Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit! Welcome to October. Plus, happy Friday, happy International Day of Older Persons and last but not least, happy International Coffee Day. Our community project for today: wear a fragrance with a coffee note.
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.
Me: day 2 in L’Artisan Parfumeur Noir Exquis, and considering a latte run later this morning.
Reminder: 10/8 will be Thinking of You Friday...wear a perfume that reminds you of someone else (a friend? a family member? another NST reader? a celebrity? anyone, really). Adapted from a suggestion by chocolatemarzipan.
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 Flat White Coffee Bunny [cropped] by Jeff Djevdet at flickr; some rights reserved.
Rabbit x3 and good morning and tgif!
Sotd is Guerlain’s Iris Torréfié.
I am so sleepy I can do with a double shot coffee but I am doing just the one for now. Having a chocolate pistachio biscotti with it.
Yum, pass the biscotti!
You smell wonderful – I am so mystified now at how I thought Iris Torrefie was meh/weak when I first wore it.
I know exactly what you mean! Iris Torréfié has really grown on me, and I’m eking out the last few molecules in my sample.
I remembered my rabbits. I drank my three coffees.
I am an older person.
JM Black Café & Vetyver.
Hitting all the bases today!
My mother and dad, aunt and uncle had a double wedding ceremony on 10/1/1949.
They are all gone now and my sister and I will remember them well.
My grandma & grandpa also got married on 10/1/1949! My grandma’s still around — I’ll call her today.
That’s so great.
yes, give her a call!
I’m an older person too, and other than some recent hospital visits, I’ve found it quite liberating!! And a double wedding! Wow, you don’t see those very often. I hope this day brings you more joy than sadness as you remember them! ❤️
Just joy, no sadness.
I like being old. It’s so damn wonderful to have agency over what I choose to do or not do.
That’s a lovely thing to remember. What a special day for all of them.
How lovely! I hope you and your sister get a chance to connect.
I somehow missed sniffing the BVC. What is it like? (I know it’s dc’d.
You can get black cafe and vetyver, AnnE. It’s on the JM website in the vault. I have always loved it, and when it was reintroduced via the vault I bought a bottle.
Good to know, thanks!
That is such a happy memory!
Another reason to celebrate today! They may be gone but they live on in your ❤️ each time you remember them. ?
Robin, I love today’s image! Double score!
Joining the CP in TF Café Rose.
Happy Friday, everyone!
It would be a triple score if I had the patience to get the bunny properly centered in the circle, but I am so glad you love it!
I didn’t even notice. ?
I though the bunny had just floated off center when the barista pushed the cup across the counter!
Ha, that’s the spirit.
Smelling great today!
That cappuccino picture is so perfect for today! I planned to wear New Haarlem but it’s another day in the 80s and I need something lighter, so I went with L’eau Mauboussin for the cardamom note. Good transitional scent going into fall.
I spent a decent amount of time looking for my New Haarlem sample, but no luck. Enjoy your 80s! We are looking at 67, which is not too shabby.
Been laid up since Monday with the bad back to end all bad backs — had to go to the ER on Wednesday — but I’m on the mend and smelling pretty good in Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee, possibly the best of all the A*Men flankers.
I’m so glad that you are feeling better. I bet you smell great.
Yep, you smell fantastic…that’s another one I was looking for but could not find!
So sorry about your back, though, back pain is the worst.
Feel better soon! You smell wonderful!
So sorry to hear about your back pain, pyramus. Get better, and keep smelling good.
Get well soon! You smell great.
Ouch! I hope you’re 100% recovered soon.
Oh, I feel your pain! Back pain is demoralizing and your whole world becomes the couch or bed, or wherever you happened to be parked at the time. Hope you’re back on your feet soon!
I’m glad you are healing. And always smelling wonderful.
Back pain is no fun, good to hear you’re better today.
Glad you’re on the mend!
Sorry about your back woes, hope you feel better soon. But take it s-l-o-w; I had one of those once and I know that pain and also the need to ease slowly back into life. Take care!
