Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chanel No. 5

When middle school rolled around, the young girls around me started dabbling into the world of the woman, or more specifically make-up, jewelry, purses, shoes, and perfume. I was a bit of a tomboy growing up, so it took me a little longer to blossom into my feminine side, but when I finally came around, I had a very specific desire to find my right scent. I was on a mission.

Having heard people start to say how a certain smell reminded them of someone, I wanted that. I wanted people to associate a smell with me, and obviously a good one at that. But, that meant I had to be smart in my decision, so it took some time to finally find the smell that was right for me. I forget how I was initially introduced to what would become my staple perfume scent, but I was immediately smitten:

Chanel No. 5 is a classic. It's been around for years. After I had already fallen in love, I would later learn that it was the very first perfume brought to market by the famed Coco Chanel, which gives it that much more character and class, but for me it was just the right blend. It isn't too flowery, or too strong. The smell is more of a soft powder with a hint of warmth. And for clarification, there are actually two Chanel No. 5 perfumes with only a slight difference: Eau De Parfum and Eau De Toilette. I like the Eau De Parfum, but both are quite lovely. A spritz on the neck, and one on each wrist, and I am off for the day, hoping to woo any interested noses and inspire others seeking their own scent.