Here’s how the week played out:
Monday: Nerola Orange Blossom by
$19.95, available at Whole Foods Market, received 2 compliments Pacifica
Tuesday: Serge Lutens Chergui, $expensive$, zero compliments
Sante Tilleul, $27 for a big bottle/100ML, 3 compliments, and one woman in ladies room asked what it was and wrote the name down Provence
Thursday: Gucci Envy, average cost, 1 compliment
Friday: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower, $expensive$, 4 compliments
Wednesday was the only day without compliments and this was the most expensive perfume of the week. I recently wrote a piece about my beloved Serge Lutens Chergui. Chergui was my personal favorite of the week.
The exception to this theory is Frederic Malle Carnal Flower. Everyone loves this stuff.
So, I’m thinking that there’s interplay between cost and sillage. The less expensive perfumes with strong sillage get noticed and complimented while the more expensive perfumes that wear closer to the skin either don’t get noticed or aren’t liked.
As I’ve said before, I’ll keep wearing what I like, I just wanted to share my silly little experiment of the week.