It’s the Fourth of July weekend in the US, and we’re celebrating with our standard-issue open thread poll. Talk about anything you like — the fragrance you’re wearing today, your favorite fragrance for July weather, whatever.
Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…
Note: top image is July in the Garden [cropped] by Mark at flickr; some rights reserved.
Happy Fourth of July to everyone in the US.
I’m having a lazy weekend and am happy to let you know that after my 2nd shot I only had a bit of the pain in the arm and no other side effects.
Today I am wearing Ilio again, my newest purchase. Might switch to something more relaxing in the evening. Maybe Lavande 44 by Rania J.?
Such a pretty label on that bottle …
Yes, totally agree
Love the label and love Your photos of the bottles!!
Thank you for this lovely compliment.
It is always such a joy to click on the link You provide for the SotD.
That’s great news about your vaccination!
I’m happy I didn’t have a fever or other symptoms. It went smoothly.
Great news I’m barely any side effect from jab #2!
Glad it went well for you too!
Congratulations, Lucas! It’s such a relief too get the second shot, definitely worthy of your most relaxing and beautiful fragrance!
Cool day here, we had a low of 58! Now mid 60’s, but humidity is high. I am wearing the last of my sample of Snowy Owl, which I like more and more each time and wear it. It is entirely suitable for this weather today and seems to be blooming especially sweetly on the back of my hand here in the high humidity and cooler temps.
I would have already bought a bottle this morning except I couldn’t wear Nishane Ani yesterday because my sample of that was drained, and I found it on sale and impurlsively ordered a bottle of it yesterday!
And I also looked again this morning at the St. Clair website, (for the umpteenth time!) and only stopped myself from ordering one of the cute little bottles of Casablanca through sheer force of will, and the fact that my adorable hubby called from the other room, “Is breakfast ready yet?” Saved from one appetite by the reminder of another….
In other news, the surgeon says my incision is healing too slowly and put me on antibiotics. Sigh, always something.
So, have a really good holiday, however you celebrate the Fourth of July. Have you noticed how most of the American holidays are fraught in some way? To my friends who think of this as Occupation Day, it is hard to know what to say, but I keep you in mind.
But you can always go back to website!
Casablanca is such a beautiful, complex fragrance.
⬆️ what apsara and allo said!
I hope your incision finally heals. I’m not a doctor so it’s not medical advice – have you been checked for clotting factors? I ask because a niece’s belly button did not dry in the “usual” time. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that her Factor VII was almost non-existent (normal is 100%, hers was < 2% of normal and there was no test that could assess any lower than that other than zero). Basically, her belly button wound would never have clotted but for the introduction of the needed clotting factor.
Interesting info, hajusuuri! But for me, it looks like antibiotics are doing the trick, and the incision is less irritated, less oozy, and the swelling seems to be going down. I think it got infected and the drugs are helping. Hopefully it clears up quickly !
Hi M. I do hope you heal quickly now. You’re right: it’s always something. And handling all the ‘somethings’ with grace—that’s the real trick. And also agree on the fraughtness of holidays.
Hope you have a great one! You do smell great.
Yes, it’s sad about the holidays causing some problems or issues, as you mention. I’ve always LOVED fireworks displays but now with so many friends who are pet lovers or animal rescue activists, it seems inadvisable to admit that I do. I’m glad that, at least, so far none of my cats have ever seemed bothered at all by them. Maybe if I had a frightened dog I’d feel different about it. I will be going to a friend’s tonight to watch the downtown display from her rooftop terrace–it’s our annual tradition.
I love fireworks at events but admit I’m glad they’re not allowed in our neighborhood.
Wearing Estee Lauder’s Aliage and making a very stiff dark roast espresso (double) and buckwheat waffles for breakfast.
Fireworks have already begun in our neighborhood. Smokeytoes is still under the bed! Everyone have a safe holiday weekend (if you celebrate).
Oh buckwheat waffles! Love them and pancakes. Unfortunately my pancakes come out so flat. Do you make pancakes also? Have better luck? Maybe it’s time to get that waffle maker.
Hope the kitty is ok. One of ours seems to enjoy watching the fireworks. Smoke, our little guy slinks off to the closet of anxieties.
I make pancakes as well, I find using Buttermilk and adding baking powder helps to make them rise, also not over mixing. Here’s the website recipe.
Yes, SmokeyToes is still in the closet from last night’s fireworks.
