Total Fail

It’s 10:30 and I have noooothing — the Big Cheese is heading to Seoul and Nepal for a month and preparations for that and some real-life things have kept me busy the last few days.  The plan is to come home from the airport tomorrow afternoon and settle in with a cup o’ tea and read some more of your weird perfume comments on my Monday post.

It got cold!  Wonder what the appropriate scent is … I’m craving some Fendi Asja, it makes me think of warm radiator air.  Oh!   Also I put the flannel sheets on the bed, so so happy.  If you’re feeling it, in comments please complete the sentence:  now that the weather’s cooler, I’m really looking forward to… (flannel sheets, bonfires, favorite cold-weather scents?)

PS Trader Joe’s update: pumpkin.  Pumpkin bread mix is back, pumpkin butter is very good, have not tried the pumpkin ice cream yet.  Btw the new TJs frosted cornflakes are grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeat!

  • DinaC says:

    Fall is my favorite season. I’m thrilled to get back to “real” clothes like cashmere sweaters, my velvet jacket, riding boots, and pretty coats.

    I’ve already made chili, and I look forward to heartier dishes like stew, roasts, and pies. I’ll have to check out TJs for some of the products you all have mentioned.

    I’ve been craving iris, wood and leather notes lately. But iris is a year-round staple for me.

  • minette says:

    of your cold weather! (sorry, i hit some key and it published the above unfinished.)

    i have found THE most awesomest-coolest coats and jackets this season, and what do i have? frigging 87-degree weather with full-on humidity – in the last part of october!!!

    i’m wearing francis kurkdijian’s absolue pour le soir anyway! it’s sexy and sexy and, well, sexy. it’s taking my mind off the heat.

  • minette says:

    i’m just here to say i am JEALOUS

  • Elizabeth says:

    …getting the fake logs ‘n’ gas fireplace converted to a working one, wearing heavy scents, cuddling under a blanket on the sofa while drinking tea. I bought TJ’s pumpkin ice cream today! Hoping it’s good. I like their pumpkin bread okay, but mine’s better. I noticed a pumpkin spice bread today that was calling my name, too. What would I do without TJ?

  • Sara says:

    Pretty much anything pumpkin at TJs is great – except, oddly enough, for their canned pumpkin!! It is pretty heinous…give me Libby’s any day!

  • Claudia says:

    My bridegroom (of 25 years)and I are heading for the Eastern Shore and Chincoteague tomorrow to celebrate. I think I will take my sample of Amouage Memoir along to try it out. Or maybe Field Notes From Paris. Or maybe Nez a Nez Atelier de Artiste. Something smokey and sexy.

    Now if the cat sitter would just come and pick up the key……

    • Rappleyea says:

      Congratulations! And have a wonderful time – I love the Eastern Shore.

    • Ann N. says:

      Hi Claudia, I second the congratulations and wish you a fun trip. My hubby and I will celebrate 22 years on Friday (but alas, no travel). And I hope you will enjoy the Amouage Memoir for women. I adore it!

    • Musette says:

      Congratulations and MANY more!

      Heck, take them all! Why not?

      xo >-)

  • AnnieA says:

    I grew up in Montreal, so my next words are complete apostasy: pumpkin bagels. Siegel’s Bakery knows what it’s doing, though. As it’s finally really autumm have broken out the Parfumerie Generale No. 6 and the cashmere cardies…

  • mariekel says:

    Fall =

    Spicy pumpkin soup! and NYC at Thanksgiving: 5th Avenue in the cold once the Christmas windows are up (yes, I loathe the crowds, but the scent of chestnuts, bagels, exhaust and cold damp air is too much for me to resist)…wearing snooty aldehydes like Chanel 22 and vintage Morabito Or Noir parfum to fit in with all the dames in fur and jewelry. And to blot out the desperate smell of Christmas shoppers…

    Meanwhile, here in DC, the reality of autumn is pulling my basset hound out of every leaf pile (does a walk around the block really need to take 45 minutes??) and polishing up my boot collection. Dusting off my velvet blazers and vintage capes. Reaching for that deliciously plummy Asja, Fendi Fath de Fath and my beloved Poivre 23 (Could someone PLEASE get my a bottle of this for my b-day next week? I am tired of being subtle!)

  • Rappleyea says:

    Looking forward to wearing wool – I love wool! Favorite fall food (besides above mentioned pumpkin pie w/o the crust) is butternut squash with Lurpak butter and Vietnamese cinnamon. And chili (vegetarian though).

