I have shopped with another fellow BNer who, along with a sales associate, applied Fico di Amalfi. It smelled beautiful on them, but there was no disguising the repulsed expression when my BN friend smelled my arm.
I am bitter or sour. I am probably not alone, biologically speaking, and I have hypothesized that this is why many people never take up fragrance wearing and why I was so late in discovering the pleasures of bottled scents.
Every three years or so, I ask a question like this, and have yet to find an answer: Is there a single-note-type of scent I could use to compensate for my scent shortcoming? A simple scent like Jo Malone Orange Blossom almost "fixes" my skin, but something with even less personality would be preferable for layering with, say, Jean-Louis Scherrer, a bitter green chypre.
Yes, this is a weird and perhaps unanswerable question.
Yes, I really have sampled more than a thousand fragrances.
No, I don't guzzle vinegar on a daily basis.
Thanks for listening.
Go, talk amongst yourselves.