What I Wore Wednesday: Perfume Advent Calendar 2021, Week 3

Even my Perfume Advent Calendar was no match to my last work week this year: I was so busy that I couldn’t concentrate on anything else. The Week 2 post included 8 days, and I noticed that only after I posted it. Then I had a bad headache, so I didn’t wear anything on Day 16. And since I was too overwhelmed on my last day, Wednesday, to do this post, I decided to include the last 3 days of the calendar.

Day 17: Dior Miss Dior vintage
To catch up our breath from the year-end insanity, my vSO and I took a day off and spent it in the nearby wine country. I invited Miss Dior to join me. It was fortunate that I drew it from my Advent Calendar that day: it was easy to bring with me that parfum bottle to take pictures. Miss Dior is my long time favorite, and I still enjoy it every time I wear it. And I still think I can pull it off wearing Miss Dior if I happen to find myself in a Groundhog Day.

Miss Dior

Day 18: Dusita Le Pavillon d’Or
An understated elegance. I chose Le Pavilion d’Or for this month for its “gold” part, but I think it wears better in warmer weather. Still, it was quite enjoyable.

Rusty and Dusita Parfums Pavillon d'Or
Day 19: Dior Mitzah
In the past, whenever anyone would mention this perfume, the reaction would immediately follow: “Oh, Mitzah, Oh…” But it got discontinued, whereas many other perfumes from the Dior La Collection stayed there and were re-issued after the most recent revamp. Either it was too expensive to produce, or it wasn’t selling that well. Anyway, I got the bottle when it was still available. I haven’t worn it in a while, and this time I was surprised that I didn’t love it. I liked it, yes, but it wasn’t even close to how I remember feeling towards it before. It might be that it isn’t cold enough here for it. I’ll need to revisit it again soon.
Dior MitzahDay 20: Aedes de Venustas Cierge de Lune

Many years ago I thought that I wasn’t a vanilla fan. But since then I discovered at least several vanilla perfumes that I really liked. Cierge de Lune is one of them. I wonder how the recently re-released version smells.

Aedes de Venustas Cierge de Lune

Day 21: Teo Cabanel Alahine
After I mentioned Alahine in the Second Sunday Samples: Teo Cabanel Les Expressions Parfumées post last month, I kept thinking that I didn’t wear it in a while – so, I added it to my calendar. It was absolutely wonderful. I love it, and I feel a little sad that the brand decided to go into another direction. It’s not to say that their new perfumes aren’t good: I liked two of them and even think of getting those. But they are very different from the first line…

Day 22: Guerlain Encens Mythique d’Orient
Encens Mythique d’Orient is has such a presence that I didn’t dare to wear it to the office, especially since one of my co-workers criticized it when I first got it. Interestingly, this time when I wore it, I think I got that whiff of masculine perfumes that she referred to. It didn’t spoil my enjoyment from wearing this perfume, but it was a curious discovery.Guerlain Encens Mythique d'OrientDay 23: Shaik Chic Shaik No 30
Completely unplanned, I got in sequence two perfumes that I previously considered “not safe for work.” Small perks of working from home.

All these years I hoped one day I would come across this brand somewhere at a store to try their other offerings, including masculine ones. But it hasn’t happened: after that first time many years ago in Vienna, I haven’t seen these perfumes anywhere, and none of the US decanter sites carries the brand. So, while I’m still curious to try those, for now I’m satisfied with the one that I have (but I still can’t get over that strangest packaging it came in).

Chic Shaik No 30 by Designer Shaik

Day 24: Amouage Ubar
As I’m writing it, this 24th day hasn’t happened yet. How do I know what I will be wearing? As for a couple of other cases, I pre-arranged perfume for that day because Ubar is one of my traditional perfumes for this holiday. I plan to wrap into it tomorrow to celebrate Christmas and Rusty’s birthday.

Amouage Ubar

For more pictures of Rusty, see the Advent CaTendar on my Instagram account (@undina_ba) or stop by the blog in the next couple of days to celebrate Rusty’s 13th Birthday.

 

Images: my own

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14 thoughts on “What I Wore Wednesday: Perfume Advent Calendar 2021, Week 3

    • Thank you, alityke! Same to you.

      I see that Ubar is still available on Amouage official site, but it’s gone from the most other places, so I’m afraid it might be on its way out :(

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  1. I always wonder what Rusty smells when he’s gazing at the bottles . Does he smell the perfume? How do cats olfactory receptors work? We had a beagle and I always wondered if my stronger perfumes bothered him (he never seemed to notice, preferring food smells in the house..). As for the perfumes, Mitzah is a cold weather one for me for sure (just have a decant). Alahine is a favorite – wore that early in the year – I agree about the new range. Finally – my Favorite Friday fortunately turned out to be Ormonde Woman which is truly a top 5 for me (my son stocked my calendar). Glad to be wearing it on a special night. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Rusty!

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    • Thank you, MMKinPA! I hope your Christmas Eve was joyful (and it’s a Christmas miracle that you got one of your most favorite perfumes designated to this day). I like Ormonde Woman too (though, I still don’t have a bottle of it – just a decant).

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  2. Coincidentally, I got wildcard for Perfume Advent Calendar Day 24. I have been wanting to wear Eris Parfums Mxxx., a full bottle of which I got in December. Impressed!

    Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy Birthday to Rusty!

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  3. It was a very sweet week as I was testing new to me Kyse Perfumes for this advent week. I also had my bottle of Hippie Shit at work…32 sprays and I could smell it through my mask…good stuff!! Christmas Eve and today wearing Sonoma Scent Studio Fig Tree because I was craving it. My favorite fig in the world. And the new owner of SSS is such a sweetheart and goes the extra mile for her customers so I like to support this indie line.

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  4. Merry Christmas, and Happy Birthday to Rusty :)

    I loved the Rusty advent calendar/countdown to X mas.

    I was given a few bottles of fragrance this year, and they were all a surprise. My friend was selling her family home, and she found two vintage bottles of Shalimar, and two vintage bottles of Chanel no 5. She gave them to me. And I received a gift of Twilly eau poivre, which I have not opened yet. Reviews on this one are all over the place.

    I wore my oldest and most faithful fragrance – eau d’hadrian today. I have lots of others to choose from-more daring, more expensive, harder to find-but I wanted something familiar and beautiful so I wore this.

    I hope you recover from your work week and have some time off to enjoy life :)

    Best regards,

    Carole

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    • Thank you, Carole.
      I also enjoyed figuring out what to publish every day.

      Those vintage bottles are a great find! Even though I don’t wear either of the two iconic perfumes, I wouldn’t have refused those had my friend found them :)

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  5. Happy Christmas – and Birthday to Rusty!

    Ooh…some blasts from the past for me in that bunch, notably Mythique d’Orient, which I haven’t smelt in a long while – plus I think my sample lost its label in any event – and the Shaik one. I mentioned Opulent Shaik No 77 in a blog post, and had never come across the range since till your post!

    https://bonkersaboutperfume.blogspot.com/search?q=Shaik+perfume

    Cierge de Lune sounds like my kind of scent, as long as the musk isn’t too prominent. And how sweet is that Christmas decoration in your photo!

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