Perfume on a silk scarf, gloves

Perfume on a silk scarf, gloves

By Deborah Fulsang


My mother wears Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps. It was my father’s go-to perfume gift for her. Not that I remember smelling it straight from its elegant dove-capped bottle that sat on her dresser top. It was really that fragrance perfuming her scarf that I remember most, wrapped at the neck of her coat on a crisp fall or winter night. And that spicy floral scent on her leather gloves. So skin, silk and leather mingled with notes of carnation and gardenia, jasmine and rose, sandalwood and orris. All heightened for effect by the cool night air.Now that is a scent memory worth conjuring.

PHOTO: Naperville Magazine 

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Deborah Fulsang has spent the last two decades as a journalist covering news and trends in the worlds of style—in fashion and beauty, design and décor, food and entertaining. Her long-held love of fragrance led her to launch The Whale & The Rose, a destination for all things perfume-related. Now, when she indulges in a crazy-expensive bottle of fragrance, she can do so guilt-free. Well almost. It’s all in the name of research after all.