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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve - What's That Smell?

This was going to be a charming end of the year post.
I was going to write something eloquent and moving.
Something that might possibly bring a tear to your eye.
Instead something brought a tear to my eye.

You see,
I have these tiny little old, old, old perfume bottles.
They are in this cool old French Box.
I got the hare-brained idea
to clean one of them out
to make something.
You know they are really old because of their names.
This one is called
Let's think about that, shall we?
Let's not.
I don't wish to wear anything on my skin
with the smell described as
So you know it's really, really old.
I chose this one.
It was all dark brown inside and nasty looking.
I filled it with water.
I scraped out the white gooky stuff 
from around the sides.
It hit me.
The smell.
Oh, Lordy,
the smell.
To describe this smell
I would use the term
house of ill repute shall we say.
But then, that's insulting
to the French
to a house of ill repute.
would EVER
want to smell like this.
and yet....
I do!
It's on my hands.
It's in my kitchen.
It seems to be permanent!!!!!!!!!
A quick look on Google
and I decide to try 
white vinegar to clean the bottle.
Now I have some sort of 
a white pasty residue inside the bottle.
My kitchen smells like a 
house of ill repute
that has been
eating salad.
Or dyeing Easter Eggs.
Or perhaps,

I'm leaving now
to see if
I can purchase some
Skunk Off.
I'm hoping it helps.
Hope you have a great New Year's Eve.

(terrific...I can smell it on the computer mouse)


Amanda said...

Um...hate to break it to you, mom...but it's perfume. It's not going to come off easily.

Love, your charming daughter.

Cher' Shots said...

I see you got yourself into a funny-but-not-so-funny situation! Who knew such small bottles could cause such a stench?! Time to simmer some cinnamon sticks! Good luck!
p.s. Love your "Charming Daughter's" comment!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! Ummm....good luck with the odor removal. Maybe a clothespin on your nose will get you through this?

Just found you blog and I'm delighted! Signed on as your newest follower!

Róisín said...

Those bottles are beautiful! But I do know what you mean about the smell, my gran used to have some just like that and I remember as a kid sneaking into her room and breaking one by accident. There was no covering that up! Anyway missus, I hope you have a lovely fragrant new year and all the best for 2011!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are SO funny! LOL! Maybe they should call it Ho! HO! Ho! ;-)

Happy New Year, Kathy!



Dar said...

The Parfums De Franc I'll pass but the hunkering down with a good book and hot toddy sound perfect.
This time of year of Cleaning Nooks and Crannies seem to help pass time until spring.
My first time here and yes, I will be around. I like what I see and read. I came from my sis' corner, CherShots.