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How do you smell?

Sounds creepy at first, but I work behind a perfume counter and decided I wanted to do a thing. A tag thing. I’ve actually gotten really interested in fragrances and want to know what those out there are wearing!! I’m gonna post pictures and talk about the fragrances that I wear and then I’ll tag some people. Whoever I tag, please either respond to this post or make your own post about the fragrances you wear! You don’t have to post pictures of them, but you can if you want. And if you don’t wear perfume or cologne, you can talk about what deodorant or bathwash you use. Or you can talk about why you choose specifically fragrance free stuff because I did that for a while and that works too. And then tag more people!! And I guess tag the post perfumetagthing so I can see if this actually goes anywhere and learn what all y’all smell like!!

This is my fragrance shelves first off. I told myself I wouldn’t start collecting perfumes when I started working with them but oh well guess I don’t even listen to my own advice. 

These are my body mists. These are what I wear when I don’t really care. When I just want to put something on but I’m just making a run to walmart in my PJs. Carried Away is a bath and bodyworks mist that a friend gave me because the didn’t like that it also sprays sparkles and will cover you in them. It’s light and flowery, a bit more flowery than I really appreciate, but it’s still good. Fancy Girl is by Jessica Simpson and I love it. This is one I bought for myself before I got into perfumes. Its a little sweat, still light like most body mists, almost has a sophisticated (might I say fancy) smell. 

This is Gucci Bamboo. I didn’t actually buy this one for myself. Its the perfect fragrance for someone who doesn’t like sweat but doesn’t really like clean either. It’s light and earthy and almost more like a men’s cologne than a woman’s perfume, in my opinion. I was given this one as an empty bottle because I love the bottle so after a friend finished off the fragrance, they gave me the bottle. 

This is VIP by Usher. This is a men’s cologne. Smells spicy out of the bottle, but it tuns to almost an apple pie cinnamon smell on me and I love it. This is something I wear when I’m wanting to be a little different, a little bad ass. I love it so much. 

This is Sexiest Fantasies: Fireworks. It’s a body mist and my favorite body mist ever. Couldn’t find it for the longest time. Vanilla smell without smelling too much like a dessert. Stays on me like an actual perfume and holds a lot of history in my relationship. Its what I work all the time when we first started going out and when I found the old bottle and asked him if he recognized the smell he responded with “smells like home”. I finally found a bottle at a random walmart and now I’m using it very sparingly because I’m afraid I wont be able to find it again. 

Here you have Meow by Katy Perry. My first perfume ever. Sorry for the shitty picture, I’m lazy and don’t want to make another one and have to transfer it to my computer. Its nice and sweat and sugary. Kinda like a younger version of Viva La Juicy Sucre. This is my date night fragrance. Heavier than most of my fragrances.

I’ve saved the best for last. This is DKNY Summer 2010. My absolute favorite fragrance. Light, summery, just a hint of sweat, just a tiny hint of floral. It was originally $40 when we had it on our shelves, but then we discontinued it and when we were down to only the tester, my manger sold it to me for $5 and it was almost a full bottle. I’m absolutely in love with this fragrance. 

Sitting behind it is a sample of Pleasures by Estee Lauder. Its kind of an old lady smell out of the bottle, but smells like flower petals on me and I like it. Was thinking of getting it. But then I found DKNY Pure and I changed my mind and am going to get that one next instead. 

Time for the tagging!!! I’m going to tag @feels-by-the-foot @socialmediasocrates @pragmaticbees @skank-hunt-42 and @crush-the-matriarchy

“I knew my husband very well.  We’d been living together for twenty-one years.  So it was obvious that something was going on.  Suddenly he started playing guitar and writing songs.  The songs were OK, but I read some of the lyrics and they clearly weren’t written for me.  He started wearing cologne.  He started liking new foods that he’d never even tried before.  So I was suspicious.  Then one night he came home crying.  I said: ‘What happened?  Did you kill someone?’  He told me that he’d gotten a girl pregnant.  She’d just had the baby and didn’t want to keep it.  Then he asked me if I would raise it!  I said: ‘Sure, give it to me.’  I arranged to meet the woman in the park, and she handed me the boy.  He was only three days old.  He felt like my son the moment I held him.  I got rid of my husband a few months later.  But I kept the baby.  He’s sixteen now.”  

