Do your nearest and dearest understand and support your hobby/addiction/interest?
Do you feel comfortable sharing your interest with them?
Do you keep your perfume collection a secret or do you readily display and share it?
Is this a hobby you tell acquaintances about or is it just a topic for people close to you?
Do you feel understood by those who matter?
On the whole I must say I keep my perfume hobby rather quiet (I know I have a blog, but I usually don’t talk about it much, if at all, in real life). Of course my friends know about it, but aside from those who are into perfume themselves, I most often get shaking heads and slightly disquieted looks.
My family, i.e. my parents and parents in law, don’t know at all. I feel I would be judged by them and not in a good way…
My husband bears the brunt of my perfumed life of course and he does so with more or less grace. I get everything from “Please stop wearing this unbearable abomination this instant!” (in reaction to S.S. Farmacia Annunziata Fiore di Riso of all things!!! I ask you!) to “Please wear this more often!” (this in reaction to most Hermès perfumes, so that contributes to my obsession of course).
In general I feel people are more tolerating and indulging me rather than being supportive, but then again that is why I have you guys! 🙂
How is it in your family or circle of friends?