Fumeheads can be found in the strangest places...including TV. Yesterday, E! Network’s early morning lifestyle show, That Morning Show, allowed me to share my perfume compulsion with the early morning world.
Not only was I excited to spread a little of the joy my nose experiences every day through “scentertainment," but I was gratified to witness all the behind-the-scenes interest in fragrance.
One producer swooned over Guerlain Shalimar, which was a new discovery for her. Another, a devotee of Stella McCartney Stella, swooped in for a spritz of the new STELLANUDE. And Mark, one of That Morning Show’s three hosts, sheepishly snuck over to try the new Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
Back in the green room, a PR gal snagged me for a “personal perfume shopper” consultation. She was looking for a scent that was “cool, without warm notes or anything too flowery”. I whipped out the bottle of Bulgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert I had brought for the show, she sniffed and smiled, and a match was made.
And when I watched the playback of the interview, I giggled when I observed the host Karol absent-mindedly rubbing the blotter stick of Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot all over her arms and neck.
The experience confirmed one of my beliefs about perfume: nice smells make people happy, and if happiness is as accessible as a shot of your favorite fragrance, well, that’s instant nirvana right there!