Friday, November 5, 2010

My Favorite Scents

Once upon a time, I wore fragrance every single day.  I delighted in covering my mirrored vanity tray in an assortment of lovely glass flacons and atomizers.  However, I haven't worn a store-bought scent regularly in many years.

I don't know exactly when I stopped wearing scents.  I seem to recall that my ex-husband didn't care for perfume. . .big surprise, eh?  So I'm guessing that it was around the year 2000 when I stopped covering up or enhancing my natural scent with something that I could purchase.

Oh, how I adored wearing scent!  I was really all about the perfume at certain times in my life.  And I would do my best to layer the scent if at all possible by acquiring the body wash, lotion, powder, whatever was available.

What scents have I loved in my life?  As a young girl, I loved Baby Soft.  Though my Grandma consistently gave me Windsong for gifts, I never really warmed up to the scent.  Navy was a fragrance that I rocked in my high school years.  Samsara and, to a lesser degree, Shalimar by Guerlain fueled my college-lite days.  Actually, add in Vanilla Fields and my young adult line up will be complete.  Imari by Avon was a favorite for nearly a decade.

Some people like floral and sweet honeyed scents, but I clearly prefer Sandalwood, Musk, Amber, and sometimes Vanilla scents.  I used to burn incense way back when and I really liked patchouli at that time too.  Heavy and earthy scents are impossibly sexy to me and I regularly sought them out when I made my purchases.

Somehow I lost my way and I started using the body sprays and lotions that popped up at The Body Shop, Bath & Body Works, and darn near every other retailer on the planet.  I guess that I wanted to smell edible. . .like a juicy peach.  Or a ripe pear.  Sometimes a delicious pineapple.  That's nice and all, but it doesn't exactly have the heady sexiness of the ambered and woody notes that I prefer to wear.

I've noted that people don't wear fragrance very often these days, but I'm considering using it again and want to hear your opinions on the matter.  Do you like it?  Does it bother you?  Do you wear fragrance?  What fragrances do you like?


  1. Women at strip clubs still wear it too. Don't ask me how I know this, but they make the men that they do lap dances for smell like their perfume strongly when they come home. I think they bathe in it or something?

  2. I wouldn't dream of asking how you came by that knowledge! ;) In my experience, most strippers smell like sweat and desperation. . .okay, that was just a lame joke. Yes, I have noted that they drench themselves with fragrance and I would guess it's to be more alluring to the customers.