Hey, it's Guessing Game Friday (edition 4)! Our community project for today: describe your perfume to us, OR, give your perfume the name it ought to have had, and we'll see if we can guess what it is. Thank you to Glannys for the suggestion!
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.
My fragrance: a woman in Paris dreams of a lake in her homeland. Update: And yes, Neela Vermeire Créations Pichola.
Reminder: on 4/2, for International Children’s Book Day, name a favorite children's book and wear a fragrance to match.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2021, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: top image is India-7217 [cropped] by Dennis Jarvis at flickr; some rights reserved.
A crystalline egg clutched in a menacing golden claw holds an ink-black potion so mysterious, so otherworldly —
nah it’s just a standard-issue fruity floral, absolutely nothing to distinguish it from a thousand others, but it’s the only one I own and perversely I kinda like it.
I love the drama of your clue but I have no idea.. ?
… I feel too lazy to google the exact name (and also don’t want to cheat ), but didn’t have one of the Lady Gaga ones a bottle like that?
Yup. Lady Gaga Fame. I bought it cheap and I regret nothing.
A pastel pile of wood shavings drenched in rosewater with a slight earthy/mossy quality, possibly from patchouli. I think the orginal name of this scent suited it perfectly. I have no idea why they changed it.
Another Hint: The name of this perfume includes a color.
Maybe because I am really tired, maybe just because I don’t know, anyway I haven’t got a clue
I’m not guessing well today either. It’s grey and cloudy outside. Another hint.
No, this does not help, I’ve made a few good guesses today,but this is not going to be one of them.
Is it Gris Montaigne from the Dior Exclusives?
You’re on fire today! ?
That is a nice fragrance, what was its original name?
The original name was Gris Montaigne. They changed it Gris Dior or Dior Gris. Whatever…
For today’s project, I dug out a decant of a scent that might also have been called “La chandelle d’encens” – or whatever would be the equivalent in the language of the brand’s home country.
Hm. Avignon? Or is it not French?
… close, but not quite there yet
No, it isn’t not Kyoto either!
No, you’re decidedly moving away from the right answer! After all, we were almost there with Glannys’s first suggestion.
So it is a church incense, right?
Rouge Avignon? Cardinal?
La Liturgie des Heures?
No, quite the opposite – the sacred context was about the only thing wrong with your suggestion of Avignon.
Again no – and having eliminated both the Incense and the Blue series I sincerely hope that there really is only on more possibility left
… one more possiblity … of course!
Ouarzazate, Zagorsk, Bois d’Encens, Passage d’Enfer……
Sorry, but none of those agrees with the additional information I gave above, namely that about the only thing wrong with Avignon was the sacred context (of the name, at least) – although the ABOUT is important, since the perfumer (and the bottle of course) are different as well.
That Just shows hoe much of a pagan I am, I do not associatie incense with churches at all ?
And my lovely Dutch autocorrect had just added a few more errors.
I suppose in the Netherlands you wouldn’t even do so as a committed Christian, given that the mere thought of incense would surely have made poor Calvin turn in his grave .
And anyway, CdG would certainly not have wanted you to associate incense exclusively with churches either. After all the whole idea of the Incense series, if I remember correctly, was to celebrate the use of incense in spritual traditions from all over the world.
To me it is just a perfume note, and one I’ve only come to appreciate because of Bois d’Encens. But I guess you are right about Calvijn and incense
CDG 2 Man?
I would never have expected it take that long for anyone to guess – not when I did my first post with the candle reference and even less so when Glannys went down the CdG route right away!
… expected it TO take that long … and I think I should stop posting, given that I don’t seem to manage a single post without an error any more
Jaisalmer or Ouarzazate?
Oops too slow and too wrong.
Two puzzles, because I am wearing two scents. They both have carnation, because I like the idea of starting and ending the week on the same note. For the second puzzle, I wanted to try interactive fiction/text adventure style, so it may have a lot of replies (if you guys are interested in playing). So to avoid confusion, I will start a separate comment thread for the second scent.
The house is French and has an aristocratic name. This scent smells old school to me, and I would classify it as an oriental chypre.
