It’s Friday and National Hippo Day. Plus, happy Flag Day, Canada! Our community project for today: wear a natural perfume, if you have one. Thanks to chocolatemarzipan8 for the suggestion!
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
Me: on vacation, day 8. If I were not on vacation, I’d be in Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Les Fruits Défendus, Volume 1: Bakul Medjool. As it is, I am commando again, so zero points for me…
A new fragrance from Thymes: Passionfruit Neroli. Shown in Counter Spray ("The senses awaken as this tropical and zesty fragrance lingers lightly. Biodegradable cleansing agents and extracts of fennel and parsley effectively clean, while putting a fragrant and refreshing touch on the surfaces of your home."), $14.
Hillwood’s founder, Marjorie Merriweather Post, focused on acquiring magnificent pieces of eighteenth-century French decorative arts, which she valued for their exquisite designs and historic associations, during the first half of the twentieth century and many remarkable objects used for la toilette made it into her collection. Perfume & Seduction will trace the form and function of perfume bottles, explore a variety of shapes and materials and the process of making perfume, and examine the evolution of forms during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, highlighting examples from Hillwood’s collection.
— The exhibit Perfume & Seduction opens this weekend, and runs through June 9, at the Hillwood Museum in Washington, DC. Hat tip to my mom!
You might have noticed the annual onslaught of rose-themed articles and posts in your social media feeds in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day. Well, I wear rose perfumes all year ’round, and I’m a bit of a cynic where Valentine’s Day is concerned, so this post is really business-as-usual for me! Les Parfums de Rosine was one of the first niche fragrance lines that I “studied” in the early 2000s and I still enjoy wearing my longtime Rosine favorites and exploring the house’s recent releases.
Rosine’s latest launch is a quartet called Les Extravagants that’s billed as a more “extreme” interpretation of rose’s many nuances…