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 Friday, July 31, and the tough month of July is over at midnight. For me, July wasn’t too tough. I’m lucky to still have a job, though I’ve just had to take a pay cut; my family is still healthy; we spent a week at a lovely beach within driving distance of our home; my vegetable garden is flourishing. But the statistics on illness and deaths in this country continue to distress. That’s all I’ll say about that here.
A bright spot: I really haven’t been in the mood to buy fragrances much in recent months, and I’m trying to do better at using up and trying the samples and travel sprays I already have, instead of spending more money. But Beautyhabit had the discount code I posted last weekend, so I went for it and got something that I had hoped to buy in Paris this summer, on the 30th anniversary trip we had to cancel: Les Parfums de Rosine’s Muguet de Rosine. I’m so delighted to have it! I also got Patricia de Nicolai’s Week-end in Normandy, which also has a strong lily of the valley note, and I’m excited about that too, given that I had also hoped to visit one of those boutiques in Paris.
Have you made any shutdown fragrance purchases?