Happy Friday and happy Eiffel Tower Day! Our community project for today: wear a perfume that says Paris to you, or that has Paris in the name, or ?
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
Reportedly the most popular perfume in France is Lancôme La Vie Est Belle, but I'm going with Guerlain Jicky (copying PriscillaE on Monday).
Reminder: on 4/7 there will be a community project, and I'll tell you what it is by Monday.
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 Paris at Dusk [cropped] by Benh LIEU SONG at flickr; some rights reserved.
Hajuusuri-level spraying of Le Temps d’une Fête. Memories of a short meet-up in Paris with friends years ago. I affectionately refer to it as the injest-fest. Lots of great food, wine, chocolate, cheeses….
I made time to visit the Nicolai shop and came away with a number of different scents. One of which (either Number One or Odalisque) was used to mask the scent of the various stinky cheeses we smuggled home in luggage. Wrapped in plastic bag, spray spray spray. Wrap bag in t-shirt, spray spray spray.
And, Le Temps was my signature scent for years. So there is that also….
Happy last day of March everyone!
Hahaha, that’s hilarious. But did any of the cheeses absorb the smell of the perfume?
And were you able to return those tee shirts to wearable condition after that? 🤣
My husband smelled good for awhile. Lol.
Sounds like something I would do!!! I applaud your stinky, sneaky ways…
Love that story, and you smell wonderful 💚
I have a few tales of smuggling things in luggage, too. Mostly beer that I could not get locally.
Wearing Yves Saint Laurent Paris for the CP.
Another cold, cloudy, windy day. I’m still sleepy and in need of more coffee and rest. I am sick and tired of winter temperatures.
I am so with you on being sick and tired of the winter temps, pl67! Most mornings this week were in the 30’s! Finally today we are at 43.
I hope April brings warmer temperatures and sunnier days. Fingers crossed ☀️🤞
Yay, twins! We smell wonderful!🌹
Want 70 degrees!
Let’s hope we don’t have to wait until summer to have 70!
Great to see you back, J B! That is a good reason to chin up! 🌞
Brilliant choice! I hope the sun shines for you! ☀️
Thank you, Gail!
We are expecting some sun on Sunday. Looking forward to it! ☀️☀️☀️
Triplets in Paris! 😊
Great to see some of us wearing Paris today. It is a beautiful scent that rarely gets mentioned these days.🌹
Same yucky and cloudy morning here. But there were a few breaks of sun this afternoon. I hope you had some too.
Yes, we had some sun early this afternoon. Now we are expecting rain and thunderstorms for tomorrow. I am glad I can stay comfy at home.
I made sure to do my “out of house” errands today, while things were calm and dry.
Good idea to hunker down tomorrow!
That’s a beautiful photo. I doubt I’ll ever get to Paris because: flying.😰 I’m good for 2-3 hours max, anything beyond that and I’d probably have to be sedated. lol. So, I’ll live vicariously through all of you and television and movies.
I’m in Chanel Paris-Biarritz. I love this whole line, so easy to wear and refreshing. I’m guessing I’ll have some twins or at least some siblings today.
TGIF! It’s been a busy week! Happy for the weekend, even though we have no major plans. Madtownteen got her ACT results back yesterday and she did well. (I knew she would). Better than her sister😂 but not quite as good as her brother. Most importantly, she is happy with her score. She plans to apply early to her school of choice. It’s hard to think about her going off to college, seems like she was just heading off to kindergarten. My baby.
Like sands through the hourglass….
Congrats to Madtownteen! Brava!
So glad she is pleased!
She’ll always be your baby.
I’m with you on flying. I get antsy after a couple of hours in my seat.
Congrats to Madtownteen on her ACT results!
Congrats to the teen! But, yeah, time flies so fast!
One of my birthday gifts this week was teas from Simpson & Vail-a cute tea shop in CT. It’s a sample of some spring teas and I am sipping Violet black tea-its so good, I think while doing some work for the library at home and listening to NPR, I have drank two pots! Yawsa! I will stay close to a toilet today.
For the CP I am in Maison Francis Kurkdjian-I think one NSTer wore something from this house this week so I am copying! I am in Aqua Forte on one hand and Amyris Homme on the other.
