Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
- Vintage Fendi
- Le Male by JPG
- Blonde by Versace
- Vintage Miss Dior EdT
- Vintage Mitsouko EdT
Last Weeks Winner: Brigitte
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Saturday Question: What Is Your Fragrant Suit Of Armour?
I think we all have at least one of these. A fragrant suit of armour that can help you face the world, gives us some backbone, helps us navigate the various life treacheries and buoys us. It’s fascinating to me how a little spritz of invisible can suddenly give me courage and a sense of purpose you could bounce rocks off. Maybe it’s mind over matter but whatever it is, I’ll take it and run. So today we would like to know what you use. Is it bold fragrance, steely, metallic or warm? Maybe a particular brand gives you the impetus or a perfumer? Are you inspired by the fragrance only? Today let’s discover what others use in a bid to find some extra armour for lifes tough times.
OK, different times in my fragrant journey have produced a variety of Suits Of Armour. Early on it was Fendi, the original. I remember when I first discovered Versace Blonde and it’s lavish white floral extravaganza would be a total power scent, extra points at the time for it being so outrageously feminine and I would wear noodles of it in boy mode. Le Male by JPG had a few good years, Gucci Envy Man and the eternal Shalimar all had years as my Go-To for presence.
Nowadays it seems to be vintage Miss Dior and Guerlain Mitsouko that have dropped into the role. It must be my era of the power chypres. Something about both of their original top note rush gets my blood pumping and a bit of adrenalin flowing. Suddenly my back is straighter, head a little higher and my self consciousness falls away. While not quite turning me into a tiger there is an added element of steel. Also these two scents are moderately diffusive and give my own aura an added dimension of scent, not a wall of it but a cloud.