I’m so late with April’s statistics that I almost forgot what the month was like. I think it was good though.
I’m still keeping up with my New Year Resolutions but I’m one bottle closer to the self-imposed limit. I just couldn’t resist! I liked Jo Malone’s White Lilac & Rhubarb and didn’t want this limited edition bottle to slip away as those limited editions have a habit of doing. I wish I could have all three bottles from this release in 30 ml bottles but for a reason unknown Jo Malone decided to have only 100 ml bottles for this collection. So if anybody wants a small decant of White Lilac & Rhubarb at cost send me an e-mail.
This month I decided to check if my reaction to perfumes I test depends on the application method. There is nothing scientific about the results since it wasn’t my choice to spray or to dab: I used whatever sample I had. But based on this anecdotal evidence the application method doesn’t affect whether I like the perfume or not (see the chart).
Quick April stats:
Numbers in parenthesis are comparison to the previous month’s numbers.
* Different perfumes worn1: 26 (-1) from 18 (+2) brands on 30 (+1) occasions;
* Favorite perfumes worn: 21 (0) on 23 (0) occasions;
* Different perfumes tested2: 50 (+2) from 27 (-6) brands on 57 (-1) occasions;
* Perfumes I tried for the first time: 32 (+7);
* Perfume house I wore most often: Dior;
* Perfume house I tested the most: Guerlain (third month in a row: it looks like once started I cannot stop);
* Most popular notes (only from perfumes I chose to wear) are almost the same as in March: top – (not counting bergamot) lemon and pepper; middle – (not counting rose and jasmine) iris root and ylang ylang; base – vanilla, musk and sandalwood;
* Perfumes I tried for the first time and liked a lot (went to my wish list): Indochine by Parfumerie Generale, La Femme Bleue by Giorgio Armani and Dzing! by L’Artisan Parfumeur.
Have you found any new favorites recently?
1 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.
2 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.
Image: my own (I wish I could draw!)