A very glamorous friend of mine wears the classic Chanel No5. No matter how many times this delightful scent alerts me to her presence; I always stop and admire it. It’s floral, light notes stops me in my tracks and I’m not the only one. Even though I know what perfume it is, I frequently forget and ask her, to the same reply, ‘Glitter, I only ever wear one perfume’.
Now, I must admit, I’m a quite recent convert to the beguiling power of perfume. It’s said that the same perfume smells differently on different people but how do you know that a perfume is for you? Well, having at first sampled my particular perfume in the midst of many other luxury brands in a well known cosmetics department; I was immediately drawn to its unusual fragrance. To complete my outfit that night, I dabbed some behind each ear and on each wrist and headed out. I was barely in the pub door when someone commented on ‘How nice I smelled’. And so did another person. I was just thinking about this as I went outside to the smoking room and was wondering just what the power of this perfume was, when a guy I didn’t know opened with the line ‘Excuse me, I don’t want to be rude, but can I ask what perfume you’re wearing? It’s really gorgeous’. Wow! It didn’t stop there as even above the heavy scent of tobacco there were more compliments.
And the funny thing was, was that each time a guy asked what perfume I had on, the question was accompanied with a little raise of an eyebrow and a slight purse of lips – by them, not me! And each time it has happened since, my response has been the same, a knowing smile as I drink in the attention and sashay away provoking just as much intrigue as my perfume.