It's Emotionally Scented Friday! Our community project for today: wear a perfume that gives you a strong emotional response (it makes you laugh, cry, feel sad, or becomes part of your armor to face the world, etc). Thanks go to Johanob for the idea (and he gave the example of Guerlain L’Heure Bleue, which makes him feel sad).
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.
It's still rainy and grey and generally dismal here, so I'm back to my Monday choice for happiness and good cheer, Aftelier Candide.
Reminder: 11/6 will be Nostalgia Friday...wear something that takes you back to a happy moment in your childhood. Suggested by starling.
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.
Note: top image is Solvang Pumpkin Patch [cropped] by Harold Litwiler at flickr; some rights reserved.
And yes,we are FRYING in South Africa,today is another scorcher!
There were many choices for me,but the weather this week did not wanna participate in the cp!
Jo Malone 154 Cologne.Perfectly cooling,elegant,and just enough for today.It restored my sense of calm and staying cool while running errands around the city.
Thank you to everyone participating,and even if you’re not,we all ALWAYS smell fabulous!!!
And that makes me smile with gratitude for the friends I’ve made here over the past decade or so!
Love you guys!
I am appropriately first to comment!Yay!!
Thanks for choosing my suggestion Robin!
Hey, thanks for making a wonderful suggestion!
And I am FREEZING here in NY!
Happy Friday, my friend! You smell fresh and elegant! ??
Thank you M,I’ll send some warm hugs just now!!
Thank you, dear! Warm hugs gladly welcome and accepted! ?
35 celcius here,right now,PHEW!!???
Well, if it is too overwhelming, send it to me and Lillyjo! Enjoy! ?
18:53,I spot the full moon and it is LOVELY outside on the balcony now.?
Temperature twins! Oh wait… that was 35 DEGREES I saw this morning ???
I love this JM scent, you smell marvelous!
Thank you SmokeyToes,it’s perfection in the heat today.??
I haven’t smell this one but I am sure you smell wonderful!
Thanks!I think it’s worthy of a sniff!??
Send me some warmth too! It’s 28F and snowing here. You smell wonderful!
Just for the snowy landscapes,we can swap for a week.
Nice and warm here in San Diego too. Your theme post and first to comment, wohoo!
I’m smiling too in gratitude just in case you are also responsible for sending bright sunshine to Chicagoland after a dismal week of cold, rainy weather, as I really didn’t want to wear a sad scent today! Thanks for today’s community project and enjoy your weekend!
I’ve smelled quite a few JM fragrances, but not the one you are wearing today. Next time I feel like braving a department store, I might see if a sniff is possible…
I don’t know that it’s a *strong* emotional response, exactly, but L’artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant invariably evokes one reaction: a dreamy heavy-lidded half-smile, like a satisfied cat. I drift away for a moment. It’s this perfect intersection of rosy floral and spicy saffron, smoothed with vanilla and sandalwood, and it makes me so happy. I guess that is a strong response, now that I think about it.
I had the Epices de la Passion set of three half-ounce bottles in the red satin box (some of you will remember that), and gave two of them away, but kept ST for myself; when it was perilously close to being empty, I bought a full bottle, the in-between model with the heavy heptagonal zamac cap (some of you will remember those, too). And I opened it last night! And it will last me forever!
Safran Troublant was my most recent full bottle purchase. I have more full bottles of L’Artisan scents than any other house, and Safran Troublant is one of my favorites. You semll great!
Fantastic!You smell lovely!??
You smell great and if anyone reading this wants to experience ST, too, consider my split :)!
I remember that trio (I still have one of the Poivre Piquant bottles), and my big bottle of Safran Troublant is the same as yours, I think. L’Artisan was right behind Serge Lutens in my “early days” lineup.
You smell marvelous.
I fell into L’Artisan Parfumeur a few years before I discovered and really got to know Serge Lutens. I tried a whole bunch of samples of LP though I only ever committed to three full bottles (Safran Troublant, L’Eau de Navigateur, and Vanilia, all of which I adore shamelessly), but I have a *ton* of Serge, like fifteen of them; he became my obsession.
ST was one of my very, very first perfume loves. I’m currently all out and have been contemplating a FB purchase forever, but just signed up for Eschmeling’s split as a cheaper way of postponing the decision
I’ve just signed up as well. We made it happen ?
What a lovely description! ST was one of my early loves, too. I snapped away my bottle for some silly reason, but if that split is still open, I may need it again. ?
I bought this set too! Piment Brulant was my favorite but I definitely have a bottle of Safran Troublant in my future.
