Lip Gloss and Laptops Episode 3 is now ready for download (31 MB MP3 file, just about 55 minutes). This week we visited The Perfume Shoppe at Sinclair Centre in Downtown Vancouver (Canada, eh?). Visit their store for a free consultation to find your signature scent, or visit their website to enroll in their "samples program". They ship world-wide, and are extremely friendly. Finding a signature scent has never been so much fun!
When looking for a scent you like, try it on and wear it before you splurge. Some scents are expensive, and they smell different on the sample cards at the department store than they do on your skin. Every woman has her own unique body chemistry, which will make a scent develop on her in a different way than it might develop on her friend.
In our travels this week, we smelled many, many perfumes. Kerry Anne's favourites were Montale Aoud Ambre and Agent Provocateur. Airdrie and Kerry Anne both liked Serge Lutens Miel de Bois. At first it just smells richly of honey and beeswax candles, but then it develops and there is so much more to it. Use it sparingly.
Some women, like Scentzilla and Airdrie, can't be limited to one scent. They prefer to have a "scent wardrobe", and own several scents which they wear depending on their mood or the occasion.
The complex relationship between scent, emotion, and memory can be traced-back to the primitive vertebrate "rhinencephalon" or "smell brain". Read more in the book The Wisdom of the Body by surgeon and renowned author Sherwin B. Nuland.
Regarding the debate that Airdrie and Kerry Anne have during this episode, apparently it is possible to synthesize spider silk from a goat. Details at this link: How stuff works.
KA would still like to go on the record saying "yeah, yeah, whatever".
Keeping It Real... An Ad for Heaven Sent from October 1972 Seventeen Magazine
Advertisers are trying to sell you something, whether it's innocence or irresistability or a more glamorous lifestyle. Buy a scent because you love it, not because it is associated with celebrity or promises to make you sexy and mysterious. It's easy to buy into the hype. Be a wise consumer.
Not everyone will love your signature scent as much as you do. There is also a substantial part of the population with scent sensitivities and allergies. Don't envelope yourself in so much perfume that you become a public nuisance.
This week's promos are for Manic Mommies, Bedtime Stories My Kids Love, Buckeye Drive Time, the Blarmcast, and GROW. Listener mail from Katie at scentzilla.com and Melanie from Caffinara, among others. Also check out our new promo for Episode 4, coming March 22.
For me, beauty is the celebration of uniqueness, not conformity.
- Isabella Rosellini