Dior in Bloom is episode 1 of the podcast Dior Untold, which will cover the fragrance history of the house. "In the opening episode, Dior in Bloom, journey through Christian Dior’s life and discover the colorful places that shaped the vision of this exceptional couturier and perfumer. One of these extraordinary places, where this story begins, is Grasse – Christian Dior’s favorite region in France. It is here where he truly cultivated his love of flowers by planting acres of Centifolia Roses fulfilling the ultimate dream of this garden and flower enthusiast." No visuals, 23 minutes.
If you've ever wondered what space smells like, a new perfume may answer that for you. A kickstarter was recently launched for a new fragrance called Eau de Space to bring the smell of outer space back down to Earth.
— Read more in This is what space smells like at CNN.
Welcome to our annual summer reading poll! (And we’ve done lots of extra reading polls in the last year, so if you want more recommendations, see fall, winter and spring.) Author birthdays this weekend: Paul Dunbar, Helen Keller and Alice McDermott on Saturday; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Eric Ambler on Sunday.
The poll: please recommend a great book to add to our summer reading lists, and tell us what fragrance we should wear while reading it.
My recent reading…
More luxury home fragrance, sorry. But, caprese! From Mizensir, Le Jardin du Parfumeur candles (the perfumer being Alberto Morillas), in Feuille de Basilic and Feuille de Tomate, $85 each at Aedes.