Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Dear reader:

I've been remiss.  I've been a cad.  I've toyed with your readerly affections by coming and going like the changing breeze.  I have no excuse.  I'm busy.  Life has been calling. When it does, I tend to pick up the phone.

But I'm here to make it up to you, reader.  Not only with pretty words and promises, but in the way all suitors try to woe wronged objects of affection -- with gifts, of course!

Here's another sign in a litany that I am a bad blogger.  I never remember my bloggy anniversary.  I think it's in a few months, but I always seem to miss it somehow.  But my real anniversary, that is something I always remember.  And that, my dear friends, is tomorrow.

Yes, as of tomorrow David and I have been married 5 years.  It seems like a long time on paper, but in my memory it has been far too short.  It sounds sappy, dear reader, but the thing I've learned most in the last five years is that, while love is neither easy nor a fairy tale, it's still one of the best things that has ever happened to me.  If I could go on holding this man's hand and waking up next to him in the morning for the next twenty five years more, I'd consider myself blessed and lucky. 

So in celebration of my wedding anniversary, I'm doing a giveaway.  That's right Sally!  In fact, there will be FIVE winners. For winners 2-5, there will be perfume samples, there will be mixed CDs, there will be candy. For the grand prize winner, all of the previous will apply *AND* there will be a $15 gift certificate to either The Perfumed Court or Luckyscent, winner's choice.

So let's everyone celebrate the fact that life, though sometimes difficult, is also beautiful and that those people who find love in their lives, in any form, are truly lucky indeed.

To enter: post your anniversary perfume suggestions.  We're going out of town two nights and three days to the wintery Oregon coast. What would you take along? Alternately, if nothing strikes you as anniversary appropriate, I will also take recommendations for romantic scents or beach scents. 

Post by 12:01AM PST Monday, October 18, 2010 to enter.  Winners will be chosen at random and announced October 19, 2010.

 Until I return, dear reader, and with love from me to you, happy sniffing! 


Ines said...

Oh, I just love give-aways! :)
Hmm, as a suggestion for celebrating, I would perhaps recommend Chanel no. 18 which practically sparkles (which makes me then think of celebrations).
A romantic scent (for which I wish I'd own a bottle) is Juliet by Juliet Stewart.

Fresh Local and Best said...

Happy anniversary! I'm glad to hear that it doesn't feel like it's been 5 years of marraige. It makes me look forward to and wonder how I will feel in a few years.

I would bring along a bottle of wine, and old letters/e-mails that you guys used to write to each other. It would be heart warming to review those things.

Elisa Gabbert said...

One of my all-time favorites just happens to be romantically named: By Kilian Beyond Love. Happy anniversary!

Oh, True Apothecary said...

Oooh, anniversary perfumes!

Partial to Tea for Two by L'artisan, and strangely, Calandre, Vent Vert and Chanel No.19

I guess that makes me a greenie.

JoanElaine said...

Did you wear fragrance on your wedding day? That fragrance might make a great anniversary scent.

For romantic perfumes, I would recommend DSH Poivre or Chanel Coco de Chanel.

Has your husband read this post? What you said about holding his hand and waking next to him for the next 25 years is so lovely, I bet it would sweep him off his feet!

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love Vetiver Tonka and Coromandel because they are both warm and cozy scents perfect for snuggling.

amberleigh said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

We sent this bottle to a friend for his birthday. He said it was nice smelling (okay, so it's more cologne). Heh.

I would take along an ipod and some speakers you don't care about getting sand in, and make up a playlist for snuggling on a blanket on the beach. :D

Bellatrix said...

Hi!! :) Happy anniversary :) 5 years you say? :) What every you do I think it is going to be great :)

Maybe I will personalise this, but for intimate/romantic moments, nothing fits better than Sensi from Armani. It is so cozy (like hubby's arms) and so gentle :)

When hubby and I can't sleep we (inter alia) play games - little, stupid games about how much we know each other :) We ask a question and than we say answer in the same time. This kind of things make us laugh a lot. This is not recommendation, unless you like childish stuff hahah

PearlSugar said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm not sure if you have tried this, but I am crushing on Oiseau Darling Blue.