SmokeyToes is so ridiculously adorable!
Thank you allo! He is a little booger sometimes but has loads of personality.
I make buckwheat pancakes with a bit of yogurt in the liquid ingredients (and baking soda with the baking powder), and they rise really well!
Thanks for the suggestion Marjorie Rose! I used Kefir (plain) for my batch of buckwheat waffles this morning and they were excellent!
Please give little Smoke a *squish* for me. Little closet of anxieties is an apt description.
Oh no poor Smokey!
We had a tiny bit of drive-by fireworks on Canada Day, and our cats likewise bolted away from the windows where they were enjoying the fresh air and spying on the street.
Poor things, but it’s much better than the barrage we used to get living in Vancouver (why were fireworks so much more popular there? A mystery).
You smell wonderful! We sat outside last night, and we take our indoor kitty out and one or the other of us holds her on our lap. At the first distant fireworks burst, she went on alert, and as darkness fell and near neighbors joined in, it was clear she had to get inside. However, when we came in, she had stayed on the entry rug – guarding us??? Smokeytoes is adorable nestled in those towels!
Fireworks started here Thursday night, which did seem a wee bit excessive to me
Hope you have a great weekend and Smokeytoes gets some relief.
SotD EL Beautiful, a newer version, 2015 or maybe 2005. Because of Thursday’s CP I really felt how many of Estee Lauder’s perfumes I have, love or like, but don’t wear even in a year. I don’t think there are any I dislike – will have to look into that.
I have an older version of Estee (1980’s) that smells of lilac and hyacinth. So many scents to love.
Happy 4th to all those celebrating stateside. Hope the weather is as nice for you as it was for us on Canada day.
DH is off to kayak with his uncle, so I am contemplating going for soft-serve with my furry best boy, lol…
SotD is L’Occitane Jasmin & Bergamote. Drink is cold brew coffee.
Those all sound like great choices!!!
Thanks and we had a blast (he’s a happily spoiled pup).
The whole post sounds great- kayaking and soft serve with a furry friend!
?? 4TH OF JULY FREEBIES (US only): ??
1. Chopard Casmir EdP- 30ml bottle- 50% full, no box.
2. SJP Stash Body & Hair Oil Elixir- 30ml bottle- 60% full, no box.
3. B&BW Japanese Cherry Blossom EdT- 75ml bottle- 90% full, with box + Body Lotion 8oz- 90% full.
Anyone who got freebies from me before can claim any or all of these also, if interested.
Please, place dibs here and email me at monica67 at aol dot com.
Hello!! Is the B & BW Japanese cherry blossom still available? My favorite from the line!!
Dibs on B & B W Japanese Cherry Blossom EdT and lotion. Happy 4th of July!!
It yours! ?
Half of a 30ml bottle of Casmir sounds like the perfect amount; may I dibs it, please?
It’s yours! Please, send me your info. ?
If it’s still available, I will Dib on the Stash oil.
You got it! No need to email me. ?
11 hours dreamless sleep.
And three lazy days here.
Anyone watching Physical on Apple TV?
I moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco 30 years ago this weekend. Getting divorced, broke, leaving my home. Had zero vision on making it through each heartbroken day.
And these years have been infinitely more wonderful than I could have known that day.
SOTD will be wazambaaaaaaa. Mani pedi later.
I am loving Physical!!
Wow, what an anniversary! I’m glad the years opened up so brightly before you.
Thank you Sistine! I put in the work. I went to therapy and built my inner house.
Congrats on a momentous anniversary and all the wonderful moments brought by your perseverance.
thank you. It took a village.
Sometimes, a great reset is the way to go. New everything and a change of scenery is courageous and invigorating, congratulations on the momentous anniversary!
thanks ST and a little rub for kitty.
The Phoenix rises! Congrats on persistence. I have been looking at the Four Seasons pillow although not getting it yet – no issues with sleep (knock on wood) but may reward myself for an as yet unknown goal.
Did I mention ships for free and comes in a beautiful four season snap cover you can store bedding or towels or scarves in?
Ha! I was looking at the pillowcases too but it sounds like I don’t need them!
Sending you a virtual high-five for the anniversary!!!
Happy 4th of July!
Wearing Dame Desert Rose.
The temperatures finally dropped. Rainy day in the 60’s. What a relief!
