Sunday, September 17, 2006

SwEeT sMeLLiNg tHiNgS


A discussion about sweet-smelling stuff brought a memory of nostalgic smells to mind..
Present day smells and sensations include my honey and vanilla flavoured hand cream, peach flavoured body souffle and mint essence foot butter and of course, a cucumber extract eye moisturiser. Strawberry marshmallows inspired my bath oil, and lemongrass tea for bath soap. Every day, we're accosted by tastes and smells that assault the senses. Home is all reason to choose to be embraced by delights that can be treasured in moment and memory. Now if I could only remember how it is that I came to write about such things? :P

24 comments:

Fatima said...

well, i love vanilla and honey hand cream!
it's so pure and i feel like i'm in heaven when i catch a whiff of it :)

Ruby :) said...

peach flavoured body souffle sounds divine... and i just love the cooling effect of mint on my feet... oher wonderful scents are my jasmine tea and rose hand cream, and my chocolate body scrub.. isnt it amazing how we pamper ourselves ??

Ruby :) said...
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kimya said...

hEyyyyyyyyyyyy! u not allowed to delete postsSs!!!!!! come on! let me have it :P

fatima :) i am sO addicted to the hand cream! and its in a convenient little cutesy tube that goes wherever i go *giggles*

rUby.. choColate bOdy scrUb? :P
hmm..rOses are tiMeless scents and yessss be foreVer pampered by thineseLF.. anything else is a bonUs:) theres a mint foot scrub to add to that btw, and apricot face wash/scrub and and and..
siGh.. me be a sucker for sensatiOnaL things *lol*

mish said...

hey kim, i love scented stuff,as long as it's not too fruity.
vanilla scents always makes me crave for sweets, :-) but i must admit i'm more in love my perfumes than with creams(because i'm allegic to most of them ;)
Have you tried chocolate scented coffee??? it's an experience ;-)

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saaleha said...

i'm hungry.

kimya said...

hello mish da vinci :)
i know all about ur flavoUred coffees! u tried gettin me addicted, rememberrr :P
but, alas, i am a chAi girl.

a word of advice for anyone whose got a forever-five-year-old the likes of sweeet saaleha in their home:P be sure to keep the strAwberry marshmaLLow bath gOodies safely out of reAch cos the pink gel and white frOth in a single bottle looks delightFully edibLe ;)

mish said...

but i've discovered new coffees, guaranteed to convert you into one of us ;-)

that's good advice, my 2year old niece really did eat my flavoured lip gloss. we should get them the edible stuff, i wonder if it tastes as good as it smells...

btw, not sure i got the Kafka quote. i dont think that words can penetrate that deeply into our souls so that it frees us from ourselves completely.

kimya said...

I chose to send out only a small but effective portion of the Kafka quote. The rest of it appears as:
"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the aXe for the frOzen sea inside us!" (F.Kafka)

i like the suggestion that the iCe is crushable, breakable, movable and the idea of some fluidity..
i like that we might be a work in progress, moving consciously to a greater good, perhaps..

dreamlife asked me a similar thing the other day.. does this answer the question? btw, has anyone seen Zee orbiting the earth recently?/

mish said...

morbid! morbid!
:-)

who's zee????? ;-)

do i know him???? ;-)

Ruby :) said...

yeah, i did mean chocolate body scrub, and its divine..
kimya: is mish your da vinci that painted you the other wknd? when can i meet her ???

Mish: i agree, chocolate coffee is to die for !!!
as for zee: i think he might have gone into space with Anousheh Ansari (see bilal's blogfor details) cos i cant seem to find him anywhere!!!

Fatima said...

ruby, that choc body scrub sounds amazing. i need to find some of that...although i've been using a sugar and marula scrub lately which smells so sweet, that mossies are attracted to me :P jj :)

psst...you can find zee during the evenings hiding on msn messenger.
you didn't hear it from me :P

kimya said...

hmmm.. yes Ruby, miSh is none other than ladY da Vinci.. shes better known as the CEO and creative director of *trumpeTssss*

"VeLvet Ice CreaTiOns"

:P

miSh? I smELL a sweet meEting of blogging diVas?// although the cavalcade of sweet smells might totally corrupt the senses!
*giggles*

Bilal said...

hmm, smelly things?! nah, i cant contribute:P oh wait- bought these cool felt pens for me small sis- each one smells like a fruit! really cool:)

hmm, zee!!! i can just add [anonymously] that he was gone to some farm for a week- is back now so expect some signs of life soon...

Ruby :) said...

Kimya: i am intrigued.. What is TrumpeTsss? and where do u find it?
I think it would be awesome if we can all meet (armed with our sweet smelly stuff and revamp our images (not that it needs revamping, but, pampering)

Bilal: i know those markers you talking about, I have highlighters that smell like grapes and strawberries.. yummy...
as for zee: MSN huh? well, maybe he has an important person (read* Girlfriend*) that he is chatting to.. dont be a cheapskate zee, call her... lol

kimya said...

hey ruBy *lol* the truMpets was meant to aNNounce the title of miSh da vinci's company i.e. Velvet Ice Creations. Bilal.. two things .. lol@farm.. rumour has it, Zee was visiting her majesty the Rain Queen in the mountains of Tzaneen! iMagine that! Royalty! Heres hoping his commisioned a good amount of rain for this season :P and about Lucy? is she a green golf one perchance?

mish said...

we should make plans to hook up
;-)

mish said...

hey kim, i believe we still have some unfinished business :)

Faaiq said...

i like the smell of freshly made coffee/espresso early in the morning... the taste is good as well... but the smell makes me smile. i don't drink coffee all day tho. just 1 cup. then i'll have tea. my fave tea at the moment is rooibos honey. i'll probably have a new favorite next month...
also i received a gift from a friend - cannibus sativa foot cream! it smells just like weed. but i use it cos its natural n stuff. but its not sweet smelling. i don't think that this portion applies to the original post... sorry. ramadaan kareem all :D

zee said...
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zee said...

holy crap!!!!

im getting more action on your blog den on mine! ;))))))

this also now explains why ppl are asking me who's tis mysterious gf im seeing

things become clearer....... :)

kimya said...

Ladies n Gentlemen, on tonites show our guest of honour is the long awaited celeb Super Zee!

WeLcOmE BaCk to PlAnEt EaRtH SuperZee!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL..

SOooo tell us.. who is the nEwbiE gf ;)

Your entire fan club would like to know what couldv caused such ardent neglect!

Ruby :) said...

zee: Thank me.. for letting you know about the latest ZEE discussion forum... and yeah, we all waiting for the updates okay? who is she, where is she from? what does she do? how old is she? what color eyes does she have? basically everything.. IN DETAIL.. cos your fan club has to approve of her first right ladies???