Becky Sharp, Marquise de Merteuil and Milady de Winter would probably find this perfume a good match for their personalities.
Oriza Legrand Oeillet Louis XV?
Nope. The thing that all three women have in common is more like a quality or a type of behavior.
Which Milady de Winter?
I know only one – from the Three Musketeers.
You might be thinking of Mrs de Winter, from Rebecca?
No, Robin, there really is a Milady de Winter in Musketeers.
Thanks, Robin. Actually Rebecca (first Mrs de Winter) probably fits too. And Mrs Danvers from the same novel.
Calypso, yes, I definitely meant Three Musketeers’ Milady. But Mrs de Winter kind of has a similar personality.
Calypso I did know that, I was trying to say that to Dilana who was asking which one
I think the best known scent from this house has linden blossom.
OK, so it IS L’Intrigante by D’Orsay, n’est-ce pas? Not knowing the scent, I looked up the notes and couldn’t find any mention of carnation, so I didn’t throw in the suggestion.
Yes, it is. Fragrantica lists carnation and I could swear I can smell it! Sory for misleading.
My fault – serves me right for disregarding the most basic rule of information literacy: always check multiple sources
Scent 2 (text adventure style)
A white marble sculpture of two figures stands in the middle of a clearing surrounded by forest and grass. In front of the sculpture there is an altar strewn with carnations. There are offerings on the altar: a bowl with resins, a bowl with spices and… is it a small piece soap?
For another hint, type:
1 – to inspect the bowl with resins
2 – to inspect the bowl with spices
3 – to take a closer look at the statue
Carnations + resins + spices makes me think of Oillet Bengale…
You approach the sculpture. The two figures are of a man and a woman in a close embrace. The sculptor captured them in motion, as if they were trying to escape something or someone. The sculpture emanates sadness.
Type E to examine the plaque at the bottom of the sculpture.
Unfortunately the plaque is damaged and the name of the sculpture is impossible to make out. As for the sculptor’s surname, you can see that it has no more than five or six characters and begins with R.
There is more text on the plaque though. The only words you can read are “greater sorrow” and “happy time”.
You pick up the second bowl. It is filled to the brim with different spices. You examine them closely. There is a whiteish powder made from a ground root. It has a fresh, invigorating (somehwat citrussy) smell. Pink berries. A brown spice that
smells warm and sweet. Finally, there are green pods with a strong and sharp scent. This spice would probably be a great flavouring for coffee or tea.
The spices are ginger, pink pepper, cinnamon and cardamom.
Inferno by Acqua di Firenze?
No, but you are on the right track. The sculpture was inspired by a story from Inferno.
No, it is based on a specific story from Inferno. Think of two people together even in death.
No, but the same sculptor.
Rodin. Paolo and Francesca the two lovers from Inferno?
For those who wonders what it was all about. Fugit Amor was named after Rodin’s sculpture (Fugitive Love) which in its turn was inspired by Francesca and Paolo in Dante’s Inferno. They had an adulterous affair, were killed and condemned to the second circle of hell (Lust). But even there they remained together.
“There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time, when miserable” – quote from Inferno. Francesca says it when asked to tell her story.
And I just saw that Aurora guessed it too!
For Robin’s scent, is it a Hermes?
Robin: my guess is Pichola.
I think you are right!
That’s it, Pichola!
Opening with a most beautiful jasmine, this artisanal fragrance gives us an olfactive glimpse into a pilgrimage to Mecca and is named for the rite of circling the Kaaba, seven times counter clockwise, I always wear seven squirts. Pilgrims wear jasmine sambac and the corners of the Kaaba are drenched with opaponax, the marbles tiles of the surrounding path cleaned with rose water.
wow..I have no guess. But I want whatever you are wearing!
And you smell gorgeous.
I think other jasmines have eclipsed it and it does not have the greatest longevity, it is a natural perfume, but I reapply with abandon and love that suggestion of incense hiding among the jasmine petals….
Tawaf is beautiful. I have a tiny decant which I should check to see if it has evaporated.
So, here’s three from this week:
Listen Karen, it’s for a French bloke…
A bully boy?
