Columns Addicted: The Most Ridiculous Question

Addicted: The Most Ridiculous Question

02/14/16 12:27:24 (50 comments)

by: Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison

Having worked in the fragrance industry in one form or another, practically since I was a child, I have encountered an incredible array of aromas. That's a lot of years, and a lot of aromas.

The author as a child, interacting with a customer.

From year to year I have found that my fragrant tastes have changed; aromas I once loved I soon grew tired of and notes I never imagined liking have become long-term favorites. For example, who knew patchouli could actually smell good?

More importantly, one of the most exciting aspects of perfume is that there is always a new one waiting to be discovered. Just like those who amass a music collection or hunt antiques, we fragrance junkies have similar collecting sensibilities. And sometimes, these collectibles are not just displayed or kept, but worn and loved as if they were old friends ready to tell a thousand scented stories.

That's why when people learn about my addiction to scent it pains me to be asked, "What's your favorite fragrance?"

You know you're a fragrance junkie when you respond by asking:

  • For which season?
  • And which part of the day?
  • And from which family?
  • And containing which note?
  • And at what price point?
  • And from which era?
  • And to evoke what kind of mood?

What's my favorite fragrance? Are you kidding? That has to be one of the most ridiculous questions I'm routinely and frustratingly asked. Maybe you, too, have faced this challenge.

Though at some point in my past I undoubtedly started with a single aroma that felt "just right", it didn't take long before exploration lead me to identify numerous aromas that also felt "just right". It seems that trying to identify a favorite fragrance can be akin to identifying the original image in a recursive fractal where every image contains infinitely more images of itself. The more I discover, the more I learn, and the larger my unknown territory becomes because I realize there is that much more I want to encounter.

How could I ever choose just one?

And with each passing day I discover another fragrance that I love, and then another, and then another, and then another, and then another, and then another, and... Why just in the time it took to write this article I likely discovered 137 more fragrances I just had to have. Whew, that was an expensive 15 minutes.

I suppose the origin of this most ridiculous of all questions lies in the ever popular concept of the signature scent. I once suggested during an interview with Forbes that fragrance today is as much of an accessory as a necktie or pair of earrings; the age of the signature scent has ended. To me, wearing the same scent on a daily basis would be like wearing the same clothing day after day. Shouldn't we enjoy variety?

However, the internet offers plenty of advice about finding one's signature. And though I've built a career on writing about and reviewing fragrances, I'm the first to admit that nothing compares to actually wearing a scent. I don't think questionnaires, color preferences, or semantic descriptions can do justice to the effect a fragrance can have on one's mood or in relation to one's personal olfactory landscape.

 
“A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.”
― Christian Dior.
 

Don't get me wrong, it's perfectly acceptable that YOU may have a signature. I know that for decades, people considered their fragrance a calling card, a signal of their presence in a room or in an embrace. I'm sure many of you will be thinking, "Hey, hey, hey. I DO have a signature scent! My father has a signature scent. And even my grandmother had a signature scent."

The only scent I can remember of my grandmother is this:

I recently visited the home of a friend whose grandfather had just moved in; years of belongings that had been stored in an aging wardrobe along with a packet of naphthalene pellets now scented the entire house. All I could think of was, "Grandma?"

And I'm sure many of you can smell a classic fragrance and immediately conjure images of a loved one. Just think, if he or she hadn't adopted a signature aroma, how might your memories be different?

But I should disclose that I'm the kind of person who has never had a favorite movie, song or color. Variety is definitely the spice of life for me.

I generally feel a betrayal to other fragrances in my collection when I choose one for more than a few repeated wearings. And in fact, I appreciate that I don't have one single aroma attached to years of memories. I like recounting special events in my life as associated with a wide array of scents.

There may have been times in my life where specific fragrances dominated my olfactory landscape, but I always fall prey to new releases or the discovery of unknown classics:

Fahrenheit, or the one that as a high school student I accidentally poured all over myself from a do-it-yourself sample decanter at Lord & Taylor department store. I was probably the reason this invention no longer graces fragrance showcases. It's also the reason I can no longer wear it.

Eternity, or the one that drove me to hoarding scented paper magazine sample strips until my desk drawer overflowed and I finally received my first bottle. Even today I can't be without a bottle.

Sonas, or the one that I drunkenly discovered on my way back from the bathroom while in an Irish pub on vacation. I loved it so much I felt compelled to purchase three bottles on the spot. And then I ordered one more online as a back-up when I got home.

