Gimlet (Repost)

(One of my first posts from 2014.) In the time I’ve taken to write a new post, a lot of drama has happened in my life. But, today was a nice, semi-relaxing, fun day of family shopping. My husband holding our newly restored lamp Picking up the lamp also included antiquing. My husband is a gemContinue reading “Gimlet (Repost)”

Chanel no. 22 (Repost from 2014)

It’s been a long week so far and it’s only Wednesday.  A very long week…   Has it been that way for you too?  I hope not. My son has croup.  Yes, the stuff from the L.M. Montgomery novel, Anne of Green Gables.  And no, we did not use ipecac.  Sadly, croup is a lotContinue reading “Chanel no. 22 (Repost from 2014)”


My long awaited bottle of Chanel 1957 (Chanel 2019) from Les Exclusifs de Chanel did not disappoint. No, indeed. It’s quickly becoming one of my top ten favorite Chanels. 1957 is slightly reminiscent a few other Chanels from Les Exclusifs de Chanel especially at the start. Jersey, the Eau de Cologne, Gardenia, No. 18 andContinue reading “1957”


Among the few Chanels I’ve hesitated to purchase is Allure (Chanel 1996). Something about the late 90’s, sweet meets clean, shampooesque, and subtle, sleek charm just didn’t make me want to buy it. But as it has a gentle, fresh beauty I’m in the mood for lately I found myself endeared to it recently soContinue reading “Allure”


Derivative? Yes. Of course. But it’s so darn fun and pretty (Viktor & Rolf 2014). BonBon is the 2000’s romcom with Jennifer Aniston (or maybe Jessica Biel) of the fragrance world. It’s a sugary sugar gourmand (except for a hint of depth in the drydown possibly due to amber and cedar?). And for my purposesContinue reading “BonBon”