Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A cologne hunt:

I fully believe in the power of a good scent. And I'm the kind of girl that appreciates a signature scent. I want to be that old woman who has been wearing the same fragrance for 50+ years. When you catch a whiff of certain tones, I want you to think of me. And I want the same for Andrew. When we were dating (over 10 years ago, yikes), he wore Very Sexy by Victoria Secret. Whenever I smelled it, it made me happy because it made me think of him. Then they discontinued it and he has been happily wearing Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani ever since. It's kind of cliche, I know, but it just smells so good.

Then I got to thinking, "Just because I like this scent doesn't mean there isn't something better out there. Maybe I don't know what I'm missing. Maybe we should search for that perfect, forever, this-is-who-I-am scent." So, we checked a few out.

One of the ones we tried was Reveal by Calvin Klein. Right out of the bottle, I didn't like it. It seemed too strong -- like cheap cologne and alcohol. The longer it sat on the skin and the more it mellowed out though, the more I grew to like it. I found myself sniffing it frequently. Andrew, on the other hand, did not care for it. He didn't really give a reason, just said he didn't like it.

I thought about keeping it and using it myself -- it's not too masculine -- but you know, it seemed counterproductive to the whole signature scent thing. So, back to the drawing board. We're sticking with good old Giorgio until something better comes along.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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