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Compliment seeker vs avant garde perfumista

Most of us buy perfumes based on our own tastes, we spray on a blotter then test on our wrists or clothes and sniff and repeat before we decide to buy something. In some cases we ask a friend or a partner their opinion but mostly it is our own likes and dislikes that steer our purchases. Having said that if we choose something and receive a lot of negative feedback Do we continue to use it or do we subconsciously go off that fragrance?

My friend, a serious perfume guru, was shocked when I decided to stop wearing more than words. He told me that my perfume should be first for my own pleasure. Was I a compliment seeker? No! I wasn’t looking for compliments but I was avoiding negative comments! After all, I remember how painful it is for me to share an office with my colleague who was abundantly spraying hugo boss, so why would I do the same to the others?

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