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Who Do You Wear Perfume For?

Lately I can't get enough of Narciso Rodriguez For Her. The perfume was released in 2003, but it took five years for me to realize how well it envelops musk with flowers. Love it. But when I brought a sample home, Mr. Bella complained that it smelled like an ex-girlfriend of his. Even worse, he (incorrectly!) grouses that it's an "old-lady scent."

I disagree with his opinion of the perfume, and while I don't wear it when we're on a romantic date, I still plan to buy a bottle to wear elsewhere. This whole situation has me wondering: When you choose a perfume, who do you have in mind? Yourself? Your dates? A certain occasion? Or is it something else completely?


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dazzleme dazzleme 8 years
I wear fragrance for all of the above reasons. Predominantly for myself and whatever prospect(s)I have in mind, but yeah, for all of the options. When someone other than yourself reinforces your fragrance choice, it's a major confidence booster.
katie_c katie_c 9 years
i wear fragrance for both myself and my man. wearing a pretty fragrance empowers me and my boyfriend likes it too. luckily, two of his favourite scents are two of mine as well.
crazyana crazyana 9 years
i wear perfume for ME and people around me! for me its realy important whats the people idea bout how i smell.ive been wearing GLOW for years and i still get compliment for gonna buy DESEO soon! ;)
tigerfire21 tigerfire21 9 years
Yeah, I wear it mainly for my bf (who always smells amazing, for the record) and also for myself. Mintie, you are right on about the purple hair. I too had purple hair once, and it was one of the coolest things I've ever done with it.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I love Dirt, Marcella.
darlene darlene 9 years
I wear it for myself
soleilbell soleilbell 9 years
Strictly for me. I really don't care if anyone else hates the scents I wear or would prefer if I wear something else.
jconcep jconcep 9 years
all of the above.. which essentially means i wear it for me. hehe.
GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 9 years
I love to wear florals, but my beau goes wild for musk on me. As much as i love my heady florals, i don't smell the scent on myself after a while anyway, so whenever I'm with my bf, I wear musk. It's always worth his reaction of not being able to keep his hands off me.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
Only me! If I like it that's all I need. Usually hubby likes my taste especially since I am picky about scents. Bella, I love Narcisso Rodriguez Her also. I got a sample from Sephora and fell in love.
linday_love linday_love 9 years
for me when i'm single and i don't care for crushes.If i really love a guy i can sacrifice
cupcake_ cupcake_ 9 years
Myself! My bf liking it is just an extra:)
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I have 4 or 5 different perfumes that I rotate between. I can't wear any except my Tresor around my daughter or she starts sneezing and gets a headache. But, the others I wear when I am not with her. My husband's favorite is eternity, but I don't like it that much. I do wear it mainly for him if we go out to dinner or something. He also loves Tresor too. But, most of the time I wear the ones I like...Ed Hardy, Betsey Johnson, and my Juicy Couture.
theovercoat theovercoat 9 years
For myself, always. I like to coordinate my scents with how I feel that day, what I'm doing, and what I'm wearing. Today was a very nautical-inspired look, so I mixed some Marc Jacobs Cotton with his Daisy scent. I tend to wear Daisy, CBIhateperfume's In the Library, Lush's Silky Underwear, or YSL's Opium depending on how I feel.
ammura ammura 9 years
for moi...but when i am looking to buy new scents, i am careful, because my hubby is allergic to strong scents. i tend to like light subtle scents. some of my favorites: sjp's lovely body mist,yves rocher eau de parfum in gardenia. i also love wearing essential oils!
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
i wear scents 4 fiance looooooooves when i wear chanel, esp allure and #5.
Anabellatc Anabellatc 9 years
Both myself and my partner...i love smelling good, but love even more when he can't get enough of my perfume! Especially when he smells something similar and says it reminds him of me :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Myself. I mean who doesn't like to smell good?
Mintie Mintie 9 years
I find it funny that people wear or do things for other people. I wear perfume because I love the scent, have purple hair because I like it, carry my YSL Muse bag because I adore it... and I love each of my 150 pairs of shoes, and I wear them for me. There will always be someone who loves it and someone who hates it... what do I care?
juliarose23 juliarose23 9 years
I like to smell good, and if other people can't handle that particular scent, too bad for them.
norajeans norajeans 9 years
I wear one for myself, one for the significant other, and another for special occasions. But yeah the boy doesn't like my personal scent either but I wear it anyway.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i wear it for myself, but i consider my fiance's tastes, where i'm going and the season. my go-to scent is dior addict, which is too heavy on a lot of people, but just smells yummy, creamy and light on me. my fiance loves it, but i'm looking for something fresher for the summer. i have a very sensitive nose, so it's hard to find the right fragrance, but even still, i'd never wear anything that he truly hates. i second the narcisco rodriguez for her pick--it's a very sexy scent.
marcella marcella 9 years
i wear a lot of demeter fragrances because i hate the more commercial scents. i like to wear interesting scents that aren't totally popularized (today i'm wearing demeter's dirt scent). my husband is very sensitive to scents, so i try to wear things that don't make him sneeze!
emalove emalove 9 years
Me! I definitely choose what I like and am drawn to...and my husband usually likes the scents I choose, which is a plus.
doogirl doogirl 9 years
I very rarely wear perfume. It's just not my thing. I get a bottle of Chanel No. 5 and Lancomb's Tresor every year for Christmas, and I may wear each one twice that year. I've got a sensitive nose, and I don't like when I have too much fragrance.
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