"Every woman must have a French perfume". I'm not exactly sure about the origin of this saying in my country but this is what many women seem to believe.
I can't say I'm big on perfume. Partly it's because it's one more thing to remember to put on before running out of the house... Partly, because there are many fragrances that make me nauseous and give me a migraine.
So, perfumes never took too big a place in my life until... cheri N. and I started dating.
French or not, every woman must have a perfume" seems to be his belief. So, he picked one out for me and brought it back from France:
A year and a half later I'm still with my Chance - French for 'Luck'. Out of 3 Chanel Chance scents I like eau tendre the most and don't think I could use the other two.
It's very tender and subtle, super feminine.
If I had to choose something else, I'd go for Premier Jour by Nina Ricci, my Mom's choice. It's also very subtle and tender but more "mature". From my experience I can say that men seem to looove it and often ask what perfume it is . A very mysterious fragrance.
OK, so I've come up with my TOP 2 PERFUMES list:)) only thanks to Mom and N. who introduced me to them. But I don't really explore... sometimes I'd get perfumes as gifts from friends, sometimes I'd ask friends about what they used, sometimes I'd buy something myself but... none of the above has helped me to find a perfect scent that I'd really love. The most I've gotten from it is that a) good perfumes will cost you b) fragrances by Kenzo can be nice on other people but make me nauseous whenever I 'wear' them.
How do you discover new fragrances? How do you find something that is really you? Chance?..