her favorite flowers

Perfumes of Old Hollywood Actresses

Ava Gardner: Acqua di Parma Colonia, Fracas, Tabu, Jungle Gardenia, was photographed with Mitsouko; Reporter recalled her perfume being intoxicating, French and exotic (smells like Fracas, no?); She would also spritz perfume in a pathway leading to her room after fights with Frank Sinatra to let him know she was ready to make up.

Anouk Aimee: Guerlain Apres L’ondee

Vivien Leigh: Joy by Jean Patou (was said to stop to pick up a bottle while touring; gifted perfume by Dior.

Marilyn Monroe: Chanel N5, Joy by Jean Patou, Fracas; was said to take ice baths with drops of perfume.

Elizabeth Taylor: Femme Rochas, Bal a Versaille, Givenchy L’interdit (in honor of friend Audrey Hepburn), White Diamonds (and her other fragrances, presumably), said she liked to mix several perfumes before she came out with her own line; Colin Farrell said “Violet Eyes” smells as he remembers her smelling.

Rita Hayworth: Shalimar, Arpege, Fracas; collected perfume.

Brigitte Bardot: Jicky by Guerlain, Vent Vert by Balmain, Fracas.

Catherine Deneuve: Chanel N5, N19 and N22, Guerlain L’Heure Bleu and Chamade, Frederic Malle Iris Poudre, Carnal Flower, Eau de Magnolia, and Lipstick Rose, Serge Lutens Fleur d’Oranger, Un Lys, and Rose de Nuit, Annick Goutal Sables,  Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire for Her (originally created for her).

Grace Kelly: Creed Fleurissimo (made for her wedding, inspired by her bouquet), Jean Patou Joy,

Claudia Cardinale: L’Air du Temps

Claudette Colbert: Vol de Nuit

Audrey Hepburn: Givenchy L’interdit (created for her), Creed Spring Flower (created for her), Guerlain Chamade, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Femme Rochas, Ivorie Balmain (original)

Gloria Swanson: Joy, Youth Dew, Narcisse Noir

Ingrid Bergman: Guerlain Mitsouko

Jane Russell: Chanel Coco

Jayne Mansfield: Lanvin My Sin, Arpege, Shiaperelli Shocking

Jean Harlow: Mitsouko by Guerlain

Joan Collins: Guerlain Shalimar and Jicky

Joan Crawford: Youth Dew, Jungle Gardenia

Lana Turner: L'air du Temps

Lauren Bacall: loved Diptyque scents, especially L'Ombre dans L'Eau

Marlene Dietrich: Fracas, Tabac Blond, Bandit, Vole du Nuit

Mary Pickford: Crepe De Chine, Joy, Patou

Olivia de Havilland: Joy

Sophia Loren: Irisia, Diva (I also read she wore Shalimar)

Natalie Wood: Jungle Gardenia by Tuvache (her favorite flowers were gardenias)

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Headcanon: Dragon Age Inquisition Romanced Characters during St. Valentine’s day

Cullen: he organizes a wonderful dinner in the gazebo in the garden, after asking Josephine to keep the place just for him and his Inquisitor. The Inquisitor thinks that’s the present, but he smiles, blushing and rubbing his neck, holding out a packet. It’s wrapped simply, with a little bunch of her favorite flowers carefully tied there. “I hope you like it, I wasn’t sure… I can buy you something different if you don’t like it!”. Inside an exquisite leather bag, there is compass “For when you’re far away, so you’ll always find your way back to me.” he explains, smiling while she kisses him.

Cassandra: she blushes furiously, handing out to the Inquisitor a little packet, clumsily wrapped in an adorably cheesy pink paper printed with hearts. “It’s just a little thing.” she mumbles, shifting on her feet “If you don’t like it, tell me. I wasn’t sure what you might prefer.”. It’s a book. A book of love poems. Her own copy. The inscription tells simply “To my beloved.”, but the Inquisitor knows she spent hours thinking about it, pouring all her affection in the words.

Dorian: he gives the Inquisitor his present during the breakfast, as if it isn’t such a matter. But he’s holding his breath, and when his amatus opens his mouth, surprised and delighted, Dorian is radiant. In an elegant jewelry box, there is a solid gold bracelet, composed of two snakes wrapped together “I enchanted it.” Dorian smiles, smug “It’ll keep you warm when you are in cold places and vice versa. And look inside!” he urged. Where he points there is a single word “Together”.

