We perfumistas have so much to love and enjoy, oftentimes so much so that we could go for weeks, months (and for a few of you maybe even longer) and never wear the same scent twice. And I’m the worst, mostly fickle and tend to switch it up on a daily (if not twice daily) basis. But once in a while, a real craving takes hold, like a bulldog with a bone, and it just won’t let go; you want to wear the same scent(s) day after day after day. That rarely happens to me, but lately it’s hit me hard.
I’ve taken to wearing Amouage Ubar on one wrist and Guerlain’s Encens Mythique d’Orient on the other, the Mythique sometimes topped with just a dab of Couvent des Minimes Eau des Mission Cologne, because it is just so darned yummy. (Please don’t shoot me all you EM purists -– I still love it solo.) I have worn these scents for three or four nights in a row –- probably close to a record for me –- and now they are delicoiusly imprinted on the sleeve of my jacket. Ahhhh …
And I’ve discovered a nice side effect, a real silver lining to my craving. Although we can no longer wear fragrance in my perfume-free office, now I am working the scented sleeve angle like nobody’s business. Hanging on the coat hook on the wall of my cubicle, I only have to lean my head over a few inches to drink in some divine scent. My own private sniff session, indulging my craving and not disturbing anyone else. Might sound a little goofy, but hey, it works for me and I get my scent fix without raising a stink (pardon the pun).
What have you found yourself craving lately and wearing day after day? Or what’s your favorite scent to have “up your sleeve”?