Completely happy finish of July. The rain receded right here by the tip of final week … for a bit. I want we may ship a little bit of our climate to locations which can be struggling within the warmth.
Within the meantime, I used to be extra on the planet this previous week, fortunately. I actually do surprise how a lot climate impacts our beings.
Bought stuff accomplished, did a good bit of labor; the plumber and the locksmith visited.
Observed that the hedge row fruit is rampant this yr and the fruit themselves are huuuuuge. They’re ripening sooner than regular (our freezing wet winter, then vastly scorching June, then gray and moist once more?). I’ll give it one other week after which gird my loins (ie, gardening gloves, lengthy sleeves and lengthy trousers) and begin choosing. I’m considering a crumble this yr — or perhaps a fridge cake. Previously I’ve accomplished jam, however I really feel one thing completely different this yr.
I additionally made it into city for a haircut with related errands. Bought my fave scorching chocolate (the no sugar stuff – ie, it’s 100% cocoa — that tastes like correct chocolate) and determined it’s really too heat and humid to have it scorching. Perhaps iced scorching chocolate subsequent time?
One in all my errands associated to lastly attempting Tommy Hilfiger’s Tommy Woman which turned out to be a little bit of a faff, however I used to be triumphant in the long run. Needed to go to 4 retailers earlier than I used to be really capable of 1) discover somebody who would assist me and a couple of) discover a place that had a tester at hand.
So, managed to spray it on and get a blotter earlier than getting haircut. Made a number of notes after which ignored it for over an hour whereas different stuff acquired accomplished.
I’ve questioned about this since I first examine it in Turin/Sanchez The Information years in the past. I’ve by no means been keen on Tommy Hilfiger – the garments, the picture, whathaveyou. Simply not my factor. However they had been so fulsome it caught in my head.
It was launched in 1996 – a fruity floral by Calice Becker. I imply, that sounds good, yeah?
Notes embrace (included? – ‘trigger I’m fairly positive it’s been massively reformulated since launch) apple tree flower, camelia, mandarin, black currant, lemon, honeysuckle, lily, mint, violet, magnolia, jasmine, cedar, sandalwood and leather-based, per Fragrantica.
So, preliminary notes, written earlier than I eliminated my glasses to be shorn: aquatic melon, watery flowers, presumably freesia, very chemical.
I discussed to a good friend I’d sampled it and her response was “nicely, it was a zingy, refreshing tea scent an age in the past – not any extra’.
Positively not any extra.
Bizarre, conglomerated very candy fruity perhaps floral – ‘perhaps’ as a result of it’s tough to distinguish any particular notes bar that melon factor and perhaps freesia (neither of which is inside the notes record — plus tea isn’t on the record).
Patty wrote about this in 2008 and didn’t appear vastly impressed (Tommy).
I count on this was one thing that individuals purchased for teenage/younger 20-something girls as a present once they weren’t positive what they’d like and weren’t themselves actually enthusiastic about fragrance.
In any case, there’s not loads I can say about this model past what I’ve written above: it was an odd, barely disagreeable aquatic melon generic floral factor on me that lasted nicely and dried right down to an annoying, barely metallic floral with no particularly discernible flowers (ie, a candy chemical floral melange) besides perhaps freesia as a result of to my nostril freesia is simply candy and ever so barely irritating – even in actual flower type (plus I nonetheless bear in mind Miranda Priestly going off on freesia in The Satan Wears Prada). I may nonetheless odor one thing on my wrist after eight hours of damage and I significantly thought of washing it off at that time. The blotter nonetheless smells after three days – of one thing generically fruity floral, like bubble gum with flowers or that chewable sweet that will get caught in your enamel.
I really feel a bit annoyed that I didn’t have the sense to pattern it when it was launched, because it sounds prefer it was the good things again then.
So, did you odor/personal it when it was the good things? Nonetheless personal it? Ideas?
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