Hi posse. So I’ve had a bit of a week. Well really it’s closer to a fortnight, that I’ve made a conscious effort to finish (thunk) some near empty things in the collection. This is across bath & shower, candles, hand creams, samples, decants and bottles. Didn’t do so well on the bottles but the rest I gave a red hot go. The whole focus of my addiction changes when I do this. Suddenly I’m not thinking about which bottles to go for. So I cleaned all the bottles off my desk and left a couple of boxes of samples/decants. All the near empty shower gels got moved to the bath windowsill. Soaps that had turned to slivers have been mashed together into one kitchen soap (taking this as triple thunks) and opened some new ones.
Thunks: Keep ‘Em Coming
Cape Heartache by Imaginary Authors. A huge cloud of it. Strawberries and cream lollies. Enjoying the whole experience. (LKNU sample)
Lothair by Penhaligon’s. Herbal, floral amber. What a lovely surprise. (S2Ch sample)
Soft Tension by Andrea Maack. The opening is sensational, floral and vibrant. Cools off to a woody musk. (S2Ch sample)
Tanagra by Maison Violet. Beautiful, cool iris. Soft as a feather but fragrant. Why aren’t more people going bonkers for this? (LKNU sample)
Can Can Shower Gel by Paris Hilton: Sweet nothings bought as a joke for a present but the label was stuck on wrong and it all looked like shit so I kept it.
Verbena and Lavender by Crabtree & Evelyn: This is lovely. Suds, smells and after wash feel all very nice. Got it from a hotel stay somewhere. Now I wish I’d nicked a dozen.
Radox Muscle Soothe: This goes in every bath, with a little sprinkle of Epsom Salts.
Reem Acra Shower Gel: I love this super el cheapo white floral. I give this as an added extra in so many gifts and also use it regularly at home.
HellFlower Mini Candle From Boujee Bougies: Evoking a magnolia bloom burning with brimstone, Hellflower is a post-apocalyptic floral bursting with the sulphuric brilliance of grapefruit. These guys make a seriously beautiful, unusual smelling candle. I’ve bought dozens as gifts and now I’m burning a set of minis of my own.
Not pictured but our mate Martin makes candles from the wax his beehives create. Finished up one in the shape of a rose and it burned clean and bright with the merest whiff of bees.
It’s weird. I thought that I’d made a sizeable dent in the population of things around here but when it’s all photographed it looks like nothing. Oh well. Best I continue the good work then.
Have you been thunking anything lately?