It's Friday, and we're in the garden! Our community project for today: wear a perfume that was inspired by a particular garden, or that reminds you of a particular garden, or that just smells like a garden in general.
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
I'm under the linden tree in the garden at the Grand Chalet de Rossinière, in Astier de Villatte Grand Chalet.
Reminder: on 6/19, we're doing Fantasy Vacation Friday...pick a destination and wear the scent that takes you there. (This is a repeat from 2015.)
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 petals [cropped] by liz west at flickr; some rights reserved.
Hi everybody! SOTD is a bit of a garden: Serge Lutens Nuit de cellophane. Flowers, fruit and a little bit plastic doll head. Love it!
Have a lovely day!
Its very plastic on me also
You smell great
I kinda like the plastic doll head smell, you smell wonderful!
Me too! A couple of years ago I didn’t. Funny how your taste changes…
beautiful choice for today.
doll head sniffers unite!
I like that smell too
?at doll head sniffers!
United doll sniffers!! I like that!
From the name, I didn’t expect to like it, but I do. You smell nice.
The name is strange…cellophane makes me think of choking. Not a nice thought.
I love “new doll” scent in perfume, too. Brings back great childhood memories! I like the term “doll head smell” – – ???
Yeah, and the head always had a slightly different color than the body. That was a little annoying….
Lmao! So true! ?
L’Artisan Piment Brulant. A garden full of fresh peppers, peppers, tomatoes and some herbs. No chocolate or cinnamon on me as listed on the notes. Perfect for the hot, humid, sunny day we will have today. Very refreshing. No complaints! I will take a walk later if work allows.
Happy Friday, everyone! ??
Thank you! ?
I totally agree with you that that one is more fresh than foody! You smell great.
Thank you, Regina!
That’s a new and welcome take on the garden theme!
I was actually expecting some chocolate and chilli pepper approach based on the listed notes when I blind bought it. I was quite disappointed at the beginning, but then I thought it was a good green, refreshing scent for warm/hot days.
For chili pepper, have you tried Dame Perfumery Chilihead? I ❤️ its spices!
Yes! I have a sample. It is a great chili pepper scent and more appropriate for colder temps. I also love Unum Symphonie Passion. Tons of chili pepper on it!
You smell wonderful!
Thank you! ?
You smell lovely! Hope all is well! ?✊???
Thank you! I was thinking about you today! Talk soon!?
I will be wearing Profumum Acqua Viva today to pretend I am picnicking in a sunny Italian garden full of lemon trees (with a border of cedar trees nearby).
I have one more split of People of the Labyrinths – Luctor et Emergo available. If you are interested, see the Splitmeet from last Saturday or just contact me via my screen name above.
I like that one, reminds me of those lemon drop candies coated in sugar.?
That’s interesting – I was just thinking how this one does NOT remind of candy. It feels much more realistic and not sweet to me – leaves, rind, bark, etc.
Oooh. That sounds lovely!
Taking note to add some AV to your package.
I had some trouble finding a ‘garden’-scent in my collection, so I went for a forrest instead. I’m wearing Dryad by Papillon Artisan Perfumery. Green and mossy.
A garden surrounded by forest, then…sounds perfect.
Because not every garden is full of flowers, I’m wearing 1999-vintage Homme Nature by Yves Rocher, just an immense armload of green leafy things, mint and herbs and ivy and sandalwood. (Supposedly some carnations in there, but they’re well hidden.) Even the curvilinear bottle is suggestive of leaves and branches. It’s preposterously good.
That sounds amazing – cool and leafy and green.
Wow, that sounds great.
It’s funny: while I’m a big fan of YR Nature for women (https://undina.com/2011/05/22/wtd-nature-yves-rocher/), back in the days I didn’t cross the gender line, so it had never even occurred to me to test the masculine counterpart of my favorite perfume. But I remember the bottle, and you’re right: it is very CP-fitting.
I’m in Tam Dao, so no points for smelling like a garden, but maybe a forest…?
This is my keep calm while traveling perfume. I’m headed to see my mom. Today would have been my beloved granny’s 94th birthday and traditionally my mom would have taken her out to lunch. I know today is going to be hard on her. Our plan is to go through the many boxes of old pictures she has. I’m sure we’ll find some treasures!
Happy Friday everyone.??
You’re a good daughter Madtowngirl. Safe travels and enjoy your time with your mom??
Sounds like a great day planned. Enjoy your time..
Safe Travels, enjoy time with your mom.
You smell wonderful. Going through old photos is such a wonderful way to share (or participate in) memories.
Old photographs. What a wonderful way to spend the day.
Yes, many you find many treasures and your hearts be warmed remembering your grandmother.
Safe travels and enjoy your time with you mom!
Have a safe trip. I hope you hear at least one story about your grandmother that you’ve never heard before!
Safe travels and have a wonderful time with your mom!
That sounds like a really bittersweet day. I hope you relive all the good memories.
Enjoy quality and memory time with your mother.
Best wishes you and your mom, madtowngirl
I hope you and your mom have a special time together and can sense Grandma’s smiling presence with you as you search for treasures!
