Ok, so I will let you in on a little secret… I am a perfume JUNKIE! I literally have a different perfume for each day of the week, plus some.
Our sense of smell is an extremely powerful thing, and… somewhat insightful! A smell represents emotion, a memory and a desire. Whether it’s the Dolce & Gabbana Cologne for men that reminds you of your first kiss when you were 16, or the sexy Armani Code for women that brings back special memories of a loved one… they each tap deep within our psyche.
So, what are my faves? With the beautiful weather we are experiencing in Melbourne at the moment, I love wearing my Hermes – Un Jardin Sur Le Toit (“a garden on the roof”). I recently bought this while on my honeymoon in Florence, Italy, so of course the feelings of romance, fashion and adventure wash over me every time I spray on this magic!
The name says it all, I can almost create an ad for this smell, it’s so precise. Picture this: a gorgeous, youthful girl enjoying the sun, a cool breeze and the smell of pastry on a Sunday morning. She is smiling softly to herself as she runs her fingers through her herb garden, with the refreshing tickle of water running down her arm from the watering can. She pauses and reflects, enjoying the small things in life.
If you like crunching down on a crisp cold apple, the smell of blooming roses and fresh herbs on a summer’s day, this is the perfume for you.
My other faves (and timeless classics I must add!) are; Classique, by Jean Paul Gautier, Armani Code for Women, by Armani, Glamour, by Moschino and Alien, by Thierry Mugler.
I would love to hear your favourites too, or a special memory you think of when you smell ‘that smell’!