It's Tuesday and National Noodle Day and German-American Day. What fragrance are you wearing?
I am cheating, a little, on the community project by pairing George's My Sweet Lord with Diptyque Tam Dao. Tea at the moment is the very basic Harney CTC Assam: what to drink when you can't wait even 5 minutes for your tea.
Reminder: on 10/9 we're doing Beatlemania...celebrate John Lennon's birthday by naming your favorite Beatles or John Lennon song, and wear the perfume to match.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2020, where I'll try (but frequently fail) to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Sshhh… don’t tell anyone, but I have 3 hrs to myself at home! I’m wearing Coromandel from a decant from a generous Nster. I’m matching it with The Beatles song “A little help from my friends”
My favorite version
Hey, I think it’s the first time I’ve ever been first! Maybe it’s a good luck sign!?
?I was going to say, have you ever been first?
Enjoy your time alone! I was just texting my mom yesterday that I was feeling quite b$&@#y that I never have any time alone.?
Also, you smell great!
3 hrs on a Tue?! Love it! Enjoy!
15 minutes left!
Wow, what a treat! Enjoy!
Enjoy the time to yourself, being first, and I love that George Harrison song. One of my favorites!
Yay for some time off for yourself.
Woo hoo! 3 hours alone is something to celebrate!
Nice! You did say yesterday was your Friday!
Lovely! I hope you enjoyed every second.
Double congrats on first to post, and time to yourself! ???
In Guerlain AA Ginger Piccante. Coffee, a small piece of peach pie and ready to face a boring meeting in a few.
Happy Tuesday! ?
Ugh to the boring meeting, but yay for peach pie!
Passing you some! ?
Pie and coffee is a fantastic start.
Absolutely, that’s a fantastic start to everything
It makes your day tastier and more energetic! ?
I’d love some peach pie. And I like Ginger Piccante
It is a tasty combo! ?
Sure sounds like it!
I’m a huge pie for breakfast fan….hmmm, that makes me think about baking an apple pie soon.
I also have an apple pie looking at me now! Pie for breakfast is the best!
I made a peach pie a while back and ended up giving it to the kid for breakfast to finish it off. She thought pie for breakfast was the best thing ever! (And I thought pie for breakfast was healthier than pie for desert.)
We’re boring meeting twins!
lovely you too!
Agree with your kid! A healthier option? Well, fruits are always healthy! ? ????
A small slice? I couldn’t do that. Peach pie is my favorite…I’d totally overindulge.
Well…. I already had a second piece! ?
Peach pie is totally the way to start a day!
You had The Breakfast of Champions today! Move over, Wheaties!
Ha! Tomorrow back to a healthier diet!
SOTD is L´Air de Rien, pairing it with “Eleanor Rigby”, because this is what she would smell like….
Tea is a vanilla green tea, because i am still at home, waiting for the test results. I hope they will come tomorrow. But nice to be home and relax for some days more.
Vanilla green tea sounds delicious.
Enjoy your time at home!
It’s a long wait for those tests, isn’t it?
It’s a very sad song, but I always liked it.
I think that is a good pairing too and I hope you get good news soon
I was just thinking of that song and wondering what might go with it. You chose well! Nice going there.
Fingers crossed that good news comes your way soon!
Good morning Y’all,
Well, I’m wearing a blouse that exactly matches the bottle of Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Bleu, so that’s what I’m wearing. Sometimes that’s the decision process…
Perfect and of course you smell great. One of these days I will buy that Bvlgari.
Hey, scent AND shirt colour twins!
We are chic and posh and lavender-ly today! LOL
tea this morning is a macchiato made at home with almond milk.
rum & oud
Or just pour a little rum and oud in the macchiato
I like the way your thinking
I am in Lush’s Karma for Instant Karma. I am on my second cappuccino. this can’t be good.
I’m done with my second espresso, so I’m right there with you. I’ve been trying to cut down on caffeine, so I’m sneakily (yeah, like I’m really fooling myself) mixing in greater parts of decaf with regular grounds. Apparently I’m just going to make up for it by drinking more.
