We had another stupidly cold day today, but I just couldn't get in the mood to bundle-up. Instead, I made sure my feet and hands were warm, and moved quickly getting from my car to indoors. These are the winter boots I mentioned but neglected to show in the photographs last post. They're not terribly exciting, but they manage snow and ice nicely, and they're lined with fleece. Winter can be so long and dull you'll do anything for a bit of excitement.
Was it good for you?
By this point in the winter I'm sick of all my perfume as well. It happens every year, so I went on a wee buying binge. OK, it wasn't that wee. Anyway, I must have been feeling adventurous because I bought all sorts of things I'd typically not be attracted to. Today, I'm wearing Frederic Malle Carnal Flower. I hate it! Oh god, I can feel it burning through my sinuses like acid. How...why... what the hell is wrong with people that insist this is some sort of magical perfume?!Sure, I'm not fanatical about tuberose, but I don't hate it either...but this...this is weaponised tuberose. *shudder*. I haven't tried, The Night yet, but I have it sitting on my perfume tray waiting for me to work up the nerve. I sure as hell hope it is better than Carnal Flower. At least it doesn't have any tuberose in it. Don't fret, I only purchased a decant of The Night-I'm not stupid enough to drop $800.00 on something without smelling it first. I'm not anti-niche (I'm madly in love with Lutens Ambre Sultan) but hell if I can get my head around Carnal Flower. There are better tuberose perfumes for much less money. I'm searching for a joke about "getting my tuberose tied" but I'm just not finding it tonight.
Vintage (80's) Pendleton wool skirt (part of a suit) Goodwill
Day-glo top-K Mart
Enamel clamper bracelets-both Target about 10 years ago
Vintage clip earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Coat (part of an ensemble) Thrift store in Illinois about 20 years ago
Flower-Tiff and Tam
Vintage yellow gloves-Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance-Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
Lippy-Revlon Snow Peach over lip-liner
Next time I go on a niche binge, I'm buying Lutens-at least I know I like Ambre Sultan. Do you "niche?" Have a favourite house to share?