Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Smell the Coffee

Coffee lovers, this is for you! 

Yves Saint Laurent's most transgressive fragrance, the spicy oriental "Opium" was reinvented nearly four decades after its initial launch as an addictive, sexy and rock & roll-inspired fragrance marked by the energizing aroma of black coffee. 

Conceived in 2014, "Black Opium," which has since become a fragrance classic, is currently available in eau de toilette, eau de parfum and eau de parfum intense versions. 

And now, there is the new version of this daring fragrance, "Black Opium Neon", which supposedly spotlights a major trend in the worlds of fashion and makeup. Following on from an intense jolt of coffee, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has come up with a perfume to evoke a surprisingly luminous moment in the evening sky, whatever that means! 

Composed by perfumers Nathalie Lorson, Marie Salamagne, Olivier Cresp, and Honorine Blanc, the new eau de parfum offers notes of dragon fruit, which give the fragrance its vibrant color, combined with mandarin orange, citron, sambac jasmine, and orange blossom, before closing with a distinctive accord of coffee – the fragrance’s signature scent – enveloped musk and vanilla absolute. 

Hmmm, what will they conjure up next? 

I’m thinking durian! 

I have already started to wean myself away from Toastmasters. No more this daily addiction to Toastmastering. In fact, my last meetings were on Thursday, where I participated in two meetings @ IJM and Top Glove.

Yesterday, I was in the KL’s side of Old Klang Road to attend the Money & You Toastmasters meeting. I had a speaking opportunity, thanks to Amy Lim.

And I presented my project speech #876 and which was for my last round of the Competent Communication manual #67! It was a CC#5 Your Body Speaks titled Voices in My Head. 

I was voted Best Speaker too. 

Still, I’m reserving special mention for two earnest speakers – it’s not only about me! – Catherine See and Ng Siew Boon who demonstrated good speaking abilities and if given more focused speech coaching, will, in my opinion, turn out to be remarkable orators.

Photos from Monday's meeting:

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