With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner (Tuesday) for our Posse peeps in the U.S., and the parades, picnics and fireworks that go with it, I pondered what, if any, scent has ever set off fireworks in my brain.
It didn’t take long for one fragrance to pop up: Clinique Wrappings. It bowled me over (almost literally) when I first sniffed it way back when (1990, according to Basenotes). “Fizzy,” “boozy,” “effervescent,” and “nose tickling” were a few of the impressions that ricocheted around in my head after my initial spray. I remember thinking, “Mmmm, now this is what champagne should smell like.”
Wrappings is such a great hot-weather scent that I’m not sure why Clinique only sells it around the winter holidays (and only at a select few department store counters). Sure, I get the play on gift wrap, and I can understand that it might be seen as having kind of a winter vibe to some noses, but I think it easily could be a best-seller for them year-round. Maybe they could market it as “the sophisticated girl’s Happy” (or “the tipsy girl’s Happy,” ha!) or something. I know people who simply adore it and would buy it by the caseload in any season.
Another scent that’s got plenty of sparkle and razzle-dazzle (at least for me), is Gucci Rush. This scent’s got such oomph, such personality, that it would have been right at home under the mirror balls of the disco era, and right on through today. But alas, now that I want to sniff it again, I can’t put my hands on the sample. But it’ll turn up sooner or later. Also, Byredo’s Pulp and Clinique’s Calyx, with their effervescent, juicy fruit bombiness, rank right up there also as fireworks scents that tingle my nose delightfully.
So tell me, what fragrance sets off sparks in your brain when you sniff it?