This week, I'm on Staycation.
Lady of leisure, doing whatever I want, whenever I want.
Years have passed since I took unstructured time off. Last Thursday, I had an epiphany where I realized that, a) the hospital will not close its doors without me and, b) I really need a break.
My work is fast-paced and high drama, which is one reason I love it. Usually, this is the perfect compliment to my tranquil, perfume filled routine at home.
However, in light of this year's life changing events, my energy reserves are down. In fact, the last time I took a week off was to help plan and attend my mother's funeral.
Of course, perfume is a comfort and an indulgence that I will enjoy all week; sampling, blogging then sampling again.
And blogging again.
Scent of the Day is Niki de St Phalle. I ordered this in the Last Killer Sale, thinking it was a chypre. In my defense, many reviews list the notes of oakmoss, vetiver, woods and other chypre-ish things, so I made an easy assumption.
It is so not a chypre.
Having said that, it's not half bad, either, but it could replace all of the oxygen in a room if over-applied (not that I would ever...). Plus, my skin tends to sweeten everything just a bit, so I'm sensitive to the precious factor in all perfumes. NdSP is sweeter than I hoped.
Woods? Barely. Vetiver? You wish. Oakmoss? No.
To my nose, NdSP is primarily jasmine and ylang ylang with enough other stuff to make it interesting and wearable. What that 'stuff' is exactly, I'm not sure.
It's not oakmoss, that's all I'm sayin'.
I'll be Nosing Around all week.