“behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.” // h.d. thoreau
i wear perfume everyday. the same one, i think, for almost twenty years.
it’s been so long, i can’t even sense the scent of it anymore. i feel naked without it, but i could put it on and forget about it just a moment later. i have to ask the husband to sniff my wrist to make for certain whether i’ve sprayed it on or not. i can’t smell it, but i don’t want others to have to drown in it.
then there are the scents that are unlike the others; the daily, the usual, the morning coffee, the wet dog after a rainy day, dinner, and the girl after a shower. gorgeous, familiar – like a little bit of life carried through the air, an incense burning and the smoke – it’s filled with memories.
and then – there are those scents that serve a definitive purpose – those are the ones i lack a connection with. yet, if it was as simple as a spritz and a whiff to whip myself into action, simmer to sleep, or centre myself enough so that i can stop feeling as fizzy as a firecracker, there’s no question, that i’ll give it a go.
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➝ source : aromatic irritability treatment via tata harper
➝ source : anouk oil burner blend via aesop