Perfume Chat Room, December 17

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, December 17, and I am steeling myself for a visit to an endodontist in a few hours. Had to go to the dentist on Monday morning due to a rare and awful toothache, and she referred me for a consult and possible root canal. Ugh! Wish me luck! At least I will smell lovely; today’s SOTD, at least for the morning, is Carner Barcelona‘s El Born. And the endodontist prescribed meds that have taken away the pain, at least for now.

Young child with toothache
Toothache; image from consumerhealthnews.com

I plan to choose a different SOTD for the afternoon to align with today’s community project over at the blog “Now Smell This“, which is to wear your best fragrance buy of 2021. That can be interpreted however one chooses: best bargain, favorite purchase, whatever you like! Yesterday, after my Advent SOTD had faded away, I chose Rose Petals by Zara as my “best bargain” of 2021. I haven’t reviewed it yet because I hope to do that in another “Roses de Mai Marathon” this spring!

My work month is officially over, as I’ll be on vacation next week and my workplace is closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. I’m so happy that I can now focus on home, hearth, holidays, hobbies, and family! I love Advent, but it’s hard to get and stay in the mood while work concerns and tasks still demand attention. I’m still planting things outside, as our local climate allows for cool-season flowers and vegetables which will grow all winter and into the spring. Many are very colorful, even the vegetables, which makes it more fun.

What will you be doing this week? Are you able to wind up work soon? Any fragrance items on your holiday wishlist now?

5 thoughts on “Perfume Chat Room, December 17

  1. Hey OH,
    It’s been a whirlwind of work, social and exercise around here. Summer has finally arrived but I’m not at the computer ever 1/4 as much so haven’t been keeping up with everyones doings.
    How did your endodontist visit go?
    Enjoy your vacation.
    Fingers crossed for a safe, healthy, drama free holiday for all here.
    Portia xx

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    • You’re kind to remember that pending issue! I’ll have to have a root canal but he’ll do it this coming week. Meanwhile, I’m not in pain due to prescription steroids and antibiotics. Ugh. I’m giving all my kids expensive combination electric toothbrushes and water flossers for Christmas in hopes they can avoid this fate! (My tooth problem arose from an old filling of a cavity).
      It sounds as if you’re enjoying your whirlwind! Summer in December is still such a mystifying concept to me. Enjoy it! What scents will you wear?

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