(Lima, Peru)

*wears men’s deodorant and cologne while wearing women’s lingerie and a mud mask* I thrive on creating dissonance based on mixing socially constructed normative behaviors for gender roles designed to limit our human consciousness and deny us our places in the universe as cosmic beings

⋆ sensory asks ⋆

S I G H T

1. favourite colour(s)?
2. least favourite colour(s)?
3. do you wear glasses/contacts?
4. are you colour blind?
5. what are you seeing right now?

S O U N D

6. favourite band(s) or artist(s)?
7. top five songs?
8. favourite instrumental track(s)?
9. favourite non-musical sound?
10. what are you hearing right now?

S M E L L

11. are you very sensitive to smell?
12. favourite scent?
13. opinion on the smell of blown-out candles?
14. what does your shampoo smell like?
15. do you like to wear perfume/cologne?

T A S T E

16. favourite fruit?
17. favourite non-alcoholic drink?
18. worst thing you’ve ever tasted?
19. do you enjoy any unusual food combinations that others find unappealing?
20. what flavour gum do you usually chew?

T O U C H 

21. do you often rip/cut the tags off of your clothes?
22. any specific textures that bother you?
23. do you have a high pain tolerance?
24. softest article of clothing that you (have) own(ed)?
25. are you a good hugger?

O T H E R

26. do you ever feel like you have a sixth sense? in what way(s)?
27. any prophetic dreams?
28. have you ever had your fortune told? (did it prove to be accurate?)
29. has anyone “read your mind” before?
30. have you witnessed any “miracles” or strange coincidences?

Just some Viktor Analysis for you kids, because you know I love it:

Figure skating, in general, is a Much Bigger Deal in the YOIverse than it is in real life. To the point where Viktor gets name recognition from people who don’t know anything at all about figure skating. I say this because I’ve been interested in figure skating my whole life, unlike I think a lot of the fandom (I could absolutely be wrong here, but that’s my estimate of the situation) and I learned very early on that Nobody Knew Jack About Figure Skating. Like I can name a total of TWO figure skaters off the top of my head who generally get name recognition–Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan–when I talk about them to people who aren’t in the know. And even Kwan is a bit iffy. I can’t think of a single male figure skater whose name I could say in casual conversation and have someone say, “I totally know who that is.” I think this might be because the general population thinks figure skating is mostly just women, and also because figure skating really just isn’t on most people’s radar. This could be different in other countries, but even then I don’t think Viktor would have his International Celebrity status irl.

On the other hand, Viktor could just be one of those category-defying athletes who gain international attention because they are literally Just So Fucking Good at what they do. Think Michael Phelps or David Beckham. Nobody, in general, cares about swimming, but they sure do care about Michael Phelps. Everybody knows who David Beckham is, even in America, a country that doesn’t even have a real fanbase for the sport he plays. It’s entirely possible that at some point, someone realized that Viktor Nikiforov was Winning Everything and everyone got super curious over whether he would continue to do that–much like Phelps.

Also, Viktor is a very handsome European man, which probably helped a lot.

Either way, Viktor is an unusual celebrity who probably came up in the world very, very fast. As in, all attention was just on him suddenly one day. This probably happened somewhere around the 2010 Olympics, if you assume that Viktor probably hadn’t reached his full potential by his first Olympics, which was probably Turin 2006. I’m pretty sure Viktor Nikiforov stepped off the podium in Vancouver, suddenly a Russian household name and an international figure at an age where most people haven’t yet moved out of their parents’ house.

