Monday, April 5, 2010

Fun with sis

My dear sister came out for a surprise visit this Thursday, so I didn't have much time for musing! It was a fabulous blur of food, drinks, laughter, and sightseeing. She just turned 21, so my husband and I had a great time turning her on to all our favorite boozes. WE went to a wine tasting (Italian) had Spanish tapas, went on a wine tour, had indian, thai, laotian, and dim sum, drank st. Germain cocktails, local french-style cider and Framboise, and went on a picnic. We stayed up late into the night just chatting and philosophizing and having fun being together. I must say, it feels a little lonely here now!

I gave my sister (not a real girly girl in some ways--she never wear any jewelry I give her or any kind of scent) a set of Pacifica solids for Christmas, and it appears she's been using them, to my surprise! I put on her bergamot rose and layered D & G La Lune on top. It was actually pretty fabulous. It lasted for hours. We all sat around and smelled Beyonce's new vehicle, Heat, and agreed that it did smell a bit skanky. My husband, in particular, had a pretty non-PG thing to say about it.

The weather was exceptionally hot for early april, almost mediterranean-feeling. Super sunny, dry, and green. I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to don the wonderful Serge lutens Fleurs d’oranger. The scent is blow you over gorgeous orange flowers, complete with that disturbing indoles, and I loved wearing it. It made me feel like we weren't in Upstate NY any more, but rather on some exotic vacation in Sicily.

I also whipped through Chandler Burr's The Perfect Scent, and enjoyed it thoroughly. ALhough some of the chapters drag a bit or can be repetitive, some descriptions of the perfumer's life and her art are extremely evocative. I can tell you it really made me want to be a french perfumer and live for that art. Very beautiful. Unfortunately, it also made me lust after a Hermes scarf, so I'll have to be careful the next time I head down to the city...

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