I am always on the search for the most perfect perfume. A line from ‘In a lonely place’ , a noir novel by Dorothy B Hughes just about sums it up for me. The main man Dixon Steele describes Laurel’s perfume as the smell of skin.
To me, perfume should smell like skin; deep, warm and part of your own being. I get close to this with Mitsouko by Guerlain – but it is Mitsouko at about five hours old that I like!……tricky to wear during the day but dabbed on subtly at 3pm in the afternoon and I am ready for a romantic night at 8pm!
Maybe….I fell in love with the story line of Mitsouko. It holds the story of a beautiful married Japanese woman who falls for a British Officer during the 1905 Russo-Japanese war. Mitsouko possesses great dignity despite the tragedy of her love affair. Not suprisingly I have to feel strong and chic to wear this one. My all time favourite every day scent must be Shalimar Initial – a fresher version of the original Shalimar.
For me story lines are an important layer when choosing a perfume and this is why I fell for Chanel no.5. Watch the video and dream of being admired from afar.