Perfume may or may not be an important element in your wardrobe, if you adhere to the theory that no woman is completely dressed until she’s applied her scent. Some women love it, others not so much. I have always adored perfumes, and I am very keyed in to scents in general, not just the scent of a lovely perfume.
I find that particular scents bring forth a rush of vivid memories -- the White Shoulders that my grandmother favored, Arpege worn by a friend from long ago, Jean Nate bath products the vacation in England years ago.
The first real perfume I ever owned was Joy. A friend of mine wore it and I thought it to be the most heavenly scent I’d ever smelled – all jasmine and rose. I remembered when, as a young teenager I had read that Joy was first lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite perfume, and this knowledge made me want to have it even more. I felt so grown up with my first Joy purchase.
Over the years I have never established a “signature scent” for myself, as many women do. I have tried and loved many. I may wear one particular brand for a year or two and something else might capture my attention. But I do not change perfume lightly. I order sample vials through the mail or try one in stores several times before I put my money down.
Right now, I wear Chanel No. 5. I’ve actually been with it for four years, as I feel it suits me. I prefer the body cream over the perfume or eau de parfum because of its richer, warmer scent. I also like very much the No. 5 Hair Mist, which is not sold in the U.S. Occasionally I find it via the Internet and place an order. I think all the No. 5 products have a different smells – the body cream, lotion, bath powder, hair mist and body oils. I really like them all. My main objection to the perfume is it doesn’t stay with me. So I just keep reapplying!
I enjoy having the entire suite of products, and below are the ones I have now, or have had and I really love all of them.
|Chanel No. 5 Perfume|
|Chanel No. 5 Body Cream|
|Chanel No. 5 soap--luxurious, beautiful and smells so good!|
|Chanel No. 5 Bath Gel. Nice for those times you want a good soak in the tub.|
|Chanel No. 5 Body Lotion. A really strong scent, a little goes a long way!|
|Chanel No. 5 Hair Mist. Love this!|
|Chanel No. 5 Sensual Elixir. A thick and satiny cream for an all-over sensational smell.|
|Chanel No. 5 Bath Oil. A really nice bath oil. Love it!|