We may be filled with despair, but we smell utterly divine. It’s the Lovely Friendly Perfumistas - thread 23. All welcome!(999 Posts)
Thread 23 - everyone welcome to join us for fragrant, friendly chat. Previous thread here: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/3611235-The-lovely-friendly-perfumistas-are-riding-the-Freeway-towards-summer-dreaming-of-being-Bronze-Goddesses-while-sadly-still-huddling-By-The-Fireplace-Join-us-for-thread-number-22
Hoooo - loved your haiku on the Brexit thread
Thanks for the new thread Judy. Good move to check cupboards before laying down stocks. As previously offered, if anyone needs kidney beans at any point in the next 5 years please PM me. I also discovered no less than 8 Christmas Puddings (some homemade), but I will be hanging onto these to provide cheer in the event of an actual ZA. (You made me laugh out loud Floof ).
(The great thing about Xmas pud (if like me you don't own a microwave) is that it takes sooo long to cook it deters casual snacking. Unfortunately the other sweet items from my stash appear to have been eaten already...).
I am worried about the HRT situation...and never mind the zombies, hope someone has done the impact assessment on abruptly depriving a huge cohort of women oestrogen...
Anyway, on a more positive note, I have accumulated enough perfume over the last few years to be pretty confident I will smell lovely right up to the collapse of civilization. .
Maud - you have me well and truly sussed. MB India is a spectacular hit too! I convinced myself there was some cinnamon lurking as at points it reminds me of Fendi Asja and Halston Z14 (as well 80s Cuticura foot powder and Tyrozet throat lozenges. This is good as I love that medicated smell - not sure what's producing it here - presumably the resins/aromatics?). Also really love the dirty jasmine note.
Interesting to smell your India alongside Nuits Indiennes. Side by side the differences leap out - and the vanilla/cedar accord in NI suddenly smells a lot like Hyperbole? Both big on ylang, amber and resins though.
God, I LOVE Christmas pudding, mrsM! DP hates it, plus mince pies, so I never get it. He and I are so well-matched on so many things, but his raisin aversion is a killer.
Desert Island food stuff Judy . Have perpetual yearning to smell like one too, but have never quite found something that hits the exact spot.
A few years ago M&S did stollen cookies as their Christmas biscuit. They were the best thing ever, and when they were reduced on Boxing Day DP bought up all the stocks for me. They lasted until July. I so wish they would bring them back, and get excited every year just in case. (Obviously they never will.)
Glad you're enjoying India! But OMG re: Tyrozets....maybe that's what I didn't get on with - I loathe those little suckers!
(Hope you don't mind that I passed it on, teta, but I had a sneaky feeling that MrsM would really appreciate it )
Perhaps we should include Christmas pud in the
world's most complex Venn diagram; I am a big fan. Captured by Candlelight is a pretty good Xmas pud 'fume...although it needs a bit more 'just snuffed-out candle smoke' imo.
I wouldn't wedge a door open with one 🤢
Glad you liked my poetry maud 😀
2 grocery orders arrived today.
Amazon pantry order coming tomorrow...
I don't want to thinking about this shit.
I want to be wafting about in a housecoat and turban smelling marvellous...
hoooo you can come here and have Christmas with DP. I haven’t forgotten your decant, btw, just been mad busy with the first week of teaching. On Tuesday it was 3pm before I got to go for a wee.
Don't worry judy no rush x
I don't actually like much xmas food...not fussed on Turkey, loathe xmas pud, mince pies, marzipan (which I like to call Satan's playdough) and fruit cake....
I DO like Brussels sprouts though 😀
They sound good Judy. I'd sign a petition...
Maud - new set needed, agreed! Hope the very much missed Pest is somewhere out there groaning at the complexity (unless I have spectacularly missed a NC?).
Nearest I get is CbyC layered with Participe Passe.
Hooo - sounds like you'll be well set this Christmas when sprouts may just be the only thing in abundant supply . No marzipan...so how do you feel about heliotrope?
I really fancy a turban (and smoking jacket).
