It's Tuesday and the National Day of Giving. Birthdays: Mark Twain, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Shirley Chisholm, Dick Clark. What fragrance are you wearing?
I am indecisive this morning. I'm drinking a cup of Kusmi Tsarevna and eventually I will pick a fragrance for the day. Maybe it is a Fendi Theorema sort of day?
Reminder: on 12/3, wear a perfume with a rhubarb note, if you have one.
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: the Mariage Frères Poètes Solitaires stoneware teapot ("a tribute to all the “solitary poets” who sang the praises of tea, from Marcel Proust who immortalized the emotions stirred by a tea-soaked pastry to Pushkin, Thomas Mann, and Henry James") is €185.
well, I don’t sing the praises of drinking tea, but wearing it? you bet.
SOTD is Byredo Mandarin Tobacco? Tobacco Mandarin?
I couldn’t remember either, but it’s Tobacco Mandarin.
I didn’t have my glasses on.
I made an almond milk egg nog latte for tea Tuesday..
Part of giving Tuesday I did a small donation to the public library. More books please..
Ouverture Eau de Parfum
Tartan skirt and tights with a turtleneck
Love the outfit (and the donation!)
I am breaking out my felt ? hats now that it’s colder.
I love the library, people enter for different reasons, but for me it’s always been for books and quiet ?
I worked in our small town library all through high school. I think it still might be my favorite job ever.
I did too, and it has been my favorite job ever.
I worked at the library at Rutgers!
I worked in the library growing up, because my mom was the children’s librarian. There’s no better place to work.
Love it – there must be some connection that we all like books and libraries and perfume!
It snowed most of yesterday, winter has set in with a vengeance, and I am mightily displeased, so I’m sulking in Molinard Habanita, which is so ridiculously good that I can almost forget the snowmageddon outside.
Snowed here late afternoon, which made us decide to forgo a movie and dinner. We’ve already seen a few spin outs on hills here.
Sorry about the snow, we have just had little bouts of lake effect snow where I am. I’ve been craving Habanita, you smell wonderful.
I grabbed another decant bag, this time Eau D’Italie, and the first decant I touched was Sienne l´Hiver, which I’m really loving.
That was a good one, although I could never decide if I loved it. Doesn’t matter because I’m pretty sure they stopped making it. And of course they stopped making the two I definitely loved, Paestum Rose and Baume du Doge.
I loved those early Eau d’Italie scents, Sienne l’Hiver, Bois d’Ombrie and Baume du Doge.
Exactly. What they have left is all CLEAN.
Yes, Sienne l’hiver is gone. I love that one and have been using it sparingly — same with Paestum Rose.
Paestum Rose was my first dark rose love although I never had a bottle. Sad how things vanish.
That was a great scent. I regret not snagging a bottle when it was available.
Love that teapot!
SOTD = Seville a l’Aube – I think this is better as a winter scent, enjoying it a lot recently.
I signed up for a chance to buy a limited edition release of a DSH scent, and I actually got drawn. So, I have purchased a bottle of “Colorado” which is supposed to be a piney mountain scent, unsniffed. Hopefully I like it, and don’t get the sneezies from it.
That teapot comes in gold and blue, too. So pretty.
That sounds nice! I loved her Seve de Pin; not sure if it’s still in production but it reminded me of the smell of the new spring growing tips on Douglas-firs — all sweet and golden and sunshiney without any of the harsher, woodier notes we associate with conifers.
That does sound very pretty!
Lucky you, do report back! I didn’t enter as my unsniffed buy success rate has been so bad lately.
I was very surprised – I never win anything. Looking forward to it – many of her scents agree with my skin chemistry nicely.
I got it too even though I have another bottle (pixel’s). I love it and Colorado brings back memories.
Thanks for the comment – you and I like so many of the same things, this increases my anticipation. You are the one that sent me a drop of Mohur Extrait!
I did and we do! I hope you like Colorado. It reminds me of DSH Oeillet Rouges, bit with pine, and is jjst as thick.
