It is said, scent is the strongest link to memory. I have lovely memories and I have an unusually strong sense of smell. This has been well documented in my family. It makes up for my poor vision and failing memory. I love to inhale intoxicating scents as much as I shrivel when I get a whiff of something not so intoxicating. We've discussed our favorite smells before, but this time I want to discuss a particular kind of smell.........perfume.
I don't wear it every day. An entire month could go by and I haven't used any, but I do love it. What girl doesn't? In fact, right now, I have only two bottles of perfume and one is almost empty.
I like a clean and flowery scent, but I also like masculine scents and have worn men's cologne many times (bought myself a bottle once). My mother leans towards the classic velvety powder fragrances. The daughter towards the subtle. I think she is still experimenting. Oh dear, I just described US, not just our perfumes. I'm all over the place, masculine and femine. Mom is traditional and classic. Daughter is subtle and deep, coming into her own. Must delve deeper into that some other time.
That "TokyoMilk" bottle is one of mine. I bought it at Anthropologie a few years ago. It's almost masculine smelling and I really like it. It's strong, a little dab will do ya. Not a summer scent.
My most favorite smell in the perfume world is musk. Nothing compares for me. I venture off into these other scents from time to time, but I always come back to musk. White Musk from The Body Shop is the all time winner in my book. I remember my daughter once telling me, to her, that smell was just me. I like that. I like that she has that link. Tabu and L'Air Du Temps By Nina Ricci do that for me with my mother. I would show you a bottle of White Musk BUT I AM OUT OF IT (click on the link above if you're interested). Did you read that Andrew Henry? I'm out of it. Just sayin'.
Here is a little secret. Something I do. Something AH finds hilarious. He and the daughter think I'm the only one who does it. I don't think this could be true, but even if it is, I don't care.
I tear all the perfume scent ads out of magazines and keep them next to my bed. I rub them on myself, sometimes even just to go to bed, or just as I'm getting out. I like nice smells. Am I the only one who does this???? I also often put a dab of perfume under my nose, so I can smell something nice all day. Is that weird? Does anyone else do that?
So, tell me, do you do this and what is your "signature" scent?