Tuesday, February 28, 2006

My first perfume

It is becoming my current favorite again. I spent my childhood in Daytona Beach, and it's a Florida state law that every tacky gift shop in Florida sells Citra Orange Blossom Perfume, and so I bought it for a buck fifty when I was ten. I bought some again when I went home for Christmas...and it is slowly insinuating itself into my daily life. I get complements every time I wear it.

Today, one of my male co-workers wanted to know what it was so he could buy some for his girlfriend (I didn't recommend it). But the real reason I needed to find an online source is that my wife told me this morning, "You make it smell expensive." It was three dollars!

Of course, she also told me she had a perfect right to borrow my earrings and scarf without asking, but I'm still happy she said that. A complement given during Hell Week is a true complement indeed.

And yes, I *am* disappointed at how Tony finished in Fontana, extremely so, but he had a DNF last year too, and is now the Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion (I love typing that.)

I have little to say otherwise. :-)

14 comments:

BostonPobble said...

Sometimes the first scent is the good one. (of course, other times, it's something God awful and TTG we grow out of it!) Isn't it nice to know you smell expensive! What a delightful comment.

The Fat Lady Sings said...

Wow honey - you are really into NASCAR, aren't you? When I was living in North Carolina - Dale Earnhardt was practically a religion. If he turned up at a local TV or radio station people would line up down the block! It’s the same round where I live now as well. Not my thing, I'm afraid - but what the hell - I like watching America's Cup races - so we all have our sports jones - just over different things!

Carie said...

Tony did so good up till the blown motor, he was really happy with the way the car ran and the way they were able to bounce back from the bad pit road problem...I hope he goes all the way again :) Although I would love to see Michael Waltrip do just the same, hes such a silly sweet man lol...

www.kimmy.cc said...

When I was at training, I saw the actual Cup. I'm gonna have to send you a picture.

Trudy Booty Scooty said...

There are a couple of cheap scents that send me into memory/cozy/longing mode.
Coppertone suntan lotion (aka sunscreen lol)...
Rose water....
Loves's Baby Soft.

I love her comment to you!

cats said...

i love citrus scented perfume!!! can i come smell you?

dondon009 said...

I love the smell of citrus.....

Not quite as much as I love the both of you, but close!

I work with several race fans and thought of you as they related their adventures at the Daytona500!

Nice to see you are up and writing again. You were missed!

SassyFemme said...

Every once in a while I go back to an early scent, too. Of course not too far back, the first one I remember using was Love's BabySoft. I don't even know if they make that anymore!

sttropezbutler said...

Truthfully, I'm glad I outgrew my first scent. Canoe. OMG.

Later gator!

STB

Writer Mom said...

"You make it smell expensive."

Damn, that's a nice one. I will whisper in Tom's ear when he's asleep and see if it pops out of his mouth one of these days.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

The sense of smell is so powerful with memories and nostalgia.

:)
Deb

cats said...

i'd spend the day with you whenever you want! come on up (and wear your perfume.)

I n g e r said...

That's lovely--"you make it smell expensive." What a gem she is. And you, too.

Blogzie said...

Ma Griffe was my first perfume. I wore it for years until I switched to Halston. Now I wear Gucci Rush.

You made me want to google Ma Griffe, so I did. Here's the scoop:

Ma Griffe by Carven for Women
Year Introduced: 1946
Scent Type: Chypre - Floral
Top Notes: Gardenia, greens, galbanum, aldehydes, clary sage
Heart Notes: Jasmine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, orris, ylang-ylang
Base Notes: Styrax, oakmoss, cinnamon, musk, benzoin, labdanum

"In French, ma griffe refers to a signature or personal stamp. Thus, couture designer Madame Carven selected the name for her own personal fragrance, the chypre floral Ma Griffe.
Ma Griffe is a blend of earthy essences presented in brilliant green packaging. It is a timeless, easy-to-wear classic, steeped in mosses, flowers, and woody balsamics; French fragrance at its finest."