Monday, 7 March 2011

The banality of Monday

Monday, Monday, Monday. Boy, am I glad you are gone for another six days. The title of this post can be summed up by the news I read today that LVMH has bought a majority stake in Bulgari. Is there anything that they don't own or have their sticky fingers in?

I woke up today with a stiff neck that has left me walking around like a robot, unable to turn my head left or right, or even forward and backward. I know I did some DIY this weekend but definitely nothing so strenuous as to result in this affliction. For now I'll blame it on a poor pillow.

I have a question to ask. Do any of you find that the longer you delay putting on perfume on a particular day the less likely it is you'll put on any at all? I definitely find this is the case for me. Of course there are exceptions, for example if I'm going out after work ( a rare occasion these days with young kids) I will wear perfume if I haven't already worn some in the day. Generally though, if I haven't sprayed something on by the end of lunchtime, I reckon seven times out of ten I won't have worn any perfume by the end of that day. I'm not even sure why. It becomes almost like a state of inertia. Subconsciously I know I want to wear something, but I just put it off. It doesn't feel quite right to me. Am I a weirdo? (No, you don't have to answer that one, thanks)

In the end, I did spray on some perfume today, as I was leaving the office. In desperation I flung my hand in one of my drawers (of my desk) and sprayed the first sample I found, which happened to be A La Nuit by our Uncle Serge. It's a good thing it was the end of the working day, as I don't think I can carry this one off particularly well. Indolic jasmine - might not go down so well, unless people think I am having an affair with one of my colleagues at lunchtime... I actually like A La Nuit though, but it just isn't me. Incidentally my wife hates it on me. She wrinkled her nose as I walked in this evening and said I smelled sweet and cloying, like Gardenia or Frangipani. She says that sort of thing a lot whenever I wear a white floral. She thinks they all smell slightly 'sub tropical', which is her way of saying they smell shit. I think if I'm going to fall for a jasmine perfume it might end up being the skanky Nuit Noire, by Mona di Orio!


  1. Ooh, I have to side with your wife on this one. A La Nuit blows my socks off and wears very cloying. Frankly, I'm not sure who it would of the few SL's I simply can't tolerate.

    And yes, you are weird like the rest of us... but you're in good company.

  2. Well, I don't think you're a weirdo - I'd say you're very brave spraying on A la Nuit. :)
    What you ask is true for me, but it's usually displayed over weekends - I always wear perfume to work.

  3. Josephine, it's good to know there are lots of weirdos then! Interesting then about A La Nuit. Are you a fan of Jasmine generally, and have you ever tried the Mona Di Orio? I suspect you enjoy a bit of a skankfest, and Mona's does stray into that territory...

  4. Ines I take it you're not a huge fan of A La Nuit either? Yes, weekends can be a tough time to wear perfume for me also. I also often find that when I am at home I'm doing a lot of stuff - cooking, washing dishes, jobs in the garden, playing with kids, etc. And these activities mean perfume fades quite quickly. When I'm at work, sat at a desk, it seems easier to contemplate all things perfume (sssh - don't tell my boss...)

  5. Oh, I completely understand about work being a good place to contemplate perfume (I do oit too). ;)
    Actually, I like A la Nuit but I realize why many people might not and therefore find it brave when a guy wears it. :)

  6. This is not true for me: I almost never spend a day without wearing at least one perfume.



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