Scent Diary : Bluebells

Crushed young linden leaves — milky, tart, reminiscent of overripe lemons
Moist soil — pencil shavings, moss, steeped black tea, lingering spice, mineral dust
Bluebells — rose petals and lily of the valley soaked in almond milk, green, sweet, indolic
Lichen — Japanese ink, vintage face powder, cinnamon
Rowan flowers — pungent-spicy, powdery, dried mushrooms, almond candy
Lily of the valley — difficult not to think of Diorissimo, which is the best case of a nature reference in perfume
Nettles — grapefruit, green grape, crushed grass

A spring forest walk. Brussels. “Rice seedlings grow,” according to the Japanese traditional calendar.

Scent Diary is a place to write your observations about the scents around you–and about scents in your environment. Whether you write down 1 recollection or 10 matters less than simply reminding yourself to smell. You can add as many comments as you wish. You can comment today or over the course of the week; this thread will always be open. Of course, do share what perfume you’re wearing or what particularly good scented products you’ve discovered.

While looking through my articles, I found this article that I wrote a few years ago but that still remains popular and often-read: A to Z Tips for Enjoyable, Affordable and Rewarding Perfume Hobby. If you have any tips to add, I’d love to hear them.

Photography by Bois de Jasmin

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