Saturday is National Corn Dog Day and Sunday is National Poultry Day. If you're in the UK, Sunday is also Mother's Day.
We’re marking all of it, plus getting ready for the equinox on Monday, with our usual old open thread poll. Talk about anything you like — the fragrance you’re wearing today, the fragrance that helps you fall asleep, whatever.
Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…
Note: top image is Cheerfulness [cropped] by Kirt Edblom at flickr; some rights reserved.
I am wearing the oud oil I bought on my trip.
In Morocco is was woody and strong and in NYC is wearing on the sweet side..
Kanuka if you are reading this-The Sheltering Sky has taken over my life. I am devouring this book. I haven’t even touched the weekend paper…
I have a lot of orange blossom mists from the trip and have been using them at night time and it’s been helping me sleep. I know most people use lavender etc, but I find this smell invigorating in the morning and calming at night.
I started it yesterday, too, and am enjoying it. My copy has a good introduction by Paul Theroux. I’d forgotten that in the novel the Lyles are Australian. In the movie the creepy Lyle son is played by Timothy Spall, and he is great.
I will watch the film when I am done if I can find it streaming
Where are you in the book?
I’m on the waitlist at the Seattle library for this book.
Kanuka and others on NST are like my personal librarians -always so many books on my list.
I am enjoying this book so far-I am intrigued-and keep reading more to figure out what will happen
National corn dog day–reminds me of summers spent in VT as a kid, and one of the farmer families I was friends with would take me to the county fair.
It was 12 degrees this morning! Would love a few days someplace warm, if it didn’t entail the whole airport experience.
Hauled out AdP’s Profumo, because it was mentioned recently (Aurora?) and seems like a good antidote to weather ennui.
Corn dogs and county fairs, yep! There’s an annual fair not far from here that we love to go to, and the most exciting event is the swimming pig race. 🐖💦😄
Weather ennui, I love it! Joining you there. Our forecast for most of the week is hovering around 50F and cloudy.
Profumo is such a gorgeous fragrance! Enjoy!
You smell wonderful, galbanumgal. I received a bottle in a swap several years ago, and I cherish the bottle…and the memory.
Yes, you smell wonderful, I hope it will counteract the weather nicely.
In the mood for licorice candy today, but not to eat: I have several scents that fit the bill and settled on Lolita Lempicka, the most complex and interesting of them.
As far as I’m concerned it’s perfect walking weather, 6°C and overcast, so we’re out for a long walk. This city is not great for pedestrians and many of the sidewalks are iffy, but at least most of the snow has melted so it’s easy to get around. Spring is almost here — you can feel it.
We are distant cousins: I’m in Anisia Bella.
I’ve recently gone through my collection and have several perfumes I’d like to rehome. Is there a perfume swap coming up, or have I missed it?
As I’m trying to use more of my perfumes, I’ve started wearing Blanche by Byredo to bed. The soft laundry-like musk soon has me fast asleep. Would love to hear what (if anything) others wear for sleeping 😴.
It’s coming up soon – April 15th!
I wear Bvlgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert to bed.
Nice! I have that one, too.
Got the worst of the closet cleaning done this morning. Now it’s the boxes of perfume that I need to shuffle through and I will deal with that tomorrow. In copious amounts of Shalimar today.
You’re smelling wonderful, Dawn!
Shalimar is the queen
Happy weekend NST. I’m wearing Les Nereides Patchouli Antique today, huddled up against a blustery cold, snowy day.
If I don’t have an afternoon scent hanging around, I like simple musks to sleep in. Coty Wild Musk is a favorite.
Astronomy is a recently revived interest for me, so I immediately went to “one of Neptune’s moons!” The perfume line looks pretty, and not horridly expensive.
I haven’t chosen a SOTD yet but wanted to register my choice of a green scent for yesterday’s CP: I wore Debut by Parfums Delrae, and it was a perfect choice.
Oh, yes, that was such a nice one.
I just pulled that out from the back of the cabinet! Quite darkened, but will give it a shot this week.
In Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum today.
