It’s one of those moments/phases/times when I feel like I’m just waiting for the fabulous to drop in my lap. I’ve sniffed some really good/great perfumes since the first of the year, but I’m waiting for one to wrap its fingers around my throat and squeeze until I beg for mercy.
In Yoga, we work on two things – breathing and opening our heart. Probably the best way I’ve seen that put recently is in the most recent issue of Yoga Journal when they interviewed Sarah McLaughlin. She said her yoga instructor tells her to take her heart and put it in the middle of a big, wide open, beautiful meadow and then breathe so it will keep beating. Yeah, try that sometime, it’s a very cool exercise, but it really does encompass a way of living your life with your heart and mind open, not trying to protect it, but knowing you are strong enough to live like that. Yeah, perfume. I’m feeling a little closed to so many perfumes lately. I’ve smelled so many, and as much as you try not to become jaded, what you can’t help happening is becoming round-heeled in the perfume department. So many just go under my nose or blotted on my skin with a sniff 30 minutes later and a “huh.”
What I have to keep telling myself is this doesn’t make the new crop of perfumes bad, it’s just that I have too much to compare them to, and I struggle on how to have that experience of so many perfumes, but to be able to smell each one new. To put that perfume out in the middle of the meadow and breathe into it as if I’d never smelled anything before. Well, exactly, I haven’t figured out how to do it either. I’ll keep trying, but mostly just wait for that new Etat Sex Pistols thing or the two new Inuxes and hope that clangs my gong. how do you experienced perfumistas cope with this? Ideas?
Or maybe I’ll just enjoy my trip to Chicago this week and visiting the purse object of Musette’s deepest lust and affections and having a great dinner with her and Shelley.
I was reminded that I did a drawing while in London for the new Jo Malones, which I completely forgot about, sorry! Winners are dremybluz and kitty. Just click on Contact Us over on the left and remind me what you’ve won and send your address, and I’ll get them out to you!