Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Going with the luminous and powerful, Chanel 22. Such a lovely sparkling dry scent. Envelopes you in green and white (this is what always comes to my mind when I wear it.). Perfect for Spring.
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Green Heart by Christopher Reilly 2007
Monday, February 25, 2008
So I realized that I haven't done any layers in a long time and that I really don't have any major citrus fragrances, so in honor of what will be a day of non-stop research reading, I present my layering experiment of: The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit body butter, Spun Orange Blossom by GAP, Silken Yuzu by GAP, and Delicate Sagemoss by GAP (all the GAP fragrances are a part of a layering kit a friend gave me). So far the combo is actually quite elegant.
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Grapefruit with Freezer Bag, Cork, Hair Tie, and Bar of Soap by Susan Jane Walp 2000
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Cameron Diaz, pink is not for you and well more dramatic make-up should have been used. The architecture of the dress just isn't working
Amy Adams, A redhead who understands that green is such a gorgeous color on redheads.
What the heck is with all this damn Miley Cyrus crap, she is not even nominated?! Christ has she taken over the world?
Alright Kristen Chenowith's dress is nice
Ellen Page, seems to be going flapper, like the smokey eyes, but wish for once she would go with color.
Hilary Swank, I hate to admit this but the dress is nice, still I want this to be known I am sick of black dresses.
I'm going to need carbs for this. I suspect I am partially watching this for Jon Stewart.
As usual Cate Blanchett is my fashion goddess
And finally it begins.
Oh good grief you can this was made after a writers strike. This is so bad it isn't even funny.
Oh Jon I am fairly positive Javier Bardem and Daniel Day Lewis have crushes on you.
I love James McAvoy; so swoony.
Jon boy is getting very political.
Jennifer Garner, I don't like the dress, like the jewels and the eye make up, but don't like the hair.
Damn costume design is hard this year, but Elizabeth: The Golden Age, really does deserve the award, really that movie was about the dresses. Still Keira's green dress in Atonement was gorgeous, in general I loved the wardrobe for it.
Oh how do i love Tilda Swinton's gorgeous hair.
Why the damn titanic song?!
And Jon just made fun of it.
Anne Hatheway, Oh dear that is a gorgeous dress, very reminiscent of Kate Winslet's red dress.
Katherine Heigl, good dress.
Sweet Jesus Norbit! I knew it would be La Vie en Rose.
Oh poor jon.
Cate Blanchett, yup love it, but then again she is gorgeous.
Another damn montage!
Jennifer Hudson, she looks very fresh, I rather like it.
Keri Russell, I love the jewels, the dress is nice, but the jewels are making it.
And the montages continue for the love of God.
Oh James McAvoy is being such a big brother to the girl from Atonement.
Tilda Swinton, by the way I love Tilda Swinton, but I hate that dress, she so was not expecting this.
Jessica Alba, pregnancy boobs do not need feathers, still the dress is a beautiful color.
Oh James just keep talking with that gorgeous voice, and Josh so tried to one up you.
Damn adaption is a hard catagory this year. James is not happy. Still I knew it was either No Country For Old Men or Atonement. I admit I was rooting for Atonement only because I saw it (didn't have time to see No Country For Old Men).
I cannot believe they are actually doing a montage on Oscar voting.
Miley Cyrus, the look is too old for her.
Oh man best actress is coming up right after this damn montage.
Oh Cate is definately someone who doesn't want to watch herself.
My god Julie Christie is beautiful.
By the way I love Marian Cottilard's mermaid dress.
Marian Cottilard, most definately love the mermaid dress.
Oh you have got to be kidding me. Playing wii on tv.
Alright, i really do need to see Once.
let the montage begin...
Renee Zeleweger, the dress is good, but Renee is looking hard.
Nicole Kidman, is she actually pregnant?, a bit of a blah look.
aside: my butt is hurting
Penelope Cruise, yikes!
Enchanted was nominated 3 times?!
Call it a hunch but I think Enchanted might win. And I was wrong, thank goodness
I like her dress (woman from Once).
Jon is a very nice man.
And you already know my feelings on Cameron Diaz.
And on Hillary Swank.
And on Amy Adams.
Alright I really want the Atonement score to win. Yay!
How can this run over, oh yeah the damn montages!
Diablo Cody, for some reason I think she looks really cute. But this could be the montages talking.
oh look another montage; I am becoming a montage by typing montage.
Helen Mirren, she is awesome! That is all need be said.
