Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Monogamous

I’ve mentioned that I’m a trollop when it comes to perfume and that I long to be a bit more monogamous. I’ve made a big decision. I will wear one perfume each week, Monday through Friday, during the day, and only allow myself to switch in the evenings and on weekends. This is my first week. I’ve chosen to wear Chanel Coromandel.

This will be a telling experiment for me. First, it will show me which perfumes I truly love. It will also show me which perfumes I think I love but I don’t. And it will also identify which perfumes I never choose to wear for an entire week.

Yesterday was day #1. I almost had a set back. I purchased Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie and it arrived in the mail. I struggled with myself because I nearly scrubbed off Coromandel so I could try Cassie. You know how exciting it is when a fragrance first arrives, right?! But then I decided to spray Cassie on a tissue and smell it that way.

Today I was perfectly happy to wear Coromandel again. It seems like I’m getting to know it better. I love Coromandel. The spicy patchouli-vanilla-chocolate-cinnamon aroma is awesome for cold weather. I’m hopeful that by the end of this week Coromandel will become synonymous with me – that it will seem like my scent.

Coromandel makes me think of a Vosges Red Fire chocolate bar. Red Fire contains: Mexican ancho & chipotle chillies, Ceylon cinnamon, dark chocolate, 55% cacao…it’s decadent, delicious and spicy.

You do realize I’m already thinking very hard about what I’ll wear next week…


ScentScelf said...

Ah, good luck with this. It could prove quite rewarding.

(But, have you set an outer limit? Entire weeks until...the end of the year? three months have passed? you've eaten pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving?)

Do follow up and let us know about Coromandel on a Fifth Day Friday...

Abigail said...

I haven't decided on an end date yet. I guess I wanted to see if I could make it one week first! I'd like to continue until the end of 2008 if possible ;-0

lady jicky said...

Good luck! I know I could not stick to one sent only for a week.
You are a better woman than I! LOL

Anonymous said...

Oh God...are you a glutton for punishment??? I'm lucky if I can wear one perfume at a time, let alone in a whole week!! I'd go mad!!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

This is very ambitious and I applaud you... although I must say, until I started reading all of these wonderful perfume blogs- I would happily wear my signature scents all the time! You've corrupted me! lol

Abigail said...

Day #3

It *is* so hard!

But I feel I ought to reel myself in from my crack-like perfume addiction - always on the look-out for my next scented fix!

I swear that first sniff is like taking a hit.

So, I'm forcing myself to enjoy each one to get to know it, romance it so to speak!

If only I had this much motivation for diet & exercise. :0)