*Currently Fragrance: Bronze Goddess from Estee Lauder (my Mom has taken quite the liking to this one)
A little over a month ago I put out a request for what music people would like to have "perfumed" on No Disassemble Charlie No. 5's Musical Mondays. Many thanks to Anat13 for this request!
I really think having my Mom here as I recover from having my gallbladder removed has really motivated me in writing about this particular Musical Monday request. You see...Edelweiss was my lullaby.
I just asked my Mom, "Why was Edelweiss my lullaby?" Her answer, "Well, you loved The Sound of Music, and I thought it was a sweet song and I wanted my little girl to 'bloom and grow', plus you LOVED flowers even as a very little girl, so it was perfect."
According to the Tauer website, Pentachord White's notes are dried iris root, violet, rosewood, amber gris and bourbon vanilla. My olfactory take on it is much insanely person and quite a bit different.
Once Pentachord White has settled into my skin, I smell baby doll. Plastic, out of the box....the sort that should be drug around by the ankle, swaddled when the girl is felling "particularly" maternal, and gets swung in the red tire swing in the forest (aka the clump of trees behind the mobile home that the little girl lives in). Wait....thhhhhhaaaat was my childhood.
Anyhow...Pentachord white smells like vanilla and baby doll - but the baby doll has been sprayed with some of mother's perfume (something of mostly delicate white flowers).
So, maybe it's not exactly what everyone wants to smell like. I get it. Those fake eyelashes on dolls can be pretty damned creepy!
To me, however, there is something VERY calming and soothing about this combination. I have very distinct memories of swiping my Mom's almost depleted bottle of Charlie and spritzing it in my Barbie's hair. (Sorry Mom!)
I have nothing but very positive, nurturing, and secure memories of my mother and Edelweiss growing up. So to me, the strangely beautiful combination of vanilla, plastic baby doll, and faint white flowers make me feel safe and secure in the manner only a mother's lullaby can.
*Currently Listening: Mean by Taylor Swift
**Photo credits: 1) auditoireonfilm.com, 2) kveller.com