Thursday, June 24, 2010

A little less conversation, a little more action.

Hello once again dear readers!

So many perfumey thinks I have thought in the last week. So many. Sometimes I find it difficult, not to be here, but how to figure out what to talk to you about specifically. Tiff's wedding was lovely, but left me completely exhausted, which has made it hard to do anything but sleep, honestly. Also, I have been freaking out about the oil sill in the Gulf, how it is effecting things now, how it will continue to affect generations of people who live and work the Gulf. I have no desire to live in Houston again, EVER, but I could easily see myself living along the Gulf somewhere, because I was born with that salty gulf water in my blood and the draw of those warm currents is ever present. So my heart is hurting, like the people and the creatures and the land I love. And it distracts me from other things. But I must press on! These perfumey thoughts cannot be contained.

Also, I have received awesomeness that cannot be ignored. First, I won a drawing for sprayer of Koto by Shiseido from Elena at Perfume Shrine. Not only does this blog have fabulous writing and great drawings, but Elena is also part of the PERFUMism project, which seeks to discuss perfumery as more than a consumer product, but as art itself. Included in my package were two bonus samples, one of which was from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Several of my ThinkGeek-oriented friends have mentioned this line of perfume oils before, but I had not encountered it anywhere else until now. 

The timing of this was particularly interesting not only because I had not yet encountered BPAL's scents before, but also because my husband also gave me a 5ml bottle of their scent Cthulhu in Love last week.  David has a habit of collecting small gifts for me and storing them up and then surprising me with them when I am having a bad day.  Last week I had one of those days and, for the first time, my darling husband gave me perfume!  I'll be giving you a full review of this sometime soon, but at the moment let me just say that the love of extreme evil smells surprisingly...chocolatey. 

Finally, I finally settled on ordering a bunch of samples, and my order arrived from Luckyscent! I'm also trying to acquire a bottle of or two, and if that is successful, you'll be among the first to know.  After reading for months about all the wonderful new scents out there I could try, this is what I settled on for my first round of samples: Annick Goutal Mandragore, Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio, Atelier Orange Sanguine, Atelier Bois Blonds, Diptyque Vetyverio, Etat Libre d’Orange Antiheros, Etat Libre d’Orange Delicious Closet Queen, Etat Libre d’Orange Don't Get Me Wrong Baby..., Etat Libre d’Orange Tilda Swinton - Like This, Juliette Has a Gun Midnight Oud, L’Artisan Nuit de Tubereuse, L’Artisan Al Oudh, Nez a Nez L'Hetre Reve, amd Tauer Perfumes Orange Star. I'm sure I will love some of them, and I look forward to telling you all about it.

That's all for now. More this weekend.

"Baby, close your eyes and listen to the music
drifting through a summer breeze.
It's a groovy night and I can show you how to use it.
Come along with me and put your mind at ease.
A little less conversation, a little more action please.
All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me.
A little more bite and a little less bark.
A little less fight and a little more spark.
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me."

~ "A Little Less Conversation," Elvis
(You can listen to the song here)


Ines said...

So many things to try and enjoy. :) Have fun and we're all waiting to hear your thoughts.

ScentScelf said...

Oh, you are going to have some fun. Enjoy those samps!

Good for your wonderful spouse; I love the hidden gifts program. Good on your friend and her wedding. May good come to the Gulf.

And how good that you've got some thinks going on. :)

The Left Coast Nose said...

You picked out some fun things to try-- can't wait to hear what you think... I'm with ScentSelf-- what a great thing for the hubs to do! When it comes to birthday and anniversary gifts, mine is extremely highly trained to study closely magazines left lying around with strategically placed post-it notes to know what to get me-- I would expect one of my dogs to buy me a little thoughtful just-cus gift before I would My Other Nostril.