Hump Day: yes, I double checked. (And adding a PSA: we'll have a splitmeet on June 6.) What fragrance are you wearing?
Me: full credit in The Different Company De Bachmakov.
Reminder: on 5/29, wear a perfume by The Different Company, Tauer Perfumes, Tokyo Milk, Tocca or Téo Cabanel, if you have one. Partial credit for any other small-ish brand that starts with the letter T.
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 Poppy [cropped] by Audrey at flickr; some rights reserved.
Good morning Y’all!
Wearing the very light (and nearly gone after 30 minutes) Burberry Brit Rhythm. I need to remember to bring this along to reapply…..
I do like that one!
It’s my Sunday and I’m sad. ☹️
I’m in the moody Zelda today. More rain today…
Zelda is gorgeous!
She is! And getting better every time I wear her ?
Sorry it’s your Sunday, I know that feeling.
Answer to the bear question from yesterday… I think they look like last years cubs.
Yes, they are last years. They remembered the cherry tree from last year and were checking to see if any fruit was ready to be chowed down on. I think they come through at regular intervals to check. In the video, mom is seen lifting rocks, searching for grubs, too.
Hi all, SOTD is Bandit extrait, one of my first purchases (2001, I think?) from the now-closed Jacquelline Perfumery in SF. I do miss Andre, the owner, even on cranky days! I love the galbanum and vetiver in this one.
Headed out for my 4-mile walk, stay cool out there, it’s going to be a scorcher!
I found a mini of your SOTD on the evil bay..
Your SOTD from yesterday…
Oh cool! Let me know how you like it!
I haven’t pulled the trigger..it is just in my basket
I forgot to mention, I dug thru some boxes and found my bottle of Coriandre deodorant, bathed in more green goodness!
I still haven’t tried Bandit — I should really order some samples soon of fragrances I’ve long been curious about, I think it would cheer me up.
Ohhh, what other samples are you looking at?? Bandit edt (to me) is a crisp sharp leather, the extrait has a smokier.
For another green leather but with more oakmoss and herbs, Azuree is a favorite.
What do you think of Peau d’espagne by SMN by chance?
I love it, not a safe for work scent – I get a lot of smoke and birch tar, but after the first hour, it settles on skin nicely.
Thank You for the feedback on Peau!
I am excited to try it.
I ended up ordering this sample pack from a Canadian (finally! only $5 shipping!) decant site I found. Which has nothing to do with Bandit, it just caught my fancy:
If all goes well, as this is my first time ordering from them, I’ll order some classics I somehow missed out on trying, like Bandit. I think I’ll probably start with the edt.
I’ve been to Jacqueline Perfumery a couple times and met Andre. I loved that shop:). Had some rare and vintage items. When did they close?
I think a few years ago, perhaps two or three?
I went in on the last day his shop was open, brought home made cookies, and enjoyed a lovely conversation with him and his granddaughter. I think he liked that.
Bad sleep. Grrrrr
Post shower some ginger piccante courtesy of a kind NSTer
I need to get my hands on some ginger piccante
I saw from the video Robin posted there are some news ones I am dying to smell..
Me too, everyone keeps talking about it. Maybe there will be a split.?
Yes, sign me up
let me know when you do….I want to consider a purchase
Bad sleep twins. Sorry that we are both part of this club today. ?
You seem so refreshing- hope it works!
At the dealership getting my car fixed. Purchasing the extended warranty on this car was probably the smartest thing I’ve ever done.
Sotd is Chloe Love Story eau Sensuelle. I smell fresh and clean. Even though I hate ambroxan, sometimes I really like it, lol.
Good luck with the car repairs! My car just went out of warranty at the end of March and I need to get a new one. Everything has been on hold because dealers have been closed.
Ouch, car and teeth troubles are the worst… I purchased my car used and a car extended warranty along with it. I’m very fortunate that I never needed to use it.
Your odometer repair shouldn’t be a big deal.
I did not purchase an extended warranty and discovered my transmission needed replacing (with all of 55k miles) 6 months after it was out of warranty.
I had just a bit of a sample of En Passant left and poured it all over myself! Just the thing for hours and hours of grading projects…
Nice, and hope your grading is finished or almost finished!
Two more days!
The end is in sight!
