Have you noticed that your taste in perfume has evolved over time?
Did you start out liking one type of perfume and ended up liking something very different?
Are you pleased with the progression?
Can you think of examples of perfumes you couldn’t imagine loving but now adore?
Or have your tastes pretty much remained static?
In the early days when I discovered I loved chypres, that’s pretty much what I stuck to. I couldn’t imagine ever liking white florals in particular. However, several years down the road I am craving Dior’s New Look 1947 with its luscious tuberose and jasmine blooms. It’s just so darn pretty and that’s no longer a dirty word for me when it comes to perfume.
I also didn’t think I’d find a rose perfume to love because in my ignorance I thought they were old-fashioned and dull. Since then I have found a number of wonderful rose perfumes including Frederic Malle’s Editions de Parfums Une Rose, Tauer’s Une Rose Chyprée and Parfumerie Generale’s Brulure de Rose.
I am very pleased with this turn of events because it opens up new worlds of perfume and keeps things interesting. Not so good is the way my tolerance for sweetness in perfume has practically fallen through the floor. I don’t know why this has happened or if it’s a permanent change but I can’t even wear my much loved 31 Rue Cambon at the moment because the level of sweetness is too much.
How has your own taste in perfume altered?