Musk

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.

By Joy

I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my daughter....it worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...

4 comments

    1. That’s so true – every time I’m on the “subway” here in Los Angeles, there is a certain smell that takes me back to summers spent in NYC! Thanks for your comment.

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