French-lavender hand cream that I used to massage my grandmother’s hands with. When she was sick, I would go into her room and massage her hands and feet with this French-lavender cream that we purchased from a gift shop in her town. She passed away when I was 10, and it was such an intense time for me emotionally as a young girl. It was my first time experiencing loss, and I loved her so much, so lavender will forever be her scent.
— Sara Panton of home fragrance brand Vitruvi on her first scent memory. Read more in For Sara Panton, Happiness Smells Like Salty Hair and Wet Dog at The Cut.