A Reflection on Chanel Parfum

IMG_0978I don’t recall how many years I have been wearing Chanel, but it is a fragrance, of all others, which brings me pleasure. It lasts a long time. So long in fact that I nearly fainted when I purchased a new bottle, usually a gift from my husband, whose generosity I now see I should have appreciated all the more. The price has obviously gone up!

IMG_0976I hate to blame anything on MY AGE, as if the number of years I’ve lived explains everything, but I’m feeling nostalgic about this empty bottle. It has provided the finishing touches to years worth of activities…weddings, funerals, baptisms, travel, ballet performances, dinner parties, lunch with  dear friends, date nights, countless meetings, lectures, classes, author readings, events of all kinds that enrich my life.



Going about my ordinary life I missed this Chanel Ad and intend to change my ways as I open this new bottle. Wouldn’t you?

“Created by Gabrielle Chanel to be the ultimate in femininity,N°5 has cast a spell on millions of women and men around the world. Inimitably luxurious and infinitely seductive, its legend lives, each year adding to its mystery, its depth, its desirability.”

I now intend to become a seductive woman of mystery, desirability, and any other trouble I can get into living long enough to need the bottle of Chanel that comes after this one.

PS: When I’m gone, I hope my grandchildren will catch a whiff of the Chanel I wear and  say to themselves…this makes me think of Grammy! A lovely way to be remembered, don’t you agree?

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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6 Responses to A Reflection on Chanel Parfum

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely thought, Stephanie. My favorite scent is a mix of coconut, lime and verbena!

  2. John Holton says:

    Didn’t Marilyn Monroe say Chanel No. 5 is the only thing she wore to bed?

  3. Christine Runkle says:

    My mother wore Chanel No.5. I love what you wrote . I love remembering my mother and I’m sure your grandchildren will remember their Grammy every time the fragrant whiff of Chanel No 5 passes by in their lifetime.

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