We're marking United Nations Day with our same-old-thing open thread poll. Talk about anything you like — the fragrance you’re wearing today, the top fragrance on your holiday wish list at the moment, whatever.
Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…
Note: top image is Bethesda Terrace Carving [cropped] by Si B at flickr; some rights reserved.
Slept and slept.
Maybe a touch of Pharoahs Passion post shower
It’s cool enough today for it.
Mani pedi later
Had to get new laptop and printer will set up today, ugh hate doing that.
Visit my newly widowed neighbor, she is doing pretty well.
Enjoy your mani pedi.?
Sleep is the best!!
what is pharaohs passion?
wow this laptop took less time to set up than filling the washing machine.
Diane St Clair fragrance ltsg. it resinous and yummy.
I wore it yesterday! Also very floral with narcissus, rose, and orange blossom. I love it too! So far I just have a sample but I foresee that situation changing.
It’s amazing!!! I have a small decant and I love it!
You smell amazing.
I slept over 9 hours last night too…cooler weather even in southern CA makes for better sleep. Enjoy the mani pedi.
Yep it sure does!
Our first really cold day here and I am warming it up with Oeillet Bengale.
We’re going to have that day tomorrow!
Yesterday it was 75 degrees here. So crazy
We’ve had a cool spell in Seattle. Highs in the 40s this weekend with a freeze alert overnight.
Coco Noir body cream
Farmers market, and now Central Park.
Robin, your photos this week made me want to get over to CP!
Wearing a fedora today, and added some feathers!
Mr L and I are watching Tehran and Apple TV and really loving it. I heard that the re-did Rebecca on Netflix, and I am afraid to watching because I feel like I would be cheating on Hitchcock.
The new Rebecca got a terrible review from the NYT film critic. Concludes with the line “rated PG-13; Hitchcock was much naughtier.”
Goes on my do not watch list
Ouch. I won’t be watching then. Read the book maybe 30 years ago. Perhaps I should give that and Hitchcock another go.
I love the Hitchcock one..I love his play with light and the mood. I watched it during a stormy day..went perfect!
Oh, good, thanks for the heads up. I won’t bother with it!
I also saw bad reviews, but one of my best friends watched it and said she enjoyed it, and she has read the story it’s based on. Yes, she said, it’s not the Hitchcock version, but it’s incredibly beautiful and the acting is good. Scenes of the Riviera, gorgeous Cornwall mansions, and it’s more romantic. She does love the original too, but I was persuaded enough that I am going to watch it. I visited Cornwall about five years ago and just loved it so much, I’ll watch it for the scenery if nothing else!
That makes it sound worth watching. I love the visuals of Cornwall, also having visited there about five years ago. So beautiful.
Do you sometimes only wear a scented body product without perfume?I do that,esp with things like Molton Brown or Malle’s PoaL oil.
Yes, especially with Shalimar cream or any Chanel creams. They are very strong..stronger than the actual perfume itself.
I agree on the Chanel,I have the No.5 Elixer Sensuel,soooo fragrant!
Ciao Bella!Have fun at the market!xo
I have that too. It’s so soft and easy to wear!
My favorite Rebecca is the 1997 Masterpiece miniseries with Emilia Fox. I’m afraid to watch the new one, too, but who am I kidding? I probably will.
I think that’s the one I saw, and it was good. I remember so well that crusty boatman saying “she were scuttled!” And you just knew the jig was up! Well, and of course Dame Rigg <3 as Mrs. Danvers.
Well they are having the same effect on me, so please go for both of us!
I watched the new Rebecca on my iPad in our hotel room last night. I was unimpressed. Kristen Scott Thomas was great. But my overall reaction was meh. It seemed to me like they tried to modernize it or maybe it was they just couldn’t get the feel of the era.
Then again, how do you compete with Laurence Olivier???
Sounds like you’re right about the era. Plus, Armie Hammer’s too young. Maxim and the new wife are supposed to be of different generations.
I’m in Vanille Insensee.
I think it rained for almost 48 hours straight and today the sun is out and of course I am at work. This is the first of 9 days in a row. I’ll work my current and my new job this week for a total of 68 hours.? If you never hear from me again, you’ll all know why, lol. Just kidding (I hope!) Have to do it so health insurance doesn’t lapse. That would not be good. Excited to start my new job on Tuesday!
Hang in there,it sounds tough but YOU CAN DO IT!!
I love that one from Atelier,my only perfume from them in the 200ml vat!!
Thanks johanob! It will be worth it in the long run.?
Wow! You have an even bigger bottle than I do! You’re set for life!
It’s just a short time, so you can soldier through. But I know it’s hard.
I totally can!? Thanks tannina!
Oh my gosh, I feel for you. Good luck at the new job! I hope you can find some way to celebrate your transition if you haven’t already.
Thanks! I think I might treat myself to a massage soon.?
Wow, I hope you make it through this period without being too exhausted! I hope you have a fantastic time at your new job on Tuesday.
Me too! Thanks!?
Yay for vanilla! Hang in there and best wishes on the new job!
You smell good.
Curious about your insurance coverage comment and I only have my employer with which to compare. For us, we’re covered through the end of the month as long as you’re employed on the first calendar day of the month. And, if I am not mistaken, there’s a 30-day waiting period for new hires before they are eligible for insurance coverage; the only exception to this is if one is a “new hire” as a result of being part of an acquisition (assuming it’s negotiated and it’s always negotiated in). Based on this construct, unless your employers have different eligibility rules, you may have needed to tide you over with COBRA.