I’m in Over the Musk.
Elevator etiquette question and mini rant. If I’m the first person getting on an elevator, am I obligated to press the floors for everybody else? I don’t know why I find this so irritating, it’s not really a big thing, but I just do. When someone says to me “will you press 2 please?” in my head I’m thinking Are Your Arms Broken?!?! But of course I don’t and just press the button anyway. I don’t want to be touching any more of those dirty buttons than I have to, and that was true even before covid. Just because I’m the first one on doesn’t make me the elevator concierge.? I literally never ask people to do that for me unless they are standing in front of the buttons making it very difficult for me to reach without invading their personal space. Anyway, rant over, thanks for listening.?
I’m rarely in an elevator, but I can only see asking if the first person is in front of the panel. Even then, I would say excuse me and press it myself. What annoys me is people trying to get on before the other people get off.
Can you make sure you pick a corner away from the buttons when you get in? I guess it’s more challenging if in front of the buttons is your only option. I get it though.
This – stand far away from the panel. And if you are ever the first person in an elevator that smells like a fart, exit immediately and take another one.
Interesting. I usually ask if the person is standing in front of the panel because it does seem like invading someone’s space to reach across them. I apologize if I have ever done this to you!
But if I am standing in front of the panel, I usually ask people what floor they want, for the same reason…I don’t want them in my personal space.
One nice thing about COVID in our bldg…only two at a time. I’ve gone through a lot of Kleenex during COVID…use it to touch things and then toss it.
Whenever I am in an elevator, I’m always asked by whoever is standing in front of the panel and pressing buttons for themselves what floor I need. So, I always assumed that to be the etiquette, and I do the same, should I happen to be there first. But I’m an extremely pragmatic germaphob: one button or 10, my hand is already dirty, and I’ll need to clean it as soon as I can anyway
SOTD: Coromandel (already getting text complaints from my husband who can smell this in the other room – lol)
Went to the farmer’s market this weekend to scout out the apples available and was disappointed with so few “exotic” varieties. I did pick up a couple of Braeburn, a first for me, and was immediately smitten. Too bad these are not availalbe in regular markets. Snacking well this week!
Twins! We smell fantastic!
Thank you and agree!
I love Braeburn. I do find them in some regular grocery stores. Maybe it’s just early?
I can find them in the grocery too.
?? funny! not funny.
You smell great! Tell your husband that it smells much better close-up, so he should come to your room and give you a hug to check it out
Not sure it will work but willing to give it a try
My husband can smell me from across the house, but he wouldn’t dare complain.
I think that I can find Braeburn apples at the fancier supermarkets where I am at. But they are definitely seasonal. ?
VC&F Gardenia Petale. Such a lovely white floral. Maybe the most beautiful gardenia perfume, in my opinion.
That’s my favorite gardenia, too. Just beautiful. You smell great!
The fancy VCAs are so nicely done
Wore Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Madagascar earlier wishing I snapped up a bottle when the price was reasonable. Just have a small decant of it. Since it’s gotten cooler, I want the Orientals. Wearing a dab of Theorema.
I am not a Shalimar expert but will say, at risk of loving a flanker more than the original (here comes the ? thrown at me) that the Madagascar version is my favorite of all the Shalimar bottles and flankers. (Thus far)
It’s smokey, sexy, vanilla magic potion ?
The Mexinique one is great but the Madagascar version is even better. I hope it gets re released.
That version is the only one I get a compliment from Mr L
Ugh you’re making me want some. I haven’t even had a chance to sniff it yet.
I agree with you! It’s the only Shalimar that works for me.
So LTSG tell me – is it sweeter or a deeper/different kind of sweet. I cannot for the life of me distinguish it from reading the prints but I know I love Madagascar Vanilla.
I am not the right person to describe,
Here is Kevin’s take
I adore the Souffle Intense, it might be my favorite version. Joining you in dodging tomatoes!