Sending you best wishes today <3 Hope Tam Dao brings you peace!
I’m in the Jardin de Diane at Chenonceau by way of Kiss me Tender. When I visited Chenonceau in June 2012, the wisteria was in flower, and the garden smelled heavily and heavenly of those pale purple flowers. Kiss me Tender does not quite smell like wisteria but I remember first trying it and immediately thinking of that lovely garden in that magical spot.
Chenonceau is so lovely! Have you visited Villandry? Such pretty formal gardens.
I have, Villandry is actually one of my favourite French gardens. Visited there the same year as I did Chenonceau.
That sounds wonderful…
It is, even looking at pictures of Chenonceau makes me happy.
Nice pick, I like it.
Dearest Robin, this morning during my walk in Central Park the linden blossoms were blooming and the smell was very strong. Your SOTD matches..
I am in Shalimar cologne, in the gardens in Lahore. It will be hot today and I am interested to see how Shalimar and I do together in the heat..
Your being the resident Shalimar expert, I have a question for you!
Have you tried the current Shalimar Eau de Cologne and if so, what did you think of it? Anyone else’s opinion will also be appreciated!
I have the current Shalimar cologne and I really like it. I think of it as my “summer Shalimar” – it has the dna of the original, but is less thick or baroque and can therefore be worn in the heat without choking the wearer. I think it’s much better than Shalimar edt, which just smells pale and bland.
I find it interesting that the vintage colognes (Chanel No. 5 and No. 22 are examples that immediately come to mind), still identifiable but have more wearibility and personality than the EDT concentrations.
I also have the Shalimar eau de cologne and enjoy it very much and would agree with Desirae’s comments above. And I would also note I am not a Shalimar lover; the edc is the only form I wear.
It wears like an Aqua Allegoria and it has freesia , fyi
Is that what I’m smelling in the park? I thought so. Gorgeous scent.
Oh how lovely, and bet it was as beautiful a morning there as it was here.
Wish as soon as I’d moved into my house, where I’ve now been 22 years, I’d planted a linden, a magnolia and wisteria.
I’m so envious! I love linden blossom. I wish we had more of it around. I know just one place where we have linden trees – I need to check whether that park is already open.
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, of course.
Yes to Hermes!
you said it! ?
and I agree ?
I almost wore it, you smell beautiful.
My favorite in this series. You smell good.
I am in an herb garden in Diptyque Virgilio with pots of basil and a bit of oregano and thyme. After this one finishes, I am going for a big garden scent with SL Datura Noir.
I always love seeing Virgilio mentioned. It’s a great and unusual scent. One of the early Diptyque greats.
I adore Virgilio, such a refreshing scent. I like to mix Virgilio with Eau de Campagne (that heavenly tomato leaf note?), it’s Summer perfection…
I often forget about Datura Noir – that’s a big garden scent, indeed.
That one wears me. ?
Datura Noir is so beautiful… I have it somewhere, in a box…
I’m wearing my favorite of the Hermes Jardin series, Un Jardin Sur Le Toit. Today, the first thing I smelled as I applied it is the apple, which isn’t a bad thing.
Scent twins! (For now, anyway.)
you smell beautiful.
Un Jardin sur le Toit is one of my favs, too. I could not believe how great it smell the first time I experienced it. I never want to be w/o it…
I had a week of BWFs. A la Nuit, Tubereuse Criminelle and FM UFdC.
Even Miel de Bois. However, today I’m in The Body Shop Red Musk.
What a great week! I love BWFs but they require a bit of planning in my life. I’ll have to plan BWFs for my stay-cation.
At first, I thought I couldn’t wear BWFs, but now I find them to be the best mood enhancers of all of my perfumes. I even add ylang or neroli essential oil to my bath these days in stead of lavender.
Wearing Jul et Mad Aqua Sextius which transports you to the fountain gardens of Aix en Provence.
Have a good weekend everyone!
I wouldn’t mind being there right now – love Provence.
I’ve never been so I’d definitely like to visit.
I wish I could spend an afternoon with the whole Jul et Mad line. Definitely one I’d like to know better.
I highly recommend the brand.
Indigo Perfumery has a nice discovery set https://indigoperfumery.com/collections/jul-et-mad/products/jul-et-mad-discovery-set-les-classiques . Also, they sell individual spray samples 1ml/$4 (and have a sampling program that seems nice). No affiliation.
Hi all, my SOTD is a favorite, Dior’s J’ Adore, a bouquet of lily of the valley, orris, jasmine, magnolia, freesia and roses.
My SOTE yesterday was Amouage Gold. Beautiful powdery incense, and perfect for bedtime.
It was so humid yesterday, our smoke detector kept going off intermittently throughout the night. Not a wink of sleep to be had.
Putting on my walking shoes and heading out the door. See everyone later!
Malfunctioning smoke detectors are. the. worst. Glad you are still going out for a walk. It will help clear your head. At least you smell lovely!
I love Amouage Gold!
