Scents and Scents-ability
There is nothing more powerful than the feeling a scent can evoke. This was not the only scent my mother wore, but it was certainly one of the biggies. For me, my mother will always be tied to a few key fragrances; Guerlain's 'Shalimar,' YSL's 'Opuim', Estee Lauder's 'Youth Dew' and of course, Chanel #5. As classic fragrances go, these are all heavy hitters, (no pun intended.) If I think about each of the fragrances, they are indeed, all really heady and intense. They would get caught in a sweater or scarf and linger for days, weeks, years...I think about the fragrances I am drawn to, I love light florals; Jo Malone's 'Orange Blossom', 'Antonia's Flowers' Robert Piguet 'Fracas', and yes, when I was I high school the whole family of "Loves" fragrances. But as I am getting older, I find that even though I live in Southern California, I find myself reaching for deeper more intense fragrances, the kind that feel like they envelope you in warmth.
Not long before my mother passed away, my husband and I were visiting Portland, where I had gone to college. I have always loved it there, and I felt very happy to be there with my dear friends. We stopped in a lovely little shop that was selling fragrance oils hand made in town, that is where I found my favorite fragrance, the one that despite it's name (Dark Wave) always brings me comfort. If you ever run across it, give is a sniff, let me know what you think. Here's a link in case you want to know more about it.