Okay I really wanted to Viggo to win he just gets snubbed in my opinion. Still I understand Daniel Day Lewis.
and the director montage, I am dreading the best picture montage.
I must say Denzel is looking very very suave.
And the winner is No Country For Old Men.
Phew I am done.
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Solace by Pino 2005
As much as I am a perfume lover, it is well known that for all the hoarding tendencies perfume lovers have, there is also a pride that goes with finishing a bottle of perfume. Last night I finished off a bottle of Bonne Belle Skin Musk cologne which had been bought while I had spent a year at Sonoma State and was rather desperate to buy something new. I admit it wasn't finished because I loved it intensely, but rather it was finished in the way that many of us get rid of perfumes we don't necessarily love but do not detest, we scent things with it. In this case after spending a week in bed, I felt the extreme need to change my sheets, and because Bonne Belle Skin Musk has a lovely lavender note it had been used lately as a laundry scent.
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Friday, February 22, 2008
It is Friday, I am still sick, I have work today, the on coming headache that will be setting up a new cellphone plan; so I have decided to go with comfort in both image and fragrance. Today I am wearing Hillary Duff's With Love, a lovely little perfume, that combines cream, amber, spices, vanilla, and a light dash of fruit. Overall it kind've reminds me of a mango lassi and a mocha. One very unique characteristic of the scent is that it becomes stronger and richer as it dries down.
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Cream by Alfred Arthur Brunel de Neuville
Thursday, February 21, 2008
-Ooh Locke mad; but what else can you expect with Ben
-I've never been a huge Evangeline Lilly fan but good grief is she gorgeous this season.
-Her and Sawyer really do have chemistry, but then again so do her and Jack especially in last years episode when she went to rescue Jack from the Others. Still I want her with Sawyer because when Sawyer is with her, he puts the sexy on.
-Ah Kate is up to her old tricks sniffing around where no one wants, by the way I really do want someone to one up Locke! (getting a wee bit smug with "I've been Jacob's cabin" chosen attitude) Why did they have to kill off Eko?!
-Squeee she is so pretty even in a jump suit!
-Although, this does prove how stupid Kate can be, why get off the Island when you are WANTED?! And Kate has a baby (Sawyers?) or is it a mystery child?
-Ah Jack on the beach with Juliette, will I ever like Juliette? Sun is wonderful
-Emilie de Ravin girl with the prettiest eyes; but then again Lost could be called "The Show
with People who have exceptionally pretty eyes and daddy issues
-Okay Jack is looking hot in the suit and I don't usually find Matthew Fox very hot, but will give him kudos for knowing how to cry passionately also for his hilarious role in a skit from SNL with him playing a Rave DJ.
-Well Jack is lying beautifully
-Oh Kate don't dig yourself deeper in the damn hole.
-And of course the infamous triangle gets brought up in the courtroom; Jack you are such a liar.
-Sawyer, glasses, Hugo, and XANADU=awesome! Don't you just love the odd couple? But why are they together?
-What the hell is Kate up to?! Bust out Ben?
-Hmm, did Kate loop Sawyer into her plan?
-Really Locke is asking for advice from Sawyer the guy who everyone usually hates, Sawyer you are so not getting any nookie after this little conversation.
-Of course a much needed/usual run through the jungle (but shockingly dry, usually a Lost run through the jungle requires rain and lots of it)
-Never forget Kate knows how to handle a gun!
-Oh Myles you really have no idea what you are doing. Ben does really have good question why 3.2 million? Doofus.
-Myles you are such a doofus, you do know Kate can beat the crap out of you?
-Kate is also a doofus.
-So now left with the question did Kate really want to get off the island or did she do it for the baby?
-Ah Kate listening to music, back to the civilized world of beds and not knowing what to do, and now Kate is being out of Camp Locke. Still nice to see Claire questioning Locke
-Ah Sabrina's Witch Aunt aka Kate's Mom and Kate meet. Kate looks awesome in that color. Oh Kate you might not be going to jail after all
-Oh jesus! Sawyer in bed topless reading, drool, and drool a little bit more. Damn those dimples. Finally someone is having some fun on the island.
-Jack getting nutty and formidable.
-Oh damn what happened to Sayid?!
-Lock and Myles in a shack and apparently Locke is taking notes from Sayid with a grenade in Myles mouth, but can he do crazy leg moves like Sayid?
