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Mimosa Gold by Exaltatum Parfums captures the feeling of that sweet, creamy, and dreamy softness of Nature waking up with a bright smile, bursting with vivid yellows and tender greens. Its pollen-like floral buzz with a heap of white petals, soft branches, and smooth bulb roots draws me in like a hungry bee: all I want is to stay as long as possible inside of my little fragrant cloud of happiness!

Days are obviously getting longer, we’ve even had a couple of sunny days lately. I’m waiting for Spring…and I reached out for Velvet Splendour by Goldfield and Banks.

Its sunrise is displaying lovely hues of orange blossoms and puffy, soft, bright yellow mimosa blossoms, feeling like hot sun rays on your skin somewhere in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.

Ok, technically it’s not mimosa, I know, I know, but that’s what I call those puffy-golden-ray-of-sunshine flowers! And honestly, I’d love to be somewhere in Australia right now.

My The Decameron Stories and Perfume article was first published in Cafleurebon, and this is the version I edited in 2021.

And the plague gathered strength as it was transmitted from the sick to the healthy through normal intercourse, just as the fire catches on to any dry or greasy object placed too close to it.

Nor did it stop there: not only did the healthy incur the disease and with it the prevailing mortality by talking to or keeping company with the sick–they had only to touch the clothing or anything else that had come into contact with or been used by the sick and the plague evidently was passed to the one who handled those things.”
― Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron

On a cold day of Winter in Anno Domini 2021, approximately one horribilis year after The Virus started to spread rapidly all over the world – I am still in (partial) lockdown.

And I continue to read books, observe physical reality and Zeitgeist, and write about fragrances: this is my (edited) story about The Decameron and Perfume in Quarantine.