Most of June I’ve spent either traveling or recovering from it so perfume-wise that month went like in a haze.
Since I didn’t want to bring samples with me in June I tested1 less perfumes than I normally do but I had a chance to sniff a lot of new perfumes both in Vienna and in Paris so most perfumes I tested this month were new for me.
What I realized was that living in the area with a great climate and adequate AC systems everywhere I’ve got a completely wrong idea about what perfumes would be suitable for heat. Not only I couldn’t enjoy many of my favorites I thought I would but also I discovered that hot humid weather disagrees with most of my perfumes: they would disappear from my skin within a couple of hours after the application and under the circumstances I didn’t even feel like re-applying.
For this month’s statistics I decided to look into how weather conditions affected my enjoyment of perfumes. I compared my reactions during this trip to the most recent pre-trip ones I had for the same perfumes.
I still enjoyed the perfumes I wore on more occasions than not. And there was even one perfume – Diptyque Volutes that I loved much more wearing there than when I tested it earlier. But eight times of twenty the weather came between me and perfumes I used to enjoy at home.
Has anything like that ever happened to you?
Quick June stats:
Numbers in parenthesis are comparison to the previous month’s numbers.
* Different perfumes worn: 23 (-3) from 19 (-1) brands on 29 (0) occasions;
* Different perfumes tested: 24 (-4) from 17 (-1) brands on 26 (-4) occasions;
* Perfumes I tried for the first time: 21 (12);
* Perfume houses I wore most often: Jo Malone, Keiko Mecheri, L’Artisan Parfumeur and Le Labo;
* Perfume houses I tested the most: Neela Vermeire Creations and Xerjoff;
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.
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