Happy Tuesday! It's also National Fruitcake Day, the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, plus the third day of Christmas and the second day of Kwanzaa. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm relaxing after 5 days of holiday merry making. I might put on a fragrance later this afternoon, but I might not. Tea at the moment is Keemun Mao Feng Organic from Upton with a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Reminder: on 12/30, we're doing Best of 2022...wear your favorite new release of the year, or your favorite purchase of the year, or the fragrance you wore the most in 2022, or interpret this project however you like.
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: top image shows the Gladelig teapot in gray ("A beautiful sandy-glazed surface turns every tea break into pure joy"), $14.99 at Ikea.
All That Matters
Hey cm8! I have been thinking of you with all this snow. How is everything?
all good here…hope you are well too!!!!
Hi! Nice to see you!
You smell lovely. So nice to see you!!
Thanks! I rather like this musk as it reminds me of cat fur
Hello, hello! Glad to see you here!
Accidentally left the house commando so I had to put on something I had in my knapsack; unsurprisingly, that gave me a number of choices, so I’m in Montale Vanille Absolu, a nice, inoffensive, serviceable vanilla.
I do that all the time and really need to update my purse selection.
The decant I ordered of Copper Skies arrived over the weekend, so that’s my SOTM. It’s really very nice — opens with a bit of a licorice note and quickly settles into light, spicy woods — but seems to also be rather fleeting. So far, it still is not a huge temptation to the pocketbook. Which is just as well — counting up my leather perfumes and getting a number far in excess of expectation was eye-opening. Eep.
That sounds nice but the fleeting, less so. I do love Kerosene though and I wish they’d do a travel coffret.
Same here as to a coffret, and I may have been a bit premature with my “fleeting” comment. It is now roughly 11 hours since I spritzed, and Copper Skies is still noticeable on my wrists … even if mostly just lingering traces of faintly sweet woods and maybe a hint of vanilla.
I’m wearing Nuit de Tubereuse. Mentally preparing for my trip to Montréal on the 7th, will haul the suitcases out tomorrow and start assembling things.
You smell lovely and NdT is the perfect mental preparation fragrance.
good luck on the move
Safe travels to The Great White North!
I’m wearing For Love of Winter, another perfume oil by Alkemia. At this stage it smells of peppermint.
That’s nice and wintery!
31 rue Cambon. Looking forward to getting home (I hope!) tomorrow, where much, much perfume awaits. (Oh, yes, I DID take advantage of a Boxing Day sale to get the 20-scent ELDO discovery set, and a chocolate & coffee discovery set. )
The lack of clothes dryers and water pressure and proper OTC medicine (ibuprofen and nighttime cold & sinus medication, I’m looking at you) are making me miss home. Isn’t that what travel is for? But, we are in a nice hotel tonight and are no longer infecting family.
You smell elegant
It is always hard to travel but harder when you’re sick! Glad you are in a hotel though, and fingers crossed for your travels tomorrow.
A coffee and chocolate discovery set? That sounds like a wonderful gift idea! ☕🍫😋
I hope your journey home is smooth.
Wearing vintage Jicky edt today. After 2 days of wearing Lyric, I needed a break from it. Just need to remember to get dog food after work.
You smell fantastic Dawn! Get dog food!
It’s raining sideways here with gusty winds but it’s 30 degrees warmer than last week, so I’ll take it. I’m wearing Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum.
Yuck! But you do smell wonderful.
Seconding Robin’s “Yuck!” on your weather.
I’m thirding the yuck!
My first day of my last week of having to drive 48 miles to the hospital to be “on site” while my co-worker is making the most of her holiday break.
I am in Mohur Extrait, second bottle, which seems slightly diminished compared to the first bottle even tho the price was the same. I mean it smells delightful, but not as much as the first bottle, the depth and intensity of the fragrance just seems diluted. I suppose if they had made it just like the first batch, there would have been a huge jump in price. Everything is a trade off! Somewhere in a different thread here, someone mentioned they have 4 (4!!!) back up bottles of Attrape-Coeur..a lesson for the future! Hope everyone’s living through the shift back to longer days with hope, health and prosperity in your futures…
I googled Attrape-Coeur; Royal Extrait; Guet-whatever the other word is, and am entertained to discover that the debate and yearning for this scent continues unabated. One would think that the lawyers for the House of Guerlain and the lawyers for Ms. Laurent could come to some sensible compromise where in she was credited with the creation of the original scent, and Guerlain could release more of it with some nod to her and a portion of the profits, so that we the people could continute to appreciate and wear this perfumery’s work of art, wouldn’t you? But nooooo… so weird.
I have four bottles each of Mon Précieux Nectar and Gourmand Coquin – not going to be caught out on those, which are two favorites! I did recently sell off quite a few backups of the Art et Matière line, which were rumored to be discontinued a couple of years ago but which turned out to be a repackaging, and the scents survived intact.