I’ve had a Norwegian Wood/This Bird Has Flown ear worm all morning, but after reading about what that phrase actually (supposedly) referred to (very cheap wood panelling), I don’t really want to pair anything with it. SOTD is Carthusia 1681 (again) – running late and getting a flu shot later this morning, so I’ll give a song pairing some thought as I careen through my day.
This song makes way more sense, now that I know what Norwegian wood actually is. I thought it was just a made up term ,lol.
I’m wafting Fendi Fendi (in my home “office” – which is actually just a small table in the corner of our living room) and enjoying it. I’ll pair it with Yesterday, just for the name. I already have Friday’s fragrance and pairing picked out. Crazy meeting morning – then yoga and a walk!
Good pairing, and you smell great!
Oh, you smell good. That’s a long ago love for me.
Wrapping myself in some safe & cozy veil thanks to Dusita La Douceur de Siam.
The temp dropped to 16*C today so I had to wear a sweater, first time this Fall.
I’ve not even bother swapping out my winter to summer clothes (since I wear the same 1-2 outfits all week) so I’m all set for sweater weather!
I guess that’s convenient
It’s 17C here now! Not a sweater weather yet (it’ll get much warmer during the day), but already pleasantly cool in the morning.
16*C was the temperature at the warmest moment of they day. When I woke up it was 9*C.
Not really doing the CP this week, but maybe I should — I should start listening to some Beatles to get the Lizzo out of my head (Lizzo is on constant rotation in the car with my kid).
SOTD so far is SL Fleurs de Citronnier, another old sample thunked. This one is one of the very first I bought when I started getting into perfume…over a decade ago. (Hard to believe!) It’s bringing me back to 2008!
I really like Lizzo. I’ll drive your kid around for a few days if you’d like.
Lizzo’s great! I saw her live about five years ago, and she was amazing. We’ve just heard the latest album a few too many times recently.
I’m wearing Eiderantler by January Scent Project today. Every time I wear it, I love it more. Maybe I should have bought the larger bottle?
Be safe, healthy and fragrant.
That is such a cool perfume!
So many Beatles songs to love. The first one to pop into my head this morning was Girl, which I’m pairing with Boyfriend body oil and perfume. Except now I can’t find Girl on Spotify so apparently I don’t have the right title – it goes “is there anyone to listen to my story all about the girl who came to stay….” Even my husband, who’s knowledge of music is like an encyclopedia, can’t think of the title (he’s the one who said Girl.) At least I smell good.
The name is definitely Girl.
Well, I should have led with Theorema today like SheriG, but needed some real battle armor for the day and reached for many H level sprays of Chanel No.19 EdP. A glorious smell in my closet now.
a perfect office warrior scent!
I only learn from the best ;).
No. 19 is soothing for me. Good stuff!
George was always my favorite Beatle. Hmm thinking of my favorite JL songs..probably No 9 Dream. Should I wear Bond No 9 then? lol.
I don’t remember who my favorite was when I was young, but it is definitely George now.
I think “Can’t buy me Love” & “She Loves You’ really takes one back in time and you FEEL that adolescent thrill of hearing music for the first time that you KNEW was SO different…..
I see John and Paul crooning, tipping their heads, singing into the microphones!
So fan girlish for me.
Man I have to think hard on what my favorite song would be.
Got it” In My Life” Rubber Soul❣️❣️
Great song, but it’s on my always makes me cry list. Probably why it’s so great..
Awwww. I hear ya. I am getting NO work done. ☺️?
This is fun.
no! I must change my answer: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps’❣️
Good! It gives me a reason to post this awesome version
I’m not getting anything done either?
I had to remind myself to breathe while watching this. ❤️
Purple LOVE for my Man Prince- – yes I ADORE THIS ONE. High five Girl!
Playing this at my funeral.
no way! my funeral too!
Today is my day – maybe it will help with the slightly foul mood I woke up in! (I’m referring to German-American day).
Bucoliques de Provence, because it’s always good.
Tea of the day is Fortnum and Mason’s Wedding Breakfast – been meaning to share with you that you can get quite a few of the Fortnum and Mason teas at Williams and Sonoma.
