We try not to stray very far from our subject matter around here, but when a member of your family publishes a book (a real book!) that would seem to justify a little subject straying. Otherwise Normal People: Inside the Thorny World of Competitive Rose Gardening is about, well, competitive rose gardening (and insofar as roses are used to make perfume, it is at least tangentially related) and it was written by a member of my very own family. It is being published by Algonquin (a real publisher!) and it has a lovely blurb from Bailey White (a real author!) on the cover: "Not just rose nuts, but gardeners everywhere will love this book."
If everyone will just go and pre-order five copies at Amazon (eligible for free super saver shipping!) perhaps the author, Aurelia C. Scott, will buy me a vat of Chanel 28 La Pausa or something. One can always hope. And as long as we are on the subject of my family, have I mentioned that my 8 year old son is a GENIUS?