Thursday, October 16, 2014

What Made September Memorable


September went by in a frenzy. There is no other way to describe it. I started school and now all I am in is school mode. Perfume analysis is a happy oasis of not school and will remain so. All I can think of right now is school and everything else seems to be hazy memories. So a few good things I can remember that happened in September. Sorry for such a late update.

Books
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Once again I am in adoration of Rowell's talent, skill, and genuine empathy for her characters. Her world is kind but true, bad things happen, but that isn't the whole story for her characters. At times I saw way too much of college of my college self in Cath and it was both wonderful and at times annoying. Thankfully, Regan was their to keep Cath in check.
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead. I'm not quite sure what I expected but this was so much more interesting than I expected. 1970's ballet, ballet dancer defectors, and the question of passion and talent. Great read that was thoughtful and fast paced.

Film
Only Lovers Left Alive. I wanted to crawl into this film. Jim Jarmusch has created one of those most romantic films I have seen in a long time. Utterly enveloping atmosphere that is wonderfully lush, antique, and delightfully quirky. Hiddleston and Swinton have excellent chemistry and you definitely root for them. Also, the soundtrack!


Scent
Found the uber-real Wood Violet by Sonoma Scent Studio

image from Trendnista

4 comments:

Mlle Ghoul said...

Oh yes, yes, a THOUSAND TIMES YES re: Only Lovers Left Alive. I loved the soundtrack so much I had to buy it on vinyl and I never do such things! Did you try any of the Only Lovers Left Alive line at Black Phoenix Alchemy lab?

Jennifer Koth said...

By the time I found out about the BPAL oils they were completely sold out :-(. Did you get to try them? I really need to buy the soundtrack.

Mlle Ghoul said...

Jennifer! I have maybe 6 of them - I can send you a few wee samples, if you like :)

Jennifer Koth said...

Oh, that would be wonderful! I could send you sample of Wood Violet and other goodies :-)!