On Scent & Travel

by Nicole Trilivas

“I’m not advocating for the purchase of an expensive bottle [of perfume] every time you go to a cousin’s wedding. But for me, the act of dignifying a journey with its own scent can be enough to elevate a humble getaway to vacation status. It’s nice to find something that has a connection to wherever you are, but the actual perfume is secondary. The point is to create a sense memory for the experience that has, for you, no precedent. I’ve worn the same perfume since my twenty-third birthday, when I treated myself to my first bottle of En Passant, but from the moment I get in the cab to the airport, I like to wear something different, unfamiliar.”

-Sadie Stein in The Paris Review “A Travel Trip”

Yes! I do this too. The best side effect is that years later, your'll get a whiff of fragrance and it will take you right back.

Yes! I do this too. The best side effect is that years later, your’ll get a whiff of fragrance and it will take you right back.

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