Perfume Chat Room, April 7

Welcome to the Friday 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, April 7, and my last post (“Notes on Notes: Galbanum“) was the 700th post I’ve made on this blog! It is also Good Friday today, and I’m really looking forward to Easter Sunday. All three of our kids will be home this weekend, and I’ll make our usual festive holiday dinner: midday, after church, with roast lamb, asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, parsnips, potatoes, and some other veg (probably Brussels sprouts or peas). Believe it or not, my children who are all in their 20s have requested Easter baskets again, lol. I’m happy to oblige. Several of my roses have started to bloom, and they smell wonderful.

This weekend also marks our 33rd wedding anniversary! My husband is the best and nicest man I know. I love him dearly, and I feel lucky every day that we found each other.

Happy Easter, to all who celebrate it! We’ll go to church on Sunday morning; I even have a new dress I might wear. I usually wear a hat, too. I haven’t decided on a fragrance yet, but I’ve been enjoying a spring purchase: a tester of Jour d’Hermès parfum. It is just gorgeous, so that may be my SOTD on Easter Sunday. Do you have any plans?

20 thoughts on “Perfume Chat Room, April 7

  1. Happy Anniversary, and Happy Easter. We have been going to Florida for Easter/spring break for years, it’s strange to be here without my son being home. No Easter baskets, although some mom friends and I had a “care package club” a couple of weeks ago and sent off nice boxes of treats to our college kids. My perfume today is L’Occitaine Eau des Baux, it’s a little chilly today.

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      • Yes – we figure out how many moms can attend and then bring something for each kid plus one (our friend passed away from cancer in September so we send to her daughter too). I took Clif bars, tide stain pens and AA batteries . Lots of candy/treat bags and one mom bought “Dammit Dolls”.

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  2. Happy Blogaversary! 700 posts is impressive! Jour by Hermes is perfect for Easter day. I need to get out my bottle and wear it myself. It’s a beauty. No special plans here. I made a lamb roast today with lots of fresh rosemary and it was delicious. I may make another one Sunday with some nice veg.

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  3. What do your ‘kids’ baskets consist of? Sweet treats and the like? They weren’t a thing here so I have no clue. My plans are low key and I probably won’t be cooking very much, just helping out, as we’re visiting relatives on Sunday. I’ll be doing slow cook lamb shanks on Monday, with the meat virtually falling off the bone. Yum. Now, Jour in parfum, I never knew it existed but I’d love to have a sniff of it. I have the edp and it’s one that I love, and I’m giving some thought to buying the Gardenia version from a seller I know. Happy anniversary, you struck it lucky with your man as I did with mine.

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    • Thanks! Lots of chocolate when they were young, and jelly beans. Now it’s more little toiletries and a chocolate rabbit — though one specifically requested Watermelon Sour Patch Kids! Your La,b shanks sound yummy. Fragrancenet has the Jour parfum tester. It’s lovely. So is the Jour Gardenia! Working on my next enabler pin …

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  4. WOW! 33 years is an amazing stretch. Congratulations.
    Enjoy all the Easter pageantry and the kids wanting to relive their youth through Easter baskets. What wonderful memories you’ll make. Maybe take a bunch of photos and give everyone a framed print so they remember the fun. I really wish there were more photos of our early adulthood and some of the fun times we had.
    700 posts is a very big deal. Thank you again for doing our collabs. I’m enjoying them immensely.

    I bought Jin one of those chocolate rabbits, it’s a white chocolate cheapy but it felt nice to give him a little something. I’m trying to be less indulgent so in return I got a hug, I feel like it was the better side of the deal.
    Portia x

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  5. Happy Anniversary! (We’re a couple of months behind you.) I hope you both stay healthy and happy many-many-many more years!
    Happy Easter! I’m curious: what will be in the baskets?
    No big plans for the weekend, but maybe we’ll get to one of the parks to see flowers.

    Congratulations on your blogging milestone! Very impressive. Please keep going! It’s such a pleasure to have a network of people with common interests!

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    • Thank you! Yes, the network of bloggers and readers is a lovely group. We’re putting things like travel size toiletries, bath bombs, etc., plus one chocolate rabbit each and some M&M eggs. I found some extra large plastic eggs that can hold the toiletries, one for each “kid.”


  6. Flappy Oyster (as my boys used to say), congratulations on 700 + 1 blog posts & 33 years together!
    We didn’t have an Easter Basket tradition but gifted chocolate eggs. DH always took responsibility for Easter gifts & still does, despite the boys being in their 30s!
    Today I made an Indian feast & tomorrow is a roast ham with lots of veg & roasties.
    I’ll call mum tomorrow. Yep, I’m being a coward. At present I can’t do anything right. I want to spend a happy day with DH. We don’t know what his future holds.
    We also had a spring wedding. 37 years this coming Wednesday. Best decision I ever made. Never been rich in money but we’ve been rich in love.
    Enjoy your celebrations

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