Friday, August 16, 2013

Yummmmmmmm Cookies!

I remember the first time I bought a gift for a boyfriend.  I was fifteen and my boyfriend and I wanted to exchange gifts for Christmas.  My mother wasn't very keen on the idea but said OK but that the gift could not be too personal, no clothes, etc.  I finally got her to agree to men's cologne.  So I bought my boyfriend a bottle of English was popular in the 60's and I loved the smell.  I couldn't decide between English Leather and Brut.

Isn't funny how a fragrance can take us back in time and space.  If I were to smell a bottle of Ambush today I'd instantly be fourteen again.  A bottle of Jean Nate After Bath Splash and I'm a freshman in college.  Loved that stuff, especially in the summer just after a day in the sun.  Nothing better than a cool shower followed by Jean Nate to revive you.

I've had expensive colognes that no one ever commented on but twenty years ago I bought a cologne at Walmart that I still wear today.  I get complimented on it daily and I didn't have to rob a bank to purchase it.  It is Vanilla Fields.  My dentist told me one time, "Mmmmm you smell so good."  I told him what I was wearing and he said, "No wonder, you smell like my mama's sugar cookies". He said the scent of vanilla makes us remember our childhood.

I don't know if any of that is true but I know it must be a scent pleasing to most people because I sure get complimented on it.  My daughters think it just smells like mom! 

What was your signature scent as a teenager and what do you wear today?


Tom Sightings said...

Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic, or any other suntan lotion. Ahhh, summer!

kenju said...

I had several, but my favorite was "Shalimar" by Guerlain. I really loved "My Sin" by Lanvin too. They don't make it anymore. Nowadays, I can't wear any scent - my husband is very sensitive to aromas. I do have a bottle of Chanel #5 for special occasions.