It’s Almost-Friday and 420 / Weed Day. (PSA: the swapmeet is still going! You have until Tuesday to make your deals.) Birthdays: Paul Poiret, Joan Miró, Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente and Sebastian Faulks. What fragrance are you wearing?
I am once again in L’Artisan Parfumeur Jacinthe des Bois.
Reminder: on 4/21, wear a spring floral, or any fragrance that makes you think of spring.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2023, where I'll try (but usually fail) to have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: top image is Untitled [cropped] by けんたま/KENTAMA at flickr; some rights reserved.
I’m in JD Singularity which has several notes listed but mostly I get lotv with a touch of jasmine. I see some on fragrantica compare it to Diorissimo, but I’ve never actually smelled that one.😬 It is a tad warmer today and the sun is trying to peek out.🌞
Because of our conversation yesterday about BR540 I was thinking of wearing one of my dupes today and doing a side my side comparison. I may do it later on my wrists because I only sprayed behind my ears today.
Interesting – I get almost all jasmine with a touch of lotv from Singularity. We are opposites!
I did too. So we are twins in that department!
Thanks for the Singularity report.
I appreciate everyone’s comments on Singularity. I’ve been curious about it.
In Bvlgari Au the Bleu.
Busy, busy day at work!
Happy Thursday! ☕️
A very kind NSTer gifted me a bottle of that one. You smell wonderful!
Thank you, Nancy! It is such a simple, comforting and relaxing scent that I am thinking about getting a BUB!
It’s a beauty
I agree! ❤️
That Bvlgari is a really nice scent for warm weather.
It is! Also very refreshing!
I’m wearing Ostara today, from a 7.5ml rollerball. I managed to get three of these before they were discontinued. I think they may have been one of the daily lemmings several years ago.
I bet you smell marvellous-I wanted a bottle, but could not find one in Canada.
I’m in Frederic Malle’s Dries Van Noten scent- love it. like nothing else I own. Finally got it subtle enough too-a big blast of this is a mistake, for me. Managed to control the trigger and it’s pretty fantastic.
Cool out this morning so I wore CSP Vanille Cannelle, which is essentially nothing but cinnamon and vanilla, which suits me fine, because Comptoir’s vanilla is really good. It was a rare-for-me blind buy online, but no regrets, fortunately.
Also CSP doesn’t generally mislead you about the complexity of their fragrances…I find that helps.
Alien Goddess -a very mystical fragrance to where as I am reading a very mystical novel Bull from the Sea.
Usually I get a lot of coconut from this one but it’s all florals today.
Tea is Dirty Chai
I was up with the birds this morning at 5am. Had a rough night of sleep. I see an afternoon espresso in my future.
Hope you get more peaceful sleep tonight.
Me too! This is unusual for me!
I have another book suggestion for you LTSG. I just finished reading Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls. You may have read her book The Glass Castle. That was quite popular several years ago.
I have heard of this- it’s on my to read list!
I was looking through my candles and Jo Malone is one I have for spring weather- if Moroccan Amber is too strong.
The book store at NYPL also has some selection of candles – I am going to check the next time I volunteer
Love her books. Hang the Moon on the list.
I am going to hear Jeannette Walls speak about Hang the Moon at a book signing tonight!
Sleep well tonight.
Hope you sleep well tonight! Unfortunately 4:30 seems to be my new wakeup time no matter when I go to bed. Time for a nap.
Hope that you get a decent and sound night of sleep tonight.
Wearing my favorite jasmine, Fox in the Flowerbed, both the oil and perfume. Very pretty and springy.
One of my favorite spring jasmines. You smell lovely🌸
You smell great. I was going to wear that tomorrow. Snow in the forecast, but may wear it anyway.
Wearing AG Le Chevrefeuille from a generous NSTer swap.
The minute I sprayed it, I was reminded of when it first launched and how I was so taken with it. It’s getting me excited for the honeysuckle in my yard to bloom.
Oooo – you smell lovely!