We are going tomorrow to my aunt’s house for a barbecue she is hosting with a small group of family members. We will also visit my father at the cemetery.
I wasn’t aware of the B&BW sales until last night. I got a couple of hand soaps for $2.50 and all the aromatherapy shower gels that were $3. It was a good grab.
On my way out now to run errands and then catch up on things at home today and Monday.
Have a happy and healthy weekend, everyone! ?
Happy 4th to you – we are having lovely cool temps here. Have a great day with your family, too! Now, I might wander over to the B&BW sale….
Thank you MossyBerry!
Have fun at the B&BW sale!
I did a B&BW walkthrough last week but nothing grabbed my attention. Glad you got the aromatherapy hand soap!
Enjoy the barbecue tomorrow!
Thank you, Hajusuuri!
Hand soaps, aromatherapy shower gels and sometimes candles are the only things that grab my attention from B&BW these days. I don’t find anything interesting anymore from the brand.
Enjoy your long holiday weekend!
Candle sales are the only sales that grab my fancy at BBW but I am on a no buy for candles until Candle Day.
I love the BBW candles, but sadly my old dog has developed a bad allergy to candles, incense and air freshners.
I can only use them if all the windows are open. I still have some candles, but I will wait until Candle Day sales to get a couple of single wick ones.
I will be wearing Herba Fresca mixed with a spritz of C de G Sherbet to amp up the mint after I take my shower. Just got back from my walk.
Hi, which CdG Sherbet do You have? If it is Peppermint I love it!! I used to even own a solid perfume directly from CdG in Peppermint which was an ultra rare item even then which was years ago!!
That’s the one!
Enjoying Bamboo Harmony sprayed 5 times on my skin and hair:))
Very hot today!!
You were wafting yesterday
Forgot to post yesterday’s SOTD but remembered to post about this quarter’s purchases. Yesterday I wore Epic and today I am in Pleasures.
Too busy to confess yesterday, but I like to do it as it keeps me “honest”.
So, here goes: Lush Silky Underwear body powder $10
Madonna Truth or Dare 50ml $17, but then I had a $7 gift certificate, so $10.
SJP discovery set $15. Went and bought another one, total $30
Was doing so well, then fell off the wagon with Hermes 24 Faubourg 3 x 10ml travel sprays $70
5ml vintage mini Jean Patou 1000 EDP $10
Total: $130 ~my second lowest quarter these past three years.
I love that body powder! I do have the fragrance but have not had the powder in a long time.
I read about it in one of the first NST reviews I ever read. I think it was a post called “cheap perfumes perfumistas like” – or something like that! I’m very cautious by nature, so I read Alyssa Harad’s book (bargain bin at my local bookstore), then started reading perfume blogs, then took the plunge and bought a couple of cheap perfumes. Finally I discovered SL and how odd and shapeshifting they were. MdB and Chypre Rouge were my first Lutenses! I have a book recommendation for the readers out there: Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer.
Yep, I remember that post!
Sample of Hiram Green’s Vetiver came in the mail and I put it on a blotter right now. Very dense opening, as expected, but it’s turning into a very beautiful and original scent. Quite unlike any other vetivers I know. Possibly full bottle worthy, if I can just find space for yet another Hiram Green perfume. Has anyone else tried this one? I got my sample from Tigerlily Perfumery, no other US stores had samples available yet.
Have been mighty curious about this latest from HG. I generally find vetiver Too Dude, but if anyone can do something new with a note they’re the ones to do so.
There is an interesting tea note in the middle, and the base is vetiver plus very smooth botanical musk – ambrette, per perfume notes – and it’s definitely a unisex scent. Get a sample first, but you should try it!
That sounds lovely
I’m loving my sample of this, but then, I love vetiver in all its forms. It’s definitely unisex. There’s ginger, which comes across as spicy, and an incense-y musty note that I like. Could be FBW for me.
How exciting!! I am wanting a sample. I think Indigo has samples.
In the now-usual warm weather combo of Mandragore and Nuit Etoilee. A friend smells the spice of the former even when it’s straight from the fridge, calling it a “spicy freshie”, a new category for both her and me.
Sounds like a great combination!
My SOTD is En Passant. I’m currently in an exploring florals phase and En Passant is one of three samples I picked up from Frederic Malle. I’ve worn it a handful of times and some days my nose mostly picks up the lilac and I think it is very pretty and other days my nose misses the lilac and I think I smell like a cucumber sandwich.
