So… I was hunting down vintage Christmas images to use during December, and that was a rabbit hole I wasn’t sure I’d escape! Vintage Santas, beautiful snowy scenes. It made me yearn for snow, and I only yearn for snow in December. Well, that means it’s time for snow, um, next week, it looks like. Good thing I’m yearning – it will make it fun for about 24 hours. And the tree! This year it is problematic on where it will go. I got a great big loungey couch a few months ago that is about 14 feet long, and it takes up the entirety of my wall almost, and I haven’t figured out whether to keep a chair that is on the other side of the room and — oh, it’s a mess, but I’ll come up with something, I’m sure.
Instead of doing the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother every month, I’m interspersing it with just a random sample giveaway. This is the month for that. Drop a comment to be entered, and I’ll draw from commenters for two sample grab bags. If the winner has a special request for one or two samples, I’ll be happy to see if I can include those.
My Thanksgiving was quiet and really lovely. Went to see my mom in Kansas while my sons spent it with their dad. Everyone in Kansas was at sorta loose ends, so several of us got together that haven’t in years. You know the cousins and aunts you used to spend so many holidays with growing up? Yeah, exactly. Everyone grows up, has their own families, and you see them randomly and never for enough time. So we met at my Aunt’s and spent the day. It was great and relaxed and took me back to a time when I was a kid and those were the cousins I rolled with every holiday – we gossiped and laughed and caught up on all the random news in our small town.
I’ve spent holidays in big crowds, I’ve spent them alone. You know, before your face puckers up and you go “ahhh,” that was by choice, and I have to say, a holiday alone is simply amazing, and I highly recommend it to everyone to do at least once or more (I’ve got a couple in and plan on more). I went to see a movie early in the morning nobody but me wanted to see, ate food that only I wanted (sweet potatoes mashed with butter — that’s it), slept off and on all day. Last year we had Christmas dinner at a hotel restaurant. I thought that might be weird? Nope, it was even better. Someone else cooked lovely things for us, and we rolled our full tummies home, along with a few things left in doggie bags. I felt a little bad that other people were working on Christmas, but we left a bigger tip than normal.
I’m already thinking about what perfumes I’m going to wear in December. It’s a thing I contemplate more than other months. I think this is a good month to revisit some Serge Lutens – de Profundis, Sarrasins, MKK, Tubereuse Criminelle, and some others. So I proclaim December to be Serge month! Oh, and Le Labo Vanille 44 and Patchouli 24 combo, which happens every December. Aaaaaand some incenses… well, a lot of incenses. What are you going to be wearing this holiday month? (not my bulldog in the picture, I didn’t have time to pull his holiday pics from my iPhone to this computer yet)
Winners of the Eric Buterbaugh Kingston Osmanthus samples are – datura5750, DDJ, fleurycat, and annjune Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you. I only check Posse e-mail like once a week, so it can take a few days sometimes to respond there.