Black Satin

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Black Satin (Angelique 1946) is a soft, warm, sparkling oriental gem. The straightforward aldehydic opening and powdery, green notes are sassy but comforting in a way that only a vintage fragrance can be.  Notes of orris root, benzoin, styrax, amber, coriander, oakmoss and galbanum are strongest from my observation.  Black Satin is an oriental fragrance of true beauty.

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Top notes: aldehydes, citronella, lemon, geranium, and galbanum. Middle notes: oil of cardamom, coriander, lily of the valley,  lavender, jasmine, and iris.
Base notes: Arabian myrrh, oakmoss, Indian sandalwood, orris, amber, patchouli, cedar, benzoin, vetiver, and styrax.

Well, we have a place live!  It’s very new and fresh feeling.  Perhaps things are working out for the best.  We’ll be moving in today…

Last night I was talking with my mom who came along on our move.  We were talking about how my husband and I are separated and I told her that if I ever get involved with anyone again (including my own husband) I’ve learned the hard way a lot more about what I’m looking for.

When my husband and I were first dating he was seeing a lot of other people (I wasn’t) and it was a constant, anxious competition between me and about seven other young ladies (he regrets this)…  Yeah.  So, to start with, I know for a fact that I will never be with anyone who expects me to compete for their affections or who is in a romantic and/or sexual relationship with anyone else.  Ever.  And you know, it’s funny, I’m sure at least a few of those other women thought I “won” when my husband decided to finally be with just me but honestly when a relationship starts that way, at least in my experience, nobody “wins.”  It’s a crappy, crappy way to begin…

Anyway… I also want to be with someone who makes me happy and who I make happy.  Relationships where there’s tons of negative drama can seem like they would be more “real” or “passionate” but in reality I think a true deep connection is more likely to bring a certain warmth, some normal drama but nothing emotionally damaging, and well… happiness.  And no, I’m not saying people are supposed to “make you happy” but I think being in a good relationship of any sort with people does bring happiness…

Sigh.

I miss St. Paul.  Seattle is stunning and there’s tons of cool people here…  But I miss St. Paul.

🙂