SOTD, Election Day 2012 edition

Rock The Vote

For those of you in the US, a quick reminder: vote! If you've already voted, I'd love to hear how long the lines were in your area.

Regardless, tell us your scent of the day. I'm wearing Providence Perfume Co Moss Gown, and planning to head to the polls in about an hour or so.

As always, no partisan or issue-based comments, please.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    I voted early this morning and wore Ormonde Jayne Tolu, which was perfect for this freezing day. No lines at all at my polling place: I was in and out in five minutes.

    • Robin says:

      Wonderful! I hear there were lines early this morning in my precinct but no line now.

  2. sacre bleu says:

    Voted; wore P d Nicolai’s Le Temps d’une Fete; that way, no matter what happens, I smell good!

    • Robin says:

      Good plan :-)

      Hope we are not kept up until all hours tonight waiting for the outcome.

  3. Dilana says:

    I am wearing Madness, which come to think of it could be a political comment, but wasn’t.
    I live in New Jersey, (the part that got wind blown, but not flooded) I had even read those darned referendum questions in advance, so the challenge was figuring out where to vote. As it happened, my neighbor was leaving her house just as I was pulling out of my driveway, so i offered a lift. That was fortunate, since I had the most recent notice from the Board of Elections, and she knew where the actual final emergency polling place was. All taken care of before 7:30 am.

    • Robin says:

      Excellent! I can imagine it is going to be disorganized in parts of NJ & NY, although I understand NYers can vote outside their own precincts this year.

  4. alluvia says:

    I’m wearing “Oh, Lola” just because I’m working my way through a perfume sampler from Sephora to see what I like. It was a little light-weight for such an important task (voting) but matched our amazing sunny warm weather here in San Francisco Bay Area (in the 80s!)…

    • Robin says:

      Argh, 80s even in San Fran? You guys are really making me jealous.

  5. odonata9 says:

    SOTD is AA Mandarine Basilic. We are having some very crazy warm weather here in San Diego! I’ve found voting out here (specifically in central/non-suburban San Diego) very different from on the east Coast (MD suburbs). Polling places are just rooms in churches or other buildings (mine today was the San Diego Buddhist Assocation) and because there are so many of them, I’ve never waited more than 15 minutes. No line this morning, so I was out in 10 minutes! I’ve seen lots of people elsewhere on facebook posting about waiting several hours to vote. What a shame! And I know that may discourage some from voting, which is not cool.

    • Robin says:

      I am jealous of your weather!!

      Here in PA, voting is the same — I vote in my local Friends Meeting House, and the next nearest polling location is an Episcopal church. Oddly enough, I cannot remember where I used to vote in Suburban MD. In DC I think I voted in a local school?? And can’t remember voting in San Diego at all although I must have done, unless I was so addled by all the glorious sunshine :-)

      Totally agree. It is just wrong to wait for hours to vote.

      • odonata9 says:

        Of course, it may have changed since I’ve been here awhile. But in MD, schools were closed on election day and voting was in the gyms. There were these crazy machines with levers and curtains and it seemed very official! Here, you get a piece of paper, a marker and a cardboard stand thing to put your ballot on.

        • Robin says:

          Schools are closed here too, at least in my local district (we don’t have county school systems here). But I don’t have a school near my house.

          We used to use punch cards, but we’ve gone to paper & pen, which you then feed into a scanner.

  6. Rictor07 says:

    Im wearing Montale Red Vetyver today. I got in line at about 730 this morning and had about a 90 min experience, start to end. The people standing in line near me were very annoying as well.

    • Robin says:

      Wow, that is too long, although I understand it’s much worse in some areas. So sorry!

  7. Tara says:

    There were only 4 people in line ahead of me, but it was very busy. Wearing Memo Manoa on this very chilly day in NY. A nor’easter tomorrow! That’s all we need.

    • Robin says:

      Seriously! I am keeping my fingers crossed.

  8. Rappleyea says:

    Voted during lunch and the line was loooong – a little over an hour all told.
    SOTD – I’m testing two SSS scents (old ones!) – Winter Woods, which is a gorgeous chewy love, and Fireside Intense, which is just about a scrubber. I like the smoke part (Patch 24 is a smokey favorite), but it’s the dead meat part underneath that is making me queasy.

    • JolieFleurs says:

      Wow, that’s a perfect description of how some of her scents hit me…the dead-meat thing never occurred to me, but that’s IT.

