Name 3 Perfumes that Changed Your Life...and Why?
by, 18th October 2010 at 11:24 PM (1496 Views)
There have been many Perfume Catalyst / Milestones for me but today these are the three that loom most prominent in my mind...:
CDG EDP (the original) - A gift to my younger self at a time when I had nothing... not even a sense of self. That this person saw such fantastic qualities in me and picked a scent that was all I wished to be (original, unique, unforgettable) just blew my mind. I was too young and emotionally brittle to wear it well then but it is one that I will always have. It gave me so much at a time when I had virtually nothing.
Gres Cabochard parfum (vintage) - When I discovered this I came very close to understanding and appreciating how some souls can fall in love with a scent and forsake all others. Experiencing this scent is always like speaking to my higher Self in medition / prayer. It is the breath of my very soul. I still adore even when I am drooling over others.
Guerlain Vol de Nuit (50+ vintage) - I have forgotten her name but the sweetest soul ever sent me a vial of this soon after I had discovered and fallen in love with the more modern EDT. Another soul scent, this blew me away because it was so not how I perceived myself perfumewise... yet it is perfect for me. I don't know how or why it works for me... all I know is that I am my happiest, most peaceful, feminine and assured as long as it is around... much like my beloved husband. So it seemed fortuitous that this arrived just in time for my wedding and right to wear this on the day. My husband adored it gifting me a bottle of the vintage extrait for my first anniversary. Vol de Nuit may be a night flight but the darkness is safe, comforting, velvety and redolent with the potential for anything. For many others it may be old fashioned, passe, obsolete, unrelevant to todays more youth oriented scent wearer. But for me it heralded the beginning of the safest, most authentic, truest, happiest stage of my life so far... with so much more wonderful things to come.
So... Which three scents changed your life... and why? Please share.
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