My relationship with scents is very special because of my sensitivity. I feel each perfume more than a regular person. This clearly has two sides, I can hear all the notes of the fragrance and enjoy it or… I can become sick, if the perfume is not to my taste.
What is really interesting, my liking of a person depends on if I like his/her perfume or not. Yes, it can be some expensive fragrance, but if it doesn’t resonate, it’s a turn off. On the opposite, people who use the perfume, which I find very pleasant, are so dear. Even strangers feel like some family members, someone whom I can trust and open up myself.
There’s also the third category – people who don’t use any perfume. With this category, I feel like I can’t get the full picture, something is missing, the puzzle is not complete, as if a part of identity (in my world) is missing.
I also react strongly, if a person that I know changes the perfume. It’s shocking. I immediately get the alert that there’s some missmatch, that as if there is a new person in front of me.
What about myself, using perfume? I love particular scents, and I use them even if I do groceries. It’s a part of the outfit. Without a perfume, I feel naked. Although I expect other people to use the same fragrance through the lifespan (I’m exaggerating, of course), I’m still searching for my perfume. Of course, there are scents which I like a lot, but I just can’t use them forever. I need a change. Also, scents bring me a lot of memories. If I was using a nice perfume during trouble moments in life, I don’t want to use it when I am fine. I don’t want those memories to occur. So, my search is still going on.
What’s your relationship with perfume?