SOTD 29.5.2020

A SOTD (Scent Of The Day) thread is a really good conversation generator. The idea is you’ll chime in through the week with whatever scent you are wearing. You don’t need to be super knowledgable, have high faluting tastes or be a published author to comment. Just tell us what fragrance you’re wearing, smelling, buying etc. and how it makes you feel and/or anything else about it that tickles your fancy.

You can also comment on everyone else SOTD choices too. It’s great to tell someone how much you love their choice, ask for more info about it, the house or perfumer. There’s someone here from around the world 24/7 and Perfume Posse people love to chat. We like to keep it fragrant but there’s always room for life events and adventures too. This is our place to share how we smell, live, love, eat, work, raise kids and pets and get on with the business of living.

Perfume Posse SOTD

SOTD 29.5.2020

You probably won’t have time to write every scent, every spritz. Whenever you feel the mood take you, share your current spritz and a few things about it. Maybe you love/loathe it, want it, are excited by the notes/bottle/SA who sold it: WHATEVER! As always here at Perfume Posse, taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.

Hopefully you will come back and see if anyone has responded to your SOTD comment. Then you can reply to them, and so on.

Go To It Crew.
Portia xxx

  • Portia Turbo says:

    Yesterday evening I wore Dior Oud Ispahan.
    Today it’s Amor Amor by Cacharel.
    Opposite ends of the fragrant spectrum but both knockouts for me.
    We have sunshine but it’s only warm when it’s directly on me, otherwise it’s a bit chilly.
    Portia xx

  • Melanie says:

    ELDO Rien Incense Intense for me today. Loving it.

  • Cassieflower says:

    Wowilla oil and Vanilla Flash.

  • Carolyn says:

    Any Zoologist perfume fans? I have previously fallen in love with Bee and Beaver. Today I’m trying samples of Sloth (my spirit animal) and Hyrex. These are much more animalic than the B’s I tried earlier.

    Sloth has Chamomile, acai berry, lavender, violet leaf, marigold, beeswax, anise, jatamansi, jasmine, cumin, hay, frankincense, myrrh, mushroom, oakmoss, vanilla, tonka. Quite the interesting combo of notes. I definitely smell a moss covered sloth moving amongst the trees and languidly munching on flowers.

    Hyrax has a dry desert feel to it. Notes are Blackberry, elemi, pink pepper, saffron, Turkish rose, African Stone, hyacinth, styrax, whiskey, amber, benzoin, musks, patchouli, sandalwood, tonka. I have a very strong preference for Sloth over Hyrax.

    My spouse physically recoiled from the Hyrax, saying it smells like scat and she is now threatening to refuse to smell any perfumes on my arm that she is unfamiliar with because she says this is the 2nd time I’ve unexpectedly traumatized her by asking her to sniff a perfume I was testing. Previously she used a 2 category system for commenting on my perfume…1) smells like perfume and 2) smells like bug spray. She says she needs to add a third category now…3) smells like scat.

    • Carolyn says:

      And I have now learned what “African Stone” actually is…so my spouse was 100% correct. Hyrax perfume literally has scent of petrified excretement as one of it’s components. I am NOT telling her that though because she will try to scrub out her nostrils and will never let me forget that I wore and made her smell fossilized poo.

      • Portia Turbo says:

        Hey Carolyn,
        It happens.
        Jin was having nightmares when I wore some of the early Slumberhouse fragrances. I think three different perfumes from the house gave him terrifying, wake up in a sweat, don’t go back to sleep horrors. So the house was banned in our house.
        I sold them all on. Sad that I did but…
        Portia xx

    • Melanie says:

      Hi Carolyn, I’m a bit of a Zoologist fan. Camel and T-Rex my faves. They have a lot of interesting scents. And i find they have quite a few different layers to them. There are a few challenging ones.

  • Cassieflower says:

    J’adore L’absolu. Nobody seems to talk about this anymore.

