Ari of Scents Of Self is a very special person. She is very young, very quirky, sometimes weird, always funny and incredibly likeable. She blogs about perfume. Most of the time, that is. Other times she blogs about what is dearest to her heart at the moment. And then there is Zelda… it is never boring at Scents of Self – The Nerdy Perfume Blog.
Thankfully today you don’t have to take my word for it, just read her interview…
A good day starts with… all days, good or bad, start exactly the same: with the cat, Zelda, biting my feet at 7 AM.
I’d never leave the house without… my Nintendo 3DS. Someone has to save Princess Zelda.
I always feel good when… I can help someone.
My favorite thing in the world is… Kanye West’s water bottle tweet.
The next thing I want to buy is… Sylvia Plath: Drawings, a collection of, well, Sylvia Plath’s drawings.
The place I always come back to is… The National Aquarium in Baltimore, and the Temple of Dendur exhibit at the Met. My favorite part is the pool where you can throw pennies.
My personal style is… dresses with full skirts and cinched waists, sorority t-shirts and Pikachu pajamas at home. My style icon is Victoria Beckham; I love the structure of her dresses.
When I travel I always… get less writing done than I think I will.
To relax I need… a body of water to stare across.
When I have a bad day… I have an ironclad routine: I make a cup of decaf green tea, then paint my nails with a Miyazaki movie playing in the background.
I like to gift people with… books. My mom is getting the new Wes Anderson book for her birthday. Shhh, don’t tell!
I find my inspiration… frustratingly rarely.
Something I would never want to miss… My little brother’s high school
My last mistake was… I knew the Modcloth Start Spreading The Mews dress was going to sell out in my size, but I hesitated for too long. How am I supposed to spread the mews now?!
In my fridge there is always… leftovers from Daisy, gimlet ingredients.
On my nightstand I keep… Please see photo! The Mitsouko box, gorgeously hand-painted by Olenska of Parfumieren, holds my favorite decants; the books are A Journey To The Center of the Earth, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Andersen’s Fairy Tales; “Pond Smelt” is a graphic novel by my favorite cartoonist, Jane Mai; the nail polish is Deborah Lippmann’s Ruby Red Slippers.
The perfect weekend starts with… please refer to question #1.
My role model is… my grandfather Harry, a Holocaust survivor who spoke eight
Something I always want to be asked in questionnaires like this is… Why do you take so much time between blog posts? Answer: I get depressed a lot.
Now don’t you agree with me? About Ari being incredible likeable? And funny? (And a bit weird and wacky to boot?)
I look forward to seeing what Ari does in the future, I hope she lets us take part through her writing.