This is what the droning experts from the increasingly competitive self-care sector refer to as coping. Other people drink. I drink, too, but I find I need something to give shape to the 12 hours between waking and cocktails. That thing is fragrance, a substance with well-established powers to alter mood, unlock memory and evoke foreign vistas, a significant fact for anyone that has spent months gazing at four walls and a bonsai tree.
— Read more in A Scented Diary of a Lockdown: When every day is Blursday, men’s colognes give meaning and shape to a week at The New York Times.
this is wonderful, thank you for sharing.
Everyone should click through to read the article, or at least have a peek at the art!
Agree, plus that person has decent taste … not always true in these kinds of articles!
Thanks for the link! I get the NYT daily digest, but this essential read was not suggested by them!
I like the line about the surprising amount of pretension that Ellena fit into his slim book – I felt the same way when I read it a few years ago, and chalked it up to perhaps being the way French perfumers write or something.
i’m a JCE fangirl but that comment made me laugh! Completely on point, some of the writing was pretentious but that made me love it more.