Flathorn, what does "DBF" mean? :-?
To this day I haven't even sniffed Tommy Girl. Guess it's time I give it a try. As for Beyond Paradise, I don't like it. However, one of our former members, who also doesn't like Beyond Paradise, smelled something great on a co-worker and was surprised to find out that she was wearing Beyond Paradise.
No, my mother didn't either. But neither did I until a few years ago when I discovered a fragrance chat site. Independence Day! I never even knew there were fragrance categories/families until that time. I wore what I loved to smell and I still do. Even today it's rare to find people who discuss fragrances as we do, except online, of course. And perfume blogs are cropping up almost daily.I don't recall my mother and her friends saying the kinds of things we say about perfumes now... I do miss being able to just put on a floral, and whether it was outstanding or not, at least it was pleasant.