Just wanted to say Happy Mother’s Day! A favorite topic on this day is what perfume your Mom wore and how that influenced your fragrance preferences and memories. My Mom didn’t wear fragrance when I was growing up so I really had no influence from her in that area, but my grandmother (my Mom’s mother) loved fragrance. I can remember sitting next to her in the car on our way out to dinner on special occasions, and she’d always smell so sophisticated to me wth her perfume. She often wore aldehydic florals but I was too young to know which ones. She mostly just wore perfume to go out and my Mom almost never wore any, so I grew up thinking of perfume as more of a special occasion indulgence, though friends in high school changed that perception later. Someone gave me a bottle of L’Air du Temps when I was in grade school and I loved to sniff it but felt it seemed to old for me at the time.
My Mom did wear perfume when she was in college, mostly Chanel No 5, but I don’t associate that with her since she didn’t wear it much after my brother and I came along. My Mom is more into gardening and cooking than fragrance, but she enjoys sniffing things I create — Velvet Rose and Champagne de Bois are her favorites to wear so far. I’m lucky to have grown up with great parents and to still have them with us. Happy Mother’s Day!