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.

My favorites:

Malin + Goetz, Dark Rum Perfume Oil (Intense)

Takashima, Fiancée (Fruity)

Glossier, You (Understated)

Trish McEvoy, No. 9 (Warm)

Joya with Putnam & Putnam, Amnesia Candle (I’ve never actually owned this, but I’ve wanted to since 2019, when I passed by a hotel on 28th Street, and was overtaken by the scent spilling out on to the sidewalk. I walked into the hotel to ask, and they showed me the candle. It’s since been discontinued.)

Wearing Perfume at Home

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  1. You writing nook looks pretty danged amazing! I’m loving it. And yeah, it really is nice to look smart at home even if no one sees it. Thanks for sharing!

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