25.3.14

olfactory.


I have the strangest obsession with men's cologne. I'm not entirely sure what it is but that masculine smell leaves me content. One time while I was working, there was this woman that kept asking "is this supposed to be a men's cologne?" for almost every woodsy scent we carried. A good sales person always tells half the truth and would reply "well that's up to your own personal preference." However, I was so curious as to why she was so into these "men" scents...and then I found out she was like me, she was more inclined to choose men's cologne over women's perfume.

We all have scents that we are obsessed with, that leave an imprint in our mind either because you are attracted to it or some pleasant memory is associated with it. There was always this one scent that whenever I smelled it on a person passing by I would immediately be distracted because it was so perfect. But it was always gone before I could really figure it out. I'm not sure what attracted me to this scent or what the memory associated with it was...I just knew I really needed to find it. It wasn't until years of constantly being distracted by this scent that I noticed it lingering on one of my guy friends, he happened to be wearing Versace Eau Fraiche and it smelled exactly like what I was looking for. The bonus was that it wasn't so masculine that I couldn't wear it, so after a week of testing it out to see if people liked it...I bought it.

As I go on in life I begin to realize I'm quite in tune with my senses, or rather sensitive to my surroundings ...which has its ups and downs. As you can see I have these HervĂ© Gambs flowers which act as a diffuser after you spray a scent on it. I tend to mix it with a cedar scent and the versace scent, for the perfect blend. So now, every time I enter my room I enter into a state of zen, serenity and happiness. Anyways sorry about the lengthy post! What scents bring you to serenity? 



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28 comments:

  1. They are so cute! I so needa get some for myself.
    Great blog

    xx Cissy
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    1. they are actually my obsession....after I bought one I ended up buying two others and another for my friend.
      anyways thank youuuuuu :)

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  2. Great post. Pretty interesting =)

    Hazel
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  3. I love certain men's cologne too :) my man wears Chanel and it smells amazing.. but I wouldn't wear it myself!
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    1. yeah I think it's dependant on the person

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  4. Great post! I wanna try these.


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  5. I love the bottle, so pretty!

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  6. i think men's cologne makes us unisex though, my mom did really like the CK's, she uses it everyday. eventhough i'm a kenzo fan i still love chanel bleu too!

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    1. those are two really good scents though!
      I totally get what you're saying

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  7. Good fragrances! i like girls with M.J Daisy it's too sweet

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  8. My problem with men's cologne (or body wash) is that there are so few that are marketed well, so sitting next to random guys who wear the same cologne as men that I know and it confuses my brain.

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    1. I tend to layer it with coach poppy when wanting to be a little more feminine

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  9. This look is really beautiful and inspiring dear! love it! great taste ♥

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  10. I think I gravitate towards fresh fruity scents most. But my favorite has to VS' Pure Seduction scent! xx

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    1. ahhh I know that scent it's really nice.
      I'm glad you read the post ahha I felt like no one would read it. :)

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  11. Great bottle <3

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  12. I love men's cologne too!! I love the one who use my boyfriend, Dior Homme Cologne!!!
    xoxo

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    1. I'm gonna have to check it out!
      that sounds really nice.

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  13. There's something soothing about a mens cologne!
    I agree!
    xo

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  14. i personally wouldn't wear mens cologne, but i totally get what you mean! i can see why some women would be draw to mens cologne. smell is such a powerful sense and its amazing how much a certain smell can make you remember and make you reminisce about certain events in the past or people.

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    1. I had to make sure after a week of wearing it no one thought that it was men's cologne everyone wanted to know which perfume I was wearing so that worked out very nicely haha

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  15. Oh wow, that's some gorgeous packaging!

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  16. I like fresh perfumes and therefore I often like men's cologne, and this packaging is uber cute !

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  17. nice post :)

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  18. I love a good men's scent, but for the guy I'm with. My all-time fave would be Davidoff Adventure, which my boyfriend wears, but too bad they don't make it anymore, boo!

    If it makes you happy, why not?

    - Che

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    1. sometimes I feel crazy at how obsessed I am. that's the first thing I notice on any guy I'm interested in ahha

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