Do you have any bottles in your collection that you are not very proud of?
Any “dirty secret” scents?
What are the skeletons in your perfume closet?
As a bona fide perfumista, whether in the stages of first infatuation or well-seasoned, we possess a certain arrogance of what is good and what is not. We tend to look down on some perfumes and elevate others to sometime undeserved heights.
Mainstream or designer fragrances often belong in the first category (many deservedly so!!!). But despite our broader horizons when it comes to evaluating perfume and since we just are aware of many more and better perfumes than the general public (although by no means is all niche good, oh the dreck released today in the name of niche, don’t get me started…), we sometimes are almost ashamed of an old fragrant love in our closets or a much reviled new release justs hits the spot for us.
The perfume I love but try to hide behind more fashionable bottles is Dita von Teese. I like the scent, I like the bottle, I even think Dita the woman is very stylish and elegant, but still, if asked what I wear, I inwardly cringe and wish it would be something else.
Shallow of me? Yes. Stupid even? Probably.
But here I am anyway – confessing.
Your turn now! Please confess about the scented skeletons in your closet!