Wednesday, April 29, 2009

one small step for julie, one giant step for austerity april

i would like to share that because it is austerity april, yesterday, i tested myself and allowed myself to meander through the duty free in kastrup (one of the best in the world, lacking only hendrick's gin (loved by a small handful of people, all over the world)).  sounds dangerous, doesn't it?

and i would like to report that i remained strong in the face of this, despite being a known and diagnosed perfumaholic:


it's the summer line from kenzo
tea - silk - magnolia
light and gorgeous (magnolia is best)
(i didn't say i resisted TRYING them on)
(that's what they're THERE for)

but aren't you all proud of me?

i think i'll extend austerity april into may, just for fun.

but i will do a new perfume review soon, after all, i've still got all this to go (and more):

15 comments:

Delwyn said...

Hi Julie,
I'm flying tomorrow so will check out the duty free perfumes this end and report back my favourite...

Extranjera said...

Way to go!
I don't think I could keep my hands off perfumes though, or shoes. Well, at least you didn't cut out wine or coffee, or reading... or the thing that would make you vanish into thin air (which shall not be mentioned, lest we jinx it).

Elizabeth said...

Good for you. You resisted the buy-me-now-temptation.

You want to extent this project, watch out it can grow into a habit. LOL

Polly said...

Well done, Julie... also, I've been very inspired by your austerity april, I found it easier to be austere myself knowing there is someone else in this world who's also being austere :-) I'm on a roll, I may extend the austerity into may as well... with one small hiatus for next week's weekend in Paris, please! Polly x

The Fragrant Muse said...

Perfume is like an olfactory photograph. As you know, the fragrance of perfume is a liason between you and your memories and I really enjoyed reading your 12/22/08 post on your personal collection of perfumes and the memories you've attached to them.

I gave up wearing perfume a few years ago since it seemed pointless. I'm already seriously aromatic after spending hours every day working with essential oils and am pretty sure that after 18 years of handling the stuff, I have essential oil running through my veins instead of blood. Wherever I go I hear "you smell so good, what is that?" When I pull into Dunkin Donuts for some (really bad) coffee, they lean over and sniff my car..."what smells so good?". My mother claims she can smell the oils when she steps on my front porch.

But I digress. Since perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils, aromatic compounds and fixatives I can't wait to read your new perfume reviews!

Who knows, I might even be inspired to return to the perfume counter!

-Liz

B said...

I'm very proud of you! I must report though, that I failed (miserably) last week... it wasn't my fault, I blame Gap. I'll come clean in my blog soon!

Greener Bangalore said...

yours a wonderful blog

eyebuzz fine art said...

I am impressed! and proud...but...i don't even wear perfume, and I don't think I could pass up a perfume named "tea". I once took the wrapper to a Twinings Earl Grey teabag and rubbed it behind my ears.
Don't tell anyone, though. OK?
tt

Angels March said...

Oh no, now I've got the perfume bug!

hele said...

all those essences of flower. gorgeous.

Arianna said...

Wow nice perfumes... but currently I love Chanel n. 5 eau premiere...
I cannot stop smelling my wrist when I have it on ;) ...

Char said...

I'm so very proud of you

margieandkath said...

me too. perfumaholic for sure although two years ago i decided to marry one perfume. and so i am a coco chanel mademoiselle. i am in love with that perfume.

Gwen said...

as austerity april is now over, are you going to consider (something alliterative) may?

Saucy said...

From one perfumaholic to another, I do not know how you did it. You are a woman of steel.