A Waft of Scent, Dark and Dangerous

I love perfume too but have to wear it sparingly as both me and my husband are susceptible to allergies. There is nothing that can ruin the scent of a perfume so thoroughly as a red, dripping nose and scratch, watery eyes! I still collect the bottles, however. Those little objects of beauty are too tempting to resist.

Love is the Best Medicine

The title of this blog is a straight pinch from an as-yet-unpublished manuscript of mine, but it sums up my attitude to perfume. I absolutely love it, in case you’re in any doubt.

P1010245 Some of my Murano glass perfume bottles

I’m thinking about perfume at the moment for various reasons.

That as-yet-unpublished manuscript is the first reason – because the heroine has a huge store of perfumes she matches to her mood (which of course intrigues the hero).

The second reason is that it’s that time of year when romance writers start thinking about attending conferences. After a year of isolation, we catch up face-to-face with our colleagues, meet with and/or pitch stories to editors and agents, and listen to a range of experts on a fascinating array of subjects covering the craft or writing, the business of publishing, marketing and promotion, and trends in romance, and we eat and…

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