Coco Chanel is my fave perfume… my fave used to be Oscar De la Renta, but they no longer make it. Oscar used to mix with my body chemistry and make something sublime; I used to get so many compliments on it, people would beg me to tell them what perfume I was wearing… I hesitated to tell because I knew it wouldn’t smell the same on them, and sometimes people would come back to me angry, thinking I had lied and didn’t tell them what perfume it was. Oscar wasn’t cheap, so I can understand. What was I supposed to say? ‘Try mixing it with your sweat… or maybe your pee, yeah that’s it, PEE!’ Just joking, I never said any such thing. Besides, I only wore it on my wrists… well, higher up my arm so that I wasn’t washing it off when I washed my hands… One wouldn’t think the arms are full of interesting glands or whatever.
L'Esprit de Chanel... COCO
Alas eventually, Oscar changed, or my body chemistry changed, and the magic was gone… I was heartbroken and didn’t wear perfume for many years, then I got multiple chemical sensitivities, probably from repressed perfume angst 🙂 Then when I forgave and went back to buy Oscar, I found out it was no more.
And frankly, I just buy Coco because it smells nice on it’s own, I have never been able to find another perfume that interacts with me in such a heavenly way… sniff sniff… and now i’m too disabled to hang around perfume counters for hours, trying out perfumes.
I smash and crush Coco on my wrists; you aren’t supposed to do that because it changes the scent.. but I consider the change positive 🙂 In my way, I’m making the scent original to me. Maybe not TOTALLY LIKE ME, but somehow mine.
wow, UPDATE, I just found some Oscar for CHEAP at a drugstore, I think it’s either a knockoff or clearing out old stock… Needless to say, I bought some, we’ll see…. UPDATE TO THE UPDATE, i just figured it out… what they stopped selling was the PERFUME, they now only sell the eau de toilette, which i never liked… oh well, it was cheap.