March is knee-deep in family stuff (all garden-variety, no Drama – but you know how those days go)…so it’s meeeee! your sweetpatootieMusette, back for another day!
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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! The cookies! The tree! The Hanukkah candles! Fruitcake! The Cheesy Music (you know you love it! I’m bustin’ out the Carpenters in a few minutes!)
And the Presents! Every year, I indulge in this Give/Get-Hi/Low Fantasy. The extravagance depends much upon the state of my simoleans but no matter what, it’s a fun game. This year I only did a couple of ‘gets’ because…well, I’m still struggling with the square footage of this house – and anytime you’ve lost several pairs of Beverly Feldman shoes (in a box somewhere, in storage. Somewhere). well, you have Too Much Stuff. Except diamonds. One can never have too many diamonds. And if one can, I’m certainly willing to be the guinea pig for that particular experiment.
But for this post I’m focused on the ‘Gives”. Here are a couple:
Scented (non-Perfume) Gifts:
High: Frederic Malle Candles. I would probably stick with 1er Mai because I love it so and it’s an easy one for non-perfumistas to ‘get’. For my more avant-gardes? Coffee Society, with that indefinable smell of energy, elegance and culture. Low: Custom-made diffuser blends (with the sticks and everything) and easier to do than you might think.
Bath Stuff I would love to give or get: High: Amouage Epic and Jubliation 25 bath gel and body cremes. Need I say more? Low: Pacifica Persian Rose (for March) and Malibu Lemon Blossom Body Washes – they’re really nicely done and at $10 a pop…c’mon! I haven’t tried their body butters yet but the Tibetan Mountain Temple sounds divine. I might use that Persian Rose to amp up the rose in Tribute, since Christopher Chong doesn’t love me enough to make a Tribute cream <sob!>
Foodstuff: High: Pierre Herme Macarons for all my macaron freaky-friends (I prefer sables meself). Low: Pierre Herme Macaron cookbook. Especially if you’ve got a mean streak. Another great ‘low’ : homemade nut brittle. I’ve been making this since the recipe first came out in 2007 here You’re welcome.
Books: High: Michael Edwards Fragrances of the World 2011 edition. What a beautiful, informative book ! Low: Posh Crossword Puzzle books. Addictive. And you can throw them in the smallest handbag! They have number-y versions as well (I think that’s what Sodoku is, isn’t it? It has numbers which means I try to avoid it, when I can…but my sister loves those! She actually took an accounting course – for fun! Weirdo.
So what are your wants to give? To get? Are you giving perfume this year? Books? Something over the top? El O wants this diesel extended-cab pickup truck. Yah. I’ll get right on that!