On the other hand, women with modern, bold and independent personalities prefer to wear it and have a cheerful side. A number of charismatic women around the world love it. Then, of course, certain notes don't relate so much to an era, but rather seem to be read as a particular moment in life. Dust equals youth or extreme age.
The lily of the valley and the orange tree feel young. Gardenia and tuberose smell luxuriantly and more experienced. The markedly aldehydic flowers float in the “mother phase” of the classic: maid, mother and witch. In a man, tobacco smells old.
But seriously, does any of this matter? One of my co-workers has a t-shirt that says, “Authenticity is always in fashion. That saying also applies to perfume. If you love Youth Dew and you're 15 years old, go for it!. Look what Style Rookie did to dress like a retiree.
The ones you point out are right. There was a woman in the gym today, in her late middle age, who gave off a strong musky scent to wash clothes that she couldn't understand. Although I know people of different ages like Tresor, that's another corporate middle-aged scent for me (a former boss used it often). Diorella is so rare that it is timeless for me, but there is no particular moment in my life that I would point to.
Right now, aspirational for me would be something serene, elegant, that recognizes the life I have led. Anything that isn't chaotic or that flies at night. I've been wearing number 5 a lot lately, but Coco always looks good on me. Amouage Memoir woman, which I wear in winter; Mitsouko, always; anything like No 19, Safari, Chamade and any of the old Guerlains, etc., things that seem to have stood the test of time and come from a more serene, reflective and reflective time.
I suppose very well composed Orientals and classic cypres. My aspiration right now is Amouage Beloved, which I think extends, surprisingly, to Cyprus, Eastern and Green. I carry small pieces of my decantation when I need shoring up. I tend to associate scents with people, rather than with demographics.
It may be because I came of age in the 80s, in a cloud of Taboo and, later, of Opium, so I didn't notice much of the smells of hoi polloi. EL (Private Collection) They are my great grandmother. The stench of B vitamins is another great grandmother, from whom I first inherited Taboo, and now also the smell of vitamin B. Now you're making me think of Rodney Dangerfield in “Back to School”, when he said, “See you when I'm out of class.
Thank you, Ann. I enjoyed hearing your experience and congratulations on your repeated attempts. It's not always easy to get along with her. I always apply it with my arm as far away from me as possible and hold my breath.
I love Jovan Musk for women. Jovan did a first-hand job, really. Too bad you don't see many of them these days. I'll be 35 in September and my collection is everywhere, so I'm not quite sure what “smelling my age” would mean.
My age today smells like L'Ombre dans L'Eau, FWIW. Finally, I remember the scent of 1998, when she was feeling overwhelmed: Clinique Happy, a sillage monster too, but quite cheerful. I still like it in others, although now my taste is closer to that of Calyx. Now I see a lot in thrift stores.
70-year-old women, %3D Opium, Rive Gauche, Je Reviens, etc., which is what mom used when I was little. Eau de Soir, La Prairie, Poison and, Sorry Angela, No. Fragrances that no one around us used are ever more difficult to put on, sometimes timeless. I put on Paris in the late 80s and that seems to me to be the peak of its popularity.
I used to save magazine ads. How I loved those well-groomed women and their clusters of pink roses. I considered myself a serious girl, but Paris must have satisfied a romantic streak that I didn't know I had. Looking back at those ads, I'm surprised that there was something a bit retro about the models' style, almost a throwback to the 1940s.
That would fit with the pink-violet chord that referred to cosmetics from an earlier era. One of the (few) advantages of being new to the world of fragrances is that everything is new. It's quite rare for me to recognize a fragrance in others, so the only reaction I have to it is whether I like it or not, and most of the time, yes. It may be too late to ask in this thread, but the references to Paris reminded me that a colleague wanted a suggestion of rose perfume, since her old favorite, Paris, seemed old-fashioned to her now.
Are there big, pretty roses to replace them? Oh, Jessica knows her rose fragrances inside and out. Have you watched the post “25 rose perfumes that every perfumer should try? It's in the right column of the page. You might have some good suggestions. Created by renowned perfumer Jacques Polge, it was launched in 2001 as a modern interpretation of the classic Coco Chanel fragrance.