It's Monday and National Pie Day. Birthdays: Stendhal, Édouard Manet, Derek Walcott. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm in Lubin Idole for a rainy Monday morning.
Reminder: on 1/27, wear a fragrance by Narciso Rodriguez, if you have one.
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 is Natalia Vodianova for the Narciso Rodriguez capsule collection at Zara, 2022.
I don’t have a perfume by that brand.
Today its rainy, foggy, gray and cold. Perfect day to curl up with a book.
Right now I am sipping a cappuccino made at home. We are out of almond milk, which is what I usually use, so this one is with regular milk and I forgot how filling milk is.
I am in Ninfeo Mio
I usually never watch Persolaise (however you spell it) perfume review youtube videos but one came up on my feed with him wearing this outrageous colored shirt. Not sure how true this is, but he reviews Songes, and mentions briefly that Goutal are going back to their original bottle or something similar. Just thought I would mention.
My Ninfeo Mio is an a green colored original shaped bottle with a thin gold bow. For me, this is very elegant. I did a swap with a generous NSTer and I am forever thankful.
Goutal fan here too, and I loved their special edition coloured bottles-I have the same bottle of NM as you
I’m in Hermes Narcisse Blue-the soap, body wash, moisturizing gel, and cologne. It’s a beautiful dry narcissus scent – and the coloured bottle pleases me to no end
The Goutal line is very delicate and elegant – I think their older style bottles reflect that
Enjoy your cloud of Hermes scents
I hope that’s true!
Back to the original? 😍
Those older bottles were so stylish, especially the women’s version.
Yes, they’ve returned to something very like the original bottle…I announced them with a picture of all 3 versions on Twitter but not here
And here is new men’s bottle, which is like a hybrid
Sorry Robin, I don’t follow you on Twitter 🐦 but I do now.
It’s not very interesting, really…I don’t post much.
In the mood for Clinique Chemistry, a long-discontinued men’s floral fougère as crisp and refined as a freshly ironed white poplin shirt. Not that I am anywhere as polished, but it sure smells good.
You can smell posh without dressing the part me thinks
Oh, most definitely! I own a lot of things that are *way* more sophisticated than I am. I could never dress to match them, but as long as I smell good, what do I care?
You can proceed with your day, thinking that your very posh perfume makes you far more sophisticated than those wearing expensive clothes while having no idea what they are trying to represent.
Are you interested in another? I am scoping out the outlets tomorrow.
i’m wearing Mousse Illuminee, from a mostly untouched Rogue discovery set. Oakmoss is the most prominent scent so far.
Was Chanps Lunaires in your set? I purchased that not too long ago and love it. IMHO you would have to be a tuberose lover to really appreciate it. I love tuberose so it was a no brainer for me.
Haven’t yet decided on a SOTD…need to get in the shower soon. It probably won’t be CP-compliant, since I only have one Narciso perfume. Another long day ahead, after a long weekend of work.
Yesterday, though, I was able to sample Shalimar MVP against Shalimar EDT, thanks to an incredibly generous NSTer. And MVP truly is beautiful. It takes all the things that are a bit much for me in Shalimar (mostly the powder) and gets them under control, yet is still very much Shalimar. And the hint of smoke in the top notes! Ah well, best for my pocketbook that there’s no way to get a FB.
Have you tried the Tonka flanker
No…I’m just getting to MVP. If I have a chance, it would be great to test Tonka, as well.
That’s a good description of MVP. I was surprised how much I like it because I’m not huge fan of the OG.
Another on my list of apparently unattainable unicorns. I wonder if they will ever release it again. It took like three days for the first issue to sell out, didn’t it?
I’m in Narciso edt (black cube) from a travel spray, and might stick with this all week. It’s very quiet and work friendly. I’ll save white cube for Friday. I have a massage scheduled for Friday, can’t wait!
I will be in one cube or another on Friday for sure.
Happy Monday! I don’t have any Narciso so I’m going to do a week of vintage. It also suits me feeling nostalgic lately.
