Koffee Klatch...it's Thursday!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 9090
   Posted 2/10/2010 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
What's your favorite perfume or cologne scent? This is a question for both men and women, of course. Is there one you've worn for years? Maybe it's an annual gift from your loved one? Or do you wear a fragrance that your loved one especially likes? Maybe you prefer not to wear them at all. What's your take?

I do wear perfume when going out or some days when hubby is coming home and I feel like adding something a bit special. There aren't many fragrances I like nor that do any justice to me or themselves when I wear them. I can like them when someone else wears them but once on me...peeee...uuuuu... <shudder> The only one I enjoy is a light musk. I have no idea why but the brand I use seems to set well with others because when I wore it to work I'd get lots of comments on how great it smelled. I always go very light on any fragrance!!! I hate going through the grocery store and even before some over done lady arrives her perfume hits your nose. Then by the time she goes past you, you are on the verge of tossing up your breakfast! Any more I am just rude and use my sleeve or collar and cover my face and nose area as they go by in hopes of them getting a 'hint'!...lol

Oh, and a favorite doesn't have to be one YOU wear but one your sweetie wears. I'm an old fashion girl and I love the smell of Old Spice on a man who is freshly shaved. mmm-mmmm

OK, your turn to turn on your nose. smilewinkgrin
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."

(> <) Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 2/10/2010 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
J'adore Dior is my current favorite. I also like anything jasmine or gardenia scented.

I totally agree with you Chutz about the people you can smell a mile away. What is wrong with a little moderation? I also get severe migraines, so there are times that any scent bothers me. There are a few perfumes that I like that just don't smell right on me, like Red Door.

For my husband, I like Tommy Bahama. :)
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, Cervical radiculopathy

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6067
   Posted 2/11/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I have become so sensitive to odors in the past few years I only wear perfume on special occasions now but use to wear it everyday. Hubby's sense of smell is very bad so it's all wasted on him. I have a few favorites White Diamonds, Channel #5, Beautiful and one Gucci.
I know some of these older women must not have a sense of smell either cause they smell like they have taken a bath in perfume and it does gag me to be close to them. I want to say, "Honey, one spritz will do you".
As far as DH, I love it when he comes to bed right after a shower and smells so clean and fresh, makes me want to snuggle and that is all I will say about it. devil
luv and hugs
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium, Osteoarthritis and Celiac
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches, Carafate and Prilosec
Vit D/calcium

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 673
   Posted 2/11/2010 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't wear perfume very often, but my favorite scent is Lucky You. It really meshes well with me. A lot of other perfumes just don't smell quite right on me. It all has to do with body chemistry. I don't know if anyone knows that, but that is why you can like a scent one person, then put it on yourself and it smell a lot different. LOL. But, anyways. I love Lucky You. And the bottles they come in are pretty. Has anyone ever noticed that a lot of perfumes have really pretty bottles?
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

getting by
Forum Moderator

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 41902
   Posted 2/11/2010 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I always use to wear patchouli oil. I love it. But you can't put much on, it is overbearing. My second favorite is white shoulders. And then I like youth dew by Este' Lauder.

I know what you mean about people bathing in it. Where I live, at the post office there is two doors and the scents get stuck in between them. I was once tempted to take my first husband's fart spray and spray in between the doors to get these women back. I know naughty me, but I never did do it. It was a nice thought though. But smelly. lol...

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 2/11/2010 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband had hives for a solid year, so I don't wear alot of scents. However, if I shower after he's left, I use Lavender Camomille aromatherapy from Bath & Body. That stuff just sends me, I love it! By the time hubby comes home it's not so strong. He doesn't wear cologne but when he showers w/ the green original Irish Spring soap he smells yummy! For some reason that soap doesn't bother him.

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 434
   Posted 2/11/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I also don't wear perfume everyday and am also in agreement on someone smelling you from a mile away- that's just awful.  My fragrance is Beautiful by Estee Lauder.  I have worn this for years.  It's one of the few that I can wear and it actually smells good on me and doesn't smother me.  I'm very sensitive to scents nowadays. 

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 906
   Posted 2/11/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually smell like Avon's original Skin So Soft (the kind that chases away mosquitoes) because I use it after my shower. But the only perfume I have worn for almost 40 years is Chanel #5. I wear it if I'm going someplace outside the house. For just me, it's too expensive. Other perfumes don't smell right on me. Diane
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 2/11/2010 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Currently I am wearing Amazing Grace...I just found it.  Its a very clean smell.  Got it for Christmas with shower gel and lotion.  Besides that I love Poison. 
Anxiety/Panic Attacks, GERD, IBS, Degenerative Disk, (possible Fibro)
Celexa, Xanax, Flexerill, aciphex

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 2/11/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My fragrance is CK Obsession Night but I also really like Euphoria and CK One Scene....I don't wear perfume much because sometimes it is just too strong but I'm sure only to me.
Fibromyalgia DX Dec 2009, bilateral epicondylitis, IBS.... stay tuned more to come I'm sure.
No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4796
   Posted 2/11/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Years ago I alway wore patchouli oil. Now I use scented lotions, I like a lime and
coconut blend.
Hugs, Robin

Nana Monster
Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 957
   Posted 2/11/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
The only perfume that I can still use is a 30 year old wax perfume compact from Coty with Gingergrass, Clover and Hay.
I love the outdoors and wish they still made this. It smells as good as the day I bought it in high school. I haven't been able
to wear any other perfume in many,many years as I can't breathe from it.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1522
   Posted 2/11/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't like perfume and never have. There is something in the most of the scents that turns me off. Even when I was young and healthy, I didn't like it.

I have become more sensitive since I got sick and can't even shop in stores that have large perfume departments; otherwise I get a headache and my sinuses instantly turn into faucets. I can tell which employee has recently walked by based on the perfume scent still lingering. I frequently leave places because someone has overindulged. I dropped a class in college because the instructor wore too much (for me) perfume and I couldn't concentrate.

I like scented lotions and they don't give me headaches or sinus problems. My favorite is Black Chamomile body lotion by Bath & Body Works. My husband showers with the green Irish Spring soap and then uses the Irish Spring deodorant, yum.

Fortunately for me, my husband's favorite scent is the menthol scent in Salon Pas pain patches and Tiger Balm. He gets to smell that a lot, LOL.

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 2/12/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't wear perfumes like many others the scents bother me it makes it difficult to breathe and I get a really bad headache and feel light headed from it.  I do like to use baby powder though it is a soft smell that doesn't seem to bother me.  At work I have to stay away from the residents that use a lot of perfumes and can't even walk by their rooms.  When I get a new resident on my stretch one of the first things I tell them is that they can't use perfumes because I won't be able to work.

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 285
   Posted 2/12/2010 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I layer my scents, begining with soap I only had the cheapy dollar general stuff until christmas when my MIL got me Heavenly by Dream Angels and Romantic Wish by VS Garden. I smell good, but not over powering as I don't need alot of perfume because of the soaps and lotions and deodorants LOL I have found some nice smelling deodorants that work well in place of perfume for 'sinus' days Secret Satiny Tropical, Jasmine Orient, and Fresh Oxygen.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov

FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibroid tumors, PTSD, 2 heart attacks at 22, PID

Buspar 20mg, B-complex, Lortab 5, Jet-alert, Ibuprofen 800mg

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 11, 2017 6:44 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,903,924 posts in 318,697 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 158110 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, mustang44.
333 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Psilociraptor, Spoff, BabsBunny, PeppermintTea, Ron42661, searchinginla, ASAdvocate, OriolCarol, testuser1234, straydog, Tena believes, Lanie G