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???