I was really moved by your "3 Perfumes..." story, particularly by Vol de Nuit. I also have a fragrance that is very special to me and my husband; it kind of embodies our relationship. We didn't have an official wedding yet, though we were married for six years. But when we do I will most certainly wear it, I always do on our anniversary. It was also his first and most romantic gift to me. I related to your "Vol de Nuit" story. The name of mine is "2000 et une Rose" by Lancome.
There are two more that are very special to me, I think I have finally found my HG fragrance. Would love to hear more from you
white shoulders on my black grandma's dresser
tresor because, although i think it's horrible, i had fun making fun of their marketing push
dolce vita was the first one i bought myself
i only have white shoulders anymore
I actually just blogged on how one I thought was me at the time has ceased to be, as I have made new connections.
But the three that changed my life....
#1 is Hypnotic Poison. My life was a tumultuous mess when I first discovered this one. I loved it, and never wore it because I loved it. I wore perfumes that were decidedly un-me-like, instead. Rediscovering it seven years later was a "What took you so long?" experience.
#2 is Chanel No. 22 (exclusifs edt). This must have been how I discovered BN, searching around on the internet for anything I could possibly find on this elusive number. When I first got to sample it... let me tell you about high expectations completely surpassed! I seriously had that giddy, high on the scent feeling all day. When I wear it now, I feel nothing but enjoyment of its resplendence and elegance.
#3 is Tabac Blond (current edp). Not only did the leather and tobacco notes turn everything I knew about perfume up to that point on its ear, it graciously melted seamlessly into my skin. So it is me in how physically fitting it is with my chemistry (and my husband loves it) but also how it makes me feel. Or not feel. I'm not sure. It is not beautiful and it is not for everyone. But it is right as rain on me. I'm completely comfortable in it, regardless of clothing, company, or season.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting!
Oooh, nice to hear that you are a classics lover also. Guerlain Nahema is an amazing rose! I have the parfum and really need to get wearing it in this perfect autumnal weather.