Among the ever-growing list of things that I fall head-over-heels-for without hesitation (bows, hearts, polka dots, the color pink...) is roses. Perhaps it's partially ingrained in me thanks to my Persian heritage and an early fondness and relationship with roses and rose water? In any case, rose prints, colors, scents, and even flavors are constantly luring me in. Each year around Valentine's day, I take the opportunity to indulge in what is often a limited-edition fragrance from Diptyque. This years' Rosa Mundi selection is especially captivating! Pretty packaging and a luscious fragrance? I'll take two, (and I did: in the form of a candle and their roll-on fragrance, both picked up at Jeffrey). They say (whoever they are, I don't know, but they say it) that scent is the most most memorable of the senses. Floral scents remind me of my childhood, of the flower arrangements my mom would painstakingly arrange, of the mornings my dad spent gardening, of the Gardenia tree that grew next to my grandparents' home. Florals always make me nostalgic; they transport me to my happy place.
What are your favorite scents? What are your favorite memories associated with scent?
PS: If you're in NYC, maybe this is a good time to get familiar with Diptyque's sample sale? I've never been, but the thought of 90% off luxe candles and home fragrances is enough to reel me towards East 26th Street.