I’m playing an outdoor brass band concert for the holiday tomorrow. The rehearsal and concert are on the same day and I’m a little concerned about embouchure endurance after not having played a double in over a year even with keeping up my daily practice routine.
I love cucumber sandwiches! But I’m not sure if I want to smell like one.
You smell wonderful and *yay* for contributing to live music on Independence Day – what a great tradition.
Hope it goes great today Birdy16! Happy 4th to you.
I am in Love Extreme
Dear NSTers- As per our discussion yesterday about the beautiful Kaftans on the Ortigia website, this was in the WSJ newspaper today..
(no affiliation )
The Italy win yesterday- I was screaming at the TV- In Italian of course
The Emporio Sirenuse ones definitely stand out, though price wise they fit right in. I love their patterns but luckily for my credit card, I have a collection of Indian salwar kameezes that are a similar concept, and I would love to wear them more often in summer- the cotton ones are nice and breezy – but the weather is too brutal outside, and it’s SPF 100 coverups for me, most of the time. For indoor summer parties, whenever such things are again possible, these caftans would be a great choice.
Nice! Everyone was watching at the gym yesterday. It was hilarious!
Ok, no politics please, but I did do an image search because that article mentions Hillary Clinton. Looks like she’s been wearing them for awhile and boy, she has some great caftans, I did not know!
LTSG, have you also tried the original Love and if so, how do they differ?
Read about that show and want to see it!
Glorious sunny breezy day, heading off to the farmer’s market to get berries wearing PHI Rose de Kandahar.
We are having this day too here. Gorgeous
I’m wearing a bit of Bombay Bling today.
You smell great!
I am wearing California Snow today. Today we’ve gone to the garden center and planted an herb garden in a raised container on our deck. It’s been a great Saturday so far!
Yay! I have a small herb garden in a planter on a deck rail. It makes me very happy!
Prowling through the sample pile, I unearthed the untried Arquiste Flor y Canto — so I sprayed some on. Sadly, this is not for me: I don’t get any of the green/bitter marigold to counter the intense sweetness of the white florals. Will wash off and try something else. Happy weekend, everyone!
What did you end up wearing afterwards?
I went with the unfussy L’eau de L’Artisan. Think I’ll do the same for today.
Today seemed appropriate to pull out Calyx since summer is very much upon us.
We had a small salad for lunch with mixed greens from the tiny garden; I even was able to harvest a pepper. I’m still shocked that the pepper seeds grew and actually became something edible. Also re-planted more arugula and French radishes since there is space again.
That’s something really special about planting with seeds. The miracle of growth and becoming a productive plant!
Happy weekend all!
Off to a good start for me: there is a small, underground local maker that does monthly orders of pandan kaya (a delicious flavored coconut jam for toast). I missed their normal order cutoff last week, BUT they did an extra round this week and I was able to snag the very last jar today!
In one of my favorites today, Zoologist Sloth.
“underground” as in you have to be in to know about it or as in the train station? Whatever the answer, I’ve had pandan before and it is ?
Oh, that jam sounds fabulous!
Hi peeps. I’m in Corso Como and it’s doing well in this gorgeous weather we are having.
Tomorrow we embark on a month long trip seeing family abroad. I’m packing some decants but I noticed the tend to leak when flying. Anyone have a tip for this?!
Safe travels! Enjoy!
Thank you! I’m exhausted from packing for 4 ppl but excited
If the decants have screw-on tops, get some plumber’s tape (also called teflon tape), remove the top from the decant, wind a layer or two of the teflon tape around the threaded neck, and screw the top back on. Then use parafilm or electrical tape around the outside where the top meets the bottle. That should help. I like electrical tape because it’s stretchy and it comes off fairly cleanly.
Thanks for these tips. Will definitely do that and hopefully they will arrive intact
And then pack them in a heavy duty ziplock bag!
Okay better safe than sorry
Have fun on your trip visiting family!
Thank you – I’m really looking forward to it. Lot’s of beach and yummy food on the horizon ?♀️
You smell wonderful today!
I did, didn’t I? ❤️
Bon Voyage! Maybe you will make or find some new perfume connections during your travels!
I already know I want to replenish my stock of jasmine sambac oil!
I’ve been in Carthusia 1681 most of the day. Now that I have my new chair, Mr. G became envious and took me chair shopping for HIM. He’s fun to furniture-shop with because once he gets into the store he wants everything. We may end up with a new sofa, dining chairs AND a general-sitting chair for him. ?
