As I’m sitting here sipping my newfound drink love, Kir Royale, I started thinking about what raspberry perfumes there were out there and came up pretty blank. Are there any, I wondered? And I thought I’d ask all of you because I know you guys know everything.
Before we go on, we have some winners.
Winners of the Iris Gris recreation samples – Mary, Denyse (she has the original in some quantity!), lilybug and Mariekel. Just click on the Contact us over there on the left and shoot me your address, and I’ll send you a sample. I do want your thoughts after you’ve smelled it. I’m most anxious to hear from those of you that have smelled the original. I don’t find it the same, but I do find it really lovely, just didn’t have any of the original left to put on skin to get a better comparison or what was different.
Winners of the Soivohle Lilacs & Heliotrope samples: Adrianna, Bunny and Beth. Same thing, click on the Contact us on the left, remind me what you’ve won (since we have more than one thing here), give me your address, and I’ll send you a sample!
Where were we? Oh, yeah, summer drinks and raspberries and smells, which is timely since we are one day away from the beginning of the summer season, which for me officially begins on Memorial Day. Memorial Day, as all of you who have hung around here for a while know, consists of me and my mom and whoever else is around trolling through three cemeteries, visiting the graves of dead relatives, putting out flowers, usuallly in the rain or wind or muddy country roads or all of the above. It’s a tradition that I love, it’s a day out of the year that I spend remembering and talking to all my dead people. My mom worries about who will do this once she is gone. Well, mom, seriously, me and my sister, of course. But one day those graves will no longer be remembered or visited by anyone, forgotten as so many others are in those cemeteries, with no descendants nearby who can visit or want to. That should make me sad, but it doesn’t, it just seems right somehow that we all fade into time.
There will be beer and Kir Royale and ribs and bierocks, fresh-cut grass, the morning after a Kansas thunderstorm. We’ll likely have to take shelter once during the weekend from a potential tornado. And berries. In my drink, in my mouth, in bowls to pluck out as you pass by. Perfumes keep using that berry scent in there, but it’s never right. It’s too sweet, too overdone.
What perfume would I pair with my Kir Royale for my summer? I think either Le Labo Aldehyde or MDCI Peche Cardinal. Not for the raspberry, but for the bubbly parts, though the Peche is a little tart.
Let me wish all of you a wonderful Holiday weekend (if you are outside of the U.S., just celebrate it anyway) and a great summer season.