You’re sitting down at the coffee shop a few blocks from home, computer open on the table before you, iced latte in one hand, phone in the other. Thumb scrolling frivolously as you procrastinate getting started on whatever it is you are there to do because of the free WiFi and caffeine on tap; when in walks a well-dressed woman who appears to be in a hurry. She must be late for work, you think as you look back down at your phone without another thought. Suddenly you feel a gentle gust of wind as she walks by in her haste to place her order at the counter, and you’re left blanketed in a cloud of the most heavenly smell that she carries with her around town. You want to get up to ask her what it is, but you don’t because you’re a little shy and also a little lazy. You make an agreement with yourself that when she walks back to make her exit, while holding on to her freshly brewed Americano, you’ll ask her what she’s wearing. But when she does, she’s on what appears to be a serious phone call, still in a hurry, and out the door she walks with the answer to your very important question and a mystery that will haunt you for days, weeks, months.
You’ve been there. We’ve all been there. The circumstances may be a little bit different, but every single one of us has missed the boat on asking what’s that incredible smell? at least once in life. So, we’re asking ahead of time. What’s your signature scent? And if you have an interesting or funny story of how it became “the one”, please, do tell.