The Journey So Far vol.6
by, 11th August 2008 at 11:24 AM (1685 Views)
The next turning point in my hobby/passion/addiction came in 2005, which I later named The Year of Vetiver and Roses.
The name might sound poetic, but the times were anything but. Suffice to say that I was deeply unhappy due to various things (most of them connected to the place where I worked then) and consequently started to use scents in a different way than I had before.
Whereas fragrances had been something I wore for my own pleasure, at this point I started to use them as aromatherapeutic (with the emphasis on therapeutic) remedies and thus found two notes I hadn't much cared for before. You guessed it: vetiver and roses, both known for their soothing and calming qualities.
During this period I also got into Annick Goutal scents in a big way. I find them very comforting, they are somehow full of love, which doesn't come as a surprise when you know that she was inspired by people she loved most: her husband and her daughters.
So far I had been mostly drawn to Bigger Than Life Orientals, Tough and Uncompromising Chypres and/or Quirky Oddball Indie scents, but now I enjoyed most Gentle Florals and Tranquil Vetivers.
"Times they were a-Changin'..."
To be continued...
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