That cheeky French scoundrel deflowered me!
1. Pour Un Homme and 3. Histoire de Parfums Marquis de Sade and I am uncertain about 2…..
The description for number 3 makes me want to drop everything and watch Dangerous Liasons.
1. You’re right – Pour un Homme de Caron!
That movie has been remade so many times – do you have a favorite version? I have a soft spot for the one with the alternate title of Valmont, with Annette Bening and a young and yummy Colin Firth, but there were even others besides the Malkovich version. There apparently was a miniseries I’d never heard of, with Catherine Deneuve, Nastassja Kinski and Rupert Everett – fascinating casting.
Never heard of that last version, but now it’s a must-see! Thanks, SheriG. ?
For number 2 I started thinking along the lines of Vierges et Toreros, but maybe if it was, one should have expected the clue to reference the virgins as well … moreover: you just mention a single bully boy while the toreros are decidedly plural, so probably I’m completely off the track.
Good deductive thinking, but not right!
… still with the idea of “bully” as adjective to “bull” in mind: is it Minotaure?
Right, that’s the one!
Continuing stinker_kit’s ideas, Liaisons Dangereuses for 3?
… and taking the “deflowering” just as litterally as the “bully boy”, could no. 3 be Voleur de Roses?
And right again, it’s L’Artisan’s rose thief – Voleur de Roses.
3. Putain des Palaces?
Congratulations – those clues were just brilliant!
Named for the Italian who took a crew of personal perfumers when relocating to Paris
Catherine de Medici
Oh thank you, I was stumped.
It could be named English Spring.
Madtowngirl is correct. I rarely wear this, but I really like it.
Yardley’s Lavender, hee!
You smell wonderful!
I’m in a salty, sparkly fragrance from a French house. I know, that was really easy, lol.
I have an appointment this morning with an aesthetician that I’m looking forward to. It’s cloudy this morning but I’m hoping the sun will come out later. A good day for paper writing.?
Eau de Merveilles ?
Something from Hermes?
Good morning and Happy FriYAY!
Because I’m not awake enough to write a clue, I offer this poem for the solution….
There was a pop star singer
who liked her perfumes sweet
And several of her offerings
smell good enough to eat
So today I’m wearing her 2015 release
It has a puffy on the cap
_____ is it’s name!
Also, I love your poem!?
Ari for win!
You smell pretty!
Close, but no puffy ball on the cap! LOL Happy FriYAY!!!
I vote extra credits for a poem clue!
Yesterday since there was no guess, it was Amouage Fate
Today I was crushing some cloves to add to my French press coffee. It made me think of spice and I chose this perfume (no coffee note) which is all woods & spice some tobacco & vanilla. The nose behind this perfume is the name of the house, the inspiration comes from the nose’s middle eastern /african roots . This a bold, sexy scent…so long lasting it goes and goes for 12+ hours.
I will add another hint. The name of this perfume is in French, part of the name of this perfume comes up in many Italian idiomatic expressions.
Wow, Fate did not smell like your description to my nose at all! I was stumped.
Is today’s scent from Serge Lutens?
Nope, it’s a female and niche.
hajusuuri has a photo of this bottle on her Insta feed back in January , if that helps
Today I’m wearing a thrice-discontinued classic with a problematic name. If I told you it has pineapple you’d probably guess it right off.
Stay safe everyone!
Jean Patou Colony?
You got it! Pineapple vetiver heaven.
Wearing a skanky jasmine with loads of leather. Color of the perfume is unusual.
The makers of this perfume are pretend and they are actually writers. The perfume is rather vague and not from the present….
To me it smells yummm and like a big strong brother to Ariana Grande’s Cloud.
Imaginary Authors Yesterday Haze?
Wearing one by self-proclaimed Queen of Gourmand, it has an image of her laughing on the label.
I am guessing it is a Kyse perfume, but I don’t know which one.
Nope, the Queen of Gourmand is Italian!
So – having had a small look at her bottles on the internet – it would be Orgasmo by Hilde Soliani, wouldn’t it?
