Since the contents of my purse are always changing, I have decided to make this a monthly feature! Please feel free to share the beauty products, reading materials, and random chotchkes lurking in your purse, too!
I have been blessed with an absolute plethora of perfume fairy godparents this month. When a wonderful friend of my mother’s heard that I had started a perfume blog, she sent me about 50 vintage men’s fragrance samples, including the pictured Yves Saint Laurent Live Jazz and Opium Pour Homme. I’ve been interested in Rochas Tocade ever since learning that my boyfriend’s mother wears it, so the lovely Thomas of The Candy Perfume Boy sent me a sample. I finally have the opportunity to try the Ormande Jayne and Sonoma Scent Studio lines, thanks to the samples graciously provided to me by Natalie of Another Perfume Blog and reader Sharon. Kathleen of No Disassemble Charlie No. 5 picked up this sample of Diptyque Eau Rose on her recent New York City trip. Finally, I picked up this tiny size of Kate Walsh Boyfriend at Sephora this week in an effort to forget about the existence of her horrid new Billionaire Boyfriend.
As you can see from the tail, my kitteh Zelda was quite determined to participate in this photo shoot. Just look at the impudent little thing!
Anyway, here we have a copy of the newest Lush Times (which promises a “bigger, better, and sexier” website for their fragrances this February), a brochure for Tel Aviv University study abroad programs that was handed out during Hebrew class, and some virology comics! As regular readers know, one of my favorite study methods is making crudely-drawn comics to help me absorb the material. Here’s a closer view of the virology comics:
For anyone wondering, these adorable spider-like guys are bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria). Fight the economic oppression, little bacteriophages!
This past week was sorority recruitment at Hopkins! Unfortunately for my sorority, Pi Phi, my pitiful social skills did not disqualify me from participating. This delightfully sparkly name tag helped identify me as one of the Pi Phi Angels to the potential new members. While we’re on the subject of sparkly things, the pictured ring is one of my many, many pieces of jewelry by Israeli jeweler Michal Negrin. Her stuff is of surprisingly poor quality (those damn crystals are always falling out), but I can never resist her twee, retro aesthetic. The precious mini packages of coffee are part of a Starbucks sampler set. I’m particularly excited to try the darker Sumatra.