Monday, November 28, 2011

Cinnamon Girl

I know, I know, my outfit looks nothing like cinnamon, but I just have to say that I LOVES me some cinnamon. Funny thing, last summer when my brother and sister in law visited from Ireland, she was telling me about some book she read that described different countries and their perceptions, and the one of the US was that we love our cinnamon. And The Hubs, being from Ireland, is always, "don't put cinnamon in it!!" if I'm making a pie. But I don't listen, and I put it in there anyway, and just don't tell him, and he's all, "This is GOOOOOD." HMMMMPFH.

And this weekend I was getting a latte at Starbucks, and the guy next to me was putting his cream and sugar in, and he added cinnamon, and it just smelled SOOOOO. GOOOOOD. that I had to add some to mine. And this MORNING I'm sitting here sipping my coffee with a lil half and half and cinnamon in it. Perceptions be damned, I LOVE my cinnamon.

This weekend - actually on Black Friday - I can't believe I ventured out at 6 p.m. that evening to Target and Bath & Body Works to pick up a few things (not gifts - unbelievably, I am almost finished with my Christmas shopping). Just some schtuff we needed. So I picked up some Vanilla Cinnamon Body Wash and Lotion at Bath & Body:

and um, YUM. Smells divoone. I am not a straight up vanilla girl - it's too sweet, but I love it mixed with other scents, and the warm cinnamon in this is lovely. I used both the wash and lotion, and then put on Un Crime Exotique, by Parfumerie Generale, a sample I got at Luckyscent. If you have not been to Luckyscent, and you're a perfume whoooore like me, GET THEE HENCE.

You can find all kinds of hard-to-find, obscure fragrances at Luckyscent, and the great thing is that you can also order samples of almost any perfume, so you have a chance to try before you buy (which I HAVE to do with perfume). I have loved both Un Crime Exotique, which is spicy, cinnamon, vanilla, star anise yummyness, and Ginestet's Botrytis, which according to the site is a warm blend of honey, candied fruit, quince and white flower.

I'm getting ready to order samples of Kilian's Discovery Collection, which all sound uh-mazing.
Are you a fan of Luckyscent? Are you a fellow perfume whoooore? Share your favey crocketts with me - I'm always on the lookout for new scents. My preference leans towards the foody/gourmand scents - how boutchoooo?

Speaking of fans, I ran into a guy who was apparently a fan of my ensemble at Target over the weekend. I had seen him in the store, and then we were a checkout apart when paying, and he actually finished and waited for me. He started walking out, and then stopped to let me go ahead of him. TOTALLY checked out my butt (how do I know? I could feel it getting hot). "Those are some BADASS boots," he finally said. "Uh, thanks," I said, and laughed nervously.

It has been a while since I've had someone check me out.

On another note, I like the photo above, but HATE that you can see my pocket coming out. Drives me nuts. Oh well. Happy Monday, yo.

Sweater: Gift from me mum, someplace in Germany
Pants: Old Navy
Boots: ZooShoo
Bracelets: Target
Necklace: F21
Earrings: Gift

Merci!
Shan

5 comments:

SGM said...

I currently have about 24 Luckyscent samples sitting (hiding?) in my closet. Haven't found my love yet, but I really like Lubin's Gin Fizz and Keiko's Paradise Lost. But DAMN if I don't get compliments when I wear my Macy's sample of Juicy. I am a cinnamon lover myself and I will try your suggestions. Also, you so deserve to be checked out.

And now I shall stop before I start sounding a little tooooo Single White Female.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I'm still stuck on the part that said you are almost done with your xmas shopping...way to git er done sister!! I'm impressed! x

Julie said...

next time you brew your coffee, but cinnamon in the grounds BEFORE it starts brewing. it's amazing. (and you don't get the gloppy cinnamon at the bottom of the mug when you add it directly to the cup of coffee.)

MerciBlahBlah said...

Emily - I totally ordered 37 samples yesterday from Luckyscent. Okay - really I ordered 9, BUT STILL. Imma smell good for like EVER.

Nicole - I even impressed myself with that one.

Julie - I've heard a lotta things in my life, but that. is. AWESOME. Totally doing it tomorrow.

Peetzi Jen said...

I've never heard of the Luckyscent before so Ima ordering a sample right now. I may have just discovered another obsession. I LOVE me some good smelling people! But I'm sick of department store smells. I like different!

Also, Julie is a genius. I so love cinnamon in my coffee but I avoid it most of the time because I can't stand the squidge in the bottom of my mug. I'm sending her cyber hugs right now!

XOXO!
Jen