The Soft Lawn by Imaginary Authors

The Soft Lawn

The Soft Lawn was a fragrance picked from a sample set by my TikTok audience. Everyone loved how evocative the name is. For me the name was an issue – something so specific will contour up a very specific scent memory for many people. For me, it was newly mown grass. The fragrance is actually more like a dirty tennis ball. It is an interesting creation by Josh Meyer but not something I think I want to run out and buy.

When you read the narrative on the Imaginary Authors website this makes sense (see quote below) – but I’m not sure one should have to read a narrative to make sense of a perfume.

Linden blossom, Laurel, Ivy, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Tennis balls, Clay court

Claude LeCoq published his first book, The Soft Lawn, in 1916 while still attending Princeton University. A controversial portrait of adolescent upper-class rebellion in New England, the coming-of-age story follows Hampton Perry, a charmingly snotty college tennis champ who, after years of having everything handed to him on a silver platter, finds himself handing it all back.

A little known fact about the author: Claude LeCoq wore only seersucker suits, known in that era as the wardrobe of the poor, and it was his gallant presence at high society dinners and prestigious sporting events that brought the fabric into popularity among the affluent in the ’20s.