Call it Autumn Syndrome.
This time of year, between summer and fall, messes with my mind.
- My clothes all suck
- Hair decisions (to cut or to grow) are too complicated
- I eat fresh fruit (I don't even like fruit)
- Everything smells different
Once fall arrives, I settle into a warm, 'gathering in' phase, which is my favorite time of year. Until then, to help with this seasonal shift, I rely on my Top Ten Transition Perfumes:
Poeme - gently guides the butterflys out and the dragonflys in.
Cabochard - a wild fire being swatted with leather belts.
Knowing - a rose chypre 'bite' that mirrors the crisp air.
Moschino Couture - green apples in cedar barrels.
Yatagan - pine needles on the ground with fallen leaves.
Sonia Rykiel Woman - autumn's first wearing of a suede jacket.
L'eau du Navigateur - coffee in Central Park on a cool, clear day.
Rose 31 - both dirty and effervescent.
Ambre Sultan - herbal amber that must be a Virgo.
Black Aoud - the atmospheric smell of moving planets.
Today, in response to my general restlessness, one of my colleagues said, 'you do this every year.' Just before I stick my chin out, like a defiant 2-year-old, to say, 'do what?,' I realize she's right.
Thankfully, fall is just around the corner.
Do you have transition perfumes?
Photo by autumn-pictures.com