified) to find that everyone else who traveled to the wedding simply went to the museum to see Rocky and not go inside. Made me shake my head, especially since most were too young to have seen Rocky in the theater. Sigh.
I love The Clark up in the Berkshires. And Boston MFA…because I’m a huge Sargent fan.
Glad you got to see some of our Philly treasures (besides Rocky). I think it has been close to twenty years since I made a pilgramage to Boston for a huge Sargent exhibition….well worth the trip.
The last museum I was in was the Prado in Madrid, and it was a-may-zing.
I’m wearing Costume National 21 today, just because I found it when I went rooting through the furthest back spaces of the perfume cabinet. I remember now why I shoved it back there. I bought it for the milk and saffron notes, and the first hour is good, but then it goes weirdly “90s uber-masculine” on my skin.
Lol at 90’s uber-masculine ?
I’d like to be in the Prado right now. And afterwards, walk to the Plaza Mayor for a drink. But, oh well.
This is so weird to read all these museum comments because last night I had a super vivid dream about being in the Art Institute of Chicago. Man, I would love to be there right now!
I’m wearing Lush’s 1000 Kisses Deep today. My husband just told me I smell like “classy band-aids”.
Oh goodness yes, I adore that museum. Years ago I took work trips to Schaumburg, Illinois. Always made time to drive in to the city and see La Grande Jatte.
I also love the Art Institute. I’ve been told that I had a grandmother who studied art there.
In Coromandel, as I wanted something comforting.
Thanks to everyone who sent kind words re: my unpleasant phone call with my Dad. No update there.
Funny (but I imagine familiar to many of you) perfumista experience yesterday: grabbed a random old sample off my bedside table, nearly thunked it, went “Wow, this is really good, I should consider an FB”, a while later thought, “Hmmm, maybe I already own this.” And, indeed, I do. I have several L’Artisans (and like several more) and had lost track. It was Tea for Two, BTW.
I’m always relieved when I smell something really good and realize I already own it. Money saved!
SotD = vintage Vol de Nuit edt
From a sample a lovely NSTer shared with me. Thank you!
I so adore Vol de Nuit. It reminds me of perfumes that were worn by family members when I was a child, mostly Avon and drugstore perfumes. Those were the days, eh?
This vintage VdN is so smooth and beautiful, all the pieces tick together like clockwork, or the purr of a jet engine.
The last museum I visited was the Bowers to see the Guo Pei couture exhibit. I would like to vist the Broad in Los Angeles. I’m going to look online for a tour video.
I love the Freer and Sackler. When I lived in the northeast US I visited NYC and DC museums several times a year. Not a political person, but I wept the first time I drove into DC. So much history there.
Cloudy and foggy here, even a bit of rain. I’m trying to get motivated without sunshine. Set myself another Shmunday to do list, but I’m not feeling it yet. I think I’ll yoga myself into submission, it’s good for my body and mind.
Hope your day is good, NST friends. Rainbows and Waterfalls for everyone:
I remember getting goosebumps the first time I rode into DC on the Metro Orange Line.
Things are a bit closer to normal here in some ways, but no sign of any end to working from home, although I hope to get into the office for a day this week to reconnect just a bit – there won’t be many people there, but at least it will be a change of scenery.
Wearing Qi from Ormond Jayne this morning, one of the sample I got when I visited London five years ago. That’s starting to feel quite distant now.
Things must be closer to normal here because it is much easier now to get groceries delivered than it was a couple weeks ago!
Last museum visit was to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for the Thierry Mugler fashion and photography exhibit. To die for!!!
SotD Kiehl’s Original Musk.
Did a decent workout and donated some bottles/cans to a kid’s charity that will be able to return them for bottle deposit fees, since us civilians can’t currently.
My friend shared an online sourdough croissant recipe with me and it’s taking everything I have not to immediately start making it but we STILL have coffee cake to go through. And bread. And pizza. I am preaching patience to myself!
Because I am older, I am determined to self-isolate until there is a vaccine or cure for COVID-19, but a Mugler exhibit would tempt me sorely.
I would love that exhibit!
I call my currently nonrefundable bottle stash, my retirement fund?
Oh please do share that sourdough croissant recipe, pretty please .
Fwiw Vika said she thought it was too much butter; I very firmly believe there is no such thing, so I’ll be trying (a half batch of) the recipe as is!
The Freer and Sackler are the museums I visit most often, but I think my last museum visit was the Hillwood Estate, where I manage to catch the Natural Beauties exhibit just before all the shutdowns. I’m so glad I did not delay!
I was also attending a lecture so I don’t think I wore perfume, but Ernest Beaux’s Cuir de Russie would have been perfect for an evening at Hillwood.
Growing up in DC spoils you for museums elsewhere…all that free edu-tainment!
I think I am wearing Rose Velours now? Lol it’s one of those days. This layered with my rose body butter should be rosey heaven.
I came to the conclusion that I am mostly too lazy for the swap thread. Lol. I moved six months ago and stuff is still wrapped up in boxes. I will blame Covid 19. It’s my go to excuse for everything now. There’s been a few items that I am interested in..but dam am I lazy haha.
