Does your Significant Other enjoy perfume? Or are they neutral?

    Does your Significant Other enjoy perfume? Or are they neutral?

    post #1 of 23
    Thread Starter 

    I had a conversation with the hubby recently where I learned that all the different scents I've been experimenting smell the same to him!  EGADS!  Well, I was more wearing them for me, but I was certainly surprised to learn this.

     

    He said these are his criteria for liking it. 

     

    a. it must smell pleasant

    b. it must not smell too strong

     

    That is pretty much it.  He seems to have no strong opinions about notes that smell good or bad.  He just doesn't like strong.

     

    So how about you?  Does your SO get into your perfume thing or not really?

     

    It was a revelation to me to realize just how much I wear my scent for me alone.  People who aren't perfumistas could care less.


    Edited by danieq - 10/22/13 at 5:34pm
    post #2 of 23

    My GF always compliments me for smelling good, and always asks what I'm wearing.

     

    She doesn't wear fragrance, herself. She says perfumes irritate her skin. Recently, though, she said she wished she could; thanks for reminding me, I need to research alcohol-free perfumes! :D

    post #3 of 23
    My wife enjoys perfume.
    post #4 of 23

    We men are simple creatures..

    Food-Sex-and liquor satisfies most of us..

     

    And a good massage..

    The SO compliments me majority of the time

    post #5 of 23

    Simple - She loves the ones she likes: Chypre Palatin, Songe d'un Bois d'Ete, Sycomore, Yatagan, Zino Davidoff, Bois d'Orage, Yohji Homme, Jubilation XXV, Egoiste, a few others. Says something about them all the time. And she doesn't like the ones she doesn't like. Says she must get past them in order to get to me. :-)


    Edited by pluran - 10/22/13 at 6:44pm
    post #6 of 23
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by danieq View Post


    It was a revelation to me to realize just how much I wear my scent for me alone.  People who aren't perfumistas could care less.

    Me too. I've come to realize that it is a very self-centered hobby. Even those who wear scents to try to create an impression on others are really trying to turn the focus of the world onto themselves.

    My wife tolerates it, but prefers me not to wear scent around her. If it is unobtrusive she won't say anything.
    post #7 of 23
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    Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post


    Me too. I've come to realize that it is a very self-centered hobby......

     

    For me they're basically just a vice, something beautiful, intelligent, a kind of drug. The rest of it is mostly irrelevant.

    post #8 of 23
    My lady likes fragrances. She's not as crazy as I am about them, but is a fragrance fan also.
    post #9 of 23
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    Originally Posted by danieq View Post
     

    It was a revelation to me to realize just how much I wear my scent for me alone.

     

    Absolutely. Mr teardrop thinks that most of my perfumes smell like "old lady". l just laugh & wear them anyway. l guess l really do wear perfume just for myself! :wink:

    post #10 of 23

    My wife dislikes my obsession, but she's a sommelier and is very sensitive to smells.

    post #11 of 23
    Mine is so so. She has 3 bottles. Escada marine groove, Jessica Simpson fancy love, and Calvin Klein euphoria. Honestly I don't like any of them. Marine groove is ok but the other 2 remind me if an old lady. With so much out there I want her to test the waters, but she has no interest...oh well I'll keep trying!
    post #12 of 23

    My husband used to think they all smelled alike-- and good-- but since he started buying fragrance for himself, he asks me what perfume I have on.  Most of the time he doesn't know unless I tell him, though.

    post #13 of 23

    My husband would be happy if I smelled like clean skin from the shower and nothing else.  

    post #14 of 23
    My BF always asks what I'm wearing and then says, "yum" or something similar. He was really pleased when I dove into this hobby/obsession a year ago.
    post #15 of 23
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    Originally Posted by purplebird7 View Post

    My husband would be happy if I smelled like clean skin from the shower and nothing else.  
    A provocative statement if I ever read one.laugh.gif
    post #16 of 23
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    Originally Posted by pluran View Post
     

     

    For me they're basically just a vice, something beautiful, intelligent, a kind of drug. The rest of it is mostly irrelevant.

    Exactly.

     

    I don't wear scent that my SO despises, but I wear whatever pleases me and gives me a sort of dreamworld feeling, an additional aura in which to surround myself that reminds me of who I am (or wish or imagine myself to be).

    post #17 of 23

    He only likes one perfume, the one that he buys me every year over the holidays (Hypnotic Poison).  I wore it for many years and have always enjoyed it, but once I got into this hobby and stretched my wings, he's approved of two, maybe three fragrances out of hundreds.  [I recall him being "good" with Prada Amber and Angel Violet. He approved of Tubereuse Criminelle (thank god!), but then changed his mind within 24hrs. :embarassed:]

     

    If it were only as simple as not liking the scent, but he also has some sort of allergic reaction that makes his face turn red and nose shut down.  I'm resigned to enjoying my bottles when he's not around and I GO NUTS with the atomizer, like a dog getting off the leash.

     

    post #18 of 23