Happy Friday and happy Global Handwashing Day! It's also Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse's birthday. Our community project for today: wear a perfume for Jeeves OR Wooster. If you have never seen or read anything about Jeeves and Wooster, pick a favorite comic character from any medium, and scent that character.
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.
I'm in Astier de Villatte Commune de Paris 1871, which doesn't really address the cp proper — I'm not assigning it to Jeeves or Wooster in particular — but if you ignore the name, it's a decent way to conjure up the series as a whole, maybe even the entire Wodehouse universe, covering what Kevin called...
...a lovely scented mix of country-walk (lemon and bergamot leading to lavender-coumarin-moss) and cozy parlor — a smooth benzoin-patchouli accord combining with scents I'll describe as "candy dish" and powder puff.
Reminder: on 10/22, wear a fragrance that evokes one of Pantone's picks for the Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 NYFW Color Palette. (If you like, click through to the article and pick your fragrance based on the color name or description rather than the color itself, as in "Leprechaun is a wondrous green hue emblematic of the mythical imps featured in Irish folklore" or "Friendly and joyful, an optimistic yellow offering the promise of a sunny day.")
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.
Bonus reading: P.G. Wodehouse in a pandemic: wit and perfect prose to restore the soul at The Conversation; The man who wrote the most perfect sentences ever written at BBC; The genius of Wodehouse at New Criterion; Did PG Wodehouse succeed in creating a world beyond class? at The Guardian.
Post shower box of eels. Bottle is dangerously low…
Friday!? You smell wonderful! And are definitely in need of a new bottle.?
mmmmm, Chanel Friday sounds like a very good idea indeed.
My dentist said wow you look great! 15 pounds.
5 more to go.
Plus you smell wonderful
How nice! Well done, you.
Thinking that I may need to sniff this box of eels for myself someday. Hoping to be within striking distance of a Chanel boutique in the next six months.
Yes, a good idea!
Eels EDP or EDT? I’m running low on EDP and will soon need more. I have one of those mega bottles of the EDT but have been leaning more toward the EDP these days, though I require both ?
(I’ve got plenty of EdT to share if anyone’s up for swapping for some EdP.)
Today was edt
I wear the edp less frequently. Love them both.
Kpaint, I’d be very interested in this swap! Will email you sometime this weekend.
Looking and smelling great today!
I think today is a Penhaligon Ostara day. Can’t think of a specific character, since it’s been years since I read Wodehouse. But it’s such a quintessentially British house and scent.
Today is also National Cheese Curd day. As such, Culver’s is serving its CurderBurger, while supplies last. “It’s a Deluxe ButterBurger with a “crown of golden fried cheese.” The big cheese curd is a blend of yellow and white cheddar.” Doesn’t appeal to me, but I’m guessing there’ll be some cars lined up at our local place….
Had my final cooking class last night. My group made potato and parsnip latkes. There were also roasted butternut squash ones. The roasted pear, pecan, feta and arugula salad was quite delicious.
As much as I am a fan of Culver’s burgers and custard, that burger does not sound good imho. I like my cheese curds with a thin beer batter coating vs a thicker breading style like Culver’s uses.
Yeah, the return of Wednesday $2 custard pints is way more dangerous for me. Local place sold out of CurderBurgers in under an hour.
Cheese curds in Canada = poutine, yum!! French fries and cheese curds with gravy, for those who are not familiar with Canadian cuisine.
Even available at McDonald’s!
Poutine! Wow, I would love some good poutine right now.
yes to Ostara, I love it. Such an oddly pretty thing! You smell wonderful.
Anytime I drive by our Culver’s there is a line at the drive up! I like cheese curds but fried cheese sticks and the like don’t seem to add much. If I were going there anyway today, I do say I’d probably get the special. Oh and your parsnip potato latkes sound excellent. I’d choose that over cheese curds, if that were the choice.
The potato and parsnip latkes sound amazing. The cheese curd burger is emphatically Not My Thing.
Never had a Butter Burger. It definitely sounds like a regional thing to me.
You’re not missing much.
Friday!? We made it!
I’m in MFK Baccarat Rouge 540 from a sample. Had to see what all the fuss was about. It’s….nice? I definitely don’t need more than a sample. Have you seen those adorable MFK 35 ml bottles? Of course you have. I wish I liked one of his scents enough to get one of those cuties.
I have a 5 day weekend after today. Woo hoo! Then it looks like I will be working 9 days in a row as I transition jobs. Ugh. That was not what I had planned but has now become necessary or I have to pay back my earned time off. Oh well, I will survive!?
hang in there, madtowngirl, and enjoy those days off. I’m transitioning jobs next week. After next Friday I hope my days will be more sane. Hope your changes are all happy ones.
Best of luck with your job change, too, tiffanie!
I am with you on the BR540, nice, but not necessarily a ‘must have’.
Enjoy the time off and congrats on the new job!
Baccarat Rouge did not move me either, but nor have most of the MFK creations. Grand Soir is quite lovely, but there’s so much competition in that particular genre that I’m not sure it’d ever be my top pick.
