Tuesday 1 September 2009
Like the heroine of a period novel I like to walk... a lot. I walk all over London and always have done. In my opinion it's the only way to get to know the city better- I know I will be walking for the rest of my days to get to know it all thoroughly but part of me quite looks forward to that.
So on Saturday I took a long walk into central London. On arrival, which for me was Regent Street, I was hot, dusty and perspiring (a lady never sweats, she perspires). I wandered into L'Occitane and spritzed some of their Green Tea and Mint perfume and suddenly I felt as fresh and clean showered as I had first thing in the morning (first thing for me being about eleven).
I admit that I can be very guilty of not fully appreciating clean, citrusy, fresh smells. I know they are lovely and vibrant and all those things but in the back of my mind when I think of them I can't help but think... boring! Now green tea and mint is fresh and clean and can out do citrus at being upbeat but it also manages to be unusual, interesting and feel a bit eclectic when I wear it.
I had rather forgotten this perfume and rediscovering was like re finding a little bit of myself I suppose. So this is just to say Green Tea and Mint, I love you, I should not have forsaken you and I won't forget you again. You make me feel fresh but delicious and you are so reasonably priced. You leave me feeling minted.