Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden
Two people in my mind have this as their signature scent—the “Bee Girl” from the Blind Melon music video and your encouraging high school art teacher in the 90s who wore a wacky southwestern vest over a t-shirt. I guarantee if you pick it up you will have a memory associated with it. You’re listening to the Indigo Girls on your Sony Discman in a field while you write about your dreams of wanting to run away and be free and in your lock and key diary. You spritz this and it literally smells like the color yellow and everything is alright again. This perfume seems to have been in a vault since the late 90s but 20 years later and one spritz transported me to that damn dock on Dawson’s Creek.
Notes include lemon, rosewood, orange blossom, sweet juicy mandarin, bergamot, melon, and sweet peach. In real life you will smell like Joey Potter and/or the essence of Paula Cole’s, “I Don’t Want to Wait.”