Perfumes and Souvenirs : Summer Vacations

What do you bring back from your travels? What are your favorite souvenirs to pick up on your vacations? If you’re planning a vacation this summer, what perfume are you packing along?

Since I’ve just moved, I haven’t accrued any vacation time, but I’m making up for it by setting aside time to explore my new country. And while I still get bouts of intense homesickness, I’m slowly finding things to enjoy here. The ease of travel is one of them, and in the past couple of month we’ve taken lots of car trips. Every time we visit some new place, I try to bring something back.

My favorite souvenir is anything that can give me sensory enjoyment long after I return from the trip–perfume, food, books, beautiful fabrics, and of course, photos. I have a growing collection of honeys from different places. My spice collection can almost rival my perfume wardrobe. Each morning as I take out a jar of orange blossom honey I bought in California (yes, I actually packed my Californian honey with me!) or reach for a whiff of sandalwood oil I found in India, it’s like a little memento of my adventures.

Photography by Bois de Jasmin

Enjoyed this? Get blog posts via email:

Or, stay updated via:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • RSS

63 Comments

  • Lucas: While holiday traveling I usually have a break from perfuming myself. My wardrobe doesn’t have any particular bottle that would suit hot, almost tropical weather, so when I’m on my holiday I also have a perfume holiday.
    My Dad is unaware of my perfume passion, so searching for perfume pearls while on holiday is rather impossible. But I collect different souvenirs while relaxing abroad.
    From Croatia I brought a bunch of dried lavender, bay leaf, a face cream infused with essence of local herbs. From Bulgaria I brought a rose potpourri. And from every travel we bring some local wines home. August 18, 2012 at 8:26am Reply

    • Victoria: Sounds wonderful! I also love bringing soaps and body creams back home. I still have a bar of sandalwood soap from India; I use it to scent my closet. August 18, 2012 at 4:23pm Reply

  • Shirin Alzebari: Every time I leave Portugal after the Summer holidays , I buy a bottle of L’eau de Issey Miyake from the Duty Free Shop, it reminds me of the ocean, the waves of the ocean, when they hit the rocky beach, especially At dawn! August 18, 2012 at 9:13am Reply

    • Victoria: Such a nice association, Shirin! Duty-free shopping is a special treat on long flights. August 18, 2012 at 4:24pm Reply

  • Jillie: Those photos are superb! I love deep blue and vribrant pink together, and the fact that they are cat bowls is rather fun. The cat, of course, is handsome, and not unlike our own dear Symba. You really are an artist with your camera, Victoria.

    I haven’t been on holiday for a very long time, but when I did, I enjoyed finding perfumes I couldn’t usually get in the UK, like Puig (their Estivalia was really good). And jewellery – beautiful silver fiigree from Morocco, and shells made into necklaces from Greece. And alcohol! – strange drinks, liqueurs and spirits – Arak from Tunisia, and almond milk from Morocco. August 18, 2012 at 9:31am Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you, Jillie! Suzanna is my inspiration, although I still have a long way to go.

      I loved the blue cat bowls and the tabby! He was sweet and very lazy. I came over to pat him, and he barely budged. I have a soft spot for tabbies.

      When I first went to Italy as a student, I was about 12 years old. The very first purchase I made was a Venetian mask, which I still have. At the time, it cost an enormous sum of $50 which was most of my allowance. 🙂 August 18, 2012 at 4:27pm Reply

  • Charlotte H: I always pick up a piece of jewelry when I travel. When I wear it, I’m reminded of the trip and the fun I had. As styles change, there are pieces I don’t wear any longer, like the western fringe lapis earrings, but I still love then and smile as I remember spring break out west. these aren’t necessarily expensive items- a silver pin, silver dangles, embroidered bracelet, but most are local artisans and styles.

