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These are a few of my Favourite Smell's.....

Chandrika Soap: Oh man! I love this soap... it smells like Eden, I mean if the Garden of Eden had a smell, this is how it would smell. It has this fresh earthy kinda smell, probably like how our world would have smelt before we started ransacking it.

Revive Liquid Starch: This is another smell I am crazy about. My clothes smell awesome after using this thing, it's like warm sunshine. Whenever I wear these starched clothes I practically fall in love with myself. It's like basking in the glow of a beautiful sunshine day.

Nivea Powder: Oh, this has a wonderful fragrance, I use it all the time for no reason. I carry it in my bag and keep rubbing some on whenever I feel like it. It has an uplifting kinda smell, kinda like angels when they move between clouds. I have images for each smell in my head. Now you know why I get sucked into books... if a mere smell can give me such images, then imagine pages and pages of prose, it literally takes me away, makes me live the character's life.

Calgon's Moonpetal Musk: Anju had given me this once as something to remember her by after college and for other reasons. It's one of the best smells created by man, it pulls you in... keeps you entranced. Smells like a mystical place so far removed from earth, it's like moving into an unfamiliar but astoundingly spellbinding place that can fill up your senses.

Channel's Body Mist: Vinod got this for me and nam when he had come down last year for Tina's wedding. Initially I didn't like it much, t'was a bit too strong nothin like the earthy or the mystical smell. It was just too strong like being stuck somewhere and feeling claustrophobic. Then after a while I learnt to use it properly by holding it far from the body and then spraying it, so that you get covered by a mist. Duh, took me long enough to figure that out. Anyway, I really like that smell now. I spray a generous quantity of it on my handkerchief before I leave for work, so when I travel around the city using the local transport that crosses over many quaint bridges with unmentionable stuff flowing beneath it, I know I will survive.

There are many more smells.. will write about them later...

Comments

The Mahathma said…
wtf! smell my sock ! its much better
Icychips said…
what a Smelly Post!!;)
no wonder u walk as though u r in a daze all the time!! all i can think of now is Davidoff's 'Coolwater' smell for me
Carol said…
Shilpa.. you use Davidoff's 'Coolwater' too?? i use it too.. i'm in love that. Its got an amazing smell.
And too bad we dont get moonpetal anymore.. i like that too
Chriz said…
have you tried mixing all these together?

glad its just chandrika soap...when ever i think of margo soap, i get this puking tendency
Jude said…
Not to nitpick but,
you have a stray apostrophe.
Megha said…
jude, u are funny. lol....stray apostrophe...

kavi more than chandrika i like the mysore sandalwood soap smell, the smell of freshly ground flour, the smell of wet mud after the first rains ( though i hate rains), jasmine flowers :D

n i love davids coolwater as well. its my favourite its amazing na namideyyy, i love the bottle. it looks neat.
Anju said…
Coco mademoiselle is definitely one of the best perfumes created by man!

ooh I like such fragrant posts.
oh by the way, Eden would smell like the body shop or Lush or Incanto Shine by Salvatore Ferragamo.
Jude said…
I'm disappointed. I expected a "you have a misplaced comma"

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