This has been a heck of a week – more on that later. First, let’s give away those six Tauer Vetiver Dance samples that Andy sent out. The winners are:
- Linda B
Just click on Contact Us over on the left and let me know your address, and I’ll send you the samples!
Now, my excuse for no perfume review. My mom broke her ankle about three years ago, a couple of days after her brother died. She had to go to his funeral before they set it. From that day to now, a woman who despises painkillers has pretty much been on them nonstop, getting worse in the last year. She hates them, and I can’t state that strongly enough. There were times in the last year where she would talk about just sawing her ankle off. It was shot through with arthritis, not set straight, and bone was grinding on bone.
Last Friday she had a Total Ankle Replacement. With my mom, surgery is hair-raising. She reacts badly to anesthesia and winds up sick after and can’t eat, can’t take pain meds, it’s just a mess. I’ve gone through this with her so many times, and it scares me every time. This time, they gave her some great anti-nausea meds, then dumped her to the curb the day after surgery, and I could tell she was getting sick again. Then I did a bad thing… it was the evening, she needed to not be sick anymore, and I had some leftover cough syrup with phenergan in it (helps with nausea), and I gave it to her. And it worked until morning and I could call the doctor and get a prescription for her. Sunday she started eating again and had her appetite back and had the best night of sleep she’s had in three years last night and headed home today to finish recuperating.
I can’t tell you how much better she seemed. Even with the post-surgery pain, she was in less pain than she’s been in for the last three years. She said her post-surgery pain wa sa 5, her pre-surgery pain was a 10 almost constantly. So she’s feeling pretty snappy and frisky now, and it was great to see.
What perfume did we have on for surgery? I wore Chanel Beige, and Shirley had on Guerlain Double Vanille with a shot of Le Labo Vanille 44. She wafted beautifully.
My apologies for no perfume post today, but it’s been a long few days, and perfume has been the last thing on my mind. Of the new releases you’ve sniffed so far this fall, which one have you liked the most? Cartier Roadster and Chanel Beige are pretty much doing it for me so far, but I haven’t sniffed many of them still.