Sorry again about the lack of responses, Dolly. I suppose it is because we are all different, and a lot of Basenoters love or hate one and the same fragrance, examples include Pamplelune and Merveilles right here on this page. Personally, I did not respond to either of the treads, because each of these two does not excite me much, they are nice and... nothing beyond that!
Now that I have had a chance to try most of the Carons (thanks Tinker!), I can state that Caron people sure did not have my skin in mind while releasing most of their scents, either modern or some decades ago. And they are not cheap, especially Urn fragrances. Look at all the raves about Tabac Blond here and on the Men's side!
In addition to that, I have experienced some hostility from Serge Lutens, MPG, Boucheron, Christian Dior --Shades will tell you I am not lying while saying I have tried and tried and tried to tame Addict, and every time she sees it, she probably thinks "What's so difficult about Addict, my cozy safety blanket?"
, POTL, Keiko Mecheri, and many many others, but I feel blessed that Fendi sisters (not rock-bottom cheap, but affordable!), Sonia Rykiel, Les Copains, Elizabeth Arden, older Dana, Yves Rocher, Franck Olivier, Ted Lapidus, Jean Couturier (Marjorlaine, Lilas Mauve, Keora included) and even Bath and Body Works and Coty (modern Sand & Sable for a cool summer night, mmmmm!
) think about people with my chemistry.
Please do not concentrate on the negative aspects of scent testing and wearing, it is all the matter of perception and there is still plenty of fish in the sea of perfumes. Also, it is a lot of work: sniffing, testing, deciding, and sniffing and testing again... If you happened on just one that you like out of 5 or 10, it is better than none.
Please pm me if you would like to discuss it further or try anything from what I have got.