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.
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Saturday Question: What Fragrance Do You Wear For Dinner or Movies?
Intimate situations and eating, both can be ruined by an excessive application of scent. Food tastes can be changed if all you can smell is a shitload of oudh or white flowers. What about sitting next to someone in a theatre and all you can smell is great gouts of aquatic, sugar or resinous stank. Sitting very close to someone in enforced intimacy can be brutal if that person is wearing huge, annoying or super projective fragrance. So what are a couple of your Go-To close quarters perfumes? Fragrances that are lovely yet not overpowering or obnoxious? You can smell good without attacking those around you with scent, so give me some hints of your best bets.
My best advice I was ever given was to fragrance myself at least an hour before a food or close quarters event. That gives most fragrances the burn off time needed to become up close friendly. Also, moderation helps. I’m a natural over spritzer so sometimes just two shots on the chest is enough.
1957 is a funny one. I often say “Most of it is everything I think I hate in modern perfumery. It’s basically No 5 with all the interesting and perfumey bits removed and only the functional fragrance left.” Yet it is also a constant delight for me. Easy going, wearable and comfortable yet buttoned up enough to be formal. It isn’t a statement fragrance, doesn’t ever shout or screech, and never overpowers the food or date. CHANEL 1957 is still beautiful and I enjoy the ride it takes me on. A perfect up close choice.
Rahele by Neela Vermeire Creations
Osmanthus and leather with a bunch of extra trimmings. A thoroughly new fragrance, it gives me shivers of pleasure throughout its wear time. I wore Rahele on my wedding day because I wanted to smell fabulous but also wanted not to overpower the event. It always smells poised and has excellent, low key, longevity. That mossy leather dry down is to does for and Rahele is the sleeper of the Neela Vermeire Creations line. I wear it at least as much as all the others put together, look how much air is in that bottle.