The First Man A Woman Ever Loves Is Her Father
The first man a woman loves is her father. That little girl looking up at her dad forms her ideas, understanding and most relationships from the love they share.
For some people this can feel alien because not all such relationships are perfect however just the recognition of this feeling is a positive step forward and supports a deepening understand of what love can look like.
For other women they have a bond which strengthens over the years as they move into their own independent lives and relationships.
When Fathers Day comes around it is often a time worldwide to appreciate love, fatherhood and the contribution of their fathers, and to strengthen their bond so often made up of words, smiles, advice and memories.
Many of your memories come from senses you associate with these memories, such as cuddling up to your dad in his pyjamas, feeling the soft jersey or crisp cotton against your cheek, or the unique scent of him.
Smells have a stronger link to memory and emotion than any of the other senses, because they are the only sensations that travel such a direct path to the emotional and memory centers of the brain.
They go straight to the brain's smell center, known as the olfactory bulb which is directly connected to the amygdala where emotions are given meaning, remembered, and attached to emotional responses.
Some businesses have capitalised on the power of emotional memories such as producing a man’s cologne that smells like pipe tobacco, evoking feelings of old times that Dads or Granddads would smoke a pipe after dinner.
These days it’s less about pipe smoke and more about the scent of fabrics that connects us with our dad memories, such as the smell of freshly laundered shirts, crumpled warm pyjamas or salty beach tees.
Clementine sleepwear has created a range of mens sleepwear that evokes all the memories and creates new ones with their choice of beautiful top quality pure cotton or cotton jersey.
The scent of this cotton reminds us of sunlit cleanliness and comfort, whereas cotton jersey is known for its stretch, softness and huggability.
As this Fathers Day approaches, let’s show our appreciation for our Dads, or for those who play the Dad role in our lives (stepdads, grandads and mums also love the scent and feeling of pure fabrics) by giving them the gift of lounging about and making memories.
Consider a snuggly cotton jersey sleep tee paired with pure cotton fabric sleep shorts or pyjama bottoms as the ideal comfort gift.
Maybe don’t even wait until Father’s Day to gift the perfect pyjamas, maybe give them earlier so that Dad can wear them on the actual day and lounge about in the ultimate comfort outfit while enjoying breakfast or watching his favourite television show.
As Mother Teresa said “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” She didn’t specifically mention pyjamas, or Father’s Day, however her sentiments are spot on - so take time out to love your family, make memories, wear the pyjamas.