What a delicious description!
My SOTD is Gucci No. 3, a scent I frequently wore in college. Mossy, earthy, green, and animalic – Gucci had some beautiful scents back in the day, this brings back great memories of living with friends in a huge old country farm house in Tallahassee FL, attending FSU football games (Dion Sanders was on the team) and club-going at Club Park Avenue, part club, drag show and concert venue. I saw Peter Murphy, The Church, Run DMC and several others at that club.
I’m sooo excited, this month we have a full and blue moon on Saturday evening and for the first time since World War II, the full blue moon will be visible to the entire world.
I’m a little sore today – did a yoga practice yesterday in addition to walking three miles.
Coffee consumed, shoes on and I’m out the door.
I’ll check in later! MEEP MEEP!
What great memories!
Guess we came back from WI too soon…likely won’t see that moon in NYC.
Wonderful memories,love it.??
The Gucci No3 is a great scent, and I never heard about the blue moon. Must investigate
Here’s the article regarding the blue moon. It’s basically two full moons within the same calendar month, this year is different because it’s supposed to be able for view world-wide. First time in 76 years…
Wow! Thanks, I’ll definitely check it out!
Will be joining you in enjoying tomorrow’s blue moon, probably from the one luxury we’ve allowed ourselves in our pretty simple lifestyle, a hot tub on a small deck just outside our bedroom. And, for once, the weather forecast is predicting clear skies. Yay!
Excellent! I’m really looking forward to it. I took a second walk yesterday evening, it was gorgeous yesterday evening and it wasn’t even full yet.
I remember my mom relating stories from working in the ED in NYC during full moons. She was not a fan, something about people coming out of the woodwork and acting crazier than usual….
My mom was a nurse too, she said the ER was full of crazies at the full moon.
I’ve heard the same thing.
Gucci No. 3 is a great green perfume for sure!
Thanks for the moon reminder. I just ran back to my tray of minis and dabbed on some Gucci No. 3, which I got recently in a random sample lot but had never heard of or tried. Yep. It is redolent of the good stuff! You smell fabulous.
Nina Ricci L’Air de Temps. This was my mother’s perfume, the only one she ever wore. She passed away 15 years ago and I took her small bottle off the dresser. When I smell it now I’m mixed with both deep love and nostalgia and an overwhelming feeling of loss. I can’t bring myself to wear it, but I open the bottle and sniff. I make this perfume sound very maudlin but it doesn’t make me cry, it’s actually a comfort, even in loss. I can smell my mom and for a brief moment, she’s there with me again.
I have the same feeling when I sniff Anais Anais, which my mother’s favorite. I wear it a few times a year, and it always reminds me of her.
I adore Anais Anais, an underrated chypre….
That is a lovely association with your Mother,and you smell absolutely wonderful!
What a lovely memory association with your mother. I feel the same way about Ruffles by Oscar de la Renta. Such a fluffy and feminine scent (not my style) but my beloved grandmother wore it in the 1980’s. My aunt Mary has her bottle but her hubby inadvertently threw it away. *sigh*
What’s done is done, I guess…
Thank you for sharing that beautiful memory. There is comfort in loss when a beautiful memory such as this brings that person back to us, even for a fleeting moment.
L’Air du Temps was my mother’s perfume as well, sending you hugs as you remember her.
All the perfumed feels in this post. Hugs.
Rain and wind today
I am in in not one but two sweaters. Both fun, my thrift store Marc Jacobs finds..
SOTD Parfum Sacre.
To share the feeling it provokes and I think V over on BJ sums it up quite nicely
“Parfum Sacré lends itself to being worn as a comfort scent. On a cold winter day, it is a perfect scented choice–warming and rich, like a glass of mulled wine.”
Sounds wonderful and cozy!
Stay warm and Happy Friday!!
Such a beautiful perfume. You smell great!
Sounds wonderfully cozy to me! Sacre is gorgeous…
I’m in my absolute favorite L’Artisan fragrance, Dzongkha. I wear it year round and it always makes me happy. But it really is a comfort scent when worn in the cooler weather. Today is a perfect fall day and Dzongkha is making me feel both happy and comforted. Perfect.
Happiness and comfort in a scent,it gets my vote most definitely as well!
I feel the same way about Dzongkha, I’m joining you today.
This was a bit of a hard poll for me: so many choices! Most of my favorites really can make me emotional. Usually stunned by their beauty but a few make me wistful, excited, etc. (Somehow Light Blue makes me mad, for what it’s worth).
