Friday, May 02, 2008

My Name is Tristi ("Hi, Tristi!") and I'm an Addict

And I blame Karlene for the whole thing.

It all began about a year ago when I went to her house to try this new thing she was talking about, this Urban Botanic stuff. I had no idea that I was walking into a Venus Flytrap, that I would get caught and devoured by delicious scents, fabulous products and the ability to create them all myself. I came away intrigued, intoxicated and smelling like a rose -- literally. The first scent I created, "Tristi," is a combination of rose and lemon.

Since that time, I have created "Tristi by Candlelight" (if you're nice to me, you can call it by its nickname, "Candlelight") which is linden blossom and white musk. I've also come up with "Tristi in the Orchard" with a heavy accent of peach, and "Tristi in the Caribbean," with pina colada. (Trust me, if I stood in an orchard or went to the Caribbean, that's exactly what I would smell like.)

Last month, I met with the Beautiful Bodacious Babbling Blogger Babes for lunch at Karlene's house and created two more.

First is "Desert." A combination of cinnamon, vanilla and sandalwood, it's my second favorite behind "Tristi." It's exotic and yet sweet.

But, then I had a problem. It was so fun to make "Desert," and it went by too fast, and I still wanted to play, so I came up with "Indulgence," which mixes pomegranate and frangipani.

My favorite Urban Botanic product is the parfum spray. I put it on and feel like I'm giving myself a present. Four of my created scents are in the parfum spray, one is in bubble bath and one is in shower gel, but soon I'll have all six in parfum spray. I like having a perfume wardrobe. I like having scents that are me, that don't give me a headache or make me sneeze or give me a stomach ache or cost a lot of money.

Karlene, I blame you for this. Now, when can I come over again?

8 comments:

Queen of Chaos said...

Very cool, Tristi! I'm glad you're an addict of this sort- it's a good thing. You won't ever have to worry if you smell or not. teehee

Sorry I've been MIA lately- I've been focused elsewhere these days. I'll try to come by more often. I'm one of your biggest fans and really I need a dose of Tristi in my life often! (((HUGS)))

Karlene said...

Yes, well, us fellow addicts must stick together. I made a fragrance for myself the weekend after our event and called it Summerhaven--grapefruit (so I'll look 10 years younger), pomegranate, with a hint of cinnamon. I LOVE it.

And you can come over anytime. :)

Luisa Perkins said...

Oh, they all sound delicious!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I'm jealous. I've heard so many fun things about Karlene's company, but unfortunately, they don't do parties in Canada yet. I keep bugging her and waiting...

Tamra Norton said...

I'm just wondering if they make you hungry? That peach concoction sounds muy fabuloso!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Tami,

It actually doesn't make me hungry. It's not a 100% fruit smell -- you can tell it's a perfume. But it's not soooo perfumy, it doesn't smell like fruit any more. Does that make no sense at all?

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Ooh, that's sounds awesome. Can you guys come out to Kansas so I can try it out too?

ali said...

I'd like to smell all those for myself! I wonder what "Ali" would smell like. I've always wanted to have my own fragrances - I'm just never very happy with the choices I have at stores.

I hope I get a chance to get addicted someday!

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