Yes, you are absolutely right about all of that. So, I start my new job on Tuesday so that our new health insurance will kick in Dec 1. My last day at my current job will be Nov 1 so I can carry my current insurance through the entire month. I could have done cobra but that would have been $2000+ for one month and I would rather work an exhausting week than pay that much out of pocket.?
Our insurance system and rules are insane.
On a different subject, I picked up Sun Storm from the library yesterday to start reading the series you posted in the reading poll!
Wow – intense week for you. Best of luck and yay for new job. (You smell wonderful! I used to have the Vanille Insensee soap – wonder if it’s still around. It was lovely.)
Thanks! Oh I bet the soap really was good. I’ve never tried one of the Atelier soaps but I’ve read good things.
sounds tough – good luck!
You smell great! I thunked my bottle earlier during the pandemic (took 6 years!) and was contemplating branching out to try new vanillas… But darn it, that one is so good!
Good luck with it all, health insurance here is nuts. Wise decision on your part, but I hope you’re planning something nice and restful for when your nine days are up.
You smell great! I just have the small travel spray but think I will wear it today as I’ll be drawing this afternoon and don’t want a perfume to demand too much from me. Have recently returned to sketching as a stress reliever, and it works!
Went for a walk this morning with some friends and their dogs. First time I’ve been out in the air all week. Gonna take a shower and then spritz on something wonderful, as yet undecided.
I should have gone out for a walk yesterday too — too cold for me today.
That carving is gorgeous! Love the detail.
Working all day and tomorrow, ugh. The next 3 weeks will be brutal but pushing through. I will get a short recess later today as I step out for dinner with my husband at a local favorite where they serve a delicious French Dip, yum!
SOTD: Calling All Angels
You are smelling really nice! Better to get the work done now before the 2nd wave becomes a tsunami.
I hope you and your husband have a fantastic dinner together tonight.
I’ve always been curious about Calling All Angels – would you mind giving me a quick description?
In case floragal is too busy to respond, on me, it is honeyed, spicy, resinous amber incense. It is fantastic!
Exactly! I was going to say pretty much the same thing.. honey, ambery incense. What I like about it is it’s not too thick for an incense-centered scent but a little goes a long way. I think a FB would be nuts as a small vial has lasted me for some time now. It’s really gorgeous.
I split my bottle for this very reason.
Mmm french dip.?Good luck at work.
Thanks! Taking a snack break
Givenchy Organza for a hot sultry Saturday.We had a brief thunderstorm just before sunset,the air now is cool and lovely.
An ex bf of mine checked in on me earlier,the opening question was “why didn’t you sleep over that one time?”…I still don’t know-2 hours later-what to answer without making an ex-bf-now-friend a sworn enemy….Lol.
Happy Saturday Goodsmellas!
Needy exes – best to ignore them. I once got a facebook message from one where he rambled on about how happy he was, and ended by saying he didn’t think we had much to say to one another. Why did he even bother then? Yeesh.
Haha,exactly!Why bother when you clearly came to your own conclusions then!Lol!
It is kinda strange that I still get those type of questions from this particular guy,seeing he has been in a steady relationship with someone else for two years already….??♂️??♂️
That’s more reason to agree with SheriG: there’s less potential embarrassment for everyone if that message were to get accidentally deleted — oops! ? We all have serious media overload these days, and you have an exceptionally demanding job.
I also don’t want to hurt feelings,and we did remain friendly afterwards.
It’s a minefield out there.Lol.
Clearly, he is not over you!
I honestly don’t know what to make of it,so best to NOT answer the question.Lol.
looks like you’re the one that got away…
Lol.I might just be,according to him!Haha!
But why now?Is Covid making people seek answers more than usual???♂️✌?
Obviously he still wants your attention!
Can’t blame him, can you?
Haha!!Knowing myself,no,I can’t blame him….HAHAHAHA!!
OMG no,I am an acquired taste,like artichokes or truffles…LOLZ.
Yikes. That’s a loaded question!!!
You’re telling me!Haha!
That was the first sentence,no “Hi” or “Hey”….oy.??♂️?✌?
You smell awesome! I’m late tonight, but curious if you replied back to the ex?
I did,and I was very tactful,won’t go into the details,but he got “an” answer,and we’ll probably be still OK as friends.
Ah exes…. Can’t live with them, can’t… Nope, that’s it, can’t live with them. ? My sympathies.
I got a hilarious letter this pandemic not from an ex, but from a female friend of said ex, asking if he had lied to her about *our* relationship being strictly platonic at the time – since theirs was not.
A strange thing to follow up on so many years later (near 20) but I suppose sometimes you just want to know the truth. We got to bond over me telling her that yup, he was a lying scumbag and her intuition was correct.
And he still wonders why I don’t talk to him anymore!
Haha!20 years later???Wow…some questions need answers I suppose,even 2 or 20 years later.
Agree,TOTALLY agree with “can’t live with them”,haha!
My ex is a good guy though,so no hard feelings.
I think a fair amount of self-reflecting/stewing over previous life choices is happening with all the extra time people have had sitting around at home this year. I’ve seen quite a few articles and memes about exes reaching out and experienced it myself a few months ago!
