How exclusive can we go?

You’re all going to kill me.   For two reasons.

1. I snapped up a 1/4 ounce SIP bottle of Dimanche from Strange Invisible Perfumes.  Notes of orange, Iris, rose, honey, amber & cocoa.  Limited to like 20 bottles, I’m sure all of which are gone, and I have no idea if they’ll refill my bottle even if I beg.  If you don’t care for Strange Invisible Perfumes normally, this one likely won’t register for you as the breaker in the mold – it is definitely SIP’esque –  but if you are a fan, it is really gorgeous.  There’s a sharpish feel that I normally get with SIP perfumes that is present here, but the honey and cocoa are so perfectly blended with the iris, it  fairly soars, and then settles out with honeyed hay rolling around (I know, right?!  Not expecting that).  I wouldn’t call this a gourmand at all, those notes just aren’t used that way and aren’t sweet.  Maybe they’ll make more if you ask for it?  Well, I’m hoping.  It was $310 for a bottle.  Sample came from my own purchased bottle.

2.  Brain-dead week. I’m in the middle of a 33-day nutrition and exercise program that is great, but in the middle of this is a cleanse, which I’m in the middle of as well, and toxins are leaving and kinda ground me up for a day. Much better today than yesterday.  But have also been doing training all this week and sending my brain out in chunks.  Energy laggeth still from long days and not very much creativity, so my apologies!

Thanks, all, for all the lovely comments on Tuesday about enabling.  It was a super-long work day for me that started at 5 a.m. and ended about 11 p.m., and I really wanted to play in comments, but just had no time to do it. xoxox

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  • Mike says:

    Just keep motivated and you be doing great! The rare bottles you picked up sound amazing…now if only someone could duplicate them to a fragrance or scent very very close 🙂

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  • DJ says:

    I know how you feel. I have been having acu-pressure massages and they are releasing years of crap into my system and it is draining me. seriously. just finished a 6 week ‘boot camp’…

    went and sniffed some stuff at the local crappy dept store for a perk up on this rainy day. I chose to spray some Kenzo Amour on my arm. Usually vanilla hates me, but this is ok. Not very exclusive, though hahaha.

    Honey notes don’t work on me. I love L’eau d’hiver, but it goes yuck on me a bit quickly. Love smelling it on others.

    I can’t offer anything exclusive. I live vicariously through your collections! 🙂

    • Patty says:

      Oh, yikes! I’m doing acupuncture at the same time, which isn’t exactly making it easier. What kind of boot camp?

      Sniffing this was a really nice pick-me up! Tomorrow is a white orchid facial, lemongrass body scrub and massage, which I just need so badly at this point.

      Hey, go pamper yourself!

  • Ooh, this sounds nice. I love the cocoa note in PG Brulure de Rose and I love Magazine Street and L’Invisible, and I love iris and orange and honey generally in perfumes, so I reckon this one has all the qualities needed to be a hopeless lemming.


  • Musette says:

    I am humbled and envious as hell. Not on the SIP, none of which have ever moved me overmuch (thank Floyd) but on the cleanse/workout, etc – I wish I had your willpower. I am battling through some incredible fatigue/ennui/anxiety thing and it’s all I can do to get through 4 loads of laundry every other day. The roads are clear now so I can get back to my walks – it’s the only thing that seems to work. Maybe a cleanse?

    xoxo >-)

    • kathleen says:

      Have you tried yoga? It helps me, when I’m feeling like that.

      • Karen G says:

        Big second on the yoga. And lots of sleep, if you’re not already suffering from insomnia due to the anxiety thing.

        I don’t understand cleanses. If you are feeling like crap, why do something that makes you feel more crappy? If you don’t smoke, don’t drink to excess or have liver disease then your body should be able to flush toxins just fine on it’s own.

        Getting back to perfume: another scent that has cocoa and iris which I love is Dior Homme. I can’t decide whether I like it better on me or my husband. 🙂

        • Patty says:

          The cleanse we do is eliminating some problem foods from the diet for 10 days to see if other problems clear up. So we take out gluten, soy and dairy, the most common digestive problem foods. For some people, problems that have been ailing them for years digestively clear up, and they know they’ve got a sensitivity. So it’s not a bad thing to do. I have a great digestive system most of the time, but it was interesting to feel the effects of taking out all of my “energy” foods that I use as a crutch to fuel during the day. They go, and your body has to start using everything else. The cleanse after-burners kicked in today, so I finally feel great again, and getting the toxins out does make you feel like crap sometimes for a few days early on. But it’s all good!

          I adore Dior Homme too. I could sniff that all day long and be such a happy, happy girl. 🙂

    • Patty says:

      You know, the cleanse helps you figure out if any food is your problem. You can just try eliminating gluten for like a week, see if you feel better. If no, try eliminating soy. If not, try eliminating dairy or caffeine or sugar. Since I’ve been eating much more clean with whole foods and very few processed foods, I feel so much better, not sluggish, lighter inside. I never really believed that that made a big difference, but, you know, it does.

      • Musette says:

        I totally get it and think it’s good – I’m just a Lazy l-)

        if I had any sense I would cut out sugar. well, now I wouldn’t…but I would cut it down a tad. I always feel better when I cut the carbs down.

        xo >-)

  • kathleen says:

    You’re right, dead jealous. Not of the “boot camp”, mind you, I’ve done that, it isn’t any fun. I am a big fan of SIP. Persica is my favorite. I didn’t care for Fire and Cream, but the sound of Dimanche got my nose a twitching. Still, $310 unsniffed? I’m not that daring.

    • Patty says:

      It’s not reallly boot camp. I’ve done that too. This is pretty all encompassing.

      It is really pricing, and I didn’t even ask if I could get more. I should have, huh?

  • Sara K says:

    That SIP sounds good….

    • Patty says:

      It is. I don’t know that it’s worth that price and exclusivity. Is anything? Those things are hard to write about for that reason, but I decided to just not pass judgment on pricing, etc., but just put it out there for people to decide for themselves.

      I’m a major SIP fan.

  • violetnoir says:

    Ooh, woman–Whatever it is you are doing–fitness, yoga, cleanse, etc.–You are looking HOT! I see that facebook photo, and–Wow! Just don’t drain yourself doing too much of it, okay?

    Well, I have been super busy, too, so I did not comment on the enabling post. However, now that I am here, I need to tell you that your sharing/enabling/raving/swooning caused me to stumble upon my most favorite fragrance ever. And, boy did I cough up the bucks for it, but I have no regrets whatsoever. Ready? You turned me on to the big D…Doblis. I will always cherish it, and I thank you.

    Good thing I am not crazy about SIP (even though I admire Alexandra),because your taste is flawless, but I would go broke trying to keep up, lol!


    • Patty says:

      The reason I wound up in decanting was to pay for my perfume collection! 🙂

      I really feel great in every way, which is even better.

      Sorry about that Doblis. Well, no, I’m not. My sister sniffed this SIP and first said, ew, and then fell in love.I had to confirm that hay in the bottom because I wasn’t expecting it and kept thinking I must be smelling some leftover something, even though I tried it fresh from the shower.