A dear friend wears one of the MFK Rose scents, I think A La Rose? It smells great on her. That is one line, like Frederic Malle’s line, doesn’t ‘gel’ on my skin.
A la Rose is actually one I actively dislike ?
Wow, make those 5 days count!
Enjoy the time off, and congrats on the new job.
Almost there, you can do it!
Haven’t fallen in love with any MFK myself. Better off!
Five days is a great weekend! Focus on the days off – the days on will come soon enough.
Wonder why there’s been such a recent fuss over BR540?
Enjoy your break from work, and best of luck with the new job! ???
Enjoy your days off and bon courage for the rest! BR540 is a dud on me.
Couldn’t expend brain cells at 4am so not project compliant but I’m in Amun Re:The Tears of Ra which is a good easy flying companion. Off to Atlanta for the weekend to visit my family
Safe travels goddessrena! Enjoy your family visit!
Have a good trip!
I hope you have a great visit!
Have a good trip!
No idea what to pair today – I think I will just wear Tubereuse Criminelle.
go Team Tuberose! BWFs are always a good idea.
CP fail, I just wanted something cozy. Spritueuse Double Vanille from a sample I’m trying to make last as long as possible.
Wearing the cozy SDV is never a fail
You smell great, love SDV.
Grain de Solei – no connection to J&W, who are delightful!
I got this as a gift last Christmas but have neglected it – it was part of a cute trio with mini splashes, so that’s probably why I’ve neglected them.
Minis are to cute, but they are hard to think as actual sources of perfume, if you know what I mean.
I used to think that way, but I’ve got minis that I wear year in and year out that barely have a dent in them. So I’ve instead come to see them as a great value.
I think they’re a good value, but I’m so clumsy I do get nervous about using them – I wish light didn’t destroy perfume because I would love to have these on my desk
Clumsy twins, I think. I always seem to dribble them, and yes – I do display a couple dozen in a darker corner of my room because many of them are quite beautiful and there is a kind of ikebana in grouping them!
SotD x 2 = Dior Homme EdT on the right wrist + Chanel Le Lion on my left wrist
I smell all right. Tongue in cheek-ily wearing Homme for Bertie. Le Lion is for Jeeves who never needed to roar. His stately presence made everyone and everything fall into line.
I adore the Wodehouse universe, makes me laugh everytime. I have a decades-old paperback that contains every Jeeves story. I’ve read it cover to cover again and again, often while traveling, sometimes to escape the realities of day to day living. After all who can frown in the face of logic like Bertie’s and Jeeves’ —
“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, ‘Do trousers matter?’
The mood will pass, sir.”
Wishing every NSTer a bally good day!
Always loved that line!
Some of my older J&W paperbacks are now falling apart.
This immediately made my mind go to people not wearing pants on zoom.
Surely that mood will pass as well ?
I often wonder that myself
Love your choices, tiffanie!
What an awesome quote! It made me smile.
That reminds me of the Proustian questionnaire at the end of every issue of the Men’s Journal. The question was, what is the one item every man should own? And the answer was, a pair of pants.
I was thinking of Stephen Fry’s Jeeves when I put on a vintage version of Givenchy Eau de Vetyver, from a decant. I see Berttie as more of a way out there fragrance guy – maybe Dzing!
Perfect for Jeeves!
Back home and I’m loving the changes my husband made in our little house Wearing New Haarlem for the coffee scent we had as a recent CP, it was too hot to wear it on the day but it’s perfect for the chilly rain this Friday. Feels like fall at last.
What a treat to come home to!
You smell great!
No cp points for me today. Sotd is J’Adore L’Absolu. Better and more opulent than the original and perfect for the cool weather.
Hope it was a good Friday
I’m in Heeley’s Cuir Pleine Fleur for Jeeves. I think he would waft this understated floral leather well, and the bottle looks like it belongs on a gentleman’s-gentleman’s dresser too.
Yes yes! Love that perfume. I have a large decant of that one but forget to wear it.
I know what you mean — I had to move the bottle front and center to remind myself to wear it … and yet, it’s one of my favorites! It might take “understated” too far. ?
You smell fabulous.
Understated floral leather sounds great!
Like LizzieB, I am going with a British house, namely 4160 Tuesdays “Who Knew?” CP adjacent, if you will.
Perfumista logic at its best.
Joining you in a 4160 Tuesdays creation!
Morning everyone! CP points for wearing Creed’s Fleurs de Bulgarie, more musk and ambergris than floral and a perfect discreet fragrance I think Wooster might wear, and it’s by a British house.
I love the 21/22 NYFW color Root Beer! I have an Italian cashmere sweater in exactly that color. I love wearing khaki green, orange, and chocolate brown.
Coffee consumed and sneakers on, I’ll check in with ya’ll later!
Totally agree with you on Root Beer. Gorgeous color.
Not only is it FriYAY, it’s PAY-yay! Glad to get paid after going quite some time without!!
I’m in the far, far dry down of yesterday’s Montalé. I like it though. It’s kind of like white noise for your nose. Blocks out a lot of olfactory unpleasantness, while providing a persistent hum of comfort. Forget Tenacious D! I’ve got Tenacious M! ?
