Parfum du Jour: Geisha Green (Aroma M)

Why wear it? For a boost in morale (and a suggestion of springtime) on a dull grey, almost-December day.

What does it do? Geisha Green takes Artemisia absinthium -- a note most often reserved for flinty-eyed masculine fougères -- gift-wraps it in layers of silk and brocade and teaches it to converse in a Gion Kōbu accent. Cassis shows itself only in gauzy hints of crimson glimpsed at collar and sleeve. Bewitching.

How do I feel? Heartened. Yesterday was difficult; today is easier, and tomorrow may be smoother still. Gambatte!