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. 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 April 17, and I am tired! Working remotely is intense in a different way than working onsite. I like certain aspects of it, but my colleagues and I have been commenting to each other that at the end of the work day and work week, we are just pooped! And to make it worse, unless I remind myself to go for a real walk, I don’t get in the same number of steps that I do when I’m at the office! I guess I walk around there more than I knew, lol.
It got cold here for a couple of nights, and we’re supposed to get some storms this weekend, so I’ve been protecting my new vegetable garden. Here’s something funny — I’m sure you’ve all seen “tomato leaf” listed as a note in fragrance, especially the green ones I love. Well, now that I have quite a few tomato plants, and have even carried some of the potted ones in and out of my house to get out of the cold, I can attest that tomato leaves do indeed have a distinctive green smell. I like it, no surprise there. I’m also growing edible flowers — right now, I have the violas I planted this winter, but I recently planted nasturtium seeds and hope to see them thrive in our hot sun. I have visions of creating this salad, which I saw in The New York Times:
I can wear a new love from 4160 Tuesdays to go with it: Eat More Flowers. Although Sarah McCartney and Nick aren’t able to process many orders, they are still creating perfume and keeping up with their many fans on the 4160 Tuesdays Facebook page, which is a lively group indeed! Do you follow any particular fragrance Facebook pages? I like Facebook Fragrance Friends and Eau My Soul. I don’t post much, or read all the comments, but I enjoy skimming once in a while. This blog even has its own Facebook page: Serenity Now Scents and Sensibilities. It’s mostly the same content I have here, though once in a while if I read an article somewhere and just want to share it quickly, I’ll do it there.
Another question: have you ever grown or eaten edible flowers? What did you think? Happy Friday!