      Let me hasten to add that her fragrances are truly lovely, just that some hit my nose wrong!

      • Rappleyea says:

        Thankfully, this is the first “dead meat” scent for me. And hopefully the last!

    • FragrantWitch says:

      Ooh, I knew you’d love Winter Woods! Love love that scent.
      On paper Fireside Intense sounds great to me but when I tested it was ‘fire in a rubbish bin where homeless men are roasting a rat’ . Bleurgh!

      • Rappleyea says:

        Yes! Exactly!! A great, if horrible, description. The first of Laurie’s scents that I truly dislike. And I can’t believe I haven’t tried Winter Woods before now. Too busy testing her new ones…

    • Robin says:

      LOL! I must be the only Fireside I. lover here.

      Sorry for the long wait.

      • Rictor07 says:

        You are not alone Robin. I love it too.

      • Rappleyea says:

        See, if i had known that you loved it, I wouldn’t have bothered ordering a sample! You probably don’t like Winter Woods. ;-)

        • Robin says:

          Ha — exactly. (or more accurately, don’t remember WW, so I probably didn’t love it)

      • jirish says:

        Another Fireside Intense lover here! But the negative reviews are cracking me up.

        • Perfumista8 says:

          Me too! I think the takeaway here is not to sample Fireside Intense for the first time if you’re going to be close to others. I didn’t get meat, dead or otherwise from it but I’m gonna try it again to be sure.

    • Rappleyea says:

      I wanted to update the FIreside Intense (aka dead meat) sampling from yesterday – about mid-way through, the dead meat went away and the scent morphed into the lovely incense paper smell of Bois d’Armenie! Wow! Unfortunately, I can’t tolerate the dead meat half to get to the Bd’A half.

  9. JolieFleurs says:

    Jubilation 25. I smell MAHHHH-velous! :P

    I voted Absentee since I just moved from CA to Arkansas. I took mama to vote here, and we waited about 15 minutes, but they only have two machines! She votes at the local Volunteer Fire Department.

    When I lived in SoCal, we voted at a local church. I don’t think I ever had to wait more than half an hour, and it was usually more like in and out within five minutes.

  10. 3dogmama says:

    I am here in the center of the battleground–Columbus, Ohio. (actually in a suburb north of the city) I voted at 9am with no line whatsoever, but many have already voted during Early Voting or voted absentee ballots to avoid waiting in line on Election Day. I am wearing Agonist Liquid Crystal for no particular reason but it is a sunny day–50 degrees. The robo-calls and political ads will soon be over….an exorbitant amount of ad dollars spent in this market.

    • Robin says:

      We are getting an outrageous number of robocalls, I seriously can’t believe it. And I don’t even live in a swing state — can’t imagine how many you must be getting.

      • Robin says:

        And adding — REALLY do not like all the robocalls that use my first name or my husband’s first name or sometimes the family name.

        • JolieFleurs says:

          The robo-calls are bad enough, but his union sent people to our home! I don’t mind people who are just canvassing the neighborhood coming to the door, but to send people specifically out like that is harassment to me.

          I think it was the first time my husband was glad I am in another state. I’d have probably shot ’em.

      • Aparatchick says:

        It’s bad in a swing state, Robin. Last weekend we counted 27 robocalls. I’m like the little girl in the video that went viral, crying because I’m so tired of it!

        • Robin says:

          That video cracked me up! And love that NPR sent someone to her house to apologize.

      • hongkongmom says:

        Guys…we get cantonese robocalls….ieeee

    • JolieFleurs says:

      My husband is still in SoCal, and he said he finally had to unplug the phone last night. He was surprised to get so many calls, because it being CA, the Dems usually don’t need to campaign and the Republicans usually don’t waste money trying. He said the calls were from both parties, though. I thought that was interesting.

    • Dilana says:

      Okay so can you share with us your reasoned view? I mean the view of Agonist, of course, which is rather pricey and never seems to be reviewed.

  11. FragrantWitch says:

    Overseas postal vote here but wearing vintage Arpege. Feel for everyone who is having to wait in long lines but thanks for doing it! Now, reward yourself with something fragrant!

