Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit! Welcome to February, and welcome to our annual winter reading poll!
Tell us about a great book to curl up with on a frosty winter night, and what fragrance we should wear while reading it…
Reliable sources tell me winter is coming, but it’s not here yet and I would like to talk about books. Can we try a fall reading list? Three reading polls a year does not seem excessive to me, but do feel free to complain in the comments. (And our fall television / movies poll is coming up soon too.)
So, please recommend a great book to add to our fall reading lists, and tell us what fragrance we should wear while reading it…
Happy National Book Lovers Day! Our community project for today: wear a fragrance inspired by an author or a book or a character in a book.
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.
Anne of Avonlea perfume oil from Ravenscourt Apothecary: "...a modest and sensual melody of three notes: rich sweetness of ylang ylang is followed by the clean scent of lavender florets in the sun, with final accords of juicy mandarin. This is a feminine, soft and joyous fragrance, named after the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and the its [sic] main character, Anne Shirley, a remarkable young woman working as a schoolteacher in 1900s." $36.99 for 10 ml.
[Vero Kern Onda] speaks to a specific history of perfume connoisseurship, and is therefore not for everyone. It is earthy and glamorous in that l’armoire de ma grand-mere kind of way, but there is wisdom in that. Amy Hempel’s recent collection of short stories, Sing to It—dedicated to another dearly departed artist, Gloria Vanderbilt—reviews the twilight moments after dark, and at the end of romance.
— Zoma Crum-Tesfa suggests summer reading with matching perfumes. Read more at Smelling Notes: Sniffing Out Summer’s Freshest Books for Every Kind of Voyage at Interview. Hat tip to Angie!