As for scents to help me sleep, I can’t say I usually need anything. I am one of those who can drink coffee up until bedtime and still conk out. Of course, I do occasionally have nights that I am awake until 3:00 in the morning, but those are few and far between.
You smell wonderful
I am one that can occasionally have an evening espresso and sleep just fine.
Someone else with sleep envy! I need to keep an eye on when I have my last caffeinated tea of the afternoon, or else I will have a restless night.
I rearranged the perfume shelves this morning to make the springtime scents more readily accessible, which had the partial result of reminding me of Iris Prima. It’s a bit of a sleeper for me — every time I wear it I like it better than I remembered, and I have no idea why it doesn’t stick in my brain better.
If, and only if, you wanted to get IP into rotation I really liked someone’s idea of having something like a small tray at the front. Having your own, personal Featured Perfumes, if you will.
Interesting idea. There is a little area on the shelf where, with a bit more rejiggering, I could do something like that.
I created a tray for myself too – it’s fun to display the CP line-up or whatever catches my fancy.
The mighty Columbia is cloaked in a misty cocoon this morning and it was ship foghorns that woke me. T-Rex is still under the covers because she is smart enough not to to get out of her warm cocoon until the camper warms up. Looks like it’s going to be another lovely day!
Was productive yesterday switching out my main door lock/handle for a keyless one. Advertisement claimed “10 minutes of less!” Ah, no. Took me over an hour with a lot of cursing under my breath. Cannot tell you how many times I dropped a &@%# screw and had go scrounging in gravel for it. Lesson learned is that hardware is NOT interchangeable! Who knew? 😂 Anyway, will switch out all the baggage door locks today, and tomorrow, since it’s supposed to rain, I’ll work on getting the Froli System under the bed. I’m am really trying to up my handy person game this year. It’s my goal to become better able to handle these little chores/DIY’s/upgrades independently.
Wearing SSS Tabac Aurea today. Hoping my little seal visitor from yesterday comes by to say hello again today! 🦭
I love Tabac Aurea! As to being handy, H for hopeless is my middle name.
You’re too smart and resourceful to not be handy, I’m quite positive!! TA is such a gentle gem!
You do know I had trouble figuring out how to open the hood of my car, right? 🤣
It took every ounce of willpower I had to mulch.
I want to not do any of these things, Deva.
I want to not to any of them too but I don’t want to pay anyone to do it even more! 😉
right there with ya!
Good on you for being more handy! YouTube is sometimes very helpful.
You smell great in TA.
I YouTube just about everything before I embark on a project like this. Usually, multiple different videos. 👍🏼
I love YouTube for this kind of thing! It helped me retrieve an earring from my sink pipe. 👍🏻
Had dinner with my family tonight and my mom was saying how much she loves YT because she can find good how-to videos on everything and anything that needs fixing so now she can either do it herself, or learn enough that she can feel confident talking to a pro about what needs to be done. She was always a pearls and twinsets type lady who left those types of conversations to my dad, so this is a new (and delightfully amusing) facet.
The first sentence in your post is quite lyrical. That, and you smell great!
I’m our household handyperson and Mr. G is the household chef. Despite having been handy most of my adult life, I learned only yesterday that many drills have a built-in magnetized section to stick screws to (and you can hot-glue a magnet to your drill if it doesn’t already have one). That doesn’t help if the screws are aluminum, but still useful to know. They (screws) do have a way of slipping through one’s fingers.
I do have a drill but it’s packed with the rest of my “serious” tools. I keep a simple screwdriver handy for small projects like this, and it is not magnetized. Good to know I can self-magnetize it, thank you!
Tabac Aurea always reminds me of mals86. Hope she is well.
Me too! I always wonder about those that used to be regular commenters and then disappeared, especially with that last couple of years we’ve had…😐
I bet you are handy with tools, I admire your skills as I’m useless. Fingers crossed the seal comes again.
Nope, not handy, just bullheaded. And the seal DID come back… and brought about 20 friends! 😀 Too far out in the river for pictures but binoculars were employed and brought them up close and personalize . They must have been hunting salmon. The guy next to me told me salmon are running earlier this year…
Oh how wonderful!
