Why is 'chrysanthemum' the best word ever?

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When: Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 2008.

What: Pretty chrysanthemum print wrap dress by BCBG Max Azria, with black tights and dark brown socks layered under my Donald J. Pliner boots. Vintage onyx pendant, feathered headband from Target.

Scent: Today was an Agent Provocateur day. Hopefully, we all know the brand. It's the classic scent, described as "a modern classic combining saffron oil from India, Egyptian Jasmine and Vetivert from Haiti amongst other exotic elements." It's nice enough. When I first received it, I didn't quite get enough sexy from it, but it's definitely not sugary sweet. There is that. (Things that aren't "supposed" to get sweet or powdery often become that way as a result of some cursed skin chemistry of mine.) It goes on a bit sharply, but perhaps the jasmine smooths it out and makes it the scent equivalent of a sexy, dirty look across a crowded room. Not hostile, but not very nice, either.