Perfume Chat Room, April 28

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 28, and the “Now Smell This” blog community which I know many of you also enjoy, has had some sad news. On Wednesday, the blog’s founder, Robin, shared that her husband had died unexpectedly the night before. I feel so sad, although I’ve never met Robin. Robin loves teapots and often entertains us with photos of them, so in Robin’s honor, and with warm sympathy:

Teapot with tea cosy printed with robins
Tea cosy by Madeleine Floyd.

Because NST’s “community project” this week was to wear a fragrance whose name was a clever twist or a pun, I’ve been wearing a lot of 4160 Tuesdays fragrances! One, I love most of them; and two, Sarah McCartney does come up with very clever names! I especially like her “Clouds” series; and I think it’s very clever that she made one version with synthetics of the otherwise very costly naturals in the original formula, and called it Clouds’ Illusion. Then she made a version that combined the naturals and synthetics, and called it Both Sides of Clouds, just like the song lyrics. So I’ve been wearing those this week, plus another favorite, An Excess of Carelessness, referring to The Great Gatsby.

I know several of you have commented at Now Smell This to offer condolences to Robin, as have I; so let’s spare another thought for Robin and family on this last Friday of April. And take good care of yourselves, please!

9 thoughts on “Perfume Chat Room, April 28

  1. LOVE your take on the NST thing OH, poor Robin. What a horrible shock.
    I’m still doing this New Idea 2023 thing so mostly wearing samples/decants. A springlike break in the weather has me also spritzing some newish faves, Neroli Vetiver and Green Tea Mimosa.
    Portia xx

    PS: Did you happen to check your emails?

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  2. I’m sad to hear this too, even though I don’t know Robin and haven’t followed NST.
    This week was a bit cooler so the denser perfumes got more skin time… such as leathery Jeroboam Vespero and Amouage Reflection 45 Man, which I have a hard time describing—most prominent to me are probably musk and spice.

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  3. Hmmm, I’d really have to engage my brain to think of any of my perfumes with a clever name. Sarah McCartney has some cracking titles on her creations.

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  4. Because of … well, life, I haven’t been to the NST in a while, so I would have missed this awful news – thank you for sharing.
    Today I wore Le Labo Vanilla 44. I like it, but I don’t think it’s a comforting vanilla. Or maybe it’s just the way I feel now.


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