I don’t know how the weather is right now where you are, but here in the moderately deep South, we have had a few springlike days in a row, which is a very good sign. But as you folks in the U.S. and Canada know, we’re not out of the woods yet. There have been some heavy-duty snow/sleet/ice storms into late March here, and for some of you, well into April and beyond too. But I was wanting to break into springtime mode, but not quite full-blown, so as I was poking through the perfume drawers, I spied a little tub marked Madonna T/D. It was Madonna’s Truth or Dare body lotion and onto my hands and arms it went.
Now Carnal Flower, Fracas, etc., it’s not, of course, but its gentle white flower vibe, anchored with a warm vanilla/brown-sugar/caramel-ish base seemed just right. A perfect blend for right now: A hint of the beauty on its way but still cozy-comforting without being heavy or cloying; a light, mood-lifting white-flower party in the warm afternoon when I needed it, then warming down just in time for the chill of evening.
Wear time for me with moderate application was a couple of hours, but YMMV. And it was soft enough not to disturb my office mates. The Truth or Dare fragrance itself was a bit much for me sprayed (although it was OK lightly dabbed), but the lotion seems just perfect for me.
And this doesn’t hurt either: It can be had for a song at the discounters and on eBay. Think I’ll head over there soon and snag a bit. Love the hobnailed, gold-topped plastic bottle the Truth or Dare lotion comes in, but the tubes are fine, and even better for travel/portability.
What about you? What are your cheap thrills for our transitional days? And what about you all in the Southern Hemisphere as you’re heading into cooler weather?
P.S. As I post this, it looks like our slice of nice is leaving us, and back into the chilly temps we slide. Sigh … come soon, spring — and stay this time.