So many fragrances. So much choice. So much ignorance being a bloke. Do I buy the expensive, more concentrated and longer lasting Eau de Parfum in a small bottle, or the less expensive, less concentrated Eau de Toilette in a larger bottle? Which brand do I choose? Which is popular? Does that matter? How much should I spend? Will she like it?
Of course experience tells me that a longer lasting day length fragrance is a smart move. Something which evaporates into nasal nothingness after an hour or two would seem to be an unwise purchase. So here is the rub: the really concentrated aromatic perfumes which fit the bill are the most expensive. Can I afford to look like a cheapskate?
The fragrance which makes us truly attractive costs nothing. It comes gratis, free with the simple word “yes”. This parfum for the soul never loses its potency. Time does not diminish its strength. Better still it is designer produced with care for each unique individual who asks for it. Top notes of hope give way to middle notes of loving kindness, followed up by the strong base notes of justice and peace: heaven scent indeed. The Christ-child remains the most precious and attractive gift we can ever receive. One word from our lips and this ultimate divine fragrance is ours.Whose hands shall we place it in?
With my love and peace to you at Christmas.