Clue #1 – I’m in an everything but the kitchen sink woody boozy gourmand from this barely 3 years old eponymous Australian house.
Clue #2 – ??♀️
Something from Goldfield&Banks?
La Whatever by Rasei Fort?
Hey, how did you know? ?
I love how the triplets got together for this❣️
I love puzzles
It’s a funny name.
Is the house Criminal Elements?
No, Undina got it right – Rasei Fort is the house name as well as the perfumer. The perfume name is La Whatever. I got a partial bottle from a Basenotes splitter.
Never heard of that house.
It’s a side project of Rasei Fort whose main brand, Fort & Manle, is better known.
I need to look up this house.
“La Whatever” sounds like someone was tired of thinking up perfume names that day! ?
This morning I decided against buying jewellery, but instead settled in with a nice cup of unusually-coloured tea…
… that would be the blue one, then, wouldn’t it?
Bvlgari au Thé Bleu?
Bvlgari Au The….. Bleu?
Well done, everyone!
SOTD: “I am unmarried OR I am feeling the absence of someone.”
And, I do smell lovely, if I do say so myself.
Is the name in English or in another language?
I miss Violet?
I suppose, you, too will have noted the ambiguity of “Miss” / miss”! So what else is there? Miss Dior, perhaps …
Colognissimo, great minds…
… in your case, yes – with me the penny only dropped when I read your suggestion
Posting and running today.
Riddle me this: I am wearing a gem of a leather perfume.
Be back later. Happy Friday! ( it’s my second Monday this week!)
Bottega Veneta? Sorry it’s your second Monday.
Nope not BV, but smells just as good. I rarely wear this one, so not a usual suspect, lol
Is it one of the pricey Armani Cuirs?
Cuir Amethyste? (Had to look up the spelling of that one!)
You got it!
A dancing bouquet of white flowers that smells pink. Warm, sunny, springtime optimism, fresh air, honeysuckle, and gladness.
Jardins de Bagatelle?
Nope. This one is from a popular niche house that started me down the path of perfume obsession, years ago (Demeter was a gateway drug, but this one taught me that perfume could be so much more interesting than the standard department store fare).
La chasse aux papillons?
That’s the one!
I’m wearing an animalic scent named for the northern part of Vietnam.
PDE Musc Tonkin?
A recent release that is also cookie.?
Happy Friday to all!
Is it Masque Milano Madeleine? I’ve been wanting to try that one!
Ding ding ding! Yes it is. ?
My perfume is the most ridiculously named perfume in my collection, one I would be too embarrassed to say if someone asked what I was wearing. As for the scent, it’s sweet citrus and fluffy musk with a savory note tucked in there.
My boyfriend has a vaccine appointment tonight! Very excited for him as an essential worker who has been using public transit to go to work everyday of this pandemic.
Is it the Sexiest Scent on the Planet? I’d be mortified if anyone asked me what I was wearing and I had to say that! ?
Incorrect guess but also a cringey name!
Clue: my perfume name has a scatological association.
Oh heavens — so cringey!
Poopoo Pidoo (such an unfortunate name in English!) ?
Also, in my endeavor to reduce my perfume collection, I’ve decided this one is going up for swap at the next swap meet. Not due to its name though! I’ve got about 10ml left in a manufacturer’s travel bottle is l if anyone’s interested prior to the swap meet.
Yay for your boyfriend’s vax appointment! Hope it goes smoothly.
Thanks, it went very smoothly!
My perfume comes from a brand owned by a real life couple and named after their nicknames.
The perfume name has 2 words. One has something to do with water and the other with number 6 or with a bedroom activity lol.
What’s the perfume?
I’d guess D.S. & Durga but I can’t make any of their current lineup fit that clue…
Jul et Mad Aqua Sextius?
That’s the winner.
That was too easy! (and you smell nice )
I’d guess D.S. & Durga but I can’t make any of their current lineup fit that clue…
Oops — this was meant for lucasai, above.
Happy Friday! I’ve so enjoyed the CP this week, many thanks to Glannys!
My SOTD: a smoky tea with leather and rose. It sounds overwhelming, but it’s actually airy and very well blended, as are most of the scents from this house which is famous for something other than fragrances.
