Kalli, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.
Thanks, Larimar! It's nice to feel less stressed out and able to enjoy life again.
This evening, I shall return to an old favorite of mine: Parfum d'elle by Montana, the old one. It is relaxing and just what I need on this first nice day in many, many weeks!
I took my Rusty out on a nice long walk, cleaned the remains of the ice off the bottom of the driveway, and now have the evening to do a bit of necessary reading, some fun reading, and read around Basenotes. I am resolving to spend some of my new found free time to get back to some old interests that I have missed like crazy!
Thanks guys, it was a nice service. It was nice to be among friends and remember such a wonderful lady. Also glad I went to support her best friend, who is especially missing her. Amazing Grace was sung, sniffle, I love that song.
Kumquat, you received the Guerlainade! Nice!.
Happy Birthday, Robin!
Very sorry to hear that, Kalli. My condolences.
Another day in De Profundis for me.
Sorry about your friend, kalli.
Happy birthday, Robin.
ErinK, give me your address and I will send you a sample of the Chypre Green. And a vintage Miss Balmain EdT. (from my bottle in the Netherlands which is not off)
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
― Dwight D. Eisenhower
We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ～Kahlil Gibran
Gorgeous day here, sunny and in the 60s. I just made some dinner: middle eastern cannellini bean pitas with tzaziki and cucumbers, nice and healthy...then had like 10 Girl Scout cookies for dessert. Oops.
In vintage Diorisismo edt. I'm guessing it is not super-duper vintage as it's light in color and doesn't have that vintage reek I expected (and hoped for). I've read that the houndstooth boxes continued into early 90s so maybe it's from then. Whenever it's from, though, it's radiantly beautiful and I can see wearing this lots.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
((Mike)) yes, colds that drag on are...a drag! A day at the beach sounds therapeutic for sure.
((kalli)) I'm sorry for your loss.
I've been in L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger today as we visited yet another college that our daughter applied to. It was a worthwhile trip but she doesn't seem to like the school so much now. She seems at this point to have set her hopes on one school in particular that we won't hear back from for another 5 weeks, and that is selective enough that there is certainly no guarantee of her being accepted, despite her excellent qualifications. We plan to visit at least 3 more colleges in the next month, including a local state university that she wasn't willing to consider until now because she didn't want to commute.
First, Happy Birthday to Robin! I'm in Central Time, so it's not belated I hope it was a great one; you certainly smelled terrific while celebrating
shades, after all the long hours you've been putting in at work, I'd say this little vacation is well-deserved for Mr. shades *and* you! Enjoy!
My screen banners seem unaffected by my recent porn-filled post, Xscent. I'm not sure whether I'm relieved or disappointed that my dark threats about data mining and the end of privacy appear to be a bit premature. Your leather porn yesterday was just FIIIIINE! You and I skunked up da joint today -- we were scent twins in Une Fleur de Cassie!! After Serge Lutens and Pierre Guillaume, Dominque Ropion is my next best itch scratcher. His stuff just *works* for me.
Jon, that photo yesterday really *got* me. I started crying for no good reason I could identify. Based on your review, Evangeline's comments, and omigod THAT PHOTO, I've already ordered a sample.
kumquat, your photo yesterday for Iris Silver Mist also really got me, and not just because I had just finished crying over Jon's. So evocative and lovely. Thank you for that.
Kiliwia, I thought I was the only one around here who wears Mazzolari Lei! So nice to see someone else in that scent. What did you think? It's so warm and snuggly -- the only cocoa scent I can wear, with the labdanum and patchouli giving it just a hint of naughty!
So nice to see elizrj pop in, if only briefly. Hopefully we'll see more of you after your vacation. We miss you!
Mike, your Jicky and Cumming stories had me giggling. And then you got me all teared up again. So, more big ol' bear hugs coming your way, (((Mike))). It absolutely does get better. Be patient and loving with yourself. By the way, I did my chakra test thing-y. I got #4 -- Harmony. I need to feel love and connection with myself and others. I tend withdraw and shut stuff down. The emotional deep-freeze can seem like a good fix in the moment, but it's incredibly damaging. So, keep doing what you're doing, Mike; you're doing all the right things.
I'm SO glad George is home again with you, danie -- I'm convinced he's smiling in that photo. As much as cats allow themselves to smile. And LOL@ your My Sin story.
Mocha, how you described Serge Lutens made me chuckle: "too abstract, too woody, too dramatic, too much." You're so right -- and all of that is what I love so much about the line and why it suits me so well. Thus, my moniker. I'm glad you found one that speaks to you, though, and De Profundis is a beauty! A number of us on SotD love that one!
I hope you had a fun night of tennis socializing, cello! I've ordered a sample of Querelle, at your urging
(((Evangeline))), (((30Roses))), and (((kalli)))
ComDiva, I love that saying you posted yesterday. Thank you for sharing it.
ErinK, I'm so glad you took the plunge on En Passant -- you won't be sorry! (Once you get it back from your mom! ) Loves to Rocky the Adorable Scenthound. Does he know his mama or what?!
It's been very busy the last two days but very happy to be back here with you fine-smelling, big-hearted people. xxxooo