Tuscany Per Donna

2015-07-12 17.09.08

Intensely beautiful, lush, and elegant, Tuscany Per Donna (Estée Lauder 1992) is a truly moving fragrance.  With a bold and gloriously citrusy rose, a pretty carnation, honeysuckle and wonderfully watery peony, it amounts to something a bit breathtaking.  And of course, the sandalwood, amber and vanilla encirles the florals with perfection.  Longevity and sillage are both mild to moderate.  This is a slightly short-lived wonder, but worth it.  Very worth it.

Top notes: rose, citrus and Mediterranean herbs.  Middle notes: jasmine, carnation, honeysuckle and peony. Base notes: sandalwood, amber and vanilla.

It’s so hard to know whether to wear a wedding ring or not nowadays…  I do wear one in public but sometimes it feels almost dishonest and yet not at the same time…   The ring I wear isn’t even a wedding ring.  I never had a ring I really cherished, mostly because I never really had a true “wedding ring.”  My husband and I were married in Las Vegas (no I wasn’t pregnant actually and no we weren’t already there and drunk) and we bought a genuine, but not particularily expensive sapphire ring to be a “stand in” until a real wedding ring could be purchased…  Well…  sadly, the buying, picking out, and then giving of the “actual ring” was just one of the many times the weaknesses in our relationship were highlighted…  It never really worked out, even though a very expensive diamond (yes I did just admit to that and no I’m not just bragging) was purchased at one point.  So, because it’s a bit painful to wear the diamond right now and the other ring too, I’m wearing a ring I bought myself last winter for a Christmas/birthday gift.  I love it…  It’s not by any means a symbol of our marriage but it is a beautiful ring that I love looking down at.

Sigh.  🙂

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Beth M says:

    About your ring–did I miss something?

    1. karrielinn says:

      🙂 Perhaps… There’s an earlier post that it relates to. Sorry if this latest post seemed out of context…

    2. Beth says:

      Thanks, sometimes, depending what device I’m using, your personal comments below your perfume reviews, doesn’t appear. I almost always read your posts but it’s possible I missed a couple.

      1. karrielinn says:

        Oh, of course! I totally understand. Thank you for taking time to read it and to comment, Beth!! I honestly do appreciate it. You’re such a kind person… 🙂

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