Blackwall: of course he has carved something. It’s a little chest, easily transportable during her travels. He has surely worked for weeks, the Inquisitor realizes, looking at the complicated arabesques carved all over it. “I thought you might like something useful.” he explains, with an embarassed laugh. Inside, the wooden trunk has different compartments, and a secret one that he shows excited. Carefully carved in the precious wood, it’s written “My heart lies in your hands.”.

The Iron Bull: he gives to the Inquisitor two gifts. The first one is for both of them and the Inqusitor smirks seeing the complicated underwear, all laces and buckles. “Well, this is just for you instead, kadan.”. It’s a little dragon, made by a shining ruby. As little as the sculture is, it’s extraordinary detailed, but the Inquisitor can’t recognise the race. Bull smiles “It’s not one of the ones we fought. This is you. Well, you as I think you’d be in that form.”.

Solas: the packet is perfectly wrapped, with a sober cream paper. He smirks, when the Inquisitior opens it, finding an agenda. It’s handcrafted, with the Inquisitor’s favourite flowers dried and pressed on the cover. Inside, he has left some pages for her to full as she prefers, but the others are drawn. Flowers, scene from ancient places, and suddenly her portrait. She’s beautiful, radiant, and he caresses slowly her face “It’s how I see you, venhan.”.

Sera: she is super nervous, almost throwing her present to the Inquisitor. It’s a series of little notes, carefully tied with strings in the Inquisitor’s favorite color, placed inside a basket full of fresh flowers. “Look, I don’t say smoochy things. So I wrote them.” she mutters, blushing. Every note has a compliment or a witty consideration about the Inquisitor. Sera kisses her “I wrote everything I like about you.”.

Josephine: she has a little present, of course, a marvellous embroided new coat for them when they travel, but her true gift is a day to spend together. They have a lovely pic nic full of smiles, kisses and delicious dishes she serves personally. Josephine has made sure to have cooked all the Inquisitor’s favorite foods, as a bottle of the finest Antivan wine is ready to be shared.    “I thought the most precious present is giving you a break from our busy life.” she blushes, kissing their cheek.

A Concept

One day Ladybug mentions how her favorite flower is *insert some rare blossom here* and Chat knows he has to get her a bouquet. So he goes home thinking he’ll just stop by the florist the next day and pick one up. Easy right?

Wrong.

Adrien goes around to no less than 14 flower shops before realizing that not one florist in Paris even stocks those types of flowers because they only grow wild and are not typically seen as desirable for bouquets because they are considered weeds. Disappointed but not undeterred, Adrien takes matters into his owns hands, scouring every park and garden and patch of green earth he can find until he manages to scrounge up a bursting bouquet’s worth of the elusive flower, which he presents to Ladybug the next time they meet up for patrol.

He’s got thorn pricks in his fingertips, a sore ankle from falling into a riverbed, and a mean case of poison ivy, but none of that matters when Ladybug lights up with a brilliant smile when she sees her gift.

(She gives him a kiss on the cheek)

(Chat silently screams)

(He ends up finding a way to grow *insert same rare flower here* in his yard so he can bring one to Ladybug every week)

I’ve never done an ‘Imagine’ before so please bear with me. This little idea wouldn’t leave my head so I had to write it.

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Imagine you being best friends with Tony and Clay. You’re the one girl who’s either oblivious to all the cute boys around you and/or you’re the one girl who brushes off all flirtatious comments thrown at you. However, there is one boy who’s truly interested in you and he finally decides to make it known when Valentine’s Day rolls around.

Jeff X Reader

Walking through the school hall, you wrinkle your nose at the red and pink paper hearts adorning the walls. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and posters advertise dollar carnations so you can buy your Valentine all he/she deserves. It’s not that you have anything against the Hallmark holiday, it’s just.. all so pink and definitely not one of your favorite colors.

You make it to gym, pasting on a frown as you trudge inside. Making a beeline for the coach, you pass over a note and wait patiently as it’s read. The coach scoffs, you bite back a smirk and then trudge over to the bleachers when the coach grunts in acknowledgement of having read the note before waving you off. When you stomp halfway up said bleachers, you let your book bag fall with a content sigh before laying down on your stomach on one of the bleacher seats while pillowing your head atop your crossed arms. 

