It’s Mother’s Day Sunday here in the States, so wishing all you moms (of two-legged, four-legged and other kids), nurturers and care-givers a very happy day. Know that you are loved and appreciated more than you know.
So how about we take a trip in the wayback machine to share what your mother (or grandmother, aunt, etc.) wore that you remember from your childhood?
My grandmother didn’t wear fragrance that I know of, or perhaps she did in her younger days. But my mother had several scents on her dresser, changing as the years went by.
First off, I recall that deep blue bottle of Evening in Paris. I’d sneak a dab now and then when I was little, but I can’t remember what it smelled like. Do they still even make it?
Later on, Lanvin’s Arpege popped up on the mirrored tray, and through the last years of her life, Carven’s Ma Griffe, in its green striped box, was the order of the day, joined by the sleek black, blue and silver metal canister of YSL’s Rive Gauche.
I tried Ma Griffe a while back but it was just a little too sharp for me. But Rive Gauche still smells classy and sophisticated to me (not sure what age my sample is). It’s unlikely that I’d ever wear it regularly, but I can enjoy it occasionally.
So what did the significant women in your life wear? And can you wear it now or is it just too fraught with memories? I have several friends who have eventually “grown into” what their mothers wore and can now appreciate those scents, although they may not wear those fragrances often.
Are you giving your mother a special scent to celebrate her? And what fragrance would your children, family members or friends remember you by?