Hump Day and the 11th day of Christmas (pipers piping), plus World Braille Day. Birthdays: Sir Isaac Newton and Michael Stipe. Don't forget that Donatella is dropping by today! What fragrance are you wearing?
I am commando for a (potentially unpleasant, so apologies in advance if I disappear this afternoon) trip to the dentist. I will probably ignore the project and put on Diptyque Tam Dao as soon as I get back.
Reminder: on 1/6, wear a fragrance to match Viva Magenta, Pantone's color of the year for 2023. ("Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative. [It] is powerful and empowering. It is a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, and a boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement.")
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2023, 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 two of the six limited edition Viva Magenta sneaker styles ($89 - $110) for 2023 by (B Corp) brand Cariuma.
Good luck with your dentist appointment, Robin!
Wearing Tom Ford Lost Cherry for the CP.
Beautiful sunny morning and in the mid 60’s today. Rain arriving in the afternoon, but no complaints. It feels like summer here! 🌞
Happy Wednesday! 🌹
Thank you so much! I am not looking forward to it, ha.
Thank you, Lillyjo! 🌞
Mid-60s is exactly the summer we are having right now . We had a few lovely days, but it’s cool and damp today.
Sunny, mid-60s is the perfect weather! We will be back to cooler temperatures tomorrow, but I am grateful for the warm day today!
Envious of the sun you had this morning!
Sun was out until probably 12pm, then it started drizzling! 😌
Wearing Marc Jacob’s Perfect, another sample.. fun, flirty scent with an almond milk note which I love. Want to feel like an 18 year old again, wear this one
Wouldn’t mind a pair of those sneakers. Just sayin’.
I was actually admiring their Pantone high tops, which come in quite a few colors.
Is there a perfume that makes me look 18 but keep my much wiser brain?
Ha! I’ll sign up for that one.
Now you’re talking! 😉
Good luck at the dentist Robin. I find that although I dread going, its usually not bad at all. Today I’m wearing Viper Green from a new decant.
I do not usually dread going for regular appointments but today is actually the oral surgeon and I am not well pleased, let’s just leave it at that
Still thinking how to match the CP so today I’m in favorite vintage Je Reviens. Cooling down here but the sun has come out.
Nothing magenta about Ted Lapidus Création, another one of those mid-eighties chypres I can never get enough of: this one starts with a deranged fruit cocktail (Fragrantica says galbanum, mango, blackcurrant, passionfruit, bergamot, peach, lemon, neroli, and mandarin orange, and I believe it) and segues into carnations and a lot of luxe oakmoss. Those people who think fragrances have a short shelf — I’d like to brandish this under their noses and say, “See? Almost forty years old and it’s fresh as the day it was made!” Even the top notes are intact. (It helps that it never sees the light of day.)
That description is positively mouth-watering, those older chypres are good. Glad it’s held up so well.
“Deranged fruit cocktail” made me smile on this gloomy day.
Oooh, inneresting. Never heard of this one! I’m currently crushing hard on 70s chypres, so no doubt the 80s cannot be far behind.
I completely agree with your thoughts on Creation. I absolutely adore this one 🥰! Got a bottle years ago for cheap and it’s held up beautifully! I especially love to wear it in early Spring in April when my world here wakes up to new life – it’s just perfect with its burst of galbanum and mélange of everything else!
I am finally CP-compliant today in Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir. Pomegranates are magenta-ish, right?
The rain has started but the big part of the storm isn’t here yet; due later today. We will likely get 5-7″ of rain by tomorrow. The juncos are already hiding on my front porch; I can hear them cheeping. Spying on them will entertain the cat for the day.
5-7 inches! We panic at 2 here.
That is a whole lotta rain in a very short time. Are you on high ground?
I do love those magenta runners. I was just thinking about looking into getting a pair, until I had a flashback to the pink Converse hightops I owned in high school. I desperately wanted them, then when I finally got them I learned why someone with size 10 feet should never own bright, narrow shoes.
Debating whether I’ll go commando today. Yesterday I wore some of the LADDM solid, since I know what that smells like and it won’t bother anyone.
Good luck with the oral surgeon, Robin!
Even in a size 6 it feels like clown feet. Plus they have zero cushioning in the sole.
👯♀️ with Robin re: the dentist.
Give me strength
Blech, what a thing for us to twin on!
Best wishes to both of us.
Strength to you both!
Oh no,best of luck!
Hopefully your appointment was an easy one.
Good luck at the dentist-try and remember to breathe, if possible.
I had a strong desire to wear Mona Di Orio Musc today. It’s a quiet gentle fragrance but no wallflower by any means. I even like the bottle. I really love this line.
Hope everyone’s Wed is calm
You smell lovely.
Sampling La Rose Beatifique from DSH which is a big happy jammy rose on me and comes pretty close to the community project color
Good luck with dentist, Robin.
I was hunting around , filling time, and came upon this magenta-adjacent gown that blew me away. The information talks about artificial dyes, and I was thinking about that in relationship to perfume: something artificial smelling. Plus the boldness of magenta. And I’m going with Black Opium Neon, because it’s fairly loud, and in your face, and exhausting but also takes up space and is direct.
