Originally Posted by 30 Roses
I'm in Eau d'Hadrien
today...we'll be doing a bit of sniffing in Boston later on today and by then it will have worn off.
Gorgeous summer day here! Sunny, 70s, low humidity. Finally, bearable weather.
Wouldn't I love to be hanging on you elbow today! One of these days I may go to the mall just to smell the pedestrian scents allowed to enter our state.
Well ... I've been waiting for a day to do an intimate sampling of Caron French Cancan.
When a person gets something special like Djedi or vintage En Avion or, in this case, Cancan, it behooves said sniffer to give full focus to the experience. DH & DD are jogging down by the lakefront, and I am alone with a rich perfume.
The scent of the juice alone produced two flashbacks, both of which surprised me. Firstly, I was reminded of the smell of our homemade wine, which is aged dry on oak. Very pleasant. The second memory places me near the dime stores I frequented in the '60s. I don't know how, but I must have been exposed to some of the common scents of the day and their now-less-frequently used ingredients, which remain in this sample. Once on the skin, Cancan very much puts me in mind of the dusty carnation in Terra Cotta Voile d'Ete, an association I'd never made before with "drive-by" sniffing of Cancan. Now that I'm into the heart notes, the scent is mellowing and sweetening, which I prefer since the spiciness of carnation is right near my heat tolerance.
I'm going to luxuriate now, enjoying my solitude, the air conditioning and Cancan. It is really, really beautiful. Thank you, Kumquat, for these many moments of pleasure I will experience with full mindfullness.