I adore one of life’s pleasures — perfume! It creates such a lovely aura and says so much about a person. Throughout my life, I’ve gone through myriad scented lotions and eau de toilettes. I even worked for three years in fragrances/cosmetics at Dillard’s and had the time of my life!
One whiff of a distinctive scent can bring back so many memories. In high school, I smelled like peaches, and Emeraude was all the rage. My father once gave me a bottle of Heaven Scent. Later, when we went to Walt Disney World, I always wore O! de Lancome. For a certain man, I would break out Fifth Avenue. My best friend likes Paloma.
I’ve also been known to change scents according to season and holiday. Lilac in the spring, spice in the fall, Winter Candy Apple for Christmas. Of course, anything that smells like chocolate is heaven — how about Angel by Thierry Mugler?
The one scent I always come back to is Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel. If I had a “signature scent,” this would be it. Top Notes of citrus and orange sparkle. Middle Notes of jasmine and rose deepen. Then it drys down to Base Notes of vanilla and white musk. Whenever I wear it, I get compliments. Happy sigh . . . guess I’ll go spritz some on right now.
Do you have a favorite perfume?