Congrats! I hope you love it.
Thanks, I hope so too!
Wow! Congrats on your bottle win!
Thanks!As I mentioned before, I was very surprised!
Gorgeous teapot! I’ve actually been converted to an electric pot that sits on the counter and isn’t much to look at but I do love a beauty like this one.
Woke up craving floral so I went with the lovely linden-focused Vouloir Être Ailleurs C.G. by d’Orsay.
You smell wonderful!
That sounds like a beautiful scent.
We moved to an electric kettle years back where we can control the temperature. I vastly prefer it, although some of the ones that sit on the stove are prettier.
You mean an electric kettle, right? Not an electric teapot?
We have an electric kettle too, but we don’t make tea in it.
Yes! Makes hot water
I have always wanted the matte white Stagg (or maybe the stone blue? that one is spiffy) kettle, then even your kettle is something to look at.
Can’t spend $150-$200 on a kettle, unfortunately.
Any particular reason that you don’t use it for tea? I’ve been thinking about getting one for myself to use at the office if/when
I ever go back. I’ve been spoiled at home making tea with my instant hot water faucet and will need some sort of tea-on-demand set up once I go back to office life. An electric kettle seems like it would fit the bill.
I hope we are all talking about the same thing…I use the electric kettle to heat water to make tea, which I then make in a teapot, or in a tea cup, depending on how much I’m making. I don’t think you want to brew anything with any flavor in your kettle, right? First off, you’d then have to clean it every time you used it, and I don’t think you’d ever get the tea flavor out of the silicone seals around the heating element. Since we use the kettle for all hot water purposes, including coffee, etc, that would not be good.
Oh, I was definitely confused. Thanks for clarifying, Robin.
OK, an electric kettle to heat the water that I will use to brew tea (in a separate vessel) is back on my wish list.
Electric kettles are great!
Oh Theorema, my love! I used the last of mine a year ago and still haven’t gotten over the loss. Today is ELDO Remarkable People–good, but doesn’t hold a candle to Theorema.
It is good stuff. Sorry yours ran out
Is today’s iteration still good?
Theorema has been discontinued for years and years.
VC&A Bois d’Iris
Decaf latte and oatmeal with raspberries and pumpkin seeds post-yoga
Happy Tuesday, all!
Oh my, I really should do some yoga.
Me, too. And I love yoga. And it makes me feel better. So why have I so persistently NOT done it these last few months?
Yes, exactly!! Getting myself to do it is SO hard, much harder than any other form of exercise I do.
That’s so interesting! I am almost always in the mood for yoga and get myself to do other things by starting with yoga. Even 20 minutes of yoga and then I can face the weights or the nordictrack!
Well, I wish I was like you!
But what I’m saying is that it’s hard for me to do the other stuff, which I also need. So maybe I should be like you!
Now you’ve made me feel like a slug ?
I’m also in yoga pants, but not from doing any yoga! And no good for me oatmeal, I just scarfed down a vanilla scone with frosting. Oh well.
SOTD is more Cuir Beluga, I’m really loving it.
Well, your scone sounds great, too and you smell WONDERFUL. I’ll dig out my sample of Cuir Beluga for later.
Your breakfast and perfume sound great!
Still nothing rhubarb-ish, but quite happy in Papillon Bengale Rose. I love this stuff sooo much! The longer it’s on, the better it gets. Smelling myself was the high point of my night. I really need to sample Spell 125 and others in the line. ❤️?♥️
In Deva News, we had another ? show at work and I’m very tired of it. I’m off for four days and if my attitude doesn’t improve, I may be panhandling for a living. I think we really need to question a health care system that literally juggles (and not very adeptly!) with people’s lives. Really, really tired of it.
In other Deva News, my doggo was so happy to see me when I got “home,” I almost cried! ??
I’m sorry Deva. Thankful for the doggo. And you are right…Bengale Rouge is one with lasting power that just gets better and better as the hours pass.
