August Issues | Fragrance Posse

After feeling that vagueness with regard to posts, we’re on warp velocity for August. I acquired a small lot of samples yesterday and boy do they comprise meals for thought. A pattern set ought to drop early to mid subsequent week. However as I’ve obtained this written, it’s the place we’re going this week. Simply earlier than we dive in, one among my issues lists in a paragraph for a little bit of fantasy.

1 – One thing from Lucifer vir Honestus jewelry (  I don’t ‘want’ jewelry and don’t take a look at it a lot, however these items, notably the Quercus ring, is asking to me; 2 –Fantasy vacation: it will nonetheless be Paris with another person paying (that is fantasy, bear in mind) … a 5 star lodge for a number of nights with in-room breakfast on my terrace, a go to to the Nostril fragrance store, a stroll across the Belleville neighbourhood as a result of it’s purported to be edgy and fascinating and I’ve by no means been there; 3 – Turning our village corridor right into a small however selection deli: we’d like respectable bagels out right here in la la land plus a load of various cream cheeses, correct smoked mozzarella – a really mini Zabars (; 4 — A bottle of fragrance (in fact) drops by way of my letter field: it’s Perfumer H Smoke as a result of whereas it’s on my ‘checklist’, it’s so expensive that I’m most likely unlikely to pursue it and decants appear unimaginable to seek out, which implies it showing as if by magic could be ever so useful.

So, onward.

Yesterday, we awaited Antoni, the primary storm of the season. Not a lot rain, however excessive winds. Our current climate has meant new bugs I’ve by no means seen earlier than displaying up within the backyard. I imply, severely: bizarre small flying issues that collect below vines.

A recipe popped up {a magazine} final weekend which cried out for attempting. So, I did.

It’s a raspberry vanilla fridge cake. Turned out to be very straightforward and verrrry good. A type of crumble bases, some fruit, a cream cheese and double cream filling. I used principally hedge row blackberries (with a number of raspberries to make up the burden) as a result of the berries are simply mad this yr. Early, large and scrumptious. My mom used to make a fridge cake with chocolate wafers and a double (ie, heavy) cream filling. Do these wafers nonetheless exist within the US? Like chocolate necco wafers?

My orchid determined to bloom in its new, larger pot, with new bark. I stored choosing up this bizarre nice scent behind my work space and eventually realised it was the orchid. Lemon ground wax (however no vanilla, like Shalimar EdT). Completely nice. I really feel so fortunate it determined to do that.

An Ikea go to! Is it pathetic that I regarded ahead to this? My final go to to the native Ikea occurred the primary week of lockdown in 2020, simply earlier than I moved from my home to the rental so constructing work might be achieved. It was terrifying: we knew sufficient about Covid to be anxious about it, however masks weren’t but being mentioned. I wanted some stuff to make the rental manageable, so blew by way of the shop attempting to not breathe an excessive amount of or get close to different folks. This go to was a bit extra relaxed. I like visiting the room set-ups to get concepts (like an in-person model of my house design porn magazines). Dinner on the café and new hand towels, as most of mine are shredding. Oh, and no cinnamon buns, sadly. They’d run out.

Lastly, I’m planning for the week off at finish of month. Years in the past, somebody mentioned to me “Don’t want time away” after I assume I will need to have mentioned “I can’t await X or Y” – “Be within the now”. I attempt to inform myself that on daily basis, even after I’m studying a very lethal report on European actual property trusts that seems to have been translated by way of Google Translate. However nonetheless, typically you’ve obtained to plan or issues gained’t occur. I haven’t had day off for greater than a yr and all that is going to be is a number of lunches out, a hair lower with time to go to retailers I don’t typically have time for, and, truly, doing soe DIY like portray over the realm within the kitchen the place the glass roof leaked (the leak has been mounted).

So, past my standard bleating in regards to the bakery and the farm store, that’s the lay of the land.

I wore Le Labo Ylang 49 to Ikea. For some motive a hefty floral appeared excellent. Possibly to warn folks off within the line on the café.

Oh, and I’m studying the Turin/Sanchez 2018 fragrance information (ie, not the primary one) which popped by way of my door a number of days in the past.

The intros are very effectively achieved and it’s all the time enjoyable and fascinating to see what they love that I like or the truth is that I hate. And this model is filled with homes I’ve by no means heard of. What’s that about?

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