Current work: Medical (and trying not to stress about some real life hassles - it was this time last year that life went very dark indeed, and I would rather like a nice, quiet, peaceful summer without any worrying or having to sort out crises, please)
Listening to: Nirvana unplugged
Reading: next on TBR
I’ve been thinking about perfume, this week. (Yup, is book-related: another idea.) Thinking about it has made me realise I’m in a bit of a rut, perfume-wise.
But finding the right one is proving tricky. I know that your skin changes with age and your perfume needs to change with it; and that most people ‘suit’ one particular perfume group (the one that works for me is oriental – floral oriental, if we’re being really precise about subgroups). I also know that what suits one person doesn’t necessarily smell nice on another; Anais Anais smelled lovely on my mum but awful on me, and Rive Gauche was lovely on her but vanished on me within about 10 minutes.
In the 80s, I wore Poison (amber and honey) and Lou Lou (vanilla and bergamot); early 90s it was Opium (rose and clove); late 90s it was Gio (jasmine and rose). For the last four or five years it’s been Dior’s Addict (base note is vanilla and heart is Jamaican ‘Queen of the Night’ - I would've said rose, so that's something interesting for me to look up... when I have finished this book. Note to self, NO DISTRACTIONS until deadline done) but it’s probably about time for a change.
The question is, to what?
I did try Bulgari’s Amethyste this week (my birth stone is amethyst and the back of the bottle says it’s based on my favourite flower, iris, plus Bulgarian rosebuds). Liked it but it wasn’t quite right: I think it’s aimed at the early 20s market, so that’s probably why.