  • Portia Turbo says:

    Had a bath. MMMM
    Viral by Neela Vermeire Creations. YUM

  • Portia Turbo says:

    Cold and sunny in Parramatta today. I wore Olfactive Studios Chambre Noire to bed and again this morning. Lovely sheer dark and mysterious beauty.
    This afternoon I’m going with Robert Piguet Crevache. Barbershop lavender with bells and whistles.
    Portia xx

  • Melanie says:

    It’s my at home day as my work still on reduced hours so skipping out the NR house just for today because I’m going thru some samples making way for some newbies. I may have ordered up a few or more as LKNU were having a little sale.
    Tried a few Histoires Parfums already and fallen for 1826 and 1740.
    Sampling 2787 perfumes Elixir de Bombe and Masque Mandala – neither grabbing me so will pick a couple of others to try while ironing my shirts and wear watching tv at the same time.

    • Melanie says:

      Here’s a good way to sort thru your samples – drop it on the tiled floor. Kitchen smelling delightful in ELDO Bijou Romantique.

      • Melanie says:

        And it seems some days are not diamonds – now I’ve chipped and broken open the corner of my Pretty Rotten Tokyomilk bottle. What a day. Now my closet smells lovely. Madly decanting into little spray vials to try to save some. Guess that was Pretty Rotten – ha ha. Have to laugh or one might cry.

  • Cassieflower says:

    After my second shower today I’m in Creed Vetiver Geranium. Gorgeously refreshing but I wouldn’t shell out on a full bottle. If one fell into my hand I’d spray it like crazy in warm weather.

  • Portia Turbo says:

    Last night I had a 1am bubble bath and then ended up on a Netflix binge and was still watching when Jin went to work at 5am. The thing I really loved was Charlie Hunnam in the Guy Ritchie adaptation of the Arthurian legend. WOW! It had me on the edge of my seat all the way through. So many excellent actors, I was enthralled.
    Perfume wise I wore Cartier Les Heures XI after my bath and today I’m in lashings of Serge Lutens Arabie. Opposite ends of the fragrant spectrum but both so good.
    Portia xx

  • Carolyn says:

    Two more Possets on inside of elbows tonight. Eve, which is described as “a heavy oriental, resplendent with musks, earthy sweetness, lingering and sexy as only that first lady could have been.” I think it’s pretty amazing. Not heavily resinous, actually a little sparkling, but you definitely smell the spices and musk. The other is Min-Min, which I’m also really enjoying. According to Possets website, it’s “Sandalwoods, three of them, combined with the rich enticing scent of leather, a strong and classic patchouli rounds out the central trio.” A little rose as well. Supposedly a “calling blend,” signaling that wearer is on the prowl. I’m not getting a lot of leather with this one so far. Maybe at full drydown. I want full bottles of almost everything I sample from Possets. Fortunately they are oils so a full 6ml bottle that would last me years can be had for $20.

    • Portia Turbo says:

      I love it how sometimes we perfumistas get so addicted to one brand Carolyn. It’s like for a section of our lives these are the only perfumes we want around and on our skin. It’s so good, we capture your rapture and come along for the ride.
      Portia xx

  • Cassieflower says:

    Decided on Narciso Essence. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is discontinued. Twinsies Mel.

    • Melanie says:

      Twinsies we are. Today is Narciso in the black square bottle. Loving it. And also looking at all the other scents we dont get here in AUS like the Santal Musc in the pretty gold bottle.

      • Cassieflower says:

        The Santal Musc is fantastic. Well, imo anyway. I managed to snag a small bottle on eBay last year. It is hard to get hold of. I think it started out as a Harrods exclusive, which to me is a bit arsey, and it’s more expensive than the rest of the line. NR would do well not to pi$$ off their core customers – people like me in other words.

  • Portia Turbo says:

    Hey Y’all,
    Sorry for my lack of commentary this weekend. It’s been our first weekend of allowing 5 guests into our homes at a time here in Oz.
    We have had two dinners, a lunch and an afternoon tea since Friday night.
    I’m now in the middle of doing the laundry and tidying up a bit. The main clean is going to have to wait till tomorrow as I’ve been doing Guest Cleans every day and I’m over it.
    Been wearing a few faves. Divine EdP, Guerlain Oriental Brulant, Rosa Enslaved, Piguet Bois Noir, Neela Vermeire Creations Rahele and some Serge Lutens.
    All very fragrant as we now step into winter.
    Portia xx

  • Ariel says:

    I think that the protests and pandemic combo resulted in an extra-special edition of stress hormone scent alteration last night. I put on Ex Nihilo’s French Affair- a perfume I like and have worn many times before. But, only a few minutes later, I smelled my arm and was suddenly reminded of the balls of a dick I used to date twenty-two years ago. It was a visceral enough memory that I could visualize them and recall the texture and Oh My Lord– these were not balls I wanted to remember.

