When I wrote the entry "The Scent Of Jay" back in 2008, I spoke about not repeating the same fragrance twice.
Then I toyed with the fact of settling down with just one but the fact that a shitload of people were still wearing the same, I shelved the idea.
Last week, I made a trip to Hong Kong to get a new bottle of fragrance. I needed a small bottle for my overnight bag as I traveled a lot.
On an impulse, or perhaps I was bored with all the lousy new fragrances out in the market, I broke tradition and got a bottle of Fahrenheit by Christian Dior which I last wore back in 1989.
At first whiff, all the memories of that era returned like it was just yesterday. It was as if I was back in love again.
I recalled reading up on Fahrenheit, a couple of years ago, on some "fragrance encyclopedia" where the author lamented this 5-star rated fragrance underwent a recipe modification, which I am guessing to cut costs. Unfortunately, I can't remember which book it was that I've read.
In any case, I couldn't tell the difference from the memory of this scent more than 20 years ago. I still like this current bottle very much.
And seeing that nobody remembers this bottle any more or rather I have not smelled this on anyone for more than 10 years, I think it is time to settle down for good.
Hello Fahrenheit. We meet again.
p.s. There was a subsequent spin-off called the Fahrenheit 32. It is pretty good too but I felt the original has more character and besides, there were many fond memories tied to the original. iOldSkool.