I heart smelly stuff. Wait, let me rephrase that. I heart good smelly stuff. 💕👃🏻
When I was a kid, we lived in the country. Seriously, Calhoun County Country. The roads are long, usually clay and along the banks, because scrapers down that way actually bank scrape dirt/ clay roads…
Anyway, growing along the banks, there were always pines and some sort of wild flowers. More likely that not, they were tangley bushes of roses. The flowers were small, and the bushes unkempt, but damn did they ever smell good.
I was quite the flower child in my youth, big surprise there… and my parents always catered to my ” Stop and lemme pick it, shenanigans. ”
Another big surprise y’all, that shit totally sticks with you. I will pull over in a minute to pick roadside flowers.
Little loves picking shenanigans too.
It totally happens.
Other favorites are bacon, my momma’s house when she’s cooking chicken. Coffee, Cool Water for Men, fresh mowed grass. Cedar. Johnson and Johnson’s lavender baby wash. Oh, and the Aveeno baby wash too! Old books, new books and libraries. Pizza. Anything woody or rose.
Scents lift me up, ground me, make me happy, make me calm, or not so much. They can wake me up or wipe me out.
You get the picture. Now to the Smelly Stuff I’m Loving part.
One of Little’s classmate’s Momma loves essential oils, and she made me a roller ball with all sorts of woody smelling stuff in it and I have been absolutely loving it. I wear it e v e r y day. In fact, I put it in my hands and run it thru my hair. I put it on my ankles and behind my knees.
I even wear it on my wrists like a perfume. It’s the real deal. I can’t wait to try others, which leads me directly to the next Smelly Stuff I’ve Been Loving.
I purchased a diffuser for my bathroom.
I have to take a bath every night. Hot water is a mega stress reliever for me. I thought.Well, what the hell. What can it hurt?
Soooooo, I’ve been putting some blends into my diffuser when I soak. Think spa. Steamy, quiet and earthy. Right up my alley as far as relaxing. Well, except for when Little bangs on the door yelling he has to poop. That’s another post.
Anyway, I’ve been enjoying the Plant Guru Love Potion along with a little Cedarwood, in my diffuser at bath time.
FYI, I don’t think the Love Potion is actually a love potion, but I do like the way it smells.
I put it in my diffuser necklace, which is totally bad ass and is another SSIBL. I looked for days trying to find a necklace like this one. I wanted stainless and not a tree. Sounds pretty simple, right. Negative.
Not so much. Anyway, I found mine on Ebay (Sun Store is where I purchased mine from.) and I wear it a lot. Okay, more than a lot. I wear it non stop.
I wish there were more manly diffusers out, I would love to get Casa one. I digress.
I put a few drops of Love Potion on the little felt pad thingie and wear it a few days. Another one I like is the Happy Synergy blend by Plant Guru. It is a happy scent. Citrusy, lemony. Sunshiney. Definitely loving that.
Y’all know I am a HUGE traditional perfume girl, and I have a few new favorites in that department as well. I’m totally loving anything by Issey Miyake. Today I’m wearing L’Eau d’Issey Florale.
It’s so clean and crisp and
Another traditional perfume on the opposite end of my olfactory spectrum is Black Opium by YSL.
This one is dark and seductive, more love potionish than Love Potion.
Think of it like this.
Issey Miyake d’Issey Florale is a no makeup makeup look where everything is perfect, girlish and rosy.
YSL Black Opium is slept in eyeliner and bedspread hair.
You catch my drift?
Anyway, this is the smelly stuff I’ve been loving lately. Do you guys have favorite scents? Have you tried essential oils? What are your favorite blends?
Happy Day! ( I love you Momma. It’s definitely contagious.)