Hi Jon! Van Cleef & Arpels Bois d'Iris for me today
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it's back to work I go.
Ruth Mastenbroek EDP today.
Une Voix Noire
Nimitz by Paris Bleu
Schools not back, so no work as yet. Time to clear away
the mayhem of Christmas and New Year!
My SOTD is Rive Gauche.
A belated Happy New Year to you all. May you enjoy health
and prosperity in 2013 (and carry on smelling fantastic!)
A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
Nothing today (!). I slept poorly and was too tired at 7.00am to perform the mental gymnastics required for picking something to wear.
Best to all.
................Pierre Cardin - Iris Sauvage
Hello all. Etro Heliotrope, original version.
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
I'm still off work this week. Kewart's plan was mine too - cleaning and getting rid of the Christmas stuff. It always feels liberating to me.
I have Boxeuses and Forreau Noir on me. The Boxeuses with the Scandal animalic remainders from last night combined smell divine. My words... more animalic leather required in Boxeuses. So, let's turn to Fourreau Noir, which is quite perfect in what it promises.
Best to all
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Dirty English this AM
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Getting some heavy snow this morning, glad I don't have to go out today.
SotD is Hermes Rose Ikebana.
Have a great day!
Good morning everyone!
Happy Birthday stuigi!
I don't know why the kids have another day off from school, but they do. So daughter and I will be going out for lunch together once she figures out what she wants to eat.
SotD is B&BW Black Raspberry & Vanilla
Babies have begun hatching on the Estonian osprey nests.
All 3 eggs have hatched at Irma and Joosep's nest. Live webcam: http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/kalakotkas2.html
There are now 2 babies at Mai and Mikk's nest! Live webcam: http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/kalakotkas.html
Osprey discussion forums: http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/viewforum.php?f=56
Hi all, l'm just in from work, feeling weary in mind & body as l haven't had a day off since Boxing Day. Also had to do the grocery shopping on the way home, which just about wore me out. l should explain that l walk to work & back, that's ten miles a week! Looking forward to two days off now, catching up on some sleep & clearing Christmas away.
SOTD was Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle by Lucy B. l'll decide on my SOTE after a bath & a meal.
"What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
Enjoy your well earned days off teardrop! Sleep tight tonight G!
This and that today!
Hi everyone - Happy New Year!!
We left in such a rush I didn't get a chance to wish y'all happy holidays - I sure hope they were merry and bright! We were visiting the in-laws in Las Vegas for Christmas, and now (since I never mind snow as long as I don't have to shovel it) we're in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado for a bit of skiing ...no broken bones so far, but knock wood as I've got a few days and several slopes to go!
I've been wearing lots of musks lately - I'm in Kiehl's this morning. Y'all have a fantastic day!
Science is not only compatible with spirituality, it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. ..Carl Sagan
Good morning, good smelling people.
SSS Sienna Musk today. One of the few with the DH seal of approval, quite unexpected as the SSS are so strong he generally winces like a cat smelling a banana. But with a light touch, very pretty smell. Neither feminine nor masculine to my nose, at all.
Slathered on my own sandalwood jasmine rose concoction (Myrurgia Maderas de Oriente, Donna Karan Essences Jasmine, and one spritz of Tea Rose, which would otherwise hijack the other two) in hopes this would get me through an MRI of the hip. It didn't. Even with open MRI, claustrophobia made it a no-go.
What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
Stuigi, hugs, yay a b-day!
Crazy, insane day! Hubs goes into work, first day...learns the company got bought out and job was thrown out the window. Then just called a company that was interested in him and he got the job! This has been nuts really! Let's hope this one pans out. Omgosh, crazy.
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Relax to the max, teardrop - you deserve a break.
Joining lucas this evening - Bois d'Iris.
kalli, hope all the uncertainty ends soon - will be keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Happy Birthday Stuigi
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Sick kids, sick husband, messy house, and it's only January 2nd, but I'm already behind on this month's deadlines... heavens only knows how that got me to Dior Pure Poison today, but it did. Maybe because the color of the box is the same color as my shirt.
Hopeful vibes for overcoming illness, job stress, claustrophobia and messy house. I mean that.
Tdem & Foustie - ♥
Evangeline, don't even joke about skiing and broken bones ! Have fun on the slopes.
Enjoy your well-deserved time off, Teardrop.
Went for MFK - Cologne pour le Soir.
All the very best to all.
No work today, I try to do as little housework as possible,
after all the hard work for a New Year fest at our house yesterday.
I am wearing and really enjoying
First - Van Cleef & Arpels
.............................Happy Birthday, stuigi!
Thanks, Quarry. I just want to add re: messy houses. Never expect to improve your house by more than 20% for company. You will exhaust yourself otherwise and no-one will notice.
What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
Thanks Jon & gandhajala!
Kalli, that is great news!
l am now bathed & fed, & relaxing in Tom Ford's Amber Absolute. l've made my sample last a long time, but l'll miss it when it's gone. SSS's Champagne de Bois is on my wishlist for this year, though. l find the drydown very similar, & the price much more reasonable!
Evangeline -Enjoy the snow! I'm hoping to do the Winter Park Wipeout in April for my birthday!
I'm fragrance free for now, but only because I'm heading to Ulta where I can maybe find some new ones I haven't tried.