Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Whilst perusing their website last week, I was blessed with my first ‘christmassy’ sensation. I’d describe it as a tender wave of nostalgia and a connection to history (particularly my own). For whilst I sit resolutely on the fence regarding religion, I cherish Christmas, and all the festive images of cosy times past that it delivers.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
So what have we learnt from this experience?
Several of the participants concluded that it gave them the opportunity to thoroughly get to know their scent which perhaps does not happen when we wear them infrequently. In particular Andrew and Nancy seemed to develop a strong sense of the different facets and subtle changes during the wear of their chosen ones, ultimately deepening their appreciation of them. I personally found that I was more sensitive to the beauty of the dry down of Idylle, a factor I had previously missed due to plastering on a stronger scent as it wore off.
I have thought for some time that owning a vast collection of scents was somewhat pointless due to the dreaded molecular disintegration that occurs when you can't get through those bottles fast enough. Perhaps it's time to get rid of the lesser loved and cherish only those that would survive a few days of continuous wear? I'm not saying that I'd care to part with my rarely worn wonder - Fille En Aiguilles, but I do believe now that there is only room for a small handful of these exotic occasional scents in my collection.*
* I reserve the right to change my mind about this in the near future and continue to amass a stash of daft scents.
Thank you so much to all of those who took part, your responses were fascinating and I'm enormously grateful. Thank you also to my readers who managed to find time to wade their way through the almighty word count of this adventure. The next one will be brief, I promise.
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