I got told “you're spoiling the fantasy” once for telling people practical, down-to-earth kinds of things. Which fantasy is it? A lot of the time it seems to be people who make perfume, traditionally white men, believing that they're making things that women will want to wear to attract them. Is that still a thing? Apparently. I'm not really pro that romantic fantasy of why we wear perfume, but perhaps I'm in the minority?
— Sarah Mccartney, quoted in Making Scent Of It All With 4160 Tuesdays Founder Sarah Mccartney at BeautyMatter.
I don’t wear perfume to attract men, but I think “is that still a thing?” is unnecessarily hostile. Oh well.
Or maybe a little defensive? I don’t know. I sympathize with her general sentiment, though.