I just started thinking of things I have found to be romantic and started making note of them. So in the spirit of the holiday, what scent says romance to you? What song? Food? What scene from a book? Or from a movie or TV show?
I’m hard put to come up with a most romantic fragrance, but I do feel a little whoosh of loveliness when wearing Frederic Malle’s Carnal Flower. And Roja Dove’s Unspoken and Cartier’s Panthere both have that chypre purr to them, the one that whispers “Come hither.” There are probably quite a few others as well, but my poor, overtired brain can’t think of them now.
As for romance on the screen, I tend to go weak in the knees when viewing the scene in “A Room With a View” in which Julian Sands’ character strides forth and passionately kisses Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) in a field of flowers outside of Florence. Now if only DH and I could get to Italy and experience that for ourselves 🙂
When it comes to music, my all-time favorite romantic album is Roxy Music’s lush, sultry “Avalon”; every single song, but especially “More Than This,” “To Turn You On,” and the title track. And Bryan Ferry’s single “Slave to Love” also rates highly on the romance meter for me. His seductive, elegant croon would probably sound great to me even if were singing from the phone book.
Last of all, but not least — as predictable as this may sound, a little champagne and a few gourmet chocolates make me happy.
So please do share your favorite romantic things and what makes you feel happy and loved.