    I just discovered (am I the last person on the planet to do so?) Iris Ganache and I’m absolutely loving it in the cooler weather.

    March, I’d say this Fall Favorites post was a big success – *not* a fail!

  • LindaB says:

    A Jersey girl here!! And I am totally lovin this weather. I wore Dior Addict today and from the moment I sprayed, I knew it was the right choice – dontcha love that?!!!

    And, I only skimmed the comments, but I refuse to even purchase a “bagel” outside of the tri-state area. Or pizza. Or hard rolls. LOL, guess I’m a smug Jersey girl too.

    Oh and pumpkin EVERYTHING rocks! Pumpkin bagels at my local shop with nothing at all on them….DIVINE.

  • Kym says:

    It’s been raining the last couple of days in Los Angeles, which is very rare for this time of year. I’m loving the weather especially after the brutal heat we had in September and early October – which is typical for LA. I’ve been wearing Ormonde Jayne Woman, and sprayed some on today – perfect for this weather. While I don’t have a fireplace, some of my neighbors do, and I’m looking forward to walking around the neighborhood with the smell of burning wood wafting through the crisp, cool air!

  • Disteza says:

    Now that it’s cooler I can finally break my scarves out; there’s nothing quite so interesting as a well-tied, eye-catching scarf. Of course we are already on the costumed death march to Halloween, attending a plethora of events in addition to the multiple jobs and classes. I can’t wait for the relative lassitude of November, where I will dive deeper into my exploration of niche hot chocolate, new mulled wine recipes, more curried squash and apple soup (SUPER YUM!), and even more apple charlotkas (like apple pie, with a sweet-ish tart crust, invloving a filling made with 5 pounds(!) of apples.
    As for perfume, I’ve decided I can no longer resist the charms of By Killian’s Pure Oud, so a bottle will be coming home with me by the end of this month. Those two new Amouage Memoirs though seriously tried to change my mind, and I can tell that I’m also going to need a bottle of the Maison Francis Kurkdjian ‘Cologne’ pour le Soir. Calling that stuff cologne must be some sort of joke on the unwitting masses.

  • maggiecat says:

    It’s still close to 80 most days here in Dallas, but nights are cooler and I have faith that Fall Will Come. Eventually. Looking forward to being able to wear boots! have fire in the fireplace! burn more great candles! and wear any scent I want to!

  • Tiara says:

    Now that it’s cooler time to break out the Note Vanille, Chaos, and Timbuktu.

    Now that it’s cooler, we’ve had homemade pumpkin bread with fresh cranberries, our favorite soups (baked potato, white chicken chili among them), kielbasa and sauerkraut in the slow cooker, and my son’s favorite brownie cookies. Our kitchen is finally finished (or should I say functional since it isn’t quite complete) so it’s fun to cook again.

  • Nina Z says:

    Now that it’s cooler (it rarely gets cold here), I’m looking forward to wearing Ormonde Jayne Woman and Fendi Theorema, along with cashmere sweaters and scarves in red and pink.

    I’m also introducing a new friend to some more interesting perfumes. She says she wants something that smells like a cinnamon roll. She used to love Coco and Opium. But I think she wants more vanilla now, along with the cinnamon. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    • Ann N. says:

      Hi Nina, the only one with cinnamon and vanilla that comes to mind right now is L de Lolita Lempicka (in the lovely aqua bottle with little charms around the top). It’s smooth and a little sweet (but not horribly so) and I love it in fall and early winter. Another plus: It’s not terribly expensive and is easily found at Sephora, or failing that, samples can be had on eBay or the decant sites. BTW, I, too, love
      Theorema and plan to break it out soon. I’m just now getting to know the Ormonde Jayne Woman, too, but only have a sample spray so hope to try it in more depth soon.

      • Ann N. says:

        Or maybe even Givenchy’s Organza Indecence. I’m fondest of the original version, as the one on shelves now is reformulated, and although nice, it smells a bit sharper to me. That’s all I can think of for now, but I’m sure some of the other posters will have some excellent suggestions for you.

    • March says:

      Seconding Organza Indecence, along with a browse on the Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Website, they have cinnamon things.

