Today I want to know your feelings on sweet smelling perfumes. Do you like them and do you have favourites? Can you separate out notes? What do you like/dislike about them?
I ask because I am pretty much on the fence with them. A few months ago, I abhorred any of them and refused to try anything deemed sweet by reviewers. As life has it, I have done an about face – sort of. I started wearing some from my mum’s collection (mostly Britney Spears and Avon) to get an idea of what it was about them that rubbed me the wrong way. Ironically, I now own a few girly sweet scents as a result of this research.
I don’t really have a sweet tooth with regard to food, preferring sushi, curries and proteins and salads. Sweet foods are just … sweet. I do not distinguish different flavours like I can do with the savoury ingredients of a lasagne, veggie casserole or a huge salad and find the same with all sweet perfumes. Simply cannot distinguish any difference between Sofia Vergara’s Sofia or Love. Add Poison Girl (edp or edt) to this and all I am left with is a bigger list of the vague ‘sweet’. Every Britney Spears perfume I’ve smelled has just left me with a shrug of yet another generic sweetness. I suspect the fault is mine because my 13 yo son is very good at knowing what I am wearing and he can name what food it resembles.
The Question Of Perfume Sweetness: Yay or Nay?
The other issue I have is that they tell my brain I am feeling satisfied. If I am sated, I do not have my hunger triggers. That spells disaster for me. With weight training I need to keep my calories high for my job. In my work I have to lift a 100kg tyre at any given time, or hoist a 45kg drum onto an axle. Consequently I lose weight too easily, so I have to eat according to a planned diet. If I rely on my hunger pangs, I rarely eat 2 meals a day. I have found a way around this, by wearing sweet perfumes to bed. That way, I have eaten my required intake of food and I can relax with that sated feeling when it is appropriate to.
I admit I do not understand the fascination for wearing ‘yummy’ perfumes. Maybe it is my autistic brain freaking out at the idea of being eaten, like a sweet cake is devoured by my son with gusto. I am not sure I have smelled a sweet scent that isn’t gourmand to some degree. Something in me is disturbed when I read a review of La Vie Est Belle being delicious or scrumptious. I used to think that way about vanilla scents until I happened upon a group that aren’t gourmand.
So, sweet perfumes are not bad, and I will now wear a few. I have a better understanding to why I do not seek them out and I am careful what I wear and when. Over to you now…. What are your thoughts?