Which perfume do you choose for a day you want to remember?
What is the one scent you reach for on days when something special happens?
What do you wear when you need some comforting and confidence-boosting?
What perfume do you select on a special day?
Are you going for something tried and trusted or will you wear something new to make memories with?
What is your perfume of choice when it really matters?
Today is my older son Paul’s first day of elementary school. After a year of pre-school the real deal starts today with an hour in the classroom and another one in church (it’s a Catholic School).
And of course I have been thinking what to wear. Not clothes-wise, that’s easy: black pants and blazer and a colourful Hermès scarf (in this case a pink and grey Carré GM silk dip-dye called Brazil II for the Hermès fans among you) are my fool-proof uniform.
But what perfume to wear?
That is a lot harder to answer for a Perfumista. The choices are not exactly few in my closet after all.
I want to wear something discreet first and foremost, no fumigating of innocent bystanders with floriental bombs.
I think I want to wear something I already know, it is not a day for something new that I’m not sure about and where I don’t know the development very well. Distraction is not needed.
I am tending towards elegant, light, sophisticated and calming.
The one name that pops up in my mind again and again is (no surprise here!) Hermès. Rose Ikebana is a strong contender.
A safe choice would be Chanel N°5 Eau Premiére.
One other perfume is beckoning me too, though: Prada Infusion d’Iris. Iris’s cool, calm and collected charms are always a good bet.
Which one should I wear?
What would you wear?
What is your safe, but much loved choice for a special occasion?