What a lovely present! I will try that if I ever use up my Kusmi Violette.
I wore Petit Matin yesterday but I doubt I was the only one this week in MFK.
Belated Happy Birthday wishes 🎂! Wishing you all good things and wonderful smells in the coming year! Enjoy your 🎁 🎁!
This is as Parisian as I can do: smack in the middle of Paris, a city I visited for a single day 13 years ago, is the Serge Lutens boutique, where I bought two bell jars, one of which contained Fumerie Turque, which I am wearing today, and oh, it is so beautiful.
On my very first trip to Paris, in 1981, I bought Jacomo de Jacomo and thought it was the most sophisticated thing in the world (it was *French!*). I still have a bottle, though not *that* bottle, which is lost in the mists of time. It’s still a great scent, but my definition of sophisticated has understandably changed over the decades.
Bell jar envy!
Hey, that’s as Parisian as they come!
Joining you in reminiscing about my singular visit to Serge Lutens. I tried Fumerie Turque and Rahat Loukoum, left the salon wearing one on each wrist to let them mellow for a bit, then returned a second time and bought a bell jar of the Rahat, much more my style. One of my fondest memories of Paris!
I’m another one who decided to go dow the litteral route and choose a scent that is named after … well, not Paris in general, but a specific Paris address: 31 Rue Cambon.
what a beauty
For CP I’m in FM’s En Passant- gorgeous – lilacs after the rain with a whiff of wheat-y baguette. Can’t get much more Parisian than that! Lilacs came to Paris in the 1500s from eastern Europe, whereupon the French created dozens upon dozens of varieties. I truly adore En Passant, so lovely, a bit wistful, perhaps even melancholy. Perfect for a rainy April day in Paris. PS Supposedly this is one of Malle’s favorites. Don’t know if that’s true, but the nose, Olivia Giacobetti, is certainly a favorite of mine.
AH! that is a good one for the CP. I wish I had pick En passant
Maybe when my MFK wears off I will spray this one.
Oh definitely: it’s so so perfect for spring!
You smell wonderful – good CP connection story!
Love En Passant and Olivia Giacobetti!
Hey then we’re scent twins! 😃
Wonderful images. Beautiful scent.
I’m in Mitsouko edp. I would normally use the edt, but my decant of the edp had evaporated down to the dregs, so I am wearing the dregs. I prefer the edt, because in my opinion it is brighter and livelier. However, Mitsouko in any iteration is Mitsouko, and I love it. My week of Guerlain may continue with some of the Aqua Allegorias on the weekend, since I just received a full bottle of Mandarine Basilic.
I visited the Guerlain spa yesterday..tested Cherry Oud. Meh!
How do you like Mandarine Basilic
Too bad but thanks for opining – I was hoping Guerlain would do something interesting with a perfume named Cherry Oud.
I haven’t even opened the bottle yet, and it was a blind buy. I have been lucky with my Aqua Allegoria blind buys, not that I have many. I know that Mandarine Basilic gets quite a bit of love.
Mitsouko is lovely no matter the concentration.
The scent that most says “Paris” to me is L’Heure Bleue. What other city has a blue hour? Even after many reformulations I still find it beautiful. I’m wearing the extrait today.
I love LBH!
The extrait is beyond gorgeous. I want to sit near you! 😉
I agree that LHB is beautiful in all its formulations/incarnations/vintages/batches….a true beauty that will always be in my collection!
You smell fabulous!🌹
LHB is ageless!
Happy Friday all, and Happy Birthday to the Eiffel Tower! Still grey and cold here, but in my personal space, it’s all about the roses. 🌹I’m drinking my new favorite tea, Vanilla Rose from Jasmine Pearl Tea, and will be wearing Montale Roses Musk. If I were home, I’d be joining perfumelover67 in YSL Paris, but I’m traveling and had the Montale in with my samples. They’re one of the first perfume shops I visited in Paris after falling down the rabbit hole. Almost 20 years ago! 😯
I don’t wear them much anymore, but I have fond memories of visiting.
Hi AnnE, you smell fabulous and very parisienne!
Thanks, allo, but not more than you❣️
You smell great in Montale Roses! 🌹
As do you in Paris, of course. Ah, Paris….