I didn’t know about humidity affecting smoke detectors – thanks to you, now I read about it, and it explains a couple of my nights with interrupted sleep.
For many years, Dia was my favorite but Gold is so compelling. In that way, it’s similar to Chanel No. 22 (vintage), it’s a quiet meditative perfume, with a remote serene beauty to it.
I love Dia as well. And Lyric. And Ubar. And Memoir. The latest Amouages, though, were mostly “misses” for me.
I’m with you on the newer releases, they are mostly ‘meh’ for me.
I had a chance to try vintage Ubar, gawd that was one gorgeous perfume! For a while Andre at Jacquelline Perfumery on Union Square had several older bottles of it.
I miss going to his boutique…
Not feeling the garden today, the dog is still under the weather and we’re heading to the vet this evening. Wearing MdO Vanille for comfort.
Oh no! I hope the vet can find out what’s happening and it resolves soon. Sending you hopeful and calming vibes. MdO Vanille is so lovely, it will help comfort you. (((HUGS)))
Hope the visit to the vet goes well.
Thank you and everyone who sent kind thoughts, I feel so sorry for my baby girl, her bum is sore. I will report back later on the vet visit.
Aww poor baby, sorry to hear that! Hope it went well!
Hope the vet can help!
It’s awful when a pet gets ill, let’s hope the vet can sort this out asap.
Sending well wishes to your dog. Hopefully the vet will be able to help.
Sending positive vibes for the puppy and hope the vet trip goes well.
Sending good thoughts for your vet visit today. Hope your puppy is feeling better very quickly.
Sending healing vibes to your doggy. Hope the vet visit goes fine.
I hope you get good news at the vet this evening. Big hugs to you and Miss Mila.
Well, I’m not sure whether I agree with the vet or not. She sent me home with a deworming kit. Nothing specifically to stop the diarrhea. But she seems perkier, so she may be getting better on her own. Will wait until tomorrow and speak to the breeder before giving her the deworming treatment.
Good luck figuring it out cazaubon!
Glad she seems to be perking up a little. A bit of canned pumpkin might help her.
Hang in there Cazaubon and pup!!
Good luck at the vet. I hope your dog feels better soon!
Oh no! I hope she recovers quickly.
Hope the dog will be better soon.
Sending best wishes for the vet visit!
Sending more healing vibes for your furbaby.
I hope she feels better soon. It’s so hard when our furry friends get sick, and we can’t even explain to them that we’re trying to help and hope it’ll pass.
TGIF, y’all! And it has cooled off, so yay! I have tweaked my back somehow — had to spend a while yesterday lying on the floor — I’m glad it’s cool enough today that I can comfortably use a hot water bottle on my back. I love hot water bottles.
I have played along with the CP all week. SOTD Wednesday was Miller Harris Wander Through The Parks. Yesterday was Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil. And today, my favorite Hermes Jardin: Mediterranee.
Probably too little too late, but the most wonderful heating product for my tweaked back and neck (and foot warmer on cold nights, if you can remember those . . .) https://www.exit15.com/pendergrass-cherry-stone-thermal-pillow?language=en¤cy=USD&gclid=Cj0KCQjwz4z3BRCgARIsAES_OVdePP60I1iTgYC9zDptaSQ-IhDrb3TybIK1kZpUq67oowcATjysW5QaAr-2EALw_wcB
How does it stay on? Just wrapping? Or does it have any fastening mechanism (buttons, Velcro, etc.)?
Ouch, hope it gets better soon!
I hear you! It’s really hard when I have back or neck issues aggravated during hot season because I prefer to use heat (though, recently I discovered that I can tolerate cold as well, which I didn’t think I would).
Wearing Vert Pivione by Histories de Parfums. Very realistic peony in this one.
Ah, I tried that a million years ago!
Started off with Etro Viccolo Fiori which is a garden with a spring in the city for me. (i picture an italian monastery garden with lots of flowers).
Then moved on to Nicolaï Parfumeur for Vanille Tonka which is very herby and interesting and not pudding sweet at all.
Both of those are absolutely beautiful, you smell great!
Green stems, wet grass, lilies and hyacinth this AM in my Supra Floral garden.
Perfect! I should have worn that this week.
I spent forever this morning trying to find my little bottle of Corsica Furiosa; it was worth it though, what a wonderful smell. I am wearing it in honor of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s smelling garden, which I love and would recommend anyone visit. It’s laid out in a circle with a handrail and braille labels to make it accessible to blind people. It does have flowers but also lots of interesting herbs which you are encouraged to crush the leaves of and sniff, hence Corsica Furiosa.
Ah, I finally managed to swap for a decant of this, hope I get it soon. It sounds like something I would like.
Perfection. I must wear that this weekend.
In Silences, which always feels like a spring garden, with exuberant foliage and the flowers just starting to bloom.
Such a great perfume.
Absolutely. What a classic and perfect so often when nothing else will do.
I’m in Theirry Mugler Garden of Stars Angel Violet. I’m so happy to have this thanks to a generous Nster. Happy Friday everyone ??
Oh now don’t you smell glorious! What a lovely perfume!
