I am reasonably crap at perfume, it took me years and years to get into it and I still don’t really understand the top notes / middle notes / base notes bits in the perfume and the only things that I know I like are musk and rose smells. I am also aware that the BodyShop White Musk is not a sophisticated perfume as it has just one note and not as interesting as it could be. That’s pretty much it.
I am a big fan of the lovely Bonkers about Perfume and her sensible and interesting advice on perfume. I have purchased, on her advice, Lalique’s Bella Flora and it really is quite quite lovely. It lasts much longer than my Narcisso Rodriquez on my skin as well. I have also purchased a few other bits and pieces to try.Including Jovan White Musk – which is lovely and light and summery, Vivienne Westwood’s Let it rock – which is also interesting and ambery and quite strong. I have also bought Agent Provactuer’s original perfume – the one in the pink bottle – which is almost powdery and very floral in nature.
I think I must have skin that eats perfume away as very few perfumes last longer than an hour or so.
The problem with shopping for perfume is that I usually try a few perfumes on my skin, wander around smelling myself for about 15 mins or so and then immediately forget what I have put where and then I have to start all over again. FAIL.