“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.”
While Marilyn Monroe and I have very different tastes when it comes to loungewear, I do agree with the sentiment that sometimes all you need is a few drops of a signature scent to make you feel like a confident woman.
Scent is such a powerful sense, and one that shouldn’t be discounted when styling yourself for a special occasion or even a big day at the office.
I like to think of fragrance as the final accessory that completes a look. If it’s a cool day and I’m wearing a warm sweater and thick socks, I reach for a scent with notes of vanilla or sandalwood. If the sun is shining and the day calls for a sundress, I tend to spritz on a few drops of a scent with hints of lemon or honey.
A scent that I always come back to, however, is Chanel No. 5. It was a gift from my husband and a perfume I use on special occasions and days I want to remember. When I spray it on I instantly feel like a woman who has things together and has already lived an amazing life filled with incredible people and experiences.
Yes, maybe I also wore new shoes or a nicer dress on those special occasions, but when I smell that bit of Chanel, it is the trigger that brings back memories of an experience and the profound feelings I had in those moments.