Help me smell good
May 8, 2012 8:56 PM Subscribe
I would like to adopt a smell that will be My Smell. I want only a partner leaning in close or the person I'm hugging to smell me. I'm interested in hair stuff, perfumes, and all that other fragrant crap, with a strong preference for organic products.
posted by goosechasing to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (42 answers total) 82 users marked this as a favorite
Hi, guys. Although I've always been interested in smells, I recently discovered the oddity known as solid perfume and have since developed a scent fascination. I would like to be associated with a particular fragrance. At the moment, I don't use perfume or any hair products that cost more than $7 for the big tube at CVS. I want to change that. Seriously, I am genuinely interested in your fancy organic shampoos, spritzes, perfumes, lotions, and all manner of smelly goods.
I like scents that are:
- subtle, not overpowering
- not super floral, fruity, sweet, or vanilla
- on the slightly feminine side of neutral
- fresher than straight musk, earthier than fresh linens
- probably not identifiable with your grandma, i.e. no roses or Chanel No. 5
- not patchouli, which is too sharp
It's a vague list. This is because my palate is almost a blank slate, honestly. I am terribly overwhelmed and nauseated by perfume counters, so I haven't ventured very far into the realm yet. I'm prepared to do a lot of experimenting and shopping around before I find the scent that really works well with my chemistry, and because this is kind of becoming a hobby-type project for me, I'm taking a wait-and-see approach to a price point.
So, tell me about that product with the scent everyone loves! I appreciate it.