Hey there Posse, Today I wanted to chat about my 5 Partner Memory Scents. As you may know I have a super great partner Jin. He grew up very poor in a tiny fishing village of South Korea near Busan. Through various trials and tribulations he found his way to me and we have been (mainly) happily cohabitating for 5 years. I know many of you have decades with your partners but I had not had it in my mind to ever have a partner again after various debacles through my 20s & 30s that led me to believe I was a better person solo.
Anyway, as all the best laid plans of mice and men that idea got scotched when Jin and his happy, handsome, carefree self rocked into my life one night and then never left. Seriously, he basically moved in and stayed immediately. It was uncanny how easily and simply it all happened. So here are 5 Partner Memory Scents that always make me smile when Jin wears them but also if I happen to smell them on someone else they bring a happy smile of recognition.
5 Partner Memory Scents
Eternity Aqua by Calvin Klein:
When we first met it was nearly summer in Sydney and the temperatures were already high. Jin’s favourite fragrance at the time was this one and he still wears it in the heat. Every time I catch a whiff of it the heady days of our initial courtship come flooding back so one of the best Partner Memory Scents. Ozonic, aquatic and full of cucumber Eternity Aqua rekindled my love for the genre which seems to be making a comeback.
Antaeus by CHANEL (vintage):
So early on Jin spritzed some Antaeus in a shopping mall and it smelled very nice on him. Having worn it myself in its early years though I knew that it could smell even better so I started looking for the vintage and when I found some it became one of Jin’s regular go-tos. It’s getting expensive keeping him supplied but that smoky/leather/woods over oakmoss is absolutely fabulous on him.
Oud by Mona di Orio:
Jin rarely wants for anything. It makes him IMPOSSIBLE to buy for. He’s so easy going and really has everything on earth he needs. For our Anniversary one year the ONLY thing in the whole 4 or 5 months since his birthday that had elicited any kind of real excitement from him was Oud. As you can see it’s about 1/3 air now and it’s unmistakable when he wears it. Killer!
Bombay Bling by Neela Vermeire Creations:
Funny thing: When I got the first 3 Neela Vermeire fragrances my favourites went Mohur, Trayee, Bombay Bling. Jin gave Bombay Bling one spritz and his eyes rolled back in his head and he was lost. It was impressive to see a man usually so laconic all of a sudden have a fragrant epiphany. Whenever I smell it on people it reenforces Bombay Bling as one of my Partner Memory Scents. I think he is about to open his 3rd bottle and it’s fabulous fruity opening to deep woodsy dry down seems to capture a part of Jin we rarely see.
Bottega Venetta EdP:
Of all the Partner Memory Scents this one has a bit of back story. I fell madly in love with this scent when it was released. Jin is a canny fellow and decided that if I loved it so much he should probably smell like it. Clever, eh? So this is bottle number two or three. I sometimes smell Bottega Venetta EdP in the street and instantly smile. It’s Jin to me now. That soft, fruity leather glossy sheen that it smells like is the smell of Jin more than anything else..
So what are your Partner Memory Scents?
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