On a related note, I have a big heaping vase of fresh lilacs on my work desk and up until an hour ago, I too, was grading! Currently working on a Degas exhibition review. I wear many hats!
Bon courage with the grading; distance-teaching has been very very challenging.
I also have a vase of real lilacs in my table! They are some spicy variety that smells almost like ginger lily to me.
I have not loved distance teaching. Wishing you a peaceful conclusion to your semester!
Not the old one but this one https://nstperfume.com/2015/04/24/guerlain-shalimar-cologne-new-fragrance/
Wears like a Aqua Allegoria, very light
Plus, gorgeous bottle!
Shalimar Cologne is my favorite of all Shalumar’s various flankers. That bright lemon meringue opening is such a pick-me-up! I even got a BUB last year in case it disappears. My plan for retirement in 2-3 years is to spray my favorites every day with abandon (no work peers to hold off for).
oooo, is this discontinued?
(going to check)
Pssst- can we find it in drug stores like I think?
I got a decant from the swap..so far so good
I think either frag-x or -net are still carrying Shalimar Cologne, but I saw an “only 5 left!” last time I was in there. I haven’t seen it in any drugstores (in the States, anyway). If you need more, I’ll be happy to send you some!
The heat isn’t bad but the humidity is a killer and it’s gonna be another killer in terms of heat and humidity. Wearing no 19 today.
It is hot here! I am roasting beets, and sorry I did not think to do that at 7 am.
Twins, or at least sisters, with Dawn in 19 EDP today. It’s a gorgeous morning, and I’ve thrown open some windows to air the place out – will have to shut them in a couple of hours as the temps are supposed to be in the 80s today and Mr. G will have the A/C on and he hates to think of cool air that we had to pay for getting warmed up with fresh air that was free (it’s an “efficiency” thing, or so he says).
Llol, hopefully you don’t live in Florida! We used the a/c for 11 months a year!
We tried doing without when we first moved there in 1981, but it was so darn uncomfortable and *sticky*.
Ewwwww, that sticky feeling is the WORST!
That sticky feeling is indeed the worst. We get it a little bit here in Oregon, but I once had to travel to Chicago in August … and that, let me just say, is the worst humidity I have ever experienced in my life. Ugh!
I’m wearing 17 sprays of Osmanthe Yunnan, for however long it lasts. My county is the only one in Oregon that has not started to open and I am going a little stir crazy. I wish I could get a haircut, but I can’t, so today I will dust a little bit and do some yardwork.
Same here, Montréal is the last to open things because we’ve had so many cases. I’d love a haircut too…
The cases are going up here, too. I hate to think 100,000 people died in vain, but it doesn’t look like folks (here at least) care too much. Hardly any masks seen in public. Especially young people, who don’t seem to give a flip about infecting others.
Our cases here are finally going down. Most of the state is still in lockdown.
Well, that explains your numbers. Here, it’s back to the norm and increasing cases because hardly anyone wears a mask. Can’t wait to get out of here!
You smell great at least
Wearing Kenzo Jungle Elephant this morning because I needed something warm and spicy as it is raining yet AGAIN.
We are weather twins. The elephant is just gorgeous! ?
I’m in TDC Sublime Balkiss which I love – with the caveat that I only love it on me when the weather is warm. Our week is sunny and low 70s, but they are showing rain for Saturday and Sunday. Boo. (However, YAY for news of upcoming splitmeet!)
I’m excited about the splitmeet too!?
It’s gonna be another hot and humid one, so I’m in VCA Neroli Amara, thanks to a generous NSTer.
Got up early again for a morning canoe ride. If I could start everyday like that, it would be perfect. Watched Mystify on prime last night, a documentary about Michael Hutchence and boy was that sad.?I was a huge INXS fan back in the day and still listen to them on the regular. Kick was the very first cd I ever bought, still have it.
A morning canoe ride sounds fantastic! We had a bike ride yesterday morning, lots of fragrant lilac along the path.
We’ve been smelling lots of lilac on our after dinner walks, I love that smell.
Yes, a canoe ride is the best way to start or end the day for me in the summer.?
What’s his story? I thought he OD’d?
