Hey Posse! Valentine’s Day 2017 is coming up quickly. For some that means organising Dinner, Presents, Outfit and Charming Conversation. That’s cool. Good luck to you all. BUT for another whole swathe of the world who are Single, In Complicated Relationships, Have Unromantic Partners or HATE Valentine’s Day then we need an exit strategy to help us cope. So here are a few things I’ll be doing on Valentine’s Day 2017.
Valentine’s Day 2017: Survival Mode
Sadly, my partner Jin HATES Valentine’s Day and I guess he’s kind of correct. We show each other so much love every day so why should we use one particular day a year as our frame of reference. He also thinks it is a HUGE scam on the part of card, chocolate and flower sellers, not to mention restaurants. It’s weird for me because I was brought up to think it was a really important, special day on the calendar. That kind of brain washing has stuck through the years and while I do understand all of his arguments I still like to buy and write him a card. I think he secretly likes getting them too. SHHHHHH
There were many years when I was partnerless that I felt as if I was TOTALLY missing out on the Valentine’s Day excitement. Dressing up, going out, wining & dining. So my BFF and I got in the habit of being each others Valentine. Just a card and if we were free we’d hang out. Well we’d be hanging out anyway, BFFs right? I still send her a card each year. TBH I think she did it for me rather than loving it for herself, oh well. It’s nice to get a card.
This year I’m going to buy myself a present (hardly need a reason but it’s fun), no I’m going to buy myself TWO presents.
One will be a fragrance, obviously, and I’ve been thinking long and hard about what it will be.
Bracken Man by Amouage
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, lemon, cypress, lavender, nutmeg, cloves
Heart: Geranium, sandalwood, cedar, cinnamon
Base: Patchouli, musk
Yeah, I spritzed it, bought a decant, spritzed that, now i want the FULL BOTTLE! Yes, greedy boy .com. Oh well YOLO. So hopefully it will arrive before Valentine’s Day 2017 and I will spritz myself lavishly and lay around in a fog of fougere.
Surrender To Chance has samples from $5/ml
The second is my FAVOURITE chocolates of all time… and eat them ALL BY MYSELF. So there. MMMMM That crunchy exterior of nutty chocolate and biscuit with the soft, rich, lavish centre. My bloody favourite. Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero Rocher MMMMMMMMM
So how will you celebrate or ignore Valentine’s day 2017?
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