Friday, December 13, 2013
The photo above is a grouping of new candles from Jo Malone. The company is winding the clock back to yesteryear with its new individual home candle scents. The Just Like Sunday home candle scents feature Lavender & Lovage, Green Tomato Leaf, Sweet Almond & Macaroon, and Incense & Embers.
Lavender & Lovage is calm and aromatic with the aniseed twist of garden lovage. Green Tomato Leaf is tangy and evocative with cassis and artemesia on a cushion of moss. Sweet Almond & Macaroon is delectable, rich, warm, and softened by vanilla. Incense & Embers is contemplative, sensual, and relaxing with napa leather, vetiver, golden amber, and smoky incense brightened with silver fir and white pepper. I know the two I'll buy, even without a whiff: Green Tomato Leaf and Sweet Almond & Macaroon. I had tomato-scented candles from Williams Sonoma years ago, and I loved them.
I received a lot of boxes this week, and they are all still unopened. Usually, I'm excited when a box is delivered. You know I hurt when I leave them downstairs by the front door. Charlie, not realizing I don't feel well, has been delighted to have me home this week. I work at my desk all day, and he alternates between my lap and his cat cushion at my feet.
It has been so cold, the ice that fell and froze on Monday is still on the ground, particularly in shady places. We aren't used to extended periods of temperatures hovering around 32 degrees, so I'm finding this weather intolerable. I've been putting plenty of food outside for the animals. Mine are feasting on bird seed, peanuts, dog food, and frozen water. I'll fix the water situation soon. I hope you will remember the animals who share our world and leave out food and water.
It's time for the Friday Forum. I love this part of our week. What new products did you discover this week? Did you find any deals you couldn't resist? Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Do you have a question others might be able to answer? Want to talk about skin care? What's new in your life? Just use the comments. Don't be shy. Just make sure to ask any question you might have over the weekend. By early the next week, most (not all) readers will have moved on.
I hope you have a great weekend!
Update: Just more to say. Have you seen the Two Faced Spring 2014 Collection photos? If not, let me know, and I will post them.
Photo courtesy of Jo Malone