I’ve mentioned before that I have a sensitive smeller. So, funny thing — I’ve noticed as I’ve written these posts for my blog, and thought about new topics to cover, that there are many scents that are too strong for me to enjoy. Even pleasant ones…

I prefer whispers, intimations, suggestions of aromas rather than direct, in-your-face, nasal assaults. Someone might put on some drown themselves in my favorite cologne and suddenly something that once turned me on, now makes me want to run in the opposite direction, looking for some fresh air to inhale.

For myself, I also prefer a subtle scent.  My favorite happens to be (of course) a now discontinued essential oil from Caswell-Massey called Egyptian Musk Oil. My mom used to wear it (and maybe she still does…Mom?) and I always liked that you didn’t notice it unless you were very close to the person. To me, the smell is the equivalent of an afternoon nap taken in the warmth of the late afternoon sun. A little behind the ears, on the wrists, and the insides of the elbows…just enough. I still have some left, but I’m dreading the day that it disappears…

Do any of you have a favorite musk that you wear? Perhaps something to be enjoyed after my supply runs out? Or do any of you also have the knack for your favorite personal care items falling out of favor? 🙂 Let me know, I’d love to hear from you.