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 21, and tonight I will have the privilege of hearing the great American poet Nikki Giovanni speak, and read some of her poems. I’m so excited! In her honor, here is a quote from one of her poems, “How Do You Write A Poem”:
And why would someone need
a poem to say when I come
home if you’re not there
I search the air
for your scent
What a lovely phrase, “I search the air for your scent.” Do you have any favorite poems that mention perfume or fragrance? Any favorite perfumes or fragrances that remind you of poetry? What fragrance would you wear to a poetry reading? Or, tell us anything that’s on your mind about fragrance, broadly defined! Happy Friday!
Featured image: Nikki Giovanni, from https://www.nikki-giovanni.com/.