    • Robin says:

      Everybody who votes deserves thanks! (unless they didn’t vote for my pick, LOL…)

  12. RusticDove says:

    My SOED, after much consideration, is Guerlain Mon Precieux Nectar, and from the beautiful bee bottle, no less. My husband voted early this morning before work and he had to deal with some lines, but I went mid-morning and got right in & out quickly. It’s such a privilege to vote and I am more than willing to wait as long as it takes, but ’twasn’t necessary today. I’ll need to get a second wind as I fear it’s going to be a long night, but I won’t be able to sleep until I get a sense of the outcome. Should be a nailbiter, this one.

    • Robin says:

      I am hoping it is not a long night, but we’ll see! Will enjoy watching the returns w/ my son, who is going to be old enough to vote next time and is more interested in the process than he used to be.

      • RusticDove says:

        Oh, that’s really cool Robin!

  13. egabbert says:

    It’s spice week in my apartment (declared by me) so I’m wearing Bois de Paradise. I voted last week by mail. Greetings from a swing state!

    • AnnS says:

      Bois de Paradise is so gorgeous! I wore that last week and I was swooning all over myself!

    • Robin says:

      I wish PA would institute early voting.

      • AnnS says:

        I wish PA would do a lot!! Early voting; voting by mail like they do in Oregon…. just more countywide support for machines, constables, etc. PA is always just a little challenging with the vote. My husband had to get a provisional ballot, and then he didn’t and then he had to go to another poll b/c of a mix up….. but it could alwasy be worse!

        • Robin says:

          I don’t know why voting by mail doesn’t attract me…does seem easier, but it is satisfying (for me, I mean, in the psychological sense) to show up in person.

          But PA is a weird state, IMHO. In my area, almost nothing, including voting, is done by county — it’s all dependent on your local township or borough or whatever.

          • KRL says:

            I’m also really delighted by going in person to vote. Be amongst my people, happy to be doing something constructive and getting my “I Voted” sticker. I still remember my excitement the first time I voted, and usually feel the same way every four years.

          • Robin says:

            We did not get stickers this year :-(

  14. mutzi says:

    I wore Spicebomb and received three yes votes on it while waiting in a short line.

  15. AnnE says:

    Just got back from my polling place, which is in the lobby of a senior housing building. No wait at all! It’s a good thing, too, since the room is very small.

    SOTD is a test-drive from a sample I’ve had for ages. I don’t know who it’s made by, and I can’t remember who gave it to me (as an extra), but it’s called Mousse de Chene extrait de parfum. I usually adore chypres, but this one has waay too much bergamot for me. Think I’ll layer it with something a little more floral, maybe vintage Chanel No 5.

    Have a great day, everyone! I will stay up until a winner is declared. Anyone keeping me company? :-)

    • Robin says:

      I will probably give up at midnight, but will keep you company til then!

      (probably L’Aromarine??)

      • AnnE says:

        (Yes, that’s the name I was trying to think of.)

    • Emily says:

      Me! And my good friend Jack Daniels, if things get gnarly.

      • Robin says:


      • Rappleyea says:

        That Mr. Daniels sure gets around! He kept my mother company last night too! ;-)

  16. Aparatchick says:

    I participated in early voting last week. It took just over 2 hours to vote. My husband was smarter and voted by absentee ballot.

    Can I just take a moment to say how wonderful all the elections office workers were where I voted? We had huge lines, long waits, and a 4 page ballot to deal with, but the elections workers who were working long hours (from 7 am to after 9 pm during early voting) were pleasant and professional and kept a sense of humor. Cheers to them!

    • Aparatchick says:

      Oh, and SOTD is Andy Tauer’s lovely Incense Rose.

    • Robin says:

      Ditto! And a shout-out to my stepmother, who is a ward clerk in ME and has a VERY long day.

  17. I live in a small very liberal college town in Ohio. Fortunately my precinct isn’t one of the student-housing precincts, so my wait in line was only 20 minutes, and not 2+ hours like others had to wait.

    And I was wearing Les Nereides Opoponax!

    • Robin says:

      2 hours, ouch. Glad you didn’t have to do it.

  18. AnnS says:

    I voted, and didn’t have to wait in line too long – about 15 minutes. Phew.

    SOTD is Bois des Iles extrait – perfectly composed & warm for a cold and crazy day.

  19. Lucy says:

    I voted around 11 am in suburban Chicago and had no wait for a paper ballot. My husband wanted the touch screen so he waited about 15 minutes…all in all really not bad. I was very impressed with the election volunteers, there were two precincts voting at the same location and it could have been a mess, but instead was very well organized. They did a great job. Some didn’t look old enough to vote and some looked like it might be their last election. It was great to see people of all ages getting involved.

