The Smell of Wet Wood

For a long time, beginning in my teens, my signature smell was vanilla. I’d read The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter for school and became obsessed with the detail that Mick Kelly would wear “a drop of vanilla”… Read More

Sensitivity Strategy

As I mentioned back at the end of December, I’ve amassed a substantial collection of perfume over the past few years, thanks to reading blog reviews and books and purchasing samples from a variety of online shops. Choosing… Read More

A Smell for the End of the Year

I don’t remember myself as being an overly girly little girl. Mostly, I was a show-off. So, if a dress or other frilly thing helped me show off more effectively, then that was great. But I don’t recall… Read More