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Perfume and Fragrances: Smelling Good or Just Plain Smelly

Updated on March 19, 2016

Your Nose Knows


It Makes Scents

Perfume preference is in the nasal passages of each individual person.

I personally like the smell of freshly sawed pine, but some do not. I love the smell in the air after a good rainstorm. I love the smell in my house after I have had the windows open for a few hours.

I do not like the strong smell of certain body sprays. I find myself choking and tasting some perfumes that are heavy in the air. There are some scents that I find that I can tolerate them on others and actually enjoy, but, if I were to wear that same perfume, I would be sick to my stomach in a few minutes. Just a totally unpleasant experience.

Fantastic Scents


Six Scents to Get You Started

There are a few scents that I have liked in the past 30 years. When I was younger, I used to love the smell of Chantilly by Houbigant. My brothers wife bought me a atomizer that contained Charlie. Unfortunately, I found the Charlie fragrance to be too much and it seemed like I was sensitive to it. Almost like I could taste it in my mouth.

My mother would buy general perfume that was labeled Eau de Toilette. I really don’t know what was in it. I am quite certain it wasn’t toilet water, but it smelled good and I liked it. If I look in my stuff, I am sure that I could probably find it and look to see. Seems like I never throw anything away. Personal flaw, I guess.

Lately, I find I like scents that are more spicy. The current bunch that I find the most flattering are:

Heavenly by Victoria’s Secret

Fancy Love by Jessica Simpson

Chanel No. 5 by Jean Philippe Paris

Lucky You by Lucky Brand

Wild Citrus Sunflower by Bath and Body Works

White Tea and Ginger by Bath and Body Works

Lotion is Important Too

The lotions that I have been using have changed over the years. It started back in high school. Wondra was the leading lotion that I liked to use. My mother and sister loved Corn Huskers Lotion.

I love the scents that Bath and Body Works sells. My favorite is Sensuous Amber. Walmart has a few that I have liked as well. My two current Bodycology lotions that I like the scent of are Enchanted Forest and Sweet Love.

I find that the musks and the vanillas do not work with my body chemistry. They probably never have.

My daughter brought me a bottle of lotion from J.R. Watkins from the Naturals Apothecary collection. The scent is Mango. To describe the scent, it is almost a powdered mango scent. I think of sawdust when I put it on. Perhaps it is not a fragrance that most women would prefer, but my father had a woodshop and it reminds me of the boards that would get cut.



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