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Odors of the Day: Great Perfumes

Updated on March 16, 2010

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I am definitely not the most feminine woman on the planet, I will get on the house roof to help my husband re-shingle, or help him lay a new floor in the kitchen. A lot of women I know won't even consider these chores. I don't like make-up, I never wear it and as for fancy clothes, I would rather not. I am a tee shirt and jeans kind of girl. But there is one thing I do daily that I love and can't live without. Perfume. I love perfume and have many different kinds that I wear daily and I have my really good expensive scents that I wear for special, and that means I am going bowling on my league or going to a baby shower. One of my sons once said to me when he saw me putting on my musk perfume, " Mom I didn't know your smell was perfume, I thought that was just the way you smelled". That comment made me laugh. There are oodles of perfumes and colognes on the market today and there is a scent that appeals to almost everyone.

Everyday Scents

My favorite everyday scent is musk. I guess this comes from being an adult in the 70's. Musk was a very popular scent in the 70's and I just love it. My favorite is Jovan Musk by Coty. It is not an overpowering scent and stays with you for most of the day. An earthy woodsy scent that I just love. Jovan White Musk is a bit more spicy but a lovely scent nonetheless. Musk oils last longer than a spray and you can choose to go either way. There are some musk scents available for men as well and I just love a man that smells good. I will follow them in a store just to get one more whiff. 

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

Opium is my all time forever favorite scent. I have been using this scent for well over 40 years. I will never get tired of this wonderful scent. I have several friends who use this scent as well. It seems to smell slightly different on each person and I love that about this scent. It is a very powerful scent that to my nose is just lovely. I have put it on and can still smell it the next day, although it is not nearly as strong. So I would suggest using sparingly as it is so strong. Many years ago it was quite expensive but the price has gone down or should I say hasn't risen in price to horribly much. In my opinion way worth the cost. A wonderful scent as it has been around a long time, at least 40 years in my memory. The heart shaped bottle of Opium is a wonderful gift for that special someone in your life.

Blue by Ralph Loren

A new favorite for me is Blue by Ralph Loren. A wonderful scent that stays with you all day. The longer into the day the more I like this scent. It changes as the day goes on and makes me feel like I am wearing different perfumes throughout the day. I was at an auction and a lady was wearing it and every time she walked by I would inhale deeply. Finally I asked her what she was wearing because I had to have it. Ralph Loren has some wonderful scents but this one is just heaven.

Various Perfumes

8 by Abercrombie & Fitch is an outstanding scent. Not to strong but one of my new favorites. I have not been wearing 8 very long but have used half the bottle in a few short months. A light lovely scent that is sure to please. Even my husband loves this one because it's not to strong.

White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor is a wonderful flowery scent. My older sister's favorite. A very popular scent on the market today.

Chanel No. 5 is a timeless perfume. A floral scent that has been on the market since 1921. Truly an outstanding scent that has stood the test of time.

Man Scents

So what woman doesn't like the smell of a man. There are many great scents for men on the market today. A great smelling man is a sexy man.

Polo by Ralph Lauren is a scent that has been on the market for many years. A Polo man is my kind of man. A wonderful scent.

Eternity by Calvin Klein is a woodsy scent that is sure to please. I would love to go hiking behind a man wearing this scent. You can't go wrong if it's Calvin Klein.

Gucci by Gucci is a woodsy scent with a hint of leather. Who doesn't think of a man when one smells leather. A great scent.

Polo Sport is a citrus scent coupled with a scent of the sea for the sports lover.


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    • fishtiger58 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Thanks khmohsin for reading my hub.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks , I really love perfumes ..great information provided by you

    • fishtiger58 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Oh that's a lovely idea. I love my perfumes. Thanks so much for reading my hub.

    • 2patricias profile image


      8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Almost all perfumes make Tricia sneeze, but Pat loves perfume (doesn't wear it around Tricia though).

      Pat says perfume reminds her of times and places. She likes to buy a new perfume at the start of a holiday, then when she puts it on she remembers the holiday.

    • fishtiger58 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Thanks for reading wrenfrost, musk is lovely, I have been wearing it since the 70's.

    • wrenfrost56 profile image


      8 years ago from U.K.

      I like musk too, my favourite is vannilla, nice choice of scents. :)

    • fishtiger58 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Thanks for reading my hub Sage, glad I could be of some help.

    • Sage Williams profile image

      Sage Williams 

      8 years ago

      Great hub, I love to read others opinion's prior to purchasing anything. Especially perfumes, knowing a name of a perfume that someone else likes, is a great starting point.



    • fishtiger58 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      My new fav is that 8 it is just lovely but I will always wear the Opium. Thanks for reading my hub Lady E

    • Lady_E profile image


      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for this Hub. Sometimes, people get overwhelmed with what perfume to buy. It's nice you gave an idea of what they smell like. I use La Femme Hugo Boss now and wouldn't mind trying Channel 5 from your comments. Mmmmh, I'll have to start dropping hints about it for a Valentine gift. lol.


    • fishtiger58 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      You are so welcome, and thanks for reading my hub.

    • liswilliams profile image


      8 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for the education,I love the smells of perfumes as well


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