10.28.2013

Signature Scent Update and Forever Chic Giveaway


Have you ever changed your signature scent? Or have you been content with the same fragrance for years? Are you still on the search for your signature scent? This week's video gives you an update on my own perfume journey and announces my new signature scent (hint: there's a twist to this story).

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Forever Chic Giveaway
My dear blogging friend, Tish Jett, from A Femme d'un Certain Age has just published her book, Forever Chic. Tish was kind enough to share Lessons from Madame Chic with her readers when it came out, and now I am so happy to be able to mention her book to you. Aimed for women over 40 (and all who are interested in aging gracefully), this book is sure to delight Francophiles everywhere. Tish's book dishes out many French secrets and shares her own chic journey as a woman of a certain age.

Tish and Rizzoli are kind enough to offer to give away one copy of Forever Chic to a reader of the Daily Connoisseur. This giveaway is open worldwide so all of you can enter. Please enter via the rafflecopter widget below. The winner will be announced on the widget one week from today.
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For more on Tish, visit her blog here and check out her book here. Bonne Chance!

Thank you

All of my writing energy has been going into this new book, so the writing on the blog has been a bit "light" of late. I wanted to extend a thank you to my readers for being so understanding. I have two little girls to look after as well and they are my first priority so I must find the right balance. I don't want to compromise on the blog's quality and aim to provide you with a thought-provoking or interesting video each week. Thank you for bearing with me and being so supportive. See you next week! xx

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65 comments:

Agata Dawidziak said...

Seems to ba a great book! Can't wait to read it :)

Gramspearls said...

I follow Tish's blog, also. I'm impressed with your support of her new book. Very nice, Jennifer.

Warmly, Kathleen

Tracey Brewer said...

I'd like tips on dressing stylishly, yet in an age-appropriate way.

Laura said...

I love scents! For years I wore Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and the classic Burberry, but a couple of years ago I decided to switch to more natural beauty products, so now I wear a simple jasmine oil that I found at Whole Foods. It's just a single note, but I love how it smells on me.

As for your question: this might sound odd, but I'd love to read about how to maintain an "age-appropriate" home (in terms of style and cleanliness) without being a slave to it. I'm 26 and struggling with this somewhat!

Amy said...

My signature scent is Spring Flower by Creed - it's the one I always come back to!

beautybabbling said...

Honestly, I'm not quite to 40 yet, but I'd love tons of tips on aging gracefully. In particular, I think I'd like tips on dressing stylishly. I've never been overly comfortable with my wardrobe, so I'll take any help I can get.

Danae said...

I can never get enough of these kinds of books! As for scents, I used to be a wearer of Dior's 'Pure Poison' for the longest time, but since moving to America I have found it to be so much more expensive over here! Sadly I haven't found anything quite as much 'me' to replace it with, so I'm carefully stretching out my very last bottle for now!

Danae said...

My comment for the competition(as opposed to my general comment above that I already made!); The thing I am most interested in learning about with regards to aging appropriately, is how to wear color without looking like a teenage fashion slave... I'm only 26 but I struggle with this already!

kj said...

I've never had a signature scent but I often mix up essential oil blends and wear that. Perhaps it's time to settle in with one!

YanaNYC said...

I have been a huge fan of all things perfume since I was 12! (Dior's Dolce Vita mini was my first perfume). I am currently in search for a signature scent, but, alas perfumes nowadays seem to target really young crowd with sickly sweet candy like notes :( I did check out Stella after you mentioned it, it's a nice scent.

The McMeekins said...

I am very interested in discovering mature style icons who adhere to classic styles in fashion, hair and make-up. Very interested in any information regarding one's "second act." In life.

The Well-Bred Woman in Progress said...

I understand the difficulties of writing, whether for a blog, a book, or both, with small children to care for. Wishing you success and wisdom to find the right balance!

The Well-Bred Woman in Progress said...

I understand the difficulties of writing, whether for a blog, a book, or both, with small children to care for. Wishing you success and wisdom to find the right balance!

sheepystitious said...

For several years, I have worn Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (including on my wedding day). I also tend to like spicy oriental scents, and am drawn to Tom Ford's Black Orchid for an evening date.

I have been trying, however, to find a more natural signature scent, and am tempted to try some organic fragrance oils that I've found on etsy.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I have worn a few scents over the years..but have been wearing Voyade d'Hermes the past four years.
I am eager to watch your video and see how you chose a new scent!

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Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm interested in tips on dressing appropriately for my age. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Dominique Perna said...

