Champs-Elysées

I’m not usually a fan of Guerlain’s, Champs-Elysées (Guerlain 1996) but it was perfect for this week, so the other night after taking a soothing soak in a tub of lavender laced water I drenched myself in Champs-Elysées.

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It’s light.  It’s very 1990’s and therefore nostalgic (I’m ready to dwell on happy memories from the past – see below) and there’s something hopeful and spring like about this Guerlain eau de toilette.  Today, I’ve been spraying it liberally and taking in the almond, melon, lilac, peony and peach that fills the air at first whiff.  Then as it dries on the skin I enjoy the relaxing notes of vanilla, sandalwood and cedar.

The original Champs Elysees, which is supposedly wildly different than the current version, premiered in 1904.

The original Champs Elysees, which is supposedly wildly different than the current version, premiered in 1904.

And, to be more personal, I’m sure I’ve made it clear on this blog that I’m stressed out right now about the upcoming surgery one of my parents will be having on their heart.  It’s getting closer and closer and I can’t help but be affected by it.  There’s an extremely good chance that my loved one will be ok and that their overall health will markedly improve by leaps and bounds after this surgery, but it’s the lack of total certainty and the chance of the worst that keeps me up sometimes at night worrying.

I’ll be glad when next week is over and thankfully tomorrow is the weekend…

Until Sunday.

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