Hello, everyone!! I have just ordered another set of Tea Tonique from Miller Harris. I did so because first of all I remember when I first learned of Tea Tonique’s existence I remember I searched the Internet (furiously!) in order to get some/try some. A couple of years ago it wasn’t even available in the US and now: there You go. Easily available in the US. So I was happy to order the set. Especially since I realized something: when You go on the Miller Harris website and You try to order a bottle of Tea Tonique it is the SAME price for a set that includes the bottle plus a body wash. I don’t quite understand this why is it like that. So my first set arrived and I have worn it several times and absolutely loved it. So before someone even realizes it or changes it – I got the second set to follow. I am also planning on getting Tea Tonique in oil form as well as the lotion and just the whole line. Tea Tonique is a blessing for someone chasing tea scents like myself. It has a very floral (but not like rose or soliflore floral) Earl grey note. Kind of like a really expensive Earl grey tea that’s labeled a floral Earl grey by the producer. A tad of spiciness reminds me of Hilde Soliani Hot Milk. Very tea like this perfume is with its own transparent milky tone without being creamy or something. Tea Tonique – I consider the job done.
Also just a question about the recent daily lemming. I read it several times and am trying to understand: are You serious there is something like a wearable gin? Does that mean You can either drink it or spray it on Your skin??
Tea Tonique sounds lovely!
Your Tea Tonique sounds really good! So nice that you can order it here now.
To answer your question at the end of your post, the way I understand it is that yes, you can drink it (as more of a cocktail flavoring) and/or spray it on your skin.
Congratulations on your bottles, I have it too but it wasn’t dramatic to get it as I am in the UK.
Love your description of Tea Tonique!
A floral Earl Grey tea sounds lovely, for drinking or for wearing.
Hey, welcome back! I may not have paid attention to the daily lemming but if it is anything like the Imaginary Authors x Salt & Straw collaboration, you can either spray on skin and/or add to your ice cream / dessert. The fragrances are: A Cloud of Cocoa, A Plume of Blossoms and A Swoon of Citrus.
Did some spring cleaning yesterday and finished it up today. While wearing Epic. Going to be in the low 80’s today and I will be wearing Courtesan after my shower.
I have done a bit of spring cleaning but not as much as I should
I’m testing Eris Green Spell this morning. It began well as a spring-green scent, then all but disappeared in about five minutes. Boo. I will join ringthing in Fox in the Flowerbed if I can find my sample of that — thanks for the inspiration!
That sounds like a good layer plan.
Boo is right grrr.
Phooey on the five minute perfume!
I’d have sworn I had a sample of Fox in the Flowerbed but darned if I can find it, so I switched to Pretty Machine instead. I was saving that for Friday, but it certainly won’t kill me to wear it twice in a row … or maybe Fox will turn up overnight. 🌸
I’m headed to the PO very soon with swapmeet packages, so am commando for now. 📦
Will update later with SOTD…maybe…if I remember… 🙃
Y’all have a great Thursday!
Vintage Opium EdT, two sprays. Heaven. ❤️
You smell great of course.
Thank you, Aurora!
I remember wearing the soap, cream and perfume all at once. Lol.
You must have smelled wonderful.
Wow, I bow down! 👑
Hi NST fam!
SOTD is a lil bit of oud oil and the remnants of Vanille Havane on my sweater. Vanilla and oud is a delicious combo.
I dropped off the last batch of packages for the swapmeet — it has been so fun! Decanting also helps me fall in love with my collection again.
That said, I have a couple of late additions to my available list:
10. Hermes Agar Ebene travel spray 15ml – missing a few sprays
11. Hermes Un Jardin a Cythere 10ml decants
and I still have the following (happy to toss in #9 as a freebie on request):
6. Di Ser Mizu 33ml – w/ box missing a few sprays – refreshing yuzu and hinoki
9. Le Jardin Retrouve discovery set (Woody & Leather) 4 x 3ml – Missing few sprays each but mostly full
Contact details and wants list on my original swap post: https://nstperfume.com/2023/04/15/the-swapmeet-episode-22/#comment-1098601
I will gently remind you that if everyone updated in both places every time, it would get very crowded in the sotd poll for people who aren’t interested in the swapmeet
No big deal once in awhile but no need to do it every time, or you can just say “I’ve made additions to my swap list” and leave it at that.
And should have really said…I am gently reminding *everyone*.
Whoops my bad! That makes perfect sense. Feel free to edit my comment clean it up.
No need, and no worries
Another grey day, although no actual rain yet. Just finished my decant of Papillon’s Anubis, and while it’s enjoyable to wear, it took me years to finish, which probably means that I don’t need to buy a bottle. I still have some ELO Rien for whenever I am in an Executive Lady mood.
