AH—THE SMELLIES OF SUCCESS?
In recent years, I have not been one for smellies. In my youth I used to drench myself in Body Shop Dewberry, and then progressed to YSL Paris, Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers, Calvin Klein Escape, CK be, and Estée Lauder Pleasures. I used to spray quite liberally and think back in horror at how many people I probably almost asphyxiated as I wafted past. Luckily I never went for the very heavy 80s scents like Giorgio Beverley Hills or YSL Opium.
For the past 15 years I have almost eschewed perfume altogether. I use unscented or lightly scented skincare and hair products, I hardly ever wear perfume (maybe once every two years) and if I do, it’s Antonia’s Flowers. And I have never liked toilet spray, room spray, or perfume diffusers.
Since we have moved into our new apartment though, I have been using scented candles in the evening for…
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