Ms. Roark, who is two classes short of a chemical engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines, is convinced that the scent from a patent-pending perfume blend that she developed and calls "Confidence" is as important to her success as a good night's sleep. Before competing, she douses her neck-warmer in the natural fragrance and spritzes it on the back of her neck and behind her ears.
— The Wall Street Journal talks to freestyle skiing champion Michelle Roark about her perfume brand, Phi-nominal, in Can Perfume Make You a Winner?
I’m from Colorado (though I’m living in the UK at the moment) and my dad just sent me a similar article from the Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_13547640
I just thought I’d share that one as well, I’m certainly intrigued by the idea …
Thanks — that one is more informative about the scents themselves.
Thanks for that link – sounds interesting and the bottle is sweet.
I own the perfume of confidence! It’s called … let me go check the bottle … oh, here it is. MITSOUKO. Works every time.
LOL — excellent!
When I was a young (12) girl, and my parents were rich, we used to holiday at an expensive hotel in Tangier. My father became friendly with the hotel manager and his wife, and we would have jolly evenings together, building up the entente cordiale. She was an amazing woman – absolutely beautiful, blonde, ex-model – and she smelt like nothing I had ever experienced before. Her fragrance was hypnotising, strange and exotic, and so very different from my mother’s Madame Rochas. One of the first perfumes I bought myself was hers, and even now, many years later, one breath of it floods my head with memories of that glamorous, confident woman. And yes, you’ve guessed, it is Mitsouko. And it still makes me feel “grownup”.
Hey, your childhood was just like mine!
you’re killing me! LOL A lovely vacation in Tangiers is sure a long ways from sleeping bags and a tent in the back yard…which is about as exotic as it got in my childhood!
That was when my folks were rich – things changed soon after!
that’s a shame, it sounded like such an exotic way to grow up!
Great story, thanks Jillie!
Wonderful story!! ….as you described her and her perfume my brain was cataloging all the possibilities….Mitsy! It was Mitsy! I have that and I’m going to put on a spritz in honor of your story.
(not that it’s going to make me any more glamorous, but hey, a girl can dream!)
Patent Pending doesn’t mean anything in and of itself! Anyone can file a patent and for anything. What happens to it later is what is important, granted or refused.
But as long as you have filed a piece of paper that says “I want a patent” you can put patent pending on whatever.
Perfume giving a boost of confidence? Makes sense to me!
Count me in on that vote!