BR is like a warm hug! Love it so much. ?
You smell great! Sorry about work. I avoid contact with the US « health care » system as much as possible. Praying I never have a medical catastrophe here.
Dogs are so precious!
You know, it’s not the people, it the system. Most really try to do the right thing, but are put in untenable situations, and that is bad place to be. Limited resources, limited ICU beds, the list goes on forever. I don’t think any country gets it right, all have faults, because all are profit based, even when they say they’re “non-profit.” It’s very discouraging. There needs to be a worldwide paradigm shift.
Doggos ARE the best!
I have found that Senior Care centers that are run by religious orders / faith-based organizations are generally run well and have the extra humanity that the cut-throat for profits severely lack.
Aww, your pup! A former neighbor was a nurse, and one night I happened to see her come home from a 12 hour shift, unloading some groceries with head hanging; but her dog was at her feet, dancing on his hind legs, waving his paws in the air because he was so happy to see her!
Doggos (or kitties for that matter) are little bundles of magic!
Nurses are bundles of magic.
I’m so sorry about work being so trying, I can’t imagine how difficult it must be. It would be so hard for me to keep my mouth shut. Thank goodness for T Rex!
Well, I don’t keep my mouth shut, so that’s part of the problem! Lol. I gave the supervisor my opinion, and I’m not sure she really appreciated it. ??♀️
I mentioned you in conversation with Mr. Jalapeno’s older nephew over the Thanksgiving weekend. He’s in college now, working towards becoming a nurse in emergency medicine.
In Rhubarb Ecarlate – I love this one.
I may well be in that one on Friday.
Sotd is Aqua Celestia Cologne Forte. Fresh, lemony, fruity and clean. The sun is out and I am feeling happy.
Currently drinking Fauchon Blended Tea, strong.
That sounds really nice. Here’s to feeling happy!
Beautiful sunny day twins – what Kanuka says!
Diptyque Orpheon for me today.
SOTD is 31 Rue Cambon. I think I could take a bath in it. It is soooooooo good!
It is gorgeous. You smell fabulous! And elegant.
Too cold and miserable for rhubarb today. Wearing Le Labo Lys layered over my very old and discontinued Huile sensorielle 3 fleurs blanches from Lierac.
Off to another dinner in an hour or so. Probably one of the last ones, rules are becoming stricter here as well.
I hope you have fun at your dinner. Keep warm!
I’m sure it’s no consolation, but I’m pretty sure we will be seeing stricter guidelines soon as well depending on the newest variant’s behavior here.
I miss the days when my biggest fear was making sure my puppy was immunized against t coronavirus, and limiting contact with other dogs until immune system maturity.
I hope your dinner with friends was packed with good vibes, good food, and laughter. ??
Enjoy your dinner!
SOTD is Lubin Akkad from a sample. Ambers are hit and miss with me so I wasn’t expecting much, but this has a toasty caramelized sugar cookie vibe to it that is nice and cozy against the snow flurries outside.
Drinking Clipper Ship’s burned sugar black tea to go with it.
No snow flurries here today. It might have been an improvement over the unrelenting grey yuck.
I’m enjoying my coffee in LVDP Hindu Kush this morning. Have been very naughty with the impulse-buying lately, and there is a tiny bottle of this lingering in my LS cart now — trying to have a reasonable amount of self-control and wait until after the holidays (or at LEAST until after the two bottles already ordered have actually arrived) before tapping the “complete order” button. Wish me luck. ? ?
Good luck to you!
Good things come in threes so buy now and then reset
I like the way you think!
Did you end up with a perfumed hat trick?
Sadly, no. I have my eye on a somewhat substantial furniture purchase, and that’s holding me back from more perfume buying. Only because Mr. G is judgmental though. ?
I’m in Plum–no rhubarb in my collection, I think.
I did try to order a rhubarb cake for my mum for her birthday–which we’ll celebrate on Dec 24. Was talked out of it by the baker who said she could not source fresh rhubarb now. So it’ll be a brandy pear cake with cream cheese frosting, decorated with fresh fruit.
