The friendly skies?



Someone tell me why I shouldn’t hate flying? United/U.S. Airways lost our bags on the way out, took two days to get them back to us. Then on the way back, we had a delayed flight that caused us to miss a connection, and then it took another 10 hours to get home, just for a one-minute miss on the connection, and they sent us through Phoenix from D.C. just to get to Denver.  At 1 in the morning, we finally got home.  

I hate flying during the summer.

Vacation was wonderful, my perfume choices turned out excellent for the heat.  And I contemplated the two perfumes that I never wanted to be discontinued in between missing bags and delayed flights and came up with…

 Frederic Malle En Passant and Parfumerie Generale Harmatan Noir.

 Why?  There are a ton of classics that I want to protect as well, but I tend to like modern perfumes a wee bit better, and these two are experiences in the best sense of the word. 

Okay, I’m off to NYC tomorrow, and I’m so excited for our NYC Perfume Adventure with March. We’ll be posting from NYC on Thurs and Friday.

 I’m behind on announcing the winner of the Chypre Rouge sample, but I should get that done and posted on Wednesday, and I’ll give away two to make up for it. 

  • carol says:

    Patty, thanks for your can’t-do-without perfume rec’s. Have added those to the ever-growing “must try” list.

    Yeah, air travel bites (“What’s our vector, Victor?”), but the vacation sounds perfect, as does the upcoming meeting with March in NYC. Sparks and perfume mists will fly. My envy has turned me a most unattractive shade of green.

    Did I tell you that you’ll be hosting us all next summer in the high Colorado mountains (at a ski resort experiencing an off-season lull, perhaps?) for scent-camp? ;^) Hey, it could happen.

    Bon voyage.

  • BBliss says:

    Patty, You two will have so much to catch up on in person, I’m sure. Have a BLAST! At least it being so hot, you can wear the skinniest of tank-tops and that gives you more skin-space for all the testing! \:d/

  • Patty says:

    Justine, it is well worth it. 🙂

  • Patty says:

    R — I know, and I originally thought I would do that, but I had to get back home to catch up some stuff for that quick 24 hours.

    Midwest, though, treated me so well, I’ve almost forgotten the hell of United and US Airways. 🙂

  • Patty says:

    Dusan, what in the world airline were you flying on? Guatemala Livestock and Produce Express? Standing in the aisles? The FAA would shut down an airline that did that here, even though I’d far rather stand in the aisle than sit in some seats I’ve gotten before.

    Wish you could be here too, just plan a trip this way, and we’ll all go!

  • Patty says:

    Ina, I know! I wish all of y’all could be here too.

  • Patty says:

    Hey, Trinity, wish you could be here too! Luckily this flight was uneventful and dull. I LOVE Midwest Airlines, they really know how to make you feel a little better about flying.

  • Patty says:

    Chaya, I wish you could be here too, except it is hell’s furnace this week and nobody ought to be out in this kind of heat, but we are going to brave it anyway. 🙂

  • Justine says:

    Ah, flying is for the young and restless…those who really have no pressing concerns except where to go for the next happy hour. Those days are gone for me and I too have learned to loathe air travel.

    On the other hand, it gets you there, to NY, for what is sure to be a wonderful break. Just gotta pay the price first.

  • violetnoir says:

    More flying, Patty? 🙁 You should have stayed on the East Coast and taken the train up to NYC.

    Anyway enough of my fussing. I know that you will have a spectacular time with March. It will be simply divine. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

    Be safe and have fun!


  • Dusan says:

    It was to hell and back last time I flew, which was eons ago, with twice the number of people on board than allowed, all of us clutching to our seats, well, at least those of us lucky enough to actually have seats as opposed to the not-so-lucky, who stood in the aisle waiting for each turbulation to thrust them into our laps.
    Welcome back and already you are leaving?! Ah, but the next few days are going to be historic, as the world will be witnessing you two meeting for the first time 🙂 Knowing I won’t be there with you just breaks my heart 🙁 . Have a blast, girls and spritz the days away! Mwah

  • Ina says:

    Patty, what a pain! But I can’t wait for your posts from NYC! You’ll have a BLAST! March is a hoot. :d

  • trinity says:

    Welcome home, weary traveler!!
    I know just how you feel about flying; I consider it a necessary evil- you just cannot beat the time vs. distance traveled, but I hate the crap associated with it. Long lines, bad flight neighbors, lost luggage, and of course, if that sucker crashes, well, there aren’t usually any survivors.

    Have a blast at the NY sniffa, I am so jealous. Since I live in the boonies, I must live vicariously through you guys!!

  • chaya ruchama says:

    Good morning, Patty-

    I’m glad you got away for awhile, but flying can be so stressful, especially with luggage…

    I’m normally not given to envy, but I’d give my right arm to be in NYC with you and March, hog-wild and sniffing like mad…

    Have a blast, and regale us with your adventures!