By the events of the anime, Viktor has been central in the public eye for over half a decade. He’s been TMZ’d and had a paparazzo follow him home, he’s done ads for sports drinks and athletic wear and shoes and cologne, he’s been put on diets–not Athlete Diets; Celebrity Diets; ‘eat four saltine crackers and a glass of coconut juice for two meals a day’ diets (Yakov put a stop to this quickly)–he’s had a publicist scream bloody murder at him over the phone because he did something stupid outside a club in Ibiza. One of my favorite ‘why Viktor cut his hair’ headcanons is that he had to cut it off because people kept pulling it in crowds, or trying to cut off pieces when he walked by.

These are not the typical experiences of a career athlete.

Viktor is a Celebrity Athlete, probably figure skating’s only celebrity athlete. There are probably a lot of people in the sport who don’t really even consider him an athlete, but at the same time he isn’t a movie star or a pop star, not One Of Us among the red carpet elite. Also, figure skating is unusual because it is an intersection of sport and performance. People get confused about where someone like Viktor lies on the athlete versus celebrity scale because he’s beautiful, he dresses up in costumes and performs to music. This isn’t football, or hockey or even track or swimming. Nobody is sure what Viktor Nikiforov is. He’s a creature unto himself.  His experiences are so drastically different from the experiences of everyone he knows that he literally has no one to relate to.

It creates distance. It makes him untouchable. 

And Viktor? Viktor is so fucking starved for genuine human contact and connection by the time he meets Yuuri that he’s willing to take himself halfway across the planet to get it.

With all of this known, can you imagine how powerful it was for Viktor to hear Yuuri say, “I just want you to be yourself, that’s all I need”?

It’s probably reason number one (of roughly ten thousand) for why Viktor fell in love with Yuuri.

what she says: im fine

what she means: what the fuck do they put in cologne to make it smell that fucking good what the fuck is that i fucking hate how i walk through a hallway and am instantly floored by some 5'6 nerdy bitch ass wearing good cologne like let me tell you i didnt spend years transforming myself into an independent goddess of a woman just to be instantly weakened by a fucking?? whatever the fuck they put in that shit

I’m not missing you - I don’t do that anymore… I just happen to be sitting in our favorite café on the anniversary of the day we met. Don’t read too much into it, it’s just a habit; a ritual; It doesn’t mean I miss you… and the fact that I keep looking up at the door whenever anyone comes in is completely beside the point.
Life went on without you, I moved on… I just agonize a little over what photo’s to put on Facebook because I worry if look too happy you might think I never cared… but if I look too sad then it looks like I’m not coping - so they have to be in the middle somewhere. They have to look like I’m ‘okay’… because I am… I am totally okay and I’m not missing you at all. Really I’m not… it’s just a coincidence that every character in a TV series that looks even slightly like you or does something that reminds me of you instantly becomes my favorite and I always seem to have a slight crush on them.
I don’t miss you… really I don’t. I just cried in the carpark of the supermarket once because I passed a guy who was wearing your cologne…. But I don’t miss you… I can’t…. I’ve never had the opportunity to…
Because since the day you left my life, you’ve never once left my mind.

Is funny when you realize that Percy smells like the ocean and yet, for a few weeks, no one knew who his godly parent was.

“Man this new kid is only 12 but he wears cologne all the time”

*Percy is claimed*

“Oh yeah that makes more sense”

  • person B: *starts to caress A's thigh and whispers into their ear* hey....I see that you're wearing that new cologne/perfume that you brought a few days ago. It's driving me crazy...and what you're wearing its so sexy, you're begging for me to rip those clothes off......*starts to kiss their neck,.then whipsers* .......everyone left for the rest of the day, so that leaves the two of us for the next few hours. Do you want to me to maybe--
  • Person A: *interrupts* if this just to get out of doing work/chores today, you will lose all access to this ass for the next few months. Try again next time
  • [Please give me an A for trying, because I cannot do dirty talk to save my life. 😭😭😭]

Kent, probably, to the rookies: Okay so one of you is wearing my boyfriends cologne and I just want to ask if you could change it or it’s gonna get real weird around here.
Rookie 1, whispering to another rookie: Like…sexy weird?
Rookie 2, whispering back: He means he’s gonna cry. Hasn’t seen Mashkov in weeks.

