“A woman who doesn’t wear a perfume has no future.”
– Coco Chanel
Are you a hard-core perfume expert or a lurker in the edges of the “fume-heads”? Perfume is a world of it’s own – from designers to celebrities you see them do it over and over again.
I love perfumes – had a collection since I was 6 years old, follow some blogs around (have you seen Kafkaesque, the best out there to help you ease into the world of perfume and fragrance) and when I’m in the perfume aisle I snoop around for samples.
Now as to the importance of fragrance. When you hug someone a hello or even walk by them can you smell their B.O? Is that not a complete turn off? How about someone at a date? When you kiss their cheek, do you smell musk and leather or summer night at a festival? Would it be a turn on or a turn off?
The scent of J’adore bring me to my childhood. I can remember my mom preparing for work, going out the door after a splash of the perfume over her coat. The scent of baking and cooking apples coated in caramels reminds me of my grandmother.
The way I see it shoes complete an outfit and the perfume completes your image. It will leave the lasting impression. Wether you want to look sultry for a special someone or powered up for a conference in a board meeting, fragrance is important. Do you want to smell like you just got out of a gym – a wet dog? Or put together and prepared – maybe a classic?
Choosing the right fragrance is also important.