    As for perfumes, I generally take along 3-5 travel sized sprays of my seasonal favorites. But then again, it seems that I always have a handful of samples in my purse, too. August 18, 2012 at 9:37am Reply

    • Victoria: I have friends who try to track down local artisans in various places they visit and to buy from them. Their apartment is like a museum, and every piece has a story. I love that. August 18, 2012 at 4:28pm Reply

  • Nikki: Lovely photos, blue and fuchsia, just gorgeous! Love the cat, too! Honey is one of the best things in life, and I hope you will experience some of the German honeys soon, like dark Foresthoney, or bright yellow Rapshoney…Germans eat more honey than any other ethnic group, interesting statistic. I like to collect shells and spices when I travel. I used to buy oils, perfume oils until I discovered there were worthless. Different oils to use in salad are good though, i.e. roasted pumpkin seed oil from Austria is amazing. With the years, i have realized that one can take only memories and the best things to take are the ones to eat! August 18, 2012 at 10:01am Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you, Nikki! Now, I’m googling German honeys. 🙂 Even in our small temp place, I already have a big shelf of honeys. My husband doesn’t eat them (not a fan of anything overly sweet), so they are all mine. 🙂 August 18, 2012 at 4:29pm Reply

      • Nikki: Have you tried the honey mask yet? My grandparents lived in a village in the Rhinevalley and were friends with a woman who knew everything about natural remedies, she suggested a honey mask once a week. It is made of honey and quark, the kind you get in Germany (farmer’s cheese). Of course, you could also make Met, the alcoholic honey drink or Lamb in a tajine with green olives, lemons and honey, delicious…I love honey! August 19, 2012 at 11:12am Reply

        • Victoria: I’ve tried a honey mask before, but my skin is too sensitive and it starts turning red. But I know that for women who can handle it, this is one of the best masks.

          I use honey in salad dressing, chicken or meat glazes, and I even pickle tomatoes in the olive oil-honey marinade. So versatile! August 19, 2012 at 3:52pm Reply

  • DQ: Great photo and lovely cat!
    I travel around China a lot, a huge countries with provinces of drastically different natural environments. And it is great fun to collect the fragrant/dry foods that each place produces.
    The rose from Ganshu (great sweet scents no worse than that from Bulgaria), dried Osmanthus from Yunnan that always reminds me of the beautiful autumn there, Jasmine and Jasmine tea from Guangxi (reserved and quiet) are all great souvenirs to collect and to enjoy. And the list keeps going, yes, I am looking at the Goji berries from Ninxia and locust honey from Northern parts.: )
    The Chinese do not wear perfume often, but they love to prepare teas and cook dishes with many kinds of fragrances and spicies, quite a delight sometimes! August 18, 2012 at 10:03am Reply

    • Victoria: Glad that you liked them! The cat was overheated, poor thing.

      Reading your list of regional fragrant specialties made me long to smell them. I hope that I can do it one day. At work I once had to study different Chinese teas, and the range of aromas was incredible, from green grapes to waxed wood. August 18, 2012 at 4:31pm Reply

  • Anna Minis: What a beautiful cat! He ressembles my magnificent tabby tomcat—the most beautiful animal in the world, but also this one is adorable. Tabby tomcats are the best. Excellent comrads and very alert and intelligent. And an outstanding picture too! I keep a diary when I travel, but don’t buy souvenirs. In Greece I learned how oregano, thyme and gardenia really smell, but I left it there. My travelling perfume is Eau du Coq, or Pour Monsieur. August 18, 2012 at 12:05pm Reply

    • Victoria: They have such a great personality, don’t they! Smart and playful.

      Sometimes one can’t take it all, so the best souvenirs are what you retain in your mind. August 18, 2012 at 4:33pm Reply

  • Jennifer: I like to bring knitting yarn back from my travels. Then each time I wear the item I’ve made with it, I remember the trip.
    I didn’t bring a fragrance this summer because I am on the hunt for a new one. August 18, 2012 at 12:13pm Reply

    • Victoria: That such a great idea! I used to knit when I was a child (we had to learn in school and to knit a scarf and a sock for the final test!) Somehow I haven’t kept it up, but occasionally when I see beautiful yarn, I really want to try again. August 18, 2012 at 4:34pm Reply

  • Anne Sheffield: Oh i m such a fab tourist. My husband swears the economy of the country we re visiting gets a whole lot better after we ve been. I love getting things from different country. It ranges from culinary goods, clothing, beauty products, scent….. And all this before it hit the duty free at the airport…… I rarely take my daily perfume of the moment with me. Instead I take plenty of sample and trial things out, especially perfume I would never wear normally. Kiss to the cat! Anne August 18, 2012 at 12:23pm Reply

    • Andrea: My husband says the same thing! We need to “do our part” to help others, don’t we? Stimulating the economy is exhausting but someone has to do it!;-) August 18, 2012 at 3:22pm Reply

