I am not monogamous to any one perfume. I have my favorites but I like to change them out periodically. I’ve been on a Chanel No 5 kick for about a year. A few weeks ago, my husband was hugging me and said, “I think it’s time to change your perfume.” I was shocked and told him, “But this is Chanel No 5!” He said, “It smells more like Old Lady No 5!”
I started looking at my perfume collection with fresh eyes. I do tend to favor classic perfumes. I needed something young and fresh. I had a Jo Malone sample that seemed to leave my whole family with a positive reaction. Plus it has my favorite flower, peonies and it’s subtle.
The fun thing about Jo Malone perfumes is that you can mix them. I like to mix the peony and blush with the mimosa cardamom for a fresh fall scent that has warmth and spice. It goes well with pumpkin bread and maple coffee. Combining scents makes me feel like I’m not wearing the same thing that everyone else is…it’s a unique smell that’s seasonal and personal to me.
Perfume has the power to speak even if no one is talking. My Chanel No 5 still speaks to me, it just spoke too loud to my husband.