Do you feel that some perfumes are too youthful for you to wear comfortably?
Do you find some perfumes remind you of “old ladies” (or gentlemen)?
Do you normally steer clear of brands aimed at the youth market?
Are you concerned that your choice of scent might age you?
Or do you think it’s silly to worry about how age appropriate your scent is?
I do think it’s sad when perfume classics get dismissed as smelling like “old ladies”. However, we all have our own scent associations and I have been guilty of this in the case of Guerlain’s L’ Heure Bleue, which is a real shame. It can be off-putting if a perfume strongly reminds you of the women of your grandmother’s generation.
When I tried the floral chypre Plum by Mary Greenwell a couple of years ago I did feel it was too mature for me, but that doesn’t happen very often with modern perfumes.
In the case of perfumes aimed at teenagers, I avoid the cheaper end of the market because I suspect they will be of poor quality and/or super sweet. The young target market never stopped me testing Shalimar Parfum Initial by Guerlain and I would have bought a bottle if it suited my tastes.
Do age associations play a part in your choice of perfume?