      • Victoria: I’ll quote you on this! 🙂 August 18, 2012 at 4:37pm Reply

    • Victoria: Ha ha, Anne! Your husband is funny. My passion is the food markets. My husband used to get impatient whenever we would go to one, because I can really spend a long time looking at things and walking around. Now, he looks up markets and suggests that we go. I, for my part, have become a bit more efficient with my time. So, like this we grow to appreciate each other’s quirks. 🙂 August 18, 2012 at 4:36pm Reply

  • MB: I like to go to stationery stores in foreign countries and find interesting pens, notebooks, and art supplies not available at Staples! I really miss the old-fashioned stationery stores in this country that Staples has displaced. I’m also a hot sauce nut and only local artisanal jams, candy, etc., that I’m lucky enough to stumble upon. And if I’m in Central America, I’m always shopping for pots and textiles. For traveling in the summer to hot locations, I take along Herba Fresca. Weirdly, I only wear Herba Fersca when I’m traveling. August 18, 2012 at 1:35pm Reply

    • Victoria: I tend to bring a bunch of samples, but I really only wear Annick Goutal Neroli or Orange Blossom by Jo Malone. Something mild and inoffensive, in other words. August 18, 2012 at 4:38pm Reply

  • Patt: I just returned from a lovely week at Cape Cod and brought along a vintage oak recipe file box of my mother’s filled with the following perfumes:
    Prada Infusion d’Iris
    Mugler Cologne
    Nicolai Eau d’Ete
    Lauren Pure Turquoise
    Goutal Eau d’Hadrien
    TDC Bergamote
    Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil
    plus small decants of Bronze Goddess, Virgin Island Water, Amaranthine, and Nifeo Mio.
    I wore them all during my week away from home and was really able to give them the attention they deserve 🙂 August 18, 2012 at 2:19pm Reply

    • Victoria: Sounds wonderful, Patt! And lots of great memories are attached to these perfumes now, I bet. Did anything emerge as a particular favorite?

      By the way, I visited Cape Cod only once, but I loved it. Whenever I envision a carefree summer, I think of my time there. August 18, 2012 at 4:39pm Reply

      • Patt: We are fortunate to go for a week every summer and rent a house that friends own in Eastham (on the Outer Cape). The familiarity makes it easy to settle in quickly, but we are still finding new things to do and new restaurants to try, even after ten years! As for a favorite perfume, I just love Ninfeo Mio and its figgy warmth. I also discovered that after the bright lemon opening of Eau d’Ete wore off, I didn’t care for the musky drydown 🙁 August 18, 2012 at 5:52pm Reply

        • Victoria: The green of fig is so refreshing on these hot days. I also like Jardin en Mediterranee for this same reason.

          I envy your annual summer retreat! The Outer Cape is just stunning. The air has a scent of pine trees and salty breeze, something I wish could be captured in a perfume form. August 19, 2012 at 4:51am Reply

  • Andrea: I used to buy a cookbook from each locale I visited; cooking from it years later brought back memories and allowed a “taste” from that region. Peanut soup form Williamsburg Virginia, Morning Glory muffins from Morning Glory cafe in Nantucket, Baked Alaska from Princess Cruises cookbook (okay, I haven’t actually made it, but I have read it a few times!):-)… These allowed me to travel again from my own kitchen. I had to stop when the cookbooks became too numerous for my shelf space! Now I indulge my scent passion and purchase a candle or even a piece of jewelry.

    I also love honey and just bought a lovely glass bottle of Tupelo from Savannah Bee Co. It doesn’t crystalize so it is always smooth and palatable. Williams Sonoma has beekeeping items in their catalog now, it made me wonder if local honey would become more of a trend.

    What is your favorite honey? August 18, 2012 at 3:19pm Reply

    • Victoria: Ah, I forgot about cookbooks! I do that too. Even if I don’t know the language, I buy a cookbook, and occasionally that inspired me to learn enough to decipher the recipes.

      I hear you on the shelf space and books. So far, the spatial limitations haven’t stopped me though. 🙂

      My favorite honey is chestnut. I love caramelized-nutty flavor of this honey, and I also love that if I cook with it, I can still taste it. Lavender honey from Provence has the most haunting perfume and taste. Linden blossom honey reminds me of my childhood with its subtle citrusy taste. Californian or Greek orange blossom honey is another sensory treat. Your Tupelo honey sounds wonderful.

