The Fragrance Foundation UK



December 2015

Lauren Harding – Clinical Engagement Officer

Knowing by Estée Lauder is possibly the first perfume I ever encountered. It reminds me of my childhood; it reminds me of my Grandma, who always used to wear it, my mum as she prepared for a night out (who has since swapped to Chanel!) and of a 6 year old me tottering around in high heels and jewellery – and a splash of Knowing of course – pretending to be a grown up. Unfortunately now I am grown up I prefer something a bit more fresh, but it’s still a comforting smell which reminds me of 2 very important women in my life.

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Lynette Trinder – RN Nurse Manager

These are my most favourite smells in the world as well! Springtime African smells. We had beautiful Frangipani trees in our front garden and I had a jasmine growing outside my bedroom window and remember waking up to the heady scent everyday.
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Sylvia Trapmore – Mum & Grandmother

The perfume – Paris from YSL. I always wore it when my grandchildren were babies. I hoped they would know and so trust me by my smell!

Florists… even passing one now reminds me of the days my daughters got married. The house was full of the perfume of flowers.

Finally – oranges! During the last war we went to the cinema, sometimes twice a week. Oranges were so scarce people queued and came for miles if they heard a shop had some. Imagine smelling an orange that some lucky person was eating…

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