A few of you may recall a post I did last year about how a field trip and a school bus situation helped ignite my love for perfume. If you’re curious, here it is:
But to make a long story short, I had gone on an elementary school field trip to a Seminole Indian reservation, and as we were leaving, I stopped by the gift shop and bought some orange blossom solid perfume. It was love at first sniff!
In all my ‘fume travels since then, I’ve smelled some wonderful variations on that theme, but nothing ever exactly re-created the scent wafting from those little silver tins. Until now. A kind and generous Posse reader sent me several neroli and orange-blossom-based samples a while back, all quite lovely. And one of them happened to be Ava Luxe’s Neroli Blossom.
One whiff and I was nearly jumping up and down shouting, “That’s it! That’s it!” And you know I used up that sample in record time. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to find a bottle of the perfume oil recently on eBay. So I’m happily wafting my favorite childhood scent as I type this.
Don’t you just love it when the past and present come together in “happy accidents”? (Incidentally, the title of a favorite movie of mine, an adorably quirky time-travel romantic comedy starring Vincent D’Onofrio and Marisa Tomei.)
What about you? Have you ever sniffed something and it was a dead ringer for a perfume or other scent you once loved?