What the Batfamily members smell like

Bruce: Sweat, leather, expensive cologne, that dry scent that tells you he’s carrying money in his pockets, scotch, envelopes. he likes to wear the best colognes because he has an image to keep, but when it’s just him he smells the way a father would smell. the batmobile smells like him so when he was dead his kids would sit in the car and just breathe it in so they’d never forget what he smelled like 

Dick: Fresh linen, fancy soaps Alfred bought for him, cereal, green apples, new car smell, hair gel, cheap wine, aftershave. he smells like one of those guys who wears ten different colognes to impress women, though in Dick’s case most of the time it’s just the way he naturally smells and it’s intoxicating 

Barbara: Lemons, cotton, honeysuckle, that familiar smell all computers seem to have, glossy magazines. she just smells really comforting and familiar, like that feeling you get when you hug your mom 

Jason: Cigarettes, sweat, gunpowder, leather jackets, the familiar alleys of Gotham City, freshly baked bread, buttery popcorn, dusty old books, cheap cologne. he’s got a very musky scent, but there are so many different aromas going on at the same time that he smells like an odd mix of all of them 

Cass: Jasmine shampoo, pine trees, the occasional faint scent of blood, the rubbery smell of bandages, cut flowers, scented candles, hot chocolate. she doesn’t wear perfume so she smells very natural 

Tim: Coffee grounds, printer ink, new book smell, the earthy scent of rain on hot pavement, sharpies. he smells very homey. he doesn’t usually wear cologne, but he smells just as appealing as Dick does without even trying. when you hug him you just want to stay in his arms and inhale his comforting scent as long as you can 

Stephanie: Cinnamon, strawberry shampoo, sugary perfume, coca-cola lip smackers, maple syrup, a warm sea breeze. she sprays on ten different perfumes at a time, so when people smell her they’re captivated by how many different aromas are going on at once. when you smell her it’s so inviting it just makes you want to be around her forever 

Damian: Batcow’s stables, butterscotch candies, the steel blade of his katana, paint from his artwork, pastel crayons, the earthy aroma of freshly dug soil. he always smells like Alfred’s garden, like dirt and green leaves and fresh vegetables. there’s always the slightest whiff of gingerbread too 

anonymous asked:

How would yuri and Otabek smell???

ok now that its confirmed that apparently otabek dreams of being *~cool otabek~* u just know. u just know that he uses axe cologne i wont take no for an answer

also faint smells of leather and gas from his bike yknow #cool #badboy

yuri definitely smells like cat shampoo and maybe vaguely like bread??? he smells like a cat cafe

inspiringnokias  asked:

0; what do you think each of the rfa members smell like ;0, asking for a friend, (ok dude btw i really like your hcs i am passionate about them)

Author’s note: I hopeeee you enjoy these ♥

Yoosung

  • Fabric softener like straight up Downy kinda stuff
  • Also once he accidentally bought women’s shampoo
  • BUT, the day after he used it you compliment how his haired smelled, so he still uses it
  • he smells so soft and nice
  • I wish I could bottle it up and sell it 

Zen

  • he wears this distinct cologne he wants to have his own cologne line so he keeps experimenting with smells
  • a little bit like smoke, but not strong enough for it to be gross
  • Also sometimes a little minty from brushing his teeth Idk why but his toothpaste his super strong
  • it’s really a really good combination trust me

Jaehee

  • she smells like warmth I know that’s not a smell but it’s true OKAY
  • also a little sweet from her perfume
  • COFFEE
  • I mean it’s pretty subtle, but imagine a deep dark roast smell it’s pretty great

