On occasion, I try to be a perfume snob. Honestly, I suck at it. I have a hard time naming specific notes and often smell things that no one else does anyway.
Daphne sniffs to the beat of her own drum.
Rumeur came my way as one of several mainstream perfumes ordered during a recent 15% off frenzy.
After smelling it on a scent strip, I promptly put it away, because on paper, Rumeur is artificial and plastic, like a rose at the dollar store with the Gumby stem.
But on my skin, wow!
Even though it starts as a pleasant-but-generic white floral, Rumeur becomes more and more interesting over time. Rose is there, but so is jasmine and a hint of Fracas without the licorice.
And hello, strawberry daiquiri.
In addition to all that, it's...green. This surprise element keeps teasing me throughout the day, like a rogue dandelion in a petunia patch.
Rumeur has nice sillage and great lasting power. Something about today's rain brought out the best in this perfume and also assured me that the green, gorgeous days of Spring are right around the corner.
Daphne has a new little friend.
What perfumes have surprised you lately?
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