Hello, Poppets!

It’s me.  Daph.  Isn’t it delightful to be back here!    I spent the weekend pondering which two new colors to dye my hair, and whether I should buy another yacht, but mostly I yearned, positively yearned for my sweet darlings on the Posse.

We seem to have developed an unattractive case of the text glitches, but I’m sure there’s medication available for that.  We’re working on it.  Speaking of medication, naughty March was out rather late last night watching the Fourth of July fireworks in her neighborhood …. yes, it’s true.   They gain their independence and what then?  Why, they move their Independence Day fireworks to 29 June, that’s what they do!  Because it’s more convenient.  How deliciously …. American.

At any rate, March is now locked in her laundry room, sniffing her attars (sounds dirty when I say it, doesn’t it?) and resisting the temptation to duct-tape her children to the roof of a passing mail truck.  In the meantime, our lovely blogmistress Patty is once again unable (!) to access her own blog!   I’d love to hear from any of you around the country …. can you see me?  Hear me?   (You can’t touch me.  Sorry.)   I have … I think … 26 or 27 emails sitting here between Patty and the blog-fixers, teasing me with their silly little techno-speak.  CPU and cms and propagation and so forth.  I think I’ll go paint my nails and have the Bentley washed.  Hopefully we’ll have a post up tomorrow.  Until then …. cheers!

  • rockinruby says:

    Nice work, March. Glad someone let you out of the laundry room. :d

  • rockinruby says:

    Yay! You’re back!

    Ok, new game. Everyone post, and it’s March’s job to immediately post the appropriate emoticon for the preceding post.

    Can we get someone to swing by and let her out of the laundry room so she can pee, get a cup of coffee, and settle in with her laptop?? You know, so she can be at her emoticon-granting station all day?

  • mary says:

    Hi March! I can see you great. Daphne too. I applied my little sample of Daphne one night during this camping trip, and have to say, that was the one night I had no new mosquito bites. There you have it. Powerful stuff. Here’s hoping Patty ois back with emoticons and all, soon!!\:d/:x:-?

    • March says:

      CdG Daphne would kill every insect, crawling or flying, in a five-mile radius. I have no doubt of it. :)>-

  • Adrianna says:

    Hi March, Do Organza Indecence original in falling over bottle and Organza Indecence Les Parfums Mythiques smell the same? Some people are saying not much difference, others say huge difference. Please help! Adrianna

    • March says:

      I mentioned this in my Paris post! To my nose, the Mythiques smelled a bit more sandalwoody (in a VERY nice way, not too sweet) for the first 45 mins or so, then they smelled essentially the same, including the longevity and sillage.

      Someone else pointed out in a separate discussion (Something seems Different, from a few days ago) and I think it’s true — our bottles age and macerate. Maybe older OI smells different because it’s been sitting around for 7 years fermenting, ya know? The new one smelled *just* as delicious to me. Hope that helps.

      • Adrianna says:

        Thank you for such a fast reply, you are amazing! People are saying the same thing about the new Chaos, not the same, not the same. I don’t know what to think. My husband says it’s in thei heads. I can’t smell the perfume because not sold here, but will get a friend to buy me a bottle of each from Harrods anyway on the way home and I will see for myself.

        • March says:

          The problem I have with the old Chaos is the top notes are starting to go seriously off. Very nail varnish. Kind of a bummer if you’ve paid $300 for a bottle.

          Here, let me drive you crazy: if you LIKE Chaos, and you want to try a really excellent dupe (I mean seriously, I think it’s more equivalent than new Chaos) the Long Lost Perfumes’ Anarchy is great … dammit, I can’t find it on their site! Did they D/C Anarchy?!?

          • Adrianna says:

            Hi March, Have you tried Donna Karan Essence Wenge and Labdanum?? If I am to buy them, it will have to be without sampling them first and there is very little feedback about them on the net. Also, I have never tried Choas, but really want a bottle. Is it much different from Black Cashmere? I really like BC.

          • March says:

            Let’s see. I think they’re lovely, I have a small set of four (?) – wenge, labdanum, jasmine (which is nice and ripe) and the other one.

            I *think* if you go back and look at reviews — people like them but when they first came out the bottles were quite expensive? Aspirational pricing. I’m winging it here, but for some reason I’m thinking they were reissued/bottles smaller or whatever at a more reasonable price point. If you can get them at a price that doesn’t make you gag, and you like wenge and labdanum as notes, go for it. Chaos is lighter, sweeter and more floral than Black Cashmere, and it’s difficult for me to resist recommending it, since Chaos is one of my earliest holy-cow commitments to niche perfumery, if that makes sense.

  • Kate says:

    Oh I missed you so much! :(( I don’t need no stinkin’ emoticons but I hope they work. :d

  • Thanna says:

    And so glad that my gravatar isn’t a zombie alligator thingy!

