While reading What Is Your Perfume Nemesis discussion at Olfactoria’s Travels I was reminded of one of my perfume “hates”. My very first scrubber.
It was a scent strip in one of the fashion magazines that attracted my attention to the new perfume Gucci Rush. I liked the scent and even rubbed it on my wrist. It smelled good. So the next time I happened to be in a store with a perfume counter I went straight to that tester and lavishly sprayed the fragrance all over my wrist: I wasn’t sure in its tenacity and wanted it to last long enough for me to enjoy and decide if I want to buy a bottle. It did last. Much longer than I wanted it too. I could hardly wait to get home, take off any clothes that came in contact with it and shower. It was that bad on my skin.
Since then I had my share of scrubbers, gave some of them a second chance but I couldn’t face (or should I say wrist?) Gucci Rush again. I do not remember the scent but I remember how much I hated it. And after that incident I’ve never risked spraying any perfume on my body before trying it on a blotter for a couple of times first or having running hot water and a soap nearby.
Do you remember your first scrubber? Have you ever experienced it again? Have you ever changed your mind about any of the perfumes that you initially put in that category? (Feel free to share a link to your blog if you’ve written on the topic before)
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