What wonderful stories! I'm thankful I grew up in a somewhat "fragranced family" too.
I loved giving my dad fragrances as gifts, and would spend a lot of time with my mom finding the "right" one for him. Although I know that he really enjoyed a few different ones, (particularly by Guerlain!) I found that he always kept a small bottle of good ol' 4711 in his briefcase!!! lol... But my mom would nag him if he wanted to wear a fragrance marketed for women-- she was not as open minded and thought it was not "proper" and it would embarrass her if people figured it out.
Frou Frou, I think you solved the saddle mystery, lol! That explains the weird dots. I really should have my eyes checked again...
BTW, great sig line, too.
Hmmm, I'm at a loss for this sync-- either I am a chronic undersprayer, or no one likes anything I wear! I have received most compliments wearing my random lemongrass EO blends, or Opium, which is strong even with one spray.