I’m going with Grandiflora’s Boronia today, another Duchaufour. This one is different from his usual;. I’d call it a brown garnet floral oriental. I can’t explain exactly why, but it gives me a profound sense of nostalgia, despite thinking I’ve never smelled anything like it. Truly marvelous, though I wish it lasted a bit longer….
Stay safe all!
Haha,I have that reaction of being mad at a perfume myself(or maybe the person behind it/linked to it?)
Why Katy Perry,WHY?????Lol…??
Exactly. I don’t know what it is about Light Blue specifically but it smells just like wet wipes out something equally dismal.
I like Boronia a lot. Beautiful.
Isn’t it glorious? They keep hinting that Christophe Laudamiel made their next release which had me salivating. It’s an incredible line.
Wow, you just made me want to buy Boronia unsniffed.
Luckily I see it at a decanter or two. If I find my sample vials I can make you a little dab sample though.
LOL about Light Blue making you mad!
Luckily I don’t smell it too often these days.
Dzing always makes me cheerful. A little cirque in a bottle.
I always have to smile when I spray this.. So fun
Dzing! Nothing else like it.
SOTD, a drop of Teo Cabanel Alahine on my sweater. When my father was spending his lasts few days in hospice care with brain cancer, one day that I went to see him I was wearing Alahine. He said I smelled of raisins and it was very pleasant and delish. I just had few drops left on my sample that I applied on his pillow case. The open empty sample I left under his pillow, for him to smell it until the scent was gone. I mentioned that here on NST and I was extremely touched by the amazing generosity of some NSTers, who sent me some used samples and decants of Alahine to bring to my father. His pillow case was scented every day, until the last day with Alahine. I still have less of half sample left that I treasure dearly and therefore I don’t use, except for today, but I open and smell it when I want to feel my father close to me. Alahine brings sadness for the memory of my dad’s last days, but knowing he found comfort from it gives me peace and puts a smile on my face. Also a feeling of immense gratitude for the generosity of this community and happiness because everytime I wore it in the past I loved it, (still love it ) and enjoyed it greatly. A scent of many feelings and emotions for me!
Scenting you fathers’ pillow was such a thoughtful wonderful gesture.I am sure it gave him much comfort as well.
Thank you for sharing that,I missed it when it was happening.
Thank you for suggesting the theme for the cp. It has been interesting to read everybody’s comments this week.
Ohhhh, what a lovely story. Wow.
That is so sweet. I remember Isabel Allende writing that when her daughter Paula was in hospital, her husband used to put his perfume on a cotton ball and leave it on her bed.
I will wear Byzance as a tribute to your father because that’s a perfume I got from my dad.
Thank you, Gabriela. That is very sweet of you. So touching! ?
Lovely stories, thank you. I have a soft spot for Byzance.
Thanks for sharing this story
I know how much you love Alahine. You have not worn it in a while.
Such a beautiful post, PL67, thank you for sharing. The 2nd anniversary of my dad’s passing is coming up in November and I have been feeling sad.
It is always sad no matter how many years pass. Dad is gone for 3 years already and each anniversary is tough! Sending comforting hugs!
Thanks and hugs to you!
How touching. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Annie. I missed him greatly!
pl67 thank you for sharing your story. Like you, my dads’ bottle of Aramis was nearby when he died. It’s still hard.
It is always hard, Apsara. Aramis is a great scent. I am sure you treasure that bottle.
Very moved by this memory of your father.
Thank you, Aurora. I hope he enjoyed the scent.
Thank you for sharing <3 I wore Camel every day to the hospital during the last weeks of my father's life. Now, when I wear it, I'm filled with both comfort and pain.
It is hard to wear a scent that reminds us of our parents departure. That’s what I prefer mostly to sniff the sample of Alahine instead of wearing it. I hope Camel keeps bringing you comfort as years pass.
What a beautiful story and a wonderful memory of your father.
Thank you, Filomena!
I teared up reading this. Thank you for sharing and may your father rest in peace.
Thank you, Yasmina. It is a bittersweet feeling!
Thank you for sharing that beautiful, touching memory. If I had any Alahine, I would send it to you, but hope a hug instead will do.
Thank you, Laila! A hug is more needed and meaningful than anything else. Sending hugs back! ❤?
A very bittersweet memory. Hugs to you.
Thank you, Lillyjo! Sending hugs back! ?
((HUGS)) to you P67, such a bittersweet memory of your father.
Thank you ST!
How precious. Sending you hugs in memory of your dad.
Thank you, Cazaubon!
Hugs, perfumelover67. I teared up a bit reading this.
Thank you, Jalapeno!
