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.
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.
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)