I suppose I can understand the sheepishness that might come from wearing a "cheesy" celebuscent, but I really don't get why there would be any shame attached to wearing and enjoying a fragrance that's inexpensive. I've always worn Avon scents proudly - it's never occurred to me to be ashamed of them just because they're affordable. (Yves Rocher scents are very affordable, but people don't seem to be ashamed of them - is it because they're French?)
Anyway, I've recently discovered that I love Fancy
by Jessica Simpson! (It reminds me a lot of Euphoria, actually....with a sweet and creamy pink cupcake at the heart!) That doesn't really shame me either, but I do have a bit of a giggle when I get a compliment or inquiry about it. Same with Pink Sugar
. I think it's the fluffy pink and frilly over-the-top girliness of these that makes me feel a bit silly, and the fact that these get so many more comments than my much more "respectable" perfumes. But I'm happy to wear them, and happy to admit it when I do!
Don't get me wrong, there are definitely scents I won't go near because I don't like or respect the celebrity associated with them (I hear you TheLipPrint
) but if I do sniff and like and buy, then I'll happily own up. Actually I have a mini of With Love...Hillary Duff
(!!) on the way to me now, and I have every reason to believe I'm going to love it! I'm also intrigued by lilybelle's Delicious Cotton Candy
....but yeesh, that bottle!!
, I've always been under the impression that WE
are the tastemakers!!