Sending you more hugs, pl67. I geared up at your story, too. Thank you for sharing a beautiful remembrance with us. ?
Thank you, AnnE! ?
This is a very touching retelling of the story.
That is so sweet. I remember Isabel Allende writing that when her daughter Paula was in hospital, her husband used to put his perfume on a cotton ball and leave it on her bed.
I will wear Byzance as a tribute to your father because that’s a perfume I got from my dad.
That was supposed to be a reply, sorry!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Although it is more rose than coffee, just one spritz of Cafe Intense is making me feel energized and alert. Or maybe it’s just due to the coffee that I’m actually drinking ?.
Pass me a cuppa! I need more caffeine this morning
So many touching stories here!
I feel bad that I didn’t even try to participate – I could have worn Sacrebleu, which reminds me of our local symphony, because I wear it to concerts, but no use for sadness/wistfulness today, so I’m in Cuir Ottoman, because the sample looked like it needed using up!
Sacrebleu is perfect for symphony night! I once wore Teatro alla Scala to symphony (because of the name) and even annoyed myself! I can only imagine what my seat neighbors were thinking. ?
Ha! I do (did) feel a little self conscious with Sacrebleu, BUT it’s way better than the mothball scents emanating from winter coats in the seat next to me!
I’ll even take the mothballs though, for another performance soon…
Trying Suma Oriental by Une Nuit Nomade today and will update w/ thoughts later.
Wanted to ask for any dry shampoo recommendations that don’t stink and/or are unscented please. I am just getting into dry shampoo and tried a sample of Tresemme which worked quite well but had a really strong hairspray smell.
Klorane does a good dry shampoo.
Thanks, will check that out!
Suma Oriental is nice but I do detect some Iso E which sometimes overwhelms the fragrance for me. I prefer both Memory Motel and Ambre Khandjar to this one…and think Memory Motel is the most interesting overall so far.
That one appeals to me too, plus I love the name.
Haven’t used it in ages, but Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak is pretty scent-neutral, as I recall.
Thanks, will seek that one out!
Wish I could help with the dry shampoo question, but I have the same odor/smell thing with the ones I’ve got.
Puredistance BLACK for me today.
The feeling is ‘white shirt elegance’.
I’m in “white t-shirt elegance” today,quite literally!
How are things in Poland Lucasai?
Love that idea. I’m in grey T-shirt elegance!
Not good. We had 21k new covid cases last 24h and all cemeteries are closing tomorrow to not allow All Saints’ Day gatherings. Also anyone who can shoukd be working from home since Monday.
Had to pay that pesky cellphone bill today and I am wearing Pleasures today. With how these past few weeks have been, I need something undemanding. When I leave work tomorrow, I will be on vacation. I am wondering how many candles I will use up.
yay for vacay! and candles
You have been the inspiration behind my recent use of my Pleasures lotion this week! So,thank you!
Got a holiday magazine from Ulta yesterday and on the back, it had a $15 off $50. I am sorely tempted to get the Pleasures gift set for me.
Do you think that coupon is replacing the twenty percent they do for black Friday?
I don’t know off hand. I think it’s a preview.
The $15 off $50 is a better deal but it forces you to purchase a minimum amount and best to not spend more than $75 or you end up with a discount of 20% or lower.
Get it! And thanks for the tip! I’m feeling very indulgent right now, so I might not be the right person to steer you.
You smell wonderful. Pleasures is not my favorite style but when I finally tried it it was definitely worthy of the company of my EL favorites like Intuition or Beautiful.
Beautiful really is!
Wearing L’Heure Bleue for the melancholy of it all. That really has to be the most evocative name in perfumery.
yes! L’HB is one perfume everyone should try. It’s so evocative, even now in its modern form, of everything a perfume can be. I love it so much I sometimes wear the EdT and EdP at the same time.
Such a beautiful perfume,and although it makes me somewhat sad,I love to wear it on days of reflection and questioning everything.
I love LHB but it would have been too much for today.
You smell wonderful.
SotD = Iris Ukiyoe
A scent that makes me feel calm, content, quietly happy. I often wear a little spritz on each wrist when I practice yoga. Makes me smile when I rest my thumbs over my third eye.
Paul McCartney is singing Maybe I’m Amazed on the radio right now. It’s a little more rock and roll than my current perfumed mood, but it’ll do nicely.
IU was one of my first new bottles back when I fell in love (again) with perfume six or seven years ago. Returning to the world of perfume felt like a miracle after a long period of partial anosmia caused by medication. And my itty bitty almost empty travel bottle of IU came to me by way of a hajusuuri split here at NST, a truly happy memory.
