Another important man in Perfumeland is here today, the fabulous Thomas, our Candy Perfume Boy.
Thomas’s blog is one of my personal favorites, even though our tastes are on different ends of the spectrum, I think we share a sense of humour and I like his style.
Let us enjoy his answers to my questionnaire:
A good day starts with… a cat (or two) coming for a hug, solely for the purpose of getting food. You have to take the love where you can find it with felines, regardless of their motives.
I’d never leave the house without… my personal and work iPhones. Without either of these I cannot function and they are possibly the only things that I carry with me everywhere I go. That said I’d feel pretty weird if I didn’t leave the house without a spritz (or 10) of perfume.
I always feel good when… I’m eating.
My favorite thing in the world is… my 1 litre bottle of Alien, or as I call it, ‘the mothership’. We have built a shrine to in in our bathroom.
The next thing I want to buy is… a house or a car, or both.
The place I always come back to is… the village I grew up in. It’s not too far from where I live now but since my dad sold our childhood home I find myself avoiding it. The thought of someone else in ‘our house’ is unbearable.
My personal style is… never quite what I would like it to be. I always have delusions that I am much more stylish than I am. In terms of what I wear though, I often go for bold colours and prints.
My favorite perfume… I honestly cannot give you an answer as there are so many that I love. I don’t think I could even narrow it down to a top 10. Instead I shall say that this year I have enjoyed Tom Ford’s Shanghai Lily the most.
When I travel I always take … too much. I never travel light and habitually pack too much based on 1001 ‘what if’ scenarios that are never going to happen. Case in point, on a recent trip I spent a night away for work recently and packed enough clothes and perfume for a least 4 days.
To relax I need… tea. Lots of tea. I’m very much in to variety when it comes to tea and will drink a different ‘brew’ dependent on my mood. In winter I tend to go for warmer, spicier teas such as Vanilla Chai or even the full-blown smoke fests of Lapsang Souchoung and Russian Caravan. Early Grey is, and always will be my staple though.
Currently I’m adoring the Marie Antoinette tea from Laduree – a blend of black tea, citrus, rose and honey. Served without milk and with one spoon of sugar it is pure heaven.
When I have a bad day… I tend to curl up in a ball and go to sleep.
I find my inspiration… in everything; fashion, food, books and films, to name a few. I love finding inspiration in unusual places.
Something I would never want to miss… is Strictly Come Dancing on a Saturday or, more importantly, my upcoming wedding.
My last mistake was… probably catastrophic and I’m yet to be made aware of it. When I ‘fudge up’ it tends to be on an epic scale.
In my fridge there is always… Diet Coke, or as my partner and I like to call it – ‘the sweet nectar of the Gods’. There’s often lots of fresh foody stuff too, but as I’m not the cook in the house I stay well clear.
On my nightstand I keep… a picture of Madonna.
A perfect weekend starts with… Friday night TV and a Chinese takeaway. I’m easily pleased.
My role model is… RuPaul. If I can achieve but 1% of her fabulousness I will have succeeded in life.
Something I always want to be asked in questionnaires like this is…
What is your biggest flaw? The answer is simple – I overthink everything causing myself much more grief than is ever necessary. I wish I could be more relaxed.
Tea and Diet Coke are the most important beverages in my house as well, so I can totally relate. I would love to start my days with a cat cuddle too…
So people, let’s come to the most important issue here: what do we think about that 1 litre bottle of Alien in the bathroom?
Fellow CPB fans, speak up!