This past week, all I have been able to think about are iris. The scent, the flowers, root, even bulbs. Its presence in perfumery is that of a shapeshifter, playing a role as an actor would. Maybe it's more of a split-personality disorder. Are you earthy and complex, are you spicy or delicate? I will continue to chase iris around and around, until I've dismantled its mysteries- one petal (or dirty bulb) at a time.
Victoria at EauMG tells us about National Sense of Smell Day (which I didn't even know existed until recently) and shares with us some of her experiences growing up, and as a speech therapist for children, many of whom have sensory integration disorders.
There is a lovely review of Andy Tauer's Zeta at Scent Less Sensibilities, and there's a giveaway for a sample, too!
Birgit at Olfactoria's Travels reviews Chanel Coromandel, a fragrance I've been wanting to try for some time. I believe she's lit a fire under my rear-end.
Persolaise tells us about his experience at the new Dior Maison de Parfum at Selfridge's. The impressive service seems to be worth the trip alone.
Undina takes a look at a few Hermes fragrances in the Garden Series on Undina's Looking Glass, including one I've been wanting to try: Jean-Claude Ellena's Un Jardin Sur le Toit.
This coming week, I hope to write a lot and sniff a lot, not necessarily in that order.
[iris drawing from graphitegoddess.com]