Perfume “is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion… that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure,” Coco Chanel once explained.
For me, perfume is the final touch to any of my outfits. My mom has always been obsessed with perfumes. When I was little she will buy be those children eau de toilette with strawberry flavour, but I still remember the first time she gave me a proper perfume, probably so I would stop stealing hers, but anyway, it was Dolce & Gabbana light blue. It was fresh, citric and so light, that literally I couldn’t have enough of it, probably that’s why I finished it so quickly but it was worth it every single spray.
Once I attended a lecture at Uni about perfumes, about the history, the way they produce them, but most importantly, about the different layers. They explained that perfumes have layers of essences, which develop through time after you apply it. That’s why you never, ever rub when you apply perfume. When you rub it, you mix the layers and then the whole essence of the perfume is ruin.
Having so many options to choose from, its always essential that the perfume that you buy, you can embrace it. Not just buy it because of the brand connotation or because it the most fashionable at the moment. I’m sure many of you has at least once tried a perfume to then, after 5 min have to take a shower, because the smell instantly hits you in the wrong way, giving you a headache or making you feel nauseated.
My latest obsession is Chance by Chanel, although personally its not an everyday perfume as I like to use it for special occasions and not everyday for the office!