THE SCENT BEFORE TIME: Where it all began.February 26, 2017
“No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.”
“A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.”
True or false?
Believe it or not, Christian Dior and Coco Chanel really knew what they were talking about. In addition to these famous quotes by these behemoth celebrity style icons whom we so love being true, their truth resonates and reflects in our lives implicitly in ways we don’t even realize….
Outrageous words? Not at all. As a woman who loves her perfumes dearly , I can tell you even without reading all these outrageous famous words: I want my perfume to be a part of my outfit, an extension of my own personality and create a discreet disclosure of purview so that when I stride into any room, everyone in it knows this is a woman who knows who she is, what she wants and where she wants to go with it. But can a fragrance define that? Aren’t words and actions supposed to do those things for us?
I was under the same impression until I came to a point in my life when I realized how intricately we decide minor details about our appearance . A special day (or even a regular one) would have us going loony over deciding our clothes, shoes, bags,(bag accessories too for god’s sake!),hair, makeup and accessories and running through the six with our woes if even one thing is out of place yet ignoring the one beautiful, incomparable and alluring part before we present the person we are to the world- our fragrance.
I came to understand that my perfume communicates things about me to everybody I come across just as it would to wear designer clothes, carry luxury bags or drive limited edition cars. My perfume decides how I am going to be perceived by the world and endorsing my feelings/mood of the day
It’s fascinating how a fragrance alone can give us a different air, reinforce our confidence and make us feel more attractive. Every scent fits somewhere for a different feeling, occasion, and mood.
Fragrances with floral and fruity scents are for feminine and playful days. Woody scents make strong statements for me everyday. I choose luxurious oriental scents when I’m feeling classy and ready to walk down a red carpet. And I find warm spicy and vanilla smells resonate well with my sensual side.
My perfume creates an aura of beauty and charisma about me that I sometimes use as a soft reminder of how beautiful I am. A fragrance serves as an instant mood lifter that also creates a sense of well being. A whiff of a delicious fragrance proves me to be an individual who cares about making a good impression and at the same time someone who cares for personal hygiene.
The perfumers making these beautiful scents that we buy create these fragrances by combining their imagination and sensitivity. And to be able to customize my perfume according to how I desire is truly a luxury in itself.