Last week, my husband and I were on vacation!
Thanks to beautiful weather and doggie daycare, we were free to do as we pleased so we gassed up and headed for the country.
We had a wonderful time, but I won’t bore you with our itinerary. Instead, I’ll share my inventory of “vacation smells”.
Pine forest – Tonic for my soul. Ahhhh……
The dense cherry-vanilla sweetness of pipe tobacco – I never liked the smell until that very moment.
Skunk – Brings to mind happy memories of childhood camping trips.
Antique wood furniture, old quilts and books – Dry and dusty, damp and musty.
Of course, I did a little perfume spotting on our vacation. I picked up three mini perfumes at an antique shop: Balenciaga Le Dix, Salvador Dali “Salvador Dali” and Lapidus Creation, all parfum. Total price: $5.00!
Another shop had a small collection of perfume bottles for sale. Most were empty, but three had a few ml of syrupy liquid remaining: Guerlain Vega, Caron French CanCan and Renoir Chi Chi. There were no prices marked so perhaps “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” applies!
*I noticed a funny smell in the truck. It occurred to me I might have stepped in something. On the bottom of my shoe I discovered a squashed baby mouse. I was horrified, to say the least.
My husband thinks the mouse died a few days before he became stuck to my sneaker. If I had crushed him (perish the thought!!) just a few hours before, there wouldn’t have been an awful pong in the truck.
*Photo 1 – Yours truly
*Store interior – Great Village Antiques