I'm not sure what classifies a dream as reoccurring (yup, it's another freaking dream post) but lately, as in 3 or 4 times in the past couple of weeks, I have been having a new kind of curious dream (curious because it is so out of the ordinary for me) and that is a dream in which I suddenly smell a strong dose of perfume. It's a pleasant smell and the thing I find myself thinking in my dream is that I like the smell, it is comforting in a significant and familiar way but it isn't my dad's cologne, which I would associate those good feelings with. So in my dream I am wondering who the perfume smell belongs to.
I looked up on any old strange website what perfume smells in dreams could mean and here is the general consensus: A good smell is a good meaning, so I am in the clear there. It could refer to pleasant experiences, it could mean I am satisfied with my life (uh...not), friends (possibly, but this was definitely a male associated smell so I think not), and achievements (still waiting for that recognition). Or it could mean I have a special openness and sensitivity (I'll buy that) Or, to plagarize some website that showed up when I searched what does a perfume smell mean in a dream "A perfume smell in your dream is the sign of luxury and pride." Which could refer to the life of luxury I am gradually saying farewell to. But hopefully "A pleasant smell is the indication of nice things coming your way." and I have an unchecked stack of lottery tickets in my purse. And lastly, "If you inhale a sweet and stunning smell, this is an omen for not only a very sweet woman coming into your life, but also financial successes." Now I wouldn't call the smell I dream smelled sweet but stunning might be an accurate description because I thought in my dream it was distinct and compelling, so maybe there is some dude out there just waiting for me (hahaha, so not going there) but the financial thing makes me think I gotta get on the horse and actually make my fingers type that book I have completely planned out in my head. It's a more sure bet than the lottery ticket alternative.
I always awake from the dream by trying too hard to figure out who the smell belongs to because that makes me regain a bit of consciousness and I realize that the closest thing to my nose (sometimes too close) is sweet pea and despite my infinite love for her I would never describe her special signature scent as perfume, unless the code word for "rolled in something that hadn't fully rotted so I don't have to give her a bath" is perfume. I'm pretty sure that doesn't even come close.
On a completely unrelated note, I believe that if you are with the one you love for a real long time then the one you love will forever see you as the person you were when they fell in love with you. This is fantastic if you met the love of your life in college. Yesterday I was walking with an older friend in the woods and she she said something negative about her appearance-relating to getting older. I know she has been with her husband since she was 20, so I said But your husband looks at you and sees you as were at 20. Then she told me this story about how she lost track of him in a store and asked the sales lady if she had seen a tall blonde guy. When the sales lady said she hadn't seen a tall blonde guy and my friend thought that she was being bitchy and unhelpful. Then she spotted her husband and realized that every hair on his head was white as snow. I just think that's the sweetest thing.
UPDATE: I kept searching the meaning of perfume in dream and I found the one I am choosing to believe : To inhale the scent of perfume foreshadows happy and joyous events.