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Old 04-18-2016, 06:35 PM
 
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Hello has anyone notice that some perfumes we wore when we were younger and loved to day doesn't smell like it use to on us?
Charlie
tabu
aneise-aneise
to name a few, use to enjoy the smell but it doesn't smell the same on me today
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:10 PM
 
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My mother wore Tabu.


I wore Avon's Persian Wood.


I haven't smelled either in years and years.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yes. Cinnabar smells gross on me now. As a teenager I loved it, I couldn't get enough of snarfing up and down my arm.

Could hormonal change be the culprit?
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Sometimes how scents react with your skin can change as time passes and your own bodily chemistry changes...how oily your skin is, hormones, etc. can have an effect. Also, though, perfumers do change formulations over time...sometimes the ingredients become more/less available, essence that may have been naturally sourced may not be produced in a lab, etc. This even happens with classic scents. So it can be one factor or another, or both.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:55 PM
 
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I have always loved Chanel #5. It still smells wonderful to me.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:51 PM
 
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I haven't experienced this yet but I'm only 24. I know what I like has changed slightly (not as many super fruity ones and more floral ones).
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:57 PM
 
Location: California
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My old favorite, Lauren, changed formulas so I KNOW why it doesn't smell as good as it used to. Such a shame. I have a bottle of the new stuff that I sniff from time to time hoping it smells better, but it never does.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Years ago I remember buying a musk cologne, my husband said it stunk..
and I thought it was supposed to be alluring. If it doesn't smell good to
him I don't want to use it.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:10 AM
 
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My old favorite, Lauren, changed formulas so I KNOW why it doesn't smell as good as it used to. Such a shame. I have a bottle of the new stuff that I sniff from time to time hoping it smells better, but it never does.
I never understand why companies reformulate an original fragrance - what is the objective of doing that? Obviously people buy it because they love the scent and if any of the ingredients are tinkered with, it is no longer the original. I hear countless complaints in reviews of reformulated (or suspected) fragrances and they are NEVER as good as the original.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:11 AM
 
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Years ago I remember buying a musk cologne, my husband said it stunk..
and I thought it was supposed to be alluring. If it doesn't smell good to
him I don't want to use it.
You should take your husband to perfume places to help you find the perfect fragrance that he will love on you, maybe he'll buy you the fragrance as a gift
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