Are you old enough to know what this is? Why it's a perfume atomizer, of course! They enabled you to spray a mist of your favorite perfume before the days when perfume came in spray bottles. My mother had one on her bedroom dresser when I was small, more as a keepsake than for actual use, but she did have her favorite fragrance, and I bet yours did too!
Have you ever thought about how much we tie certain fragrances to people or events in our lives. That all we need to do is walk into a room where that smell lingers and we'll instantly remember someone our heart has connected with it?
My Mom.... Avon Topaze perfume, and Jergen's hand lotion
My Dad... Old English Leather cologne
My Grandma... Cashmere Bouquet talc
Papa Bear... Armani Code cologne
When my children were babies - Mennen Baby Magic lotion :-)
A friend from the past... Patchouli Oil
Ghost that visits our bedroom... cut tobacco (That one's followed me from past houses, and both Papa Bear and I have smelled it from time to time; also the perfume his late wife wore, and once or twice I've smelled my mom's. :-)
One night the fragrance of honeysuckle was strong in our bed. Neither of us has a memory connection with honeysuckle but we could both smell it!
Then there's seasonal fragrances, like apple blossoms, lilacs, summer flowers, fresh mowed grass, and Christmas pine branches that can magically transport us to someplace in time!
My mother's mother had no sense of smell at all, and I can't help but think of all the wonderful scents, and memories connected to them, that she missed out on.
Sadly, with each passing year I grow increasingly allergic to all fragrances, even flowers (though I still enjoy them, opting to endure the headaches and itchy eyes for the beauty and heavenly scent), but if someone comes into the office wearing strong perfume, or I get stuck sitting next to someone at an event that has "bathed" in it, my asthma kicks in and it gets very hard to breathe. I so wish that wasn't true, because I love things and people that smell good! What fragrances from the past do you remember?
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