Another Monday, National Ken Day, and 7 more days of winter to go. RIP Kenzaburo Oe. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm trying out Fzotic Poof!
Reminder: on 3/17, wear green for St Patrick's Day. (This is a repeat, probably many times over.)
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 Bray Station: Murals And Mosaics [cropped] by William Murphy at flickr; some rights reserved. [You can read more about the mosaics at Bray Daly station here.]
7 more long days, I can’t wait for Spring!
I am really happy that Brendan Fraser won the Best Actor Oscar. Does anyone know why the statue looks different? This is the first time I have paid attention to it in years.
I am accidentally doing the cp today. I am wearing No.19 edp for winter driving strength. 🌞🌻
Hope spring will bring sun…we’ve had none for days and not expecting any this week either. Blech.
I hope so too.
Did you get snow last night too?!
So much for our 80 degrees by St Patrick’s day. At this point I’d be happy with 50!
Yeah, it’s winding down now. I hear high 40’s and rain on Friday but back to snow on Saturday. This spring better be phenomenal! Lol.
Lol, no kidding!😆
also the carpet was different
Oh I didn’t catch that.
Yeah, the red carpet was replaced by a champagne one.
I saw a youtube video on the making of this years’ statues,apparently these ones are direct wax casts of the original and first Oscar from way back when.
Interesting. I will look that up.
I was shocked to hear Brendan Fraser’s name last night. I thought that he had quit acting. Fwiw, I enjoyed watching him in “George of the Jungle” and “The Mummy” ages ago.
My favorite is Blast from the past.
I’m not trying for a whole week of green (I’m not even sure I could), but today I’m in the green-tuberose-and-leather Vierges et Toreros by Etat Libre d’Orange, which I can see was a mistake: it’s quite strange (the tuberose is minty, the leather is meaty), on the Sécrétions Magnifiques end of their weirdness scale, well on its way towards unwearability. I don’t hate it, but I’m not in the mood. It’s going to be showered off pretty soon and replaced with something presentable: I’m thinking Guerlain Terracotta Voile d’Ete, pretty much the polar opposite of whatever this is.
Not doing a week of green here either, and cannot remember V&T except that I didn’t want to buy it.
Wearing Gucci Envy for the cp.
I think most of my green scents are for spring and summer. Green is one of my favorite categories and since spring is just…. hours away, I will be happily wearing my greens!
Happy Monday! ☘️🍀
Happy Monday pl67!
Thank you, Robin!
Stand next to me please. You smell absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you, Lillyjo! Wafting some your way!
Happy Almost Spring! *hugs-hugs-hugs* 🤗
Thank you, Deva! Hugs back to you and T-Rex! 🐣🐇☘️🌷
Catching up on the weekend thread and very sorry your mom is not doing well. Sending great, big hugs and strength for you this week.♥️
Thank you She-ra. 🌻
I think several NSTers would call Envy a Perfume Unicorn at this point. Enjoy it!
Envy is indeed a Unicorn! I will miss it greatly, when it is gone!
You smell fantastic! How nice that you have Envy in your stash.
Thank you, Gail! I was very lucky to get my bottle many years ago in a swap with a NSTer. I am hoarding whatever is left.
SOTD Ambre Loop
Very Amber scent
Had a great weekend skiing in the Berkshire mountains.
You’ve had some great adventures lately. Good for you!
I pulled Granville from my mini box today. For some reason it is presenting a very medicinal smell on my skin. Usually it is piney and aromatic, but today it smells like a topical medicine.
When I had a decant of Granville, I mostly got pine and citrus. You don’t smell too many perfumes with pine as a dominant note.
Another gray and chilly Monday. Waiting for tonight’s atmospheric river (hate that phrase) to hit. It’ll be with us until Wednesday morning, they say. Will the power stay on? Anyone care to bet?
Most of my green scents are packed away til summer, but I’ll see if I can find one later this week. Today, though, we continue with ‘cozy’ since we continue with winter (boo). SOTD is CBIHP Ambrosius. Well that’s the plan, anyway, but first I have to find it…
Found it! Mmm, good stuff, spicy amber and dirt. Low projection tho so I’ll be huffing my wrist while it lasts.
