Saturday, November 06, 2010

When Worlds Collide

Those that know me well, know I have two great passions in life; Fragrance and Tea. Maybe to be more descriptive, I should say two great preoccupations. For most things I pursue in life ... I pursue with passion.

To be fair I have much more passion for life and my family and God, but I do pursue my hobbies with a driving passion. A passion that divides my time and pulls me each from the other. But sometimes ... sometimes there is an entanglement; a beautiful entwining of the two.

Such as happened recently with one of my favorite tea vendors and blogger: Stéphane from Tea Masters Blog. When placing an order for some of the premium oolong he sells, the talk turned to fragrances. Stéphane had noticed my blog and offered me a very special tasting, a wonderful sample of orchid oolong. This tea had been especially made for the premiere of a Guerlain event showcasing their Orchidée Impériale. The tea, a premium oolong, had been infused with orchids.

What a kind gesture and a truly unexpected treat to have the opportunity to taste this lovely tea. Guerlain has always been my favorite house and Taiwanese oolong my favorite tea. The anticipation of receiving this rare sample was so exciting, something only a fragrance lover could understand.

When I prepared this tea, there at that very moment in my cup, my two worlds collided; the enduring and driving passion for fragrance and my ongoing pursuit and love of tea, combined in one swirling golden cup of delicately scented liquor. As I enjoyed this simple pleasure, this extremely well crafted tea tenderly infused with flowers, I felt perfect bliss. A decadent indulgence of my two loves. It was truly a lovely cup and one I will always remember.

Thanks again Stéphane.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hello New Perfume of Life!

Wow, the new Perfume of Life board is just great. Vibrant and edgy with lots of customization, a new Instant Message Chat on the front page, a whole new look with rotating backgrounds. In addition to the [TALK] Chat side, there is a great new [SHOP] Shopping side, where fragrances can be bought and sold and even auctioned! Exciting stuff.

Although I have been not as active as I would have liked to be, I still have a great love of fragrances and many friends I have met along the way. It really feels good to be back among friends.

For me this is my third PoL board, and I am really excited to be a part of the unveiling! Thank you all my fellow mods (Volunteer Community Hosts) and congratulations to the newly created Counselor positions. Three new Counselors: FiveoaksBouquet, rockinruby and susanwinters. Thanks to our board owner Jeffrey Dame, for all the hard work and the drive to create for us this great new forum.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day - May 31st
Today our country pauses to honor the men and women who have died in military service to our country. Laying down their lives for our freedom.

Hawaiians call this Puwaina, the Hill of Sacrifice, more commonly known as the Punchbowl. This is the National Cemetery of the Pacific, is the final resting place for veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War.

Thanks to all who are currently serving and to those who have served! Our hearts remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. And to their families left behind, we will never forget.

Photo: Bill Dasher

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

~ Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~

~ Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~

May put on something GREEN to wear.
Wear your favorite GREEN fragrance.
Have a spot of GREEN Tea!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

~ Birthdays ~

Happy Birthday Liz! And Me!!

Anné Pliska for me today, what are you wearing?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Those of you who love Rooibos might love this new Rooibos Vanilla scented candle from Diptyque. Diptyque (Pronounced dip-teek) is known for their quality perfumed candles, and this one should be extra nice!

By the way this is a limited edition BUY RED candle - created for the buy RED campaign for AIDS relief in Africa.

You can find it here at Aedes in NYC:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!


I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day! Wear your favorite FRAGRANCE, drink your favorite TEA, wear something RED. Be FABULOUS and enjoy the day!

Monday, January 18, 2010

In Remembrance

One nation under God

Today is a USA National Holiday - Post Offices, Banks and Government offices are closed today in observance. To those of you who have the day off, I hope you have a pleasant & relaxing day.

- Victoria

Saturday, January 16, 2010

~ Giving to Haiti ~

Well I have certainly had the Haiti disaster on my mind all week and tugging at my heart. When Katrina struck, I made a donation right away, and then some shocking truths were relieved about how the money was spent and how much really made it to the victims. I was very saddened by this, not for my little contributions but for all the huge amounts of much needed money and for the victims. This time I wanted to be a little smarter. Take a little time and see what pans out as some of the best and safest ways to donate.

We know and we saw the US Military being some of the first to arrive. After researching and checking things out, I feel confident that One hundred percent of the donations made to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund go directly to relief efforts.

Here is the website:

I challenge all my fragrance friends who have it on their hearts to do something, to donate the cost of your next bottle of fragrance to this fund. We all can do more than $10 bucks, let's anti up people.

Are you feeling helpless, uneasy, unsettled? You can make a difference and feel better. How?

  • Donate!!
  • Spread the word, of how and where to donate.
  • Challenge friends, family, groups to match or better your contributions.
  • And most of all Pray. Pray that any survivors still trapped will be found, pray for healing, pray for swift action to meet needs, pray for emotional healing. Pray for generosity and compassion and the outpouring of help from around the world. Pray for Haiti.