I believe he hung himself. What was revealed in the documentary that was only known by a few people was that 5 years prior to his death he suffered a traumatic brain injury which affected his sense of smell, taste and his personality. He didn’t get proper treatment at the time. This correlated with the band being past their peak and the potential loss of custody of his infant daughter. His life was in a downward spiral. So heartbreaking.
Well, I had that all wrong. I was a fan but not a huge one, so never really explored what led to his death. Is the TBI just now being publicized? Or has this been a known fact for years?
I think it was the “bombshell” of the whole documentary. I had never heard about it before. Apparently he wanted it kept quiet.
I will have to check that documentary out.
Definitely worth watching. Everyone talked about what a wonderful person he was. So sad, he was gone too soon.
I haven’t heard about Neroli Amara, but with a name like that, it sounds right up my alley! I just started using a bitter orange-scented shower oil, and that scent is so relaxing.
I don’t know why I don’t live on a lake! I’ll take a kayak over a canoe, but a paddle first thing in the morning is so perfect no matter what your craft.
I went for an early morning kayak today! First time in MONTHS. It was fantastic.
Today I’m wearing my sample of Frederic Malle’s Editions de Parfums Rose et Cuir by Jean-Claude Elena.
Do you like it? I know reviews are mixed.
How are you liking it?
What’s the verdict?
Just drained my rapidly evaporating decant of Rahele. It will be lovely if only for a little while!
Oof sorry it’s evaporating
Yesterday I was so busy, no time to post or read, I wore Wazamba. Today is Clouds by 4160 Tuesdays. Very hot and humid, holed up in the flat with the AC cranking.
are you in the heat wave…
Yes, it stopped snowing two weeks ago and now it’s 35C… LOL!
Wearing the fantastic Smoked Plum and Leather from little-known niche brand To Talone. Got this sample as a swap freebie and it sounded so intriguing I had to put it on right away. I love it! Also, it’s going to be another >90F scorcher today, and I’m thinking of turning on the AC…now. At 9 in the morning. Unheard of.
That scent sounds great!
Impressive you could wear Smoked Plum and Leather in your hot weather! When I had the chance to try it, I felt it was very much a cold weather perfume, and a challenging one at that.
Speaking of wearing warm weather scents, the Jo Malone had pretty much disappeared so I gave myself a couple teeny dabs of Bengale Rouge. I’m just doubling down on the warmth I guess And honestly, we’re running the AC all day, so it’s not even uncomfortably hot.
I’m also in TDC, Osmanthus. I’m crazy about osmanthus lately and this one is wonderfull! Unfortunately little sillage and shortlived….but wonderfull!
I feel dumb admitting this, but I don’t think I even know what osmanthus smells like.
It’s a delicate little flower with an apricot-leather scent.
Osmanthe Yunnan for Hermes is a good one – haven’t tried the TDC
That’s one I haven’t tried! Does it last on your skin?
No it doesn’t unfortunately
There are tons of osmanthus bushes all around in my neighborhood. I love leaning in and giving them a sniff. I also love comparing the scent of the fresh, whiter blossoms with the scent of the older, yellower ones. It’s so interesting to see how the scent evolves over the lifetime of the flower! (It gets kind of banana-y in old age.)
Oh now I’m a little jealous! That sounds great!! I can imagine putting your head IN the bush and sniff!
Project Sample is continuing, with Dusita’s Douceur de Siam. I will definitely use it up today, since it needs to be reapplied on about an hourly basis.
But so pretty (and fleeting!)
Spring-y and gorgeous here, about to go out for bike ride with kid–wearing Penhaligon’s LOTV.
Jealous of your gorgeous weather, and hope it was a lovely bike ride.
Hermessence Cedre Sambac is my SOTD, after exercise and a shower.
You smell great Barqs, and props for getting exercise already.
Joining others in wishing for a haircut! My person texted me last week saying that their salon had the green light to open, with lots of changes which had to occur. Once everything is in place it will be so good to get a haircut; my last one was in November!
Wearing Tocca Florence today from a mini rollerball; it’s very sweet. May need to add or change to something else soon.
Mine is opening too. I do not think I will go just yet though, although boy do I need it!
I’d love a haircut, since I am overdue, but I haven’t heard a peep about my place opening back up. Maybe June or July?
