I’ve been thinking…

Yesterday I was at my French class and as always, had a great time. But afterwards I started thinking about stuff we discussed in the class (it’s a conversation class). The thing is, the group consists of several people my age (around 30) and we have 3 older ladies (they are all retired, so my guess is they are over 65). What I was thinking yesterday is how great the group functions. We’ve been together in this state for years now and I realized yesterday that what I find fascinating is how much we can learn from each other. One of them is a mathematician, one was a professional dancer and the third was the equivalent of a highly sucessful business woman. They are completely different but all three have kept their interest in life and additional activities and I hope one day, my retired life looks similar (and I get to spend time with young people). πŸ™‚

On to some perfume news. I’m over my fear. πŸ™‚ I got my package from the Posh Peasant yesterday with Coquette Tropique by Monyette (and the wonderful big candle) and I tasted summer again.

Notes: Hibiscus, Gardenia, Plumeria, French Anjou pear, Madagascar vanilla

I was looking for melon in the notes because I could have sworn I smelled it, but it’s not listed. Anyway, I’m a bit angry with myself because I had a product this summer that smelled exactly like this (hair or body), and I can’t recall what it was. What it did was make me happy I tried it because it transported me straight into summer. I am really looking forward to wearing it next summer. Such a lovely creamy tropical smell.
The other thing I tried today was Kinmokusei by Ayala Moriel.

Notes: Ambrette (musk) seed, Coriander, Green tea, Linden blossom, Olive tree resin, Osmanthus, Sandalwood, Tabac blond, Wild orange.

It is an osmanthus soliflore and if that’s what an osmanthus smells like, I like it. It almost went overboard into too heady-sweet category but in the end, it balanced out nicely. The beginning was great though – aromatic peppery opening with wild orange. Wonderful!
I find this a lovely autumn scent I am going to wear this year. I ordered this guessingly, some time ago (there was some kind of a sale beginning of the summer I think) and I still need to try the two samples I ordered with it (Ayalita and Espionage).

Btw, Kinmokusei is the Japanese name for osmanthus.
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4 thoughts on “I’ve been thinking…

  1. lady jicky October 5, 2009 at 01:37 Reply

    I have been going to a art class for over 15 years now and I have found that it does not matter what your age is – we have all gotten on well. Even when the class changes as they do over the years. I guess what we have all had in common is the love of getting out and still learning. Ooo, we have some good laughs! LOL

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  2. Divina October 5, 2009 at 15:08 Reply

    Here's me being envious! I've been wanting to refresh my French for the longest time (it's been way too long since I had classes and I can now communicate in French in only cave-woman level, albeit a good sounding cave-woman since my pronounciation is good). I also want to learn Japanese at some point…… As you can probably guess, no time to do either! But I will, sometime… How cool will it be to be able to speak Japanese?

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  3. Ines October 5, 2009 at 22:47 Reply

    Hey lady J, it's a bit frustrating when I think how long it took me to realize how much I actually enjoy learning and talking to people who are passionate about their life and their interests. They can teach you so much. And you have fun pretty much all the time. πŸ™‚

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  4. Ines October 5, 2009 at 22:50 Reply

    Dear Divina, it is me who should be envious. I want to learn Greek! :)I've wanted it for quite a while, but as you said, lack of time sort of limits one's interests. πŸ™‚ But I agree, speaking Japanese? As cool as it gets (I cannot even imagine the amount of time and effort it would take).

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