Oh how awful it has been without internet!
(I am still using a dial-up dongle and it's horrid compared to fibre-optic broadband. Which, by the way, we won't be able to get at all at our new - otherwise adorable - abode. ADSL will arrive sometime in January. In the meantime my forum postings will be sporadic!).
Hope everyone had a great Christmas and will go on to have a fab New Year!
I'm working from home today, surrounded by flat-packed furniture that my husband is assembling, cardboard boxes and piles of perfumery books on the floor.
SotD is Eau de Shalimar
; the one-star "horror" according to Turin, which I nevertheless enjoy wearing immensely. It does smell far more thin and synthetic than the real deal, but then again, even the real deal isn't quite what it used to be anyway. I may migrate to Shalimar proper tomorrow. As with mystic, once you feel a Shalimar-kick coming on...
Over Christmas, I wore Byzance
. Its big, oriental, comforting spice-tinged nature was lovely, warm and nostalgic for me. Husband enjoyed it too. Again, sadly, it's now a thinner version of its original version, but still very nice.
I bought Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac
for husband for Christmas. Mostly for my benefit, as it smells lovely on him.