I know, I know, most everyone’s cold right about now (save for those lucky souls in sunny climes like California, Arizona, Hawaii, and those in the Southern Hemisphere). And some poor folks have had snow up to their eyeballs. And so I say this with all due knowledge that others have it far worse than me, but — dagnabit, I am cold through and through!!
Partly my own fault , as I have the thermostat turned down to 62 (I can always pile on more clothes but no way can I get two more jobs to pay the mounting heating bill, ha!). I’m wondering right about now how well those heated hand warmers and slippers might work? My DH comes home from work and chuckles to see me in the den with my scarf, coat and sometimes a hat on, with a big steaming cup of tea. But that’s OK; a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to keep the goose bumps away. But he feels it, too, I think, as he’s commented several times that he can’t take the cold like he used to in his younger days.
Which leads me to wonder if the older you get, the less tolerance you have for cold. And since we are both past the half-century mark, I’m considering that this might be plausible. A hot flash or two right about now might be almost welcome (my apologies to those who are struggling with them, however).
So I’ve gone into “better living through chemistry” mode to help me shake the chill. L’Artisan’s Tea for Two, Chanel Coromandel, Christian Dior’s Mitzah and Arquiste’s Anima Dulcis are among the portable heaters to which I’m turning. One day I sprayed myself and my scarf to make sure I got double benefits from my warm-up scents.
I also considered Amouage Interlude Woman, and although she can be a hot-blooded thing, she’s a little too changeable and fickle to do the trick. I’m frantically digging through the perfume stash to find other suitable warm-up scents as well, and have SL’s Fumerie Turque and Chergui, Must de Cartier parfum, among others, on my radar.
When you are cold to the bone, what’s your go-to warm and toasty scent companion? I have my pen at the ready, eager to take notes and wondering where in the heck are those fingerless gloves …