Dailies 07/24/14

Daily Fragrance: Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Mokha. My all-time favorite CSP scent. The drydown is a basic, overly sweet vanilla, but the opening is the most realistic freshly-ground-coffee-beans accord I’ve ever smelled in a perfume. It’s discontinued, because of course it is.

Daily Body Product: Dylan’s Candy Bar Chocolate Cupcake Body Cream. Another discontinued beauty. Dangerously close to the smell and texture of Pillsbury chocolate frosting. Someday I will accidentally spread it on cupcakes.

Daily Bobblehead: Marceline The Vampire Queen. I’m visiting my parents in Maryland, where I keep my surprisingly extensive bobblehead collection. Marceline is Adventure Time’s sassiest vampire. I feel like we haven’t had a Marceline episode in forever, you guys.

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19 thoughts on “Dailies 07/24/14

  1. I am LOVING you writing again Arielle,
    Welcome back.
    I wore Amouage Epic body lotion today and spritzed Liberte by Cacharel over it. It was a very interesting blend of sugared, sizzling citrus over that lavish Amouage floriental with the shea butter. MMMMMMM.
    It smelled wonderful to me, I was smiling away and enjoying it immensely.
    Bobble Heards, sadly I own not a one.
    Portia x

    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement on the dailies, Portia. You have a very robust Amouage body product collection! I am just a little jealous ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I’m wearing Tam Dao today. On Nova’s blog they have a post about sandalore (artificial sandalwood) aiding in skin healing. Apparently skin can smell and it loves sandalwood. I have no bobble heads, but I have a PEZ collection.

  3. I’ve been working at Sephora for years and years and still feel sad about the cool stuff they no longer carry like CSP and Dylan’s Candy Bar (and Bourjois Cosmetics).
    Today I am wearing Roja Dove Aoud from my precious minuscule sample because I love wearing ouds in Summer – the heat seems like it is their natural environment.
    Like you my body product was a gourmand: Carol’s Daughter Brown Sugar Scrub. It’s my fave sugar scrub because smells faintly of chocolate too.
    The only thing I collect besides perfume is sea shells and sadly it has been ages since I’ve been to the beach.

    1. Sephora just started carrying CSP again! But only a few of them, and only in certain locations, I think. Hopefully it’s a sign of good things to come. The Roja Dove Aouds are really spectacular. Have you tried Amber Aoud? That’s my favorite!

      1. Oh! I didn’t know CSP was back at Sephora – we don’t have it at my store,t sadly we have shrunk the fragrance section there. This is good news though – I can use my discount to get it!
        And yes I have Amber Aoud and absolutely love it too.

  4. SOTD: Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Neroli Blanc EdP. From decant purchased unsniffed. ALAS, I kind of hate it – it does the ugly flat-soapy-bitter thing that orange blossom often does on my skin (unless goes candy-sweet instead). I’d thought that the jasmine and rose in it would keep it from sticking a shiv in me. Nope. Think I’m going to put something else on… maybe Flowerhead again.

    I have been digging my Moringa shower gel from The Body Shop this summer. Lovely stuff.

    Favorite CSP: the late, lamented L’eau du Gouverneur, citrus and spice and musk, ostensibly a masculine but I keep stealing it from The CEO’s dresser.

    1. Orange blossom is such an unpredictable note. Glad you only got a decant instead of a full bottle!

      I’ve ignored The Body Shop ever since the first time I stepped into a Lush store. Is Maringa new? What’s it like?

      1. I don’t know whether it’s current or d/c – I bought it online… okay, Fragrantica says 2012. Moringa is a white floral with jasmine and honeysuckle (no official notes released by TBS, apparently) – I have only smelled it in the body products but I think there’s an EdT too. The body butter is nice.

  5. I just want to second Portia’s compliment re the Dailies. I’m a longtime lurker (which sounds creepier than I like), first-time commenter, and I do so enjoy your writing. I hope that you’re finding the dailies fun to write, with less pressure than a themed posting.

    My only problem is after reading your postings over the last week I now have a secret longing for a Nintendo 3DS and samples of Sweet Anthem perfumes.

    Have a good visit with your parents.

  6. SOTD some orangy thing I’m going to try to review for APJ.
    I have a bobblehead somewhere of the Hubband’s boss. He was a football player. It’s tucked away though because who really wants a little version of their boss at home.
    DOTD (dog of the day): I went to meet with another kitchen designer at the showroom and their pups were there. They have a poodle mix and a Havanese puppy. OMG they were adorable! Smart too. I got lots of kisses and cuddles.

    1. Wait, a boss bobblehead is hilarious. I’d never heard of a Havanese puppy before- now that I’ve Google Imaged them, I’ll take three.

  7. OMG I love Adventure Time! My husband and I watch it together all the time. We’re old-school Adult Swim devotees, but it’s really gone south in the past couple of years. Depressing lack of good stuff.

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