Do you stick to only one perfume scent?

@richiem (3646)
Philippines
October 14, 2008 8:28pm CST
I use one perfume scent at a time. As long as I like the scent of it, I would not change it. I remember using one scent for one and a half years. How about you? Do you always change your perfume scent? Or do you like having your perfume scent as part of your identity?
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@ycanteye (770)
• United States
15 Oct 08
Before my allergies worsened I used two different scents of perfume but first one then the other started breaking me out and then it got to the point they would make me sneeze so I had to quit using it all together. My Avon lady was heartbroken 'cause I had to quit wearing the makeup too.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
Sorry about that. But your husband (if you have one) would tell you you look more beautiful when you don't wear make up. Have a nice day!
@ycanteye (770)
• United States
15 Oct 08
It also don't take as long to get ready to go somewhere.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
That's the best part of it!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I have a few perfumes that I change up depending on my mood.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
I only have one perfume at a time. It doesn't really represents my moods. Its great that you can associate moods with scents. That would be an art. Have a nice day!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
15 Oct 08
i sort of like using the same one. i don't buy alot of things like that but usually ask for it for christmas or whatever. there are alot of good scents out there but i think they are very expensive.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
My girlfriend would ask me to give her perfume (or bags) as a gift for our monthsary. And in turn she will buy me a perfume too. It looks less expensive that way because the thing I bought is really a gift and not really for myself. It made me a little less guilty spending money. Have a nice day!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
15 Oct 08
that's a nice way to do it. y'all stay sweet to each other.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
We want it that way forever.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
15 Oct 08
In my younger years, I used to have 3 or 4 favorite scents and I would wear a different one from day to day. Now, I'm kind of lazy about it. I keep one perfume or Scent Spray out on the vanity and I use that until I use it up. Then, I start a new bottle of a different fragrance. That seems silly but that's the way I do it.
• United States
15 Oct 08
I'd be curious to know what the one fragrance is that we like.
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• United States
15 Oct 08
Right now, I'm using "Sensual Ember" from Bath and Body works.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
It is also the case for me. I use only one perfume until it is used up. And then, I will have to decide if I still like the perfume or I have to choose another scent. Have a nice day!
@genihanna (358)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I usually stick to one at a time too. I usually get a bottle at Christmas from someone - it's almost always something I had put on my Christmas wish list. So, I like the scent - I'm partial to Chanel #5 (my ultimate favorite), Bijan, Eternity, and Lauren. I've been on Chanel #5 this year!
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
Good for you to receive a bottle every Christmas. Most of the perfumes that I had were gift for me too. It really made my budget a lot better to handle. Have a nice day!
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I don't wear perfume at all. I just never really got into it. I don't really like anything expensive, while my mother is the opposite. So I would say that the perfume of my very own is the smell of my body. I think I wore a lot of perfume last Valentine's day, though, to see if anyone would notice. They didn't.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
Before, I don't really wear perfumes. But my girlfriend likes me wearing them so I did. And I receive more hugs with my perfume. Have a nice day!
• United States
15 Oct 08
I probably have about 50 different perfumes :) I like to switch it up from time to time and some are some that I got as a gift that smell bad, but I keep them to make people happy ha ha.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
I think it is sweet to still keep the perfume you get for present even they smell bad. I remember my girlfriend likes giving away her perfume when she doesn't like the scent anymore. But those are not gifts to her. Have a nice day!
@potrish78 (742)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
I don't stick to only one perfume but I do have my favorites which I often buy. On top of my list is GAP dream followed by Lacoste pink. I do try out some other perfumes depending on my mood and my budget. lol. But more often than not I use colognes during the day because it's refreshing rather than perfumes. I love the different scents of Victoria Secret. I am now using the pure seduction scent.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Usually, I let my girlfriend to choose the scent because in the first place, she is really the one who influences me to use perfumes. And I need the opinion of a woman. Have a nice day!
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Before, I wonder why my girlfriend have a perfume and also a cologne. I would say: "It's for the same purpose right?" But she said no. The cologne is for, as you have said, refreshing during the day. And the perfume she only uses once or twice a day. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Yes! Because perfumes tend to smell strong if you often spray them in a day. Women loves to spray all the time not because we're getting stinky or anything, it's just is! And spraying too much perfume could irritate somebody else's sense of smell. So we stick to the colognes for a lighter smell yet very refreshing! Take care! God bless you!