“You look cozy,” you hear Tony’s familiar voice say. “What excuse is it this time?”

“Killer cramps and a heavy flow. I enjoy grossing out the coach.” Cracking open an eye, you see Tony decked out in gym wear sitting right in front of you, grinning. “Having a vagina really has it’s perks.”

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(okokok my gayness spiked today so bare with me)


Imagine Kara seeing Lena’s apartment for the first time and feeling totally crushed by the lack of warmth and pictures or anything that would make the space feel like home…

Imagine a flustered Lena when Kara brings a polaroid camera next time they see each other. It takes Kara a couple of tries to get a decent shot of of both of them smiling and laughing. She later frames most of them and sends them to Lena as a present

Imagine Kara listening carefully to everything Lena says, her favorite colors, flowers, favorite movies and than later deciding to drop off a vase with preserved plumerias she spent a lot of time searching for online.. plumerias are rare and these wont die

Imagine Kara finally convincing Lena to come watch a movie at her apartment, their legs brushing, their hearts skipping at every accidental touch and Lena leaving half asleep with the blanket still over her shoulders cause it was cold that night.

Or these things happening over and over again, Kara giving Lena stuff she thought the brunette would like, giving her a piece of her heart with it as well..

Imagine the two entering Lena’s apartment after their first official date and Kara catching a glimpse of the blanket on the couch, or seeing her face on the pictures neatly placed on Lena’s bookshelf.. her smile widening and her heart picking up the pace as Lena leans in and asks Kara with her eyes for the permission to kiss her, Kara closing the distance between them without hesitating..

Imagine Kara realizing Lena has given her more than she ever thought possible and that she could definitely get used to this thing called love

Squip Squad's Prom Night

More squip squad headcanons because why not here’s the squad at prom ✨

-Michael asks Jeremy in the nerdiest way possible by getting him dozens of flowers and singing him an 80′s love song

-he’d do it in private tho bc he wants the moment to be shared with just the two of them 

-Jake wants to prove to everyone that he’s brave enough to ask Rich to prom rather than the other way around

-the squad teases him like “you’re always so nervous to ask Rich out on dates you’re never gonna do it” so it becomes his mission to ask Rich first

-the boy is sO NERVOUS LIKE “RICH YOU’RE A REALLY COOL GUY CAN YOU COME WITH ME TO PROM OR WHATEVER” and he shoves Rich’s favorite chocolates in his face before burying his face in his jacket

-of course he says yes and jumps on his boyfriend to cover him in kisses

-Brooke asks Chloe by stopping by her house with an arrangement of her favorite flowers and favorite frozen yogurt flavor (of course) and has Jenna film Chloe’s reaction

-Chloe would actually start crying and tells Jenna to stop filming bc she can’t stop herself from crying over how much she loves Brooke

-Christine doesn’t really want to go with anyone special, but she notices Jenna doesn’t have a ticket and looks really sad (mostly bc Jenna feels really insecure about hanging out w everyone and thinking that no one wants her there) so she runs over excited and is like “hey Jenna!! I noticed you didn’t buy a ticket to prom yet!! Wanna go with me and the squad?? It’ll be super fun I promise! We can hang out together!!” and Jenna’s just kinda like ???? “whatever sure” 

-at prom, Jeremy arrives in a bow tie while Michael wears a worn down jacket from the 90′s and a tie and he drives them there in his car

-Rich, Jake, Brooke, and Chloe arrive together in Brooke’s mom’s car

-Christine wants to give Jenna the best night ever since she was feeling so down and insecure about going that she rents the two of them their own limo

-after a while at prom, Jeremy starts to get nervous with all the people and both Jeremy and Michael get bored anyways so they leave a few hours early

-they go home, get in their pjs and get stoned together while happily falling asleep in each other’s arms

-back at prom, everyone’s dancing super hard, but Christine notices Jenna off by herself on her phone looking very uncomfortable

-Christine goes to ask what’s wrong, but Jenna doesn’t feel like talking about it, so Christine decides to cheer her up by suggesting they pull pranks on everyone on prom

-they’re little harmless pranks like putting a fake bug in someone’s cup, or tapping someone’s shoulder and quickly running away but they cheer Jenna up and she ends up having an amazing time anyways

-Rich notices what they’re doing and decides he wants in, but takes it way too far by doing insane pranks (pulling down people’s pants, telling people their car was set on fire, etc)

