As requested by a number of readers in response to last Friday's poll (love at second (or third...) sniff), today we're looking at fragrances you loved on the first try, but that didn't hold your affections on the second (or third...) try.
I had a very time coming up with an answer, I think because it's such a common experience that I hardly stop to take note. So many things smell wonderful on paper when you're in a store; later, trying them again at home, you realize they aren't really all that and a bag of chips. But sometimes I get fooled even when the first try is at home and on skin. A recent case that comes to mind is Chanel Beige. At first sniff, I thought I might need a bottle. On the second sniff, I didn't love it quite so much. On the third sniff, I didn't really love it at all.
Then there are the many fragrances that I've fallen out of love with slowly, over a period of many years, as my tastes have changed. I could list those just by looking at the back of my perfume cabinet, but that would no doubt be a depressing endeavor so I think I'll just leave it be.
Note: image via Images de Parfums.