It's Monday and Saint Nicholas Day, and in Canada, it’s the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. What fragrance are you wearing?
I am about to hit the road for a quick 2 day trip. Posting might be sparse until I am back on Wednesday, we'll see how it goes. Meanwhile, I'm going with calm, in good old Luctor et Emergo from The People of the Labyrinths.
Reminder: on 12/10, for Emily Dickinson's birthday, wear a fragrance with a note she mentioned in one of her poems (helpful lists here, here, here).
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 Enzian [cropped] by Andreas Kretschmer at flickr; some rights reserved.
Monday early start. Too damn early.
POAL testing today.
Sorry for that a$$ crack of dawn start! They’re the worst thing, especially on a Monday!?
An early start on Monday is bearable only if it means an early end on Friday. You smell great, tho.
Thank you! I’ve never loved an FM fragrance but thought I would try this one and Une Rose.
I looked up Swerve, thank you. One of the ingredients is erythritol which is the main ingredient of monkfruit sugar. If I come across Swerve, I will try it although since monkfruit sugar works for me, I may just stick with it.
Oh I didn’t know that, I went by taste in my coffee. Must have coffee that tastes right.
Rummaging around in my decants, I found a wee bit of Felanilla. It leans just a tad masculine on me, but it really hit the spot today.
Happy Monday, because I’m the Queen of Oxymorons?
Ooh, love Felanilla! It’s a good one for today — at least here, where we’ve gotten a little snow and I just want to stay in and feel cozy.
Cold and rainy here. I’ve hemmed and hawed about a FB of this one for years now…
I was standing in Osswald NYC a few years ago and said, what the heck, and bought Felanilla after going through several samples. Need to wear it again.
Deva – let me know if I can send you another decant of Felanilla! Much as I like it, I have the 100ml bottle and it will never get used up by me. kclberry at the net scape dotty nett
Rainy here. The cold is coming later, alas…
Felanilla is a beaut.
Clicked on that first link, saw “moss” fairly prominently displayed, interpreted it as “oakmoss” (although I suppose that wouldn’t have been her meaning), and decided to wear an old-school chypre every day this week, because why not?
So today it is vintage Ted Lapidus Creation, one of those oakmoss-heavy floral chypres that were so immensely popular in the eighties — it calls to mind Ungaro Diva and Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum, with a huge jolt of that blackcurrant damascone that made Dior Poison so purple. You couldn’t call Creation unique, but it sure is good.
I used to have a mini of Creation, and you are right it was very good. I enjoyed it even though in those days, I was all about the fresh scent.
I love an old school Chypre. Thank you for the inspiration!
Given the comparisons, I am guessing you smell fabulous! I’m getting out my Paloma Picasso for this festive month: such a cloud of mossy goodness. I love ’80’s perfumes, though during most of that decade I was a student/struggling entry-level worker, and had to consider perfume too much of luxury. Thanks to Ebay, though, I have some vintage lovelies!
I love Paloma Picasso-I think it was my first chypre love (and this before I even knew what a chypre was) and I have only the recent, drugstore version of the edt but wow I bet you smell wonderful in your vintage lovelies ?
Hmmmmm, I didn’t even think about oakmoss as a possibility. I have a smidge of Mitsouko hanging around for that option!
I am wearing Tabu, because I have no affinity for Emily Dickinson, so I may not do the CP. Instead, I’m thinking about doing a Supermarket Scent week, with some of the fragrances I’ve bought from my local supermarket that are cheap thrills.
You smell great! I have my aunt’s bottle of Tabu from the 60’s and it’s still going strong.
Tabu is so good! Definitely a cheap thrill.
I also have no affinity for Dickinson, and my reason is so extremely petty: just looking at her poems makes me want to yell, “Enough with the em-dashes already! There are other punctuation marks, you know.”
That sounds fun. I’m up for cheap thrills.
Love the idea of Supermarket cheap thrills!
Yay for Supermarket perfume finds!
