Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Signature Scent. . . Do You Have One?

I always wanted to be one of those women...the ones who would walk into a room and their scent proceeded them.  I wanted to have a signature scent.  This was ever since 4th grade.  I loved the perfume my teacher wore.  She wore it every day.  It was her signature.  As I grew up I wanted to smell like her.  She wore Babe by Faberge'.  

That wasn't my first perfume.  I wasn't allowed to wear perfume till I was a teenager.  The first one I remember wearing was Luv's Baby Soft.  Then as I got older that wasn't mature enough for me.  What I discovered though was how certain scents made me feel.  Whether it was my own or that of a boy I was crushing on.  

I started to discover that I could find comfort in familiar scents.  Certain ones could make me feel happy, or sexy, or even sad.  When my husband died just the smell of his cologne could bring on the tears.  I remember sitting on the floor of our walk in closet the day he died smelling the lingering cologne on his shirts that needed to be laundered.  When I wrote him letters during our dating years I always sprayed my perfume on them and he did the same.  

These days my favorite perfume is Amarige by Givenchy.  I have been using it for many years now and I love it.  It is a warm, woodsy, musky scent.  Those types of scents make me feel comforted.  I am not one to go for anything sweet or too fruity.  Amarige is just classic and timeless to me.  I used to wear it everyday and then got away from doing that.  Now I am thinking that it is time to get back to it!

Do you have a signature scent?  What was the first perfume you remember wearing?  Do you wear perfume every day?  How does it make you feel? 


Sherry said...

I too always wanted to be "that woman" with the signature scent but I've never been able to find one that is "just the one for me". I love so many and have changed my fragrance notes over the years...as I've changed. This speaks to who I am -- I am so many-faceted that having a few scents for different days and moods is more who I am. I don't suppose I was meant to be "the signature scent woman".

I too started with Luv's Baby Soft (!) and did the whole "Charlie" thing..and moved into a very wide range of scents and names.

My mother was very much "L'Air du Temps" and when I smell that now I always think of her.

Lovely post Cathy.

Cathy Bueti said...

Thanks Sherry!