Losing a loved one is hard, no matter how prepared you think you are for it. We recently said our forever goodbye’s to our dog, Kashiko. For thirteen years he was best-friend, companion, and child to my husband. For the nearly seven years I knew him, he was The Boss. Fortunately for me he wasn’t a hard taskmaster, and as a family we shared many good times, and many tasty chickens.
I’ve been hiding out, licking my wounds, but it’s time to embrace healing; I know of no better way to lift my spirits than to smell perfumes with two of my best friends: Mr. H and the Reverend Anderson. The three of us have a sniff-date at the Perfume House in Portland today!
The Perfume House is something of a sacred spot. Here are some of our “firsts”:
TPH is where the perfumista was born inside my mother, not quite a year ago.
TPH is the first place Mr. H and the Reverend were assaulted with multiple fragrances and subsequent demands for feedback…
TPH is the place where I first (stupidly) attempted to smell an entire fragrance line in one trip. I have since repeated this error on numerous occasions (you can’t learn me!).
We go armed with a Sniff-List, so that we can stay on track without trying to cover too much ground. Eleven perfumes on the Sniff-List:
1. Frapin 1270
2. Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan
3. L’Artisan Coeur de Vétiver Sacré
4. Creed Original Santal
5. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Figue – Iris
6. Guerlain Vol de Nuit
7. Lolita Lempicka (original)
8. Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau (even though I have a sample, I want to spray it)
9. Montale Sandalsilver
10. Chanel Égoïste
11. Chanel Antaeus