Starting the week off in vintage No 5. I hadn’t been a big No 5 fan until discovering the vintage with its mellowed aldehydes.
You smell wonderful.
I only have one tiny sample of Narciso Rodriguez For Her that I will save for Friday, but this morning the big bottle of Alba reached out and grabbed my arm. (It’s a hefty bottle.)
There are so many Narciso Rodriguezes! I tried looking up my NRFH sample on fragrantica, and I can at least tell that it’s not “white cube”, but there are alternate photos of it as a pinkish cube with a black interior (the edt) or a clear cube with a pink interior (the edp) and I have no idea which my sample is. I might still have the packing list from STC and it might say which it is, so if I get inspired I’ll go dig through the “Fragrance Obsession” file folder.
The NR perfume names are insane.
I only have one Narciso scent that I will save for Friday, so
I am doing a week of L’Artisan.
Today, I am wearing L’Artisan Mure et Musc layered with the body lotion, from minis received from a very generous NSTer.
I reorganized 80% of my perfume cabinet this past weekend. I put away many full bottles that went to the goodbye pile. I gave a couple of them to one of the cleaning ladies in my building. She was very happy and thankful, which made me feel really good. Next weekend, I have to go thru decants and samples. I am determined to keep mostly what I enjoy.
Happy Monday! 🌞
I went through my bbw lotions and got rid of about 6. They definitely turn after so long. I will go through my decants too this week.
Good luck with your decants! Reorganizing decants and samples is more painful than the full bottles.
I also have to go thru my BBW body lotions and mists. I am thinking about leaving the ones that are still good, but that I don’t reach for often, in the office restrooms. I can easily cover our 5-story building! 😅
Oh wow that’s a lot of lotion! I will be taking mine to work and leaving in the restroom for the customer’s to steal. Lol.
I also hope all of them are taken! Lol!
Very impressive! Count me in, too.
I find my BBW lotions have mostly held up. I use old faithfuls. But, the horror of one gone bad is frightening to look at!
I’m hoping the women’s shelter takes decants.
BBW lotions usually hold up for a long time! Just very few have gone bad on me after many years of having them. I have a lot, so I have to make sure all of them can still be used.
Those are the gross ones! When the yellow starts to form…
Congratulations on the re-org, that’s quite an achievement! I like the thought of keeping only what you enjoy.
I ended up rehoming quite a few unloved bottles with my recent clothes purge. It was quite liberating!
It feels so good! Now, my next project is purging my clothes That’s another huge task! 😫
Oops! Wrong spot!
Congrats on getting thru your perfume stash organizing project!
Thank you! I am still not so happy with the space occupied by the winter perfumes. I may need to rearrange them. 😫
I am wearing Narciso musc for her oil. One of my favourite muscs.
Quiet Monday at home after a very busy weekend, it feels good just to relax and read.
That sounds so nice, enjoy your day.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any NR so won’t be participating in the CP this week. Awhile back I had NR For Her, but I tired of it.
SOTD is Zoologist Civet.
Question for the day-I was in Sephora the other day and tried the Chanel No 5 EDT. I could not believe how much I liked it. Do any of the rest of you enjoy it better than the perfume? I haven’t bought it yet, but if I do I may give someone the rest of my perfume. I have probably 3/4 of a bottle of it left and would hate it to go to waste.
I’ve never done a side by side. I usually gravitate toward the edp, but couldn’t tell you why.
It *is* a fascinating conundrum, isn’t it? You’d think all the concentrations of a scent would be really similar, but sometimes you just favour one very specific version.
I have tried a number of versions of Mitsouko over the years — a vintage-ish extract and the newer stuff, plus a couple of versions of the EDP — and the one I like the best by a huge margin is the nineties EDT I have, because it’s ferocious in a way that none of the others have seemed to be. (Mitsouko shouldn’t be polite.) Same is true of No. 5 and a few other scents: I like the EDT best because it seems to have more to say.
I have never tried Mitsouka, but that has been one I have been curious about too. Sounds like you have had a similar experience with that one as well.