  • Thanna says:

    So glad the Posse is back!!!!

  • mals86 says:

    I considered the possibility of duct-taping the boys to one of the tractors (my teenager has been out of the house, and out of my hair, all day at her PE-class-camp thingy). However, my mother came to the rescue, and this week the boys are at Camp Nana. I may be certifiably insane by the end of the summer, trying to come up with things for them to do…

  • Madea says:

    Daphne, darling,

    Duct tape is really very vulgar, and never seen in superior sorts of places these days. The monde has moved on to painter’s tape. I shall send Dobby over with some post haste (House elves are so much less fuss, wouldn’t you say, than human help?)

    Anyway, I found Palome Picasso EdT today in TJ Maxx. I was simply too thrilled. I see your post loud and clear, and hope all is well soon.

    Madea, Countess Nonesuch.=))

  • donanicola says:

    Daphers darling so pleased to hear through you that all is not lost in Posse land. Along with about 5 thousand others I was feeling bereft. Fireworks are wonderful anytime – oooh that smell!

  • Tamara*J says:

    Ok I’m back from checkin out the antique mall,
    I thought I’d share what I found.
    If anybody wants to jump in and comment about them feel free.
    BTW I’m 34 and didn’t know my grandmothers and my own mama hates perfume so none of these are familier at all to my nose , not to mention , different eras in these fragrances, I have no idea but they smelled legit to me.
    Strong, heady and used to grace someones’s dresser long ago..
    Here’s what I came across –

    Lucien Lelong Indiscret Cologne (in a huge bottle)

    Chypre Ivel perfume

    Versace Blonde Cologne

    Paris Girl Narcissus

    Rue de L’amour by Vivian

    Janene eau de parfum

    Radio Girl

    1870 Borsari

    Le No.1 Rallet

    and I found a cute Chanel mini set with No.5,Coco, No.19,Allure,and No.22 I think?
    Very nice but I’m not really a Chanel girl though I do like No.19.

    ok my comp. is acting up but there you go, I wished somebody was there to search with me.. that was only one antique mall. There are alot of shops in my town. Be well everyone<3

    • mals86 says:

      Radio Girl sounds sort of cool. Indiscret is great if you don’t mind balsamic notes (veeeerrry iffy on me) – a real Woman Perfume.

      And I’d bet somebody would take that Chanel set off your hands if you don’t have any use for it. Your antique shops are way better than mine.

      • Tamara*J says:

        Oh my gosh , thank you for saying something Mals. I was beginning to think – did I come across god awful fum or what ?
        Nobody can say anything about these?
        It had me wondering…
        Radio Girl is in a tiny mini with a lil’ pic of what looks like a ol’ time flight attendent and yes Indiscret was hhhmmmm for lack of a better word – UHOH!

        And I think that’s where all the rum went.

        It smelled like Amaratto to me or worse.

        Woman perfume indeed! I am woman , hear me rooooooooooooar!

        I haven’t even gone all up and down my street yet so we’ll see tomorrow what will turn up, it’s supposed to rain AGAIN.

        And I couldn’t get the Chanel, it was 72 bucks and I want my Une Rose Chypree remember?
        “As God as my witness, I’ll never smell anything again!”

        until I have it.

  • Dusan says:

    Hurrah! This has positively warmed the cockles of my heart. And not just my cockles, it appears. I think I gotta go play with my attars… :”>

    P.S. on a less smutty note, I’ve been having problems loading the page on my cell. It seems the Posse’s still forbidden403 in the mobile webs. :-s

  • sweetlife says:

    Well HelLO Daph, darling. SO nice to see you back. If you have a moment, could you please tell March that I have been sniffing my attars, too, and that I would like to give her a huge thank you for leading me to the Saffron (Oh. My. God.) but that she can have my Majmua, or Mejmua or whatever it is. And that I can’t tell her what it smells like to me or she won’t like it anymore…


  • sunnlitt says:

    I very seldom comment, but I read this blog EVERY day. And, I missed it!!! I missed the review and the comments that followed.

    So glad that you’re back!!

  • Olfacta says:

    I had visions of hair-tearing, which is what I do when confronted with glitches and geeks.

    Welcome back!

    • March says:

      Dang, that is one hair-tairing gravatar you have there!

    • carter says:

      Wot the he-yull iz that thang up there??? You have the most disturbing gravatar yet. I think you should win a sample or something…

      • carter says:

        Ha-ha, March! You and I both were stunned right back into our Old Verginnie accents at the same time on that one! I must have been typing just as you were posting.

  • Catherine says:

    I SEE you! (Channeling the Lord of the Rings voice….)


  • Francesca says:

    Oh, nooo, not the emoticons!!!

