First, winners of the teeny samples of Flowerbomb extrait, JAR Bed of Roses, Puredistance M and I extraits are – Pat Boutilier and Sujaan. In case you don’t know what to do – click the contact us over there on the left, send me your address, remind me what you’ve won (I know, this sounds ridiculous, but I get like 600 e-mails a day or more, it’s important to tell me what I’m supposed to be doing or I’ll bumble around and just sound daft), and I’ll give you a quick “got it” e-mail so you know it didn’t get trapped in spam, and then I’ll get the little gems out to you, enjoy!
There’s this closet in what used to be my youngest son’s room, which is still sorta his room when he’s here, which is a lot. I’m not exactly sure why he pays rent somewhere else, but my kids like this method of moving out – rent something else, then stay here 90% of the time. Over time, this closet became filled with lots of things – swords, clothes, old video games, books, stuffed animals, Beanie Babies nobody knew what to do with anymore. This room is supposed to be my zen/meditation/yoga room, though we have to find a buyer for the ginormous lovesak that’s making its home there before that happens, and it’s close to being done, but… that closet! It scared me to open it. I told Harry to please clean it out, I just couldn’t, it scared me. He starts cleaning, gets closer to the bottom and brings me out this big box, says, “I think this is yours.” It’s filled with Lorenzo Villoresi scents that I must have bought or swapped for years ago, put away – not sure why they went in that closet. maybe the year he got out of high school and went to college and I used it for storage – and forgot.
As I pull out some extraordinary scents, some discontinued, my eyes lit on the Ylang-Ylang. Huh, never heard of that! HolyMotherofGod, I sprayed it on and literally swooned. This is the closest a scent has gotten to the real ylang like I smelled in Costa Rica. Rich, sunny, bright, warm, slightly indolent – well, more than slightly, but not so much that you’ll be looking around for what might be spoiling behind the washer – it’s amazing and perfect, and I am back in a rainforest next to a beach in the Osa Peninsula thinking time has stopped. Now why would it get discontinued? Nobody bought it, got too expensive to make, couldn’t get the materials for it anymore? Whichever it was, it’s tragic, it is the perfect Ylang scent.
I think I need to clean out the rest of my closets. Best find in your closet or drawer – something pretty awesome that you forgot you had? Short one today, guys, since I still need to finish up the Best of 2011 post, my part, for Friday, too! I’ll give out five samples of the Lorenzo Villoresi Ylang-Ylang to five lucky commenters today!