Happy Almost-Friday! It's also Leo Tolstoy’s birthday. What fragrance are you wearing?
I’m taking Karl points in Annick Goutal Nuit Étoilée.
Reminder: 9/10 is Karl Lagerfeld's birthday. Wear a Karl Lagerfeld fragrance, or a fragrance from his stints at other fashion houses (Chloe, Chanel, etc). Or, wear a fragrance he wore (scroll down, although I am sure he wore other fragrances as well...feel free to investigate).
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 Tilda Swinton for Chanel's Pre-Fall 2013 Paris-Edimbourg Métiers d'Art campaign.
Last week someone (I forgot who!) had the genius idea of storing masks in a box with sample vials. Of course I had to overcomplicate things, so I got a few 5×7 plastic photo-storage boxes (a standard mask is about 4×7) and tucked a few disposable masks into each, along with a couple of cotton pads sprayed with a scent.
It worked perfectly, and now I have masks that give me whiffs of Stetson, Casual Friday, and today, though I am otherwise commando, Mitsouko. I don’t know if anyone else can smell it, but I can, and that’s all that matters.
I do something similar with my handbags! I scent a cotton round and toss it in my day bag whenever I remember in the morning.
Ha! I was that person and glad it worked for you! It makes mask wearing a delight! ?
It sure does! I’m on my way home from work, I’ve been masked for about 7 hours, and I can still smell Mitsouko. Talk about bang for your buck!
A very early start here on the west coast.
SOTD is Rose 31.
Good morning from the east coast
Good morning from the Midwest ?
Good morning from the South ?
Morning from the PNW! ?
well good morning back at you to all these places!
MFK Aqua Universalis Forte
Wanted a fresh quiet scent for a rainy day at home. I went for Sous le Vent initially but changed my mind last minute.
I finish Sally Rooney’s new book the other day. I was not disappointed. I am a huge fan of her other work, so if you don’t enjoy that style, you won’t enjoy this one either. I remember one friend telling me how annoyed she was that Rooney doesn’t use quotations in dialogue, so she gave up all together.
Taking a book pause for the moment. I think I have a book hangover
Thanks for the report! I’ll have to join the endless queue for the book at the library. I haven’t read her other books, just reviews, and wasn’t sure exactly what in her style seemed to put people off. I can the the quotations thing being annoying, but I’m something of a grammar nerd. I’d like to see what I think, though.
Congratulations on getting through a book, which for me is something of a minor achievement! I’ve got two upstairs, one that is on its second renewal. Somehow there’s just never time to sit and read.
I find that a long commute (about an hour each way) does wonders for my book consumption. I’m getting through about 6-7 books per month.
Ah, yes, I miss the commute for that! I used to have 45 min each way, but now that I’m “flex” my commute is 15 seconds. My podcast and book consumption has fallen off dramatically.
I would say certain aspects of her books make me relive my youth
I agree with the NYT when they wrote “…kind of plotless un-novel we’re growing accustomed to. ” I think that describes Rooney’s work perfectly.
I’m not against that idea! I’ll give it a try…but it’ll probably be 2 years from now that my number will come up at the library.
In Chanel 28 La Pausa EdT. I found a full 5ml decant yesterday, when still in the process of purging and organizing my collection. I don’t even remember where this came from, but after sadly finishing my full bottle a couple of months ago, I am happy to keep enjoying this gorgeous scent for a little longer.
Happy almost Friday! ?
You were meant to be together!
Lol! So true!
I’m so curious about the EdP of this. Does it last longer? I loved the EdT, but it was too fleeting to contemplate getting more.
The EdP lasts longer than the EdT, which was also very fleeting on me. As much as I love it, I am not planning to replace my already gone bottle.
You smell lovely. 28 LP was one of those fragrances that I didn’t get/like at first. It’s now one of my favorites. I treasure the 200ml bottle I found on eBay a few years ago.
