the new Louis Vuitton les parfum :: Mille Feux 

Scent is such a powerful sense. It can transport you to another time and place or transform your mood subtly or instantly.

For this reason, I love fragrances. Or rather I have quite an obsession with perfumes and scented candles. However, they have to be quality fragrances, or your senses know the difference.

I splashed out on one of the new Louis Vuitton perfumes this week. Les parfarm.


It’s a beautiful indulgence; softly sinks into the skin and lingers for hours.

The LV description is as ethereal as the scent it’s self;

An incandescent fusion of raspberry and leather creates an ode to lightA golden ray, a starlit sky, the aurora borealis: light contributes to the magic of travel. To capture its incandescence, Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud sought a color to weave into this theme. On a visit to one of Louis Vuitton’s leather ateliers, he saw a craftsman transforming raspberry-colored leather into a luxurious handbag. The skin as bright as ripe fruit gave him an idea: to associate the scent of leather with that of the berry. He shaped the composition with osmanthus, a white flower with an animal and apricot scent, iris and saffron. Mille Feux is like an emotional bombshell. Fireworks.” (LV website)

Here for purchase.
[photo from my Instagram @thisismelly]

seasons best dressed | sandra bullock

My goodness, Sandra Bullock has come into her fashion element this past awards season!  Not only did she give a great performance in Gravity, she was out of this world with her red carpet fashion!
Amazing actor & stunning brunette! 49 has never looked so good!
Take a look:

white perfection in Prabal Gurung for the Gravity premier
white perfection in Prabal Gurung for the Gravity premier
Pink & Red in Aussie designer Alex Perry at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
Pink & Red in Aussie designer Alex Perry at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
In Peter Pilotto at the People's Choice Awards
In Peter Pilotto at the People’s Choice Awards
Smartly dressed in Stella McCartney chic for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Smartly dressed in Stella McCartney chic for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Fashion forward in Prabul Gurung for the Golden Globes
Fashion forward in Prabul Gurung for the Golden Globes
OMG amazing in Lanvin for the Critic's Choice Awards
OMG amazing in Lanvin for the Critic’s Choice Awards
True Hollywood glamour in Alexander McQueen at the Academy Awards
True Hollywood glamour in Alexander McQueen at the Academy Awards

friday finds

live-1 Isn’t this beautiful?! Just reminds us how amazingly short and precious LIFE is. Live.Love.Create.Leave it better than you found it.Make it count.

0c4f6347afc034d9aba7ecb63e8e7cc0 Scorched desert sand beneath your soles. Run through the shadows of the night. Surrender yourself until the sun’s first light. You’re breathless with beauty. The Olgas Central Australia. Whatever will be will be.

351535_in_pp Aurélie Bidermann Gold-dipped Lace Cuff.
When mere opulence just isn’t enough.

pizza Cauliflower pizza base is all the rage!
It’s not only delicious but it’s completely grain free!
Recipe [hereworldsquare-instagram1 Snailovation has hit Sydney!
These beautifully languid slimy creatures have been supersized and placed in random places around the city. The one above is at World Square. For more Art & About visit their site [hereimage4xxl The Kimono Maxi from ASOS says don’t move too fast, you want your love to last. Mellow out to the soundtrack of the sunset and dance under the brightest star. This classic maxi will take you to places you have never been, but will love for eternity. Give in to your wanderlust. C19 Bursts of spicy, tomatoey, vodka-infused oysters.
Meet the Bloody Mary Oyster Shooter.
I am making this for our wedding anniversary next week.
What’s not to love?!