Thursday, February 22, 2007


The right scent wafts me away. Perfume is my innocent escape. It's one of the things that defines me as me and not just mom-me.

When I was pregnant, nothing smelled good. Except maybe pickles. On nachos. From 7-Eleven. But now, welcome home, fragrance my friend.

Scents that are earthy and warm appeal to me most, scents like musk and sandalwood, scents that say, "I'm crunchy, but sexy, in an I-shave-my-underarm-hair kind of way."

Gourmand scents can be lovely too, with notes of cinnamon or vanilla. If I wasn't afraid of smelling like a freshly baked pie, I just might sprinkle a little nutmeg behind my ears and go.

The right florals can be nice, although I'm much more picky about those. I don't want to smell like I've been doused in Grandmother's rose water, but I do love the intoxicating scent of Jasmine.

What makes my blood rush though is the ultimate, the complex ambery scent that brings it all to a climax in one enveloping aromatherapy party, the one crafted by an expert perfumer and rare enough that once a man associates it with you, he will think only of you whenever he smells it. That my friends is perfume. Va-va-va-voom.


Oh, The Joys said...

Sadly, K prefers the human stink...


Kelly said...

I know it's so old-fashioned, but I really love the scent of rose water. I don't wear it, however, because I'd rather smell like I'm younger than 80.

Great post!

Damselfly said...

Oh, me too! I'm a very "smelly" person! I go into a place and grab ahold of its scent. (I really hate how Old Navy smells!) My favorite perfume is an old, not-too-popular scent by Estee Lauder, and in the bottle it kind of stinks, but on me, it smells so good. I get so many compliments when I wear it!

Girl con Queso said...

How does one find this perfume? I've never found one that is "me".

Shannon said...

I found my current favorite with the help of a great associate at Saks. He had a solid knowledge of perfume and was able to discuss the notes of each fragrance, helping me find just the right one. I hope he's still there when I get ready for a new scent.