Ugh! Back pain like that is beyond terrible.
In DSH Cafe Noir today. Hopefully the rest of my day gets better –I’ve already missed my normal bus and the next one is running late. Sigh.
I hope your day improves.
Rabbit x 3
2 cappuccinos consumed for world coffee day
For some eye candy, I mean for some coffee ideas (no affiliation)
SOTD Iris Torréfié for points
Oh, Brad Pitt and Coffee?! Match made in heaven! ?
Someone on here asked this morning week if he came with the machine or as an attachment ?
What a fun novelty THAT would be! ?
Oh, and to further your viewing pleasure, here is another hunkahunka burning love with coffee:
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I’d just like a weekend with Brad and the machine he’s riding on, never mind the coffee…
My thoughts exactly
Well, I don’t care for blondes, but that one word he speaks at the end got to me! ❤️☕️
For me, I love motorcycles, coffee, and he is an added bonus
Much better than the Chanel No. 5 ads:). Not into Brad..but on a motorcycle? More appealing for sure lol. I like how he is aging too.
He is aging well
This was a nice little treat to see on Saturday morning! ? ?
I have no coffee fragrances that I know of, and I searched. Funnily enough, I got a freebie with a Demeter order that came earlier in the week and it turned out to be Pumpkin Spice Latte, which smells exactly as it sounds, with a distinct coffee scent. I wish I liked pumpkin spice anything, but I don’t even like pumpkin pie anymore.
I went looking this morning for my travel spray of Montale’s Intense Cafe, but I think I must have given it away, so I went with Demeter, too. But, I’m having better luck over here with Nitro Coffee layered over Espresso.
I bet you gave it to someone who loves it….
Well, if that is the case, then all is well with the world!
For some reason I’ve always coveted having a bottle of Montale! I’d like to try all their vanillas and settle on one. I know many hate them, even the packaging, but I’ve always wanted one…
I got my first Montales as decants through a subscription service, which is how I first tried Intense Cafe. Then when I found a bottle online for a good price, I got a full bottle. It was helpful to have the subscription size first, though.
My SOTD is Intense Cafe, I love it!
Before you give up on Pumpkin Pie, try it using nutmeg or allspice instead of ginger. I found out that the one taste I disliked in pumpkin pies was the ginger taste! I wonder if many commercial ones use some sort of stale or synthetic ginger that makes it even yuckier? I eat my ginger-free pies all year round.
Interesting. I have never really liked pumpkin pie; twenty-plus years ago I spent Thanksgiving visiting American friends in England, and their very English neighbors brought a homemade pumpkin pie — starting with an actual pumpkin, vs. canned filling — to our dinner. It was delicious. I’ve never had another one that I enjoyed. Pecan pie, OTOH, I adore, and I make a really good one, myself (more pecans than sugar), so that is our usual T-giving pie. But changing up the spices in the pumpkin may be worth a try!
Ruh by Pekji
The coffee is not very prominent on me but it’s one of the very few frags in my bunch that has the note and seemed like something fun and weird to wear tonight in the last couple of weeks of Sydney lockdown, trying to ignore Schitts Creek that Jin has started watching. Finding most of the characters very unlikeable.
Have a good weekend everyone.
I have never seen a single episode of Schitt’s Creek because I’m the most uncool, out of the loop person I know. I hope the lockdown regulations are loosened soon so you can find a place to escape to, even for a few hours.
Yeah, I think I’m pretty uncool too. Never mind, perfume doesn’t judge us.
Thanks. Yeah, that will be lovely.
I will see your uncool and raise you a dork. Lol!
I’m raising you by “a complete klutz” ?
All the characters start off being extremely unlikeable, but they all have these really good story arcs, and by the end, they’re all great. Stick with it if you can–have Jin summarize so you can skip the most awful bits.
I would agree with that. Being unlikeable in the beginning is sort of the point.
