Today's scent: Crabtree & Evelyn's Lavender Water. A lovely, simple scent, quite true to a sprig or nosegay of lavender.
Today's character: Queen Victoria (1819-1901). She, and her era, fascinate me. So many literary and historical figures associated with that time: Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll), Arthur Conan Doyle, and Bram Stoker to name a few. Where would we be without Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, and Dracula? Much poorer in imaginative literary characters. The era was one of great optimism and yet great class inequity, as Dickens showed. The TV series "Upstairs, Downstairs" also showed the late Victorian era (segueing into the Edwardian).
Queen V probably liked the scent of lavender, and would have enjoyed smelling lavender and heather on her estate at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her time there after the death of Prince Albert is shown in an interesting movie, "Mrs. Brown" with Dame Judy Dench and Billy Connolly.