It’s been a while since I posted and the truth is that my focus has been somewhere else this summer. For a while now I’ve been feeling that my eating habits are not optimal and exercise has been basically non-existing. So, this summer, I decided it was time to address these issues and do something about them.
For my birthday I received a new pair of state-of-the -art running shoes, and since then I’ve started doing laps every now and than. Every time I go a little bit further than the last time. The best thing about running is that I get out more than usual and I get to experience whatever scents my neighborhood has to offer. To catch whiffs of summery sweet peas or syringas right after the rain is a fabulous treat. I’m also experimenting with what perfumes make good running scents. They have to be pretty substantial as I’ll sweat them off otherwise. Patchouly is my current favorite note, shining in the warm weather we’ve had lately.
I also realized that I’ve been drinking coffee for every day for 20+ years now, and I felt embarrassed about how addicted I was (I got a severe headache within hours of missing my regular coffee times). Therefore I decided it was time to give my body some time off caffeine. I gradually quit over a couple of weeks, replacing coffee with fresh home-made fruit and vegetable juices.
The juicing also altered my perfume habits. At first I was a bit overly optimistic about how healthy my juices were going to be and I gladly juiced whole stands of home grown celery. Now, home-grown celery is not like the thick, spring green stalks seen at supermarkets. My celery has the color of spinach and is bitter like biting into lemon peel. Until I learned to dose it right (or maybe I’ve just gotten used to the bitterness, I’m not sure), I was unable to wear green scents. After a glass of vegetable juice containing celery, I’d OD:d my greens for the day.
I also had temporary issues with patchouly after following a juice recipe calling for beets and sage. Beets taste very earthy and together with the herbal sage, things just got too much. Fortunately, now, I’ve found that I love beet juice mixed with citrus and ginger. I’ll just have to stick with them that way and I’m able to enjoy patchouly without interference.
And what about you? Any great summer scents? Running scents? Experiences of how eating certain foods interfere with your perfume habits? I’d love to hear!