Happy Heart

12 Feb

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I’ve had a lot of travel advice over the years.  “Pack light!”  “Use your own pillow!”  “Bring along two weeks of food so you don’t have to spend any money at all!”

These are all valid tips, some of which were more fun to execute than others. (Ahem, bringing your own food.)

However, the best travel advice I’ve ever received comes from my friend Koseli.  She told me to pack a perfume.

This may not seem as practical as say eating trail mix for lunch in Trafalgar Square or wearing 14 layers of clothing on the plane to get around luggage requirements, but I can tell you, it’s my favorite.  Choosing a special perfume for a trip creates a memory, a scent to go with a place.

I have an Australia scent.  A London scent.  A Fiji scent.  Anytime I wear those perfumes again I am overcome with nostalgia.  It’s lovely.

I love the idea of perfume memories so much I’ve taken to assigning scents for certain times in my life.

My scent for the month of February is Clinique Happy Heart.

Can a perfume become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

I hope so.

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One Response to “Happy Heart”

  1. Laurie Denning February 12, 2013 at 7:08 am #

    So that’s why you have all those perfumes!

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