The Lovely Friendly Perfumistas may not be going anywhere, but they still smell AMAZING! It’s thread 26!

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Judystilldreamsofhorses Thu 14-May-20 20:39:30

Join us for fragrant chat. We’re a broad church! Old thread here:

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yoikes Thu 14-May-20 20:44:19

Hello smelly ones!

MrsPerks Thu 14-May-20 21:28:22

Thank you Judy!

Today's Calendar daffodil entry is finally up.

Boglins Thu 14-May-20 23:39:49

Thanks Judy!

Ah, MrsM, you write so beautifully and I'm always so in awe of your knowledge! Do you write for a living?

My review for tomorrow is on as I wanted to get it written early again, having now read MrsM's I feel like I've underachieved somewhat! grin As it's late and I'm tired, I'm afraid you're stuck with it though!

PearsMorgan Fri 15-May-20 09:19:04

Thanks Judy and funny you mention church I am in SOTD Goutal Encens Flamboyant which is nothing if not churchy. Makes me think of Spain for some reason.

Judystilldreamsofhorses Fri 15-May-20 10:08:17

SOTD TF Soleil Blanc. It was sunny when I put it on, but now it's raining and not sunny. I'll probably have a bath after work and put something else on.

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yoikes Fri 15-May-20 10:11:29

It's our 21st wedding anniversary today...

So I'm going to wear avon nightmusk which is what I wore when we met and on our wedding day smile

Lotsofpots Fri 15-May-20 10:24:37

Hello all. I'm off to see my parents for the first time in two months. I'm going to sit in their garden with them and have a bacon sandwich and champagne as it's my birthday and I don't give a shit about the ridiculous, incoherent rules that benefit the privileged any more. I will see BOTH of my parents and stick my finger up at Boris while I do so.

I'm wearing JM velvet rose and oudh as it makes me feel special but somehow it doesn't feel quite right.

My kids are still in nursery as we're both key workers who can't work from home so 1st June is meaningless to us. I have some sympathy with teachers but have also been having to commute into work every day throughout this, so maybe have shorter shrift than I should (reminder pots: BE MORE EMPATHETIC).

yoikes Fri 15-May-20 11:38:37

Dh took the kids the to see pil on their garden on weds...don't understand how it's ok to go to b and q with strangers but not see family who have not left the house for 2 months....

FloraMacDonald Fri 15-May-20 12:30:43

I'd love to see my folks, even from 2 metres away! Unfortunately, they live 450 miles away and I have 2 DC, so the logistics are too difficult.

KaliforniaDreamz Fri 15-May-20 12:42:39

Morning all

so bored of making food and clearing up and chivvying kids along with online learning. i know i know, persepctive, but it is doing my head in

Lots happy bithday darling x


yoikes Fri 15-May-20 12:58:39

Happy birthday lots

Boglins Fri 15-May-20 14:18:40

Happy birthday lots and I don't blame you one bit, enjoy your birthday party! I'm wearing Velvet Rose and Oudh too in your honour! One of my favourites!

Yoikes, because seeing family doesn't benefit the economy at this point!

I feel your pain Kali, I'm so fed up of everything now!

MrsPerks Fri 15-May-20 22:45:29

Happy birthday Pots!

I enjoyed your review Boglins - and am very attracted to the the notes in Woody. I see they do a discovery box... (You are very kind, but no, the only sort of writing I do in my job is dull and technical - hence the purple prose when I'm off the leash...).

Kali - I know, it's a bit like being on a treadmill isn't it? At least when the kids left the house every day there were some hours when mess didn't accumulate and food stayed in the fridge...

MrsPerks Fri 15-May-20 22:47:00

Completely mad idea - but now Zoom is all the rage do you think we should form a Perfume Group (like a book club) and have monthly chats?

teta Fri 15-May-20 23:00:13

@Pots I hope you've had a good birthday 🎉🍸🎉.
It must have been brilliant to see your parents after so long, especially with your Dad being ill . Have you been commuting in London all through this?

MrsPerks & Boglins fantastic reviews. I love that we're all approaching things from very different perspectives.
Sotd was Ffern Spring 2020. I do really like it but it's overwhelmingly woody initially, then quite a while later I get a citrus & an ephemeral Jasmine. The woody elements are starting to overwhelm the Ffern perfumes I feel.
I don't think we've heard from Floofy for quite a while - Anyone?

MrsPerks Sat 16-May-20 00:00:42

I would love to hear from Floof.

FloraMacDonald Sat 16-May-20 11:23:04

I'm working my way through the Bloom 'box'. Iris Cendre is lovely but doesn't last.The Vetiver Matale smelt like pine disinfectant, which was okay as I was mostly cleaning up cat sick yesterday.
Today is Black Calamus which is lovely.
Hope you had a lovely birthday lots cake

yoikes Sat 16-May-20 11:55:05

Morning all
Sotd clean reserve sueded oud...not able to get the summer scents out yet!
Looking forward to getting avon imari fantasy.
Been busy today on foodbank stuff and cleaning...I HATE cleaning ovens. They just get dirty again. Grrr.
After my shower I may put on something about different. I'm in a lockdown perfume rut

teta Sat 16-May-20 14:06:42

Wearing Rook Neroli. It's perfect for a mild, intermittently sunny day due to its spring-like narcissus note.

A virtual perfumistas club sounds good @MrsPerks.

Judystilldreamsofhorses Sat 16-May-20 14:29:39

Happy belated birthday lots. I am up for a Zoom perfume club!

No SOTD yet because I haven’t even had a shower yet, but today’s calendar and cat photo are now live.

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yoikes Sat 16-May-20 14:39:37

Ooooh...zoom meeting! Great idea! C

Boglins Sat 16-May-20 16:22:59

Yeah I'd be up for a zoom meeting! I loved 'meeting' Judy the other day and would love to meet everyone else!

MrsPerks Sat 16-May-20 18:53:11

Great! Have to confess I'm not very competent at Zoom (late adopter) - does anyone know what they're doing?

1frenchfoodie Sat 16-May-20 22:22:39

Great reviews; Woody sounds right up my street Boglins and I’m intrigued yet intimidated by the idea of buying vintage parfum Mrs Perks.

Had my first 48h off work for 6 weeks, should have been amazing but our 4yo was in full whine/tantrum mode and it would have been quite nice to hand her to DH 😂

SOTD DS&Durga Bowmakers then SOTE Sugi as I needed something uplifting and it is my happy scent.

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