This whole olfactory fatigue syndrome is preoccupying me lately. My problem is that I can not "sleep around" with fragrances and consider the olfactory signature to be a pivotal element in the science of allure. I, for instance, wore Guerlain's Jicky nonstop for almost 25 years, and nothing else. While I still smelled it, I wondered just how much more others smelled it than I did. Recently, in the last five years, I have found Jicky to have become so wan in its constant state of being watered down and neglected under the direction of Thierry Wasser, clearly on a mission to create interest in his own comps and neglect the classics, that I now simply refuse to buy it, or anything Guerlain, and rely on my stocks of vintage, which, thankfully, are quite vast. For about three years now, during the winter months I have been wearing vintage (pre-1983) Bal a Versailles in all concentrations, from EdC to PdT to Parfum. When I began wearing this, I remember thinking it was so strong that just one single spray would last eternally and never come off--a single finger dab of parfum was tantamount to a kind of fragrant tattoo, a permanent stain that would *never* come off--Now that I have been wearing it every winter daily for three years I for some reason feel free to douse myself in the EdC, pump on the PdT liberally, and, not to be outdone, spray three sprays of parfum in the morning, one atop the other. (BaV has the unusual particularity of presenting three different scents all conceived to be worn together, so EdC is different than PdT which in turn is different than P, etc) Now I wonder: Just how stinky am I? It's clear that the Jean Desprez comps are clearly stronger than the Guerlain ones, but the question is: Are they too strong, and am I just suffering from Olfactory fatigue? Recently I "walked into" a mere dusting of ELO's "Rien" and not only could I smell it loud and clear the whole evening through but EVERYONE I passed came up to me and told me that I smelled good--even strangers--so much so that I never wore it again as I don't like *that much* attention. (This from ONE SPRAY that I WALKED INTO) what about, then, literally BATHING in something like Bal a Versailles? Even wearing it to bed? I just can't get enough of it! I'm Addicted! Help!