Tatiana (Repost)

Tatiana by (Diane von Furstenberg 1975) is a largely indolic orange blossom, tuberose and gardenia fragrance in the beginning with the decidedly heaviest emphasis placed on orange blossom.  Tatiana is a very green, soft, feminine scent. It smells a little like what would perhaps be an olfactory representation of crushed velvet. Tatiana is intense butContinue reading “Tatiana (Repost)”

Vol De Nuit (II) (Repost)

For most of the day I had a bad headache, and was exhausted, but somehow, by this evening things improved… I found An Affair to Remember on television, a few other sparkling old movies, and by the time our small New Year’s Eve party started I was feeling quite nice. It didn’t hurt that IContinue reading “Vol De Nuit (II) (Repost)”

Vol De Nuit (I) (Repost)

Created by Jacques Guerlain, launched in 1933, the name Vol De Nuit, or Night Flying in English, was inspired by the romantic Antoine Saint Exupery novel Night Flight.  The eau de parfum bottle currently has a relief of an aircraft propeller (Guerlain 1933). When I first tried Guerlain, Vol De Nuit I was surprised byContinue reading “Vol De Nuit (I) (Repost)”

Chanel no. 5 eau de cologne (Repost)

I suppose I’m not supposed to wear Chanel no. 5 in the middle of the week, for no particular reason, but I am.  I’m wearing it on a Wednesday, and I’m not going anywhere “special.”  And I say, why not?  I do see the virtue in saving special things for special occasions, but sometimes specialContinue reading “Chanel no. 5 eau de cologne (Repost)”

Amazone (Repost)

I was determined to make a meal plan for the coming week this weekend.  Thankfully, I found a great timesaving shortcut in the Whole Foods Market weekly menu planning guide.  We based our entire week’s groceries on the current guide.   It was interesting.  We bought nutritional yeast for the first time and the majority ofContinue reading “Amazone (Repost)”

Salut de Schiaparelli (Repost)

Salut de Schiaparelli eau de parfum, from 1939 Salut de Schiaparelli was launched by Schiaparelli in 1934.  It was supposedly intended for young women but like many children’s shows, there are themes clearly intended for a more mature audience. Salut (Schiaparelli 1934) is intoxicatingly attractive, although I wouldn’t call it a warm or enveloping fragrance.Continue reading “Salut de Schiaparelli (Repost)”

Ambush (Repost)

We “walked through” our new place today. It was a quick visit, but tonight we’ll be able to put down rugs and probably put up shelves and pictures and that, of course, will take longer. Today I wore a stripped navy and white dress from Old Navy, leather sandals from Cole Haan, and a denimContinue reading “Ambush (Repost)”

Bayou d’Amour (Repost)

According to the description for Bayou d’Amour on Hové’s website this fragrance is, “An exotic blend of floral notes dominated by notes of the luscious fruit, mango.”  I did smell mango, but I also think I detected banana and it was very unique and really beautiful.  I’ve never smelled a banana perfume before… In the drydown, whichContinue reading “Bayou d’Amour (Repost)”