How many times have you wished you could bottle the scent of a perfect vacation, reach for it on a dreary day, and just be transported?
Beauty guru Leslie Blodgett’s new fragrance line Perfume Diaries does it – starting with Bare Skin, a scent inspired by her journal entries from a trip to Mexico.
My own personal Perfume Diary scent would be Paris at Christmastime – you hear a lot about Paris in the spring, but it’s tough to imagine a more beautiful city than the city I saw several Decembers ago.
There’s a gorgeous crispness to the air in the open spaces and wide paths around the Louvre that’s rare (if existent) at home in Manhattan.
In my favorite photo from that trip, my best friend and I, wearing knee-length wool coats, cashmere scarves and huge smiles, are huddled together on a railing overlooking the Seine. The cloud-dotted sky in the background is a dusky mix of orange and purple, and I know we went to Laduree right after.
Chilly river air, crisp sunset breeze, and endnotes of fresh-baked macarons…I think I’d wear it to work.