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]
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.
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.
Aurélie Bidermann Gold-dipped Lace Cuff.
When mere opulence just isn’t enough.
Cauliflower pizza base is all the rage!
It’s not only delicious but it’s completely grain free!
Recipe [here] 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 [here] 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. 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?!
Now that the weather is turning, I’m thinking of my winter wardrobe.
These are my lust have picks of the season.
Leather & Gold, baby!
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Nothing says summer celebration than a hint of sparkly sequin!
What better way to celebrate than under a balmy starry Sydney sky on our beautiful harbour wearing this inspired outfit!
- Navy Stretch Peplum Tee [via]
- Ink Sequin Skirt [via]
- Navy & Black Toecap Court Shoe [via]
- Kardashian Black Glitter Clutch [via]
*note: I have numbers 1 & 2 arriving in my snail-mailbox sometime soon!!!
I am in love with these six maxi dresses.
Just in time for summer!
- Ginger & Smart Precious Metal maxi
- Sheike Fanfare Silk maxi
- Sass & Bide The Letter maxi
- Sheike Monaco maxi
- Ginger & Smart Subatomic Sleeveless maxi
- Sheike Best Wishes maxi