Yes this is totally a thing. Childhood friends, exes, the person you had that big fight with that never got resolved . . . Haha. It makes sense and may have some good sides, but I’ve tried to avoid the itch!
The good sides I am definitely glad about!
That is absolutely true,even I reached out to some people from the past.Some were positive and others…oh well.
Wearing Lampblack this morning. It creates quite a scent bubble around one, doesn’t it? Not that that’s bad – I just wasn’t expecting it to have as much presence as it does.
Perfect for the upcoming Friday project!!”Perfume as armor”!!
Hey, great suggestion! My reactions to scent are usually visceral rather than emotional, but perfume-as-armor is definitely part of my repertoire. The usual refuge is Chanel 19, of course, but I can see Lampblack functioning well as a force field. ? ⚔️⚡️?
I will definitely be wearing something in the category “perfumed force field” with the workweek/load ahead!!
House twins! Though very different scents. I’m in Au Dela Narcisse this morning.
There’s such range in that line – you smell lovely!
Inhaling deeply! You smell great.
Lampblack is no elevator music scent, and you smell great!
It is unusual, to be sure. I wouldn’t call it oddball, but it’s one that requires a certain mood. Kerosene Broken Theories is another like that.
It’s not a shrinking violet, but you smell amazing.
Byredo Gypsy Water. Yay for Saturday morning – coffee and homemade biscotti and NST.
I love me some biscotti, especially slightly soggy from coffee dipping
I do love Saturday mornings too. Probably my favorite time all week, typically. Hope you’re having a nice day, D!
You smell great!
Aromatics Elixir in the morning. We were dogsitting today, so had a nice long walk with the dog.
Now Theo Fennel for the evening. I made kottbullar for dinner, they were really good.
I envy your boyfriend’s stomach, tannina! Sounds like a perfect fall day.
I’m in Fils de Dieu… today. It’s a gorgeous sunny day with high temps in the 80s, so I wanted to wear a happy warm weather perfume before it sinks into the rainy 60s tomorrow. I smell amazing, and am having a super mellow relaxing Saturday. I hope everyone has a restful and happy weekend!
I love Fils de Dieu,in my top 5 of favorite ELdO’s!Smelling sublime over there!
But it’s also good in the cold, like a mini holiday
SOTD = Jorum Studio Trimerous
I haven’t worn this beauty in a while and I needed something sprayed early on so that when I go to my sister’s place later for my nephew’s birthday celebration, the pretend perfume-phobe brother-in-law cannot say anything.
I posted 5 items in the SplitMeet and I am thinking of a 6th one. Go check them out!
Yesterday at around 4pm, my doorbell rang. I was in a meeting and excused myself as I hardly ever get any doorbell ringers. I looked out the peephole and saw what appeared to be 2 kids in costumes, so I opened the door wondering why they were a week early. Imagine my surprise when I saw 2 Napoleonesque adults and I asked where they’re from. One touched an ID clipped to his shirt but of course he was too far for me to see what it is. I basically said I’m still working and NEVER come back and closed the door. Although I never really heard what he said, I am pretty sure they’re from a company that wants us to switch to some cost-saving pooled energy company – thanks but no thanks – once you’re stuck with them, it would be almost impossible to back-out.
It was! They’ve done this before with different people and I complained to the property management company as they seem to be stalkerish as in I’ve seen an unmarked car idling with the rep inside. The property manager said the police had already been called on it.
Trimerous is just gorgeous. I dumped the entire sample all over myself! Jorum sells small sizes too!
On the other hand…maybe they were time travellers from the late 1700s ??♀️
I sometimes get these calls from “federal reserve agency” that the law is after me. Because I’m not always cool headed, I stay on the line and then get into it with the “officer”, until he/she inevitably says something unprintable and hangs up…People at the door we don’t get much, and when we do, it’s usually someone who’s fibbing about some charitable cause but looks like they really need the $$ regardless.
I’m waiting for your sixth offering reveal with bated breath…I’m kicking myself again for missing out on the Guerlain, although I like neither coffee or iris. This is just my perfume FOMO
Came back from the vet with some tough news. My girl ?.
Makes me just want to buy perfume to salve the wounds.
Participating in a split, but entertaining the idea of Calling All Angels, for the name and Le Lion. A bunch of unique patchoulis have caught my eye, as well. Every bottle would be a blind buy, but, right now, I don’t care.
If anyone wants to chime in, or let me know a favorite or a sale, please.
Sorry to hear about your furry companion ?
Thank you, teebear.
Annie, I’m so sorry ?
A scent to try console yourself is understandable. I’m not familiar with any you mention but my favourite Patchouli scents are Jovoy’s Psychedelic for a deep ambered-sweet Patchouli. I find it very comforting. And Ermegdilno Zegna’s Javanese Patchouli which is cooler, a bit more woody and maybe a little more masculine.
Thank you for your kind and comforting words. My girl has not crossed the Rainbow Bridge, yet, but there is nothing more that can be done. I’ll do whatever it takes to make her happy and comfortable. Just incredibly hard to know that I can’t save her and fix everything this time.
Thanks for the recommendations, too. I really appreciate your response.
Still, heavy news to have to bear. What every pet owner dreads. I hope you can lighten things a little with happy scents for you and kisses and rubs for her.
Your empathy is moving. Thank you.
Hugs to you about your furry sweetheart.
Awe, thanks, cazaubon. She’s such a sweet girl.