There was a book, awhile ago, called Mauve , that was about the dye and quite interesting that also comes to mind.
Thanks, Kanuka! I have read a couple of books about color; for some reason, I find them fascinating.
Wow, that is some dress!
That dress is gorgeous!
Rain, rain and more rain. The dog is disgusted. I’m wearing a sample of the latest Dusita, La Rhapsodie Noire. It’s a gourmand Fougère and is reminding me of SL Fourreau Noir.
Thanks for the quick review. I’ve been curious about La Rhapsodie Noire, and I have Fourreau Noir! Now there’s less urgency to try it.
LOL at “the dog is disgusted”!
Good luck at the oral surgeon, Robin!
SOTD = Smell Bent Scorch
…CP compliant on account of the label colors!
When I met up with cousins over the holidays, there was talk about other cousins, naturally. There’s one particular cousin that none of us like and the subject of him came up. One of the cousins happened to mention that when he took a 23 and me test, his report showed one close relative and of course it was the hated cousin. Anyway, I am curious to know if anyone here has done the 23 and me test and found heretofore unknown blood relatives? I am not at all asking about other aspects of the results other than ancestry. What got me curious was this cousin also found out he was surprisingly 4% something else other than what we know us to be.
A friend of mine found out that his father wasn’t actually his father. OOPS
That’s a big OUCH!
I refuse to give my DNA away to anyone, who knows what nefarious things they are up to now or in the future.
This is so true and I did not even think of it!
I’ve always been interested in doing that but I already know I’m an all American mixed breed, so doubt I’d find out anything new. If my parents weren’t my real parents, oh well, they’re both dead, so no point in getting upset about it at this point. I’m not interested AT ALL in finding potential new family members. I don’t like the few I have left and doubt I’d like any new players. 😜
Ha! When my cousin mentioned what his 4% was, I was in total shock. I was just bummed that he confirmed that the no-good spoiled brat cousin was related to both of us and 23 other cousins (it used to be 31 from dad’s side but I decided not to count two uncles’ kids because of known family intrigues). Let’s just say I can write a book …
“Known family intrigues”? 🤨
Oh yes…if I ever write that book …
My spouse is really into genealogy and so has done a number of tests. I’m not sure if any of them were 23 and Me; I think they were maybe more specialist tests (I know one traces the mother’s side and the other the father’s). Anyway, he did them because he’d long hit a dead end on his dad’s side — he couldn’t find anything on his great-great grandfather’s parents or birth or anything beyond the fact that he’d been sold off to work in the mills in New England when he was 5.
Turns out from the genetic test that his great-great-great grandfather had a totally different last name — instead of being, say, Gordons from Scotland, which they’d always thought, he was instead a Jones from Wales. Oops. Digging further it turns out something like that his great-great-great grandmother was married to the “Gordon” guy, but he ran off and she lived with the “Jones” guy, but she kept using the “Gordon” last name.
It’s a good thing my spouse’s grandfather had died before this discovery. He had a lot wrapped up in the idea that he was of Scottish heritage.
Oy! This sounds like something to dig further into!
I won’t do any of those DNA tests. Too many things can be done with your information without your consent.
It depends on the test. Some of them allow you to opt out of the use of your information by law enforcement, etc.
I’m still creeped out by them. There’s something very “Brave New World” about it all.
I just read yesterday about the European Union banning Meta from their current burying of the automatic opt-in language in the Terms & Conditions, requiring them to come up with a plan within 60 days on how to fix it AND imposing a fine of $440 million (or thereabouts) for the transgression.
Dani Shapiro’s book “Inheritance” is all about her discoveries after taking an ancestry test (turns out her father wasn’t her biological father either). Very interesting!
I will check that out!
We did not (so far) find unknown family members, but we did reconnect a bit with some distant relatives, and we confirmed some bits of family lore, and found lots of interesting and actionable medical info. Very glad we did 23andme.
I personally do not worry about the nefarious use of DNA — if anyone really wants your DNA it is not all that hard to get it anyway. But of course one day I might be sorry
Sorry about the oral surgeon, Robin. Tooth stuff is like car repairs, necessary, too expensive, with nothing fun to show for it.
I’m wearing Jo Malone Myrhh & Tonka, the decant from one of the many NST perfume fairies 😊 I like it very much, it’s a soft pillow of a fragrance.
Those sneakers are very cute.
Best news today is that the sun is shining! 🌞 Larry is getting maximum rays by stretching out on the coffee table. 😻
LOVE JM Myrrh &Tonka! 😍
Perfect description of dental work!
Bracing for the storm this afternoon, the winds are whipping it up out there. My work was very wise to tell us work from home today and tomorrow.
I’m wearing Lyric today because pl67 and someone else wore it this week. It’s really hitting the spot.
You smell great!
Be warm and safe!
Smelling goooood over there!!
Hope you can ride this storm safely, good thing you’re wfh.
Glad to hear that you are hunkered down safe and WFH for today and tomorrow!