  • Francesca says:

    I can see you here in Soho, too :x

  • Ann N. says:

    BTW, speaking of July 4th, our fireworks are on Saturday, July 3. So if we played our cards right, we could see fireworks every night from June 29 to July 5!!

  • Ann N. says:

    Hooray, the Posse’s back in the saddle!! Was having pretty severe withdrawal symptoms there for a while. Hope all is going well, March -er … Daphne. Everybody play nice (yes, even with the kids, too — remember, they’ll be picking your nursing home)… :)

  • Louise says:

    Ah, life is getting back to, um normal :x

    What did I do this time?

    Welcome back, Daph-will March be available to play soon \:d/

    • March says:

      Oh, I don’t know. Nothing much. I tend to assume it’s your fault. :*

      If I’m still sane next week let’s get together. :o)

      • Louise says:

        Sounds good-though not sure about that “sane” part.

        Kin I please have some emos? I’m feeling quite dull w/out them.

        (little clown face inserted here)

  • Rappleyea says:

    Daphne – I’m so glad that your were able to pick the lock and let us all in! Now, please free March and quit being mean to Patty and let her back in as well. Play nice… [-x

  • Tamara*J says:

    Ello’ Govahnah!

    Yes we see you and we miss you.
    God I realize how much I love PP and when I can’t see the page, it makes me feel lonely for you all.

    I’m off to go check out the antigue malls and shops in my small town to see if I can score any lovely vintage jus <3
    Come back to us full on soon!

    In the meantime "Where has all the rum gone???????????"

    Love, T

    • March says:

      Well, the rum’s not in the Vamp. Just the rootbeer.

    • mals86 says:

      The rum is probably all in the Havana Vanille… which I have “hidden” sortanotreally in the Off Season Perfume Cabinet. Which smells really heavenly, which means something’s probably not capped tightly.

      But I don’t care. Finding/fixing would mean the cabinet wouldn’t smell as nice.

  • minette says:

    hey, you guys. the posse site was totally down for two days, with a scary message that said something like “if you’re owner of this blog, please contact… ”

    i’m an optimist, so i checked again today, and voila, here you are. hope the cyber-gremlins take a spaceship off the planet.

  • Tiara says:

    I know summer can be stressful, Daphne, but listen to me…put down the duct tape! Big no-no.

    Have the chauffeur wash the Bentley and tell him/her the children must be allowed to help!

    Perhaps our independence is so awesome we need to spread out the celebrations–our 4th of July fireworks are on July 5th.

    Srsly, nice to see a blog entry again vs. FORBIDDEN!

  • I can see you too, both of your heads!

  • Nava says:

    Umm…Daph – you need to let March out of the laundry room. Lord Geek is concerned. :d

  • kathleen says:

    Yes, ma’am, I can see you. Welcome back

  • carter says:

    I feel you, Darch, darling. Welcome back and step away from the duct tape.

  • karin says:

    WELCOME BAAAACCK PP!!! We missed you much!!! XOXO

  • Elizabeth says:

    Sweet to hear from you Daphne! How is your pretty little self? I was having terrible Posse Withdrawal Symptoms so thanks for coming to the rescue. :x

  • Tara says:

    Hurray you are back!!

    SOTD: Michael by Michael Kors…I knew it was going to be a helluva day at work…so I wore a helluva a fragrance…..

    You know how it is Daphne, the day before you go on vacation you have to finish your old work and new work and leave everything in order so people can find things in your absence…but then again Daphne, Do you work? I mean really work, like the stressful, I need the money to pay my bills work? Oh, I forgot you’re an heiress. I want to be one of those!!!!

  • HikerChick says:

    Coming through loud-n-clear in NH! Breathed a mighty sigh of relief once I saw that I was no longer forbidden to access the Posse!

    Am pulling weeds today, a chore which naturally lends itself to CB I Am A Dandelion. Maybe we should all switch to a kick-a** sillage monster to fight off the terrible Glitch Monster. I’m thinking a flourishing overspritzing of Femme might do the trick…

  • HemlockSillage says:

    Halleluja! The Posse is *back*! Glad to se the site up and running again. . . Hope all the evil computer glitches get smoothed out, so the community can come back together. I’ve missed the posts and the commenters.

    SOTD: FM Iris Poudre, my mom’s new purchase. . .I led her down the rabbit hole, and we split FM Parfum de Therese and Iris Poudre, each keeping 2 of our favorite, and trading the third. Be well.

  • Aparatchick says:

    I can see you, March .. umm .. Daphne! Hooray! Now if we can just Patty back on her own blog, life will be divine.

    • March says:

      Okay, can I just say? Bless the guy’s heart who is fixing the blog, he called Nava and said, WHO IS THIS DAPHNE?!? He thought we’d been hacked.

      Okay …. emoticon test. Three … two … one …