First I have some drawings to take care of – winners of the 2 ml sprays of Mona di Orio Violette Fumee are Christine and Melissa Hathaway. Winners of the Violet sample Set are – Mary K and Mary P. Just click on the Drop Us a Note at the top of the blog or e-mail me at patty at perfumeposse dotcom with your address and a reminder of what you’ve won. I’ll send you back a quick “got it” e-mail so you know you didn’t get caught in my spam filter, ad then I’ll get it mailed out to you.
Now, I do have a question, what note do you want me to do next? I think I’ve got most of the major ones, except lavender, which would be a good place to go. I know I haven’t done some others. Just drop a suggestion on what you’d like to see next in December!
I’m wrapping up a trip to Costa Rica that was part yoga retreat and part dental work. Yeah, I know, these two things do not go together in the same sentence, but the timing worked out. Because I was sweating through two yoga sessions a day or sitting in a dental chair most of the time I was here, I didn’t do much as far as picking out perfumes to bring with me, but I did have two favorites in there – Serge Lutens de Profundis and Le Labo Ylang. The Ylang was really perfect on the one time I wore it – hot, sultry night after torrential rains during the day. de Profundis I slipped into this last weekend while I was burning time waiting to finish up dental work before heading back. There is no time that de Profundis hasn’t been perfect. It soothes and inspires me at the same time. I realize that I have had a small decant of de Profundis tucked in my makeup bag for over a year, maybe two years. That’s how much of a staple it is for me and one I always feel comfortable with wearing while traveling.
Given that I’ve reviewed both of these perfumes and have nothing else on hand to talk about, it got me thinking about perfumes you travel with. What do you take? Do you always mix it up? Do you always take the same one or two scents? Always take one scent and then randomly grab another one or two? Change it up depending on where you are going and why or time of year?
Now I get to annoy you with knitting pictures. Here’s the second alpaca herringbone weave cowl I’ve done. This is a Christmas present for my mom, I think. She doesn’t like a lot of bulk around her neck, so I might have to do another one with less bulk to it. Though it is super-warm and ohsosweetlysoft, she may overlook that bulky thing. If anyone wants to pattern, it is super-easy and a quick knit done in heavy worsted/bulky yarn.
And here is the Rowan Kaffe Fassett pattern shawl I’ve done for my sister’s birthday. I’ve already done one of these right before I started this one. I really am a not-so-closeted masochist, but at least I threw the big alpaca cowl (well, okay, I did two of the cowls, the first one in a yarn I wasn’t as happy with) in for a break between the two shawls.
It is a Big Ass Scarf. I have to do the color repeat like 7 times. I’m just finishing the fourth time through on this one. Ack. It’s a gorgeous shawl, and I’m only three weeks overdue for her birthday present. But she’s happy she’s getting it. And that ends the knitting porn part of today’s blog!
And because it’s getting close to Thanksgiving, we’ll give away three sets of 2 ml sprays of the new Tom Ford Tobacco Oud. Just drop a comment talking about whatever you want to be entered!