Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Little NW Inspiration

All these are from on or around Guemes Island, courtesy of Mister.

The Guemes Ferry



The ferry heads back to the mainland
First day of crab fishing season


Ghostly barge in the Guemes Channel


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Lonicera

Lonicera....who knew that is the scientific name for honeysuckle?  Not this girl.  And I can see why Scentsy chose to name this Lonicera instead of honeysuckle....because people like me, who typically despise honeysuckle scents would have stayed far away from what turns out to be a really good, do-over scent.

Scentsy describes Lonicera like this: Taste the sweet nectar from a honeysuckle trumpet as warm amber and patchouli hover above a spring garden.

Well, on that description alone, I would normally be running in the opposite direction, and not just because of the honeysuckle, which I usually find overly sweet and funeralish.  But I tend to avoid patchouli, too, which is typically a bit too Haight-Ashbury or Telegraph Ave. for me. 

Can I just say, I really really like Lonicera.  Really.  It has a hint of honeysuckle, with strong overtones of powdery, warm amber, and the tiniest dash of patchouli that just adds the smallest bit of woodsiness to the whole thing.  It's got plenty of throw, yet it is a subtle, not overwhelming scent.  Thumb's up!  It makes me think of a soft, sunny spring morning out on the patio.

Scent Rating:                8
Scent Throw:               Strong
Scent Lasting Power:   Excellent