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March 11, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.” — Patrick Suskind
★~ March 11, 2011: Fragrance Day (Fragrance day was moved to March 21st in 2012)
My mother has worn the same fragrance for years. If I sneak a little spritz when Cole and I visit my parents, Cole will immediately tell me I smell like “Grandmarcie.” Joe loved Old Spice, and Cole still associates the Old Spice smell with his dad. I tried to update Joe’s cologne choice, but he was just an Old Spice guy. We did once find a bottle of Hai Karate during an archeology dig around our house — it must have belonged to Joe’s dad. It had never been opened and still had its small self-defense instruction booklet that was sold with each bottle (to help wearers fend off women). It was about 20 years old. Joe opened the bottle and wore it to the last drop, always being careful “how he wore it.” He would put it on and walk out the door practicing his karate chop chops. I did not have the heart to tell him, he had little to worry about and was very happy when the fragrance was gone and only the bottle remained. I may have helped the bottle evaporate a little-out of self-defense. Chop. Chop.
★~ Today In History:
♥~ 1968 – Otis Redding posthumously received a gold record for the single, (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay. Redding was killed in a plane crash in Lake Monona in Madison, WI on December 10, 1967.
♥~ 1986 – Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a flatter, one-stick model.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1934 – Sam Donaldson TV newsman: ABC White House correspondent; host: Primetime Live
♥~ 1946 – Mark Metcalf, Actor (“Animal House”)
♥~ 1952 – Susan Richardson, Actress (“Eight is Enough”)
♥~ 1963- Alex Kingston, Actress (“ER”)
★~ Did you know:
♥~ Where do we begin with the history of fragrance? Perhaps with the first nose? Perfume most likely originated in Arabia and/or Egypt, refined later by the alchemists and Europeans. A key figure was Cleopatra, with her attention to scenting all aspects of her life including the sails of her barge.
♥~“Hungary Water” is the name of the first modern, alcohol-based perfume made in Hungary in 1370. Legends say that Queen Elisabeth of Hungary requested this type of product, and Hungarian monks created this perfume specially for her.
♥~ Chanel No. 5 is the first perfume launched by Parisian couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The French government reports that a bottle of Chanel No. 5 is sold every thirty seconds, generating sales of $100 million dollars a year.
♥~ A rose is a rose, and a perfume is a perfume, right? Well, not if it’s the “World’s Most Expensive Perfume.” Clive Christian No. 1 was awarded the Guinness World Record for being the most expensive perfume. Composed of the rarest ingredients in the world with no regard to their cost, No. 1, which has been produced by Clive Christian for the past six years, retails for $2,350 for 30ml of the pure perfume. Only 1000 bottles each of the men’s and women’s perfumes are released each year.
Have you ever worn a piece of clothing that belonged to someone close to you, and when you put it on the lingering scent of their perfume made you feel like you were with them? Have you ever had an aunt who wore Emeraude or a grandmother who wore Shalimar? Suzanne Pleshette once accused Bob Newhart on the old Bob Newhart show of “Shalimaring her to death,” after she mentioned that she liked the fragrance. Do you have a signature scent? What memories of perfumes and colognes send you spiraling back in time?
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