I was in the drugstore the other day shopping for things like hand lotion, deodorant, body wash…and I got to thinking, how is all this stuff going to smell together? I don't normally wear perfume, but I do use a fair number of products that have scents. Off the top of my head - shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash/toner/moisturizer, hair spray, body lotion, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things. I mostly stick to Aveda and Pureology, so it's all good smelling stuff, and so far as I can tell, it seems to work out okay.
I mean, I think I smell okay? Scott has no complaints anyway. My kids don't shy away from me. People don't move back when I walk past them. My big pet peeve about scent is people who douse themselves with perfume. There is one person I know who likes to give herself a squirt of Chanel No. 5 every time she has a smoke (and she smokes a lot). By the end of the work day, she reeks to high heaven, and lord help you if you get stuck in an elevator with her!
When I do wear perfume (and I only wear a tiny bit), I like Angel by Thierry Mugler, Stila Creme Bouquet, and Sun Moon Stars by Karl Lagerfeld.
Angel - "an essences of honey, chocolate, and caramel and is blended with notes of vanilla, patchouli, and sandalwood".
Stila Creme Bouquet - "a sweet, sophisticated and feminine blend of warm vanilla and delicate florals".
Sun Moon Stars - "a refreshing, oriental, floral fragrance, a feminine perfume scent possessing a blend of fruit, care oriental florals, orange blossom, amber and beauty musk.
First off, who comes up with this marketing copy? And how do they write it with a straight face? Second, it seems to me I definitely like one type of smell - a warm, natural, vanilla, floral type scent. I wonder what that says about me?
What is your signature scent? What does it say about you?