I am thinking that some of these prompts are lady-centric. I don’t usually give much thought to lipstick, but here goes.
I would have to say I really like a deep burning red, especially being worn by a girl with brunette hair. Other odd colors can be fascinating in a novel way, like blue or purple. But for my money red adds rather than detracts or obscure a woman’s beauty.
When it comes to perfume I know what I like when I smell it, but seldom to I know its name. I do remember an old girlfriend always worn Stetson for Ladies. I find even to this day 20 years later stopping to smell that scent, where ever I am, for as long as possible, trying to conjure images of Jules neck, tanned, strains of her reddish hair trailing over her shoulder. I remember her cute pug nose, and those expressive eyes, bright, alert, if she thought you weren’t paying attention. Her eyes would cloud with passivity, indifference, if you were. A wall would go up, rather it was always there. I would just stumble into it; the mist of playfulness and joy would drop away.
I longed to be let beyond the fortifications, to be trusted, loved, accepted, smothered in warmth and wetness. I longed to feel the enormity of her being, her essence,her love of me, even if it dropped me to my knees, or crushed me beneath its weigh. I longed.
Part II-As I am thinking of what perfumes I like, and I can’t name but one, I know there is one I detest. Of course I don;t know its name either. But I do know it smells like an old, musty, drawer. It smells of an elderly person. It is as if the musty, old person smell is collected, put in a bottle, and sold to women. It has a hint of old lace, liniment oil, musty newspapers, death, and/or decaying life. The smell reminds me of times when I would open my grandmother’s top cabinet drawer, to get some trifle toy or gift she saved for me. The smell horrifies me. I suspect I will smell this scent when Death comes for me.
- Perfume Library : The Smell of Books (boisdejasmin.typepad.com)
- Scents of a woman (amysvintagecloset.wordpress.com)
- What Perfume are you wearing?” “Event Horizon” (blackinkwhitepaper.wordpress.com)