28LP was love at first sniff for me and my introduction to the iris world. For many years it was my favorite iris scent, until I discovered SL Iris Silver Mist, my absolute iris love so far. I still love28 LP, but I have plenty of iris perfumes to add it to my collection again. But if a bottle falls in my lap it will be happily welcome!
Yay for finding perfume treasures in your stash! That’s got to be such a great feeling.
It is always a reward to find a hidden treasure! ?
In Kelly Caleche EdP for another day of packing for a weekend trip. It’s a car trip, which as per usual means we’re taking half the house with us ?
Isn’t it funny how that works? You have to be far more discerning on plane and train travel…
Sotd is Nightingale. I am so glad weekend is fast approaching. Need rest.
You smell fabulous!!
Today is my birthday and we’re going on the cog railway up Pike’s Peak later. SOTD is Slinky Carnation, my DSH custom from my birthday a few years ago
Happy birthday!! Yay!! ??
You actually had a custom made perfume?
Yes, I went to her studio in Boulder and we spent 4 hours making it. It was a lot of fun. It’s an animalic carnation
Wow wonderful. Amazing. Maybe one day I can make my own custom perfume with a real perfumer!!
Happy birthday! Sounds like you have a fun day planned!
Happy Birthday! ?
Happy birthday!!! ?
Happy Birthday ?
Happy birthday! Enjoy the ride and the view!
HBD! Sounds like a fun plan!
Happy birthday! What a nice birthday plan!
Happy birthday to you! “Slinky Carnation” is a great name for a fragrance!
Many happy returns.
Happy Birthday and I am sure you smell wonderful: “animalic carnation” would get my attention every time!
Happy Birthday, have a great day.
Happy Scented Birthday! ??? I am envious of your ride on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. It sounds amazing.
I am scent twins with Robin today in Nuit Etoilee, and can only claim CP points if accidental compliance counts. After loving Gardenia Passion yesterday (and very much liking Eau d’Hadrian on Tuesday even tho I forgot to post about it) I wanted to continue my Goutal week and this was the next sample in line.
This one feels like a Phd level scent, whereas my comprehension level is still very much undergrad. I get cold violets, but I think the combo of the mint and iris is creating that impression. It smells cold without creating a cooling sensation in my nose, which is interesting; I usually get a physical cooling reaction to mint. I get the pine, but not the fir. It gives off a Chanel 19 vibe, like this is the 2nd cousin from the northern woods. I imagine this is how the Lady’s Cottington’s fairies would have smelled (before she pressed them). I want to revisit this one after my ability to discern and describe has improved, tho I don’t see myself wearing it with regularity.
Drinking Earl Grey and gearing up for a day jam packed with meetings.
Earl Grey and jam sounds good ?
Jam packed meetings, not so much ?
Love the concept of a PhD level scent and an undergrad level scent.
Any kind of compliance counts, because we have no rules
Hmmmmmm. I will have to look for floral notes the next time I wear Nuit Etoilee, since I never noticed any before.
SOTD is Slow Explosions yet again! I don’t think I’m doing yard work today so I won’t worry about it wearing off. Got to give props to lush’s all good things. I put that on yesterday morning, mowed the lawn later that afternoon, sprayed off in the shower afterwards and could still smell it! Talk about lasting power!
Some of LUSH’s offerings have phenomenal longevity, don’t they?
They really do! If I wear Lord of Misrule and a jacket the ends of the sleeves will smell like Lord of Misrule for days!
Wore some Lyric this morning and now Eau Premiere. Tomorrow is going to be a tough choice for the CP since I have so many Chanel perfumes.
Dawn, that is a challenge only perfume folks would get.
SOTD is Rose Praline- recent blind buy which I swore I wouldn’t do again. A bit risky and I’m still deciding how I feel about it. From up close i can’t smell much but in the air it smells very nice but it’s subtle. Maybe I’m partly anosmic to something.