Got my taxes done, nice and early! Last year I left it to the last week or so, and this year I wanted to prove to the accountant that I could pull up my socks.
Now I feel like taking off the entire weekend and doing no chores at all. Wearing some Cartier Zeste de Soleil on this sunny and warm day.
Not me. I thought about it though so I hope that counts!
The thought always, but always, counts…
I can’t wait to have a “warm and sunny day”! Enjoy 🌷
Getting taxes done today twin
SOTD = Neela Vermeire Mohur Extrait
I was doing so “research” into William Morris. His designs are great! In any case, I saw that he had fabric designs utilizing rose motifs. The bottle of this is William Morris-esqe as well, so there’s that.
I read parts of The NY Times today and was drawn to an article on missing Zoom get-togethers (any and all reasons) now that we’re in the in-between COVID-19 times. I’m curious to know what practices you got into at the start of COVID that continue on to this day and which ones went out at the first sign of society opening up. Of course this assumes you live(d) in a country / state with some kind of restriction. What digital tools did you use and have you since repurposed the k owl edge of the tool’s existence for some other purpose?
For me, there were Zoom-related practices I got into:
1) Sniffapalooza or anything perfume related where you have a zoom-sniff. If I am aware of one, I usually sign up. Some other NSTers do the same thing as well. This will continue in the foreseeable future for as long as there are companies that are willing to do this.
2) You-Tube Church – so I haven’t been to a church service (other than the memorial mass for R) since the start of the pandemic. I will continue with this pretty much for as long as online church services are available
3) Zoom Rosary – started with COVID and I was a regular attendee until someone made the mistake of politicizing it and accused me of wanting their son in the military to die. Although I have seen the couple several times, including the novena, I will never join the COVID rosary ever again. In any case, they had no right to throw me out of it to begin with but anyway, I have my time back …
4) Friends and I always get together for a Chinese food meal on New Year’s Day (assuming I am in the country). For New Year’s Day 2021 and 2022, we did it by Zoom. I am happy to note that we moved back to in-person as of New Year’s 2023!
I have a group of friends that I played games with on Zoom for a while during lock down, it was fun. We don’t get together often enough in person. When my state launched it’s coronavirus dashboard, I began taking a screenshot of my county’s stats every day and continued until they took the dashboard down. I have it saved. Otherwise, I still wash my hands the long way and I still play Wordle every day 😊
As of two weeks ago, the only place I mask is while commuting.
It’s nice about doing something for fun!
I’d like a picture of that bottle. Have you Instagram-ed it, yet?
1. Sniffa Zooms. I loved connecting in real time and exploring fragrances from other houses. This would be great to continue, a very happy experience, always.
2. I go for walks, just not with my dog.😢 On that same note, I’ve started visiting the animal shelters for about 5 months?
3. I went on a crazy concert run last year. See above said sadness and music healing. I plan on doing as much entertainment as possible.
4. Finally saw two family members I really love.
5. I’m going to Church, and I used to watch it on TV.
I still purchase a lot of perfume.
It has been a really bizarre time.
I just posted it!
I keep using “post-COVID” but that just seems wrong.
Post-Covid is kind of weird. We’ve heard from the top brass that its over, but I have friends and family who have recently caught it.
What do I know?
I don’t think we will ever be done with it. I think it’s just the reaction to it that will keep changing.
But what do I know too?
I am still meeting with my Buddhist community online only for my Monday meditations. That is the only part that hasn’t gone back for me
I did my first ever online Doctor visits (for my daughter) during the shutdown. I had finally gotten to feel comfortable with it when they switched it back to in person. I also started online banking and Amazon ordering. I am continuing with those but still go to my local branch and shop locally.
I haven’t done anything on Zoom yet, and I am OK with that.
My vet still has people wait outside in their vehicles instead of the waiting room, and that might be a permanent change from pre-COVID. But they no longer require masks inside.
All doctor and dentist appointments require that visitors wear a non-cloth mask while in their practices.
