I’ve always been a huge fan of make-up and perfumes. My memories bring me back to the romantic French scents my mother used in the late 1970s, especially Cacharel’s Anais Anais, which was her signature scent for many years.
Back then, I used fantasizing over perfume ads on fashion magazines and nosing around the bathrooms and bathroom cabinets of my parents’ friends and relatives. I think this was the beginning of it all: finding out what perfumes and make-up items they used was too hard to resist. For this reason, whenever we paid a visit to some of them, I always asked if I could go to the bathroom. Once there, opening cabinets and drawers and doing my little research was one of my guiltiest pleasures. Once in a while I still indulge in this but I’ve also channelled it thanks to this blog: after all, I’m still nosing around (fictional) people’s bathrooms.