Most of my Chanels I prefer in edt: 5, 19, Allure. I have Coco in edp and edt and the vintage edt is my favorite.
They do say the edt is the closest version to original No.5.I enjoy both,but only added No.5 very very late in my perfume quest to my collection.My favorite version still is the Elixer Sensuel,a sort of body serum.It’s a veil of No.5 whenever I use it,subtle and precious(my bottle is 90% full,discontinued!!)
I’m with ringthing: when it comes to Chanel, I prefer the EdT versions. They seem to have more of an edge, which I like.
I think you guys sold me on the edt version. Now who wants my perfume?
I have recently gone down the No. 5 rabbit hole (I’m wearing vintage No. 5 edp today). So I would be a very grateful recipient if you are wanting to pass along your No. 5 😊 I’m at le sl i cor
t he ll aat geee male dottie com. And I would also love to swap for something I have that you might like.
I will email you. It is yours.
I think I sent it to the wrong address the first time so hope you got it now.
I’m chiming in to say that I prefer the No. EDT. My favorite of the No.5s is L’Eau!
Yes, I still love L’Eau too.
Another No. 5 L’Eau fan here.
My sense of smell is coming back! I can now smell the big white florals, not at full strength but at least I can smell them– Haie Fleurie, Terracotta and today’s scent of the day– Songes. Yay progress!
Glad you are recovering at last.
Congratulations! It must be awful to lose your sense of smell, and such a relief to feel it returning. (Someone once asked me in the middle of conversation about fragrance, “What would happen if you ever lost your sense of smell?”, and I said, “I could never be truly happy again.” People who don’t really give it a second thought don’t understand how important it can be to some of us.)
What a huge relief!
That’s great news!
Yay for progress indeed!
Good for you! 🙌🏻
Yay! I’ve been there recently — so glad you can smell again.
Glad to hear this!
Yay! It took a while for me to regain my sense of smell after COVID and it was such a relief and a joy to smell again.
Excellent news about your sense of smell!
Yay! So happy to hear your news😀
I was at a special screening of the movie Tar last night (fantastic) and for the first time in ages there was an audience of more than 10 people . Three seats along, a couple was speaking in French and, goodness me, it filled me with a longing to travel . I couldn’t stop listening. And then they continued talking through the opening credits…and the first scene. Kind of like a travel nightmare, when the beautiful fantasy begins to turn sour. They did stop but so many people arrived late, had phone glowing etc etc. such a great movie. I think the first ten minutes feel a bit too stagey ( the interview scene) but it settles down and the filming/ shots are so precise and tight. Not a dud performance in the whole thing. I’ve seen Banshees of Insherin, Fabelmans, Babylon recently and Tar outshines them all. Wearing Mitsouko, perfect.
Have to say, some people in audience were sighing with boredom. So, you know…not for everyone.
I *loved* The Banshees of Inisherin (my husband lasted 20 minutes) and I really do need to see Tár (which does seem like the sort of movie at which you would wear Mitsouko, based on the trailer). Your theatrical experience is why I almost never go see a movie in the cinema, though. Too many people don’t know how to behave.
This was the first time in a year the audience has topped 15 people ( last time was Dune) so most films pass quietly., and without Covid worries. I still love going to movies as often as possible but hate the ten to twenty minutes of ads and trailers that often go with them. No perfume sightings in Tar but a few nods to pencils ( caran d’ache) which was nice.
Have you seen Everything, Everywhere, All at Once yet?
One of the best examples of what we’re missing due to the lack of central roles for for mature actresses.
I did see it but didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. For mature women I would go with the Australian movie Nitram and the great performance from Judy Davis . Chilling movie though.
Thanks — all your picks are going on my list!
Parallel Mothers (Pedro Almodovar) is worth watching for Penelope Cruz’s performance. And Samantha Morton has been in some good roles…not ‘mature’ but good
I love Judy Davis–so talented. Completely different type of movie, but she was both great and hilarious in The Dressmaker which we recently watched.