I’ll try to Dickinson it up for the rest of the week, but today I put on Le Lion like a soft suit of armor. Not feeling at all ready for the work week after so much weekend work, and the front half of the week is all back-to-back regional fire management meetings, including two that are in person and thus will require pants. I’m grateful to be a part of these discussions but the introvert in me really just wants to be alone with my Johnny Flynn records and back-to-back cups of tea.
Off to drop Le Biscuit off at school and then an interview over coffee with a university researcher, so hoping that I’ll at least smell like I know what I’m talking about!
Ack! Love Johnny Flynn! ?
I’ve been utterly smitten since A Larum came out. There’s a special place in my heart for lyricists with that level of talent!
Le Lion sound perfect for regional fire management meetings, though I scarcely can imagine what they entail! Also, though I did not do it long, I never forgot my distaste for a regular work week following weekend work.
Well, tomorrow’s will entail free lunch, so I can’t complain! Though I’m in a complainy mood today, with yet another day of bitingly cold down-to-the-ground fog to chill me to the bone and wreak havoc with my curls. Definitely feels like we’re sliding downwards into winter here.
As another introvert, I feel you! You smell great. Hope the meetings are going well.
Wearing OJ Ormonde Man, not in response to the CP, which I forgot about. Thanks for mentioning our National Day of Remembrance. It’s really raining in Toronto, or I would think about visiting our Hart House benches, one of two permanent memorials in this city to that horrible day in Montréal, December 6, 1989. Always a hard and frustrating week for those for sane gun laws, with December 14 being the Sandy Hook anniversary.
Hugs to you. This week is rough. I have had several very fraught conversations with students because of Sandy Hook and the recent events in Michigan, and it’s only Monday.
More hugs. My 6-year-old child is now participating in active shooter drills at school — although they’ve thankfully softened it slightly in the way that they talk to the kids by including emergency scenarios like “a wild animal” being on campus. The fact that we live in a society where this is necessary is something my heart does nothing but choke on.
CP points all the same, for the cedar, mentioned in more than one ED poem I think.
For the rest, keep writing responses and deleting them because of my own comment policy, so will leave it at that!
Wait, double points…she mentioned hemlock too.
I’m definitely in a non-Dickinson note: orange blossom (7 virtues). Last week, I was craving roses, and yesterday and today it’s been orange blossoms. I’ll have to coax my senses back to something Dickinson would have grown in her garden. Thank you for the links, Robin!
She mentioned an awful lot of natural materials in her poetry…I could easily do a week with just cedar and jasmine.
And so many bees! I’ll have to do at least one day of honey.
I’m in Soivohle’s Cuir Beurre today. Surely Emily mentioned either leather or butter at some point, but I smell delicious in any event. We will have noise here once again this morning as the now-former tree’s stump is being ground down. Fingers crossed for minimal damage to surrounding items … including the nearby fire hydrant. ?
I blinched when first I felt the chill —
the crumbling toast — full pointed
yet betrayed beneath the rasp —
the butter-laden knife, the hillside
rumpled — like a leathern flask
beyond the breakfast din —
full fell the crumbs — and then —
the darkness gliding still
Oh my — perfect!
Good luck with that stump!
Byredo slow dance
Points for the violet! I think probably more perfumes than not have notes mentioned by Emily Dickinson.
SOTM is Lubin Upper Ten. I see reviews describing this as aloof, and I agree. I’m getting the pink pepper, juniper berries, and geranium with sandalwood and a faint leather underneath. It doesn’t have much projection; was almost instantly a skin scent. It smells clean without being a detergent scent. This is actually a good contender for a “you but better” scent.
Drinking a pot of strong assam this morning. I am already behind on my F&M tea advent! I’m going to start catching up tonight and will report back.
It’s only the 6th, you’d better catch up!
Happy Monday, all!
Robin, since you like to be precise – your 12/17 cp refers to 2016 instead of 2021. Hope you’re enjoying your trip!
