My Midnight Burberry

After a late night at the gym, all I could think of was a very hot long bath… A little ‘me’ time to let the muscles relax and put all negativity aside – how unfit / slow / weak I am if compared to others… Water is my element. I could bathe and shower for ages! I could swim in lakes and swimming pools, and paddle in the sea without ever getting bored… It is such a mood booster! Water helps me to get back to my own self…

So, this late night when the moon is bright like never before, I reached for My Burberry shower oil. To be honest, I don’t like those annoying kind of shower gels which fragrance never goes away.. But putting My Burberry on, with the thought that I’ll be heading to bed with a lovely scent on my skin, was a totally different story because this time I was also spraying a little of the perfume itself. I received this lovely gift from my husband ages ago, and am so happy to be able to intensify this beautiful scent even more.

My Burberry - Burberry | photo by BonjourPerfume

The scent of the shower oil has disappeared after an hour but it left the skin feeling so soft, rejuvenated, and happy. I spritzed a little bit of eau de toilette on the insides of my elbows and the aroma is still gently lingering when I put my nose up close. This sweet creamy scent is so perfect for a late night…

My Burberry shower oil + eau de toilette .. what a lovely way to end the day…

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My Midnight Burberry

Bonjour Project – Day 12

It comes to a full circle.. No.twelve today πŸ™‚

1. #SOTD – I didn’t go far… went straight to the little goodie box and picked out Jubiliation 25 by Amouage.

Amouage collection | photo by BonjourPerfume

Whoever is the nose behind this masterpiece, I thank you.. πŸ™‚ ❀ this amber smokiness is quite gentle with a bouquet of flowers surrounding it… I’m literally short for words how nice this perfume is… it feels classy, very lady like, a must for women 25+… πŸ˜‰

2. and 3. Little discoveries of the day / Something to be thankful for

It was a fun enough day at work today.. πŸ™‚ I had a little exam – I was left on my own to manage 200 people in half an hour without a supervisor πŸ˜€ …I think I did pretty well – no one got killed πŸ™‚

..But the most interesting part was the feeling. I was able to compare myself from today with the one I used to be some 10 or even 15 years ago… And I cannot express how much more peace there is inside me now… A similar situation years ago would get me into panic attacks, anger, aggressive disappointment with a situation, people, the World, and especially myself.. Oh dear, I used to be so bitter… And today I was smiling, looking people in the eyes, and even cracked up a joke or two… πŸ™‚

I remember a quote from a very good book.. Only we decide who we want to be – miserable or happy. It takes years of practice, but the effort we put in is the same… So why waste time and energy? …. I am thankful to the Higher Powers for this chance to change, and especially to the people that came along all this way… I have a very long road ahead, but without them I wouldn’t have made it to where I am today…

Have a pleasant weekend, dear friends! πŸ™‚

J. Xxx

Bonjour Project – Day 12

Cashmere Sweater


My dear perfume lovers,

With a heavy heart  I must admit, I have been away for a long while, not able to write another post..

Though there rarely has been a day without perfume, however, the biggest struggle was putting the words together. To be honest with you, I feel like I have lost that enlightenment, that sensation of joy when a new perfume comes out. I have lost the desire to know what it would make me feel like that day.. This was partly because very many perfumes, especially new releases, started smelling nearly exactly the same…overly sweet lavender caramel… πŸ™‚ But this inability to write also got me thinking..

At the end of the day, people when asked about their ultimate goal in life tend to look for happiness. However, there will never be a big chunk of it sitting and waiting at the end of the road.. The little pieces of happiness, I think, we pick up every single day. It is the matter of learning how to keep them, let them build up, so that we could be happy with ourselves every single day throughout the journey… And the hardest part for me at that moment was finding that happy place hidden inside, and sustaining it.. A place of inner silence where I would know – the outside world is only the reflection of my thoughts and my state of mind…

We grow and learn and move on through struggles, challenges, and experiences. However, that part of learning from experiences and moving on we tend to forget.. So, here I am, moving on…

Finally, on a lighter note πŸ™‚ , yesterday I uncovered a long forgotten beauty – George Rech Muse Poudree, created by perfumer Thierry Romeo. It helped me awaken that quiet feeling inside.. πŸ™‚

The fragrance itself, if you haven’t tried it before, is powdery sweet, with tones of bergamot, violet, cedar, and over time developing into a soft vanilla / musk skin scent. For some reason I always associate it with a baby pink cashmere sweater πŸ™‚ I have seen Georges Rech perfumes in Ireland only at TK Maxx stores, and they are not that dear (www.allbeauty.com lists Muse Poudree at 12Β£ – 15€ for a 100ml). However, I am still amazed that Fragrantica has a very small database about this brand, especially when the perfumes are so lovely.. πŸ™‚ ❀ Check out Parfumo Community for more information on Georges Rech fragrances πŸ™‚

It is a beautiful autumn outside, a sunny and warm day today, and I am so grateful for being a part of this wonderful world around me..

Sending love to you all,

J.

Cashmere Sweater

Inner Sunshine

Hi all,

I have made a conscious decision recently to not pay attention to the ongoing rain and the series of storms.. It shall not affect my mood anymore! Therefore, I refuse to accept winter any longer! Otherwise I will go crazy and be miserable for the rest of my life….

So, I choose happy! Starting with yellow, orange, red, green and white colours around me – make up, clothes, food, flowers; then de cluttering rooms, wardrobes, and any forgotten corners of the house; and finally I am introducing light, flowery, fresh and sweet fragrances to my daily routine – Joucy Couture EDP, Ma Vie by Boss, Chloe EDT, Flower by Kenzo. Anything that will bring sunshine and happiness!

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Inner Sunshine