I have a terrible memory, but I’m also a really nostalgic person. How do you like that for a contradiction? Whether it’s a smell, a song or a street, I love being familiarized with a moment in time, a person, a place or all of the above!
My sister bought me the Issey Miyake gift set recently and it brought back fond memories of when we both lived at home with the rents and we’d bicker like cat and dog over whether one of us used too many squirts of eachother’s perfume. We had a strict limit of three squirts per borrow: one squirt for each side of the neck and one squirt on the wrist (we were unaware you shouldn’t rub your wrists together at that age!). Sometimes, we’d be really aggravating and sneak into each other’s rooms to have a few cheeky squirts while the other was blissfully unaware! Sisterly love at it’s finest.
I’ve worn Issey Miyake every day since receiving it and after not wearing it for about fifteen years remembered it’s so fresh and uplifting and the perfect antidote to these January blues.
It made me think about all the other perfumes I used to wear, which haven’t been in rotation for a looooong time. I’ve never been a signature scent girl, I’ve always enjoyed having a collection to suit my mood*. What perfumes remind you have times gone by?
*with the big exception of Calvin Klein Euphoria. The only perfume I have bought 5+ bottles of and the only perfume I considered getting married in.