Letter from the Editor: All the Rage

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor

When we talk about fashion, our focus is mainly on seeing and touching the colors and textures of clothing, shoes and jewelry. And, rightly so, but, for me, another important accessory is fragrance. Even though I love classic scents, for the past few years my “cologne” has been a mixture of natural products and essential oil scented lotions I make myself. And, I adore how they all smell, and even more I love how much less I sneeze when I wear them. Still, once in a while, I get nostalgic and add a splash of a delicious smelling scent to my outfit. I’ve read studies that say smell is the sense most closely associated with memory, and my own experiences confirm it. The crisp, citrusy aroma of White Linen or the classic scent of Chanel No. 5 instantly transport me to a different time and place; it makes me smile just to open the bottle. I’ll never smell Youth Dew without thinking of my mother, and even my hardworking, no frills father, who usually just smelled of soap, would slap on a little bay rum scented aftershave before leaving to go out with his bride. Most of us, I believe, carry fond memories of sweetly-scented hugs from beloved relatives and friends who have passed on, and one whiff of their signature scent brings them back to us. Those pretty bottles of cologne hold much more than exquisitely scented liquid, they contain the magic that helps us remember special times and people.

May you enjoy our “All the Rage” issue while sitting on the beach, with the delicious scent of salt air and sunscreen filling your heart with memories to cherish. Happy Summer!

Clothes aren’t goingto change the world, the women who wear them will.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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