I am NEVER in an Executive Lady mood, I think
It’s been pretty rare the last few years…
Had a brief appearance of the sun yesterday, just long enough to do a quick one miler. As I stepped back into the camper, it started raining and has continued ever since. Boo! But, did see a lot of spring growth that wasn’t there a week or so ago. Also tons of birds, most of which I can’t identify because they swoop around so swiftly I can’t follow with my eyes or camera! Did see and hear lovely red winged blackbirds, as well as the unidentified making a lovely spring chorus in the background. Some Coots were sailing along at their leisure, ducking down under water to secure a mouthful. I could sit for hours and watch them, but doggo likes to be on the move. She got in a lot of sniffage as we moseyed along. Next time I’ll try to remember to bring my binoculars!
Wearing Box of Eels today.
My husband is slowly turning into a bird watcher. He loves to call me to tell me to look at some bird or another, despite my conspicuous lack of interest.
But I am glad you enjoyed the bird show!
Good for him! They are so interesting to watch. The most fun I’ve had watching any one species in the Road Runner. They are so animated, and if a bird can have a sense humor, these guys definitely do!
Plus I think it is very relaxing. It is good to have outdoor/nature sorts of hobbies.
We do not have roadrunners, unfortunately.
I wore Reve en Cuir yesterday evening post-shower and still had a very subtle and lovely remnant this morning. I’ll join allo in Le Chevrefeuille later today. Probably my favorite floral of any season, period.
Le Chevrefeuille is a beauty.
Wearing an old mainstream favorite of mine today-Marc Jacobs Daisy. I know it is simple, but I do receive lots of compliments when I wear it.
Rain mixed with snow here in the Midwest and more tomorrow. The meteorologists are saying rain into June this year due to weather patterns. I hope that doesn’t mean cold too. Oh, well it is what is I guess.
I was so excited to see all the candle ideas the other day from many of you. I ordered a few and will try some more later on. I love this site for different fragrance suggestions. Thanks to all of you.
Daisy is great, can’t go wrong with Daisy
Glad I am not the only one that likes it.
It’s so well made I find.
I think so too. Funny thing is that when it first came out, I couldn’t stand it and the last few years I find I love it. How tastes change.
I turned a younger friend of mine on to Daisy, and she loved it. For a while it was her signature scent.
It is really nice even for us old folks.
Back in Kayali Deju Vu again today. Been ignoring my Yum Pistachio Gelato mini in favor of this sample, lol.
I do think this will be too rich once the weather gets warmer in the coming months. So got to use up the sample stat! lol.
I wish I could wear Kayali scents, but they just don’t seem to work for me. I know there is a lot of love here so you are in with the majority.
I am very surprised by the brand. It seemed to me on the face of it that I would not like it. I haven’t liked many brands they’ve added to Sephora with a similar demographic in mind, I am thinking By Kilian or that sort of similar brand. Just shows it is always fun to experiment!
Lots of interest about Kayali here at NST lately.
Mandarins, Ariane apples (this variety is new and is popular) and yogurt smoothie
First time wearing fig this season, I have a fig for winter, Red Truffle 21 but today I chose a spring fig, TdG Flagrant Delice, it has a gourmand aspect with almond milk but it has a sort of minty aspect too. I loved several of Terry de Gunzburg offerings, Rouge Nocturne is my favorite Rose/patchouli but the line has got quiet.
Tonight it’s Molton Brown Rosa Absolute EDT known in my house as the poor man’s POAL, it is simpler of course but really enjoyable with an outstanding longevity.
And the world needs a poor man’s POAL!
😀 and it doesn’t smell cheap at all, now enjoying the drydown which lasts a long time.
I thought that Molton Brown Rosa Absolue had been discontinued?
It’s possible, some edts were discontinued when MB launched their EDPs, even though the EDPs are completely different, for eg Ylang- Ylang has been discontinued I think. Rosa Absolute EDT remains available at the discounters for the moment last time I checked so it’s not yet a unicorn😀
SOTD is Scents of Wood Vanilla & Bourbon.
Still have little space heater next to me in late April in Los Angeles.
Not complaining, mind you.
Still loving my nose piercing!!
So glad you are happy with your piercing! I want to get another ear piercing (I have 2 on one ear and 1 on the other, now I want 2 on both) but frankly I am a sissy. I should have done it when I was young, not least because the current thing where companies sell single earrings was not widespread then.
