I felt like the fanciest girl in kindergarten

Growing up, I have very clear memories of my mother dabbing Agua de Colonia behind each of my ears. At the ripe age of five, I felt like the fanciest girl in kindergarten and looked forward to my mother scenting me every morning before boarding the school bus. As a Mexican child, wearing perfume aligned with our Latin culture, but it wasn’t yet part of my American classmates’ elementary school beauty routine.

— Read more in Fragrance Is Coming for Your Children at Elle.


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