  • maidenbliss says:

    Now that it’s cooler, I can open the big crate of hats I’ve collected for years, all styles and shapes; my favorite one is an antique, seamless beauty made from felt. It’s black w tiny sequins covering the entire thing-when I wear it people always ask where I found it. In an antique store in LaCrosse, WI 15 years ago. Vintage Vogue.
    Getting out my faux fur, also antique, although I doubt I’ll wear it ’round here.
    Now that it’s cooler I’ll be eating the warm things I love, oatmeal, soups, garlic mashed potatoes, I’ll beusing my crock pot, whipping up Solyanka (Molly Katzen) and working it all off on my long walk runs.
    Snuggling in my big thick quilts.
    Burning fragrant wood in my wood stove.
    Leather boots, snuggling my neck into a soft scarf.
    I’ll be wearing vintage Shalimar, Chanels, leather tobacco wood. Bois Blond.
    It’ll be pumpkin seeds for me, no TJ’s around these parts. The big thing around here
    are the jellyroll style pumpkin cakes.

  • Aimee N says:

    Now that the weather is cooler I can go on longer walks with the dogs, watch the trees change color, and hear the crunch of leaves under my feet. And wear cashmere sweaters again. FYI March, Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook has a pumpkin recipe I can’t wait to make! Hollow out a 5 pound pumpkin, fill with cubed stale bread, chopped garlic, cooked bacon or sausage, add cheese, cheese and more cheese (gruyere or cheddar), pour one-third cup heavy cream over the mix, put lid back on and bake in a 350 oven for 2 hours. I’ve had mini pumpkins baked with pearl onions and mushrooms inside but never thought to use bread and bacon and cream before!

  • sweetlife says:

    I’m down in Texas, so my “now that it’s cooler” list looks a lot like QuinnCreative’s. First open windows at night in the bedroom since mid-May. First desire to make soup. First wearing of Black Cashmere in quite awhile, and what a delight that was. Also Attrape Couer. I do so love coming back to these beauties after a longish absence. I feel like a very rich woman looking at my collection!

    March–what kind of tea are you drinking?

    • March says:

      I feel like I should name something really creative in the tea dept, but it’s just the Stash Roiboos. :”> It’s sweet on its own and I add milk … I dunno why but it’s very comforting.

  • Style Spy says:

    Now that it’s cooler, I can wait until noon to run without fear of heat stroke. Still running in a t-shirt & shorts, of course, but I don’t have to do it at 7:00 a.m. Hey, it’s coolER, not cool. Texas, baby.

  • Catherine says:

    Now that the weather is cooler, I can wear scarves all the time–all sizes and shapes. Just handwashed a dozen from India in preparation. And then, of course, there’s the Hermès ones.

    Now that it’s cooler, there’s cooking. I did none this summer, but now we make cookies every week. And bread. And pizzas!

    Now that it’s cooler, I can wear my fav boots. I get only a month or so of this pleasure; once the snow and ice come, I’d just slide around on them.

    Now that it’s cooler, *blazers*! I’m in love with blazers this year.

    And now that it’s cooler, I had better go shoe shopping–or try. I desperately need some heeled brown shoes, some red booties – just something ! We’ll see.

    Finally, now that it’s cooler, Chanel Coco Rouge in Ballets Russes is MINE!

    • March says:

      Oh, did you get the Chanel? You had to order it, didn’t you? I bet it looks fab on you. We need a shoe post, I forgot the name but those wooden shoes were so cool! Trippen?

  • Ruanne says:

    Chile & cornbread, bread baking in general, fires in the fireplace all the time, and mulled wine.
    Oh, and Havana Vanile this morning seemed just right.

  • Ann N. says:

    Hi March, hope the Big Cheese is off to a good trip and you and the kids settle in OK. Must try the Trader Joe’s pumpkin offerings. I was just in one the other day and wish I’d had more time to look around. I did stock up on their maple leaf sandwich cookies (yum!) for myself and friends. Have you tried them? It’s rainy here today in the ATL (yay! We desperately needed it) so I’m thinking about hauling out the Theorema or maybe the Amouage Memoir for women. Just got a sample of it and am love-love-loving it and its warm smoky goodness. It’s about time, too, as none of the other Amouages have played nice with my skin. Have a great day everyone!

    • Ann N. says:

      BTW, March, as someone else mentioned, this post is hardly a fail. I, too, am enjoying all the different fall favorites. Sometimes it’s nice to just let go and have pot-luck, as it were.

      • March says:

        And I’m enjoying it too! I love those maple leaf cookies, btw. And I think I spotted a windmill cookie … had to run out. FWIW they do a lot of seasonal stuff in Nov/Dec — chocolates, cakes, etc.