That’s wonderful you enjoyed a special night out. You have given a list of interesting movies to watch.
Day 3 of vacation and I have just been hanging around the house accomplishing nothing and loving it. Of course I still have something to complain about. Remember about 2 years ago when I paid a professional company to give my yard real grass? It turned out very nice and I was happy. Today the gas company is tearing up my yard because they are still in the process of redoing the gas lines in the city. They say they will fix everyone’s lawn in the spring. I hope so. My sotd is Coco edt.
Take pictures documenting where they disrupt things!
What she said.👍🏻👍🏻😉
Enjoy your vacation time!
I am thanks!
Enjoy your week and time to rest and relax and do nothing.
I plan on becoming a do nothing expert!
Sounds like a good reason to buy a large or small perfume treat!
I like how you think😊
Oh I have been looking for something!
Scent twins! I hope you enjoy every minute of your vacation.
No sniffathons at Sephora or something?
Enjoy the stay-cay!!
I did stop by the other day. Gosh, nothing is calling my name!
Enjoy the rest of your vacation, lillyjo! You smell beautiful.
You smell mmmm good! I hope they make your yard even more beautiful!
Well we can hope🤞
There is always something to complain about! That’s half the fun! Our street had one company allowed to dig up and put wires underground. The town told no one and our yards looked like gigantic moles on steroids plowed through. At least no promises were made, so you have a leg up!
Did they fix your lawn?
I think parts will have to be re-seeded ( is that a word? Idk.) I doubt they will do that.
Yes, re-seeded is a word!
Nope. Weeds looks nice.
Happy to hear that you are chillaxing!
To the maxx!
Coco will keep you strong!
We had a very nice time at the wedding over the weekend. This was the second of my beloved’s nieces to get married, so I’m getting quite used to being some sort of step-aunt.
I don’t have anything from Narciso Rodriguez, but I’m happily continuing the favourite colour theme from a couple of weeks ago, and I’m wearing an orange dress with Mugler’s Eau Luminescente.
Congratulations! That love is sweet.💜
Glad to hear that the wedding went well!
How many more nieces and/or nephews are in the marriage queue?
So glad it was a fun wedding!
Wearing copious amounts of Amouage Memoir woman today. I have things I probably should be getting done but I am not going to do them today. I think with the snow and cold, I don’t want to do it. Besides, why do I want to leave my spot by the fireplace?
I am joining you in the “have a lot to do“ but I am not leaving my reading chair
Why, indeed? 😉 Maybe to make some tea to bring back with you.
Natalia Vodianova in my all-time favorite perfume ad:
Over the top dramatic,but spectacular.Loved that one as well!
My favorite is that mad dance-routine for Kenzo World!
Yes, and I adore her dress!
I have exactly one perfume for the CP: Narciso. I bought a rollerball to try out because the wonderful heroine of the JK Rowling dectective series buys it at Harrods. (I think. This brand is so confusing and I was going by the description of the bottle, IIRC. )
Narciso isn’t bad, but I was a tad disappointed. Surely JK Rowling could have found something more individual for her in the vast array at Harrods. I would chalk it up to inexperience, but the character’s previous choices seem to have been Premier Figuier and Carnal Flower. Maybe Narciso just works really well on JK Rowling or someone she knows?
Happy Monday(lol….this one sucked more than usual)
SOTD was Kayali Vanilla
SOTE and to restore my faith in the believe that there is beauty all around us every day is Pour un Homme de Caron.A favorite-favorite masculine.I can see how this was marketed at men,you need gigantically enormous hands to handle the 200ml bottle properly.Lol.
In “book)reading list” news,my copy of Harry’s Spare arrived today.Yes I’m curious to read it!Will start this weekend.
No cp points this week for me,I don’t have any!Used to wear the grey one aaaagees ago,but it’s just one of those brands I do not embrace(along with Armani/Valentino/Moschino/Herrera)
Have you ever tried the original Herrera for men?
It was so good! The original for women is also fantastic. I will get them again one of these days.
