Life happens. (Patty)

One of those days. My mom was having a skin graft on a portion of the wound from her surgery in December. 8 am start

Silly woman is Peckish this morning and a little light headed and smarts down one small spoonful of peanut butter. Tells me in the admitting waiting room and says she’s not telling the doctors. It was small.

So wrong. She tells the doctors after I explain all the horrible things that can happen to her if she aspirated into the mask.

Peanut butter delay for six hours which turns into doctor time of nine hours.

Here it is almost 7. We have another hour until she gets sprung from recovery and my post on that new atelier vanilla incensee did not write itself.

What I can say is it’s still on my hand after 12 hours and has comforted me greatly all day. I’ll supply more details later but it’s a nice vanilla entry.

Best parts of the day. Dr Betts the super cute anesthesiologist. First time an anesthesiologist came out post surgery to talk to me. Which totally made me happy just so I could look at him a little more and pretend he wanted to go steady with me. Btw. You all should see the movie cedar rapids if it plays near you. There’s a great promise ring joke in there that almost made me pee my pants.

Next best part. I can’t make my dinner but I still have time for wine which I need desperately after this marathon day of waiting. How exhausting is that?

I have no idea what our question of the day should be except what perfume should I wear to convince Dr. Sofreakingcute to not worry about a 20 year age difference?

  • minette says:

    as my friend izzy says, it’s good for us women to be around testosterone (especially when it’s well-packaged).

    wear what makes you feel happiest/best-est/sunny-est. you never know… he may be into mature women. we know what we like, and don’t like the b.s. but i’ve found the key is in how you feel about yourself.

    me? i’d wear something like fk lumiere noire or narciso for her. both make me feel good and femme.

    glad to hear your mom will be okay!

    glad your mo

  • Ann says:

    Hi Patty, so glad your mom is OK. Whew! What a good daughter you are for helping avert potential disaster. Will be sending good thoughts and prayers your way.
    I echo several others above who say stay the vanilla course, as it’s what he first associated with you. It’s a lovely, welcoming scent, good for the early going. Then a bit later on, you can up the intrigue and hit him with the sexier stuff. Keep us posted on how it goes.

  • Jill s says:

    My son is 23. I think his gf wore chanel chance and ag petite Cherie. I would wear sexual… What the h…
    Jill s

  • jirish says:

    Sorry you had such a long day, but at least you kept your mother safe! I know what it’s like to spend many long hours in a hospital waiting room, and it’s incredible how sitting around doing nothing can be so exhausting. As for Dr. SFCute, I say go for it – and wear what you find truly beautiful.

  • Rappleyea says:

    Adding my best wishes for your mom, and I’m glad that you were able to divert a peanut butter disaster! I look forward to the “real” Atelier VI review as I just found out that I have a sample coming my way!

    And I agree with the others on here who say to wear what makes *you* feel sexy.

  • FragrantWitch says:

    Glad your mom is okay. It is damn difficult fasting for surgery so I know where you mom is coming from- only problem is that you spend 9 more hours starving! Dr SoFreakingCute – hmmm, I say stick with a vanilla theme as you can’t discount it being a positive already and it has worldly sophistication with a smidge if carnal knowledge at a distance and then really smells sexy up close. Have fun! ;-)

  • DinaC says:

    I’m so glad you were there to keep your mom honest and potentially save her life! You win maximum good daughter points for that AND for waiting all day long faithfully. What an exhausting ordeal. I’m glad it’s over for you.

    However much we may tell our selves otherwise, I think the human brain is programmed to appreciate physical beauty, and we can’t just turn that off, even if there is a 20 year age difference! ;-) I’m glad cute doctor and lovely scent were there to brighten up your dreary day.

    I saw a preview/trailer for “Cedar Rapids” and it did look cute. I like Ed Helms from The Office, so I might end up seeing this eventually. Glad to hear that someone else has vetted it and given it a thumbs up!

    Best wishes to your mom, and you, for a speedy recovery and complete healing. :-)

  • Tiara says:

    I’m with Maggiecat….I’ve never had anyone but an OR nurse come see me (with an update only) or the surgeon with post-op news. And I’ve had lots of experience sitting in waiting rooms.

    Perhaps he caught a glimpse of you and said, “Let me handle this one.”

    I’m the world’s worst perfume picker and consider YOU a expect. YOU tell ME what you’re going to wear!

  • maggiecat says:

    Patty – having spent too much time myself in waiting rooms with one parent or the other, I can empathize. And I hope today is better for you! As for Dr. Sofreakingcute, maybe he came out to talk with you because he thoguht you were cute too! I’d stay with the vanilla – most people do like it, and it’s anti-hosptial smell, which I’m sure he appreciates. Take care and hope you r mom recovers swiftly.

  • Musette says:

    Patty –

    I am so glad you have a sense of humor about this!

    Dr Sfcute – what a bonus! I’m thinking you oughta go all “Something’s Gotta Give” (assuming you’re the slightly more ‘Life-experience’ one? ūüėČ

    I’m so perverse I would probably just play up the age diff and wear Mitsouko or Tribute or Parure. Don’t try to hide your age, flaunt it! Confident, exciting women are very sexy!!!

    xo >-)

  • Musette says:

    For those of you who (like me) got hammered by that stupid Clairol ad – here is Patty’s post:

    One of those days. My mom was having a skin graft on a portion of the wound from her surgery in December. 8 am start

    Silly woman is Peckish this morning and a little light headed and smarts down one small spoonful of peanut butter. Tells me in the admitting waiting room and says she’s not telling the doctors. It was small.