I like furniture shopping except I only know what I want once I see it! Did he end up picking a chair?
Well, he picked two possibles. We got dimension info, and then came home to measure the space we actually have … which completely eliminated one of his chair choices. But the sofa that we might end up also getting is basically the non-viable chair but doubled, so he might end up with both of his choices!
I fear we will want new sofas before we have company again. The kitties have torn up my two sofas in the last couple years. They used to be so good and almost exclusively use their scratching posts, but apparently, that’s not cool anymore.
Gah! If we get either of Mr. G’s choices (chair or sofa), that effectively eliminates any chance that we would have a cat in the house – both are done in very buttery-soft leather. Ah well.
Oh fun! I love furniture shopping.
Happy Fourth of July to all you folks in the US who celebrate it!
I had my first go yesterday at making a custard square. A work colleague makes the best custard square I’ve ever eaten, and she gave me the recipe. I’m pleased with the result, it’s delicious, but very messy, my custard needed to be just a tiny bit thicker, and I’ve got no idea how to cut it up without squashing it – google has been no help so far.
I think it’s also called vanilla slice, but whatever the name, trying to cut up something made of thick custard between slices of pastry is always going to be tricky
Perfume-free thus far, I’m contemplating a walk around town to try a few things.
I saw the GBBO episode with custard squares, they do seem very squashy even with perfectly set custard. I think it’s one of those recipes that’s about the taste more than the appearance. Congrats on making them, they’re a lot of work!
I’m sure it’s super delicious even if it’s not cutting right for you!
Try a serrated knife (bread knife) and gentle sawing motions for cutting. Possibly mist oil or water on the blade if it seems to stick. Hope this helps…
SOTD = Mix Bar: Vanilla Bourbon
… because family get-together. It is surprisingly strong! I wore 2 sprays as it was 15 minutes before I was due to leave the house.
I opened my Chanel box and tada:
I also got the shower gel (not in the paint can) and I am still waiting for the No.5 L’Eau Mystery Box. So yes, I scratched the itch ?.
And here’s my Caturday post:
I love that tape!
Isn’t it adorable?
What is the No. 5 L’Eau Mystery Box? I know, it’s a mystery, but was it a promotion of some kind?
It is one of the 17 items and it is literally called the Mystery Box. The Dutch website accidentally revealed what’s inside but I did not go look. It should be fun.
The American Chanel website also revealed the contents. Unless I was on the Dutch site and didn’t realize it? ?
Shhh. I’ll keep it a mystery for myself then.
Hi, y’all! Long time no post! I’m wearing Noir de Noir tonight. Does not match the weather at all but I was in the mood for it.
Well, week before last we were in West Virginia visiting the hub’s family. I only took 10CC and Paris-Riviera. They were in my bag from previous trip. Then this past week we moved into our house! I have slept in my bed for the past 6 days and it’s glorious. Also I have my own little “Kelly room” as I’m calling it- a cozy reading room etc.- and it has built-ins so I’m setting up perfume shop there!
I love the sound of your “Kelly room”! I have a room like that but right now it’s mostly storage, as we slowly reassemble our house from the 2020 plumbing saga.
The kelly room sounds great! Enjoy
So glad you’re in your new place, that’s lovely!
Ooh, the Kelly rooms sounds wonderful, and you definitely deserve a haven! I’m thrilled to hear you’re in your new place.
Paris-Riviera is one of my favorites!
Congratulations!! We’re moving on 7/17 and I’m getting my own room too… it’s very exciting. :-). The whole closet will be filled with perfume.
Lily Bermuda Pink.
Today is my parents’ 56th wedding anniversary and we went to their house to celebrate. My Dad has not been in the best of health lately. He had a pacemaker put in and a cardio version performed almost two weeks ago. We have had some trouble adjusting his medicine and setting the pacemaker. Very stressful time, but still nice to celebrate their anniversary.
Happy Anniversary to your parents! I hope your father feel better soon!
So glad you were able to celebrate their wedding anniversary with your parents — I hope your dad’s health stabilizes. I was happy to see someone wearing Lili Bermuda, I have Coral and Lily and I love them both.
Happy anniversary to your parents! I hope your dad is able to adjust to his new device and medicine soon.
