Pavlova (Payot 1977) is an aromatic, green floral chypre. It’s woody, fresh and crisp, especially at first, but not cold. As it continues it’s also a bit spicy. And, as with many 1970’s fragrances, it has a definite edge. There’s a subtle, serene rebelliousness to Pavlova. It’s lovely but it’s not to be trifled with. As the punchy flowers bloom on the skin it radiates a certain fiesty, collected charm.
Top notes: mandarin orange, cassia, raspberry and grapefruit. Middle notes: tuberose, jasmine, hiacynth, neroli, ylang-ylang and geranium. Base notes: sandalwood, musk, vanilla, oakmoss and vetiver.
Yesterday was unpleasant. I got about three hours of awful sleep the night before… Due to the complications earlier in the week we are not going to be unloading our furniture until Monday. So the night before I slept on an air mattress, which wouldn’t necessarily have had to be bad but it was… Sigh.
And, but for a few interactions on Instagram, yesterday, until the evening, was one long depressing reminder of how alone I feel almost always nowadays… But despite how that is it’s infinitely better than being stuck in something dead. I just need to remind myself of positive things…
Oh and can I just vent for a moment about how much I hate pretentious suburbs (and no I’m not talking about wealth necessarily just pretentiousness)?! We stayed in one last night and at the grocery store this snotty woman with an attitude getting isn’t her old Lexus suv just left a shopping cart in the middle of the parking lot by a bunch of other cars… It could easily have crashed into someone or they could have crashed into it. I took it upon myself to bring it back. It irritated me to no end… I mean come on lady. First, a. my friends in high school drove your car like 15 years ago when it was supposedly cool so get over yourself and b. please, while you’re at it get the memo in general that you’re not the only one living here on this Earth.
It was a cruddy week actually in a lot of ways… I hope next week is better. A lot better. And, if today is any indication of what’s to come, I’m hopeful!