    I wanted to feel powerful with my vote so I chose Fracas extrait.

    • Robin says:

      Wow, how nice that you get to pick your poison (in addition to voting).

  20. poodle says:

    I attempted to vote this morning right at 7 when the polls opened. The line was out the door so I got right back in my truck and went to work. Tried again at about 2:30 and walked right in. No wait at all. Timing is everything. SOTD was Incense Pure.

  21. RuthW says:

    Ohio voter here, SOTD was Coty Sand & Sable because I wanted something cheerful and lighthearted to end this endless campaign. I voted at 8:30 this morning and only waited 15 minutes. It was in the basement of a Baptist church down the road from me – small room, only 4 booths and paper ballots.

  22. sbe13 says:

    I voted absentee, but I am so giggly about my fragrance that I had to comment….I walked into Kmart today to return something for my daughter’s preschool teacher and was stopped by their huge fragrance cabinet. Lo and behold, there was Love’s Baby Soft on the shelf and I just got giddy seeing it, reminded of my youth! Next to it was Love’s Rainforest, with that similar, ridiculous packaging, and I’d never heard of it. So, what’s a perfume-addicted woman to do but buy it? It’s very teenybopper (of course), a light, aquatic floral with a powdery drydown :) [will be sharing this with said preschooler…]

    • JolieFleurs says:

      I am soon to be 49 years old, and have never outgrown my love for Love’s Baby Soft and Love’s Baby Soft Jasmine. Always have bottles of both on hand. :)

      I’m sure nostalgia plays a part in the original Baby Soft, but I actually really like the Jasmine one!

  23. VanMorrisonFan says:

    I vote in So. Cal. and the line was very short…I barely had to wait (went there before work). I just wore some Gillete after shave…I know, no class…but I am trying to get rid of some things like that. After I voted I went to Peet’s Coffee and had a double espresso. It was the perfect way to celebrate freedom!

  24. Betty_Kinkade says:

    Early voting rules! And so does reading everyone’s SOTD – my sample list is growing and growing. :) I’m currently slathered in my dabber sample of EDLO Like This. Pretty. So, so pretty. I think I’ll need a spray sample before I decide to go full bottle (my learning curve on this has been steep and expensive), but I’m betting I go FB before the end of the year.

  25. Rick says:

    I’m wearing Patchouli 24, the smell of paper chads.

    I got a “vote-by-mail” ballot and dropped it off yesterday at the Campbell, CA City Hall. I’m so glad the campaign is finished. It’s all over now except the litigation.

  26. Kate says:

    I wore Guelain’s AA neroli for the first half of the day, then received a package of Bal a Versailles, and spritzed that on to go vote. I was at my polling place (the Brooklyn Museum of Art) for about an hour.

  27. Illertissen says:

    I voted around noon in Montgomery, AL, and only had to wait a few minutes in line. I always feel lucky that my polling place is our city’s art museum, where a beautiful blown glass collection is on exhibit now.

    I wore Chanel No. 19. Now that it’s begun to fade, and the day’s getting colder, I’ve just sprayed on the always-comforting Nuit de Noel.

  28. Curly11 says:

    I voted this morning at about 10:00 while wearing Rose Boheme by Providence Perfume Co. The registrar looked at my driver’s license and mispronounced my first name and misread my last name. Otherwise I voted without a hitch. Oh yeah, I live in Lawrence, KS. The perfume is one of three samples I received yesterday in the mail. I almost wore Moss Gown, but changed my mind at the last minute.

  29. Emily says:

    Woke up a bit early, spritzed on some 10 Corso Como, and voted on my way in to work. My polling place is two blocks away from my house, and I was in and out in 10 minutes (it would have been less, but I’m paranoid about double-checking my ballot and making sure I didn’t mess anything up).

    And I know this is kinda hokey, but I actually started to get all choked up when I walked into my polling place. I don’t want to veer into partisan- or issue-based comment territory, so I’ll just say that voting rocks.

  30. lera says:

    I am wearing L.I.L.Y. I waited about 20 mins in line to vote. The people working over there told me it was the busiest they ever seen it.

  31. FearsMice says:

    SOTD is Illuminum’s Wild Tobacco. I got in line to vote just after 5 pm, and waited only 15 minutes or so.

  32. kelsomaniac says:

    I voted in LA. The line was super long but luckily I had my filled out absentee ballot so I was able to jump the line and hand it in quickly.