Oh, Portia, I am so with you! Schitt’s Creek started while my young adult children were still living with us during lockdown, and I hated it. I could appreciate how good the actors were, but I just couldn’t spend that much time around such unpleasant characters. The other series they loved, which I couldn’t stand, was It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I just left the room as quietly as I could. I didn’t begrudge them the fun, and didn’t want to “make a statement”, but I really couldn’t take it.
Also part of the “Haven’t Watched a Minute of Schitt’s Creek” club. I’ve never even seen a clip of it.
Wearing Ava Luxe Cafe Noir and having my second cup of coffee with a tablespoon of Torani Pumpkin Pie sauce and a dash of cardamom.
Another bright sunny, cool and very busy day at work.
Be well, everyone! ☕
Your coffee sounds delicious!
Thank you! ☕
Definitely enjoying the sun while we have it! ???
The weekend is going to be gorgeous, sunny and warmer! ?
I raided my spouse’s (very small) stash for La Via del Profumo Milano Caffé. I only get coffee in the very, very top notes on this one. That’s okay, I’m drinking a coffee so that covers off the scent.
I remembered my rabbits today, for once! Happy Friday, happy beginning of October!
Kevin loved Milano Caffé and I’ve been meaning to try it. I am sure you smell great!
I probably bought it for him off Kevin’s review.
So much to try, so little time!
Happy Friday all! I’m on my 3rd cup of coffee and I’m still sleepy….
My SOTD is Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Velvet. Similar to Lovely by SJP and Narciso Rodriguez EDT (original formula).
Hope you have woken up by now SmokeyToes!
Wearing Tauer Perfumes late great Dark Passage, a noir movie in a bottle. The coffee here is as black as the themes, and it’s maybe the best patchouli I’ve ever smelled.
Swoon. Guess I should’ve sprung for that one, lol!
Sounds wonderful! Sorry I missed that one.
Love love love Dark Passage! You smell great. I love ot so mich I ended up with 4 of them.
I searched high and low for my TF Cafe Rose decant, the only coffee scent I have, but to no avail. I’m in FM Dan’s Tes Bras instead, which is pretty and interesting. This is my first day of giving it a proper try.
This week has been tiring, so I’m looking forward to a low-key weekend. Robin, that coffee bunny is amazing.
I love Dans tes Bras! You smell fabulous.
Woody violets and I have an on-again, off-again relationship, but I’m really enjoying it!
Mmm, you do smell nice.
Can we make a deal? I’ll let you know if your TF shows up over here, and you let me know if you see my bottle of Lush Cardamom Coffee wandering around looking lost. ?
Ha! Deal. I’ll keep an eye and a nose out for it!
Never had cup of coffee in life (taste) but love the smell! Wearing Diptyque florabellio, with a salty coffe note. Happy weekend all
You mean you hate the taste?
Salty coffee note sounds like it would be a perfect perfume for PMS days…
??? no fragrance yet but thinking of wearing either 28 La Pausa or Sycomore today.
Not a bad set to choose from!
I’m a fail on rabbits and the CP today. Ah well, at least I am an older person. ? We’re headed to a wedding celebration later on, and I plan to wear the clear-bottle/dark-juice Gucci EDP for that — seems like a spiced and dusky orange blossom is appropriate for the occasion. Happy weekend everyone!
You will smell wonderful!
You can take a set of my rabbits. I have extras!
Enjoy the wedding!
Oh, that Gucci is awesome!
Completely forgot to rabbit this morning! Drat! But happy October everyone, I love this time of year.
I’m off to a morning walk now, but when I get back I plan to join several others in Iris Torréfié.
You get my 2nd set of extra rabbits and that’s it. I am wearing Iris Torrefie as well.
I’ll take the extra rabbits, thanks! We smell lovely!
Forgot the rabbits this morning. I don’t have anything with a coffee note but wearing Une Rose Kandahar today.
Oh, smelling fantastic!
I don’t have many coffee-accented perfumes so today I’m in Black Cashmere, which smells like it COULD have coffee as a note. Perfect for a dark and stormy day.