Vol de Nuit, or the very first bottle of pure perfume I ever managed to get a hold of and that later became the scent of my final days living in Japan. I love its grassy iris & vanilla.

If I had a signature scent, which one of these amazing aromas would I never have enjoyed the pleasure of getting to know? If I had a single, favorite fragrance that I wore routinely, could my mind readily organize a thousand different memories all in relation to a single, specific aroma?

Currently, I'm obsessed with a 2 year old blend of oak notes, coffee, vanilla, patchouli and cypress that feels particularly right. But by no means is that my favorite, a signature, or the only aroma I'm currently smitten with. I've also fallen for a number of offerings from a niche Japanese perfumer and have also been drawn to a now discontinued d'Orsay fragrance.

So please don't ask me what my favorite fragrance is. The question is unbearably difficult to answer and you just don't have enough time to sit and listen to me discuss my discovery of the last 300 years of perfumed history. The best I could do is to describe my actual fragrance-wearing behavior, to disclose which scents I most recently wore and enjoyed.

The last few times I attempted to identify favorites for the Fragrantica Best in Show series, I had nightmares about all of the amazing fragrances I didn't list and winced at the idea that I should be known only by those aromas.

A recursive fractal, indeed.

 

Other articles in this series:

Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison

Managing Editor & Columnist

Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison’s journalism in the fragrance industry has appeared in international print and online publications such as PlayboyMen’s JournalMen’s Health and the New York Times. Marlen also works as a professor/faculty supervisor for Southern New Hampshire University’s online graduate programs in Writing and Literature. Learn more about Marlen at www.MarlenHarrison.com.

 

 



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LLB_addict
LLB_addict

Thank you, Dr. Marlen........this is a very thought evoking article. I must say that I really had a hard choice of a "signature" fragrance AND I understood the "have worn more than once" completely!

I have so many fantastic fragrances that I have now divided (after years) between fall/winter and spring/summer....where they work the best for my chemistry. However........this fall/winter I have actually found ONE fragrance that, yes I have reached for more than once, BUT....I truly love wearing this so very much. So much love that I feel that I am going to miss it come the warmer temperatures.

Again, I have so many that I try to wear all of them at least once during their seasons. I care not, now, that when I want to wear Black Magic...I do not care that a few may not be worn this season.

Black Magic by Sebastiane IS my fall/winter signature fragrance. I cannot and do not want to live without it! I do KNOW that warm temps will make this SO giant that it would make wearing it not appealing.....and I do not want to put THAT into my memory.

If you haven't tried it and love the notes/note combination.....try it. PHENOMINAL!!!!! And this puppy is up against a LOT of "almost" equally fantastic fragrances!!!

The only other fragrance I can call a "signature" is Vivienne Westwood's Boudoir....and this is signature for bedtime. However, I love to wear it during romantic occasions. DI-VINE!

I am still working on my spring/summer signature. I hope to find it this up coming season!!!

Sir....as always, are so very thought provoking.

Keep 'em coming :D

Jan
02
2017
Jyrhara
Jyrhara

This article made me laugh so much! It's easy for me to relate. Though I always had the urge of saying something is my favorite (in fragrance, or music, literature...) this favorites would change so often that I felt silly! Why try to classify things? There is a perfume I love because I bought it for my twentieth birthday and it reminds me of my student days, another that I love because I sniffed it on people passing by for twelve years before finding out what it was, and so on... Why should I love one more than the other? Or not love a new one to keep the old? There's no sense in that.

Apr
27
2016
Maeva
Maeva

@Mary-Jayne: yes, snide, totally! And how I wish I could have given her the answer you suggest!:) I simply said she wasn't right and we changed topic. At least, other people around me admire my collection and aren't patronising, even if they don't love perfume or think that this addiction of mine is going a little too far.

And about your colleague, what a nob indeed! I get this kind of "puritanical" reaction all the time. Why do some people see such a clear connection between perfume and lack of hygiene, or worse, between perfume and lack of moral higyene, or sluttiness, or mere frivolousness? I bet it's not because they're guessing that we're wearing Boudoir or Sécretions Magnifiques...

They are at a loss to understand that our love of fragrance has become so huge, in such an unconventional way, which is why they try to reduce us to a "signature perfume", a mere stereotype. Simple-minded people tend to simplify everything. As for me, I'll continue to be the lady with the hundred signatures.

