Around the time I moved to Buffalo I discovered the ginger peach scented candles at Pier 1 Imports. I am not exaggerating when I say that I wish the entire world smelled like a ginger peach candle. I have spent hundreds of dollars over the years ensuring that my apartment will always smell like ginger peach. To me, ginger peach smells cozy and loving. It is feminine without being flowery, and spicy without smelling like you stuck your face in a bowl of potpourri. Ginger peach is also the smell of long practice sessions. At some point in my life I developed the habit of lighting a candle when I practice. I know, it's cheesy, but the practice candle makes me happy. I love how the more I practice, the better my apartment smells. I love returning to my apartment after being away for the afternoon, and having an olfactory confirmation that I have been working hard. I love that people who visit my apartment associate me with the smell of ginger peach. I love ginger peach candles.
I am sure you can see where this is going.....
Pier 1 Imports has discontinued ginger peach candles. Why would they do that? Who doesn't love the delicious smell of ginger peach? Why didn't you people buy ginger peach candles?
I once remarked to Amelie that I would no sooner go without toilet paper than go without ginger peach candles. This is how seriously I take these candles. This is how important they are to me and my life.
I feel I must take a stand.
So, until Pier 1 Imports starts stocking ginger peach candles, I will not be using toilet paper. Please join me in this silent demostration. If I can't have the sweet smell of ginger peach, we shall all wallow in the putrid stench of protest.
*Update* I just checked the Pier 1 website. It seems my two minute protest has worked! Ginger Peach candles are available for purchase online. Thank goodness.