July 7th, 2009

Sandra Bullock

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It's very disturbing to hear a He Man set on Indian music at like, what time is it now, 2 AM? Yeah. Although, it's better than the motion picture. I've seen my fair share of bad movies while I was dating Nick. Yeah.

Spent about an hour trying to find a box large enough to fit my unboxed perfumes. I usually do keep them in the box, as it should prolong shelf life a wee bit. The ideal conditions are to store them in a dark room with no heat. So bathroom, people? Not good. Mom finally picked up on that and is going to move her perfumes out of the bathroom. Thank God. I suppose it doesn't really matter with perfumes worth less than €20, but as soon as you start paying over a €90? I think it will. And a few perfumes that I've been looking at, do have that price tag.

And uh, I really don't have all that many perfumes. Count out the two Nikita and the three spare bottles of Maroussia that I have, and you're looking at like, maybe twelve? Maybe a bit more. And yeah, I do use them all.

One of the perfumes I want to have, is L'Heure Blue, if only for the bottle. It's gorgeous. Shalimar is right on my list too. And hopefully one day, I will be able to afford it. And I just love old fashioned bottles like those. I keep contemplating on whether or not to buy Euphoria by Calvin Klein. It's a great scent, but I wonder if I'd actually wear it often enough to justify the purchase.

And I'd love to sample an original 1920's Patou scent. Hm.
Sandra Bullock

perfume review : Ô de Lancome - Lancome

It took me the better part of the day to pin-point this scent, because I 'knew' it. Somehow, somewhere, I had already sniffed it (and swooned). After making sure that it wasn't one of the scents my deceased aunt or grandmother would have worn, I kept searching. I knew this scent; I knew I'd stumbled upon it before! But where? Tonight, I sprayed my pillow with some of this and it suddenly just hit me.

When I want to relax and go away to a place that nobody but myself has ever visited, I meditate. Imagination. I imagine a place that, to me, is the epitome of relaxation. Everything is peaceful. There is a river that stretches out endlessly, and I'm drifting on it on a quickly crafted sea vessel worthy of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin, while the sun shines down. No rapid waters, no waterfalls, just a very, very calm river. But what Ô de Lancome truly, truly invokes, are the scents that I've always imagined to come from the landscape around it. Green. It's green. Pure nature. Grasses, trees and citruses. A dark, bitter but calm green. Nature isn't always clean; it can be dark, bitter but something 'sweet' will always penetrate. That is nature. And the heady scents tend to come out during the summer, and this scent is a perfect example of that.

Ô de Lancome is a very natural scent that invokes that very mental exercise in me, not to mention that it relaxes me (of course). There is no denying that this is very green and something all of us want to find in nature. But in cities filled with smog, dust and dirt, this is rather hard. And if you get a chance to escape to the country side during spring or summer and lie down in your aunt's spacious backyard that looks out to farm fields and your uncle's honeysuckle plants and beehives, you realize that this is 'the life', if only just for a few fleeting moments. That is yet another thing this scent reminds me of. This takes you away to different places, where nothing is very complicated and all you need to do is to relax.

This is, in my opinion, a very intimate perfume, perfect for not only summer, but for all year round. I won this perfume here on fragrantica, so thank you.