V

  • he smells the way puppies look
  • look he’s just so soft and pure and when you get a good whiff of him it smells like home
  • it’s the kind of smell you want to be wrapped up in
  • kind of like a nice summer day after the grass gets cut

Jumin

  • I’m not gonna lie
  • sometimes when you hug him he smells like cat food
  • you’ve told him multiple times NOT TO FEED ELLY WHEN WEAR HIS NICE SUITS
  • but most of the time he just smells clean
  • like a nice soap that makes you think of a rainy day
  • it’s actually really relaxing unlike his glare after you try to sniff him

Saeran

  • Intoxicating and addicting
  • It’s hard to describe, but it’s kind of like the night air still, calm, and a little humid
  • OR A FOREST
  • It’s the kind of smell that makes you want to steal his jacket just so you can have it with you at all times 

707

  • he smells like a memory you just can’t quite grasp
  • sometimes he smells a little bit like junk food honey buddha chips are always on his breath
  • also a little bit like his deodorant, which is actually really nice and fresh
Naptime with Yoongi

A/N: okay so i had a really cute dream i don’t remember much of but i ended up being snuggled up on the couch with Yoongi as we took a nap so there we go, short bullet point list haha

Originally posted by amayskpoparchive


  • first of all he’d smell so nice, like fresh laundry. For some reason i don’t think he wears any perfume or cologne, just plain Yoongi and washed clothes
  • imagine how he lies down on his side, with his back against the backrest of the couch

  • and you have your leg slung over his hip as you snuggle yourself inside his embrace, his arms wrapped around your waist and pulling you closer while your arms are curled up against his chest

  • you can see the soft line between his pecs and his collarbones sticking out of his black V-neck Tshirt

  • where you can just nuzzle your nose in and let his scent and his slow, steady breathing help you lower your heart rate

  • he’d breathe softly against your hair as he relaxes into your touch while sleepiness takes over

  • you hear the slow beating of his heart in his chest against your ear, lulling you to sleep better than any lullaby could, as it’s the sound that reminds you he’s right there with you and he’s not going anywhere

  • i feel like he’d make soft, whiny noises when he’s in a deep sleep, maybe when he’s dreaming a lot

  • and he’ll stir in his sleep a bit, shifting his position a little so he can bury his face into the nape of your neck

  • he just wants to be close to you and your warmth so you’re pretty much caged inside his embrace, but you don’t mind at all

  • at some point, you’ll probably end up spooning

  • don’t be surprised if you’re the big spoon, he’d like to be cradled sometimes

  • or he’d nestle himself between your legs and let his head rest on your tummy like it’s a pillow

  • so you can thread your fingers through his soft, black hair

  • he loves it when you graze his scalp with your nails

  • it’s a bit ticklish but very enjoyable, and it relaxes him the most

  • he’d love it the other way around too, though

  • if you’d lay your head on his chest while lying on top of him

  • especially if you’re in a blanket burrito together

  • like a big bundle of love

  • he’d like to touch or be touched all the while, so don’t you try to escape during naptime ‘cause he won’t let you go that easily

  • even if it’s just holding hands, or the palm of his hand resting against your cheek

  • or your hands in his hair

  • he needs to be sure you’re still with him, or he’ll feel uneasy and his nap will be ruined

  • your naps could last up to 6 hours or more

  • he wouldn’t have a problem just staying in bed and snuggle all day

  • powernaps are bullshit, he’d say, who wakes up right when they fall asleep?

  • long and thorough cuddle sessions is where it’s at

  • it’s to make up for all the stress and sleepless nights he goes through

  • so naptime is super essential

  • and you bet your ass he’ll try to make you nap with him any chance he gets, even when you’re busy

  • this fluff needs love okay

  • a lot of it

  • in the form of cuddles and naps when you’re alone rather than PDA

  • you’re not going to deny him that, are you?
without really meaning it

The Way You Said “I Love You” Prompts
@stileslydiah requested “24. Without really meaning it”

Watching Derek dote on someone is hard – harder than Stiles thought it would ever be, despite the fact he knows it’s insincere; despite the fact it’s the job and nothing more.

