I'm Sticking To One Perfume. Are You?

Through the years I have gone through many perfume phases.

When I was younger, I would wear Impulse body sprays and a perfume from a bottle in the shape of an exclamation mark.

When I got a little older, I started wearing Ralph Lauren Romance, then it was Allure by Chanel.

Then for a long time I wore Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue. It was fresh, not sweet, which is a big MUST for me. I can't handle strong floral or sweet scents. They give me an instant headache.

For around 2 years after the Light Blue ran out, I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't wear perfume.

One day I was walking down Collins Street with my mum and we decided to go into Chanel. I seen a dozen perfumes on the wall and picked up the one closest to me and sprayed it on my wrist. It was the most perfect scent I have ever come across. I wanted to buy it but was too embarrassed. The Chanel store in Melbourne is very intimidating when you have no makeup on and are wearing Chuck Taylor sneakers with Mossimo trackies. I'm surprised the security guard even let us in the door!

We left the Chanel store empty handed and kept walking through the city. I seen the Bourke Street Mall ahead and made a detour into David Jones. I only went in there with the intention of spraying myself repeatedly so I could have that scent in my nose all day long. I had never purchased expensive perfume for myself. All the others were either a present or my mum went halves so it wasn't of huge monetary value in my eyes. All of my other perfumes were chucked in the bottom of my bag, thrown in a makeup case, left in direct sunlight. I didn't appreciate them. They were just a nice scent so I'd smell pretty and none of them were truly me.

When I was in David Jones, there were 3 different types of 'Chance' by Chanel available. I couldn't remember which one I sprayed. I picked them up one at a time and sprayed them onto cards. The last one I sprayed was it, I didn't even need to spray the card because as soon as I opened the lid, I knew it was the one. Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche. It has been my scent ever since.

I bought a 50ml on the spot and when that ran out, I bought a 100ml. I was depressed when that bottle ran out and I was broke, but then my brother bought me a 100ml for my birthday last year. When that bottle eventually ran out 3 months ago I was in a bit of a tight spot money wise so I went on Ebay and I bought three sample size vials to keep me going until I could afford the bottle, but just kept putting it off. I had the roller ball vials so I didn't need to buy a 100ml. Now all three vials are empty and I am itching to smell it again.

I even went into a perfume store to try out other scents but nothing compared. It is just perfection for my nose, so why mess with perfection? I get paid Wednesday and one of the first things I'm going to do is stop at Myer and buy a 100ml. I'll even look on Ebay today and perhaps buy one with PayPal funds. I'm praying that someone has the gift pack listed with the moisturizer and the body wash.

I wonder if I'm the only one who sticks to a scent at a time? I know a lot of women who have 20 different perfumes going at once. I dunno, I kinda like having a signature scent. This guy I used to be good friends with would always take in a deep breath as soon as I got into the car. He said he would always remember what I smelt like (in a good way). A bit cheesy but hey, that's what I was going for - something to remember me. Now every time he smells Chance Eau Fraiche, he will think of me.

Viola - Immortality. Well, sort of.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree! I always try to wear special perfumes on certain days, I like associating dates with one and wearing another for everyday :) xxx


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