I am so sorry for the bad news AnniePerfumes. They are always such loving loyal beasts. It’s so tough.
I hope you find a way to bring some comfort to both of you.
Did not mean to post under you, so sorry. I have messed you up twice today. Good grief.
I remember when I lived in a house in the suburbs (instead of my city apartment) that if/when the doorbell rang, my husband and I would freeze like squirrels when they see a hawk.
You smell — smelled? smelt? as this might be from yesterday? — amazing. I love Trimerous. This is not the time for random people knocking on doors. Not that it ever is, but really not right now, in the US at least.
It’s very windy this evening, like a storm even, it was a lovely fall day prior to that.
I have Parfums de Rosine Majalis and Royal Oeillet on my Christmas wishlist.
Wearing American Cream, very decadent.
Is Royal Oeillet still available? I thought it was discontinued!
It’s still on the Oriza website in Paris ?
How is American Cream? I need to pay Lush a visit!
It’s quite sweet although there is a nice burst of citrus at first, then it’s creamy strawberry. Lasting power impressive.
Montale’s Mukhallat is where Iv been going for strawberry. Can’t imagine it could be sweeter ? I like SOME very sweet scents so look forward to trying it!
SOTD is Guerlain Iris Torréfié from a sample offered by a nice NM sales associate. I’m not sure when I’ve turned into a Guerlain or an iris fan, but there you have it. I watched Persolaise’s review and was intrigued by the coffee note. To be fair, I am not smelling any coffee but I like the rest. I’m so happy that Hajusuuri is offering a split of this one.
In other news, for Schitt’s Creek fans, the sixth and last season is available on Netflix. I have enjoyed watching all of it.
And a small PSA: Molton Brown is having a F&F event with 25% off on all of their products. Sadly, Rosa Absolute, my favorite of their shower gels does not seem to be available any longer.
I am tempted however by this season’s Christmas offering, Juniper Jazz (in the form of a shower gel). I really liked last year’s special, Bizarre Brandy.
Happy weekend to all!
Thanks for the PSA and you smell nice. I also did not get coffee from Iris Torrefie.
Thank you H. I’m waiting for your 6th split before emailing you about the other two ?
Were you saying something about a large sample of Tom Ford Black Orchid is the extrait version?
Ha! Maybe but will have to do the math, assuming it is available at Sephora.
I love that shower gel! My tiny mini is almost gone.
I’ve probably gone through 5 full bottles of the stuff. In my defense, I never have more than two shower gels in rotation at one time. MBs are my favorites and they do last a long time.
Yes, and very moisturizing too. I keep on eyeing their travel set of minis. That would make a great present actually.
An enabler pin goes to you- I ordered one of their travel bag sets for my friend’s birthday
Oh, thank you! This may be my first pin ?
I ordered a couple of things too and will report back on the new Juniper Jazz shower gel once I try it.
Thanks for the well wishes and supportive comments yesterday. I got the promotion! I didn’t get to negotiate/haggle too much (my company adheres to whatever behind the scenes rubric they use for years of prior experience, education, etc. to ensure fair hiring practices and, of course, lawsuits ) but I am relieved it is done. Feeling very grateful for my job overall and certainly to get a promotion during these difficult times too.♥️
Gallagher Rosé All Daé today….which is a nice spicy, mulled wine.
I took my 7 year old daughter for her flu shot (already got mine) and she was quite brave. Will be filling out and dropping off my ballot at the library later today. Earlier this week, my daughter watched a Weekly Reader video on the election and voting process for school and the other night before bed she said sweetly and excitingly, “Only 11 more years before I can vote!” I laughed and then my eyes filled with tears.?
Congratulations on your promotion! What perfume are you buying to celebrate? It comes from a different “budget” ?
What a sweet story about your daughter!
Thank you! Maybe Wicked Good. Yes, she is truly sweet.
Congratulations on your promotion! It’s very heartening to hear what your daughter said, too.
Thank you! Yes, she was very earnest when she said it.
Congratulations on your promotion! Yay for getting flu shots and for voting ?
Thank you and yay for flu shots and voting indeed!
Great news – congrats on the promotion. Love your daughter’s excitement about voting.
Thank you! She has made other election related comments as well which I will not share. ehaeheh ?
Congratulations on the promotion! And your daughter sounds awesome
Thank you….yes, she was very excited when I returned from dropping it off too.
How exciting about the promotion. Your daughter sounds so smart and sweet.
Yes, it is exciting. She is quite clever and inquisitive…more to follow I’m sure.
Congratulations on the job! Looks like this election has made many children a lot more interested in politics!
Thank you! I definitely think so too. She has made a range of comments about the election? and it’s interesting b/c we don’t have the news on but she has learned things, of course, when she was still in school and from what has been shared in school, etc. But it’s amazing how they absorb information and draw conclusions is what I will say.
Great news! Congrats! A good day all around!
Thank you, Calypso!
Congratulations on all of the above! Such a cute exchange with your daughter.
Congratulations on your promotion!
Big congratulations on all the good news, She-Ra!
Thanks so much!
Congrats on the promotion and for having a cool daughter!
PSA: the Byredo Osynlig candles (most of them, anyway) are on the US Ikea site.
Thanks Robin! Can you please post the link? When I searched, all I found was a landing page saying it would come in Nov.
If you search just “osynlig” they’ll pull up. Not showing up if you just shop by candles as a category. They don’t have all the scents on the site, but they do have most of them. I’m trying to decide if I should buy a few or wait until Smoked Birch & Juniper shows up.
