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Friday, March 16, 2007


Still feeling ridiculously under the weather. Please forgive the absence of a review today. It's not that my sense of smell has gone (surprisingly, it hasn't), it is that the brain refuses to work in any sort of creative way. I am making myself comfortable by wearing Rousse. I went from feeling meh about it to falling madly in love. Spraying it on instead of dabbing makes all the difference. When sprayed, it smells more intense and much more complex, it envelopes one in a mist that is warm but not overwhelming. Dabbing really doesn't do Rousse any justice.

Stay healthy and have a wonderful weekend!


Blogger tmp00 said...

Sorry to read that you're still under the weather: this cold is extremely tenacious. I've only just gotten to the point where I am feeling 80% and it's been two weeks!

I will have to spray Rousse and see if it works better!

10:41 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, Tom! I hope you feel 100% great very soon!

10:42 PM EDT  
Blogger Kelley said...

I hope you two get well soon! Here, the jacaranda's are in bloom and so everyone I know is suffering from allergies!!! The jacaranda flowers are the most wonderful color, sort of a deep periwinkle blue. When I look out of my window I see sort of a blue haze covering the whole town. Oh, it's a lovely site.

Hope you feel better soon!

10:58 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I love periwinkle-blue color!...Maybe I should change the color of The Red Chair into periwinkle-blue for summer...:-)

11:01 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


There are several streets in my neighborhood that have those, including Palm and Oakhurst drives (why they don't have palms and oaks is open to question..) but here they haven't blossomed yet.

I love the beautiful cloud of periwinkle blossoms lining the streets, but boy are they messy when they fall! As much as I loved looking at them when I lived on Oakhurst, I am glad that my new street has camphor trees, which don't blossom and shed.

11:22 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colombina, feel wonderfully comforted by Rousse and get well very soon. I'll take your advice about spraying it.

Periwinkle is my favorite color. Something else is causing allergies here. I'm not sure what it is. Ah, spring!

1:11 AM EDT  
Blogger chayaruchama said...

Beloved, get some rest.
Have a ggod cup of tea, your cinnamon-y snuggle, and a good book.

Love you.

5:45 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rousse'll make you feel better, now you're loving it (notice how I'm avoiding being smug. Oh, and failing by pointing this out...). Snuggle up under that comforter M!

6:47 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I will be sending you lots of get well vibes~~~~~~~~~~. Glad you are enjoying your scents still though and have discovered a new love to boot. ((((M))))

7:59 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! I hope the allergy eases up on you! Mr. C suffers from hay-fever, but I have noticed it was worse in England than here, hmm.

8:30 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! I have a new Phil Rickman book that I have been saving just for the day like today.

8:31 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are too noble! I'd be like, A-ha! I told you! Didn't I tell you? I told you so! You should always listen to me!

8:31 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you very much!
(Gosh, what a weather!)

8:32 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marisha, get well soon.

9:06 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, Genechka!

9:13 AM EDT  
Blogger elle said...

(((((((M))))))) Hope you feel better soon!!

10:04 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you very much, L!!!

10:07 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The very best of wishes for a speedy recovery!

10:47 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you!!

10:52 AM EDT  
Blogger Christina H. said...

Hope you get to feelin' better soon, Marina.

11:09 AM EDT  
Blogger boisdejasmin said...

Feel better! I woke up today and wanted to crawl straight back the covers. However, hunger prompted me to seek food. :)

Congrats on finding good sides of Rousse. Maybe, it will happen to me too, but so far I am unimpressed. The only nice thing about it is that at first it smells like my mother's quince jam.

11:11 AM EDT  
Blogger donanicola said...

Hope you feel better soon! My granny used to say, when she wanted a day off/in bed with a good book, that she hoped for a little illness which was not too debilitating or disfiguring. Rousse is obviously a good source of comfort and I hope you are being brought nice cups of tea.

11:14 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, Christina!!

11:24 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I hope you are feeling well. Your comment made me laugh AND crave soem quince jam :-)

11:25 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

LOL at disfiguring! :-) Very true though. It is, however, not so much fun being ill now that I am a parent as when I was a child myself. Mama would fuss, cook some stuff I love, make everyone speak in hushed tones...and I would lie in bed and read Dumas or Christie...*sigh*

11:27 AM EDT  
Blogger NowSmellThis said...

Feel better, M! The weather is so dreary, it is just as well to stay in bed today :-(

1:08 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, r! I haven't seen such an ugly weather in a while. Euch.

1:19 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just as I opened your page I sneezed and to my surprise it was written on your page!! Get better, I enjoy your page every morning at work.

1:29 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Bless you! :-) Stay healthy!

1:31 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Marina
I send you a bunch of good vibrations and wish you a nice weekend, hoping you get better soon! If not: Take a wiskey or two and an aspirin and a vitamin C. And send Mr. C into the kitchen to make you a good chicken soop. It won't help much, but it makes you feel better ;-)

2:52 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, Andy! Great advice. I hope *you* are feeling better!

2:55 PM EDT  
Blogger marchlion said...

Are you sure it's not allergies? They've been wretched ... of course, so is this current weather. Hailing right how (shudder.) Good day to be inside with a cup of Rousse ;-) get better soon!

3:41 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Nah, not allergies, have a fever and all. It's hailing here too. Such yuckiness. :-(

3:43 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im sorry, marina and tom. get well! sending you tons of virtual hearty chicken soup to banish the sickness into submission.

4:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you so much!

4:01 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

M, sending you warm & healing hugs. I hope that you'll feel better very soon (((((M))))) !
it was gorgeously warm (even too much so) this week here, but as I understand, we can expect snow on Monday :-((( I'm also resisting from any kind of ilness, cold or flu, although many people are lying in their beds right now. fingers crossed!

4:06 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I hope you stay healthy!

4:10 PM EDT  
Blogger ForTheLoveOfPerfume said...

Aww, dear M. I hope you feel much better soon!! At least you can enjoy Rousse while you're down for the count.

5:27 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, Tamara!

5:37 PM EDT  
Blogger Solander said...

I'm feeling a bit achoo myself today, thanks to the super-soapy Ambre Cannelle. A real comfort scent, if you like musty old places with cracked, yellowish guest soaps. Perhaps not something to cuddle up with if you have a cold though... On the other hand, I wouldn't think the cinnamony Rousse would be appropriate for that either - doesn't the dry spice make you sneeze even harder? (Not that I've actually smelled Rousse)
May your sinuses be cleared!

10:39 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Sorry to hear that! Rousse is dry but warm, not harsh. I tried Ambre Cannelle ones, seem to remember it was nice, but it was a while ago.

10:47 AM EDT  
Blogger Solander said...

Ah, nothing to be sorry about, I actually like it for the nostalgia factor. ;)

9:30 AM EDT  

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