  • OrbWeaver says:

    Ohhh… the pumpkin bread sounds great – alas, no TJs where I live. I’m looking forward to wearing Tabac Blond and L’air du Desert Marocain (which my husband thinks smells like cigars…but in a good way).

  • Olfacta says:

    It’s still hot in the afternoons here. High 70’s. I put on fall clothing in the morning and am back to shorts/t-shirt by one. It rained last night, and I thought that would bring the chilly weather, but no. So it’s still Cuir de Lancome — heavy-hitter lite. And I’m still looking forward to decent deli in NY — they have delis here but something is missing. And pizza. And just being out on the street.

  • Abyss says:

    It’s sunny and cold in the North of England. Ansolutely beautiful and a nice change from yesterday’s downpour. I’ve dug out my sample of FM Noir Epices. I last tried it during the summer and then set it aside “until colder weather”.

    I’m mostly looking forward to mince pies and other such Christmas food delights.

  • karin says:

    Now that the weather’s cooler, I’m really looking forward to…SNOW! :d

    Pumpkin bread mix at Trader Joe’s? Yum!!! We have our first Trader Joe’s opening up here in Maine on October 29! Woo-hoo!!! As to pumpkin ice cream, had some a couple of weeks ago at one of our local ice cream shops (Beal’s). This one was pumpkin pie, so had chunks of pie crust in it. Double yum!!!

    • March says:

      Well, you have a local ice cream shop, which is fantastic. If you’re in Portland (I can’t remember) you also have great restaurants. TJs is where most of my shopping gets done. I’m very fond of their pumpkin and gingerbread mixes, which the kids can make and are quite tasty.

      • karin says:

        Yes, I’m in Portland. We have some fantastic restaurants. And I’m such a foodie/wino (kind of goes hand-in-hand with perfumistahood methinks – scent + taste)…love it.

  • Robin says:

    Now that the weather is cooler, I’m really looking forward to next spring.

  • Isa says:

    now that the weather’s cooler, I’m really looking forward to the smell of roasted chestnuts stalls in the streets of my city. Yummy! :)

    • March says:

      Our American chestnuts were almost entirely wiped out by blight 50 – 60 years ago, but they’ve been crossing the few survivors with the European chestnut. I just read a very inspiring article — we may have them towering here again!

  • mals86 says:

    Yesterday our temps were in the 70s, which is certainly quite bearable, but still not chilly enough for what I think of as “fall.” Just looked outside and it’s raining, though: Tabac Aurea today.

    Looking forward to piles of leaves, and Thanksgiving, and sweaters.

  • tania says:

    It’s chilly but sunny in London today. So I’m wearing SSS Tabac Aurea and my new leather coat. And one of those cheap ‘fluffy’ scarves which shed everywhere, but I like it anyway because it’s such a gorgeous shade of scarlet!

  • Louise says:

    I hope the Cheese has a safe launch, and the kids (and you) are now all well.

    Cooler weather leads mostly to swaddling for me. Super-heavy blankets (none of those warm light layer-I want weight). Layered clothes-though the weather is warm enough still in the afternoons here that I’m enjoying the high-low mix of light dresses with cardigans and boots.

    Apple tart. Had a most delish version last night with a phyllo crust, vanilla ice cream, bitterish caramel sauce. Don’t need no pie.

    I am moving into my favorite perfume season-all my rich SLs, vintage Femme, Slatkin Black Absinthe and Fig (yes, I still have some), incenses, rich attars. Yum.

    Must go to Traders…pumpkin stuff sounds great, One of my clients son-in-law gave me some slices of grilled pumpkin slices with olive oil and rosemary-absolutely delicious.

    I am now very hungry!

    • carter says:

      And SCANDAL, no?

    • March says:

      We are NOT well. I am fine. Kids are on round 2 of antibiotics, Buckethead’s eardrum ruptured (ew.) They got some hideous chestal thing we are still battling.

      Black Fig Thingy so sad they d/c’d it. Shame on them.

      Grilled pumpkin sound phenomenal, must try that, I’d do it on a baking sheet in the oven, even.

      I have something silly for you, we need to meet.

  • Fiordiligi says:

    Oh March, this is a very “American” post! I am always stunned by the wild fluctuations in the weather you get and the sudden jumps to Halloween, Thanksgiving etc. Here in Olde England it gets a bit warmer, it gets a bit colder, only children think about Halloween and of course we don’t have Thanksgiving….and so the year wears on!

    Hope the Cheese has a successful trip and we are here to chat to you while he is gone.

