The Shrine, by John William Waterhouse
The Amazon best-selling fragrance list this Christmas includes Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana, Euphoria, Eternity, Lovely, Our Moment, Paris Hilton, and Vera Wang Princess. The list is long and changes by the hour, as fickle as you please. I use to put on subtle Muguet de Bois and timeless Oscar de la Renta before I developed chemical allergies.
Several years just after we were married, my husband and I were driving through the night in Florida. I was asleep in the back of our converted, hippie van but was awakened out of a sound sleep by the most amazing, delicious fragrance. We couldn’t see the source because it was still dark, but it enveloped us….