Congratulations, Sir Jon!
It's been a while since I posted here, murmurings of the Chicago meetup are tempting me to "sniff around" :)
Meeting the hot day ahead (prediction is in the 90's) with Mona di Orio's Rose Etoile de Hollande. This quiet stunner snuck up on me through a decant that was a blind buy, and I am quite enamored. I was expecting the lushness of Vanille and Ambre somehow, but instead the brisk cedar whisper invigorates the opening and clears the palate for the entrance of Lady Rose. I wore this last summer as a beach and apres soleil scent. I'll wear it to work today and think of the waves and salty sea air and wild rose bushes growing along the ocean road.
Hugs and love to all of you sweet basenotes folk. xoxo