The joy of living with people who stink is that yours is the privilege of choosing a perfume with which to de-stink them. That’s it. That’s the only benefit. Apols if you were expecting a list. First time I saw Aesop’s Post-Poo Drops (21, aesop.com), I won’t lie, I thought it was an April Fool. But it makes perfect sense. I mean, every home fragrance is basically a “post-poo” perfume, isn’t it? Incense, room sprays – they’re all expensive variations on “lighting a match”, but it’s for this that I love them. The classiest modern home fragrances bypass delicate rose scents and really fight the fight, with citric, sour, Haribo-type smells. Ones that don’t pretend to be a vase of elegant flowers – instead proudly stating their aim. We’re here, we’re covering the smell of toilets, get used to it.
Jo Malone Lime, Basil and Mandarin Drawer Liners 30, jomalone.com Frederic Malle Rubber Incence Sheets 68, lessenteurs.com Total Wardrobe Care Anti-Moth Spray 21, wardrobemistress.co.uk Miller Harris Fleur Oriental Incence 30, selfridges.com