Wearing Perfume at Home
I am fully immersed in the five drops of dark rum perfume oil I have applied in preparation for writing this afternoon. Wearing perfume at home has never waned throughout this period of isolation.
I may have foregone my feathery scarves and fascinator hats for a rotation of monochrome “loungewear” and hiking shoes, but I continue to adorn myself with my best perfumes, despite having nowhere to go.
I apply extra when sitting down to write. Or work. Or do anything quiet and still. Sometimes I keep the bottle next to me in case I want more.
Wearing perfume at home is indulgent and luxurious; it’s decoration not for others but for you.
Malin + Goetz, Dark Rum Perfume Oil (Intense gourmand)
Takashima, Fiancée (Fruity, light)
Glossier, You (Peppery pencil shavings)
Trish McEvoy, No. 9 (Spicy musky fruit)
Joya with Putnam & Putnam, Amnesia Candle (In 2019, I passed by a hotel on 28th Street in Manhattan and was overtaken by the scent spilling out on to the sidewalk. I walked into the hotel to ask, and they showed me this candle.)
What are you favorite perfumes to wear at home?
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