My Monogamous Relationship With Perfume

July 24, 2010

By now, I’m sure most of you have heard that the iconic Anna Dello Russo is launching a perfume called Beyond. Aside from being really excited about what a fashion superstar like her will pull out, it got me thinking about perfumes in general and how fiercely loyal some women become with certain scents, myself included.

My scents: Coco Mademoiselle and Chance by Chanel, Lola by Marc Jacobs

I took a big step this year and tried something other than Chanel, the brand that I’ve been loyal to since I was fourteen. I tried out the sweet floral Lola by Marc Jacob and though I love it, for some reason Coco Mademoiselle and Chance still suit me so much more. I just can’t escape Chanel. And it’s not just me…my mum has only ever worn Opium by Yves Saint Laurent, my older sister has stuck with Jean Paul Gaultier since forever, and I can think of countless other girls who never deviate from their perfume.

I guess it’s because scent is the sense that is most connected to memories and emotions…once you link yourself and who you are to a scent, it’s a weird thing to switch other scents in and out. Do you stick to one scent, and if so, which one and why?

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  • Reply Chandler July 24, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Oh my goodness, your header is so cute!


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  • Reply TOPCOAT July 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I love your header!

    I have been with Calvin Klein's Euphoria forever..
    But I am looking to try a new perfume soon.. Lola is one of my choices!

    Lovely post!

  • Reply Romance Is Boring July 24, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I've stuck with Hugo Boss's Femme for years now, and even though I sometimes think that I should change for a while, I can't seem to stop wearing it 🙂


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