Hi dear APJ. How are you doing?
I have a strange question for you because usually I am the type of perfume lover who wears perfume for myself. Mainly taking into consideration the weather, my mood, my plans for the day before I spray with abandon.
My husband has always been open with me whether or not he enjoys a perfume. So has my son. They are both easy to please.
Since we moved here to the Netherlands we are getting used to a very different medical approach when it comes to my sons food allergies. He has some life threatening allergies and our world has been turned upside down since September 2017.
To make a long story short, since mid December, my son has had various tests and then in January they did a provocation test for one of the allergens. Everything is fine but it has been an extremely stressful situation for both of us. All of our thinking from Austria has been basically put to the test. Don’t get me wrong, everything for the better.
For Whom Do You Wear Perfume?
In situations such as these I find it difficult to find a perfume to wear that may comfort him. Normally, as I said above, I wear perfume for myself. However, when I was wearing my vintage Guerlain Shalimar to comfort myself, it elicited sharp cries of disgust from my son. Seriously!? How can he NOT like vintage Shalimar?
Argh, so I pulled out Indult Tihota for the next couple of days and that was far smoother. Still at the age of eight, when he is under stress, he comes up for a cuddle. So, I started thinking of what I should be wearing to the hospital. If to wear perfume at all…
I came to the conclusion that not only should I wear perfume that comforts my son, but also something that will not call the attention to the other patients. On two occasions I wore one spritz of Tihota. Two other occasions I wore one spritz of Casamorati Dama Bianca. One I wore Malle’s Dries van Noten.
I decided to go for the lighter, sweeter perfume, knowing that my son enjoys those smells. Nobody was the wiser and all the appointments went off without a hitch. Thank God. We have a two month break now and we head back for another appointment in May. Thinking about it now, I will surely have to choose a different perfume again with the spring weather in full swing. Perhaps a spritz of Neela Vermeire Creations Ashoka or how about a spritz of Osmanthus Yunnan?
Do you wear perfumes for other people when you are in a stressful situation? Or would you simply go without for the day? Obviously, for my son, I am willing to change things up. Truthfully, I Am willing to change my routine for any given situation.
Oodles of fragrant kisses,