The day began with 3.5 inches of rain in 2 hours, with too much of it seeping into our entire basement. Cleanup and drying out is well underway. Unexpected was the relief at purging- good for the soul.
The rain and humidity delighted our scented garden and we were rewarded with Lady of Shalott roses (they smell a bit like tea, but richer with hints of clove and apple),
gardenia buds unfolding with their amazing scent
and a jasmine sambac plant that is covered with buds about to burst.
Life is good!
We’ll be smelling these on Sunday as part of Indigo Perfumery’s Mix Your Own Floral Workshop.
Looking for ideas for Dad? Not quite sure what he will like?
Indigo suggests a few fragrances to help your choice become a bit easier:
Acquasala by Gabriella Chieffo is a thoroughly modern, salty, marine and spicy scent, backed by incense and oakmoss.
Mahon Leather by Floris London is an elegant, woody fragrance with key notes of leather and saffron woven into an elegant heart of vetiver and underscored by deep woods and amber.
Classic Opoponax by Von Eusersdorff opens with a rose/jasmine combination that deftly moves into the heart of its objective: a resinous, balsamic sweet myrrh. Benzoin and sandalwood accent the headiness. Its longevity is enhanced by the amber/vanilla/patchouli base, with a bit of castoreum thrown in for depth. Very smooth.
Salt Caramel, the classic by Shay and Blue, is one of the most popular fragrances for men in the shop. It’s gourmand opening drifts into sea salt, tonka bean and sandalwood- a combination that takes one to a deeper edge. It is addictive!
R’oud Elements by Kerosene reveals soft wafts of woods- oud and sandalwood, accented by amber, vanilla and lavender . The scent is soft, deep and longing for closeness and invitation.
To ensure sufficient time for delivery, all web orders should be placed by Wednesday, June 17th. Complimentary gift wrap is available- just ask!
Indigo invites one and all to meet the incomparable John Pegg, the creative force and perfumer of Kerosene.
John will be bringing all of his creations (even the ones Indigo does not presently have in house).
Here is your chance to actually speak with a creator, find out a secret or two and appreciate the wide variety of fragrances that John creates.
We’ll have liquid refreshments and nosh…
Saturday, June 27th