I know, I know, some of you have had umpteen feet of snow and days of below zero temps, so I realize I may be a little unworthy to whine, but dagnabit — it’s cold! When we here in the (almost) deep South are looking at single digit temps coming down the pike, it really is the deep freeze and you know it’s bad. Why, you ask? Factor in the likelihood of snow and ice (and the resultant chaos from folks unaccustomed to driving in it and a dearth of weather-appropriate road equipment), store shelves emptied by panicked shoppers, then multiple school and business closings, and there’s likely to be a whole lotta trouble brewing. Laugh if you must, but unfortunately, that’s the way it seems to go around here.
Even though the 35-degree high today is sounding positively balmy, the dire forecast for the days ahead have me rummaging through my perfume drawers (and table, and boxes, etc.) into what I call the “under-50 crowd” (50 degrees, that is) to find the warmest heating elements I’ve got.
Ambers, incense, deep woods, gourmands — let’s pull out some toasty personal space heaters. So far I’ve found Dior’s Mitzah, Chanel Coromandel and Coco, SL’s Ambre Sultan and the vintage Cartier Must parfum, but can’t seem to put my chilly digits on the little sample jar of Portrait of a Lady body butter. Or that bit of vintage YSL Opium. Let’s see, some sweet warmth … ah, there’s Givenchy Organza Indecence and Chopard’s Casmir. Not sweet but fabulously warming, Andy Tauer’s L’Air du Desert Marocain would help thaw out the deep freeze, no?
Or maybe I’m going about this all wrong. Maybe I need to flip my attitude, think tropical, and pull out some beach-worthy beauties bearing coconut, citrus, tuberose, gardenia, lily and the like. A little Kai, a little Carnal Flower or a spritz of Guerlain’s Lys Soleia to brighten things up perhaps? What say you?
What scents help you cope when the deep freeze strikes in your neck of the woods?