    I did not scrub my arm right away. In retrospect, that would have been the wiser decision. But this is (was?–I may never be able to whiff it again) a perfume I know. It wouldn’t do me like this. It had to be random happenstance. So I waited a few minutes and then sniffed again. Balls. Waited a few minutes. Sniffed. Still balls.

    Praise be to spearmint soap and Nasomatto’s Baraonda. They were a salvation last night and I am forever grateful.

  • Jyotsna says:

    Hello Winter! I love winter.
    Antarctica by Teone Reinthal.

  • Carolyn says:

    I’ve been trying a bunch of things today including Serge Luten’s Cuir Mauresque and Alkemia’s Miel De Sauvage et Tabac. I ultimately layered the two of them as the Alkemia was a bit sweet and the Luten was a bit dry. Tonight I’m confused again by another Possets…Queen of the Night. Another gourmand but not quite. Possets describes it as reminding “one more of Balenciaga’s Les Dix for its “fabric” like component (smells something like silk). Perfumy, foody, gourmand, chic.” It’s been awhile since I sniffed Les Dix but I think that comparison may be apt. I’m also wearing Posset’s Dangerous Oil. Possets describes as “six musks from blackest black up through a rare and gorgeous in itself purple/blue musk hybrid. A good jolt of labdenum and an edge of cognac. The heart note is an entire chypre made only for this project and used for no other.” Possets perfume oils are so intriguing to me…hard to pigeonhole, reminiscent sometimes of classic perfumes, and other times quite edgy. I’m becoming a huge fan!

    • Ariel says:

      Woohoo! It’s glorious to find a house one wants to explore 🙂

      • Carolyn says:

        It really is! I could sample something different every day for years and not get all the way through their catalog as well!

  • Melanie says:

    It’s Narciso Rodriguez week for me – today is For Her (black bottle, pink font)
    Thinking of you Cassieflower, my NR twinsie xx

  • Cassieflower says:

    Le Jardin de Monsieur Lee, in the garden chez Cassie.

  • Carolyn says:

    Wearing two different Possets tonight. Madame X to me is a strange combination of musk/gourmand. Fragrance notes are: Skin musk, wax, cream, lemon zest, champagne, and a kiss of bitter vanilla. My nose just doesn’t know what to make of it. However, when I asked my spouse to smell it, the perfume had exactly the impact that Possets claimed it would have. Her eyes lit up and she started kissing my arm. So…win??!!

    I’m also wearing Beatrice, which is a musk-a-palooza. Fragrance notes: Possets silver base, Skin musk, 2 white musks, “Crystalline” musk, and a grey musk. This one is more my thing.

  • Jyotsna says:

    Scent of a Sombre Sunday. SL Une Voix Noire. With a touch of DSH Gardenia Essence. Because we all need a little hope.
    Group hug for us all. ?

  • Ariel says:

    Vanitas from Profumum again. It’s pouring rain (yay for the garden). I just don’t love this. My bestie tried it last fall and said she was constantly stopped by folks asking, “WHAT are you wearing, it smells so good.” But on me? It only warms up and sticks around during middling temps. Gonna keep trying and thunk this sample, but it is the first and will likely be the last.

    • Jyotsna says:

      Oh boo for the meh. Thunk & move on!
      Yay for the rain. I LOVE a rainy day. So Much.

    • Carolyn says:

      Poured here tonight as well, which was a relief because it was hot and a little bit humid for Santa Fe today.

  • Cassieflower says:

    Another busy day. This evening I am super fragrant in AG Quel Amour. I don’t have anything else remotely like this in my collection

  • Brigitte says:

    Shalimar EDC circa 1960

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    PdN’s Cap Neroli today. It doesn’t smell at all like Le Temps d’un Fete but there is something in the dry down that reminds me of it. Not sure what but it helps me limit wearing Le Temps d’un Fete because I only have so much of it left. Cap Neroli is really gorgeous in it’s own right though.

