Friday, January 22, 2010

The Right Note

The weather this week...
  • Cloudy
  • Foggy
  • Foggy
  • Foggy and light rain
  • Rain
Even though it was dry today, it was yet another in a string of gloomy days. I needed something to perk me up, so this afternoon I was browsing in a "natural" body products store. On an end cap I saw a selection of interesting-looking fragrances that were new to me-the Demeter Fragrance Library.

I'm not a big user of scents or perfumes; they usually give me a headache. The names of these intrigued me, though. They were all based on "everyday" scents. I saw things like Fuzzy Naval, Laundromat, Pink Lemonade, Snow, Dirt, and Wet Garden.

All the scents sounded fascinating, but today the spring-like ones were especially appealing, so I used the tester to spritz a small amount of Wet Garden on my wrist. It was wonderful. There were notes of flowers, wet soil, and wood mulch; all the smells when you walk outside in the garden after a rainfall. I left the store in a much better mood than I went in. The scent didn't last on my skin very long, but made me happy every time I got a whiff of it.

The Demeter Website indicated that the store I saw just a small selection of the available fragrances. Some of them commonplace (Apple Blossom and Patchouli), some were bizarre (Funeral Home and Cannabis Flower), and others would be interesting to smell (Crayon or Bonfire).


  1. I love fragrance! The only problem is that my body does not - I could bathe in the strongest of male cologne and it would last on me all of 15 minutes. It's annoying, but I push through.

    I love scents like you mentioned though. Body Shop used to make tobacco flower and I loved that...and @ home I use a fireplace scent in an oil burner that reminds me of Catholic church.

  2. I, too, am sensitive to smells and easily get a headache with strong scents, but I love the new names of scents you listed. I'll have to try and find them to check them out.

  3. I must check out that link. I find a lot of perfumes very overpowering and much prefer fresh natural scents.

  4. It sounds like a perfect scent, bringing images of a summer day, after a gentle rainfall. Definitely something to smile about!