Happy New Year all you wonderful Posse folks!! So now that the holiday crush is over and the tree, decorations and lights are all put up (well, for some of you – it’ll be next weekend for us), it’s time to share your stash.
As for me, after being highly disappointed early in the Christmas shopping season with Neiman Marcus and their up-and-down, technically challenged Web site, I had to eat my words. Some time later came an e-mail offer of $50 off an online purchase. And it was that rarity of rareties: an offer that did NOT exclude beauty and fragrance items. So quick as a wink I hopped onto the site and treated myself to a discounted Frederic Malle candle in Tubereuse. So beautiful and so close to Carnal Flower – I love having that scent wafting through my living room. It makes me so unbelievably happy, delirious with delight, almost giddy! Who knew a candle could do that?
Now normally my budget-minded self would shrink (shriek?) from spending so much on a candle, but with the discount, it put it at least in the neighborhood of reasonable and I just couldn’t resist.
Later on, when I happened upon a nicely priced set of little Annick Goutal Noel votives, I splurged with cash and a gift card from my DH to add them to my candle stash. I’m looking forward to burning them once the tree is down, to keep that wonderful, crisp vibe going into the dead of winter. Between them and the Malle Tubereuse, I may never leave my living room again. 🙂
What about you? What’s new in your holiday stash? What treasures were you gifted with — or gave to yourself? Because all you kind, generous and thoughtful perfumistas deserve to treat yourselves, too.