It’s 6:32 PM on a rainy Thursday here and I was supposed to go to a meeting of the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club. I am not budging. All I want to do is write my post then curl up on the sofa with a nice hot tea and a book. I know I should do my civic duty, but it’s (insert whiny voice) raiiinnniiinnngggggg and coooollldd.
Well it’s in the low fifties but in Los Angeles, that’s cold. Plus our older buildings don’t have insulation like back East (so those of you dealing with actual winter please don’t want to slug me for whining about the low 50’s.) Plus, the dog ate my car keys and the cat my bus pass. I have a suspicion that there might be a rogue group of giant man-eating clams outside my apartment.
So I am staying in.
Of course that begs the question “what to wear?” Not clothing of course- that’s taken care of with gracious lounging pajamas consisting of flannel pants with ducks on them and a logo sweatshirt from LL Bean. No, what scents? I considered Muscs Koublai Khan, Musc Nomade and CB I Hate Perfume Musk Reinvention, since all of them on a cold night are to me the equivalent of the roaring fire I can’t have without just setting a wall ablaze.
Going through the bags in the closet, I spied a smudge left in the decant I got from Surrender to Chance of Fermez Tes Yeux. Perfection. One of these days I have to get a bottle of this. Maybe I’ll sell the car.
What’s your winter night scent? Or your Holy Grail? Discuss in the comments, and if you’re suffering Winter,I hope it warms up. My friend in NYC sent me a post from Gothamist about the epic slush there. Rainy and 55° seems positively tropical by comparison.
Image: screenshot from my MacBook