I’ve been putzing around with By Kilian’s newest release, By Kilian Prelude to Love, for a while now – on the fence entirely on whether I like it, love it or despise it. Notes of Seville orange, bergamot, Amalfi lemon, ginger, pepper, orange blossom, and Florence iris would seem to be completely up my alley, and the open is all promise and freshness, bubbling with citrusy goodness. But what in the world is swimming around in the base? Is it the ginger or the pepper? Iris too rooty? It’s almost like grass or hay, too, but that’s not listed as a note, just feels like it’s definitely there.
At first I thought it was the warm weather that kept me on the fence on By Kilian Prelude to Love, but now that it’s cold, it smells exactly the same, and I’m still… dithering. Part of me really likes it, and part of me thinks it is too much earthy in there that makes it not a great thing to wear out in public lest I get “those” looks. But I sniff it at a distance and swoon, get closer and wrinkle my nose.
I’m also dithering on another dog. A beautiful bulldog pup can come home with me in January, and I honestly don’t know what to do. I’m listing the pros and cons. Pros: I’ve wanted an English bulldog forever; Buddy seriously needs a canine friend lest he completely devolve into thinking he is a human or a cat; two dogs are almost no more trouble than one – you are just as tied down with one dog as with two. Cons: do I really know how hard it is to walk two dogs rather than one; double vet expenses and boarding expenses when I do travel; Buddy may hate having a canine friend, but probably not; bulldogs can have special health and care problems, but this is a great breeder with healthy pups; I have two cats and one dog now, do I really, really need another dog?
What to do, what to do?!?!?!? Help! I’m going to need to decide by 12/7, which is when I go visit the pups, and then… it will be, oh, much, much too late, once I put one of those roly-poly, wriggling fat babies in my arms and melt.
Okay, I’m back over into the sorta love on the By Kilian Prelude to Love – the rootiness seems to be blending better, smoothing this thing out into something I can live with. Maybe this dithering is all a By Kilian Prelude to Love?