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the start and end of my aromatic affairs

My romance with fragrances started with this cute, peppy little thing called CK One... who I was faithful to for many years. We were blissfully happy in our scented little world for a long time, until that fateful night I met the vivacious and lusty Ms. Hilfiger in my ex-best friend ZR's loo. I had a drink too many, and went to the restroom to make space for some more. I was busy trying to keep my balance, aim 'mini me' right and get the hair out of my face, all at the same time, when I noticed her longingly peeking out from the open mirror cupboard. Our eyes met, and so began my secret love affair with her. It was a passionate one, with subtle fruity undertones. But CK One soon found out about it, when I went home in a drunken stupor, with a faint felt of Hilfiger on my clothes. We parted ways amicably, though I must admit, we did have a couple of one night stands over the years (you can't forget old lovers now, can you?) .

We were together through most of my early school years, happy in our respective smells. But sadly, I have a rich history of fragrance philanderers in my family tree, and it wasn't long before I succumbed to my dormant instincts. I cheated on Hilfiger with OP Juice, who my dad introduced me to... but boy what a tantalizing shape she had!

By then I had tasted blood (and a variety of it at that!), and was craving for more. So it came as no surprise when I unceremoniously dumped OPJ in favour of Perry Ellis Portfolio. She was by far my favourite companion, though I did have a couple a brief flings with Ms. Ralph Lauren, CK's siblings - Truth and Eternity (the sexy twins who I'd met in the perfume section of Shoppers Stop), and dated Coolwater, Silver shadow and Ferrari (not in any particular order) for some time.

I finally had enough of my evil ways and found my life partner in BVLGari. I thought I've settled down for life, when 'pumpkin' introduced me to Perry Ellis Portfolio Green, Perry Ellis's younger and hotter sibling. My dormant playboy instincts once again awoke, and I rekindled my romance with the Perry Ellis family.

Sadly my affair with fragrances ended in a sniff. I was flirting with my latest body candy - RL's Romance Silver at J's place, when my dear friend J let go of a particularly smelly one (what was known as an SBD back in school). Its odour was so traumatising, that it scarred my love for fragerances forever. A tragic but swift end to my parfuminizing ways I suppose.

But what left a really bad taste (or smell!) was when he tried getting away with it by blaming it on his dog!

7 comments:
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Sue said...
May 29, 2008 at 7:23 PM  

starts off really nicely....beautifully builds up... then the ending lets me down... :(

but nice, nevertheless.

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alok yepuri said...
May 29, 2008 at 11:56 PM  

Lol... I got bored by the time I reached the end of it. Plus I had to leave office... was getting late for dinner :p

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Anonymous said...
May 30, 2008 at 9:14 AM  

waste fellow

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alok yepuri said...
May 30, 2008 at 12:04 PM  

When you say something like "waste fellow", you don't need to be anonymous, Mr. Abhiju! Lol... that's your trademark.

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whatmark said...
May 30, 2008 at 1:24 PM  

If you used a unisex perfume, would you be all over yourself?

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alok yepuri said...
May 30, 2008 at 1:57 PM  

And that's reason why I never used unisex perfumes Mark!

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Sue said...
May 30, 2008 at 5:40 PM  

you can't get bored with your own writing puppy...leaves no scope for other people to enjoy it then...

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