The other day I was babbling in a comments thread here about why someone doesn't make a pear perfume.
My pears are nearly full-grown, and getting closer to ripeness every day. The premature ones that came off the tree, either because we had to saw a limb down or because the pears that get internal bug infestations tend to take their own lives and jump off, those all seem to be ripening and we've already eaten quite a few of them.
So, I was dreaming of a personal scent that combines all the summery, wispy, ethereal notes of true, ripe pear.
God that would be good.
A commenter said there was already a pear scent, but I Googled it, and it's a home deodorizer.
I didn't come up with any other pear perfumes in my search. (Note to self: the key word is "fragrance," not "perfume.")
But it so happened I needed to shop at a beauty stephora today (I'm being cryptic!), and asked the black-clad, outrageous false eyelash-decorated sales staff if there was a pear scent.
But they walked me over to the fruity scents and left me alone to browse and squirt.
Darned if I didn't come across a huge bottle of Marc Jacobs Pear.
It's not pure summer Bartlett (aka William in Europe). Not as sweet as fruit can be. But hoo, yeah, I bought some.
It's faint, subtle, herbal... and peary. (And wait! I don't want to smell sweet.)
I'll probably use up the whole bottle before fall.
I wish I was as hopeful about using up the pears themselves.