Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring on tap

Must have been magic.  Roxana contacts me last night to let me know Greenwitch is now available to sample.  I've been curious to try that since she first tempted us with a quick reference to it in the depth of winter (followed by a full post explaining her methodology).

Then I head out for a brief foray and hear the first birds of spring at night...

...and wake up this morning to knowing, just knowing...sure enough; the beds are ready.  I clear away leaves, cut down the perennials, and *as I am working* some daffodils poke up.  The soil is the right warm; it smells fantastic.

I spend the day working with decomposing material, clearing it away, saying a little thank you for how it protected the live things during this incredible winter.  I get a home project done.  I finally shower...thinking, of course, that a decision is coming up...

...have been egged on by perfume pals and weather to make the leap...

...thinking...thinking...

...and after mentioning doors #1 and #2, I pick door #3.

En Passant.

And it has been beautiful.  I remembered just how beautiful shortly after spritzing (it is a bit odd straight off).  And the best part has been how it has haunted me these 5-7 hours since...it famously leaves the wrist after a couple of hours...but it isn't really gone.  It apparates in the air just around you, time and again, for hours.  You can't put your nose to it...it's gone...but yet, it comes back to you.  Beckoning?  No, not quite.  Nearly embracing.  More like a little visit.  And gone again.  

Perfect.  Like glimpses of the spring to come.  (And, which will go again.)  A bit of a ronde, a dance mimicking the entry of the season.

Today's beautiful weather will not last.  But it will be back.  More and more so.  As such, a reverse of En Passant, which slowly comes back less and less.  

What a great cross-fade.

9 comments:

Jenavira13 said...

What a lovely way to enjoy your perfume, sounds wonderfully tantalizing.

Musette said...

Just lovely!

I thought of yesterday's post when deciding today's perfume. Spritzed Apres l'O in honor of you - excellent choice!

xo

ScentScelf said...

Jen,
It was, in fact, quite wonderful--and just the right amount of tantalizing. :)

ScentScelf said...

Musette,
And today is Apres L'Ondee. I have loved it in the past...today, am finding it oh-so-Guerlain...I think it is too bright and sunny out. :)

ScentScelf said...

Musette,
...and which, I meant to add, means another musing coming up... ;)

Perfumeshrine said...

So glad you're well! I was beginning to think something sinister was going on (*knock wood*).

Hope sping comes for good, not just passing! (and you get to enjoy En Passant and many others)

ScentScelf said...

Helg,
Thanks! Oddly, it was starting to feel sinister to me...glad to be back!!

En Passant back on today, though I think it is about to return backstage soon...

The Daily Connoisseur said...

We've missed you! Glad to hear you are back xo

ScentScelf said...

Hi there, DC...
Thanks! Hope your writing is going well...