My Signature Scent

Most people I know have a signature scent. My mother in law drenches herself in Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds and one friend of mine only uses Chanel no 5 (I think just so she can say that’s what she uses), and still another swears by Glow by J.Lo, because apparently she’s still stuck in 2002. Whatever though, I’m not a hater…after all, when I was 12 and my perfume selection came from Walgreens I thought that Charlie White was the height of glamour…

Personally, I prefer Happy by Clinique…in fact, it’s the only scent I’ve worn since I was 18 (do you all hear that? all of you that insist on getting me body sprays for Christmas and my birthday? I won’t use them). Unfortunately, most people don’t think of me whenever they get whiff of Happy somewhere…why not? Because my signature scent has changed in the last few years..

Now I smell of eau de Holly…which is a mixture of spit up, poop, and exhaustion; with perhaps a bit of disbelief that I have four kids under the age of seven. If I had to describe the scent to you I’d call it musky

So why don’t I shower more often than the one every 36-48 hours I get? Because this is what I come out to…

(what? I’m just having some chips.)

(these are delicious! where have you been hiding these?
Hope…can I have more?)

who else did you think was behind The Great Chip Debacle?

(yum yum yum…you get in my belly*!!)

(if you insist on vacuuming those up then I’ll get them myself!)

So there you have it…that’s why I’m not always fresh as a daisy…so let’s all take this time to thank Secret for coming out with the over the counter prescription strength deodorant…ahhh

*this is just one example of how you can tell a parent of a child with Down Syndrome apart from another parents…instead of immediately taking away the chips I marveled at how good she’s becoming at self feeding! And then took pictures…


  1. TexaGermaNadian says:

    Haha, oh my. What a cutie. And who doesn't love chippies.

  2. myevil3yearold says:

    Congrats on posting at Scary Mommy!

    I love Happy too!

  3. Our Family says:

    lol! i wonder if rachel would like baked lays? hum…

  4. TINA says:

    i am so glad i am not the only one who rarely gets a shower! good job brooke on eating those chips! i bet she would love doritos!

  5. Bella @ If This is Motherhood says:

    Good for you on the guest posting!

    I only just started getting a shower every single day and it's because I do it at like midnight lol.

    But my favorite perfume, Adidas Move and something else by Este Lauder I think

  6. Dysfunctional Mom says:

    I'm a VS Love Spell girl….frequently mixed with sweat and wet dog. It's lovely.
    Yum, CHIPS! At least they're baked. She has excellent taste!

  7. Katertot says:


    Ok, that's just cute, cute, and more cute!

  8. Jenny says:

    LOL…Love your posts!

  9. Hidalina says:

    Hahaha! You go Brook!!!! Holly you are too funny. I needed the laugh!!! My scent is any coconut scrub or soap!

  10. The Naked Mother says:

    My signature scent these days is garlic and sour breast milk. Picture a cross between Rachel Ray and a big old cow. Sexy, huh?

    Those sure are some cute babies!

  11. Mamabear says:

    SO cute!! I sport that same scent, btw!

  12. Tracy says:

    Well I must be a Ds Mom too, cuz all I could see was Brooke sitting up so tall and proud and feeding herself!!!!

  13. Making It Work Mom says:

    Oh My God! So cute! I am sure your children love your mommy smell. Congrats on your scary mommy post.

  14. The White Whimsies says:

    Cute pictures! I get scared too when I go take a shower. My little girl gets into everything no matter how many times to tell her not too.

    Thanks for following. I am returning the favor.

  15. amygrew says:

    These are GREAT pictures! I have had many shower incidents with my kids too. Most of the time it involves my tampons though….scary.

  16. Kristin says:

    Great pictures! My scent is "regurgitated everything". Love reflux.

  17. Stephanie in Suburbia says:

    I just snorted wine out of my nose at the Get in My Belly picture. HEE-larious! I'm new to your blog and this is my intro to your kids. Too precious!

  18. Jenn says:

    lol … and I though my eau de Jenn was particularly fragrant. But then again, I only have the one baby. :)

  19. Debbie says:

    What a cutie!
    And I do remember those days. I'm past them now but I still don't smell very good:)

  20. CJ says:

    Don't you hate when they're too cute to even get angry at?!?!

  21. Steff says:

    Oh my goodness, look at that cute belly of hers! She's adorable. <3

  22. Randi says:

    LOL! I totally feel you on the shower thing. The other day I realized that it had been two days since I showered and I couldn't remember when I washed my hair last. Yes, washing my hair requires extra shower time and I have yet to master washing my body and hair in the 3.5 minutes that I am allowed to shower. ;) Oh and I came out once to my youngest 2 kids bingo doppering (is that a word) the arm of the couch. If you care to know, it doesn't come out.

  23. Semi-Slacker Mom says:

    She's so stinkin' cute! I would have totally taken pictures too! My scent is either Momma or Dove soap.

  24. TexaGermaNadian says:

    I love this post, and glad you chose it to link up to the Storytellers Blog Hop!! :) Hope you had/are having a great weekend. All the best!

  25. Eau de YOU! That is too cute :) I wear Happy too and love it! I think I get to wear it more often than you, but I do remember the days of Eau de Jennifer! Great post!

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