While I was refilling my small spray bottle in the bathroom today, I got to thinking about fragrances. I have some definite favorites, and a number of not so favorites.
Back when I was a teenager and working in the ‘Loop’ of downtown Chicago at Wieboldt’s department store, I discovered a fragrance that I fell in love with about the time the Beatles descended on the world.
That fragrance was “Tweed”, and was imported from London, England. Pretty snazzy for a high school girl! While my sister Pam doused herself in “Evening in Paris”, I sparingly used Tweed. It was rather pricey for a kid making $1.15/hour.
A not so funny story, to me at the time, about Tweed happened when I was in my late 30’s. I had to see a gynecologist for a little problem, and as the rather mature doctor walked into the examination room he exclaimed, “You’re wearing Tweed! It so reminds me of my grandmother!” Well, I’m a grandmother now, so I proudly spray on a little Tweed for special occasions.
I don’t wear it often as I’m usually living in areas with goodly numbers of mosquitoes around, and they seem to be really attracted to perfumes. It has also become very difficult to find these days. I think the little I have left was ordered from the Vermont Country Store about a decade ago. (I told you I use it sparingly)
A few of my other favorite fragrances are fresh ground coffee (even though I never drink the stuff), freshly mown grass, lilacs, and the sweet smell of little babies after their baths.
Then there’s the other side of the coin. At the top of that list would have to be the smell of diesel fumes, canned tuna, and frying lamb chops. They all immediately turn my stomach. Of course right now, the number one hated fragrance for me is the innards of mottled ducks. But I have good news on that front. As suggested by some readers, I put a glob of Mentholatum under my nose this weekend each time a mottled was brought in, and it worked! I didn’t toss my cookies even once.
Well, that’s about it for tonight. Anyone willing to share their favorite and not so favorite fragrances?
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy