Happy Perfume Surprise Friday! Our community project for today: wear a fragrance you expected to hate but loved, or, give another chance to a perfume you expected to love but hated, or surprise us with another interpretation of "perfume surprise". What fragrance did you pick?
As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
I'm wearing Hermès Osmanthe Yunnan. I bought it unsniffed the year it came out, 2005, and I expected to like it and I did, and if anything, I like it better now. The surprise for me was that I was willing to pay the price for the 100 ml bottle, $180. At that time I had never spent more than $150 on a perfume. I did beat the price once, in 2009, when I bought Van Cleef & Arpels Bois d'Iris, $185 (a mistake: I do still like it but I rarely wear it). I've become far more frugal since then. The only time I've gone over $100 since is the almost-$120 I spent for 100 ml of Prada Infusion d’Iris Absolue in 2012 (a success: I love it and wear it reasonably often). I doubt seriously that I'll ever be tempted to spend that much again, but never say never!
Reminder: next Friday, 7/31, will be Fantasy Vacation Friday: pick a destination and wear the scent that takes you there.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2015, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.