    • rosarita313 says:

      I ration my Le Temps d’Une Fete too, I’ll have to put Cap Neroli on my sample list.

  • Ariel says:

    Working my way through a stash of samples that I put away during the last northern hemisphere winter. Wearing Melt My heart by Strangelove NYC on this late spring evening (66F/19C). I loved it last fall, but not now. On me, it’s a twenty minute whirlwind of a lovely date: gourmand chocolate and wine to sex and almost-cigarettes. Fun! But then, only Orris butter (yum!) for perhaps another hour…and then, it’s pretty much done. It has inspired me to consider getting some Orris butter. So, that could be fun.

  • Jyotsna says:

    Happy Saturday! PJs, paints, and Yvresse.

  • Carolyn says:

    Yay…my Possets May subscription samples just arrived!

    Beatrice – silver base, skin musk, 2 white musks, crystalline musk and a grey musk.

    Delaware – Aquatic, Green tea, ginger, dandelion (!!!)

    Hatshepsut – Galbanum, labdenum, oude, Amber

    Nuut – silver base, soul, resin, pepper

    Seascape – Coconut, salt, cannibus, cucumber

    She walks in beauty – black oude, sandalwood, Artemesia, White oude, pettigrain, Elemi, Black tea

    Silver vanilla – silver base, plush, dry, sweet and resinous vanillas

    Phaeacia 100% natural – texas cedar wood, Bulgarian lavender, Sicilian Lemon, Indonesian dark patchouli, French coriander.

    This is such a fun way to work my way through Possets enormous catalog!!

    There are only two in here that I’ve tried so those are getting passed along to a perfume buddy.

    Possets TAT is amazing, here just a couple of days after my credit card was charged!

    • Jyotsna says:

      Wow! They all sound gorgeous! Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the different juices.

      I just visited their website – loved reading about the founder & the amazing creations.

      • Carolyn says:

        I love Possets! Their catalog is just massive so this is a good way to work through it. I get to try things that I would normally not seek out. And you can’t beat the price. $15US + shipping for 8 samples. Glad you took a look at their website and enjoyed reading about the brand and its perfumes. Letting them rest for about a week and then I’ll start trying them out. In the meantime I have a bunch of Possets that I ordered last month to play with.

    • SonomaVelvet says:

      Wow, that’s a lot. Should keep you busy for a while.

  • Cassieflower says:

    I’m late again. Was busy doing almost nothing. I started my day in Sylvaine Delacourte Oscarine, nice and refreshing for quick round of household chores and a good walk. Afternoon was spent in Hawaiian Tropic. Post lazing in sun and post shower was Dior Midnight Poison for late evening whizz round Lidl.

    • Brigitte says:

      So jealous of your lazy day! I have been up since 5 AM… cleaning, laundry, vacuum, etc. Britt took Pickles so I did a huge vacuum and clean up of all the things she slept on covered with cat hair! I also walked on my local track 9600 feet…. I went three more rounds extra today. I have been walking daily.

  • Ariel says:

    Byredo’s Pulp again. I tried it last winter and was meh–but it suits so well for the warm weather…and now I’m looking forward to berry pick and canning with a bergamot candle 🙂

  • rosarita313 says:

    Hi everyone – the community project for NST is perfume from Tauer, TDC etc, a smallish brand starting with T. I decided on Theo Fennell Scent, lots of it since it’s an at home day, and I smell gorgeous! ?

  • Tanja says:

    I picked Pour la Belle from the Schlossparfumerie Stuttgart, because i had a craving for a classic chypre.

  • Carolyn says:

    Testing two samples from Possets today, an indie perfume house with which I have an incredible hit rate. Sex In Heaven on one arm. A lovely blend of coconut and 2 vanillas (Mexican and Tahitian) with some grounding by sandalwood. It’s a very comforting scent but not particularly “sexual” to me. On the other arm is Water Witch. My skin initially amped the mandarin in this one so it came off a bit sharper than I expected for awhile but it’s settling down now and the jasmine and rose hips are coming out to play. Not heavily aquatic thank goodness. More pond than beach or ocean. Fragrance notes of that one according to Possets: aquatic, salt, jasmine, mandarin, rosehip, an underlying hint of animalic essences. I can see full sizing Sex in Heaven (I’m craving comforting vanilla scents these days) but for the moment will just be enjoying the sample of Water Witch until it’s gone.