Feb
22
2016
Mary-Jayne
Mary-Jayne

@Maeva - ouch, that was not nice of them. What was the point in them asking that, other than to be snide? My answer would have been along the lines of "probably in the wardrobe, but I might consider moving them into the spare room".
I was once told, by an unpleasant colleague at work who overheard me and another colleague commenting on a perfume we both liked "you could both just develop better hygiene, then you would not need to use perfume you know" and then added "personally I don't have time for such frivolities". I was unsure if the perfume, or the good hygiene was the type of frivolity he referred to, but god, what a nob!
Some people, eh?!

Feb
21
2016
Green & Blue
Green & Blue

Till now I don't really have a signature, I like picking one before I step out of my door according to my mood in the morning.

Feb
21
2016
Fromsouthbrasil
Fromsouthbrasil

Heaven= A place with billions of perfumes bottles.

Feb
21
2016
Maeva
Maeva

Thank you for yet another fun read, Marlen! I love reading the articles in this series. They really make me aware of how valuable it is to be part of the Fragrantica community :) I'm always considered odd by most of the people around me regarding my passion for perfume, which they consider something between intriguing and disturbing, even though some of them show some interest which is not completely devoid of a strange mixture of pity and curiosity.

Articles like this really build a community. It's wonderful to know I'm not alone and I can feel less helpless when they ask me the dreaded questions. The incredulous "Do you really use them all?" is second in my list, but I was asked the most painful question on my passion about one month ago. A callous relative adapted a question from the fascinating world of job interviews after having been shown all my bottles: "where do you see your collection ten years from now?", calling my attention upon the perishability of the juices and my need to be a more responsible consumer... I'm not fully recovered from that question yet :P

Feb
19
2016
miracleborgtech
miracleborgtech

Yes! My signature is that I'm always wearing perfume! I'm training everyone to ask "What's new to smell?"!

Feb
18
2016
jedrzejowskia
jedrzejowskia

Bunch of enablers you lot... love you guys! I'm so happy I'm not the only one really loving and proud of each of my "babies"

Feb
17
2016
Walking Unicorn
Walking Unicorn

Love the article, and so true! People who know of my addiction ask me this all the time too. What effort and a difficult task to try to explain that they are all different, so how do you choose? And there are so many factors from what time of the year to what mood I'm in, etc, etc... I don't have a huge collection yet, but I almost never wear a perfume twice in a row. Maybe I have commitment issues, which would explain a lot in my life, but for me there's always a new adventure, something new to try to or somewhere new to go. Stability is a good thing that I have, but I'm a curious person by nature and keep life fresh and exciting by indulging in new and different smells through the medium I love....perfume!

Feb
17
2016
Kalitera
Kalitera

Another great question that never seize to puzzle me is "Why do you need so much perfume?" And I don't even have that many :))
You see? Two different worlds crashing :)

Feb
17
2016
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

I'm glad I'm not the only one imagining the feelings of slight felt by my other fragrances when I wear one more than once in a week!

Feb
16
2016
Mary-Jayne
Mary-Jayne

Yes, I get this!!!

I am asked frequently which is my favourite, because out of my circle of friends(excluding the ones made here of course) and family I am the only one who is this madly into perfume. Many of my friends don't even wear perfume which is baffling to me as it is such an integral part of my life. My Mum does own many bottles, but would never consider herself INTO perfume like us on here. Even she finds my obsession a bit odd!
But I think because people know I am into perfume, and people generally I think are curious about the hobbies and interests of others, I do get asked what is my favourite. And just like in the article, I used to find myself going off on a monologue about different perfumes, historical references, vintages, classics, modern, niche, high street, occasions, seasons, events, time of day or year etc etc. This soliloquy will usually also briefly encompass a potted history of some of the grand old houses, rumination on the changing styles, notes and accords used through the ages, and a scathing critique of IFRA. By this point the unfortunate soul who asked the original question is regretting their decision as they are bored to tears.

Which is why I now tend to just say "probably L'Heure Bleue". (which itself is why I recently finally put a signature, though mainly it just increases the capacity of the top shelf!)
I chose L'HB as the fallback because it IS among my most loved perfumes; it comes from a house most people will have heard of and some will know the name of L'HB even if unfamiliar with the scent; it isn't an obscure niche that people will either have never have heard of whatsoever or will possibly think I am being pretentious or snobbish or trying to pick something exclusive; and on the extremely slight off chance they are asking in order to buy me a gift, it is certainly something I'd be glad to have more of!!
And yes I know I am probably massively overthinking this!

