Well, funny, in another blog I found almost the same question: why do people wear perfumes?
I guess the most addictive aspect for me is a thrill of trying something new, an instant gratification of smelling your arm and taking in the mixture of your skin and a perfume (a new test or an tried and true oldie).
I like getting packages in the mail, too.
I also love writing reviews, sometimes being descriptive and precise about the way the fragrance unfolds on my skin, sometimes
Young and bright-eyed I was
My father drove down the winding roads
As the mist filled the air with her scent
Carrying the memories of the coniferous bows
And his gentle voice would speak
Of the beauty of the forest
A love of the wilderness
And something I could carry with me
Forever in my heart
Profumum - Oxiana
Powerfully green at first, edginess gives way to creamy myrrh.
Mysterious lavender comes and goes.
The fairies come out to play. Dancing in the dappled light.
Notes: Musk, patchouly, opoponax, myrrh
Updated 31st December 2011 at 08:55 PM by kumquat
Originally Posted by kumquat
Serge Lutens - Iris Silver Mist
Rooty and dark; a mist envelopes.
The fairies are lulled to sleep by the potion of love.
Iris Silver Mist includes notes of iris, clove, cedarwood, sandalwood,
vetiver, white amber, labdanum, musks, benzoin, incense.
I bought Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin the first time I smelled it. I think the strong appeal was largely the anise and licorice notes in the fragrance. Both of these notes are due in good measure to the presence of anethole, a component of natural essential oils present in anise, fennel, licorice, star anise, and anise myrtle; it is also closely related to isomer estragole, a fragrance factor abundant in tarragon and basil.
Another of my anise favorites is Serge Lutens Douce Amère,