Post by Val the Cookie Queen
When I mentioned to Portia a few weeks ago that it was sometimes tough to come up with something to write about, he said to write whatever I´d been up to and include the perfume I had been wearing. That would do it. Let´s test it out.
DAB OR SPRAY?
Murmurings from the Uninspired.
Featuring fragrances I have added to my small collection.
THINGS THAT I HAVE BEEN UP TO
- Read an undisputedly utterly brilliant book. All The Light We Cannot See. Anthony Doerr.
- Set up a date with APJs Azar in September. We´ll be having tea in Seattle very soon.
- Gave up Red Bull and Monster and started to drink water.
- Helped my son move into his apartment.
- Completed my .vero.profumo. collection with the Rozy Extrait and the Onda Voile d´Extrait.
- Located a bottle of Cuir de Lancôme. Purchased it.
Finalised a pefume tour party blogger lunch and cake feast not forgetting the epic ice-cream, kind of thing. In London. Getting to hangout with Volatile Fiction, Olfactoria´s Travels, Perfume Candy Boy, Nick Gilbert and more. Amongst other groovy things we are going to visit Penhaligon`s, the new Bloom, the Chanel Store and the new Malle Store. I am of course taking my daughter the BlondesWunder with me and she will report back as to her second experience of hanging out with a bunch of old perfume freaks.
(Yes Portia and Michael, my heart aches that you won´t be there.)
DAB OR SPRAY?
Wearing a lot of extraits, and only dab them. I love the sensuality of using a glass stopper to apply the perfume. I do like to spray the back of my neck though. However, spraying everywhere gives me a grand mal seizure, and since my kids do that to me anyway, I prefer to keep them to the minimum. I reckon I might be in the minority though. This is a much discussed subject but what do you APJ readers do? What interesting application techniques do you use? I stand in front of a mirror and conduct my perfuming ritual. I do not like perfume on my clothing at all and make sure I get nothing on it from the application of the fragrance. Clothing goes on after the perfume.
Am about to start a new book. A Brief History of Seven Killings. Marlon James. “It´s like a Tarantino remake of The Harder They Come but with a soundtrack by Bob Marley and a script by Oliver Stone and William Faulkner ……..” New York Times. And a lot of it is written in Jamaican Patois. I spent some time in Kingston but that is another fragrant story. 😉
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Blood orange
Heart: Iris pallida, rose
Base: Incense, patchouli
Have been wearing Maria Candida Gentile´s Burlesque for the last two days. Alluring. Gorgeous. Ordered.
Peace and love