I’ve worn the same perfume since I was a freshman in college, Pleasures by Estee Lauder. There are other scents that I keep on hand – Victoria Secret Angel, Calvin Klein Euphoria, Isabella Rossellini Manifesto, Forever Sunshine – but day in and day out, I wear the same thing. I have always loved Calvin Klein One, but my skin is so acidic that it smells like lemon, and only lemon, after about 5 minutes.
One night after the kids’ bath, where I had gotten soaked in Johnson’s Lavender and Vanilla baby wash, I put on Warm Vanilla Sugar hand lotion. If they could bottle that combination, I would slather myself in it.