Scratch ‘n Sniff

I try to change my smell up every season.  Its just a little thing I do.  During the winter months, I wear a lot of vanilla and cinnamon and musky scents.  I smell like a cookie.  Sometimes I over do it, and I smell a lot like Play-doh.  But when I get the combination right, its magical.

Around this time of year though, those richer winter scents start to feel a little…heavy to me.  I know.  I’m weird.  Blame my mom whose obsession with candles, waxes, and all things smell-goody has been apart of my entire life.  I pretty much associate all important things by their smells.  To this day, I think of Chris whenever I smell grease because he used to work in a greasy kitchen when we were in high school.  Its so strange.

Anyway, back to me.

citrus-body-wash1As it was a tad warmer this weekend and a hint of spring was in the air, I decided it was time to change scents.  I dusted off my Clinique Happy perfume (the ultimate in Spring perfume, if you ask me) and I headed off to Target where I spent about an hour smelling body washes.  I finally decided on St. Ives Energizing Citrus.  It smelled heavenly.  Like a giant fruit salad.

But when I was in the shower last night, I noticed that it smelled really more like straight up grapefruit than it did a fruit salad.  I smelled like I had bathed in a giant grapefruit.

As I was getting in my pajamas, I was still thinking about how I smelled like a giant grapefruit.  And that’s when I looked down and noticed the giant grapefruit of a belly that I have sprouted in the past few months.  I thought for a few seconds and then ran down to Chris, lifting my shirt to expose my large tummy.

“What does that smell like,” I asked him.

“I don’t smell anything,” he said, sort of freaked out.

“No?”  I scratched my belly to get the scent really flowing.  “How about now?”

“Its a grapefruit!”  he said.  “You look and smell like a giant grapefruit.”

And that, ladies and gentleman, is how I became the first living scratch ‘n sniff pregnant lady.


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5 responses to “Scratch ‘n Sniff

  1. Ann

    That energizing citrus wash is amazing- that’s what I’ve been using the last couple weeks also. They have another one that is oatmeal + shea butter- it doesn’t really have a scent, but it makes my skin super soft.

  2. maureenlynn

    hmmm… interesting. I usually just go for what’s on sale/cheapest.

  3. Gina

    I would like to recommend a scent for you!

    Its the Dove line, the scent is Lemongrass and Grapefruit.

    Katie, I swear by it. When wear it, its like you are running through an orchard in the rain. Its so fresh and light, not perfumy at all! Next time you go to Target (wink) you should take a sniff! Its in a yellow bottle.

  4. bookishpenguin

    I do it, too… I’m a fan of Clinique Happy Heart.

  5. That is, indeed, a strange phenomenon indeed. But I totally hear you on changing up your scents. I do it seasonally, too.