      Do you know that some people in NYC keep beehives on their rooftops? I used to buy this kind of honey from the Union Square market in NYC, and it was delicious. August 18, 2012 at 4:44pm Reply

      • lari: I just returned home from a family vacation, for us a bit of a blow-out as my youngest is starting university far from home. We were in San Francisco for 4 days, Bozeman, MT for 2 and Yellowstone National Park (and Grand Teton for another 4). I spent some time thinking about scent and this website-really! I adore the woods, forest, mountains, etc. Yellowstone (having had forest fires over the past few years and also in surrounding areas) smell distinctly in places of burnt wood (post bon-fire) in addition to all kinds of forest greenery, dampness…everything. Of course there are in many parts of Yellowstone sulfurous fumes from the volcanic earth erupting all around…powerful and nasty. I kept thinking if it was possible to bottle the scent of this place (not in the sulfurous areas-ugh), and maybe throw in some thing creamy or a touch floral I could live happily ever after scent wise. Just gorgeous and a match for the majestic scenery.
        I never go anywhere, even in to the woods without some sent. Caleche works for me all year but especially warm months and always play with samples-this time mixing jo malone samples. A good time. Hope everyone out there is getting some time out of mind as summer ends. August 18, 2012 at 10:18pm Reply

        • Victoria: Oh, Yellowstone National Park is such an incredible destination. I visited once, but I still remember the smell, and I know exactly what you mean about the burnt wood, sulfurous fumes and pine needles. It’s so rich and complex. Visiting places like this recharges you.

          Caleche sounds like a great summer perfume, because of all those cool aldehydic and iris notes. I might wear it today, since it’s promising to be a hot hot day. August 19, 2012 at 4:57am Reply

  • Caroline: I will be taking Chanel Beige, Chanel 19 Poudre & 4711 on my tropical vacation. I usualy end up bringing back Hard Rock teddy bears & sometimes Jewelry if the place is famous for it. August 18, 2012 at 9:07pm Reply

    • Victoria: When I first tried Chanel 19 Poudre, I was very disappointed that it wasn’t like No 19, but I came to enjoy it for its softness. It wears so effortlessly, so I completely understand how it could be a great travel scent. August 19, 2012 at 4:52am Reply

      • Caroline: I actually bought 19 based on your 4 star review of it & I love the classic Chanel perfumes & noticed that you had the same opinion of N.5 EDP that I did. 😉 August 19, 2012 at 11:54pm Reply

        • Caroline: Sorry 19 Poudre, that is. August 19, 2012 at 11:55pm Reply

        • Victoria: Glad that you liked it, Caroline! It’s a fragrance that’s so easy to wear and it still feel elegant. Comfy and elegant! 😉 August 20, 2012 at 10:15am Reply

  • Aimtx: If I can manage it, I like to bring home a knob. All the knobs on my kitchen cabinets are different – they’re either something I’ve bought on a trip or something someone has given me. (BHV in Paris was a BONANZA for knobs.) I want to bring back something I can use, and not something that just sits in a drawer or on a shelf. (Perfume counts as useful!) One of my favorite souvenirs is a pair of cuff links with black & white cats painted on them that on bought on Portabello Road my first visit to London – every time i wear them, my day is better. August 18, 2012 at 10:08pm Reply

    • Victoria: That’s a fun thing to collect! I also understand your wanting to use it, rather than have it take up space. For this reason, I like food souvenirs. August 19, 2012 at 4:54am Reply

  • solanace: I loved this knob idea. I usually buy books. Searching for old books is a favourite travelling adventure of us, and I love finding some local literature (hey, Ivo Andric!), different translations of classics, cookbooks – these, even in languages I don’t know, as Victoria. What better stimulus can one hope for? I even have a few German recipes calling for me, books for my kid, some bought long before he was born, and in this case, the weirdest the language, the better! Perfume, of course, is a must, as are spices, which kind of go with it. I also tend to buy a few local chocolates, nuts, preserves and stuff. Actually, I still travel with very few and coordinated clothes, like the backpacker I used to be, but I carry them on an increasingly big suitcase that I bring it home full of books and food. Shame on me, but as some said above, one must support the local economy! August 19, 2012 at 8:58am Reply

    • Victoria: I’ve figured out that when I travel, I rarely need as many clothes as I think I do. So, I’ve started packing lighter and lighter. But this reminded me how I came back from Spain with a suitcase stuffed with nuts, chocolates, dried figs and turron! Yum! August 19, 2012 at 3:45pm Reply

