The Warm & Fuzzies
Well, it's that time of the year. The overnight lows last night (Tuesday the 6th) were a toasty 41 degrees and the lows will be around that all week. I know that a lot of you live in places where it's a lot colder, but one of the facts about living in LA is that insulation is practically non-existant on most older places like mine. So it's get-out-the-bankies time at my house.
The plus side of this is that it's also get out the heavy-hitters time. This sort of weather is perfect for something like Ambre Sultan, which is practically a campfire in and of itself.
I've been finding myself reaching for Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille a lot. I wrote about this time last year:
"It's also one of the truest vanillas I have ever experienced in perfume: it is remarkably like a home-made vanilla extract, which is merely a pod and really good vodka that is left to sit. Frankincense, pepper, and rose flavor it and when I wear it I can't help but when I am alone stick my nose under my sweater and breathe deeply. If Nigella Lawson had come up with a perfume, this could well have been it"
It's pricey at $225 for 2.5 oz, but that bottle will last all eternity. It's a Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, where I purchased mine several years ago.
Please tell me in the comments what you're reaching for these days.
Image credit: Dean & Deluca