Today’s dregs are two from DSH: Le Jade and Burnt Sugar.
hajusuuri, to answer your question – some of the older dregs I had previously re-hydrated with either perfumer’s alcohol or jojoba oil depending on the concentration. Newer dregs that quickly succumbed to rapid evaporation I just swipe whatever I can. I’m keeping it simple and moving on these days!
Hiya, dregs twin!
Oh hi! It’s nice to have company!
Great idea Holly!
The husband went to his office to work today, so I’ve doused myself in Sundowner, which he cannot stand. I’m feeling remarkably unmotivated to do work; the sky outside my study window is unremittingly grey.
I enjoy having the house to myself at times. Need to see if Mr. SP can go into the office soon and I can douse myself with something!
Hehehe. I have a list of perfumes to pull out when mine is out What will you put on if/when Mr SP goes to the office?
Something bigger than usual. Maybe my vintage Coco. Or a bit of Rue Cambon.
My husband is going out of town for a few days tomorrow, looking forward to peaceful alone time. It’s grey and gloomy in San Diego too. You smell fantastic!
How lovely! I wish you lots of peace. Sorry to share in the grey and gloom :-/
I’m not use to “my husband” yet, lol! You need to post more!?
Hahahaha <3 I'm not used to it either! I trot it out for size every so often; it still feels like I'm a child pretending to be an adult.
Hi twin! My new bottle of Sundowner arrive at 8:30 am – via our regular mailman who must be pulling double shifts for the holidays! I gave only the lightest spritz and did not ask DH to opine, as he was already immersed in a project. It is a *powerhouse* and like L’Air du Desert Marocain, I found it very masculine at first sniff, but feel sure we are going to get along fine. Tauer is a wonderful company BTW: they gave me a gift mini of Phtaloblue because they said they were worried their shipper was running behind.
Oh how lovely, Tauer really is great I love LADDM very much too (even more than Sundowner!), but don’t really find either to be very masculine to my nose, which suits me fine. Glad you got your bottle this morning!
I had the house to myself for 3 whole hours on Saturday, and it felt WONDERFUL!!
I remember how irritated my mother got when my dad was temporarily unemployed for a few months, after she’d retired and gotten used to having the house to herself all day. They adored each other, which made it all the more entertaining.
In Poudre de Musc Intense. I look forward to looking through the ED links.
Points for carnation!
I’m in Milky Musk – it’s soft and comforting, but I think I’ll add something else soon like Frapin Caravelle Epicee.
It’s definitely Monday. A flurry of urgent emails and phone calls greeted me this morning. Oh well – going to San Juan Island for a couple of days at the end of this week to recharge with Mr. SP. Looking forward to it, rain or shine (and it most likely will be rain).
Oh how lovely have a nice recharge, rain notwithstanding!
I love San Juan island. Have a fabulous time!
Wearing Clinique Wrappings.
Feeling good after my Pfizer
booster shot yesterday. I thought it was goingg to knock me down, as it happened with my second shot of Moderna, but no side effects at all, which I am very thankful since I have a super busy day at work.
Having my third cup of coffee and thinking how behind I am this year with my Christmas shopping. Not sure if I will be able to get all the presents on time.
Happy Monday, everyone! ?
Just remember you are still allowed to buy and give gifts after December 25th! Try not to feel pressured by time limits. ??
So true! Otherwise, I am going to go insane!
I’m behind too.
Ooo, happy for your good result with your Pfizer booster, but I was knocked for a loop 12 hours post shot. Happily, I realized Ibuprofen and lots of water and chicken broth were soothing. *SO* glad to have it done. I did Pfizer for all three shots. Mr. Mossy did not have any effects from any of his three, so I think most people don’t need to worry beyond planning for a weekend shot just in case.
I was expecting to stay home today, but when I woke up in the morning and felt physically well, I decided to come to work. I am glad that I didn’t even have a sore arm. My first two vaccines were Moderna, so I don’t know if having Pfizer as a booster made a difference. At least I am done for now. Hope it keeps helping!