      • Patt: I envy both of you your ability to pack light. I’m afraid that I’m an everything-but-the-kitchen sink kind of packer, and my goal is to someday board a plane with a carry-on bag and a self-satisfied smile on my face! August 19, 2012 at 5:40pm Reply

        • Victoria: But then again, you arrive and you have everything you need. Occasionally, I find that in my zeal to streamline I forget something essential! August 20, 2012 at 10:23am Reply

  • Ariadne: Years ago when I was sorting out my mother’s things several years after her death I came across a picture book on The Alhambra in one of the boxes. She and my father had visited there one year during their retirement. The book was exquisite, each page revealing an even more riveting image of the buildings and grounds. At one page a sprig of very pungent rosemary fell out that I knew she had collected from a hedge there to bring home. What an amazing and startling connection that was for me to both my mother and a place I had never been. August 19, 2012 at 10:23am Reply

    • Nikki: Such a beautiful story, Ariadne! When I lived in Berlin in the early eighties, there was a store off the Ku’damm which sold a perfume called Alhambra, it was very dark and heavy and amazing, it came in the prettiest bottle, too. I collect Damascene jewelry now and your book sounds just lovely, I have to get one on e-bay~thank you for sharing~! August 19, 2012 at 11:17am Reply

    • Victoria: This is such a touching story. I felt a pang as I read your comment, and it reminded me how my mom and I would pick flowers and stuff them in my grandmother’s books.

      I recently bought an old Russian cookbook, and when I opened it, there was a marigold pressed inside. It looked quite old, and it made me wonder how it ended up there. The book itself was first published in 1904, so it must have survived in some emigre family (the pre-revolution era cookbooks were essentially banned in the Soviet Union). Another pre-revolution era cookbook I have is covered with notes in a woman’s elegant handwriting, adding her thoughts on what works and what didn’t, what modifications she made to the recipe. I love reading this book for these notes. August 19, 2012 at 3:50pm Reply

  • Ari: KITTEHHHHHH! What a beauty this one is!

    I am not anticipating finding any perfumed souvenirs in Iceland, but I hope to be pleasantly surprised! 😉 August 19, 2012 at 3:36pm Reply

    • Victoria: A little tiger, that one.

      Well, hákarl, fermented shark, would be a scented discovery for sure, although not sure how sweetly fragrant!
      Have fun, Ari! What a great and fascinating place for a vacation. August 19, 2012 at 4:00pm Reply

  • Maureen Bradley: Three years ago (or so) I took my son to Disneyworld in Florida. The big treat for me at Disney is the French Pavillion in Epcot–with the (then newly refurbished) Guerlain boutique. I don’t know how much time I spent inside, but my son’s father was most patient and generous while I walked around wide-eyed, spritzed and sniffed. I tried all the names I’d heard “Jicky”, “Mitsuoko”, etc., but I ended up purchasing one I hadn’t heard of–Angelique Noire. For me it was a major purchase and fantastic souvenir from the trip.

    About two months after we got home, I was getting ready for work one morning and my son said “Mommy, you smell like Mickey Mouse!”. I laughed and was puzzled for a bit and then realized that for most of the time at Disneyworld I was wearing my fancy new Guerlain scent–and he was equating the scent with that trip.

    He’s 8 now, and still tells me I smell like Mickey Mouse whenever I wear it. It may seem an odd compliment, but for me, it makes the memory even that much sweeter. August 19, 2012 at 5:37pm Reply

    • Victoria: That’s such a cute story! Obviously, he has such a nice memory of that trip, and your perfume is a part of it. Also, he must have a great memory for scents, which is wonderful. After all, it’s been 3 years since you’ve been to Disneyworld, and he still remembers the perfume. August 20, 2012 at 10:25am Reply

  • Austenfan: My holidays are mostly spent in France, so I tend to bring back a lot of food! This all depends on the region I am visiting.
    Last September I spent 2 weeks in the Northern Alps, where they make stunning cheeses. I believe I returned to the Netherlands with 10 different kinds of cheese. Other foodstuffs I “import” are honey, jam, olive oil, cider, sausages etc.
    I also get a lot of my cosmetics in France, and books and funny postcards. The cartoonist Voutch is a great favourite of mine.