Yes, you have a good instinct for planning ahead. I am just trying to develop this….so far, in developing the intention to get a BUB, I have waited until a BUB was unavailable 100% of the time! LOL! Evidence of the Buddhist idea of impermanence!
Maybe your Mohar Extrait needs a little time to macerate in the bottle?
I have had it for many months now-it smells vey good, just not the depth and staying power of the first bottle. I wore it today and there is just the faint remnants of sweetness on my wrists. The first bottle ended in sand lewis that went on and on. Oh well, it is lovely in itself.
Love that simple homey teapot. It’s in my price point, too!
Another wild night here of whipping winds and booming surf. It’s both awe inspiring and fear inducing. If I’m unlucky enough to be here when a tsunami hits, I’m dead in the water. Literally.
I’m going with a warm Amber today- Ambra Aurea. Sure to be comforting and soothing. Not much sleep again last night due to the van dancing all over the place. Trying to finish my toast and coffee but T-Rex is giving me the tap-tap-tap on the shoulder just in case I forgot her breakfast, which I didn’t, but she likes to give me these pointed reminders. 😃
Thanks to those who recommended the Thymes Frazier Fir candle. I bought a 6.5 oz in a tin with a lid and it’s been scenting the van in the most delightful way!
I am burning my Frazier Fir candle today also. It has been a staple in my candle collection for years and a delight to burn it during winter time! Your van smells amazing!
🙌 Candle Twins!
I also noticed how nice that teapot is, and it’s a steal!
It is! I love the simplicity and the gentle rounded-ness of it. 😍
LOL — great minds think alike! I could even drop that teapot and break it and not have to cry! But I wish they’d done it in the blue, I like the blue Gladelig mugs. Maybe it is still to come
Hope the wind calms and you get better sleep tonight Deva.
I just looked those mugs up. The blue is lovely and it looks to be a close cousin to some melamine dishes that are in my Amazon cart!
I hope you have milder winds tonight and a lot more rest.
High wind and high surf warnings for the next day or two as least. I don’t have any idea how the people camped in the woods are getting ANY sleep! Just driving back from town, seeing these huge pines and firs bend under the onslaught of the wind was giving me heebiejeebies! Amazingly, I’ve only seen one area along the road where a tree came down and was quickly cleared by staff. I’m by a lake with no sizable trees nearby and I’m still hyper vigilant! I did notice the camping closest to the ocean has been restricted. The surf was so high yesterday, it was at the tree line, which is about 50 feet from those camping areas. 😬
I’ve heard that more wild, wet weather is in store for the PNW. Something about an “atmospheric river”?
Yeah, more like an atmospheric “sea.” Flood warnings all over the coast. But I’ll take it any day over being stuck in a city!
Keep staying safe Deva!
10-4, lillyjo! I’m too old to die young!😉
In Ariana Grande Cloud, a no brainer scent for a busy day working from home.
Having my third cup of coffee and a toast with cream cheese and jelly. So glad the temps are finally in the 30’s. A relief for the below zero the last couple of days.
Happy Tuesday! ☕️
Yes — never thought 33 would seem like a gift, but it does.
Sad to say, but it felt good today!
I can’t believe that our temps are going to be in the 50’s by the end of the week! Crazy, crazy weather.
They are more than welcome!
Cloud has become the no. 1 scent I smell here now. I have the body spray. It is a good no brainer.
I didn’t like cloud on me at all. But then, I smelled a fabulous person out in the wild, told her so and asked what she was wearing- cloud! Smelled fantastic on her!
Tea is homemade chai
Really enjoying Shuggie Bain 📖
SOTD Orange Bitters which is pairing nicely with the smell of chai and reading
Sounds like a perfect day!
Glad you are enjoying Shuggie! I just finished Young Mungo yesterday… I loved them both. Shuggie is being made into a television series by BBC & A24. I’m looking forward to seeing who they choose to play these roles!
I need a new book to read now 🤓
Pomegranate Noir today. I might layer it tomorrow with my only other JM… Nutmeg and Ginger, sadly discontinued.
7 emergency cases in total for the Christmas weekend,which makes it my busiest Christmas-weekend-call ever!
Lush Lust,probably the most sensual jasmine perfume I own.There’s a growl in this one that makes me sigh with delight.
Wonderful sunny day,tomorrow on standby again,then FREEEEEDOM until Jan 3rd!
Oh, you so deserve your upcoming days of freedom! Hoping your new year is full of wonderful things✌🏼
Thank you Deva,I hope the same for you!
Stay safe and warm!
Wow, that’s a lot of emergencies! Hope you enjoy a nice break!
You were such a good guy to work over the holiday. Enjoy the free time when you get it!