Presents…maybe this year exchanging gifts at new year instead of Christmas could be A Thing? Hope your day goes well, and your week too!
Thank you, DolceVita! Considering the world’s situation right now, I think flexibility during the holiday season is so much needed. Any time before the year ends is good to share and celebrate!
Hello there! I was just thinking about you the other day, and hoping things were going all right for you and your family.
I’m gonna second what lillyjo said about Xmas presents. If you can get them to their recipients before the 12th Day of Christmas, you’re good! ?
Hello Jalapeno! ? No major changes regarding my mother’s health, but trying to adjust to the new circumstances.
I started some of my Christmas shopping today. I hope all of them get delivered on time for our family gathering on Christmas Eve, in case we are able to meet. My friend’s chocolate basket is ready. I am not so concerned about the small presents for my friends and families, since they are always glad to get them before the New Year celebrations. Let’s see how it goes this year!
Hi pfl67. Glad to see you and hope your mom is relatively stable. I’ve stopped sending cards and I’ve evolved (devolved?) into gifting gift cards or sometimes ?.
Hi Hajusuuri! Mom is slowly recovering and getting stronger for the reconnection surgery in January. A tough path, especially for a person in the early stages of dementia.
Gifts cards are the best option, and I will be getting some for my family after second thoughts last night. No much time for gifts wrapping this year. I stopped sending cards long time ago, except for 3 friends that love them. I think people don’t appreciate them the same as before.
PSA. If you are swayed by scarcity and marketing (as am I apparently!) this just to let you know that Fenty now has perfume back in stock.
Have you tried it?
Nope. And I hear here (NST) mixed reviews of it. So, not a slam dunk.
It’s cold and rainy and I have to go to the post office, UPS office, and the grocery store. I’m wearing Muscs Koublai Khan for warmth.
You smell wonderful. My husband wears MKK and I love it.
Shalimar for me today. Rain, rain, rain. I, too, have never managed to connect with Dickinson’s poetry, but it’s interesting to read about the scent choices from those who have.
Happy and safe travels, Robin.
Thank you skalolazka!
Blustery, cold and snow for me today. I am wearing Over the Musk.
Random question for the group:
How do you feel about speaking ill of the dead in public or social media? I think it is in poor taste and manners (also, I think it might bring bad luck.. but I can’t prove it)
Speaking ill of others, living or dead, is bad form in general and definitely bad karma.
I’m guilty of speaking ill of the living. I blame my job, lol. I do try to not do it as much though.
Total bad karma. Especially on social media.
I accidentally stumbled onto Twitter and was very disheartened to see how mean people are to the recently deceased. It’s disgusting really.
There’s no etiquette in Twitter.
I’m not on Twitter but my other half follows Super 70’s Sports and occasionally forwards me the posts. Funny stuff, check it out.
Sorry about the snow. Keep warm!
I’m trying! The wind is really something today ❄
Very bad, IMHO, to speak ill of one deceased or gloat or rejoice at someone’s passing.
It boggles my mind how inappropriate people have become.
Definitely bad manners to speak ill of the dead, especially on social media. It’s also tacky AF.
Lillyjo, would you be interested in a couple of manufacturer’s samples I have of Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin? I know you love it. While I like the scent, those samples are just sitting around in my stash and not getting worn.
Oh Jalapeno that would be awesome! Thank you!
Are you still on Lotus? Checking to see if I have your current mailing addy.
Everything is the same
Speaking ill of anyone is in poor taste. I’ve done my share though. The worst thing I’ve seen is rejoicing over some dying of COVID, especially the ones who may have been more vocal about vaxxing (eventhough being vocal does not necessarily indicate no vaxx and is due to the draconian measures in place or soon to be).
I have seen that also.
How sad for the families to have to read such ugliness.