    I tend to take a lot of samples when I travel, mainly because I don’t want to expose my full bottles to great variations in temperature.
    On my last trip I took samples, a pocket atomizer of Infusion d’Iris and Bvlgari Pour Femme. Both quite versatile and just plain “nice”. August 19, 2012 at 5:47pm Reply

    • Victoria: I like your imports! 🙂 Cheese is something I would take over candy any day, but until now, I mostly stuffed myself on the location (the rules on bringing cheese into the US are very severe). And I agree on cosmetics in France. The pharmacy lines are especially appealing–great prices, interesting selection. August 20, 2012 at 10:23am Reply

  • Nikki: I love French pharmacies! They have the nicest things! I also like buying the eau de toilette in the supermarkets, Mont St Michel Ambree especially, such fun to really splash it on in the morning! Vichy makes great cosmetics and I love their lipsticks so always stock up on those and also a soap by Baume de Provence which one can find in the supermarket in France. I used to bring foie gras and Jurancon wine with me from France, but now I don’t eat foie gras anymore so buy Stilton cheese in the Harrod’s ceramic bowl instead. August 20, 2012 at 10:44am Reply

    • Victoria: I have never tried Vichy lipsticks. In fact, I had no idea that it made color cosmetics. I will be sure to check those out. Thank you! August 20, 2012 at 10:58am Reply

  • minette: i love the tabby! both my boys are tabbies – one brown, the other ginger, and they are the best fur people i could ever find to live with! just wonderful all around. have had siamese, too, and loved them to pieces, but i think my heart is truly with the alley cat/tabby cat.

    (my first tattoo, which i got a week ago, is of a blue heart with my cats’ names in a ribbon across it. it is as much a statement of my truth as anything.) August 20, 2012 at 4:25pm Reply

    • Victoria: I love their streetwise personality. For some reason, tabbies have that in them.

      Would love to see a photo of your tattoo! 🙂 August 21, 2012 at 7:38am Reply

  • minette: oh, and i love that you brought your honey with you! my fave honey is a local one, of wildflowers, which has the tiniest taste of cinnamon in it. i would probably bring it with me if i traveled. i enjoy it daily.

    i tend to buy a new perfume or two when i travel to another country, but have not done so in sooooo long. angel was my big find years ago, when it was only available in france. August 20, 2012 at 4:28pm Reply

    • Victoria: I used to wait to buy a bottle of perfume on one of my trips to Paris, so that it would be a nice association. I still cannot wait Tabac Blond without remembering one of my winter visits and how this perfume stayed with me for the entire week. It still smells very much like Paris to me. August 21, 2012 at 7:40am Reply

  • Anna Minis: Minette, another tabby-lover! My mother had all kinds of cats, so I can compare. Tabby tomcats are the most wonderful friends. I once had a cat, half Abessinian, half European tabby. An unforgettable cat. How nice to meet another tabby-lover on this perfumeblog! August 20, 2012 at 4:43pm Reply

  • Ariadne: I am surrounded by feral cats in the woods I live in. I provide them with water year round by means of a small pond with a fountain, and other neighbors leave food. Most of these cats have very ordinary markings but this year there is a fearless young tabby with very striking markings, almost as pronounced as a Geoffrey Cat. It has been hunting the chipmunks that live in the stones upholding my garden bed and takes cover in the paeony foliage. What a shock though when I water the garden! HAHA! August 20, 2012 at 8:20pm Reply

    • Victoria: We had one feral cat in the old neighborhood where I lived with my parents. We would leave him food and then he would come back and leave dead mice on our patio! As a thank you gift, I assume. 🙂 August 21, 2012 at 7:54am Reply

      • Daisy: That is so cute! It’s like the cat was saying, “Nice, right? You’re welcome!” August 21, 2012 at 4:45pm Reply

  • Daisy: I was an anthropology major in college, so big fat pieces of ethnic jewelry make me go weak in the knees. If it doubles as a door-knocker and can be worn around my neck, it usually ends up coming home with me.

    I like to find little weird things to bring home. I was the grad assistant to an honors group that went to Prague for many years and I came back with these little mushroom collecting knives shaped like fish, lots of weird cubist jewelry, and a can of these suggestive sausages:

    http://en.kosteleckeuzeniny.cz/

    Because I love the logo. And I have the sense of humor of a 14-year old boy, apparently 😉

    I also bring home lots of wine and liquor.

    I would bring home fragrance but it takes me so long to figure out if I like it, that I usually don’t get to make it back to the store . . . August 21, 2012 at 4:44pm Reply

What do you think?

From the Archives

Latest Comments

Latest Tweets

Design by cre8d
© Copyright 2005-2016 Bois de Jasmin. All rights reserved.