Also a sample spritz on one hand of Tendre est la Nuit Claire from Madja Bekkali- incense and amber, smells really nice. Warming up to churchy incense. Has anyone smelt perfumes from this line?
Ooh, I’d be happy to take some of that Rose Praline off your hands. I wonder if it’s been reformulated at all? I seem to recall that it was off the market for a few years.
I got it from a very nice online shop called Parfumaria. They still sell it with other Rosine perfumes and other interesting brands. But it’s not listed in the Rosine website so it seems to have been discontinued.
The whiffs I get from my t-shirt are lovely- if subtle- but when I sprayed in my hand I didn’t smell that much- odd! Did you find it a loud perfume? I will let you know if I decide to swap
I didn’t have the experience you’re having of disappearing on skin, which is odd indeed. I haven’t smelled it in a few years, but contemplated a FB just long enough that it was no longer available (as one does,,,) I think you’re in the UK, yes? which would create swapping difficulties as I’m in the US. Hope you warm to your bottle ?
Yes and that’s a shame! I’m sure it’s not been reformulated and it’s just my nose- it often lets me down with musks and other molecules. But the more I smell it the more I like it- so have some hope:)
This is the link to the shop if you wanted to give it a try https://en.parfumaria.com/rose-praline-100-ml-edp. I looked it up and seems reliable and established. They sent me extra samples and a little note too! They probably ship to America ( living in the post Brexit UK I also had to pay custom tax- but not excessive).
I love Majda Bekkali’s Mon Nom est Rouge, it’s warm and gingery, and I have a FB. I’ve tried a few others and quite liked them, but not to the same extent.
No scent just yet (unless you consider the Body Shop’s Shea body cream) because I just woke up. Will spritz something later.
Waiting to hear from the emergency vet on T-Rex this morning. We were out camping when she decided to eat an oyster shell for some unknown reason. Drove over an hour to get to the vet while she coughed, hacked, and wretched. Ugh. Bad night. More x-rays this morning and I’ll hopefully be able to pick her up this morning.
The flip side is I had a long hot shower that I didn’t have to keep feeding quarters into. Also, decided this weekend I’m going to cut my hair into a shag by following the brad mondo method. Fingers crossed I don’t end up looking like a complete fool! ??
Oh no! I hope T-Rex is okay!
Sending T get well wishes, and you’ll look great in a shag cut.
Wishing you good luck at the vet!
I just checked out the hair cut; that’s genius!
Hope your hair turns out like the Bourne gals. They were uncannily skilled at cutting their own shags! ☺
I hope everything goes well for T-Rex! Wishing her a speedy recovery!
Oh dear! Hope T-Rex fully recovers.
Sending T-Rex healing vibes. Hope she feels better soon.
Healing vibes for T-Rex!
Good luck with T-Rex! What is it about dogs that they will eat anything?
Oh no!! Poor T-Rex and how stressful for you! I hope she is fine. My cat Mori once ate half a meter of wrapping ribbon and gave us a massive fright.. so tape, string and ribbon can’t be left at her reach. It’s like watching over a toddler!
Hope T-Rex is OK!
? for T-Rex. Rascals get into the craziest things for no rhyme or reason.
Adding my best wishes for T-Rex.
Hope T-Rex is OK.
Yikes! Best wishes for good vet news about T-Rex!
I hope that your new ‘do turns out the way you want it to.
Oh, no!! Hope the pup recovers fully and quickly.
Oh gosh! Keep us updated, Deva!
I hope T-rex is doing better now.
Sending well wishes.
No more oysters for T-Rex! I hope she fully recovers soon!
Hi everyone, I’m finally back on my feet after getting clobbered by the (non-Covid) bug my son brought home from school — fortunately he only had sniffles for a couple of days. I’m still too congested to smell much of anything but I’m in a spritz of Après l’Ondée, even though it’s avant l’ondée here. Enjoying the buttery air and interesting sky and keeping fingers crossed for no fire starts today!
