Friday afternoon was beautiful here. It was sunny and warm, and a perfect day to drop the top on the Jeep. I stopped to get gas on the way home from work, and while filling the tank, I zipped out the windows, rolled up the back window, and lowered the top. The fresh air and warm weather made for a great ride home.
On the way home, as I was driving through downtown, I caught the scent of perfume. I thought it a little odd, since I’m sitting in traffic and the usual smells are nearer exhaust fumes than perfume. I looked around looking for a source. Driving with the top down, I’m constantly amazed at what I smell (usually good smells.) It’s something the closed in, air conditioned drivers don’t get the opportunity to experience.
Often the pleasant scent comes from road side flowers. This time however, I was passing through the pavement and concrete covered downtown area, in the middle of an interstate highway. Not a flower in sight. The other odd thing about this perfume scent was that it stuck with me for a while, around 10 minutes. The scents of flowers usually pass more quickly. So I had this mysterious visit from a perfumed scent on my drive home. That was the last I thought of it until later that night.
My wife and I were chatting after dinner. I mentioned the perfume scent on the way home. She gave me a funny look… and then told me about the perfume scent she smelled at exactly the same time. She was at home, 20 miles from my perfume experience, sitting by the pool. She smelled a strong perfume scent and thought it odd. Her only conclusion was that maybe a neighbor went overboard with some spray perfume, but she found that improbable. She even called our daughter over to smell it. Then after about 10 minutes the scent faded and she continued about her day.
I have no idea what caused this mysterious perfume scent. Perhaps it was some sort of supernatural message, just to let us know that someone is keeping an eye on us. Just to let us know we’re not alone. Or maybe there is a more Earthly reason. I don’t really have the answer, but it was definitely an interesting experience.