I was just reading this article on Shine Which Fragrances Have Defined Your Life
and made me think of all those wonderful—and not so wonderful—smells that have marked my life. It is crazy how certain smells take you back. Close your eyes, and you’ll think you’re actually re-living that moment. So fascinating.
I was exposed to perfumes growing up because my mom is a smell-good-addict. So there are a few fragrances out there that take me as far back as when I used to walk around the house in my undies!
Some of my most powerful fragrances in my life, which always seem to do the trick, are:
1. Acqua Di Gio
- it takes me back to the first time I got on a plane. Before that, I used to wear it all the time and I loved it. I had it for many years, actually, as a teenager.
But then…I decided to wear it on my ride to NY for the first time. Now: I can’t stand it. You come close to me wearing it, and I might just throw up on you. :-)
2. Lancome Tresor
- it was my mother’s, but I would wear it occasionally.
It reminds me of my first boyfriend. It is not always nice to remember your first love, but it’s great.
3. Hugo Boss Women
- My high school days! which translate to all sorts of good and bad memories.
- this is my absolute favorite so far.
I’ve stuck with it because it always reminds me of my independence and fresh start. And it smells d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.