Hi Posse! For those that haven’t been celebrating Christmas and don’t know the traditions Boxing Day is the relaxed, fun, cruisy day after. Traditionally in Britain, it was a custom for tradesmen to collect “Christmas boxes” of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year. Australia has the name but not the policy. We have a Boxing Day Cricket Test Match here and though I don’t follow cricket it was on the TV today at my BFF Kath’s family home where we all congregated for leftover food and swimming.
Boxing Day! and Xmas Fragrances
I hope everyone who celebrated had a good time. Here are Jin and I on Xmas morning after opening our big presents to each other. I might have scored from Jin a coffee mug from Tiffany & Co. and some sneakers in my favourite style and the original colour way from 2013 when I discovered them! Good shopping eh? My BFF Kath saw my Holiday Giving 2018 post and bought me the Tiffany & Co. china paper cup set!! AMAZING!! Spoiled rotten.
Anyone suffering depression or isolation please contact your countries version of LifeLine. They are a free service and sometimes just having someone to talk to can ease the black burden and give you a ray of hope.
USA: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
UK: Samaritans Helpline 116 123
Australia: LifeLine 131114
So back to fragrances. What got skin time around here?
Christmas Eve: Nuit de Noel by Caron
We had quite a cool evening and I was grateful because Nuit de Noel can be a bit over the top in muggy heat. As it was its spicy florals, smoky incense and animalics were a perfect fit. I was wrapped in a VERY glamorous cocoon and dreamed I was a 1950s movie star wrapping the presents.
Christmas Day: CHANEL No 19 EdT and Extrait
A perfect hot Christmas Day fit. All day I was given lovely gusts of galbanum, iris with bouquet and oak moss. I am so glad I saw someone else SOTD and decided to follow suit. Excellent choice.
Christmas Night: Cristalle by CHANEL
I wanted something still fresh but a bit sweeter for the night. It was a dry heat and very comfortable in our bed under the ceiling fan. Cristalle rarely gets a wear around her but it was perfect for Christmas night 2018.
Boxing Day: Pluie de Soleil by Phaedon
if you like ripe fruit and want to smell like it then you’ll adore Pluie de Soleil. It’s so different from most of Pierre Guillaume’s work but retains his deft hand at overdosing. I love it in the heat and smile when I wear it.
Boxing Day Night: Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
It’s evening here now and I wanted something pretty but not overwhelming. I’m lightly sunburned from hours in the pool today and my body is feeling quite warm. Lovely is like a cool glass bottle pressed against my cheek. Rosy white musk, YUM!
So what did you all wear over the Christmas break. Even if you didn’t partake, what are you wearing today?