Thursday, January 26, 2006
SCENTED MEMORY #1: Alyson and LouLou
Scented Memory #1 is dedicated to Alyson and Loulou.
Who is Alyson?
Aly is the woman who channeled Coco Chanel at age 14. Aly is the woman who wore hats from every era and turned heads wherever she went. Aly is the woman who wore a Victoria's Secret gold brocade and black velvet dressing gown to my high school graduation. Aly is the woman who deserved her own scent, my first creation. Aly is the woman with three moms and yet not one role model, excpet maybe Loulou. Yes, you guessed it - Cacharel's Loulou. And everytime I smell the bewitching oriental in the blue and burgundy bottle, I am reminded of the girl in the blue velvet men's shirt and floppy hat who with a huge smile when asked "What are you wearing?" replied, "Oh just something from Paris."
Alyson du la Monde - this is dedicated to you. Thank you for filling my teenage years with the scents of sirens past.
Is there a scented memory associated with one of your favorite friends?
photo of Louise Brooks, the original Lulu ca. 1929 from LeatherockHotel.com