Day Two: Friday, February 25th— part two
Despite the early disappointments with the coffee situation, I had a successful first day in Houston. My sessions went well (Blake Mykoskie is the founder of Tom’s Shoes—more on that later, maybe), but you don’t care about that! No need to consult with Mr. Skin, I’ll skip straight to the good stuff.
I sniffed the Atelier colognes (that new Vanilla is zazzy!), got caught up with Annick Goutal (one of my nice new friends made me a sample of Vanille Exquise), sniffed my way through the new Jo Malone tea scents (loving that milky one, the rest, not so much), tested the Tom Fords—Tobacco Vanille got skin time opposite Vanille Insensee—and won over Mr. H., who later went back with me to get some on his skin too. He would like some for his birthday, and he will get it! I finally smelled all the Chanel Exclusifs at once: I thought I would love 31 Rue Cambon, but did not. Coromandel, however, has earned a spot on the wish list below Bois des Iles. Also smelled Absolute Pour le Soir (nice!), and the Clive Christian offerings. But the big news is that When I went into the Cartier boutique, and asked for a sample of L’Heure Fougeuse, the smiling sales associate thrust it into my hand with glee (maybe she was having a laugh at the look of shock on my face as I glanced at the object resting on my paw). Ah hahaha ha ha ha! I’ve got 4mL of L’Heure Fougeuse!! I win!
We had dinner at Bombay Pizza Co., which sounds like it shouldn’t work, but it did. Daammmned good stuff, and we plan to eat there again tomorrow.