I have to say how much I love how you phrased your comment! ?
The whole line was glorious. This being my favorite.
You smell great!
Happy Friday! We might get snow this weekend…wish you weee here!
Lol! If I could magically be there, I would, snow and all!
Is it your favourite of garden of stars, Lillyjo?
When they first came out, I bought the lily one because it was my favorite. At the time, I told myself I would get the other ones once I had finished the bottle. Silly me, because they disappeared so fast! I’m lucky to have this one, and now it’s my favorite ?
Thank you, Lillyjo, I’ve never smelled the lily or the pivoine, but I’m very fond of violette and rose, equally. If you run out of rose let me know, I have around 40 samples of it purchased on eBay for a song.
I love Angel Violet, one of my favorite winter scents.
It was a cool day here, so it worked out well. I only did 2 dabs. Still going strong though.
I am in AG Neroli today. Many of the AG perfumes smell like gardens to me and sometimes they even remind me of a trip to the farmers’ market where there are lots of flowers, veggies and some fruit.
They do tend to evoke the outdoors, don’t they. Néroli is very pretty.
Scentless today but wanted to chime in with a thought. Is it weird that when I’m out in the world, even if I cannot stand the perfume someone is wearing, I’m glad they have on a perfume? There’s a woman in our building and I can always smell her before I see her. She wears one of the big hits of the last few years, reliably. Every. Day. I won’t mention what it is but it’s friendly, instantly recognizable from 30 paces away, and although I’m not a fan of it, I always think to myself upon smelling it in the air, “Well, at least she’s wearing *something*.”
I used to work with an Iranian guy who was not my favorite person to deal with but I always enjoyed how great he smelled. He had no fear of wearing BIG rose/oud scents to work. I admired that about him.
… on the other hand, my first boss doused himself in Polo every day. I still don’t like Polo, lol.
I agree. I‘be got a church friend who is a walking bottle of Angel and boy does she smell up the place but I just love her embrace of fragrance, and it always makes me smile.
I think this way too. The building I work in is overwhelmingly female and I am glad to smell perfume even if I am not too keen on some of the choices.?
I feel the same way.
I love it when I can smell someone else’s perfume!
Yes, I am, always happy to smell perfumes on other people, even if they are not my favorite. So many don’t wear perfume at all, it’s sad
Yes, I’m always pleased to sniff another perfume-wearer.
Deauville which I love more and more each time I wear it.
Citrus, basil and patchouli…it’s perfect for summer.☀️⛱?
I love Deauville too. I wore it yesterday. It’s my no-brainer choice when I’m running out the door. Today, I’m soaked in Chanel Eau de Cologne. I got the big bottle in the mail this morning & doused myself in it and sprayed it into my cotton mask, too.. An hour later, I could hardly smell it, but what a glorious freakin’ hour. (It seems to bloom in heat & humidity; indoor A/C stifles it.) So, I get no garden points today… ?
I have to share one of my favorite painters of peonies: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba6wjkHjOBN/?igshid=159mtkk2hei78
All her floral work is exquisite but how she captures petals of peonies just amazes me. I can look at her work all day long. Perhaps one day I will hang one on my wall!
Another day of Couleur Vanille for me.
How beautiful! The petals are luminous.
Stunning painting…and yay for vanilla…I miss vanilla on rare days I don’t wear it.
Her paintings are gorgeous!
That is such a beautiful painting!
Not much of a garden for me today. I was feeling lost this morning, so I went with a sample, and picked Greenlion by Hermetica without knowing a single thing about it. It turns out to be nice enough: quite a masculine, comforting scent. It reminds me of something. I think that something is 4711 Lavender & Thyme, except the listed notes include neither lavender nor thyme, so there’s that. I like it, but I’m quite sure I will never need a bottle of this.
Hopefully the weekend will take away the feeling lost feeling. It’s FriYAY.
Not sure if you saw my response yesterday – supposedly Irish Spring soap shavings deter squirrels. Also, depending upon the size of the plant, you may be able to cover them with plastic soda bottles although where would you get them if you don’t drink soda?
Oh wow, excellent. I will have to try that. The plants are probably too big for soda bottles (and yeah, we don’t drink soda, so no bottles!), but I was thinking of covering our fruit with netting or something.
Woke up in vintage BaV PdT and did my cleaning. Have an odd Friday off and I am enjoying it right now. Since I have taken a shower, I am bathed in Amouage Lyric. I love how Lyric is a spicy rose.
I emailed Chanel to ask if they were ever going to come out with Les Exclusifs travel sets or smaller sized bottles. Most of us want smaller bottles and travel sets and the prices for a 2.5 ounces bottle is a little too steep. I just got a general response of they will forward my email to the appropriate people.
They had the full line of Les Exclusifs EDP minis in a set when the EDT to EDP switchover happened.
I did see that when that happened but the stars were not in alignment for me to get it. They still aren’t very aligned for too many full bottles. Eventually I will get a bottle of Coromandel.
Haha – let us know if you ever get an answer!
