THE MOST EVOCATIVE SENSE
THE RIGHT FRAGRANCE,AT THE RIGHT MOMENT, CAN FLOOD US WITH NOSTALGIA, YEARNING AND EVEN LOVE. OF ALL OUR SENSES, SMELL IS THE SUBTLEST, AND THE MOST EMOTIONAL. IT NEVER FORGETS. FEELINGS BURIED FOR DECADES RUSH BACK AS IF THEY NEVER WENT AWAY. MEMORIES OF
The fragrance that stands out most for me would be Happy by Clinique. It’s my mother’s signature perfume. The scent always had a way of lighting up a room; it smells like a giant flower arrangement interspersed with the freshest fruits. When I was a kid I took the name quite seriously. I assumed that my mom was literally applying a little bit of happiness to her body; this didn’t turn out too well for my mom, as I ended up spraying it around like it was a hallucinogen.
‘The scent always had a way of lighting up a room’
The heady scent of SA’s indigenous fynbos mixed with salty sea air will always catapult me back to an unforgettable holiday in Plettenberg Bay where my boyfriend and I met aged 16.Whenever I go back, the unusual fynbos fragrance hits me and I smile remembering that summer. For me, the smell will forever be synonymous with beach walks, fun nights and the excitement of young love.