Back in Covid Land again at work. Had a bedside therapy session with the oncoming day nurse whose 32 year old cousin just died. She just broke down. He was on ECMO for SIX WEEKS!! She’s a wreck, but she really needed to talk about it. Report took 5 minutes, therapy took 35. I hope it helped. She needs to take some time off because she’s very fragile.
And the good news is the hospital gave all the nurses collapsible back scratchers to show their appreciation for all our hard work! Totally made my day…?
Oh that is so difficult to go through, I hope she takes some time off.
That is tough. I think the folk talking about “post-pandemic *this*” & “Now the pandemic is over *that*” have jumped the gun more than a little. Happily in Andalusia we are at Level 0 after infections dropped below 50 per 100k – that means we effectively retain just masks and 2m distancing.
I have to admit that I have to stop myself from saying & thinking that. In my mind it ended once I got vaccinated. I’m not sure if that’s what others mean, but we’re years away from “over.”
This! With so many here in the US still unvaccinated, this life changing (and too often life ending) process seems to have no end. This virus reminds me of the Sentinel Machines in the movie The Matrix. Just so sinister.
Back scratches as a thank you. Wow, that’s cheap…
Oh, that is hard. She is fortunate that you were there to listen. Hugs to you both.
I’m sure it must have helped for her to talk about it. You’re a good soul Deva
I feel terrible for your colleague, and for everyone who has lost loved ones during the pandemic.
The back scratchers are appalling.
Enchoing skalolazka‘s post, hugs to you both ??. How difficult for each of you, and thank you both for putting yourselves out there and all you do. ??
Oh man, that’s so hard. I’m sure you helped her a lot, but she should get a chance to rest and grieve properly.
A back scratcher? Just wow. ?
A. Back. Scratcher. Seriously?
Hugs to you and your colleague.
How sad, I’m glad you were there to support her.
As for the backscratchers, I have no (polite) words.
What a day, Deva. Glad they did give you a paycheck and not just a back scratcher.
I just bought a used bottle of PG Iris Oriental, so that’s my SOTD. I remembered it recently and discovered no US retailers seem to have it, so I was pleased to be able to get some. I think it would be great on my husband, but he balks at sharing fragrances, assuming that if I wear it, it must be only for women. Maybe if I just spray him while he’s sleeping…
Could you decant some into a small bottle and tell him it’s a sample?
Not CP compliant because I’ve not yet read Wodehouse, I really should look into that. SOTD is Ambra but I’m wearing the same cardigan as I wore yesterday so I’m getting hints of Tam Dao too. I’m not sure I’d blend them directly on my skin but they’re not bad with one sitting on the sweater and one sitting on the skin.
I like when two perfumes are following me around!
? I’m not mad about it either!
Wodehouse is one of the true greats! n But if you can’t get around to reading the books, do try and find the Steven Fry/Hugh Laurie television version on the BBC. It was comic gold.
I do love Stephen Fry! I’ll have to see if it’s streaming anywhere.
Definitely a nice thing when an accidental layering like that works out.
I started the day with a dental hygienist appointment so just a discreet spray of Penhaligon “Bayolea”, I think this will do for Wooster who is supremely silly but, in my mind at least, thinks himself quite conventional and would wear a conventional scent.
– now in Divine “L’homme Sage” for Jeeves. It was a toss-up between that and Guerlain “L’homme Idéal” and frankly Jeeves is more wise than he is ideal.
– just to make people smile: I couldn’t decide between our 2 heroes yesterday so went for Caron “Le Troisième Homme” – the only other character I could recall was Gussie Fink-Nottle, so I guess it’s his.
Great connection! We are appointment twins today, I visited the dentist earlier ?
Gussie! Oh thank you! ?
L’homme Sage – perfect scent and perfect pun! ??
Le Troisième Homme is lovely stuff.
Gussie Fink-Nottle in Le Troisième Homme — it even sounds like a funny combo.
Perfect, really, but nothing for Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps?
This AM feeling devastated by all the suffering in the world. Woke up to the news of bombs going off in a house of worship in a country where too many think and have thought that violence can beget peace and democracy, or even more craven and more absurd that it can beget loyalty.
Bertie Wooster is some kind of antidote. Robin, thanks for the links. I didn’t know that Wodehouse had spent time in a German internment camp. My father-in-law, perhaps not finding the commentary about Scots very nice, is also unforgiving of W’s time spent on Nazi propaganda. Not surprisingly, the story is more nuanced.
I’m in something utterly un-Jeeves or Wooster–Laudano Nero. Hugs to all.
Hugs to you OF. I moved house this summer and now live next to a mosque, and it’s so busy here on Fridays, and so full of family life, and the thought of what destruction in a place like that means is truly awful.
I’ve also been feeling very heavy lately due to world events. Sending you a big hug.
Hugs Oakland Fresca.
Sharing your heavy heart. Hugs.
Hugs back OF.
