T’is the season of silly perfume adverts on the TV! I love watching them, because they make me giggle. In particular I remember one from last year which had a man in a posh evening suit, clicking his fingers – with every click the slinkily dressed model dropped another item of clothing seductively onto the floor. Throughout the advert a song belted out ‘I like to play mind games!‘ with a heavy techno beat, as a backdrop. Personally I don’t think the mind games must have been that complicated – surely it just boiled down to ‘I click my fingers – you drop your kit’. All in all, it looked like the whole concept of the advert had been written by an over imaginative 15 year old with delusions of power. I really don’t think that sort of thing happens, does it? Or maybe it would, if only I invested in some of the aforementioned perfume – perhaps then my life would become a highly charged, sophisticated stream of of parties, evening dresses, lingerie, jewellery, drinky-poos and small, yappy dogs in diamonte collars. I wonder if I’m missing out….
My favourite perfume is Escape by Calvin Klein. I wear it because it smells vaguely of melons and has a lovely understated lingering, subtle aroma that isn’t sickly sweet. The first time I came across it, my friend was wearing it, and every time she walked past me I remember thinking how nice she smelt. She was a good friend too, and I suppose I will always associate the perfume with her a little. It also reminds me of when I was about 21, and free to come and go as I pleased, that was when I started wearing it. That has crossed over into my psyche a little I suspect, whenever I wear Escape on a night out, I remind myself that I’m ‘going out’ and that I don’t have the usual responsibilities for a couple of hours at least – I am ‘Escaping’. That may sound ridiculous, but that is how it is!
So for me, my perfume is an important part of my outfit on a night out – because it smells nice and because it bring back happy, positive memories – not because some TV advert tells me it will make me sexy. I’m afraid I think it would take far more than just a nice pong to work miracles such as that! Mind you, I still love watching these extremely funny, completely removed from reality (unless you’re Naomi Campbell), often bizarre adverts. If I’m being honest, I think that when it comes to portraying what these perfumes can do for the average person on the street, I think the ads quite literallly stink, but I love them anyway.
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