    By the way I haven’t had flannelette sheets since I was about 8 (they used to come only in candy-stripes)and lived in a house with no central heating and windowpanes frozen in the INSIDE every morning! Give me freshly-laundrered icy cold cotton or linen any time, please.

    • March says:

      It is very “American” isn’t it? It makes me think of those Tasha Tudor seasons books … sigh, nothing says fall/winter like a Tasha Tudor picture book.

  • Joe says:

    The weather is, in fact, cooler, even here in Santa Barbara, and we’ve actually had rain off and on for the last few days. I have no doubt that it’ll be up to 80 degrees or so again by next week… or maybe down to 60, who knows — but I’m enjoying this blustery, damp weather. So fun! I love rain. I like putting the heater on, hunkering down in bed, wearing sweaters, listening to the wind, and wearing all those cozy scents. I may wear L’Heure Bleue tomorrow because it sounds so good for the drizzly day.

    Speaking of pumpkin: I’ve really gotten into this occasional habit of eating a sort of pumpkin custard for breakfast now and then. Like pumpkin-pie filling with half or less of the called for amount of sugar in most recipes, and no crust — sort of like a pumpkin flan or pudding — just baked in a deep glass dish. Yummy.

    • mals86 says:

      I’ve made a similar pumpkin flan-like thingy – delicious, and not too sweet – but not eaten it for breakfast. (No time, gotta get five people fed in this kitchen before 7:30 and only two of us eat pumpkin anyway. The key: oatmeal, man. And precooked bacon.)

    • Rappleyea says:

      LOVE cold pumpkin pie guts for breakfast (I never ate the crust, even as a kid).

    • March says:

      Oh! I made that! It was on some sort of lo-cal board or recipe list and it’s also really good for you (the pumpkin.) I liked it but nobody else would touch it. They love pumpkin pie though…

  • hongkongmom says:

    My daughter is leaving for Nepal in about 10 days to work in an orphanage for a week….supposed to be a really hearfelt trip!
    Still about 26 to 28 deg C in HK, so am still on middleweight hitters..31 rue de c. champagne de bois, femininte de chloe, attrape…
    Moved from linen clothes to cotton and denim…and..
    air con is off at night!…not cool here yet!

    • March says:

      You’re another one on a slightly different temperature scale…

    • Sara says:

      My niece is in Nepal right now – has been there for a couple of months, and won’t be home for another few weeks. Pretty warm there still I think!

  • carter says:

    Central Park, vintage Bandit, and when it’s really cold, Iris Silver Mist.

  • Francesca says:

    Flannel sheets (though the pillowcases give Irwin hilarious bed-head), fires in the fireplaces, the sound and smell of heat coming up through the radiators, the Irish fisherman sweater my mother made, ouds, Serge Noire, and especially Idole. Never did get all the pumpkin love, and I’m not looking forward to crossing the coldest intersection in NYC on my way to work in the morning, but there’s still a lot to like!

    • carter says:

      Which is? 72nd & Broadway with the hopping rats?

    • March says:

      They give me major bedhead too. Aside: one of the girls’ favorite kid videos had a character called “Major Bedhead” and they could never understand why I thought that was so funny.

      Idole 😡

      • DinaC says:

        My DD loves and adores those old Big Comfy Couch” videos with Molly & Lunette and Auntie Macassar, Major Bedhead, etc. There was a time when I had to search heaven and earth looking for those things. Now, she’s outgrown them. Sigh.

  • dissed says:

    Sweaters and boots.

    Krispy Kreme pumpkin spice doughnuts.

  • 1. Now that the weather is cooler Back East, our movie lines will get longer, you’ll need reservations again in restaurants and the RVs will come down from the mountains. Oh, yeah, and it will snow in Flagstaff and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon will close and snowbirds will not believe they are in Arizona.

    2. Now that the weather is cooler, we can start doing motorcycle trips again. See the sky islands where the sandhill cranes winter.

    3. Now that the weather is cooler, the birds are back. In summer, we have pigeons and grackles, but ahhh, in winter we have songbirds!

    4. Now that the weather is cooler, I can plant tomatoes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They die from the heat in the summer, no matter how much you water them.

    5. Now that the weather is cooler, it’s outdoor time again! After three months huddled inside breathing air conditioned air, we can go hiking and picnicking, pick fruit and nuts and, yes, cotton. Long staple Egyptian cotton grows in Scottsdale, Arizona. (But let a machine pick it.)

