September 23 04

So, the first time I can ever recall putting on perfume was when I stole a shpritz of my older sister’s Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden. I loved it. I loved the way it smelled. My mother has worn Estee perfume ever since I can remember and I don’t know…to me, it smells like grandmother. And my stepmom wears Chanel no. 5 – always has. and to me, it smells like Neiman Marcus. The sunflowers was light and fruity, and because it belonged to my sister, it was perfect for me.

Then I discovered vanilla. A scent that made me think of chocolate chip cookies. And who wouldn’t want to smell like freshly baked goods? I bought the body spray from Bath and Body works and wore that exclusively until I decided to branch out into other “flavors.” I dabbld in vine-ripened raspberry and plumeria (a smell my husband still loves).

My first “real” perfume was Escape, which i wore, exclusively, until i realized that my husband (boyfriend at the time) was allergic. I switched to Poeme by Lancome – a scent that reminded me of Sunflowers. It was such a throwback that i couldn’t resist. I loved wearing it.

Now, I wear two perfumes – Vera Wang and Abercrombie Now. I like each one – no, i love them actually, but they each serve a very different purpose. Vera Wang is my work perfume. It’s very grown-up and closely resembles the Neiman Marcus smell. It makes me feel professional, for some reason. And then there’s my A&F, which is my feel-good-about-myself scent. Ya’ll know what it is…it’s what the Abercrombie stores smell like when you walk in. quite frankly, the scent is SEX. And it does its job – it makes me feel sexy. I didn’t know a purfume could do that.

What’s your scent of choice???

  1. Old spice after shave. It has a nice clean smell. I don’t wear it often, but have every day this week. But only because I left my ‘lectric razor back East when I went home for my brother’s wedding. You really need the after shave when using a blade.

    Comment by Sean on September 23, 2004
  2. I wore GAP’s dream for a while, just because it was on sale. Now it makes me nauseous. I love the Body Shop’s white musk. yum. But it’s so expensive and they’re apparently pro-palestinian. So now I just wear Eau De Adina. The best!

    Comment by matin on September 23, 2004
  3. And by expensive, I mean for Body Shop scents – definitely not by designer-name standards.

    Comment by matin on September 23, 2004
  4. I used to be nuts for Estée Lauder’s Pleasures, now it’s Clinique’s HappyHeart which just gets me. I’m into the light, fresh scents. I remember when I used to be so crazy over Body Shop’s Dewberry scent too.

    ~ restlessly

    Comment by Anonymous on September 23, 2004
  5. I’ve never even been into a Body Shop! I’m primarily a Bath and Body Works kind of gal and i stock up on shower gel and body lotion every time i’m in the states.

    but now that two of you have talked about Body Shop scents, maybe i should go in for a smell-test.

    And Adina, you wanna talk expensive? my bottle of Vera Wang was $150.

    Comment by Ali on September 24, 2004

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