Val the Cookie Queen
Hey there APJ.
I was in Prague last week. My husband (mental age 23, real age just turned 60) and we went away to celebrate his big birthday in peace. We rode more than 120 km on old bikes through the streets of Prague, discovering the beautiful city, especially fun over the cobblestones. That was all in 2 days. As we cycled round we came across a Guerlain store, lovely windows, full of bee bottles and the parfum bottles. I am not a true Guerlain girl and am just not interested in the tons of news stuff, including the Aqua Allegoria series (pastel colours!) nor the bottles that they are in. If the bottle sucks you can be sure I am not gonna be interested. I was recently talking to The Candy Perfume Boy about how incredibly important packaging is….. Talking of CPB, I hope you have all listened to the recent Fume Chat podcast, it is back. I did get however get excited about seeing Jicky in the window, and decided to return the next day to go in and try all three versions of it. I had never tried it. Yeah, yeah ,whatever. The SA was marvelous and I sprayed hefty doses of the EdT, EdP, and the Parfum, and left. I rather liked the parfum, but not enough to fork out the dosh. I could not detect one single tiny hint of lavender in any of them, and would much rather drown myself in Chanel`s Boy, and I have Shalimar which is Jicky enough for me. And anyway, I have my own bee.
Not the Guerlain Bee. And other current stuff.
My new bee.
As I lay in bed pondering blog posts, perfumes, music, cookies …..this arrived in my Messenger from a good perfumista friend. Ja wohl.
I successfully got through my second radio show, having made a few improvements on my first one. A long way to go but progress is progress. The August show will be psychedelic music or music that mentions psychedelics. Just right for the summer, and the playlist is coming along nicely. Feel free to throw in any suggestions in the comments.
I recently bought Chanel´s Paris – Deauville, the 50ml bottle. Bitter and green, elegant, and with patchouli in the base, longer lasting than a normal cologne. Fantastic in the heat. And lovely bottle.
I am reading Jon Savage´s 1966. “Exploring artists such as The Beatles, James Brown, Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, Love, The Velvet Underground,a dn The Who, and taking in figures like Pauline Boty, Andy Warhol, Stokely Carmichael and Ronald Reagan. 1966 goes deep into the social and cultural heart of the decade.” Savage is a superb writer.
Fab pop music of the week? Billie with Justin of course.
Music tips? Book tips? Should I persevere with some of the Guerlains?
Peace Out Bussis.