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AIBU to think MIL is being a bit creepy?

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Abbadoo Sat 11-Jul-15 19:37:15

So, MIL and I don't get on well. But that's ok as we don't see much of each other.
Now DH has asked me what the perfume I was wearing 7 months ago, last time MIL and I met, as she wants it for her birthday.

I said her wanting to smell like me was a bit weird.

He says I'm being irrational and should take it as a compliment.

Verdict please (have name changed as may show DH the thread)...

MissBattleaxe Sat 11-Jul-15 19:38:31

Oh just tell him what it was.

Hubnut Sat 11-Jul-15 19:39:12

I don't think it's weird, just means she likes your perfume.

Alibabsandthe40Musketeers Sat 11-Jul-15 19:39:21

I agree with your husband.

MIL and I wear the same perfume.

readyforno2 Sat 11-Jul-15 19:39:23

I think your dh is spot on

humanstain Sat 11-Jul-15 19:39:33

She doesn't want to smell like you, she wants to smell like a commercially available perfume.

Inkspellme Sat 11-Jul-15 19:39:50

I think you are reading too much into it. she likes your perfume. you see very little if each other so it's not as though it's going to be very noticable. yabu

ungratefulfecker Sat 11-Jul-15 19:39:55

It's a totally reasonable thing to ask - she liked your perfume. So sue her. YABU.

firesidechat Sat 11-Jul-15 19:40:15

For a while my grown up daughter and I owned the same perfume. I think I got it first and she admired. I don't think it's that weird.

TurnOverTheTv Sat 11-Jul-15 19:40:31

You're being odd. What if a fried has asked? Would you tell them?

EponasWildDaughter Sat 11-Jul-15 19:40:42

I would take it as a compliment. BUT i wouldn't want her having the same perfume as me. Smell is a personal thing and i only have 2 perfumes i ever wear.

TenPinkFairies Sat 11-Jul-15 19:40:50

Yabu but if it'll ruin the perfume for you then tell dh a different one!

Hissy Sat 11-Jul-15 19:40:55


Or hussy....

Do they still make Tramp?

The idea of your h going into a department store and asking if they sell Tramp, for his mother? Priceless grin

MrsCs Sat 11-Jul-15 19:40:57

hmmmm I think you are a bit creepy for your thought process here

NeedsAsockamnesty Sat 11-Jul-15 19:41:00

Huh yabu.

What on earth is wrong with admiring someone's perfume and wanting some of your own

Iggly Sat 11-Jul-15 19:41:02

Think rationally for a moment. If someone wanted to know, it would be because they like it.

Maybe she's even trying to be a bit olive-branchy!?

KillmeNow Sat 11-Jul-15 19:41:11

She likes the perfume.

I believe other people may also have this perfume and will at times smell like you. Even some people you may know. This is not creepy.

snowglobemouse Sat 11-Jul-15 19:41:53

No that's not remotely creepy confused

saturnvista Sat 11-Jul-15 19:44:31

I would feel the same as you. But at the same time she may not realise you don't want her to smell like you.

Glitoris Sat 11-Jul-15 19:44:52

She's not weird,you're irrational.It won't smell exactly the same on her anyway,individual phermones alter the smell slightly.

I'm guessing you won't have needed that namechange after all,this isn't the resounding MN back-up you wanted to show your dh grin

LaurieFairyCake Sat 11-Jul-15 19:45:02

You just tell her a different one confused

ExcuseMyEyebrows Sat 11-Jul-15 19:45:26

Tell him it was Tweed - smells like cat wee.

Ex-mil used to wear it, along with elnett hairspray which is also perfumed with feline urine.

Hulababy Sat 11-Jul-15 19:45:30

Not creepy.
She liked the smell of your perfume.
That is all.

Sunny67 Sat 11-Jul-15 19:46:07

If a friend or work colleague asked about your perfume would you find that creepy?

Thurlow Sat 11-Jul-15 19:46:55


She liked the smell. Surely that's why people wear perfume, so other people like the smell?

Really, really not weird.

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