Do you use perfume to be someone you are not?
Do you take advantage of perfume’s transformative powers to enhance or downplay some of your personality traits?
Do you ever play olfactory dress up?
What a strange question today, you might say. I just brought my younger son to his day care group where they are having a fancy dress party for carnival today. He went dressed as a clown, despite (or maybe because?) he is extremely afraid of clowns. He insisted on being one himself today to feel powerful, I believe. Also, he is extremely cute in his outfit, but today that is beside the point.
Perfume, just like fancy costumes, can be helpful to be someone else for the day. It can enhance feelings and it can diminish others. When I wear a leather scent my mindset is definitely different from when I wear a wispy floral. So yes, I do play dress up with perfume. Today I am (or have to be) very capable and together and just do stuff without waffling around, although I feel anything but, since I am still recovering form a bout of flu. So what is my scent of disguise? Hermès Vetiver Tonka, it gets stuff done.
How about you? Who are you today?