It's pretty amazing how a particular scent can instantly transport you back to a particular moment, or point in time. The sense of smell is, I believe, one of the most powerful in that way, and I love how certain fragrances take me back to a particular season in my life, or remind me of someone special. Fragrance has a beautiful way of leaving a lasting impression, and one of my absolute favorites is the ever classic and lovely, Chanel No. 5.
I was first introduced to the scent by my mom, who rotates through a few different signature fragrances of her own (Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Bvlgari, among others). I remember oohing and ahhing over her beautiful arrangement of perfume bottles as a little girl. Each one was unique and beautifully crafted, and I loved helping her pick out which one she should wear for that day. Chanel No. 5 always stood out to me, and as I got older I would continually ask her if I could wear it for special occasions.
As a gift for my 25th birthday last week, my mom gave me my own bottle to enjoy! This is my first time owning this perfume, and I love putting it on in the mornings as I get ready for the day. For this fragrance specifically, I prefer the body lotion for it's softer scent, and I feel that it actually lasts longer than the eau de parfum. I also can't help but love the blush bottle it comes in with the gold cap; still just as beautiful as a glass bottle!
Another fragrance my mom introduced me to is 'Cashmere Mist' by Donna Karan, which is another softer scent that doesn't overpower or smell too intense. Perhaps what I love more than the scents themselves, is who I will always be reminded of when I wear these special perfumes. I hope that one day if I have a daughter, I can also share these scents with her and continue the legacy.
What is your signature scent? Do you have more than one favorite? I'd love to hear in the comments!