[photo-a-day: february 5]

[photo-a-day: february 5]

Something I Smelled.

That was the theme for today’s I looked around for something that smelled and thought of my little bottle of perfume.

Davidoff ClearWater.

This is a special bottle of perfume for me.

All my life, my cousin was my model. Especially when I was a kid.

I wanted to be like her.

I wanted to write like her because to this day, her handwriting is one of the coolest that I’ve known. I actually asked her to teach me how to write like her one day. I didn’t learn, but we spent about an hour just writing.

I wanted to dress like her – and while some kids complained about hand-me-down clothes, I was deliriously happy every time I got something that belonged to my cousin. I still own a few things that were originally hers and every time I wear them, I think of her.

I wanted to speak like her – and I did consciously teach myself some parasite words because she said them often. That was one of the dumber ideas that came to my mind (because I am still trying to get rid of those words in my language, but it’s there anyway)…

And this perfume… she was the one who had it first. Then she gave it to me (well, I asked her if I could have it)… and then I ran out of it.

After checking a couple of perfume stores, I was told that this perfume is not produced anymore.

I was devastated.

This was one of the things that reminded me of my cousin and I couldn’t get any more of it?

Oh, the glorious day when I accidentally saw it at the store again.

Even though I was tight on money, I got it because it was Natasha’s smell… and every time I use it, I inhale deeply and think of my cousin.

Do you have things like that? Things that remind you of a special someone?

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