Another week, another tempting array of olfactory adventures to drag me away from my desk and Accounts (argggg):
Wednesday 23rd - Sniff + Scream at The Water Poet
This should be great fun, as Odette Toilette is holding one of her imitable evenings of fragrant shenanigans. This time with a supernatural twist in keeping with the season, so we shall be exploring the scent of ghostly vapours and fearful stenches?
All being well, I shall report back!
Thursday 24th - Perfume Lover's London - Vetiver
Oh glorious joy! Vetiver - in all its smoky, earthy, 'bonfire + baked hams' complexity is ONE of my most FAVOURITE ingredients in all the world. This my 'trigger' scent and just an inhale has my mind + spirit whoooooooshing back in time, it's my memory maelstrom in a bottle! I have a couple of varieties of this oil in my kit and like to sneak it in to many blends, but I am looking forward to luxuriating in some choice perfume samples.
Friday 25th - London (secret location!)
I shall be hidden away in a room for a few hours, sampling and sniffing an apothecary range and exploring its ingredients for an event I shall be delivering next year. Watch this space.
Well, its a bit left-field, but still genre relevant! The lovely Phoenix Cinema is showing this Met Opera of Gogol's story on Sunday afternoon, with Shostakovich's score. I knew of the story but have not (yet) read it, so I'll keep an open mind!