What got you into this whole fragrance craze anyways? Â*For me, well, I'll tell you. Â*About 6 months ago, a very special girl gave me a gift for my birthday. Â*It was sort of an inside joke, so I assume she didn't expect me to love it, and well, I didn't. Â*It was Tommy Hilfiger cologne. Â*When I got it, without smelling it, my mom made the comment that "all colognes smell like bugspray" (I know, it's an absolutely ridiculous statement). Â*Anyways, hoping to prove her wrong, I opened up my Tommy and sprayed it on. Â*To my horror, it did smell a lot like bugspray! Â*My mom pretended it didn't just to be nice, but I could see through her lies. Â*I mean Tommy isn't horrible, but it soooooo uninteresting and on me hardly detectable. Â*As I smelled it, I kept thinking that there must be something better than this! Â*Thusly, I embarked on my fragrance research adventure. Â*After a few days of research I happened upon basenotes, which fragrance-wise has been the most fortunate event of my life. Â*After reading countless reviews, I decided to try A*Men, because I was intrigued by the controversy surrounding it. Â*When I look back, I think part of the reason I liked it so much (and still do) is because it is on the opposite side of the olfactory spectrum from Tommy, which sparked my quest. Â*I guess you could say the mediocrity of Tommy was inspiring, if that makes any sense. Â*Anyways, ever since A*Men, I have loved fragrances. Â*I have a small collection of designers, and just ordered 15 samples of some of the most well-regarded niche frags so I can get into those. Â*I have been an active member (forum contributor) for only a month or so, which has been a lot of fun. Â*Awesome community. Â*Hope to hear some good stories.
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