I have taken the bus a couple of times this year, which I had not done since 2019. I am masked when I do that, and any errands, such as grocery shopping or going to the bank. That might be considered paranoid, but I do not feel comfortable without the mask in public.
Wearing a mask any time you are around people who you do not know well and trust, is not paranoid, but just self protection. I am still not totally recovered, my husband has apologized repeatedly for not staying alert enough to avoid bring it home from that conference. Doing everything you can to avoid becoming infected is common sense.
I’m sorry to hear that you are still dealing with symptoms. Do you think you have long COVID?
Thanks for asking, more like just residual sinus irritation, and being tired from doing too much to catch up, I am afraid!
I’m trying to think if there’s anything I’ve retained from peak COVID days. I’ve pretty much been in post-COVID mode (or back to pre-COVID mode) for about a year and a half, except for places like doctor offices that required a mask (I’m not sure they still do…guess I’ll find out in a couple of weeks.). I’ve dropped Zoom like a hot potato – used it a lot and prefer to not use it again, if possible. It’s useful, but I just don’t like it anymore. Maybe it’s memories of a difficult time.
-I still use Zoom/MS Teams for work multiple times a day, and I think that is here to stay. There are lots of meeting I would have traveled to attend in person pre-COVID, but Zoom/Teams is so much more time and cost effective that it really is better.
-I LOVE the virtual Sniffa (and similar) events. I hope they stay virtual, at least a good portion of them.
-I started virtual training sessions with my personal trainer when my YMCA closed for COVID and laid off a lot of their staff (including her). I miss having access to the weight machines, but she does a good job designing routines around my free weights and old fashion crunches, squats, lunges and push-ups. It is so much easier to work the sessions into my schedule that I’ve been much more consistent. And I pay less and she makes more since the YMCA is not taking a cut, so I’ll probably do this until she is ready to retire.
– I still wear my mask every where in public unless outside. I “blame” it on my 3 month old niece, but honestly I’d do it anyway and I don’t see giving it up. The cost/benefit of it is such that I expect I’ll probably just be a mask person from now on.
– I stopped wearing underwires and liquid foundation during COVID and I am never going back. I threw them all away. I shall sag a bit and have uneven skin tone and IDGAFF! 🤣
LOL on the underwires comment! Free the boobs!
One of the positives that I hope sticks around is that I work pretty much permanently from home these days. More jobs are open to me now, too; I recently interviewed for one that’s based out-of-province but permanently remote. The new job I got with my current employer requires coming in once every two weeks. That feels about right to me; I can’t imagine ever going back to full-time, in office, especially since half my team and almost all my colleagues work from home or back East. Why commute 45 minutes each way just to be on Teams meetings all day?
I do still mask on public transit and planes. I may be the only one, but I can’t shake the feeling that it’s too confined a space not to be in a mask.
I also try to force myself out of my chair and onto short walks during the work day, which is a new thing from COVID. OTOH, I was better at that during COVID and need to get back to the more regularly scheduled breaks again.
I miss some of the Zoom things that got organized. My grad school section organized a Zoom meetup during COVID and it was wonderful to see everyone (if virtually), since it’s rare that I’m able to fly back for the reunions, not to mention that many don’t come because we’ve dispersed all over the world. With Zoom, we had people on from Indonesia and India, even though it was quite late.
Have always been Zoomless and plan to stay that way. No mask anywhere except where required. I think even some hospitals have ended the mask requirement. I’m ambivalent about masking, for both scientific and personal reasons. I’m happy not to have to wear a respirator because it was hell for someone who needs glasses only to read. The entire time in a patients room I had to do everything with reading glasses on and unless I was giving meds, starting IV’s or some other close up chore everything was a complete blur. Lot of headaches because of that, and it’s very discombobulating to interact with someone when all you see is an indistinct blur. If you didn’t wear the hood, you had to wear a mask and goggles. The &$@£ goggles were an absolute pain because they NEVER fit right. 🤬 Try wearing reading glasses under THOSE. I hope I’m retired or dead before anything like this happens again…
I love Zoom for its convenience and access and will use it forever. I’m currently taking yoga classes and buddhist meditation classes, plus participating in a book club group online. Fortunately I was already retired when the pandemic hit, if I had been required to be on zoom meetings for work I would probably like it a lot less.
