Thread: As I mature...
I have begun weeding out most (but not all) of the fragrances I bought because they reminded me of how someone else I admire would smell (a celebrity, a fictional character), or that encapsulate some kind of feeling or atmosphere, and I am keeping those fragrances that remind me of me. I've come to the conclusion that the way to live a happy and successful life is to be yourself, and become more and more yourself. Although I wouldn't knock a "What would _______ wear?" post, I understand now why people don't like them.
Don't know... i buy frags that i love, that I love for me, and not for any other reason.
They remind me of me wearing that single frag, or a situation where I wore that frag. Maybe this is the reason I never buy frags that people around me wear (lucky me, not many friends wear frags or, at least, good frags )
What i'm starting to value is that my fragrance is a part of me, of what I want to project or what i want to feel. I'm starting to feel much more comfortable with my frags and I know them better, i enjoy them much more than before.
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Even the drawbacks of maturing, accumulating experience, persons in my past, unpleasant associations etc. can persuade me to "hold the grudge" against a fragrance for too long.
Under these conditions, if I like a fragrance, there are few, close to no factors whatsoever to keep me away from it.
I have no problem with fragrances that remind me of somewhere or something or someone, as long as I actually like the scent. That last factor - that's the difference between something I have a sample of because I find it fascinating, and something I own a bottle of.
"It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."
I like to seek out scents that would not neccesarly be for me. Because that is what makes me think a bit more, explore and also gets me excited.
Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Nicole Miller (vintage), Opium pour Homme, Oxford & Cambridge, Fahrenheit Absolute, Concentré D'Orange Verte...etc.
Seeking decant/sample of Jil Sander Feeling Man, Bijan for Men EDC, Lanvin for Men, Giorgio VIP, Il Lancetti and other old school frags ....etc. I have samples to swap.
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