As I write this, Hurricane Irma is pummeling Florida, especially the West Coast, and has set her powerful sights on Georgia and Alabama and beyond in the next day or so. We are sending up prayers and good thoughts for those who have been dealing with her and those people in her immediate path. It’s such a helpless feeling, knowing that you are at the mercy of Mother Nature on a rampage. As a former Florida resident and hurricane survivor, it’s especially difficult. Alas, at this point, there’s not much most of us can do except pray, offer help and comfort to hurricane refugees in our area and try to stay calm ourselves. And I know almost all of you Posse folks take comfort in a bottle or two (of perfume, right?).
The overcast skies and lack of sun here lately have sent the temps downward, so in this eerily cool calm before the storm, here’s what’s helping me stay grounded and semi-peaceful: Les Couvents des Minimes Eau des Missions and Guerlain’s Cuir Beluga are providing a warm, cozy balm for me. Those two are the equivalent of wrapping a beautiful, angora-soft shawl around your shoulders to ward off the evening chill.
Also, and rather unexpectedly, the lovely, green-tinted floral Kai. It was an surprising blessing for me when I wore it nonstop just seven years ago when my son nearly died after a near-drowning in Florida. There’s just something relaxing, calming, and life-affirming about it. And hopefully, it will be a comfort when those 50 mph winds start whipping crazily around us and we’re watching the trees sway perilously, praying that none fall on people’s houses or injure anyone. We’ve had our dead and diseased trees removed last year, so we’re hoping that the remaining ones will be able to stay standing.
What about you? What scents do you wear when you feel in need of comfort? What fragrance works to help soothe and smooth your difficult days?