Collections and Obsessions, Galleria, Saturday Special

Collections and Obsessions…Perfume

Well, this is more like a confessional. Even my husband knows when I am on a little tangent, since every obsession is thematic. Yep, there is a theme to each obsession…perfumes, books, art, bracelets, rings, and apps.


I guess, it could also be like a binge. When a mood strikes me, I focus on that particular subject. I usually never buy one of anything. It is only recently that I have started editing my collection of perfumes. Every month, I use one bottle exclusively. It is going to take me some time to get down to just five. What is that I love about perfume?

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The smells of some perfume, is like a mode of transportation. As soon as I open it, I am taken to moments in my life. One that comes to my mind is Silk Ribbons, I can remember like it was yesterday when my sister and I were at a brunch on a patio. It was a beautiful day, warm and sunny, just enough heat. I wore my favorite little black shoes with a floral jean skirt. A rose colored shirt with a white summer sweater.


5th Avenue, reminds me moving to California. It was one of the perfumes that I brought with me. I moved here with my dog Anima, a little Maltese. Two suit cases full of clothes, rollerblades, and my bicycle. I sold all my belongs except my books, and that was the only items I had delivered to California.

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When I choose a perfume, it is not just about the smell, but also the bottle. I consider my sister and I perfume connoisseurs. We used to spend a day just trying to decide on a perfume. We would get a little dizzy from smelling so many different perfumes. My sister was one of the only people that I could tolerate wearing Fendi. It always reminded me of bug spray at the dorms one a month when someone else was wearing it.


What is an obsession of yours? What is your favorite perfume?