Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Power of Perfume
Perfume is sexy, alluring, and intoxicating! Yes, it can be repulsive (primarily when someone practically bathes in it) - but for the most part it's amazing! It can also elicit a plethora of memories, both good and bad. Following are some of my memorable scents...
Love's Baby Soft- childhood (my very first perfume)
Avon Sweet Honesty- my best friend April and high school
Christian Dior Fahrenheit- trouble! This smell still disgusts me to this day...
Calvin Klein ONE- my first love
Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers- my best friend Lani
Clinique Happy- a very memorable 4 day vacation!
Christian Dior Poison- my mom (in addition to Vanderbilt by Gloria)
Tova Borgnine's TOVA- my sister
Old Spice- my dad
Calvin Klein Eternity- my oldest brother, Scott
Hermès Équipage- my hubby!
Shiseido Energizing Fragrance and Calvin Klein Contradiction- the time my oldest daughter raided my perfume shelf and doused my bathroom as well as herself!
My all-time favorite perfume is Calvin Klein's Eternity Purple Orchid. This was a limited edition perfume from 10+ years ago. It is one of the very few perfumes I purchased for myself and did not receive as a gift - so I don't associate any memories with the scent other than me, myself and I. I have a variety of other perfumes - but this is the one scent I feel like wearing all the time.
I've been able to replace the perfume once. Unfortunately, however, the perfume is very hard to come by and the price has sky-rocketed to more than twice the original cost. I'm contemplating buying another bottle to ensure I have it for several years to come.
I'm curious, what's your favorite perfume/cologne? What scent can illicit the strongest memory for you (good, bad, or both)?