It is Monday again! The Monday where finally my routine should be back. P., my older son back at the nursery, my husband back at the surgery, only little N. and I staying at home. I say should, because we all suffer from food poisoning. I feel like the walking dead, and I look the part too 😉 Hopefully tomorrow we are cured and back to normal. Finally.
But moaning doesn´t help, on to the Monday questions now, distract me from my suffering with your lovely answers 😉
Do you have a particular perfume or note even, you could or would never wear?
Why is that?
Do you have any bad associations with particular fragrances?
Are you afraid to wear certain perfumes?
Surprisingly my answer to these questions changed dramatically over the last year. Ask me last January and I would have presented you with a very long list of “verboten” perfumes. The reason is that I was way shyer, way more inexperienced and obviously way less adventurous than I am now.
Ask me now and I still have a few no-goes left though, we´ll see how that develops over the coming year 😉
I can´t wear anything too musky, I mean dirty musky. Like Muscs Kublai Khan for example, or Parfumerie Generale L´Ombre Fauve. I search for a more gentle word, not finding it, I have to say: they stink! I find those two to simply reek to high heaven 😉
I am sorry, if that offends anyone. I am absolutely certain both are ravishing on other people, just not on me (yet, see above).
Another group of perfumes I can´t smell are big 80ies fragrances like Safari by Ralph Lauren or 24, Rue Faubourg, because they remind me of an English teacher of mine (who did a good job, as evidenced by me, if I may entirely un-humbly say so ;)), but reeked of big, big PERFUME. If she came close, one would see stars.
Am I afraid to wear certain perfumes? I am still very respectful when it comes to perfumes that are personalities on their own. That are hard to break in, so to speak. When I fear to be worn by my perfume instead of the other way around, that is a good reason to stay away. Examples would be Carnal Flower, Joy or Mitsouko.
What about you? I can´t wait to hear about your no-go perfumes!
Have a great start into the new week!
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