I've always been attracted to scent in the form of perfume. My Mom had a collection of bottles atop her dresser, and eventually as I grew older, I collected my own perfumes as well. Ryan wonders why I continue to request a new perfume for every special occasion. I've explained that each perfume serves a different purpose. What he doesn't understand is, some are best worn in the day hours, while others might best be worn at night, in a smoky bar, seated next to a handsome gentleman, while playfully sipping a martini. Of course, I don't have any personal experience with the latter.
My affair with fragrance began with Jean Nate After Bath Splash, a citrus-y, fresh body splash. Eventually, I graduated to more sophisticated scents like, Anais Anais by Cacharel, until a boyfriend bought me Calvin Klein's Obsession, which smelled like dirty socks and rotten eggs on my skin. I immediately exchanged that bottle for CK One, which I committed to for quite some time, but dropped the boyfriend. Then, a friend introduced me to Poison by Christian Dior. That same friend taught me the art of spraying loads of perfume in the air and then running through it to evenly scent my whole self. Soon after, I fell in love with Coco Chanel, but what girl hasn't? Fendi came next. Bulgari Pour Femme soon followed, then Guerlain, and Burberry Summer, until I had a whole mess of perfume bottles precariously arranged on my bathroom counter.
Fast forward to now, where I've finally found my soul mate in a bottle, if there is such a thing. The new Balenciaga fragrance is the yin to my yang. The delicate smell of violet reminds me of those violet candies in the old-fashioned tin, mixed with notes of Oak Moss. When it comes to clothing, I can't afford to buy Balenciaga anything. However, wearing my new scent, I'm every bit a Balenciaga woman. Strong, smart, confident, mysterious, feminine, individual, and beautiful. All that in a bottle, you ask? Depends on the perfume and the wearer, I suppose. In any case, learn more about Balenciaga Parfum here