If you’re an introvert, though, you may be hard-pressed to explain why you’re wearing perfume at home with your cat.
Psychologist Carl Jung first popularized the terms “introvert” and “extrovert” to describe inner-directed people, as opposed to those of whom Barbra Streisand sang, “People who need people / Are the luckiest people in the world.” And they are. American life—that includes school, business, and even religion—prizes extroverts. Yet introverts too splash on fragrance. I know because I am one. I’ve also spent my entire adult life deep in perfume obsession, first as a collector, then as a blogger, then as an author translated and published around the world.
— Tania Sanchez, in Scents and Sensitivity at Harper's Bazaar. Hat tip to Kevin!