The Cut wrote a lovely Valentine’s Day ode to the power of fragrance, and its nostalgia and sweetness, whether Bath and Body Works or Dior J’Adore. It’s the perfect V-Day story because scents are unforgettable. Abercrombie & Fitch’s Fierce will always remind me of my first major crush — years older than me, worked at my parents’ restaurant — just as a sort-of musky powderiness (that I’ll have to try to place someday) reminds me of an ill-fated trip to New York for a crush who didn’t return the same feelings.

Take a little trip down memory lane with The Cut‘s “10 People on What Love Smells Like to Them”.

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