One drop can change everything
Beagle are often used as a detection dog due to their EXTREMELY keen sense of smell. They are the dog of choice when it comes to contraband and detecting Wacky Toobacky. In the doggie world, their sense of smell is superior; they are bested only by the Bloodhound.
Species Number of Scent Receptors
Humans 5 million
Bloodhound 300 million
So, you can predict, upon returning home from a delightful evening with Oliver
The cheating inquisition occurred for the ultimate act of betrayal.
The Beagle Brigade supplied the third degree, I did not smell like their alpha female. With that being said, it only takes one foreign doggie interaction
(drop of perfume) to change everything.
The Beagles did not care for the new scent of Oliver, they feel left out. They let me know I needed to shower and put on the proper perfume they know and love.
Moving on to human terms, there’s something incredibly powerful about walking through a room and leaving a scent. Something that’s specific to you. Furthermore, you remember the scent as much as you remember the men and women who wore them. One whiff brings nostalgia of a person, a place, an event in your life; all having powerful memories.
The following is a list of a some delightful finds I have come across over the years that are now nostaligic. Maybe yours is on the list? Let’s see.
current and primary fragrance,
began wearing it circa 2000.
This is what my ‘littles’ (including Beagles) will remember, I do not wish to change because of this and honestly, I’m not tired of it.
Allure by Chanel
Married, no kids, circa 1997 – 2000
Some, but mostly post College, circa 1994 – 1997
Fragrance when I met D.H. circa 1990 – 1994
long before coming across the concept “less is more” circa 1985 – 1990
Lancome Magie Noire
doused myself in it before my 8th grade Christmas dance
(there is a Chanel pattern forming here) D.H wears this – swoon
Vera Wang Princess
Oldest Daughter, teaching her ‘less is more’ right now
(PSA – this replaces Loves Baby Soft)
Madame Rochas (discontinued)
Gigi – (short for Great Grammie, my AMAZING Grammie)
she wore this when I was “little”
some of the best feelings, experience, love.
She sent me her last bottle (unopened) a few years back.
I cherish it, and look at it each morning.
she is 96.
:: wiping tears ::
Oscar De La Renta
Her current fragrance. She wears this when going out with her young hubby in his 80’s.
Both of her fragrance choices epitomize class and femininity.
They have always suited her.
Strange, all of the following fragrances have suited the friend mentioned, beautifully. I don’t feel it’s a coincidence.
L’Air du Temps
After a night out, I recall breathing this in when she came in at the wee hours
to check on me pretending to be asleep as a child.
Ann Klein II (discontinued)
She wore this to our wedding (1995), tried to buy a bottle recently, it was going for over $600
Who would have ever thought?
Time to find a new one for her…. Mother’s Day!
Romance by Ralph Lauren
This man can make any cologne smell good.
Sung for Men
He is in the market for a new one, ready for a change.
Beautiful by Estee Lauder
She enjoyed the Estee Lauder samples from Mom, this one especially.
fabulous, classy, sophisticated – suites her perfectly
Ms Paige and Ms Jackie
Both of these ladies have changed from this scent at this point in their lives,
but the aroma will always make me smile from the memories of our time together as kids in junior high.
She always smelled divine in the late 80’s/early 90’s with Bijan. (She still does)
I would bath in this as her roommate, (after asking for permission, of course – sometimes) but it always smelled better on her!
Her boyfriend at the time loved it, he is now her Darling Hubbie. Hmmm
Sung by Alfred Sung
Really don’t know where to start. An aroma that recalls
(warning adjective avalanche ahead)
freedom, renewal, sexiness, dancing, Hollywood, college boys, naughtiness, road trips, laughter, everything that is beautiful, fun and delightful.
Escada Beach Kiss (discontinued)
Smells like the beach, all the good essences from sand and water.
Coconut, salt air, fresh breezes, vanilla.
I tried to find a bottle for her, as a surprise gift, but had no such luck on Craigslist, Ebay, etc…. Darn you Escada.
However, I did find a good replacement for Escada Beach Kiss ….
Since Escada Beach Kiss was gonzo, drat it also would have been perfect for Ms. Jen’s birthday present, this was the most similar fragrance.
L.A.M.B by Gwen Stephani
Owner – T.B.D.
While searching high and low for an Escada Beach Kiss replica, this fragrance was an absolute stand out. Really good stuff.
Lush, clean, exotic, feminine and flirtatious
Michael Kors Island
Brilliant, vibrant, smooth, enchanting, colorful and most definitely alluring. Perfect for her.
Fabulous, fresh, stylish, dazzling, modern and innovative
Romance Perfume by Ralph Lauren
Timeless, velvety, centered and seductive
Brilliant, Bold, Romantic, beautifully designed stand out, the most sought after hard-to-find in the cult-niche world of beauty.
an embodiment of sophistication, genius and style, absolutely.
Everyone asks what he wears, he plays coy.
He wishes to keep this original under lock and key.
He always smells great while drinking aged scotch with D.H.
Ms. Quinn, his wife would agree.
(no lies) Paco Rabanne
He smells fabulous.
I have seen groups women ask what he is wearing at cocktail parties. Must be that ole high school/college aroma connection. He always giggles and admits to his ole stand by freely.
So, what is your Signature Scent?
Please share, would love to be enlightened!