    So wrong. She tells the doctors after I explain all the horrible things that can happen to her if she aspirated into the mask.

    Peanut butter delay for six hours which turns into doctor time of nine hours.

    Here it is almost 7. We have another hour until she gets sprung from recovery and my post on that new atelier vanilla incensee did not write itself.

    What I can say is it’s still on my hand after 12 hours and has comforted me greatly all day. I’ll supply more details later but it’s a nice vanilla entry.

    Best parts of the day. Dr Betts the super cute anesthesiologist. First time an anesthesiologist came out post surgery to talk to me. Which totally made me happy just so I could look at him a little more and pretend he wanted to go steady with me. Btw. You all should see the movie cedar rapids if it plays near you. There’s a great promise ring joke in there that almost made me pee my pants.

    Next best part. I can’t make my dinner but I still have time for wine which I need desperately after this marathon day of waiting. How exhausting is that?

    I have no idea what our question of the day should be except what perfume should I wear to convince Dr. Sofreakingcute to not worry about a 20 year age difference?

  • Sherri M. says:

    Nine hours?! I’m so sorry; nothing is more exhausting than sitting around waiting. I hope your mom heals very well and there are no complications!

    I also think you unknowingly did quite well with the Vanilla Insensee. I’ve never smelled that one, but men in general love vanilla perfumes, and they are not so serious or “in your face” , potentially offputting sexy as J-25, etc.

    I agree with Olfacta; wear something beautiful you like and makes you feel good! :-)

  • pam says:

    Patty,
    Your mom sounds like mine: Just a little peanut butter never hurts. Good thing she told you and you passed on the info.
    Will have to think on the perfume recommendation. I vote for anything strongly vanilla. Men love that. Tried the PdN Kiss Me Tender you sent. (drawing) That smells very comfortable and young. A possibility?

  • Olfacta says:

    Cute doctors do take a little of the anguish out of waiting, waiting, waiting for aging parents having surgeries. Mine are gone now, but I do remember those many hours. That was before I got into perfume like I am now. Wish I’d had it then! Wear something you know makes you feel better and you will.

  • Francesca says:

    Patty, glad all went well after the trying day. What about Fleurs d’oranger for Dr Cutie if that works for you? A woman I worked with wore that and there were always several young men standing around her office with glazed expressions on their faces.

  • Tara says:

    Patty, so sorry about the crazy day with your mother. I am glad it all went fine in the long run.

    As for Dr. Cutie, how about something wild and exotic to intrigue him so he forgets about the age difference.(It’s too early for me to think of a particular perfume…I’ll get back to you after my first cup of coffee…although my fall back “wild” perfume is Party in Manhattah, but I don’t think that is the scent you are going for)

    • HemlockSillage says:

      Perhaps The Party in Manhattan is *exactly* what she wanted ;;)

      …but I’m being silly! I’m with all the folks who argue for wearing what makes her feel attractive. Dr. SFCute should be so lucky to catch her fancy, righto? Be well.

  • karin says:

    Maybe that Vanille Insensee already did the trick. ;-) Otherwise, Daisy.

    • karin says:

      Daisy? DAISY? What was I thinking? Why stoop to youthful fragrances when it’s our confidence that attracts men, no matter what their age? Wear your favorite.

  • Louise says:

    Oh, and I got in major trouble once pre-surgery for chewing gum-seems it stirs stomach acids…

  • Louise says:

    Oh, how scary with your mom-and so glad she’s OK.

    As for younger dude-I like the straight-forward approach. Whatever perfume makes you feel bold-wear it. And don’t assume the age diff makes a diff for him.

    Use a fancy line, such as “I’d like to take you for a coffee”. Works like a charm!

  • Fiordiligi says:

    Oh Patty, what a scary moment (or rather longer than that) with your mum. Glad all is OK now.

    You mustn’t worry about the idea of dating someone so much OLDER than you (hee hee). I think Spiritueuse Double Vanille would be a good one to try.

  • florentina says:

    Oh and if that fails to get his attention, I hear that sailing in on a ship filled with rose petals and whose sails are drenched in orange blossom/ jasmine oil (or enter your favorite absolute) can be helpful… ;)

  • jen says:

    Since doctors are cases of arrested development due to being in school so long, I’d try whatever an 18 year old kid thinks is cool!Shame on your mother! Hope she knows those rules are for a reason. Glad she is ok.

  • nozknoz says:

    It’s amazing how even the brief presence of a cute guy can make a long, trying day bearable.

    I say try the beautiful but subtle BK Liaisons Dangereuses!

  • florentina says:

    Dear Patty,

    Thanks for sharing your story… How fortunate for your mom to have you by her side at these difficult times..I’m happy she did well! Thank goodness the perfume lasted through that long wait…any type of comfort is welcome when you are waiting… and worried…

    About perfume choice…. wasn’t there a certain perfume that made both you and the frenchmen you encountered on your last trip to Paris “weak in the knees”? NDT?

    Let us know what you picked and enjoy your wine and get a good night’s rest! :)