My mother’s birthday is actually on Christmas Day, but we celebrate it at our house on the 24th so that we can really put on all the bells and whistles for a birthday celebration. It is always a little dicey as my mom insists that no one really celebrates her birthday because it falls on Christmas. So we really go all out. This year, when I invited her and her husband for the celebration, she almost shouted at me, “Finally! You never celebrate my birthday.” My husband was there and blanched. Ah. Like I said. Never sure if what we do is enough.
A brandy pear cake sounds delicious! Sounds like a bit of a challenging situation with your mother’s birthday, but hopefully this year’s party hits the spot.
Your mom sounds like a firecracker. Hope the celebration is a success! The cake sounds delicious. I need to figure out where to order a yule log cake in the bay area (Millbrae) as we’ll be visiting over the holidays.
I’m going to meditate on “firecracker”!
Tartine Bakery has been the “it” bakery for that last year or so in SF. I am pretty sure they bake buche de noel at Christmas. I just looked at their website, and didn’t immediately see a way to order one–so it may be a phone call. Hope I’m not leading you down the primrose path.
FOund this from last year! https://www.instagram.com/p/CIUCNljJVD-/
Oooh, you are making miss my old neighborhood French bakery in NYC. They did the most stunning and delicious Bûche de Noël.
Maybe you should suggest celebrating her Conception Birthday instead! I can imagine the awkwardness and disturbing visuals would be such that the alternative ( and actual) 24th December would suddenly seem wonderful by comparison. The cake sounds great!
She can change her birthday too, just like sistine’s MIL.
I am wearing Bond No 9 Madison Avenue and drinking my second cup of English Breakfast tea.
Wearing no 5 edp today. Last night I ordered a FB of Romance parfum. Had a 20% off coupon and 5X points and gift card so I got it for cheap.
Testing Vivacious today, and fortunately I think my wallet is safe this time. I’ll give it several more open-minded tries, but there’s something in the opening that I’m finding off-putting without really being able to describe what it is — something that reminds me of vegetable cooking water without exactly smelling like it. It’s now settling into a more warm and cozy carnation, a nice thick one with plenty of greenness and spice the way I like my carnations.
Another unseasonably gorgeous day here. The walnut and oak trees are now turning gold, a group of turkey vultures are warming their outspread wings in the treetops, and the sparrows are busy gleaning blackberry seeds from the waning hedgerows.
Vivacious didn’t work for me either, for similar reasons.
I feel the same about Vivacious. The best I could come up with is “too much dusty attic”, but I’m guessing it’s the same note as the vegetable cooking water.
Maybe a dusty attic in a house where someone is boiling cabbage?
Sorry, Hiram, if you’re reading this. I do think the world of your work.
Agreed! I loooooove Arbole and quite like Lustre and Moon Bloom!
Vivacious works for me – I get violet, and then carnation, all decorated with other leafy things. It smells good on me for hours and hours. I wish I had managed to buy some Dilettante before it was canceled, though! I just didn’t discover it in time. Moon Bloom and Arbole didn’t really do it for me, unfortunately. This is why perfumers put out lots of perfumes. Something for everyone.
I love Dilettante too! I managed to get a bottle last year long after it was discontinued looking through slightly obscure stockist in Europe. Last time I checked someone in Austria had a bottle. Same with Shangri-La.
Wow, that dedication to a cause. I have given up the chase for unicorns-lots of goid things available, but Dilletante was in a class of it’s own as far as orange blossom scents go.
I own Vivacious and I enjoy it, but I know what you mean. For me it’s a hay-like note that can go a little bit off at times. With Moon Bloom I also have to find the right day and temperature- if it’s hot and humid it goes into gorgeous tropical tuberose really fast. But cool weather and it’s too indolic ?♀️
In general I prefer my floral Hiram Greens for the summer.
