I went to the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) this past Saturday. Among the normal activities of going on rides, visiting fun houses and eating a lot of food (and I mean a lot) I had a chance to visit a few of the buildings; one being the International Building.
There were a lot of vendors carrying just about anything and everything you could imagine. I loved looking around. The Lavender cart was still there - it's been there ever since I was a little kid. You can get fresh lavender and it smells magnificent.
As I was leaving the building, I noticed something shining in the corner of my eye. It made me turn around. A Genie lamp! It was blown glass, and trimmed in gold. I looked up and noticed it was from the Egyptian stand at the Exhibition. When I looked closer I noticed that it was for perfume oil! I did a happy dance...in public!
I have always wanted one of these items, and I was completely blown away at the selection. Beautiful blown glass for perfume oils. These are no longer popular but they are certainly beautiful. Since it was the CNE there was a special, and my arm was twisted really hard! I had no choice but to purchase all four bottles.
I have been keen on making my own perfume for awhile now, so perhaps these bottles are the inspiration I need. When I come up with some interesting recipes, I'll post them.
One thing I know for certain, perfume will feel more special when holding such a pretty bottle.
All the best,