1/23/2012

holygrapie


So, I bought a fragrance? I've never worn a scent before so this is kind of a big deal for me? I haven't the foggiest notion of anything related to perfumes so to spare us all some posturing I won't even pretend to know anything about it. But I was at Comme des Garçons in NYC and idly sprayed this pink liquid onto my wrists. I was instantly transported back to my childhood visits to the botanica with my grandmother and the piles of herbs and resins and candles she'd bring home and set alight in our home as she prayed softly. Beautiful memories these are, and this fragrance, with it's notes of roses and frankincense and Catholica, gives me a most palpable sense of nostalgia in a very comforting way.

7 comments:

Amy Creyer said...

I don't really care for perfumes either. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but the only perfume I like (or have ever worn) is Vera Wang princess. It's a very light floral with a strong vanilla body.

I know the feeling when you find the perfect scent.

Allison said...

I'm not really a perfume person but I'm so intrigued by the bottles. I do like perfume but I always forget to put it on in the morning, or when I do I'm self concious that I'm annoying other people. Still, on very special occasions I like to spray it about.

meg // morningmidnight said...

i'm turning into a perfume addict/hoarder, which is both embarrassing and terribly expensive, aghck! i love serge lutens perfumes... if you're curious about any other ones, aedes does a $15-for-7-samples-in-the-mail thing!

Martha J. said...

Alls I wanna know is, what is that graphic on the bottle.

a.d. said...

I love this photograph! The navy and the pink! Does it smell as good as it looks?

billie said...

You've never had a perfume? Welcome to the dark side! I wish I could walk by Saks every day to have a spritz of the Lanvin Eclat D'Arpege.

Lydia said...

I have always wanted a signature scent but have never managed to make this happen. I never remember to put it on!!