Heya Posse! What an incredible name for a fragrance. Memory Of Kindness. Christopher Brosius does some wonderful work and when I saw this name on Surrender To Chance it alone drew me in and called on me to purchase. Kindness, such a simple theory so rarely utilised.
Memory of Kindness by CB I Hate Perfume 2006
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Tomato leaf, soil tincture, green notes
You want to talk about memories? Behind and next to our pool in the family home Mum had vegetable plots. They weren’t very large but parsley, spinach, mint, rhubarb, beetroot, potatoes, beans and many others all got grown over the years. It was these little plots that would teach me the art of gardening and to love it as a pastime/hobby. Surprisingly I was quite good at it. Every year Mum would buy a punnet of Tom Thumb variety tomatoes, these are the little ones that you can pick, wash in the pool and pop in your mouth. A simple joy that has never escaped me and I still get the same thrill even now with the packets of near tasteless ones we get at the supermarket.
Memory of Kindness is an homage to the smell of tomato plants, but it has a zesty, maybe citrus or pineapple zing behind the leaves. Maybe it’s orange tree leaves added? Plus the ozonic super heated air of summer and the wet coolness of the pool nearby. Memory of Kindness is a very happy memory of my childhood, gardening with my Mum. Even a slight whiff of the humus rich soil under straw and grass clippings is here. You know the feeling when you sight a slug in the garden, this is what my mind says they smell like.
As the fragrance moves on to dry down it becomes cooler and more remote, the sun has left the garden, late autumn has arrived. I can smell drifts of leaves and the sharp metallic taste of snow coming. Interesting fragtrwant ride, that something could change so thoroughly from beginning to end. BRAVO Christopher Brosius, what a scent.
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Did you have tomatoes in your garden as a kid?
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