Have you seen the movie “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”? Jean-Baptiste, one of 18th Century’s best perfumer, got obsessed with the scent of womanhood and used women’s essence to make the finest perfume in France. I found that flick interesting as I remember how sensitive my nose is to smell and fragrance, thus I am a self-confessed perfume junkie.
I tend to use the sense of smell to remember stuff, that is why my life is full of nostalgic aroma that when I get a whiff of a scent it will remind me of something or someone. According to Marcel Proust, a French literary, these smell-triggered memory links are known as the ‘Proust Phenomenon’.
“Interestingly, visual, auditory (sound), and tactile (touch) information do not pass through these brain areas. This may be why olfaction, more than any other sense, is so successful at triggering emotions and memories.” – Psychology Today (Jan 12 2015)
I also have a confession to make… I love making every guy I go out with wear a perfume. Once we get in a relationship, first thing I give them as a gift is a perfume. I want a specific fragrance to stick to that guy… weird right? So if you make me do a “scent test” activity right now, I will probably be able to associate a specific perfume or scent with a specific guy I went out with.
To showcase what I mean, The “Gift of Intimacy” videos by DIVA Channel in collaboration with Glam Asia (featuring scents by Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Hugo Boss), exhibited the fascinating thing about fragrance and how it is associated to love.
I find the video very touching. It proves that once we fall in love with someone, their scent somehow sticks to us, we become familiar with how they smell. Our scent also reflects our personality and each scent has it’s own personality, and if the love of our life knows what scent we would wear and are accustomed to our scent… then it is true love.
How about you? Do you think that fragrance is somehow connected with love? Share your thoughts below!
“This post has been sponsored, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.”