Feb
16
2016
omar.melmo
omar.melmo

" I accidentally poured all over myself from a do-it-yourself sample decanter.... It's the reason I can no longer wear it. "
Naahhh Marlen, Fahrenheit is just a bad designer fragrance..

Feb
16
2016
NataliaChudo
NataliaChudo

Agreed!!! I tried to embrace "Signature Scent"concept but failed miserably. Why limit to one scent? I do not always wear same set on undies nor same make up and not in same mood 24/7. My answer to this kind of question is "I like each and every piece in my collection,they are all my faves, it is just they are more or less suitable for me in certain time or day"

Feb
16
2016
migueldematos
migueldematos

Can I sign this article? LOL
I am also asked all the time: "oh, so you must love the book and the movie PERFUME?"

The question that makes me go silent...

Feb
16
2016
Fragaria
Fragaria

I love your articles...straightforward, simple, entertaining, and so friendly AND inviting. I want you to hear me respond as I read!

Feb
16
2016
Annie_OK
Annie_OK

Great article. Thank you. :)

I, too, have never been able to select only one favorite color, movie, or book. I can't comprehend eliminating all my other favorites!

This is also why I could never get a tattoo. To commit to carrying a design around for the rest of my natural life? I just couldn't do it! What happens when I change my mind and want to display something different?

Sometimes people look at me strangely, or comment that I eat "like a bird" when I put tablespoon-size servings on my plate at a buffet. But how can I take regular portions, when I'd be giving up trying something else?! If room permits, I'll go back for larger seconds of my favorites, but it's never just one!

I did select a signature fragrance, only because it well encapsulates what I love in a fragrance. But in reality, I don't wear it any more often than my others, and I am constantly sampling new fragrances that aren't in my wardrobe.

Feb
15
2016
Rotorwife
Rotorwife

Thanks for writing another great article. I love your stories!

Feb
15
2016
faerywren
faerywren

Note to self: Get a bottle of Sonas. I absolutely adore Caru by Perfumes of Ireland! And if I were to pick a signature for me that would be it.
Your articles are so enjoyable to read, not to mention informative.

Feb
15
2016
mikemuscles21
mikemuscles21

I could never have just one favorite, but I do have many favorites.
It's always so awkward when I walk through a fragrance department, or store somewhere and the sales staff approach me. They have no idea I'm an addict. I think they stereotype me as just another regular guy confused by the selection. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The first questions they ask me are:
-"Are you shopping for your girlfriend?"
-"Oh that's a really great fragrance."(Pointing at one of the Polo's)
-"Have you tried that one before?"

The worst is when they try to educate me with false information and I end up correcting them and educating them.-
"Gurl, you exagerated that Napoleon story about Creed. It didn't happen that way."
When they ask if I "like that one." And I tell them I already have it.

I try to break it to them gently that I have hundreds of bottles at home. And if I don't have one, it's probably cuz I don't want it that badly. I'm always nice to them though.

Awkward.

Feb
15
2016
tahia_loky
tahia_loky

jajaj me encanto tu articulo ! lo único que falto decir de un permfume addicto es cuando reconoce los aromas en otras personas jaja soy una adicta y amo tener millones de perfumes.

Feb
15
2016
PerfumeEmpress
PerfumeEmpress

When people who find out I'm a perfume junkie ask me that question I always start rattling out then names in my collection. They get the point. ;)

Feb
15
2016
muncierobson
muncierobson

Just like there are some who are in love wth the idea of love, I'm in love with the idea of finding my signature..

Of course I never will! I don't even have to hold onto the scent to hold onto the memories..

After a huge clear out my addiction has taken hold again and I'm ordering small bottles of every kind of scent.. I used to order a 100ml every time I thought I'd found 'the one'.

I will never finish most of them...

But at least I'm not the only one!!!

Great article!!

Feb
15
2016
Konst.
Konst.

Marlen, thanks for another great read!

@lemonzest
I totally agree!!!
Greeting from a fellow perfume and book junkie ;)

Feb
15
2016
Silk Flower
Silk Flower

Then I must be peculiar, because I do have a favorite fragrance, Addict Dior, and a definite and strict Top 5. Variety does not work for me, I tried it and I felt overwhelmed and tired of having so many.

