Mmmmm…there is nothing like freshly baked chocolate chip scones in the morning!
I woke up very early to leave a plate by his bedside and a card.
Later tonight we will probably hit up our local sushi hole-in-the wall restaurant. We like to keep things simple around here.
My scent of the day is Fragonard Billet Doux. Not only is the name appropriate for the occasion, Love Letter, so is the scent: A soft, dreamy carnation. Feminine and romantic. You can read my review here: https://olfactoryobsessed.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/olfactory-snapshots-caron-bellodgia-fragonard-billet-doux-serge-lutens-vitriol-doeillet/#more-4133
What is your favorite Valentine scent?
I’ve been home since Thursday. It was nice to get away, spend time with my husband and my in-laws. I don’t know if I’m still jet-lagged, but I’m not in the headspace to write reviews as of yet. I’m still trying to firmly plant my feet on the ground.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go to Dublin. We just couldn’t be bothered, so we chilled out in and around Belfast. We did go sniffing for a day and I can’t wait to share the goodies I brought back with me. Expect a haul soon, both olfactory and edible! 😀[Image 1] via Gattina on Photobucket
If you’re wondering why my blog posts are getting more and more infrequent, it is because I am leaving for the U.K. next week and I’m running around like a headless chicken. I’m not in the frame of mind to write at the moment. Hopefully, I will resume posting next week once I’m in my husband’s home country of Northern Ireland. Maybe I’ll post city olfactory tours in Belfast and Dublin. That is, if I can get out of R&R mode.
If anyone in the Belfast or Dublin area have perfume shopping recommendations, local flavor, and tips feel free to send them my way!
Cheerio for now! 🙂
Oh. My. God. Look what I just found! They actually have peat incense with Irish cottage burners “bringing the smells and scents of traditional rural Ireland to life.” My husband thinks this is hokey cheezy tourist junk! I don’t care! I want it! This makes me want to dance the jig and reel!
If you read yesterday’s post on my review of Long Winter Farm Campfire, you’ll know why I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it!
It was announced today on Mona di Orio’s facebook page that she passed away unexpectedly. The perfume world lost a truly great artist and will surely be missed. Condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues.
A niche perfumer, Mona di Orio, launched her perfume house in 2004. Earlier in her career she worked along side master perfumer, Edmound Roudnitzka (known for creating Diorissimo and Dior Eau Sauvage). As a previous student in art and architecture, she often brought this influence in the creation of her fragrances:
Before going to University in Nice, I was a student in Dijon, at an architecture school. I was always very interested in volume and shapes. And I was thinking about my art studies and architecture, and I was thinking about this idea of proportions, this magic number – almost a divine number – just to reach the perfect harmony. And it came in my mind that it was so clear and so obvious that it could be wonderful to use it as a base for a perfume, as a kind of philosophy. I was so happy that nobody had taken it already. I began to imagine my own Golden Ratio, my own balance, and how I’m going to build my formula. Always a short formula, with strong products, with a very heavy identity. – Mona di Orio
This tragic news makes me so sad. She was an incredibly talented perfumer who was in her prime. It makes me wonder all the more what other perfumes she could have blessed us with.
Excerpt from: I Want To Make People Dream – An Interview With Mona Di Orio. Written by Persolaise
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