I had this when it was current, and I think I must have “lost” my bottle somehow. 🤷🏼♀️ I bought a vintage bottle recently and am in love with it all over again!
Your Tea of the Day sounds lovely!
Thank you, Jalapeno. It smells as good as it tastes. 😋
Wearing and loving Je Reviens Couture. The original is one of my top five. The several – okay, many – bottles of vintage I have hold up very well; mostly the little parfum minis seem to turn. I did not know anything about House of Worth until today when I read the Wikipedia article. HoW was founded by Englishman Charles Frederick Worth! JR Couture is “fresher” and not as warm as the OG, but it is very enjoyable for me. The bottle is beautiful, too.
I also went vintage with Rochas Femme.
Yay for vintage – it’s my special area of interest.
I’m wearing Je Reviens too! It’s the EDT and not vintage, so probably not that special, but it’s a very pretty fragrance and fills the bill. The designs of the House of Worth were extraordinary–a fashion powerhouse, father and son.
Hi twin! You smell wonderful! Those 19th and early 20th century Worth gowns make me think of Edith Wharton and her novels.
I’m with you on the original Je Reviens; it’s in my top 5, too. And I also agree on the Couture version, I think it’s very, very good. I have both.
*Clinks* bottles with you
You have several vintage fragrances with multi bottle BUBs, iirc. Good idea to get them while the getting is good!
You are right – I have been known to scoop up a cheapie and hope for the best.
I have a bit of a Worth story:
Turns out that a friend/colleague of mine’s uncle owned the Worth company with his father, back in the 50’s/60’s. When my friend was back on the east coast visiting her uncle, she happened to mention my love perfume. Her uncle gave her 2 of the vintage cologne bottles – the round ones that have stoppers embossed with a W! And they smell fabulous! The kicker is, he has boxes and boxes of old bottles in his basement and his children have no interest in them. That’s where I come in. I’ll keep you posted….😋
OMG, you need to go there now and pal up with this rich uncle, who is surely very lonely…..
This may be case of a perfumista to the rescue! Hopefully, with all proper decorum, you will be able to bring these treasures to light! Good story!!
I will evoke nothing but gratitude for generously offering to take all those boxes off of their hands😇
And if that doesn’t work, I may go in under the cover of darkness and stealthily relieve them of their boxes🤫
I am not fully sure what happened to my week. Our washing machine died, I get called for jury duty and now no hot water. If it were 90 degrees out, it wouldn’t be a problem but we are in early spring. I didn’t get the job I applied for. Someone who previously worked for the company got the job instead. Wearing no 5 edp.
Oh dear — sorry to hear all that. Here’s hoping you have a relaxing weekend to make up for it!
I would hide under my covers.
Sorry for the upsets! Chin up-a right job will come your way.
I hope next week is much better for you!
Oh no, sorry for your bad news. I hope things turn around FAST!
What a frustrating week you’ve had, Dawn; I hope things start looking up soon! And in the meantime, may wafting the beautiful No. 5 give you some solace.
Yikes, what week! Spray a little extra, you deserve it.
I’m sorry about everything you are dealing with. It all really stinks (except for the No. 5, that smells beautiful).
What Vee says! Sending perfumed hugs and hope for a better week ahead.
Oh, I’m so sorry for all your disappointments and frustrations. Hoping next week brings better days. 🤗
Awww, what a week! Hope you get some needed rest n relaxation this weekend, and of course you smell great.
Sorry for your crappy week Dawn,at least you still smell fabulous!!
What an awful week! So sorry.
I’m sorry Dawn.
Temps in the 30s yesterday, almost 60 degrees today, with strong storms coming this afternoon. Like another NSTer, am combatting
quite the ant infestation this spring. Applied some ant-slaying gel to cracks & crevices in the kitchen, and it ‘s like witnessing my own mini horror movie.😝
I was in Paris in 2014, but didn’t manage to purchase any fragrance, though I was tempted by a few scents at the Dali museum (can’t recall whether or not there were testers.)
Feeling Parisian in Nicolai’s Poudre de Musc.
Oh ICK on the creepy crawlies! Bleah!
