There used to be a little shop in Tacoma, WA that let you mix your own perfume. They had dozens of jars of scents that you could combine droplets of to take home. I was fucking brilliant at it… I made a few jars as gifts for friends and just found one in my room. I can’t remember what went into it - possibly a base of magnolia or gardenia, but whatever it was is fucking heavenly. I usually dislike artificial flower smells, but this? This is some kind of nose sorcery. I keep going back to sniff it.
I think that shop closed down, but if anyone knows other places that let you do this for cheap, let me know?
the japanese garden and the pagoda. this was taken in january of 2010. and sadly, some punk ass decided to set fire to this beautiful building a year later. the structure is there, but the damage is very severe.