• Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - Sofia d'Souza
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    Fluff Friday: the B’wood edition

    I’m not a big Bollywood watcher, but I watched Guzaarish again, which I like to do when I’m ready for winter to end, or when it’s rainy. I love this film. I also want to visit Goa so bad. A look If I had to pinpoint a visual element in this movie I especially loved (and there is a lot to choose from… it’s such a pleasure to watch from an aesthetic standpoint) I’d say Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s styling as Sofia, the leading lady. I want two of everything she wears in this film, down to the hipster specs. Well, the clompy-stompy shoes maybe not so much. Besides, I think…

  • Narciso eau de parfum
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    Friday Musings: on fragrance and fluffy red hair

    A product I have to admit, I’m not the best person to write about perfumes: that is an art requiring skills and talents that go way beyond what’s needed to evaluate typical cosmetics… there’s so much I don’t understand about olfactory notes, sillage and other subtleties, much as I’d like to. Even so, I still feel the need to post a mini-review of my beloved Narciso by Narciso Rodríguez, which I’ve been using all winter. I actually began using it mid-spring, stopped for the summer (this would be death by perfume during warm weather), then tried to run back to it by October, but something with this much wood and…

  • Victoria's Secret Exotic Woods Mist
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    Friday Musings: It’s wild out there

    There are days when I can keep to just one subject, but that day is not Friday… so here’s a nice-smelling mini-review, and a couple other things running around inside my head. A review A friend brought me from VS London this amazing body mist, Exotic Woods from Victoria’s Secret, which I’d never tried (I believe this is a limited edition, but I’m not sure… I didn’t see it in the website) and it’s a total delight. I love everything from the bottle design to the scent: as the name implies, it is woodsy, with a touch of leaves and spice; at first, it seems sort of masculine, but it’s…

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    Lazy Friday post: a cream, a listen, a look, a tune

    Today’s Friday! And I don’t feel like lifting a finger to publish a proper review or post or anything… still, I have things flitting round inside my head and I must get them out:   A product In memoriam of my beloved Enzymion from Lush, that reached its end some weeks ago. There was still some left in the jar, but since it looked a little strange, at first a bit like curdled cream with some liquid on top, then runny, then sort of congealed like in the photo, it made me suspicious. It didn’t smell off, and its due date is next year (I got it last year), but…