We ought to have a better antidote than Bertie Wooster, right? But I don’t know what it is. It’s hard not to feel devastated.
Never read Wodehouse, maybe I will look him up……. At least I wear a British scent… Theo Fennel, not very work compliant, but with all this mask wearing I do what I like…
Pasta with broad beans, guanciale and Feta for dinner plus a bottle of a very nice Portuguese red wine.
Have a nice weekend
“but with all this mask wearing I do what I like…“
This is what I like about masking! Too much scent is never enough. ?
I’m wearing a sample of FM Synthetic Jungle in honor of Pantone’s Leprechaun green to remind me of all the green that is disappearing as winter approaches… If anyone’s wondering/interested in what think of Synthetic Jungle- it starts off as a wonderful blast of lovely greens then soon disappears and turns into Irish Spring bar soap (continuing the Leprechaun theme here unintentionally). It smells like my bathroom after my 70 year old dad had a shower. Disappointing. No like. Ahh better for the budget, I guess.
Irish Spring soap? Oy vey! Soapy is not a friend of mine.
Happy Friday all! I haven’t read Wodehouse and I’m not familiar with the show (tho Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry together is a compelling reason to), so no CP points for me. Sampling two today because I feel like it helps keep my nose sharp.
-On the left, PdN New York Intense: Started with bright, fresh citrus, and has dried down into a lavender-herbal note that has a soft powder quality but is really more creamy than powdery. Full without being rich or heavy. It is a beautiful barbershop scent. If I were a lavender lover, I would love this the way I love Grisette.
-On the right, PdN Number One Intense: I am always surprised when I like a tuberose frag, and ooh do I like this one! Although to my nose it veers closer to gardenia. So much happening here, but effortlessly so. I’m curious to see if the sandalwood emerges later for me as it seems to for some other people. If it does, that will probably seal the deal for a FB.
Drinking bourbon flavored black tea and wishing it was real bourbon while I deal with yet more annoying work things that are not the fault of anyone at our company but we still have to solve nonetheless.
I got my husband a sample of NY Intense for his birthday and was kind of blown away by it. I don’t always agree with LT & TS, but in this case agree that it’s a standout in the men’s department, as it were.
I picked up a bottle of it for him recently, as well as a 3rd one of Patchouli Intense. I’ve yet to try a PdN that I want to wear myself but those two are swoon-worthy on him. Your review of Cuir Cuba convinced me that it is the next one to sample.
I hope your work day got better!
Yuck, another aggravating work day! What a drag. TGIF for sure!
Had I been thinking this morning, I would have grabbed Paris-Deauville because I can easily imagine Bertie in it. And because it’s 75F here today. But I was not thinking, and I was rushing, so I doused myself in Hiris. Five hours later, I can JUST smell it if I apply nose to forearm.
Had a look at the Pantones and I think I’d do better with the “core classics” than with the other colors this season. Jewel-toned colors, especially blues and greens, generally do not work for me. Give me that lovely olive at the very bottom of the page and I am happy. But am still adjusting to my graying-and-no-longer-dyed hair, which has shaken up my personal palette a bit.
Dousing yourself in Hiris sounds wonderful! You smell amazing!
Hiris could work for one of the other characters in the series. So I say you get CP points.
I’m going to wear Cuir Beluga for CP. If Cuir Beluga has a color, it would be the cream color of Bertie’s apartment.
We’re off to the coast for the weekend. I’m very much looking forward to it, but first, I must pack.
Happy Friday everyone. And Robin, that Astier de Vilatte scent sounds terrific!
You smell wonderful. Have a great trip!
Bon voyage! Have a great time.
Enjoy the coast! In Oregon we call it the coast, here in Pennsylvania we called the shore, I think most of the world calls at the beach but I’m not sure.
Interesting! I’m fascinated by regional language differences.
I do call the Oregon coast exactly that, but in southern California it’s the beach. I’m not sure which term natives use, but I refer to northern/central CA as the coast. I guess it comes down to what you’re going to do when you get there. Bask in the sun, or get whipped by the wind? ?
Tulipani, which coast where?
I’m in Monterey! I guess I didn’t say I’m going to the beach because we won’t be going to an actual beach. I agree, regional language differences are so fascinating!!
Don’t know Wodehouse, I guess I need to catch up! SOTD = Dame’s Wisteria Soliflore, which always strikes me as a very pertty and Englishy, well actually, Welshy scent, maybe my Welsh grandma wore something with wisteria in it and I have an unconscious association…Anyway, I am over Covid Booster symptoms, mainly low grade but just enough to feel debilitating, fatigue which lasted a few more days than I would have liked, so on-ward and upward, so to speak, into the weekend, where I need to get my car’s brakes looked at, get a new fluorescent light for my office area, do a dump run, clean out the chicken house, brush the burrs from the ponies tails, and do some cooking….hmm, I need some help!
Glad you’re over it. Have a restful convalescence.
Indeed you do! Sounds exhausting and hope it can all wait until you’re fully on the mend.
I got moderna and I’m rather unclear on who does and doesn’t get boosters and when. Presumably everyone gets one eventually regardless of status (age, etc.)?