Bvlgari black tea? Eau parfumée au thé noir?
You got it! ?
My scent should have been named Tires on Fire.
CdG Black or Tar?
Are those really perfumes?
Oops, I meant that for LunaGrrrl.
Yes! Perfumology – Clutch, 4160 Tuesdays – Freeway
Clutch? or maybe Freeway?
Funny, but no.
Le Labo Patchouli?
Ding Ding, you win!
No, another good guess though. I enjoy them both despite the, or because of?, the stink! See above.
My SOTD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dipFMJckZOM
La Nuit Etoilée, Goutal?
We live underground in a flooded land, celebrating release in a dead language.
Love the clues!
Luctor et emergo?
For the “release in a dead language” I would have said Luctor et Emergo and the “We” at the beginning would also fit the People of the Labyrinths, but “underground” and “flooded”? I’m not sure where that’s supposed to come in.
Well the Netherlands would be largely flooded were IT not for the dykes
Exactly! A lot of the land is below sea level but for the dikes. But they have tulips, and Luctor et Emergo
I knew I had the spelling wrong. About
29 % of my country is below sea level.
Flooded land makes me think of Egypt and papyrus but I don’t have any perfume ideas.
Perhaps I should have chosen canals instead of flooded/underground, but that was too easy!
Yes, “release in a dead language” was the easiest clue. It made me think of Luctor and Emergo. Then I saw that it was made by People of Labyrinths from the Netherlands, and this explained the clue about “underground in a flooded land”. Very clever.
I hadn’t been aware that People of the Labyrinths was a Dutch brand – but then I probably should have made the connection when I saw that the nose was Alessandro Gualtieri from the quintessentially … erm, whatever … brand of Nasomatto. And just now I have even found that “Luctor et Emergo” in itself is actually the motto of one of the Dutch provinces!
Actually of the province that has the highest percentage of churchgoers. Without incense though.
Wearing my newest Scentbox pick, which is supposed to be a woodier flanker of a popular designer iris…I’m not getting much iris at all though, just the namesake wood and neroli.
Tomorrow me and the Mr are going on a 2 week trip to visit our parents and lock down housing/employment in Vancouver, WA. Haven’t done any travelling since the pre-covid days so I’m excited and a little nervous. I’ll try to keep checking in, even if my perfume wardrobe will be limited!
Are you in Infusion d’Iris Cedre?
Good luck on your trip! If you venture into Portland, you can try to do some sniffing at Fumerie and The Perfume House, which you probably already know.
Also, I finally watched Promising Young Woman last night. Wow… as good as I expected and I felt anxious through the entire movie.
Thanks! Our Airbnb is actually in Portland so hopefully I can convince him to do some sniffing around with me. If not, we’ll be moving down permanently at the end of April so I have all the time in the world.
Glad you liked PYW!! So honest and stylish all at once.
I’ve heard nothing but good things about Vancouver — I hope you find something wonderfully suitable!
Thanks Isabella! We have some good leads so I think it’ll work out nicely.
The name of the scent is not a real name, it’s a green smoke, citrus scent for summer, made from a French fashion house.
By the way, I found a nearly unused BUB of L Air de Rien on the bay for less than at the perfume discounters, so I finally bought it. Sadly I procrastinated too long, I would have paid way less in January…
Good find for LAdR – FragNet still has .27 travel sprays for a decent price…at least they did yesterday….
Glad you got your BUB but sorry you had to pay more.
Green smoke and citrus! Sign me up for whatever it is!
Untitled layered with Untitled L’Eau
Thanks — I was stumped!
I waft a fruit of an ancient civilization, but its allusion to a bureaucracy may be correct as to the decadence of its current form.
No; on the right track; different culture.
I would expand my hint: But, the memory of a description of odd syntax – not my writing style! But can we love that which we are not?
I’m wearing a perfume that on the one hand is very aptly named after the flower it so beautifully portrays but on the other hand does not quite live up to its name. The name suits the flower to a tee, but this fragrance is better behaved than the first part of its name implies.
Maybe Carnal Flower?
