My nomination for the (reasonably-priced) gift most likely to please a perfumista: Tauer
Wowzilla Wowilla Body Oil. "Cozy, rich, gourmand: Treat yourself with this luxuriously scented body oil. 93% cold pressed Jojoba oil and 7% of a comfortable rich vanilla perfume. Notes are: Vanilla from la Réunion, Sandalwood, labdanum and patchouli." CHF 25 (right now, about USD $25) with free shipping at Tauer, where you might also want to take a gander at the 300 ml candles in dark blue glass, available in Rose Delight or L'Air du Désert Marocain for CHF 69 each.
While growing up in the hot and steamy South, I loved autumn and its coolness, and you’d think that after Seattle’s oven-like temperatures and dangerously smoky skies this summer, I’d be looking forward to autumn. Wrong. I’m already counting the weeks till spring and wishing I could move to Buenos Aires for the next six months and enjoy spring and summer all over again. Perhaps I’ve changed (emotionally?) but fall feels sad this year; I reckon it’ll be dark, sodden, the beginning of The End — the interminable winter months.
This year I’m going to avoid sentimentality, Japanese death poems, lethargic piano music and drama (I won’t be stoking my self-pity). I’ll tackle my negative autumn (and winter) moods with fun things…