Sunday, September 03, 2006

To wear or not to wear

A fragrance can have a nice scent but when do you want to wear it? I like some scents but don't like to wear them as a fragrance. For example I like the smell of an ice cream, melon, coconut or a candy but I don't want to smell like it, I would like to smell it on my wrist maybe just for my self. I could like the scents incorporated in a fragrance though.

When I'm making a perfume I always ask my self "I like the smell of it but would I like to wear it?". A nice fragrance is not enough, a perfume is an extension of your personality it tells something about yourself.

A perfume becomes a part of you, so it's important to find something from yourself in the perfume you're wearing. On the other hand I would like to have a scent bottle with a scent just for my self to put it on my wrist or on a handkerchief just to smell it when ever I like, because I like that smell or because it brings back a childhood memory.


chaya ruchama said...

Many times I wear evocative scents for myself alone, because the associations are so vivid and moving...

I understand that these may not smell favorable to others, so it can be quite a conundrum when creating scent which you hope will appeal to many...

Jenny said...

Hi Chaya,
It's simply impossible to create a fragrance that everyone will like. But it's also true that I don't like to wear every fragrance that I like, it can smell nice but somehow not wearable for me. Can you relate to that?

chaya ruchama said...

Absolutely! [what a fun pun...]

Many notes are pleasing to sniff, but don't flatter on the skin-

Or perhaps, low tide is fascinating, but who really wants to smell like it?

We all carry with us, our own olfactory memories and biases, too numerous to mention, and many of which we are unaware.


Jenny said...

Because of everyone has his own scent memory you can't have one fragrance that everyone likes.

Low tide...mmm never thought of that, could be interesting.

Een dikke kus terug.