Hubby and I are back from a long road trip to visit my elderly father-in-law in New England. It was so great to see him in person! We visited him in his assisted living facility every afternoon for two weeks. My nose is full of scent memories from New England: balsam fir, moss, lilacs in bloom, beach roses, old wooden cottages. I grew up in southern New England and spent parts of my summers further north as a child, mostly in Maine or New Hampshire, but also in upstate New York (the Adirondack Mountains). I brought home several balsam pillows!
Speaking of roses, I was tickled to find a rare David Austin English Rose for sale at my local nursery (rare in that I hardly ever find those roses locally). Like all his roses, its flowers are highly fragrant. It will be a nice souvenir of our trip, as we were able to visit a beautiful rose garden in New England that was in full bloom with many David Austin roses.
Yay for David Austin Roses! I have two Jude the Obscure bushes in my garden, and I love them. The scent is incomparable! I hope your new rose thrives!
I also have a Jude the Obscure in my garden! The best smelling rose ever. Sadly they’re too fragile to be cut to scent one’s house – they just disintegrate into a pile of petals. I also have a Glamis Castle – very prolific bloomer and a very pure white.
Yes, it’s true they are not great cut flowers. It doesn’t stop me from putting one in a bouquet, but I know I’ll only get to enjoy it a day or two.
Thanks! I will replant it in a large pot so I can place it in plenty of sun. I have others in large pots and they do quite well. My biggest success, though, is Teasing Georgia, a climbing yellow rose planted in the ground. It’s huge! And covered with flowers every May.
Your scented trip to New England sounds absolutely incredible!
It really was great. And we ate fresh lobster, and roadside ice cream. Yum! Now back to healthier eating …
PSA: Dame Perfumery is having its yearly 4th of July, 2ml sample freebie. You can choose any of the soliflores. Promocode: SOLIFLORE2021. Valid only today, while supply lasts.
I was just going to post this!
I picked the honeysuckle.
I picked the mimosa!
Thanks, PL67 (and lillyjo)! I picked wisteria…anticipation is very high!
I debated between wisteria and mimosa. Let’s hope they meet our expectations!
I also picked wisteria! (And added a few other samples to the cart… they’re just so cute!)
Thanks for the heads up! For some reason the code isn’t working for me. Has anyone else had trouble?
Maybe they already ran out of supplies.
That makes sense and saves me from buying more perfume!
Did you try a different scent? They may have been out of the one you chose.
Thank you PL67! I used the code just now and it worked for linden blossom.
So glad it is still working! Let’s hope we all like our selections!
In no 5 eau Premiere at the moment. Debating on if I should go with Coco Mademoiselle body stuff today or go with Lyric since I am going to a baseball game tonight. Was bad on Thursday since Urban Decay lipsticks are on sale. I meant to buy 1 but got 4. Sephora has the same Urban Decay lipstick sale but they are sold out online.
I don’t know Lyric yet, but I think Coco Mademoiselle is great for a baseball game. It is always VERY pleasant for those surrounding the wearer, it is chic yet elegant without being too much. That’s just my thought ?
Have fun at the game!
Hope your team wins, but GO REDS in any case!
The “kitten” (he’s 4 years old, now) decided he was lonely and hungry at 5:45 am this morning, and I am tired and irritable. So, no SOTD, yet. Besides, there’s a run to be had.
Post-running, I have cupcakes to frost before visiting my BIL and SIL to finally meet the new member of the family. Their first child was born last weekend, and Friday was my BILs birthday, so the cupcakes can celebrate for both! I made chocolate cupcakes, and I want to frost them with peanut butter cream cheese frosting. If I’m feeling adventurous, I might attempt to dip them in a chocolate coating (although I’m afraid that will simply mean I end up with lumps of frosting floating in the melted chocolate–maybe there’s a trick to keep it in place).
After chatting here about coffee scents, I ordered a bunch of samples from DSH and Luckyscent. I will play next week when they all arrive. Thank you all for suggestions!
I really hope You enjoy playing with Your samples and find some that You truly love ☕?
Thank you! I’d love to find a great coffee scent to add to my fragrance wardrobe. And, of course, I had to try some other stuff, too, since I was already paying for shipping.
Kitty wake-ups: can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em, to coin a phrase. I need to take a look at my sample assortment soon. Not many have turned into FB’s. Because I tend to get 100ml samples. Oh, and cupcake project sounds wowza – maybe if you have time and space to chill the frosted cupcakes before attempting “the dip.”
