(In Sarah’s words)
I drew this piece for my friend Colleen because of a conversation we had on her blog some time ago. She had mentioned that a friend had told her that she smelled nice and wondered what perfume she was wearing. Colleen told her friend that she was in fact not wearing any products whatsoever. I joked that she should bottle her smell and sell it as “Eau de Colleen”.
I almost deleted this piece and started on a different design because I thought people might be repulsed by the idea of celebrating Colleen’s natural smell. Then I thought maybe that’s something we need to tackle. Why might we feel disgusted by a person’s natural smell? Is it because we’ve been trained to think that people only smell nice when they’re wearing artificial fragrance? The perfume companies like to persuade us that beautiful people wear their products. …
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