Monday, August 25, 2008
I Love Fireworks
Um... I didn't quite finish my Ravelympics stuff. In fact, I only *technically* finished Grandma's slippers.†
But the Vampirates sweater is almost done.‡ And it's really cool.
I shoulda brought it to the office. Y'know... just in case.
Marin says: It seems just this side of about a dozen things I don't like: vanilla, Channel No. 5 aldehyde, toilet paper... but I love it. It's woody and spicy with a tiny bit of patchouli -- and when I breathe it in really deeply,§ it has a tinge of cinnamon candy to it. It's sweet, but rich and tempered by that woody, spicy thing.
It was still good at 6:00 that night -- no roll-out, no blossoming, per se, but holding steady.
DK says: Inspired by the finest of cashmere,¶ Black Cashmere is the color of mystery, the texture of luxe, the scent of sophistication. Wear it with anything or nothing at all.#
The Perfumed Court says: With notes of saffron,$ patchouli oil$ and African wenge wood,$ Black Cashmere eau de parfum is a gorgeous, dark fragrance.
Hans says: Is that patchouli? I dunno. I get patchouli.†† It's definitely earthy.
†FOOTNOTE (crossed): But technical's all I needed to get one of these:
‡FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): Back, both sleeves, and I'm halfway up the armholes on the front... despite the fact that I keep freaking myself out and nearly frogging half of it because of a perceived fatal error.
§FOOTNOTE (swerved): Like, stick my nose right on my wrist and snork. I don't get cinnamon candy from what wafts up while I'm typing.
¶FOOTNOTE (paragraphed): Y'know... the black kind.
#FOOTNOTE (pounded): OK, I can get behind that.
$FOOTNOTE (on the money!): I am getting so good at this. Even if I couldn't identify saffron *specifically* or African wenge wood *specifically*... I am SO in the ballpark.
††FOOTNOTE (ddouble-ccrossed): How does the guy who comes up with "diaper" half the time manage to identify barely identifiable patchouli? Or maybe it's just me.