Did y’all know that JAR has secured a few bottles of the original Baccarat bottles of Golconda, original formula, from Paris? Yeah, they called me like three times to make sure I knew, too. Thanks, JAR gorgeous guys at Bergdorf Goodman.
I’d never smelled the original, but how much better could it be from the version they have now, she asked foolishly? Don’t ask, you’re better off not knowing, is what I should have said.
I love the version of Golconda they have now, it’s a benignly malevolent carnation scent that makes me think of the reflection of the Wicked Stepmother in Snow White. The original version is the Wicked Stepmother, full of smooth poison and soft words, something you think you should back away from, but your feet betray you and you step closer.
If you’re a big fan of Golconda and can stomach the $800 price tag, you should call now and get yours. They don’t have a lot, they come in that beautiful bottle, and hey, it’s the holidays, what else are you gonna get for yourself this year?
After we entered Phase II of the outside decorating this year – yes, it is the 14th, we think we’ll be done by Christmas – I’ve decide you really need to string lights when it’s dark out, but it’s slightly dangerous. I’m not sure how my son managed to get the blue-headed guy swathed out with lights in the tree (he says it is a character from Avatar) in daylight, but it has made me laugh harder than any decoration he’s done to date. When we finally get it done, maybe by the New Year, I’ll post pictures here or on Facebook.