I knew homophones existed, but just tripped up over one. If you don't know, homophones are words that sound the same to your ear but have entirely different meanings. An example is heir and air.
Recently I was coming in my building while a woman was leaving. As she passed me, I got this wonderful scent of perfume -- light, flowery, clean-smelling. I said, "You smell good, what scent are you wearing?"
And she said (or so I thought) "Lancome's Census."
I heard census and thought Lancome had made a perfume to commemorate the 2010 census. Honestly, I did. We each continued on our ways and I thought about what an odd name for a perfume, even if the census does only happen every 10 years.
Then it hit me -- it was not census, but rather senses. Googled it and found I was right -- well, I was right the second time.
If you're sniffing around for a new perfume and you like light and airy and floral scents, check out Lancome's Senses, perfect for the Census year.