engages my soul into a dance of anticipation and salient delight. That enchanting aroma-your signature-a validation to my heart that you exist and a reminder-
when you leave, that you're somehow still there; your scent upon my lips..."
~COPYRIGHT © 2012 By Katelina M. Romano. All rights reserved
There is something about that special someones scent, that once revisited-either
brings with it cherished memories or makes you want to bolt the opposite direction-
quicker than your shadow can flee from an instantaneous flicker of bright light.
A scent can make a person smile, it can activate your salivary glands or make your
facial muscles twist in disgust- alarming a passerby- who would probably go and
assume you're either in extreme pain or in deep need of a restroom-pronto!
I love the idea of adding elements to your persona that together with all the
intriguing aspects of your entire being is the equivalent of a fancy ribbon-placed
delicately on a gracious gift. That's how I view the use of an alluring perfume or
cologne. It's that finishing touch branding you with a sense of ardor, allowing your
signature to linger in the air as your legs carry you forward-trails of total
awesomeness in every corner you aim to grace with your perfumed presence.
When I was younger, I remember moments (after a date), that an awe-inspiring
cologne might of clung onto a borrowed jacket or scarf. When in the safety of my
home-behind closed doors, I would hold that delicious scent to my nose with my
eyes closed, inhaling the memory of that spellbinding date. It would inspire images
in my extraordinary imagination, giving me another glimpse of a person whose
beguiling scent stayed with me-long after they were gone.
I must admit that I'm extremely picky as to what scent(s) I find captivating.
There are fragrances that I've had the pleasure of stumbling upon that absolutely
boggled the mind. Then there are others that seem to give that Oh, so obnoxiously
potent-'I bathed in it' air, the kind that makes one cough profusely when that
walking bouquet of oblivious toxicity passes you by...stunned because you're
suddenly turning green.
Truth be told, I'm a bit of a closet geek, who loves to read intriguing articles that
educate the mind. Articles normally found in different magazines for various
scientific studies that pretend to explain the: who, where, when, what and whys
of the human body. In particular, fascinating articles dealing with our complex
human brain are my favorite. I'm curious by nature in my attempts to
understanding the various reasons behind why humans react-for example-
differently to certain scents. The kind of fragrances that then evoke a sensual
response either going straight to your e'hem- lower anatomy or especially for
women--going straight to our heart. I've read many articles that attribute
certain responses to the differences in male and female brains, but I believe
that your own body chemistry, having added to the perfume or cologne's
unique signature-makes for one slightly different-"only you" scent. In my
unprofessional opinion, I imagine this would probably explain why any one
individual may smell a perfume or cologne on someone else, find it an alluring
scent on them-- then after going out and purchasing that little expensive
bottle--you end up hating it on you.
Nevertheless, there is something quite electrifying about wearing delicious
scents and allowing them to mix with our own personal body chemistry;
creating a unique captivator of lost-puppy dog-eyes and enticing souls with
a spellbinding signature scent that is all yours. A scent can evoke such an
emotional response, bringing you to the brink of agreeable madness-delivering
flavor to your love-life. It can either work for you or against you~so choose
I usually have two favorites: one for special occasions and the other for daily
use. My current favorite perfumes happen to be some of the Ed Hardy and
Juicy Couture scents; but I often change, always finding something new that
depending on my mood, might project my character better.
As for men's fragrances, one of the most memorable cologne's that having
activated my olfactory nerves, left them utterly embellished in some celestial
realm of pure euphoric gratification---
I never did find the name of that cologne, lol; but alas, there were others
that I did enjoy and I've found them to be slightly similar to that one
mysterious, albeit nameless fragrance from long ago.
Jean Paul Gaultier for men- in it's seemingly brawny shaped aqua-blue bottle
of perfection is one of those scents that I think smells divine, but nothing has
outdone that other unforgettable scent.
Whatever your signature scent might be, appreciate that you have elegantly
decorated your persona with enticing flavors-having mixed your personal
body chemistry with an alluring scent, producing a lovely aroma - somewhat
unique and your own.
QUESTION: What scents on a man or woman do you enjoy?