In the city where I live, there is a plant conservatory which I visit often. They have a collection of Amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, plants there. Recently, one of them bloomed! This may not sound too exciting at first; however, this event was only the 3rd time in all of Canada that one of these plants had bloomed so it is a rare event! Because it is a rainforest plant, it rarely blooms in cultivation. Also, the flower itself was 6'8" tall, only stayed open for a few days, and smelled like rotting meat! The conservatory stayed open all night on the day it bloomed so more people could come to see it and, as a plant enthusiast, I had to go! I decided to get dressed up in something with a floral print, despite the fact that it was pretty darn cold out for "spring".
FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
CHEEKS: MAC Mineralize Blush in Sakura.
LIPS: MAC Lipgelee in Shift to Pink.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: MAC Vex, Sugarpill Magnetric, Voulez Vous from the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette, and L'Oreal Accentuated Taupe quad.
Liners: Geisha Ink and UD Woodstock.
Mascara: Clinique High Impact.
Dress and Scarf: Le Chateau
Shoes: Hand-Bejewelled by my friend.
The people at the conservatory have named the plant "Putrella". When I got to see her, she didn't smell as strongly as she apparently does when she first opens. I would describe the smell as a combination of a sulfurous odour mixed with the smell of lunch meat that has been sitting in a closed container at room temperature for several weeks. Gross!
Any other plant enthusiasts out there? Have you ever seen one of these flowers before?