Ah, what a relief, though bummer about the (non-lethal) bug. I guess it’s a good reminder to get our flu shots! Hope your sense of smell returns soon and the fires don’t.
Hope you are back to 100% very soon!
I saw a rainbow in the clouds this morning. We are sure hoping for no lightning, too. At least it’s cooler though, and not smoky; I have all the doors and windows open which I haven’t been able to do in ages.
So glad for both of you that it was not COVID.
Yes, what missionista said!!!
Glad to hear that it wasn’t COVID, but Boo Hiss for a late summer cold!
Chanel Paris-Venise, which I think came out towards the end of Lagerfeld’s time there.
Replica Beach Walk, a travel spray I bought some time after I realized every time I spritzed it on in Sephora, some random person would compliment me. Rarely happens to me. Jour Ensoleille and Ambre de Merveilles are others.
3rd times a charm on getting guest bed set up. Putting our queen air mattress atop the platform frame made it way too high for a 5’2” visitor. Tried various combos and ended up with a cheaper, lower air mattress covered with foam topper on the frame. It works. Now to get all the cleaning done.
Hmm. .. the cleaning part is something I sure don’t miss about having guests ? Nevertheless, hope it’s a wonderful visit!
I’m 5’ 6” if it matters ?
TDC Sel de Vetiver today. We’ve had some warm temperatures lately, so went with a scent I think of as summery as a last hurrah.
Fingers crossed, I may actually be able to use almost all of my kitchen by the weekend. However, I will have nowhere to put my trash and recycling, which is a drawback. Found out this week that the designer had promised a particular drawer under the sink for them, then neglected to think about it when he ordered a really deep sink and had the plumber buy a huge new garburator. Now there’s no space for anything under the sink, and nowhere to put the garbage. Considering that this particular undersink drawer was most of the reason why I wanted to go with custom cabinets on that wall, I lost it a bit on Tuesday night (not in front of the designer, thankfully, just in front of the family). It also didn’t help that we found out on Tuesday that the designer had us buy $500 in final sale materials that the plumber says we don’t need. Ugh. Still waiting for a solution to be proposed to the trash issue, but my spouse is threatening to put the ugliest trash can ever out into the middle of the kitchen every time the designer comes to do photos. Reno fun!
Oy vey ? I’m sure you’ll be able to come up with a clever solution, but REALLY?
Enjoy the TDC and waning days of summer. You’re in BC/Vancouver?
Yeah, Vancouver. I suspect the clever solution is going to cost even more money…sigh. The designer is trying to dodge answering that email by snowing me under with other issues.
I have the same under sink issue but in reverse – I desperately wanted a garbage disposal, but my kitchen is so small and badly laid out the only place to put the trash is under the sink, so I have trash cans but no disposal.
You know, if he’d told me the garburator was going to mean we couldn’t put in the trash cans, I would have done without the garburator and been fine.
Good luck with the move, btw!
You can just have it removed, if you decide you really don’t want cans sitting around your kitchen. I have literally no space.
Yeah, I know. Except we just bought and paid for it as a part of this reno. I suspect replacing the new sink would also be necessary. Ugh. So much wasted stuff / money.
I feel your pain. I cringe inwardly every day thinking of the money I spent moving to this house I hate and it would cost me at least $60,000 to move.
Our under-sink area is pretty unusable too, so we found free-standing stainless steel units for the trash and recycle. Ours are by Real Simple and have foot pedals to open them. If your appliances are something other than stainless steel, there are probably other free-standing bins out there that would blend … assuming you have floor space somewhere for them. Or if you’re lucky enough to have a walk-in pantry, there might be a way to put at least the recycle bin in there. Good luck!
Edit: not Real Simple — Simple Human. Your designer might even like them … although I do like your husband’s idea. ?
Yes, that’s my backup — they are nice cans.
The kitchen may be a headache, but you smell wonderful!
