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Guess I need to keep track of what I'm thinking of these fragrances

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I haven't really worn perfume regularly in about 15 years. I used to wear it all the time in high school, back in the late 80s/early 90s and that is when most of what I have dates to. I decided to start wearing perfume again, largely inspired by reading the book Perfumes: The Guide. I've been going through what I have a wearing them, to see what I still like. I did purchase Hypnotic Poison yesterday, as Poison is my all time favorite and I really liked Hypnotic.

I'm not great about telling what the different notes are, etc, I can usually just tell if I like something or not! I'm afraid I have an uneducated (and often allergy ridden) nose and rather banal taste. But, I'm trying...

I realized that I really should write down what I think of each perfume after I wear it, or pretty soon I may forget what I'm doing.

Youth Dew:
This bottle belonged to my mother, so it is pretty old (70s maybe?). I only used two spritzes, as it is pretty strong. At first I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but as the day went on, I did like it. Could still smell it at the end of the day and can still smell it on the shirt I put on right after applying it. I'll definitely keep wearing this.

Tresor:
No idea where this sample size bottle came from. Used two spritzes of this and was not impressed. To me it just smelled harsh and chemical. It had faded a lot by the end of the day, but seemed pretty powerful at first. I'll give it another try but not impressed so far.

Poison:
My favorite perfume in high school and I still love it. Used one spritz, worn it to work, no one complained and I smelled wonderful all day. My bottle is probably 18-20 years old (yikes, I dated myself!).

Rosewood:
Bought this and another BR fragrance a year or so ago as the little bottles were on sale. My impression of this was that it was light, sweet and pretty generic smelling.
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  1. kpointer101's Avatar
    I can't pick out individual notes either, unless they're just obvious. Just wear what you like!
  2. shoegal68's Avatar
    I couldn't agree more, I know what I like and have a hard time picking out notes as well.
  3. jayjupes's Avatar
    tresor is an abomination.
    i'm glad someone else is saying so in plain english.

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