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?