First off, thank you for all your kind, feel-better wishes from last week. I’ve happily rebounded and am now in celebration mode: DH and I are celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary. And since it’s a tad bit warm here, I’ve picked a lighter, elegant newcomer to wear: Guerlain’s Joyeuse Tubereuse.
Thank goodness for Surrender to Chance, or I’d not have been able to sniff this, seeing as my Neiman Marcus (and most other department stores) no longer carries the venerable line in store. It does seem to be available online some places.
Patty wrote about this scent a while back, saying it was quite pretty but not earth-shattering, and I had to try it. It’s a soft, yet slightly green tuberose, but doesn’t scream “tuberose,” therefore, unlikely to be polarizing as some of those scents can be. Just the right mix of pretty floral and creamy vanilla Guerlain goodness. Almost a comfort scent tuberose, if you will, and one that could ease tuberose haters into the fold.
Notes per Fragrantica: Green top notes; middle: tuberose, lily, jasmine sambac; base notes: sandalwood, vetiver and vanilla.
Now I’m thinking that this might not have enough oomph for a celebration in colder climes, but is perfect for warmish fall days that cool down lightly into evening. Other anniversaries have fallen on chillier days, and I have pulled out heavier hitters accordingly.
So what about you? What do you wear when you’re in celebration mode, toasting a milestone in your life?