Perfume Chat Room, June 26

Welcome to the weekly Perfume Chat Room, perfumistas! I envision this chat room as a weekly drop-in spot online, where readers may ask questions, suggest fragrances, tell others their SOTD, comment on new releases or old favorites, and respond to each other. The perennial theme is fragrance, but we can interpret that broadly. This is meant to be a kind space, so please try not to give or take offense, and let’s all agree to disagree when opinions differ. In fragrance as in life, your mileage may vary! YMMV.

Today is Friday, June 26. The best thing I’ve been able to do in the past week was to visit a botanical garden, suitably masked and socially distancing, where they have an expanded exhibition of gigantic topiaries featuring characters from “Alice in Wonderland”. It was so nice to get outside to an actual destination space, beyond my usual walks around the neighborhood. The topiaries were amazing and I plan to share some photos when I do my overdue review of 4160 Tuesdays’ Red Queen, as she is one of the new topiary pieces.

Have you been able to take part in any new activity this week, within safety parameters? Or have you done or acquired anything new related to fragrance? My SOTD is semi-vintage Coty Emeraude, handed down from my late mother-in-law. It’s not the really old vintage, it’s the tall slender bottle with a green band on the neck and a crown-shaped top. What’s your SOTD?

Bottle of Coty Emeraude fragrance, eau de toilette

Coty Emeraude

23 thoughts on “Perfume Chat Room, June 26

  1. The biggest excitement here is that my teenage son is back at football practice. Divided into small groups, different start times, social distanced but at least he’s back with friends and what he loves. I’m wearing Nicolaï L’Eau Corail. Never heard of it until visiting a nicolaï boutique in Paris but walked out with the small bottle (in addition to others!). Mango!

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    • Here in Norway they have let the under young ones under 19 play football (soccer) for some weeks, practice started earlier. For adults, except the highest division, the authorities are still holding back, so they can only practice (keeping the distance and all that), it is among the restrictions creating a heated debate!


  2. I had my annual physical appointment and mammogram, it felt like an “outing!” Who knew these would be exciting, I was out (masked of course), and talking to talking to people!
    Coty Emeraude is one of my favorite vintage perfumes. I have a mini bottle in the original box from the 1940’s. The small amount of perfume in the bottle is thick like ink and smells amazing, rich and resinous. I also have a couple bottles from the 1960s that smell incredible, and the bottle that you have. My other favorite vintage is Coty L’Aimant.

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  3. Monday was my vSO’s birthday, so we took a day off and drove to one of the ocean cities in our area. We walked on the marina a little and then had lunch in one of the restaurants that we’ve previously visited and liked. This time it was an outside sitting: they converted a parking lot into the outside area since their original one can sit just 4-5 groups (and they are a big and popular local place, so clearly it wasn’t sufficient for them). It was our first eating out since February, and it was nice, though I realized that I didn’t miss that part of life too much. At least, not yet. I wore Ormonde Jayne Ta’if and loved it.
    I look forward to seeing your pictures. Botanical gardens are my week spot: I usually would love to spend there more time than other people in my group – be that my vSO or an extended group on a trip.

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  4. No new activities, people aren’t good at following the rules given by the authorities, so I’m not in a hurry to go to the beach or going on a giant shopping spree. The virus situation is getting just a little worse again, nothing totally alarming yet.

    I have bought some new tops online and am impatient to get them. Some exercise equipment came in no time, so I’ll be good when the gym room at my physiotherapist’s place shuts down for summer. Still wish I had room for a rowing machine at home!

    I’ve used a lot of Escale à Pondichéry this week, it has been really warm and sunny. That bottle will be empty soon, so I need to find out what to buy as a replacement. I’ve also been able to give to charity more than usual, given no big plans for travel.

    It’s Pride week here, mostly digital celebration. Only a “secret” (but legal) mini parade on bikes this year. I sure hope they manage the digital celebration better than the annual disability awareness parade (also digital/social media based this year) earlier this month which didn’t get much attention at all. The good thing is intersectionality finally is a topic, also outside academia, given all recent events.

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  5. Hey OH,
    I left a comment earlier today that seems to have been eaten by WordPress.
    It’s basic tenet, from memory, was how much I love Sydney’s Botanic Garden but it rarely has anything so wild and fun as topiary.
    There’s a suburban Botanic Garden near us in Parramatta that has a magnificent cherry blossom walk that one of our BFFs TinaG and I try to get to every year.
    Very early on in my perfume collecting I had that same Coty bottle with Muguet de Bois. I loved it but then a friend loved it infinitely more so I passed it on. Haven’t seen those bottles for sale in nearly a decade, only preloved ones on eBay.
    Portia xx

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