by, 13th August 2012 at 04:04 PM (924 Views)
I have been nosing around for something that I might call a "fall urban pastoral," thus far without success.
What I want is the unexpected cold snap, distant chimney smoke, the strange way that visual distances seem to elongate and darken in autumn in the city. The high, fast-moving clouds. Early twilight; the distinctive smell of asphalt as it cools.
My problem with most of the "fall" fragrances I have tried is that they're too nature-y, too organic, spices and musks. The CBIHP numbers like Black March and Burning Leaves are nice, but they suggest the countryside rather than the city and they're also just too simple. Narciso Rodriguez PH seemed to have the right idea with the "wet concrete" smell, but I didn't like it the fragrance as a whole--unevocative, like a carpet in the corridor of an office building.
So, I know I've been terribly fussy in setting out my wishes, but does anyone have anything to suggest for me?
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