Smell in Color

Thursday, April 10, 2014

One thing I've gotten into within the last year has been wearing colognes. I love to add a little spice to my complete outfit with a nice fragrance. To me it helps my mood, or convey my feelings. I've actually built up my collection quite a bit.

Fun fact: cologne and perfume are very similar in nature the difference is how many essential oils/aroma compounds are in each. Perfumes have a much higher content of aromas making them last longer and also be more expensive.

When I go to put on a cologne for the day I often smell two or three before actually deciding on one. Maybe I'm indecisive for having to smell almost all of them before deciding but I can never actually put into words what they smell like. So it's usually difficult for me to pick one.

Anyway I was reading an article in Allure about colognes and perfumes. After reading this article from Frederic Malle, I realized I might be normal for not putting words to the scents. He says that trying to describe a fragrance in words doesn't do it justice. It is much better to describe a cologne or perfume in a mix of colors.

Subconsciously I think I did this. After reading this article I went through my cologne tray and smelled each and labeled them colors. I realized that my outfits match the colors I feel like the scent generates for me.  

For example when I smell Cool Water by Davidoff I smell blue with a hint of green maybe. Coincidentally I usually wear this with an outfit containing blue.

 Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift definitely screams purple to me. It also has a hint of blue but not very much. The overpowering color is purple.

Double Infinity Revenge is one of those dark fragrances to me. It is black and grey with a bit of blue, but it is much darker blue than Cool Water.

 Another cologne with a strong color for me is Giorgio. Now mine is not the original Giorgio and to be honest I've had it so long I don't even know where I got it from. But it is a mix of red, orange and yellow. I love this cologne so much and I'm going to be so sad if I run out and can't find it anymore.

Maybe y'all can help me by telling me the real name of it?!

Do you smell in color?

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1 comment:

  1. I love this! Cool Water has always been one of my favorites.