Are you a zealot when it comes to converting others to perfumedom?
Do you like to inspire others to wear certain scents?
Do you love to go shopping for perfume with others?
Do like to spread your love (and knowledge) of perfume among the uninitiated?
To put it shortly: No, I am not.
I am delighted if I find out about a friend being into perfume too, and I love nothing more than a good chat about perfume, but I don’t talk about it to others who are not into it. At all. I do not try to convert anybody, I do not even make a single suggestion, but I love to give advice if asked.
I don’t know why I am not only not spreading the word, I am positively secretive about it. Probably because people often perceive perfume as being superficial or insubstantive, which couldn’t be further from the truth, as we all know. I suspect there is not just a little bit of snobbism in my being mute about perfume in my everyday life. Part of me thinks, if you don’t know about it, it is your own fault and in ignorance thou shalt remain.
No so nice of me. It is part self-protection (“I don’t want to be seen as superficial.”) and part snobbery (“You have no idea, so I look down on you!”).
But I guess I am putting out the word after all, since I am writing a blog!😉
What about you? Are you on a mission or more into the esoteric idea of perfumista-dom?