In this space we talk about which and what, how and when, if or not to wear perfume, how to store it, when and where to buy it, what we love and what we hate…
Today I want to know what we rarely talk about: Why do you love perfume?
Why do you think scent and smell is such an important part of your life?
What makes you want to smell good?
What makes you seek out new scents?
Why is it that perfume makes you happy?
When I think about my senses, I know that I like to look good for myself and for others, I like to hear and speak sense (whenever possible), I like to touch and be touched, so it only seems logical to me that I also want to smell good things and I want others to enjoy the way I smell.
To borrow the words of Jerry Maguire: perfume completes me.
I don’t feel ready to face the world without perfume. I need perfume to make myself presentable, to escape more mundane moments, to use it as an emotional crutch in times of anger, sadness and even happiness.
Perfume makes memories. Perfume is a way to connect, to anchor me in the moment as well as take me away from it if necessary.
Perfume is loaded with meaning and provides endless ways of inner travel and adventure.
Perfume is a means of escape as much as an everyday grooming tool. It is versatile and it is indispensible.
Perfume is such an easy way to make myself happy. When nothing else goes, when I’m stressed out, when I have no time for myself, when I need a break, I can still smell my wrist and smile about my secret getaway, my private breath of beauty.
Perfume is beauty. I soak it up, I shamelessly use it to fill myself to the brim with beauty in the hope to pass on some of it to world.