I usually focus on all things visual, but smells can be intriguing too. Did you ever catch a whiff of something that jerked you back into a long lost memory for a moment? It’s such an eerie feeling! For example, I only visited my great grandmother a handful of times growing up, but she always wore the same perfume. My mom has a bottle of it on her dresser. Great Grandma Wanda passed away years ago, but whenever I smell her perfume it’s like she’s standing there next to me. I want to have a signature scent like that, so when I’m gone I can haunt my family through a perfume bottle! (Is that too morbid?)
I saved up a bunch of perfume samples and tried one a day for a while. Most of them gave me a headache, and others smelled great at first but awful after being on my skin for a while. Chloé Eau de Parfum was the clear choice for me. It’s a bit too flowery when I first spray it on, but after an hour or so it blends nicely with my natural scent. (When your husband can’t stop sniffing your neck, you know you found a winner!) I make a point to spritz it on every morning. I have a mental picture of old, crotchety Daniel smelling my perfume bottle and reminiscing after I’m gone. Yes, I realize I’m a weirdo for thinking about things like that.
Do you have a signature scent or a favorite smell memory?