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Who do you wear your perfume for?

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YetAnotherNC Wed 27-Jan-16 20:26:25

I've recently re-discovered a deep love for fragrances and perfumes. I love wearing them for myself, depending on or to enhance my mood. If I'm sad I might wear something I find meditative and soothing, if I'm happy I might wear something powerful and energising. I just wondered, who do you wear and choose your perfumes for? I have one which my other half Hates, but I love, and I wear it when I'm in bed alone or on my own in the day because it makes me feel good. I'm wondering whether buying a whole bottle is rather indulgent if I don't get to wear it "in public". Is style and beauty important when you are alone???

Talcumsoul Wed 27-Jan-16 20:29:28

I wear perfume for me. Just me.

JaceLancs Wed 27-Jan-16 20:30:32

Yes I buy perfume for me and choose which of the many I have based on mood, occasion, time of day and what clothes I'm wearing
I will wear ones DP loves or has bought me but only when I want to
The only time I avoid a particular scent is where someone I know has some kind of sensitivity to it

ChesterFuckingDraws Wed 27-Jan-16 20:32:33

Just me!
DH has two that he isn't keen on so I avoid them if we're going out but i generally just wear what I want when I want it we don't go out all that often

LordOfMisrule Wed 27-Jan-16 20:33:20

Me, obviously. Same person I make any beauty choice for confused

FrustratedFrugal Wed 27-Jan-16 20:33:48

Completely for myself. I pick office-appropriate ones and classics for daytime, and test new weird conceptual stuff at night when I'm alone. I have a mix of samples, minis, decants and FBs - samples are just as lovely as a full bottle.

Cel982 Wed 27-Jan-16 20:35:01

Me, mainly. But I wouldn't wear one that my OH found really unpleasant, that would seem a bit inconsiderate.

ppandj Wed 27-Jan-16 20:36:30

I wear one perfume for all occasions. I love it and it suits my skin, I often get complimented on it! I don't wear it for anyone but me, as it happens DP isn't that keen really. I love the smell though!

LaurieFairyCake Wed 27-Jan-16 20:39:49

I'm a total perfume tart, have about 50

My current 2 favourites are my Jo Loves ones - pink vetiver, lavender and cedar shards. They are so lovely.

mayflyaway Wed 27-Jan-16 20:40:45

just me!

'Nice' (subjective as that is) smells are pretty much guaranteed to lift my mood.

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Tiggeryoubastard Wed 27-Jan-16 20:42:13

Me. Although at work I don't wear perfume because of my job. I love my perfume.

73dexter Wed 27-Jan-16 20:42:55

I wear perfume for myself. My dh has no sense of smell so it makes no difference to him!

YetAnotherNC Wed 27-Jan-16 20:53:08

I think perfumes can be your ally - I've been having a really shit time recently and perfumes have been a little world of escape to me. They make me more sure of myself, comfort me, reinforce me. I think I might be wearing them a little like battle armour at the moment!

mumsnit Wed 27-Jan-16 20:53:16

Me! Although it's always nice when you get a compliment about it.

I match mine with my mood too and with clothes. I tend to see fragrance as colours (strange I know) so often instinctively reach for a particular scent depending on what I'm wearing!

Shame your OH doesn't like the one you love...

YetAnotherNC Wed 27-Jan-16 20:57:55

The one I love but OH hates is Papillon Salome and it's a bit of a roaring musky beast of a perfume, so I can see why he might not like it... But I still love it.

LovelyFriend Wed 27-Jan-16 21:38:05

absolutely me!

though I am aware that others can smell it, so if someone doesn't like a particular perfume I'd avoid wearing it around them. there is one I don;t wear to the office as my colleague isn't keen, but he likes the others I wear (we share an office).

I have a friend I don't see vey often, who is chemically sensitive and I would not wear any perfume if I was spending time with her.

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