WARNING! The story below contains what I would call "earthy humor" and what non-medical people would call "barf humor". Do not read if you are easily grossed out!
Two months ago I was very ill. Out of work for a full 2 weeks, on bed rest for the second week. This is a big deal in the nursing world, where the typical sick call might go something like:
me: "I'm going to have emergency appendectomy surgery today"
Okay this may sound snarky but I have to rant a little bit. Sometimes I really just want to shop in peace...especially with fragrances. Usually when I'm in a fragrance department I'm on a mission and if I need help I will totally ask for it. I am always polite, but when someone asks me if I need help and I say "I'm just smelling" I really want at least a few minutes before being accosted or sprayed at again. I know this may sound bad, but I try to convey that I've smelled everything
For the last seven months Iíve been learning to recognize individual scents. Sometimes I can pick them out of fine fragrances - especially if I have a list of the notes. This is sort of how real perfumers are trained.
In What the Nose Knows, Avery Gilbert describes the Givaudan method of training, developed by Jean Charles. For about nine lessons the student smells one scent from each
It started today with Aimez Moi- a total 180! First (a few days ago), it was okay. Then I liked it. Then I loved it. Then - I hated it. I think the brief love stage may have been influenced by some killer reviews- I can be quite impressionable at times.
After deciding today for the fourth time in a row- most firmly this time- that I dislike L'Instant for its heavy candy sweetness- I decided that Aimez Moi has the same too sweet quality which I find unpleasant. Though Aimez Moi
Meh. Opening notes were nice, a not-too-sweet incense or woods greeting. Like a nice foyer in an expensive house. Then I was shown to the ladies room, where someone had just used loads of Aquanet hairspray. Yuck. Crikey. You'd think in a house this expensive they could afford better hairspray. I shan't be visiting here again.
Updated 2nd August 2009 at 02:42 PM by Bastetcat
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