PSA: the final shipment of the year from 4160 Tuesdays to the US cut off is tomorrow, if you’ve been pondering an order place it now or wait for the after Christmas sale on January 27th.
Good to know!
Went to work yesterday and it was in the 60s but it was in the 20s when I got off. Was still in the 20s this morning so I’m in Black Cashmere. There is at least one poem that mentions carnations so I’m good
You can pretty much wear anything as she prolific!
I think this is true!
Where has our summer gone?! It’s horribly cold and wet here. Warming myself up with Majda Bekkali’s Mon Nom est Rouge.
It will come out of hiding in due course!
I’m in Molecule 01 for back to work Monday. The sun and blue skies are back today after a grey weekend. Of course they are.?
Bad news bears at the dentist on Friday. My dentist replaced an old filling and when she got done drilling it out, discovered a hairline fracture in that tooth underneath that filling. Now I need a crown. I’ve been down this road before and what it really probably means is a root canal AND a crown. Ugh. Trying to look at the glass half full in that I do have pretty good dental insurance and have access to good care. But still. It sucks.
On a happier note, I met with the interior designers and omg I can’t wait for my new living room! I love what they came up with! Our furniture is almost as old as madtownteen, so we are due.
Also, we watched The Power of the Dog Saturday night and I cannot stop thinking about it. I thought it was really excellent. Best movie I’ve seen since Nomadland.
Congratulations on the new living room, commiseration on the tooth, hope it will be minimum discomfort.
Here’s to new furniture! Have fun with that! Sorry about the tooth.
I’m sorry about the tooth.
Last month when I had my crown the dentist originally said I didn’t need a root canal, but then I ended up having to go back for one. I would rather have had it done all at once.
Thanks lillyjo. Yeah, my dentist says I don’t need one either, but I’m guessing I’ll need one down the road so might as well do it now before the porcelain.
Oh, thanks for that film review!!
You’re welcome!? Do report back if you watch it.
Bleurgh about having to get a root canal and crown AFTER getting a filling.
Sorry to hear about the tooth! My poor husband had root canal work done today, after suddenly suffering agony late last week and seeing our dentist on Friday. It took a lot of meds to get him through the weekend, but he’s much better now.
I wish you luck, and minimally invasive dental work!
Thanks! Oh that pain is the worst!! I’m glad your husband is feeling better.
Lordy dental work is the worst! Hoping it’s relatively painless. The bill is painful on top of the physical misery! How exciting about your new living room though.
Thanks cazaubon! Yes, I’m excited to see the room when it’s done.
Your new living room furniture sounds like it would be fabulous! Will you be changing the color of the room.
Sorry about the dentist news. Are you going to be able to get all done before yearend? I am always thinking about how to avoid or delay paying the deductible if not already exhausted.
Yes, we will be painting it a new color too. Everything except TV will go….new rug, furniture, lamps and artwork. Lucky for me I have an excellent painter in house.?
I could save $100 if I had the work done before the end of the year, but because my day off is Friday and the 24&31 both fall on a Friday, it’ll have to wait til the new year. Fortunately my insurance changed nov 1 with my new job and my new policy covers more than the old one would have, so I’m coming out ahead anyway.
In Hermes Monsieur Li for a beautiful day in the mid-South. I always get a anise/licorice note from this, which isn’t listed, but “wet stone” is, so maybe its that?
Interesting, I have to look for that!
In Hermes Monsieur Li for a beautiful day in the mid-South. I always get a anise/licorice note from this, which isn’t listed, but “wet stone” is, so maybe its that?
That’s a beauty. I might join you later.
Me, too — it’s been a while since I’ve worn it, and it is always lovely in that gauzy, sheer way.
I put new Blossoms in the Glass—
And throw the old—away—
I push a petal from my gown
That anchored there—I weigh
The time ’twill be till six o’clock
I have so much to do—
And yet—Existence—some way back—
This is from the poem “I tie my Hat—I crease my shawl” and I like the image of the petal anchored on the gown, the way that always seems to happen when you put flowers in a vase. I also like the slow movement of time. Wearing Night Scented Stock.
