As you can see by the teapot, it's Tuesday. It's also Opposite Day and Irish Coffee Day. Birthdays: Robert Burns, Virginia Woolf,* Antônio Carlos Jobim, Etta James, Gloria Naylor. What fragrance are you wearing?
This morning I'm in Guerlain Jicky, and drinking a cup of Yunnan Gold from Teaism. Messing about online last night, I found reports of 3 other perfumes Colette might have worn: Coty Jasmin de Corse, Balmain Vent Vert, and Robert Piguet Fracas. (I found these reports because I went looking to see if she wore Fracas, because she would have, right? Although I think she was in her 70s by the time Vent Vert or Fracas launched. This afternoon I will go looking for my Histoires de Parfums 1873 Colette — somewhere I have a small decant.)
Reminder: 1/28 is Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette's birthday. Do whatever you like with the theme (wear a fragrance inspired by Colette or one of her characters? scent a character? scent Leslie Caron in the movie Gigi? Or wear Guerlain Jicky, which Colette is said to have worn.)
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2022, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
*At around the same time that I was an avid reader of Colette, Virginia Woolf was also a favorite author, so I went looking real quick this morning to see if she wore perfume, even though it seemed unlikely. Sure enough, Jessica says she disliked fragrance even though, as Victoria reminds us, she loved flowers.
Note: the Bernardaud Prunus teapot ("The motifs of Bernardaud's "Prunus" dinner service are inspired by the Chinese porcelain art of the 14th century. The colour combination of violet and gold lends the service a luxurious elegance and a touch of extravagance") is $494 at Artedona.