The January Drear

So we’re having Mud Season again, the Cold Variant: after a year in which the area where I live received 56.54 inches of precipitation, 53% more than our average yearly rainfall, this year is looking just as damp.

Bleah.

Frankly, I’m so over Mud Season. I like Winter, except when it turns into Mud, and I’m thisclose to petitioning God for a cold snap, so at least the mud will freeze. I’ll take snow. I’ll take wind. Just — if it’s going to precipitate like last year, can we please have some cold weather??

I’ve been wearing scents with notable citrus lately, due to a Facebook perfume group’s weekly challenge. Despite thinking that I was never going to make it a whole week on citrus scents — which generally last all of three nanoseconds on me, and three very boring nanoseconds they are, too — I’ve managed, and very pleasantly, too. I’ve worn Shalimar Light (bergamot, lemon), Parfums de Nicolai Vanille Tonka (lime), Alahine (“citruses”), Chanel 1932 (lemon, grapefruit), DSH Chypre (bergamot), and Pierre de Velay Extrait No. 11 (“citruses”). Of course, none of these are technically citrus-focused fragrances, which is probably why I like them. And, true, they are cheerful in the middle of January Drear.

WordPress has updated their editing platform (again), and I can no longer highlight snippets of text and change the color, the way I used to assign certain colors for each fragrance. That’s why the above paragraph looks odd: I tried highlighting “Shalimar Light” and giving it its classic blue color, but it turned the entire paragraph bloo, so I had to send it back to “dark gray,” and only then did I notice that “dark gray” is not actually the default shade. I can’t fix it now, either. I don’t mind updates, generally, but I think I’m unsure about this particular WP version.

I was born in the said middle of said January Drear. Today is my birthday, and today I’m wearing Alahine (again).

So, are you a citrus-scent lover, or are you like me??

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5 thoughts on “The January Drear”

  1. I like citrus more in the summer, but today i was craving something fresh with a salty breeze. So i now wear Sel Marin, which reminds me of autumn at the North Sea.

    1. So many people like citrus that I always feel slightly guilty in admitting that it’s not my favorite thing. Enjoy your Sel Marin!

  2. I do enjoy citrus, but usually as a note within a composition. I haven’t tried any of the scents you wore in your challenge but they sound very beautiful and enlivening for mud season. I think vintage bergamot is a wonderful thing. The most citrus-y scent I own is probably Fresh Life, which is full of grapefruit. I always wear it the summer but it might be nice to wear it now, like eating a winter salad with citrus fruit.

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