(That feeling when you finally get your hands on the one everyone told you about and you’re all “Okay, I get it now.”)
All the treats of all the winter holidays bottled into Aladdin’s lamp, doled out in wishes.
Smoked spiced plums and sweet purple flowers–violets and iris–that get creamy with tuberose after an hour, turning the cinnamon sticks to sandalwood.
Later, vanilla and benzoin incense leave hazy trails like warm season’s greetings for days.
Lou Lou came out in 1987, along with INXS’s Kick. Here’s a sweet cover from St. Vincent.