My perfume addiction
As my friends know, I am completely addicted to perfume. Despite having done a bathroom purge about six months ago, when I got rid of 10-15 fragrances by giving them away to needy friends, a quick check shows that I still have 25 perfumes on my bathroom vanity. I suppose I could get rid of most of my fragrances, since I only wear four or five on a regular basis, but how can you toss classics like Amarige, Shalimar, J'Adore, Marc Jacobs and Fleurissimo?
I currently rotate between Calvin Klein Eternity Moment, Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue, Narciso Rodriguez for Her, and Miss Dior Cherie, with the occasional Escada Rockin' Rio, Chanel Chance, Givenchy Pi or Stella McCartney thrown in for good measure. But the one fragrance that provokes the most reaction when I wear it is Coco Mademoiselle—my current obsession—which has notes of jasmine, rose, bergamot, orange, vanilla, and patchouli. Fragrance writer Chandler Burr describes it by saying, "It is lovely, flowery, a fresh-faced seventeen-year-old in a summer dress...when you come across someone wearing it, you want to lean closer to them," which is a pretty apt description from my experiences. If you're looking for a gorgeous fragrance to make people say, "You smell delicious—what are you wearing?", Coco Mademoiselle is it.