My bottle of Winter Palace arrived today! I’d already put on Shalimar, so WP will have to wait until tomorrow.
Only five more classes to teach this semester — but administrative stresses abound, as I mentioned last week. Will have my after-lunch doppio, then get back to writing documents for the admin. There’s a panettone in our pantry that is calling my name. I may have to cave.
Enjoy your new bottle!
Writing documents for admin calls for panettone, I think.
I thought readers might enjoy this interesting article about new takes on rose as a note in recent perfumes. I don’t think I”ve tried a single one of these but some sound interesting. https://www.wallpaper.com/beauty-grooming/india-mahdavi-designs-dior-jadore-perfume-bottle
I like that bottle design for J’adore.. Very nice. How are you doing?
You are quite right, how did that happen? Hmmm. And thank you for the correct link!
That’s meant for Vee below. I must be really out of it today for some reason. Bad dreams I guess?
Thanks for asking how I am. I am hanging in there and just dealing with the pain as best I can.
I think you mean to link to this article: https://www.wallpaper.com/beauty-grooming/best-experimental-rose-perfumes
But I was happy to see those beautiful limited edition J’adore bottles
FWIW, I enjoyed both links!
I was looking up he history of rhubarb in NZ, wondering when it was introduced, and found that Charles Darwin listed it as one of the plants he saw doing well in the missionary garden at Waimate (north North Island) in 1835. So, it was probably pretty well established ( the first missionaries travelled from Australia around 1817, and brought peaches amongst other things). Chinese market gardeners also introduced different varieties (Hong Kong) when they came over, later. Honey bees were introduced in 1837….I haven’t seen many bees in our garden this spring whereas this time last year we had lots. I’m guessing that one of the neighbours may have had a hive that has since been moved. Still in bed, two dogs, one coffee. Finished Ann Patchett…one of my best books of the year. Now have to decide between Crossroads and Damon Glagut’s The Promise. Gal gut is an author I like so might start there. Wearing Wander.
Our neighbor-across-the-field keeps bees and they spend most of their time hanging out in our garden. I’ve noticed, though, that they strongly favor the European/Mediterranean plants like the lavenders and rosemary and the fruit trees, while the myriad native bees exclusively visit our native sages, currants, jimson weed, and milkweeds. Something for everyone!
And I love that old-timey produce like rhubarb and quinces seem to be coming back into fashion. I suppose both fell out of favor because they have to be prepared, rather than just eaten out of hand.
I have started Crossroads, but guessing I will not finish it before it is due so will have to put it on hold again. But liking it so far.
Our neighbors keep a hive. We mostly seem to keep wasps
Gray outside again, but it’s supposed to stop raining this afternoon, so I’ll go out then. There is plenty to keep me occupied inside–I’ve learned that if I don’t start writing the holiday cards in early December they don’t get sent. I’m wearing Stash.
I have given up on cards, so I salute you!
SotD Sensuous Nude. Such a silly name. It is quite dense but I like the tropical vibe and the sweet musk – I am big fan of SL’s Claire de Musc for the same reason. If you ask me, I would not say musk is one of my best notes, but, as they say “here we are.” Thinking ahead for the CP, I don’t remember anyone in my own family liking rhubarb, but I knew about it. When I married I found that stewed rhubarb was a popular with my husband’s family. His Mother told me that it was a spring crop with lots of vitamin C and a tart taste, so as a child and young woman, she craved it after a winter of starchy and salty foods which were staples on her West Virginia farm during the 1930’s and ’40’s. They did not make it into pies, preferring bite-sized sweetened pieces. She often fixed it for her own family, and my husband likes it a lot. I do like it, but have not fixed it in ages; I have grown it before, too but in our area is is prone to “bolt” and produce its oddly beautiful flower stalk instead of edible stalks if not trimmed. I definitely smell it in the Aura line which is one reason I like Aura.