    SOTD is Hermes Vanille Galante. I’m wearing something light because I had to go to work after. Plus, I can wear something else when I get home!

  33. turbovivi says:

    Voted here in Northern Virginia. I was lucky. I left work at about 1:10 and was in and out in under 15 minutes.

    SOTD is Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum. I was wearing it because I suspected that I’d be going into the office first before able to vote. My husband was in line for little over an hour started at 9am.

  34. turbovivi says:

    BTW if you are wondering, yes, being in one of the swing states means folks are crazy.

  35. Cymbaline says:

    We vote by mail here in Seattle, so I mailed mine in last week. I’m about ready to settle in front of the TV with a large pitcher of Cosmos!
    Scentwise – the Glass Petal Smoke blog suggested using coconut oil as a moisturizer so I mixed a few drops of Mysore Sandlewood oil into the coconut, slathered it on and topped it all off with a couple of Samsara spritzes – yum yum : )

  36. mough says:

    Here in WY where we have, uh, one electoral vote, no one cares about us. No robo-calls. I was the only one at my voting station, which, I just love to tell people, is a one-room country schoolhouse where I went from 1st to 6th grade. 15 total students. Love that!
    SOTD: Lutens’ Une Voix Noire. Can not get enough of this stuff!

    Off to avoid the news by watching an old (Bela Legosi) black and white version of Dracula, where the music tech students have composed a score for it. Fine way to spend the evening, AND my DH’s birthday is today! I got him a stuffed Honey Badger who swears when you squeeze his paw.

    • Aparatchick says:

      Ger cool about your voting place! And where, oh where did you get that honey Badger? I need to get one for my husband.

    • sweetgrass says:

      I second where did you get that honey badger? I want one! For me!

    • Joanne says:

      Oh, where, oh where, did you find your Honey Badger? I have several people who would LOVE it!

      • Aparatchick says:

        I just bought one at Amazon. Apparently Honey Badger comes in both PG and R rated versions!

        • Joanne says:

          Thank you! I’m off to check them out.

  37. 50_Roses says:

    I voted Friday before last in the early voting. The line was only about 5 or 6 people ahead of me, so I was in and out in about 5 minutes.

    SOTD is PdN Le Temps d”un Fete.

    • 50_Roses says:

      Oh–I am in Texas and here we have electronic voting machines.

  38. relleric says:

    Adding to this post very late. I voted a couple of weeks ago to avoid all the madness today.
    SOTD: Chergui (Serge Lutens). It was cool and damp and that powdery sweetness just hit the spot!

  39. dilettante perfumista says:

    SOTD is daim blond, perfect for this sunny chilly day in southern NJ. Voted on my way home from work at a local church and was in and out in under 10 minutes!

  40. Marjorie Rose says:

    I live in the fabulously wise state of Oregon, where we all vote from the comfort of our homes. So, I dropped mine in the box last week.

    SOTD is OJ Woman, which feels like a nice change from all the florals I’ve been wearing lately.

  41. Fernando says:

    Parfums de Nicolai Eau Chic. But I voted early, because we were going to be in Boston on Monday night and I didn’t want to risk getting home too late. No lines; Maine is a civilized place.

  42. rosiegreen62 says:

    I am lucky to live in Washington state so I mailed my ballot two weeks ago. I am so glad the robo-calls and political flyers will stop now.
    Only scent today was Shea Natural baby oil , really light shea- argan oil with a light scent of frankincense and myrrh. Lovely.

  43. Rosewater says:

    Would it be political to say that I am wearing L’Heure Bleue? I live in Chicago, and the lines were not long. Many here voted early.

  44. farouche says:

    I went to the polls at 8:00 AM on my way to work and was out by 8:17. Not bad at all. I live in Massachusetts, and my SOTD was Safran Troublant by L’Artisan Parfumeur, a great fall scent. I’m now wearing Loukhoum Eau Poudree by Keiko Mecheri to watch the results for as long as I can stay awake!

  45. KRL says:

    I voted around 9:15am. The parking lot was full but there were no lines. As always, I’m impressed with the organization of the event at our polling place.

    It’s really curious to me that people wait in lines for hours in places like Florida. In all my voting career (lengthy), I’ve never waited longer than a few minutes – maybe 10. And I live in Los Angeles, not a small town by any means. If anyone can shed some light, I’d be interested in knowing why there are always lines in Florida.

