Monkey Monday: Laundry Business

"Dr. Juvenal Urbino used to say, not without a certain cynicism, that is was not he who was to blame for those two bitter years of his life but his wife's bad habit of smelling the clothes her family took off, so that she could tell by the odor if they needed to be laundered even though they might appear to be clean (...) Out of simple habit, Fermina Daza sniffed the clothing her husband had worn the evening before and experienced a disturbing sensation that she had been in bed with another man.

First she smelled the jacked and the vest while she took the watch chain out of the buttonhole and removed the pencil holder and the billfold and the loose change from the pockets and placed everything on the dresser, and then she smelled the hemmed shirt as she removed the tiepin and the topaz cuff links and the gold collar button, and then she smelled the trousers as she removed the keyholder with its eleven keys and the penknife with its mother-of-pearl handle, and finally she smelled the underwear and the socks and the linen handkerchief with the embroidered monogram. Beyond any shadow of doubt there was an odor in each of the articles that had not been there in all their years of life together, and odor impossible to define because it was not the scent of flowers or of artificial essences but of of something peculiar to human nature. She said nothing, and she did not notice the odor every day, but she now sniffed at her husband's clothing not to decide it it was ready to launder but with an unbearable anxiety that gnawed at her innermost being".

(Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "Love at the Time of Cholera")

One of the most intimate accounts of the role of the sense of smell in human life. How it invisibly and silently tells us stories - sometimes not what we want to hear. Leave a comment and enter to win Notorious mini bottle (by Ralph Lauren).

Clearing my Dresser

I'm clearing my perfume dresser from excessive perfumes (so little skin time pour moi). They are listed on Basenotes, but if you're not a member there - here's what I've got and hope to find someone who will love and wear them!
Shipping is
Agent Provocatuer purse size 30ml, beautiful bottle, completely full and brand new (not boxed though as it came in a set of 3) $30
Chaman's Party by Olivia Giacobetti for Honore de Pres - Wonderful smoky vetiver, 100% natural & certified organic (100ml glass bottle, no box, 90% full) $65
Aqaba - 50ml (95% full) in straw box (though it is a bit wrecked), beautiful, classic oriental! $45 *PENDING*
Bond No, 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory travel spray 10ml sprayed twice $20 *SOLD*
Ormonde Jayne Tiare EDP travel spray 10ml sprayed 4 times $20
Something About Sofia (Benefit) 30ml cute & adorable bottle! NIB $15
Harajuku Lovers Sunshine Cuties ltd. edition Lil' Angel 10ml - adorable doll-shaped bottles NIB $15
Ralph Lauren Notorious 50ml NIB $20
Ralph Lauren Notorious mini NIB $5
Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne 9ml new, full, no box $10
SJP Lovely EDP Shimmer Spray 50ml (90% full), boxed $20
3121 (Prince's perfume) 30ml, 50% full & in box - $5
Vintage!!! Laura Ashley No. 1 stopper bottle 30ml EDT, boxed and worn maybe x4. Beautiful, classy green floral $40 *SOLD*
MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray Strong Flexible Hold - Brand New, never used 330ml $15
MoroccanOil Glimmer Shine Spray for all hair types BNIB never used 100ml $15
Deseo (JLo) 50ml in box 85% $25
Yves Rocher Monoi de Tahiti body spray 70% full $5
Un Jardin Apres La Mousson dry oil 100ml in box - 98% full $50
Yvresse by YSL 125ml EDT in box 98% full $40

Shipping is $10 for most orders world wide (the larger 50ml or 100ml bottles and the MoroccanOil hair products may be around $12-$15 though)

Email me ayala (at) ayalamoriel.com
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