In Carthusia Fiori de Capri today. Flowers and fresh breezy air to me, A perfect summer scent. Carnations and lily of the valley I wish were in my garden. I looked it up on Fragrantica, and was surprised to learn it was developed in the ‘40’s!
Fiori always makes me wish I was sitting on a cafe terrace under an umbrella overlooking a rocky beach. With wild scrub and flowers wafting.
Like Robin, I’m wearing Grand Chalet by Astier de Villatte – thanks to Kevin’s lovely review on this website a few years ago. Always love linden in the summer.
Hey twin!! I keep praying they’ll do a travel sized bottle.
My day off today, so my work buddy is bringing coffee over for a visit! I haven’t seen her since we started wfh back in March. It will be great to catch up.
I’m wearing Prada Infusion d’Iris so I don’t overwhelm her, although she also loves perfume!
Although FaceTime, Zoom, etc., have been life-savers over the last few months, there’s nothing like the reassurance of actually seeing someone _in person_. Enjoy your visit! (I’m your Prada cousin, btw.)
Have a great visit with your friend!
Enjoy your visit!
My pick: La Via del Profumo Venezia Giardini Segreti, inspired by the “hidden courts” / secret gardens of Venice. I could not find the mini bottle I have, but as it happens, a sample was sitting in my desk drawer. The notes are jasmine, rose, Italian herbs, myrrh to evoke “the city’s ancient connection with the East” and ambergris for that sea connection so important to Venice. It’s a heady scent, with very indolic, proper jasmine. I like the illusory stone note that comes from mix of all the ingredients and makes me think of ancient walls of these secret gardens. I like the jasmine overdose, too: the one garden I remember form my childhood, outside of my grandma’s house, had a jasmine Grandiflorum bush that would bloom and scent the evening air in the late spring. And I’m looking forward to that ambergris drydown.
Wow, that sounds absolutely amazing. (Takes notes)
That sounds incredible!
I was hoping someone would wear it today! Mine is gone.
A bag of samples fell out of my cabinet, and I happened to notice L’Artisan Sur L’Herbe. Inspired, supposedly, by the Manet painting. So, not necessarily a garden but certainly the outdoors. I did a slight couple of spritzes of Rose Pompom on top to add a bit of floral and more garden note. I’d definitely get a travel spray of Sur L’Herbe if they made it.
Had to laugh yesterday. We walked up to our church to watch the taping of the online service for this Sunday. We lasted 5 minutes. No AC, and the humidity inside was hideous. I couldn’t get my glasses to stop fogging. We begged off, laughing, and walked home. At least we got two miles in. (And there was no line at Whole Foods when we walked by, so I had to stop in and get a few things…peaches!)
Glad you were at least able to get a WF run out of your trip! I need lettuce so badly. ?
Our Sunday services are livestreamed. There were stumbles at the beginning but we’re now on a rhythm. We got a survey today to indicate our intentions to attend services live and I chose the one where I’ll go in but way later (but not waiting until there’s a vaccine).
I have to say there’s lasting power in this scent. Not sure about sillage, but I’ve been huffing my arm all day.
In AA Ylang & Vanille. I’m am going with the inclusive thought that flowers grow in garden…
And of course they do
In the rose garden today! Bath & Body Works excellent and fancy Rose Water & Ivy shower gel and body cream. Many spritzes of Aerin Rose de Grasse to follow. Dewy, fresh and perfect for humid summer day.
That sounds lovely! I have that body cream.
Un Jardin sur le Toit for now, then after my walk and shower it will be Ninfeo Mio. We are having friends over this evening for the first time since February! We will be outdoors, masked, and distanced, and there are just two of them and two of us — plus the visit is planned as an aperitivo, so it will no go on for hours. But I am as excited as if I were throwing a formal dinner for 12 (when will anything like THAT ever happen again?). Plus, it is sunny, dry, and even cool — around 70 for the high temp.
Enjoy your time with friends! We have had backyard friends over twice and been to my friend’s backyard, too….but it always ends up being many hours
4160 Tokyo Spring Blossom, from the swapmeet, is my choice this morning.
Cut my hair for the second time since March. Layers are definitely gone. I’m looking something like this…
Cute! My friend posted a picture of hubby with an oops comment. Most of us thought it looked fine. She said it was too short. I looked again and all I can say is that it looks like kewpie doll hair cut ?.
with the freckles, too?
Yes, absolutely! Now the hair is grey…
I may go with Etro Palais Jamais again. For such an excellent yet weird fragrance, there seems to be a dearth of reviews. The Black Narcissus mentions in passing that it was inspired by the garden of Allah. Luca Turin writes in the A-Z Guide:
“Etro did well in the early nineties to rely on the distinguished Grasse house of Robertet for their compositions: Robertet’s stock in trade, high-quality naturals, agrees with the rich, Silk Road aesthetic of Etro. PJ is a very interesting dissonant accord of smoky birch tar and vetiver, set against herbaceous notes of sage and cologne-like top notes. Rich coherent, and unpretentious.”