Malle Carnal Flower?
A good guess!
Carnal Flower it is.
SotD = light and shadow via Milan
This is the one and only new FB I can recall purchasing in the last year. I really need to go through the perfume cupboard this weekend to see what I might have forgotten. Does perfume cause amnesia?
Happy FriYAY, fragrant friends!
Luci ed Ombre!
yes! I love the name as much as the perfume inside the bottle.
For today’s cp I chose a classic fragrance that seems to be well-liked here. But, unlike its name that evokes sun and sand, my response to it is like the world outside my window today: cloudy, rainy, melancholy. I’m reminded of past trips to a rocky Atlantic sea coast; a salty earthiness and warm woodiness envelop me like a hug, and I like to layer it over Caswell Massey’s Sea Grass body lotion to enhance its mossy, licheny elements and take me back there!
Happy Friday to all!
Fleurs de sel? Or Dune or Wood Sage and seasalt?
Possibly one of those . .
I vote for Dune, which likewise induces a kind of odd melancholy in me.
Yes, you’re right! ? I know I’m not the only one who feels it this way, as I remember seeing at least a couple of posts on various sites expressing similar thoughts. Dune is one of my favorite scents and the first one that came to mind for this project.
Yep, Dune is a melody in a perfumed minor key for me as well.
Well said! ? ?
My perfume is two words. Synonyms are dark softness.
Dark softness? Is it a black cat? ? (No real ideas yet.)
First word correct!
Yes! ? thanks for suggesting the CP, I enjoy these even though I am bad at solving them.
I am glad you (and other NSTers) like it.
I think there were several projects with a similar idea and I just suggested it as one ultimate “guess the scent” CP.
I am wearing a flanker to a classic perfume whose name takes its inspiration from the faraway east. This flanker is the name of an art and a country
Shalimar route Madagascar
No, not from Guerlain ?
I went through the complete list of countries, and other than “China” (as in “Ceramic art”), I don’t see any names that would sound like art to me, at least in English. And I don’t know any flankers with that name. I give up
Sorry for the difficulty, Chine was right.
The Shanghai version of Opium?
You were very close, right pillar but it is Opium Poésie de Chine.
Super busy at work, so can’t play now, but…
Named after a warrior, it should have been called Lemony Joyful.
You got it!
“And then the Dread Lemony Joyful swooped down upon the hapless village…”
Even the dung of the warrior elephants of The Dread Lemony Joyful smelled like lemons and sunshine!
1) SOTD: Iris Goddess by Floral Street – from a sample. It’s should called Designer Shampoo.
2) My friend who is going through the separation & divorce has now an extra bit of sadness: her MIL passed away last night. It was not unexpected; she had been in decline for some time now, but no one in the immediate family wanted to confront this or get social services to help. When my friend tried her husband told her it was ‘none of her business’. Finally on Monday social services came to help with a health directive; the family was told they had a year.
But they only had three days.
I will be going this afternoon to help give the house a deep clean (wearing PPE from work because the FIL is also in frail condition) and see if I can comfort my goddaughters in some way.
I’m sure just your being there will provide comfort. What sad circumstances.
Oy! This week (two friends lost close relatives to COVID on Tues). So sorry for your friend, and the added bitterness of the separation no doubt is not making any of this easier. Both of my grandmothers died within two months of each other during my parents’ final separation and divorce–I am especially sorry for your goddaughters. It is a lot to take in. Echoing ringthing–your caring will mean a lot.
This is so sad. Your friend is very fortunate to have you in her life.
I’m sure your kindness will bring comfort to all. Bless you!
Condolences to your friend. You are a gem, and I’m sure she appreciates it!
From the brand that can’t stop giving its perfumes trashy names, my SOTD is spice-swallowed flowers.
The house is probably Etat libre d’Orange?
Oh good guess, but only the last few years from this brand have been especially smutty.
Tom Ford? Shanghai Lily or Jasmin Rouge?
Shanghai Lily it is!
A tropical fruit meets creamy softness
Right fruit wrong scent
Mango Skin by Vilhelm Parfumerie?
