Hello APJ! Hope everyone is enjoying a part of autumn or spring. On this snowy April day, I am missing the flowers in the Netherlands and am attaching some pictures here.
One of the joys of unpacking and settling in is the rediscovery of my ‘things’. As a child and in my teenage years we moved quite a bit over three continents. Naturally with those moves we had temporary housing while we waited for our shipment to arrive and while we looked for permanent housing. I remember the joy of helping my parents unpack and rediscovering my toys and books. As the new house was either smaller or larger I remember insisting with my parents that somebody had swapped out our furniture and replaced it with either larger or smaller identical pieces.
Neela Vermeire Creations: The Joy of Rediscovering Perfumes
As an adult moving about, I am still struck by the difference in housing and how our furniture fits in in the new place. Temporary housing forces us to live without our belongings and only a suitcase full of clothes that we carefully chose. We focus on what is necessary and we look to climate, season and how to dress in the new host country. This concerns shoes, clothes, medications and in my case of course perfume.
My move to Basel proved to be completely incorrect in my choices of clothing and creams. It is much milder and drier here and I brought far too many winter clothes and not enough facial moisturizers. My perfume choices on the other hand were spot on. I brought Frederic Malle’s Dries van Noten, Dior Fève Délicieuse and Neela Vermeire’s Ashoka. I did not bring any samples, no other bottle.
So imagine my joy when I unpacked the perfume box. I actually waited until my men were out of the house so that I could enjoy the moment.
I have placed them all in a cupboard up in my bedroom but I think I need to store them in the bunker in the cellar as the upstairs gets so much heat from the sunshine. My chore this weekend is to actually choose a handful to keep upstairs and to move the rest downstairs where it is nice and cool.
So what am I going to keep upstairs? Sounds like a silly question, but seriously I want to keep a handful easily accessible. At the moment my choices are going to be some gems from NVC.
Let’s start with Bombay Bling!, Niral and Rahele.
Bombay Bling! has a wonderful burst of juicy mango at the start. It remains fruity and playful throughout its development giving me moments of colourful happiness throughout the day. It reminds me of my walks through a garden with mango trees heavy with ripe fruit and lots of lush greenery around.
Niral is a beautiful iris perfume with a realistic champagne accord in the start with a delicate floral bouquet of a black tea leaning towards Darjeeling. It does have an almost tactile quality about it reminiscent of silk. This floral woody perfume is gorgeous.
Rahele is perfect for spring now. I love its delicate osmanthus with its apricot leathery goodness. This perfume starts green on me and then warms up as it develops with the leather note.
I just noticed that Neela is offering free shipping on orders until 18 April. Also, Neela Vermeire Creations now ships WORLDWIDE if you mention APJ in your comments! What a treat. With summer coming, I may just have to indulge and rebuy a bottle of Mohur or Trayee. Hmmmm.
I will have to see how best to rotate my perfumes out of the bunker. How do you rotate your perfumes? Or store them? Do you have a favorite house? Have you tried any Neela Vermeire Creations perfumes?
Until next time. Oodles of fragrant kisses,