Crisp, refined, green notes, with special emphasis on galbanum make Fidji (Guy Laroche 1966) sing. A breezy but grand jasmine, ylang-ylang, bergamot, and eventually gentle violet create heady olfactory beauty. Spicy carnation adds an extra sensuality to this vintage treasure.

Top notes: galbanum, hyacinth, lemon, and bergamot.  Middle notes: rose, jasmine, violet, ylang-ylang and carnation.  Base notes: musk, patchouli, sandal, amber, vetiver, and moss. 

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately.  I’ve been reflecting on what it means to be authentically yourself…   It’s funny how so much of life is about that, or at least in my life it’s seems to be a theme.

I find the need to dress more like myself (as I’ve discussed), act more like myself, and perhaps potentially date someone maybe a bit more like me.  After a recent discussion with a close friend from childhood, I’ve realized that part of my problem with never finding my crushes overlapping with crushes on me is in part due to always going after guys who are quite different in some important way than me – personality, interests, etc.  Now, that’s not to say that differnces aren’t fascinating and mysterious but I think being able to understand “the other” on a deeper level is part of falling in love and that requires something profoundly similar perhaps.

So, to me, that begs the question of why I seem to have this tendency to figure out who I am and then pursue something different…   I know I love classic, elegant styles.  Why in the world have I generally (aside from cashmere sweaters, a coat and a nice purse) tried buying everything but that style since high school?  I don’t know…  But I’m guessing that it has something to do with being labeled boring in high school and constantly hearing the adages, “opposites attract” and “expand your horizons.”

But here’s the thing (speaking of clichés), if I’m not me who is else will be??

Have a nice rest of your Thursday or a start to your Friday. 🙂