I stopped wearing a mask as soon as it was legally possible to do so and loathe them. I did wear a mask in the airport and in the plane when I went to Canada in January though, as it was the height of flu season and you are packed in like sardines with hundreds of people, and I had lots of important things to do and no time to be sick. I’m thinking about whether I want to wear one or not on my trip next week. I’d prefer not to be sick on my birthday, which is the week after I arrive, so I’m leaning towards wearing one.
I think I may always wear a mask on the plane now. I hate them, too, but I also hate being sick.
Zoom related practices for me:
1) I started making the bed. I know, but I used to say it wasn’t worthwhile. It gave me a tiny bit of structure and helped me feel I had control over something, even if very small. The bed is always made now.
2) Yoga or exercise to start the day. Turns out I might *say* that I will exercise later in the day but it rarely happens. If I do it in the morning, I get it done. While I was working, it was sometimes only 10 minutes if the day was crazy. I spend longer at it now in retirement, and plan to always continue.
3) Thurs eve Zoom with friends/neighbors from Colorado. We didn’t stop immediately, but it is definitely more sporadic now that people are more out and about.
4) I bought more candles. I have plenty now and stopped that practice for more perfume dollars!
Lol, I meant *Covid-related practices* I got into, although some were also Zoom-related!
Just realised it’s a public holiday on Monday, just for Otago, to mark the arrival of the first settler ships which were sent by the Lay association of the free Church of Scotland in 1843. We were to be a Scottish town as there were concerns about there being too many English taking over the place. Passengers had to pay at least a third of their passage ( those who paid the most got preference) , tradespeople and agricultural labourers were favoured, no single women ( unless with parents) , and nobody over the age of 40. Those with no children were preferred. People had to be of good character! They had to bring their own tools but weren’t allowed to bring large objects ( like beds). A perfume fitting for 116 days at sea? It would have to compete with an awful lot ( maybe a cologne) and maybe a hint of ginger to help with travel sickness…or maybe something nostalgic, a scent of “home”. I’m stumped so am wearing LamDolce Vita, which is probably the opposite of the tough life ahead
I always enjoy your informative links!
Who from here would make it?
Very interesting and educational post, Kanuka. Always poetic.
I hate boats on big oceans so I would stay home for sure!
Yeah, not me. I’m come to realize I am too much of a rule-follower to have ever risked moving to the “new world”. I’m glad my ancestors were braver than I am.
I don’t think I could do it either. Interesting that they didn’t want children. I would think they might in order to increase the town population?
Going back to work this week meant easy sleep last night. except I face planted into my magic pillow and now I have crease on my cheek that will take hours to go away.
This project pays time and half over 40 so no more 70 hour weeks like last project. And I am okay with that. So okay.
Six months to Kenya!
I bought the Jones Road WTF foundation so going to try that today.
Post shower something from the back of the cabinet. Maybe Borneo or Fumerie Turque.
Going to rewatch Sheltering Sky.
Enjoy the movie. So exciting about your trip. And glad your job is okay.
No! The lines don’t lie! But, congratulations on your project.💜
they do not lie.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Jones Road WTF.
Beautiful, sunny day in the low 50’s. I have all the windows in my apartment half open, at least for a couple of hours. Spring is almost here! It can be felt!
Wearing Guerlain Nahema, thanks to a NSTer who has been incredibly generous to me this year. Thank you!🌹
I really love this perfume, and I am enjoying it a lot!
I thought I was going to start doing my taxes today, but instead, I have been resting most of the day so far. I am definitely postponing that overwhelming task for next weekend.
On my second cup of coffee with a splash of rose water.
Happy weekend, everyone! 🌻
See below pl67
Hope you are doing well. Taxes can wait. Too pretty out.
Hi Annie! Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! 🌞
Enjoy your almost-spring, pl67! Nahema is much too beautiful to wear while doing taxes! 😄
You need to be commando to do taxes! 😀
Nahema is wonderful, you smell great for a little well-deserved relaxation.
