Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vanilla Fields forever.......


Do you remember the fragrance of your mother? When I was a little girl, my mother smelled distinctly of White Shoulders….later on it was Chanel No.5….but for the last twenty or more years, it was Vanilla Fields. I came to associate the smell of Vanilla Fields with all things “grandmotherly”, as she was a wonderful “Grannie”, and always came surrounded with that gentle hint of Vanilla Fields.

One of her “things” that I kept was some of this fragrance from her stash in the bathroom cabinet, and every now and then I will dab it on and start the day out smelling just like my mom. Mom has been gone a year now, and in her honor this week I am wearing Vanilla Fields. Just a tiny bit, as I want it to last forever, so that it can be worn every year in her memory.



Who knows...perhaps if I become a grandmother some day, I might create a stash of Vanilla Fields in my bathroom cupboard also. It’s a lovely smell to remember, and a sweet reminder of an amazing lady and mother.

I do miss my mother…..and if you see me this week, you might catch a whiff of her precious Vanilla Fields.




8 comments:

The Toll House Cookie said...

Nice post that brings back memories!! I remember my Grandmother wearing Ciara. Whenever I get a wiff of that spicy scent mixed with a cigarette smell that brings back flashbacks of her. My Mom does Enjoli-and I tell her she smells like a grandmother (which she is, but I've tried to steer her away from those scents!).

Randy and Terry said...

Sweet post, Molly. So glad that you have such wonderful memories to hold on to.

Wanda said...

Wish I were close enough to smell the Vanilla Fields. Mama loved the smell and it does bring back many memories. The picture of the two of you on your blog reminds me of how much I missed her when garden time came around this year. She enjoyed her garden and the fruits of my labor so much last year. She never forgot how to plant garden.

Jim and Bobbie said...

What a nice tribute to your mother, Molly. Nicely done. Bobbie

Joe and Sherri said...

I too miss my Mom. She was my friend as well as my Mom. I would love to set and talk with her. She always listened to me and kept me thinking right.

JB said...

Great memories Molly, They say our sense of smell prompts many more rememberances than any other sense. Enjoy your Vanilla Fields week and the memories it brings back. That is the key to eternal life.

Marcia and Joe said...

Hello Miss Molly, Yes when I see roses, that is what smell brings back memories of my mom. I miss her everyday and it has been 4 years. Hope you have a great day and I will keep you in my prayers. You and Bob have fun and safe travels. See you down the road. Love Marcia and Joe

MarkandRenita said...

Great post, talk about touching ones heart..