That sounds like how I experience Arielle Shoshana Saturday, but it has passionfruit, so that can’t be it.
Let me try once again, but I go by the description, I’ve never smelled Dirty Mango by Heretic Parfums.
Its the creamy softness that is stumping me!
A designer fragrance. Several other scents from this house have similar names that can cause some confusion. I’m wearing the original.
Narciso Rodriguez For Her?
Good guess; but sorry, no.
Sorry, not Chloe.
Ding Ding Ding! You are correct!
I could be called Gilded Female instead of my real name.
Got my second vaccination today, really happy and relieved.
Amouage Gold Woman?
yay for vaccination #2! Hope you feel all right.
Mine is next Monday. I’m a little nervious.
A good guess, but no.
Don’t be nervous about the vax. I had a sore arm for 1 day after #1, and I feel fine right now. I heard I might be tired tomorrow.
TF Woman in Gold?
Is it a by Killian perfume?
AnnE and Jalapeno split the win! Kilian Woman in Gold.
Scandal by Jean Paul Gaultier?
Congratulations on your second vaccination!!
Song of the day: https://youtu.be/6yP1tcy9a10
Strong winds are howling and shaking the house today. Small children and animals should be tied down or kept inside to ensure that they don’t blow away! Haven’t lost power yet, but that is an unfortunate possibility until things calm down.
Guessing game: I am from a grand old French perfume house. My name contains something that can be considered either a fruit or a color. I am often referred to as one of the best of my kind. What am I?
Stay safe jalapeno!
That song has one of the cheesiest lines in all of metal. Still a good anthem though ?
Some of those cheesy 80’s metal stadium anthems still sound pretty good!
Orange Spice by Creed?
No, I am not a Creed perfume.
Purchasing Cristalle, Jalapeno!
Nice! Which version, EdT or EdP?
Oooh, I’ve heard that one is getting scarce. Time to get while the getting’s good!
I called a Chanel boutique and they had it. I got the big bottle. ?
Thinking I may have roof damage but who knows? I did not even go walking as I was afraid of flying debris!
The wind seems to have died down now that the sun is down. I am surprised that the lids on the Dumpsters and the Recycling Bins didn’t fly open today.
I sure hope that you DON’T have roof damage!
I’ll know tomorrow.
Orange Verte by Hermes? If so, you smell great!
Also, the 80’s were a weird time and the Scorpions were funny-looking people.
Not Hermes, sorry. Hint: the fruit/color combination is related to orange but isn’t.
Then Orangers en Fleurs by Houbigant
Orange Cannelle by Molinard?
Nope, not an orange nor a Molinard. Try related fruits. ?
I went through all the fruits that can kind of be considered a color, and the only other combination that could fit your puzzle that I found was Mandarino by the brand that I refuse to consider “grand” (it starts with “L”). But if no, I give up
Mandarino (or a variant) is definitely on the right track.
Is it something with lime?
Not lime. But in the citrus family!
Time for a SOTD recap: French perfume house, contains citrus in both the name and the scent. New info: is good in warm/hot weather, has a 2-word name, and is favorably mentioned on NST.
Sorry, it isn’t Neroli Outrenoir. But you did get the house right!
Could it be a Guerlain? One of the Aqua Allegorias? Pamplelune?
Ooooh, someone’s getting really warm! Yes, it IS a Guerlain, and it IS an AA! It is not Pampelune, though.
Ooh! Mandarine Basilic? If not, Limon Verde?
You have to have this!
Mandarine Basilic is it! Yeehaw! ??✨
Late to the party! I had a very busy morning with work and then I decided to take the afternoon off to enjoy the gorgeous 82 degrees temperature with sunny skies and winds we are having today. I went outside to run errands and I am now in the park enjoying a long walk with an iced coffee. Perfect day!
Wearing Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio.
Happy Friday, everyone! ?
82! I’m stuck in the forties for the next week!
Enjoy your weekend!?
Thank you, Lillyjo! I hope our weather is on its way to you soon. We will be back again to the lower 60’s/upper 50’s tomorrow, but at least we had a nice touch of early summer today! ?
Good scent pick for our early taste of summer!
