My favourite smell

…has a name! While foraging for a “Thought for the Day” for my radio anchoring session later this evening, I found that the smell of the first rain on dry earth has a name and it’s petrichor. I just *love* the smell. Apparently it has been concentrated as a perfume as well. Has anyone seen (smelt) it (the perfume, not the natural scent) and is it authentic?

I’d definitely be in the market for this one (most other perfumes I find too strong or floral or fruity and they give me headaches). And also for coffee (how strangely would you be regarded if you wore coffee as a perfume?)

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

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  1. you could also try a blend of patchouli (2 drops) and about 20 drops of almond oil and a tablespoon of vodka. shake to emulsify. if the smell is too intense, you could add something like jasmine (a drop!) to dissipate the intensity. i find this mimics the smell of the earth after the first rains remarkably.. hope this helps!

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