Body - apologies - I need to get on the case. Will you PM your address please?
Tbh I struggle with it.
Anything remotely almondy is a no no. Iris can be tricky for me too.
Ditto anniseed and coconut. Vom tastic 🤢
Thank you for the new thread and wonderful title, Judy.
I love MB India too, Maud! I greatly regret not having bought another bottle actually. I had been leaving it for the autumn chill but you've convinced me that I might need to get it out again now...
SOTD was Midnight in the Palace Garden. I can't tell anyone in real life but my DSis and her DP got engaged while we were on holiday, and I'm wondering if I can find her some really nice perfume for the event! She smells great in my beloved Chloe EDP Intense, which stopped smelling nice on me after I had children.
The only thing better than Christmas pud is mince pies! My favourite foodstuff. I start buying Xmas food items from September and putting them away (Christmas prepping ) but I can't buy mince pies as I just eat them all immediately
This talk is starting to remind me of Christmas perfumes!! Opium anyone? <happy sigh> The weather definitely seems to be changing to Autumn here, I'm wondering if it's too soon for tights and boots... On that note, in my winter clothes storage bags I actually do have a turban and a long velvet housecoat. The turban is strictly indoor wear only my house is cold and my ears get cold with no hair to cover them! I always think I need a cigarette in a long holder to match
even though I don't smoke
Maud I've been meaning to ask you for ages, on that note, your user name is from Possession? I've not read that for years! Does she wear a green turban?
SOTD yesterday was a £5 Milton Lloyd jobbie meant to be a dupe of Chanel No. 5 apparently. I swear it comes out in a grey cloud and reeks of bathroom cleaner, but if you wait 5 hours the very end of the drydown is lovely Shame you can't bloody scrub it off in the meantime.
SOTD is Shay Blood Orange. I like this. Very elegant.
(I love the thought of us all waiting in for deliveries to stock up our Apocalypse supplies, whilst smelling gorgeous and wearing smoking jackets!)
It is, Floofy! When Roland first meets Maud, she is described as 'dressed with unusual coherence for an academic', which always tickled me, and is wearing green, white and 'a turban of peacock-feathered painted silk'...which I have always visualised as a rich, deep green. I love Possession and, weirdly, can even recite some of Christabel's poetry (not that I ever need to!) For some reason it's a book that has stuck with me for a long, long time; I love Byatt's writing.
Now you're talking!
(I include autumn/winter scents generally)
Mmm replica by the fireplace
4160 tuesdays amberama
4160 tuesdays amber mambo
4160 tuesdays mrsgloss outdoors
4160 tuesdays mrsgloss indoors
Estee lauder knowing
Estee Lauder cinnabar
Estee lauder modern muse nuit
AT incense extreme
Avon soft musk delice (try this gourmand lovers!)
Avon mesmerize for her
Z&V this is her
HdeP Ambre 114
LDeP ambre extreme
No perfume yet today but likely will be sexiest scent for the evening as I need comfort, and this makes me feel safe.
Not been here for a while but Primark have a nice almost dupe for Pamplelune, Grapefruit and Neroli. Its edp too so much longer lasting. I tried but didn't buy but I'll be getting it next time I'm in.
SOTD MG Lemon. Now in pyjamas and Mitsouko.
I’m not sure this will be anyone’s cup of tea, but I LOVE Tatty Devine, and this from the newly launched collection made me think of you all. I might get DP to bring it back from London when he’s there for the cricket in a couple of weeks <gasp> instead of perfume.
Haha, love it judy Buy it and think of us whenever you wear it.
Wearing Nuits Indiennes today - lovely stuff. Fabulous tonka, heliotrope and balsam - right up my boulevard. I was interested to see that the nose is Nathalie Feisthauer who was also responsible for ELd'O Putain des Palaces and Hermes Eau des Merveilles, both of which I really enjoy. (However it does also seem that she's been in charge of some proper stinkers as well...)
Hello Auld - nice to see you.
Do it Judy - it's fab.
You could mark on the lovely Perfumista sets with a sharpie
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