Tag Archives: fragrance

Trying to become high maintenance and succeeding

After what felt like a long, un-fun week, I needed a weekend to recover.

How I felt this week. Via movieboozer.com

I’d post more about how hormones made me feel like a zombie with bad cramps, but I do hope to see a woman become President in my lifetime.

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I bought it: Jo Malone body creme

Laden with Christmas dinero and waiting for friends to arrive for lunch, I made the mistake of going into the Jo Malone shop at Grand Central.

The weird part? I don’t wear a lot of fragrance. I’m more likely to complain about the pervasiveness of someone’s cologne or perfume than to wear it myself.

But I do love Jo Malone. I went in thinking I’d just browse the new offerings, but instead I left the store having purchased Blackberry and Bay body creme.

Jo Malone

I love the almost woodsy fragrance and the heavy creme is great for winter skin.

Jo Malone body creme pricey but the contents of this hefty jar will last a long time and unlike liquid cologne, won’t ‘turn’ over time. I’ll be enjoy this new purchase for two years at least based on past purchases of Gardenia, and Nectarine and Honey Blossom.

Also, when you make a purchase, Jo Malone is very generous with samples. I keep the little vials in my travel toiletry bag for use during trips.

Do you have a favorite fragrance?



Dakota Fanning’s print ad for Marc Jacobs has been rejected by the United Kingdom’s Ad Standards Authority.

The ad featuring Fanning, age seventeen, was deemed “Racy.”

My first reaction? Not racy, but “awkward” and “a little weird.”

When you add the caption “Oh, Lola!” the obvious connection to Lolita is made. Without it, I think “racy” is a stretch.

Do you agree with the decision to ban the ad?