meme – your first perfume
My first perfume – Tommy Girl, acquired in sample size from another girl when I was sixteen (I think it was the step-sister of my boyfriend at the time). He used to wear Polo Sport I believe. I was never very preppy or sporty and would never be caught dead in logo-wear, then or now, but I love how bright and fresh and young and clean these scents are to this day.
The only other type of scent I find attractive is vanilla scents, which seem more winter-y to me. I rarely, rarely wear perfume and sort of have a mental block with it – I find choosing a perfume as intimidating as choosing wine. Plus so many products are already scented I sort of feel like adding more would be too much – one of the reasons I like unscented products. (FYI, PunkMedics, a sponsor of the site, makes excellent unscented skin and hair care). Overall I don’t think a perfume should be too noticeable. It is something for you and the people you are really really close to to enjoy. I do think that the perfumes you like do say something about you and your personality, which is what makes this meme so fascinating.
Nathalie Atkinson, who reviews perfumes for the National Post, recently encouraged me to try and overcome my perfume anxiety. She suggested Sensuous by Estee Lauder. I’m not sure what I think of it yet but I am giving it a spin. (A spritz?)
So, what was your first perfume?