Picture this: I stopped at an end cap in a department store and I picked up this black bottle of men’s cologne and decided to smell it. I closed my eyes and inhaled deeply and was rooted to the spot giving a soft sigh of surprise at how lovely it smelled. It was the first time I thought a cologne was sexy and just the smell of it made me wish I was with a man who was wearing it. My twenty something body could not move as the smell had captured me so completely.
My mother came and stood by me and I instinctively knew it was her before she said anything, I took in the scent one more time and then handed it off to her. My mother was in her forties and she took a deep whiff as I turned to look at her, her eyes was closed as well. She sighed and I nodded in agreement. Words weren’t necessary.
Then I looked over as my grandmother who was in her sixties and she wanting to know what we were doing stopped as well. Automatically my mother handed her the bottle and grandma took a deep breath and gave a soft sigh. Right there was a Kodak moment. Three generations stopped by one small bottle.
That was a wonderful first, a time of sharing, a time of bonding a time of deep understanding over something so simple. I knew that day that whomever I married I would have to share that first with him and I did. Now they have a whole line of Drakkar Noir items.
Firsts involve so many things. First kiss, first book, first date…as women I think we carry firsts closer to our heart then men…what about you? Also I dare you to go try Drakkar for yourselves, take a long whiff…relax and enjoy.