Common Scents? Fashiontribes.com Beauty Buzz Blog!
So I am waiting to get my blood drawn AGAIN since the idiots at the lab neglected to do one of the tests I had my blood drawn for LAST week and as I sit with vein exposed, the phlebotomist asks me, “What’s that perfume you’re wearing?”
Perfume? It’s eight a.m. I barely slapped on the minimal requirement for make-up so that I don’t frighten small children. I’m not wearing any perfume. What is it she smells? Fear, perhaps?
Then it hits me. After my morning shower, I slathered on some Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula lotion. This is the “perfume” I was wearing. The phlebotomist isn’t the only one who was enamored of the foody/beach scent—a former boyfriend told me he instantly thought of me whenever he encountered the creamy aroma of cocoa butter. So much for “Windsong”—who knew a $5 bottle of moisturizer could inspire such devotion? All this time I’ve been seeking a “signature scent” and it’s been sitting on my bathroom counter!
And, for what it’s worth, Palmer’s Skin Smoothing Lotion is a ringer for Thierry Mugler’s “Angel”—but at a fraction of the cost!
You can shell out the big bucks at Sephora, but maybe, just maybe, that “signature scent” is something a little bit closer to home. Ivory soap or Johnson’s Baby powder or maybe it’s your Herbal Essence shampoo that makes him think of you.
Because sometimes, simpler is better.
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