Jet lag

I’m going to beg off today on a post, and my apologies.  Traveling back always takes a lot more out of me than I think it will, and I can barely keep my poor eyes open.

I do promise pictures of the scarves on Tuesday!

What perfumes perk you up when you are just dog tired? Or can perfume even do that?

  • HemlockSillage says:

    Heeley’s Esprit du Tigre is my go to scent when I’m tired but have to keep going, regardless. The mint and menthol up top give me a lift, and the cardamom, cinnamon spices in the base make it a comforting smell. I love it! Or you could grab a tin of tiger balm, but that burns! Rest well.

  • Linda says:

    Ebba By Sand. The little bit of mint in it wakes me up, and it’s not too intense for a pick-me-up. Or Sonoma Scent Studio’s Champagne de Bois — its citrusy dryness is always bracing.

  • Musette says:

    What Tammy Said. Though sometimes I have to just power through (like right now). I’m finding Marc Jacobs Lemon works just fine. Guerlain Vetiver (the original) or l’Imperiale.

    Cartier Brillante is def an eye-opener. A bit more demanding than the Jacobs. Not as ‘nice’ as the Guerlains. Kinda bitchy in the drydown, if you are incorrectly dressed and/or insufficiently appreciative.

    go get some sleep!

    xoxo >-)

    ps. did you buy a handbag? or three? You know I am all about the handbags!

    • tammy says:

      Which reminds me I am WELL overdue in thanking you for mentioning Agraria Bitter Orange…your comparison to Constant Comment, which I love, intrigued me enough to get a sample vial. LOVE it!

      It’s wearing very well in the heat, and I loved it in the winter, as well.

      • Musette says:

        That stuff is killah, innit? I just talked with them (via email) – they are OUT of it (insert ‘waaah!!!!’ emoticon here) but should have it back in stock in the next month or so. I’m down to a few mls, parsing it out….

        …hanging on…

        …btw, doyou know that I have never even considered it for winter? Isn’t that weird? I think it’s because I always think of Constant Comment in iced form. I’mo try it for Christmas!


  • tammy says:

    Nothing in this world (or any other, for that matter) can keep me awake when I am sleepy; you go get you some sleep!

  • Louise says:

    Get your Zzzzzzs!

    Anisia Bella from the fridge gets me going-to the coffee pot ; )

    • carter says:

      Do you think it would work well enough to prevent me from putting dog kibble in there instead of coffee?

  • ScentRed says:

    I definitely believe in the perk me up powers of fragrance.

    Perk me up on a cold winter day – Bois des Iles
    Perk me up on a sweltering day – Bigarade Concentree or L’Eau de Sud
    Perk me up on a cold rainy day – DK Gold
    Perk me up on a warm/hot rainy day – TCD Bois D’Iris
    Perk me up, I’m bored – Creed Acqua Fiorentina, L’Artisan Piment Brulent, Tocca Bianca

    Hope some rest and a good spritzing will help you feel more like yourself :-)

  • Ruanne says:

    An icy cold spritz of Jean Nate down the front of my shirt is what I reach for around 4:00 in the afternoon these days. That or Tea Rose (probably because it reminds me of waking up bright eyed and bushy tailed in 9th grade.) Hey-I just had an idea. I’m going to go put my Tea Rose in the fridge.

  • karin says:

    Welcome back, Patty! Looking forward to your trip report. :-)

    Frivolous, fun scents that make you smile *might* keep you awake when you’re tired. Juicy Couture always makes me happy. And I haven’t worn it in awhile, but Nanette Lepore in the pink bottle does the same.

  • Todd T says:

    Well I have Guerlain’s Vetiver Body wash, its an eye opener. Then a spritz of Vetiver once out of shower. Awake for atleast a couple of more hours.

  • Fiordiligi says:

    Glad you got home safely! Don’t worry about posting until you have caught up on sleep (I can say that as I’ve seen some of the scarves….).

    A good dose of vintage Mitsy will be just what the doc ordered!

  • dissed says:

    You don’t need perfume, you need 12 uninterrupted hours.

    Iris Silver Mist is good when I need to focus. Nothing helps when I’m that tired.

  • Ninara Poll says:

    *hugs* Rest well!


  • carlene says:

    Ah, the perfume of my first cup of coffee in the morning. Then, a nice big shot of fresh air. And maybe something green and/or citrusy, like Papyrus de Ciane or that Sisley Eau De Campagne.

    Or…a nap?

  • mals86 says:


    Um. Sorry. I’ll try to control myself.

    No. 19 always seems to give me some added backbone when necessary, and I would think it would help me, at least to some degree, with alertness.

    • carter says:

      Ha! I’m just getting here and read this. I was really dragging today and put on some #19 and posted to FB that I had done that and wasn’t sure why. Now I guess I know!