Some of you seemed to enjoy last week's "currently sampling" post, so I thought I'd keep them going so I can tell you about what's potentially winning me over from week to week! The products I sampled last week (Chloe Eau de Parfum and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair) were hits that I would consider purchasing, and I only say "consider" because they're not cheap! First on this week's list is Origins "A Perfect World" SPF 25 Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea. I've always liked the idea of day creams with built-in SPF, and this one sounds promising: it offers UVA/UVB protection and antioxidants that protect your skin from environmental damage. It also seems lightweight and has a very distinctive and refreshing scent. In my quest for the perfect daytime fragrance, I have two more to sample: Diptyque "L'eau des Hesperides" Cologne and Diptyque "Volutes" Eau de Toilette: "L'eau des Hesperides" is described as a blend of "citrusy notes" with "peppery mints." I'm not so sure about this one... neither citrusy nor peppery are scents I tend to like. "Volutes" is meant to smell of honey, iris, styrax and tobacco. If you're afraid of smelling like tobacco, or if you're afraid of the unknown (what in the world is styrax?), just know that one spritz of this took me from ignorance to bliss.
I'm also including my newest piece of bedtime reading, The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis. It's set in the 80s at a small liberal-arts college, and it's about a love triangle. This is not a "prim and proper" sort of novel. I'm only a couple of chapters in, so all I can tell you is: 1) the cover of my edition was too ugly to photograph 2) the characters aren't very likeable so far 3) last night I dreamt about going to an 80s-themed party,
Have you tried any of these? Are you sampling anything at the moment?