February: always winter but never Christmas.
The trees in my back yard are "blooming" with snow. This is the result of yesterday's storm, and another one is about to start any minute now; the forecast shows the same for Sunday. At this point I'm ready to rebel against the White Witch or whoever is responsible for this miserable state of things.
I need something to cheer me up. Tonight's perfume was vintage Narciss Noir, a magnificent beast that banished the ugly slush of NYC streets and added elegance to the heavy boots and boring black coat. It's Elements week and while I'm hoping for excitement, the list of exhibitors in the show has never been shorter. Still, there will be new perfumes and old friends who will greet each other with "Here! Sniff me now!".
I have several perfume reviews in the works, from the rest of Francis Kurkdjian's Oud Mood trio (current mood: grumpy) to the brilliant new(ish) Italian line Masque Milano. But right now I want to surround myself with familiar faces, and do the perfume equivalent of comfort eating: scents full of Turkish Delight (here's that White Witch again), roaring fires, and fuzzy coats. Also add a night of vintage Shalimar and a day in Bandit to make it better.
What are you wearing this week? How do you cheer yourself up in the dead of winter?