I associate certain scents to memories, places and people. It’s funny, as there are scents I always associate with certain situations in my life, and sometimes they totally surprise me. On those surprises, I usually start smiling, as it is funny how strongly unexpectedly a scent can bring back memories. Example every time I smell Burberry perfumes I go back to high school, Vaseline always reminds me of my late grandmother and Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle my time in Italy with my ex-fiance. And because I associate especially certain perfumes strongly to certain moments, every now and then its time to find a new perfume. And create new memories right?
I have come across with Rituals every now and then in airports. I have always been fascinated how beautiful their products are, and how fresh, yet exciting the scents are. I am not a big airport shopper, and for some reason never ended up buying their products. Until I moved to the Netherlands, and their BEAUTIFUL boutiques were everywhere. I finally had more time to get to know what kind of products they have and experience their good service.
I was looking for a new perfume after moving to Breda, as I had taken with me my long time favourite perfume from Dior, but it was almost empty. And this is how I found my new favourite scent, now full of memories. Rituals have quite many different perfumes, and I ended up choosing for myself Fleurs De L´Himalaya. It is fresh yet strong and has a mix of wild orchid, sophisticated Himalayan peony and touch of cotton musk. It kind of captures the flowery scent I love, but without being too sweet.
The bottle looks simply beautiful, and the wooden cork gives a nice contrast. I love that they have also travel size available. It is so nice that I can carry the mini bottle with me where ever I go, and I don’t have to play with refillable travel bottles. And actually, I bought first the travel size, as I wanted to be sure I actually like the perfume enough to buy the bigger bottle. The prices are affordable, but still, I don’t want to buy something I will not use in the end. The smaller size is also nice if you want to buy another perfume for “special” occasions. When I bought the bigger bottle, I got as a gift a travel size bottle of Voyage en Inde, which was perfect for the holiday season, but too strong for everyday use for me.
And the memories I associate to this? Netherlands, careless days, laughter, new beginnings and and… Have a beautiful Sunday!
// Kukkien ja muistojen tuoksu! Hetken suosikki hajuvesi – Rituals Fleurs De L´Himalaya.