As I’m writing this post, I’m also checking the weather forecast. Temperatures are expected to rise into the high nineties for the next few days. Time to break out more summer-themed perfumes, including a few that are light enough for even the hottest days of July…Continue reading
It’s April…and there isn’t much news to share, other than that my household is staying safe and sound. I hope yours is, too.
And I’m continuing my project of indulging in fragrances that I’d never wear to the office. This is a silver lining of “working from home”…
— T. S. Eliot, The Wasteland (I. The Burial of the Dead)
If you asked me to name my favorite flower, or my favorite floral note in perfume, lilac wouldn’t be the first one I’d name. It might not even appear in my “top five.” Yet every April there’s a day when I have the opportunity to visit the blooming lilac trees in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and I suddenly want to spray myself with a lilac fragrance.
Here are a few recommendations, including three from independent female perfumers and one from a preeminent female “nose.”