AN ODE TO FRAGRANCES

Of all the senses, the sense of smell is the one we overlook the most, we take it for granted until something, pleasant or not so pleasant, makes it impossible for us to ignore it. Walking down a perfume alley is one of those things, it takes us by surprise and can even leave us with a serious headache at the end of it, it is because all the fragrances are mixed together, isolating them from each others and we have the same strong impression, just a more cohesive one, mixing it with the skin and we get something pretty unique as well…

…It all starts with an object, a nicely shaped bottle which, of all the beauty items out there, is the one we are the most proud about, the one which can leave the bathroom and play a decorative role into any home, the one where the name matters more than it is acceptable to admit it, but there is something else…

…With clothes, hair and makeup, it is easy to visually express ourselves, fragrances, on the other hand, affect the nose and in all that discretion lies a certain sophistication, one which can be uplifted by a super warm, sweet scent, or one which can be respected with a clean, fresh number. Either way, it isn’t just the nose choosing it, it is almost as if it is all our personality with its complexities and particularities because it is always a perfect match, so much so that it feels awkward when scented on somebody else.  Yet it isn’t just about the way people perceive each others, it is also about the perfume wearer himself, and more precisely the power it has when it comes to shaping his or her day…

… Personally in the morning a fragrance is the perfect mood lifter, it is the final touch which brings me back to my normal self when everything from waking up to getting ready has been a frantic mess. In the evening, it is a seductive companion and if falling asleep is a struggle, it acts as the perfect, much more comforting than lavender, reassuring touch. Finally, it also shapes the years, plays some flashbacks when it hasn’t been worn in a while.

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  • I adore perfume and even if I’m ill in my pyjamas all day, I still wear perfume! xx

  • I can’t be without a perfume, I wear one every day even when I don’t leave teh house. I just don’t feel complete without it.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • I’m just the same, it really plays an important role when it comes to my mood and my day in general!

  • Bernadette

    I’m actually yet to try any Chanel perfumes. I’m not overly fancy when it comes to perfume but I feel like their our some classic ones I need to add to my collection. x

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

    • I love the classic ones, they are always very timeless and very elegant, but I also like to own rarer ones 🙂

  • You make some great points here, especially how certain fragrances can evoke memories from years ago! Also, yessss I find it so strange when I smell my favourite scents on other people haha. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • It is so disturbing, isn’t it? Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day 🙂

  • Courtney Hardy

    Perfume is so good, it always feels so refreshing to spritz some perfume.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

  • The Sunday Mode

    Okay I haven’t bought fragrances in a while and I thought I didn’t miss them but oop…I need to get back into wearing them again! I might ask for one for my birthday coming up 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Oh, yes, I think you’re definitely missing out here, I find them to have a huge impact on my mood on a daily basis, it might sound weird but they do 🙂

  • Zorica

    Lately all that I’ve been buying is fragrances…Great post.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

  • clare⭐

    I’ve been trying to use up a lot of my fragrances lately! Great post

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

  • Flashbacks, yes, and it sets the mood for different occasions. I have a going out fragrance (don´t really get much use out of it these days) and a work one (that is almost finished).

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  • This is lovely.. I’m obsessed with fragrances. Such a gorgeous photo too x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • What a nice post! I spent years without wearing fragrances because they sort of made me sick, but now I can’t leave the house without one.

    Carolina
    http://carolinapage.eu