Feb
15
2016
lemonzest
lemonzest

Asking about one's favorite fragrance is like asking about one's favorite thing to read. The answer: it all depends. Perfumes can be like stories, poems, plays, even nonfiction works.
Sometimes you want light reading, like Thurber essays; go for the delicate aquatic scents. There are days when you feel moved to experience beauty, down comes Wordsworth; time for a Guerlain. Then again, maybe just a silly bestseller, something easy; fruity celebrity gourmand. Or something comfortable to read with tea, like Dickens; a spicy comfort scent. Self-improvement or a book about ultramarathoners; fresh fougeres.
No perfume lover would ask that question any more than a serious reader would ask about one's favorite book.
It all depends. Every scent tells a story.

Feb
15
2016
SorceressOfTheDark
SorceressOfTheDark

Oh how true! But if I tell them I do have a favorite because of memories/my first perfume etc., then in their mind it becomes the only one they'll associate with me, regardless of how many I actually do love. No one will ever understand us. We live on the Isle Of Perfume, continent unknown, where our fragrant society truly understands our moral obligation to constantly sniff out new perfumes on a regular basis, enlarging our library of scents. We wear our perfumes happily, at times changing them 3 or 4 times daily. This is our life in our heavily perfumed world amongst friends. We scorn the word addiction when applied to perfumes. Our supportive network is huge. Education is an important standard here, too, as long as it's about perfume. This is our life here, it's relaxing and stress-free on the IoP. We understand each other.

Feb
15
2016
karrykins
karrykins

All my fragrances ( and there must be about 200 now) are memories in a bottle - I can never bear to actually finish a bottle of any scent because then I will lose that olfactory memory forever . I have the remains of the Ysatis I wore when I was expecting my first baby , the Chloe is wore for the second, the Joy I wore when I got married ( for the second time) , the Obsession my husband loves , the No5 which reminds me of my Mum , the Revlons, Moondrops my best friend wore when she was alive - I could not part with any of them and the list is endless now.
The Coromandel I am wearing because its cold outside and it makes me feel warm, the Femme that makes me feel feisty , the Rive Gauche that reminds me of my days as a single girl about town - you see, the list goes on and on ............

Feb
15
2016
verdigris
verdigris

Marlen, that first illustration cracked me up; I must say, you are extremely well-preserved! If what you are using comes in a jar I want some; if not I'm almost certain it must be illegal.
You're also spot on that favorite/signature scents are difficult for the truly addicted-as I see most of us are. My faves change with the seasons at best and hourly on a difficult day as I often use scent to manipulate my mood. If that's not addiction (or at least self-medication) I don't know what is...

Feb
15
2016
ComfyCat
ComfyCat

I love your Column, Marlen! That's just what the doctor should prescribe on a grey Monday :-D

Feb
15
2016
meissie1982
meissie1982

Great one again! Love all of your articles.

I have a little collection, I enjoy the most of them. But my go to/seems to be Always right is still CK Obsession. I call it my signature, but oh what about my other baby's...D&G By, Reminiscence Oud and Patchouli...

Some friends don't understand why I have so much.Sorry I don't feel the need to explain: just because OK!!!

Feb
15
2016
2lipsinHolland
2lipsinHolland

What a wonderful little essay! I also feel guilt towards my other fragrances when I wear one several days in a row over others. I have quite a few "phases" in my life that I can time travel to with just one whiff of something. Lovely writing...thank you!

Feb
15
2016
karrieann
karrieann

We are kindred spirits! xoxo

My fragrance timeline reads "schizophrenic". Profumum Roma Arso one day, Jean Patou 1000 the next. MAC Violetrix to Frances Denney Hope. Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman to Revlon Ciara. On & on it goes.

I cannot imagine it being any other way.

Feb
15
2016
Q80
Q80

I don't ask these questions so i am not a fragrance JUNKIE :D
I believe when there is a fragrance i love, i wear it anytime, anyplace, and any season, sorry but i couldn't careless about people opinions as long as i am enjoying the smell and i am feeling happy wearing it :D

The worse thing that i keep hearing sellers chanting is "here try this fragrance, it's our best selling" and my reply "Oh ok... Bye" :D

And truly, i can't find a signature scent myself! i mean i have favorites, and fragrances i love yes, although once had a single fragrance i love but NEVER remember that i had my fragrance table to be having a single, duo, or even trio fragrances only, the least i had was around 10 and that's too less for me cause then i was a young kid i couldn't afford more :D
But now, before i buy a single bottle i need to test it once, twice, 3 times, and mostly i go over 20 times of testing before i buy one to know if i really like it cause honestly if a fragrance i bought and didn't like it i won't feel good seeing it between my collection, as a matter of fact i feel sick seeing it standing there :/

Feb
14
2016
sophiesnose
sophiesnose

You're reading my mind!

