Perfume Chat Room, October 22

Perfume Chat Room, October 22

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, October 22, and the business of this month continues in our house! My husband had knee surgery this past Monday and is confined to the lower level of our house, which has a bedroom, full bathroom, and his home office (including his beloved large TV and a sofa from which to watch it). I’m mostly on leave this week, though with daily interruptions from my own workplace (ugh). I’ll be working from home again, as I did before August, as he can’t be left alone all day, uses a walker for now, and will need to be taken to daily physical therapy. But he is in great spirits, the pain is manageable, and he is very optimistic that he’ll regain a lot of function in that knee, which has been a problem for decades since a high school sports injury.

I’ve taken some advantage of our currently separate sleeping quarters to try out some more adventurous fragrances at night, after he has settled in for the night downstairs! I’m working my way through some samples, which is a welcome activity after busy days. He, on the other hand, is taking great comfort in using his habitual after shave every morning, and I must say that I too find it comforting. It adds some normalcy back into what is a novel situation for both of us. The power of scent!

What is happening in your lives, fragrance-related or otherwise? And speaking of knees, do you ever apply perfume behind them, as illustrated? (There aren’t many ways to link the topics of perfume and knees, but I’m trying, lol!).

Photo of Marilyn Monroe used to demonstrate perfume placement around the body
Perfume placement; marieclaire.com