What I Wore This Week

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a great week. I was in New York for my birthday and I picked up a couple of fragrance-related gifts for myself! The travel means that I have a slightly abbreviated scent round-up here since I was sampling and wear-testing a couple of goodies.

  • Monday: Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone
  • Tuesday: No scent as I was traveling
  • Wednesday: L’Occitane Verveine Agrumes EDT
  • Thursday: same as above
  • Friday: Tocca Simone
  • Saturday: Capri Forget Me Not by Carthusia

I picked up a bottle of the L’Occitaine EDT from the L’Occitane boutique on Madison. The EDT concentration makes it perfect to wear to yoga or out on a walk in the sun.

I tested the new Paris — Riviera from Chanel. It’s very pretty but I didn’t love it on my skin. The neroli pulls too sharp in the opening for me. I’m glad I smelled it but it’s not something I need.

I also picked up a bottle of Guerlain’s Ginger Piccante, which is one of the new Aqua Allegoria releases for this year. I think the notes will work well into Fall, so it’s not *only* a summer scent.

I still have Chanel 1957 on my wish list but I held off on buying it for now.

What did you all wear this week?


The photo was taken by me. Nothing in this post was gifted. I purchased both the Guerlain and L’Occitane myself.

8 thoughts on “What I Wore This Week

  1. Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Are you a Leo too? My eldest and my youngest are Leos with bdays coming up! So glad you got to go to Manhattan and do some sniffing!
    I had a rose week and also did a ton of testing!!! Different scents between AM and PM. I wore: Lustre, Rosa Nobile, Tresor La Nuit a la Pleue, L’Anima Della Rosa, Peut Etre, Burlesque, Alien Essence Absolue, Lou Lou, Flux de Fleure, Salome and started my two weeks of Guerlain this weekend with Shalimar EDC (from 1960!!!!), Mon Guerlain and Mon Precieux Nectair.

    1. Thank you, Brigitte! Yes, I am a Leo, the lion!

      Wow, your two weeks of Guerlain sound amazing already! I actually got my sister to try wear-testing Mon Précieux Nectar and it’s her favorite scent. 💛

      I don’t think I’ve ever smelled Rosa Nobile, which is odd because I love Magnolia and Iris Nobile!

      1. Rosa Nobile reminds me a lot of Chloe..that fresh crisp rose…I really like it.

        And while I really enjoy MPN it is to my nose a dupe of Berdoues Grand Cru Vanira Moorea which is less expensive. Letting you know for future reference for your sister 🙂

        I like Iris Nobile too. My middle one took the bottle to university and has yet to return it!

        1. Good tip about the Berdoues! Yeah, she’s not earning enough yet to spend Guerlain money on fragrance!!

          Haha, I love that all of your kids feel free to raid your collection 😄

        2. and if you are interested, Twisted Lily has the Berdoues for almost half price right now!

          Oh my! In my house there is very little that actually belongs to me! Even my parents (aged 79 and 82) raid my perfume collection-LOL!!!!

  2. Happy belated birthday! I hope weather didn’t spoil your trip.

    I also recently tested new Chanel and liked it less than two of the first trio but, I think, more than Bearitz (or whatever it’s called). I’ll give it one more try but I rarely change my mind these days.

    My week was a blur (too much work), but I have somewhere a list of everything I wore 🙂

    1. Thank you! The weather was actually beautiful in New York, so it worked out.

      I agree, I don’t like Riviera as much as the original trio. I think I’m going to wear Deauville today!

      I hope you have a good week!

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