Perfumes are the love of our lives, but none the less there are probably a few mistakes in our cupboards.
Are there any full bottle purchases you regret?
Did you ever change your mind totally about a perfume?
Do you ever make a wrong judgement when selecting your perfume in the morning and spend the rest of the day longing for a shower?
Oh, yes. I have been known to make an impulse purchase here and there. I almost always regret a full bottle purchase when I did not test the perfume for at least five times previously. After five outings I really know what I want or what I get myself into, but there are many “sniff once and buy” bottles in my cupboard that I have fallen for immediately only to find out horrified that I was plain wrong in my initial judgement.
Serge Lutens and I have had a stormy relationship from the beginning.
An example: I smelled Chergui, fell in love, got a bottle. I wore it once, it gave me a massive headache, I sold the bottle. Months later, I smelled Chergui, fell in love (again) and bought a bottle (yes, again). I had a few good days with it now, but mostly it still gives me a headache although I love it. What ever will become of me and Chergui, I certainly shouldn’t have invested in a full bottle (twice!)
About choosing the wrong SotD, it drives me crazy to be stuck with something that irritates me for the whole day. Because it seems to be a law that perfumes you don´t like stay on your skin like glue (Hello, Traversee du Bosphore!).
I look forward to hear about your unwanted or neglected bottles!
Have a good start into the new week!
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