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House Smoke in Leather Patchouli Coat
Deep down in the core of my soul, this scent holds me captive. Reminds me of a medieval settlement.
A slightly warped house, with wood smoke coming out of its chimney. I'm always drawn near him, but don't dare go inside. NOT YET. Cause there's nobody home.
I wait, on bumpy, damp cobblestone the moon reflects. An elderly gentleman from the darkness behind bushes approaches me directly and asks for my desire. Friendly, but astonished to find a female being so late in the evening.
I don't talk long around "the hot stuff" and answer that it pushes me to look around this house because it reminds me of something I could only experience indoors.
So he invites me in, and I see fire burning in the brick fireplace, a cosy warmth surrounds me.
On the rough walls hang tanned leather, on a wooden table stands a stoneware vase with herbs, they smell bittersweet. And earthy.
It makes me feel at home in here. I want to stay. But it's just a dream. The scent of "leather, patchouli and woods" is real.
Now, all of a sudden, I know which real facts underlie this dream.
When I was a child, I often visited my grandmother in the neighbouring village. She actually lived in an ancient stone house. She didn't have a TV. But the old landlords often invited us to the evening television, there was also a stove, which was heated with wood.
And on the table were ALWAYS WIESENKRÄUTER in a vase. Mr. J. had a leather coat hanging from the hook in the hallway, the leather emanated an inimitable smell when he put it on or took it off.
After "leather" anyway, but also after "forest and meadow" slightly earthy, patchouli-like. Perhaps Mr. J. had one of those aftershaves that had penetrated his coat collar over the years. And then Mrs. J. made us a herbal tea that tasted delicious. All these "cozy" scents seem to reawaken in "Dharwah".
To put me into "dreams", which are not so "dreamlike", because it was true, that the evening "sitting in the living room" with the old couple J. together with grandma..