I’m not a diamonds and pearls girl. I’m not even a bags girl but I do know and love my fragrances. My love for perfumes began with my maternal grandmother who smelled like roses, thanks to the Charlie fragrance she always had on. Hence my strong appreciation for floral scents.
Fragrances do for me what Hermes bags or 20 carat diamond rings do for most women. I love it when I walk into a room and get asked what perfume I’m wearing. I especially love it when I’m told I smell lovely. It gives me a major boost and puts me in the perfect mood each time. I stumbled upon Good Girl by Carolina Herrera as I was walking through the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. A salesgirl walked up to me and gave me a whiff. Usually I’m not one to buy a bottle of perfume recommended to me by a salesperson. What I normally do is go online and check out top 10 fragrances of the year and then I go to the store and test them all out before I make the purchase. But it was different with Good Girl. I was sold on the spot. It’s an everyday perfume for the good girl who knows how to be bad (ME). The smell of white Sambac jasmine and tuberose in contrast with the mysterious notes of tonka bean and cocoa are just so inviting to say no to.
Buying perfume is one thing, but applying it correctly is another. Here’s how it’s done:
1. Don’t cover your perfume up with your clothing.
2. Sweat can destroy your scent faster than you’d like.
3. Don’t RUB, just spray!
4. Apply perfume on your HAIR. It sticks and stays on longer.
5. Moisturise before applying. Smooth and soft skin lock the scent in better.
6. Spray 5 to 7 inches away for best results.
7. Reapply every 4 hours
8. OWN your scent. Wear it like a rock star!!!
It was one the rarest moments in my life; meeting with the families of RDSS opened my eyes to a world ALL of us should learn more about and certainly become involved in. I was in awe of the strength and resilience these family members displayed. Our daily struggles are nowhere close to theirs, yet all I saw was hope, tenacity and fulfilment on each of their faces. It’s experiences like these that give me a whole new perspective on what’s important and what’s not. And this is why I choose to be part of the iROO/RDSS KnowMe2018 Campaign Drive.
Why Support this Cause? RDSS members are faced with several issues such as insults and criticism hurled at them or people simply avoiding them believing that patients with rare diseases are contagious etc. Only when the members from RDSS get together do they feel stronger and motivated by each other. Can you imagine being on the receiving end of such negativity all because people don’t know enough? Isn’t that sad and frustrating to say the least? This is why spreading the word and learning as much as we can about rare disorders and doing what we can to raise awareness is so critical. We can grow and see change only when we do our part to make it happen.
Want to play your part and fun have doing it? An outing to the Jurong Bird Park will be held on 5 May also to honour all mothers from RDSS families in conjunction with Mother’s Day. The nett proceeds from the sale of the Charity T-shirts will also be officially donated to RDSS on this day. The media is invited to join us for this closing event. Do come!
About RDSS The Rare Disorders Society (Singapore) is currently the only organisation focusing and supporting only on rare disease patients in Singapore. Unlike other charities that focus on specific disease group or made rare genetic disease as one of the supported group, RDSS accepts and supports ALL patients currently diagnosed with rare diseases, including those undiagnosed cases.
There’s so much good work to be done and tons of fun to be had doing it. We hope you come onboard, lend a hand and learn while you’re at it!
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