Sorry about your Monday. 😒
A co-worker is currently reading that book, and is quite astounded at the very personal information revealed therein. She related some details to me and I was completely disgusted and find the whole debacle revolting. The co-worker is quite enamored with the book, but she is having quite the opposite effect than the book intended. I think it was meant to bring the readers over to harry and what’s her names side, but most people find it, and them, even more dislikable after reading it. I’m curious as to your take when you’ve completed it.
I shall report back!
I adored his mother.🤗🌹✌🏻
I am curious too so please report back. I have vacillated on if I want to read it.
Yes yes, report back! I’m refusing to read it, but will admit I’m curious! 😉
Didn’t we all ❤️
Sorry to hear that your Monday was a next-level MONDAY. 😤
I will save White Cube for Friday.
Visiting my sick child today (said child has been happily married for 16 years) and wearing vintage Coco edt. She says it smells like “me”.
I hope she feels better soon.
We are twins today.
My mother always said, “You’ll always be my baby.” I was married for 13 years when she passed away.
I love you are taking care of your child.😢 (your daughter must love you to bits)
My mother says the same thing to me.
We get along so well now that she’s looking at 40 in a couple years. Her twenties were rocky!
That’s super sweet.
How lucky your daughter is to have a such a loving and lovely scented mother such as yourself!
Thanks so much.
Just waking at 11am after more than 12 hours of sleep. Guess I was tired! I feel like I have a lot going on, but really, it’s going on mostly in my head , which can be exhausting. 🙃
I’m in the last vestiges of Shalimar MVP but will go with something else after I fully wake up. It’s a rare sunny day and who know how long that will last? So I’ll probably go with something a bit summery.
This is a pre-reading (I’ll have forgotten most of it by poll time #old) poll review of a book I picked up recently at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Lord know there’s hundreds of books out there on this group of folks who somehow managed to cross the US east to west and maintain life and limb, and many of the books are great. Thinking of Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, one familiar to many. But, I picked up “The Essential Lewis and Clark,” a book taken directly from their journals. It was edited to reveal the human experience more than the scientific and mapmaking entries, which were edited out. I love hearing it from the horses mouth, so to speak. Two things became apparent to me immediately:
1) Their wonder and delight in the astounding landscapes and the fertility of the land. The massive herds of ungulates, their frequency in predator encounters (grizzlies, cougars, wolves, etc.,) and the beauty of the land that left them both speechless.
2) Their complete and total disregard of animal and Native American life. If they saw an animal that interested then, they killed it. Indigenous people were used as a ticket to get further west, and they parlayed and gave trinkets not out of respect and courtesy, but out of their desire for horses, guides, and other information. They are almost always spoken of with derision. In the Judeo/Christian manner, all of these resources were something to be taken, used, and thrown away by “civilized” White People.
But, a good book nonetheless and a bit heartbreaking to see where we’ve ended up 200+ years later.
If you made it this far, I ended up going with NV Trayee. Happy Monday!
Love Trayee, you smell great!
Thanks for sharing about the journals. It does make me wonder if it takes that type of attitude to be successful at what they did….
I disagree, respectfully. I believe you can go a lot farther by showing genuine interest, concern, and respect for others lifestyles, cultures, belief systems, etc. But this was never the purpose of US Government, was it? It was all about “what can I get.” The same tale from every colonized country on earth, which creates untold resentment from the colonized and cultures in tatters or completely obliterated. Reading their journal entries, which are very factual and not given the hyperbole of “historical fiction,” good times and bad times were reported with fairly good objectivity. They (and their men, who suffered some horrendous whippings and a multitude of other hardships, some created by L&C, some created by the nature of their expedition) were quite ready to give up life and limb to get to their objective. Very focused, some might say admirable.
I think I should not have used the word “successful” and that we probably do agree more than my poorly worded sentence would suggest. What I meant is that, if L&C were the respectful and courteous sort, they would not have made very good colonizers! Now I’m very curious to seek out these journals to get a fuller understanding of L&C.