  • Dina C. says:

    Wearing a little bit of vintage Skinny Dip, a scent I used to wear as a little girl back in the 70s. Bought this sample at STC to see if it brought back memories. It does, but now that my sense of smell is more refined, I find I don’t like it as much. It smells like cheap drugstore cologne now. But it’s still fun to wear.

  • Portia says:

    Ambre d’Orient by Armani Prive. So bloody gorgeous.

    It’s nearly 1am Saturday here. We had another dinner tonight with a small group of buddies. It’s amazing having 5 guests. We laughed so much my tummy is hurting.
    Now I really want to have a bath and I think I will.
    Portia xx

    • Ariel says:

      Absence makes the heart grow fonder! My city is still requesting that we only fraternize with those in our households. While I am usually on the introverted side, three months of isolation has me yearning to throw a real shindig.

    • Cassieflower says:

      Lucky you. Isn’t it great to be sore from laughing? Hope you enjoyed that bath.

  • MMKinPA says:

    I had a totally random perfume week – grabbed whatever caught my eye. Today it’s a sample of Tauer Une Rose Chypree. My favorite of Andy’s roses.

  • Lemoncake says:

    For some reason I’m on a total Frederic Malle kick….wore Le Parfum de Therese yesterday and ordered samples of Dans tes Bra, Eau de Magnolia, and Angeliques Sous Le Pluie. Also would like to buy a small bottle of En Passant. Someone stop me now!

    • Portia says:

      If you’ve got the money, no one will suffer from your purchase and you think they’ll bring you joy in the C19 crisis then go for it.
      Portia xx

      • lee says:

        Thanks Portia- feeling saner today, looking forward to my treat and grateful that unlike many I still have the means for an occasional extravagance. And I love ramen ! xx

  • lee says:

    Oh dear, not so much SOTD as totally unnecessary budget busting splurge of the year- so -far.. i.e. a vintage 50ml Givenchy III.. from eBay.I mean, I’ve never smelled it and I’ve had mixed results from vintage buys, to say the least, but..chypres and 70’s greens are MY perfumes – the ones I’ve worn and loved all my life. and GIII is pretty much the Daddy of them all, and somehow I missed it back then..I just couldn’t resist.. So now I wait, and eat beans on toast for the foreseeable future..

    • Portia says:

      and Ramen. Always a perfect fall back when you can’t afford food.

    • Cassieflower says:

      Fantastic vintage. So what is you don’t have much to eat next month. You will be slimmer as well as smelling wonderful. So bonus points.

      • lee says:

        Thanks, Cassieflower, a bit of belt tightening certainly wouldn’t go astray around here, iso hasn’t been good for my girlish figure.. x

  • Brigitte says:

    Welp…..I have zero impulse control. Went down to the basement and sprayed on Indian Dreams. I need to stop myself from any more testing for the rest of the day.

  • Angel says:

    Finally got my hands on a sample of L’Artisan Jour De Fete…and I’m in love! And of course it’s discontinued. It’s the almond of my dreams so I’m a bit bummed. I’ll be hoping they release it again someday.

  • Bee says:

    Today it’s going to be hot! I’m starting my day in a layer of Perfumers Workshop Tea Rose topped with AA Limon Verde for some zing But there’s probably going to be a lot of varied cologne spritzing during the day.

  • Taxi says:

    Today, it’s very warm. Pastel de Gres has enough vetiver & cedar coming through to make this refreshing.

  • Brigitte says:

    OMG!! It’s Friday already! One in the morning and I am up with insomnia. Yesterday I went berserk and sampled 20+ all day long. Started separating in piles for friends and family. Might just go with my homemade patchouli lotion today post shower. And , P, you would be proud of me because I am walking two miles every day for exercise and have NOT lost any weight, despite the stress of work from home.