Maybe you just love fragrance. Or you've been wanting an excuse to get away for a weekend. Or perhaps you've been carrying around a dog-eared cutting about Violetta, the swoonworthy little beautique opened by beauty editor Karena Callen in Rye, East Sussex.
Whichever's your story, here's a date for your diary: Friday 14th October, at 7.30 p.m., at the fabulous George Hotel in Rye. Because Odette Toilette - the nom de parfum of a very knowledgable fragrance expert, Lizzie Ostrom, founder of Scratch+Sniff events - will be leading you by the hand on a voyage of fragrant discovery.
Maybe to the Egyptian desert.
Or a cool, dark Alpine forest.
Or the jasmine fields of Grasse...
As Karena herself puts it, 'For those of you who have yet to attend a Scratch+Sniff event, conjure in your mind an intoxicating blend of literary soirée and luxurious perfume sampling. An evening where you will leave smelling fragrant, and perhaps with a few fragrance vials in hand.'
It's going to be a magical evening. And as a scent junkie from way back, Jo wouldn't miss it for the (scented) world, herself...
Tickets are priced £12 each or £20 for two, from:
Violetta, 110 High Street, Rye, TN31 7JY/01797-227232
Or e-mail Nick@violetta-boutique.co.uk