Gracious! Really? The counter person was identifying scents on the wind? And you didn't recruit her for Basenotes?
Lovely is a particularly queer one for me. All I could smell before, during and after application, was lemons, but not a lemony fragrance I cared to wear (as opposed to other lemon scents I'm crazed for). So maybe there's some component of Lovely that some of us can/can't pick up on.