I like to think of myself as living the life of the mind, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to loving STUFF. As the illustrious sages The New York Dolls sang, “Well that’s cause I’m a human being, I want too many things!” I may not care a whit for a diamond ring or a fancy car (especially since I never learned to drive!) but items that reference my favorite books make me weak in the knees.
Case in point: Thornfield perfume oil by Sarawen Perfume Art. As soon as I saw that Sara made a perfume that was inspired by Jane Eyre, I knew I had to have it. She describes it as “dark polished cedar and rosewoods with lavender and labdanum – mysterious, gloomy, and a little dangerous. A dark herbal blend with a touch of decayed florals.” Oh, that’s right up my alley!
When it arrived (in a beautiful pouch with ribbons!) I was thrilled with the fragrance. I can’t remember exactly how I described it on twitter, but it was something like a rosewood box filled with a leather bound book, a dried bouquet, and a chunk of amber. It is dark…and delicious and intoxicating and I love, love, love it. I have it on right now and I can’t stop sniffing my wrists and imagining myself tromping across moors to a big, gloomy hall and …
…you get the idea.