Perfume counters at the department store are so appealing to me! Beautiful perfume bottles, alluring scents... every time I am tempted to stop by and try something new. Even though I stop by very often, rarely I find something that smells as good as I thought it would be after 15 -20 minutes of me wearing this new perfume. Most often than not, I would want to get rid of that new fragrance as soon as possible. This is the reason why I even don't dare spraying any of new scents on my hand any more, paper stick only. I am not convinced yet that I want to smell like newly unwrapped MacBook, a new perfume Fashionista reported on recently, so... search is on.
Now you understand why I have hard time changing perfumes, even if I want to. Currently I use Chanel #5, Prada Infusion D'Iris and Jo Malone Amber & Lavender. You can say that those three scents cannot be more different and I totally agree with you. This is exactly why I like it. I like wearing different perfumes depending on my choice of clothing for the day.
I wear Chanel # 5 when I feel like wearing classics. Prada Infusion D'Iris has very light floral scent and I like wearing it when my look is natural and simple. Jo Malone's Amber & Lavender I associate with fashion looks that is minimalistic and straight lines.
Tip for sensitive noses: The smell of Amber & Lavender is pretty strong compared to other two I use. To make it easier on my senses I use the trick I learned from one French lady: I spray it on the BACK of my neck. This way I have the scent I like but smell it "from the distance."
In the past I used Chanel #19 and Coco Mademoiselle, which I liked a lot. Probably I will get back to them if nothing else will catch my attention. I would love to find THE one I don't know about yet. What perfume do you love? I need something new!