I’m honestly dreading Donatella. My third quarter was a bit wild this year.
Have a great day everyone.
And you do smell fantastic!
No points for me! I’m out of town with samples to keep me entertained. I have a couple of options that include coffee notes, but it’s going to be warm today, so I’m not wearing either one. Actually, I’m currently scent-free.
notes: Balkans Santos Coffee, Green Cardamom, Italian Lemon, Haitian Vetiver
Perris Monte Carlo Arancia Di Sicilia.
notes: Blood orange (brown extraction & sfuma torchio extraction), almond, cinnamon, labdanum, coffee, iris, musk, amber.
Personally, I prefer the Perris Monte Carlo, but both are good.
I didn’t think I had any coffee scents, but then I looked up the notes for MB Bizarre Brandy. Coffee!
Tough day yesterday after my booster. My whole body started aching. My new thermal thermometer said no fever. Early evening I used my old regular thermometer. 100.7. Nothing to fuss about or treat (I prefer to let fevers run as long as possible) but irritating that the new thermometer was so off. I waited until evening to take ibuprofen, so I’d be less achy at bedtime. Helped a lot.
I feel much better today. Back is sore, but that could be from just lazing on the couch all day. And I’m slightly congested, which could be allergies. About to put on my shoes and walk to the post office. Hopefully that will stretch the back. May try to convince my husband to do a walk in the woods later.
I’m a big believer in walking (when possible) to confront all kinds of ills. Hope you feel better fast.
I’m glad you’re starting to feel better. Enjoy your walk!
Yay to feeling better and with the booster you’re now well protected.
Hope you feel better soon and at least can take comfort in the fact that you are well-protected.
Yay for the booster, but argh for those side effects! Good to hear that you aren’t feeling flattened anymore.
You smell nice! I was thinking about this for today bit had already committed to Iris Torrefie. I hope you were able to walk away the pain.
Yay for International Day of Older Persons (like me!) and International Day of Coffee and most of all, for FriYAY!
I’m in Akro Awake, my coffee-est fragrance (only a sample, unfortunately). Just back from a trip to Colorado to visit lots of old friends and bask in glorious Colorado September weather. Lots of work (and housework) to catch up on this weekend, but it was worth it. I think my upcoming (spring retirement) is going to be just fine. And starting mid-Oct, I’ll be part-time. Can’t wait!
Woo hoo for the trip! I love the Rockies in September.
So glad you had a great time in Colorado and that your work schedule is going to lighten
Yay for a nice holiday and being on the home stretch of your career!
Ah, part time! Looking forward to it myself. Hang tough and In spring the world is your oyster!
Congratulations!! I think I’ll retire in 2022. I’m kind of tapped out after almost two years of COVID in higher education.
Good for you. If Mr. Skal and I could manage it, we’d be retiring, too. I’m going to have to stick it out for at least another seven years (if my job lasts), but I think he can only manage two or three. So much for careers we both loved, once upon a time.
September is the perfect time of year to visit Colorado!
Congrats! And you do smell nice!
Happy friday! Atelier Cologne Cafe Tuberosa for me today. I was late on the rabbits but better late than never.
Reading through the comments made me realize I have way more perfume with coffee notes!
I bet you do!
Better a late rabbit than a dead one. Lol
( showing my age with this joke)
LOL you are so right.
“Can’t catch me, cuz the rabbit done died…” I remember watching an episode of MASH (of all things) where they were doing a rabbit test and they managed not to kill the rabbit. I was so confused, I had to ask what was going on.
Thought of the episode and song as I was making my comment.
Jalapeno, my first Aerosmith concert was in 1984, and they sang this live. Steven dirtied up the lyrics. It still makes me laugh. He also fell off the stage!
Sotd is DSH Muresque – no coffee but plenty of blackberry on this sunny, cool day.
