This Week's Random Thoughts ~
I love seafood. I grew up in New England so perhaps it was inevitable. But when I eat seafood in a restaurant I always feel like I should hide my plate. Most of my friends find calamari, oysters, lobster and shrimp disgusting so I feel self concsious about eating these foods in public.
True Blood is SO GOOD. Nurse Jackie (Edie Falco) is also a great show.
While I was away on vacation I decided to pack light and brought only (3) 10 ml decants. I was bored out of my mind by mid-week with only 3 perfumes.
I’m working through a large number of DSH samples in order to select additional DSH fragrances for The Posh Peasant’s inventory. Obviously, we can’t carry all of them, because she has such a vast array of scents, so it’s becoming really hard for me to narrow it down to a short(ish) list. So far, I’m extremely impressed with Tamarind Paprika, Piment et Chocolate, Bois du Chocolate, Giardini Segreti (a lovely white floral) and Parfum de Luxe. Three of the DSH perfumes we carry already that I find exceptional are American Beauty, Celadon Green and Tubereuse. Dawn’s Tubereuse is magnificent. I noticed BeautyHabit began carrying a few of her fragrances and Tubereuse is among them.
I’m looking forward to the new Estee Lauder Private Collection – Jasmine White Moss.
Serge Lutens La Myrrhe is an oddly addictive fragrance.
I love the ceremony of English Tea. This week I ate tea sandwiches several times for lunch. For those in the U.S., the secret is to buy Pepperidge Farm *extra thin* bread, cut off the crusts, and thinly layer both slices of bread with butter and sprinkle just a tad of salt and pepper on the butter. Then add razor thin slices of cucumber, tomato and egg ‘n cress. So delish!
I’m very excited about the two new Parfum d’Empire scents: Wazamba (Love the name) and 3 Fleurs.
I laugh to myself nearly everyday when I read comments on Now Smell This and there’s a long litany of cranky people complaining about the price point of expensive perfumes. Of course I would prefer to be able to afford every perfume I wanted, but my goodness, it seems so whiny, to complain about every single new expensive release. Perfume is a luxury item, is it not? If it were toilet paper which was so expensive, then I’d join in, but it’s perfume, folks.
It’s too bad Turin and Sanchez aren’t writing any more installments to The Guide. I thought this was their job? I didn’t realize they had other things going on.
Do you recall back in the 80’s (I think) when studies were done on mice to find whether Saccahrine was dangerous to human health. It turned out that Saccahrine was found carcinogenic to the mouse. Later many people dismissed this finding because they said the mice were given loads upon loads of the substance, more than any normal mouse could ever consume. Sometimes I think of this analogy with perfume. To the normal person, perfume probably isn’t harmful, but what about those of us who wear 4 different fragrances every single day of our lives?!
See the photo above? It’s not a cracker but a facial sponge. I cannot believe I’ve lived as long as I have without using these sponges. Ever try to remove a clay mask with simply your hands and water? What about a cleanser that doesn’t foam but goes on like lotion? These facial sponges are my new favorite discovery this week. (I realize I’ve been daft for quite some time).
Beverage of the week: Pour pure mango juice to fill approximately 1/4 of glass. Fill remaining glass with diet tonic water. Add lemon wedge.