Day 170

Scents and Scents-ability

 Coco Knows best

Coco Knows best

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.

http://olofragrance.com/collections/olo

 Olofragrance "Dark Wave"

Olofragrance "Dark Wave"