Random thoughts after weekend and pictures

I was trying out what kind of pictures one can take with a digital camera so I’ll post some here. Some of them are of a rosemary bush that will hopefully survive its accident (the wind turned it over and now we have to see whether the stem will heal itself).

You can’t see the stem, this is just a picture of the bush.

After smelling rosemary over the weekend, it seems to me now that the essential oil does not smell exactly like the bush. But then again it is a bit more concentrated than the smell wafting through the air. Anyway, both my boyfriend and I love the smell, so I do hope the bush survives.
There is also a laurel tree which is just fine. πŸ™‚ And quite useful for its gastronomic purposes.

This last one I have no idea what it is, but it grows in the garden as well, so I took a photo of it. If anyone knows, feel free to enlighten me (I don’t really recognize many plants, or flowers for that matter).

And the last one is of a blackbird which seems to have taken permament residence in the garden because all day long he/she just wandered around looking for food and making rustling noises (making me wonder who is walking around the garden). Hope he stays.

One other thought that came to me yesterday while I was smelling Amouage Lyric woman (and how great is that one – wonderful!) is how I’ve been reading about brands trying to sell their fragrances by making customers fall in love with the top notes and going home with something that might not prove so great later. What has been happening to me lately is that I came across many fragrances that didn’t smell so great at the first sniff but then later became absolutely wonderful. Which is pure luck because I don’t usually give it much thought if it doesn’t smell interesting from the beginning (shame on me, I know). πŸ™‚ And that brings me to Bulgari Omnia Green Jade which I still need to try again and see if that was one of those days when everything smelled great or do I truly like it?
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4 thoughts on “Random thoughts after weekend and pictures

  1. Divina May 5, 2009 at 14:36 Reply

    hrrrmmmm… Does the last shrub flower? Because my first idea seeing it was that it is Pittosporum. I adore Pittosporum and the scent of its blossoms. The now discontinued By by Dolce Gabbana (for her) has a distinct floral pittosporum note.Re: the Laurel… I LOVE LOVE LOVE laurel. What a marvelous scent the leaves have, especially when scratched. In Greece we put a couple of laurel leaves in certain soups and stews. My grandfather always kept a few laurel leaves in his wallet so that his money was always fragrant. Which sounds hillarious now that I see it written, but there you go. Highly used money has a rather unpleasant scent, so it kind of makes sense. Although ever since the introduction of the Euro I haven’t encountered the scent again. Maybe because it is still so new?

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  2. Ines May 5, 2009 at 14:59 Reply

    You are right. Used money has a specific scent – this is actually a quite ingenious idea keeping a leaf in the wallet. :)Yes, the first plant comes with flowers, and now my ignorance comes to the fore – I’m not sure whether the little starry yellow flowers growing in the same pot as the plant belong to that plant or are something completely different?

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  3. Divina May 5, 2009 at 17:50 Reply

    If it is indeed Pittosporum (Which I think it is) then the starry little flowers are not part of the same plant. But hey, I am not an expert either πŸ™‚

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  4. Ines May 6, 2009 at 13:22 Reply

    I believe you are right – you can see the little yellow flowers in the background of the picture and they don’t look like part of the Pittosporum. Now I know the name and look of another plant. πŸ™‚

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