Friday, January 30, 2009
Today is my Father’s birthday – happy Birthday Dad!
There are so many mainstream department store perfumes that I mix up, confuse and barely get around to sniffing. For some reason, Marc Jacobs stuck in my mind as something I ought to try. Well, I tried MJ (the original, 2001) this week and although pleasant and perfectly enjoyable I find it fills me with a feeling of depression. Is smells barren and void of any emotion. As if the perfumer who created it didn’t put any heart and soul into the final product. I think ‘product’ is the defining word. Michael Kors, Vera Wang and Burberry also elicit these same sad feelings for me.
American Idol fans – next week the show gets better. We’ll be done with the truly ridiculous auditions.
As awful as LaVanila Vanilla Lavender was, I find myself wanting a good vanilla/lavender scent.
I love Amouage Lyric. Did I mention this? ;-)
I thought Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) was gay. I was surprised to find he recently married the woman who plays his sister on Dexter (character Deb Morgan – real name Jennifer Carpenter).
LaVanila makes a wonderful lip balm/moisturizer. It’s like melting crème brulee on your lips.
This week I wore Caron Bellodgia and remembered why I love it so much. Bellodgia is the first carnation fragrance I ever sniffed and it’s still my favorite. I also love Ava Luxe Oeillets Blanc, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Oeillet Rouge and Comme des Garcons Red Carnation. I saw Floris Malmaison on discount – is this one worth trying?
Earlier this week I bought 5 huge bouquets of Casablanca & Stargazer lilies for $10 from the supermarket. I’ve been swooning all week at the amazing aroma wafting about my house.
I had very little time to make a decent meal this week let alone anything special. I did, however, make a quick-n-easy meal discovery. I always buy a frozen pizza at Whole Foods market – just to have something when I’m desperate. I happened to have goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and roasted red peppers on hand. I sprinkled these atop the pizza and it tasted as if it was from a gourmet restaurant.
I secretly love Martha Stewart. There it’s out. I know deep inside she’s just a little Polish girl from Jersey.
I’ve been anticipating the arrival of Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane for over a week now. The suspense is keeeeling me.
I don’t believe in layering fragrance. I mean that in the sense of “forced layering” a la Jo Malone. Obviously I mistakenly layer perfumes all the time since I wear about 3 per day. I found the most beautiful blend this week: Serge Lutens Chergui + L’Artisan Bois Farine. I adore Chergui but there’s a tiny part of it that I find sickening. Bois Farine removes the sickening bit, lessens the sweetness and adds a doughy wheat quality that’s sheer magic.
Brian is the best – I lurve my perfume f(r)iend…(awwww)