Monday, January 11, 2010

What Abou YOU? Cologne


Every Monday I ask a question, to get to know YOU better. Ready for today’s? Do you wear cologne and/ or perfume? If yes, what scents are your favorites?


As I drape my scarf around my throat and button my winter coat, I sink my nose into the folds of fabric. The scents dance and swirl around my temples, relaxing me. All my favorites nestle there: Chloe, White Shoulders, Red Door, and Midnight Pomegranate. One might think the mixing of various colognes would make an unpleasant odor. But no.


Their blending brings forth a fragrant, intoxicating liqueur for my weary mind. I breathe. Deeply. God is good. I open the door and face the world.

Your turn…

27 comments:

  1. I should've known you're they type to mix colognes! LOL I'm more the type to try on a different kinds but not really know their names. My hubby has a sensitive nose too, so there's only one that I wear around him. It's Victoria Secret's Heavenly. :-)

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  2. I wear Eternity when I'm feeling fancy. Then I like Sensual Amber (Bath & Body Works) for everyday. :)

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  3. Nope. I'm more of a fragrance free sort of gal. Although I do love me some vanilla scented hand lotion. :)

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  4. I have beautiful assortment of glass bottles on my dressor of expensive perfumes. And when I'm feeling the need to add to my own beauty, I give myself a very tiny splash of one of them!

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  5. Oops! I didn't mean I purposely mixed the scents, but my scarf had all the different aromas in it, thus they became mixed. Sorry for the confusion! Hey, that gives me an idea...

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  6. I love my tropical scents and vanilla. I have a perfume called Island Vacation. It's spicy, fruity, and vanilla all in one. It takes me to lands I'll never see.

    I sleep with my hand next to my head and the scent drifts me away.

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  7. A lot of scents (flowery) bother my allergies. I usually use a body spray by Victoria Secret, called: Strawberries and Champagne.

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  8. That list of scents has me sniffing to experience them all swirling in one wondrous intake.

    I don't wear perfume much, only because so many seem to be allergic to scents these days. Oscar De La Renta is one of my favorites, though, and Shalamar. Love it when I walk by someone sporting those scents.

    I've missed you, Jeanette. Glad to be back checking in!

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  9. Hey, Jeannette! I don't really wear perfume. I think my sense of smell must be really poor because I don't notice something unless it's really strong. Case in point: I noticed my mom had a plug-in in the living room and asked her when she started using it (because she always said she thought they were fire hazards. I thought that made sense and have never used them). She said it had been in for several weeks and didn't I notice, the scent was the same of the bath soap I got for Christmas. I haven't smelled it yet--and it's currently 5 feet behind me, happily working away. :0)

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  10. I love, love, love Paris by Yves St. Larent (sp?) I've worn it since high school. I guess you can say it's my signature scent. How's it going? My prayers are strong for you my friend.

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  11. Jen you dispelled a lovely scent with your words! Beautiful prose.

    I love Juicy Courture when I'm feeling adventurous. Ralph Lauren's Romance,when I feel soft.

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  12. Cool Water used to be my absolute favorite but lately I've been favoring flowery scents.

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  13. Beautiful post, Jen! I loved the picture you painted.

    I don't wear cologne, because I'm so sensitive to smells and prone to migraines. But I love scented lotions (if I'm careful); lavendar and sandalwood are among my favorites.

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  14. Let's get together for a perfume party!

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  15. I inherited a habit from my dad of strolling through perfume sections and squirting and spraying at random. We had MORE fun inventing our own unique scent...

    This girl doesn't feel dressed until she liberally applies the smelly stuff. I LOVE Bond's Harlem but also adore Jessica McClintock and Joy and Beautiful.

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  16. I love fragrances, but my allergies don't. Sigh...but I can use light scented body washes. I like vanilla, and citrus smells.

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  17. I'm afraid I'll have to agree with Karen...I'm allergic to almost all perfume scents...ugh! I do like natural vanilla soy candles and natural orange citrus room spray. And I love the antique perfume/cologne bottles!

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  18. Allergic here too:( I wish I could wear it but can't take anything strong!

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  19. I wear Liz Taylor's White Diamonds. Hubby got me a bottle Christmas 2008. Valentine's Day, he decided I needed another bottle.

    This past Christmas, he got me a whole gift set of it.

    In 2007, he got me Elizabeth Arden's Provocative Woman.

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  20. Hi Jen -

    When I wear perfume, I like Estee Lauder's, "Beautiful." Since hubby didn't like perfume, I got out of the habit. Now, I only wear it for special occasions.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  21. Just maybe a little Bath and Body Works light spritzer stuff. I used to do more, but now I like it light. Enjoyed your blog!

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  22. I have so many bottles of perfume! This motivates me to start using it! Haha!!!

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  23. I love woodsy scents and use the Spring Green fragrance of Vitabath bath gel and lotion. I rarely use cologne or perfume but my husband gave me Calvin Klein's "Escape" a few years ago and I love it for special occasions.

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  24. Ultra sensitive nose here. I can barely walk down the detergent aisle in the grocery store. Vanilla seems to be pleasant to me but only cerain kinds. :O)

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  25. I love perfume. I love White Shoulders. I have worn it for a lot of years. When we hug in church (we have a very huggy church) someone will say, you smell nice. That's what I love about it - subtle but gorgeous.
    Those bottles are so fabulous. Wish I had that tourquoise one.

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  26. I love love love perfume. My signature fragrance(yep I have one of those) is Tresor by Lancome. It is my favorite to day. Chanel #5 is a close second and I recently fell in love with a Bath and Body scent called Black Currant Vanilla. I got the spray,lotion and shower gel for Christmas from my brother and have worn it everyday since then.

    I love light Cucumber Melon from Bath and body in the summer.

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