Oh I do love me some Tilda Swindon! Adore her total sense of style and her acting. SOTD is a couple of spritz of TF Lost Cherry. It’s very sunny here in Minneapolis but there’s a fall chill in the air. My big task this morning was switching out my summer shower gels for fall scents.
You smell so good!
I’m ready to break that one out when the chill starts over here!
Was going to wear something Russian in honor of Leo Tolstoy and Enchanted Forest was on my mind. But for some reason I am hoarding that bottle that is number 1. Number 2 is that I want an FB of Swan Princess so bad… Could have worn that too from my samples. Anyways, ended up in Chinatown. Oh I smell lovely!!
Currently awaiting a package with my very first order of Molton Brown. I am running out of shower gel so instead of running to CVS I bought my shower gel in Fiery Pink Pepper online. I learned about Molton Brown through NST and my fellow perfumistas who seem to like this line. So I treated myself too!! Molton Brown seems like a “perfumista go to” brand for bath and body products…
Commando but think I will thunkify my Gucci Memoire samp. I would like a small bottle of this one..good stuff:).
I think it’s gunna be 108 today..the sun is already cooking my shoulders in the sun haha.
I need to try Memoire again. I liked it the first time, was indifferent the second. Third try to break the tie…
I’m wearing Ange Muse today. It’s a bit much in the heat but I only sprayed once. Like ockeghem I’m in the middle of a kitchen reno and everything smells like sawdust and has sawdust on it. Sears has postponed delivery of the stove for a third time, it must be supply chain issues, but the old ugly one works okay so I won’t be without a stove when the reno is done.
Love Muse❤ And the sweet Nster that gave it to me.
I feel your pain! The sawdust is accumulating downstairs as I type. Glad you have a stove you can use, even if it’s not the ideal one just yet.
I heard on the radio that there is a lot of appliances back ordered right now. Hope you get yours soon.
Had a horrible morning techwise. Was up at 5:30 for an international meeting–I was in pearls with my hair up before 6, and then bammm! No internet. First I kept getting kicked off the call every time my internet flickered, and then it gave up the ghost entirely. No phone or tv (could care less about the tv, but it was interesting to note) for two hours. The meeting ended about 20 minutes before my internet service returned. Arghhhhhh!
Anyhooo. I can’t even remember what perfume I put on when I got dressed. I banished any dainties away with a generous blast of Habinita to cheer me up after the meeting debacle.
Pearls and hairdo before 6AM is criminal. I salute you!
Seriously! I get cranky just having to put a blazer on over my tee shirt dress (my WFH uniform) to simulate a suit.
No kidding. I caught my grouchy reflection in the bathroom mirror and did a double take. Ms. Business was in the house. I had to laugh. Oh well. Wasted.
Aaack! And I’m seriously impressed by the pearls! Mine haven’t been out since the inauguration, and weren’t out for a year before that.
I don’t really wear pearls around my neck, but I’ve had these mabe pearl earrings since college, and they definitely spruce up the joint!
Oh geez. My sympathies on your technology falling on its face. That’s SO frustrating!
This is so frustrating. Why no phone? I have both cable and DSL (cheaper to keep it) but there’s no guarantee that I will have internet either. Of I have cell service, I can use my hotspot.
Wearing Perles des Laliques today. The weather here is glorious: sunny, clear, and seventy. Went for my walk and there’s that late summer/early fall feel in the air. The walnuts are getting ready to start hitting the ground.
8am dental work so just some rose vanilla body lotion. Maybe when I’m feeling better a bit of TDC Rose Poivrée.
Hope you are feeling better now!
I think I’m going to lie low for today, teeth are aching.
Feel better soon.
Thank you! Just took some aspirin for the pain.
Ooooof, that’s rough. Hope that you (and your teeth) are feeling better soon.
Oy, hope it got better!
I officially hate Guerlain now..they discord the entire Parisienne line I guess…damn it all
Am I late to this news? They are going to only focus on the Art Materials line for exclusives in those ugly bottles… what the hell guerlain?
