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?