Thank you, Ringthing!🌹
I’m in Bengal Rouge and trying to figure out why it took me so long to wear it this season. 🙃
Fragrances that help me sleep…I like Nemat Vanilla Musk, but it’s a little sweet for bedtime. ELDO She Was an Anomaly is also nice. The very best is Lush Sleepy – I think it’s in the pump spray bottle. I’m out of it, though.
Happy weekend, everybody! 🌺
Happy weekend Nancyleandros!
I went all through the perfume cupboard this morning and have too many scents I did not manage to wear all winter.
Oh no! Sounds like some things may have to be voted off the🏝️
Excellent choice for bed time, love Lush Sleepy.
I use the LUSH Sleepy body cream (don’t have the spray) when I have trouble sleeping and it really helps.Lavender is not my favorite scent,but the vanilla note balances it out.
Happy Saturday! I’m trying to find my favorite myrrh perfume, having fallen in love with the note, so today I’m testing a sample of Armani Prive’s Myrrhe Imperial received in a swap. It tilts too ambery spicy for me instead of myrrh-centric. So the search continues.
Fiele does a nice Myrrh ( called Myrrha)…pretty much single note but really smooth and peaceful and long lasting.
Oh thank you Kanuka! I’m adding this to the list. It’s Sunday now and I’m wearing vintage Avon Mesmerize, which also has myrrh. It’s really nice and if they put it in a fancy bottle and sold it as a new niche brand, it would sell like hotcakes, but it is a bit on the sweet side for me.
I like Myrrhe Impériale, but agree it’s not really myrrh. Les Indémodables does a very myrrh centric fragrance – Oriental Velours.
Thank you Gaynor. Another one for the list!
I’m wearing Amouage Love Mimosa today and I truly look forward to travelling to Milan in 1,5 weeks for Esxence.
Have a wonderful time in Milan, Lucasai!
Enjoy it! And I know you smell wonderful!
Have a great time at Esxence, and do let us know about your discoveries!
Would be great to see you there! I usually go too
Would love to connect if you’re there as well.
Safe travels, and enjoy!
I haven’t decided yet on a perfume for the day, I’m having such a lazy start to Sunday that I haven’t even got perfume sorted
I tried the Hermes Un Jardin à Cythère yesterday, once again I was amazed to find something new so quickly here. I quite like it, I get the creamy nuttiness that others have mentioned. I would certainly wear it if a bottle came my way, but it’s not a love.
I have seen it here too and want to try it. Hey, not long till your trip!
I’m in LushxLazy Oaf. It has about worn off, so I’ll reapply and use Lord of Misrule perfume.
All the yoga folks, if you dropped off for years and have injuries that don’t plan on going away soon, have you been successful at practicing?
Yes! But I had to promise myself a minimum every day. I used to think-it had to be 75 min, and include pranayama, and all that stuff-I wasn’t making it. So I’d think-five minutes, or one asana. Then I’d do two or three more asanas. Every bit of movement helps. Are you having issues staying with a routine? If it’s not too personal, what sort of injuries do you have?
Thanks for responding!
My shoulders and neck are the worst of it. Range of motion and pain level.
I can’t lift my arms over my head.
SO remember – the poses are only one part of the practice-there are eight limbs, and they involve concentration, meditation, control of the senses, asana, shavasana, and one more which is escaping me at the moment. I got ‘hooked’ on it for the mental benefits. What if you tried candle meditation-sit in a dark room with a votive candle, and focus on the candle until it is all you see. takes about ten minutes and when you focus on it the other things sort of …fall away from your mind for a time. I love it. The candle should be unscented and you need to be warm and comfortable. I just buy mine at the dollar store. While you’re establishing your practice, focus on what you can do. SO I fractured an ankle and for awhile I could not balance on it-but I could do a lot of other things. If your body allows what about calf/cow – wonderful for lubricating the spine. Tight shoulder and neck – eagle pose, if you can. And if the neck permits what about regular neck rolls. I’m not a doctor or medical professional so you’d have to be guided by your own experience. And if all that you can do is five minutes-build on a succession of five minute routines and see where it takes you. I hope things improve for you-being in pain is tricky. Also you smell amazing
Thank you so much. I started yoga for the physical benefits, lol. Then, Ashtanga reeled me in and everything changed.
