I have a thing for smelling good. I hate leaving the house without a spritz of perfume. Perfumes are one of those things that make me feel complete. This is going to sound a tiny bit crazy, but I feel they take a group of garments and turn them into an outfit. They make me showered to clean and ready. They take me from awake to alive.
I really love perfume.
I wasn't kidding.
And I've gathered quite the collection over the years.
My relationship with perfume is a long one. So here it is.
|me, loving one perfume best|
When I first started wearing perfumes every day, I started with the sweet, fruity ones like Ralph by Ralph Lauren. That one stuck for years; I was very into the signature scent school of thought. Like Belle in Beauty and the Beast when the shopkeepers like "girl, you've read that book!" and she's all "I don't care. Im gonna read it again."
That's right; I'm Belle in this story.
|there are other perfumes? say WHAT|
Either way, my favorites right now are all have a crisp, old-world feel to them. On my nightstand, where they live, I have Eau de Fleures Néroli by Chloé, Chanel Allure, Coco Mademoiselle and it's predecessor, Coco, Love, Chloé by Chloé, and the recently rejuvenated classic Chanel No. 19 Poudré. I love them all for their subtlety and playfulness, their familiarity and substantiality, but most of all for their sense of self.
Basically, I love them because they are everything a good book is.
And isn't that what all good perfumes should be?
So now you know my favorites, what are some of yours?