Wow, that’s quite the To Do List!
Sotd is Honoré des Prés Love les Carottes. I don’t know much about Jeeves but this is definitely what Bugs Bunny would wear.
I like the way you think!
What’s up Doc indeed! ?
What ho! Nice CP Robin. I was going to go with a monocle perfume for Psmith but I have been thinking about cricket ( as Jeeves was named after a professional cricketer ) and was mulling over that whole cricket whites, sunny days, cucumber sandwich thing, thinking Jo Malone’s Cucumber and Early Grey cologne would do nicely ( if I had it, I don’t). So, next best thing is J Scent Hydrangea because hydrangeas and the upper class, manor houses and castles seem to go together like butlers, fine cars, and gravel crunching underfoot. It’s a nice perfume too and from the wonderful sample stash that travelled the world and has given me so much pleasure.
How nice to have a trusty sample stash.
I like your thought process on this one.
Do cricketers still dress like that? Admittedly, I’ve only seen fictional games in period dramas.
I’ll be bummed out if they’ve switched over to black running tights and bright polyester jerseys or something ?
It depends. In international matches the teams often wear colours now but if you go to national or club cricket matches the players will be in white
Lovely! Do they wear the v-neck sweaters, too?
Yes, white cable knit jumpers. I like cricket , it’s both slow and tense
This is a great cricket novel set in NY following 9/11
Netherland by Joseph O’Neill.
I’ve seen amateurs playing in San Diego, all in white.
Righty-o! Kanuka, your SotD sounds fab. I’ve never tried any of the J Scent line; what do you think of them in general?
I find them very wearable and pleasant, good for Saturday mornings when you are just relaxing and pottering about. Hydrangea is a quite powdery – but not old fashioned – floral ( nothing like the hydrangeas in my garden), a bit of jasmine fug, but not dirty. I only have samples so am no expert but I find them enjoyable. Really good for spring.
I think Black Leather is my favourite, has a nice tobacco and leather blend
Sounds great for the season coming up!
Lovely thought process and coice, hydrangeas are so pretty.
Drat, can’t believe I did not think of Monocle!!
What ho, what ho!
I don’t know Wodehouse at all, so I’m no good for this week’s CP. I’m in Yatagan today because I hadn’t pulled out that sample in so long. It’s a dabber, so I’m not getting much of it, sadly. (Must go put more on, I guess.)
This weekend’s going to be a chilly rainout. I’m wearing the Icelandic sweater I finished in the spring for the first time, and trying to stay cozy. But I think I’m going to have to go out into it to chase down a power tool for my closet building extravaganza this weekend.
Just got “The Warmth of Other Suns” out of the library, thanks to a recommendation here. So far, it’s very good! I also picked up Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” when I was at my favourite hometown bookstore last weekend. It should be a good weekend to paint / build a closet and curl up and read in between coats of paint (as if there’s ever time for that, with a kid who has four weekend activities).
Ooooooooooooh, Yatagan is Good Stuff! Is your sample current or vintage?
I have a cat named Bertie Wooster, so every day is a Wodehouse day at my house. Today I’m wearing Camel, I have no perfume options here outside of samples, and somehow I don’t think either Jeeves or Bertie would wear this.
How appropriate to have a cat named BW.
And how is your Bertie Wooster doing lately?
He is doing just fine on a maintenance dose of steroids, and remains his sweet lap kitty self. He is truly the nicest cat I’ve ever had. Thanks for asking!
No perfume yet today but wanted to alert others to the Guerlain Advent calendar below…no affiliation just got the email.
Has 8 travel sprays, 6 candles, soaps and more…not an overall bad deal for $700 given the scope of products you can try.
I didn’t realize Guerlain has 10 ml travel sprays w/ the newly revamped lines…but they obviously do now.
I looked further and they have The Perfumer’s Set below which is the same 8 travel sprays for $360…$45 a bottle…cheaper and no filler oh the temptation!!! ?
These would be good split candidates, if someone wanted to do that.
Very lemmable although I have 5 out of 8 already…
Me too – still hoping our SA can snag us some free minis!
GULP! My credit card hides itself in terror.
Oh, She-ra! I am knocked off my chair by the stampede of my inner lemmings! Alas (or whew!) it is sure to be sold out before my budget could begin to even tentatively contemplate it.
Love the imagery of a stampede of inner lemmings!
I am having a similar response but will refrain from repeating the expletives that came to mind.
Off to look!!!
Okay, I just bought the Perfumers Sample Set.
Will have SDV and Neroli Outrenoir available if anyone wants to prefunk on the splitmeet, assuming that’s allowed?
Big Huge Enabler Pin to She-Ra! Thank you thank you for the heads-up!
It’s a great set. Highly swappable and easy to sell any unloved ones on Ebay too.
I don’t see a downside on this set. ehaeheh?
Right? I couldn’t talk myself out of it. Plus, 10 ml is my ideal size, I missed most of the original releases, and will absolutely not be buying FBs from this line.
You GO, kpaint!!
