Friday, July 31, 2009

“Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent”

"What remains of a woman when she is in the dark? When she has undressed, when she has taken off her dress, when we can no longer see her makeup and her wonderful hair, her beautiful eyes, when she takes off her jewelery, what is left? Only her charming voice and her perfume." - Jean-Paul Guerlian

When we smell, we smell not just with our nose but also with our heart. Smell is a powerful sense as it is tied very strongly to memories. The freshness of rain brings me back to a childhood memory of when i felt truly alive...sitting with my neighbor friend in his backyard patio drenched from the rain, we wrapped ourselves in an itchy blanket as we giggled and laughed till we couldn't distinguish between the raindrops from our tears anymore. Or when you are shopping at the mall you catch a dash of cologne that your past lover used to wear... a hundred billion memories arise in that moment."Smells communicate just as words do...we can choose not only HOW to smell but also how to be remembered, the impressions we make and what mood we leave lingering behind."

Perfume Notes

-Top Notes: These fade after a few seconds. They evaporate quickly and usually consists of short fresh bursts that are immediately noticeable upon application.
-Middle Notes: defines the essence of the scent & is usually described as the "heart." Last a few hours.
-Base Notes: are rich and long-lasting that give scents their depth. This stays with you the longest and mixed with your own scent(yes everyone has their own natural scent, not talking about B.O =P) to create a unique smell

♥ The best way to choose a fragrance is to look for scents that have the same similarities as the ones you loved before. Usually you are attracted to a particular fragrance family. In this site: Fragrances of the World you can choose your favorite scent and it will give you 3 similiar scents in the same fragrance family. So start your search there. You'll only overwhelm yourself if you go into a department store and start sniffing every bottle in there. Like love, the perfect one often comes along when you least expect it.
♥ Check out this perfume blog: Now Smell This
♥ Never choose and buy a scent in a hurry because the one you smell right away will not be the same scent you smell later on in the day. They will change so if you're shopping, your first stop should be the perfume counter. Spray some on, continue your shopping while you let the scent settle.
♥ Don't store your perfumes in your bathroom because the temperature in the bathroom is always changing. Also avoid sunlight. Scents and perfumes are light and temperature sensitive. The best place to store them is in your fridge
♥ Fragrance needs to react with your skin and body chemistry so try to avoid spraying it on as the last thing you do before hurrying out of your house
♥ The best way to make a scent last longer is to layer it with matching body products. Spray on your perfume first when you get out of the shower and then apply the matching body lotion
♥ When applying scent, NEVER rub it into your skin. When you do this, you crush the scent molecules & damage its smell
♥ Best places to apply are where the blood supply is closest to the surface of your skin...your wrists, behind ears, ankles, between breasts, back of the knees...

Where is the best place to apply scent?
"Anywhere you want to be kissed - Coco Chanel"


  1. You always have great tips, I especially loved this entry. Because I never know what to do with perfume, where to spray and how to store it, or even which one I should choose. Pictures of you in Bali are amazing, I’m glad you had a great time. I just finished a book called eat pray love and the last place she visits is Bali and after reading that, and seeing your pictures and story about your vacation there, makes me want to take a vacation!! Looks like you have been keeping yourself busy Cindee!! How are things going with you? Are you back in Vancouver now?

  2. Thx babe =) I think scent is such a romantic and seductive thing to a woman. DO you have a favorite perfume right now? Yes I love that book! the way she shares her experiences is so insightful. Im gonna write you more on facebook.


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