There are so many perfumes on the market how do you choose yours?
Do you choose it because it smells lovely on a friend, because it reminds you of something or someone. Do you go to the store and try all the testers until you find one you like. Or have you used the same perfume for years and stick with it no matter what?
I ususally try the testers, though not too many at once or I lose track of which is which. I have three favourites at the present time; Jo Malone 154 Cologne, Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan and Roma by Laura Biaggioti. I have been tempted to try perfumes which have attracted me when worn by a friend but then found they smell totally different on me. I have had men ask what perfume I am wearing and say "I must get some for my wife/girlfriend it's fabulous". I always advise them not to because it will probably not smell the same but, more importantly, you don't tell your wife/girlfriend you bought her a perfume that smelt fabulous on another woman!!
I do think you get what you pay for with perfume, the cheaper ones may smell nice but they don't last so you use more because you have to keep refreshing. However, the most I have paid for a perfume is in the £50 bracket I couldn't justify spending any more than that, and that is usually as a Christmas or Birthday present from MWM. I can't say the packaging is important although a pretty bottle is nice. I would love to go to France to a real Perfumerie and have a perfume blended especially for me.
What is your favourite perfume and why did you choose it?
Thursday 12th April
Feeling good today.