-Ah nothing like the morning wake up with no sex, I admit I don't think I would be strong as Kate. Blue really is Kate's color. Kate wants a baby? And now she is leaving. Oh Kate you are a nutjob. Sawyer does have a point
-10 years probation? Is Widmore having fun.
-Ah the return of Mr. No I Don't Love Her But Obviously I Do and yeah he does love her. Jack doesn't want to see the baby; obviously a case of baby phobia brought on by the Island.
-So everybody lives in LA?
-And the mystery baby is Aaron!
So of course related back to perfume: What would Kate wear? Sawyer? As for Locke, well none of course, unless of course it is musk to cover up his human aroma while hunting.
Fragrances for Kate: something easy to find, possibly irisy, but she is a bit of an actress, would she sick of the scent of the tropics after being on the Island for so long? I imagine she wears the classics (she has only had time to get to know these). Maybe J'Adore, Bonne Belle Skin Musk, Private Collection.
-Intriguing piece of info in real life Evangeline Lilly swears by The Body Shop Vanilla.
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Portrait of Desiree Manfredi (The Summer Girl) by Jacques Emile Blanche
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Serge Lutens' Un Bois Vanille is a nectourous wooded vanilla. It is adult vanilla that calls up the taste of things not enjoyed as a child, but none the less are sweet desserts. Burnt Caramel, dark chocolate, the tangiest of yogurts drizzled with aromatic honey, and spiced wine; all desserts better enjoyed by an adult tongue ready to appreciate the bittersweet.
This is the scent of the esoteric, comfort, and lust meeting. It is the scent of a snowy forest laced with smoke and incense, but encompassed by the all encompassing warmth of dry creamy vanilla. It is the warmth of fur and skin on the coldest of nights.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
My boyfriend and I did not get to celebrate Valentine's Day (which is also his birthday) this year, but we are celebrating today. His present to me this year was Euphoria, which I will be wearing today, in my appreciation of him.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
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The Kiss by Auguste Rodin
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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Eternal Spring by Adam Booth 2006
Monday, February 11, 2008
There are three florals that I am truly attracted too: rose, orange blossom, and osmanthus. Otherwise as many know my fragrance love is more in the category of incense, gourmands, and spices with the occasional fruit. Osmanthus is a floral chameleon in the sense that it is not really a floral scent but a melange of other scents resulting in a scent that is heady, fruity, creamy, tart, and shockingly leatherly. It has been described as the combination of apricot, orange blossom, and leather. It truly holds my attention though at the apricot note. There is one fruit scent I truly love and sadly apricot is a scent few perfumes ever get right (in fact I have yet to find one, the best rendition of apricot being Burt's Bees Apricot Baby Oil). My first meeting with osmanthus came in the form of Keiko Mecheri's Fleurs d'Osmanthus, this scent is a tropical take on osmanthus, upping the creamy part of osmanthus with the addition of tuberose, still as the fragrance dries down the zing of green apricot cream comes forward, it enchants you. It still holds a place in my heart and remains one of the most easy going florals out there. Although, it does bear some resemblance to Serge Luten's Datura Noir, I would say that two migrate in different directions with the dry down, Datura Noir becoming sweeter with a rasp and Fleurs d'Osmanthus taking on a tang and gentleness. Fleurs d'Osmanthus is a lovely gentle enticing scent, that is striking but never overbearing.
Another way to enjoy the the scent of osmanthus and far more traditional way is through tea. This may be the best way of smelling the true scent of osmanthus without having to find an osmanthus bush. Today I am drinking a blend of osmanthus and green tea. The fruity apricot leather note coming out perfectly. I suggest for those of us who are not lovers of jasmine green tea but want to enjoy a scented floral that you seek out an osmanthus scented tea.
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Spring by Irma Kusiani
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Needing something beautiful for what will likely be a very long day, so I went with Lancome's Mille et Une Roses. Truly a most beautiful rose.
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Gathering of Roses by Rudolph Ernst (ever since I saw this image I have thought it perfectly matchs Mille et Une Roses)
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Going with ever elusive and original scent of Datura Noir (a scent that for me that demands wearing a combination of black and white).
Deer by George Barbier
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Going with a gourmand today, but ultimately not one that reminds you of cupcakes, but rather a scent of harder to enjoy flavors: burnt caramel, a sizzle of licorice, bitter almond and coconut, and a dash of delicious woods all swirled in the liquer of vanilla.
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Sneaking away with the rest by Brandi Milne