Quarantine perfume log #1

Although it’s not actually quarantine (at least I don’t think so), even though it feels like it after 5 weeks of working from home and rarely leaving my apartment the last three weeks. I think. Days and weeks pass away and they all look the same.

So while at home, although not having as much free time as everyone seems to think people do (I mean we work from home, my days do not suddenly have a whole bunch of free time), I felt like writing a bit about the perfume related thoughts I’ve been having.

As you can assume, being at home most of the time, I don’t really apply perfume much (almost at all). But I’ve come to all sorts of realizations.

I guess it happened the world over, the search for disinfectants and rubbing alcohol. I wasn’t searching for the alcohol as I had a small bottle at home, but when my mum asked if I can find any, I gave her mine. Several days after that, it dawned on me that I have a lifetime supply of alcohol. πŸ™‚

I saw the perfumes in my hallway.

So, now I have no worries when it comes to running out of rubbing alcohol as both eau de toilettes and eau de parfums contain more alcohol than it does.

Which brings me to the fact that my phone now smells phenomenal. πŸ˜€ I’ve been using Jicky to disinfect it with.

My bottle of Jicky

Continuing the Jicky train of thought, my soap is lavender which incidentally doesn’t remind me so much of Jicky, but of Shalimar. I don’t know why my nose makes that jump, but I think it might be the reverse engineering. I remember, quite some time ago, when I recognized traces of Shalimar in Jicky. I wonder now if the fact that lavender soap comes smelling sweetly of vanilla, my nose is going reverse on the perfumes.

And now while checking to see if I ever wrote about Jicky or Shalimar, I came across this great post. At least I think it is great . πŸ˜€

Once more a big thanks to Asali for coming up with ideas for it.

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9 thoughts on “Quarantine perfume log #1

  1. Tara April 1, 2020 at 21:14 Reply

    I love that you are cleaning your phone with Jicky! So chic πŸ™‚

    Doesn’t the story go that Shalimar was created by a load of vanillin being tipped into a vat of Jicky?


    • Ines April 1, 2020 at 23:14 Reply

      Yes, it does! But there is no mention of lavender in Shalimar. πŸ€” I double checked.
      And well, if I can choose a perfume for my phone, Guerlain’s top of my list. πŸ˜‰


  2. Vanessa April 1, 2020 at 21:49 Reply

    Brilliant! I missed the stocks of hand sanitiser, and my biggest weapon in the disinfecting game had only been Fairy Liquid up to now. Thanks for the tip. πŸ˜‰


    • Ines April 1, 2020 at 23:16 Reply

      No problem! 😁 I thought I was stating the obvious in perfumeland.
      Honestly though, this has made me re-think many of the ways I use and discard things and how efficiently I handle the stuff I have. Or hoard. 😬


  3. matty1649 April 1, 2020 at 22:41 Reply

    Jicky to sanitize your phone, that’s posh X


    • Ines April 1, 2020 at 23:19 Reply

      😁😁😁 Didn’t mean it that way. But I see how it seems so. Then again, since I’m not using it as I’m only home, it gets some love like this. πŸ™ƒ


      • matty1649 April 2, 2020 at 00:24 Reply

        I love Jicky,I’m a big Guerlain fan


        • Ines April 2, 2020 at 09:20 Reply

          You have great taste!


  4. Undina April 2, 2020 at 10:07 Reply

    Jicky-smelling phone is a nice touch!

    I seem to be more busy while working from home. But since I have a paying job while many others lost their, I can’t complain.

    While staying at home, I switched around what I do about perfumes: during the day I test samples and in the evening, for a walk outside, I wear my favorites.


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