Since I do so much shopping, he doesn’t usually go out and buy stuff for me. I was really surprised and am still talking about it to encourage more surprises in the future. Awhile ago in a magazine I read about women who drop hints for their significant others. One woman had a drawer she put magazine tears in and her husband would know exactly what she wanted. I immediately created a similar drawer. DH doesn’t like to be poked or prodded so it took a year, but he finally pulled this one out. I usually only put perfumes in there since he wasn’t inspired by the drawer. Now I am going to put more current tears and keep up with the drawer. Just in case…
I read a great description of the perfume by Robin on Now Smell This (blog).
“The Beat is described as a sparkling floral woody fragrance; the notes feature bergamot, mandarin, Ceylon tea, cardamom, pink pepper, bluebell, iris, white musk, vetiver and cedarwood. It starts very bright, with tart fruit and juicy citrus. There is lots of pink pepper … and a teensy little pinch of cardamom. The heart is sheer bluebell-ish florals, still very bright; the base is cool and pale and summery, and smoothed over with a smidgen of iris … It smells young and cheerful and clean…”
Smells like a match for my daytime J Crew outfits. I’m loving it.