Monday, August 29, 2011
Scent memory is one of the most powerful senses on the planet a simple whiff of something can transport you back to a moment in time and for a split second you are back to that place and time where this scent made a powerful impact in your life. The scent that does this for me is Hollister August.
August is an intoxicating blend woodsy undertones, citrus blends, and mixed floral bouquets. With one quick sniff I am instantly transported back to the fall of 2004. I was a 20 year old who was away at college; my first taste of freedom. It was a liberating experience to leave behind my old life and start over. People saw me as pretty, fun, creative, interesting, and funny all things I wanted to be portray in high school, but could quite figure out how to.
When I put on August I again feel a renewed sense of freedom and beauty something that gets lost in the way of disappointments life throws at you. I can see my dorm room and my friends apartment and the excitement I felt every single day, because everyday was new waiting to be lived to the fullest.
Unfortunately Hollister discontinued this incredible perfume and by some sort of perfume fate on a trip to Chicago in 2006 I found a basket full of Hollister August. I restrained myself and bought a bottle that to this day use sparingly when I want to feel a sense of freedom and beauty that year away gave me
Friday, February 26, 2010
*Eureka Marathons*Large Conversation Heart for 1/2 off* Homemade mushroom and pineapple pizza* Light Fluffy Snow Falling from the Sky* Cracking Open a New Book* Harry Potter Candy* Spicy Red Pepper Hummus* Chunky Cardigans* My Bella Jacket* Muse Concert in two wks*The Look my Puppy Gives Me* The Sigh of my Puppy when she gets to Ultimate Comfort* My ipod* The Sound from a text or ring from a phone knowing its the one you love on the other side* Getting a phone call just to say a scene in family guy made them think of you* The sweet smells that take you back to another place in time* pay day* new job opportunities* bridal sites* apartment therapy* cuteoverload* animal jewelry*my snuggle spot* movies from my child hood; Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Wizard of Speed and time* Sweet smell of you* My Pilates Ball* Cheap Movies* The Anticipation of Alice in Wonderland in 3d*Creating Fantastic Looks on Shopstyle* Sunshine reflecting off the bright white snow* Shopoholic Series* Succubus Series by Richelle Mead*