I am a bit of a sucker for perfume. Growing up when Mum had an empty bottle, I’d prize the lid off and fill it with water, mixing any hint of fragrance left and using it.
As I got older, I ran the teen gauntlet that is aerosol body spray. I am certain if you lit a match anywhere near my room the whole house would have gone up. Something I am now re-living with my own daughter.
I remember the first time I was given perfume by a boyfriend. I applied it in much the same manner I did body spray. No doubt that’s why for much of my study in the local town library for year 12 exams the place was all but empty.
Over the years Hubby has given me a few different perfumes. The most current one being my absolute favourite.
I was recently invited by Target to hear about their new fragrance lines. I was more than a little pleased to learn they are moving into more high end perfumes, including fragrances by Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci.
Scent is full of memory for me. Orange blossom reminds me of Christmas, some perfumes remind me of places and events. Some foods transport me back to Mum’s kitchen.
When I choose perfume, I am often guided by memory. A place, a time, a person. Any or all of these things have an influence on why I choose one over another. Target having more perfume range, for women and men is nothing but good news if you ask me.
There is good news for readers too. I have a $40 Target voucher to give away to one reader. To be in with a chance of winning, leave a comment below telling me what memories you associate with perfume.
Giveaway open to Australian residents only.
Giveaway open until 6pm SUNDAY 9th December. At this time comments to this post will be closed. Winner will be chosen and notified by email. So please ensure you have a correct email when commenting.
Disclaimer: I was invited to an event for Target and have been compensated for my time and for this post.
Image from Target.com.au