Perfume for Writing

Writer’s block for the fourth damn day in a row. Nothing is helping, not even cat pictures. So sorry, everyone! I hope to be back to normal soon. In the meantime, for all of you perfume-loving writers out there, what are your favorite perfumes to wear while you write? Which scents keep you productive and/or inspired?

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7 thoughts on “Perfume for Writing

  1. Most of my job is writing (horribly boring legal writing) . . . so I keep samples and bottles scattered over my desk for the much-needed pick-me-ups they provide. Since my writing is not creative, I don’t usually seek inspiration, instead I use the beautiful smells to break the tedious routine. I don’t have a window in my office so I love smells that make me think of being outside – this morning its Hermessence Vetiver Tonka. This afternoon? To be determined . . . I go which way my mood and nose take me. 🙂

    I also enjoy your blog and others (NST and PP) to help break up my tedious routine. So hang in there – I know you will kick that writer’s block!

  2. Hey Ari,
    When I have to concentrate and focus I use either your City of Angels by Royal Apothic or Casual Woman by Paul Sebastian. They are soft, fresh and clean smelling which just slots me into the zone.
    I’d like to read about some of the stuff you’re doing at school, if that helps.
    Best of luck with it,
    Portia xx

  3. I thought of you this morning as I was having my tea in my JHU mug. Nothing I wear could possibly help me write, as I’m dyslexic and I abhor writing. But when I want to be productive in my studio, I wear my favorite, well crafted scents. In the winter it’s usually Mitsouko, Cuir de Russie, Bois des Iles or Portrait of a Lady. In spring/summer the inspiring scents tend to be No.19, Le Temps d’Une Fete, No.19, Rue Cambon, No.19, or most anything with vetiver in it. Oh, did I mention No.19?
    Maybe taking a walk outside to get some fresh air and completely forget about writing for 30 minutes to an hour. Some local scents might help to inspire you. At the very least you will have gotten a bit of sunshine and exercise, which always helps my mood.

  4. Since I do not update my blog on a strict schedule I do not have a problem with “writers block”. If I have nothing to write about I don’t. Then I just read friends’ blogs and comment.

    BTW, the picture you used is even funnier for me because the symbol that looks like “x” in Russian reads as “h” and the way you would read the word “blox” it sounds like a form of a Russian word that means “fleas” 😉

  5. Since I’m mostly writing fiction I like to scent my characters and wear whatever they wear while I’m writing. (Oh, the blog? yeah, that’s pretty much Anything Goes since I am blogging *about* perfume.)

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