Comfortable finish of July. The rain receded right here by the top of final week … for a bit. I want we may ship a little bit of our climate to locations which are struggling within the warmth.
Within the meantime, I used to be extra on the planet this previous week, fortunately. I actually do marvel how a lot climate impacts our beings.
Obtained stuff finished, did a good bit of labor; the plumber and the locksmith visited.
Seen that the hedge row fruit is rampant this yr and the fruit themselves are huuuuuge. They’re ripening sooner than regular (our freezing wet winter, then massively sizzling June, then gray and moist once more?). I’ll give it one other week after which gird my loins (ie, gardening gloves, lengthy sleeves and lengthy trousers) and begin choosing. I’m pondering a crumble this yr — or perhaps a fridge cake. Up to now I’ve finished jam, however I really feel one thing totally different this yr.
I additionally made it into city for a haircut with related errands. Obtained my fave sizzling chocolate (the no sugar stuff – ie, it’s 100% cocoa — that tastes like correct chocolate) and determined it’s really too heat and humid to have it sizzling. Perhaps iced sizzling chocolate subsequent time?
Considered one of my errands associated to lastly attempting Tommy Hilfiger’s Tommy Lady which turned out to be a little bit of a faff, however I used to be triumphant ultimately. Needed to go to 4 outlets earlier than I used to be really in a position to 1) discover somebody who would assist me and a couple of) discover a place that had a tester handy.
So, managed to spray it on and get a blotter earlier than getting haircut. Made a number of notes after which ignored it for over an hour whereas different stuff received finished.
I’ve puzzled about this since I first examine it in Turin/Sanchez The Information years in the past. I’ve by no means been a fan of Tommy Hilfiger – the garments, the picture, whathaveyou. Simply not my factor. However they had been so fulsome it caught in my head.
It was launched in 1996 – a fruity floral by Calice Becker. I imply, that sounds good, yeah?
Notes embody (included? – ‘trigger I’m fairly positive it’s been massively reformulated since launch) apple tree flower, camelia, mandarin, black currant, lemon, honeysuckle, lily, mint, violet, magnolia, jasmine, cedar, sandalwood and leather-based, per Fragrantica.
So, preliminary notes, written earlier than I eliminated my glasses to be shorn: aquatic melon, watery flowers, probably freesia, very chemical.
I discussed to a good friend I’d sampled it and her response was “effectively, it was a zingy, refreshing tea scent an age in the past – not any extra’.
Undoubtedly not any extra.
Bizarre, conglomerated very candy fruity perhaps floral – ‘perhaps’ as a result of it’s troublesome to distinguish any particular notes bar that melon factor and perhaps freesia (neither of which is throughout the notes checklist — plus tea isn’t on the checklist).
Patty wrote about this in 2008 and didn’t appear massively impressed (Tommy).
I count on this was one thing that individuals purchased for teenage/younger 20-something girls as a present after they weren’t positive what they’d like and weren’t themselves actually involved in fragrance.
In any case, there’s not rather a lot I can say about this model past what I’ve written above: it was an odd, barely disagreeable aquatic melon generic floral factor on me that lasted effectively and dried all the way down to an annoying, barely metallic floral with no particularly discernible flowers (ie, a candy chemical floral melange) besides perhaps freesia as a result of to my nostril freesia is simply candy and ever so barely irritating – even in actual flower kind (plus I nonetheless bear in mind Miranda Priestly going off on freesia in The Satan Wears Prada). I may nonetheless odor one thing on my wrist after eight hours of damage and I critically thought of washing it off at that time. The blotter nonetheless smells after three days – of one thing generically fruity floral, like bubble gum with flowers or that chewable sweet that will get caught in your tooth.
I really feel a bit pissed off that I didn’t have the sense to pattern it when it was launched, because it sounds prefer it was the great things again then.
So, did you odor/personal it when it was the great things? Nonetheless personal it? Ideas?
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