    Perfume-wise, I started with JM Rosewater & Vanilla, then showered, put on L’ete une Douce. It was hot (again) today, so that didn’t last long and I bumped it up to Amaranthine.

    • Joanne says:

      Florida voter here. Our ballot was SIX PAGES LONG, which may well explain the lines. I went at 7:15 a.m., but the line was outside the door and ran the full length of the building. I returned after work and was number five in line. As someone else said, timing is everything.

  46. CM says:

    I early voted on Friday and it took about an hour to get through. Our location was featured on the news for its long lines. I saw the woman who was in front of me on tv as she exited, but I was no where to be seen. Oh, electronic voting!

    My SOTD was Azemour!

  47. bookgirl says:

    I wore SSS Tabac Aurea to the polls today, despite the rather warm autumn day we had in Santa Monica. It’s the autumnal mood I’m after, even if Mother Nature isn’t cooperating. And I only waited in line for a few minutes.

  48. nozknoz says:

    Hey, Robin – thanks for helping to get out the perfumista vote – a particularly discerning collection of people! :-)

    I voted about three weeks ago on a Saturday morning at my county Courthouse in Northern Virginia. We can choose to cast paper ballots or use a touch screen. There was NO line. The weather was nice, too – a big advantage over the cold weather today. There was a farmers market in the Courthouse Plaza parking lot, and two women playing guitars and singing about the various justifications that allow early, “absentee in person” voting in the Commonwealth.

    I probably wasn’t wearing perfume then since I’d just come from my Tai Chi class. Today I tested a sample of SL Une Voix Noir, which doesn’t grab me, really. I’m realizing that I really only like the older SLs.

  49. thenoseknows says:

    lines were pretty good sized but quick! Live in Michigan and was in and out in like 15 minutes around 11am this morning! Spritzed a good dose of CkOne before i headed out… A democratic scent for everyone. Harmony Rules! ;-D

  50. hajusuuri says:

    I got to my NJ polling place at 6:30AM. There was only one person ahead of me on my half of the alphabet; the other one had 2 people waiting. I went scentless!

    I just sprayed on SSS Winter Woods and it is nice & smooth & comfy.

    Now, we are getting ready for a Nor’easter with wind, rain, and possibly snow. We are currently on a boiled water advisory, thanks to a delayed Sandy casualty.

  51. annina says:

    I wore SSS Jour Ensolielle. It’s decidedly not sunny here, but it makes me feel sunny and optimistic. JE is also a crowd-pleaser, and I thought it would be lovely if I had to wait in line. I got in and out quickly, however.

  52. georgiawells says:

    SOTD: Diptyque L’Eau
    Wait time : 1 hour

  53. Perfumista8 says:

    Voted. Yeah! I’m in California where they’ll close the polls in a half hour and it was pretty crowded up until 7:30pm.

    This is gonna be a long night. Now they’re talking about it possibly taking 10 days to count the provisional ballets in Ohio. Nooooo! My SOTD was TF Violet Blond but I think I need a tried & true comfort scent now — I’m thinking Cruel Intentions — that lovely incense just settles my mind.

  54. bookwyrmsmith says:

    I vote at a local Baptist church .This time there was No wait at the first line (To verify registered voter) And only two people ahead of me to get my paper to get the ballot at the third table (writing that all out it sounds a lot more complicated than it actually was.)It took me a few minutes though because we had a bunch of local/state stuff to vote on too besides the presidential voting.
    I wore BBW Cashmere Glow today (mist/lotion/wash) as I just bought a gift set last Saturday.

  55. sweetgrass says:

    I’m in Houston, and I early voted the last Sunday in October. I went to a community center and got there about 15 minutes before the polls opened. When I got there the line was crazy long. There was a room full of people in chairs, and then the line snaked into the hallway and through a gym or something and back into the hallway. But we have electronic voting machines, and there were 26 machines total (24 plus 2 for people with special needs), so the line goes pretty quickly. I was in line about an hour total. It was about 45 minutes after the polls actually opened. I wasn’t wearing perfume while I was there, but I went to Kuhl-Linscomb afterwards and sampled a few TokyoMilk scents. I think I may go back and buy Honey and the Moon. So today I just watched election coverage and wore my sample of Osmanthus Interdite.

