It’s been one of those weeks so forgive me a messy post.
Started last Sunday, when new DIY guy came by (previous one has disappeared) and didn’t wear a mask. I wore one. I wear them everywhere and with anyone I don’t know and trust. They are no longer required here so I wasn’t sure about asking him. Yes, I know I should up my oomph – I’ve asked every other person who has entered the house and they’ve all agreed (even if the builder’s broke and he had to hold it on). So, not sure what the issue was here.
In any case, he was supposed to come do stuff on Saturday but called Friday to say he’d tested positive for Covid. Sigh. What a complete numpty. Clearly, Saturday activities were cancelled, although he seemed to think maybe it would be ok if he did come. I had already started testing last Tuesday because I trusted him as far as I could throw him. Did it again on Friday, then on Saturday … So far, all tests negative. Fingers remain very crossed.
And the time changed here today – spring forward. So, I’m feeling befuddled.
And I bought a lovely looking dress from Boden. It arrived, tried it on. Absolutely.Not. Back it went.
And the car’s tyre which was patched about a month ago is leaking air again. This time, we’re doing a new wheel (ie, the metal part) and a new tyre. However, wheel is coming from factory in Italy … I keep topping up the air and will see if I can bring the car up to the garage and just leave it with them till the stuff arrives. I can local bus and train places if I need to.
And then there’s inflation. I know you don’t want to read about inflation on a perfume blog, but I was looking at my Diptyque Feu de Bois (small) candle and thought “This needs replacing soon”. So, I thought, I’ll do it now because lord knows how high prices are going to go here. Got one off the Diptyque site and my two free-bees included a sample of Eau Plurielle which I’ll talk about below. Seriously, how long before my skincare rises in price? And any perfume I get gooey over?
My food shops have become significantly more expensive. Petrol has clearly sky-rocketed in price.
Per the Diptyque purchase above, I have this weird thing going where I feel like I should hoard now before prices really do rise considerably. We’re due 8% inflation in a month.
And then today I was walking on a private road in the village with the dog which I’ve done for almost nine years when the new owner of the house at the end of the road pulled up next to me and said “this is a private road”. To which I said “I’ve been walking here for years, along with everyone else”. To which he repeated it’s a private road and in the next week or so it’s going to have a gate. Ok, whatever. You don’t want us plebs near you. Joe the pooch will be disappointed (as I am — we once saw a fawn on the road at dusk — one of those incredibly pleasurable memories you tuck away).
Anyway, Eau Plurielle. Launched 2015 (clearly, I missed this). Fragrantica labels it a woody aromatic.
Per Diptyque site, ivy and roses. It comes in this huge 200ml bottle and costs around £80. It appears to be meant to be used like Jean Nate – wash in it.
It is verrrrry green and as ever green things aren’t hugely good on me. Ironically, because it doesn’t work that well the longevity is great – like eight number of hours later I can still smell it. There is some rose but it’s an innocent one that got rained on. Not my type of rose.
It doesn’t do much on me – ie, develop. Just this slightly juicy green thing with a bit of rose if I really smell hard.
The other sample thrown in was Philosykos ‘cleansing hand and body gel’. That appears to mean it’s sort of a shower gel but more. I adore Philosykos – a warm weather staple. I haven’t used this yet but I did open and smell it and it’s that great milky figgy thing. I think the Philosykos bottle needs to come out of the box.
I supremely hope your week was better than mine. To make up for my grumpiness please tell us something nice that happened and a fragrance you wore that made you very happy.
(And for reasons I don’t understand I set the featured image of the cat at top and it’s showing half of it. Sigh…)