Sweet Smell of Spring
Spice up your spring with a new perfume made right in Portland. 2 note Perfumery (10 Moulton St., 207-838-2815, www.2noteperfumery.com) has an assortment of fifteen distinct scents. Made from pure botanical essences, these all-natural perfumes are named after musical terms, a nod to the professional music careers of co-owners Darcy Doniger and Carolyn Mix, who play cello and violin respectively. For spring, we recommend Legato, a combination of Calabrian bergamot, French lavender, clary sage, bourbon, and geranium; or Vivace, a mixture of petitgrain, blood orange, lime, and vetiver. (Citrus notes tend to carry better and flourish in warmer weather.) 2 note also makes a great hand cream, lip balm, and baby products, among the many offerings at its retail shop and online.