I would only add that there is much jasmine. Also, I’ve always thought Un Jardin sur le Nil should have smelled like this — an outdoor cafe at night where people are smoking, drinking tea, and somewhere there is jasmine.
Lemming here! Is it the EDT or EDP?
EdT from ~10 years ago, in the green paisley box, full of now forbidden/restricted ingredients! ? ?
You smell great, I love PJ and had intended it to be my choice for today. Maybe this weekend.
My dad likes having scented flowers in his garden so I’m in Velvet Gardenia since I know he has some gardenia bushes
My gardenia just finished blooming and it was wonderful while it lasted. You smell beautiful!
Wearing Kilian Love Don’t be Shy because the travel-spray announcement gave me a craving. This always gives me a Rihanna earworm that in turn makes me remember the Tom Holland Lip Sync Battle of Umbrella which I love. It’s cheery for me on a few levels!
I’m back in the Garden of Eden with St. Clair Eve. I can’t get enough of this beautiful fragrance. Fortunately there are no serpents here.
Prada’s Infusion d’Iris Cèdre jumped into my hand this morning, so I just went with it.
You can’t go wrong with the Prada les Infusions – every single one is excellent, to my nose.
I’m in a most beautiful garden indeed, in Le Temps d’Une Fete.
A spring garden with daffodils.
You are indeed!
In my mind I’m sitting under a tree in a biergarten in Munich. So I’m wearing Frau Tonis Munchen, which was a souvenir from the trip that introduced me to proper biergartens.
Thanks so much for everyone’s reassuring words yesterday about our relocation. I’m way less freaked out today – just need to take it one small set of details at a time and it will add up to all that needs to be done.
Oh I would like to sit there too, it’s my hometown, and I miss living there. I will go back, when I retire
What a lovely image. I have visited Munich twice, but have never been to a Biergarten, even though I do enjoy beer!
In Champs Elysees, the Elysian Fields. I’m wearing the extrait, quite nice, today, it’s growing on me.
Camelia Chinois reminds me of a garden in the south, with its notes of grapefruit and basil and other herbs. It’s fresh and good for a hot day like today.
I got a decant of Safran Troublant from a swap. This was on my to try list for so long and now I am so disappointed. It doesn’t smell like saffron on me and I think the sandalwood hates my skin, because it smells like ambered Dill pickles on me. It was the same with SJP Stash…
Sandalwood is tricky like that sometimes! I hope your boyfriend is recovering well and you are okay.
Lol. I loved that scent when I first smelt it and bought a bottle but my husband keeps threatening to pitch it and therefore I never wear it and that’s that.
SOTD = Parfum Satori Satori
I’m strolling in the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco. My sister and I took our toddler niece there way back. We forgot to bring anything for her to drink (bad aunties). She had tea for the first time ever at barely over a year old ?.
I am contemplating why I have many multi-purpose devices that I only use for a single purpose each ?.
I have 10 mLs more of Hiram Green to split for anyone interested. Final cost to be calculated soon but will be lower than what I posted in the Splitmeet.
You smell great! I ordered the sample recently to try it and really like it.
I really should get a sample set!
I love the Japanese Tea Garden…did your toddler niece like the tea?
She liked it too much we had to take it away from her.
I love everything I have sampled from this house. I think Satori Osawa is a brilliant nose and has devoted her life to developing Japanese perfume culture. I love the Parfum Satori website and wish they were able to ship to the USA. Luckyscent stocks some of the line.
It’s definitely a good house. I also like the atomizer as it appears to be designed to measure the volume of each spritz. I’m too lazy to upstairs where I have the bottle bit I think it’s a screw top bottle which makes it really easy to split.
Next Split Meet this is happening. I love the melon and magnolia one! And I noticed there are more from the line at Luckyscent!
I enjoyed the story of you, your sister, and your then itty-bitty niece at that Japanese Tea Garden.
Un Jardin apres a la mousson – JCE’s version of how the garden smells after a monsoon rain. I finally have a sample of this – only ever spritzed a bit in department stores. I like it but don’t love it. The cantaloupe note is cool but there is a strident note in there that I don’t enjoy that I find in many fragrances. Woody and in your face. What is that? Is it ISO E super?
I remember the melon but not the woody musk, sorry, no help!
Late late late, but my fragrance choice I must update!
Wearing a bouquet of garden flowers with Burberry Weekend. 7 hours in and still waftin’ a plenty….
I attended Jessica’s Brooklyn Brainery course on 10 iconic perfume bottles yesterday evening. It was about far more than that, with much about the history of perfume leading up the modern perfume era, and the cultural and artistic context of the highlighted bottles and fragrances.
Jessica is an art historian who works with the Brooklyn Museum, and it was cool to hear the design of perfume bottles and packaging analyzed from that perspective and in that curatorial language. Her slides were wonderful, and there was a mix of familiar and rare bottles.
I don’t know if Brooklyn Brainery has always offered an online option or if this is new with COVID-19, but I hope they continue indefinitely. They have many other interesting and unusual courses. I’ve also signed up for the ones that Sarah Lohman is doing.
