On many of these cold winter days, sitting in my cubicle at work after lunch, feeling cozy and full, with the furnace going ninety-to-nothing and my always chilled “roommates” blasting their little space heaters, it’s near-impossible to stay awake. And only the thought of the horror I’d feel if I actually nodded off (or heaven forbid, starting snoring), keeps me awake and upright.
Now my office has gone fragrance-free, so I have to work “naked,” but when I’m at home I’ve been poking around to create the perfect perfume buzz, like Jolt cola in a spray.
The first scent that comes to mind is Amouage Interlude Woman. With its thrill-ride aura, twists and turns of marigold, incense, coffee, and who knows what else, it cuts like a knife through any mental fog that might be hovering about me and dares me not to be alert.
Neela Vermeire’s Bombay Bling tends to do the trick when I want something to shake it up and chase the blues or the snooze. A fruity floral done right with a nice wallop of spice, even its tiny bit of cumin amazingly doesn’t dampen the party for me. A little hit of this and I’m ready to jump into a Bollywood musical.
And who could forget the olfactory whoosh of Gucci Rush? I found my little decant and wore a spritz recently — all I could say was “Wow!” every time I sniffed my wrist. That one fairly screams “Get up! Shake it up! Get on the dance floor!”
What are your favorite scents to wake up and shake off the cobwebs?