When I was a child, I remember how the six week summer holidays used to seem to go on for months. It felt like it was always hot in the summer. The type of hot only a Mr Whippy ice-cream and paddling pool could help.
During those hot days, the sky would sometimes open up for a few minutes, sending down big drops of rain. The scent of the rain against the hot asphalt became my favourite smell.
I used to call it ‘cement’ smell. I love it.
So when The Library of Fragrance asked me to pick one of their 101 scents to try, I saw Thunderstorm and picked it immediately.
I have no idea how they did it, but the managed to capture that exact smell perfectly.
The perfume has a earthy, grassy scent that is a little sweet, just like thunderstorms in the summer.
It feels like I’ve been waiting ages for these fragrances to be released. I don’t remember how I came to work with this brand, but I’ve been filling out surveys for months about favourite smells to help them compile their library. I was intrigued by the get go by the strange options on those surveys. Food scents, natural scents and loads more.
The Library is Fragrance isn’t the type of perfume you might want to wear on a night out, but smells can do a lot of things to a nostalgia, and with fragrances such as:
- Gin & Tonic
Scents from here might be the perfect smell for someone with a bit of an obsession with something, or for a fun, quirky gift.
I’m personally intrigued to find out what Fresh Hay and Sunshine smell like!
Which one of the 101 scents would you pick?