I don’t know the English names of those poses, but will look them up. I always meditated in motion with yoga, pray with intention and need to shut down the noise. I really appreciate your response.
You might also try QiGong to ease yourself back in, it is different than yoga but involves stretching and moving the body, and controlling your breathing patterns, in similar / fluid ways. And there are tons of good YouTube videos to get you started, many of them only 10-15 minutes long.
Adding…some of the movements do involve lifting arms above your head, but some don’t. I think if you watched a few videos you would find the movements you were able to do.
Thank you! I haven’t heard of that, but it sounds very much aligned with where I’d like to be heading.
And thanks for the heads up about the arms above your shoulders.
I need to oil these joints, body, brain and spirit!
I’ve never done yoga, but have recently started using resistance bands to increase range of motion in my left arm. Gentle stretches.
Maybe that would help?
Cold, windy but so sunny that I don’t mind. Finishing my week of Guerlain in vintage Samsara edp. The others this week were Insolence eau glacee, LPRN So Frenchy epd, L’Instant edt, Shalimar edc, Iris Torrefie, and Chamade. No big surprises, except L’Instant was longer-lasting than I remembered. All this talk about taxes reminds me to be extra nice to Mr. Mossy, who sets to doing ours every year all by himself.
Beautiful perfume choices especially the Shalimar EDC
Thanks – there are rumors of its being discontinued. It is not my favorite Shalimar, but I bought it *before* I fell down the rabbit hole. Back then, I just knew Shalimar as a smell I loved.
What a nice list !
Have you ever compared your vintage Samsara to something more recent?
Not too recent! My newest bottle is the edt from 2016, the red “shoulder” bottle. Yesterday’s choice was the OG edp, in the clear shoulder bottle. I prefer the edt – it was the first version I smelled and it sort of set my expectations.
Sampling day again: Chanel 1932 from a lovely NST’er, and the Spring ‘23 release from ffern. I spritzed each of them about an hour ago, and they’ve both almost disappeared. Will re-spritz the Chanel, but the ffern scent smelled of lemongrass to me, which I dislike. The bottle is going back. Win a little, lose a little.
1932 didn’t last on me
For sleep these nights, I’m cocooning in By Kilian’s Angels’ ’ Share. Boozy, woody, cozy and warm. Zzzzzzzz… Just have a sample, hope to indulge in a full bottle next fall.
You smell great.
You smelled fantastic today!
Smoothie is pears and yogurt
Ran errands in Stella and this evening it’s Kenzo Amour, almost finished the 30ml bottle but I have a larger bub in the wings.
Stella was such a good fragrance. Wish she was still doing flankers.
I love Stella. And I’m not a huge rose fan.
21 degrees and snow here. I really haven’t done anything all day. I even took a nap! Thanks to a generous nster, I am testing out FB Sticky Lips. One spray this morning and it is still going strong. At first all I could smell was the animalic notes. I am now enjoying the soft powdery leather. Vintage Emeraude comes to mind, but that could be more in feel than smell.
I took a nap yesterday too! The best.
Dang, that’s COLD! 🥶
Wore MFK A La Rose today because it felt like Spring outside. Just got home from dinner with the family and a shift holding my baby niece while her parents slept. This little tator tot fights going to sleep so much that I think she is going to be a night owl like me and her grandpa. Meanwhile, my sister would happily go to bed at 8pm every night if she could, just like our mom. Am I a horrible sister for being amused at the chaos this will cause when my niece is a teen? 😂😈
Ha, no, you will be a wonderful auntie!
Funny how some traits skip around generations like that!
Hi everyone. I don’t write often but read frequently.
