Hi there Posse! Jin, Anna-Maria, Johnny and I are heading down to Tasmania for the weekend. It’s a cool temperature kinda holiday and we are hoping to meet up with some perfumista buddies at some point too. Staying in the second largest city Launceston and the Hotel Grand Chancellor. It’s one of those big comfortable hotels that were built in the 1980s with very spacious lobby, rooms with two queen size beds each and a huge breakfast buffet. I love it when Jin and I have the same room but separate beds. we can snuggle for a while and then I can skedaddle once he’s asleep.
Anyway, I thought I’d tell you about my plans for fragrance over the weekend.
Tasmania: Long Weekend Getaway with Friends
We have a VERY early morning flight. It’s the cheapest and I’m nothing if not frugal when it comes to flying. Especially wishing Australia. I’m not spending my hard earned dosh on a flight that lasts 4 hours or less. Yep, Cattle Class all the way.
Due to the fairly cramped quarters I am thinking to wear Eau des Merveilles by Hermès. It’s quiet and classt=y but under the radar enough that whoever sits next to me won’t gag.
Evenings will be chilly but the days can be quite warm so I’m bringing a mixed bag of decants.
Atelier des Ors Rouge Saray: There’s maybe two wears in this decant bottle,. It’s a warm, funky scent that works perfectly in the cold.
Diptyque Rose de Mai: Roses upon roses but with little else to distract. I’m thinking it will be a lovely scent to wear in the cool hills and mountains.
Diptyque L’Ombre dans l’eau: Considering how long this fragrance has been a part of the Diptyque collection it’s a bit of a weirdo. Fruit and greenery with ambergris.
Guerlain Mademoiselle: Fresh powdery marshmsllow citrus. Not a big scent but a beautiful wash for road tripping.
Le Labo Neroli 36: I’m bringing Neroli 36 so I can use it up. Soapy white floral. Pretty, but I don’t love it. If I can thunk this baby on holiday all the better.
Does that seem like a rounded mix for the cool of Tasmania?
What would you take?
It’s the coolest of cool holiday and not just the weather! I wore my sample Hermes basil and paprika which the lovely SA gave me when I nearly fainted in Paris. It’s a good story. And my travel serge luten Iris silver mist, which is fresh and earthy like Tasmania xx
What a wonderful mini break.
You smelled so good. So many fun adventures and your very first Wine Tasting!
I remember you nearly having a Stendhal moment in Hermès Charles de Gaulle. You poor thing. It was all a bit too much.
It sounds as if you have a good assortment there! I’m heading off for a 17 day river cruise + extension soon (my twice delayed retirement celebration) and am stressing out over what to bring. However, we are making a stop in Cologne, Germany so I will likely pick up additional options along the way!
OOOHHH!! MaggieCat! I hope you have a brilliant time.
Love Rouge Saray and G. Mademoiselle! Have a wonderful trip!
I thunked my Rouge Saray and now I’m definitely thinking FB.
My big trip this week was going to South Beverly to sample some pastries at an event hosted by your friend Mayor Lili Bosse, Portia. I was wearing Alvarez Gomez, which has rocketed to the top of the list of easybreezy default scents. This weekend is the Art Show in the park, back after a couple years Covid absence. I’ll run through it and say “Hi” to my friends at the Historical Society booth and diss art I cannot afford. (I know, cheap AND judgmental, how DOES he stay single?)
HA! Tom, if I was in town we could have done the art dissing together and laughed a lot.
Please tell Mayor Lili that we remember her fondly next time you see her.
A well thought out array of scents, Portia! But be careful, okay? Moron snake-handler just got bitten (and died) fooling around with a cobra down in Tasmania. Seriously!? Fooling. Around. With. A. Cobra. Who does that? He’d been called in to dispatch 2, did the one then decided to ‘play’ with the 2nd to entertain the population. Got him in the mouth and finger. Antivenin couldn’t save him. Snek: 1 Handler: 0
You knows I gets ALLL the Snek News!
WOW! How come you know this grizzly gruesome Cobra story and I’ve no idea Musette?
I have a subscription to Venomous Snek News. Professional Courtesy, don’tchaknow 😉
Love your scented plans! I love Eau de Merveilles when I want that low level scentedness, and I enjoy its mineral, unisex aspect. Guerlain Mademoiselle is a huge favorite of mine. I love the iris marshmallow combination. The other scents sound like winners too. Love rose and neroli. Have a grand trip!
We snap quite often in perfume tastes. I wonder if we are scent twins? Have we discussed this before?
Not sure we’ve discussed it, but I totally agree. Our tastes run parallel sometimes. 🙂
Enjoy your trip. That harbour looks so hauntingly beautiful.
We’re off for a few nights away in the kennelvan shortly. The Hope Valley in the Derbyshire Peak District. The weather will be wet so waterproof boots & jackets are a must. Mr Jarvis Cocka-Poo will be wearing his new raincoat or Equafleece. He doesn’t do wet/cold/windy or other inclement conditions.
Kennelvan fragrances? L’Occitane Verbena always goes with me & often that’s all I take. No thought needed just crisp, citrusy happiness in a bottle
I went to Peoria. Does that count? I wore No5. I’m sure the folks at the grocery store loved it!
Have a great time and can you get Mr Jarvis Cocka-Poo to explain to Joe the Lab that wearing a jacket in inclement weather is actually a smart thing to do?
You know, I have a L’Occitane Verbana travel shower gel that I very nearly packed. It’s a perfect day starter or finisher.
Good luck on your rainy adventure.
Waves hi to your pup!
Ooooh, small holiday. Enjoy. Sounds like an interesting mix of decants. I tried the Diptyque ages ago but recall it wasn’t for me. Am very curious, given your description, about the Guerlain. Love me some marshmallow. Will have to seek that out. Have a wonderful time and hope you finish the LL Neroli.
It’s 4am here and I’m up, bathed, packed and ready for our 4.30am departure to the airport. After last months debacle of trains and missing my flight we are not taking any chances this time. We will get to the airport an hour and a half early then sit in the lounge and drink coffee.