I went to the store and got whuttttt toilet paper, clorox wipes and a mini citrus mint hand sani spray. And chocolate chips..just cause.
I have rarely swapped because I’m afraid I will procrastinate too much on mailing my item. Now I am avoiding going out in public as much as possible, except for outdoor walks, so I have COVID-19 as an excuse for not participating. hash tag BlameItOnCOVID-19
I’m also not up for the swap meet this time. Because I live with a very at risk person, we’re isolating seriously. I could probably swing a trip to the post office… but, managing all the logistics and negotiation just doesn’t appeal right now.
Instead, I pulled a bunch of samples to give to my Mom’s best friend, one of the only fume heads I know IRL.
Nice about giving your samples to mom’s bff
The last museum I visited (that I don’t work in) was the Huis Marseilles in Amsterdam. I’m feeling very sad right now, thinking of all the amazing museums I want to visit, and places in general that I want to visit.
Wearing You or Someone Like You, not goth at all, and the weather here is still not quite warm enough to really do it justice. Sooooo not goth. I have no idea what scent to wear for goth day. If I smoke a clove cigarette, will that count?
I’m thinking I’ll wear Loree Rodkin Gothic II. That should cover it.
Nice cool but sunny day here, so wearing Ineke’s Idyllwilde and smelling very fresh and green. Missing museums (and theatres and galleries and coffee shops and concerts…). I think the last museum visit was Princeton University Museum, but I am really missing Grounds for Sculpture which is about 5 minutes from my house.
As soon as they open, I will be there.
OMG, I’ve been to Grounds for Sculpture! And Princeton has a great art museum…
I’ve driven past Grounds for Sculpture SO many times, but never gone in. I should change that situation.
I’ve been there! We also went to an artist’s studio. I also saw 2 peacocks, one of whom was shrilly shrieking.
Oh, I love Idyllwilde. You smell great.
Wearing TF Noir de Noir which actually kinda fits the CP, although it wasn’t intentional. love the drydown, esp on a cool day.
The swapmeet was fun – thanks, Robin!
We’re house twins with an extra bond. I wore Noir Pour Femme.
I think the last museum I was in was The Franklin Institute over in Philadelphia. I’d love to visit both branches of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum down in DC and Virginia. ✈??
SOTD = back in Voleur de Roses. I seem to be on a bit of a patchouli kick right now. ?
I may do a patchouli week. I already have Friday’s perfume picked out!
The last museum I visited was the MSK in Gent when I went to the Van Eyk exhibit. It was a lovely day and a gorgeous exhibit.
Wearing Ophelia from a decant sent me by a lovely NST’er. It is nice, but a tad too clean for my tastes.
How lucky you were to see that exhibit!
SOTD = Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme, which I covered up with Solstice Scents Estate Vetiver
The last museum I visited was Contemporary Arts Houston on March 13, seemed like a lifetime ago even though it has only been 2 months! We were supposed to have a docent tour but it was cancelled.
In other news, the Swapmeet is still going on and it warms my heart that many of you are so generous! My goal of $500 going to organizations supporting feeding the hungry will definitely be met, so thank you ?. I added a 15th item – a decant of 31 Rue Cambon EDT (discontinued) and I have enough for 50 mLs worth of decants!
I’m late posting. Disrupted sleep and afternoon. I will have to give the Goth theme some thought. ? Today’s scent is St Clair Eve from my new bottle. I feel innocently sexy, if that’s a thing. The last museum I visited was the Menil here a few blocks from me in
Houston, for a lecture on their exhibition of Aboriginal art. If I could choose, I would visit the Prado. (Which autocorrect wants to make Prada.) Because Velasquez and Goya are my favorites. And Van der Weyden and Zurburan and Bosch….Titian and Durer…. and while their collection is of the highest quality, it does not overwhelm one. Plus it has the greatest painting ever painted. https://flic.kr/p/bjcb8
I would really love to visit the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza again!
The last museum I visited was the Getty Center in LA, and I’d love to visit again. Partly because it’s a fantastic museum, but mostly because my young’un lives in LA, and I really miss her. Haven’t seen her since January 2019.
I’ve been in AG New York Intense for most of the day, then added Lancôme O (thunk and thunk).
Succeeded today in making pizza dough from scratch. I think the secret is to make the dough the night before and let it cure in a goodly amount of olive oil overnight. It was stretchy, but easy to work with. There’s nothing worse than pizza dough that snaps back like a rubber band when you try to roll it out!
Re the pizza dough: yes, and check this one out:
You “fold”, rather than knead (scroll down to watch the video – well, you don’t have to, but I thought it was fun). I’ve made it twice. Love this recipe.
Oh. Ohohoh, that looks delicious! I will definitely try this recipe. Cutting the slices with kitchen shears is a great idea! Thank you, springpansy. ?
By the way, Robin, I love the image choice today. What a beautiful painting.
I had fun, as always, looking for images! Going to do a museum week. It is interesting which museums make their images available for re-use and which don’t