Saturday, 31 October 2009

The Sense of Scent

Perfume is a franchise now. It seems as if a waning B-list career can be slightly prolonged by the production of a generic, gaudy-colored perfume bottle filled with sickly sweet vanilla stench.

However, smell, as a sense, is underrated. In many ways, our smell is the most attractive thing about us - our pheromones betray our sexual availability before we've even made eye contact with the cute guy at the bar (or so The Scientists say). I mean, just look at Edward Cullen! One whiff of Bella and he's practically chomping on her neck!

image from fashiongonerogue

The scent we choose to wear say something about us. Perfume can leave a subconscious impression better than any fluttering of the eyelashes. We all associate certain smells with people or events, some have the power to revolt and some the power to induce intense nostalgia.

As well as being part of our sexuality, smell is also an intricate part of our fashion. We're drawn to different smells, some musky, some sweet, some floral, some fruity... It says something about each one of us.

I've been wearing Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte for a couple of years... Perhaps that tells you something about me!

No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure

Coco Chanel

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