They used to be in person. I’ve met Jessica in person (not via a seminar). I also saw her at my train station one day on a Saturday and we looked at each other and laughed because it was out of context.
You both did well! I find it very hard to identify people out of context.
Fun! I’d like to try one of your classes someday soon.
I think it’s new with covid-19, but maybe they’ll make it a regular feature! Really glad you “went”.
SotD = Jour d’Hermes
I chose Jour today to compare it to yesterday’s Un Jardin sur le Toit. They have a similar feel, could be considered scent siblings, at least to my nose. Plus Jour reminds me of my mum’s vintage L’air du Temps and her meticulous backyard garden.
I’ll wear Terracotta Le Parfum later today, it’s been too long, and white flower scents always remind me of the honeysuckle and blooming citrus trees I played among as a child.
Fantastically fragrant Friday wishes to all you. I’m a floral fiend at heart so will truly enjoy reading everyone’s scent choices today.
Say Yes to Hermes!
SotD Rodin Bis, definitely a mixed-purpose garden in Southern France, with anise and lemon trees crowding in next to the flowers. I love this one, it’s bizarre yet beautiful.
Anyone else have good suggestions for other feminine-leaning perfumes with anise, rather than liquorice or star anise, as a note?
I once had a sample of Olympic Orchids Osafume that had a nice anise note. It also has star anise but overall it was more anise/floral
Thank you!!! I’ll look that one up!
I am doubtful that they are that licorice & anise are distinct in terms of perfume, but there’s also Guerlain Anisia Bella.
It looks like Jo Malone has temporarily brought back Vanilla & Anise, which I like a lot. Also, the original Lolita Lempicka if you’ve never tried that one, plus the Midnight flankers. Reglisse Noir by 1000 Flowers lists licorice instead of anise, but I find it really nice and not too much licorice, unlike Kerosene Black Vines, which was licorice overload to me.
The gardens in my neighbourhood all have that winter drab look, lots of flowers that need to be dead-headed, dried stalks and a smattering of bright rosehips and berries (holly, some lillies, and natives). But yesterday in the graveyard I noticed a dash of colour on the wintersweet bush so I am matching that with my only wintersweet based perfume, lale. Too early for spring flowers but I will also wear Snowdrop and White moss in anticipation. Two things that are in flower on the hillsides are gorse (furze) ..and there is a lot of it – and kowhai , which is a tree that has beautiful yellow hooded flowers, loved by nectar feeding birds. Too cold to get out of bed, but wonderful stars this morning.
You and my mother could be good friends
She can name all flowers, trees and bushes wherever we go.
And she actually enjoys spending time in graveyards. As a kid we would often detour off the road to explore one that may have caught her eye while traveling here or there. Yep.. that was fun.
Have to do a drive-by post as things are moving so fast here I can hardly keep up! Will try to read comments later today.
I’m in PdE Corsica Fusriosa. Absolutely delicious- the summer love of my life ??
You were the one-woman band on this one and got a bunch of us hooked!
Happy to be of assistance! ?
I can’t believe that I’m the first one this week to use Kilian’s collection In the Garden of Good and Evil for the CP!
Wearing In the City of Sin. This was my favorite perfume from the line, and I considered buying it – both for the scent and for the serpent-decorated clutch. In the end I told myself that I was more attracted to the clutch (for which I have absolutely no use) than to the scent – so, I decided to wait until I’m done with a couple of samples I had. Eight years later, I actually finished the last sample. I still find it pleasant, but don’t think I’ll miss enough to buy a bottle. And I still like that clutch, even though now it is probably even less age-appropriate for me. And I still have no use for it, age aside.
Have a wonderful weekend – whatever your areas current Covid state allows.
I remember that clutch and it was quite striking!
SOTD for me is Commodity Nectar l’m not sure if it qualifies as a garden scent since it end up being mainly orange blossom on me after about 10 minutes.Not very unique, but it is just a light,lively scent I reach for during the summer months.HAGD!
A garden by an orchard?
CP SOTD is Annick Goutal Ce Soir ou Jamais, which was inspired by a walk in a priest’s garden (if I remember the old ad copy blurb correctly).
It’s 107° here, dry as can be, and one of the local mountain ranges is on fire. The fire’s now over 7,000 acres and only at 10% containment thanks to the rough terrain.?
Have a yourselves a good weekend, you lovely NSTers.
Yikes! Red flag weather is no joke. Be safe!
Thanks, Jalapeno. Thankfully, I’m at the other end, as it were, of the range and a bit past the evacuation zones, but the air quality has been pretty horrible depending on where the wind is blowing. The shifting winds have blown the damned thing around so that it’s going up and down various canyons and ridges and has changed directions.?
I’ve been working in the garden all day and was tempted to skip today’s cp – I’m already filled with the scents of my herb garden – lemon balm, thyme, mint, chamomile, oregano, basil, rosemary, cilantro – serving as a wonderful green background to the roses, peonies and mock orange blooming profusely around me.
