Hanging with writers and sniffing/drinking good whisky. You ARE a fun gal! But that's not news.
Thank you for all the birthday wishes! I wasn't around for the entire Easter break because hubby and I attended the British Annual Science fiction convention (Eastercon), at Radisson Edwardian in Heathrow, London. I met Iain Banks, Alastair Reynolds, Al Davidson, Mike Carey and Ben Goldacre.
Attended a whisky-tasting panel headed by Iain Banks and found that a couple of the glasses passed around smelled rather pleasant. Even bought a bottle of Darwhinnie 15-year old on the way home, though husband is working his way through it and I've only had a sip... still - from thinking whisky is foul, I've come to appreciate some of them. Definitely prefer the less smoky, more caramel-y ones.
Wore Dzongkha by L'Artisan for my birthday, which has always read as 'single malt whisky perfume' to me.
Now that you have trod the whisky path, wobble over to the rum run for another pleasant surprise! Straight sipping r(h)um(i.e. Barbancourt Réserve du Domaine from Haiti and 10 Cane Rum from Trinidad. )
Last edited by kbe; 7th April 2010 at 02:12 PM.
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
One of the reasons I love TDC Bois d'Iris is that the head notes remind me very much of lipstick on a glass of single malt.
I now have the urge to put on some rum (Havana Vanille!)
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Books and whisky. Sounds like a good time to me.
There is one more fragrance that some people say smells like whisky, and that is Fleurs de Sel, another fave of mine.
Last edited by Haunani; 7th April 2010 at 08:56 PM.
Haunani, that's very interesting! Any boozy recommendations for me?
Now I really must get hold of some Bois d'Iris!
I just had a sip of Darwhinnie (43% proof!) neat after sniffing my husband's glass for about 10 minutes. He's grabbed it off me now and diluted it with water. I prefer it neat, but two sips is enough at the moment. I just enjoy the smell/flavour, but have no interest in getting drunk...
Oh! And completely agree on Fleurs de Sel, but it's definitely on the side of 'ick' for me. I don't like it; at least not at the moment. Maybe I'll grow to appreciate it one day.
There were several glasses passed around the whisky tasting that I definitely didn't like the smell of - one was particularly offensive with a really overpowering cade-oil tar character.
Nukapai - I am sorry I missed your birthday yesterday ! It sounds like you had a good one. Belated birthday wishes then ....
Happy belated Birthday and have a wonderful new year ahead ! XO XO XO
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
When I first smelled Tauer's Lonestar Memories (which I really wanted to like, as a lonestar state dweller) I got a blast of Laphroaig, but it disappeared in a second, to my disappointment...
Anyway, Nukapai, sounds like a great time -- scifi and scotch, yum...
I'll have to revisit Dzongkha, I thought I was getting "tea" the only time I tried it.
Many belated happy returns!
I'm sorry I missed your special day!
As for whiskey -- I'm a Macallan girl, myself. Nothing too controversial about it; I like a dram on a Thursday night after my pscyhotherapy course.
This week, 'Chanel Cuir de Russie: Skin Scent' at http://thescentimentalist.blogspot.com/
Laphroag? Talisker? I'd rather buy perfume!
My fav whiskey perfumes are Parfums D'Orsay (yes, I know...) Le Dandy (whiskey) and Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire (vodka).
Happy belated b-day, Nukapai!
Last edited by Primrose; 11th April 2010 at 09:12 PM.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."