Hope you all had a fabulous Valentine’s Day. Mine was, well, surprising. The best kind.
First the winners of the Xerjoff, using a random number generator
The winner of the big discovery set – Madea.
Winner of the sample set of sample sets of Elle, Irisss, XXY and Homme – Tara and Linda B
Winner of the sample set of Oesel, Lua, Nio, Oroville and Ibitra -Dremybluz.
Winners of the Richwood samples – Hemlock Sillage, Nozkoz, taffynfontana, Silvia, tammy, Ms Christian, goose, Gail S., sherobin, and Abyss.
To get your prize, click on Contact us on the left, send me your address, remind me what you won (the names in the samples), and I’ll get it maile dout to you!
A couple of weeks ago, I started Yoga Teacher Training. At this point, I have no wish to teach yoga – but I always remain open to all possibilities – but I did want to go deeper into yoga theory, alignment, anatomy, meditation, ayurvedic practice, and this is a great course to do that.
One of the principles of the Yoga Sutras is not to take more than you need. I’ve been thinking about what that means practically. I’m a girl who likes her stuff. Not a hoarder, I give lots of my things away if I find out I don’t use it or don’t use it enough or someone needs it more. And I’ve been trying to think of how I deal with material things and making sure I only take what I need. And how on earth does that fit in with my perfume habit?
But while I have a lot of perfume in my personal collection, I don’t hoard it either. Even the super-rare stuff, I spray it, use it, let other people try it. I’ve always believed that stuff is fun to have only to the extent that I’m not attached to it or want to have more than someone else.
I think this is how the yoga sutras could be interpreted. I supposed they could be interpreted as well to mean austerity. If that’s the case, then I’m probably out. I like being comfy and surrounded by lovely thing that smell good, look good, feel good.
In your perfume collection, where do you fall on the collector spectrum? Do you collect just to collect? Do you collect to enjoy and share? Do you treat a few precious drops like gold and keep it up in the proverbial fragrance china cupboard and never use it for every day, but only for special occasions? Do you just get a thing here or there, use it up, then maybe get more? I’m interested to see how people look at the fragrances they have or want, and is our love of scent spiritually risky in terms of forming attachments to something.
It strikes me that fragrance is a terrible hobby to have if you have attachment issues. Anything you love will be discontinued, will go bad, will evaporate. It’s almost like we love something we all know absolutely won’t/can’t last. We spray it, enjoy it, and then it is gone.