Congrats and enjoy!
I saw that advent calendar and almost swooned out of my chair. Wowzers!!! It’s gorgeous.
Hello everyone! I have spent all week racking my brains and this is the best I can come up with: Bertie’s aunts are very proper Victorian ladies who wouldn’t reek of anything, so I have applied just a touch of Violettes de Toulouses by Berdoues to a handkerchief, and I have been frowning in disapproval at young men all day. Weekend good wishes to you all!
Ha, Ha, DV – I like your thinking but we went in somewhat different directions!
I love your cp reasoning! ?
Loved the “frowning in disapproval at young men all day.”!
Ha! I did a lot of frowning in disapproval today, too. I am really settling into my Aunthood.
Wearing Chanel No. 5 edp from an 1980’s refillable case gifted by a dear friend from her dresser. For the CP, this is in honor of Aunt Agatha, for where would Bugs Bunny, The Bandit, Tweetie Bird or Bertie Wooster be without Elmer Fudd, Smokey, Sylvester or a terrifying Aunt. As an Aunt, I have sometimes secretly identified with *either* of Bertie’s Aunts, BTW. Happy Friday and what a fun CP, Robin!
I love the aunts.
MB, I am an aunt too- and I thought of wearing something by Estée Lauder, to embody my dearest aunt – but I love your choice! Greetings!
Robin’s choice yesterday of Miss Dior was a link to my dear Aunt, but the vintage EL’s are so auntie!
Refillable case is the black cylinder with the gold band?
That’s the one! It has quite a bit left – so sweet of her to pass it on!
My aunt left me her bottle of Tabu – I was just keeping it as a keepsake until one day in my perfumista development, I realized that it was VINTAGE TABU! So I smelled it and was blown away by the beauty still there after heat and light exposure aplenty!
Yay for a perfumed gift that is still with you! It’s more valuable with those memories attached to it.
I have grown into an appreciation of the aunts, for sure.
I chose the historic British Floris house for the CP and went for Special No 127 which would suit Jeeves, it’s understated and unisex and was created in 1890, so stood the test of time.
Thank you Kanuka, Floris doesn’t get talked about much but their classics are so good and no irritating modern musks or ambroxan and cashmeran in their offerings.
Oh? I will keep this in mind as I cannot wear some of the modern aromachemicals.
Oh yes kpaint, Floris is worth exploring, also their discontinued Malmaison (carnation) is legendary and it is said the Queen wears Floris.
You hit the ball out of the park!
Thank you! Because I am in the UK I have a respectable Floris collection, including vintage ?
? thank you, and the drydown is lovely.
Floris Malmaison still gets mourned on certain perfumista heavy websites.
Yes, you’re right, I think it’s because it was carnation heavy with an old school vibe, I should wear it more often.
SOTD = Diptyque Le Grand Tour Kyoto
Oh lordie! It’s fruity, earthy, vegetal, incensy and a little floral. ?
Sold out everywhere in the U.S. ! I couldn’t stand it anymore so I decided to order this from Harrods complete with the eye-opening shipping cost (although no VAT means the total cost was in line with what one could get it in the U.S.).
And I did a naughty thing today having to do with an advent calendar that Robin featured today.
Lots of cute items in that calendar!
Just doused myself in Wicked Good…haven’t worn in a couple months and boy it really is good! Thank you again for introducing me to it so generously.?
Naughty but nice! Happy early xmas ? I just gifted myself with the Guerlain Perfumers Set ?
Anxiously await your photos and reports!
Ho, ho, ho!!!
Aha! Another red bottle added to your collection!
It’s rather impressive Harrod’s got your package to you in 3 days. That’s better than USPS does sometimes.
The bottle is so lovely, wish I loved the perfume but it was too earthy on me.
Your pictures are awesome!
Have not read comments yet, will go back in a minute and do so. But I’m wearing Guerlain’s Vetiver for today’s CP. There are two ways I can see this working.
1) Bertie goes out and douses himself in whatever the contemporary version of Drakkar Noir was. Jeeves is horrified and campaigns to get him back into the sensible, classy, elegant Vetiver.
2) Bertie goes out and douses himself in Vetiver. Jeeves is horrifies as it is far too French, and far too Continental in general, and an English gentleman should certainly not be allowed to smell like that. Jeeves campaigns to get Bertie back into something more suitable, perhaps something understated by Penhaligon’s.
That’s really brilliant
Envisioning either scenario, especially if done by the Laurie/Fry team, is quite entertaining!
Is there another team? I swear I’ve seen episodes but it would have been before the Fry/Laurie era.
Well done! ??????
Very witty take on the CP!
Stretching today’s cp a bit and joining LizzieB in the quintessential British house of Penhaligon’s. Just going with the overall Englishness of Bertie and Jeeves, although this would certainly be fitting for the ‘aunts,’ my SOTD is Victorian Posy, which was especially created for The Garden Exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, May, 1979. And, yes, it has all the scents one would find in an English garden – including hyacinth, violet, rose – on a lovely base of oakmoss, vetiver, patchouli and sandalwood. A souvenir of a long-ago trip to London, I have only a few treasured drops left and I was delighted to treat myself today.
