Other than what I read on the website I know nothing about the Imaginary Authors range of perfumes, fragrances which follow "a compelling storyline peppered with intriguing twists", but the idea behind them is quirky and interesting.
Each fragrance is, I suppose you'd say, a story in a bottle - one written by a purely imaginary author. Take, for instance, The Soft Lawn by one Claude LeCoq:
"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."
As to the fragrance itself, it has notes of "Linden Blossom, Laurel & Ivy leaves, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Fresh Tennis Balls & Clay Court".
Next, a request for information.
Space NK sell a fragrance called Clean Reserve 'Rain'. Any perfume with that word in its name is a magnet for me (yes, I know ...) so I was keen to try it, but they don't sell samples and it's only available in their physical shops in London and Glasgow. I'll be in London briefly soon and may have the chance to pop into the shop, but meanwhile I wondered if anyone knows it, and if so, what's it like? How 'rainy' is it?! Clean's own listing for it is here.
Still rain-related, I do like 'Behind the Rain' by Paul Schütze Perfume - very resinous and earthy/woody/petrichoral. This description captures its 'layered narrative'; for a much more detailed review look here.