Post-shower, I’ll wear a rose perfume., but I’m yet to decide which. I tend to associate perfume with colour, but apparently not with much specificity
I’m wearing vintage Casmir parfum today. This was my signature scent in the early 90’s. I gave away the 100mls of edp a few years back but kept the purse spray. It still smells like a cross between a fruitchouli and a woody amber.
Vintage Casmir is gorgeous!
Windy as all get out again today. Kicked up in the middle of the night and the van has been tap dancing around ever since. The temperature is moderate and no rain at the moment so very happy about that!
I’m wearing Au Coeur du Désert today from my little 5ml cobalt bottle. Love this one although it is no way related to anything fuchsia. Off to confess my sins to Donatella…
Did you hear back on the forest health insurance?
No, I have a telephone interview tomorrow, so hopefully will know soon.
Good luck and good vibes to all the dentistry patients today!Haha!
I laugh,but in February it’s my turn….lol.
I’m kinda non-functioning this week,so in lieu of that I’ve been repeatedly grabbing Kayali Vanilla,it’s so pretty and easy to wear,somewhat work-friendly as well!
Maybe I’ll change it up tomorrow!
It’s nice to wear the same perfume a couple of times in a row. Sometimes I miss being monogamous to only a few perfumes. ( ok.. technically that’s still the opposite of monogamous but you know what I mean. Lol!)
I get you!
Mostly,overwhelmed when I open the perfume cupboard and cannot decide what the SOTD is,my brain goes “just pick yesterday again,it was fun!”.
Robyn, I hope the dental visit was not as bad as feared. I went for a cleaning yesterday, and left with an appointment for yet another crown. Once again, I must thank my parents for the poor genetics, and for my childhood of under fluoridated water, which also took place prior to fluoride treatments.
Yesterday’s tea pot was gorgeous; I didn’t have time to post, but I wore Bandit, which, for me works as a match for this week’s CP. Today, I was in Aromatics Elixir, but then showered and de-scented myself to accompany Mr. Skal to the optician to get his first-ever pair of prescription glasses (I’ve been wearing glasses for 45 years; he’s a decade older than me, and this really is his first pair – no fair!).
Having posted in the purchasing poll about my bottle of 28 La Pausa, I think I will go put some on right now. We have steady, icky rain here; I hope that others are having a better day!
That’s “UNflouridated water.” I am posting by voice to text, and don’t always catch every typo.
Unfluoridated water is still a thing where I live, even though I’m in a major metro area. My old dental hygienist used to go on and on at every cleaning about how she could tell I’d grown up somewhere with fluoridation, because my teeth were in much better shape than people who’d grown up here. One of those things I’d never thought about until someone pointed it out…
I’m afraid it was every bit as bad as I’d feared, but it was much shorter than I expected, so there’s that
Hope that your dental appointment went well today Robin, and that you aren’t hurting now!
It’s been a low energy day for me. The arm I had my COVID booster in hurts from shoulder to fingertips. So far, the only side effects I have had are the sore arm, fatigue, and lack of appetite. It’s the mildest reaction I have had but still not fun.
SOTD = back in Iris Torrefie.
Good on you for getting boosted, jalapeno.
Thank you spiderplant.
go you for getting your booster. I had much less reaction to the latest one, too.
Thanks tiffanie. I still have a very achy and upset armpit, which has happened with all my COVID shots.
Hope you feel back to normal soon.
Thank you lillyjo.
Feel better soon!
Ouch! I hope the pain goes away soon!
Interesting…glad it did not actually send you off to bed!
sotd = Lush Breath of God
solid perfume from a mini tin + a couple spritzes from a sample, both shared by generous NST friends in past swaps.
Robin, you smell like heaven in Tam Dao.
I don’t think I have tried Breath of God yet. I will look for it next time I go to Lush.
You must!Not sure if they still make it though?
It’s still being sold in the USA – I saw it at my local Lush last week.
Hope the dentist visit was quick and painless, Robin, and does not require you to return.
I am coincidentally in right step with the CP with cherry serving as the magenta. Went with venerable POTL EdP this morning
POTL is perfect, great idea!
SotD is Marissa Zappas’ Violette Hay. Santa dropped many samples into my Christmas stocking this year, and this was one. My note of obsession lately is violet, so I guess I’m CP adjacent today. Very pretty and I do like it, but not enough for a full bottle. Nothing to confess here!
Chiming in very late to say that I was twins with Robin in Tam Dao early on today, and then switched to Hindu Kush for the afternoon. Have to say that I LOVE skalolazka’s pairing of Bandit with this week’s color, and may well borrow it.
Terribly late, but hey was-Twin!
I wore No.5 edp today with the matching body lotion.
I wore just one small squirt of Amouage Myths since I had a doctor’s appointment before work today. The color of the bottle goes from purple at the bottom to magenta at the top, so that’s my connection! I really love certain shades of magenta, fuchsia, hot pink, dark pinky-purple, etc. I have a water bottle I bought just for the color; it’s like this one, but a slightly different shape: https://www.sears.com/oggi-808513-oggi-calypso-double-wall-sports-bottle/p-SPM14411145819
It makes me happy to look at!