I’ll claim accidental partial CP points for wearing Nicolai Musc Intense, since so many Narciso Rodriguez perfumes are musky.
I slept poorly and faked my way through an intense school day, and I’m regretting that I volunteered to host a course selection zoom tonight.
At least I’ll smell good while I’m doing it!
Hey go ahead and take partial points. Interesting way of looking at it.🧐
Ooooooof. Good luck with your Zoom tonight! 🍀
I think you guys sold me on the EdT version. Now need to pass my perfume on.
Oops. This was supposed to go under my own post. Sorry 😢
I do this all the time.😂
I’m wearing NR Rouge. I have Musc and White Cube too, so I can put a dent in the CP. I had a massage this morning and now I feel like doing nothing the rest of the day.
You are allowed to do nothing!
I don’t currently own any Narciso scents. I had the original For Her ages ago and gave it to my sister in law who loved it. So I think I’ll spend most of the week sampling my Jovoy discovery set which I received last week.
Today I just spritzed on Gardez Moi because I wanted something more floral, less warm (and a lot of the Jovoy scents seem to have more warm/spicy notes). It’s definitely floral, and quite sweet. I thought I smelled tuberose but it’s not listed as a note. I think ylang ylang + some white florals can come across as tuberose to my nose.
Do you like it?
It’s not really my thing, but I think it’s a good sweet bridal floral type scent. It does not go into headache/BWF zone, which is a really good thing!
BWF not me, either. I like Psychedelic.
Psychedelic is so good! Probably one of my favorites from the set so far. I thought it’d be a much more challenging patchouli, but it’s extremely wearable to me.
No cp points for me, I’m wearing Hanae Morae Butterfly. Haven’t worn this in forever.
Are you loving it? 😊
Have not seen it mentioned in forever either!
Wearing Un Air d’Apogée by Maison Violet. I have not a single NR, so no CP points for me this week. I don’t think I even have a sample lying around anywhere, although I’m going to have a look.
The funny thing is, I was just searching for a Narciso scent I might like after checking notes on Fragrantica. Iris, violet, musk. A powdery scent. For those of you who are familiar with NR fragrances, can you suggest one for me? Or any comments at all, really. TIA!
I am seeing a good number of references to Maison Violet. I have part of a sample set from a Sniffapalooza zoom. I bought a bottle of Sketch although most of the offerings are quite good!
I have no recommendations for NR as I don’t have any … although, I should now amend it to say I have a good number of samples (have to look for them but the chances of me finding them and wearing them are slim to none).
Thanks, hajusuuri! I’m loving MV so far. I was so happy to find that they make travel sizes, too.
Ah, surfing the samples seas for those NR’s, hmm?
Narciso Poudree (aka Beige Cube) would probably fit the bill for rose and powder. But I always add the caveat to sample first if possible!
Thanks, Jalapeno! Adding to list….
You smell so, so good. Delightful perfume and Maison Violet is one of my favorite old/new houses.
I do have two MV and a few more violet perfumes. Memory is really bad, so I’ll get back to you and watch these comments closely.😁
Thank you, AnniePerfumes! I haven’t seen MV mentioned here too much; nice to see some love for them. Not that I have any special connections, but I think they’re doing a good job with the re-introduction.
I honestly think the best one is the original Narciso in the white cube bottle. In the Narciso For Her line, my favorite is the L’absolu version. For powder, Jalapeno is right I think with Poudre.
Thanks, lillyjo! That’s the one I had originally pegged. There are just so many! 🤪
SOTD = Bleu de Chanel
Since I don’t have any NR, I will do a week of colorful bottles!
This one is very nice! Love!
In other news, I am one of the fire wardens for my floor. We are going to have a fire drill tomorrow, not publicized other than to fire wardens and we were encouraged to drum up interest (even though it’s mandatory). I copied 2 other people who are affiliated with the team on the note I sent to my section. One of them wrote back and thanked me for the heads up (not sure if he is sending his own note). The other one just sent a “Hello” (no name even though the email clearly came from me) with the message “I am no longer a fire warden”. First of all, rude. Second of all, I included the name of the Director of Safety and she couldn’t email him? I don’t know who this person is but if I recognize her, I may give her a piece of my mind.
