I read this blog post about perfumes and fragrances over at The Cookie Button and was inspired to write about it too! Thinking about my favorite fragrances brought back so many memories... I would often associate my perfumes with images, some of them really random.
Like when I was a wee one, i would sneak into my mom's bedroom, look at her collection of fragrances, and try out my dad's cologne. Not that they had many, but my sense of smell was keener than the rest, and I loved the way my parents smelled. My mom had one in particular - Anaïs Anaïs by Cacharel, which I loved! It always reminded me of my mom's old wind up music box. The kind that you keep your jewelry in. It had a tiny ballerina that would pop up and twirl around when you opened the box.
In my teenage years, I was gifted another fragrance from the same brand - Noa by Cacharel. I fell in love with the scent immediately, and I always pictured flowers and fairies in the forest.
Years later, my mother switched to Estee Lauder's Pleasures, which of course, then became my all time favorite, and I used it for the longest time into adulthood. I liked it so much, I actually bought and tried its varients Pleasures Bloom, Pleasures Intense, and Pleasures Exotic!
A friend bought me Hugo Boss' Woman. That heavy musky scent always made me feel like partying the night away... maybe it had to do with the color and design of the bottle, but I started wearing it whenever I went out at night. It's like.. my night scent.
Once upon a time, I had this crazy idea to start collecting perfume bottles, until I decided it might get a tad too expensive to pursue... (like my discontinued Barbie collection).
Today, only one bottle of perfume sit atop the bathroom counter. A gift from the J-man - Light Blue by D&G. I wasn't too hot about it when i first got it, but the scent grew on me. Now I use it everyday. All my other perfume bottles wait patiently on the other side of the world. Perhaps, I shall rescue them when I fly home this November.
So what is your favorite scent?