Is there a perfume that you don’t enjoy as much anymore after reading a damning review?
Is your perception of a scent influenced by the opinion of others?
Did you ever stop wearing something, because of what somebody else said about it?
Unfortunately, yes. I used to wear Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune with abandon in the summer over many years. Then, when I was falling down the rabbit hole into Perfumeland, I read up on my old favorites and promptly found several reviews stating that Pamplelune has a distinct B.O. note.
What??? Pamplelune stinks and I never knew?
I have been wearing a perfume that reeks of sweat and unwashed armpits for years and did not notice? Did others? Apparently this is something several bloggers noticed, so they must be right.
Pamplelune is totally ruined for me. I am afraid of it actually. I’m afraid of wearing something I really enjoyed, because maybe it smells strange to others and I just don’t notice it. It makes me a bit sad. It is not that I have not enough choice in my closet, even for summer, but still… I found Pamplelune to be a carefree and invigorating, uplifting and happy scent I applied lavishly. Apparently I was a walking armpit.
Even if this is not true, and I never got any complaints, the image is burned into my brain and there is no way I could ever wear it again.
What about you? Any old favorites turned to pariahs thanks to a review?