This Week's Random Thoughts ~
Note to perfume companies: I have an idea. Let’s not use the word chypre anymore since this category no longer exists.
I have been wearing Kate Walsh Boyfriend off and on all week. I like it. But I desperately want to tweak it! I want to amplify the patchouli-woods-chocolate to make it less of a vanilla fragrance. It smells good, don’t get me wrong, but I just want to make it more than vanilla (which always makes me hungry).
So, after wearing Boyfriend, I went into an all-out frenzy over patchouli-vanilla-chocolate fragrances. In the end, I realized I swoon every time for Serge Lutens Borneo 1834. Chanel Coromandel does it for me, too, but Borneo is even more decadent. What are your favorite sweet patchouli bombs (patch-vanilla-chocolate especially)?
Just about the only thing I buy from Bath & Body Works are candles. And I simply cannot wait for their Holiday sale every year when I buy their huge 14.5 oz candles for just $10! Today I ordered so many candles, online no less (no schlepping heavy candles around the mall) with free shipping (DecShip50)! How cool is this sale?
Almost everyone on American Horror Story is now a ghost.
I forced myself to finish We Need to Talk About Kevin because I enjoy Tilda Swinton but this was up there with Drive as one of the slowest, most draining movies I've ever seen. And, no, I have not seen Tree of Life or Melancholia or Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene and at this point I’ll need some strong convincing to bother. I thought We Need to Talk About Kevin would be fascinating, it’s about a woman destroyed by raising a child who is a sociopath. Sadly, the film is incoherent and dreadfully slow.
I highly recommend The Sister’s Brothers by Patrick DeWitt. The writing and characters are among the most memorable I’ve read all year.
My book club’s assignment for February is 11/22/63 byStephen King. This is going to be the book that breaks me and causes me to buy a Kindle! It’s so heavy and huge (only in hardcover right now) and I’m now in the market for a Kindle so I don’t have to “heft” that book around.
I learned how to perfectly poach an egg this week and it’s my new favorite thing. I don’t use any device just gently pour the egg into almost boiling water. I dislike “runny” egg yolk, which I realize is perhaps the whole point of poached eggs, but nevertheless I cook mine an extra 2 minutes making sure the yolk is soft but not oozing (gags). A poached egg on whole wheat toast with salt, pepper and paprika can be one of the most delectably simple meals.
Top perfumes for me this week: (in addition to above mentioned stuff) Love, Chloe Eau Intense, DSH Mahjoun, Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea, M. Micallef Gaiac and original Prada.
I haven’t seen The Muppet Movie yet but I want to. I'll see The Muppet's along with Hugo and Tin Tin next week during family time (aka 'escape from family' time).