We continue with winter here too! And I am not happy about it.
You might see my comment below, but did you report getting an Elfa closet system at one time? And if so, how do you like it?
I have one and really like it.
Good morning fragrant friends. Today I’m in the office and wearing Tam Dao for this grey, drizzly day. What a lovely comfort scent! I shall have to wear this more often.
I shall have to think about the green scents in my collection. Chanel No. 19 shall be the obvious pick, but my little mini of Cristalle EDT is also calling my name. I’ve also started wearing my precious bottle of Amaranthine which is green, sappy and oddly creamy in a way that can be off-putting at first. Like Coromandel, I struggled with Amaranthine from the start, but can’t stop coming back to it because it is so curious.
Tam Dao IS lovely! One of those that I could probably wear daily if forced to pick just one perfume.
Agreed, it is so easy to wear! Do you prefer the EDT or the EDP? I only have the EDP currently and enjoy it enough to be curious about the EDT.
Ha, funny I only have the edt and am curious about the EDP. If you’d like to swap samples, let me know.
I love the edt, but I feel like it doesn’t last that long. Although I have gotten compliments hours after I can no longer smell it.
I would love a swap! The EDP sticks around long enough for me. Will send you an email.
Robin — any quick takes on Poof? I have the sample in my cart, with some other stuff, but haven’t yet pulled the trigger.
Daylight savings is kicking my butt this morning. Don’t have to get the kid to school so let my spouse deal with the alarm since he has to go in, and didn’t realize that I’d slept until 8. Ugh.
Green…hmm, not a huge component of my collection, but I think I’ll pull out CBIHP Memory of Kindness today. Good reminder that I should be starting tomatoes inside right now…
I’m with you on the ugh. Although I got up at the right time, it’s kicking my butt too.
It is remarkably close to the description…starts as a very airy / springlike floral, tuberose & cassie most noticeable, there is a touch of apple or something watery/fruity in the opening but it does not bother me (and doesn’t hang around in any case), mild slightly powdery base that gets a bit denser as it dries down, so less airy as it wears but it is not a heavy scent.
Very enjoyable to wear but have not decided if I love it, going to try again later in the week with a heavier cream base and see if I can make the opening last longer.
I’ll go ahead and pull the trigger on that sample…sounds like it could be interesting for spring. It’s just always more of a slog to order it here, because for a $5 sample I have to drive down to the local U.S. exclave and pay them $4.50 in receiving charges. (At least I get cheap U.S. gas when I’m there.)
Wearing Goutal’s Myrrh Ardente today-body lotion and EDP. God I love their scents.
I loved Gucci Envy for so long-when it was on for very little $$ I bought quite a few gift sets at Shoppers and gave them away-kicking myself now. the green scents seem difficult on my skin-just a genre that doesn’t seem to suit me. I had a sample of Synthetic Jungle and it was gorgeous-just not for me.
People are saying we’re supposed to get 100 cm of snow Tues night-not sure that’s correct lol. One more chance to buy storm chips and stay in – but I always have to work regardless of the snow. So hopefully it blows out to sea. I’m praying for an early and unseasonably warm spring.
That’s a ton of snow! I hope you don’t get it.
ITA with lillyjo; that’s a whole lotta snow! Stay safe.
Praying with you Carole!
I’m in Hermès Jardin Mediterranee, or however you spell it, for green. This will likely be my sotw as I try to use up and thunk my decant.
I had a productive Saturday. Went through my closet in anticipation of spring and did another clean out. Took about a dozen things to the consignment shop and a dozen more will go to goodwill. Feels good. Part of the charm😉 of owning an older home is small closets. I would like to make the most of the space we do have, and I’m looking at the Elfa system from the container store. The 4’ system would fit almost perfectly and I’m having fun with the online configuring tool. I believe Pixel has one of these closet systems? Any feedback anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated!
Yes! I have Elfa systems in two closets. One thing to keep an eye on with their on-line and in-store systems: they automatically add a lot of fiddly bits that you don’t really need, that drive the price way up. Think about: if you buy the wire shelves, do you need the solid plastic insert? It may be cheaper to just buy solid shelves if solid is what you want. And do you really need frou frou covers for the shelf brackets? or fancy shelf edges? One bit they don’t add which I do recommend: wall clips to screw the bottoms of the vertical hanging rails to the wall.
