It’s Tuesday and it’s Count Basie’s birthday. What fragrance are you wearing?
I’m in good old Dior Eau Sauvage. Tea at the moment is good old Irish Breakfast.
Reminder: on 8/24, in honor of Pluto Demoted Day…
The new Ritual of Holi collection from Rituals is apparently geared at teens, so it must be my inner teen that is after the Shower Flower shower foam that comes out of the canister in the shape of a flower. “Whip up a great time under the shower. The fun starts as soon as you squeeze the bottle, revealing foam in the form of a blooming flower. … Soothing Flamingo Flower and sparkling Pink Grapefruit blend together to throw a fresh and radiant party for your skin. Lovely White Lily and delicious Peach Flower mingle together to create a candy-like fragrance that leaves a sweetness on your skin.” 200 ml for €7.50 at Sephora in France…
As Gabrielle Nevitt explains, dimethyl sulfide is created when krill consume phytoplankton. And some birds in the order Procellariiformes — albatross, petrel, fulmar — are especially good at detecting dimethyl sulfide, perhaps up to 20 kilometres away.
They are called “fishes of the air” because they widely roam the oceans and only come to land to breed.
— Read more at Oceanic birds can smell what the ocean is cooking kilometres away, says U.S. research scientist at Vancouver Sun.
Sure, I’m in Paris, but I wasn’t planning to buy perfume. I have plenty already. Besides, I’d already bought a pair of sandals and some underthings, and my budget was shot. Then I smelled Le Galion L’Ame Perdue, a chypre that would have been right at home on Rita Hayworth’s dressing table. When I discovered I couldn’t buy it in the U.S., I handed over my credit card. This baby was going home with me.
Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux developed L’Ame Perdue. Its notes include lemon, Sicilian green mandarin, cardamom, coriander seeds, white pepper, datura, Egyptian jasmine, jasmine sambac imperial absolute, Bulgarian rose, ylang ylang, red lily, cloves, cinnamon, plum, mirabelle, patchouli, amber, benzoin, balsam of Peru, rosewood, vanilla, honey and oak moss.
L’Ame Perdue is a complex, spicy-fruity chypre with an initial hint of skank and miles of earthy glamour…