Just the still melancholy that I love...

Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

[Letter to Miss Lewis, Oct. 1, 1841]
― George Eliot, George Eliot's Life, as Related in Her Letters and Journals - Volume 1

A seasonal change: colours, scent, mood, rituals... What do you mostly appreciate about autumn? Is it melancholy, nostalgia about summer? Is it a new start and setting intentions? How does scent help you transition into the new realities?

For us, autumn is more than poetical. Bursting with contrast and vibrant colours, it is the time of reading, long conversations, warm, ripe aromas, late Indian summer fruits... and reminiscing about the warm days.

If you have your favourite quotes, excerpts, poems or your own journal entries about autumn, do let us know! We can publish them in our Journal.

Here is the list of moments you might want to enter into your journal. if you do not keep one, we highly recommend to do so and will help you in organizing it in our future posts:

- Mindfulness (keeping moments, making time for yourself)
- Reading (a poem or a story a day)
- Scent Rituals (experimenting or switching to mellow fragrances, getting to know pure botanical aromas in autumn)
- Nature Walks (alone or with a companion)

As we are going into the new season, we take small steps to re-start our scent collection in the new packaging. We are re-newing our Journal entries in a new form. We are going to talk about mindfulness, seasons, poetry, writing and, of course, scent.

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