Sniffing Away…with Jasmine and Ginger!
Have you ever had a sniff of something wonderful….something so irresistible that you just keep sniffing and enjoying, over and over the beautiful fragrance?
I know…you are probably thinking I am a bit weird and for those of you who follow my Blog….you would be right!
Well, that happened to me last week.
I was actually browsing one of my favorite shops…The World Market, searching for tall drinking glasses to match my shorter drinking glasses.
I am preparing for another dinner party (and it is coming up fast on my calendar)….or I would have ordered on line, as that is my preference.
Not finding the desired glasses…I couldn’t help but wander the rest of the shop, which luckily…was not very crowded.
As I passed the “bath shop”….there was a display of lovely soaps, and there it was!
That beautiful, wonderful fragrance that I just couldn’t stop “sniffing”.
However, the display had several fragrances and it was up to me to determine which of these bars of soap was calling out to me.
It didn’t take me long to discover it was the Jasmine and Ginger bar.
Can I tell you that I stood there sniffing through the cellophane…. just like a kid in a candy store.
As I held the cake of soap in my hand…close to my nose…eyes closed, I was already seeing the picture unfold before me.
I would be immersed in a bubble bath, strains of Clair de Lune playing softly in the background….you know my connection to the moon!
No, my mind raced through my favorite instrumental music and Obsession Confession by Sting on the Spanish Guitar… which was played at the wedding of Me and My Captain….came to mind.
No,…. the romantic music should be Lonely Island by the great pianist Ernesto Cortazar, also played at our wedding.
Well, it would be one of those lovely melodies.
Yes, that would be the background and I would sit this French Bar of soap…right beside my glass of wine and let all the cares of the day drift away!
Well, I decided I had to have this bouquet of Jasmine and Ginger for my aromatherapy.
I have Jasmine and Night Blooming Jasmine growing in my Secret Garden… and Ginger on my Lanai in a huge pot…never thought of the combination! 😉
I looked at the price and stepped back a bit, but laid it gently in my basket anyway. 🙂
After arriving home…..I had to tear a little corner of the wrapper off so I could completely be engulfed in the “sniffing” of my new favorite.
Have you my dear readers ever been enamored with something as silly as a bar of soap?
We really do need to stop and smell the roses…or the Jasmine…or the Ginger!
Right now I have a closet to clean out….;(
If you would like to hear the lovely relaxing and soothing piano strains of Ernesto Cortazar…just click on the “featured video”, upper right corner of my Blog. 🙂 Yes…it is romantic! You know me…..
Night Jasmine is my favorite… Had it growing outside my windows when I lived in Cyprus… it is the most heavenly scent… Just wish it would grow in the UK.
I’d never seen a Ginger flower… and have only just started using fresh ginger… I’ll have to see if I can actually grow it here, or perhaps all the roots on sale are imported.
Love the bathroom staging… but then it should be an enticing place to take a rest… What fragrance do you have currently in the reed diffuser? I currently have vanilla on my dressing table and it is a very welcoming scent.. perhaps it is the cooking memories?
My Grandmother had lilacs and we used to make May Day bouquets out of them… It is a shame that I didn’t “get into” plants until she had long passed.. so unfortunately her years of plant knowledge was lost..
On a sweeter note… we find that my young grandson always says “lavender” when asked about the scent of something…
Hugs from across the frosty pond
I love Lavender Ross….my ginger plant on the Lanai gets to the flowering stage each season and then the blooms just fall off. I am sure it is something I am not doing to let it thrive. 😉 I have had it for years…surely you remember it…to the right side of the pool steps?
Actually, I have cinnamon, from Pier One, in the reed diffuser in the master bath.
You know “they” say…whoever they” are… that if you can smell lemon, bananas and cinnamon, you most likely don’t have Alzheimer’s. I like to keep my reed diffusers close and my cinnamon closer! 😉
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Mnnnn must get the cinnamon out for a sniff to make sure I’m still lucid hehe
Sometimes I forget to smell all three….I wonder what that means? 😉
Oh yes, I love lilacs in the late spring and through the summer. It is one of my favorite fragances.
Lilacs,… Sandy, are one of my most favorite flowers in the Spring….I have always planted a lilac bush in every state I have lived in…but I like the old fashioned lilac and it takes about 6-7 years to bloom, Soooo many times, I have had to “wait” for the blossoms…but it is always worth the wait.
(I usually plant a French or Persian Lilac for instant gratification)…but there is none like the old fashioned lilacs that were planted in almost every yard and garden in the Midwest.
Alas, Lilacs do not grow here in SW Florida. 🙁
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