Smells Like Grandma!

Have you ever wondered what you actually smell like? Do you know what object when smelt will be reminded of you?

During college, I learned through lectures, readings and studies (Psychology was my major), that olfaction or the sense of smell can harness evocative power towards a person’s emotion.  I personally believe that people can fall in love towards a food, a location, an animal or even a person because of the odorant organic molecules that these objects of affection diffuses.

Just imagine the aromatic smell of coffee that relaxes you in the morning or the joy you feel when you smell freshly baked bagels?  Have you ever wondered why some stunningly beautiful and well-mannered lady can be so head over heels towards a rude dude who only takes a shower once a week? It must be the odor!  Furthermore, multiple journals in Psychology asserts that memories and recollections as evoked by smell are usually localized to the childhood period.

this reminds me of lola teray… ow i wish you can smell this.

All these stance and viewpoints about olfaction were further reinforced when I and my younger sister bought a buy-1-take-1 Japanese-made charcoal soap from a grocery store!  I of course paid for the “buy one” and she took the “take 1”.  Hahaha!

On my initial use and as soon as I lathered it on my hands, a vivid childhood recollection was evoked by the subtle fragrance of the soap!  The scent clearly reminds me of how my Lola Teray (my mom’s mom) smelled like.  On an impulse, my brain suddenly replayed some of the beautiful childhood memories I had when my adorable Lola Teray was still alive.

my lola teray… she smells so good…

lola teray’s photo when she was a chosen subject for a photography session

My family lost my Lola Teray more than 30 years ago, and I could not imagine how an object now can actually trigger and remind me of my long-forgotten scent of my grandmother!  How amazing is that?!  And as soon as I finished my shower, I messaged my younger sister telling her that the scent of the soap reminded me of our sweet and gentle grandmother, Lola Teray.  She agreed!

Now, I wonder how I smell and what odorant chemical compounds that I diffuse?  I wonder what crazy object do I smell like? Hahaha!

Now I Can Wear The D&G Scent Again

maestros d&g

maestros d&g

So finally the duo has come into their functional senses and realized that the remarks were nothing but ill, faulty and discriminatory.  Domenico Dolce, the half of Dolce & Gabbana according to vogue.com has finally said sorry and expressed that his words were inappropriate and that it was not his intention to offend anyone.  This is with regards to their ill remarks about gay or straight parents having “synthetic” babies, or “chemical offspring” from a “rented uterus”, making them this year as the most hated fashion icons on the planet.

I totally don’t understand why it took so long for fashion maestro Dolce to realize the error in his inflammatory comments except for the possibility perhaps that there has been significant drop in their sales and revenues.  May this be the reason behind such a change of heart or not, what is important is that there is an emergence of consciousness among the human beings of this planet.  That no institution can tell people how to love and people who wants to create or develop a family can freely choose on how to go about it.

the classic d&g scent

the classic d&g scent

I have always believed that earnest humility and expressions of sincere apology helps mend shattered relationships.  So I guess, it’s now time to locate, take out and use my long-been kept bottle of D&G perfume which have been shelved for some period of time now as part of my joining the boycott of their products.  Now I can wear the D&G scent again.

Mabuti nag sori na kasi ubos na yung mga pabango kong Dyoban at Tsarli.