Seasonal Shift, Summer to Early Fall 2019

Our daytime high temperatures have finally, finally dropped out of the 90s to the upper 70s level which is more seasonal for us, historically. I only turned off the air-conditioning on Sunday evening.

It’s super-dry. Even after the very-welcome rain we got over the past two days, we’re well under our typical monthly average of 3.7 inches. I’d complain to the management, if I thought it would do a whit of good.

However, as a hopeful effort, last week I transitioned from summer fragrances to the ones I wear more in early autumn — not the deep autumn, chilly weather, heading-into-winter ones, but the ones for my very favorite time of year: a blue-and-gold October, embroidered with red and orange leaves. I’m sorry to say we seem to be having more of a “green leaves on the trees until they turn brown and fall to the dead grass” sort of a month, which is such a bummer.

Anyway, these are the bottles that left the Hatbox of Current Rotation for storage in the bedside washstand:
Jacomo Silences edp Sublime 2012
Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere
Ines de la Fressange 1998
Hanae Mori Haute Couture
Arquiste Flor y Canto
Arielle Shoshana Saturday
Donna Karan Gold edp
Parfums de Rosine Rose d’Ete
YSL Paris Pont des Amours
Carven Le Parfum
Moschino Funny!
Hermes Kelly Caleche edt
Chanel No. 19 edp
Chanel Les Exclusifs 1932
Maison Lancome Jasmins Marzipane

It was surprising to me, given our miserably hot-n-humid summer, how little I wore my usual citrusy florals, like Haute Couture, Funny!, Kelly Caleche, and the Carven. I barely wore No. 19 and the BWFs (Flor y Canto, Jasmins Marzipane, and DK Gold) as well; it seems I stuck to rose and mixed florals.

Guerlain Les Elixirs Charnels Floral Romantique remained, and so did Mary Greenwell Plum. Those are sweet florals with a little edge to them, and since it’s remained so warm this far into autumn, they’ve been serving me well.

Moving from the washstand to the Hatbox:
Mariella Burani
Leonard de Leonard
Ralph Lauren Safari
Lubin Epidor
Parfums de Nicolai Le Temps d’une Fete
Smell Bent One
Parfums de Nicolai Vanille Tonka
Jacomo Silences 1978
Fendi by Fendi
Cuir de Lancome
Balmain Jolie Madame (mini parfum)
Shiseido Inoui
Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea
Coty Chypre
(mini parfum)
Lanvin Arpege
(mini parfum)

It’s probably not cool enough yet for either Tabac Aurea or Arpege, but I’ve already been wearing the heck out of Safari, Le Temps d’une Fete, and Jolie Madame (which The CEO doesn’t like, but oh well). And Epidor you’d think would be too summery, but it smells like plums and drying hay to me, and it is gorgeous. I’ve been wearing that one to sleep in.

Do you do the seasonal switch?

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