Ahhh thank you. Dang, it’s a stupid and complex system; I added one of each of the medium sized ones to my cart, but then they said they had “limited stock” of six of them, so now they’ll only let me buy four…? WTF, if there’s limited stock, please give me one of the one’s you’ve got! And when I chose “click & collect,” they only suggested an IKEA that’s several hours away, even though there’s one that’s a 20min drive from me. Grrrr.
It is…sorry I was late getting back here.
Perhaps give it another week because they may not be in stock at all stores yet, but also, as I understand it, not all US Ikea stores are doing Click and Collect at the moment.
Somewhere there must be a list of participating stores but I can’t find it.
Having now done 4 Ikea delivery orders since Covid started, I can confirm that they are not doing well. That said, HUGE props and sympathy for all the workers who I am sure are doing their best with a crap system.
Same here… closest place to pick up is 1hr30min away and they will not ship.
oh, gosh, I don’t often burn candles but I want to smell those. The little pots are adorable.
Yeah–I want to buy them for the pots….
is this like buying perfume for the bottle?
Hehehe yes. But much cheaper!
Yeah, the pots are very nice looking. I’m definitely drawn to some colors more than others, but they’re all lovely.
Happy Saturday all. My SOTD is vintage Sublime by Patou, in memoriam. Sharing the sad news that LVMH in all their wisdom, is officially discontinuing all Patou fragrances. Link from Fragrantica below.
I’m taking a (very) drugged and cranky SmokeyToes to the vet. I’ve called ahead to warn them he is not cooperating as a heads up.
At 37 inches and 22 lbs, he’s not fun to deal with…. keep fingers crossed…
I may need a light cocktail when I get home, we’ll see!
Making a krispy KimChee/rice dish (recipe below) for supper.
Best of luck for SmokeyToes.
Thoughts sent out for SmokeyToes!
that’s a big kitty! The big kitty in my life was named Sylvester and was similarly cranky. Hope you emerge from your vet adventure with all of your fingers intact.
I have a friend who used to work as a small animal vet and described the “cat bag” they used for cats. Maybe it’s a consolation that a good number of cats that a vet sees are probably less than cooperative…
So sad about the Patou discontinuation!
Is SmokeyToes ok?
SmokeyToes has experienced tummy issues, I won’t get descriptive, it’s unnpleasant.
He already has struvite crystals, so is on special food to address that.
He had to be heavily sedated again when we arrived. We’ll know more once the lab work is in on Tuesday next week.
Hope Smokey Toes is feeling better soon. The crystals! Poor baby.
Thanks for the recipe and I hope ST quickly recovers his dignity after the indignity of a vet visit. Our fierce pocket tiger is very resentful after she get home and growls and hisses while WE are trying to recover from hearing her angry screams fill the office during the exam! But oddly, she always likes to ride in the car.
Yes, ST terrified the vet techs, in an abundance of caution, they sedated him to complete the exam.
He is home and eating, but he is terribly embarrassed and is velcro kitty, very needy and seeking attention.
Poor bebe. Hope his results help the vet figure out how to clear up his tum issues!
I do he will be fine, and the vet visits won’t have to be more frequent. *sends scritch to his chin*
Hope your Smokey Toes made out well.
Sending hugs to your furry child!????
Hope Smokey Toes is on the mend!
Get well soon vibes for your furbaby!
Aw, poor kitty! I hope that you get good news about SmokeyToes.
Happy Saturday! Wearing Jo Malone Midnight Musk & Amber. It’s a nice ambery JM musk. Smells a lot like, if not a duplicate of Aerin Amber Musk but a better value. The bottle is beautiful but the cap feels cheap.
I did enjoy the Aerin,will seek this out!
SotD = Slowdive
Hmmm, Slowdive is wafting fresh clover flower sweetness alternating with dirrrty sticky honey. Trippy.
Yay for UN Day! Watching flags wave outside the UN HQ is one of my most favorite memories of NYC.
This morning I decided to toss the perfume sample stash. I found Slowdive and some other favorites in a little bag I set aside for further consideration, ahem, a few years ago. Whoops! La Douceur de Siam and Petit Matin caught my nose’s attention (again) in a big way. Not sure if they’re FB worthy, but I can dream.
Robin’s mention of perfume one might want for the holidays made me smile and laugh at myself. I’m coveting a few things, a bottle of laddm tops the list, even though I know the idea of more perfume in this house is nuts.
Perfumed wishes and crazypants dreams to everyone! mwah!
Slowdive was too much honey for me although I appreciate the high quality materials
I still had fruity florals on my mind this morning so had on some I Love Juicy Couture. It’s the only Juicy I like enough to own but it does put a bit smile on my face with its passion-(all)fruit-bubble-gum tone. Tonight though I’m on the other end of the spectrum in PdE’s Fougere Bengale.
You did indeed cover the whole spectrum yesterday!
Jo Malone Waffle Cone aka honey and crocus. I just love how the bottle looks!
Debating hard about offering splits – would really like Bois d’Ombrie, but maybe I’ll buy it next year in Europe instead, given that it’s a bit cheaper there and I’m not running out of perfume anytime soon :).
