The understated luxury of freshly-laundered, turned-down bedlinens. Nearby, a delicate arrangement of lavender sprigs rests on the adjoining bedside table as the sun begins to set. Tranquility at its chicest.
Crisp bergamot and warm chamomile melt into a calm undertone of lavender, sage, eucalyptus and smoky patchouli.
The drive took forever, but you have arrived. As the car door opens, the rush of salt embraces you. Running barefoot through the gentle hills of sand, stiff slivers of grass sneak in between your toes as a faint rumble of thunder is heard in the distance. Watery blue lotus and beach grass settle into an amber-sand accord with a tiny hint of ginger.
Step onto the penthouse's terrace to a civilized Sunday brunch overlooking a blanket of green that is the park below. A platter of grapefruit dotted with raspberries is offered. Would you like ginger tea, a mimosa or a glass of champagne? Perhaps a taste of each?
Sparkling grapefruit, Tuscan lemon and ginger are gently calmed by rose, neroli and verbena.
A copious pile of white flowers shed droplets of dew onto a marble countertop, awaiting their planter. A splash just outside signals that the hostess has momentarily abandoned her last-minute chores for a quick dip in the pool.
A heady bouquet of French lilac, heliotrope, muguet and hyacinth, with a barely-there dash of carnation and leafy greens.