No idea about mine yet and even if it’s opening imminently, I will let more time pass before I go, freaky hair or not. I will also wash my hair beforehand, bring my own water mister and just have the hairdresser re-wet my hair if needed.
I believe that is the modus operandi – you go in with clean dry hair, they mist it down and cut it, no blowouts.
Oh good … and I will bring my own mister. I also hope they will show the client when they’re disinfecting the clippers, etc. I may also bring a rain poncho instead of using theirs. I actually don’t mind paying more if they end up having to use more disposable implements…(sorry Save the Earth people)
SOTD = Chanel No.19 EDP
Day 53 of WFH – who would have ever thought unless you normally WFH.
We just had a hurricane review and one of the very senior managers said back-up recovery would be to go into the office. Okaaaay, if we’re keeping employees at home so they don’t have to travel during a significant weather event, how the h-ll do you think people would travel TO the office just so they can be at a location with back-up generators…and ummm, we’re not even ready to bring in people yet and even if we are, it was always going to be a ramp up to 50%, start date TBD, over some period of time and now we’re going to declare the office a back-up site?
As for the swaps, I am working on decanting and will take a picture of the end results – it will be epic! I will be following up with some of you to confirm your donation so I can do a statistics post (and no, Undina did not make me do it ?).
Honestly, wfh feels normal to me now. I feel like somewhere around the beginning of the second month, it stopped stressing me out, and now I can’t remember what it’s like to work from work. People! Everywhere! Ahh!
Not stressed but still feels surreal.
I was rather surprised to hear about Tropical Storm Bertha earlier this afternoon. It seems to have come and gone at warp speed.
It did not get enough traction…it will be a busy season!
We have been driving in and around horrible weather and just missed her directly but not the aftermath! Wild times.
Glad you’re safe!
Are you counting work days or calendar days?
If calendar days, I have you beat at 76.
If workdays, it’s too late for me to figure out the math! If I do a simple 5 of 7 days calculation, then I suppose we’re even.
TBH, WFH is very easy for me. 75% of my team is in Costa Rica so interacting remotely is business as usual.
I finally missed the office this week! Only because I don’t have A/C at home. ?
Only weekdays…but I am also counting the 2 days I was “off” (because, not really). I have interactions with colleagues pretty much in every region so connecting remotely is pretty normal. What I miss is the camaraderie of being with other co-workers even though I am (was ?) in a space with people outside of my group but whose work is related to mine.
Put on my Tauer Air du desert du maroc. This is my most loved from Andy, but my decant will be enough for at least two more years. I have some of his samples, so I am set for Friday…
I will be in Tauer the rest of the week
SOTD: Winter Palace
Getting warmer outside and loving it! I’ve not bothered to change my closet since I wear the same couple of things all week long but I do need to find my shorts and other summer get-ups.
Winter Palace!! Waft it my way
It’s so lovely. I hope someone does a split of this one
Ha! Me too. I really should swap my winter for summer wardrobe, but at the same time I’m living in yoga pants, so…
SOTD: Oud Fleur (Tom Ford). Needed a strong dose of a dirty rose today…
And you got it!
I’m wearing Histoires de Parfums 1873 (Colette) which is very nice but is unfortunately not detectable through my face mask. It has a really nice grapefruit opening.
Tea is Buddha Bleu.
I had kind of hoped for a tea pot today, Robin with poppies
Yay, you smell great! Sorry you cannot smell through the mask.
Consensus yesterday seemed to be that a teapot on Wednesday would increase the confusion. I will do the teapot next Tuesday! But now I will join you in a cup of Buddha Bleu — I am becoming your tea stalker
I never realized that Tuesdays were teapot image days! Does every other day of the week have an associated image category too?
You’re not alone, many people don’t notice!
And no, Tuesday is the only day with a theme. I sometimes do the same theme for a week or so (this week I’m doing poppies, for no reason, and I’ve done more flower themes during the pandemic) and sometimes the images are random, or related to the perfume I’m wearing.
The base of Colette is just not as persistent as with some of the other HdP’s. I think I like 1804 and 1876 slightly better, but they are all really pleasant and wearable.
I was very amused about yesterdays discussion of the a teapot Wednesday!
Atelier des Ors Nuda Veritas for me today.
