Jessica McClintock

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Jessica McClintock, Jessica McClintock (Jessica McClintock 1988) is a very floral fragrance with a strong note of lilac.  It’s springlike, and light.  It would be perfect for a May or June wedding outdoors – somewhere lush, verdant and dreamy.  It’s only very slightly sweet.

Sadly, it does lose something in the drydown and fades a bit quickly.  However, it’s still quite lovely.

Top notes: cassia, basil, ylang ylang, bergamot, black currant and lemon.  Middle notes: lily-of-the-valley, jasmine and rose. Base notes: woody notes and musk.

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Yesterday, a very intelligent person with a background in writing brought up some great criticisms about this blog.  And it got me thinking…

They said, in so many words, that my blog was scattered and that it didn’t make any sense to have personal reflections combined with perfume. They thought I should change the name of the blog because the name of this blog didn’t fit the content.  I talk about perfume and don’t often mention the fact that this blog was started as a way to sort of chronicle our way to England as a family…  Matter of fact I rarely mention that at all.

And, at first, I thought, “Meh.  I know it doesn’t make any sense, but I don’t care…”  Those are all criticisms I would have expected to hear, because I’ve thought of them too.  But… then I got to thinking, and I realized that I really do take this blog seriously, but blogs can be a funny thing.  They can be very personal.  And while I’m writing this blog for all you, I’m also writing it for myself.

I know this blog won’t make sense to some of you, and I apologize for that, to a point.  But…  does it have to?  I write what I feel.  I know this blog isn’t logical in many ways, but it’s an expression of what I’m feeling.  And I hope that someone out there reading it might enjoy it, even in parts.  It’s like humming a song or whistling a tune and I suppose not everyone will like it.  But I’m not trying to be an expert.  I’m not trying to be famous.  But I am seriously trying to enjoy humming…

That being said I might consider changing the name.  There’s a fine line between being free and open with creative expression and being ridiculous. We’ll see…

Either way, if you read this blog and enjoy it that makes me smile.  And thank you for reading, even when it seems odd or it doesn’t make sense.  I appreciate it.

Until tomorrow. 🙂