I am always interested in more tips on how to curate the effortless French Chic!

Melanie said...

hair care is definitely an over 40 aging issue that I would like to see covered.

Tish Jett said...

Jennifer!!

You are adorable. Thank you so very, very much.

You see, this exchange between us and I know it exists with other friends we have made on this journey, the world of blogging is kind, generous and supportive.

All the best, always.

Tishxo

Sarah Extance Garcia said...

I love Chanel Gardenia and Kenzo Flower. I have to check out Stella as it sounds like a floral scent I might enjoy. As for aging gracefully...I turn 38 next month, I've noticed my skin is getting the first fine lines. So skincare is important. Dry skin is an issue for me and I found a good moisturizer from Kiehls, so that helps. I also wonder about hair style. I have a wedge bob right now, but miss my longer ponytail. Should I grow my hair back? All my friends and family love my shorter bob, but I miss putting my hair up. I have always done my hair in updos.

amy said...

I'm interested in learning how to evolve your style as you age.

Deborah said...

I love scents too! Right now I am in love with Jo Malone "Red Roses", but I am also partial to Gardenia fragrances such as "White Gardenia Petals" by Illuminium.

As for your question, I am interested in learning more about aging gracefully and naturally, and in an age appropriate way :)

Joanna M said...

I'm about a decade away from 40 and it would be nice to be in the know in aging gracefully. Especially eatting habits. I would love to know about that :)

Janki said...

Hearing your talk reminded me of when I was 18 and I was debating with my best friend which scent would be my "signature scent". It was between a raspberry and a peach and I chose peach. I wore that non stop for years-- any version (oils, Victoria's Secret, Body Shop, etc). I'm sure my college boyfriend even now cannot smell it without thinking of me.

Sadly, my husband is asthmatic and can't stand strong scents at all. I have found that "Amazing Grace" by Philosophy is one that is delicious, clean and can be worn without worry. My MIL gave it to me because she heard it's a scent that fellow nurses are allowed to wear without fear of disturbing patients.
Your post reminds me that I need to buy some more!

Vesna Stanic said...

My signature scent/s are Lancome perfumes. I just love the way they do it.

"Forever chic" sounds like interesting book for us 40+ :)

Thank you Jenn

Judy said...

I'd love a post on dressing stylishly in an age-appropriate way for those over 50.

irene paul said...

When I was sixteen, i received as a gift Miss Dior, which I found to be wonderful. In my Thirties it was Paloma Picasso, now Chanel No 5 . Fun to reflect !

Would love to have Forever chic!!

thanks, Irene
Sydney

Valérie said...

How to gracefully reach menopause and maintain good energy levels.

Patricia said...

I've been reading Tish's blog for several years and I'm really looking forward to adding her book to my bookshelf, right next to Madame Chic!
I'm in the right demographic, so I'll be taking it all onboard.

Susan in St. Paul said...

My signature scents were Eau D'Hadrian by Annick Goutal in the morning and Narcisse Noir by Caron in the evening.

I say were because a few years ago everything was reformulated, I have the new formulate stuff and I wear it but it's not the same. I have some old formula that I keep for special occasions.

I also use Neutrogena's sesame oil and Kama Sutra's Honey Dust Powder so that can all be layered into the mix as well.

I am looking for a new fragrance but I prefer the old world ones from before 1959 and don't like modern technology ones as much.

C said...

I would like to know about age-appropriate dressing at every age.

Carlin

Monique said...

I tried Rose Essentielle at your recommendation; it turned out to be a favorite and I wear it almost daily. Another that I really like is very different and unique - Guerlain Mandarine Basilic, hints of citrus and basil.

Dawn Downey said...

Don't have a signature scent.Need to find one.Great blog and I love your book. Forever Chic would be perfect.I am 41.

Cari said...

I feel like I'm still searching for a signature scent. I have many I enjoy, but not one that smells like me, as you said Stella does for you. One day...

As for aging gracefully, I'm most interested in ways to look your best but without "fighting" aging, if that makes any sense?

Hope your new book is coming along well. I can't wait to read it!

Krysten said...

I'd like to learn how to embrace each decade better.

Laura M said...

I'm interested in learning how to dress age appropriate when older yet still chic :-)

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Rosemary said...

I follow both your blogs. My signature scents change with the seasons; I wear Chanel Mademoiselle for spring/summer and Chanel Coco for fall/winter.

Susanne said...

I just recently found my signature scent...folle de joie. I absolutely love it. It came in my Birchbox and I had to buy it!
I would like to learn how to achieve a more french lifestyle when you're stuck in the suburbs!
Love your book, your blog & your videos!

