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Thank you for your kind anniversary wishes last week!! I hope you’ve found some happy memories and future wish-plans of your own to enjoy over the past few days.

Other than my nostalgic dip into Caron Bellodgia, what have I been wearing lately…?

MCMC Maine

MCMC Maine

Mr. Professor and I usually spend an (off-season) anniversary weekend at the beach and I wear some appropriate shore-inspired fragrances while we’re there. One of my favorites is MCMC Maine, so I pulled it out one day last week.

I mentioned Maine once on Now Smell This, calling it “a serene evocation of sea air, driftwood, and beach roses.”


Arquiste Misfit

Speaking of nostalgia and the passing of time. . . I’ve been trying to write a review of this fragrance since February. Once I finally figured out why I was struggling, I was able to finish it.

You can read the review here, on Now Smell This.

Ormonde Jayne Taif

Ormonde Jayne Ta’if

Spicy rose of the week! I’ve gone through a couple sample vials of Ta’if yet somehow I never quite need to own a full bottle. It’s stunning, just not 100% “me.” Well, that’s what samples are for!

Robin reviewed it on NST ages ago.

AS Saturday

Arielle Shoshana Saturday

Sometimes I just need to dab on a perfume that makes me smile, and Saturday is one of those. It’s a joyous, sweet-and-tangy fruit-bomb in the most fun bottle.

(Disclaimer: Ari of Arielle Shoshana is a longtime frag-friend of mine!)

Robin enjoys Saturday too; see here.


Guerlain Chamade

And a classic to round things out: Chamade (1969), an aldehydic mossy-green floral. I’ve owned my bottle for over a decade and I return to it every spring.

(Come to think of it, 1969 wasn’t a particularly calm or “ordinary” time, either.)

Angela, our vintage-perfume guru, wrote about it for NST.

What have you been wearing? And how are you feeling this week?