Thursday, September 26, 2013

what I have been smelling these days

Not a perfume, not the beautiful plants at the nursery where I work, and not garden produce.....

Last year was the first year we had them in our home.  There were a few, here and there.  

But this year!?

THERE ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!!!!

They don't bite, as of my last research, they don't spread disease.  But when you scare or crush them, they stink. It is actually not a bad stink, but an annoying one. Fortunately, the Moth cannot smell them, but he is obsessed with killing them.  

You know what is also a bad smell?  The underside of the liquid soap dispenser.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

surprise scent day

A friend recently posted on Facebook that her husband brought her Le Labo Oud 27 after a trip to Los Angeles.  Since I have never tried that one, she posted "Come by and I'll spray some on you" so thinking that she was home, I did that (and brought some eggplant for her and her family as we have too much to use ourselves).

She wasn't home (she must have been at work posting) but her husband was, so I got to try Oud 27.  We talked about fragrance, and I tried some of the samples that he was given with that purchase, but truth be told the only one I remember is Byredo Pulp, which was so very interesting to me, and nearly went to sickening-sweet-and-cloying, but drew back just in the nick of time.  I need to try this one again.

I enjoyed Oud 27 but I'll try it again so I can sit with it for more than a couple of hours.

In the meantime, I find myself often wearing Le Labo Rose 31.  This is such a lovely fragrance, and I have talked about it here before - a spicy rose, but not overpowering.  It's comfortable and comforting.  A wonderful rose for the end of summer.

The last roses of the season