But I decided to add a little scent to my already-fragrant day and participate with Penhaligon’s Victorian Posy, a beautiful melange of flowers and aromatic greenery. I bought it in London a number of years ago when my family and I spent a delightful couple of hours at Penhaligon’s. Then we took a train to the West Country to a tiny village where my best friend from childhood had settled after marriage. Even the tiniest of cottages had wonderful gardens and most cottages had signs in their front garden with the name they had given to their humble abode. I remember being alternately amazed at the gardens and the fact that people actually named their houses, and Victorian Posy always reminds me of that very special and beautiful place.
Wishing everyone a fragrant weekend ahead!
that’s a beautiful perfume memory you made me smile!
I need to go back again so it’s not just a ‘memory.’
How lovely — can I ask the name of the village?
Hutton, Weston Super-Mare
Laila, your garden sounds absolutely heavenly. It’s been 14 years (holy cow, I didn’t fully realize how long it’s been) since I last visited Britain, and I desperately want to go back.
Me, too! It’s been way too long! Thought of you yesterday when I donned a Sox shirt and watched the last game at the old. Comiskey ballpark. Can’t believe it’s been 30 years already, seems like just a few years since I started going to the new park!
Drop dead gorgeous weather today! It felt so nice! More, please! ?☀☀
SOTD = Soivohle Geranium Rose Mint Extrait de Parfum. I’m back in the sun-warmed herb garden today. And have maybe one more spritz in the spray sample. I’ll be getting either the 4mL or 10mL bottle when I decide on size. ??
Yay for your weather. You are the Soivohle specialist.
That’s very kind of you to say so, but I think that thegoddessrena knows more than I do. She is the person who got me curious about Soivohle.
ahhhh, it’s fantastic when the weather cooperates and acts all civilized
Yep! And it’s even better when there are several days in a row in the forecast!
Hooray for gorgeous weather! ??
I forgot to mention that yesterday’s peony picture was a blast from the past for me. When I was in grades K – 3, my parents had bushes just like those in our backyard. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
Oh that’s perfect, good!
Always late in posting.
Participation point for me! I have on Giacinto Selvatico from i Profumi di Firenze, which seems to me to be an Italian garden in the spring (as opposed to Ninfeo Mio, which is Italian garden in the summer) I’ve never been to Italy so I’m sure I’m full of crap on both counts.
Sigh. Giacinto Selvatico smells really good (after the weird opening), but only for about 4 hrs. I just got my Luckyscent shipment so after two application that thunked the sample, I’m trying samples of Love Mimosa and Splendiris. Love Mimosa is a hit. It’s got the right amount of bitterness to cut the powder. Splendiris – so far what I can smell smells good, not like beer or a perm, so shoutout to Pissara Umavijani, she really does work I get. Stay tuned for when I need to buy a bottle for support, I already adore La Douceur du Siam and La Fleur da Lalita; maybe also Pavillon d
Anyway, Splendiris – Closest comparison I know is Balenciaga Le Dix, but it’s warmer than that; Le Dix with a little chili and amber? Or just hot spices? I think it’s the violet leaf keeping it out of beer territory, but i’s also not into manly territory. It’s good, I am definitely intrigued. Violet + iris is the hardest combo for me.
Enjoying the finally June-like weather, low 60’s (16 C) at night, hight 70’s (25-26 C) during the day, medium humidity. Went hiking yesterday, it was gorgeous and I loved ever minute of it. took lots of pictures of plants I didn’t recognise so I could check them out later. Pulled some invasives I saw (garlic mustard, waterhemp). I could do that all day.
Today I’m sore from the hiking so I’m just sitting around, doing some reading up on various things. If you are ever in Wisconsin visit Devil’s Lake State Park, it’s one of a kind.
Ok Splendiris’ orris root is out of this world. Crap, now I’m going to have to try Hiram Green’s latest, cause I love everything he’s done too. It’s hard being a perfumista. Says she who has been employed this whole time because of the luck of happening to work in an essential industry (agriculture). I hope I can pay that luck forward.
i hope everyone had a good FriYaY!
Your description of Splendiris has captured my attention. +1 for Devil’s Lake State Park, used to go in the fall for the glorious colors. The terrain is almost hilly enough to make one forget one is in the midwest.
After much indecision today, I finally put on Un Jardin en Mediterranee at 5 p.m. And I smell perfect. It’s long held the position of my favorite of the Jardins, though Mousson gives it a run for its money.
Haven’t been able to post for about a week but I was able to catch up on reading the comments today. My work announced on Wed morning that it would be closed today for a day of reflection and to allow employees to participate in today’s big March for Black Lives in Seattle. So I’ve had the day off unexpectedly and have a four day weekend because I’d already taken Monday off for my boyfriend’s birthday. Still have many swap goodies to try out this weekend. I finally tried Bee on Wednesday and loved it!
How nice, enjoy your 4 day weekend!
Fooey! I forgot about the garden scent today. Had I remembered it would have been Un Jardin Sur le Nil. Really, probably my only “garden” scent. Instead I revisted Sel de Vetiver the other day and have been loving it as my SOTD for a few days now. It has probably been several years since I’ve pulled this one out. Enjoy the weekend!