Ever since I came back to Portland, I feel like I'm playing a constant game of catch-up. I cannot figure out if this is because I have no job and feel like I need one so I have an underlying low-level anxiety just brewing around in there, making me feel behind, or if life in Portland is just way busier. I am only just now getting some very overdue samples in the mail to Ines, for which I apologize wholeheartedly. I am hoping that the inclusion of a couple of extra samples will help make it up to her.
Now that Halloween is once again behind us (but not the delicious leftovers from our party -- yum!), I am looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. With that in mind, I'd like to point out that Perfume Shrine is doing a nice series of Christmas gift suggestions, and if you want to send me something because, I don't know, you've got that kind of money, the LE Annick Goutal bottles are nice. Also, I wouldn't balk at a bottle of any of the INeKE scents or anything made by Tauer Perfumes. Just in case you were wondering.
In other news, Perfume Shrine has a review on INeKE's Field Notes from Paris that is just as glowing as mine. So let that be yet another recommendation for you -- INeKE is definitely worth checking out, and is more than affordable, so you really have no excuse not to.
And while I'm on a roll with the recommendations, let me recommend Angela's piece on feminine scents for men, because I, too, would love to meet a man in a well made suit wearing Patou Joy, or at least see the cute guy with the short hair cut, clean shaven face, and wearing a sports coat with jeans in the college cafeteria (rare at my alma mater) try something slightly more daring than Old Spice Sports. Sometimes I think if I won the lottery I'd just wander around the world with a huge bag of perfumes in tow, spritzing everyone with the scents they should be wearing. But then, it would be just like some creative prosecutor with allergies to charge with me assault. Alas, alack, the world thus continues far less scented than it should be.