I’ve never been ultra femme when it comes to perfumes.
In fact, I generally wear a cologne. It all started when I was in Paris some 4 years ago, I stayed with some family friends and spotted a beautiful bottle which I thought was women’s perfume, it smelled so elegant and strong. Turns out, when I went to go purchase it for myself, there was no Christian Dior Eau de Cologne — I was in the wrong department. The gentleman at the men’s counter was equally as confused when I said it was for myself, and then I gave him a whiff of my wrist and he said something like “Oh it’s so nice on a woman, who knew!”
My other favorite scent is Musk from Kiehl’s, super traditional and maybe a tad sweet. I like to wear the roll on version, but recently discovered the spray which gives a slightly different effect on the body (especially delicious for the winter months). I have to admit that even the third scent in my cabinet is a unisex one by Assembly New York, a gift from someone who knew my love of not wanting to smell like a citrus fruit. And I know you might be thinking, if you wear a men’s cologne, won’t you smell like a dude? But the truth is, we have such different pheromones that every part of a perfume or cologne or oil reacts differently.
So what do you think, will you dare to cross into the men’s section?