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cannabis santal
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I bought this scent last year for my birthday. I wasn't looking for it, but when our paths crossed, I was immediately taken by it. It's very tricky, looking for the perfect scent. It's not unlike looking for love. You could really fall for something hard, but after the initial crush, you start to see it slowly changing. And before you know it, it's not the scent you fell for and you begin to see less and less of each other.

And then one day, long after you were connected at the hip, you catch a whiff of it on somebody else. The hardest blow is when you realize that it smells better on that person than it ever did on you. That is the official break up. It now belongs to someone else.

That's essentially what happened to me and Cannabis. I smelled it on Thomas. When I asked him what he was wearing, he said Cannabis Santal. And since it's a unisex scent, it shouldn't have doubly shocked me that my love was two-timing me with a very good friend of the opposite sex. I mean, isn't it bad enough that a girl can lose a boyfriend to a rival girl, but when all bets are off and he walks off with another man...how can you compete? Of all the gin joints in all the towns and all of the scents in the world of which I'm sure there are thousands and thousands...

This was the aromatic equivalent of showing up at a ball wearing the same exact gown as another guest and it looking devastatingly stunning on her and you're simply late to the party.

For a year I've harbored resentment about that betrayal and stopped wearing it out of spite. I mean, we were in an open relationship, so there were no rules broken, per se, but hearts were bruised nonetheless. However, today, in the spirit of good sportsmanship, I extended Thomas the nearly full bottle as an olive branch, wished them a long happy life together, conceded defeat and walk away quietly.

I have picked myself up, dusted myself off and dabbed a new scent on my pulse points to start all over again.

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2 comments

  1. Tell it, sister. I have many favorite posts on your blog, but this is my fav.

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  2. Thanks, I think I may have found a good candidate...stay tuned.

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