I was recently sent a bottle of Library of Fragrance Tomato from my nice friends at Library of Fragrance. It was a surprise to me and that fact is relevant because I wouldn’t have naturally chosen it myself. However, I am so glad they sent it because this was a wonderful surprise and made for a real eye opener (or in olfactory terms, should that be nostril flarer?).
Forget the half hearted almost-not-there scent of cold shouldered supermarket tomatoes. Think instead of the smell that would greet you if you walked into a greenhouse on a warm day. The actual smell of a tomato plant is truly a marvel. Library of Fragrance has captured it perfectly.
With hints of fresh lemons, green leaves and a scent that resembles lemon verbena, Library of Fragrance Tomato really embraces the tomato as a garden fruit vine rather than the uninspiring red globes you get with a pub lunch. It also reminds me of a lemon geranium plant my late grandmother once had. She had green fingers and all my knowledge of flora comes from her. She once invited me to scrunch a lemon geranium leaf between my fingers and have a sniff, and it didn’t smell a million miles from this lovely Tomato cologne.
This is fresh, uplifting and very green. If you like your green scents to be lemony, herbal and smell a bit like fresh cut ferns, then you will love this too. It may be a cologne spray, but it had lasting power of around 5 hours.
By the way if you thought this may resemble pizza, then do try Library of Fragrance Pizza. They really do have a scent for everyone!
Library of Fragrance Tomato is available from the Library of Fragrance website at the very reasonable price of £15. You can also find a selection of Library of Fragrance scent at branches of Boots around the UK. My bottle was sent to me by Library of Fragrance for which, many thanks. Opinions are my own.
Top photo-Library of Fragrance
Supermarket tomato photo: www.sciencemag.org
Tomatoes on the vine photo: www.westmillorganics.co.uk
Lemon geranium with chicken photo: www.kelliesfoodtoglow.com