I’m at the Doctor’s waiting to take some tests. I always arrive too early because I am afraid I won’t find parking. My sotd is Ilio hair perfume. This has become my go-to for Doctor/Dentist appointments.
Good luck, lillyjo! (I find medical tests stressful.) Re: parking — I often panic park too far away as I’m afraid I won’t find parking closer and then find myself walking a mile past lots of good parking spots… oh well, the walk is good, right?
Hope everything will go smoothly Lillijo, how smart to wear hair mist for the doctor, I haven’t smelled Ilio yet.
Good luck with your tests, hope everything comes back okay.
Hope all goes well, lillyjo.
Good luck with your tests, Lillyjo. I hope everything goes well for you!
Fingers and toes crossed for your tests today lillyjo! Hope that you get the all clear when it’s said and done.
I hope the tests get boring results!
Very, very boring!
New Look 1947 today, finally something on theme for the week. So many daffodils out and the magnolia are getting ready to bust out too.
I had a decant that sadly evaporated.
I am wearing Baiser Volé, and for the first time I received a compliment from someone that I don’t know.
It smells like springtime and at the same time it has a clean vibe. Love it.
That’s a pretty scent, you smell great.
You deserved a compliment, I have the EDT, sparkling to my nose and the rich Essence de parfum, very vanillic but don’t know the classic EDP.
Mine is the EDP. I am curious now about the Essence de parfum.
Oh, do sample it if you come across it, it’s nuclear too, 2 sprays and you’re good for the entire day.
I’m in Fox in the Flowerbed, which I think I don’t like as much as I want to. It’s pleasant though. I do love the packaging so it’s a shame I don’t find it bottle worthy.
I wanted to love it, but did not, sigh
We can’t win them all right? Honestly it’s often a relief when I don’t fall in love because I already have too much perfume.
I love it but I do wish it lasted longer on my skin. Even with the oil, I barely can smell it by lunchtime.
Aww, that’s too bad. It lasts decently on me, but at more of a hum than full volume.
I am beginning to really dislike Thursdays. I was unable to get in to 2 of my email accounts for at least 4 hours earlier today. I was trying not to panic, since I keep all my doctor/dentist/vet appointments on one of those online calendars. Maybe I should go back to paper? 😰
I did get access back late this afternoon. Whew! I was not looking forward to *that* tech support phone call. 😤
SOTD = still in Cuir de Lancome.
Ugh – I feel your pain. I also had the pleasure of celebrating Tech Failure Thursday.
Sorry to hear that you were a twin with Tech Troubles! What a pain.
I had Tech failure this morning too but thank goodness a full logout solved the issue.
Must be something in the air today!
I skipped the CP and went all in for summer today with Guerlain AA Pamplelune + a few spritzes of Atelier Mistral Patchouli.
Mistral Patchouli is Good Stuff!
SOTD = Papillon Hera
My word – Love!
I’ve been quite the busy bee. I just posted my to swap list so pop on over to see what may be of interest.
Regarding working in the office versus working from home – we are on a schedule of 3 in office and 2 work from home. It generally works for me. I mentioned that my boss thinks that if I take a day off here and there and if it happens to be on a day that I am supposed to be in office that I need to make up for it. He said he knows the calculator is wrong but he was told to say x. I said B-LL but of course I said it in a nice way. Wait ’til he finds out it’s impossible to make up the days.
Of course making up those days is a load of 💩! You never had to make up PTO before the pandemic…
Seriously. I know this is the opposite but I always ask that question for people who complain incessantly about how dangerous it is to drive 30 minutes; no one is holding you back from quitting.
I’m impressed that you still have some Jacinthe des Bois.
It is one of the few scents for which I immediately got a back up bottle
My morning sotd was Iris Silver Mist; this afternoon I’m in Orris Tattoo. I’m definitely not cp compliant but since it was cloudy and windy, they seemed appropriate. During my daily walk, the wind was over the top; it felt way colder than was reported. I hope Spring shows up soon!
I will try to send you some Spring weather. I seem to have plenty at the moment!
Thank you! I’ll take whatever you want to get rid of!
You smell doubly good!
Sampled DSH Jacinthes Noir which is a nice hyacinth with some wetness. Yesterday I got a little bit on my bedding and smelling it as I was about to sleep made me happy. I might actually like it better on my sheets than on me…