During the post holiday shopping clearances, I decided to grab a few wonderful things that I had seen and smelled. The last being Elizabeth Taylor's Gardenia. This was my first blind buy and though I didn't have buyers remorse, it did help to teach me what scents I do and do not care for. When it comes to florals I like them buttery and warm. It also taught me that like a rose, a gardenia can be handled many ways.
I ended up returning it to purchase Innocent Illusion which I find
If anyone is in Scotland and listens to MacAulay & Co. on BBC Radio Scotland you may have the chance to hear me speak about choosing fragrances and giving some basic fragrance information. We'll also be sniffing some classic fragrances.
If you aren't able to listen, the show is available in the UK on the BBC's iPlayer service. If you are outside the UK, then I'm not sure if it will be available.
Oh, and I'm very nervous, but Danielle has
A medieval Persian Sufi and poet of rapture, mad devotion, and mystical communion is Jalâluddîn Rûmî, who lived in the thirteenth century, and whose life was turned upside down and inside out by his meeting on 15 November 1244 with the dervish Shams-e Tabrizi. For over four years, they shared a tumultuous emotional and spiritual relationship.
Shams had traveled throughout the Middle East searching and praying for someone who could "endure my company." A voice said to him, "What
Updated 10th March 2010 at 07:00 AM by JaimeB
I confess, Holiday shopping is not my favorite pastime. I consider myself a planner but Holiday shopping is my choice procrastination. I understand, it tends to be a thing we men seem to do.
This particular Holiday season would be a bit easier as I decided to give most of those on my gift list the gift of perfume or cologne. And I chose to begin my Dec. 23rd excursion heading to a local well-known discount store which would be the first of many stops I needed to make that day.
About 9 months ago, or so, I noticed a big change in my preferences in scents. 'Fumes that previously gave me joy suddenly made me nauseous to the point that I had to stow them away in a hallway closet, because I could smell the bottle, if it were just in the same room with me.
After I gave birth, I thought my preferences would return to the way they were previously. How naive I was! NOTHING about me is "as it used to be"!
Since giving birth 3 months ago,