I love perfume, but I don’t wear it. I collect bottles of fragrances not because I douse myself in them daily, but because I love how beautiful the bottles look on a tray in my bedroom. I fantasize about the way I would smell if I could wear them. Sexy, sultry, exotic, fresh, confident … the list goes on. I also like nothing more than getting a whiff of my favorite scents on friends when I give them a hug or strangers when I pass them on the street. But alas, I just can’t wear a perfume without ending up a sneezy, headachy mess. It’s heart breaking.
I’ve always been scent sensitive, but it wasn’t until I moved to Los Angeles and got pregnant that I had to shun perfumes permanently. But today, that’s all going to change. I’ve decided I’m going to – once and for all – find a scent I can wear without having a negative physical reaction.
Before I set out on my fragrance expedition, I thought I’d do some research to figure out what I should be looking for in a scent. Should I steer clear of white flowers or synthetic juices? Go for an oil or solid perfume over a spray? You know, the big important questions. Continue reading