I attach scents to memories. If I’m walking around somewhere and smell a familiar scent I’m instantly transported back to a memorable time & place. I like to think of it as a small way of keeping me connected with my past. Same thing with music… if I hear a certain song I can say… “Oh that reminds me of this one time in college…” but that’s a different post for a different day! Here are a few of my favorite scents over the years and the memories that I connect with them…
Tommy Girl: Back in high school when Tommy Hilfiger was all the rage, this was the must-have perfume & you can bet that I went through a few bottles during my senior year of high school!
Ralph: I remember the magazine ads for this perfume with the sample scent glued on the page. I was instantly obsessed! The day that this perfume was available, I rushed down to Macy’s and purchased a few days before I started college.
Angel: For the longest time this has been my go-to perfume, my signature scent if you will. It started in early college and I still always make sure that I have a bottle on hand. Hand down, the one perfume that I always receive compliments on.
Viva La Juicy: I was beyond excited when Juicy Couture came out with their first perfume – the only problem was that I absolutely hated it! I waited until they released a few more & instantly fell in love with this one. It definitely brings me back to some of the most fun times I’ve ever experienced living in Seattle for a few years.
Live Colorfully: My sister gave me a sample of this & it was love at first smell! I wore it all over Mexico & spritzed this on while getting ready on my wedding day. I will always associate this scent with one of the best times of my life.
Burberry Brit: I’ve been wearing this scent a lot in the past few years. Luke has Burberry Brit for men & we were them together – so this perfume really just remind me of Luke now 🙂
Michael Kors: Another perfume sample that my sister gave to me (along with a handful of others). I randomly pulled it out of the bag & wore it to work one day. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it! I want to make some new memories with this one! 🙂
And just for fun… Please tell me that you remember these old perfume gems: Exclamation, Tribe, 90201 & Malibu Musk. Every girl that I knew was obsessed with these in grade school. Malibu Musk was mine & my sister’s personal favorite 🙂
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