Thank you! NM is one of my favorite summer scents!
You smell great! Enjoy the weekend!
Thank you, Undina! Enjoy your weekend too!
Wow, 82? Hope you enjoyed the warmth before the cooler weekend. You picked a good scent for 82 degrees!
Thank you, Tulipani! I had a very nice afternoon out. Back home now!
Happy Friday ?!
Thank you,Annie! Happy Friday to you too! ?
Sotd is jewelry house feline.
Cartier Le Panthere?
Yay! I finally got one!
Something that furbabies give so much.
House of Matriarch Devotion? (Because AFAIK there’s no perfume called Hairball )
That was my first thought “I hope it’s not hairball”
Cleaned up my fair share. ?
Nope. But Hairball would be a fun name and a horrible smell.
LOL at “Hairball”!
Sweet! But, not the perfume.
Thanks for playing!
From a House with known for a perfume named after a prayer. And my ?.
Since Undina guessed my SOTD (Rasei Fort La Whatever), here’s my IG post:
In other news, we’re going to attempt Family Zoom again tomorrow. Wish us luck!
I was able to get in a walk yesterday. With the days being longer, I can be done with work for the day and do the walk (3.5 miles yesterday) and still get back with plenty of daylight left. So yesterday, the security guard came out of the office building and wanted to chat. It must be pretty lonely in there because I never see more than 20 cars scattered around and the building can fit maybe 600+ people. Anyway, we had a nice chat and he said he refused to be vaccinated and the reason he gave was that there wasn’t enough testing done and he heard that it could cause someone to become sterile. Now, if he could read my ?, he would have read “Oh my, this guy aged really badly to think that he is young enough to father a child and still be able to enjoy the child for a good long time.” I suppose there are longer expiration dates.
Let’s hope the guy is young and strong enough not to regret his decision (and I do not mean his plans for procreation)
I really liked that perfume name Somehow it just hit the spot. Nice picture! I should probably post my SOTD on IG since I can’t think of a puzzle for it… Or can I?.. Let me think.
Lol, I hear you.
I guess that some guys never outgrow that “I am invincible and indestructible” frame of mind. Pity.
Yeah, pity is right. I encouraged him to read about the J&J vaccine.
Good luck with the family zoom!
Thank you. We cannot bring up politics!
Just started following you on Instagram! Thanks for the giggle and I’m with Undina, hope he stays safe and healthy.
Hey all! Today, I took a warm and spicy trip, with cardamom and sandalwood and maybe some ginger.
That sounds like what I wish I got from Pacifica’s Tibetan Mountain Temple…
No, but I should try that one! Sounds nice.
Unfortunately, it was d/c’ed a while back and now goes for CRAZY money on Evil Bay if you can find it.
Boo to that!
Voyage d’Hermes? (not sure about ginger though)
Correct! Now, I smell ginger, but it’s not usually listed with the notes. I have an old bottle from soon after it first came out though, and I think it’s been reformulated since then (already).
It has been reformulated at least a couple of times!
Boo to that too! It’s only been around since 2010.
I’m wearing perfume from a well-known niche brand, though this perfume isn’t one of the first… at least five (but probably more) anyone would name from this brand if asked. It is still in production. Unlike it happens with some of Le Labo’s perfumes, the name of this perfume tells you exactly what you’ll smell – some of the most expensive ingredients in perfumery (not oud, ambergris or rose though).
Is L’Artisan considered niche at this point?
I’m not sure… But we do not to go there since it’s not the brand I chose for today.
Serge Bois de Violette?
Roja Dove Gardenia?
Why am I thinking floral?
It is floral perfume and from the brand that loves their florals. It’s not one of the two you’ve mentioned.
Nope. Slightly more approachable (though, I love Amouage)
Something from Parfums de Rosine? Although I do not know whether rose is an expensive ingredient. Probably not.
Rose might be quite expensive, but the hint was that it was NOT rose.
Oops, I missed not rose part.
Yep! How about perfume? (unless you already know the answer ).
And I didn’t see your IG post until after I guessed ?
This is a fun game: I am learning more about how niche perfumes are experienced!