“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.” ― Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Did you watch the movie “Me before You”, in which a girl in a small town, Lou, forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man, Will, she’s taking care of? I watched and after that I received as gift the perfume “L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR LA CHASSE AUX PAPILLONS EXTREME” that Will told Lou to buy for her on a letter he left her after his death.
Will, “you have scored on my heart”. I wanted revive that last scene of the movie, the letter, bring you alive on the day of my birthday, that is just few days away, imagine that all that perfect love and romance from movies, it is true, it is possible. You told Lou on that special last letter to buy the perfume “L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR LA CHASSE AUX PAPILLONS EXTREME,” Well I just received that perfume as gift for my birthday. I will use it on my special day, I will have a french breakfast too. You will no be here with me. Sometimes movies have a sad end and not all fairy tales have a happy ending. But for me all is symbolic, I will recreate a fictitious movie scene, make half of my dream real. I will sit and write for you, and for all those millions of characters that I brought to my real life from time to time, all of them have that part that I treasure, that bright and magnetism, that, “it just happens in movie”
Every time I use that scent I go back to the movie and enter to that surreal love that connect me with a ficticious story of love I created for myself.
We should not lamenting what we lost, we always should celebrate what we found. I have not lost the love of my life, I have just found a new way to connect with him. Well, in some days more I will celebrate my birthday with magic and I will do something different out of that day, my never ending movie and story of love and rejection. We all have a prince somewhere, exactly as we wish.
I will no stop this post here, it will be not complete if I do not share with you two of the very peculiar Lou outfits.
Sweater from: Bloomingdales.com
Scarf from: Target.com
Skirt from: Poshmark.com
Tights from: Bonanza.com
Shoes from: Kissshoe.co.uk
Sweater from: Jjill.com
Skirt from: Yoox.com
Shirt from: Jcpenney.com
Tights from: Walmart.com
Shoes from: Irregularchoice.com