A (perfume-free) holiday video from Hermès.
So I forgot the Tuesday Teapot on the scent of the day, again, but here's a tea to lemm: Kusmi's Tsarevna 2018 (same tea, new tin). "Once upon a time, under the Russian empire, the tsar would have his daughters ("the tsarevnas") travel all the way to the Winter Palace to celebrate the holiday season in Saint Petersburg, home of Kusmi Tea. This year Kusmi Tea’s most iconic Christmas Tea, Tsarevna, comes in a Limited-edition tin, elegantly decorated with arabesques inspired by the masterpieces of Russian jewelry. The warm scents of christmas spices are softened by delicate notes of orange peel, vanilla, and almond. The blend is enhanced by a touch of liquorice, adding a naturally sweet taste. A festive delight!" At the moment, if you buy the 200g tin ($31.90), you get a free scented candle, although the size and the scent of the candle are a mystery. It's red, though.
I could keep this alive as long as cut flowers, right? Brussel's Bonsai 8-inch White Gardenia in Clay Pot: "Your small 4 year old bonsai will arrive at 6-inch to 8-inch tall in a 6-inch container and will perform best outdoors." $35 at Lowes. Harry & David has a nicer looking one (in the image, anyway) for $69.99, or there are two sizes at Bonsai Boy ($49.99 - $69.95).
Fresh Rain Gin aims to replicate the earthy scent of petrichor, the term given to the smell given off when rain falls on dry soil after an extended warm period. Also called geosmin, the smell is produced by bacteria in the earth. The distillers found that geosmin is also present in beetroot, and used the root vegetable together with edible Bentonite clay (for a drying sensation on the palate) to replicate the experience and aromas of fresh rain.
— That Boutique-y Gin Company, working with Lizzie Ostrom of Odette Toilette (see Perfume: A Century of Scents by Lizzie Ostrom), has introduced a quartet of perfume-inspired gins. Read more at Boutique-y Gin Launches Unwrapped Egyptian Mummy-inspired Expression at The Drinks Business.