Hello Kanuka and thank you for this beautiful poem.
I find it really hard to sit and read Dickinson’s poems one after the other, but seeing just one — they’re always a marvel.
Wow, that first article you linked to, from Slate, is excellent! It should give everyone a wide array of notes to select from for Friday! I liked the word map in it too. Such fun words she used, like “bobolink.” I am not a poetry reading person but after team teaching for many years in a sort of Great Books type of Honors freshman course, I heard some colleagues give great lectures on Dickinson’s poetry. It really does require some help and close reading to figure it out. That loaded gin poem is incredible!
As a final note, I used to live literally around the corner from her house in Amherst and walked by it every day on my way to town and work. It’s a pretty area.
Ugh. Loaded gun not gin!
*Promptly sharpens pencil to write a loaded gin poem*
It’s an interesting alternative, but perhaps equally alarming!
Well darn, I was truly intrigued that she wrote a loaded gin poem.
A loaded gin poem from the Victorian era sounds like it would be highly entertaining!
I have some freebies that I am wanting to send on their way.
1. Berdoues Collection Grands Crus-8 spray samples.
2. Phlur-3 spray samples, Olmsted&Vaux, Hanami, and Sandara,
Call dibs on one or both and email me at
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Have a wonderful day!
I am wearing Liz Earle Botanical Essence No1, which Robin reviewed 11 years ago. Time flies!!
You smell great, being in the UK I thought I was maybe the only one wearing Liz Earle’s perfumes.
I’d love the Berdoues sample collection! Emailing now.
Today was Caron Aimez-moi but this evening I’ve changed to AdP Profumo.
Dinner is pea and spinash soup from the supermarket as I didn’t cook over the weekend.
Wish I could say the same about not cooking over the weekend, LOL!
? Do give yourself a break occasionally, ready-made soup is especially a good substitute to home-cooking.
You smell fabulous!
Thank you Cazaubon, I think you and I are in the fan club for Profumo, it doesn’t appear often on NST, yet it’s such a wonderful chypre.
Happy St. Nick’s Day to everyone, hope you were gifted with some sweets today.
SotD is Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense.
Also in amber, specifically Ambre des Merveilles. This is the right time of year for this note.
I didn’t specify my SOTD: It’s Dragonfly. I think you could easily fill out this week with Zoologist perfumes given Emily’s love of nature, forests, and gardens. (Perhaps not Sloth or Rhinoceros.) Dragonfly is beautiful and does evoke a little garden with flowers around a pond. We get these bright red dragonflies here (we have a small goldfish pond), and I’m sure she would love them.
I was flabbergasted, in a good way, at how Emily Dickinson was with her 1,800+ poems! Maybe I got the number wrong.
Hello everyone. I cannot shake something from my mood lately and I dosed myself with Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte today to try again-I smell bright, but nope, it’s all still there. Oddly, the Dickinson extract Kanuka posted above seems to be where I am at present-something has stopped. Wishing you all some light, and an easy time today, and I am really looking forward to learning more about poetry this week!
Whenever I see you post, I think of the beauty that is Dolce Vita.
I am sure it matches you perfectly. ❤ plus?and a little ?
Thank you! ❤️
Wishes for light to you too, and a return to movement soon, and gentleness in the meantime!
Thank you- gentleness is a good thought here
I hear you, I’m feeling stuck too.
It’s hard isn’t it? I hope things improve for you soon.
Following baronessa’s lead with Le Jardin de Monsieur Li, and smelling (according to Hermes) like a “Chinese garden poised between reality and imagination.” It is a lovely scent, and I’d definitely be up for strolling in such a garden. Until that happens, I’ll settle for wafting its notes in my wake…….
It’s a nice one for sure!
I decided to follow Holly’s example over the weekend, and wear some “dregs” samples over the weekend. So I have a few in my closet, patiently waiting their turn. I thunked FM Dries van Noten over the weekend.
