I had a moment of nostalgia today. As I was walking through the store, I caught a whiff of one of my favorite fragrances of yore, Dolce and Gabbana’s Sicily! So many memories flooded my mind. I do not know how many of you remember that perfume, or even know what it is, but it was one of my favorites. I cannot recall when this fragrance was first launched, but I first bought it about 8 or 9 years ago. I remember smelling it in a magazine at a doctor’s office, and I instantly fell in love. When I got home the first thing I did was order it, from Nordstrom I believe.
When I received it in the mail I was so enthralled! I think I must have worn it everyday for months before I wore a different fragrance. Every time I wore it I would receive compliments. A friend of mine would always breathe me in when I was close to her, she loved it! Imagine if you can a fresh, fruity, warm, slightly floral, slightly sweet ocean! That is what Sicily smelled like. I always thought that if I ever made it to Sicily, it would smell like that perfume.
Quick medical fact: Your olfactory nerve is located very close to the amygdala, which is the area of the brain that is connected to the experience of emotion, and emotional memory. So smells go into the emotional part of the brain. Is it any wonder that of all of our senses, smell is probably the most powerful when it comes to memory recollection?
It took me a few years to use that bottle up, and when I finally did I had trouble finding it to re-order. I had so many other perfumes that I wasn’t too heart-broken. However, I always did miss it, and remember being agitated when I could no longer find it. When I got back to my car today I scoured the world wide web to see if by chance I could find it somewhere. No such luck, except on Ebay, which I would venture to think that bottle would be so expired.
So today I am a little sad about the fact that I will probably never own another bottle of Sicily again. Oh well, life does go on. Do you have a nostalgic perfume you miss?