Sorry about your ants! When ants make their appearance in my kitchen, I greet them with the “Pool Party” – Bonne Maman jar lids filled with a mixture of Borax, sugar and warm water.
How did I not see this yesterday? Ants — UGGGGHHHH! Ours appear to have been handled, for now (knock on wood), but I know they’ll be back. Grrrrr.
So many great stories, memories, and scent choices logged in so far! I thought about Paris-Deauville, but in the end 24 Faubourg seemed more Parisian to me, so that’s my SOTM. Heavenly.
You smells wonderful, SheriG!
Thank you! (I think so too!)
You do indeed smell heavenly. And very French! 🇫🇷
Mais oui! 🇫🇷
I actually bought a bottle of 24 Faubourg in Bermuda on vacation…..many years ago, but it now reminds me of Bermuda instead of Paris!
Not such a bad thing, really. 😆
No, I could live with it!
The weather has been perfect lately for 24F in so many places.
Well, 24F is perfect for so many situations. 😉
Joining pl67 (and many others, I’m sure) in YSL Paris to celebrate the city and the birthday of the Eiffel Tower.
The whole crew smells great
Currently imitating jalapeño with a crap ton of laundry. Getting ready for a second cup of coffee, bagel has been eaten, doggo fed and and potty business completed.
I departed France via Orly and landed at Jeddah this morning, so a little change of scenery… and perfume! Sporting Arabian Oud Kalemat and wallowing in it’s luxurious warmth. A bit chilly today and this is working very nicely. So GOOD! 😊
Also thrilled because I received a short schedule yesterday for the next 2-3 weeks and they block scheduled me without me having to ask!! Yay!
Tell me more about your SOTD
Here is Kafkaesque’s review. She is extremely thorough..!
I remember when Kalemat was the flavor of the year for a very very long time in perfumista-sphere!Still,so good!👏🏻👏🏻
As always, I’m behind the times. 🙃
Yeesh! Sorry to hear that you are picking up my bad laundry habits! 🤣🤣🤣
Only good thing is that I can do multiple loads at once and save some time. Honestly, I’d rather be napping. 🙂
I went with another Uncle Serge classic today — Bois de Violette. It’s working with the weather and with Paris.
Last day of my old job, so just trying to tie things up in a neat bow before I move on. (I’m staying in the company, so still have a vested interest in things being done before I leave.) Looking forward to some new challenges, though!
Congratulations on your new job!
Yay for new challenges!🙌🏻🙌🏻
You smell lovely! And congratulations on your new job!
Oh wow! Congrats on the new job!
Many of my scents remind me of Paris, but the first bottle I bought there was Jasmine from L’Occitaine, so I will go with that today. Will follow up through the weekend in Chanel, Hermes, and Malle.
Nice! You will smell great all weekend.
I’m in Serge Lutens Arabie for the CP and because it’s the perfect day to do the inaugural wearing of my new, used (eBay) bottle. It’s chillier out and supposed to start raining soon and will continue to rain the whole rest of the day.
In exciting news, I’m leaving for a trip to Phoenix next weekend! I’ll spend my 40th birthday there in the warmth. I’ve never been to Phoenix and have only very briefly been to Arizona at all (Flagstaff in 2013 when we drove across the country to move). I welcome your recommendations of things to do, see, and eat! So far, I plan to eat lots of Southwestern and Mexican cuisine, visit the Desert Botanical Gardens and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, and go to Medieval Times 😂. Also want to check out Scottsdale and of course, spend time outdoors taking in the sights.
I went to Phoenix a couple of years ago for a conference downtown and really enjoyed it. The Desert Botanical Gardens was a real highlight of the trip, just an amazing place with many trails to walk and gorgeous and varied plantings, plus some iconic saguaro cactus trees. I also highly recommend the Heard Museum of Native American Art. There’s an amazing collection there, and a large gift shop full of beautiful things, and they have quite a nice little cafe where you can sit outdoors and eat on the terrace (if it’s not too hot). Enjoy!
Thanks, Calypso! Glad to hear I’m on the right track with the botanical gardens. I will keep the museum in mind too.
I have been to Scottsdale and when I can remember the name..I ate at a posh spot on the side of a mountain that had great views!
Ooh, I’ll have to see if I can figure out which restaurant it is.
