I’m a sentimental fool. You know a lot about me but not sure you know what a mush I am about remembering certain times, places, etc…I think I’ve lived a really good life up until now, filled it with many wonderful friends and people, had great adventures with more to come, and smile and laugh often. Through those years I’ve collected so many silly little mementos. I have my first driver’s permit, the bunny and wind up doll my father gave to my mother (and me) the day I was born, the first dollar the tooth fairy left under my pillow, and many more other little memories that I’ve tucked away.
When it comes to making memories beauty isn’t any exception. Certain products, colors, smells take me way back to days gone by. Calgon Hawaiian Ginger happens to be one of those products that has followed me through life for many a fine year. I’d say this goes back to my first year of college or maybe even my senior year of high school or perhaps even longer but I smell Calgon Hawaiian Ginger and it takes me WAY back.
And to this day…I still buy it.
Because it’s freaking awesome.
I think body mists come and go across the drugstore world but there isn’t any one brand that sticks out at me as much as some of Calgon’s fragrances and in particular their Hawaiian Ginger. I feel like it’s the equivalent of cult favorite fragrances like Love Spell as everyone knows about it, has owned in at some point in their life, or at least has misted it once in store.
Elizabeth Arden Sunflower comes to mind as the oldest scent I’ve been using but Hawaiian Ginger comes a very close second to that.
Calgo claims it’s a blend of melon, lemon, and Hawaiian ginger complete with precious woods and musk. To me it smells like my youth…with a whole hell of a lot of sweetness.
Needless to say it’s an old and treasured favorite and I hope Calgon never takes it away (pun intended).
If you never smelled it, well damn you are seriously missing out. RUN to your drugstore and sniff it.
What scents bring you back to your childhood or teen years?
Or what beauty products?