Happy Friday, fragrant friends. Stay sweet and safe!
Oh, I like that — IU does not suit me but I get the feeling entirely!
It’s a nice one!
Wearing Ubar. An elegant, somewhat formal forcefield. It has warmth to counter the chilly, snowy day. Loving the stories.
Ubar,is perfect.Whenever wherever.
Great description of Ubar.
Despite predictions yesterday, my hand went straight to Dryad this morning and thus I’m in a cloud of autumn-scented forest rather than iris-y leather. No regrets.
I love the papillon stuff,and I know Liz is working on something very very interesting that I cannot wait to try!
Dryad is the only one of hers that I’ve tried so far – do you have a Papillon favorite?
Tobacco Rose,without a doubt!
Salomè is also gorgeous,but wear with caution…LOL!
I am anxiously awaiting the new Papillon!
I never smelled it, but the notes sound so good. I have a decant of Salome and would love a bottle of this
I was too lazy to dig around to find Angel Muse, which makes me feel all cozy. Or Cuir de Lancôme, which makes me feel beautiful. Both bottles are a bit tucked away.
I chose Mitsouko, which brings up the memory of receiving it at a Christmas from my husband. He went all the way into the N-M in San Francisco from the ‘burbs to get it. So, it brings up attitudes of affection and gratitude.
Thanks, by the way, for your kind wishes toward my sister. No news today, other than my nephew was able to pick up an anti-nausea prescription for her last night. I worry about dehydration, so that will hopefully help.
Oh good then.
The medication should be a monumental help. Fresh ginger, or many ginger candies with real ginger in it, plus ginger ale are my go -tos. I usually have to flavor the water, but that’s me. If your sister can get some sleep, that would be great. IV fluids make a big difference, if it is necessary.
Currently going through a nausea phase, too. Pulling out all my tricks.
One day I went to pick up donor corneas from the co-ordinator at the University of Johannesburg.I first smelled Mitsouko,then saw this somewhat eccentric,beautiful lady sitting behind her desk.This was years ago,but I’ll never forget our discussion about the love of perfumes!!
I got skeeved out with the donor cornea comment ?
I just got caught up with yesterday’s posts and wanted to send healing vibes your way for your sister and BIL’s return to good health.
Today MEM called you me. I adore this fragrance and the comfort of Lavender and later jasmine is a calming cozy cloud of joy!!
Happy Friday all . Peace.
Ugh that’s to not you’
That will teach me to post from the wash chair at the hairdresser! ?
Participating in Sydney Rock Pool, a light, carefree scent. There are lots of beautiful coastal walks around Sydney harbour but my favourite is Spit Bridge to Manly on the northern side, so you look across to the city and opera house. It is a beautiful walk through sea side wooded groves, over rock slabs and pools, posh neighborhoods, cliffs, parks…about 10km. At the end you can get icecream and macarons from the cool shops and then take a harbour ferry back to the city.
Oh, that all sounds like a dream to me, Kanuka!
I would love such a walk now, it’s grey and wet here
That sounds like a wonderful walk!
Wow, that walk sounds like a wonderful dream.
On my way, lol!
1) Chilly and rainy here, with perfect steel grey skies. I am in Prada’s Infusion Amande, a perfect non sweet and cozy scent. I am in yoga gear and it’s perfect for stretching and poses- it’s not a yummy almond, but a serene and calming almond.
2) Just took delivery of my new spin bike from Amazon and I got for CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP because I signed up for their in house credit card. They took $150 off and I get 6 months of financing on the remaining amount.
3) I am taking next week off. I have purchased a large amount of edibles, and my neighbors have been going around stuffing mailboxes full of free mj in dime bags.
Congrats on your spin bike, and sounds like you will enjoy your week off
Hee! Oh yes!
Oh, if you don’t mind my asking, what seller on Amazon? I’m beginning my search for an in-home bike that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
I am getting fluffier by the day….
The maker is Retail Sign Systems, which does not seem promising BUT it’s legit a spin bike and it’s seems pretty okay. I got it cheap when I signed up for the Amazon card:
Brand Retail Sign Systems
Color Grey-Magnetic brake
Resistance mechanism Magnetic
Power Source Battery Powered
Today I chose my most vava-voom perfume, Balenciaga Rumba, it makes me feel glamorous, this one projection and lasting powe always surprise me anew, to wear with caution should be on the label.
*lasting power surprises me
Vavavoom is not well represented in my collection. Maybe Fracas? But that’s not really the same.
