You know you’d miss Trashy Friday if it disappeared.
Speaking of trashy…no, no, no, not THOSE Boots, Teri! What made you think they go with that dress? Oh, so much money to spend on stylists, so little of it put to use.
Okay, Fridays need a little classing up, and I can think of nothing better to class the joint up than Lancome’s Mille & Une Roses, a reissue of their 2000 et une rose LE. I am very fond of my roses, as many of you know, and I’m pretty picky about my rose scents, preferring the Rosines or Sa Majeste from SL, though that one doesn’t always quite work for me. From the promotional literature for M&UR
“In Provence, in the rose garden of an elegant property in Saint-Ràƒ©my, a young woman gazes at the approaching night. From the flowers filling her basket, her stroking fingers awaken the delicate and sensual notes of Damask Rose from Turkey. The walker surrenders to the enchantment of the sophisticated balance between the perfume of flowers and amber, and the intense blue of a fading sky. She loses track of time and forgets the enormous house where love awaits her.”
Gah, who writes this dreck? Good thing the juice inside is much better than the writing talents of the hack that wrote this (if said hack ever reads this blog, my apologies, I’m sure you’re not a hack, just an underpaid copywriter working for people who have unreasonable demands on your prose). Ina at Aromascope just wrote about this. Rose and amber and apparently approaching night and an intense blue sky (kidding!) are the notes in this, but regardless, this is a very elegant rose perfume. This isn’t about surrealism or trying to get the rose from a different aspect with a half twist, this is a newly blooming, dew-kissed rose — how your skin would smell afer you had rolled naked on a bed of rose petals. Yeah, like that.
If you’re looking for an innovative take on the rose or something perfume forward and avant garde, this surely is not it. It is regal and majestic, but not dowdy or old fashioned. Simple to some degree, but with a complexity that makes this rose three-dimensional and almost alive.
My youngest son is sort of a surreal portrait of oddities, but viewed as a whole, he’s really quite charming in his quirkiness. He was up the other night until 4 in the morning making this.
This really expresses his own individual teen angst and sense of humor, all tied together. He’d love to have you click through and give him a great rating. He used to be a kid that wouldn’t even stand up in front of his class and give a speech. His long hair makes me crazy, but that’s a battle not worth fighting. Isn’t he fun, don’t you want one of your own?
If there is anyone living in Europe that has any interest in helping me obtain things from Europe (like where they will ship Serges to), please let me know. I’m happy to do return favors!