And the Caribbean Cruise 2012 Scent Is…

Okay maybe I should have polished that bottle before photographing it... my bad. Anyway. Every time I go on vacation I allow myself one extravagant purchase: New perfume! And our Friend's Cruise this September was no exception. The challenge this time: I already own most of the scents being sold on the ship. Or at least the ones that were appealing to me. I was actually starting to think I wouldn't be getting a new scent for the trip when Vince drug me into a perfume store in Grand Cayman. I Continue Reading

And the Jamaica 2011 scent is…

Marc Jacobs' Daisy - Eau So Fresh! Every time we go on vacation I allow myself to make one completely selfish purchase: New perfume. I do this because I want to be able to close my eyes, take a deep breath, and remember my vacation with my heart and soul. I purposefully create scent association. In the movie The Parent Trap with Haley Mills, she smells her Grandfather and says she's "making an imprint" by remembering his smell of cigars and peppermint. When I'm on vacation, I do the same Continue Reading

The magic of scent association

I had another post in mind for tonight, but in between jogging and blogging I decided a shower was in order, and rather than hitting up my standard, green Chandrika Indian sandle soap I decided to take out my last bar of Jamaican soap. Let me say that one more time for impact.  I just opened my last. bar. of Jamaican soap. Which leads me to this post - the magic of scent association. Continue Reading