This morning when a customer service rep from L’Artisan called me back (I had a question about an out of stock fragrance) and she spoke both French and English, I opted for French and and we had a lovely conversation en français. Quel grand plaisir!
Fun! (And you smell amazing, of course!)
I always go for French when I can, it’s such a pleasure!
The only French I remember after two years in high school is “Je ne sais pas” which I figure covers just about everything! ?
Oh, I love that so much!
Which perfume were you discussing?
Dzhongkha – makes me nervous that it’s out of stock but she reassured me that it would be back. I’m not sure why I didn’t jump on this fragrance sooner.
Ah, the perfume shoulda/woulda/coulda. Been there!
Cutest bunny ever!
I’m currently sautéing some shrooms for a shroom and cheese omelet while sipping coffee and wafting clouds of Kenzo l’Elephant.
A stunning sunshiny morning after all day drizzle yesterday. Shaping up to be a perfect day!
Happy Friday, NSTers! ?
YAY for L’Elephant.
Now that’s cool. X
Ooh, L’Elephant! I got my first (used) bottle of it recently — wow! You smell wonderful!
Delicious meal & perfume! ?
I need to up my omelet game!
I’m wearing Replica’s Coffee Break. My students seem to love it – I’ve gotten 5 compliments so far today. I don’t know why vanilla, coffee and lavender smell so good together but they do. Love the travel spray option too.
I need to try that one, it sounds delicious!
I, too, love the travel spray option, which I have and have been seeing it inside a very accessible cabinet but did not think to wear it. You smell nice!
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Love the coffee picture!!!
SOTD = Guerlain Iris Torrefie
Love, don’t smell the coffee but it’s there so I will take credit for the CP! Also, twins, triplets and quadruplets with a bunch of people above.
I almost thought I wouldn’t make it into the office today but I had reset my expectations that there are 3 trains from my train station I can catch and still make it into the office before 7:45. We don’t have set start times but I do like to get in earlier as I have a tendency to leave earlier as well to avoid the rush hour going home.
“Resetting Expectations” has become my religion in the past year, in every facet of my life, both personal and professional. It’s tough. ?
It is tough for sure but in this case, I think I was just overly harsh on myself. On the other hand, I’ve had to reset my expectations on many things as well so as not to be disappointed.
I forgot Iris Torrefie had a coffee note. I need to dig up my sample.
I didn’t smell any coffee though but you have a good nose so I bet you’ll detect it!
You smell fabulous! Resetting my expectations is the story of my life.
There seems to ne a few of is with resetting expectations!
Oh dear, the typos! … seems to BE a few of US …
That is/was such a classic bottle design. Not at all generic.
I’m thinking this was my last purchase in the classic bottle design!
Lovely weather for October 1st.
It turns out I have only two coffee options, this is definitely not a favorite note, so I’m wearing both, Sebastian Espresso Royale from a sample from generous Ajda at a freebie meet, very realistic black coffee and Faviol Seferi Insomnia, more complex with chocolate, It comes out of purgatory, deserves to go on rotation for fall as I’m enjoying it much more than I remember, I think it’s supposed to be a dupe of Kilian Black Phantom.
I think I would rather smell coffee in the air than on me…
Totally agree, I don’t understand the trend for this note.
Found out today our security guy at work has been stealing.
I am not surprised just angry that he wasted our time and payroll. Jerk!
Wearing Cafe Tuberosa and smelling great!
If anyone is from Saint Louis here, your baseball team is doing awesome. They are now my second favorite team. I hope they get into the World Series. ( my home team won’t make it)
YIKES! It’s always disappointing to find out that people have not been acting in an honorable way.
But you smell incredible!
Thanks! I love Cafe Tuberosa.
We smell great scent twin!
Good grief, some people are just unbelievable. As population increases, so do the percentage of ??’s! Was he stealing personal belongings or from payroll..? I could tell you an amaze balls story from when I worked in retail regarding the MANAGER ripping me off! I was going to let it go, afraid if I made a stink I would lose my job. Thankfully I listened to my parents and went up the chain of command..! I hope everyone gets reimbursed!
