Fall is my favorite season—the leaves change into a gorgeous symphony of color, and the cooler (but not yet cold) temperatures allow for more cozy dressing and stylish accessorizing. This time last year, we were visiting good friends in Montréal who had just moved there and were enjoying their first Canadian Thanksgiving (which coincides with Columbus Day in the United States). We had hoped that the border would have reopened by now, but instead, they are in partial lockdown again.
It’s been a while since I made a crossword puzzle, so here’s one for a bit of cheering up.
2. Something that is usually sipped, but used to be added to the Roman Renaissance perfume Frangipani to make it longer lasting
3. What rises when something is burned
6. A grass whose roots yield an essence with a deep, earthy aroma; a popular base note
7. A tree whose sap is usually made into a product that fenugreek can smell like
8. An effect that aldehydes can impart (adj.)
9. A cool spice from the aromatic flower buds of a plant native to Indonesia
1. The texture of some musks, or a certain red cake with cream cheese frosting
2. Many powerful aromachemicals with “trigeminal effects” are in this fragrance family
4. An accessory note often associated with candy or Mexican hot chocolate
5. A fall foliage color and a citrus fruit
If you feel you’re going round and round the wheel, here’s the solution.