I love Tauer but I feel the base lends itself to winter wear more. Although I do have a small sprayer of Les Annees that could work.
In VCA Midnight Patchouli from website. It’s not very midnight to me – more like dawn.
In other exciting news, my curls were looking sad and I have a Zoom talk tomorrow so took the time to treat them to Olaplex hair treatment binder thingy. That stuff is magic. It will take another couple of hours before my hair dries but I think it will be a successful wash day
Oops the VCa from swapmeet not website!
I love me some Moonlight Patchouli
Yes moonlight not midnight! My brain is scrambled.
Stunning by whatever name we’re give it!
Gosh I love that one- so much perfect clean crisp iris in the opening and lovely patchouli. It was my biggest surprise find of the year.
You smell fabulous.
It’s growing on me
Going through my Teo Cabanel discovery set this week. Yesterday was Early Roses, which was pretty but not exciting to me. Today is Oha, which disappeared very fast after my first application, so I reapplied with gusto after lunch. Low sillage on me, but slightly more longevity. Not sure what I think about it. I also discovered that my sample set has two little vials of Early Roses and none of Juliet — so maybe I will try ER again, with a very heavy hand. Oh, and I tried Meloe yesterday afternoon and didn’t love it. But there are three more to go!
Alahiiiiiine is ❤️ For me, saving that for Friday
Plus One on Alahine.
That pizza sounds amazing. But I really need to cut out the carbs. It’s been hard during lockdown!
TDC White Zagora. This one is so light and sweet, it makes me think of bubbles in a champagne flute.
I think I never tried that one!
The battle begins. I only want the fan; my husband agitates for AC. Sigh.
Rose scented lotion after shower, followed by Stella.
Slice place across the street reopened. They make a killer white pizza with spinach-artichoke dip dabbled on top. Will get one soon. Although I’m sad to hear my WW workshop location is not going to reopen. WW is limiting their locations. I liked my group there. Oh well.
I heard WW canned people via Zoom – if you were on the call, you were invited expressly for the purpose of being told you no longer have a job – very crass and inhumane, IMHO.
No good way to do it. I was part of a group that was called into a meeting years ago and told the group was being eliminated. It was in person and it was crude, dismissive and very cold.
OH, that is just horrible.
What is WW?
I think weight watchers.
Oh, I NEED some WW right now! (Just ate about half a thin crust
Pizza with no help at all ?)
What lillyjo said.
Wearing lots of tropical flowers to go with the tropical weather we’re having. La Chasses au Papillons for daytime, then some Tauer tuberoses at night: Tuberose Flash, Sotto la Luna Tuberose, and Loretta from Woman Picture. I am kind of obsessed with tuberose right now.
Splitmeet packages are in the mail today, I’ll send tracking info later today : )
I adore La Chasse ? and Tauer’s tuberose perfumes are wonderful too ?
Hi, I wrote to you about the splitmeet, I didn’t get a response. It’s ok since it over now, and my feelings weren’t hurt ☺️
LTSG, did you get your email returned as undeliverable? I ask because I tried to email her as well and it kept getting returned. I think the email address was incorrect. The only reason I made contact with her is because she emailed me for one of my listed scents. ??♀️
I emailed two times and it went through
I also email someone, whom I don’t know (well I don’t really know any of you, but you know what I mean) and that person didn’t email me back, so I posted on the chain of comments that I had emailed and got no response. This happens and I enjoy the swap nonetheless.
Anyone here from Johanob? I haven’t seen him on here….usually he shows his face on the wknd poll
Now I’m so curious- what was it a split of? Just being nosy at midnight. Can’t sleep
It’s super late, but I’d love to know what you think of Tuberose Flash if you happen to see this.
I’ll put in my two scents – Tuberose Flash is really fun, it’s sweet and cheerful.
Still in my Singapore orchid perfume – another scorcher with humidex of 40° today.
Working on my second coffee of the day to which I added a splash of orange blossom water. I think I’ll try rose water next, this brings out the bitter notes in the coffee a bit much.
Yuck! That’s middle of July weather for me… too soon!
Yeah I like warm/hot but it’s a bit much considering it still snowed at the beginning of this month. Our longhaired cats are crabby, Mr. Teebear is crabby, and I’m fine until I contemplate doing a single sit-up or stretch and then I am also pretty over it!