As far as I know, he’s been stealing merchandise. His wife just started working here too! Lol, I imagine she will quit, but who knows she might be stealing too.
Awkward! I would imagine she will either resign or be asked to leave. That’s terrible. I have zero tolerance for thieves and liars.
I never had any idea what a HUGE racket this is. Like millions of dollars HUGE! I still remember stealing a Charleston Chew when I was 9 and being so guilt ridden, I confessed to my mother who marched me right to the Osco I stole it from to make amends. That pretty much cured my thievery!
Whoa! I haven’t heard of Osco in ages!! ?
Ugh. What losers! I feel disgusted on your behalf. There was a theft ring where I used to work, and it turned out to be the security people. They saw everyone coming and going with their equipment, and stole from people’s offices and cars parked in the parking garages.
Oh, ffs! What a D-bag! Joining you in anger and outrage.
Oh, “ffs” is new to me!! I’m delighted you introduced me to it! ?
You’re welcome! ? It’s one of those perfectly salty expressions that covers so many things!
How unpleasant and infuriating for all the honest employees, did he get away with it for a long time?
He’s only been there about a month! I bet he started his first day.
Oh jeez! That’s just beyond! Is the store able to charge him with theft? I’m sure there’s some good karma around the corner for him.
A lot has to happen to be charged and I am not privy to all the details. I hope so though.
Oh my gosh, this feels like a betrayal….almost like an ambulance getting into an accident. The sad thing is, even with proof, “new policing” may allow him to get away with it.
I wasn’t in the mood for a coffee scent today, though I did remember to rabbit as I staggered into the kitchen this morning to make actual coffee. I thought I would wear Le Maroc pour Elle this morning but I grabbed Une Rose Chypree instead. Very nice, and I’m picky about both roses and chypres.
You smell fabulous!
Andy Tauer did roses SO well!
Hope you’re feeling better!
1) SOTD: Black Opium Neon, from a sample. I tried this first in the hot, hot summer and wowzers, this was incredibly gorgeous- fresh, yet rich and creamy. Wearing it now on an rainy/overcast morning and it is the right amount of cozy. Incredible. The best Black Opium flanker, imo. I need a full bottle, for real.
2) Thanks to the rain, the seeds for the fall garden are starting to sprout in the backyard! Hurray! Also I found a source for paw paw fruit here so I am going to go get them! Paw Paws are native to the midwest and NE BUT there are some folks who have been able to able to grow them here.
Paw paw fruit… I don’t think I’ve ever seen it. Is it widely available? Seasonal? I’m from the Midwest so I should know this…but I don’t. ?
I had my first one a couple years ago…they do grow in PA but I never knew that.
“Pawpaws grow from the Great Lakes down to portions of the Florida Panhandle. The members of the Lewis and Clark expedition ate pawpaws for pleasure, and, for a period in Missouri in 1806, subsistence. John James Audubon depicted yellow-billed cuckoos on a pawpaw branch. Our early American ancestors enjoyed pawpaws for centuries, spreading them as far west as Kansas. In 1541, the expedition of conquistador Hernando de Soto recorded Native Americans growing and eating pawpaws in the Mississippi Valley. ”
Hello NST! I began the day in Van Cleef’s First (I often wear it at the start of a new month-I am too literally-minded at times but with such a beautiful perfume what does it matter) and now joining in the CP in Cafe Tuberosa. This is my first week posting in the comments, though I’ve been a regular reader for a good few years. Thank you all for this wonderful place.
You smell amazing! I love First and like your idea of wearing it at the beginning of the month. There’s something very comforting about certain perfume rituals.
You are having a great-smelling day! I too like your idea about First as another way to navigate a collection of many perfumes.
welcome and keep posting
Hello scent twin!
Thank you all so much! ?
Welcome to commenting!
Hello there! I’m always glad to see people de-lurking.