Safe travels! No advice on the Phoenix area, though… never been there.
Oh you will enjoy!! I second the botanical gardens and the museum (the gift shop is amazing)….have fun.
I’ve never been to Phoenix but I’m wishing you an early happy 40th birthday there!
Thanks so much, allo!
I just got back from vacation in Amsterdam, so wasn’t prepared for the CP, but I would have gone with YSL In Love Again. No particular reason that it makes me think of Paris, but it does. Instead I’m in a sample of Vilhelm Fleur Burlesque, a greens+gardenia that is a change up from the creamy gardenias I’m used to.
I did very well perfume shopping on vacation! Went to a fancy mini chain called Skins (gross name — lovely shop) and got a few small bottles from a Dutch line called Sally Privee. And went to a fantastic boutique called Dany Diop, where I tried several (and maybe bought a few ) Maria Candida Gentile frags. I also tried (and maybe bought ) Oriza L. Legrand’s Royal Oeillet on Mr. Diop’s recommendation. I never would have tried it on my own because I was convinced I didn’t like strong carnation notes. This one is the exception to the rule because I loved it. Mr. Diop was wonderful and sent me home with at least two dozen samples of brands I’d never heard of. I need to sort through them this weekend and start sniffing.
In the office to say goodbye to a couple of colleagues who are retiring today, so I’m drinking from my stash of Twinings tea bags.
nozknoz — a belated thank you to you for a comment a couple of months ago about the Vermeer exhibit at the Rijksmuseum. That was the first I’d heard about it, and Mr. Vee and I booked this trip later that day so we could go see it. You get the enabler pin for my perfume souvenirs!
You’re so lucky to have been able to see that Vermeer exhibit! It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Was it awfully crowded? I saw pictures of some London friends’ visit there and they could barely see the paintings.
It was fantastic! The tickets gave you a 15-minute window to enter the exhibit, which helped control the flow of people. But once you were in you could stay as long as you wanted, which was nice, but also meant the crowds could build up. There were only 3-4 paintings per room, which helped. I found that if I waited for a minute or two at each one, I would eventually get to the front of the crowd to get a good view.
I really wish museums would prohibit people from taking photos of the paintings, because when lots of people are angling for a center front spot and then zooming in to the perfect size, then photographing the name plate, it really slows everyone down and builds up the crowds. I wish museums just had a QR code off to the side in each gallery where visitors can download a high quality image of everything in that gallery — we’d still get a record of everything we saw, in higher quality than phone cameras can produce, it would eliminate the risk of accidental flashes damaging the art, and it would keep things moving. OK, rant over.
That’s a great idea. I’m glad you got to see the exhibit, I’ve been drooling over the articles about it.
That’s great you could get up closer. It doesn’t help for viewing those paintings that they are so small–really surprisingly small, compared to what one might expect from seeing reproductions. It’s always a shock when you see an original painting and it just doesn’t have quite the presence you expect. (On the other hand we get those nice examples like Las Meninas, where it’s so huge that everyone can get a nice view!)
Glad you enjoyed your trip, thanks for the vicarious perfume shopping! Sally Privee sounds interesting, let us know what you think of the line.
Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! But yeah, “Skins” is rather skeevy as a business name. Kind of Hannibal Lecter-ish.
How are the kitties treating you after your return?
What a lovely haul, and that’s fantastic you got to see the Vermeer. I did hear tickets were sold out.
I’m wearing Diptyque 34 Boulevard St. Germain for the CP. I can’t wait to sniff that new Diptyque Robin announced this week.
I was going to wear Chanel Paris-Paris today but when I think of Paris, the first thing that comes to mind is Chanel No 5, so that’s what I picked and of course, I smell wonderful!
Despite the dark skies and rain, it’s been a good morning. I got a haircut and love it, and found more clothes to sell because they’re too big now, hurray for progress. Happy Friday everyone!
Hurray indeed for your wellness journey progress!
Happy Friday to you too, and yes, you smell great!
I’m wafting vintage Rive Gauche, which seems pretty on CP point.
On point beyond!!Classique!!
Double points for you!
