After several weeks of no rain here in my neck of the woods, we are now getting drenched, and pretty much every day at some time. Very happy to see the much-needed rainy days, but it would be nice if they could alternate with a few sunny ones, just for variety’s sake. Take note, dear Mother Nature, won’t you please? And it looks to be a “Rainy Days and Mondays” kind of week as well, if the weather forecasters are correct. Sigh.
Therefore, none of my traditional, almost-summer scents are working out, so I’m having to poke around and come up with a few that fit into the “What to wear on a rainy day?” category. I’ve never had such a category, so had to really plow through a lot of contenders to find some viable candidates. Our days and days of showers have not dropped the temperatures drastically, so fragrances that skew too warm and cozy aren’t appropriate, but neither are the cooling, chill-out scents that you might reach for on a hot and sunny 80-degree plus day.
I ended up with Si de Lolita de Lempicka, Zoologist Camel, Jo Malone’s Ginger Biscuit and Guerlain Idylle Duet Jasmin-Lilas. They seemed to hit the middle of the road pretty well, scratching the rainy day itch admirably. And none of these are perfumes that I normally would be wearing in May, and haven’t worn in a while, so there’s a bit of novelty in that. Kind of nice once in a while to wear some things unexpectedly, you know? I started to choose the lovely Hermes Iris Ukiyoe (thank you, Surrender to Chance for carrying it again!), but it’s already a pretty watery-type scent and wet on top of wet was just too much.
What about you? What scent do you pull out when the skies open up and you have rainy days galore?