Okay, maybe just eight or nine, but that’s still a lot of laundry. SOTD: Mariella Burani, which is like a virtual hug from my mom.
Tuesday, Sept. 21: With all this laundry, it was a spectacularly bad moment for the well to start running dirty… but that’s what it did. The CEO’s uncle, who lives on a portion of the farm, had to replace a section of 80-year-old pipe from the older well to his house, and (unwittingly or not) shut off water access to a group of cows in a particular field. He didn’t bother to call us, and it was sheer good luck that The CEO happened to go check on a certain cow in that field, or we wouldn’t have known they were out of water.
Know what happens to cows denied access to water for hours in 90-degree heat? Go ahead, take a guess. Yeah – they die! Luckily, these were only without water for about four hours – and when we got their waterer switched over to the other well, they drank so steadily and quickly that it overburdened the second well, and our water got dirty.
So we’re on bottled water here for a few days, and the Laundry Monster grows by the minute. SOTD: DK Gold.
Wednesday, Sept. 22: Busybusybusy morning, and didn’t want any of the samples I had in my purse (Donna Karan Chaos, TDC Rose Poivree, Kenzo Winter Flowers, DSH Bat Sheba “designer duplicate,” ELd’O Vraie Blonde). When I got home, I went straight for SL La Myrrhe, which is about as close to perfect as there is, IMHO. Swoon.
Thursday, Sept. 23: Again too busy for picking a scent before leaving the house. But it’s hot again today – supposed to be in the 90s – so most of the things in my purse are too heavy. Went for the ELd’O Vraie Blonde even though I didn’t expect to like it, since I think aldehydes and heat are made for each other. What was worrying me about this one, sent to me by a Fumie Friend who loves the thing, was the “milky bruised peach” aspect that P:TG mentions – that combo of lactones and peach just tends to make me ill. Notes for VB, from Fragrantica: aldehydes, white pepper, patchouli, peach, rose, suede and myrrh. Having put it on, I must say it’s rather nice in the top and heart. I don’t get lactones out of it until the drydown, and the patchouli’s pretty clean, so it smells mostly like peachy suede for most of the experience. After that it gets a bit like… buttermilk. Which makes great biscuits, but that’s the only time I really want to spend with buttermilk. I don’t want it on my skin.
Friday, Sept. 24: I rushed out the door in order to get Bookworm to school early to take a Spanish test she missed by being sick last week. Ergo, no perfume except the stash-o-samples in my bag, which I was looking forward to rooting through when I got to work…
… except that when I got to work, I found an email from my sister commiserating with me over the domestic tragedy involving some high school friends of mine. I hadn’t known – had missed the morning radio news – and was utterly shocked and saddened.
I did not feel like wearing perfume at all, until The CEO called me and said he was done with classes for the day, and could he take me to lunch? I said yes. And found that I did want perfume after all, something sweet and melancholy, and in my purse was a vial of Soivohle Violets & Rainwater, which is all sweet showery violets, with an earthy drydown.
By evening, V&R had worn off, and I spritzed some Caron Aimez-Moi (which I’ll be reviewing the first week of November, as part of a multi-blog project on violet fragrances).
Saturday, Sept. 25: Fed Bookworm and The CEO a good breakfast, and saw them off for Bookworm’s cross-country meet, followed by a band competition. Cleaned house. Wrote a little on my second novel. Tried a sniff of L’Artisan Fleur de Narcisse, the pricey LE one, from a care package sent to me by the Queen Enabler. Decided it would go great, as promised, with Champagne de Bois. I don’t layer often, but I did this afternoon, and wore the combo to our county Farm Bureau annual dinner/membership meeting.
Excellent news: Bookworm won the junior varsity race! And the band received a Superior rating for their performance. They won their division too, but they seem to have been the only band in it, so we’ll just concentrate on the Superior rating and be happy about that.
Sunday, Sept. 26: Worked with preschoolers during the 9 am church service, and then attended the 11 am service. I like this age, but I’ll be absolutely honest and tell you that these guys wear me out. Whew. SOTD: Ormonde Jayne Ta’if. After weeks of Hot and Dry, temps have cooled off, and we’re supposed to get at least two inches of rain over the next few days. We really need it.
Image is Perfume Bottles from carpe noctem at Flickr.