The Scent of a Woman

The Scent of a Woman

“…a woman not yet seen, but whose perfume accumulates on the horizon like a storm cloud.” ~ Fernand Dumont, région du cœur et autres textes

The Scent of a Woman

My favorite perfume in college was Opium. And then Eau de Givenchy. Two very different scents—one cloying and sticky with richness and spice, the other very floral and fresh. Some time after that I wore Romance from Ralph Lauren. Now I wear Noa, a huge bottle of which I got in the Charles de Gaulle airport duty free when I was on layover from Berlin because I could no longer find it in the US. (Now I can get it online but I bought a barrel of it so I am still set for a while.)

The problem with virtual living is the problem of the other senses. Many people suggest touch is missing but I think it’s scent that is missing even more. The scent of a lovely lady walking by in a long gown, such as this one by Synjari Myriam. I bought the “Cream,” which is more of a taupe to me. I love the flutter cap sleeves and the wrapped front on the bodice. Synjari has managed to give this a richness and sheen with her deft texturing.

The Scent of a Woman

Gianni Broda (who goes by various display names I can’t keep track of) issued this gorgeously rich skin a few days ago, which he is selling at Fi*Fridays with hand and feet appliers. I think it’s gorgeous, especially with this side-tied hair from Truth Hawks, who just released a bunch of new gorgeous ‘dos. Bracelets are from one of my favorite jewelry makers, AvaGardner Kungler. My necklace and shoes came from Collabor88—Maxi Gossamer and Darling Monday. Some gorgeous finds there this month!

The Scent of a Woman

“The question that women casually shopping for perfume ask more than any other is this: “What scent drives men wild?” After years of intense research, we know the definitive answer. It is bacon. Now, on to the far more interesting subject of perfume.” ~ Tania Sanchez

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Bryn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *CASHMERE*Giselle Skin(DarkTan)Natural by Gianni Broda for *CASHMERE*, available at Fi*Fridays

Eyes: .ID. Brooding Eyes – Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Gown: .:SF:. “Rosalie” Vintage Dress – Cream by Synjari Myriam for Senzafine, available at The Theme Park

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Knotted Shimmer Pearls – 1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88*

Bracelets: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #031 – Golden bracelet by AvaGardner Kungler forKunglers Extra, available at Dressing Room Fusion *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 199 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at The Attic *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink *

Shoes: fri. – Miranda.Heels (Mocha) by Darling Monday for fri.day, available at Collabor88*

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Too Beautiful to Work

I have a lot of stuff to do—blogs to write, hair to demo, KittyCatS to feed, chickens to knit. But I have to pause and just enjoy Harper for a second.

Too Beautiful to Work

It’s because of LeeZu Baxter’s newest dress offered in the Noir line. It seems LeeZu has been enjoying a burst of creative energy lately. She has been sending out beautiful content for a few weeks now and she has also posted free wallpapers she has made. (As if she doesn’t have enough to do!) This dress is an assemblage of beauty with its combination of netting, feathers, ribbons, and sculpted stamen with an A-line silhouette, sleek gloves and a sweet little hair piece.

Too Beautiful to Work

My skin is from Gianni Broda (renamed Harlen Christy in-world but for search purposes, Gianna Broda). This skin, while a little flat, is a great alternative if you like a more anime look. My hair is from the lovely Chiaki Xue, who is cranking out new content at an amazing rate. Her textures are sublime, especially when it comes to wavy hair, and she has a real knack for shorter styles. I love wearing her boy hair but this time I have one of her girl hairs on with its lovely light blonde coloring. I wore Ikon’s eyes in a larger size here to further push that anime look, dark eyes which are especially beguiling with this light skin and hair.

Too Beautiful to Work

Written while listening to The Luyas “Too Beautiful to Work.”

Hair: **Dura-Girl**18(Blonde)resize by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: *CASHMERE*Godiva(Latte)GLARE by Gianni Broda for *CASHMERE*

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (L) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: [LeeZu!] NOiR Papillon De Nuit Dress by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Eva Black by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix

Geek Chic

Not everyone who comes in to SL comes here for dancing at clubs or finding romance. In fact, many residents use SL for other pursuits, such as exploring it for library sciences or education. Putting on wings or tight leather pants might not be their cup of chai. But in SL there is no reason not to express your fashion sense.

Geek Chic

This look I put together might give some ideas. My little librarian is in no way lacking appeal or fashionability. On top I have a cute turtleneck from Aranel Ah and below, brand new boy pants that I have fashioned for a Jane from myvegancookbook Bolissima. Aranel does the basic black turtleneck well with very nice conical cuffs and an understated prim neck (which says a lot because I have a lot of turtlenecks with BIG necks). It’s cashmere all the way, baby.

The fashionable, retro pants are bound to be a favorite for both men and women as they have such a unique and cute silhouette. Carefully drawn and so cleverly given prims between the bunched waist and the tabbed cuffs, these are a brilliant new addition to SL wardrobes.

Geek Chic

With this look, it’s all about the accessories. First our librarian throws on a favorite scarf to bring color to the ensemble. Then she tops it with the terrific square glasses from Guu Nishi with their color change script (so yes, Ms. Dewey Decimal, you can show a little flair with yellow frames). A cute little artsy ring from Nuala Shippe, who has sadly closed shop, completes this eclectic look.

Geek Chic

Eponymous Trenchmouth passed me a set of his Kool Kats, which are tagged “unisex,” and my librarian is a girl who likes practical shoes that are also stylish. These have a styling shape, funky color combos, and retro styling. Let me note that Epy’s shoes are built from standard prims, which is in itself a notable accomplishment. He has developed his own textures, his own prims, and he is the men’s shoe maker of choice by the best dressed in SL (including me).

Geek Chic

Once in a while you want to be the nice girl in sensible shoes:

Hair: [ Love Soul ] Hair*030-A*Mocha by BlueStarRUI Villota for [ LOVE SOUL ]

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 09a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Sweater: *BOOM* The Cashmere by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

Pants: Adjunct – Cinch Pants by myvegancookbook Bolissima for Adjunct

Scarf: .Versace.foulard.serie light. 5 by Gio Sak for Iside

Glasses: HOC – Rectangle Framed Glasses #001 by Guu Nishi for HOC

Ring: Kunstakammer revised ring stack colorway 5 by Nuala Shippe for Kunstakammer (no longer open)

Shoes: Kool Kats – B&W by Eponymous Trenchmouth for JC’s Shoes *

Poses from Fanny Willis  for *EverGlow* *