Montale Intense Cafe for cp points today. It’s been raining off and on all day, and the pooch is being picky about doing her business. She’s standing in the yard being a potty refusenik. I don’t get it. When you’re out there, why not just go?!? ?
Its like what I think about my kids when they were very small..why are you crying at bedtime?..if you are crying because you’re tired why don’t you just go to sleep?
Exactly! It’s miserable for everyone when kiddos get to that level of tired.
Hi twin, you smell wonderful as you cater to your dear pet.
We smell great today. ?
Scent triplets! Intense Cafe is so beautiful. Every time I wear it, I get compliments from people who range from teenaged boys to older ladies.
LOL at “potty refusnik”!
SotD Montale Intense Cafe, gifted by a lovely NST’er. It was an instant love, in how it comes at you from several directions. Maybe like being in a noisy and busy coffee shop, smelling your coffee, beans freshly gound, brewing coffee, and ambient coffee mingled with sweet baked goods. It does die down quickly, but linger nicely. Happy FriYAY!
Wow, I’m counting up the fellow Intense Cafe lovers here today and I’m up to quadruplets including me!
Glad I didn’t read your description before dinner, or I would have been ravenous!
Saturday morning – yay! It’s been a long week. I’m still contemplating the day, and leaning towards something spring-like. Maybe Chant d’Arômes, I haven’t worn it for ages – probably last spring
Oh that is a beautiful one, just perfect for spring!
Chant d’Aromes is beautiful!
Totally forgot to rabbit today, but love the coffee rabbit in the picture. It makes me want to go out and find a cafe that will do coffee art.
I am all out of coffee fragrances, although I’ve had samples of some in past. Wearing Vetiver Tonka instead, because the tonka is vaguely reminiscent of coffee.
I agree with you re: tonka!
SOTD = Montale’s Intense Cafe! My thoughts on it are here: https://scentsandsensibilities.co/2017/11/26/scent-sample-sunday-montale-intense-cafe/. Happy weekend, everyone!
I have smelled this and have a sample somewhere. That said, i have no Montale bottles – they are scary-looking.
Really, none? I don’t love the bottles but have a dozen of them because I like the scents.
Coffee is my favorite beverage – I tend to be a purist and prefer to drink mine hot and black – and I love coffee as a scent note – including the sweeter notes of latte/cappuccino/mocha as well.
I have several fragrances that fit today’s cp but my favorite, and in my top 5, is L’Or de Torrente. I posted this way back in 2015 (and I’m thinking perhaps LTSG would like to join me in my reverie today); it still holds true for me each time I wear this beloved scent:
‘The sun-warmed bricks of the ancient piazza and the gentle burbling of the fountain in the square welcome me as I sip my coffee in an outdoor cafe. My scrubbed, well-worn cedar table hosts a lovely bouquet of fresh-picked roses at its center. As the steam rises from my cup, it mingles with the fragrance of the roses and both soothes and stimulates my soul. I inhale deeply. La vita é bella!
I have never been to Italy, but I know my special place exists. And I will find it there one day.
SOTD: L’Or de Torrente. Coffee/rose/cedar and gold. Elegant scent, exquisite bottle, everything beautiful that is Italian. One of my very favorites.’
As an Older Person and a Coffee-Lover I am celebrating these 2 international days but as a Music Lover also a third one: the International Music Day, celebrated each October 1 since 1975. It reminds us of the power of music to unite us all wherever we live throughout the world. And I will also be celebrating the Chicago White Sox as ALCS Division Champs this weekend! Looking forward to going to the last regular game of the season and then getting ready for playoff excitement!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend ahead and reminding you to celebrate – yourself! ?
My mother would be so ashamed that I didn’t realize the WS were in the play offs. I hope you enjoy the series. Go Sox! Your sent sounds wonderful and transportive!
Thanks for the good wishes and, on behalf of your mom, I hereby forgive you. ?
Your special place does exist, and I think it’s in Venice! My last travel to Europe was in 2019, and it was our first visit to Venice. We actually found a couple of piazzas that are frequented by locals, fewer tourists, and they were just as you described. I hope you get to visit some day!