 It’s hard because Stiles hasn’t had those arms around him in months, hasn’t had opportunity to arrange a chance meeting on a crowded street in weeks, hasn’t had Derek’s eyes meet his and watched his mouth curl into a smile for him.

 Derek’s team have been fairly indulgent, letting Stiles tag along on the assignment to observe and allowing him to blend with various crowds just to be close to Derek. Early on, before Derek insinuated himself into their mark’s life, they even allowed them to talk on the phone, but that might as well have been in another lifetime.

 Sometimes, Stiles hates his job, hates Derek’s job, hates the fact they’d never have met if it wasn’t for their jobs because then he can’t hate it as much.

 Stiles is across the restaurant and he can’t tear his eyes away from the back of Derek’s head for more than a few seconds at a time, usually at the prompting of the agent he’s sitting across from.

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Hamilton characters as things my friends and roommates have said at college
  • Washington: Every time you don't keep your side of the room clean, god kills a puppy.
  • Angelica: Honey, if that boy talks to you again and you don't like what he's saying, send him to me and I'll kick him so hard in the ass, he'll need my foot surgically removed from his mouth.
  • Maria: I look like a hooker in this dress, but not a cheap one. Like, a really expensive one. For the guys who wear nice cologne and suits.
  • Laurens: I don't know if I'm gay. Or straight. Or bi. I don't know what I am. I just know I have to pee now cause I'm so stressed about this.
  • Hamilton: I want to have a party just about me. Like, no music, no dancing, nothing. Just an empty room and me with a mic, so that everyone will come and have to hear me talk.
  • Eliza: I feel so guilty, I ate sugar before lunch. My mum always says it's unhealthy to eat sugar before noon. What have I done? I'm a horrible rebel. I need to go call her and apologise.
  • Peggy: DUDE IM NOT A GARBAGE CAN STOP THROWING YOUR FUCKING GARBAGE AT ME AM I THAT UNNOTICEABLE JESUS I HATE YOU ALL
  • Jefferson: Everyone here is so goddamn stupid.
  • Burr: Either I'll kill myself or my dorm-mate before summer break. I don't know which yet.

My dear lgbt+ children, 

Here’s a list with little things that might help when you have a bad body dysphoria day. (I wrote this especially with those of you in mind who can’t take any “big steps” (yet), so i excluded tips like “Buy a binder”.). 

Of course, you are the one who knows best what’s helpful for you. This list is mostly meant to kick-start your own ideas when you feel stuck on what to do to feel better.

- Use shampoo/lotion/deodorant labeled as the gender you identify with (for example, for a trans boy - men’s shampoo). 

- Write positive affirmations on little pieces of paper, fold them and put them in a box. On bad days, grab one and read it. 

- Spend time with people who support you (including pets and online friends)

 - Listen to your favorite music 

- Follow some lgbt+-positivity blogs 

- Pour your emotions into art: Draw, paint, sing or write 

- Buy/wear one piece of clothing or accessory that represents your gender identity (it can be something small, like a ring)

- Practice breathing exercises (Sounds cliche but can be very calming)

- Make a list with the things that trigger your body dysphoria, so you can come up with ideas how to avoid or limit them

- Make a jar where you can save money in for your future steps (If you’re in the closet: Make up something you save money for, in case someone asks)

- Gather information for your future steps (for example, google how to legally change your name) 

- Write a story with you as the main character, use your prefered pronouns and name (You don’t need to tell anyone they’re meant to represent you) 

- Go for a walk, get some fresh air 

- Look up trans/nonbinary Youtubers/Musicians 

 - Go to bed early 

- Try to find something you like about your body (For example: My eyes, i can run really fast, this body survived a lot so far and it’ll survive this too) 

- Try something new: If you never dance, try to dance, if you never bake, try to bake etc. 