Oh, this is good info, I will keep all of this in mind. Do they sell the wall clips, or would I need to get those at a hardware store? Thanks!
They sell them. https://www.containerstore.com/s/platinum-elfa-hang-standard-wall-clips/d?q=wall%20clip&productId=10005405
Popping in to say hi! I happen to be on CP by chance…wearing Arbole. Super green. I had some respiratory thing happening and lost my sense of smell for a week or so, even though I wasn’t stuffy anymore which was terrifying! It came back and I’m grateful to be smelling my perfumes again.
Glad to hear your sniffer is back. I lost mine for a while after I had COVID and it is so disconcerting.
Glad to hear your nose is working again
Yay, welcome back to the world of perfume
Left over Hermès Vetiver Tonka this morning. Will switch it up later, probably to Bengale Rouge, but was also thinking of Chinchilla by DSH…
More non-stop #%*|¥€& rain here. Can’t even get five free minutes to walk the dog. I guess it’s better than non-stop snow, but still SO over it. 😭
I’ve got some greens but not feeling it right now. Also not happy with where my perfume collection is at the moment, so I’m brainstorming (no, I’m really not. More like occasionally passively contemplating.) trying to think of another place to store them.
And in Baby T news, she was finally able to do her extreme downward doggo stretch this morning without yelping or any other sign of discomfort. Her tail wagged the whole time and my poor little heart is so happy she’s not hurting anymore. Still lifting her up and down to the bed, which she hates, but she’s managing the steps in and out of the camper well as long as she actually USES them rather than flying up and down off the bumper. I’m having to to put a treat on each step so she slowly makes her way up and down and touches her paws on each step. Continuing her meds until they’re gone to prevent any return of the Bad JuJu.
Hope everyone’s downward dog is pain free this beleaguered Monday! 😉
So glad T-Rex is feeling better! 🐕
So happy for baby T <3
Happy to hear you pup is better!
Good news about T-Rex, huzzah! And I am swearing at the bleeping rain along with you.
Yay for T-Rex!
You’re so good to that sweet puppy, Deva. ❤️
SOTD is Cloon Keen Roísín Dubh, which I guess I could argue is green by association (roses have petals, etc.), but certainly has no green notes that I can detect. I have been wearing this one a lot, and I’m really happy that this is what I chose to bring back from Ireland.
Major work event is over, and was a success! Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes last week. It is gray and drizzly here, and we are being warned to expect piles of snow tomorrow. It would be nice to have one real snowfall this winter, but I am so ready for spring.
Glad that your work event turned out well!
Scent: Oriza L. Legrand’s Deja Le Printemps, which is a celebration of spring, very green, and I enjoy it. I’m working from a sample, and I don’t get a lot of longevity from it, which is a shame. I have scent-eating skin, though, so my experience shouldn’t be counted against it.
I’m excited about the CP this week. I enjoy some green perfumes, so it will be fun to see what people come up with.
Have a good day!
I do not usually have scent-eating skin but my skin is a bit dry post-vacation. I need to use some cerave under perfume this week.
Winter is back in our neck of the woods, with a few snowflakes drifting around and some chance of more. But I went to the garden center and got some pansies anyway. Undina’s Looking Glass had a Saturday Question, asking which brands her readers have enough non-sample amounts of for a week’s worth of wearing. I am inspired to do a week of Guerlain. Yesterday was LPRN So Frenchy edp – a happy, silly movie night scent (Zoolander, anyone?) Today I try a recent find, L’Heure Bleue parfum. I am drawn in by it, but I am not feeling love. I am feeling more for it than I have for the edt or edp which I got because of fire sale prices on FragranceNet a few years ago. I haven’t checked, but I think this parfum, which is a cigarette case refill, is from 2009.
Would you mind sharing your thoughts about the differences between EdT, EdP, and parfum for L’Heure Bleue?
Ya know, that is a project. I will get back to you on this, because I need an answer too; I did not even know that I had the edt until I check my spreadsheet.
