Smelly cat -Style staple #7, fragrance-

perfumeSomeone once told me that if you wear the same scent long enough, it will eventually become your own distinctive smell, even when you hadn’t spritzed any perfume. I thought it was a romantic idea and had been wearing perfume religiously since my teen years. Needless to say, to this day, I am still not sweating Chanel :(.

My love for perfume began when I couldn’t even afford to buy them. I remember going counter to counter with a friend who shared the passion and asked for perfume samples from Dunhill to Lanvin. We collected up to 50 different perfume samples and were proudly able distinguish eau de toilette from eau de parfum. (the former is lighter while the latter contains more perfume and lasts longer). Did you know that a perfume can smell differently on your body vs. on the sample scent paper? Did you also know that sniffing coffee beans in between sampling different scents can help your nose detect the difference in smell?

Since my perfume junkie days, I have learned what I like, what smells good on me, and which scent makes me happy. I also find it essential to match my scent with the outfit I am wearing or the mood I am in each day.

Chloe is an ultra feminine scent for days I feel content.

Coco Mademoiselle is a contemporary version of old Hollywood and brings out the “starlet” in me when I most need it.

Balenciaga is one of those scents that I can’t get enough of. It’s quintessentially French and refreshingly chic.

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself”.

I hope you can be inspired by this Coco Mademoiseele video and find your very own happiness scent!

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