Listen, I would promise to step up my game, but y’all already know I have the attention span of a gnat and get too sidetracked during my days to do any serious writing with meaningful content.
I think I had stuff to give away from two weeks ago? Swapapalooza intervened. Oh, yeah, yeah. You could pick either the Jo Malone Wild Bluebell or the MDCI two samples of Promesse – old and new. Winners of that are: Madea and Kirsten. Just click on the Contact Us over on the left, remind me what you won (pick either the Bluebell or MDCI) and send your address. I’ll send you back a quick got it note so you know it’s been received and not been caught in my spam filter. If you don’t get that confirmation, please e-mail me again!
I have another give-away this week from En Voyage Perfumes. They sent me samples of Nectar des Iles (gardenia and tiare island-type floral) and Vents Ardents (caribbean citrus, vanilla beans, bay tobacco and Jamaican rum). They are also going to give out two very special glass flacons in a random drawing of commenters. The presentation sounds beautiful and would be something I think you’d like to own.
As far as the fragrances, they’re actually quite nice. I’m not sure it suits my tastes exactly. They are rich and full, leaning a little sweet. I can’t fault that because it fits the mood of the fragrance, and I’ve been known to run my hand up the leg of some sweeter perfumes. Yes, I’ve admitted my Pink Sugar minor obsession – I don’t understand it, like a lot of the men I’ve dated and/or married in my lifetime, but it just works – and I’m refusing to get help or apologize for my appaling lack of taste for either. Back to the En Voyage perfumes. Nectar des Iles is exactly what it is aimed for – tropical, lush floral. It’s made well, not indolic, no rank gardenia’ish direction in it at all. So while I find it lush and a little sweet, it’s not so much that you’re making anyone pass out around you. In fact, I’d guess people around you would probably like you wearing it and would comment on it. It’s growing on me.
Vents Ardents is more interesting with the booze-soaked vanilla. I’m more likely to wear this one just because it seems like one thing on the surface, but it’s more interesting than just a booze-soaked vanilla. There’s all sorts of other fun notes going on in this that gives it interest and depth.
Nicely done perfumes. Again, the samples were furnished by En Voyage to me, and the prizes for commenters will be provided by En Voyage, but they’ll ship them to me to ship out to the winners.
Well, it’s almost July 4th weekend. I did my CSA farming duty this morning, including about two hours of picking up garlic in the field. Did you know it could make your nose run? More something in the soil than the garlic, I’m told – some enzyme or something? Once I quit digging around in the dirt to make sure I didn’t miss any, my nose stopped running like a faucet. It was the hottest day we’ve had this year, and I almost melted out there in the garlic field. We won’t talk too much about how unprepared I was with no hat. Well, I never had to wear a hat when I was 16! I grew up on a farm, and I somehow minimized a little bit over the last 30 years how hard the work is. Well, it’s all back, and I remember why I left the farm. Not that I mind playing Lisa Douglas once a week or so, but more often than that isn’t going to happen. My nails are shot, I can’t look at my toenails, and I’m counting the days to my mani-pedi on Friday.
What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun? Family get-together, quiet time, going on vacation, seeing some fireworks? Happy 4th, y’all!!