He Insisted On Telling You Himself ...
(Bucky sez Happy New Year!)
my occasional musings on life, love, art, perfume ... what else is there?
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
So. I got nothin' in terms of deep thought. Would you mind if I just walked through New Years menu ideas with you?
I've seen the mansion from afar ... and I still respect them.
Taking a page from Annie's Blogdorf Goodman, I submit to you my fashion sense according to one of the blogquizzes that I can't remember taking, but to which I did save the answer code:
Fragrance? SL Chergui! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! From the notepad of the inimitable Bela, here are the glorious notes: honey, musk, leather, incense, tobacco leaf, hay sugar, amber, iris, rose, sandalwood. I love this scent. And because I have too much sugar in my system to think coherently, here is Aedes' description, for good measure: Named after a hot desert wind that sweeps into Morocco, Chergui is a bewitching fragrance that unfolds into spicy layers of incense, tobacco leaf and leather underscored by rich honeyed darkness. Ornamenting the sensual composition is an elegant accord of rose and iris that grounds the fierce intensity of Chergui's ambered warmth. Yes. What they said.
I could only find photos of two of the four menorahs of my life. I've found, oddly, that the menorahs I've celebrated Chanukah with over the past twenty-two years have coincincided with who I was becoming. (Yes, I know. Scintillating. Please follow along.)
Nobody knows who painted this nativity scene, today found in the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest, although they do approximate a date for it: 1450 CE.
With non-denominational fervor and the help of Wikipedia, I bring you all the info you need to know to celebrate "A Festivus for the rest of us!" traditionally held December 23! Today!
As I ambled around the net today, I found this week's column by Rabbi Marc Gelman in Newsweek and it seems to me to embody this season of miracle and light.
It's my honor to be a guest on the Waking Ambrose blog today.
I was talking to a friend about midwestern winters -- the kind with the hip-deep snow -- and I realized how much I miss them and don't miss them.
Today's fragrance: Ormonde Jayne's Ormonde, with notes of cardamom, coriander and grass oil, black hemlock, violet and jasmine absolute, vetivert, cedar wood, amber and sandalwood ... I wonder if there is an Ormonde Jayne "guerlinade" on which she bases her fragrances? This is without a doubt different from, but with a significant inkling of, my beloved Ta'if. Lovely. ♥ Annie
She lost her right leg above the knee and her left leg below the knee when a rocket grenade took down her helicopter.
And it's such a clear, cold full moon night in Seattle, you should be able to see them.
Today's fragrance: Thanks to Annie, I'm trying Caron's Coup De Fouet ("Crack the Whip"), the edt version of the Poivre urn fragrance. Maller has compared it to DSH's Oeillets Rouges, and other reviewers have noted that it is perhaps a more wearable version of the Poivre. I don't know about that, but I know I LOVE this ... a geranium rosa base, with rose and carnation and clove and pepper and ... yum. Spicy, but a dry spicy. Nothing sweet that I can tell. It's perfect.
I am afraid my blog is boring, boring, boring. So, here: an R-rated holiday illustration.
Obviously I've been hanging around too many 19 year olds. Because this speaks to me.
I parlayed my sample of Lancome 2000 et Une Rôse into three days of sniffing (each sniff breathing a bit more gratitude to the person who generously shared this with me), where I kept my wrists beside my nose at all times, in order to catch as many whiffs as possible of this extraordinarily ladylike (with a significant exception), well-behaved rose and amber fragrance.
Erm. I don't have one today.
Addendum: A quote from Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones:
Today's fragrances are NellyRodi Parfum 5 Gingembre by perfumer Richard Ibanez of ROBERTET with notes of Grapefruit, Saffron, Baie rose, Muscade, Ginger, Incense, Patchouli, Vanilla and Amber
I'm not usually very interested in Jim's Sports Illustrated but there's an article in this week's issue that would be good for us all to read.
"The Canine Genome Project was developed to build a comprehensive genetic understanding of the canine genome.
Today's late day fragrance: Habanita by Molinard. If lovin' it is wrong, I don't want to be right. Does anybody else see this as the better-behaved older sister of Vivienne Westwood's Boudoir? Katie: ♥
2,390 died on Sunday morning December 7, 1941; half of the casualties were from the battleship USS Arizona, which now lies beneath the Pearl Harbor Memorial.
To see a World in a Grain of Sand/
From Chandler Burr in yesterday's New York Times ...
I've beaten my brains out all day over civil procedures and legal ethics, and I want something fun!
When we're in extremis -- deep pain, deep fear, deep shame, deep loneliness -- what keeps some people attached to the world, what keeps them from deciding the best alternative is to just let go?
Yesterday we finally got snowfall and the weather made Bucky a very happy dog. Oh, there was no cavorting ... that wouldn't have been dignified.
From the land of the big cities, where Tom Ford wears his artful stubble and his crisp white shirt unbuttoned just so, comes Youth Dew Amber Nude.