Friday, February 27, 2009

SOTD: BBW Cherry Blossom lotion

So the gorgeous spring weather continues as a bit of a treat to myself I am going to the mall to do a bit of sniffing, so I'm only wearing lotion today, and the epitome of spring sometimes is the fragrance/idea of cherry blossoms.

And on to some small joys:
Recently a little frozen yogurt shop opened up and my official favorite topping of it is lychee, there is something very serene and soothing about the combo.

Some music for friday, Air's Cherry Blossom Girl

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

SOTD: Miss Dior Cherie

Some how I am in better spirits and I just don't want my heavy oriental fragrances so I instead I am spritzing on my sample of Miss Dior Cherie. I love that the notes of this look scary on paper but the reality is it is actually very classy, more of a clean musk.

And something to make you wish for summer, John Legend's P.D.A.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

SOTD: Chanel No.5 Sensual Elixir

So I haven't reached for an aldehydic beauty in awhile and I thought my sensual elixir deserved some attention, the day is cold and clear, and I think aldehydes sometimes do the best in this weather. Coldness keeps them bright and sparkling yet doesn't let them become overbearing. So far I have kept constant this year in being seasonel with my fragrances but I am pretty sure the doldrums are coming out in the fragrance community. So how is everyone doing, broken down yet and brought out the spring fragrances?
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SOTD: Angelique Encens

I need something so ridiculously calming right now it is not even funny, the answer: Angelique Encens. It's rainy and cold outside the way it is supposed to be. Last night I made homemade chicken broth and now I'm thinking I need to make soup. I want something simple and completely comforting.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

SOTD: Lolita Lempicka

So today is girls night, my roommate broke up with her boyfriend of just over a year this last sunday, and the apartment has been down with good reason. So in a strange turn of events we have a Mary Kay lady coming over well not so strange considering she is my roommate's friend who also happens to the cousin of the now ex-boyfriend (the cousin completely understood why Nee broke up with her cousin). As for tonights menu: artichoke dip, apple cake (made by me), wine, and something else. And more break up news apparently my little brother broke up with his girlfriend 3 weeks ago (what is this the break-up year?).

As for my fragrance choice: Lolita Lempicka, I need something girly and fun, and this fits the bill. As for next Monday's date scent: Magnetism by Escada. Never fails on the compliments and it is just plain sexy.

We need some music I think, Tainted Love done by Soft Cell, featuring the really bad 1980's video:

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SOTD: Magnifique

So I am re-entering the dating world, I figure I need to force myself to do this, considering my character is not to. So the question is what is everyone's date night scent?
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

SOTD: Sensual Amber

Pretty spring makeup find that works for all seasons, so I have a hard time sometimes finding makeup, the combination of pale-skin and dark hair can sometimes be a conundrum. But I must say I am horribly impressed by Laura Mercier's First Blush Face Palette, the colors are really understated and yet instantly awaken the face, it instantly gives you a gorgeous glow and warmth.

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Friday, February 06, 2009

SOTD: Philosykos

What is the answer to fragance boredom in a recession? Go get your box of samples out! Today I am visiting Diptyque's Philosykos, now I feel rather stupid that in my obsession a few years ago with fig, I didn't bother to try Philosykos; which is kind've blasphemous as far as fig scent lovers go. This september I received a sample of it with my Ambre Russe sample, not being in the mood for a fig scent I didn't bother to try it, but did stick it in a box for future sampling. Well I am kicking myself because is quite frankly this is the perfect black mission fig scent: green, sweet, creamy all at the same time.

And now for some humor that rather ties into the erotic symbol of the fig leaf or as Jemaine likes to call them his "sugarlumps" and no I wouldn't play this at work:

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

SOTD: Evening Edged In Gold

So there is nothing like a second go at something, in this case it is Ineke's Evening Edged In Gold. I can smell the osmanthus now, this is as smooth as silk, there are no velvety apricot fuzz qualities to it. While it is a floral this is not a spring or summer scent, there is a rich depth to it that can be overwhelming in the summer heat, it is strangely aquatic, but not in a melon sort of way. What strikes me the most about this scent is just how very Northern California it feels, I can't explain it other than this is the scent of dusk in Northern California in the Bay Area with a definate hint of breeze from the bay. I admit I am so glad I retried this scent.
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image: Transitions XI by Barbara Weldon 2005