Happy New Year!

baby-new-year2008 was quite an interesting year. We’ll leave out all the real-world stuff, like the economy and the election etc and think about all the things I’ve managed to learn in teh hectic year of the toddler. 

2008, I surprised myself by embracing a perfume genre I previously shunned.  Before I drank the green koolaide, I detested anything in the green catagory, thinking of it as sporty or fresh, boring, for tomboys or women who prefer pantsuits and no-nonsense accessories and beauty routines.  No more.  I fell in love with the womanly animalic green and white wonder of Miss Dior.  I swooned then sought out a vintage bottle on ebay and swore allegiance to her.  I also found Cristalle to be a delightful spring and summer perfume for sunny days and find myself craving it from time to time.  To think I thought it would be hairspray and cut grass horror.  And Djedi…I remember the first time I applied the tiniest drop to my wrist and writhing in olfactory pain.  It was too strong, too smothering, too much for a novice two years ago.  But then, one stormy day after re-reading Wuthering Heights I GOT IT and desperately need to find my own stash.  After I win the lottery.  Fortunately Onda is a delicious ode to awesomeness.  Then there was Bandit, much respect, ma’am.

Other nasal realignments- Rose and Iris.  I feared the rose, thanks to Mom’s tearose perfume (sorry mom, but GACK!) and Iris-violets seemed too powdery, rooty etc.  Apres L’Ondee, Iris Poudre, Divine and various Amouage concoctions changed my tune. 

Great loves were a plenty!  Almost too many to mention.  But oddly, and this must be the pregnant hormones, I would try on a former infatuation and wonder what was I so jazzed about?  A few things that never failed were some of the above mentions, plus Delrae’s Amoureuse  and Neil Morris’ Swoon.  Lately I have been Loving Ormonde Jayne’s Tolu and Ta’if (rose again!) in parfum, which is the only way to go to get the full effect of her creations. 

Where there were great loves, there were also great disappointments.  What is up with the new wood obsession??? Granted, it’s better than the uber fruit and florals of recent days, but for heaven’s sake, if you are going to pretend to be edgy, do it right and shock some people!!! Magnifique and Sensuous, I am staring you down. 

What I am looking forward to in 2009:

Delrae’s Emotionelle is due here in the spring.  Divine has a new scent out that’s on my list to try, and there’s always a new Guerlain release around the corner.  Squee!  Plus, all the decants backed up in the candy jar …oh, and the new baby. 

How did I ring in the new year?  Last night was just the three of us at home, cooking a lobster, playing around and going to bed pretty early.  I wore Divine by Divine lovng the rose-tuberose gorgeousness and wishing I was doing something a bit more glamourous.  But ya know, glamour usually means a ball gown and champagne, both of which outr for me for awhile.  Today, we travel to my mom’s for Christmas part 4 and mom’s birthday as well.  What shall I wear? I’m debating EdM by Hermes (Eau de Merveilles for those unfamiliar) for it’s salty, subtle comfort or possibly a random draw. 

After the holiday madness settles down, I’ll be finishing the CB reviews I promised earlier, interrupted by the christmas craziness in Buffalo.  Possibly, I might work on some Comme des Garcon’s Incense impressions.  Totally dependant on the weather, as Winter refuses to stay here in Houston. 

Happy New Years, everyone.  Thanks for reading me, the sporadic, lazy poster.  I do wish to try to bring back my blogging goodness of posts pasts.  Seems to be a matter of energy lately and the fickle pregnant nose. 

PS Read The Chimes by Charles Dickens today.  and wear something reflective!

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  1. What a great perfume ” DIVINE”.My husband gifted me this perfume on the new year eve . After wearing this perfume i felt great ( an excellent fragrance )


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