Monday, December 11, 2006

"Comfort Scents"

In my role as a nutrition counselor, I quickly became familiar with the concept of "comfort foods." My clients would confide that often they were eating, not because they were hungry, but because a particular food brought them a sense of psychological comfort and well-being.

I find this true of certain fragrances as well. To me, Christian Dior Addict is the emotional/olfactory equivalent of milk and freshly baked cookies. (This might be in part due to its delicious bourbon vanilla base). Sometimes I spritz my Addict in the air around me and just wait, eyes closed, as it floats in a gentle mist around me, landing on my skin like a gentle ethereal hug! Just breathing in the lovely scent makes me feel grounded, comforted and at peace.

How about you? Do you have a "comfort scent" that brings you a feeling of peace and equanimity?

Addict is available at Nordstrom and Sephora.

image source: Nordstrom


Giselle R. said...

Butterfly: I feel like I have been in the bakery and sampled some cookies already. Butterfly satisfies!

christine said...

Hi Giselle!
Are you referring to Hanae Mori Butterfly? That fragrance IS like a delicious bakery! I used to wear it when my children were much younger, and invariably they would say, "Yum! You smell like candy!!!"

GR said...

Yes, I love Hanae Mori-she really has been an inspiration.


grapefruit perfume said...

Ah...she smells good to eat!