Fire Warden? You wear a lot of hats! I love that you don’t back down.
Never smelled Bleu, but rumor has it, fougere?
Good timing on that fire drill! No rain in tomorrow’s forecast!
Hope the drill goes well!
I think you must make an excellent Fire Warden. No Nonsense allowed! 🧯
Sampling MDCI La Ravissante today.
A pretty, sweet and fruity floral to my nose but something in it is a bit cloying…I see ozonic notes listed and that could be it. Will see how it wears and if vanilla starts to shine more in the drydown.🤞🏻
Have you been able to narrow down your favorite vanilla perfumes or still searching for The One?
Commando for part of today due to an appointment with the eye doctor. I took the bus there instead of driving, which was helpful on the return trip since I had those drops that dilate your pupils to a ridiculous degree during my exam. Rather nice to have someone else to do the driving after that.
What was not nice was waiting for said bus in the rain and wind. I was dressed for it, thankfully. Yay for wool socks and a jacket that stands up to nasty weather!
SOTD after getting home = Box of Eels EdT. Getting so very close to a sample thunk with this one!
How’s the eyes?
Wooly feet are a treasure.
My pupils are still kind of big. Otherwise OK. I did order new glasses today, which was fun.
But since I am nearsighted, and have been for many years now, I will probably have cataracts in my future. Phooey.
If you have to have a vision problem, cataract development is the problem to have! Easy fix, minimal to no side effects, and instant improvement in vision!
New glasses are fun!
Anything in the eyes, not so much.
Ugh.. I hate the drops!
Glad you weren’t driving.
Not a fan of them either, tbh. But I have driven after getting them in the past. It’s an interesting experience, lol.
I remember getting those drops when we were kids. My sister and I took the bus there and back home. I also remember not really able to see anything afterwards so it was a challenge getting on the right bus.
Glad you have some fun new glasses coming!
Trying on the frames was the fun part. The bill, not so much! 🤑
SOTD: Bengal Rouge
Courtesy of a sweet and super generous NSTer. I smell so good and sophisticated for someone who, like many here, sat on their rump.
I have a Barium test tomorrow. I’ve had it before, so I don’t think anything new should pop up. Just pretty gross to drink.
Looked like a milkshake of peptobismal last time. Pretty!
I’ve heard that the prep for a Barium test is rather nasty going down. 🤢
It is really gross. And super filling. Then, you lay on the table. 🤢 I warned them!
Good luck with your test tomorrow!
Bengale Rouge is sooo good!! 💖
It is beautiful. 😍
Good luck tomorrow, Annie!
Best of luck with your barium test, Annie.
I love everyone.💜💜💜
I don’t have any NR fragrances in my stash. I tried the “white” from a sample but it was not good on my skin for some reason.
After my shower tonight I was finally able to thunk a Crabtree & Evelyn almond body lotion and sprayed on 4160 Tuesdays Over the Chocolate Shop as my sote.
Yay for a lotion thunk!
Thank you! It is satisfying, and this time it was all gone! I did find a bub, so I’m thankful for that.
Crabtree & Evelyn! Love so many scents.
Me too! Years ago I worked in an amazing little retail store that had many C&E scents. I remember loving all things Nantucket Briar; they even had a foaming bath powder with a little scoop. I have a shower gel and lotion set and it’s still smelling great!
I have one Narciso Rodriguez fragrance for Friday. Today I’m in MM Lost Alice. I go back and forth on this one, but it’s always interesting. And today it’s a win.
I’ve had my eye on Lost Alice for awhile. Can you put your finger on why it’s ‘back and forth’; is there something particularly offputting? The notes do sound great!
It’s not really offputting, but maybe a bit linear? If you’re in the U.S., I’d be happy to send you a bit to try it out. Just click on my screenname to find my email address.
Oh thank you so much! I just emailed you.
I love the name. Alice is such a pretty name.