SEVEN! That is impressive. So glad you have a break coming soon.
I hope your break will be rejuvenating and just what you need. You smell so fabulous.
Hang in there J B! Enjoy those oh so well deserved days off!
Enjoy your time off, JB!
Enjoy! You so deserve it!
Have a wonderful time off!
Have a great time off!🌞
I love Lush Lust and you smell fabulous! Enjoy your vacation!
Public service announcement: Jo Malone Rose Water & Vanilla has been relaunched. I hear it has been slightly reformulated with less patchouli and more sweetness. Of course my curiosity got the better of me and I ordered it blind from Sephora. It just arrived and it doesn’t really smell like what I expected. Not a lot of rose and not even that sweet. I may return it. Note that I never smelled the original so I can’t compare.
Yes, they did all 3 of the roses (Rose Water, plus Red Roses and Rose Blush) with colored labels, and they also reissued some of the Cologne Intense collection in dark glass (not quite opaque) bottles, all different colors.
Thanks for posting this! I was just looking at new releases on Nordstrom and was debating buying it blind but will hold off and see if they get a tester in store first. I never tried it either.
I am wearing Amouage Opus VIII today. I love it but it’s such a powerhouse I don’t wear it very often. Later today I’m going out for an important banking appointment on behalf of our HOA, and so I’m wearing a strong scent (plus my diamond pendant!). After making several ambitious meals the past two nights I think tonight will be simple, maybe just a fried Korean scallion pancake–I love the ones you can buy frozen from Trader Joe’s. They don’t always have them so I bought two packages the last time they were in.
Ha, hope the pendant will knock ’em dead!!
We are talking carryout burgers after all the cooking / heavy eating of the last few days. I am too tired to cook a thing.
Somebody mentioned chai-I am off to get some for myself!
Then to Macy’s to buy some towels on sale.
Long ago, I told my family that we should all shop for gifts the day after Christmas and have our celebration on the 27th!
It’s raining here which makes me happy.
Wearing Olfactive Studio flashback because the vetiver feels warm and cozy to me.
It is so true about the 27th! I wonder if any families actually do that.
I read that Boxing Day is to relax from the frenzy of all the Christmas to do’s. Celebrating in the 27th seems like a great idea!
My SOTD is Revolution de la fleur by Sana Jardin. I went to yoga this morning and then out to lunch with a friend, so it’s been a lovely day.
What an awesome perfume name!
That is a great day, sistine!
I’m glad you had a good day 🌞
Commando again today. It’s felt really weird not putting perfume on. But I still use scented lotion on my shins, so I am not entirely ‘nekkid’!
And wouldn’t you know it, I forgot something on my grocery list earlier this afternoon. That means another trip later on this week. At least the weather here will be cooperative!
Heh! What does your scented lotion smell like?
It’s the Pacifica Persian Rose body butter. Smells great and is very moisturizing too! 🌹🌹🌹
Are you getting a warm up later in the week?
Very much so! Things will be in the upper 50’s to possibly 60 by New Years.
I’m CP compliant in Zoologist Sacred Scarab today, liking it more and more.
I’ll have to wear this full on since I don’t have to go into civilization … and even if I do, it is not so strong anyway. I’m glad you like it!
SOTD = Scents of Wood Plum in Cognac
I got a travel spray sample of this early on and it is still one of my favorites!
I visited my neighbor across the street yesterday and we had a nice chat. I’m glad she was less complaining than she normally is but I suppose ‘tis the season.
My inbox is now inundated with let’s ring in the new year with x stuff. Nothing is calling my name except I need to get organized with what I want from DSH!
Was it Scents of Wood that had those amazing, very sculpture-ish bottles?
Yes, and you can choose your bottle and cap color. I have Plum in Cognac as well (Hajusuuri enabled!) with a black bottle and gold cap.
Wearing a few sprays of Over The Chocolate Shop this afternoon. I thought it was a safe choice since it’s not too perfumey and doesn’t project too loudly.
I tried to stay awake last night to watch Antiques Roadshow, but I think I only saw 10 minutes of it! Hopefully another good sleep tonight.
Oh, yay for getting a good might’s sleep!
I second everyone’s comments about the very nice and subtle everyday teapot! I need a new teapot- maybe I will order one. Then I can say I have something from IKEA.
You have NOTHING from Ikea? I am impressed! I am a sucker for Ikea.
Yesterday I made it to the mall and picked up a half off Lush gift set. I got a small one with a mini sticky dates shower gel and a mini orange body scrub. I used the scrub today and matched it with my sotd Orange Sanguine.
I think I love OS just as much in the winter. It really brightens my mood.
That was rather brave of you, going to the mall on December 26! I won’t do it.
Yeah… it was packed. I didn’t stay long.