    • Musette says:

      That is so funny – I’m in IL and all your examples make it sound like you’re south of the equator! Tomatoes in December!

      For us, now that the weather is cooler I can bust out the Real Clothes. Structured suits, etc. My dramatic coats. Of course, I have nowhere to wear them but still..

      Now that the weather is cooler I have to say adieu to my hummingbirds, hoping they’ll keep me on their trapline for next spring. Setting up the heated birdbaths for the cardinals and finches.

      Now that the weather is cooler I take Very Short motorcycle trips. Cold weather gear MUST be in the saddlebags at all times. 60F @ 3p can easily drop to 40F at 6p – and feel like 20F. And the deer are rutting – daylight rides are safer.

      Now that the weather is cooler I am craving the Guerlains I usually put aside in the heat of summer: vintage Mitsouko , Parure (who knew I would adore this beyond adoring?)…and those incredibly structured Diors.

      Now that the weather is cooler I am putting the attars and oudhs away – they work best for me in July/August.

      Now that the weather is cooler I am in bed by 8pm. It’s just how I roll. If I’m out with friends I can enjoy it but at home …nope! In bed! Woven silk sheets help keep the heat in (flannel makes me itch)

      Now that the weather is cooler I am racing to get El O to finish putting up the siding on the house – nothing freaks me out more than to have ‘undone’ stuff in winter.

      xo >-)

      • March says:

        The hummers. sadface. Aren’t you going to tell everyone about building your sod house? 8-| Okay, not really.

        Mitsouko! …. you overheated peoples and your silk sheets. Gah. I have cooooooold little chicken feet.

        • carter says:

          I prefer to slide than to stick, so I go with cotton and pile on the down.

        • Musette says:

          Nooo!!!!…silk! not satin. Woven silk is like linen – very durable and very warm. We don’t yet have the heat on and it’s super-toasty with those sheets and the duvet cover.

          Ha! on the sod-busting. That is for another time…

          xo >-)

    • March says:

      What Musette said. It’s like the opposite of many of us.

  • tmp00 says:

    Flannel sheets, bankies (and clearly a return to childish nicknames), pumpkin spice lattes, and the return of some of the heavy hitters like Ambre Sultan and Spiriteuse Double Vanille.

    Heck it’s rainy now. I might just wear Asja tomorrow.

  • Ms. Christian says:

    Do try TJ’s Pumpkin cream cheese, especially if you can spread it on a toasted pumpernickle bagel. A REAL bagel, an East coast bagel.

    • tmp00 says:

      Do you know, people who aren’t from the East coast have no idea what you’re talking about? I tell people here all the time who crow about it that our bagels simply do not compare; it’s like trying to get a good burrito in Boston. Chance is slim to none.

      Apparently Larry King is fronting a new venture that will bring a bagel bakery to Beverly Hills with “Brooklynized” water that will fill this niche. I for one will be thrilled. Now if only they can have fresh bialys like the place on 14th Street I’d stop by on my way to work, I’d die happy. Manna from heaven they were..

      • carter says:

        Bialys are the shiz. Kossar’s…yowza!

      • Joe says:

        You know, of all the things I miss from New Jersey, bagels aren’t one of them. I find the ones I get here to be a decent facsimile. Decent pumpernickel or rye bread though… ay!

      • Rappleyea says:

        And nobody outside of the N.E. can make hard rolls either. I haven’t had a real one in years, but can still taste them. Yuuuummmmm. :-D

      • March says:

        When I went to college in the Midwest they finally opened a “deli.” With bagels, which thrilled me even though I knew they wouldn’t be great. Then … they’d only microwave, no toaster. They said, what’s the difference? It’s warm, isn’t it? ::headdesk::

  • Christine says:

    Jealous of the Cheese’s trip!

    It’s funny, I was just thinking of Asja today and trying to remember where I put my bottle. I see the warm radiator thing, but mostly I get prunes macerated in wine, but I like it. I could never tell that to someone who didn’t like or know about perfumes, but there you go. “Try this! It reminds me of stewed prunes and warm radiators!”

    • March says:

      Here I am! I’m jealous of his trip too…. what concentration of Asja do you have? Mine’s an EdT. I bet I’d like the EdP too.

      • Christine says:

        I think the EdT… the taller bottle as opposed to the more squat bottle. If I find the bottle I’ll confirm.

        • March says:

          Yep, that’s the EdT…. I wonder if my bottle’s defective (in a good way)? It’s always had more of that hot-steam smell to me than the actual plum.