I remember the way Christmas smelled as a child. . . . . . cinnamon and fresh cut fir brings me back to my childhood every time. . . . . . I love to burn candles with these scents around the holidays.
I remember the way my Grandmothers house smelled . . . . cedar paneling . . . mixed with made from scratch chocolate cake . . . . . and the scent of Dove soap in her bathroom. I always remember my MaMa when I open a new box of Dove soap.
I remember my favorite Sunday School teacher in 3rd grade at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church who taught me the books of the Bible . . . .she always wore dresses with invisible zippers and she always smelled of Estee Lauder Youth Dew. I always think of her in the department stores when I pass the cosmetic counter. I remember my father . . . . he smelled of a mix of cigarette smoke, coffee with sugar and cream, and oil. I can't stand any of these smells to this day and am instantly taken back to my childhood when I smell any of these. Not the happiest of days . . .
The sense of smell is one that evokes memories the most. . . . over sight, sound, touch or taste. It can instantly take you back in time and stir memories that are associated with particular smells. Good or bad . . . . they cannot be erased.
One of my favorite scents to use in my home . . . the only scent I have ever used consistently is Claire Burke Original. It is a spicy and floral smell that has never been duplicated. It outsells all other fragrances for Claire Burke. I have always purchased this at a store here in Collierville called Pot Pourri. The store closed a few years ago and I have been lost. I have searched everywhere for this scent. I have a friend who has kept me supplied from the naval base in Millington. They sold out . . . maybe due to my obsession . . . so back to the search.
At market this year, we decided to carry this wonderful product. If not for any one else, but for me. I am delighted to introduce this scent to you . . . if you are not familiar . . . come by and take a smell . . . hopefully you will love it as much as I do.
We carry the room spray, candles, plug in fragrance and refills, and the diffusers. Hope to see you soon. Happy Decorating, Lisa
First Fruit Collection is a Country French Home Furnishings & Accessories retail shop located in Collierville, Tennessee on the Historic Town Square. We specialize in Custom Home Interiors, Interior Design Services, Custom Draperies, Fabrics and Furniture. We also staff Interior Designers for In-Home Design Consultations. First Fruit carries lines such as Habersham, Highland House, French Heritage, C.R. Laine, Temple, Hammary, Paladin, Antique Drapery Rod, Pierre Deux and many more. Come see our 5,000 square foot Showroom and see for yourself that First Fruit Collection is everything you have been wanting for your home furnishing needs.
84 N. Main
Collierville, TN 38017