Perfect Peach

I’m sitting at the kitchen desk composing an email when a velvety sweetness wafts by – almost like fresh coconut.  It confounds me, since I don’t have any tropical fruit, or candles, on hand. I quickly turn my head and find the scent source. A small bowl of peaches and nectarines is ripening on the counter.

Inhaling deeply, I’m transported back to summer camp in upstate New York. My bunkmates and I have been subsisting on bug juice, mystery meat, and a few other barely edibles for weeks. One of the counselors offers a rare treat – a ride to town for this group of displaced city kids. We walk around the sleepy little hamlet like we’ve been sprung out of jail. A produce stand appears, stocked with mounds of local summer fruit. I purchase a single perfect peach – larger than a baseball – and take a bite. The sweet juice runs down my chin and I think -  this is most delicious peach I have ever eaten in my entire life.  And to this very day, it still is.

Here are some peach fragrances that are lovely on sun-kissed skin, along with their scent notes:

Gap NearPeony, Peach, Brazilian Mandarin, Musk

i Profumi di Firenze Florentia 22White Peach Blossom, Lilac, Florentine Purple Iris

SoOud Ouris Parfum NektarPeach, Plum, Blackcurrant, Honey, Tagette, Jasmine, White Cedar, Pollen Accord, Almond, Iris Butter, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Tonka

BrandyApple, Peach, Herbs, Spices

Keiko Mecheri Peau de PecheWhite Peach, Orris Powder, Sandalwood, Amber Wood

6 thoughts on “Perfect Peach

  1. Wonderful article-love the photo! The iPdF is particularly nice. Brandy is more apple and spices on me. I wish I got more peach. Since the disappearance of Renee Snowpeach there’s a constant search for the perfect peach fragrance. You have great suggestions, to which I would add Soivohle (Liz Zorn) Peche et Vert.

  2. Jivago White Gold has peach skin in addition to vanilla, musk, amber, rosewood, bergamot, orange, white peony, and lily of the valley.

  3. I tried to post a comment but it didn’t work; I’ll try again.

    What a marvelous scent memory and a wonderful post. I love the intoxicating smell of a perfectly ripe peach or nectarine.

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