So first, the winners of the Profumo.it Sharif giveaway from last week.
The large bottle of Sharif goes to: Chance.
Three winners of the samples: Gvillecreative, d3m0lici0n, and Nancy.
All four of you, just clickety-click on the Contact Us on the left, write me a note with your address, remind me of what you won. I’ll respond back with a quick got it so you know it didn’t land in the spam filter, and then I’ll ship you your goodies!
September Vogue showed up in my mailbox yesterday and about crushed my mail basket as it dropped in. I can’t resist the size of that magazine, and I had to quickly thumb through to see what perfumes they’re pimping. Elie Saab is one of them. Created by Francis Kurkdjian, it has notes of orange blossom, jasmine, rose honey, patchouli and cedar. It’s nicely made florchouli, has a cute bottle, very commercial, pretty enough, mainstream, catchy ad campaign that appeals to the feminine, as this scent does, and they spent a bundle putting it in September Vogue, which always spikes sales. Early prediction, it will be a great seller for them. Nothing ground-breaking or updated other than it’s good to have a mainstream scent done well. It’s strongish with the patchouli amp, and it gives off a little Chinatown vibe.
There — I’ve said something nice in there somewhere, I think. For those with all the kind words of wisdom last week about the back, it’s fine now. It’s my own fault. Since I took Yoga Teacher Training this year, I’ve been really careful in my flow not to tweak my back during the chattaranga (sp?), doing a slow, controlled bent elbow, lowering to knees first to make sure I never strain my low back (sway back, it’s easy to tweak), which gives me yoga butt. Last class I took last week before my back started aching, I overdid, got all cocky about my strength, and of course that happened. I appreciate all the good wishes and advice.
New book I’m loving so far, “Ready Player One.” As one author/reviewer called it, it’s a “Nerdgasm.” There are references to so much nerdy pop culture, it’s ridiculous. If you played on or know what an original Atari machine is, have the full Lord of the Rings Extended version in Blu-Ray AND watch it more than once a year, this book is made for you. Yes all you George R.R. Martin fans should pick it up. I’m just a few pages in and love it.
And I’m eating raw key lime pie, still in a state of disbelief that it tastes as good or better than normal key lime pie. Avocadoes, limes, agave, coconut oil whipped together in a macadamia nut crust. So delicious, I can’t even say. Next week we’re making coconut milk chocolate ice cream as well as peach.
And August is almost over. How did that happen? The nights here are cooling to fall temperatures – hey, you gotta love living in high desert – windows open at night, the AC isn’t kicking on so much, the dogs have almost completely blown their coat, and I’m foundering on some of the best melons I’ve had in years. And it’s time to start floofing around in my fall fragrances and contemplating which ones I can start wearing now. What are you looking forward to in the fall, fragrance-wise or other stuff? And are y’all east coaster still freaked about that little earthshake you got the other day?