Today, FINALLY, is the first day it has really felt like spring around us (as it seems to be for some of you!). This has been the coldest, wettest March I can ever remember in my part of the Bay Area; usually, spring seems to come in mid February for us. But here we are, a month late. I am quite un-green in Venenum. It’s as beautiful as always, but honestly, the air is a bit soggy for this scent.
And not just March! This is the coldest, wettest winter I can remember.
Currently in Deneuve today. My Tauer minis came in the mail today but have to wait until after work.
Yay for cute Tauer minis!
Post and run, back to read comments later. AdP Iris Nobile.
Hope all is well cazaubon!
Thanks, just super busy right now packing up and getting ready to head back to Montreal! Have to drive to SF Wednesday to visit my parents, then flying out the 27th. On top of that we are having the house tented for termites on the 9th which is even more work & upheaval. It’s going to be a wild ride for the next two weeks!
Wow, sounds like it! Hope it all goes well.
We are tentatively planning another try for Montreal at the end of May, hopefully we will make it and I will get in touch
I think I can do a week of green, so I’m starting with Vero Profumo Mito, one of my all-time favourites. It’s definitely autumn here now, and today is starting very crisp and clear. Fingers crossed it stays clear and we get a sunny day.
Hope you got that sunny day Gaynor!
Wearing a sample of Miller Harris Myrica Muse today and it is not what I expected. I get the red fruity notes, the indistinct floral note, a bit of rum, a bit of patchouli and clean musk, but I was expected sparkly, or at least a tart, note to give it some lift, and it is just not there. It is pretty if a bit lackluster. Seems like MH’s version of a Coco Mademoiselle type frag.
Tea today is Upton Pumpkin Chai courtesy of the generous AnnE and her surprise tea care package.
I finished Frances Burney’s Evalina over the weekend and I recommend it for Jane Austen fans. It is epistolary, and worked quite well as an audiobook.
This Jane Austen fan thanks you for the tip!
Thanks for the report, that Miller Harris sounded so nice.
March 13 is Commonwealth Day, for the more than 2.6 billion people who are historically linked through being a British colony. I didn’t see a mention of it in the news here yesterday and it’s not really something I celebrate. But wearing Goldfield and Banks Silky Woods in recognition of Captain Cook’s voyages.
Happy commonwealth day from a fellow member!
Happy Commonwealth day to you both! The only news I saw about it was what Kate Middleton wore, ha.
Wick’s Fabulous Human.You guys know how much I adore this one.There’s a definite green tint to it!
I regret thunking my No.19,it would have been perfection for Friday.
You could always pick up a new bottle of No. 19! 😉
Trying Epicò Vani Noire today…coca cola w/ ginger, clove and woods.
Ugh to the time change…it was hard rallying the troops today…very hard…🤣
I’m dragging today too.
Me three. *Eyes wink out*
Argh, me four.
Apples (Gala from Kent UK) and yogurt smoothie
Decided on Mystère de Rochas today and tonight Fiori Di Riso, I think I have the first version, whatever it is it smells very nice.
I love Mystere!
Yes to Mystère, really glad you love it.
Gala apples are delicious! I am enjoying a new (to me) variety called Pazazz. Worth it if you can find them.
Thank you Jalapeno, I listed the variety and the provenance on your account, yes, gala apples are delicious, so juicy, I’ll have to look for Pazazz.
First Monday after the change to Daylight Savings *and* it’s rainy. There’s a Wind Advisory for tonight, too. Bletch! Not a fan.
SOTD = still hanging out in Casmir. At least I smell good!
Ugh to the wind advisory!
Commando again, but just checking in from Winnemucca, NV. We should be home on Thursday since we are just driving about 6 hours a day. I’m so looking forward getting home!
Glad to hear the travel update. It’s nice you are able to take your time. I am sure you are ready for home though.
I’m so ready for home! Yeah, taking our time is much better. I’ve learned I’m not a great long-distance traveler.
Smooth sailing to you!
Thank you, Robin!
Thank you! I’m looking forward to my bottles, and dare I say, cooler weather to enjoy wearing them!
I was in CdG Serpentine this morning for the lovely green notes.
I honestly can’t remember if I ever smelled that…just looked up the description and also forgot how long ago it was.