Welcome to the weekly Perfume Chat Room, perfumistas! I envision this chat room as a weekly drop-in spot online, where readers may ask questions, suggest fragrances, tell others their SOTD, comment on new releases or old favorites, and respond to each other. The perennial theme is fragrance, but we can interpret that broadly — I’ve been known to write on this blog about biryani, one of my favorite dishes to eat and one I am still learning to make! (If you have a great recipe for it, please share!).
This is meant to be a kind space, so please try not to give or take offense, and let’s all agree to disagree when opinions differ. In fragrance as in life, your mileage may vary! YMMV.
Today is February 8, and the weather where I am (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) is gray, cloudy, and damp. But the first daffodils are up and in bloom, in my garden and around the city, their yellow faces like bright little suns against a still-brown winter landscape. I will be heading out soon to go to a writers’ workshop; it’s a group of about 10 people, meeting in a member’s smallish living room, so I’ll wear a fragrance that won’t overwhelm or distract. I think I’ll go with Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’ Smudge Nebula, which I have in both room spray and oil rollerball. From the DSH Perfumes website:
Crossing space and many miles, an idea was co-created that would speak to both worlds: the dry dust of the Southwest US and the lush humidity of Japan with the purpose of combining the spiritual and aesthetic atmosphere of both to make a specialized ‘energy clearing’ spritz and oil essence.
Dawn calls it an “Eau de Protection”, to be used for “for clearing rooms, blessing spaces, gems, and people with one journey through the mist.” (She means clearing rooms in the sense of clearing the rooms’ energy, not overpowering others with one’s perfume!). So bless this space, and the writers’ workshop, and all of you! What are you wearing this weekend?