Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Celebration: What I Wore For My Two Birthday Dinners


So I feel really silly right now with the poll in the corner asking what I should wear, considering my birthday was on Monday. This year I had a fairly quiet birthday, my Sunday night was spent with friends (hard to ask anyone other than direct family who live near by to do dinner on a Monday night) we had dinner at a restaurent and headed back to my place for cake and presents. For that night I wore Fifi Chachnil to go with my somewhat Joan Hollowayesque inspired dress (What can I say part of my adoration for Mad Men is Christina Hendricks and finally seeing someone on the screen who's body I can actually relate too and who is dressed so wonderfully. The only other woman I felt the same way about is Nigella Lawson; who I actually kind've look like). Madame X would have also gone wonderfully with the outfit, but Fifi Chachnil is little bit more cheery so it won out. The next day I had lunch with my grandmother and later on that evening dinner with my family, overall the day was very casual so definately no vavavoom scents, instead I spritzed on the expensively delicious Ambre Narguile by Hermes.
As for the lasting powering of these and taking into consideration the sillage:
Fifi Chachnil edp: Wow this one is incredible 2 spritzs you are good until the next day and it has perfect sillage. I'm just trying to imagine this in parfum.
Ambre Narguile: 3 spritzs and you good for most of the day, has fairly good sillage until about 2/3's of the way through. Interesting in that you really need a full spray on to smell the tobacco note.
As for fragrance presents, well I got a couple of gift cards to sephora, but the truth is Ambre Russe was my present to me for my birthday.
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Image: Untitled #16 , The Birthday Party Series by Vee Speers

10 comments:

pavlova said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- it sounds as if you had some lovely scented celebrations! And---there is nothing better than a gift to oneself -- enjoy!

Jenavira13 said...

Thank you Pavlova! I admit I usually end buying myself my scented gifts.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Oh HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your dress and scent choices sounded lovely- I hope you had a wonderful day and I wish you nothing but happiness, good health and wealth for the upcoming year xo!

Rose said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful time and I'm sorry I didn't see the question about what to wear- I have been a bit out of it the last week or two!

I also often end up buying myself a scented gift for birthdays and Christmas. I think it's quite a nice tradition. I quite often buy myself a couple of really good books for over Christmas and save them. I am trying to do that with the Roja Dove book but I don't think it's going to work!

Divina said...

Happy birthday dearest Jen! A little late with my wishes, but I bet you know I've been busy with exams so not enough time to catch up with my favorite reads on time.
Wishing you health and happiness dear one, and joy, so much joy it feels like it's overflowing :)

I love Fifi.. I hated it when I first tried it - it seemed so floral and girly. Then sudden, boom! It started showing me its other characteristics, its lovely powdery aspects, the slight leather and deep skin scent. Mmm, so good and sexy.

Jenavira13 said...

Daily- Thank you! I hope for those things too.

Rose- I do the same thing too for Christmas, although not so much with books anymore, its what happens when you work in a library. And thank you!

Divina- Definately busy with work and school. I love that Fifi has so much floral and oriental going on (absolutely adore the tobacco note.). Thank you !

ScentScelf said...

Happiest of post-birthday wishes...

Glad you made the choice that best matched your sense of the occasion. Must go try Fifi again...I have a small samp, but recall not being particularly engaged on the first go-round.

Jenavira13 said...

Scentscelf, do try it again! I think you will find the stages of it very interesting.

Perfumeshrine said...

Belated birthday wishes and Fifi ROCKS! ~no use splurging in parfum though, they smell almost the same and last just as well ;-)

Jenavira13 said...

Helg, thank you for that tidbit! Makes me feel much better.