I agree! How dare they!!!!
I know… it’s really upsetting! Damn it all summarises it well.
I have been lemming a bottle of Heure d Nuit..sigh ?
I was going to try to save up for a bottle of the nuit..and get it this winter maybe..sigh I am so bummed
Oh no!! Do you have any Guerlain retailer nearby? They may still have some stock left.
I checked at the moment they do not:(
Yes, I got wind of this just in time to stock up. There ought to be a law about discontinuing things without giving public notice.
Sampling today. So far: nope, hmm, nope, NOPE, ACK MAKE IT GO AWAY. Money saved.
Rewarding myself with some FM Vetiver Extraordinaire… mmmm. Good stuff.
My bottle of Fazzolari Pantoum is out for delivery! Maybe that will be my post-walk post-shower scent.
My decant storage (test tube foam racks) is out for delivery today too. Maybe I can finish the PERFUME CABINET project soon-ish.
I just got my new BF. Giving it a day before opening the box!
Back to this again. ?
I did not wait for the Bergdorf box though yesterday. I gave the SA a list of items and I let her decide which combo works out to the amount I want to spend. ?
That sounds super fun!
Curious minds want to know: what was the “MAKE IT GO AWAY?!?” LOL
Dior Sauvage Elixir. Oh no!
Well what dif you expect? LOL. ?
It was fine to my nose and I will likely get a bottle.
Joining you in the Pantoum “out for delivery” excitement.
And also the much anticipated completion of the PERFUME CABINET (no pressure)
I got a chuckle from your sample notes today, especially the NOPE, ACK MAKE IT GO AWAY one!
I realized I’ve been neglecting my sample-thunking mission in favor of other stuff, so back to the samples today. Wearing J-scent Paper Soap. It is…soapy. Floral and laundry musk. Nice enough, but if I want soapy, I have lots of Caleche, which is more interesting than this. It also goes a tiny bit play-doh on me. I’ll finish the sample, but don’t need to purchase.
We currently have last bits of summer here (back at 26*C today) so I’m wearing Chanel Paris-Deauville.
I was in Shiseido Koto, a light leather I like very much, but tonight I chose Burberry Black Parfum, a very sweet, non-perfumista perfume I fell for last summer at the duty-free shop
Wafting in Nuee Bleue left from a sweatshirt I had to put on. My dog, even in our cool weather, needs the AC. I’ll reup it later.
Question for those that have who have had Covid: If you lost your sense of smell for a very long time and regained function, how did you do it? I seem to remember someone posting they forced themselves to smell something every day.
Did your sense of taste return? Any ideas? I’m asking for a super nice person (not me, for sure!)
There have been discussions on this on Perfume Posse, Basenotes, and the 4160 Tuesdays news facebook page. I believe there is a kit of spices/essential oils that you practice smelling daily but I’m not sure.
Thank you. I’ll be sure to look. I knew perfume people would know where to look.
Feel better with that tooth of yours.?
Thank you Annie! Hopefully by tomorrow the ache will subside.
I told my mom to start practicing smelling things around the house – vanilla, coffee beans, herbs from the garden, freshly cut orange – and make notes each day of what she could smell. Afaik it worked, and from the beginning discovered she could smell more than she thought, possibly because they were familiar scents.
That’s really interesting! The notekeeping piece of it would help note progress, too.
SotD Tam Dao. This one is very shy with me, but I like it – don’t get much beyond sandalwood and a sweet floral whisper.
Celebrating Friday here with a dab of Chanel’s Bel Respiro. I never got around to trying it very recently, and it’s lovely.
Goodness Tilda Swindon looked stunning in that campaign. Wearing Diptyque Kyoto again.
How do like Diptyque Kyoto?
I like it a lot. It’s not perfumista bait except maybe for the crimson bottle but it’s a tart and loamy rose that I find really charming.
Rodin Bis today which I think Lagerfeld would have appreciated even if he never knew of it.