Fracas is a good eg too I think, but you’re right it is different withmore tuberose than Rumba but they both manage to be sweet but not too much so.
Hmmmmmm. I’d have to think a bit to come up with a Va-Va-Voom perfume in my stash. I probably have some, but nothing obvious is coming to mind.
Amouage Gold maybe is equally huge?
I’ll have to give my sample another sniff soon. It didn’t seem like a huge scent to me when I last wore it.
Lemming alert. I’ve had Rumba on the radar for a while. I’m guessing you smell fabulous.
Thank you, it’s a huge perfume, I have to be in the mood, but once in a while it really is fun. The Balencaga version has amazing longevity too.
After feeling vaguely sick yesterday, I woke up feeling better but to gray skies and rain. I want to feel cheerful, so I pulled out one of my most cheerful scents, Bombay Bling. I think it is impossible not to smile while wearing this. Other cheerful scents for me are Rhubarb Ecarlate and Acqua Viva. Have a good day, everyone!
Glad you feel better!
I agree with Bombay Bling being one of the most cheerful scents. I am wearing it today as well. Feel better!
Happy to hear you are feeling better!
SOTD = Guerlain Cuir Beluga
Like pfl67 above and perhaps others, I wore this because it reminds me of my dad. I started wearing this a week after he was given a terminal diagnosis (day after Thanksgiving 2014) and when I returned to work in mid-January. It’s very comforting and when I wear it, I feel wistful and at the same time happy because it reminds me of my dad, his pain (which he never let on until 3 days before he passed) and also happy that he was finally able to let go in his own terms on 12-12-14. I swear that he picked the date easiest for all of us to remember.
My rant and I will make it short – my manager was given his notice yesterday. We got the news of him leaving for another opportunity which did not make sense until he called me and a colleague to tell us what actually occurred. I’ve been around for a while and I noticed the signs. I am not worried about myself but I feel bad for him as this is not a good time to be searching for a role (he can look internally). We are actually understaffed and do need at least one more full body. He knows how to run interference because he understands the space we’re in … I am not so sure about his manager to whom we’ll report to in the foreseeable future. OK, rant over!
Sorry about the manager — not a good time to look for new talent or to look for a new role. I hope it all goes well and the skip-level manager can figure it out.
Thank you. The skip level manager is too busy from what I can tell and the collection of functions under her don’t make sense to me yet.
Very touching memories of your dad.
Thank you, Aurora!
1) *virtual hug* You smell lovely.
2) And yes- so many places are actually understaffed and ‘scope creep’ is everywhere.
Thank you, dear. My manager was good in deflecting scope creep and and I hope the new one is just as good or better!
Biggest of hugs to you.
I’m sorry about your manager. I hope he finds something comperable and soon.
Thank you, lillyjo! Yes, I hope he finds something soon. It’s hard when the rug is pulled under you as he said he did not see it coming. He was told about 3 weeks ago and as I mentioned, I had an inkling of some kind of departure.
Thank you for sharing your wistful memories of your dad and your scent. Sending a comforting hug.
Thank you, Laila!
So sorry to hear about your manager, it sounds worrisome. I’m keeping him (and you) in my happy thoughts and sending warm hugs your way.
Thank you, SmokeyToes!
Hugs in memory of your dad. That’s tough news about your manager, hope it all works out.
Thanks, cazaubon. I, too, hope it works out!
Yeesh! You’ve had quite the week too. Sorry to hear about the work drama.
Hugs for your dad.
Thank you, jalapeno. I didn’t even think of it as work drama but I suppose it is that!
Sorry about your manager. Tough times.
You introduced me to Cuir Beluga shortly after you bought your bottle. That and Eau Duelle are now full bottles in my collection thanks to Hajusuuri! And maybe Guerlain Shanghai, too?
Thanks, farouche. I was introduced to Cuir Beluga from a split on NST and it was love at first sniff. I remember the Eau Duelle swap I believe and I’m not surprised about Shanghai!
Lovely. Just a perfect way you have of capturing the feeling of wearing a scent and the rainbow of emotions it can bring. I’m sorry for your loss, never really easy.
I thought about Halston for some of the same reasons others did above (my mom’s perfume), but I did that one recently, so I went with Saturday, which just makes me outright happy (same as my grapefruit candles yesterday).
Kid is off to school in her Halloween costume. She plans for this all year, so she’s happy, too!
I thought about Saturday this week! Maybe tomorrow.
What’s her costume?
This year she’s Doctor Who, which was an easy one. Space, the moon, the chess pieces (went in a group), and the homemade R2D2 costume were more difficult.
