Cucumber And Earl Grey
My coworker at work has turn me on to Jo Malone’s very latest Earl Grey and Cucumber perfume. She smelt wonderful and I asked her what she was wearing. I need to also smell this good. It was to my dismay that apparently Jo Malone has came out with a selection of perfumes inspired by tea. I say dismay because Ms. Malone does not make perfumes for the likes of broke young urban professionals like myself. Nay! Her perfumes are for older urban executive women and ladies who lunch. While, I aspire to be the CEO of corporate America someday, I have to woefully admit I am not there yet. My perfumes are generous gifts of younger sisters who are better with their money than I.
I have always been more of a tea girl than a coffee girl. Blame it on my upbringing (I am Asian. The point was already moot and decided before I was born!). Besides, tea brings to mind images of porcelain cups and quiet mornings. Chic pearls and classic bob cuts. Coffee on the other hand makes me think of busy city streets, high heels and long glamourous hair. While I swing from one end of the spectrum to the other (remember that women are complicated creatures. We cannot be pigeon holed), I must admit to lingering at the end of classic (or as my sister says “boring”) rather than glam.
I love my current scent, Marc Jacob’s Daisy. So the bottle is kind of juvenile. Gold and plastic daisies not being my thing but the scent itself is light, fresh and delightful. I need to find a new one though because while the scent is pretty, for whatever reason, I am the only one who can tell that I have anything on. (And Cory but usually only when he is so close to me, the perfume I am wearing is not what he is thinking about!). My bottle is also on its last leg and I do have a birthday coming up, so maybe I won’t have to purchase that very expensive bottle for myself. I can get some unsuspecting sod to do it for me (like my husband!).
What fragrances do you love? What are you wearing currently?
Picture credits: The Scent Critic