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Oct 08
Yes that is what I do, it use to be something I liked but now it's something the Llamas like. They may spit at me if I smell funny to them. And even Llamas don't like the smell of their own spit.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
I would like to know what "Llamas" are. Have a nice day!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Llamas are South American camels, you will find them on the internet with pictures. They are very smart and fun to have.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
And you said they don't like you smelling funny? I didn't know that!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I don't wear perfume. I know a lot of people call a man's cologne perfume even though most of America calls it in two different ways, Cologne being for men like I said above, and Perfume being for women. I only say this as I myself don't wear the woman's perfume. I have had perfumes before, but most of the time would not bother... No, instead I use my fiance axe cologne, as I love the scent, even before I met him! I only started wearing it after I met him though, and he doesn't seem to mind that I wear it. It's Phoenix, and the most alluring scent to me!
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Before, I don't really wear perfume too. But my girlfriend encourage me to do so. I like it when she is smelling me. Have a nice day!
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Sorry for the wrong response. In my understanding, colognes are those with lighter scents and the scents last shorter. On the other hand, perfumes are those that last longer throughout the day and even for days and definitely they would cost higher. It would be fine if my girlfriend would use my scent. But she likes being girly. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
I am more like you, I'll stick to that perfume until I get tired of it or I see another perfume that is much more pleasant and think it was more lovely to use. Usually, I used my perfume for about half a year, if for instance, I don't have yet discovered another fragrance that I'll like, I'll just buy and use that perfume again.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
I would like to use a perfume over and over again and buy the same over and over again. I don't really like choosing. But lately I changed perfume because my girlfriend said so. Have a nice day!
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
hi. i have several scents on hand... i like variety. i like colognes more than perfumes, thought they dont stay as long. it's more refreshing.... happy myloting.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
My girlfriend have both cologne and perfumes. The cologne is for her everyday use and the perfume for formal occasions and important functions. Have a nice day!
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Same here. I use only one perfume for a long period of time. People even remember my scent because of that. Hehe. I remember once that I used one perfume for 1-2 years since my girl really loved it. I think it became a part of my identity that time because even my colleagues know my scent.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
It really gives us an identity when we have been using it for a long time. Now I have a new scent because my girlfriend said she liked this one than the one I am using before. Have a nice day!
16 Oct 08
I like a few perfumes. There is one I wear only during the day time. I have a couple of different ones I wear if I'm going out. What I wear depends on where I'm going. I used to stay with one but now I like a variety :0)
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Maybe my problem if I have a lot of perfumes would be choosing which one to use. I can't picture myself choosing depending on the mood. I know a lot of girls (and some guys) do it. But we'll see. Have a nice day!
@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
hello richiem ;-) no i don't stick to only one pefume scent. i change and experiment scents from time to time. sometimes it depends on my mood or the occasion or sometimes depends on what is the perfume available. most of my pefumes are gifts and i love each one of them. generally i want perfumes that smell sweet and hate those that are too strong. anyway, i am not the type of girl who feels incomplete without a scent or spray perfume or cologne from time to time
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Not really incomplete, but I can say that my girlfriend is one of the girls who always have perfume or cologne inside their bag and would be smelling great after going for a restroom break. Have a nice day!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Oct 08
I very rarely wear perfume. But I do have a decent collection of different fragrances that I have bought or that I have received as a present. When the whim strikes me, I just pick one. I don't have a favorite.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Before, I don't really wear perfume too. But my girlfriend encourage me to do so. I like it when she is smelling me. Have a nice day!
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I am a guy so I don't really wear perfume. I don't even think my wife wears it very often. I think on special occasions. I only see one bottle of perfume with all her cosmetic stuff, so I am assuming she only uses the one.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
My girlfriend has either a cologne or a perfume or both. And they never leave her bag. In different intervals of the day she would spray some cologne to keep her smelling fresh. Have a nice day!
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
15 Oct 08
Hi richiem. I always use two perfumes one for day and one for night. When the perfume end most of the time I buy another because I like many brands of perfumes so I can use all LOL.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
You mean one for night when you have a date or lady's night outs, right? I could have mistaken it that you are using perfumes while sleeping. Have a nice day!
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I don't like very many perfumes. There is one I like and I pretty much stick to that one. If I happen to find one that I like though I would buy it. But for the longest time I have only been using the one. I have to be careful because a lot of perfumes give me a headache. The one I wear is subtle and does not give me a headache, but like I said if I came across something I really like, I would buy it and use and, and alternate.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
When I first bought the perfume I am using now, I thought it was a very strong one. But my girlfriend said it is not that strong. And as time goes by, I get used to it and see that it is not really that strong. Have a nice day!
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
15 Oct 08
[i]Hi richiem, I explore different brands as long as I like it! LOL! SO, you will expect me to have different smell from time to time! LOL! But, when I really like it, i will always try to save it so that it will not used it up fast! LOL![/i]
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
My girlfriend likes trying new scents and new brands. That is why, when she found a new scent that she likes, she is thinking of how she can get rid of her old one. It's either she would use it profusely or she would give it to others. Have a nice day!