Hello, dear Posse folks. It is with a heavy heart that I write this: I have been reaching heavily the past week for my favorite scents that soothe body, mind and soul. We’ve just returned from attending my brother-in-law’s funeral in Florida. It’s heartbreaking to see a beloved husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend pass away from cancer at 66; that seems so young these days and I always think that modern medicine with all its advances should be able to do more. But it doesn’t always work that way, does it?
We take comfort in happy memories, celebrating a wonderful life well-lived and well-loved, but to be honest, also with a bit of dread, knowing how hard it will be without them, and how much that person will be missed.
So I have been taking comfort in the beauty of Carnal Flower (wore it very lightly for the visitation and funeral), and Guerlain’s Lys Soleia. And now that we’ve returned to chillier climes, Les Couvents des Minimes Eau des Missions and Guerlain’s Cuir Beluga are providing a warm, cozy balm for me, and helping soothe my grief and sense of loss.
What scents do you wear when you feel in need of a comforting hug? What fragrance works to help soothe and smooth your toughest days?