It’s Hump Day and Willa Cather’s birthday. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm wearing Hermès Eau de Néroli Doré.
Reminder: on 12/9, wear a fragrance with a leather or suede note, if you have one. (This is a repeat from 2016.)
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2022, where I'll try (but obviously sometimes fail) to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: The Flat Case ("Document case in calfskin with printed silk twill interior (100% silk) and palladium plated zip closure. Perfect for carrying a passport or other documents.") is $870 at Hermès.
Got up super early to drop little Jicky off at the vet to get his eye checked. He’s been squinting and rubbing for a few days, poor boy. Off to have a quick breakfast at my favorite diner before work.
I’m in Iris Ukiyoe today, another underrated Hermessence that seems to have disappointed quite a few upon release. I think it has such a gorgeous sparkling quality that seems to avoid any sort of obvious bath product effect. I’d pick it any day over some of the wan Chanel Exclusifs that smell like shampoo.
Have a great day everyone!
Hope little Jicky has an easy time at the vet. I just love that name!
Hope Jicky is all OK and just a minor problem.
I hope you have a good day and the vet resolves Jicky’s eye issue. 🐩
Get well soon, Jicky!
Healing vibes for Jicky!
You smell great, I’m a fan of Iris Ukiyoe too! I hope you and Jicky get good news from the vet!
Poor baby Jicky! I hope it’s something that’s easily remedied! ❤️🐶
I do not love IU but I also understand the reference to wan shampoo Exclusifs
Hope that you and Jicky got good news at the vet today!
Healing thoughts for Jicky!
Thanks for all the well wishes!! Lots of eye drops and a cone, sadly, but he’s a sweet boy! I’ll keep you all posted!
I’m glad Jicky got some treatment and the dreaded cone, and I’m with you on Iris Ukiyoe.
I am wearing Chanel Cuir de Russie extrait layered with Guerlain Rose Cherie body lotion.
wow! you must smell really good
Rose and leather
WOW! Sounds F A B.
**trotting off to see if I have samples of these two…**
That smells great, I was craving rose leather too this morning.
Ooh! Now I know what I’m wearing tomorrow (with a different rose).
Wood Sage Sea Salt and Neroli & Basil
I still can’t believe the Morocco game yesterday. So happy a northern African country is advancing.
I don’t really follow any football but the DH is crazy for all sport. Sadly both South Korea and Australia have been shown the door and he’s pretty down.
It is exciting that Morocco is playing so well, fingers crossed for their continued success.
This World Cup has had some interesting upsets!
I am not a sports watcher but World Cup, Formula one and occasionally the Olympics are my jam.
That sounds like a nice combination.
I am new at layering
Guerlain Mitsouko. Some modern EdT and vintage extrait.
No pre-points for the Leather/Suede Friday event but I am enjoying the wafts.
All wafts of Mitsouko are welcome. I have never smelt the extrait, but I love the EdT. You smell lovely!
Definitely worth checking the extract out PriscillaE.
You smell fantastic, Portia, as always:)
I’m practicing for Friday , so I’m in Suede de Suede by the house of Mona di Orio. I’ve been wearing this for about five years, I think, and when I needed something beautiful that would give me a bit of courage during the first wave of Covid this was my scent of choice. I posted this on their IG page-and they wrote back, sending a nice message of support! I’m still blown away by this.
Hope everyone has a good day and manages to dodge the wicked flu viruses that seem to be everywhere.
That is a super cool story Carole, there are so many excellent fragrances in the MdO line.
Mitsouko is always a good idea, Portia. You smell like a million bucks. 🙂
Thanks Nancyleandros, I was feeling it too.
Yaaas, the Empress of Perfume!
Heya Jalapeno, always so good to see you here.
I made a list of some perfumes I own that have leather listed as a note, so today’s choice is Tom Ford Noir, a mini I received from a far away swap or freebie meet. I haven’t worn it in ages and it smells so good and appropriately noir.
Gosh, I have not smelled it in ages and sad to say I can hardly remember it. I should find my samples!
I love the Noir. I think it’s discontinued now.
I’m wearing Masque Milano Hemingway and taking CP points for the leather in the base notes. It smells mostly of vetiver to me at this point in its development. This is my first time to wear it from a manufacturer’s sample. When I first put it on I thought that I smelled tobacco smoke, but I think that was the combo of Rhubarb and Ginger in the top notes. Not bad, but I’m not sure if it is even decant worthy.
Not bad but not decant worthy: we really should have a special acronym for that!
Not an acronym, but a decent abbreviation.
Jacomo de Jacomo, so eighties and so good. One of the unsung classics of the era.
“So eighties and so good” should be a community project.
I like this idea!
Sounds like a winner!
Still working through my Fzotic samples, and still project compliant, in Zdravetz. A nice, dry rose. Is there leather here? Sure, I guess? Still looking for A Rose Perfume to Call My Own.
