Parfum du Jour: 1740 Marquis de Sade (Histoires de Parfums)

Why wear it? For certain defense against a cold, heartless world.

What does it do? Despite all that its name and notes imply, this fragrance overflows with tender compassion. I could rest my head on its broad shoulder all century long and never need to utter that pre-arranged safe word.

How do I feel? Like yielding-- utterly.