Chances are if you are reading this blog, you have more than one bottle of perfume in your possession.
But which one is your most precious?
What perfume in your collection is the one you would never want to miss?
What is your most treasured bottle of perfume?
Do you use it more or less because it is so important to you?
My greatest treasure… hmm. That one is not easy to answer. The nature of perfume is fleeting and normal use alone destines it to be gone in not too distant a future. To hang our hearts on such an ephemeral beauty is questionable, but all beauty will fade eventually, all that is life has an ending, everything is finite.
Not to sound too depressed though, the beauty we have here and now we should enjoy and in this spirit I name my precious:
Armani Privé La Femme Bleue, the fabled iris scent only available in a 1000 bottle edition (and what a bottle it is!) and now long gone.
I apply it always with a sense of loss, because every spray takes me nearer to that dreaded day of the empty bottle, but that brings with it a bitter-sweet intensity, a higher awareness and a greater appreciation.
I cherish this perfume more because it is not going to be with me forever.
A very good way to view life and the people in it in general, I think.