Oh, thank you! It’s already on my bucket list, even more so now!
Coffee and roses are an unexpectedly lovely combo for my nose! ☕?
I completely agree!
L’Or de Torrente is a great scent, wish I still had my bottle, it was pretty.
I did rabbit 3x today, but it was not the first thing I said. I had to move a cat in order to get out of bed, so I was talking to her instead.
Chilly today! I had to wear a hoodie for my afternoon errands. Don’t know if I will have to do the same for tomorrow’s tasks. ??
SOTD = Soivohle Black Coffee Embellishing Oil. If you want the scent of just coffee, this is it. However, it is a close to the body scent and lasts about 4 hours on my scent glue skin. ☕
Maybe you will be getting the warm weather we are having today. 83 and sunny, but it’s supposed to be cloudy and cooler tomorrow.
I think that Sunday is when things are supposed to warm up. It’s not quite time for me to put away the cotton socks yet! ?
I imagine you smelled good for the 4 hours! I am loving the cooler weather but we’ll be back to the warm on Sunday +.
Friday!? My weekend to work.☹️
I’m in Molecule 01 from a new bottle. I finally caved. I’ve gone through 2 samples, a 5 ml decant and what really pushed me over the top was how 2 of my colleagues could not stop gushing about how good I smelled. Sold.
We finished the 8th season of the great British baking show last night and tonight we will finish the 3rd season of Stranger Things. A pretty exciting Friday night.?
Perfume compliments are definitely a reason for purchasing!
Definitely. I wear perfume mostly for myself, but it’s always nice when other people think I smell good too.?
It’s the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae! ?
Is that the iso e super one?
Yes it is. I quite like No. 4 but can’t remember which aromachemical it is.
I love it when I get compliments, it makes me feel justified for a full bottle purchase.
Comparing 2016 Black Opium and Black Opium Extreme…I note the year like it’s wine. ?
The original is more floral and the Extreme has chocolate and amped coffee and patchouli I would say.
I will not go on a full diatribe (it will be a mini ) but my 3rd grader came home w/ a runny nose yesterday and the school wants a negative PCR test (not rapid) to return her to school. Sadly this is easier said and much more time-consuming than done. I pro-testing and would love to take her to a drive-through place but via my insurance/healthcare system they want you to wait 72 hours…but I can take her to a contracted urgent care place for a test…which I did this morning…and then to get the results to provide to the school I have to go back and literally pick up a hard copy/piece of paper b/c there’s no portal/website to access and they can’t send it to me…so I need to drive back there to pick up the piece of paper when the results are ready like it’s 1999…and not partying while I do it like the Prince song.
This doesn’t seem sustainable or efficient for parents for the next couple years. My friend has Kaiser insurance and when her daughter had a cold they had a brilliant Disneyland drive through process w/ a tent and 3 cars in and 3 cars out like clockwork and never got out of the car. Even the signage was great. End rant. Off to listen to Prince now.
I am sorry She-ra.
I hope your daughter feels better soon.
Also I thought the covid tests were all free? I have had 3 this year and nobody even asked for insurance. ( 2 rapid, 1 regular)
It’s now harder to distinguish between COVID and a cold. I hope your daughter feels better soon.
What a royal pain. I hope your daughter is feeling okay and you hit no more hurdles. You are right this is not reasonable or sustainable, they need to offer free rapid testing.
No coffee fragrance here. SOTD is Bottega Veneta, again, after enjoying it so much on W. (Yesterday was Hiris, which I finally got a bottle of. Love, love, love.)
Drank plenty of coffee today: two double espressos before noon (half-caff); a single-shot oat milk latte in the afternoon; a truly good affogatto after dinner (in a restaurant!!), and then a half-caff single at home as we visited with one of my former students (all fully vaccinated, distanced, etc.). So there was coffee aplenty, even if not in a perfume.
You smell of perfection!?