Happy Birthday, Bucky Baby
Today Bucky has been with us a year, and since we don't know exactly when he was born, we're celebrating it as his 8th birthday. I'm baking him a dog cake *this ought to be interesting* and here's the recipe (Happy, happy birthday, dogboy!)
1 cup white or whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup honey (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients and mix quickly. Bake in a greased ring mold at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. You may frost this cake with low fat cottage cheese and decorate with carrot pieces. Store in the refrigerator. (Dogs will eat this without the honey added).
Today's fragrance, continued: I had previously experienced two (Black Rosette and Eleuria, formerly Con Brio) of the Strange Invisible Perfumes designed by Alexandra Balahoutis ... and firmly decided these were elegantly intellectual scent exercises wasted on me. SIP is no misnomer ... these are determinedly uncomfortable fragrances meant for the jaded scent palate of a perfumista who' s been everywhere and smelled everything; Balahoutis isn't aiming for the general populace, that's for sure.
Yesterday, however, a kind cognoscenti gave me a sample of L’Invisible and I have found a SIP that is not only wearable, but in its own strange way, beautiful. Although it's not in the fragrance notes (oak moss, resins, ylang ylang, blood orange, hibiscus, vanilla, rose, and lemon), I get an initial mentholated blast reminiscent of SL Tubereuse Criminelle. And after that it settles into a quirky chypre-y floral that I found captivating. Never say never.