Feb
14
2016
CrystalLullaby
CrystalLullaby

I can relate to so much of this. Great article. Thank you :)

Feb
14
2016
the big totoro
the big totoro

Yep. Ditto. Variety in every aspect of life. Couldn't have put it better myself. Thanks. I love knowing I'm not alone.

Feb
14
2016
Betsywoolbright
Betsywoolbright

My brain works in precisely the same way―to the point where if I attach a bad memory to a song, an article of clothing, or a fragrance, I can no longer listen to, or wear it (whichever the case may be).
Thank you for the wonderful article, assuring me that I may not be weird after all...or that if I am, that I'm in good company.

Feb
14
2016
drugstore classics
drugstore classics

Marlen, another excellent article. For all of us who cannot believe our own inquisitive and relentless fragrance search, I thank you. <3

Reading this was like a trip into my own consciousness... with one unfortunate exception. I was not really introduced to perfume until adulthood, and I've been attempting to remedy this pathetic oversight in my experience ever since. So many beautiful ( and challenging, and amazing, and engaging, and even OFFENSIVE ) things yet to smell! ;)

Feb
14
2016
emt1986
emt1986

I definitely relate! I love variety to the point of wearing 2 or even 3 different perfumes on most days. I love exploring my favorite notes, and I have many of those. I do, however, feel pretty comfortable saying that my signature is Ciara; I LOVE the smell, it feels very "me," it has presence and makes a statement without being overwhelming to others, and it can fit almost any occasion. It's also so inexpensive that I can stockpile it pretty easily should it ever be discontinued. I don't wear it every day, but probably 2-3 times a week. So, when someone asks what my "favorite" is, I usually just say that to keep things simple and brief, though I have at least 10 others that I consider "must haves," and that number is ever-growing as I expand my collection.

Feb
14
2016
patxaran
patxaran

Thanks for this brilliant article... describes pretty much how I feel about my wardrobe... I try to give all of them opportunity to shine and it is really hard to say what a favourite fragrance could be if you are meant to give only one option! The questions are exactly what I would ask back... it really depends :-)

Feb
14
2016
Thomaso7
Thomaso7

do you mean my favorite? or my most favorite?
:)

Feb
14
2016
OrientalFruityGourmand
OrientalFruityGourmand

I always thought of fragrances like children: I've got my favorite and I announce it loudly! I make sure everyone knows none others measure up no matter how they attempt to please me!

I'm kidding! I don't have children!

Your articles are really great reading! The way you right always put me in a puckish mood. You tell familiar truths with such humor.

Feb
14
2016
Filomena1941
Filomena1941

Oh, and your moth balls photo brought back memories of my grandmother too!
The only time I ever bought mothballs several years ago was when I had a snake problem (a family of snakes living under my cement brick walled patio/porch. Apparently, snakes had mothballs and I strewed them all over that little area...and it did help a little.

Feb
14
2016
Filomena1941
Filomena1941

I have been into fragrance since I was 11 years old, so now it has been decades and decades andI have been asked that question so many times, I couldn't count any more than I can count my bottles (I try but give up by 200)--of course by people who know nothing about fragrance and are really not into it. However, some of them look forward to seeing me because they think I smell great. It is difficult for me to even rate my top 50 or 25 let along my favorite!

Feb
14
2016
ShellsMM
ShellsMM

Thank you also for this article and pointing to my top two conditional follow ups to this question when asked by family and friends about my 'hobby/habit/addiction'.
What I like to wear by time of year is usually easy to explain since there are lots of other things we change seasonally. Time of day stretches just a tiny bit further the same idea. I am working on increasing my knowledge and experience to better share with family and friends when asked in order to use the others in your list. Great point of view!

Feb
14
2016
ysatis
ysatis

At last!!! xpressed in words!!! my true feelings when I'm hearing about my fav.frag! Good set of questions-answers!

Feb
14
2016
mikemuscles21
mikemuscles21

I can totally relate. From Pure Wood to Parfum Satori, intoxication, how can you pick just one. I hate to limit myself. There are so many I enjoy that I would not be able to pick just one.

Feb
14
2016
dormir6
dormir6

Thanks a lot!!!!!!!
I know I am not alone in my ( at the moment) sinfull addiction :-)

Feb
14
2016

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