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Just to clear the air, so to speak (ha, ha, ha)...

I think there's a misconception out there that we perfume geeks are the kind of people who spritz ourselves with loud fragrance head to toe, knocking passersby unconscious with our high levels of scent. Those people do exist, but we are not *those* people. We usually wear subtle amounts, which you have to be hugging us, or at least leaning over our shoulder at the desk, to notice. And more to the point, we wear it because *we* love the scents--not so much to attract others (though earning compliments is always a plus). My husband, for one, is not a scent hound and hardly notices the differences between all my perfumes. It's probably best that way, as it's easier for me to dabble and not worry about bothering his nose.

But I don't know, maybe I'm mistaken and have warped my own sense of smell in all my perfume toying. Those of you who've met me in real life can tell me: do I waft fragrance like a Macy's cosmetics counter? Or do you barely notice it on me?

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rachel2205
Nov. 25th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
I think people who really care about perfume are unlikely to be doused in it, because they take pleasure in applying it, smelling it, appreciating its transition, rather than just spritzing on a ton of stuff that smells nice with the expectation of "if it's good, more=better!"
mollyringle
Nov. 25th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I did have a "more=better" phase in my teen years, but a couple of instances of people nearby going, "Whoa, someone is wearing WAY too much perfume" cured me. :D (Also, those were not the best perfumes on the whole. Much cheaper.)
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