Rose said...

Sigh. I don't have a signature scent as my husband is asthmatic.

Jennifer I don't think you need to worry about the blog writing being "light" at present, your weekly video is always interesting and helpful to we connoisseurs.

Patti said...

I souls like to learn more about accessories. Mixing scarves and jewelery. Thank you

Andrea said...

They've been discussing this in my Yahoo! group! Would love to get a copy.

Jen Inn said...

The scent I'm really drawn to at the moment is Balenciaga Florabotanica. And the book looks interesting, will definitely check it out.

Jen Inn said...

The scent I'm really drawn to at the moment is Balenciaga Florabotanica. And the book looks interesting, can't wait to check it out.

Russian Chic said...

"Forever chic" sounds very interesting. I would love to learn about looking youthfull but not young. Thank you.

Penelope P. said...

I am definately of a certain age, so would love to rad this book.Penny L

help4newmoms said...

My signature scent was Chanel No. 5 and I , too, changed it about 5 years ago to Burberry Sheer. I found Burberry to be more..me. I have read Forever chic and love it and look forward to trying your book now that I have discovered it!

Bekah said...

Ooo, this looks like a fascinating and enjoyable read. I think the most needed tips for aging gracefully are style tips.

Leslie Richman said...

I'd love more on dressing and grooming tips for age groups. I'm 35 and sometimes struggle with feeling too "young" or too "old" with my clothes and makeup. Thanks!

Karen Roberts said...

Hello
I love perfume!! My signature is Belara by Mary Kay. In a few weeks a new version is coming out that I can't wait to try Belara Midnight!
I love all things French and read every book I can on French Style. Forever Chic is full of wonderful tips for women of a certain age and since I am of that age I am drinking it in! The concepts seem to build from what is in Madame Chic which I loved as well. Can't wait to read your next book!!

dalila benmehidi said...

i love all things french,and i need someone to teach me .. thank you for taking it upon you!

Sarah said...

I do like Tish's blog and I'm always eager to read up on French habits - particularly how women arrange their time for maximum enjoyment.

Sue Walker said...

I have been following Tish's blog for a long while so would love to win a copy of her book. I will now be following you too!

penny said...

I seem to have schizophrenic tastes when it comes to scents. Depending on season, setting, or just my mood, I want to smell like something different! Always something spicy or woodsy, though... So maybe my signature scent is an entire genre of scents?

Martine Holston said...

I usually stick with a signature fragrance for about 5 years, and then move on to a new one. During that time, though, I can't imagine wearing something else. I have always been drawn to vanilla and musk, so my past two scents have been Dior Addict and Kenzo Amour. I just found my new scent, Olivine's Oxley. I've never used a perfume oil before, and I'm in love with it. Feels so luxurious.

tracy@womanonwire.com said...

I love scents with sandalwood notes. They remind me of my mother. She has always worn Caswell-Massey's.

My other favorite is Chanel No. 19. The ads from the 1970s must have formed my impressionable young mind (and nose?) because its scent epitomizes chic to me.

Just discovered your blog today, after starting Madame Chic. Am so glad that I did.

Unknown said...

My signature scent has been Karl Lagerfeld's Chloe for about 30 years. I also love Chanel No. 5.

Kristina Skrobot said...

My favorite scent has to have rose in it, so I really like for the winter time from L'Occitane 4 Reines y en primavera Pivoine.
The book seems to be very interesting.. is really nice to see how authors support each other.

RdRydngHd said...

I have always loved the green scents. My old favorite was Vent Vert, Balmain, but it disappeared. Then, when they brought it back, it had changed. Something was "off" about it, so no more Vent Vert. Now, I use three Jo Malones, but I like the "Body Cremes" worn on my chest and neck, rather than the sprays. The scent lingers longer, and blends into my skin. Favorite: Lime Basil & Mandarin. Mmmmm. Second Place: Orange Blossom. Third Place: Grapefruit.
But I'd love recommendations for more green fragrances!

Jennifer-The Adventuresome Kitchen said...

I have worn Samsara by Guerlain for over 20 years... my second runner up is Champs Elysees- also by Guerlain..
Love my French Perfume

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Maureen said...

A few years ago for my wedding, I decided to honor the day with a new scent, and I've been wearing it ever since. I sniffed many a perfume but didn't settle until I found the perfect one to capture the day for me. The winner that I still love and wear is Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege.

juliagray19 said...

I love gardenia scents.

 
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