That flat case is so nice. I’ll try not to think about it any more.
No, don’t think about it.
I like the idea of the Hermes Petit H line, which is meant to use up scraps that would otherwise go to waste, but there is still something annoying about $870 for a case made of scraps.
So agree! Plus, if I showed this to my sister I am sure she could whip up something of similar cuteness. That pony looks a lot like her horse when we were children. Actually maybe I will ask her to make one in velvet scraps with my horse, a brown and white pinto on it!
I have yet to try my Zdravetz sample. Maybe this will be the push?
I’m in Cuir Cannage, with lingering traces of Cuir Amethyste on my sweater cuffs, but will switch to something a bit lighter for a pilates session this afternoon. Am considering the possibility that I own too many leather fragrances. Is 21 of them too many? 🧐
21 is not many..
Ooh, Cuir Cannage! After announcing yesterday that I’m off leathers recently, I’m going to pull my decant out. You smell great! Are leathers the most-represented category in your collection?
I had never actually counted the bottles in a particular scent category before, and I have to say I was a bit shocked by the number of leather-centric ones. I *hope* it’s the most-represented, because I’d be truly alarmed to discover another, even more numerous category. Either ambers or incenses probably come next … but I’m afraid to go count!
I hear ya!
That is an impressive set of leather perfumes! Salute!
I now aspire to someday own twenty-one Iris perfumes.
21! That’s awesome!
22! I forgot Equistrius!
Happy Wednesday, all! It’s 57 degrees!!! here in NYC and pleasantly drizzly.
PSA: American Perfumer 20% off through Friday 12/9 with code AP20. There’s no mention of full-bottle-only, so I’d like to mention that their samples are the best! The owner Dave is a real sweetheart too!
Ooh, and a couple of you have been interested in Enfleurage NYC, and they will have 10% off everything December 10-11 and 17-18. I love their blends for diffusing.
I just got my Eden Botanicals package yesterday afternoon, so I’ll probably just be playing with that today instead of perfume. We’ll see!
Hello from NYC as well! What a gloomy day, but I’m lighting candles and making it as cozy as possible.
I love Enfleurage! Will have to check their sale out, thanks for the heads up
Hello neighbor! It’s so nice to see another Enfleurage fan here!
What did you get from Eden Botanicals?
I sprayed Eau de Gaga today at 7am. It started out with the suede floating above the citrus notes. Everything’s settled down to a woodsy comfort scent now.
I had to dig up some lighter suede/leather options to suit the balmy weather here. It will be in the 80’s today. 😑
I will be with you tomorrow, probably. I have that one lined up for this week.
SOTD is Zoologist Civet. I didn’t think I had anything suede or leather smelling in my collection, but Civet has Russian leather. Not sure what that is, but I will take it😊
Russian leather was traditionally treated with birch tar and so had that smell on top of the regular smell of leather.
Thanks for the information Robin. Now I know, but will probably forget 😊
Tom ford soleil brulant for me today. I’m grumpy becaise apparently its being discontinued and I dont have $800 to spend on the party size bottle! That hermes portfolio might be a better use of funds (just kidding)
But then I think if discontinued , the price will only go up! What a dilemma
He brings stuff back regularly, just wait.
Hermes Cuir d’Ange for me, racking up those sweet, sweet CP points. The smoothest, butteriest suede I’ve had the pleasure of wearing.
I panicked because it was sold out everywhere awhile back, but travel sizes are back in stock at Hermes.com!
Oh! Yesterday’s Diptyque advent calendar entry was Tam Dao EDP! Haven’t smelled Tam Dao in years, I’ll have to try it on.
It’s a nice scent.
Well my bad, I just checked again and Cuir d’Ange is NOT available as part of the travel set, perhaps I just dreamt it? Many other Hermessence’s have been restocked though!
I love your scent of the day. I only have it in one of those very generous sample sizes Hermes sends out, and I love it.
It’s a huge favorite of mine too! Agree that the Hermessence samples are magnificently generous, and they always hand out more than one.
In a brief CP diversion, wearing Avon Timeless because I just found an inexpensive bottle and love a good 70’s Chypre.
Planning to wear Naomi Goodsir Corpus Equus later today for leathery CP points.
Ooooooooooh, Timeless is Good Stuff!
I was going to go for Eau de Gaga today, but then got distracted by looking through my samples for Knize Ten, which apparently I thunked. But I did happen upon CBIHP In the Library, which I forgot I had. So, CP points for me!
Hump day and another day of upbeat company strategy meetings for me. I’m ready for vacation…one more week.
Sounds like you’re pretty much completely back, Robin, if wearing a full spray! Hope you’re feeling much better.
I’ve also recalled that I no longer have Knize Ten — because Mr. Skal upended the sample vial into the sink (unintentionally). I should just buy a bottle — although, like practically everything else, it’s not as reasonably priced as it once was.