-the entire time he’s pulling his pranks, Christine and Jenna are just like “RICH OH MY GOD N O”

-Rich is the one kid who ends up spiking the punch bowl

-Brooke and Chloe eventually get bored of dancing as well and end up hiding in the storage closet kissing and just talking to each other the rest of the night

-Rich and Jake have the most fun dancing the entire night, but about an hour before prom is over, Rich gets caught pantsing someone and gets kicked out, so everyone decides to leave early because of him

If someone drew any of these scenarios I would literally cry of happiness 

Introvert and Extrovert: A Tom Holland Imagine

in which y/n loves flowers and Tom is her outgoing boyfriend who doesn’t know what to get her for her birthday. 

Since they had started dating, Tom knew of Y/N felt about flowers. She’d “ooh” and “ahh” at the floral arrangements playlist on Instagram, stop at the farmers market on Thursdays after class to bring home whichever bouquet spoke to her. Her camera roll was filled with blossoms and florets she’d saw when out and about, her apartment was going to be swallowed whole by the ivy she’d hung from the ceiling. Tom had taken to naming the several potted plants she had around too but often forgot when he’d called them so he’d have to come up with new names which would earn a soft laugh from her.

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veritatem inquirendam [seek the truth] (frank castle)

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(original request: AU in which Frank is younger, and he and reader are college students. There’s a heated debate in class and everyone disagrees with Frank except the reader. After that, Frank starts paying more attention to the reader and hanging out with her after class, until he realizes he’s falling in love but she has no idea he is until her best friend tells her.)

(this is terrible i LOVE college frank i love this soft soft boy. what a nerd. i hate him. no warnings on this one except mentions of food and some sexism early in the story!!!)

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The professor is wrong. She knows it, but she can’t say it. You can’t say “you’re fucking wrong” in front of a classroom of fourty kids. Instead of speaking her mind, she bites her tongue and clicks the cap of her pen up and down, up and down, trying to tune out the professor’s voice.

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Headcanon list

I just all of a sudden had an idea for a heartbreaking and fluffy headcanon for King Thrandy of Sasswood (it’s kind of legolas x reader if you want it to be) but it’s worth reading I promise:

• Thranduil and his queen had a girl before having Legolas

• She was a lively and bright elleth that loved nature and the woods

• Her dad tried getting her into diplomatic stuff since she was the firstborn of the family and would eventually take over Mirkwood one day but she found it boring “because you can’t play with mr. elk and negotiate a peace treaty between two kingdoms at the same time, ada!”

• So when she was supposed to be alongside Thranduil in meetings to learn how to be a good and regal councilwoman, she would sneak out with her mom (who was totally on board) and run to the gardens where she was taught how to make a flower crown

• She instantly fell in love with it and made a dozen of them to bring back Thranduil because she could see how the stress was getting to him and wanted to make him happy

• After the meeting where Thrandy is looking for her, she runs up to him, beaming with a dozen crowns draped on her arms and one placed lopsidedly upon her head

• She gets a light reprimanding from him because “you’re going to be running this kingdom one day, and I’m not leaving Mirkwood in the hands of an elleth who can’t take things seriously!”

• Thranduil’s wife scolding him and telling him that “she just wanted to make you happy!” while his daughter bows her head in shame, drops the crowns and walks back to her room

• His daughter decides that she’s going to stop at nothing to make her ada smile again and works hard to break his stone facade and basically perfects the art of flower crowns in the process

• The garden is utterly and completely destroyed by the end of it but Thrandy’s wife grins and encourages her to “keep on going, you’re doing great!”

• Daily she brings them to him, hoping for at least a tiny hint of a smile on his lips, but all she gets is a “not now, my dear” or a heavy exhale mixed with fatigue and slight disappointment

• One night, she slips past the guards and wanders into the forest to find more flowers but is abducted and ultimately killed by orcs in the process

• Thrandy is grief stricken and watches her slowly become one with the forest

• He places a bouquet of her favorite flowers every day

• After a bit of a dry spell in his relationship with his wife, they get a bit friskay one night and she’s pregnant with another baby (this time it’s Legolas)

• Him internally promising to himself to never let this child go and to protect him to the best of his ability

• Thranduil never tells Legolas about the sister that he had because he’s still not over it and comes up with an excuse and a story about why he goes to the garden every day

• Over the years, after his wife dies and Legolas grows up and gets married, his wife tells him that she’s pregnant with a girl

• Him being ecstatic and telling his father right away

• After the child is born, Thranduil takes one look at the child and notices how much she resembles his lost daughter in how she moves and the sounds she makes

• Him tearing up and Legolas and his wife getting really concerned because “you didn’t even cry at our wedding!”

