I know some of you may be on the road traveling for the upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving holiday or getting ready for it at home. But I hope that wherever you are in the world, you’ll take a break here with us for a bit. On a recent Facebook perfume group post, someone posed the question: What perfume sums up your personality or best describes who you are? But I’ll take it a step further and ask an additional question: If you could be any perfume, which one would you want to be?
This might feel awkward for some of you (it was for me), almost like you’re bragging about yourself, but try not to look at it in that light. Because all of us here are pretty amazing in different ways. And we at the Posse already know how great each of you is, so go for it. It’ll be fun to hear what you would select for your personality. And if you pick Diva by Ungaro, well, that’s OK, too. The world would be a lesser place if we had no divas, yes?
What did I choose? As for the first query, I had to say Le Labo Vanille 44 (and not just because it’s one of my all-time faves). It’s not earth-shakingly exciting; but rather a soft, cozy, comforting vanilla, but one with warmth, depth and character, thanks to the incense.
As for what I’d like to be: Frederic Malle’sCarnal Flower — beautiful and very self-confident and assured, all of which I am far, far from in real life. I wouldn’t necessarily want the showy “Look at me, aren’t I gorgeous?” aspect of it because I’m not comfortable in the spotlight and have more of a quiet, behind-the-scenes personality. (Even at my age I’m still slightly terrified of public speaking, if that tells you anything.) But the grace and self-confidence part I would take in a heartbeat. All too often I seem to have “Lucy” moments and the graceful, well-composed CF would take care of that (most of the time, anyway).
So do share with us, what perfume seems to sum up your personality and/or what fragrance would you like to be?