Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri: Why Must You Be Limited-Edition?

The fragrance industry is notorious for churning out limited-edition juices based on their bestselling perfumes as a safe way to turn product. (I railed on the trend years ago in a post called Fragrance Makers of the World, Stop Being So Damn Lazy.)

Most of the time, the offshoots are forgettable and fleeting: in stores for about three months, splashed on the page of every magazine for a hot minute, and then consigned to the dusty annals of beauty history. But every once in a while a perfume squeaks through that really gets my attention, tantalizes my nose, and makes me fall in love.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri is one of those exceptions.

New Beginnings

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about new beginnings. So much has happened in my life in the past 12 months–hell, the past 12 days!–that I’m not yet able to publicly talk about. For many people, this might not be the worst thing in the world, but for a chronic over-sharer like me, it’s torture. Being unable to share–not just trumpet the good, but also work through the bad–feels like being gagged. There’s a flip side, however: it forces me to dig deep, evaluate things privately, talk Erik’s ear off, and work through things offline–you know, in the real world, not just the digital one.

I’ve written at length the past few months about my blogging discontent, the decisions I’ve made to change it, and my excitement over finally relaunching this site (Today! Welcome!). Because of said happenings, I’m not able to post daily for the time being, a trend I see continuing into 2015. At first, this panicked me, but then I realized it would likely be a good thing. Rather than spinning my wheels, posting about this beauty launch and that pretty celeb (things you can discuss more economically on Twitter), all because…well, that’s what a beauty blogger is supposed to write about…

I can write about what I WANT to write about.