Scent of a Woman

bottle of Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker perfume

I think fragrance is an essential part of how you present your self, a piece of the complete picture people see. I certainly don’t condone swathing yourself in something that anyone at twenty paces can smell, rather it is like a little reward for those that you allow close enough to you to catch a hint of. Since smell is such a powerful way to catalogue and evoke memories, it should be a priority in any woman’s beauty and fashion choices.

Around Christmas-time I ran out of one of my choice perfumes, Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker. I also wear Lovely and tend to save it for the warmer months. But, with an empty bottle in my possession, I decided that I would replace it with a new fragrance. But, what to choose? I went out the week before Christmas (bad idea) and tried to find myself a new scent that was “me”. Other than the amusing show of watching two young guys attempt to help each other buy perfume for their girlfriends, the shopping trip was a total bust. I gave up, discouraged, and have continued to stare at that empty bottle on my dresser for four months.

So, here I am with Spring beckoning me to try something new, and I think I’ve got my choices narrowed down to a few. While I’d like to have a bottle of each, I think I’ll just go with one new fragrance for now.

bottle of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist perfume
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
bottle of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
bottle of Chanel Chance Eau Tendre perfume
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
bottle of Lola by Marc Jacobs perfume
Marc Jacobs Lola

I am enamored with perfume, and so the idea of finding a new sensory identity is rather exciting to me. And one of the reasons I’d like to have a collection of scents to choose from is so that I can decide “who do I want to be today”. And I kind of love that.

1 thought on “Scent of a Woman”

  1. SignatureScent

    Great post – I also like to have several fragrances to choose from. I also have a bottle of Covet in my bathroom cabinet at the moment.

    I like the ones that are on your short list. The ones that I'm wearing at the moment are Christian Dior's Escale a Portofino (a classic eau de Cologne type fragrance), Issey Miyake's A Scent Eau de Parfum Florale (a lovely modern rose) Michael Kors (a gorgeous tuberose) and Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. I would be really interested to know if you've tried any of those fragrances and what you think of them.

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