I’m on hold with our vet – they merged/bought another practice and now you’re stuck on lengthy “fuer Elise” loops when you call – only the first few measures, of course!
My day too, although like many people I am a bit of a mutt
And sorry for the foul mood, hope good things happen to you anyway!
Same, I can move over in my dog bed and make room for you Robin.
Another NSTer of German American heritage here.
Dad has two younger sisters, and the older of the two was a big Beatles fan. Also, my brother got into the Beatles when he was in his teens, and would play the Beatles record albums that Mom and Dad have.
I remember on early MTV seeing and hearing a video with the song title, or at least a line from the song, being: “It’s much too late for goodbyes.” The living participant in the song was a son of John Lennon’s.
Yes, that’s a Julian Lennon song!
What’s good, everybody? I’ve been smelling good even though I haven’t been commenting lol. I wore 10CC the whole weekend in Vegas and it was great. I just took one decant since I only packed a small bag. Then yesterday I wore Songes thanks to the freebiemeet. Sooo good!
Today I’m in Lankaran Forest. It’s nice but I thunked my sample and don’t think I’ll need more.
And how was Vegas during the pandemic, otherwise?
It was good! We mainly visited with family friends there. It was definitely not as busy as I’ve seen it before. We didn’t stay on the Strip, so I can’t speak to that, we didn’t even make it to it. We did go downtown to Freemont Street, the older casino area and it was nice. Busy but not as busy as I’ve seen it before. Definitely still hot lol.
How nice you got to visit with people! Glad it was fun.
I love 10CC! Did it bring you luck?
I didn’t even gamble this time! We were with friends who have kids so we stayed out of the casinos (much to my chagrin, I do love to play craps haha). But it brought me much luck for enjoying my time with people I love!
Ah, that’s wonderful. ❤️
Hi all, and happy Tuesday. My SOTD is Shalimar Souffle Intense for today’s cooler weather.
I am headed out for my walk and fasting (clear liquids only) in preparation for tomorrow’s colonoscopy at UCSF. I’ll make Cowboy Cookies (with oats, coconut, chocolate chips, and toasted pecans) later for my nurses.
Video with recipe below.
I always say these nurses are lucky, have a trouble-free procedure?
and thank you for the recipe, yum.
Hope your procedure goes well. Those cookies sound delish.
They truly are my favorite cookies.
Good luck tomorrow!
Colonoscopies, ugh. Good luck with everything!
Hi there awesome smelling people! I’m new here; I just discovered you. I also just discovered a vintage (1970’s) bottle of Eau Arpege among my mother’s things. I’ve been cleaning out the things I cleaned out of my parent’s house.
It’s beautiful after the 10 minutes you recommended to wait for the damaged top notes to die down.
See! I’ve already learned something important thanks to you! Before NST, I might not have tried it after sniffing it in the bottle. Then it just would have sat on a shelf looking pretty. Now, I get to enjoy it. Thank you so much, and for having me here. ?
Hello and welcome, soulofoud! I am so sorry I took so long to notice your comment up for moderation, in fact it did not get cleared until Weds morning. Really hope you will comment again (only your first comment gets held up) so that other readers will give you a proper welcome! In fact, you could just copy and paste this whole comment on the next poll…
Not much of a Beatles fan so I’ll likely be off CP all this week. Enjoyed reading comments last week but didn’t have the energy to write myself.
In my Viktoria Minya bespoke today, smelling like blackcurrant and orange blossom, with a rice pudding cheesecake pie just out of the oven.
Mr. Teebear coming downstairs says “does it smell like apples?”… Actually not a half-bad guess!
No idea how the cheesecake pie turned out yet, but the oven will go back on tonight to make Chicken Marbella, which is also a new recipe for me. Hoping at least 1 out of 2 is edible!
I’m sure it will be all delicious.
Cheesecake twins. I’m looking for a bar cheesecake recipe; we have been invited out for a birthday/Thanksgiving celebration this weekend. This recipe will be new for me as I usually make a traditional one.