Looks like we’re finally getting some cool fall weather this weekend and looking forward to a quiet weekend and time to start readying the veggie and herb gardens for winter. It’s been a busy week, including a couple of very long days at the 2 White Sox playoff games here – we had a grand time despite the disappointing ending. Now I’m rooting for the BoSox, looking forward to tonight’s game and one of my favorite ex-White Sox pitchers going for the BoSox. Go Chris Sale!
Wishing all a great weekend ahead!
Enjoy your treasure! Sounds delightful and you must have wonderful memories of that trip.
Oh, yes! Perfumewise, I had so much fun trying everything there was to try at Penhaligon’s, and Mr. Laila and my son did the same at Geo. F. Trumper. But the best memories are associated with visiting my childhood best friend who moved to England’s West Country after HS – and her small rural village where even the tiniest cottages were named and all had beautiful gardens . . . perfectly captured in the Victorian Posy fragrance
You smell super good, I still have some too, a thoughtful friend gifted me a bottle when she learned I was going to relocate in London.
Oh, thank you. I’m glad you were able to enjoy this one, too. I spent a lot of time in Penhaligon’s trying everything, but this is the one I fell in love with.❤️
Non-compliant in Ann Gerard’s Ciel d’Opale. I needed something uplifting to get me through a long slog of report writing today. Geez. Why does bureaucracy always manage to make everything more difficult, inefficient, and frustrating?
It is its raison d’etre, no?
You smell lovely in your AG. Does that line still exist, I wonder?
Pretty sure that Ann Gerard perfume line is kaput.
Report writing without data is even worse – in a way – because the inevitable just gets postponed ?
I’m in 4160 Tuesdays Both Sides of Clouds again today from my sample. I’m wanting to love it but I can barely smell anything. Is this normal for this brand as the few I’ve tried are barely noticeable. Maybe I need to spray the whole sample on?
I even put on some makeup today; Dior foundation from a sample, very lovely finish. And I put on some Lisa Eldridge lipgloss as I placed my order for a few goodies from her new launch. I’m not affiliated but just can’t seem to control myself when her new things come out. I guess wearing lipgloss at home feels like a luxury.
I wore makeup AND wore cute outfits for errand running and appointments this week. It felt really good to do so again. I could blame my dgaf-ness on the pandemic, but if I’m honest, it crept in before that.
And I’ll also occasionally throw on some lipstick even when I’m just at home for the day, for a little glamor moment.
It sure lifts your spirits to do that!
Will you be in the U.S. again in November / December?
We are very likely going to be there. Just started looking into it today!
One of Lisa Eldridge’s videos and The Non-Blonde blog taught me my best way to use eyeliner. That does is, I am wearing make-up for my errands tomorrow. Rainy day and some post-surgery kitten care (he’s fine) put me in a day of sloughing around in sweats. Must. Break. Out.
I hope that kitty is on the mend and that tomorrow’s errands go smoothly!
It depends with 4160, some are faint, some are very potent. I can smell Both Sides of Clouds quite well, maybe you are anosmic to something in it?
I resprayed my sample again onto the back of my hand and could smell it better. I bet spraying from a bottle is a much more potent result?
My latest crush is today’s SotD, and it’s something I never thought I would wear, but I wanted the bottle! Plus, it was dirt cheap at under $20 for an extra-huge-honking-ginormous 10.1 oz bottle!
Okay, that last bit was a giveaway…yes, I’m talking about the original Tabac Eau de Cologne from Maurer and Wirtz. For Jeeves, of course. The masculine answer to Chanel No 5: always appropriate.
Enjoy your enormous bottle, a tobacco scent for them is a great pick.
That’s a great pick.
Not CP compliant, because I’ve never read Wodehouse. But I’ll look for some the next time I’m at the library.
Escentric 2 today (again). It’s just been what I want every morning at 6:00 am when I spritz and leave for work. I wonder if I would reach for something else if I wasn’t leaving so early?
It must work for your day or you probably would have reached for something else as default. I’m trying to be more disciplined by deciding the night before and placing the bottle where I couldn’t mistake something else for it.
It’s hard to spray on big perfumes that early in the morning.
Non-CP-compliant in a wee dab of Rose Flash, trying to lift myself up out of an emotional tar pit. It’s not really working, but I’m picking my son up from school in half an hour and we’ll be starting the walnut harvest this afternoon, which is always good mama-child fun in the sunshine. Hoping the little-person hugs will work their magic.
English or Black Walnuts? I hope you get a basketful of hugs and sunny-day nutting joys!
Hope your spirits were lifted. I’m in a similar tar pit today.
It’s a mixed bag for me today, NST. On one hand, more beautiful sunshine. On the other, a terrible night’s sleep last night. I’ve had more caffeine than usual and still can’t stop yawning. Phooey.
SOTD = Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt, from the decant stash and madtowngirl. Maybe Bertie Wooster would have worn this on holiday? That’s the best I’ve got for the CP.
