A few weeks ago I was off into the wild blue yonder, again. This time to watch my son Jonah compete in his last session of ski racing for school. I was flying to Cooma, NSW, on a tiny craft, so baggage was light. Included in my carry-on was my latest Juliette has a Gun
fragrance obsession, Romantina
with refills ($80 for the container and $80 for the refills, www.libertineparfumerie.com.au
). It's a unique musky scent with a blend of orange blossom, jasmine, rose, iris and osmanthus, with a hint of patchouli and vanilla. I had it in an easy-to-reach place because I was so keen to test it out on the slopes.
Having been caught repeatedly with shoes riddled with metal
, I wore “sensible” snow- friendly wedge boots that I bought in Innsbruck. With their help I sailed through the scanner and expected my carry-on to do the same; and then it dawned on me that the reason the scanning machine had come to a shuddering halt was that it'd picked up my “bullet” fragrance container.
Yikes. Even though it's totally innocent, I felt strangely guilty. I gushingly explained that it's a really cool
French fragrance case. The guards took pity on me, saying that I'd have to remove the top of the case and have it rescanned.
Sadly, I complied.
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