Y’all might have picked up on my perfume doldrums since I think I’ve posted on everything else but perfume for the last few weeks/months.
It’s not that I love scent any less – probably more! – but nothing is really exciting me or moving me to drool all over it or even gets me breathing fast. So what to do while I’m in the down phase of perfume lust? Back to the old stuff, my favorites, taking more time with them, reminding myself why I love them.
L’Artisans, for instance. I really do love that line. There’s so much of it that works for me on so many levels. Tea For Two, Passage d’Enfer, Bois Farine, the orange blossom and narcissus special harvests. Just working my way through all of them again, feeling how special each one is, easy to wear, effortless at creating a fragranced space around me. Then I’m rolling through the big white florals for summer, hunting through gardenias and lillies and jasmines, pretending that early summer will last forever and not bloom into unbearable heat that I’ll eventually sigh with relief to see go about mid-September.
And I plant flowers and veggies. I took a lot of you guys’ suggestions on what to plant – thank you so much!!! y’all are a treasure trove of information for scented things to grow, as I knew you would be – and they are in the ground or going in the ground soon or will arrive by fall, so I meander around my front and back yard, watering and pruning and plotting, sniffing all of it, thinking of scents in bottles that I remember I want to play with.
In time, something will captivate me, and in the meantime I wait and luxuriate in the embarrassment of so many scents that I love.
What do you do when you just hit a lack of enthusiasm for sniffing new things? And if you’re still new to perfume, are you just shaking your head wondering how this could happen? I remember the early stages where I had entire spreadsheets tracking scents I had heard about and wanted to try, crossing them off as I got to them. I had no idea a day would ever come when I’d read about something new and go – yeah, yeah, I’ll get around to it eventually. Or maybe not.