Recently I celebrated my 30th birthday. Prior to turning 30, I took a month long sabbatical. In preparation of my trip, I ordered a few things from Nordstrom and when my things arrived a sample of Gucci Flora was included. I decided to bring it with me along with my usual perfumes.
During the trip, I wore this perfume several times - on days spent laying by the pool, during intimate dinners with my beau and on evenings cruising down the highway.
A few days ago while cleaning I found the sample of perfume in my travel bag and it had leaked. Probably because I didn’t close the cap all the way. But then something happened, as soon as I smelt the perfume all the memories of our trip rushed back to me. I remembered so clearly how the sun felt on my hot skin, how the wind felt blowing through my hair and how happy and blessed I felt to be spending time with my beau.
That’s the amazing thing smell can do to you.
So for my 30th I bought myself a bottle of that perfume. Not because of how great it smells (although that’s a plus) but for the sweet memories I am reminded of every time I wear it and the new ones I will create.
Here’s to turning 30!