Which perfumes took you ages to “get”?
Are there fragrances you only liked at first but then developed over time in to full blown love?
Do you find that you end up wearing these perfumes even more than those that were love at first sniff?
Does it often take you a while to get to know a perfume and fall for it?
Or are you dismissive if a sample doesn’t really grab you on the first time of testing?
If a perfume has a great reputation with people I trust and I fail to fall for it on initial testing, I will repeatedly re-try it over time to see if I can get what they do. If I really don’t like a fragrance on first trying it, I probably won’t persevere. Otherwise I will come back to it every once in a while to see if my feelings have changed.
The first time I tested my sample of Osmanthe Yunnan I found the idea appealing but it was just too dry for my tastes. Luckily the Hermessences are available in large 4ml samples so over several years I would come back to it in the summer and see if things had changed. Guess what? This was the year it clicked. So much so that we’re talking full bottle love and I can’t understand what took me so long.
Which perfumes have you had this experience with?