Smelling good is my love language to you: Paco Raban OLYMPEA BLOSSOM
Paco Raban OLYMPEA BLOSSOM: I love perfumes. I’m sure most of you are fully aware of that fact. But I think what makes me love perfumes so much is how the perfume affects everyone else around me. Because if we are talking real facts, a perfume stops smelling on you a little while after you spray it. But that doesn’t mean that the perfume stops smelling just because you cannot smell it any longer. This effect is called Olfactory Adaptation – or ‘nose fatigue’ – and is all to do with how our body senses danger. Once we become used to a smell, and our body decides it isn’t threatening, it blocks it, making our nose available to new scents and anything potentially harmful.
Just to explain a bit further, when you move close to a train station or train track, you tend to hear the trains passing up and down for the first few days or weeks. After a couple of days, weeks, or even months, you can sleep more peacefully because you don’t hear the train as loud or as prominent. The train tracks are there and there are trains that pass by daily but the brain has decided to cut those noises from your head because of a process called adaptation.
Sensory adaptation refers to the way our senses adjust to different stimuli. Various senses—including hearing, touch, smell, proprioception, and sight—can adapt in response to changes in the environment. If a stimulus made us react in the same way every time we experienced it, life would be hard to live. We get used to things, people, colours, noise, and even smell for our own survival. But because the brain is so effective in adapting to the senses around me, I don’t want my man to adapt the same way to me. I don’t want him to get used to me or feel too comfortable around me. But most importantly, I don’t want my man to get too used to my perfume because I want him to notice it every time he is around me. I’d like for him to notice a change of hair colour, a slight gain or loss of weight, a sad face, my happy place, and my loving demeanour. So, wearing expensive perfumes is my love language. Because it makes me happy when he notices.
Perfumes and Love
I have watched countless romantic comedies and while I don’t like them, ill explore a single theme in some of those movies. There is always this part at the end of a romantic story or a break up where the one party says, I’m leaving you because you stopped seeing me. You stopped paying attention, life became boring and predictable, etc. In essence, what those couples are saying is that their partner’s brains adapted to them way too much and they stopped noticing. In the same way, a beautiful perfume can still smell good but the brain blocks out that stimulus because it registers the scent as none harmful and ‘to be ignored’.
I want your mood to change and be happier when you smell me
I don’t think I’m a creature of habit. But there are certain fundamentals about me that are true. I have never stuck to just one perfume, but I love floral perfumes. Anything floral and sweet is beautiful to me. Wearing perfumes is one of the many ways I’d like to express my love for him. But it is also a very self-centered act. I want you to be affected by me. I want your mood to change and be happier when you smell me. I want the smell of my fragrance on the bed to make you miss me. I want you to come home from a hard day and smell me, breathe me, absorb me, and be soothed. I wear perfumes for me so that I can take over your mind through the nose. So, when you don’t notice the perfume I wear or when your sense of smell is compromised I feel like a part of my superpower is taken away.
Paco Raban OLYMPEA BLOSSOM
Perfumes are important to me, and how I smell is important to me. To smell fresh like a field full of pink roses is euphoric! To walk around and smell like I’m holding a bouquet of white roses makes me happy. For my name to be called, and be reminded of the scent I put on this morning by simply taking a glance to the back to see who is calling me, and subsequently smelling Paco Raban Olympia Blossom on my shoulder, is what wet dreams are made of.
Perfumes are Nostalgic.
When I smell a certain scent, my head goes back to the moments I used to smell it and it triggers a memory. I remember I recently wanted to purchase a deodorant, Exclamation by Coty. But let me tell you, as soon as I lifted the cap to smell it I put it back on the shelf. I put it back because it reminded me of a long time ago when all I could afford was Exclamation and it made me sad. Exclamation is a beautiful, well-structured, and strong deodorant, but it reminds me of a time I was extremely sad. And I don’t like that.
Scented Birthday gifts are the best.
This Paco Raban Olympea Blossom is a perfume I received for my birthday on the 1st of January 2023 from my brother, and I love it!!! The history of Olympea Blossom resonates in every woman. Olympea Blossom is a floral and fresh scent composed by Paco Raban for a radiant and confident woman. When worn on the skin, its olfactory bouquet finds the perfect balance between the subtle freshness of rose petals and the fruity accord of sparkling blackcurrant and frosted pear. In your wake, the Olympea Blossom perfume will leave behind its iconic sweet and delicate scent. An instantly recognizable romantic and modern fragrance.
My relationship with perfume is intimate because my olfactory senses are strong. I smell EVERYTHING. And because of that, my house smells like vanilla, my body smells like flowers and everything in between smells nice.
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