For today’s cp, I chose Guerlain Champs Elysees edp to honor that wonderful street and memories of my one and only visit to Paris. Earlier this week I wore SL Rahat Loukoum (bell jar), Molinard Vanille Patchouli edt, and Guerlain AA Ylang & Vanille, all of which I purchased when I visited their studios/salons while I was in France. My fragrance today is also reminding me of our visit to Ladurée on the Champs Elysees and their wonderful macarons, none other can compare!
Last night’s continuing film series on Ernst Lubitsch, Trouble in Paradise (1932), was not only delightful in its glamorous, sophisticated cleverness (and absolutely charming albeit immoral characters) but in its surprise allusions to fragrance! One of the main characters, Madame Mariette Colet, was the wealthy widowed owner of the well-known Paris parfumerie, Colet & Cie, and there were several humorous references to its products in the film. A tuxedoed spokesman proclaimed:
‘Ladies and gentlemen, this programme comes to you through the courtesy of Colet and Company, manufacturers of the most famous perfumes in the World. Remember….it doesn’t matter what you say…..it doesn’t matter how you look…..it’s how you smell!’
An added bonus to my enjoyment of the film. I highly recommend if you can find it. 👍
Temps here are going up to the mid-60’s today and there have been dire weather warnings for days now for later for everything from severe thunderstorms, flooding downpours, hail and tornadoes, making me very nervous as we are going to see my favorite cellist tonight in concert – luckily, we don’t have too far to go but still . . . Sunday we’re going to see my favorite folksinger in concert but it should be a much nicer day. I’m hoping (and 🙏) tonight isn’t as bad as the forecast (but we just now came under a tornado watch for my area til 10 tonight.)
Wishing everyone a wonderful uneventful-weather weekend and don’t forget to 🐇 🐇 🐇 tomorrow!
You smell wonderful! I’m a weather-warning twin – thunder and rain with a little hail passing through at this moment, with more expected late tonight. Also, thank you for the film recommendation – will look for it at my local library.
Hope you can find the film! It’s pre-Code, so rather risqué and several of the characters, a gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket who join forces to rob a beautiful woman who owns a perfume company, are clearly amoral but still delightfully charming! There’s lots of 30’s glamour in this romantic comedy, sophisticated and clever with lots of humorous twists.
Good luck with both your concerts, and I too thank you for the film rec! I will have to see if I can find it.
Hope you can find the film, Robin! It’s pre-Code, so rather risqué and several of the characters, a gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket who join forces to rob a beautiful woman who owns a perfume company, are clearly amoral but still delightfully charming! There’s lots of 30’s glamour in this romantic comedy, sophisticated and clever with lots of humorous twists.
Oh, I love that film! Anything Ernst Lubitsch, anything with Kay Francis.
Our local library has a wonderful employee who’s extremely knowledgeable about film and who runs two classic film series, one at our historic movie theater and another at the library. He always includes parts of documentaries relative to the film that’s showing as well as his own commentary from the research he’s done – for me, it’s not just entertainment, each series is like taking a college-level class on film! I knew nothing about Lubitsch prior to this series, and I’ve already learned so much, with a lot left to learn since it runs thru May.
How fun, that sounds so enjoyable!
What a month this March has been!
Hallllooooo everyone!I missed you guys,did not even have a chance to lurk these past few weeks!
SOTD Initio Atomic Rose and something else(cannot recall) from the house.I thunked two samples.
Autumn has arrived.Rainy somewhat chilly day.
Tomorrow would have been my Mom’s 80th birthday.I truly miss her so so much.
Hope everyone is well and looking forward to Summer up North!
Hi JB! Sorry that autumn is messing with your temps. And sending you hugs on your Mom’s birthday.
Hugs for you on a melancholy anniversary.
More hugs from me. I hope you’re able to have a good day of good memories.
Sending hugs, peace and love, J B! I hope all good memories put a smile on your face! Your mom is always with you! 🌹🌼
I have been thinking of you, hoping you were well. I am glad you posted. Big hugs today 💙
Hello J, glad to see you as always! Hope you will be able to concentrate on fond thoughts of your mom.
Thank you my dear perfumista circle for the warm embrace!As always you guys are one of the “feelgood factors” in my life!
