Perfume Chat Room, March 6

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 Saturday, March 6, and we have just spent several days at the beach for a much-needed break from our house. We like to go to the South Carolina coast, which is still cool and breezy in early March, and where we can enjoy marsh views and bird life as well as walking on the beach. The Lowcountry is so beautiful! It also has a very distinctive, salt marsh smell, combining saltwater, marsh weeds and sweetgrass, ocean breezes. Do you have a favorite part of the world with a distinctive smell?

19 thoughts on “Perfume Chat Room, March 6

  1. Oh, I would love to walk along a beach. Enjoy your walks. I once had a bottle of Sel Marin, that reminded me of the North Sea. But as I am in Southern Germany the beaches are 8h drive away. Wearing Dzing today

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  2. I love the beach and its smells but my favorite place is atop a ski mountain, with the smell of pines and snow, and maybe smoke from a lodge fireplace. One of the reasons I instantly bought DSH/American Perfumer Colorado as soon as I sampled it. It smells a lot like that to me.

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  3. It’s funny: the first time in a long while I had a free time on Friday and decided that, for a change, I could comment on your Friday post on the same day when you publish it. When I didn’t find it, I got worried. I’m glad it was a good reason 🙂

    I like the smell of eucalyptus on Hana highway on Maui. I mean, I like that smell anywhere, but I have the association with that specific place. I miss Hawaii… 😦

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  4. The South Carolina coast is gorgeous. I lived in the Charleston area for 6 months when I first got married. We lived in Mount Pleasant, which then had pretty wilder areas, probably all built up now. I thought it was lovely and enjoyed all the great seafood, but I’m not a fan of that marshy smell. I grew up in the mountains, so my favorite smell is trees and forests, hardwoods, grasses, and lots of conifers! That’s my happy place.

    I do love all the birds that inhabit marshes and low areas, though, all the beautiful herons, egrets, pelicans and cormorants. I still miss the wild parrots and the flamingos at Parrot Jungle in Miami. We have lovely birds in North Florida as well, lovely fluffy little chickadees, cardinals and some mockingbirds and jays. My favorites are the red shouldered hawks. They are really beautiful. Thanks for a wonderful happy subject this week!!

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    • We love Charleston, my husband was based there when he was a young naval officer and he lived in Mount Pleasant! Yes, the birds are wonderful, we saw lots of egrets, hawks, and herons this week.


      • We lived in Charleston when my husband was finishing up a Navy tour in Charleston. His ship was in dry dock being refurbished during that time, so it was stressful for him, but I really enjoyed my stay in the area. Thinking about Charleston makes me crave she crab soup!

        We went to Washington, D.C. for hubby’s next assignment and that was fun, too, lots of embassy parties, which I loved, with lots of shrimp and caviar! It’s always about the smells and the food for me. LOL

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  5. Hey there OH,
    I love the smell of our home. Six days a week it’s a crazy combination of candle, perfume, north balls, dog, food and farts. On Monday afternoon you can add cleaning products, laundry smells and incense.
    An away smell I adore is any temple or church. There’s something so deeply ingrained in my psyche to love the smell of humanity, wood, dust, burning candles and incense.
    Portia xx

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