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.