Just cleaned our kitchen cabinets, subway tile, and oven exterior after they’d all been terribly neglected. Now I need a good hand cream…
Hooray for cleaning of neglected kitchens! I will surely need hand cream after I get to my oven!
the oven is self cleaning itself as I write. Certainly smells like something is happening!
I wore St Clair Scents Eve today because I was thinking of her perfumes after wearing Pharaoh’s Passion yesterday for the CP. Eve is one thing I am delighted to wear any day and it’s moving up into my all-time Top 5 I think. Good news–my bank has refunded the large amount of money on the check that was stolen from the post office collection box recently! That’s quite a weight off my shoulders. On the other hand, I got an IRS letter apologizing that they had lost my response to the query they had sent to me last spring. I have to re-do my answer and provide documentation that I have already sent them back in March! Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? I made a simple mistake and ticked the wrong box, and am sure I don’t owe any money. Good. news, I went to a little jewelry shop I like and bought a fun, not expensive gold necklace with little lapis beads. So pretty and it’s just so fun to go in an actual shop. Final note: later on I’m going to make some pasta with a sauce using baby bella mushrooms and fresh tarragon! I can almost taste it already!
A check stolen?! I missed this. I haven’t been able to keep up with NST cuz we are at that choke point time of the term. Glad your bank sorted it out.
Yes, I am among quite a few here in Houston who had this happen when we mailed checks from an outdoor collection box at one particular P.O. here in town. They were fished out and “washed” and someone wrote in other names and cashed them. They were all for multiple thousands of dollars. Mine was the monthly payment for my mom’s assisted living place and I only found out when they called to say they had not received the payment. When I looked at my check online it had been kept the same amount but made out to someone else. I was horrified! Now have filed reports with the P.O. and police as well as my bank.
Oh my lord. What a bleeding nightmare. I hope they catch whoever is running this operation
Oh that is so sad! But I am glad your bank had the information they needed to protect you, and your Mother!!!
Glad it got sorted – and the necklace sounds prettteee!
Oooh that pasta sounds divine! I may steal that idea for meal planning next week…
I wound up making something else last night and will make this tonight. Here’s the recipe which sounds very easy. https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/one-pots/15-minute-mushroom-and-tarragon-stroganoff/
Glad the money-woes were sorted!
The necklace sounds lovely!
Send some leftovers my way,thanks!Haha!
Will do so! I love tarragon and am always looking for new recipes I can make using it!
Yum yum,fellow tarragon lover!????
Yay for your bank making things right, but what a PITA about the IRS!
Envious of the folks on this thread that are reporting hours and hours of beauty sleep. I wish I could sleep that well. SOTD is Sur L’Herbe. Funny name, and really lovely scent.
I’m jealous too. I always seem to wake up at 2 am
I was awake for 3 hours last night, until I drugged myself into oblivion. Needless to say I’m not in tip top shape. Unfortunately sleep regularly eludes me.
Cazaubon, have you tried lavender oil? I haven’t found it a long term solution but was surprised at its relative efficacy.
I will try it tonight, can’t hurt!
Wore Iris Torrefie yesterday but I am a bit disappointed with this one. It starts nicely with an orris note but it very quickly vanishes from my skin…
In the evening we visited our neighbors upstairs as their son was on tv in a quiz show.
Whoops,sounds like the Iris might be a miss for me as well.Longevity like 28 La Pausa?…hmmm.
Yeah, La Pausa is also very short-lived on me…
8 sprays fixed longevity for me but if it vanishes after a very short while, more sprays won’t fix that.
I only got a 5 ml decant and I wouldn’t want to overuse a perfume (I mean finish it few times faster than usual) only because I’d need to spray so many times to make it last.
And I saw you split so that means that you want to have it
My husband said he could still smell this on me hours after I thought it was gone.
Had brunch with a fellow perfumista friend.She managed to get Le Lion and Iris Toreffie,and I was gifted decants of each!
Le Lion is instant love,and I can smell the Shalimar-esque dna.
The Guerlian I’ll test this evening.
Meanwhile SOTD!Pour un Homme de Caron.Delicious comfort in the stifling heat!
Going for a swim in a bit.The pool is looking extra blue today!
I loved Le Lion too! It’s too potent for everyday wear for me but definitely date-night worthy
I wear it anytime, enjoying my decant while it lasts.
You smell fabulous! Does it remind you of Shalimar like many say?
it does but it doesn’t..
It reminded me of 31 RC and/or Coromendal initially
I found with the Le Lion it has more lasting power on me than some other Chanels.
I tested it side by side with Coromandel, my own queen, and felt like Le Lion was all smoke compared to it
I should totally work on a “date-night”…lol!
I adore Le Lion! I am so so happy you liked it. Enjoy your swim today.
It seems we both had a fun day!I’m glad that I can also finally smell you via Le Lion!Haha!xo
yes, you can smell me from NYC
You just reminded me to go have a look for my 4ml mini of Coromandel! The evening has been rescued❣️Thanks L2SG
Le Lion smelled way too leather-y on me. I can enjoy that note but only in a milder concentration.
I’m also a low-leather person,Azureè was ghastly on me,it was one of the first perfumes I could not get rid of fast enough!(think I swapped for Bronze Goddess or something!)
? on Le Lion ❤️. Do let us know what you think of Iris Torrefie!
So far I’m with Lucasai on the longevity,I sprayed about two hours ago after my swim,and it’s all but gone.Still,lovely!And I’m glad I got to sample it.
What a wonderful day! I’m living vicariously through you with your decants; enjoy!