I let mine bolt this year and the flowers were so rad! I need to move my plants to a sunnier spot this winter, though — they’re supposed to be a vibrantly red, heirloom variety but the stalks are always green with a hint of pink, and I think it’s due to too much afternoon shade where they’re planted. Still tastes great, but not so lovely in an open-faced tart…
Dunno what it was about the entire Sensuous line, but I could never smell anything with any of them. Weird feeling (sniffing?).
SOTD = Dior Addict!
It’s a vintage bottle / juice I got in a swap!
Thanks for the well wishes from my friend’s husband. One day at a time …
It’s cr-ppy out so I will forego the walk later and hopefully get a few things done, now that shopping is over for now. The sales weren’t great yesterday but the cash back was pretty good so I bit on a few items.
In other news, I ordered a secondary monitor in late October and got a shipping date of November 15 to December 5. Today, Amazon cancelled the order because they haven’t heard from the shop owner in 30 days; which means they really should not allow forward looking delivery dates > 30 days! I now have to disentangle how I paid for it (I used a combination of Amex points, gift card and credit card). I also bought a warranty for which I was already charged even though it is not effective until I receive the actual device. Of course now I have to go searching for another one. Oy vey, what a waste of time all around!
Boo on the monitor situation, but swoon on that bottle!
Seriously bummed about the monitor! The Dior Addict is fabulous ?.
What a PITA about that computer monitor!
I went for cozy on this cold, gray day, but I might drum up some rhubarb tomorrow.
I’m in Organza Indecence.
Thanks for the word of encouragement yesterday. My goal is to make it to the next holiday without stress ruining it for me!
I wasn’t here yesterday but I’m glad you are feeling better today ?
Yay for feeling better today! One holiday event at a time, right?
I’m doing the CP in my only rhubarb scent, Amouage Honour Woman. I’ll probably just do it over again on Friday because I like this so much. Once I heard it had rhubarb as a top note I remembered that although for some reason it sticks in my mind as opening with a pear note. I have no idea why, except they both are lovely in tarts!
Trying to remember if I have a sample of that! I might have more rhubarb than I remembered.
I grew up eating lots of stewed rhubarb and I love it but it takes so much sugar to make rhubarb palatable that I’d rather have chocolate, y’know? I don’t have any rhubarb in my perfume collection. Wearing En Voyage Captured in Amber on a clear sunny day ☀️
I remember trying rhubarb in something as a kid and not liking it in the slightest. Too sour! Maybe I should revisit it with my grown up taste buds…
It looks like I am aiming to bent on finishing my older bottle of Trefle Pur, despite its being more of a springtime scent.
On the tea side of things, sort of, I have just received the Yves Rocher green tea duo. I have used and liked the shower gel, and now I am looking forward to trying out the perfume. With luck it will become a happy, warm weather spritzer.
Oh fun! I do miss Yves Rocher.
This grey, slightly moody day made me reach for L’Ombre des Merveilles. I’m still trying to figure it out – I like it, but I can’t figure out why, and I’m not sure if I love it, but I keep coming back to it. What is that? Is there a perfumista term for that kind of fragrance? It’s like olfactory wallpaper that goes with everything, but at the same time it isn’t boring. There’s something odd about it, yet it’s weirdly comforting. I am confusion!
My bottle has not been used since the first time I sprayed it on. Perhaps it’s time to re-try it!
Another gorgeous sunny day here. Unusually warm — even warm enough to leave the windows open overnight. It’s hard to complain about such pretty weather, though we sure could use some of Seattle’s rain.
After trapping a RAT in our basement last week, we finally called the pro’s to come find and fill all the holes where the rodents could come in. So there are a couple of guys crawling around our basement today… better them than me, for sure.
SOTD is TF Ebene Fume which is just right for me. Hints of Bois Marocain, Oud Wood, London; woody smoky leathery smooth. Good stuff.
BC would be happy to ship you all our rain.
I am getting a sample of TF Ebene Fume if LuckyScent decides to send me specific samples per my request.
A rat?? ACK!