- It sounds silly but: buy yourself flowers (works especially well when you want to feel more feminine but can work for everyone - flowers have no gender!)

  - Avoid looking in the mirror if it’s triggering 

- If you want to feel more girly: bubble baths, browse websites of fashion magazines like Vogue, watch make up/beauty tutorials on Youtube, paint your nails (Choose clear polish for your finger nails or paint your toe nails instead (and wear closed shoes) if you don’t want people to ask), use chapstick 

- If you want to feel more manly: Wear cologne, wear loose clothes, fill in your eyebrows (so they look darker/thicker), exercise (lifting weights can help you feel more masculine!), wear boxers 

(Keep in mind that what helps one person may be triggering for someone else,so if anything on this list sounds unsafe for you, avoid it). 

What are your ideas? I’d love to hear them! <3 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom

WATERMELON & MINT [DRACO MALFOY]

request: “Would love a Draco x reader imagine where they’re best friends and they’re always really close and they smell each other in the amortentia? I know so original but your writing style is good so it’d be great for you to write a version of this imagine ?” — by anon

a/n: *badly impersonates professor trelawney* you have the markings of a true seer, my child! lol, but seriously, i was thinking about making an imagine like the one you requested, anon. and i am very pleased that someone asked for it bECAUSE THAT MEANS I’LL HAVE AN EXCUSE TO WRITE IT WAHAHAHA. also, i might have blushed when you said my writing style is good 💓 hope you enjoy! x

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“What took you so long?”

Those were the words you uttered just as your best friend, and probably the longest companion you have ever had, sat down beside you like he usually did in Potions. You noticed that his eyebrows were furrowed and he wore the scowl he had whenever he saw Potter — which you assumed was the reason why his features were all annoyed, since Harry was in the very same class right now.

Draco took out his textbook, “What took me so long? You’re the one who didn’t wait for me when I clearly told you that we’d meet at the entrance of the Great Hall before going here.”

A blush crept on your cheeks, clearly remembering that he indeed told you that before the two of you parted ways this morning after breakfast. Draco was looking at you with a disapproving look and all you managed to do was sheepishly smile at him, which made him roll his eyes.

“I’m sorry.” you whispered just as Professor Slughorn began his discussion about a potion that was called Amortentia. “I completely forgotten it because Ron had a question and —”

“Wait a minute. Why on earth are you on first name basis with that Weasel?” Draco hastily cut you off, turning his body so that he faced you while you still tried to listen to Slughorn’s boring introduction.

You glanced at him. “Because unlike you, I’m not a git, Draco.” you couldn’t help but plaster a smirk on your lips, making him scoff.

But truth be told, only you could insult Draco face to face and get away with it. You have been friends with him since you stepped foot on the Hogwarts Express, the compartment that he was occupying that time the only available place you could find to stay in. It still surprises you whenever you remember it because you were always under the impression that he was just as egotistical and snobbish as his father.

Well, he kind of still was, but whenever it came to you he wasn’t as bad as everybody claimed him to be. Draco was actually a very trust worthy friend, he was definitely someone you knew who could stay and tolerate your flaws and imperfections, and he has always been there for you in times of distress.

Of course, Draco undoubtedly felt the same, or else the friendship you had with him wouldn’t have lasted this long.

“Yes, now, well huddle up and divide yourselves into pairs.” said Slughorn with a peculiar smile on his face. “I’ll be giving each group a sample of Amortentia and you’ll have to be completely honest to your chosen partner what are the things that you smelled, alright? Okay, so, quietly fall in line …”

You shared a look with Draco and he nodded, standing up to get the mentioned sample from the professor for your own group. He was back in seconds, placing a tiny bottle on your working table containing a liquid that had steam rising in characteristic spirals. You leaned down closely to get a sniff, your nose wrinkling before turning to Draco.

