Jillian in Merope's Reflection Nebula, © Leonardo Orazi
The Rumpus, gateway to so many good things, first led me to Jillian Lauren's blog and, once there, I stuck around. Jillian is the author of the memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and the recently-released novel Pretty. You can also find her on Twitter @jillylauren.
What do you smell like?
I imagine I smell different to every nose. My husband has a huge overly-sensitive shnoz but he seems to like whatever I have going on. I wear Santa Maria Novella cologne--the Signature scent. I'm addicted to their products. But I keep Frankincense from Ethioipia in my scarf drawer, so when I wear a scarf I go around smelling like an African bazaar. I don't really wear much deodorant-- sometimes I wear funk butter from Oyin handmade. I don't like to smell too overly-sanitized.
What do you like to smell?I burn candles constantly. I like anything chocolatey or spicy. I love how the house smells when I'm cooking with loads of garlic. My husband always smells great. So does the jasmine in our backyard. And I love the way my son smells when he's sleeping.