Monday, August 20, 2012

i wish you could smell what i'm smellin'

Chelsea Peretti's hilarious Twitter feed introduced me to the delightful Daym Drops, and Julie Klausner's feed to the fact that his Five Guys Burgers & Fries review had been Auto-tuned, beautifully showcasing a favorite line:  "I wish you could smell what I'm smellin'." Speaking of Julie Klausner, I trust that, if you enjoy laughing, you're already subscribed to her podcast, How Was Your Week. It's the best! (She's also the guest on today's episode of WTF with Marc Maron; I'm headed out for a walk and a listen now).

This weekend I wore L'Air du Desert Morocain, a scent so dry it's almost scratchy. In the bottle it seems too sweet and thick for this heat and humidity, but spray and almost immediately it becomes resinous and reassuring, smoke and wood rising beautiful up off my arm, making me smell like a person alive long before Twitter, podcasts, or Auto-tune existed, lasting on the skin even through a shower, it seems, stray tendrils of that out-of-time smell reaching me even as I sit staring at this screen now.