He’s a good boy 65% of the time.
Yes, I was thinking I’d refrigerate and let the frosting really set and then give it a try. If it doesn’t work, I can always use the chocolate as ice cream topping or something.
Update–I didn’t lose any frosting in the chocolate! I think maybe I waited too long, and the chocolate coating may be really thick on some of the cupcakes, but they sure look pretty!
lol, 100 ml samples! I have some of those too!
How lovely! I hope you had a great run, and have fun at the in-laws! Mazel Tov re: the new family member!
SmokeyToes got the memo regarding kitty wakeups, I was woken with a 22 lb cat on my chest!
Thank you, SmokeyToes! I am not a great runner, but I do enjoy running (mostly). I find that I am so much more creative while I’m pushing myself like that.
And thank you–we are new to being an aunt and uncle! It’s an exciting time for the family.
My big boy, Opie, has been as many as 22 pounds. We keep him out of the bedroom now (as he is prone to explaining that the closet door is closed at all hours of the day and night), but he used to sleep on my chest. I miss his big, furry, purring comfort at night! I’m glad you get to enjoy some furry companionship, even if it’s too early in the morning sometimes.
I am wearing 5 sprays og Mohur. I put this on post my shower after returning from the park with my toddler.
I forgot I had planned to wear SQUID!! Honestly I have been craving Squid and then was just posting about Squid in the damage poll in order to answer someone a question…
But I am really enjoying this spiced, powdery and dusky rose. Wish I ordered more from Neela before the prices went up!!
SotD EL Dazzling Gold, from a nice parfum mini that has been hiding in my drawer. It immediately reminded me of something I sniffed recently, in that persistent way where the other scent just eludes the memory!! I like it very much, but a quick trip over to the ‘Bay would make me say the prices are unicorn-level only.
Dazzling Gold is great! It should have never been discontinued.
Sotd is JD Vanille Farfelue.
Wish I knew how to pronounce it, because it does not flow off my tongue at all.
Working all weekend. Hoping it’s slow tonight. Last night was insanely busy.
Happy 4th of July!
I’m trying Ilio from a sample. It’s nice, and if someone just surprised me with a bottle I wouldn’t say no, but it feels a bit incomplete to me somehow. Like it needs a bit of sharpness?
I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday! It’s a beautiful sunny day here – not too hot. Maybe I can convince my husband to go out for ice cream with me later.
Hi everyone, happy 4th! SOTD is Ofresia by Diptyque and a few spritzes of Chevrefeuille by Jardin de France. Freesia and honeysuckle, perfect for warm weather.
I should go to the gym, I took yesterday off but I got the sum total of zero sleep last night – hot flashes and fireworks don’t mix!
Very productive morning, shopping, cleaning, cooking are done. I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond for shelf organizers to reorganize the freezer. Now I can clearly see all items in the freezer, old items are tossed.
Enjoying fresh Ruby Cherries for a mid day snack. They are so delicious!
I got the Jivago samples for Sniffa this week but then missed the discussion. Anyway I tried 24K for women yesterday, and that is a POOWERHOUSE. So I sprayed on very lightly today trying The Gift. Maybe too lightly because I can barely smell it, but it seems it’s meant to be quite a lot lighter and just a fun pretty floral. I don’t want to put on more because my friend who is hosting a party tonight for the 4th doesn’t like any fragrances. Usually I take hot dogs (three kinds: kosher, turkey, vegan) but tonight she asked me to bring salad, so I will. I’m going to include some blueberries in it too. We always watch the downtown fireworks from her rooftop terrace. Rain is predicted, so we’ll see. I am being extremely lazy lately and watching old movies. Yesterday’s was James Mason in Odd Man Out–a Carol Reed film that is reminiscent of The Third Man, one of the best movies ever made imho. Those black and white cobbled streets in the rain at night with lanterns and creepy shadows…. gotta love ’em!
Have fun! Sounds like a great time!
Posting late, had a lovely day picking tea at the tea farm and then lounging on the couch reading all afternoon. Wearing Ummagumma.
Wow, that sounds like fun! What sort of tea?
The standard camellia sinensis. Interestingly, the plant exudes a bit of a skunky odour, but apparently the flowers (in Oct/Nov) smell like jasmine mixed with marzipan. I’m looking forward to that!