Oh nice! I like that.
I’m wearing Coco. My default cp perfume. It fits because it makes me feel happy every time I smell it. It also makes me feel like “me”
My first Chanel and still my favorite.
My son made me a sandwich for work lunch today. I’m just now eating it, and realizing it’s only lettuce and tomato. No ham, cheese or mayo. Lol, it’s fine though, I’m assuming he put some love in there. ?
A for effort
What a thoughtful son!
LOL! Since I’m vegetarian, that’s what my husband calls my lunches: lettuce sandwiches.
LOL! That’s such a sweet story about your son. ???
I’m assuming he put some love in there – he did❣️
Coco makes me happy too. I only know it from a trove of vintage samples I pounced on in an auction. Someday that vintage bottle will be at that garage sale…….
Omnia Coral. It reminds me of incense I bought at All Books and Records in Ft Lauderdale the year I lived on a boat. It doesn’t smell like incense per se, but it smelled like that incense. We used to get books about megaliths and stone circles, go for dinner on Las Olas hamburger place, and come back home to the boat to read. The best time of my life. Never going that incense again, and the book store is of course closed now.
You lived on a boat? That sounds perfect right now
55ft sloop. It was fantastic. The person who owned it and is my ex owned land on the new river. When the housing boom was at its height, he sold for much money, retired, and sailed away.
What a nice memory! Omnia Coral is my favorite summer ‘red’ scent and certainly evocative of the memory you’ve shared.
Oh, I would take that life right now!
I’m going to dig out my bottle. First thought was Omnia Coral reminded me of Red Zinger tea.
I didn’t like it at first, but it’s really grown on me. I like the omnias. I’ll get paraiba if I can find a small bottle.
I wore Vintage Zen EdC for a feeling of nostalgia, remembering my days as a student and going to my favorite punk and new wave club in town. I loved the Serge Lutens Shiseido makeup and bought one of those famous eyeshadow duos in deep pink and black. The design of the eyeshadow boxes was great and I wore this a lot, even if the other student teased me, that I looked like I had a black eye…. Ignorant, all of them. I also had other Shiseido scents like Murasaki, the original Feminite du bois and I also wore a men’s scent called Tactics
You had better taste as a student than I did, tannina!
I’m in Iris Silver Mist, which gave me just the calm I needed today.
One of the few irises I don’t mind
I’m in Coromandel because I always feel polished and competent when I wear it. My 75 ml bottle probably has 10 ml left so I went light on the spritzes.
I tried a sample of Poudre Imperiale the new to Indigo Sous le Manteau line – it was wonderful! If you like easy to wear, slightly sweet powders give this a sniff. It’s very natural smelling and no screechy base
Poudre Imperiale sounds tempting!
My Mom wore L’Heure Bleu and I gifted her several bottles of it, but never owned one myself. She died young and has been gone for 43 years. About 7 or 8 years ago, I finally purchased a bottle for myself and every time I smell it or wear it, I think of her. Of course, I think of her a lot and still miss her after all theses years without smelling the perfume. My Dad lived a long life but has been gone now for 11 years, but he thought my obsession with perfume and my ridiculously large collection was stupid and a waste of money, but perfume has helped me get through lots of tough times.
So many memories of parents today through the power of scent, so very touching. Thank you for sharing.
My dad thinks the same about my collection, but it doesn’t matter. Perfume brings me comfort and joy.
I’m happy to wear one of my favorite ‘happy’ fall scents for today’s cp, YSL Cinema. I love everything about this fragrance: its beautiful golden bottle that sparkles with sunshine, the bright citrus opening that softens to vanilla amber powder and provides coziness, warmth, and much-needed optimism in these crazy times! Even its name reminds me of the glamour of the classic films I love so much, and I smile as I look forward hopefully to seeing that series resume in our Art Deco hometown theater in the future. And Cinema captures the essence of the beautiful sunny day I’m relishing today, definitely a mood-lifter after a week of cold, rainy and depressing weather. The leaves here have hung on through lots of rain and wind and are still gold and red and orange, and I’m treasuring their last days.
Another mood-lifter: Today I’ll be putting together some treat packages for my grandkids and for my favorite mail carrier, one of the Consequential Strangers who brighten my life in small but important ways.
Wishing everyone a great weekend ahead with at least a ray or two of sunshine, even if that sunshine is brought to you by a Consequential Stranger.