Only fond memories of my Mom.She had a tough,interesting and exciting life,taught me the lesson of “always talk it out with yourself first”,and was(and still is!) my Guardian Angel.
Happy Friday! Wearing the trifecta of Chanel Paris-Venise; shower gel, lotion and eaux. I can even smell it a bit so I’m hopeful.
Tomorrow is my f-i-l’s birthday, so we are all gathering at a local hotel for a family party this weekend. It should be fun (as it usually is).
Enjoy your family party!
And you are lucky that you get along with your in laws; not everyone does.
I am! They are fantastic people!
Some people hit the jackpot with in-laws. Congratulations on that!
Twins! Except I’m only wearing the Eau. You smell great!
Thank you! But, WE smell great!
Have a great time tomorrow!
Thank you! I think we will!
Enjoy the party!
I’m jealous of your shower gel! Lol.
Thank you, lillyjo! The shower gel is nice; I haven’t used it in a long while. No need to be jealous though..lol
It’s been a week of “WTH?” text messages for me. They turned out to be legit, but resulted in things that needed to be dealt with ASAP. The plusses and minuses of text notification.
Another chilly day here. It does not feel close to the supposed 60 degrees F outside.
SOTD = Chanel No. 19 Poudree. Sample thunk today! Now maybe I can get back to exploring some of the other scented goodies I have.
It’s hard sometimes to know what texts are legitimate and what might be a scam. Hopefully you were able to take care of it all.
That’s why I contacted each of the organizations/businesses involved with the texts before I did anything else. Confirm, then act.
I am being too impulsive to thunk anything but my skull.
I hope everything is going well. Plus and minuses sound like more trouble.
Another Chanel Eau: Paris-Venise! I’ve tried the newest, Paris-Paris, at a recent airport duty-free stop, and I really liked it. Decants of Les Eaux are plenty for me, though. My Chanel loves remain No. 19, No. 22, Cristalle, and No. 5 Eau Première.
Sadly I think the only Chanels I really love are Cristalle and Bois des Iles, but I really should try the Paris- series.
I got some of those samples somewhere Paris-Deauville smelled like nothing to me., literally nothing. Tap water has more odor than that one did. But I like Paris-Riviera as a cheerful hot weather cologne, if one fell in my lap.
Warm and rainy here and expecting storms tonight.
I am wearing Coco edt for the cp. I was going to wear Paris but the weather said no.
I thought about wearing a bit on vintage Coco EdT that someone here sent me today, but wanted to use up that sample! So we were almost scent twins today.
I am wearing a French perfume by a Parisian company, but I’m wearing it grumpily. The first time I travelled to Paris was in January 2020; we had tickets for Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Louvre and tickets see my favorite French opera, Contes d’Hoffman. Plus I was going to visit a few perfume stores and Versailles. And then, French being French, we managed the see the exhibit, among constant strikes, but the opera was cancelled, last minute, Versailles was closed, and on top of everything, everyone around was smoking and blowing cigarette smoke in my face and I was pregnant. I did not go to any perfume stores and I was so irritated that I even stopped doing Instagram updates – gasp! – midway through the trip.
If I ever go back there, I need a sworn statement from the French president that NOTHING will be cancelled and everyone will stop smoking while I’m there. Fat chance.
I am wearing L’Artisan Eau de Jatamansi, the original, all natural cologne version. I love this perfume and it’s easily one of absolute favourites in my collection but I only have few bottles left because of course it was discontinued and then released in a terrible, pretender version that was all synthetic musk base and “relaxing”lavender oil jamming up the actual jatamansi / spikenard. C’est la vie. I will wear it while it lasts. This is one of my remaining bottles: https://instagram.com/p/CqeEXZouNd9/
I was in Paris in the 80s, and we had tickets for a dinner cruise along the Seine, and there was a river barge strike or something and so the boat went in the direction of the concrete factories…away from everything we wanted to see. And all the announcements telling you this was going to happen were in French and we didn’t understand, so by the time we knew, the boat was moving and it was too late to get off
Haven’t been to Paris yet (except for going through the airport on the way back from Italy which doesn’t really count) but I think of food so I’m sampling Brioche from Anatole Lebreton today. It’s a very mild scent that isn’t very distinctive.