I was doing some grocery shopping earlier when I got my first fragrance-compliment of this fresh year. 'May I just say,' a fellow shopper said, 'that you smell divine.'

The odd thing is that I wasn't wearing anything. I was a blank canvas, for I meant to do some testing later. The fragrance she complimented can only have drifted from some lychees in my shopping trolley. Definitely the only time I've been complimented on a, er, fruity fragrance!