Saturday, November 22, 2008
More Monogamous, Part II
A few weeks ago, I wrote that I’d like to become more monogamous with my fragrances so I get to know each one better and can discern which I truly love. The ground rules are that I wear one scent during the day, Monday through Friday, but can switch in the evenings and on weekends.
For week #1 I chose Chanel Coromandel. It was a breeze for 3 days but the last 2 days were a bit of a struggle. Week #2 I chose Teo Cabanel Alahine and loved every moment of all five days. On week #3 I chose Chanel No. 22 and loved every moment of all five days. Next week, week #4, I’m planning to wear either Givenchy Organza Indecence or LouLou because both seem cozy and warm for spending time with family over Thanksgiving.
I must tell you that I’m enjoying this new fragrance routine. It shows me which perfumes I really love and which could be pared down. I like having a familiar scent, a signature scent of sorts, for a five day stretch. And, so far, it’s been fairly painless choosing each week’s perfume. I’m curious as to whether I’ll begin to repeat fragrances or if I’ll continue to choose a different perfume without repeating.