Grey and gloomy outside today. More cleaning indoors today, but dishes instead of laundry. And I ordered some of the cats’ wet food from Chewy.com. Back to an ordinary schedule after the Thanksgiving revels.
SOTD = Atelier Cologne Encens Jinhae, from Lisa D and the sample stash. Thunk! Time to bring out more incense perfumes.
Dishes, ugh. I prefer laundry. Lol.
Two loads so far today! Hopefully I won’t have to do a third. ?
Me too with the dishes. I don’t use my dishwasher other than to store stuff.
It’s amazing/disheartening to see how many dirty dishes, utensils, etc. are created by just a little bit of cooking! ??
Wow! We often run ours twice a day.
Sotd is Aura, for the rhubarb note.
Can anyone recommend a true thermal back curtain/drape?
I replaced my blinds last spring, but it’s become apparent they are not keeping the draft out.
I’ve been looking around online but the reviews are more confusing than reading fragrantica reviews! Lol.
Well, if your looking for super cheap, but very effective, you can find some rather nice ones at Walmart. They have a pretty good size and shade range, as well as some newer prints. They work very well. I have a pair that are on a tension rod right behind the captains seats in my van, that hang from the camper top, down to the floor. I attach them to the side of the van with Velcro to get a good seal and also Velcro the two panels together in the center. Most heat/cold enters/leaves my van through the windshield and side windows even though they are tinted. The thermal panels make a huge difference in stabilizing the temperatures in the living space part of the van. Plus they provide necessary privacy from nosey people who like to peek into the van. They’re only about $12 per panel.
Thanks Deva. I will check it out in store. It’s just to hard to tell from pictures.
I have Academy Total Blackout grommet curtains in my kitchen. They are heavy and each panel has a backing that not only blocks out the light but also serves as temperature control or at least that’s what I think. I got mine at Target whose parking lot you’re not a fan of but you can order online if you decide to go that route.
That’s exactly what I need, the kind with the backing! Thanks.
Wish I could help with the curtains. 404, File Not Found.
It’s always nice just to say hello!??
Hello, lovely people! Peeking in again…
Fragrance of any sort that I’ve been wearing lately has been Crabtree & Evelyn Sweet Almond Oil lotion. We’ve had the heat on a fair amount these past few weeks, and my skin gets very dry.
Flower news: Yesterday I finished planting the last of the bulbs that I’d gotten this fall, a bag of Darwin Hybrid tulips from Dutch Bulbs. Tulips can be planted late in the fall.
The ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ narcissus bulbs that I potted up a couple of weeks ago and put on a plant stand in the dining room are sprouting. That’s in the tazetta family, which also includes paperwhite narcissus. The flowers of ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ are supposed to have a “delicate, sweet, pleasant” fragrance. I know I’ll hear all about it if the scent isn’t delicate and pleasant. LOL!
I might have said something here when I finished planting the hyacinths and the grape hyacinths (Muscari). We should have a lot of both come spring. And we should also have a lot of jonquils and jonquil hybrids.
I’ve been reading a whole lot of books about plants. How Not to Kill Your Houseplant has been very informative. Here’s my review of a book about roses that I recently read: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4325965441 Some of you may be amused.
Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate it!
I love the smell of almonds- I’m anointed with coconut oil atm- also yum.
Your garden sounds amazing! Must be a sight to behold in spring when all those beautiful bulbs bloom.
I have planted little this year but mostly have been battling creeping buttercup (and so far losing) which is slowly but surely extending everywhere ( nasty weed)
Glad to hear from you! Also happy to hear that you got all your goodies planted before our weather turned yucky.
My paperwhites are doing well so far. I ordered 20 bulbs, no idea why, so gave some away…
Grand Soleil d’Or looks lovely, maybe I will try those next year.
Glad you checked in, ’cause I still have some windflower bulbs to plant, and needed a push. Last week, I got some shasta daisies moved and for the first time planted some giant globe allium bulbs. I have high hopes of seeing towering purple and white flower globes next spring!