Have you ever thought about what it is that draws you to fragrance?
Why do you find yourself trawling perfume blogs and sniffing to your heart’s content again and again?
What makes perfume attractive to you?
Why is scent your passion?
It seems like an obvious kind of question, but it is actually a hard one to answer. That we are all more or less in the throes of perfume passion goes without saying, or we wouldn’t be here.
But why is perfume so alluring to us? What makes us seek it out and obsess about it, what makes us collect samples, hunt down bottles, keep spread sheets and wishlists, read blogs and websites, know all about online shopping and makes ebay our untrustworthy friend?
Why perfume? Why do we love it so much?
I seem to answer this particular question with yet more questions so far. So why am I dodging an answer? (See what I’m doing here? And that is yet another question!!!) I’m avoiding it maybe, because the answer is an intimate one. What we love and why is deeply personal… but so is perfume itself.
I love perfume because it makes me feel. It is a means to connect me with myself, to bring or keep me in touch with my emotions, a means to influence these emotions to a degree and experience them on my terms.
I love perfume because it is available to me whenever, no matter what. I don’t need to be pretty to wear it, I don’t need to be thin, I don’t need to be 18, I don’t need to be popular or rich. Perfume is invisible, but powerful. It can be only for me or it can advertise my presence to the world. I can be stressed, relaxed, on the run or on the couch, perfume can be with me. When I can’t do anything else and don’t know which way my head is screwed on, I can still huff my wrist.
Perfume is an adventure, a journey. It is never dull and it is always fun.
You could call the above my perfume manifesto.
What is yours?