Since we got snow here on Friday, feel free to send me some of your sun if you have too much.☀️
Never too much,but oh my!Snow is not something that happens that often in my part of the world,so I’ll swap some sun for snow!
Keep warm Gail!
My snow is on the way to you! Thanks for the trade.❄☃️
Making some lentil and bacon soup this afternoon to keep warm.
That sounds DELICIOUS!!Enjoy it and Happy Sunday!
Hey there… I want in on this sun/snow swapping deal!
Haha!Deal.Throw in a snowman as well?Lol!
Oh dear, snow already! :-0
I know! Usually we don’t see it until maybe December or January. It’s supposed to warm up to 10 by Wednesday so I’m hoping this is just a blip.
Glad to see you on here!
Glad to hear that you’ve more or less resolved that needy ex issue!
Sunday morning. Chilly here, we started a fire. SOTD= Durga, tuberose and uh, more tuberose…I love this stuff. Planting late bulbs in the garden. Roasting baby potatoes in olive oil and garlic for dinner tonight. Planning a calm day, no looking at political situation!
I’m with you in the chill. We have a fireplace we never have used and I really really want to try it this year. I think it would make winter so much cozier. But none of the chimney sweeps I call return my calls – guess everyone is having the same idea!
Yesterday’s SOTD was Tom Ford’s Vert de Fleur from a decant. Beautiful! Our exterior refurbishing continues; we now have a lovely new “eyebrow pergola” over our porte cochere ( its an old house) supporting our large Lady Banks rose. Very happy with how well it came out, especially as I designed it! Now to repair some water-damaged balusters and bead board before total repainting …
Oh I love Vert de Fleur!
Friday, somehow, my mini of LADDM broke. Well, a corner of it did and I managed to find the last of my decant supplies to save 3ml and I ordered more decant supplies. I am currently in URV right now. I am happy that Bath and Body Works released their Evergreen candle, so when Candle Day comes, I can stock up on those.
Oh no! Those Tauer minis have alot of problems it seems
I think it’s really the design of his bottles in general that are a little more problematic. I also think that his sprays are a little iffy too since I have had one that leaks and there was some evaporation issues.
That’s really too bad since the juice is so excellent
Went to Central Park, met some friends and Mr L’s friends kept saying to me..wow..even through my mask you smell so good! what is that?
(I am wearing the queen of course)
And is it the current edp? I find that I wear it to bed more than I wear it out but maybe I should reverse this
Yes, the current edp
And yes, I think wearing it to bed is good on so many fronts. Keep on keeping on with that ???
Leather macerated in bergamot and vanilla ?
After a long wait for the library ebook copy to be available, I finally read the first of the Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths and I really enjoyed it! Thanks for the recommendation!
SOTD is Bottega Veneta. I got a bottle of this after I sampled Daim Blond, but it wasn’t in the budget. I can recognize similarities between the two, but they smell very different to me. Luckily, my gamble on BV was successful and it is now one of my favorite and most worn perfumes.
Bottega Veneta is so good. You smell fabulous!
Right now I am wearing Eau de hair dye, in the color midnight iris. It’s a blue/black color. It’s my day off today, but I went in for 4 hours this morning. The other day I stopped at Sephora and they had the Black Orchid Parfum for sale, but no tester. I asked if there was a tester, and she showed me the edp and said ” it smells just like this but with less alcohol” sigh… I didn’t argue.
Lot’s of Le Lion talk up above, so I think I will put some on once I rinse my hair.
That’s hilarious about the SA!
I just bought some dye too for my greys. I decided my salon root touch ups are over priced. My hair is just basic black-brown so I think I can def do a good job myself
If I had a penny for every time a SA or even shop owner has told me the edp smells just like the edt but is stronger and/or projects more…
Even formats that reviewers think smell the same somehow don’t to me. For example – I fell for the roller ball (pearl) of Dior’s Absolutely Blooming. Almost every comment said it smelled identical to the edp. Tried the edp and…just didn’t like it – smelled more floral and somehow blowsy to me ??♀️
Your hair sounds great!
2nding about your hair!
Commando for now. I can still smell a hint of the Cognoscenti No 18 Tomato Leather I put on at bedtime. It’s interesting, but just not how I want to smell.
Worked 8 hours over the weekend, just finished an hour ago and looking forward to being work-free for the rest of the day. I’ve only had maybe 4 days completely off in the last 8 weeks. ?
MissGoldsmith, you need a vacation!
SsotD = Vanille Galante + Ambre Narguile
Hiya, perfumed weekenders. I’ve got VG on my right arm, AN on my left wrist. It works. I’m playing with my few travel bottles and handful of samples of Hermessences this weekend. I’ve been sniffing two at a time, just for fun. I think there are some gentle layering possibilities
It’s a few minutes after noon, and I’m just surfacing from a very long, deep sleep. I went to bed at about 10:30 last night, woke up at about 6:30 this morning for half an hour, went back to bed thinking, “I’ll just rest a few more minutes.” Oopsies! but it was very satisfying.
That’s more than 12 hours of sleep. I sort of feel like a teenager. I think two things let me sleep so long. There were rain showers here, so no sunshine in my window this morning. And for the first time since March I was home alone in the morning hours, the rest of the family had good reasons to be out of the house very early today.
