06 April 2009
Okay, so it was only several days ago that I twittered my belief that our backyard orange blossoms were the fragrance of heaven.
Well, that was before a friend of mine gave me not one, but two tubes of hand cream from L'Occitane.
Now this is what I call "personal luxury." A 1-oz. (30ml) tube costs $10, and I would never, ever, not in a million years -- okay, maybe in a million years, but not in a thousand years -- pay that kind of money for hand cream. But my gosh, they smell absolutely fabulous!
One tube my friend gave me is rose velvet cream, and the other one is L'Occitane's classic lavender. The cream is incredibly silky smooth and rich without being sticky at all, and it moisturizes my hands amazingly (I only need a little bit). The fragrance is subtle yet long-lasting. And herein lies the dilemma....
I was chopping vegetable for stir-fry last night, and I kept smelling roses. I hesitated before washing the rice in the pot, and wondered if it would be okay if my jasmine rice tasted like roses instead of, well, jasmine.
These tubes are perfectly sized for stashing them in a handbag, except I am not putting them in the Grand Central Station grade mess of my purse. They would surely be squished, the content spilled all over, and my wallet and cell phone, not my hands, will end up smelling like roses. That would be a tragic waste.