They say that scent is the sense most strongly associated to memory which I think is true. I remember the scent of my Grandfather’s clove cigarillos mixed with his aftershave. Whenever I smell vanilla I remember my Grandmother baking on Sundays. And the smell of baby powder reminds me of my Mother. So it should come as no surprise that I love wearing cologne…..
Okay, full confession time here. Like 1 billion teen boys in the 90s, I doused myself in offending drug store body sprays and lotions. In high school I upgraded to Drakkar Noir and was pretty much in cruise until college. To earn extra money, I worked the perfume counter at Macys and was introduced to a whole new world of fragrance. The lead sales person on the floor explained to me that fragrance should draw a person in, not repel them. It should be subtle, an intimate experience that happens when someone enters your personal space. It should make a person linger on their mind, not on their clothes…..
I still carry that advice with me and with each new fragrance I try, so when I tried Tom Ford’s Black Orchid, I was more than pleased with the results. It’s warm, dark, floral and sensual……like me! No seriously, when I wear it I think of this….
Tuxedos, negroni on the rocks, city skylines and of course orchids — I feel sexy with the fragrance. I feel like I could go to the opera, hop in my Jag and then fly to Hong Kong for the weekend while closing the big merger for my imaginary company. Yuppers – this stuff is the pretty damn awesome.
So tell me, what is your signature fragrance? Or even better, what is the one smell you love the most?
Today I am pulling fabrics for window blinds and prepping for two photo shoots next month! Busy and blessed…..