9 hours ago
Some perfumes begin with an overture of spectacular promise. The initial scent grabs our whole attention. Yes... yes, yes we declare, both inwardly and aloud. .
Some times we crave a whole new fragrant emanation purely for the potent impression it will make in grand sillage, at other times we sense an inner need, a gnawing sort of hunger for the elemental costume that this new juice presents.
And so we claim the prize, and we retreat to our lairs and towers to fiddle with the new magic, to learn our lines, rehearse the dramatic arc of the story, master the leading role in which we have been cast. .
We fall into new dreams, accompanied by the cloak of our fresh splendour. We conjure ourselves anew.
At times, we suddenly clash. Our biology, our true nature, the self-determining sovereignty of raw self recoils.... ‘this is not where I choose to go’
And we wonder how such a jarring, cloying, abhorrently sickly theme escaped our notice until now. . ‘This is so not me’ ....And one path becomes two. .
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