Chanel, I love you madly. A scent is everything. A scent represents who you are and what you represent.
Perfume is something that my mom always wore. And she taught that it’s something that can really help with your own identity. She always had a few signature fragrances and still does. To this day, if I smell a certain waft in the air, I instantly think of her. Or of other women in my life who wear a certain scent. Smells are something that cross time and memories, something that can bring us back to a place like nothing else can. A place, be it good or bad, that still exists to us, in our minds and hearts.
As I grew up I knew that perfume was something to wear and as I got older I started thinking about which one. Through trial and error I came across Chanel No.5. A legend. A fragrance worn by women in hollywood, women of wealth and the everyday woman. And there’s a reason, it is the most gentle and alluring fragrance. So female, so soft and delicate. Pure refinement.
Of course, I wear the classic, Eau De Parfum. But I also incorporate the body lotion, the foaming bath and bath soap. I do own, Le Deodorant, but I have to say it is no good. I don’t like the smell at all. The smell is very unlike Chanel, it smells like bug spray. No good.
But, I will continue to wear this fragrance until a new one comes along, if a new one comes along. I don’t believe in ever saying never.