Parfum du Jour: Cèdre Bleu (Yves Rocher)

Why wear it? To hide inside a cocoon of lovingkindness when circumstances seem rather less than hospitable.

What does it do? It starts off very woody indeed, austere with a hint of dry black tea leaves. Then in an eyeblink, it soufflés into a pillowy île flottante of saffron, guaiac and sweet cream-- the nicest fake-out you'll ever fall victim to.

How do I feel? Like somebody just handed me a hot mug of milk chai, an insanely soft microfiber blanket, and a doctor's prescription for thirty days' total R'n'R.