Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~Coco Chanel
“A woman’s perfume tells me more about her than her handwriting.”
~ ~Christian Dior
So this is happening− a perfume pill.
From Kiss and Makeup:
Swallowable Perfume…is a capsule containing synthetic fragrant lipid molecules that mimic the structure of the fat molecules naturally found in the body. When those lipids get metabolized by the body’s enzymes, fragrant molecules are released and excreted through the skin’s surface through perspiration. The strength of the resulting scent is determined by the individual’s acclimatization to temperature, stress, exercise, or sexual arousal.
Who woke up and said to themselves, “Today is the day I dedicate myself to transforming humans into atomizers?”
Video: Kiss and Makeup
Tommy Hilfiger has released a new fragrance for men and women called Eau de Prep.
The ladies’ version, Tommy Girl Eau de Prep, has a heart of white rose, violet leaf and hawthorn, top notes of Bosc pear, pink pepper and green apple, and bottom notes of sandalwood, patchouli and musk.
I like to think I have the nose of a narcotics canine, but I did not take a whiff and draw those conclusions myself. I copied and pasted that description from the Internets, people.
This weekend I’m making it my mission to sample Prep, though. I have high hopes for this fragrance− probably too high. But I can’t help it. Tommy has come through for me in the past.
As you might know, scent is closely tied to memory (Nerd Alert: In high school, I did a science fair project on this phenomenon…called it “What Your Nose Knows”…got an “A” on that bad boy.) and I have many misty, watercolor memories of the way I was when I wore Tommy Hilfiger Freedom. Mainly, I was young, y’all!
It came out in 1999, when I was just a junior in high school. My classmates were wearing Tommy Girl or Cool Water, but not me. I thought Tommy Girl was way too heavy. And Cool Water was too light. But Freedom, a green floral, was just right.
I like green scents a lot. Over the years I’ve determined not many other women like green scents, though, because they’re always discontinued. Freedom is no exception.
By the time I was a senior in college, Freedom was nearly impossible to find. I moved on. Several times.
I’m faithful in my romantic relationships, but I am a whore when it comes to fragrance. Or, at the very least, a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of gal.
I go from scent to scent, callously discarding one for another with no warning, in hopes of finding true love. (Tried that, too…True Love by Elizabeth Arden. For me, it was just a fling.)
I do have one scent I keep around. It’s a white floral I’ve worn off and on for years.
Is it “The One”?
Mmm…I think I’ll just know.
Photos: Still The Lovely, Macy’s.
“It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.”
~ ~Coco Chanel on perfume