Pear Tree

When I was a young teen, my grandfather planted a spindly little Bartlett pear tree in our backyard. As the years went by, we watched the fledgling tree grow large and leafy. Still more years passed before we saw blossoms, then finally fruit. Now our flourishing tree yields hundreds of pears each summer. In late July and early August, you’ll find my mom, along with several of her tall grandsons, picking bushels of the hard green fruit from Grandpa’s prolific tree. After a few days of storage in brown paper bags, the pears ripen, sweet and succulent. That’s when Mom’s work resumes. She spends countless hours paring, slicing, and simmering the pears into a delicious fruit sauce. The house fills with a delightful aroma and Grandpa’s loving legacy.

Here are a few delicate pear fragrances to try, along with their scent notes:

Jo Malone English Pear and FreesiaSweet Pears, White Ffreesias, Wild Roses, Amber, Patchouli & Woods.

Marc Jacobs Pear SplashPear, Bergamot, Musk, Juniper, Teakwood, Freesia, Amber, Lemon & Gin

Laura Tonatto M’amoPear, Mint, Eucalyptus & Musk

L’Artisan Mon Nombre 1Pear and Mimosa

Annick Goutal Petite CheriePear, Peach, Musky Rose, Fresh Cut Grass & Vanilla