Have fun cooking!
Goodness that sounds so good.
Your pie sounds great and I also really love Chicken Marbella. Enjoy!
YUM! Lots of good sounding eats in your post!
I have to think of something for Friday. Meanwhile I am in Caron Farnesiana.
Is matching perfume and music difficult for you?
It’s more that I’m not the biggest fan of the Beatles.
The second day of my staycation. Still in bed (10 am), but plan to get up, do some quick perfume testing before the shower and then decide what to do next.
I had a perfume dream tonight. Can’t remember the details clearly, but I remember that my friend and I both applied some perfume from my newly acquired decant (so, it wasn’t a favorite bottle but rather something that I bought to try), she didn’t like it, so I expressed the hope it won’t stay on her skin for too long. At the same time my vSO whispered to me something rather frivolous that suggested that he liked it on me. If I could only remember what perfume it was!
Maybe it was the next perfume on your buy list???
What a fun dream!
Oops, meant this for LizzieB’s comment under PL67’s comment haha.
Sacrilege I know, but I just don’t have a lot of Beatles songs in my head. They weren’t really my band… But I remember a six-hour radio retrospective from when I was in high school. I remember it because my family was leaving our cabin in the Sierras during a snowstorm to head back home in the Bay Area. It started just as we got in the car and ended right as we pulled up to our house. A six hour ride that was normally 3.5 hours.
Shalimar Eau de Cologne again. It’s become a fairly frequent scent since early in the summer.
Oh! I got to sniff and wear Bitter Peach over the weekend. It’s peach. That’s all I can say. I didn’t notice much else.
Thanks for the info on Bitter Peach. It sounds like money saved!
You smell great. I will have to sniff the Bitter Peach for myself. I honestly am not sure I’ve ever sniffed peach in a perfume or if I did I didn’t know it.
Not even going to bother about Bitter Peach, then. Thanks for the review!
I honestly forgot to keep sniffing. So the dry down might have been more interesting. The SA said it was wonderful. I forgot to check it again.
Well that’s even more telling!
Showered with green Vitabath shower gel and used the matching body lotion.
Then added a couple sprays of Wrappings to amp it up! It’s never too early for Wrappings!
I’ve moved Wrappings up on the Full Bottle Wishlist. Now to remember to grab it this year when it comes back for the holidays…
I hope you are able to get a bottle this year!
Box of Eels, how I love you so. ❤️
Love today’s picture. It made me think of so many things from the past, but especially it made me think how differently celebrities (for the most part) are presented in/by “the media.”
Seriously. No celebrity today would appear in that kitchen (it’s Paul’s kitchen, btw) — it is not instagram ready.
I’ve been trying to teach while drywallers and a handyman fix things that were supposed to be right in my brand new house all around me. Bah Humbug!
Wearing Rania J Rose Ishtar for a sample thunk.
Thinking about impulse buying perfume as a reaction to stress.
??? Maybe I’ve been compensating for stress? ???
SOTD = Maya Njie Tobak
Tobak is the 3rd of the 5 travel sprays I bought: spicy, vetiver, tobacco. Like the first 2, overall fairly light and I bet, like the other 2, will likely last in the 8-10 hour range with most of that time as a skin scent. It is very nice!
Today’s my Friday and I am looking forward to a … Staycation ? (use them days before you lose them).
Happy FriYAY to you!
Thank you. Lazed about this morning and need to get going with stuff!
How long are you taking?
I’ll be back working on Monday … so woo hoo for 5 days!
I hope I bought the right one (Vanilj) — will have to wait to hear your favorite.
So far I have no clear favorite yet out of the ones I’ve tried: Vanilj, Nordic Cedar and Tobak. They are all very well done and I can see wearing all of them to the office.
Good, then I’m happy with my blind buy.
I had planned to wear Kenzo Amour Le Parfum today but couldn’t find it, so I used up the last of a tiny decant of MPG Santal Noble. It would be my almost-perfect sandalwood if it lasted a bit longer. On to the next in my HG search!
