I have taken a little break for a weekend and went out of town for 3 days to relax and have some fun with my friends. More about it next week. I decided to give a steering wheel of the blog to my dear friend and a long time follower. Everyone, please welcome Jillie, who will be a host of this weekend post. I’m happy she was thrilled about a short article for Chemist in the Bottle. See you on Monday.
Guest post by Jillie
Is it true that our personalities are what they are because of the sign of the Zodiac under which we were each born, and if that is the case, do we naturally choose our perfume along the lines of those character traits that the astrologers attribute to each sign?
These thoughts filled my head the other day as I spritzed Annick Goutal’s Eau de Camille all over, relishing the tang of dank privet and dewy, glossy honeysuckle leaves. You see, I love green fragrances, but I am a Leo so surely this is the very opposite of what my fire sign should savour? I am also a perfume “tart” and will swing wildly between categories – one day I’ll crave YSL‘s rose and violet beauty Paris, which I think would be perfect for a sweet Virgo girl, the next it could be Caron’s Parfum Sacre, whose ambery incense would surely be ideal for balancing a Libran. Though maybe it’s the big cat’s promiscuity that dictates my ever-changing tastes!
More in keeping with my sign is my love of yellow citrus – lemony colognes are heaven, and the sun-kissed mango of L’Eau a la Folie is perfection. However, there is one type of fragrance that I will always avoid: any calone/ozone note will immediately turn my stomach. Is that my innate leonine fear of water, or just that I perceive it as an unpleasant note? One fact I am sure of, and this is entirely in keeping with the Leo profile – I have expensive taste and I am extravagant!
I wonder if it can be possible that each twelfth of the population will conform to a pre-destined pattern. If that is so, do all Pisceans love the salty caviar in Womanity? Do all those born under Sagittarius wear Caron’s Yatagan and other leathery perfumes to remind them of their equine alter ego? Does a Cancerian gravitate to the sandiness of Dior’s Dune?
What do you think – could our perfume choices be influenced by the stars? What perfume would you put with which sign of the zodiac? Inspired by my astrological musings, I think that tonight I shall wear the very appropriate Sun Moon Stars!