"There are women who do not like perfume. These are women who have not found their scent"
When I landed in the United States, just over 6 years on April 15th, I dropped off my suitcase, grabbed a much-needed coffee (a 22 hour flight will do that to you) and made my way to the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in downtown NYC- a school which is just as much famous for its 'method acting' technique as it is for the scores of celebrated alumni that have come out of it. Marilyn Monroe for one. When asked by a reporter what she wore to bed, she famously purred "Chanel No.5 of course". Marilyn and I may only have a few things in common like our acting training because I don't wear Chanel No.5 like she did. But, we're both firm believers in the power of perfume.
Having a signature scent or two isn't just powerful, it's necessary. As we learn at Strasberg, smell is one of our most powerful senses and makes a strong statement about you before you even utter a word. Your scent becomes what you're known for, how you're identified and what you're associated with. If there's one single, simple thing that instantly transforms the way you feel about yourself or your day, it's a damn good perfume. As a 2nd-generation perfume lover I'm known to have quite a collection, though mine pales in comparison to my mom's E P I C stash.
Welcome, Miss Dior: a happy addition to my vault of timeless fragrances. Je t'adore. Find your scent. My girl Marilyn knew what she was talking about.
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