Robin, excellent photo for today!
How does the Amour Le Parfum differ from the “regular” Amour?
Le Parfum is richer and more wintery, with less floral and lots of benzoin. Still lots of vanilla, with amber too. It may be EdP vs EdT as well, but I’m not sure about that.
It was one I had never seen before, and it was just so cute. Tea with a Beatle! ??
Running by to say that my iris theme continues, and I’ve decided on Angélique from Papillon Perfumes.
Love that one!
SOTD Eau de Royal Secret. Not fair to compare with the vintage Germaine Monteil or the Five Star Royal Secret edp but for a modern cheapey I think it handles itself very well. Paired with Her Majesty.
I bought the vintage version this summer, but have just sniffed the bottle. Too warm for testing, but now I will do this soon
Here’s a nice, acoustic diddy by Sean:
For scent, all I have worn is some coconut lotion and I forget the maker of it lol.
I was in a mood this morning and spent the first four hours packing boxes. Now I plan to sit and do nothing for the rest of the day. I may make chocolate chip cookies if I get motivated. Wearing MH La Fumée Ottoman, which is not nearly strong enough. Need another round of spritzes.
You smell divine.
I was fine this AM but seem to be in a mood as the afternoon progresses. Hang in there!
I hope the packing is going well. I vote “yes” for cookies, but know how much work they can be. You may need them for your trip!
The packing is going well, we can hardly walk in the flat. I am going to make cookies right now!
Up early this morning. Not sure what came over me, but JM Orange Bitters had just arrived at my Nordies, so I drove over and got a small bottle at the curbside pickup!
rolled over my 403b now starting in on Smart Sheet online classes since they use them at my new workplace.
Going to go through some work clothes later and get ready to donate later this week.
There’s a great place in Irvine where I also volunteer to help folks get their resumes and interview skills ready for the power of a paycheck.
The Beatles…as I sit here at my desk I am looking up at the framed program from when my sister and I saw them in August 1964.
One of the best days ever.
Congrats on your new bottle, and that’s a great memory to have on the wall!
Dropping in real quick to report I’m wearing Wit, almost the last of one of my decants. I need to start trying the other daphne perfumes out there because I’m hoping I’ll like another enough to not be depondent when I run out of Wit.
Wish I could help with daphne perfumes, but I have no idea what that note smells like. Good luck with your search!
That is sweet yet sad.
SOTD = DSH Vers la Voute Etoilée, which I just love. This means Toward the Starry Vault, so of course the Beatles song that goes with it is Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, right? Got the CP totally by accident!
It’s been a perfect early fall/late summer day here, weather-wise. Many thanks to madtowngirl and lillyjo for sending it my way! ??????
SOTD = Chamade EdT again. I’m trying to thunk a sample this month if I can. Will it be Chamade? Or something else? ?♀️
You’re welcome! Should be more to come.
I will happily take all that you can send here!
I’m wearing HdP Tubereuse 2 which I love, but applied sparingly, because not everyone around me does. I actually did some store shopping today and it felt so adventurous…. but I was quick moving around, in and out. I had to pick up some stuff to take out to Mom’s place. I never was much of a Beatles fan and am not sure I can come up with anything. Hmmm. Tomorrow I have a committee meeting for an international conference and the other people are in Melbourne, London, and Copenhagen. It will be at 7:15 a.m. my time. Most days I don’t get up before 10:30. I warned them I might be in my nightgown sitting up bleary-eyed in bed. If only the cats could make and bring me my coffee!
Good luck tomorrow morning Calypso!!
RIP Eddie Van Halen. 2020 just keeps on giving, doesn’t it?
Yeah.. truly sad about this.
Van Halen was a band that my brother and I grew up listening to.
very sad about this
SoTD: Amber Tapestry By Mandy Aftel. I love this one even as it fades the cinnamon that shows up is amazing.
I may switch to Ambre Nargu
ille for the evening.
This is a glorious sunny warm breezy day. It feels like the summer’s final gift.