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Old 06-11-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Has your chemistry changed as you've aged so you can no longer wear the fragrances you did when you were younger? I'm frustrated by how so many fragrances no longer smell pleasant on my skin. Are there certain fragrances now that work for you?
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I'm not sure it's age-related....I've never been able to wear fragrances that smell so good on others...I try them, and I guess my chemistry changes it....and has done so since I can remember!!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It's not as much the body chemistry changing has it has been my preference changing; also, my affinity for spending $$$ on body scents has waned.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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cant use perfumes at all since the late 70s as have a bad reaction to all perfumed products.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I get tired of scents after I've used them for a while. Some take less time to get tired of than others. My husband has never been able to wear cologne without it turning strange on his skin and smelling like onions.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Australia
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It's fresh perfume you're using right?

Perfume has oil in it and those bottles on your dressing table go rancid if you don't use them.

I love that I'm older, I can get away with the heavier oriental perfumes now. My favorite is Paloma Picasso. Daytime is Euphoria or Light Blue or Happy. I also love Aromatics and Pleasures mmmmm.

I love White Linen on others but have never been able to wear it myself. It's all hit and miss with perfume, you've just got to keep trying new ones. Ironically now I'm older I'm spending more than I ever have on things like this...I love buying the minature sets so I always have a range to choose from. I figure I deserve it I find most of them suit me from certain brands, for example I'm ok with anything from Lancome or YSL.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: California
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It's not my chemistry that's changed but my sense of smell and what I think is pleasant has changed. Also, some of the formulas have changed in the fragrances themselves. For example, I've been wearing Lauren since the 80's and I swear it's different than it used to be so I went online and saw people complaining about the formula change. It happens.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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My tastes have changed
70s Musk oil,Love's Jasmine
80s Estee Lauder Youth Dew or EL Cinnabar
90s White Shoulders-smells so good on me
00Clinique Happy and Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.
10 Hermes Sur Le Nil
I prefer greener more citrusy stuff now.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:44 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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My tastes have changed as well.

1960's: Aphrodisia, L'Aimant, Miss Dior (the original), White Shoulders, Jean Nate
1970's: Lauren, Rive Gauche, Charlie, Fidji, Je Reviens, Musk Oil, Vanilla Fields
1980's: Giorgio, Aromatics Elixir, Anaïs Anaïs, Gloria Vanderbilt
1990's and beyond: Jessica McClintock, Chanel No. 5, Estee Lauder Pleasures, Miss Dior (the original, and still my favorite)
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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oh Coty LAmaint.... with the wee black bottle and stick..now at 16 I thought that was chic, and pestered my mum to buy it for me... so that I could sit in the big powder room at the Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom and flash my bottle.. it was so sickly as everyone seemed to be using either that or Max Factors Hypnotique , Hartnells In Love, Tweed or Topaz from Avon... The place was howling now when I think of it.. like an opium den ,, but LAimant still brings back the fondest memories...
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