Eternal Child

Nov 4, 2008 at 10:55 AM
My mother has a fantastic organic parfumery creating intense and complex scents from nothing but pure essential oils. And she's made three or four with us, her children, in mind. I love it.

The most recent perfume that she made is called Beach House - I'm not sure it's on the website, but I LOVE It. It smells lovely and so perfectly right for this trip that she gave me a large bottle of it before I left. It reminded me of something but I couldn't recall what.

Katherine, Shelley's youngest, smelled it last night and said "it reminds me of a perfume I smelled in the 80s, before I was my mother's child." I mentioned it to Shelley and she smelled it and it turned out that Shelley knew what scent she was talking about. It smells a lot like "Charlie".

I smelled it again, and Shelley was right! So was Katherine.

I don't honestly see how anyone can not have stumbled across evidence of past lives. I have met a LOT of children under the age of 5 that freely discuss bits of their last life if no stigma has been placed on it.

Maybe parents simply think their children are "telling stories".


Addendum: Before she packed it in for the evening, Katherine decided to wear some of the perfume. She emptied the entire bottle onto herself and proudly came over to tell me to smell her. That kid has no concept of boundaries, but she does have good taste. She's always wrecked my most expensive perfumes and makeup. Skips over the Maybeline compact, goes right for the mineral makeup. Skips right over the Oil of Olay, goes straight for my neem oil serum.

Gotta love it.


  1. Kat Says:

    Love it? Or fight the desire to kick her?

    SO cute about her memories. Haley used to say stuff like that when she was 2 and three.

  2. Isn't that something! I believe in past lives. A friend of mine apparently spoke a Germanic-sounding language until she was around three, then switched to English, according to her mother. She has no recollection of this. No one in her home spoke any other language.

  3. Kat Says:

    Hey, that reminds me, Colin spoke Spanish when he was around 1 to 1 1/2. No kidding - he'd walk up to Spanish speaking people and start talking, then they'd think we spoke Spanish, and tell us that he'd said a few words in Spanish to them. Not anymore, but the other day I said, "Hi, Colin!" in the morning and he said, "NO, Mommy! Say HOLA!" Funny.

    That was before the Hispanic babysitter, and we didn't have tv, so no Dora or anything.

    Go figure.

  4. Shelley Says:

    Sorry, so sorry.... perhaps we should put the rest of your makeup in the safe?

  5. desi Says:

    At the rate she's going, Shel, you're going to have to put the whole house in the safe and just let Kathryn live in the motor home.