Happy Fragrance Day!

March 21st is Fragrance Day!

Why Celebrate?

So, the other day, I went to get my car washed and vacuumed at a local place just down the street from my work. You might not think that is a big deal, but it is for me. You see, I’m not great about car maintenance. And by not great, I mean that I haven’t had it vacuumed or cleaned out since I purchased it three years ago. And I can count how many times I’ve taken it to a car wash on one hand. Actually, on two fingers. I digress. So I saved up my money to get it hand-washed and vacuumed, and the big day came. I rolled up to the car wash, put my car into park, and stepped out to talk to the car wash attendant (who also is quite a salesman). He eyed my ride and said that he would definitely recommend I get it detailed, but the price tag of $99.95 discouraged me from taking the bait. I just wanted a basic wash and vacuum, the “Sunset Special”, for $22.95. He leaned in towards me and said, “Girl, what are you wearing? You smell super attractive.” Let’s just say, he upsold me to the $45.95 wash.

The point of that story? The power of a good fragrance. My Elizabeth Arden Red Door perfume does smell fantastic, and I’ve heard plenty of positive feedback from the male population. Sure, the car wash salesman probably says that to every girl he tries to charm into getting their car detailed, but I’m fine with believing that my attractive scent is powerful. When is the last time someone told you that you smelled attractive? Maybe it’s time to try out a new fragrance.

Fragrances are fun to buy. They come in so many different beautiful bottles. Unique shapes, sizes, colors… I chose my scent purely based on the bottle (it’s one of my curses as a graphic designer… I tend to buy what is the most visually appealing). That’s probably not something I would recommend, however, because not every fragrance is great. It doesn’t mean it will necessarily smell divine just because the bottle design is exquisite. There is no direct correlation between design and value, as much as I’d like to believe it is true. Also, different people enjoy different scents, so finding your signature fragrance is important. The olfactory sense is powerful. Have you ever had a moment when you smell something and it instantly takes you back to a time, place, or reminds you of a specific person? Finding a scent that will be identified with you is a pretty romantic and exciting concept.

How to Celebrate

Buy a new fragrance! Treat yo self! Sure, some fragrances are ridiculously expensive, but unless you just have to have that super luxe scent, there are plenty of reasonably priced perfumes out there. Today is the perfect excuse to try a new scent. Who knows, you may start receiving compliments from your local car wash salesman. (LOL.)

Quotes of the Day

“A good fragrance should have a certain personality that makes people identify the scent with you.” – Shakira

“Red lips and fragrance always top off an outfit for me.” – Christina Aguilera

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Coco Chanel

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