• Him being almost oddly attached to their daughter and loving her so much

• He spoils her rotten and takes care of her whenever Legolas and his wife are off somewhere on a mission or a trip

• Legolas’ wife taking her daughter through a stroll in the gardens and telling her stories of braiding flowers into her dad’s hair and making flower crowns for him and plopping crown after crown on his head while he was sitting “in tune with nature”

• Her getting strangely excited about flower crowns and asking “is that what grandpa wears every day?”

• Her mom laughing and asking her if she wants to learn how to make one

• Them spending the whole entire afternoon making flower crowns for Legolas and Thranduil

• Legolas’ daughter jumping into Thrandy’s tired arms and giving him a bear hug after a long day in the throne room discussing politics

• Her beaming, offering a flower crown to him, barely intact and practically falling apart as a “cheer up gift”

• His eyes tearing up and remembering his daughter and how she would make him crowns every single day for the same exact purpose

• Him taking off his crown, placing it on a nearby table while she puts it lopsidedly on his head, grinning with eyes shining like beams of morning light as she asks him if he likes it

• A single tear running down his cheek as he tells her quietly that he loves it

• Him holding her in an embrace for a record amount of time, quietly sobbing into her shoulder while she remains quiet and hugs him as tight as she can

• She brings a new crown to him every single day in the morning so he can wear it while working

• His crown collecting dust as he, day after day, no matter how terrible they might look, puts each crown on his head and prepares for the day ahead of him

• Guards and other elves looking at him in a peculiar fashion while eyeing the crown on his head that is both way too small and barely holding itself together suspiciously but knowing better than to ask questions

• Him raising an eyebrow and asking them, “problem?” every time he gets a weird look

• Them quickly apologizing and running off to do business while silently reprimanding themselves for staring at the king for too long

• Legolas’ daughter loving grandpa Thrandy with all of her being and not telling a single soul that she witnessed him crying

My North Star (pt 11)

Previous Parts:  Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10

Genre: Angst, angst, some more angst. Oh I guess some fluff?

Pairing: Jin x Reader (ft. Hoseok)

Summary: You were in love with your best friend, the one constant in your life. But what happens when a new girls comes along? And a new guy tries to win your heart?


Jin’s business trip was going by incredibly slow. Every second, he wished he could go back to being by your side. Although he knew better, he still woke up every day thinking that was the day you would wake up….and it killed him knowing he couldn’t be there in case you did miraculously wake up. 

When his trip did end, however, he rushed back to the hospital. But much to his surprise, he found your bed empty. He immediately thought of the worst case scenario, but one of the nurses quickly assured him that you had in fact woken up and that you were discharged a few days before. 

Jin couldn’t contain his happiness and even forgot about why he wasn’t notified beforehand. All his prayers were getting answered, and now he had his chance to make you his for the rest of his life. 

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Essays in Existentialism: Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s day coming up, how about a themed Clarke and Lexa story?

The hospital swirled with the quiet steady of patients and doctors, all taking their time getting anywhere at all. Nurses stations filled with deliveries of bouquets and cards and chocolates, while the halls were littered with cardboard hearts and babies with little wings and bows. Reds and pinks of every shade and color turned the fifth floor into a haven of sappiness and commercial love.

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anonymous asked:

Genji and Angela in an arrange marriage maybe?

Soooo like Princess Angela and the son of an Emperor, am I right?


Princess

Gency. AU. Fluff. Angst. Hurt/Comfort. 


One day. He only has one more day of freedom and of his own choices. Father says he should be proud, happy to be serving the clan as such. But as many times as Hanzo likes to label him, Genji is not a fool. The second son has very little value. A pawn to be married off in deals with other clans and empires.

The King and Queen sit across from them. Tall and graceful. Somehow, they convey respect without that air of fear. Their guards are of bright colors and small weapons. His eyes keep straying to the girl sitting at their side. Her foreign, blonde hair rare among his people.

The Princess.

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