Portraits in Scent – Bergamot

Bergamot, uplifiting and charming, you tickle me. Like a mischievously cute faerie with a penchant to please. Upbeat and fun, so easy to be around.

Here’s where I smell some perfumy stuff and jam on whom they’d be if they were a whom or a what.


Uplifiting and charming, you tickle me.  Like a mischievously cute faerie with a penchant to please.  Upbeat and fun, that feel good friend always so easy to be around.  I feel you in my chest, my lifted-chin-smiling-sunshine gaze.


Funny that your beautiful and sweet scent heralds from a small, inedible, unattractive type of lime.  Hmmm. yet somehow it makes sense that you are an Italian fruit – as in the Italian commedia dell’arte character, Arlequino.



You smell like green and fresh.


I confess I fell madly for you at 18…

in the (non-natural) perfume – Shalimar, by House of Guerlain.  You are often present and ever popular in many perfumes.  Yep, you are a sparkle note in the classic Eau de Cologne.

You are the dog that all the other dogs want to playfully chase.

You are sunshine with a touch of black pepper.

When you are a yoga pose, you are like my dear friend and yoga teacher, Tomoko Morganelli, in Dancer Pose.

Tomoko posed for me at 6:30 am! Look how she is laughing! Such a Bergamot type person.
Tomoko posed for me at 6:30 am! Look how she is laughing! Such a Bergamot type person.

And if you are a silks drop/trick you are like this drop performed by my silks teacher (and professional performer) Zoe Sheppard and my classmate Alicia Hauge.  (I got them right after an hour and a half of training, again, ridiculously early.  Both these amazing ladies are also super upbeat, playful, and fun.)  Click here to watch them casually pull off a one and a half.  Notice the lift at the beginning followed by the playful and exciting tumble.

It’s no wonder the lovely scent is a perfect compliment to the tea, Earl Grey.  Cuppa’ tea, love?   Twill lift your spirits and warm your heart…


Here I am buzzed on Earl Grey, studying perfumery, old skool, from a book…

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Bergamot, just thanks for being you.

Author: Doreen

Purveyor of beauty and the imaginal realm. I write, blend botanical perfume, spend countless hours in nature, travel, chase faeries, and enjoy artistic expression. An avid meditator and yogini seeking conscious liberation.

2 thoughts on “Portraits in Scent – Bergamot”

  1. Bergamot! I used to hate that tea until I was invited for a cup a few years ago at a fellow artist’s fairy-tale home. Whether it was the magical place or the scent of the tea, I don’t know, but now my senses perk up when I hear the word BERGAMOT. I wasn’t aware that it was an ugly little fruit. The old drawings make it look quite beautiful!

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    1. Those old drawings can make most anything look lovely. I would love to see and touch the fruit in real time, much as I love the old illustration. What is this fair-tale home you speak of?


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