perfume stories

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people always say that scents bring back memories but not many people think about the fact that we ourselves are attaching scents to memories in the form of our perfumes. i wanted to share my perfume stories and the memories they carry.

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starting with my most empty bottle, clinique happy heart. i bought and wore this perfume during my sophomore year of high school. i’d just started the healing process after a rough break-up and i think i picked up this perfume because of the name. my parents decided this was the perfect time to take us all on a trip to paris and london. it was easily the best family trip we’ve ever taken and is still one of the happiest times in my life. i drowned myself in this perfume during that time and i keep the almost empty bottle to occasionally sniff and remind me.

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this perfume is a little funnier. i “bought” it with ulta beauty points (before they updated their points system). the only reason I bought it was because the box and larger bottle looked the an old mp3 player and i thought it would look cute next to my other bottles. the story attached to this one is short. i was hanging out with a guy and i really only liked him because he gave me attention but really he was pretty creepy. i wore this perfume when i hung out with him once and because he was so creepy it tainted the scent for me and that is why the bottle is still almost full.

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next is my most repurchased perfume. this was my staple in middle school and into high school. i don’t have an exact memory attached to this one but it holds a special place in my heart because it was the first real perfume i bought that wasn’t a bath and body works spray. the thing i remember the most when i smell this scent is innocents.

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finally is my current perfume, vera wang princess. this is my second bottle of this and it has been my staple through college so far. i wrapped my old sussex lanyard around it because it reminds me of getting ready to go out in brighton. who knows if this perfume will last all of college, but i still love it.

that isn’t my entire collection but those are the most important ones.

what perfumes speak to you?

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