Wishing you plenty of rest tonight.
Thank you Aurora!
Sleep well tonight!
Thanks lillyjo! I hope it happens. ?
Good luck tonight Jalapeno!
SotD = Tango.
Had a dilemma all day long. Wanted to treat myself since it is pay-yay-day. Debated over buying Masque Milano Russian Tea and Lancome Jasmins Marzipane.
Jasmins won because it seems like it is discontinued or harder to find.
Plus I ordered samples of Oud Bouquet. I love the name: Oud Bouquet.
Definitely go for the harder to find and/or discontinued item!
Thank You, Jasmins Marzipane is on the way to me!!
Jasmins Marzipane is a great choice!
Thank You!! I have been reading reviews and it seems I will like Jasmins Marzipane. Jasmine is one of my favorite floral note: love real jasmine bushes and also really love certain jasmine perfumes.
I was trying so hard to recognise any of Wooster’s bottles on his conter in the TV series. I even created a thread on basenotes with some printscreens few years ago)
He was probably wearing something by Geo F Trumper (in one episode I saw the sign of the store)
I don’t own any English cologne but I think L’Eau d’orange Vert or L’eau d’Hermes would suit him as well
He definitely wore more than one though
I will watch for this too – thanks!
Oh interesting, I will look for that too! GF Trumper makes sense.
CP failure here. I am unfamiliar with the show and comic.
A mean customer yelled at me today, and I barely made it off the floor before I burst into tears. The shortage of help is really getting to me. My sotd is Angel Muse. It’s an “at least I smell good” kind of day.
How dare they!?! Sending virtual hugs, sweetie. I’m glad you made it off the floor first. Oof, I’ve been there before; I feel for you. ❤️
Thank you ❤
Aww, I’m sorry you had to deal with that, incivility seems to be so rampant nowadays. Sending lots of hugs.
Hugs received! Thank you.
I am so sorry this happened. Sending great big hugs. I hope they able to hire more people for the holidays too.?
Oh no! I’m sorry that happened to you. People can be so rude and have no patience any more. Also sending you hugs, lillyjo.
An image came to mind – the rude customer yells at you and then…the entire NST Community, like a Flash Mob, emerges from every corner of the room and surrounds said customer. We need not utter a word – our presence speaks volumes. The customer leaves with a healthy terror that they best think twice before speaking ill again in the presence of an angel.
More hugs coming from me, too. ???
I’m sorry that some jerk made you feel terrible at work. A pox on them!
Sorry on behalf of people, lillyjo. That’s awful.
I’m so sorry. It feels as if we’re in an epidemic of rudeness and meanness these days in the US. I think people have forgotten how to get along with each other, after long lockdowns and mostly digital communications.
I’m sorry you had a rotten customer. Hugs to you, lillyjo! Tomorrow has to be better.
Oh gosh! People can be so horrible. I’m sorry for her bad behavior. ??
Oh Lillyjo, how unsettling, some customers are so rude, I know you’re excellent at your job, ignore whatever they said.
Went to the park with my 2-year-old daughter because we had a playdate with two other moms/kids. We all brought delicious snacks. I was wearing Tango and got repeated compliments from my friend, one of the moms present. Her and I had a GREAT perfume discussion (She is also a perfume freak as she calls herself). After I got home I purchased a large Bon Bon of Nuits de Noho online because I feel like it is a perfume she should try and hasn’t yet. I love treating my friends and family with perfumey gifts.
How sweet, hope she loves it!
Yes, I am excited because it smells right up her alley and has notes that she likes:)
So glad you have a perfume friend, I’m sure she will be thrilled with the gift.
I am EXTREMELY thrilled to have a friend like that!!
I love, love Jeeves and Wooster! The books are so very funny! I wore Dior’s Cuir Cannage, which I think Bertie would have loved and Jeeves would have hated (and hidden from Bertie).
I haven’t read any P.G. Wodehouse, but I did download a sample of Right Ho, Jeeves based on the first bonus article from Robin. Here we go!
I wore IUNX L’Eau Frappe this morning, and added some Habanita this afternoon. Wonderful stuff. ?
Oh what fun, I do hope you like it! I do know people I like and respect who *don’t* like Wodehouse though
Wearing Caron pour un Homme, because Jeeves would definitely wear lavender, and something smooth and unobtrusive. Wodehouse was a comedic genius. Douglas Adams is also great and hilarious, in a different genre but with equally scintillating wit.
I saw that I missed the Freebiemeet, and that it was a shadow of it’s former self, both of which break my heart a little. If anyone is still reading this, and would like 5 ml of Caron pour un Homme and/or Guerlain Jicky, in honor of both Wodehouse and the Freebiemeet, contact me at Lsq dot Stevens, in the gmail.
*its. Darn autocorrect.
It is true that it is a shadow of its former self, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing…it had gotten too big, and too many non-regulars were swooping in every time. I do think it’s nicer now that people give things away in the daily polls, as they feel like it.
Not sure anybody will see your freebie though…you might want to put it in the weekend poll!
I did get one request, so at least one person saw it!