September 2009

Fatal Fragrances

It’s funny, I used to wear perfume every day. I had specific scents for different occasions—seasons, work, going out, dates with my then-boyfriend… I really loved being able to change my mood by changing my fragrance, and it also added an elegant feel to otherwise blah days.

But after I had a baby and was advised to stay away from perfume while she was in the Intensive Care Nursery, I just stopped wearing it altogether. The result is that now, when I smell perfume on someone, I am usually sort of disgusted; all I smell is alcohol, and even if it smells not-half-bad, it still bothers me.