Let's get to the root of this feeling. First of all, I panicked today and decided I couldn't stand a scent that I in the past have liked very much. The scent is Bulgari Aqua. It all of a sudden clicked that it is very similar to AdG and I REALLY didn't want that. I mean know one who wasn't scent educated would know the difference between the two scents, and for some stupid (dare I say snobbish?) reason that bothered me. So I got rid of the scent. Other snobbish things? I want to call my friends out on what scents they're wearing, and when I don't know for sure what scent it is, which is most of the time, I wish I did know so that I could call them out. And that's the snobbish part, it's more just to show off my knowledge than to compliment because honestly most people I'm around don't have the greatest taste (IMSO). Lately I've been going through samples of niche scents at an alarming rate. When I don't like a niche scent, I view it as a respectable artistic creation that simply isn't compatible with me. When I don't like a designer scent, I trash it to no end. The problem is I'm worried that if I keep traveling down this road I will eventually stop being able to enjoy the things about scent that I loved so much in the first place. No matter how many niche scents I get into I don't want you guys to let me forget my roots. A*Men, Gucci Envy, Geir. Designer classics! I think we should all remember our roots as we journey further into the wild world of fragrances because enjoyment and curiosity triggered the whole thing. If we act too good for scents we could kill the enjoyment, and if we act like we know everything we could kill the curiosity. I'm all for gaining knowledge but I move that we as a community make a concerted effort to avoid becoming a snobbish bunch.
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5/3/06 at 12:26am