  56. dolcesarah says:

    I’ve been wearing my big frags the past couple of days. So today or YESTERDAY I chilled with SL’s FEMINITE DU BOIS. AN ARAB MAN NAMED AMIN GRABBED ME IN A CROWD, pulled me to him, his hard muscular body ( I love Arab men, great lovers) and said the name of my perfume and grazed the shape of my bottom lip. He turned me toward the store front and we looked at ourselves as if we were one body he wrote on the inside of my arm, tomorrow I will fall in love with you and them a telephone number. I need to start wearing Serge More often:)

  57. Louise says:

    I voted around 9, post gym, so no scent (I hope!).

    The wait was around 45 minutes, with a crowd of friendly neighbors and strangers. No impatience, and a lot of excitement and pride in voting. I spoke with a new citizen who was beside himself with pleasure at his new-found right. The polls were staffed by efficient and helpful volunteers (again many neighbors), and all went smoothly. A very positive experience-and why I don’t vote early nor wish to vote by mail.

    • mals86 says:

      How exciting to share a poll line with a new citizen!

      • Rappleyea says:

        My bff, who lives in N. Va., also voted for the first time as a new citizen. Funny thing is – she’s lived and PAID TAXES here for 28 years! You can pay taxes but you can’t vote! I find that ironic.

  58. Omega says:

    No wait, those results came in early..even before my state was even called. That’s kind of a bummer when it goes so fast and your state is still white! I am glad I voted, even though I felt like it didn’t count! Like wait, my state is still white, no votes have been counted yet! By the time it gets to my state, it doesn’t matter elections are usually called by then..maybe I need to move to Ohio. People were friendly at the polls. Voting is a great experience even if your party loses.

  59. Dilana says:

    Congrats to all beautifully scented voters, particularly those in Ohio, Florida, Virginia and all other swing states.

    I am certain that you have all received at least one election wish; the end of those awful calls and tv ads. You can now “enjoy” normal advertising, including those silly Pitt Channel NO. 5 ads.

    • Omega says:

      I’d rather see No. 5 Pitt ads than any more political ads..and I really don’t like those Pitt ads. lol

  60. mals86 says:

    So it’s Wednesday. GLAD IT’S OVER. I live in Virginia, and the robocalls had been driving me nuts. Weirdly, we got one at 6:58 pm, two minutes before the polls closed, from the governor, reminding us to vote – which I thought was a little pointless so late in the day.

    Was testing CdG Eau de Parfum, the melted-light-bulb bottle one, which I’d been excited about trying because of the packaging tape note. I love the smell of packaging tape. However, this was just Weird on Top of a Boring Pallid Floral, so disappointing.

    My polling location is at the local fairgrounds building, five minutes from my house, and there was a line. There’s *never* a line! Maybe 25 people in it – and the poll officers said it was the shortest the line had been all day. We went to touchscreens maybe six years ago, and I like them. I was prepared, and the whole voting process took me about three minutes, which surprised the poll worker; most of the people voting were retirement age and they all seemed to be taking considerably longer.

    (Yes, I read the whole thing and rechecked the ballot twice before pushing the red VOTE button! We only had three races and two proposed amendments to the state constitution – how long does it take, if you understand the ballot and know how you want to vote, to make your selections? Someday I’ll be an old fogy, too, but I hope I won’t be that puzzled by modern technology.)

  61. Thalia says:

    I went after work. There was no wait to vote, and because I’m on the West Coast, not toooo much suspense afterward. I wore SSS Femme Jolie, because I wanted to wear an American perfume for an American national ritual.

  62. hongkongmom says:

    no voting over here……wore only claudalie body oil tho!
    Its been great reading all your voting experiences/locations and frag choices tho!
    Great poll Robin

  63. NinaraPoll says:

    I wore a teensy dab of vintage Chloe Narcisse parfum on my sternum (the topnotes have gone the tiniest bit off, and I *think* the base changed slightly due to aging, but otherwise my mini is unchanged.), which combined with the low temperatures made for a lovely subtle waft that only I was able to sniff. I live in a northeastern Tennessee county that had an extremely high early/absentee voter count, and there were no amendments or local issues on the ballot beyond state and national representatives, so the line was the shortest in all my years of voting. I voted around 5:30 pm; there was no more than a five-minute wait! to request the ballot and have my address confirmed, and after that a machine was instantaneously available. Hilariously, my county borders Virginia, and during the past few months I’ve had to deal not only with Tennessee robocalls, but the occasional misdialed Virginia one!


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