Toxic positivity is A Thing, sad to say.
I am so much better, but I’m also still exhausted. I don’t like to complain about it because it’s getting old but I do hope anyone else who is having a slow recovery will not feel alone
Memo French Leather for me today. I prefer their French Rose Leather, but it’s $$$$. So I’ll take Hera’s example and layer it over rose lotion.
Adjatay for me today, a lovely tuberose and leather scent that is big and can really only be worn on my days off
Love that one, you smell great!
I haven’t smelled this but now I think I’ll have to track it down!
I’m in Shalimar MVP. I guess it’s Shalimar week for me. Has there ever been a Shalimar cp? Wear your favorite version, there seem to be so many.
We finished watching The English last night on prime. Is anyone else watching/ has seen? I really, really liked it. A story with loose ends that all came together in the end. I can’t think of anything off the top of my head that I’ve seen Emily Blunt in and she was great (imo). Even so, I won’t give it away, but I could have easily had a good sob when it was all over.
The reviews are so good, but I suspect it is too violent for me?
Currently slowly watching Essex Serpent (Claire Danes & Tom Hiddleston)
Onda VdE today, just because I was missing her.
Rainy dark day here. So cold it feels like it should be snow and not rain, but I’m from Florida so my cold snow/cold meter might be a bit off. T-Rex jumped out and did her business with no more than a sniff or two, which is unheard of! Hopped right back in and dove under the covers. Now all I can see is a cold wet nose and two eyeballs tracking me so she doesn’t miss anything food related. She had half a burger yesterday and now has great expectations. 🍔
Rainy & dark weather twins, but it feels like October here, not December.
Points for me in Cabochard, I’ve got just a few drops left in the bottle I bought 25 years ago. I’ve bought a recent back-up, which smells very similar to my nose.
You smell divine! I haven’t tried vintage Cabochard but I agree that the newish version smells pretty darned good😊
Saving Cuir de Russie for Friday. Do I want to use some of the last drops of extrait or the EDT? Haven’t decided yet. Wearing Lyric today while vacuuming. My Clinique and Bath and Body Works candles arrived today. It is a good thing every one else is out of the house when the candles came. Not game for the Stink eye. I will get that for the other 2 small candle orders.
Is the stink eye because you have a package or because of the contents of the package?
It’s the contents of the packages.
Iris Prima for me today, and I’ll be sad when my almost-empty sample is drained. Although thunking samples is a great excuse to get more samples…
… or a full bottle, not to enable or anything …
SOTD = St. Clair Song of Aubrac
Nice! Why don’t I wear this more often. Not with the CO, though, so there’s that!
Someone at work announced his resignation to be effective in mid-January. I spoke with our boss and he said something along the lines of we will need to redistribute the work, which I know will need to happen as we’ve been there before. As much as he thought (and actually said out loud) that the other person who left (in 2019) didn’t do as much, I reminded him that our team make-up was very different then AND we all have a choice.
That’s a cute little giraffe.
Was this resignation expected?
Another gloomy, wet day. Perfect for doing a load of laundry and reflecting on Pearl Harbor Day. I discovered that an uncle of mine who had also been my godfather was there. He never mentioned it. I only found out about it thru his obituary, posted online, 4 years after he passed away. Greatest Generation indeed.
SOTD = back in SB Bohemian Rhapsody EdT. The fizzy cola note is much more prominent in the warm, humid weather. It was almost 60 degrees!
I’m glad all was not lost with the memories…
I love me a cola note.
I’m kind of surprised at how much fun I am having with that cola note this week.
Thank you to your uncle. R.I.P.
We remember! And as long as we remember, we honor their service.
Chanel Cuir de Russie today, from a sample from an NSTer! I needed fortitude and a spine stiffener for a meeting this afternoon — and the meeting turned out to be both positive and productive, to my surprise and delight.
Glad it was a better than expected meeting. You smelled great!
Yay for a GOOD meeting!
Here’s some work drama from last night.
A lady thief was walking out with her bag of “freebies” at the exact moment that a Police Officer was walking in. He followed her outside and her partner in crime maced the Officer! Then they took off in their car. An ambulance and a ton of back up showed up. They were able to catch the perpetrators. It’s just getting nuts out there.
I am currently wearing Coco Mademoiselle Intense and contemplating using my Ulta points on a fb.
Holy crapola! What stupidity! Retail theft is basically a walk away crime, but then you have idiocy to mace a police officer?! Geez! Definitely lacking some brain density there. I hope the police officer is okay, and I hope they throw the book at those thieves. Glad no one in your store got hurt. I think you deserve Coco, points or not!
Right? At most he would have just made her leave the merchandise.
As far as I know he is ok.
Wow. No words.
That’s the most polite reaction I can say about the whole frigging mess.