Hey APJ. How are you all doing?
Do you ever blind purchase perfume? Have you ever had regrets over said purchase? Or to make matters worse, did you react negatively to the perfume?
I am not generally a blind buy gal. I wish I could be more spontaneous and just through caution to the wind. I get the itch to pull the trigger on something I really want when it is not available near me. Especially a limited edition that comes up once a year for 1 May.
Le Muguet 2013 by Guerlain: Surprise
Back in 2013 my husband bought Le Muguet by Guerlain for a special occasion. I was thrilled to be able to even try such a delicate perfume. I remember quite clearly dabbing some on, raising my wrist for a quasi celestial experience and recoiling in horror. Le Muguet was, to my inexperienced nose, too brash, cold and green. Immediate regret set in together with a bad case of an asthma attack. One of the notes was not compatible with my lungs. Well, that was that.
Then came the idea that I needed to sell the perfume but alas did not. Giving it away was not really an option because who would have understood the beauty or uniqueness of the perfume if I could not stand it. So in its box it sat in my closet reminding me not to blind buy another perfume.
Two countries later, and here I am in Switzerland with a completely new climate, new trees with their pollen and Le Muguet is six years old. I do not know what tempted me to try it after such a long time, but there it sat in my box from Rotterdam. I took the box out and actually removed the bottle of perfume from the box and I stared at it for a couple of days in a row.
Once I mustered up the courage to try the perfume again, I was blown away by its beauty. This is what lily of the valley actually smells like. It is almost life like in its composition. The harsh opening is gone or maybe I have matured or perhaps it has to do with the climate. I do not know nor care. It is unadulterated pure lily of the valley with a touch of rose and jasmine. It is so tender and caresses my skin lovingly. The composition is exquisite and needless to say I am quite smitten that I did not get rid of the bottle. The lush green landscape of our neighborhood dappled in sunlight reminds me of Le Muguet 2013.
Have you ever experienced a 180 degree change in your reaction to a perfume? To what do you attribute the change of heart?
Until next time.
Oodles of fragrant kisses.