February was a short month. I don’t mean just a number of days: it ran away from me before I noticed. Probably because there were many pleasant occasions - my birthday, Valentine’s Day and just in general good days. As a result I tested less perfumes but I did not feel pressured to meet any milestones so I went with a flow.
The weather was… great if you ask me – warm and sunny; poor if you talk to my vSO – too warm and not enough rain. We do need more rain but I still enjoyed our local take on Spring (yes, it usually starts in February: fresh green grass, blooming trees and fledging birds).
After discussing the importance of a nice bottle in the matter of getting the most from perfumes I decided to see if the numbers from my February usage support that theory. I took into the account only perfumes that I chose to wear1 and not just tested2.
It looks like I equally enjoy perfumes I apply from real bottles (50% of all perfumes I wore in February) and from all other possible vessels. But I still like owning beautiful bottles.
Quick February stats:
Numbers in parenthesis are comparison to the previous month’s numbers.
* Different perfumes worn: 23 (0) from 18 (-2) brands on 26 (-4) occasions;
* Different perfumes tested: 28 (-15) from 14 (-15) brands on 31 (-14) occasions;
* Perfumes I tried for the first time: 12 (-9);
* Perfume house I wore most often: None (There were no defined favorites);
* Perfume house I tested the most: Guerlain;
* Most popular notes (only from perfumes I chose to wear): top – (not counting bergamot) galbanum and rose; middle – (not counting rose and jasmine) ylag-ylang and iris root; base – sandalwood, vanilla and sandalwood;
From what type of bottle did you apply the most recent perfume you were wearing (not just testing) and do you think you’d have liked that particular perfume more/less had it been in a different container?
1 When I wear a perfume I apply it to at least three-four points and usually I plan to spend at least 4-8 hours with the same scent so I’m prepared to re-apply if the original application wears off.
2 For the testing I apply a perfume to one area on my arms easily available for the repetitive sniffing. But, most likely, I’m the only one who can smell it. I can test two, sometimes even more perfumes at the same time.
Image: my own