Welcome to our weekly chit-chat ladies! This time let’s talk about fragrance.
Do you have a signature scent?
Do you like fruity, floral, musky, citrus?
Do you collect perfumes?
Do you prefer parfum, eau de toilette, cologne, mist or oil?
Do you wear a certain fragrance because you adore it or because your man loves it on you?
Let’s start with my fragrance profile. I don’t think I have a signature scent but I do have some favorites that I rotate on a regular basis. I prefer either parfum or EDT in the morning and cologne or mist in the evening. I wear heavier or muskier scents on colder months and floral or citrusy during summertime. Whenever I make online purchases from Sephora or Nordstrom, I always choose fragrance samples as freebies. That’s how I got reoriented with my favorite scent from my not-so-distant past, FlowerbyKenzo. It’s powdery and floral, with notes of Bulgarian rose and Parma violet. It’s true, fragrance is cathartic. It can trigger emotions and/ or bring back memories, good or bad. Long story short, I purchased FlowerbyKenzo because it moved me on a whiff. It transported me back to my younger years– I was in my early 30s, newly-single, quite vulnerable, undaunted, traveling to different countries, on hindsight wanting to meet that special someone who will embrace my strengths, silliness and love for zombies, hahaha! Luckily, I met that guy who shares the same humor, smarts, and fascination with zombies (from George Romero’s genre to present-day The Walking Dead).
So this good-looking man who is now my husband asked me few days ago “what’s that perfume you’re wearing babe? It throws me off, I feel like a cradle snatcher when I make love to you, it’s very teenager!”. To which I responded, “waddafuq? I love this scent, it’s Kenzo and it’s sentimental to me! “. Of course I didn’t take what he said seriously.
Then two nights ago, out of the blue Le Hub sneezed and asked “what are you wearing this time babe? it smells like an old lady”. “Waddafuq, again? I’ve been wearing this Morrocan Rose (The Body Shop) for some time now! look, the bottle is almost empty!” To which he rebutted “But I miss your other scent; fruity suits you more. Do you want me lie to you?” Strike two. This time I had to think.
His Nose versus Her Nose. Yeah, it’s petty to stage an argument over fragrances so someone has to give. But see I’m stubborn, I like my fragrances as they are, take it or leave it. Smell or move away. Sniff or sneeze.
Her Nose versus His Nose. Ask any woman and she will associate “good smell” with attractiveness. Between Joe (the average-looking dude who wears Hugo Boss) and hunky Mike (who doesn’t wear any), who do you think will get more attention? Good thing, my man smells good, including his armpits! And please, he’s not the guy up there, haha!
Our nose, our pheromones. Pheromones are naturally occurring odor you and I have. It’s odorless but it triggers a response from the opposite sex. It’s a scent our bodies excrete regardless of the fragrance we wear. But where do these pheromones come from? armpit, wrist, bosom? Do you know that’s how snakes find their mate? Fact or fiction, there are some companies who market pheromones with a promise of making you more attractive. But you know me, I don’t buy this bullshi+ Either you smell good or stink.
What say you?