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Lubin 1912

1912

Hello! Last week was my 10th week of isolation/lockdown/work-from-home and I’m taking more walks outside to do local errands, etc. (wearing a mask!) but it’s still a very small and solitary radius of activity for me. I’m missing my favorite haunts (and the people who share them with me) more and more.

In that spirit, I’ve been wearing a few fragrances named for places I’m not able to go right now!

Gallivant Brooklyn

Gallivant Brooklyn

Until five years ago, my travel into Brooklyn was sporadic, determined by social gatherings or studio visits or the occasional concert. Then I started working in Brooklyn. Now I miss it, and I don’t know when I’ll be back.

Gallivant’s Brooklyn is an urban citrus-spice fragrance that perfectly suits a warm night out for cocktails with friends.

For more info, take a look back at my review for Now Smell This.

J et M Stilettos

Jul at Mad Stilettos on Lex

I don’t spend as much time on the Upper East Side as I did when I worked there, but I still head up and over for visits to museums and perfume boutiques and Bloomingdale’s.

I might not be someone who ever wears stilettos, but I love elegant rose-violet perfumes, and Jul et Mad created a beauty with this one.

You can find my review on Now Smell This here.

Bond no 9 Union Square

Bond no. 9 Union Square

Confession: I bought this for the Warhol bottle. (I have the variation at lower left in the image above.) I can’t say I’m a big fan of the fragrance itself, which smells a lot like Clinique Happy.

But I miss Union Square (the Greenmarket!) and the surrounding neighborhood (The Strand! Old Town Bar!), so I gave this one a nostalgic spritz anyway.

I haven’t reviewed this one, but you can find the original launch announcement here, on NST.

CBIHP At the Beach

CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach 1966

Mr. Professor and I usually spend a long weekend “down the shore” in May, just before the summer rates go into effect, to celebrate our anniversary. We couldn’t do it this year, obviously, so I’ll be creating my own personal beach-y atmosphere with scents like this one.

Robin reviewed At the Beach on NST; see here!

Rose America

Une Nuit Nomade Rose America (Une Nuit a Montauk)

I also have fond memories of a long-ago weekend in Montauk and I hope we’ll go back someday. I recently uncovered a partially used sample of this fresh, sea-inspired rose perfume and it was just what I needed at the moment.

I reviewed it for NST in 2017.

Do you have a favorite place-inspired perfume that’s cheering you up these days? Feel free to share in the comments!