Saturday, January 05, 2008
Did you know that babies in other countries wear perfume? If this is common practice in the US, I had never heard of it except seeing that Bulgari and some other high end brands have a supposedly baby perfume. It was a few years ago that I learned from someone that in Spain mothers use this lavender scented perfume to splash on their children, even boys. Well as much as I love perfume a full on investigation was in order. Two years ago we did a whirlwind European vacation for three weeks and it was finally my opportunity to find this baby potion, among many other things on my list. While I was there I meticulously hunted down many European toiletries, one of which was Nenuco from Spain. In my husband's backpack I loaded four large bottles of this baby fragrance, two for gifts. The smell is so clean and fresh that I use it on myself but it is definitely supposed to be for babies. One smells of lavender and the other has a lemon scent. I use mine after a bath and my husband always tells me I smell so sweet.
When we went to Puerto Rico this past Thanksgiving I noticed my sister in law using another type on her baby. It's called Para mi bebe and it smelled of violets. Already I have a hard time resisting perfume, but with this precious little bottle and the very idea of this sweet baby smelling even better, I knew I had to find some. I managed to look in every pharmacy or shop that we were near, quickly and sneakily mind you, and finally I was successful. My husband saw me coming with six bottles of this stuff because we have lots of baby showers coming up. I don't know if these American mothers will fully grasp putting baby perfume on their little bundles, but I couldn't resist including this into my baby gift to them.