Was living life after my fun day away. Being annoyed at work but of course doing it; wondering when we would start to see solid spring weather; took the dog for his health check where he behaved badly while getting his claws clipped; contemplated a longer holiday later in the year; bagels and cream cheese, things to cook, etc, etc. All of life’s regular things.
But then, bam. Was eating a piece of chocolate with Easter egg bits and big top molar went craaackkkk.
It was probably needing a crown anyway but I was hoping to wait on that till late summer/autumn. Nope, now have appointment with dentist soon and soft food – that’s it till I see her and probably for a couple of weeks after that appointment until the crown is ready. In a serious grump.
Thus, in addition to having to pay for US taxes in May or June, which won’t be pretty, I’ll now be looking at at least £800 for the tooth – and that’s assuming a crown will do it (please think positive crown thoughts).
And eating Pablum for the foreseeable: soup, creamed rice breakfast stuff with a lot of cinnamon, rice pudding, raspberries, yoghurt, baba ganoush, scrambled eggs. You get the picture.
And no real discretionary spending until I come through the other side of taxes and tooth. So, feh, just really feh.
Am going to take a long time with each of the samples I’ve ordered once they arrive and really start hunting the local charity shops for stuff.
For reasons I don’t really understand, it’s Kilian Love Don’t Be Shy from a sample since the tooth debacle because in the past I’ve only really paid attention to the marshmallow/cotton candy opening, which I love. It’s a serious gourmand which is what I need right now.
Patty wrote about this here. And the review sent me off looking for it at least a year ago. My first sample from a place in London leaked and the spray didn’t work. Managed second one from Liberty last autumn and it works fine.
I really enjoy this and it keeps me from thinking about how boring my food intake is.
Beyond that carnival food smell opening (sugar, vanilla, caramel) there’s a bit of fruit (neroli, bergamot) which keeps things sweet but not nauseating. Other notes include orange blossom, jasmine, honeysuckle, rose, iris, musk, civet and labdanum (per Fragrantica).
In the middle and into the drydown the flowers and skanky stuff comes to the fore but it’s still sweet – a very adult sweet. And even has this sort of weird but really mouth-watering caramel-nutty aspect. It’s a pleasure to wear, long-lasting (seems to be a Kilian thing), and incredibly distracting – like smelling my wrist is falling down a rabbit hole of perfume contemplation.
I actually really liked cotton candy/candy floss as a kid though I can’t see eating it now. Still, it has a weird, incredibly artificial sweet smell that I like – and then that caramel-nut thing much later in its development.
So, hope life is calm for you with no big expenses and if you like gourmands is there one we should all be looking at?
Pic is pexels