Friday, June 4, 2010

Perfume and Mutants

Have you ever fallen head-over-hills in love with a perfume only to wear it again later and wonder, where did the love go?

B-man would say that I change my mind often, about most everything.  That is SO not true.  Well, maybe.  Okay, it's true.   

Regarding perfume, it's not that I change my mind, necessarily, but rather the perfume itself seems completely different than it did before, mutated like Wolverine.  Eau du Soir by Sisley and Femme by Rochas are perfect examples of this phenomenon.  

Last summer, I was mesmerized by Eau du Soir, regaled by its green, rosy, chypre goodness. Even Luca Turin's dismal review couldn't stop me.  A few nights ago, remembering its previous glory, I spritzed again and sat on the deck, waiting for the magic to happen.

Eau Du Soir is a cheap, plastic biatch.  

And Femme, tried again recently after months of my thinking it was the epitome of sensuality, is now overly sweet and cloying with a drydown of...crotch, really.  I'm just sayin'.

Where DID the love go?  Is it hormones, attention deficit or what?   And will it come back?  

Perhaps I'm the Mutant. 


  1. Unfortunately, from my experience, that happens often enough. I think as we smell more and more, our noses evolve and our interests and tastes change.
    I'm sure there will be something new and better this summer. :)

  2. Noses are funny old things. Last year - about December, I tried J'Adore by Dior and thought it was a pretty nice, sophisticated scent. Now, six short months later all I can smell is melon when I try J'Adore. Funny how much my nose has changed.

    I agree with your origianl comment about hormones too. For me - a lot of it is to do with hormones. Your appreciation of a scent goes up and down with the month. Some days you might want a nice strong fragrance as you can't smell much at all. Other day, even the most subtle smell seems overwhelming.

  3. both Ines and MPL have great points. I'm almost afraid to go back to some of the scents I really enjoyed six months ago!

  4. Ines, MPL and Bloddy Frida, thanks for your comments. Glad to know this is typical for others, too. It makes sense that our noses continue to evolve over time.

    Good to hear from you!



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