Several hours of listening to leaf blowers and other noisy landscaping equipment today. Hopefully that takes care of the last of the late dropping autumn leaves… ???
SOTD = Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche EdP, from the “getting low” sample stash.
So is a “getting low” sample something you’re enjoying and would like more of, or something you’re just slowly testing and not sure about or something else altogether?
I think a couple of those samples may have suffered from the curse of evaporation. A lot of them are things I have forgotten about in one way or another. As in, Hey I didn’t know/remember that I had this!
But, I DO have a full bottle of Ambre Fetiche, so I may have set the sample aside after getting it. Y’know, perfumista attention span issues.
Oh yeah, I can definitely relate!
You and Holly have more patience than I do. Unless I am madly in love with a dreg, I pitch it. ( I am laughing now, because this statement could easily apply to some of the men I have known ?)
Sounds like comparing some of those guys to perfume is giving them too much credit!
I’m only going through unsniffed decants this time around, and they get one chance and that’s it! The same could apply to a whole lot of other categories as well, so I sure get what you’re saying!
You smell nice! We had the humongo leaf blower here on Friday and as I feared, humans with leaf blowers were walking around and got right in front of my unit just when I was starting my spiel on Zoom. I had my headphones though so that cut down on the noise.
The only saving grace with those stupid leaf blowers here today is that they didn’t start up at 8am. Sorry to hear that you had one show up at the worst possible time!
Sad news today — my sister’s wonderful dog, Samson, finally went over the rainbow bridge today. He had been very sick for a long time, but he kept rallying and seemed comfortable, so she just enjoyed the last few months with him. He was a lovely, sweet dog, and my kids adored him too.
I’ll enjoy this week’s CP, as I have many scents that fit Emily Dickinson’s playbook. I loved that word cloud in the first article.
Hugs to you and your sister about Samson. It hurts when our pets have to leave us. ?
Sorry to hear about your sister’s dog. Sending hugs to you both.
My condolences to your sister.
Hugs to your sister and your family.
So sorry about Samson, losing a pet is painful.
So sorry about Samson. On the flip side, I love the word cloud and I will be pretty much on theme everyday!
I read the first article about Emily Dickinson, which was just lovely and inspired my variation on the theme for this week. I think ED would have really appreciated botanical perfumery, which is explained on the Strange Invisible Perfumes website as: The art of blending plant, flower, seed, wood, and resin essences into beautiful aromatic compositions is the art of botanical perfumery.
I got really into the SIP line early on in my exploration of niche and indie, so around 2008 probably, so I have many that they released at that time and in the years just following. So I’ll do a week of SIP’s botanical perfumes this week, and most that I own actually do have a note that was mentioned in ED’s poems.
Today’s SIP is my only one of the line in parfum concentration. It was called Eleuria and has notes of frankincense, musk rose, iris, African jasmine, and vanilla.
This is rather embarrassing to admit, but when I see the letters “ED” I do NOT think of Emily Dickinson… ?
? totally fair!
Eleuria sounds lovely! I don’t know what others above were thinking about ?
It’s quite nice. I am looking forward to my week of SIP!
Busy busy busy even though it’s my day off!
No pics right now but will assemble later,
SOTD = Diptyque Volutes EDP
Nice! More tobacco-forward than the EDT.
I had a nice lunch with a neighbor at a Mexican restaurant near us. Wonderful ambiance and the food was good! We exchanged our holiday gifts. She said she has a hard time figuring out what to get me but yet whenever I get a gift they are mostly spot on. I just take the easy way out and give her a gift card and a box of truffles. Just now I realized I was going to give her a bottle of soap but did not put it inside the bag.
You could always get a Christmas stocking for that soap and call it a stocking stuffer… ?
Ha! True, but I would have to pick something other than a stocking!
That’s so sweet that you are close to your neighbor like that.
Thank you. We watch out for each other!