(And, if you’d like to learn more about Consequential Strangers, check out this interesting article in the NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/03/well/family/the-benefits-of-talking-to-strangers.html?searchResultPosition=1
or the book, “Consequential Strangers: The Power of People Who Don’t Seem to Matter . . . But Really Do” by Melinda Blau and Karen Fingerman.)
I know what you mean about consequential strangers – mine all seem to work at the post office as well.
You smell wonderful! Good idea to do a treat package; and thanks for the article. I will check it out.
31 Rue Cambon which makes me feel classy. Happy Friday, all!
Happy Friday, you classy lady!
You have quite a few “classy lady” scents, IMO.
A mish-mash of memories here. Pleasures lotion (thanks Dawn for the reminder!) Makes me smile thinking back to my youth and no responsibility days. Happiness and health were taken for granted, so it brings those days back.
Also, #19 Breathe, by Lollia for Dad. A perfume I wore an awful lot during his final months. To really crank it up, I spritzed I’m Home, because, well, I am. Full circle with my parents, living in the house I grew up in.
Like a big hug.
2 things. Dad loved whiskey. Rica Body has a butter that I use called Whiskey and Cavendish, a very boozy, leather scent. Any recommendations for a fragrance that falls in that lane?
Thanks for this cp!
My boozy leather scent is Atelier Cologne Gold Leather. How wonderful that you live in your family home.
Thank you. I love every nook and cranny. Any one who visits says they feel like it is a walk down memory lane.
You and I are scent twins, I think. I’m putting that one on a try list.
I live in an older home much like the family one, and I love it so.
Nice that you love your home, too.?
It is like a memory around every corner.
So glad it’s Friday. What a week. I’m glad it’s almost over.
I was originally going to wear Tauer Incense Rose, because the first time I smelled it, I had an intense emotional reaction to it. It made me homesick for Colorado, circa 1989 – 1993. But I’ve had a lot of things to deal with over the past couple of weeks, so going in that direction didn’t sound like a good idea.
SOTD = SSS Incense Pure, from my travel spray. I was using it as a “Keep Calm and Carry On!” scent early this year, and have returned to it for the same reason. Emotional Support Perfume, check!
You smell great. I love both those scents.
Thank you. Might be time for a incense kick…
Hope the we will be restful for you, I bet you smell great (we don’t have access to SSS here).
Incense Pure is similar in feel, though not smell, to Tauer’s Incense Extreme. Both are strong, dry incenses to my nose.
Maybe I’ll wear Incense Pure tomorrow but I have so many new perfumes ?. You smell great of course!
Thank you! You have the perfume stash par excellence.
Today I’m finally joining the CP in Jolie Madame. I feel ladylike and confident. I always associate this with Grace Kelly, since a perfumista once described it as ‘smelling like the inside of Grace Kelly’s handbag.’
Plus, it always makes me think of a perfect, snowy, winter’s day. I must have first tried it in the wintertime! The 50’s Gruau illustration of the woman with the fur muff also remind me of a white rabbit fur muff I had when I was a little girl. I treasured that rare piece of luxury.
I love that ad…one of his best.
SotD Max Factor Golden Woods, circa 1965, for the CP. I only found one review for it, on Basenotes, by Bookwyrmsmith, who finds a powdery amber with spices and I agree. I get something else, maybe some indolic floral, and it is very spicy to me. There may be some non-sweet vanilla, too. It does also evoke a walk in a dry, warm but late fall forest. Oh, and almost 12 hours after the first spritz, I can still faintly smell the warm amber! GW gives me that quiet kind of happiness, in this case from finding the world of vintage perfumes and those who love them, which led me to try many (GW was not the first) and to begin to learn about ingredients and types of scents. That led to this wider world of perfumistas, who I love to hang out with – that’s all the NST’ers of course!
That’s brave, getting into perfume via the vintage route.
….where angles fear to tread….?.
Fascinating choice and sweet story.
I’m wearing, or rather was wearing La Promesse de l’Aube today. It’s the perfume that on first sniff provoked such a powerful emotional response that I will never forget that moment in June 2012 when on a whim I decided that since I was in Paris at Jovoy I might as well try some MDCI’s. Promesse was the one that made me choke up, and that brought tears to my eyes. It ended up being the first MDCI I bought.
I still love it, although it mostly no longer moves me to tears.
It’s nice to hear that you still love La Promesse de l’Aube, even if it doesn’t make you cry anymore. I’ve noticed that my tastes in perfume have shifted somewhat over the past 5 years or so.
Thursday night I put on a bit of Oelliet (sp?) Sauvage. I couldn’t smell it in the morning, but I found it a nice fragrance for going to sleep.