I would say ” I Got Nothin’ ” but the truth is, I got LOTS on my mind. First up: LA Scentsation!!! Patty and I have been working like fiends (FIENDS, I say!!! FIENDS!) on the upcoming LA Scentsation. It started out good – in that ‘oh, this is going to be so much fun’ kinda way – but in the past couple of days it has been blowin’ UP! to become an incredible Event. Those of you who thought the Chicocoa Scentsation was a 10? This one is going to be a gerund-droppin’ 11!! We just got an In-freakin’Credible addition to the itinerary. So fabulous it’s making my gums ache, just thinking about it. Stay tuned!!! Anyhoo, I’ve been so busy setting stuff up, etc, that I haven’t had time to properly review a perfume. But that’s okay because I still have a ton of musings to share!
Here’s one: why do some scents not quite make the cut? To wit: L’Artisan Fleur de Liane body cream. I got mine at Surrender to Chance, on a whim, because I love body creams and I’ve yet to find an ugly L’Artisan fragrance – even the ones not to my taste are beautifully done. I was going to give it to my sister but that time came and went so I decided to crack it open for myself. I was stunned at how quietly fresh and green this cream is, with a calm floral heart. It’s one of those scents that might be a bit strident and aquatic in perfume form (‘might’ – I haven’t sampled the perfume)..but in the cream it’s stunning. It has this haunting post-app sillage; the next day I was running back to sniff the shirt I’d worn…that was just a bit weird, y’know? But this scent got damned all to hell with faint praise – the reviews are stunningly..meh. Are there any Liane Lovers out there? Who hates its guuuuutz? What are your head-scratchers, the good, the bad, the gut-wrenchingly uggly that you can’t believe is still flourishing? Me? I’m still trying to figure out how Angel hit it so big!
Stuff that is Jazzin’ Me, Non-Perfume Style:
Oooh! I won a jar of Little Diablo salsa on their FB page (one of those Six Degrees things (friends of friends, blahblah). I was laughing, all snobbish and everything, thinking “this is from MICHIGAN. How good can it be? (never mind that I, and my entire family, make slammo salsa in ILLINOIS. ‘that’s different’. ) anyway, I was prepared to be all ‘oh. okay. that’s nice’ in that condescending way that makes people want to slap you silly. Instead…I was blown completely away! It’s waaay better than mine. It’s even better than my Tio Juan’s! And that’s saying something! I won the medium, which has a nice, flavorful bite to it. I’m not writing about it because I won it – and they are not going to be sending me any more unless I buy it. I’m just writing about it because it’s really, really GOOD! Do you all have a favorite? I’m always on the lookout, especially in the winter, when my homemade stash is down to the last jar….. like now. I won’t be making the next batch until August.
Have you ever overdosed on a favorite fragrance? My recent OD was Epic. See…here’s what happened. It was a blizzard (like the one we’re apparently having as I type this post – will Winter never end?), I was freezing. So I took a hot shower with Epic body gel, slathered myself head to heels in Epic body cream…then I apparently had a seizure because…I sprayed not one, not two…but FOUR very healthy spritzes of the edp onto my ample self. FOUR! Even the rocks on Saturn leapt back in dismay! Epic is one of the most gorgeous fragrances EVAH! but…FOUR spritzes? On top of the ancillaries? Uh, no. I’m going to need a few days to get over that one. Have you ever done that? With what scent? Were you able to wear it again? How long did it take? When is it going to stop snowing? Are we there yet?
Speaking of Not Winter: Garden Design. Winter is a great time to review last year’s garden and see what mistakes were made (mine: Broccoli in the sunny part of the garden. Yikes! though the bees liked the bolted, flowering plants, well into Autumn). I have spent quite a bit of time revamping plant placement, etc, while the wind and snow rages outside. I threw in the garden photo just to remind us all that Spring is coming. Right? riiiight… btw – that’s the broccoli, right up there in the Absolute Sunniest Spot in the entire garden. Way to go, Master Gardener!
Green.Green.Green. And vinegar. Back in my healthy days I used to drink a glass of Barleygreen every morning and I felt great! It fell by the wayside, I got unhealthy and overweight and bad things started happening to my body. Recently I decided to get back into health, with meditation for my nerves, yoga for my joints and muscles and a better diet for overall rejuvenation. Patty’s been drinking this stuff and swears by it. I am trying it, too. Just one day, so far. Will check back in with reports. No affiliation and I’m buying it, just like she is. I hate reinventing the wheel and there’s nobody who can beat Miss Patty when it comes to research so: she likes it, it’s working for her, that’s good enough for me. We both throw in a slug of Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Good for whut ailsya!
Knitting. Yah. Another Patty Thing. But you know what? It really is very, very soothing. Once I figured out how to cast on (I don’t ‘do’ diagrams). I doubt I’ll be making any socks or elf slippers anytime soon (I’m at the scarf stage) but I’m having a great time learning and it seems to be lowering my BP. Plus…c’mon! Built-in weaponry! What’s not to love?
So…….that’s my total ramble. I’ll be back next week with a review and maybe a giveaway! Oh, heck. You guys were so sweet to put up with my Crazy – I’ll do a giveaway this very post! Drop a line telling me what’s on your mind… gardens? weird perfume queries? vinegar? I’ll have Carmine put on his gardening gloves and hit random.org. Winner will receive some fun carded samples!
SPEAKING OF WINNERS: I am SUCH a doofus. On the Leather Note Post I completely screwed up the winner’s name (must not multitask). There is no Ann Marie. It’s LYNNE MARIE!!!! My apologies! Please contact us (PosseAT PerfumePosseDOTcom) with details, etc….Lawd, I am such a scatterbrain. My apologies, again, LYNNE MARIE!