By Evie C.
A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.
A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.
My perfume adventure is not going well. I have discovered that I have neither the taste of Turin nor the omnivoric appetites of those perfumistas who post such regular and explicit reviews. It seems my nose is tone deaf. I should not be writing about perfume at all.
I googled perfume quotes in an attempt to find inspiration for this blog and the first two that appeared are above. Coco Chanel’s seemed particularly ominous.
I started a new job today. Before she left for the day one of my new colleagues sprayed herself with Paul Smith’s ‘Rose’. Several people commented and it was indeed a lovely counterpoint to a long day but not something I would have wanted to be surrounded by all day. I envied her that signature scent though, as it clearly had meaning for her and seemed a fabulous pick-me-up at the end of the day.
I don’t know how you all do it. ‘Best-of’ lists and trying to settle on a favourite genre/note are clearly not the way forward. I see now that one cannot be scientific about trying to identify a favourite. Perhaps someone out there has broken a similar olfactory block? Or perhaps some of us just don’t get it? Discuss . . .