Also I just feel tired from all the things: life in general, the overarching complexities of this time in the world’s history, gardening and home care yesterday, a lot of extra hours of job work this week requiring me to stare at a laptop screen much much much more than I am used to.
But the family is generally all ok, the house is tidy, and I’ve treated myself to a breakfast of oatmeal with blueberries and brown sugar topped with a fried egg, cooked hard with olive oil.
I’ve visited Postsecret and looked at Leslie Jordan’s Instagram, read about Anthony Hopkins new perfume (wait, what?) here on NST. I think I’ll go back to my perfume cupboard and have another sniffa sniff sniff. One can never have too much orange blossom.
So friends, if you’ve read this far, and you’re having feelings today, I see you. Well, maybe not with my eyes, but I feel you in my heart. Take good care.
Sounds like AN and VG are the delicious treats you deserve right now! (Mind you that oatmeal sounds yum too…)
Hugs to you too ?
It feels like a delicious sort of day,
many thanks for the hugs
In Ireland, you would have had “a bit of a lie in”.
I love that phrase, and it was truly an excellent lie in!
Must do it again sometime soon. Hope you’ve relaxed today, too.
Thanks, I can’t complain but weekend work is annoying, especially if, like me, half the time is spent complaining about weekend work rather than actually doing it!
I wish I could sleep for 12 hours, I am also sooo tired from all the things going on. Sending hugs back to you.
hugs right back at you, cazaubon!
Long ago I was a champion sleeper, I could go for days shortchanging myself on sleep then catch up on the weekend.
Not anymore, now I’m lucky when I get 8 straight hours, it’s usually 7, so I’m feeling grateful today.
Amazing! 12 hours! I feel restored just typing that
Anthony Hopkins? Huh??? Wowza
Been AWOL for a while due to the move. The last two months have been really hard, the last two weeks especially, and I’m knocked out. Finally back in San Diego, but lying low due to a troublesome inner ear issue that is making me feel unwell. Not wearing perfume right now, just scented lotion, but hopefully I can get back on track soon.
Glad you arrived safely! Sorry you’re not feeling well though; hope that it clears up quickly.
Thank you, earliest Dr. appt. I could get was Nov. 5, will just have to be patient.
So sorry to hear you have been unwell. Ear pain is the WORST – just impossible to escape. What scent does your lotion have?
I’m testing out some Kyse lotions, Miele and Jasmine Macaron. Honey is a difficult note for me so not sure about the Miele, but Jasmine Macaron is delicious.
The Jasmine Macaron sounds LOVELY!
It’s good to have you back and I hope you feel better soon! I’m sorry it’s been such a rough time for you.
Thank you! I need some good sleep.
welcome back to soCal I hope you get some relief soon.
So glad you are done with the move and that you are back here too!
Sorry to hear you are unwell and life hasn’t been so easy. There are some really nice scented lotions and body butters out there.
Welcome back! Sorry to hear that you’re not feeling well.
It’s so wonderful to have you back. Wishing you good results and quick improvement.
So glad you’re there, so sorry about your ear!
So sorry you’re having a rough time, but I’m glad you’re done with your move.
“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow”
Sipping Bengal Spice tea and watching the flakes fall- y’all send all your snow here to Colorado. We need to get these fires under control.
Wearing Midnight Poison. Glad I got my snow tires put on last week!
It’s Colorado. Snow around Halloween is not at all unusual.
Yes, a couple of years ago we got 3ft the day before Halloween. School was not cancelled and the kids had to wear snowsuits over their costumes for trick or treating. Glad and a tad sad that my kids are outgrowing the trick or treating phase…
Eldora, do you mind me asking where in Colorado you are at? My brother lives in Weld county.
Eek! Although it usual snows on Halloween too here in MI
Wearing my Aedes scent again, while is working so well in this chilly fall weather. Church, lunch and then a lazy drive on back roads in the area. We will likely just get something from the local market and stay in our room tonight.
Here I am in Wisconsin COVID hotspot and what happens? My sister goes down to visit my other sister in So Cal. After she arrives, her husband starts to feel a bit crummy. But they still visit and have dinner together. He spends next day in bed and they go home a day early. Yep. He tests positive for COVID. Likely my sister has it too. Unclear yet on other sister and her husband. Trying not to worry. My BIL’s case seems mild. His symptoms started five days ago, and he feels better. My sister is congested, has some chest tightness and is tired. Praying she doesn’t get worse.
I hope they get better soon!
Sending health mojo to your family.
Fingers crossed! ???
Hoping they both get excellent treatmeant and are well again soon.
And hoping you do not have any worries.
Oh no. Crossing my fingers along with Jalapeno.
Hello! Nothing to report perfume-wise lately. I’m still trying to decide what jasmines and scented geraniums I can save. They’ve not yet frozen, though it was pretty cold today compared to the temperatures of the previous week. The jasmine still out on the porch is the hardy jasmine. Planted in the ground, in a sheltered spot, it’s hardy to USDA climate zone 7. We’re in zone 6, and it’s in a pot, but it can take more cold than the other jasmines. The other jasmines and some of the smaller pots of geraniums made it into the house early last week.
I’m still watching too much news, and my mood has been kind of up and down, but I’m okay. Others have it worse. I’m sending *hugs* to those of you who need or want them.
I haven’t watched the news since 2016!
You’re probably better off not watching it, really.
Hugs back atcha! I sure appreciate the thought.
Thanks! I appreciate the returned sentiments!