Perfume Haiku Series: Ta’if by Ormonde Jayne

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Ta’if by Ormonde Jayne

Oriental rose blooms
I love you, I love you not
Wait, it’s Orris Noir?

~ The Smelly Vagabond

Perfumed Baths – a waste of money?

source: luxedb.com

Have you ever tried perfuming your bath using your own perfumes? I do so once in a while, especially when I’m feeling stressed and really need to relax. When the oils in the perfume are heated up by the warm water, the aroma fills the entire bathroom. Soaking in the perfumed water, I can’t help but be enveloped by a sense of calm. And when I leave the bath, I am coated all over with a thin layer of whatever perfume I sprayed in the bath, a shield against the stresses of the world.

Some people think that spraying perfume in baths is a waste of money. Let’s consider some reasons they might give:

  1. Perfumes are too expensive to waste on a bath, where the smell lasts for only the duration of the bath.
  2. Heat from the hot water spoils the perfume so you don’t get to enjoy the ‘real’ perfume.
  3. There are dedicated products that are meant for scenting your bath. Why not use those instead? E.g. Lush bath bombs [Oooooh I love those things, but let’s not go there for now]
  4. Baths are a waste of time and water to begin with, perfumed or not. Continue reading