When I was about four-years-old, I drank a bottle of my dad’s cologne. I had taken if off of the counter in my parents bathroom while they were unsuspectingly running me a bath – I’ve been looking for the perfect scent ever since.
After this incident, my scent usage was strictly monitored, but still enjoyed immensely. I, like many little girls, loved to play with my mothers makeup growing up. There was something so awe-inducing about reaching into my dress-up bin, pulling out some sort of princess dress, and putting on makeup. It was almost like I was an adult. Slipping into my mom’s way-too-big Jimmy Choos and tripping through the house with makeup that resembled that of a clown, I felt on top of the world. Little did I know that picking out the fragrance for me would be so difficult in later years.
The world, and mall, is full of perfumes. Different brands, different seasons, different marketing tricks and bottles. How the heck is a girl supposed to figure out which scent “embodies her” (a line once given to me by an enthusiastic Ed Hardy saleswomen – I think not.).
After wading through clouds of perfume, I decided upon my three – yep that’s right three- scents. There is no scent that strictly embodies my personality. Sometimes, to the shock and horror of many a salesperson, I switch between five perfumes. I do have favorites though, as I expect many of you do – and I’ll let you in on the secret of what they are…
1. Chanel No. 5
An oldie but a goodie. This scent makes me feel powerful, and there is nothing better than starting the day feeling like you can take on the world.
2. Miss Dior (Cherie)
Light, soft, flowery, slightly sweet but not overwhelming – it is perfection in a beautiful bottle.
3. Juicy Couture
A great friend gave this to my for my high school graduation, and I love it. Sometimes people know your scent better than you do.
So ladies, there may not be one signature scent for you, but I bet there are a few. It may take time, sometime even years, to track down the right ones, the perfect fits, but they are there – hiding one test station over at the mall.