All Autumn in a Day is happening here, sweatergawd! It went from 80s to 60s in 24 hrs! I went to a friend’s bonfire on Saturday (remember, it’s still AUGUST) and we were in jackets! Fleece! Now it’s raining. (still August, don’t forget!)
So, naturally, I’m turning inward. The grasshopper is morphing into the ant, looking at the state of my house, preparatory to closing it up for the coming season for, to be sure, WINTER IS COMING!
Yah, I know it’ll probably soar back up to the 80s before plunging for real Autumn but hey! Winter really is coming.
In Summer I couldn’t care less what my house smells like because it’s always open to the elements anyway and, anyway, I’m never in it. Come chillier times, though, I really need it to smell pleasant because there are days when, other than taking The Girl out, I’m in. All. Damb. Day. Yes, I still have (and love) my Aera and I have my Amouage and Trapp candles…but I’m always looking for extra little home pleasures because half the fun of those little pleasures is that they’re so little! I might’ve blathered on about my recent visit to the Trapp mothership in Kansas City, where I lost my natural mind! Omg, I bought so many room sprays and melts! My new fave is Golden Cypress (Bob’s Flower Shoppe will forever be my First Love) ; not quite as ‘foresty’ as Foret or Thymes Fraser Fir it still gives that hint of resinous pine (but not Pine-Sol pine! omg. that is sooo painful, like those cheap car air fresheners!). Golden Cypress isn’t a forest – it’s a lovely brush against evergreens on a sunny day.
But! That’s practically NOTHING! compared to the Happy Accident that is Agraria’s Citrus Lily by Monique Lhullier. OMG. It smells persackly like my garden on a hot July evening. Lush lilies cut with Italian lemon & bergamot, with none of the gag-inducing sweetness on the drydown. I swan, if I hit Lotto I would wash my floors with the diffuser oil! Though, come to think of it, if I hit Lotto I would have someone else washing the floors – but they could wash them with the diffuser oil, right? Beats washing the floors with Pine-Sol. I was online to buy some replacement sola (paper thin balsa wood) flowers (these are MIGHTY for fragrance throw, even better than the orange sticks) and kept ogling the gorgeous floral designs of the Citrus Lily – I didn’t want to plonk down $180 on a ‘maybe’ (lily can be a tricky, hot mess) so I boobled around a bit more ……..and……..would you look at this!
$40 for the set! And…yes! The lily is sheer perfection! I already know (and love ) the Bitter Orange but the other 3 are unknowns and I think I am gonna have BIG FUN playing with these room sprays.
…..y’know…..Winter might not be so bad after all, hmmm?
What about you all? Has the Season turned yet (this is awfy early, imo)? Are you closing up or, as in the case of Portia (and others below the Equator) getting ready to open up? any new home scents?
Oh! Before I forget! The WINNER of the Amouage Portrayal (and Creed Aventus) post: Gina Tabasso! Gmail me at evilauntieanita so I can get it out to you!