“Seriously, Draco. How much cologne did you spray on yourself? I can’t smell anything besides it.” you tried sniffing again.

He pursed his lips together. “What do you mean? If there’s anyone overdoing something, it’s you. Your watermelon scented perfume is going to be stuck in my nostrils forever.” he chuckled.

Both confused by your own accusations to each other — since quite frankly, you didn’t bother to put on your perfume today and Draco had forgotten to apply his cologne — you and Draco leaned down once again to the bottle of Amortentia, determined to get a different scent other than the previous strong fragrance.

Draco glanced at you while you were still sniffing, casually moving closer so that he could familiarize himself again with the smell of your shampoo. He was still taking in the smell of watermelon from the potion, with two new additions: old books and now, your shampoo.

“What is it?” you questioned when he abruptly almost fell on his stool because of what he was beginning to discover.

“Nothing.” coughed Draco, changing the topic. “Er, what did you smell?”

You remembered the scent of fallen rain, the smell of mint, and the strangest of all, his cologne. You thought you were only catching the smell of it because of how close the two of you were sitting right next to each other. Clearly, you were mistaken and found yourself blushing at the realization that you were attracted to your best friend.

“You go first.” you insisted but Draco shook his head.

“No, no, ladies first.”

You snorted, “Please, Draco, we both know you hardly recognize me as a lady.”

“Girls first then.” he corrected himself.

“No, really, you go first.”

“Y/N, don’t be stubborn and just tell me —”

“Yes, I would, right after you tell me yours —”

“Oh, for Merlin’s sake, Y/N — ”

“Mr Malfoy and Miss Y/L/N, do we have a problem?” Slughorn had appeared in front of your desk, a triumph smile on his face. “I can’t help but notice that your voices have increased in volume. May I know what’s the noise all about?”

“Nothing, professor.” both of you claimed.

Slughorn narrowed his eyes ever so slightly.

“We were just about to exchange answers, sir.” you added.

He grinned. “Is that so? Well, tell them to the whole class then! I’m sure everyone is just as curious as I am.”

Draco’s eyes went wide as saucers. “Actually, sir, I rather not —”

“Ridiculous, Malfoy! Now, come on, tell us what you smelled.”

You have never seen Draco act so uncomfortable and embarrassed before as he stared at Slughorn, his cheeks tinted pink while he held this look as if he was silently praying that the time was up and they were now going to be dismissed for their next class.

He coughed. “I smell … old books, uh, watermelon, and … kind of like a bubblegum scent.” he murmured the last part, knowing that you were the only one that had hair smelling like bubblegum around the castle grounds.

“And how about you, Miss Y/L/N?”

“Fallen rain, mint, I think. And, well,” you caught Draco waiting for your answer, “um, some type of cologne.”

“Ah! How astonishing. I wonder who would be the lucky person to be wearing such a cologne …” trailed the professor, finally leaving his attention to the two of you and back to his own desk in front.

You and Draco were both silent on your seats, knowing in fact that you had smelled each other in Amortentia — a love potions that gave off a scent that you are most attracted to. In both of your cases, only now did the both of you realize that maybe all this time you’ve been with each other, the affection you showed weren’t precisely platonic as thought it was.

“So,” Draco was the one who had the nerves to speak after understanding, “it was my cologne, huh?” there was a hint of cockiness in his tone and when you peered at him, he had this genuine grin that only you had the chance to see.

“Excuse me, Malfoy, but two beats one. You smelled both my perfume and my shampoo.” you said a matter-of-fact.

You gazed at each other for what seemed like hours before breaking apart, your lips curled up in a smirk while the professor now discussed another potion, Felix felicis.

Suddenly, Draco placed a hand on top of yours nonchalantly, intertwining it with his as a bigger smile appeared on his mouth. He seemed to be very pleased of himself and you rolled your eyes, ignoring the heavy pace of your heart, knowing that this was going to be the beginning of something new and wonderful.