Quickly, before the season is over, I want to talk about my favorite things of this past winter.
Perfume: Aside from enjoying my ususal ambers, I fell for the Guerlain L’Art et la Matiere line (Angelique Noire is here, other reviews coming soon), but that obsession is alive and well and will certainly continue into spring and beyond.
We have all been sick a lot, probably because this was such a harsh and cold winter. Being sick is not fun, but being so sick that I can’t even wear perfume is torture. Enter Jean-Claude Ellena and his lovely new Hermessence Santal Massoia, this was my savior this season. Calming, cooling, soft and tender it was the nurse that made us all better.
Beauty: I didn’t buy any new make-up this season but I’m going through my Chanel Glossimers and I enjoy them a lot. One of the best lip glosses out there, in my humble opinion.
Skincare: Shiseido’s Bio-Performance Advanced Super-Revitalizer N is pure indulgence. I don’t believe in any of the claims it makes regarding anti-aging, but it definitely is a superior, non-irritating moisturizer and one that feels awesome. It does nothing simple Nivea wouldn’t do either, but it is a wholly different feeling. I thoroughly enjoyed my little golden pot as long as it lasted and plan to use it again next year, when the cold sets in.
Books: It is constantly nagging at me that I can’t find the time to read for pleasure. I used to read at least 50 books a year, but sadly that is a distant dream… I know that eventually I will get there again (probably needing reading glasses by then).
But what I did read (finally!) was Tarleisio’s Quantum Demonology. Once you start it is well nigh impossible to stop. Sheila Eggenberger aka Tarleisio has an inimitable style that draws you in from the very first page.
Also I’m saving for the new book by Frederic Malle. I’m so looking forward to that one. Has anybody read it yet?
This is a good example of what I listen to a lot recently.
What are your current favorites? What helps you get through the winter? Or are you already in a spring-mood?