(kinda long post) When I lived abroad in Paris, as a young girl just coming into her own at 19, all the chic French ladies around me convinced me I was not yet a woman until I had a signature scent! So I embarked on a many months long mission to find something beautiful, classic. Me. I finally settled on 2 - the very classic Chanel No5, and the avant garde Le Roy Soleil by Salvador Dali. I actually invited all my friends over for a little party and my friends were all sweet enough to smell each wrist! They were no help, all said they were both lovely for different reasons. I ended up choosing the Dali. I bought the biggest bottle and I could find before leaving to return to the states. Little did I know, I had chosen his most exclusive scent and spent every year since then ordering it from the Salvador Dali Musee in Paris or eventually online, when that market opened up. They just discontinued it. Or rather, months ago they did. The whole world seems sold out of my signature scent, the perfume I have worn since I began wearing perfume! I have worn this more or less every day. I have others (how could a woman not?) but none I can consider my signature scent. My question is this: do I go around, hoarding the stuff (it unfortunately can evaporate in the bottle easily, it's known for it) hoping to stave off the day when I can no longer wear it, or do I start my search all over again in a place very special to me - Hermes, quintessentially French, a fond reminder of that time in my life? I am so different from that little girl that first started wearing it, maybe it is time to find another... Sorry for the long post! I was a little surprised how affected I was last night when I could no longer find my little piece of Paris!