Did you ever try orange blossom in hot water? Got this idea from BdJ and it’s really relaxing to drink
On the cp with Andy Tauer Cologne du Maghreb!
oooh! that’s a Tauer that I don’t hear about often, well played ?
Watching preparations for the SpaceX launch this afternoon, and waiting on a package delivery at the same time. ? I’ve also been hearing an air compressor drone on for the past 4.5 hours. ? The building next to mine had their shingles taken off today. My building still needs to have gutters put back on, and some siding replaced. We shall see if that gets done today.
SOTD = Rose Anonyme again. I really like it, but I think I am getting “nose fatigue”. Might have to switch up my perfume tomorrow. ?
Update: SpaceX launch scrubbed due to bad weather about 10 minutes ago.
aw, darn ?
They’re trying again on Saturday.
My eldest was using the launch as a way to put off her math homework. She was very disappointed that I clicked it right off when the launch window closed. She takes hours to do her math, we all miss school.
It was really awful out there today – no good window to work with.
Yes, my work nerd posse was very disappointed today!
As an aside: Space X website is very entertaining. You can calculate how much they works charge you to ferry 1kg of material into space.
Oh that air compressor sound! I know exactly what you mean. Our roof took longer than you think it should. Then another crew came later to fix the first crew’s mistakes!?
Hope yours goes more smoothly!
Thanks Gail! Here’s hoping that everything lines up…
Another hot one today, high of 105° ? Yikes haha. Eau d’ Hadrien for the heat.
Excellent choice! Stay cool!
Now I’m feeling very pathetic for barely tolerating 95 degrees. But we don’t have A/C.
Wearing a nice perfume oil from 40Notes called Spring Vetiver. It’s a very lightweight earthy, green floral with a noticeable, but not overtaking, salty vetiver. From the swap meet and totally new to me, but it’s a win so far! Nice for summer.
That sounds lovely. I’ve never heard of it, but now I would like to seek it out
I’d never heard of it either. It’s very much a skin scent, so if you like things with more presence, this would probably not satisfy. To me it’s the smell of a nice soap lingering. And pretty clean.
That sounds really nice. I love floral vetiver scents.
I’m wearing Cruel Gardenia today. The only thing cruel about this delicious scent is the price. I’m going to plow through my decant this summer as it’s evaporating!
I hate it when that happens!
I’m wearing HdP Tubeureuse 2 (Virginale) and continuing my spring florals week. I love this one. It’s juicy sweet and has delicious big florals that you can almost bite into. We’re having a bad thunderstorm that made it nearly pitch dark at 4 p.m. I’m hoping it won’t flood.
Fingers crossed for no flooding!
Hope that your weather didn’t take a turn for the worse.
Lazy day, lazy perfume==Tauer Reverie au Jardin…..lovely.
You smell great!
Lol, Robin on checking the day!
Tauer Vetiver Dance for me today. Good stuff and I enjoy it but not my favorite Tauer or vetiver. Was enjoyable today though.
Posting very late. It is actually Thursday morning here already.
I wore Teo Cabanel Oha, copying KellyC’s Tuesday scent.
My cousin died on Wednesday morning. It still seems unreal. We were not close, have not seen each other since childhood, but our mothers keep in touch, so I kept hearing about him for all these years and still remember him as a boy I played with.
He had cancer, he went through chemo, he was getting better. His birthday is next week, and the recovery was going so well that he hoped to spend it at home. Then on Tuesday he gets very sick… infection, they say… And on Wednesday he is dead. Sorry for the rambling comment, I just felt I need to tell this to somebody who is not a family member.
So sorry for your loss. Even if you didn’t have a lot of contact, you’ve lost the opportunity to change that. I totally get it. I have aunts on one side of the family I’m extremely close to and see frequently; and another on the other side I’ve seen once in the last 10 years. Time just goes by…
I’m sorry for your loss. Think of something nice you remember about him from your childhood and send those warm thoughts into the Universe.
Thank you. Lovely idea.
Oh no, I’m so sorry Glannys!
Oh how sad. :-(. I knew and saw most of my cousins frequently when I was a child, but haven’t seen them in many years, I’m guessing this is quite common. But we still care about them and wish the best for them. My condolences to you.