I’m a very particular person. My friends that are reading this are all laughing & nodding right now. I wouldn’t go so far to say I’m OCD but in certain circumstances I have, shall we say, tendencies. My bathroom counter top must always be pristinely organized, my closet must be organized by style & then by color, my suitcase always looks like it was packed by an employee from the Container Store & don’t even get me started on different foods touching on my plate. Although, in my defense, I blame that one on the utilization of these when I was younger. I didn’t wear jeans until I was well into high school because the stiffness of the fabric bothered me, I used to take two showers a day ; Once after each workout, & until 7th grade I wore my hair is a slicked back ponytail with Goody clips & had a panic attack at the mere sight of a bump. Like I said, I’m a very particular person.
I’ll give you one guess who else is just as particular as I am…YUP. The momma. Although she’ll deny it & just say that she’s practical & organized, I get these tendencies straight from her. The fights we’d get into over tucking in my shirt: I didn’t like the way the bunchy fabric felt vs. looking like a ‘hooligan’ in public. Wearing too much makeup, i.e. white eyeliner, anywhere but in the confines of my room. Wearing any makeup to school. The list goes on & on. My favorite is the black top I bought from Sears one Friday afternoon with my girlfriends. I’ll never forget this top. It was a regular top. With sleeves. That covered my stomach. It wasn’t sheer. It didn’t have any bells or whistles. It had little multi-colored daisies all the way around the neck. But it had to be returned. Why? Because it was black. & black presents the appearance of being gothic. Oh, mother. Look at what you created. She is very particular. & consequently created a very particular, black-loving albeit not gothic, daughter.
So when it comes to something as particular as a fragrance it should be no surprise that I lament over the options for much longer than any human should. It’s almost justifiable – a person’s fragrance is one of the first things you notice about them, whether it be good or bad. It’s the first & last little bit of you that someone else is likely to remember so you may as well make it a pleasant experience, right?
Since I was 16 I’ve been wearing Burberry Brit & if the world was a simpler place, I’d never feel the need to wear anything else. I did just find this edgier, fall scent that I confess I’ve recently been wearing. I’m always hesitant to try a new perfume but different ocassions, & a new decade, call for different scents & I constantly find myself looking for something a bit lighter with just a hint of floral in the summertime.
Ann Taylor’s Signature Fragrance is just the scent I’ve been on the hunt for. It’s crisp, light, & has the faintest floral hint without smelling like a bowl of potpourri that leaves your throat dry + scratchy. No, thanks. I have faith that even the most particular of perfume wearers, ahem, mother, will be able to get on board with this light + airy scent. As if this signature set couldn’t get any better, 50% of all proceeds from the set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Fund. This one’s a no-brainer, ladies. Scoop one of these sets for your momma & help someone else’s mother in the process! Get your fragrance set here.
What’s your signature scent of the moment?
Ann Taylor Signature Perfume Set provided courtesy of Ann Taylor for product review.