Smelly So Good

I'm a major smell person - I love perfumes, candles, soaps, etc. A couple months ago, I was in Ulta with my friend Brandy (who is also a product junkie like myself); and we were sniffing every single godforsaken a couple of perfumes, and I across "Miss Dior."

It was love at first sniff.

So when Christmas came, and I opened a box of this Natalie Portman endorsed perfume, I was absolutely delighted to add this to my not-so-little collection of amazing smelling things.

Miss Dior Perfume
Miss Dior Perfume

And props to Dior - their packaging is so pretty, and feminine! Nordstrom's description of the scent was "Italian mandarin essence, Egyptian jasmine absolute, Indonesian patchouli essence."

Look, I have no idea what "patchouli" is, but it smells damn good. Personally, I think it's the perfect "going on a date" perfume. The likeable scent sticks solidly for a good 4-5 hours, and it goes on light so that it's not overpowering a room.

Men - I know it's a little early, but if you have a lady in your life that wears perfume - this would make an awesome Valentine's gift! Ulta doesn't seem to have it on their site at this moment, but Nordstrom does. And if she doesn't like the smell of patchouli, then dump her.


Dana Podgurski

Hi everyone! I'm Dana Podgurski! 

I'm a foot in the mouth, tongue in cheek, head in the clouds, and heart on the sleeve kind of gal. I live for new experiences, but am a total sucker for nostalgia at the same time. I'm tough as nails, but am a complete softie for all things kids and animal related. I fly by the seat of my pants, and live for adventure. But I firmly believe that adventure is a mindset that one's self determines.

For work, I am a marketer through and through. Bringing brands to life, and content marketing are passions of mine. Many would consider what I do as nerdy, but I seriously dig it. I have been doing marketing contract work for years, and appreciate the variety it brings, and the relationships I've developed with my clients. To check out my work portfolio, or if you're interested in a partnership, click here.

For fun I love to create - writing/blogging, photography, and painting are my main three mediums of doing so. Feeling good and healthy is also high on my list, as it really lends itself to making everything more enjoyable. So I maintain a very active lifestyle, eat pretty healthy, and am outdoors as much as I can be. And if my blog didn't make it abundantly clear, I absolutely LOVE to travel. I spend any extra money I have on plane tickets, and feel so fortunate to have been to several amazing destinations both domestically and internationally. There's nothing more fulfilling than coming home from a trip and adding a been-there-pin to my map.