This is sort of an unusual request. I live in Milan, Italy and would like my friend Rebecca, who lives in the US (Oh/Pa border), to try Lutens Gris Clair. Sending a decant from here is not only expensive, but probably impossible due to customs, etc.
Would anyone be willing and kind enough to send a decant of Gris Clair (or even a small sample) to Rebecca on my behalf? of course I will pay thorugh PayPal. Thanks in advance!
Hi Cristina, I remember you, so nice to see you! Please email me and I’ll help out. taracaz at gmail
Morning Perfume People! Exquisite day yesterday! So warm in the sun I had to move inside the camper for a bit yesterday afternoon. Wearing Shalimar MVP today because I luuuurves it! 😄
Lucky you! We got our sun yesterday, and today is COLD.
About to visit some pups and kitties. Probably should be doing other things, but, I saw this little fellah is back up for adoption. His person that was going to adopt him (cute, timid, Chihuahua) was taken to the hospital. Week after week, I’d ask how the person was when I would see the little guy there. Yesterday, I saw him on petfinder. I’m really in no place for a dog or cat. I have a lot of should s and things I let slide.
Going all Chipmunk today.
Have a wonderful day!
Good luck finding a new furry friend!
They closed early, again! 3rd time this week.
Thank you for the wishes. Tomorrow is another day!
Got my taxes over to my accountant, also… Guess we all had the same idea this weekend!
Freezing sleet and wind all weekend. Staying in and putting my lists together for the swapmeet next month.
Sleet, ugh! Hope it is better for you next week.
Wore Gabrielle Essence this morning and received a compliment! Woohoo! It makes me wish for spring…. Of course we were at about 25 degrees today, sunny and windy. Yeah…so not Spring.
Same weather here. I’m so sick of being cold.
Yay for the perfume compliment!
Just got back last night from road trip to San Francisco to visit my parents. Unfortunately ran into car trouble 30 miles from home and had to be towed home, but at least it wasn’t 300 miles from home! I brought Tauerville Incense Flash and Jo Malone Honey & Crocus on the trip. Now I’m testing DS & Durga Steamed Rainbow and Fzotic Poof. Neither one is doing anything for me. Will swing by Nordstrom to test Diptyque Eau Papier soon.
I’m glad you got home safely!
Glad you got back safely! That was one of my fears when we were on the road. Especially in Montana or Nevada; there’s some lonely, quieter roads there. Thankfully nothing happened!
Have a safe trip back to Montreal!
Ugh on the car trouble. Never fun. I’m glad you are home safely. Please let us know what you think of the Eau Papier.
Sorry to hear about the car troubles, but glad you weren’t stranded in the middle of no where!!
Yeeeek! Glad that you didn’t break down out in the boonies!
Hope that your car is ready to make the trek to Montreal…
We are taking a different vehicle to Montreal… but that vehicle is even older with more miles. Thankfully we have AAA, but I will be praying the whole way. All my Canadian perfumes will be in the vehicle…
Today I’m wearing Chergui. Fragrance to help me fall asleep: something soft in the winter like Myrrhe Ardente body cream, Byredo Gypsy Water, DSH Lumiere, Matiere Premiere Encens Suave. In summer heat, something refreshing like Carthusia Mediterraneo, Chanel No. 5 L’Eau, Guerlain Herba Fresca.
I went commando yesterday because I had a migraine but I’m making up for it today with double vanilla! I’m testing Fire at Will, and I’ve got trusty SDV on the other arm.
I just finished baking a cake, fingers crossed that it will be ok because it looks like there’s a pool of butter around it right now. Eecks!! The recipe called for vegetable oil but I substituted with an equal amount of melted butter. It seemed like it should be fine, but I’m not the best baker. At least the house smells like buttery goodness.
I’m very picky with any scents I wear to bed. I’ve had successes with Bvlgari Au Thé Bleu, Lush Sleepy lotion, Neals Yard Frankincense, and surprisingly, Mitsouko!
The perfume I wear to bed is usually my SOTD! I am *not* kidding when I say that I have scent glue skin.
What really blows my mind is when I wake up the next day and can still smell the previous day’s SOTD. That’s longevity!