More work stress. But improvement is coming in October!
You smell fabulous and I’m sure that Karl would agree
Fidji edp today. Forgot how much I like this!
Hope everyone is having a great day. Staging our place today in preparation for a sale/move. Fingers crossed!
Fingers crossed for you!
Best of luck to you! Hope it sells in a flash for $$$.
Wearing Le Plus Beau Jour de ma Vie to bed- which I panick bought with the Guerlain discontinuation news. It smells like bubblegum in a very nice way.
Grey day today, with gentle rain. However, where I live more moisture is a bad thing right now, so I wish that the rain would go somewhere it is wanted/needed.
SOTD = yep, more Encens Jinhae. It’s been nice having a reliable, grab and dab scent for the past week.
I will take your gentle rain. No storms though!
Nope, no storms included. The stormy weather was last night, and to the west of where I am. It seems that particular storm front fell apart by the time it reached me.
I did not even hear the rain last night. Today was just ugly gray.
Sotd is Fantome de Maules EdP and having fun exploring the Stora Skuggan line
No CP points today, as I’m wearing 4160 Tuesdays’ An Excess of Carelessness (unless that title can be said to refer to KL, lol!), but I’ll wear Chanel something tomorrow. Lead contenders are No. 19, No. 22, and Cristalle.
My favourite Chanel perfumes..only Coco missing. No 22 is ❤️
No. 22 was the first Chanel I ever bought for myself, in my 20s! Portia says I was precocious.
HdP 1804 for me today. We are three weeks into the fall semester and I am just…so…tired.
Anna Karenina would have worn Tilda’s coat.
Started out the day in a few sprays of Oolang Infini. It was pretty non-descript so will go into the purge box for now.
Just showered and have applied hajusuuri levels of Chanel No. 19 Poudre.
Does the Poudre flanker also provide liquid armor for you? Or not so much?
For me it’s a quieter, more relaxing scent; not as green as Chanel No. 19 edt. It’s great for evenings and bed time.
Woo hoo. Would you believe when I first got interested in Atelier Cologne, the first one I asked to smell was Oolang Infini and I could not smell anything. I ended up getting the soap.
I do believe it! The last time I wore it was probably last year but I thought I could detect some tea. Today it was mostly faint citrus notes then nothing else.
SOTD = La Collection Privee Vanilla Diorama
Woohoo! It’s lightly spicy caramelly sweet chocolate orange vanilla!
Far be or for me to complain, but I will. I have a dear friend who retired early because her job got impacted by COVID. She spends 6 months in Florida and 6 months in New Jersey. Right now she’s in NJ. She’s quite the social butterfly, but again, COVID impacted that. Lately, she had been texting me during the day. Now I don’t think she expects me to respond right away but I’m my circle, people text usually for more urgent items or an invitation to some get-together (and even these usually get sent in the evening). I have decided not to engage during my workday but I do respond after. BTW, I have different rules with my sisters because an interesting item for sale is news for us, especially if one of us is placing an order. Thoughts?
I will be of no use to you at all, because I still correct my own spelling errors before I send a text! And I was appalled to learn that younger folks these days break up with each other via text. And then there’s the whole “ghosting” thing. We are all doomed.
Very true! I follow someone on IG who said that a recent follower asked her how to get past the NYT Cooking section pay wall and once the other person got the answer, started ghosting her.
Texts or phone calls are more urgent than emails. That was an informal rule my brother and I decided on a few years ago. Having said that, I refuse to sign up for any texts from businesses or stores. I don’t need that kind of aggro.
I have very few texts from shops. I do get emails from meh dot com and sometimes they have very good deals. I receive the emails around 8am and if the item looks like my sisters could be interested, I text them.
Meh dot com?
I send conversational messages by email or fb messenger. Texts are reserved for urgent things. If it’s dire, a phone call.
Boy, I’m old-fashioned. I call and receive calls for conversation.